Visitors to Wales are spoiled for choice when it comes to organising that perfect romantic getaway. Here are our favourite choice picks. From traditional to contemporary, wood burners to wild mountains, shepherds huts to converted sties, you’ll certainly not be disappointed. Wales and romance go hand-in-hand.
The Cwtch Hut
Located a short drive from the Monmouthshire town of Usk and only 20 minutes drive from the Severn Bridge, The Cwtch Hut is aptly named. Cwtch is the Welsh word for cuddle and you’ll certainly want to cuddle up in this beautiful Shepherd’s Hut, with a hand built kitchen, cosy wood-burner and spectacular bed, which spans the width of the hut, this is the perfect couples retreat….and the surrounding countryside’s not bad either!
Hidden away, with a real feeling of seclusion, this stunning shack is actually really easy to get to. Originally a writer’s hut, it has been lovingly restored, filled with bright colours and now provides a welcoming into-the-woods experience. Meals can be enjoyed on the oak deck whilst native birds serenade you with their song. With such beautifully artistic touches, Wood Shack is a true pleasure to stay in.
Bluebell Shepherds Huts
Located close to the historic town of Crickhowell in the heart of the Black Mountains, Bluebell Shepherds Huts have been handcrafted from local hillside timber. Be prepared for panoramic views reaching to the Brecon Beacons, pastel shades and luxurious touches. A popular honeymooning location, you can choose to explore the fabulous surroundings or just cosy up, light the wood-burner and chill.
Old School House, Bleddfa near Knighton, Mid Wales
Time to go back to school with this quirky little pad on the Welsh borders. Attached to an arts centre, this one-time village school is now perfect for a night or two away. Cross the village green to find a traditional pub, wander through the sunning Radnor Forest or just enjoy the spectacular views.
The Clydes, St Asaph, North Wales
Located just four miles from Britain’s smallest city, St Asaph, in North Wales, this cosy shack is perfect for two. With views over the nearby mountains, a well-equipped kitchen for catering and a genuine Victorian iron bed, you will be warm, well fed and comfortable as you enjoy your romantic getaway. The neighbours, comprising pigmy goats, rare breed sheep, ducks and chickens, all help guests to immerse themselves in the real country lifestyle.
Carreg Rhys Malltraeth near Newborough, Anglesey
This lovely little annexe adjoins the neighbouring farmhouse. Enjoy a 4o minute leisurely walk to the beach and, when it all gets too much, there’s a hot tub for two waiting just for you. Civilisation is quite a way away with this one, so seclusion is definitely on the menu in this solid, stone built cottage.
Ty Twt, Llanfair Clydogau near Lampeter, Mid Wales
You will feel as if you’ve stepped into a film set when first glimpsing this idyllic cottage. In the heart of the West Wales countryside, Ty Twt was once a gatehouse and now offers a classic Welsh cottage experience. Surrounded by woodland with a curved cottage staircase and sloping ceilings, it is the epitome of romance.
Quarry Cottage, Trelogan, Llanasa, North Wales
In the heart of North Wales, this traditional Welsh long cottage is the perfect base for a long weekend enjoying sandy beaches, majestic mountains and each other’s company. In an area abundant with wildlife, Quarry Cottage offers all the modern comforts wrapped in traditionally Welsh architecture.
Isallt Bach, Golan near Porthmadog
For a true taste of the wilderness, Isallt Bach farmhouse ticks all the boxes. Located in North Wales, it’s advertised as a perfect base for writers and artists. Renovated to retain all original features such as flagstoned floors, fireplaces and beams, Isallt Bach is a step into the past. Enjoy country rambles, visits to woollen mills and take a drive into the nearby harbour town of Porthmadog with its quirky shops and historical buildings.
Old Tether Barn, Crymych near Cardigan
Once a dairy barn, this lovely little bolthole sits in the shadow of an Iron Age hill fort in South-West Wales. Made for two, the stylish interior has everything needed for getting away from it all. With character beams, a wood burner and a claw-footed bath, this little barn is the perfect place to make memories.
White Cottage Annexe, Tenby, South Wales & Pembrokeshire
Tenby is one of the prettiest little harbours in South Wales. White Cottage Annexe is a small, very contemporary conversation, full of bright colours with Scandi touches. You are invited to relax on the enclosed private patio whilst enjoying something delicious cooked in the well-equipped kitchen. A day boat trip to nearby Caldy Island, to discover all about the monks who once lived their is highly recommended.
The Hayloft, St Florence near Tenby, South Wales & Pembrokeshire
Could there be a better name for a romantic bolthole? The Hayloft is accessed via external stone steps and provides cosy accommodation for two. In addition to the usual facilities, guests also have use of a swimming pool and sauna in the small Ivy Tower Holiday Village. All the fun of self-catering with the facilities of a hotel, certainly one to visit, situated in one of the most beautiful villages in Pembrokeshire.
Nestled only minutes from one of Wales’ most historic castles at Raglan, Cromwell’s Hideaway is an idyllic bolthole with luxurious underfloor heating and a fabulous welcome tea tray, not to mention breakfast on the first morning of your stay. With so many home comforts, this quaint hut makes for a wonderful romantic treat.