Wales may not be a very large country but it is full of beautiful scenery, stunning coastline, historic monuments and diverse plant and wild life. So when it comes to finding unique places to stay in Wales you’ll be spoilt for choice! Let’s start in West Wales, where you’ll find one of the country’s most famous regions: Pembrokeshire. Boasting 186 miles of coastal path, wonderful beaches, teeming rock pools and amazing marine and bird life, it is easy to see why so many people flock here every year. And there are lots of lovely cottages to stay in, but if you want somewhere really special to share with friends and family then head for Ffynnon Gron, a Georgian farmhouse with eight bedrooms, luxurious furnishings and 1.5 acres of secluded gardens. It’s the perfect place for a big gathering.
Another very popular region, and a safe bet if you’re looking for unique places to stay in Wales, is the Brecon Beacons, where sensational scenery and outdoor pursuits are the name of the game. Whether you want to hike, cycle, golf or bird watch, there is something to keep you occupied, or you could spend your days ambling around charming towns like Hay-on-Wye, with its celebrated literary heritage, or around magnificent buildings like Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey. Accommodation-wise there is plenty to choose from. If you’re away in a big group you could stay in one of the area’s enormous listed mansions, complete with open fireplaces and expansive grounds. But if you’re looking for something a bit more intimate, how about Cosy Under Canvas, a glamping site set in tranquil and picturesque woodland. These tipis and geodomes are cosy, eco-friendly and stylish, not to mention relaxed and stress-free.
If you’re looking for truly unique places to stay in Wales and it’s definitely just the two of you, then head for North Wales and the wonderful High Cabin, the ultimate romantic retreat. With unbeatable views over the mountains of Snowdonia and an outdoor hot tub from where you can enjoy said views, this is an idyllic setting for quality time with the one you love. Moving back towards South Wales but sticking with the ‘just for two’ theme, The Gatehouse is an undoubtedly unique holiday rental. This Grade II listed gatehouse, complete with towers, spiral staircases and stone mullion windows, is the perfect balance of historic character and contemporary comfort, and all within the peaceful Wye Valley countryside. This is definitely a holiday property you won’t forget in a hurry!
As you can see, there is no shortage of unique places to stay in Wales, whether you want to be by the seaside or in the heart of the mountains. Sadly, we can’t guarantee the weather, but what we can guarantee is a picture-perfect natural backdrop, proper fresh air and good old-fashioned British holiday fun.