If you’re looking to get to know the real Wales (and you don’t fancy camping!) – Airbnb is a great place to start.
Whether you’re looking for something quirky, beautiful or just straight up homely, we’ve trawled Airbnb Wales to find some of the best places to stay.
We were genuinely pretty amazed at what we found. No spoilers, but the creativity and imagination that has gone into the listings below is quite incredible.
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The Hobbit House – Pengenffordd, Powys – Sleeps 2
Yep, an actual hobbit house.
The house sleeps two and comes equipped with a wood-burning cooker and views aplenty. It’s just a stones throw from Hay-on-Wye – and with a pub across the road it’s a pretty dreamy spot. The Brecon Beacons are within easy reach and a spot of canoeing on the River Wye should be high on the agenda.
Just make sure you don’t wander up onto the roof by mistake.
The Jetstar – Redberth, Pembrokeshire – Sleeps 4
No, you’re not seeing things.
Host Toby has converted this ex-luxury jet into an Airbnb for up to four guests. There’s a bedroom in the style of a ships cabin, plus an Xbox with flight simulator games in the cockpit.
It’s not far from Tenby, Saundersfoot – and some of the best beaches in Wales. Of all the Airbnbs in Pembrokeshire (if not Wales), this has to be one of the most creative.
Aber Farm Shepherd’s Hut – Brecon Beacons – Sleeps 2
A brilliant base for a trip to the Brecon Beacons.
This beautifully furnished shepherd’s hut is just outside Talybont-on-Usk (home to great pubs!) and comes equipped with a wood burner to keep you warm.
And that’s about it in terms of luxuries. Soak up that wilderness.
The Boatel – Near Machynlleth (ish) – Sleeps 2
A whole new take on boating.
The sleeping takes place in the boat on the right, the living room and kitchen are in the award winning boat shed on the left. The Boatel is situated in the Dyfi Valley Biosphere, with amazing views across the valley.
The shed featured on Channel 4’s ‘Amazing Spaces’ in 2013, winning Shed of the Year.
The Secret Caravan – Banc yr Eithin – Sleeps 2
Nestled under the Preseli Hills, this spot is a real retreat.
The Pembrokeshire National Park is on your doorstep, and this luxury Airbnb is the perfect place to lay your head after a hard days adventuring. It sleeps two – and with under floor heating and no expense spared on the decor, it’s a great spot for a romantic getaway.
The Yurt – Clynnog Fawr – Sleeps 4
Camping might be off the cards, but glamping certainly isn’t.
The first Airbnb in North Wales, The Yurt is Sandwiched between Snowdonia National Park and the stunning Llyn Peninsula, this canvas hideaway is ideal for exploring North Wales. Plus, it’s a short drive from some of the most incredible sections of the Wales Coast Path.
The Loft – Cardiff – Sleeps 4
Wales aint all countryside – and if your visiting the city – why not do it in style?
This great apartment is smack bang in the middle of the city – a stones throw from the Millennium Stadium. The great thing about Cardiff is that pretty much everything is within walking distance, so no reason not to make this your base.
The Cosy Cabin – Cilgwyn, Pembrokeshire – Sleeps 4
Yes, that is a hot tub you’ve spied.
The cabin is midway between Carningli Mountain, Ty-Canol woodland and the foothills of the Preseli Mountains.
And it’s just a few miles from the sea, Newport and Pembrokeshire’s amazing beaches.
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