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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 across the country, from Pengenffordd to Cemaes Bay.
Fans of Lord of the Rings will feel right at home in this abode reminiscent of a hobbit hole. 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, this home in Pengenffordd is small but charming and sleeps two.
This cottage is very much back-to-the-basics, which will be exactly what some will want from a remote retreat. There’s no wifi, the accommodation is simple (and sleeps two), 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 surrounded by rugged countryside, with excellent walking trails right on the doorstep, and a great base to discover all that Snowdonia has to offer.
This comfortable shepherd’s hut is nestled in woodland in Crai Valley, in an area of exceptionally low light pollution. It sleeps four and has a hideaway and a treehouse for the kids. There are also a stream, a footpath to a pub 2.5mi (4km) away (you don’t want to be so remote that you can’t have a pub dinner now, do you?) and wonderful views.