Self catering holiday cottages Wales

A self-catering cottage holiday in Wales brings independence and a sense of place. Over a warm mug of tea you might watch the morning ebb and flow of village life as the postie drops off the day’s mail, the harrowing of the farmer’s plough as they climb the hillside, or the dawn circling of calling seagulls above a returning trawler.

From week to week cottage owners welcome families, groups of friends and romantic couples looking for a little privacy. Whether it's a seaside cottage or a cottage in one of Wales' historic villages, tucked away in an idyllic valley: with plenty of space to make your own, you have the freedom to rustle up your own dinner with local produce, or dine out in the local restaurants. 

View of signs down Abergavenny town centre.
Bardsey Island, Gwynedd, North Wales

Cottages with cwtch appeal

Pet-friendly cottage holidays

There’s often a place by the fire for animals, with plenty of pet-friendly cottage holidays in Wales; what with all the country or coastal walks on offer, your dog will love it as much as you.

Whether you get a taste for the life here and stay for a week or more, or just recharge on a weekend break, prices start to climb in spring and tend to be highest in summer and around Christmas and New Year. Bargains may be found in the autumn and winter months in-between.

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Pet friendly accommodation

Why not let a cottage booking agency do it for you?

Below you can find a list of some of the best holiday cottage booking agents in Wales. Between this and our search you should be able to plan a perfect break in Wales.

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Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages - Begwyns Penyrheol, Lake House and  Lilly Pond Cottage

Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages

Brecon Beacons holiday cottages, a self-catering holiday cottage agency offering over 250 properties throughout the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Welsh Marches and Valleys.

Classic Cottages

With over 40 years experience in self-catering holidays, you’ll be sure to find the perfect holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire with Classic Cottages. All our properties are hand-picked and inspected buy our local experts and each one is fully equipped with everything you’ll need. We've got plenty of choice including large country houses and bijoux beachside cottages, take a look at our collection and start planning your next adventure in Pembrokeshire.

View of the beach and sea from holiday home balcony
Patio set outside cottage with a view of the sea

St Catherine's and Station A cottages, both in Pembrokeshire 

Best of Wales

Best of Wales, part of the Original Cottages Family, offers 4 and 5* self-catering holiday properties across Wales. With more than 400 cottages all over the country, you really will be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a luxurious home to enjoy the very best of Wales from.

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Best of Wales cottages: Trefnant Hall, Welshpool and Hafod Ganol Farm, Pontypridd

Coastal Holidays

Coastal Holidays is based on Anglesey, North Wales, and has considerable local knowledge and experience of holiday letting on the island, in Snowdonia and the Llŷn Peninsula. We cater for a wide range of customers including activity tourist groups such as walkers, birdwatchers, sailors, anglers and cyclists who can enjoy the immense opportunities afforded by this region.

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Plas Cadnant Estate, Menai Bridge, Anglesey  

Home from Home

Home From Home, part of the Original Cottages family, is the largest and most experienced self-catering agency on the Gower Peninsula. Based in Mumbles, Home from Home offers over 240 holiday apartments, cottages, houses and chalets in a variety of budget ranges, from value to 5 star luxury. Covering Swansea, Mumbles and Gower mainly but with properties right across South Wales, homes are hand-picked giving those holidaying in the area a comfortable, private base that really is a home from home.

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Llangennith, Gower Peninsula

Aberdovey Cottages

A selection of Self Catering Holiday Cottages and Seafront Apartments set in the picturesque village of Aberdyfi along the Mid Wales coastline. Holiday Cottages and Seafront Apartments are very close or even overlooking the Dyfi estuary, a haven for sailing and water based activities. Short Breaks or longer stays are available, with pets welcome in selected properties. Aberdovey Cottages offers not only a stunning location, but also a friendly and first class service, to all of our guests!

Snowdonia Tourist Services

Snowdonia Tourist Services, have holiday cottages, farmhouses and apartments which are available for a memorable holiday in and around the 'spectacularly beautiful' Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

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Llyn Cau, Cadair Idris, Snowdonia

North Wales Holiday Cottages

North Wales Holiday Cottages is a holiday letting agency acting on behalf of the owners of privately-owned holiday properties in North Wales. 

FBM Holidays

Discover Pembrokeshire, a truly superb range of hand-picked accommodation throughout Britain's only coastal National Park. Fine wine, food and drink, make your stay a memorable one with FBM Holidays

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Newport Sands, Pembrokeshire

Quality Cottages

Quality Cottages offers selected Welsh self-catering cottage and holiday homes for holiday rentals throughout the coastal and rural countryside of Wales; Pembrokeshire, St Davids Peninsula, Cardigan Bay, Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Llŷn Peninsula and Anglesey - North, South, East and West Wales.

St Brides Bay Cottages

St Brides Bay Cottages have a small selection of cottages in a lovely area of Pembrokeshire, carefully chosen to provide you with the perfect holiday setting.

Non-accredited Self Catering Agencies

The following website(s) include non Graded accommodation or accommodation that has been graded by agencies using their own grading standards. Visit Wales recommends that you seek out Quality Graded accommodation because it offers an independent, objective assessment of the quality of facilities and services provided against  UK common standards.

West Wales Holiday Cottages

West Wales Holiday Cottages is a family run company based in Cardigan Bay and are established specialists in providing cottage holidays in Wales: They have over 650 Welsh cottages in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. With extensive knowledge of the local area, a love of West Wales and years of experience in holiday lettings.

Sugar & Loaf 

Sugar & Loaf, fabulous, handpicked luxury holiday cottages and authentic family farmhouses. Tucked away in forgotten lanes and perched high up in the Welsh valleys and mountains, our boutique collection of secluded, comfortable cottages and farmhouses make dream family holidays, romantic getaways and the perfect escape with pets...we also have some fantastic party venues too! Cottages we love, that you'll love too!

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Sugar & Loaf: luxury cottage Snowdonia and The Cottage, Brecon Beacons

The Cottage Company

The Cottage Company presents Blaentrothy Cottages, a hand-picked collection of cottages in Wales chosen for their unique qualities and wonderful locations. The criteria are strict: each cottage must be really special and in an unspoilt situation. Whether you want a weekend getaway, a midweek mini-break, a family holiday or an unforgettable honeymoon, Blaentrothy Cottages can help you find the perfect retreat. 

The Cottage Company also offer a range of hand-picked collection of unique, beautiful self-catering places in other locations:  Wye Valley holiday cottages, Coastal Wales, Hay on Wye holiday cottages, Beneath the Stars and Black Mountain holiday cottages.

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The Cottage Company: Blaentrothy Cottages and Wye Valley Holiday Cottages

Coast and Country Cottages

Coast and Country Cottages, have a selection of over 250 holiday cottages in West Wales - Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire - providing a wide range of coast and country holiday locations and self-catering accommodation. 

Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire

Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire is a family run agency based in Pembrokeshire for over 38 years. We offer over 500 self-catering holiday cottages throughout Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion in an area of Wales renowned for its scenic views, beautiful beaches and stunning coastlines with plenty of things to see and do. From romantic cottages for two with a hot tub, to large family-friendly houses and dog-friendly cottages too! Plan your dream holiday in Wales and make your stay extra special when you stay the coastal way!


Dioni is a self-catering holiday cottage agency based in Snowdonia, representing luxury holiday cottages across Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula. have been providing a first class service for over 25 years to holiday property owners and customers, helping find their perfect holiday cottage in popular destinations across the UK.

Wales Cottage Holidays 

Wales Cottage Holidays, a part of the Original Cottages family, has a selection of over 1200 holiday cottages throughout Wales. The company has worked closely with Visit Wales for over 40 years but grading is now done in-house and the website clearly shows which properties are currently graded against the agency’s own standards and which properties are awaiting grading.

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