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6 Gorgeous Remote Getaways in Wales

The Fairy House in Pengenffordd is like something out of The Lord of the Rings
The Fairy House in Pengenffordd is like something out of The Lord of the Rings | Courtesy of Tin / Airbnb

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.

Fairy House
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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.

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Bwncath Cabin
Cabin

This secluded cabin in a meadow has a private deck, a wood burner and fire pit, so there’s no way you’ll be too cold on your getaway. Sleeping four, the cabin is not far from Cardiff, but you’ll certainly feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, with nature walks in the surrounding Vale of Glamorgan to enjoy.

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The Flying Scotsman
Cabin

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 tree house for the kids. There’s 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.

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Tywyn Cottage
Cottages

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 views of Snowdonia aren’t far away.

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Cartef
Cabin

This cottage is very much back-to-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 in a rugged countryside with excellent walking trails right on the doorstep and a great base to discover all that Snowdonia has to offer.

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Y Cartws
Cottages

This gorgeous cottage sleeps two and is hidden away in a valley in 16 acres (6.5ha) 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.

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