Holiday cottages in South Wales and Pembrokeshire
Search holiday cottages in South Wales and Pembrokeshire. South Wales is a region of distinct characters, whether you visit the seaport cities of Cardiff and Swansea, the mining valleys or the magnificent Glamorgan and Pembrokeshire coasts there will always be a warm welcome awaiting you.
Fishguard, a typical fishing village, can be found in Pembrokeshire and is divided into two parts, the main town of Fishguard and Lower Fishguard, referred to locally as Lower Town. Lower Fishguard is a picturesque village dotted with quayside cottages. Fishguard Bay is a superb location to explore by kayak with many activity centres using this area due to the calm waters. Within the newer main area of the town there are many high street shops as well as plenty of places to eat and drink.
Travelling south lies the attractive and ancient county town of Pembrokeshire known as Haverfordwest. In the town itself you will find a great variety of shops and places to eat. The centre of Haverfordwest is dominated by the Western Cleddau that runs through the middle of the town, a castle that towers above it and a museum which houses exhibitions of art, and local history.
Tenby is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire, on the western side of Carmarthen Bay and is probably the most iconic seaside town in Wales. It was awarded a Silver award for best UK coastal resort in 2014. As well as a thriving boating and fishing community, Tenby harbour is the departure point for Caldey Island and also hosts fishing and pleasure trips. As well as two golf courses, water sports, paint balling, ghost and guided walks, there are three beautiful beaches. Visit Tudor Merchant's House, owned by the National Trust where younger visitors can dress up as medieval children and experience what it was like to live 500 years ago.
Heading east, Carmarthen, the oldest town in Wales, offers a mix of traditional and new. Modern shopping centres sit amongst narrow cobbled streets. Take time to wander the little streets where you will encounter handmade arts & crafts, home produced food, traditional pubs and restaurants serving local dishes as well as food from far away places.
There can be fewer towns in Wales more attractive than Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire. Sitting on a hill above the river Tywi, close to the wild Cambrian Mountains, Llandeilo still retains its old world atmosphere with narrow streets and attractive historic buildings. There is much to explore here such as the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Dinefwr Castle & Park, Newton House and Talley Abbey.
Travelling eastwards explore Swansea and The Gower Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty, award-winning beaches and unspoilt countryside. Enjoy the sweeping waterfront of Swansea Bay housing museums, art galleries and much more leading to Mumbles marking the beginning of the Gower Peninsula's coastline. The area is steeped in history and tradition and offers plenty of things to do and see. There is a lighthouse built in 1794 and a Victorian Pier as well as Oystermouth Castle offering fantastic views overlooking the sea. For food lovers, sample some of the areas local seafood, exquisite handmade chocolates or some of the town's world-class ice-cream. There is also a range of high end shops, designer boutiques and handmade craft shops.
Cardiff, Wales' capital city offers fantastic shopping, museums, dining and plenty of entertainment, history and culture. Cardiff can be easily explored on foot. Visit the National Museum, Cardiff Castle and the impressive Millennium Stadium. For sci-fi fans, visit the Doctor Who Experience and take an interactive journey through time and space.
The Welsh border market town of Monmouth in the heart of the Wye Valley is situated where the Rivers Wye, Monnow and Trothy meet, an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by magnificent countryside. Monmouth is best known as the birthplace of Henry V and boasts a whole host of historical sites to explore as well as a medieval 13th century bridge over the river Monnow, being Britain's only preserved bridge of its design remaining.
Close to the Welsh/English border, nestled between seven hills lies Abergavenny, known as the Gateway to Wales. Abergavenny is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Brecon Beacons where you can take in the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery. Abergavenny has much to offer tourists young and old with activities to suit all.
With everything South Wales and Pembrokeshire has to offer you will be sure of a warm welcome and enjoyable stay.