7 Amazing Places to Stay in Wales 2021

Whether you’re looking for a base for your next adventure, or want to find some accommodation that’s an adventure in itself, Wales has a whole lot to offer. A quick Google will show that there are hundreds of beautiful places up for rent across Wales.

If you’re on the lookout for accommodation in Wales off the beaten trail and with a heap of personality to boot you’ve come to the right place. We’ve tracked down a selection of the most unique places to stay across Wales. Great design, stunning locations, cosy hideaways, and space for all the family all make the list.

All of the below are self-catering — if you’re looking for something with grub on offer as well, some of the spots on our list of amazing Welsh Airbnb’s has some properties that might be up your street.

1. Bryncyn at The Welsh House — Carmarthenshire

Places to Stay in Carmarthenshire. Wales

Mixing modern with tradition, Bryncyn has won countless accolades as one of the best little hideaways across Britain. The modernist interior sleeps up to eight guests across three bedrooms. This stunning take on a Welsh cottage is in the heart of Carmarthenshire and within easy day-trip range of the stunning coastlines of Pembrokeshire and beyond.

If it’s a traditional cottage your after, Bryn Eglur (the sister property) will tick all of your boxes.

2. Harp Cottage — Hay-on-Wye

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Harp Cottage dates back to the 17th-century in the tranquil village of Old Radnor. Sleeping five across three bedrooms it’s the perfect spot for a small group getaway in Wales. There are log-burning stoves, beautiful interiors and plenty of things to see and do in the area.

Nearby Hay-on-Wye is a haven for book lovers, and if you venture a bit further afield you’ll be in the Brecon Beacons in no time.

3. Fforest — Ceredigion, West Wales

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No matter what you’re after, Fforest will have something on offer. From glamping in domes to cabins to the beautiful Georgian Ty Fforest farmhouse sleeping 14 there’s a whole load on offer. Fforest is even home to Wales’ smallest pub, Y Bwthyn (above).

If you’re after a more involved holiday, they run great events throughout the year including their Feasts ‘Fforest Gather‘ every summer.

4. Beudy-Mach Cottage — Southern Snowdonia, North Wales

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With stunning views up to Snowdonia, Cadair Idris and the Dovey Valey, this converted barn is a hidden gem. With real log fires an open plan layout and enough space for seven guests, it’s a great base for exploring Snowdonia.

5. The Chicken Shed — Monmouthshire, South Wales

Places to stay in Monmouthshire, Wales

Designed by award-winning architects Martin Hall and Kelly Bednarczyk, The Chickenshed did genuinely live a past life as just that. Now that the poultry is gone, there’s room for eight guests.

The space is modern, with impeccable design throughout. Details within come from close and far — furniture from Hay-on-Wye’s Barnby Design is teamed with proper Scandinavian pieces from Hay Design and Northern Lighting. The fact that it’s ten minutes from the Michelin starred Whitebrook is a bonus.

6. The Treehouses — Powys, Mid Wales

places to stay in Powys, Wales

Six individual and uniquely designed treehouses grace the treetops near Machynlleth. Each sleeps two adults and two children with ease, making it an amazing adventure if you’ve got little ones in tow.

The Treehouses are completely off-grid with no electricity. Instead but wood burning stoves keep you warm, heat the spring water showers and can even be used to toast marshmallows. Dreamy.

7. Box Barn Gathering Camp — Abergavenny, South Wales

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Box Barn Gathering Camp is an epic group glamping location and just a stone’s throw from the Brecon Beacons. With a hot tub, campfire, pizza oven — and much, much more — it’s an amazing spot to get together with friends.

Find out more about Box Barn Gathering Camp on Group Accommodation.

Written by Ed Maughan

Date: 01st March 2021

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