Secluded Cottage Holidays in Wales
Rest and relaxation are guaranteed with these sheltered properties
Sometimes the daily stresses of life can become a little overwhelming so it’s important to pay attention to your own wellbeing and make some time for yourself. Immersing yourself in green spaces and the outdoors can do wonders for the soul and so can a secluded cottage holiday in Wales.
We are by no means scientists so we cannot fully explain why the coastal air has such a calming and uplifting effect on our psyche. From our own experience of living, breathing and working here in the coastal region of Pembrokeshire, all we can tell you is that a little bit of time spent by the seaside is one of the best remedies you can find.
Why not go that extra step further and choose one of our secluded countryside cottages? Pembrokeshire is a treasure trove of rural villages, idyllic hamlets and picturesque remote cottages making it the perfect choice for those times when you just need a quiet getaway.
Hidden just half a mile away from one of Pembrokeshire’s best-loved holiday destinations, St Davids, lies this fantastic holiday cottage. Situated in a sheltered hollow within an acre of grounds, Halfways is an attractive stone cottage ideal for relaxing retreats with amenities just around the corner.
Halfways is a great choice if you’re looking for somewhere to park up and leave the car for the week. Sleeping 8 in 4 bedrooms, this property boasts an outdoors patio which becomes a welcomed sun trap on those warm days. Spend your days outside cooking up feasts on the barbecue, challenging your other half to a game of outdoor table tennis and warm your toes under the stars on the fire pit.
Within a short walk, you can access the nearby harbour at Porthclais and join onto the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from here. Tour the whole of the St Davids peninsula taking in Caerfai Bay, St Non’s Chapel, the lesser-known Porthlisky Beach, St Justinians, Porthselau Beach and Whitesands Beach. All along this headland will offer spectacular views towards Ramsey Island and out over the Irish Sea.
For a blissful break in a wonderful Welsh hamlet, Havelock House in Sutton is a top choice. Encircled with trees and bordered by a fenced stream, this detached holiday cottage is a wonderful retreat for all the family.
Unwind in the dual-aspect sitting room or open up the French doors onto the paved patio for a spot of alfresco dining, you will even have use of the property’s barbecue during your stay. Enjoy a game of catch with your furry four-legged friend in the enclosed garden or laze on the lawn basking in the sun’s rays. This property even has underfloor heating plus an electric car charging point, much-needed after a drive from the big city.
Just 3 miles from Haverfordwest and a short drive from the west Pembrokeshire beaches of Broad Haven, Little Haven and Nolton Haven; there are certainly plenty of things to do nearby if you want to spend a couple of days doing activities. Try your hand at watersports, enjoy a doggie paddle in the shore or venture onto the Coastal Path.
If you’re looking for a remote cottage getaway nestled in the heart of the Welsh countryside, look no further than Felin Fach. Positioned amongst the rolling green hillsides, there is no denying you are experiencing a true Welsh retreat at this one-level holiday property.
Surrounded by rural farmland in every direction, Felin Fach is set down an unmade lane ensuring the utmost privacy from passers-by. With emerald fields every which way you look, this detached cottage lies within an acre of grounds and is an excellent choice for family holidays of up to 8 or a little bit of solitude.
Wake up in one of the four bedrooms to the sound of birds and the trees blowing in the breeze, before frying up a cooked breakfast in the traditional farmhouse-style kitchen. Gather around the wood burner in the lounge for board game competitions, make your way through your reading list in the warm conservatory and let the children play on the large lawn.
From here, you are in a great position to explore the northwesterly area of Pembrokeshire. Take a drive to St Davids to see the Cathedral, grab your camera for a picture at the scenic Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy or head to Porthgain for a bite of freshly caught fish at The Sloop Inn.
Herondale is a charming barn conversion set on a quiet road just minutes away from the lovely village of St Ishmaels, allegedly named after the Saint who founded the church here in the 12th Century. Wonderfully renovated, Herondale accommodates up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms. Book this property alongside Kingfisher Cottage just a short distance up the road to accommodate a further 4 people.
This pretty four-star property is comfortably furnished with rustic farmhouse features throughout include open beams, exposed stonework and quality wooden furniture. The large enclosed lawn complete with patio offers superb rural views and a wonderful place to spend a restful afternoon.
Wildlife enthusiasts and outdoorsy types will marvel at the fantastic adventurers available here, with the open countryside at your fingertips. Follow the path down to the nearby lake where you can settle down with your binoculars for a bit of birdwatching, cast your rod out for a spot of coarse fishing or bring along your notepad and let the wonders of the Welsh wilderness inspire all number of paintings and stories.
This converted 16th Century mill is hidden on the outskirts of the serene village of Camrose and is now a wonderful dog-friendly holiday cottage. Located alongside Camrose brook in the valley below the main village, Camrose Mill is a lovingly restored Grade II listed building and sleeps up to 4 in 2 bedrooms.
Park up in the enclosed gravel area to the front of the property and immediately you will notice the distinct red doors contrasting against the brickwork building. Enveloped in greenery with trees and shrubbery, you’ll spot the mill wheel leaning against the front wall and you wander around to the right of the property you will find the water wheel.
Burrowed in a Special Site of Scientific Interest and also an Environmentally Sensitive Area, you are staying in a haven for wildlife. Take any of the footpaths surrounding this property and you will no doubt sight otters, birds and all sorts of wildlife species. Admire the nearby waterfall and leat as the sun shines to put any anxiety you may have at bay.