Do you know I have never been to Wales? Well, only once when I visited a holiday village on a School trip many years ago. But that doesn’t count. I have never seen the real Wales. It is somewhere we keep saying we will visit on a family holiday and just never get around to.
Anyhow all that is about to change as we are planning a trip for the summer. And I am sooooo excited. I have seen all the stunning shots of breathtaking scenery and want to take some of my very own. Just like when we discovered Scotland for the first time I didn’t know what to photograph first. We haven’t planned it out fully yet but aim to try out a little surfing, walking and check out the local food.
It’s early days on the research front, but I am thinking a multi stay trip with some glamping (yes I am feeling brave) but then wind the trip up with a luxury cottage. Somewhere to go for long walks, enjoy sunsets and chill out with the family.
I have been hunting through Quality Cottages website, looking at all their Luxury Family Cottages in Wales with hot tubs and I have to say the choice is huge.
I am a lover of contemporary, I truly believe there is no point going on holiday somewhere that isn’t as nice as your own home. What the point in that? No, I want a beautiful decor in a stunning location with access to great views. Not too much to ask for right?
In my endeavor for perfection I have found 3 simply stunning luxury cottage in Wales but if I am totally honest Quality Cottages have so many I struggled to narrow it down to 3.
This is what I have come up with, 3 beautiful cottages that truly look like home from homes in Wales.
Craig Silian, Gwbert on Sea Luxury Holiday House with Hot Tub, overlooking Cardigan Bay
Craig Silian boasts incredible views over Gwbert on Sea with an open plan living/dining/kitchen from where patio doors open onto the decking with its planted areas and a Hot Tub with a view. And views that reach from almost every room of this gorgeous house.
There is a wood-burning stove for cooler evenings. And on those balmy summer evenings, patio doors from the lounge open onto a small balcony or the main bedroom onto a decked area. Making this the perfect house for chilling and enjoying the views.
Should you wish to dine our there are 2 hotels within a short walk away with bars and restaurants. However I am sure I would be happy enjoying the views and enjoying a family BBQ on a sunny evening. This is one of many beautiful Cardigan Bay holiday cottages and looks such a beautiful region to explore.
Spindrift is within 10 minutes’ drive of Broad Haven South beach.
The cottage is stylishly decorated to such a high standard and perfect for a home.
It is a semi-detached cottage that is connected to the owner’s home with lots of open space and stunning countryside views. It has a wonderful open-plan living and kitchen area perfect for families and chilling out together. With french doors that open out onto the garden and access to the cottage hot tub, which even has blue tooth speakers. Vital when traveling with teens.
Spindrift is the perfect family cottage to explore Pembrokeshire from with cliffs, dunes and woodland, the lily-covered Bosherton Lakes. And some stunning beaches and the National Trust’s 2,000-acre Stackpole Estate just a short drive away.
The Boathouse Tearoom at Stackpole Quay is a couple of hundred yards away. In the neighbouring village of St Govans, you can dine in the traditional village pub, mentioned in the Good Food Guide. Just to the east of Stackpole is the seaside town of Tenby with plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy.
Milk Wood is Nestled In The Village Of Llanybri, and has Literary Links To Dylan Thomas
The upside-down interior has real boutique feel to it, with a stylish but beautifully quirky decor. Yet with technology that teenage swoon over such as a Sonos sound system and smart TV. The living accommodation is split over two floors, with a well-equipped kitchen on the ground floor and a spacious loft apartment style lounge with a log burning stove above.
Offering a small outside terrace for dining and enjoying the wood burning hot tub.
The small rural village of Llanybri is surrounded by countryside bridging the Towy and Taf Estuaries. The Farmers Arms pub is the hub of the community and offers excellent food – both Thai and British. There are lovely local beaches, an imposing castle at nearby Llansteffan which also offers a choice of dining options.
I think our decision will now be based on location, places of interest we would like to visit and beaches we want to see.
But part of the worry for me is finding luxurious accommodation we will all love. That ticks of all boxes, such as wi-fi, a great outdoor area, a view and a family cooking space so that no one is ever left out.
Cooking then becomes more of an event than somebody having to leave all the fun to cook. But I know luxury contemporary accommodation is out there, that is part of the battle for me.