Wales with Children – 28 Best Places to Stay

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18 Family-friendly Cottages in Wales

Sleeps 4

Hillside View

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 1 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Garden | Hot tub

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Hillside view is a unique trailer-like wheeled shepherds hut, situated within a small cluster of delightfully individual pods. It is beautifully designed and surrounded by breathtaking scenery across the valley. Its cosy and stylish interior can accommodate a small family. There is one bed but the sofa converts into a comfortable ingenious bunk bed. Everything is compact but well-designed.

Things to do:

Marvel at the hillside and be inspired by nature. The fields offer enough space for kids and dogs to exhaust their energy. A hot tub provides much relaxation for everyone in the family while the family watches the sunset and does barbecue.  

The local bustling market town of Rhayader is 4 miles away from where you can sit and enjoy its restaurants and cafes or head off into the Cambrian Mountains and spend a day exploring Elan Valley’s Victorian dams and reservoirs. The Elan Valley also offers a variety of walking and cycling trails (cycle hire is available in Rhayader), as well as a visitor’s centre with café and children’s play area. There is also pony trekking available in the area.

Valley View

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 1 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Garden | Hot tub

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Valley View is a beautiful and cosy log cabin with open views and charming interior. The cosy environment is perfect for small families who want compact places. Don’t be fooled by its size because it has almost everything you need to relax, unwind, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the hillside in comfort. 

Option for big families:

For big families of up to 8, you can also book Meadow View which sleeps 2, and Sheperd’s View which also sleeps 2. 

Things to do:

Relax and be at one with the sky and nature as you enjoy the hot tub. Wander out into the small market village of Rhayader, which hosts little boutiques, a leisure centre and a swimming pool. 

Visit Rhayader’s tea rooms, pubs, restaurants, amenities and unique little boutiques, including local antiques. An added bonus of a leisure centre with a large swimming pool and a weekly livestock market. Enjoy the popular Red Kite Feeding Station, on the outskirts of the town.

Ffynnonlwyd Cottage

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Garden | Hot tub

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Ffynnonlwyd Cottage is a holiday cottage that’s ideal for small family to enjoy a tranquil break with relaxing hillside views as soon as you look out the window or open the door. 

Kids will love the flowers in the garden and at the entrance. See and interact with animals on the livestock farm and enjoy the sounds of birds overhead and animals in the surrounding fields.

Things to do:

There’s a leisure centre with a sauna, hot tub and swimming pool two miles away. Sandy beaches, historic castles, the famous Dylan Thomas boathouse in Laugharne may also be visited and enjoyed.

Visit Tenby, Laugharne Castle, the Dylan Thomas Boathouse and the renowned Botanic and Aberglasney Gardens. Have a look at stunning scenery including the Preselli Mountains, the Pembrokeshire coastal path, Gower Peninsula, and the Brecon Beacons. 

Headland Escape

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 1 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Garden | Hot tub

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Perfect for families who want to have fun and relax while being closer to nature. This deluxe yurt offers a unique camping experience with a breath-taking interior that’s great for photos. Relax peacefully while reading a novel on the lush sofa as the woodburning stove keeps you warm.

Just outside of the yurt you will find basic kitchen facilities and everything else you might need throughout your stay. The overall design and comfort as well as the fascinating lantern ceiling will provide a memorable stay for the whole family.

Things to do:

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path lies just down the lane, where you can explore the picturesque coastline and take a serene stroll with your other half. Lydstep Caverns and Smugglers Caves are a must-see experience, which you can find on a low tide.

Celtic Haven Spa is the ideal spot to find peace as you treat yourself to a well-deserved pamper session. Catch some waves at the surfing beach with your teenagers. Swim, kayak, sea fish, or spend the day sunbathing.

Trawsnant Cottage

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Garden | Open fire | Hot tub

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Trawsnant Cottage and Pond Cottage is a delightful stone barn conversion with a hot tub and a mezzanine bedroom that provides a comfortable and cosy feeling. Outside, you can see an extensive garden and greenery including the beach along with nearby islands. 

Things to do:

Relax in the hot tub while looking at the There are many small beaches near Cwmtudu, award-winning New Quay Harbour, Tresaith and Penbryn. This property is near National Trust Estate and Gardens at Llanychaeron, a Honey Farm, Bird of Prey Centre, Coracle Centre, Cheese farm, woollen Mills and a Steam Railway.

The Granary

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Garden | Hot tub

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Option for big families:

Aside from The Granary, big families have an option to also book adjacent properties, The Dairy, Hay Store, and The Barn. Together, all can sleep up to 30 people. 

Things to do:

Relax in the hot tub. In close proximity to the property is the spectacular Snowdonia National Park. Avid walkers and cyclists can roam the glorious Snowdonia National Park, which also presents fascinating tourist spots, including Bala and Betws-y-Coed, the official ‘Gateway to Snowdonia’. Take a horse-drawn canal boat from Llangollen and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte, Britain’s largest aqueduct. 

Brynhir Farm

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | WiFi | Garden | Hot tub

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A beautiful detached barn conversion with hot tub, set on the owner’s working livestock farm and Bed and Breakfast. The comfortable sitting area with French doors opening out onto a balcony is definitely a perfect place to just relax or plan your day’s adventures.

Things to do:

Just a short drive from the Royal Welsh Showground near Builth Wells. The area is perfect for fishing, walking or cycling. World-famous Hay-on-Wye is nineteen miles away and offers quaint boutique-style shopping and renowned bookshops.The Brecon Beacons is a short drive away.

Bryn Eiddon Log Cabin

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Garden | Hot tub | Open fire

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This real log cabin is a large open-plan living space, with wooden walls and timber beams adding to the character of the property. 

Things to do:

Relax in your own private hot tub, where you and your family can watch the sun set and stargaze. The local area of the property is perfect for dog walks and nature spotting. It’s a tranquil spot to enjoy a family picnic. Venture towards Snowdonia National Park or go to the nearby market town of Machynlleth, offering shops and eateries to explore, as well as The Museum of Modern Art. 

Ty Hiraeth

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets No | WiFi | Garden | Open fire | Hot tub

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Ty Hiraeth, meaning ‘house with a sense of coming home’ in Welsh, is situated in Llandyssil near Montgomery, close to the Welsh/Shropshire border. This stunning and luxurious newly-built lodge is ideal for a small family wanting to enjoy the peaceful tranquility of rural Wales.

The beautiful and airy open-plan living area has huge bi-folding doors, allowing in plenty of natural light and showcasing those spectacular countryside views.

Things to do:

Have a family picnic on the bench-style table and chairs and enjoy an alfresco meal in the sunshine. Sun loungers are perfect for lounging in the sunshine, with the private hot tub close by, directly outside one of the bedrooms, should you want to add a touch of luxury to your stay.

You can collect your own eggs from the free range chickens as well as making friends with the friendly horse and ducks.

Llandyssil village centre is a short walk away, with a pub and small selection of shops. Montgomery is two miles away, with its 12th century castle ruins, museums, Town Hill County War Memorial, cricket club and selection of cafés, restaurants and shops as well as the local farmers market held every Thursday.

Sleeps 5

Careiau Esgid

Sleeps 5 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets No | WiFi | Swimming Pool | Games Room | Garden | Open fire | Hot tub

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Careiau Esgid, which translates to ‘boot laces’ in Welsh, is a beautiful holiday lodge near the stunning Snowdonia National Park. It is the ideal getaway for a family looking to get out and about walking and cycling. There are lounge facilities outside and near the hot tub, where families can do barbecue. There is a beautiful bunk bed for the big kids and a king’s size bed for the parents. The scenery and ambiance outside is very relaxing.

Option for big families:

Big families have an option to book the next featured property in this article, Pen y Cwm, which is adjacent to Careiau Esgid, together, they sleep up to 10.

Things to do:

Relax on the hot tub or go on walking and cycling trails with your family. The nearby village has a pub and is directly opposite the well-known mountain biking Cli-machX run, as well as the famous Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Bike Centre. The village also offers the historic Corris narrow gauge railway, an excellent craft centre, the Corris slate mining Explorer’s centre and the exciting King Arthur’s Labyrinth Underground Experience.

Pen y Cwm

Sleeps 5 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets No | WiFi | Swimming Pool | Games Room | Garden | Open fire | Hot tub

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Pen y Cwm has original slate flooring (under floor heated), exposed beams and cosy woodburning stoves to add warmth to a chilly evening. Choose from two bedrooms upstairs to catch your rest including a king-size double with it’s own claw foot bath tub and a family room ideal for those with kids.

Option for big families:

Big families have an option to book the previous featured property in this article, Careiau Esgid, which is adjacent to Pen y Cwm. Together, they sleep up to 10.

Things to do:

This traditional Welsh village stands directly on the edge of the southern part of the Snowdonia National Park. The old slate quarrying village is perfect for mountain biking enthusiasts. The village has a pub and is directly opposite the well-known mountain biking Cli-machX run, as well as the famous Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Bike Centre. Discover The Tarrens, probably the best ridge walk in Wales as well as the wonderful mountains of Cader Idris and Aran Fawddwy which are both close by. Enjoy a good day out on the Tal-y-Llyn Railway and at the delightful harbour village of Aberdovey with its variety of pubs and restaurants & a lovely sandy beach.

Sleeps 6

Stellar Safari Lodge

Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets No | WiFi | Garden | Open fire | Hot tub

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This lodge offers a true glamping experience. The decked ramp leads to an open air porch. Relax and unwind on the comfy sofa. 

Things to do:

A trunk coffee table contains childhood games and some new fun ones to enjoy with family and friends. Outdoors, see sheep flock and a small cattle herd. Learn about the wildlife, the landscape and farm animals. Unwind in the evening in the hot tub to watch the night sky, and introduce your kids to the magical experience of stargazing.

Caban Nant Ddu

Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets No | Garden | Hot tub

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A luxury countryside lodge, close to the popular bustling town of Rhayader and on the edge of the picturesque and wildlife rich Cambrian Mountains. The galley style kitchen opens into the comfortable sitting room, with a dining area and fantastic views across the garden to the mountain beyond. The enclosed lawned garden has a patio with an enticing hot tub, perfect for relaxing under the stars and impressive dark skies that the area is renowned for.

Things to do:

Go exploring the beautiful local countryside with your family. Rhayader is a small Welsh market town with a selection of tea rooms, pubs, restaurants, amenities and unique little boutiques, including local antiques. An added bonus of a leisure centre with a large swimming pool and a weekly livestock market. The Elan Valley offers a variety of walks and cycle trails (cycle hire is available in Rhayader), as well as a visitor’s centre with café and children’s play area. 

Gwynfan Bungalow

Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Garden | Open fire | Hot tub

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This charming, very spacious detached cottage with a hot tub sits in a tranquil location on a 320-acre working livestock farm. The cottage has a large garden. You can view the splendid panoramic views towards the Radnor Forest, Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, making it ideal for alfresco dining.

Things to do:

Relax in a luxurious six-seater hot tub which has spectacular views over the Welsh countryside. Only two miles away is the village of Llanyre, which has an outstanding pub serving food, while the market town of Llandrindod Wells is a little further and offers a good selection of cafes, shops, pubs and restaurants. This area is a birdwatcher’s paradise, and with red kites filling the skies that surround it, this delightful cottage provides a refreshing break in the beautiful Welsh countryside. Go walking, cycling, birdwatching, horse riding and fishing.

Sycamore Lodge

Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets No | WiFi | Garden | Hot tub

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This wonderful detached lodge is situated in a peaceful location, privately landscaped, next to another self-catering lodge, on the edge of the owners’ working livestock farm, just four miles from the delightful and welcoming market town of Rhayader in Mid Wales.

Things to do:

Step outside onto the deck and relax in the bubbling hot tub, where you can spot wildlife in the surrounding fields.  In the evening, enjoy a stargazing experience with your kids. A superb area for walkers, the owners of this Mid Wales lodge have created their own nature farm trails, where guests can tour through the fields with a map and leaflet to explore the natural landscape, wildlife and heritage sites and interest.

Tyn Y Celyn Uchaf

Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | WiFi | Garden | Open fire | Hot tub

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A well-finished luxurious stone-built cottage just outside of Clocaenog in Denbighshire in North Wales. Panoramic views, an outdoor hot tub and charming traditional features make this cottage ideal for a group or family to enjoy a break in the Welsh country.

Option for big families:

Tyn Y Celyn cottages are a trio of extraordinarily well-finished stone-built cottages just outside of Clocaenog in Denbighshire in North Wales. The other two cottages are  Tyn Y Celyn Isaf and Tyn Y Celyn Canol. When booked along with two other cottages, the 3 cottages can sleep 22.

Things to do:

Tyn Y Celyn cottages have a shared Tynyberth Hall where families can use awesome facilities including s small soccer field, a swimming pool, billiards table, table tennis table, darts, musical instruments and more.

The quirky village of Clocaenog is just a short journey away, a delightful place with a pub and shop, proving to be the perfect base whilst exploring even further. The area of North Wales is brimming with delightful villages and towns waiting to be explored.Beautiful countryside is on Ruthin’s doorstep with Lake Brenig, Moel Famau Country Park and Clocaenog Forest close by. 


Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets Yes | Garden | Open fire | Hot tub

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A safari tent compromising all the contemporary amenities you could possibly need for a tranquil trip, it’s a lovely place to relax with your family in the countryside of Wales. This is just one of The Nightsky Glamping Tents that are unique properties, all following a safari theme and named after the wonders of space, they offer a quirky and stylish stay with a mixture between safari and bell tents.

Option for big families:

For big families, they can book adjacent properties which are all part of The Nightsky Glamping Tents such as Orion, Pluto, Milky Way, Galaxy, Shooting Star, Celeste, and Stardust. Together all the Nightsky Glamping tents can sleep 40 people.

Things to do:

Take a stroll into the seaside resort village of Abersoch. Here you can find a wide selection of eateries, coast-front shops. Get a chance to get involved in a variety of watersports from sailing to windsurfing at one of many stunning sandy beaches. For a relaxing day near the waters, head to the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club. Walk amongst the harbour and take in the scenic views of the stunning boats and beyond.

Oyster Cottage

Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Garden | Open fire | Hot tub

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Oyster Cottage is a gorgeous listed holiday cottage which is full of character.The original features and period furniture from the 17th Century gives the feeling of stepping back in time with the added value of modern facilities.

Things to do:

It is within easy walking distance of pubs, restaurants and interesting shops in Beaumaris, as well as the famous moated castle, the Gaol, and, of course, the lovely Green on the banks of the Menai Strait.

See Also

10 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Wales

The Celtic Manor Resort (Newport)

Large luxury hotel and lodges set in 2000 acres of parkland. Hotel has family rooms and interconnecting rooms, with cots and kid’s beds available. There is an indoor swimming pool, family friendly restaurants and an adventure playground. There is also a packed activity programme from exhilarating treetop rope swinging or adventure golf to supervised fun for the little ones. Nanny service and nursery available. Restaurant serves a kid’s buffet on Saturday evenings.

The Grove (Narberth)

Luxurious 18th-century country house hotel overlooking the Preseli Mountains. Family rooms are available and baby kits can be provided on request with travel cot, changing mat etc. Hotel has outdoor games, including boules and croquet. There is also a magical fairy trail in the grounds for the kids. Childminders are available and family dining is before 8pm. Located within easy reach of perfect sandy beaches at Saunderfoot, Tenby and more plus Folly Farm, Blue Lagoon, Manor House Wildlife Park and Oakwood are all nearby.

Gliffaes Country House Hotel (Brecon Beacons)

Luxury family-run hotel set in 33-acre grounds with views of the Black Mountains and River Usk. Families are welcome. There is a children’s high tea served in the early evening so parents can dine later if they choose. Baby listening service available.
Free parking and free Wifi. An ideal base for exploring the magical Brecon Beacons National Park.

Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort (Snowdonia National Park)

Set in the heart of Snowdonia National Park near to beaches and mountains, this family-friendly hotel offers a seasonal outdoor pool, spa, tennis courts, children’s playground and more. There is plenty of family accommodation including apartments and studios within the hotel or 2-3 bedroom lodges, villas and bungalows. The Talyllyn Railway, a miniature steam railway is a 20 minute drive from hotel.

Stradey Park Hotel and Spa (Llanelli)

Converted Edwardian mansion with panoramic views of the Gower and Carmarthenshire coastline. There are family rooms and interconnecting rooms and cots/Z beds are available for under 12s. Babysitting services available. Family rooms also come equipped with X-Box games consoles. Family picnics are available upon request (24 hours notice is required). A full buffet breakfast is included in your room rate. Restaurant serves Close to The Millennium Coastal Park, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Pembrey Country Park and local beaches.

Vale Resort (Vale of Glamorgan)

Set in 650 acres of beautiful Welsh countryside, this luxury resort and spa has two championship golf courses, an indoor swimming pool and 2 restaurants. Children’s menus and family/interconnecting rooms are available. The health club has a crèche for younger children there is a kids’ club to entertain the older kids. Just a 15-minute drive from Cardiff.

Warpool Court Hotel (Pembrokeshire)

Hotel on the West Wales coast with stunning sea views. There is a heated swimming pool, tennis court and croquet lawn. With three large family rooms and two smaller family rooms available. There are cots for babies and during the evening there is a child/baby listening service. Right near to beach and a short drive to many of Pembrokeshire’s popular family attractions, including Folly Farm, Manor House Wildlife Park, The Dinosaur Park and The Blue Lagoon.

Slebech Park Estate (Pembrokeshire)

A Georgian Manor House hotel on the shores of an estuary with chic modern rooms. Families are welcome. Z beds are available for children aged 16 and under. There are also connecting family rooms. There are plenty of family activities at Slebech Park including tennis, water safari and cycling. A children’s menu is available in the restaurant. The Estate features plenty of natural beauty and kids can lookout for birds, otters and bats. Oakwood Theme Park is 2.7 miles away.

Llys Meddyg (Newport)

Elegant Georgian house hotel which offers family friendly accommodation. Every room has a fridge for storing your own supplies. Hotel is happy to warm bottles and food, and to prepare simple child friendly meals if requested in advance. Travel cots can be provided. Baby sitting services available. Cardigan Castle is 8.5 miles away.

Trefeddian Hotel (Aberdyfi)

Winner of Best Loved Hotels Bring the Kids Award, this is a truly family friendly hotel. There is a games room, swimming pool, playroom and outdoor play area. There is a selection of family rooms and some superior rooms that can sleep up to two adults and four children. Extra beds or cots can be added in order to accommodate younger guests too.Restaurant offers a children’s supper menu or alternatively children can dine with parents in the evening and either choose from the main dinner menu or a child friendly main meal option. There is also a child listening service available. Aberdyfi Beach is 350 yards away.

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Dominic has been writing on the web since 2000. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences from Nottingham University and his research thesis has been published in journals. With a foundation in painstaking research he found his passion for travel and has worked in the sector for 20 years. He has written a book about travel and has extended his expertise to consumer research across the travel and leisure sector.