Best Large Holiday Homes in Wales

On this page I’m going to show you the best large holiday cottages in Wales, along with things to do nearby.

All the properties are of an excellent or exceptional standard throughout.

42 Best Large Houses to Rent in Wales

NORTH WALES

Sleeps 8

Dolanog

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Games Room

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This modernised detached cottage is located in the small hamlet of Penycae, with views over the fields, while the foothills of Ruabon Mountain and the beautiful Vale of Llangollen is also near.

Things to do: Walk up to Castell Dinas Bran to enjoy the breathtaking view over the town.

The National Trust’s Chirk Castle and Erddig are nearby.

Visit the Roman City of Chester with its architecture, shops, renowned zoo, and fabulous racecourse.

Ty Nain

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire

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A detached holiday cottage with luxurious hot tub, completely renovated and extended to offer luxury family accommodation in a picturesque rural setting with far-stretching, uninterrupted views.

A short walk from the village of Llannefydd and just eight miles from the sandy beaches of Abergele on the North Wales Coast.

Things to do: The gardens enjoy country views and are surrounded by sheep grazing meadows, and side and rear patios offer seating options wherever the sun is throughout the day.

A short walk will take you into Llannefydd with its welcoming village pub and restaurant dating back to the 17th century.

Bryn Tirion

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Games Room

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A stunning, detached bungalow close to the village of Betws yn Rhos, 4.5 miles from Abergele, in the picturesque Conwy County, North Wales.

Things to do: Guests can enjoy the hot tub, games room and the beautiful scenery.

Caeau Mawr

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire

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A spacious and luxuriously-appointed detached house with a hot tub, nestled in a beautiful rural location in the heart of the Denbighshire countryside, close to the village of Henllan.

Things to do: Tweedmill Shopping Outlet is nearby, along with the striking ruins of Denbigh Castle.

1 Bryn Llawen

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Seaside

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Situated on the outskirts of the village of Abersoch, resting on the Llŷn Peninsula near the coast of Wales, is this superb holiday cottage.

Things to do: Cycling and walking, guests can also enjoy hot tub. Criccieth Castle, Bardsey Island, Porthdinllaen are also nearby.

Anchorage House

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Seaside

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A magnificent, detached house, situated in a superb position, just a few yards from and looking onto the sheltered sandy beach of Porth Diana, at the southern end of Trearddur Bay.

Things to do: Guests can enjoy the hot tub and the seaside.

Sleeps 9

Chapel House

Sleeps 9 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Seaside

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Located less than a minute from the sea, shops, restaurants, cafes and the FunSport centre.

Chapel House is located in the popular seaside village of Rhosneigr on the west coast of Anglesey.

Things to do: Near sandy beaches, the golf course, tennis courts, Anglesey Racing Circuit and water sports centre.

Sleeps 10

Ty Canol

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Seaside | Open fire

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Based in Malltraeth on the Isle of Anglesey.

Set in 2 acres of private garden. Superb views of the Malltraeth Estuary. Large decking area with spacious hot tub, bbq area and lots of seating.

Things to do: Visit Newborough Forest – lots of paths and cycle routes to explore and lots of red squirrels.

The wonderful sandy beach at Newborough. Magical Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn) – rolling dunes, large rock outcrops and historic buildings. Water sports at Rhosneigr, castle visits, Mount Snowdon and zip wires.

Paradwys

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | By the sea

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A lovely detached house, situated on the coast of Red Wharf Bay, near the thriving town of Benllech, on the coast of Anglesey.

Things to do: Visit Red Wharf Bay with a long stretch of sand.

Take a hike at Mynydd Bodafon mountain peak.

The Orchard

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | By the sea | Near a pub | Open fire

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A wonderful detached four bedroomed house, located on the edge of the little rural village of Llanengan.

Things to do: Take a coastal walk along the Llyn Peninsula.

Visit the castles at Criccieth, Harlech and Caernarfon. Visit the gardens of Portmeirion.

The Beach House Trearddur Bay

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | By the sea | Open fire

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A stylish, single-storey detached beach house, with an outdoor hot tub, superbly located overlooking the pebbly Porth Yr Afon beach, on the picturesque Isle of Anglesey.

Things to do: Trearddur Bay offers lovely sandy beaches, rocky coves, watersports, and an 18-hole links golf course.

Bryn Teg

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Seaside

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A superb, double-fronted, end-terrace holiday home with a Jacuzzi hot tub, overlooking the beach to the side of the property, in the heart of the seaside village of Cemaes Bay, on the north coast of Anglesey.

Things to do: Guests can enjoy the hot tube, seaside and sandy bay, which is less than 50 yards away.

Pengwern Farmhouse

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot Tub | Games Room

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This fantastic property is surrounded by countryside just on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park near Llanrwst.

Things to do: The property is a short driving distance from this fabulous cottage including activities such as Surf Snowdonia, Zip World, and Bounce Below.

Cae Sam

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire

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Settled within the excitement of a working dairy farm, offering wonderful countryside settings and an idyllic base with nothing to see in front of the house but open fields and Snowdonia.

Cae Sam is a fantastic holiday home where you can create everlasting memories with friends and family whilst escaping to the Isle of Anglesey.

Things to do: Red Wharf bay and  Menai Bridge are nearby.

Hafod-Heli

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Seaside

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Hafod-Heli is a holiday house located in the popular coastal village of Rhosneigr on Anglesey.

Things to do: Guests can enjoy the hot tub and the seaside.

Rhosneigr has large sandy beaches, footpaths, spots for rock pooling and a selection of watersports.

Tara Spa

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Swimming Pool

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A stylish abode resting in the perfect position for exploring the excitement of the Welsh coast.

Tara Spa is a detached, white-washed cottage, boasting luxury in every room, it’s a wonderful base at any time of year.

Things to do: Blue Flag Beach is nearby for watersports, sea fishing and all-around unwinding.

Sleeps 11

Ysgubor Pwlliago

Sleeps 11 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire

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This stone-built, detached barn conversion has been successfully converted into a beautiful holiday cottage, situated on the owners’ 350-acre sheep farm, in the stunning Pennant Valley, two miles from the village of Llangynog.

Things to do: From this Llangynog cottage experience the Melangell Pilgrimage walk, the breathtaking scenery around Lake Vyrnwy and the Tanat Valley, and the nearby Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, one of the seven wonders of Wales.

Sleeps 12

Ty’n y Cae

Sleeps 12 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire

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A beautiful Edwardian country house set in peaceful grounds in the Conwy Valley.

Things to do: The scenery is amazing, the grounds are lovely with shrubs, patio, pond, and outside furniture.

MID WALES

Sleeps 8

Yr Hen Beudy

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire

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Nestled on the outskirts of New Cross, in the Ceredigion district of Wales, is this charming cottage, Yr Hen Beudy.

The property has beautiful exposed beams, feature stone wall, and a mezzanine area.

Things to do: The village of New Cross or Llanfihangel Y Creuddyn is within reach and has a local pub/restaurant.

The seaside town of Aberystwyth is a 10-minute drive away, it is home to a number of attractions that are well-worth visiting as well as a variety of shops, restaurants, and supermarkets.

Mor O Gariad

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Swimming Pool

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This property has picturesque views across the Cardigan Bay coast of West Wales.

Things to do: The nearby village of Cross Inn is where you will find a traditional pub.

Venture a little further to bustling town of New Quay, where you will find further amenities and attractions.

Red House Farm

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Swimming Pool

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A delightful detached cottage on the outskirts of the town of Llanfair Caereinion in Powys.

Things to do: Relax and soak in the hot tub while stargazing.

The town of Llanfair Caereinion is easily accessed from the cottage and offers all you need for a holiday stay with a range of village shops, pubs and restaurants.

Enjoy a trip on the Welshpool and Llanfair steam railway (there is a station in the village) or discover beautiful lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, or trips into beautiful Shropshire.

Sleeps 10

The Coach House

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | Sauna | Open fire

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This detached barn conversion is situated on the outskirts of Llanyblodwel, in Shropshire.

Things to do: Walk the popular Offa’s Dyke footpath. Visit Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall and the world Heritage site of Ironbridge.

Head to Lake Vyrnwy with its numerous water sports activities.

Cwmgilla Farm

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Games Room

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A beautifully presented, detached farmhouse ideally located just a short distance from the bustling Welsh market town of Knighton, and close to the English border on the owner’s 400-acre sheep farm.

Things to do: Enjoy the hot tub and the games room.

The bustling town of Knighton is one mile away, where you can find many individual shops, tea rooms, and pubs.

Upper Caerfaelog

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Sauna

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This stunning detached farmhouse is situated on the owner’s working farm, yet completely enclosed and private, and is set amongst beautiful countryside near the quiet village of Llanbister.

Things to do: The peaceful village of Abbeycwmhir, in the lovely Radnorshire Hills is just five miles away and is home to the Cistercian Abbey founded in 1176 and also boasts a friendly village pub.

Sleeps 11

The Hayloft

Sleeps 11 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub

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A beautifully converted barn set adjacent to the owner’s home on the family’s working sheep farm in the tiny hamlet of Monaughty.

Things to do: You are ideally placed to explore the surrounding countryside, the Radnor Forest and diverse landscape of the Welsh Marches.

Sleeps 12

White Hopton House

Sleeps 12 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | Swimming pool | Open fire

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A 17th century, detached country house, situated next to the owner’s barn conversion home and stables, amidst 12 acres of land and only 1.3 miles from the rural village of Sarn.

Includes a heated outdoor swimming pool open all year round, a sauna and a six-seater hot tub.

Things to do: Enjoy trips to Montgomery, Bishop’s Castle, Church Stretton, medieval Ludlow and the beautiful beaches of Cardigan Bay.

Sleeps 14

Old Rectory Cottage

Sleeps 14 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Swimming Pool

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A beautifully-presented, detached barn conversion situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, in a tranquil setting in the rural hamlet of Aberhafesp.

Things to do: Discover the romantic ruins of the ancient Motte-and-Bailey castles situated in the nearby old county town of Montgomery, and in the hills set above the village of Abermule.

Sleeps 15

Ty Newydd

Sleeps 15 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Swimming Pool | Games Room

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A fabulous, detached and immaculately-presented cottage, in a stunning rural location, just nine miles from Lake Vyrnwy in mid-Wales.

Things to do: Enjoy the heated swimming pool along with the hot tub and Games room.

You can take in the sights of Snowdonia National Park or travel into Shropshire and discover the unspoilt Shropshire Hills and the towns of Oswestry and Shrewsbury.

Sleeps 18

Rhandregynwen Hall

Sleeps 18 | Bedrooms 8 | Bathrooms 8 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire

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The property is set in the surroundings of the River Vyrnwy, you can expect to find an abundance of nature and fantastic walking routes on your doorstep, surrounded by rural and tranquil scenery, it’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Things to do: Based in between the lands of England and Wales, Rhandregynwen Hall is an ideal base for venturing to Snowdonia National Park for a day of adventure, or a leisurely day of shopping in Chester.

Sleeps 38

Tynrhyd Barn

Sleeps 38 | Bedrooms 10 | Bathrooms 10 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Games Room

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Tynrhyd Barn is an enormous, luxurious barn placed in the popular Ceredigion village of Devil’s Bridge, Wales set in 13 acres of private grounds and woodland.

Things to do: There is a games room and a large reception room with ample seating and a projector.

The 12-man hot tub gives you space where you can relax in style.

The historic market town of Aberystwyth is easily accessible by car or train.

SOUTH WALES

Sleeps 8

Leeward Cottage

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | Near the sea

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This superb, detached cottage enjoys a picturesque location with fabulous vistas across the estuary, situated within one mile of the quaint village of Cosheston in Pembrokeshire.

Things to do: Walk the Cleddau Estuary shoreline.

Visit the sandy beaches at Tenby, Saundersfoot or Broad Haven, museums, craft centres or Oakwood Leisure Park.

Penlan Barn

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub

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This barn conversion rests in the village of Nantycaws only a short distance from Carmarthen.

Things to do: Head to the Beach at Llansteffan. Check out the National Botanical Gardens of Wales.

Chandler’s Cottage

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Seaside

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Chandlers Cottage is a stunning holiday cottage set right in the heart of Dylan Thomas’ Laugharne.

Things to do: Botanical Gardens, Ffos Las Race Course, Pembrey Country Park with its sandy beach and of course the beautiful Pendine beach nearby.

Pembrokeshire is easily accessible with its blue flag beaches of Amroth, Saundersfoot and Tenby, all within the Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park and enjoyed on foot via the Coastal Path only a 20-minute drive away.

Ty Mor

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Seaside

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This detached, contemporary property boasts incredible sea views and is situated in the bustling seaside town of Saundersfoot.

Things to do: Stroll along the scenic Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Welsh Zoo and the various theme parks in the area.

Crack-in-View

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub

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This stunning, detached property rests within the village of Bryn-Y-Gwenin, close to the market town of Abergavenny.

Things to do: Near Brecon Beacons National Park, Clydach Gorge cycle route, enjoy canoeing and kayaking on the River Wye. Skirrid Mountain is a 5-minute walked from the property.

Sleeps 10

Ysbryd-y-Mor

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Seaside

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This luxurious, detached holiday home is situated on a hill overlooking the seaside village of Pendine, 15 miles from Tenby, with panoramic beach and sea views reaching as far as the Gower on clear days.

Things to do: Enjoy the hot tub and seaside, also guests can venture out to explore castles, visit Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse, walk some of the coast paths, take cycle rides or visit theme parks.

St Harmon

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot Tub

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Set in an idyllic elevated position in the village of Solva, with Maes Y Gwaelod located 1/4 of a mile away, sitting on the outskirts in Upper Solva.

Things to do: The charming town of Haverfordwest is just a short drive away, offering a wonderful day out with its selection of shops and eateries, as well as the Town Museum offering an insight into local history.

Swn y mor

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot Tub | Seaside

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An outstanding property with breath-taking coastal views within the village of Amroth.

Things to do: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is close by, where you will have access to 186 miles of coastal walks, scenic beaches, and exciting wildlife.

Harmon Vale

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot Tub | Seaside

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This superb three-storey semi-detached townhouse sits on the outskirts of the Pembrokeshire village of Solva.

Things to do: The incredible views, open-plan living and delightful garden with a hot tub make this property ideal for friends, families, and couples to enjoy a South Wales break in each other’s company.

Ty Ffarm at Gellilwch

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot Tub | Open Fire

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A 16th Century farmhouse, Ty Ffarm at Gellilwch has been lovingly converted into a spacious and luxurious holiday home, offering the ultimate ‘croeso’ to Wales.

Things to do: Enjoy a six-person hot tub, an outside WC, a family BBQ, a large wooden dining table, seating and parasol, a ten-foot trampoline for children and outdoor games to entertain all ages.

Sleeps 11

Rhodewood Lodge

Sleeps 11 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Near the sea | Open fire

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An exquisite, detached Gothic Victorian property with a luxury hot tub and far-reaching sea and coastal views, just a short walk from the pretty seaside village of Saundersfoot.

Things to do: Explore the seaside village of Saundersfoot.

Sleeps 12

Bro Dawel

Sleeps 12 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Open fire | Garden

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