Affordable Welsh large holiday houses for big group accommodation

Showcasing fantastic holiday cottages in Wales for self-catering Welsh vacations with country houses sleeping 10 - 14 for rent across the country and larger venues sleeping 20 +, including Snowdonia, Anglesey and Cardigan. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need advice to help book your self-catering holiday in Wales - we know the area well and can advise you on all aspects of your break. Wales has a coastline, seaside, mountains, lakes and rivers - an International airport, wonderful road and rail communications - something for everyone on holiday and every celebration; House parties, birthday celebration venues, Stag weekends or hen parties or sporting groups - cycling, golfers and family holidays.

Visit Wales - its so accessible by road, rail and air. You can arrive in under 2 hours from London by train! Are you looking for a Weekend short breaks in Wales? -Lets recommend where you might like to stay - we will show you self-catering houses in Anglesey, Snowdonia, North East Wales, Mid Wales, Cardiganshire, Pembrokeshire Carmarthenshire, South Wales and Wye & Usk Valley - many with Special offer, late-availability and out of season discounts and close to many things to do.

Renting a big house in Anglesey

The Isle of Anglesey lies off the north west coast of Wales - it has an unspoilt 125-mile coastline with cliffs and sandy bays - perfect for a traditional seaside holiday with children! The island is an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and there are lots of historic sites to explore if you are staying in a holiday cottage in Anglesey. The seaside town of Beaumaris is an elegant and popular place to stay, and Holyhead (where you take the ferry to Ireland) and Llangefni are the other towns on the island. There are some fascinating prehistoric sites and amazing birdlife too.

The quality and range of holiday houses in Anglesey is superb - whether you want a remote hideaway in Snowdonia, a pretty cottage in Carmarthenshire, a farmhouse in the Brecon Beacons or a large cottage in the Gower Peninsula.

Staying in Snowdonia

The coastal resorts (in the north west of Wales) of Llandudno, Prestatyn, Colwyn Bay and Rhyl all have fabulous beaches and lots of attractions - all are lively places for a holiday with lots of entertainment on offer. The walled town of Conwy has an ancient castle and medieval houses. Close by is the Snowdonia Heritage Coast and the huge Snowdonia National Park - with its mountains, beaches, lakes and moors. The Llyn Peninsula is home to many castles - the most well-known Welsh castle is Caernarfon - a great 13th century stronghold and royal palace. There is lots to do in the area if you are large group staying in a rented venue for a holiday - the amazing village of Portmeirion is a must. The Centre for Alternative Technology near Machynlleth is fascinating and very informative on renewable energy. Snowdonia is one of the most popular areas of Wales for self-catering holidays - Aberdovey, Betws-y-Coed, Dogellau, Pwllheli and Porthmadog have some quality cottages to rent.

Wye and Usk Valley

The Wye Valley and Vale of Usk are great places for a fishing holiday in Wales and there is also superb walking in the area. Tintern Abbey is an evocative ruined abbey and there are lots of castles to explore in the area. Monmouth is a very historic market town and well worth a visit - also Newport, Hay-on-Wye (with its famous book festival) and Chepstow have lots and do.

Abergavenny is an historic market town and has a food festival annually - the food shops are excellent which is a great attraction if you are on a self-catering holiday and want to eat great local produce. Visiting the market is a must for buying local produce - perfect for self-catering and the festive Christmas market is amazing! Rent commercial property and offices in Wales at this great business park just outside Abergavenny. The Black Mountains offer wonderful walking, pony trekking and mountain biking - the range of holiday cottages in the area is excellent too. There are many large holiday houses for rent and pet friendly group accommodation in Wales.

Big Welsh holiday houses to rent

River's Mouth - 17809, sleeps 12 in Cardigan.

Large family holiday rental in Cardigan/Ceredigion near Cardigan with 6 bedrooms, sleeps 12, Pet friendly, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Sea View, Baby and Toddler Friendly, Cot Available.

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Ty-canol, sleeps 15 in Kidwelly.

Big house to rent in Carmarthenshire near Kidwelly with 6 bedrooms, sleeps 15, Pet friendly, Barbecue, Pub within 1 mile, Cot Available, Swimming Pool, All En-suite, Gym.

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The Old Gatehouse - 27867, sleeps 12 in Aberdovey.

Large holiday property in Gwynedd near Aberdovey with 5 bedrooms, sleeps 12, Pet friendly, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Baby and Toddler Friendly, Cot Available.

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Bod Eithin, sleeps 12 in Harlech.

Large property for holiday let in Gwynedd near Harlech with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 12, Pet friendly, Pub within 1 mile, Cot Available.

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Staying in Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire is one of the UK's most stunning parts - the beautiful coastline is also a haven for wildlife. The Pembrokeshire National Coastal Park runs round the south west tip of Wales and has the best beaches, towering headlands, and pretty harbours, idyllic cottages nestling round little creeks and bays. Inland lie the Preseli Hills - fascinating prehistoric sites and open walking. Fishguard, Milford Haven and Haverfordwest are ideally placed to explore Pembrokeshire - self-catering cottages offer you the freedom to do your own thing, particularly if you are on holiday with children in a large group, perhaps multiple families or walkers. Saundersfoot is a lovely village nestled round a pretty bay with a great harbour - St David's (with its lovely cathedral) is another great place to stay.

Holiday homes by the sea abound and the Pembrokeshire coast is particularly popular, with a great range of self-catering accommodation to rent.

Holiday houses in North East Wales

The north east corner of Wales is a wonderful mixture of pretty green hills, remote valleys and high moorland. The Vale of Clwyd is a great place to walk and the countryside is unspoilt. Llangollen is a popular place to stay on holiday in Wales and there are lots of attractions - you can cruise on the Llangollen Canal, ride on the steam railway, or visit museums, houses and castles in the town and local vicinity. Llyn Brenig is an enormous man-made lake in the Hiraethog moorlands - ideal for water-sports and energetic group holidays. Mold and Denbigh are great places to rent self-catering accommodation and are well placed for visiting the Welsh mountains and taking part in outdoor pursuits, for stag weekends and hen nights, family sized self-catering homes as well as larger group accommodation properties (bunk houses) can be rented on a weekly or short weekend breaks basis, if you want multiple dogs to stay - check the details as pet friendly may mean one to two dogs allowed.

Holiday homes in Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons are a magical part of Wales to stay in - unspoilt countryside, remote farmhouses, hills and sheep. The wide open scenes in the Brecon Beacons National Park offer a timeless sense of the past. Lake Vyrnwy is set high in the hills of the Berwn mountains; with breathtaking views and countryside.

The Welsh tourist board have brochures on all areas of Wales and detailed guides on activities and places to visit. There is a wealth of outdoor activities in Wales - caving and white-water rafting will attract the more adventurous holiday-maker. Cycling holidays can be meandering around the quiet lanes or undertaking one of the long-distance cycle trails. Golf and fishing and also excellent - with some superb golf courses and great game and sea fishing (as well as some great rivers). Riding and pony-trekking are a fun group activities whilst staying in Wales and you will find riding available for novices and experts, just remember when organising holiday activities for large groups, you need to book well in advance.

Self-catering in Cardigan, Wales

Cardigan Bay is famous for its prolific marine life - porpoises and dolphins are frequently seen off the gorgeous sandy beaches. The wildernesses of the Cambrian Mountains - with pretty holiday cottages near traditional towns - is in contrast to the Teifi Vally with its tranquil landscape and tree-lined rivers. Aberystwyth and Lampeter are popular destinations - both quiet towns and perfect for large group holidays in Wales.

Wales is a wonderful country for a vacation. The landscape and seascape draw visitors to explore the stunning countryside - whether for a walking holiday, horse riding, playing golf, family holiday, touring the country lanes or just relaxing on a sandy beach. Wherever you go you are surrounded by history, scenery and wildlife. Wales is well known for friendly, welcoming people and fascinating places to visit. Welsh holiday accommodation is also excellent - Big group country houses, idyllic pet friendly self catering holiday cottages, lovely bed and breakfast houses, and fine country house hotels.

'The Garden of Wales'

Carmarthenshire is known as 'the Garden of Wales' - it is Dylan Thomas country and he captured the essence of this part of Wales in some of his writings, which inspired some of his greatest works. Carmarthen Bay has huge sweeping beaches and the verdant Vale of Towy is extremely pretty.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales at Middleton in the Vale of Towy is a must-visit place if you are holidaying in the area. Careg Cennen is perhaps the ultimate ruined castle - romantically perched on a cliff near Llandeilo, it has captivated tourists and writers over the years. If you want to have a break in a farm house near Llandovery or an idyllic cottage near Carmarthen then you have come to the right place! Throughout Wales you will find places to relax, places to have adventures from and some of UK's most wonderful holiday homes.

Large country homes for house parties and big venues to rent in South Wales

Isfryn, sleeps 9 in Criccieth.

Large holiday house to rent in Gwynedd near Criccieth with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 9, Pet friendly, Barbecue, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Cot Available.

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Trewydden, sleeps 8 in Llandovery.

A unique large holiday home in Carmarthenshire near Llandovery with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8, Pet friendly, Pub within 1 mile, Cot Available.

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River's Mouth - 17809, sleeps 12 in Cardigan.

Large family holiday rental in Cardigan/Ceredigion near Cardigan with 6 bedrooms, sleeps 12, Pet friendly, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Sea View, Baby and Toddler Friendly, Cot Available.

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Sandbank - 18585, sleeps 10 in Cardigan.

Holiday home in Cardigan/Ceredigion near Cardigan with 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10, Pet friendly, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Sea View, Baby and Toddler Friendly, Cot Available.

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Country houses for rent in South Wales

Swansea was the birthplace of Dylan Thomas and nowadays it is a mixture of stylish new developments and traditional houses, with some excellent restaurants. Nearby is Mumbles - an attractive place and very popular with sailors. The magnificent Gower Peninsula sticks out into the Bristol Channel from Swansea: it is a stunning area of natural beauty - the Afan Valley and Vale of Neath are particularly beautiful and totally unspoilt.

South Wales is valley country - former heart of the mining industry: it is surprisingly attractive and there are lots of cycle trails to follow. Cardiff is the capital of Wales, and is a thriving cosmopolitan city with a great new development round the bay (excellent cafes, shops and modern apartments overlooking the waterfront) - wonderful for a weekend break. The Vale of Glamorgan has a wealth of pretty villages, picturesque thatched cottages (some are now holiday cottages), and great walking. The Glamorgan coast has great sandy beaches (Barry Island and Porthcawl have some of the best) and Penarth offers a more traditional place for a Welsh holiday.

Holiday houses in Wales are ideal for a short or longer-term break in the country; we will show you accommodation in all major locations, as well as stunning, secluded areas perfect for a group celebrationperfect for a 50th or 60th birthday weekend or for families on holiday together, wedding accommodation - let alone stag weekends or hen nights! There are so many occasions and events where renting a large house will be appropriate and can fit all budgets. If you know exactly where you want to stay, browse our full range of Welsh holiday houses, or if you'd like to know more, don't hesitate to get in touch and we can advise you further.