The romance of a Welsh cottage holiday is in those stolen moments when you feel like a local. Use our search facility to find your perfect home from home.

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 burn your own dinner, uncork your own wine, or dine out in the local restaurants.

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

Family time and Welsh getaways

Cottage, converted barn or farm

Tourism has preserved Welsh heritage, with traditional rural cottages, farms and barns available alongside converted historic buildings. A Welsh cottage could give you a budget break, where the pennies look after the pounds, or a luxury holiday experience complete with swimming pool and sauna.

For many a wise traveller, Welsh cottages are a haven from home."

The sound of centuries of peace can be found in the respectful silence of the local village church, its walls a postboard of local history. Step outside and the ring of daily life continues as visitors join locals to explore the crafts and antique shops on a Saturday morning.

For others, it’s the family days out with children that bring people back year after year, for horse riding, adventure parks, or just a quiet afternoon’s fishing. But you’ll be safe in the knowledge that tired adults and kids will be embraced within the privacy of your cottage’s four walls as the evening light fades.

Pet friendly accommodation

There’s often a place by the fire for animals, with plenty of pet-friendly cottage holidays in Wales; what with all the country walks you’ll be taking, you might as well bring the dog to charge ahead in front.

Most folk get a taste for the life here and stay for at least a seven-day week holiday, though long weekend breaks are available too. 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.

Golden retriever dog splashing through water on the Brecon waterfalls trail

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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stone cottage in background with lake in foreground
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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, luxury Self Catering Holiday Cottages. 4 star and 5 star holiday cottages in Wales. Check availability and book online. Choose from a range of luxury self catering accommodation in all parts of Wales. Best of Wales provides a prompt, friendly service 7 days a week.

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swing in foreground with cottage in background and countryside beyond

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.

Women in red jacket walking through woodland

Plas Cadnant Estate, Menai Bridge, Anglesey  

Home from Home

The largest and most experienced self-catering agency on the Gower Peninsula, Home From Home offers around 180 apartments, cottages, houses and chalets in a variety of budget ranges from value to luxury. Covering Mumbles, Gower, Swansea Marina and South West Wales, properties are hand-picked giving those holidaying in South Wales a comfortable, private base that really is a home from home.

View of the sand on the beach with hills in the background

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/Sea and Mountain Cottages

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

Sun shining on Llyn Cau

Llyn Cau, Cadair Idris, Snowdonia

North Wales Holiday Cottages and Farmhouses

North Wales Holiday Cottages and Farmhouses 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

Boats in the sea at Newport Sands

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.

Wye Valley Holiday Cottages 

Wye Valley Holiday Cottages, a hand-picked selection of self-catering delights, chosen for their unique qualities and wonderful locations. The criteria are strict: the cottages must be really special and in an unspoilt situation. Whether you want a weekend mini-break, a family holiday or an unforgettable honeymoon, we can help you find the perfect retreat.

exterior view of white stone cottage with gravel out front and table and chairs and fences and field in the background
modern cottage lounge featuring sofas, chest set and fireplace with fire

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


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!

Blaentrothy Cottages 

Special Welsh Cottages in Special Locations. 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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garden furniture and drinks on table with view of lake and trees behind

The Cottage Company: Blaentrothy  Cottages and Wye Valley Holiday Cottages


Coast and Country Cottages

Coast and Country Cottages, 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, a self-catering holiday cottage agency based in Snowdonia representing luxury holiday cottages across Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula., 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 Holidays 

Wales Holidays  has a selection of over 1000 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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