With a world-renowned coastline, pristine lakes and wind-swept green hills and mountains, Wales is the perfect place for remote and cosy getaways in nature. Check out these stunning places to stay…
Fans of Lord of the Rings will love this place. Burrowed in a grassy hill just like the abode of Bilbo Baggins, 15 minutes from Hay on Wye, and equipped with a wood-fired cooker, it’s small but charming. Sleeps two at £50 a night.
Described as: ‘An epic, immersive experience of adventure, music and food amid the wilds of the Llŷn Peninsula from an artful smooth slate cabin…The site set along the stunning Llŷn Peninsula offers panoramic views of the Snowdonia mountain range across the sea.’ It sleeps two and costs £149 a night.
Carreg y Defaid, Penrhos, Pwllheli, Llŷn Peninsula. Phone:+44 (0)117 204 7830
This secluded cabin in a meadow has a private deck, a wood burner and fire pit, so there’s no way you won’t be toasty. While it’s not far from Cardiff, you’ll certainly feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, with nature walks in the surrounding Vale of Glamorgan to enjoy. It sleeps four and is £95 per night.
Ty Cerrig Woodland Retreats, Bonvilston Phone: +44 (0)117 204 7830
The Flying Scotsman
This comfortable shepherds hut is nestled in Crai Valley, in an area of exceptionally low light pollution. It’s found in woodland and has a hideaway and tree house for the kids. There’s a also a stream, a footpath to a pub 2.5 miles away (you don’t want to be too remote you can’t have a pub dinner now, do you?) and wonderful views. Prices start at £550 for a week, and the hut sleeps four.
Craig Valley, Brecon. Phone: 01874 676446
You can’t really get more remote than an island, and this cottage near the village of Cemaes Bay on picturesque Anglesey (off the mainland’s northwest coast) is just perfect. There’s a beach on one side, and farmland on the Anglesey Coastal Path is nearby. Local wildlife includes seals, peregrine falcons and choughs, and not far are views of Snowdonia.
Cemaes Bay, Anglesey Phone: 0344 800 1895
This place is very much back-to-basics, which will be exactly what some will want from a remote retreat. There’s no Wi-Fi, the accommodation is simple, and, to shower, you’ll need to walk to the nearby campsite. But what it lacks in modern luxuries it makes up for in its stunning setting and surroundings. It is described as being in a ‘rugged countryside … with excellent walking trails right on the doorstep … a great base to discover all that Snowdonia has to offer’. Sleeps two, from £151 per night.
Nr. Beddgelert, Gwynedd. Phone: 0044344 800 2070
A gorgeous cottage hidden away in a valley in 16 acres of private farmland with woodland, gardens and orchards all to yourself, plus direct access to the beach to leave you feeling perfectly remote from city stress. The wildlife you’re likely to see is another bonus, with woodpeckers, squirrels, foxes, badgers, owls and, if you go the short way to the coast, dolphins and seals in the vicinity. The cottage sleeps two and includes a cot; it costs £360 a week.
Wig Farm, Blaencelyn. Phone: 02939810033