Special cottages for honeymoons, romantic breaks and holidays

Blaentrothy Cottages are a hand-picked selection of cottages chosen for their unique qualities and wonderful locations. The criteria are strict: the cottages must be really special and in an unspoilt situation. Whether you want a weekend mini-break, a family holiday or an unforgettable honeymoon, we can help you find the perfect retreat. Click on the photographs on this page to find more information and then use the calendars (scroll down) to BOOK A COTTAGE ONLINE. Click here to email us. Our availability calendars are always 100% up to date.

Stunning restored barn for holidays

The Cow Shed


In an incredible location, this superb little holiday home in the Black Mountains has a front seat view of the majestic Brecon Beacons. Cosy, and beautifully, inventively furnished, this gorgeous cottage sleeps 2 to 4 plus an infant and up to 2 well-behaved dogs.
Stunning restored barn for holidays

Bal Mawr Barn


A beautiful barn for a lucky couple, with Bal Mawr Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park right in its sights. Lovely furnishings, boutique-hotel-style bathroom, and privacy, makes this the perfect romantic escape. Baby- and dog-friendly for one very good dog.
Holiday cabin with lovely interiors

Caban Gwyn

Traditionally styled exterior hiding a wonderfully light and contemporary holiday cottage - a romantic bolt-hole or a base for a small family or group of friends, just 20 minutes from some of the loveliest spots on Cardigan Bay. Sleeps 2 – 4 plus an infant and one well-behaved dog.
Stunning views, Monmouthshire cottage

Woodhay Lodge

A cosy-but-spacious Scandanavian wooden lodge with a heavenly view of the Monmouthshire hills, Woodhay Lodge in the foothills of the Black Mountains is perfect for dog-lovers, walkers, cyclists as well as those with access problems. Sleeps 2 to 4, plus an infant and up to 3 well-behaved dogs.
Quirky, pretty cottage for holidays in the Welsh Borders

Wren Cottage

A very unusual, but quirkily pretty, detached holiday home in the Welsh Borders has all that's needed for a small family holiday, or a supremely peaceful get-away for a couple. Light and bright, with a spacious garden, the cottage sleeps 2 to 4 plus a baby and a dog.
Cobbler's Cottage

Cobbler's Cottage

A 5-star-graded former cobbler’s cottage in a quiet picturesque hamlet between Abergavenny and Monmouth, this luxury cottage for 1-2 couples (plus an infant and a good dog) has a beautiful garden and is a short walk from a good friendly food pub. Situated right on Offa's Dyke, this lovely cottage is well-positioned for walkers, cyclists and sightseers.
Dolaumaen Isaf - the perfect Pembrokeshire holiday cottage

Dolaumaen Isaf

Close to the Pembrokeshire coast, this lovely cow byre conversion is the destination for lovers of peace and quiet. With beautifully chosen furnishings, a spacious garden and stunning views across to the Preseli Mountains, it sleeps 1 to 2 couples (plus an extra child, an infant, and up to 2 well-behaved dogs).
Black Mountains barn

Pickle Barn

A romantically-situated barn conversion for a couple in the Black Mountains enjoys perfect peace and quiet and beautiful views. But this delightful barn isn’t far from the bustling town of Crickhowell for good pubs and great provisioning.
Views aplenty from this large holiday let

Ty Mawr Barn

A beautiful big barn with magnificent views across the Usk Valley, this is luxurious architect-designed accommodation, with lovely detailing and ingenious use of space. Sleeps 2 to 10 in 5 bedrooms (4 are zip-and-link superking/twin; one is a king-size), plus a baby and 2 good dogs.
Cottage near the beaches of The Gower

Up in the Woods

A beautiful award-winning renovation of an old farm building, Up in the Woods is situated on a hillside above the Swansea Valley, with 12 acres of meadow and woodland to enjoy. A great base for activities, mountains, or seaside fun. Sleeps 2 to 4, plus a baby and 2 well-behaved dogs.
Penrheol is a holiday cottage with stunning views of Pen-y-Fan and the Brecon Beacons


A super-comfortable holiday cottage for up to 6 in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, Penrheol has dramatic views across to iconic Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in south Wales. Every comfort has been thought of to make this a perfect private cottage for year-round stays. Baby-friendly; dog-friendly.
Holiday lodge near Longtown, Hay and the Black Mountains

Woodpecker Lodge

Woodpecker Lodge has a livery as smart as its namesake – black-painted clapboard adds a note of rustic chic to this cosy little barn. Set in gloriously beautiful, very peaceful countryside close to the Black Mountains, this lovely holiday lodge makes a cosy, comfortable, well-equipped escape for 2 to 4 people (plus an infant and a dog).
Pontescob Cottage in the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons National Park near Abergavenny and Hay on Wye

Pontescob Cottage

In the heart of the Black Mountains in a sweet garden close to a rushing trout and salmon stream, this pretty, authentic miller’s cottage is perfect for a couple (plus 2 children). The Sugar Loaf Mountain is close by for great walks and views of the whole National Park. Dog-friendly (up to 2 well-behaved dogs very welcome).
Ponthendre Farmhouse in the Black Mountains

Ponthendre Farmhouse

A beautiful farmhouse in the Monnow Valley with a magnificent view of the Black Mountains, Ponthendre makes a lovely holiday escape for 2 to 8 people (plus an infant and 2 dogs). Great walking from the door – either for a yomp up the hills or a saunter to a local pub.
Wood clad holiday cottage in Monmouthshire with views


This cedar-clad barn in the wildlife-rich Monmouthshire countryside is a beautiful airy space for a couple. Ashmead is cosy and very comfortable, and has big windows and a generous terrace for full enjoyment of its panoramic view. Sleeps 2 (plus a couple of children on a sofa-bed, and an infant).
Millstream Cottage

Millstream Cottage

Millstream Cottage is charmingly situated on a tiny island in the peaceful village of Eardisland. A sparkling stream runs by, with swans, kingfishers and otters. This ancient - but really comfortable - timber-framed cottage makes an enchanting hideaway for a couple (plus a non-toddling baby).
Year-round lodge for self-catering couples

Calves' Cot

Calves' Cot is a charming boutique-hotel-style detached stone cottage with a private enclosed garden. With lots of space to roam on this country estate, and with the Black Mountains as a back-drop, this hideaway for a couple (plus a baby or a small child and 2 good dogs) is the ultimate luxurious, romantic get-away.
Hayloft holiday studio on Kate Humble's farm in Wales

The Hayloft

A light, bright and stylish holiday studio for a couple to enjoy a fascinating break on Kate Humble’s animal-filled farm. Stunning countryside, with lots to see and do; and good pubs nearby. Sleeps 2, plus an infant.
Riverview cottage

Riverview Cottage

Surrounded by breath-taking views of Hatterall Hill and the striking Skirrid Mountain, Riverview Cottage is an oasis of nature, beauty and tranquillity. Super-comfort for 2 to 6 (plus an extra child, an infant and up to 2 very good dogs), this is an amazing place for family holidays or a heavenly retreat for a couple.
Edwardian showmans wagon

The Edwardian

In the beautiful countryside of the southern Welsh Borders, this exquisitely restored showman’s wagon enjoys a vue splendide. An Edwardian original, it now has all the comforts in place – even wifi – for super-luxurious glamping with all the fun of away-from-it-all camping. Sleeps a couple plus a babe in arms and up to 2 good dogs.
Hill Farm cottage

Hill Farm

A completely secluded farmhouse in the foothills of the Black Mountains, with views of beautiful unspoilt countryside. Great for long family holidays or cosy short breaks for couples, this private, peaceful place sleeps 2 to 4 adults, plus up to 6 children, an infant, and 2 well-behaved dogs.
Beachfront holiday cottage

Gone to the Beach

You can't get closer to the beach than at this lovely light, bright holiday home: steps from the garden take you down to one of the best and safest beaches in Wales. Luxuriously comfortable, this gorgeous house in Pembrokeshire's Saundersfoot sleeps 2 to 8 (plus an infant, and a dog in the dog-friendly months).
The Coach House cottage, Cusop near Hay

The Coach House

A perfect example of how a small cottage can be made spacious by good design: this beautiful, original, thoughtfully planned holiday escape for a couple, and two children (plus an infant and a good dog) is located in a very peaceful village within walking distance of Hay-on-Wye.
Park Lodge - superb getaway in Wales

Park Lodge

The combination of space and privacy – a rare commodity, but one which this beautiful lodge on a Welsh country estate has in quantity. Sleeps up to 12 in 3 double bedrooms, 2 twins and 2 singles (plus up to 2 infants). Or the ground floor only can be rented outside the school holidays for up to 5 in one double bedroom, one twin and a single (plus an infant).
Yurt with full facilities in a stunning location

Shade Oak Yurt

In an elevated position with lovely views, but nestled into the corner of a field for shelter, this wonderful yurt is sturdy, warm and super-comfortable. From all the essentials to some very luxurious facilities, the owners have thought of everything possible to make this a properly glamping stay. Sleeps a couple, plus a babe-in-arms.
Perfect yurt, for a rural adventure holiday

Field Maple Yurt

A superbly located and beautifully constructed yurt in the heavenly hills of the Welsh Marches: a view of the Black Mountains; a comfy warm yurt; a luxurious wash house complete with roll-top bath; a fire-pit to warm your toes or sizzle your sausages; and a front-seat view of starry skies. Sleeps a couple, plus a babe-in-arms.
Pen y Fedw cottage near Monmouth

Pen y Fedw

A delightfully bright, stylish and eco-friendly cottage with beautiful, serene views across glorious Monmouthshire countryside, Pen y Fedw sleeps a couple (plus a baby and two well-behaved dogs). No necessity or luxury has been ignored, from wifi to iPod docking-station; from roll-top bath to wood burner – this  cottage has it all.
Anglesey holiday cottage - beautiful Cysgod-y-Coed


A holiday gem on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, Cysgod-y-Coed is a comfortable and stylish hideaway for 2 to 6 people (plus an infant and up to 3 good dogs). Situated on its own in undulating farmland, this spacious conversion is well-placed for beaches and coastal walks. There is a pub within walking distance along an old green lane.
Holiday cottage near Dolgellau, Wales

Number Seven

A wonderfully cosy and colourful cottage in a handsome Dolgellau street. Great for outdoor activities in the Snowdonia National Park or seaside fun on the sandy beaches of the Gwynedd coast, this comfortable hideaway sleeps 2 couples (plus an extra child in one of the bedrooms) and an infant.
Colourful holiday cabin near Garway

Sunrise Lodge

Cosiness, comfort and quiet – this little cabin has all three, plus a great deal more. A lovely little wooden cabin on Garway Hill in the Welsh Marches, Sunrise Lodge is privately situated in beautiful countryside close to the border with Wales. Sleeps a couple (plus an infant and 2 well-behaved dogs).
The Carthouse Pembrokeshire cottage

The Carthouse

Within easy reach of Pembrokeshire’s stunning beaches and coastline, this lovely cottage is located in a peaceful, serenely rural setting. Long-reaching views of the Preselis, plenty of walks from the door, and luxurious 5-star comfort make the The Carthouse an ideal year-round escape for 2 to 4 (plus an infant).
The Granary holiday cottage

The Granary

A gem of a cottage for a couple, positioned in heavenly Pembrokeshire countryside with magical views of the Preseli mountains. Comfortable, cosy, 5-star accommodation close to beaches and coastal walks. Sleeps two, plus an infant and a well behaved dog.
Old Schoolhouse, near Hay-on-Wye in the Welsh Marches

The Old Schoolhouse

Poised on the cusp of England and Wales, this former schoolhouse is close to the majestic Wye river and only 10 minutes from the famous book town of Hay-on-Wye. Surrounded by serenely beautiful countryside, The Old Schoolhouse is now a lovely, well-equipped retreat for 2 to 4 (plus an extra child, an infant, and up to 2 good dogs).
Kate Humble's Hideaway

The Humble Hideaway

This really is a hideaway, tucked into a peaceful and private corner of a field on Kate Humble’s Welsh Borders farm: a spacious and cosy shepherd’s hut, with companion buildings for all the facilities. Sleeps a couple, plus a babe in arms and up to 2 good dogs.

The Piggery

A lovely cosy cottage on Kate Humble’s farm in beautiful Monmouthshire – perfect for a couple or as a base for a small family’s happy holiday. Lots of farm animals around to enjoy. Sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant and up to 2 well-behaved dogs).
Restored cottage for holidays in Herefordshire

The Bourbon

A beautiful cottage with an amazing interior space, The Bourbon is situated in the Golden Valley in Herefordshire – one of Britain’s best-kept secrets. It sleeps a couple plus an infant (and up to 2 good dogs) and enjoys what the writer Geoffrey Moorhouse called ‘one of the best views in creation’.
Holiday cottage Rhyd Ddu Bach

The Ritty

A beautiful little farmhouse in the deeply rural countryside of the Welsh Marches: rich in wildlife, lots of space, good fresh air, but only 12 minutes’ walk from an excellent local pub. Sleeps 2 to 4 (plus 2 extra children, an infant and up to 2 good dogs).
Gypsy caravan near Logtown - holiday in Herefordshire

Kingfisher Camp

Kingfisher Camp, a lovely escape in the lee of the beautiful Black Mountains, is perfect for a couple (plus 2 children and up to 2 very well-behaved dogs). A hand-made gypsy caravan and a cosy fishing hut are privately situated in stunning countryside, with a river for fishing or paddling in. Open between March and October.
Gattimer Lodge

Gattimer Lodge

Luxurious, spacious comfort for 2 to 6 (plus 2 children) in the beautiful Golden Valley. This wonderful detached barn has far-reaching rural views, proximity to a country village with good pub, and is only 10 minutes to Hay-on-Wye.
Hay Bluff Cottage, Hay on Wye, Black Mountains - superb self-catering cottage near Hay

Hay Bluff Cottage

A beautifully situated, comfortable little stone house in the Black Mountains close to the fascinating town of Hay-on-Wye. Its enclosed garden with stream, orchard and wild flower area is great for children’s games, or for listening to birds and enjoying the views. Sleeps 2-6 (plus up to 2 dogs). Delightfully isolated, but within walking distance to the famous 'book town'.
Rowlestone Mill holiday barn - hillside cottage

Rowlestone Mill Barn

Set on a hillside, with a beautiful view down the valley, this wonderful barn is secluded and private, with peace and quiet in abundance. Sleeps 2 to 4, plus an extra child, an infant, and one well-behaved dog. Saturday and Tuesday changeovers.
Romany Gypsy Caravan in Abergavenny, Wales - special place for weekend breaks

Owl Cabin & Romany Caravan

Cosy Owl Cabin is a unique secluded retreat for a couple and up to 2 children (plus infant and dog) set in a private spot in the foothills of the Black Mountains. Sit, eat and relax in front of a wood burner in the cabin (including all other facilities) and then enjoy the unique romantic experience of sleeping in a traditional bowtop Romany Caravan, just a couple of steps away. Cabin sleeps two children on a pull-out bed, and the bow-top sleeps a couple.
Holiday barn conversion in Monmouthshire

The Hayshed

A little barn which punches well above its weight, this beautifully-renovated former hayshed in lyrically beautiful countryside commands a stunning, serene, unspoilt view. With a luxuriously comfortable interior, it makes the perfect escape for 2-4 (plus an infant and a dog). It is a 10-minute drive into Monmouth for good shopping and eating.
Great holiday barn for couples

Angel Barn

A lovely snug barn in the borderlands of Wales and England, Angel Barn is an extremely cosy and comfortable place to stay. Set in a very rural location with the Black Mountains as a back-drop, it is nevertheless a short drive to a good local shop and pubs. Sleeps 2 to 4, plus an infant and a well-behaved dog.
Country cottage with amazing views and secluded location

Glentrothy Lodge

A pretty little detached house in a heavenly situation – completely secluded, private, peaceful, and luxuriously comfortable. All this, and only a short drive to really good amenities and superb pubs and restaurants. Sleeps a couple, plus 1 child and a babe in arms (and a very well-behaved dog).
Holiday barn conversion near Hay on Wye

Stable Cottage

Stable Cottage, set in Herefordshire’s glorious Golden Valley, is a stunningly beautiful, immaculately converted 19th-century stable block just ten minutes’ drive from the ‘book town’, Hay-on-Wye. Lovely walks, great dining-out, wonderful comfort for 2-4, plus an infant and a dog.
Beautiful converted longhouse for holidays in Wales


Fronfraith, a beautiful Welsh longhouse in a stunning setting of its own eight acres of land, makes the perfect away-from-it-all location for family holidays, or a heavenly romantic hideaway for couples. Up its own track with enclosed garden, fields around, and a view of Snowdonia, this very stylish longhouse sleeps 2 to 9 (plus an extra child), an infant and up to 2 dogs.
Farm cottage with superb views

Buzzards Bothy

A hillside idyll, with masses of space around it for exploring, and a superb panoramic view of the beautiful Black Mountains. This comfy, cosy, well-equipped detached cottage on a Welsh Borders hill farm is a delightful place to stay for 2 to 4 (plus 2 extra children), an infant, and up to 2 good dogs.
Ludlow Cottage - in the centre of historic Ludlow, is a cosy cottage for two

Llwyn Howell

A gorgeous little farm house, Llwyn Howell is beautifully situated in luscious countryside, with its own spectacular view. Combining traditional features with modern comforts, and some quirky touches, this lovely place can be a romantic hideaway escape for couples or a superb base for family holidays. Sleeps 2 to 4 adults, plus 2 children on bunks and 2 children on a futon (and an infant and up to 2 dogs).
Beamed cottage for couples

The Sett

A lovely little holiday studio in a private, detached, converted barn (you have the building all to yourselves), The Sett is a place to get away from it all and immerse yourself in a wildlife-rich landscape. Welsh border walking, good places to eat out, and plenty of peace and quiet will fully restore your mojo. Sleeps a couple, plus a baby and a good dog.
Glentrothy Old Stables in the Black Mountains

Glentrothy Old Stables

In a very peaceful position on a lovely country estate near the market town of Abergavenny, this stylish cottage is situated in a gently picturesque valley, and close to Michelin-starred dining. Suits a couple, a baby and 2 good dogs. This cottage makes a great base for country pursuits of all kinds, or simply a restorative escape.
Abbeydore cottage in beautiful Herefordshire

The Two Acres

A lovely renovation of a little 15th-century farmhouse in the sensational surroundings of the Golden Valley in the Welsh Marches: The Two Acres is cosy and comfortable for a couple (plus an infant and up to 2 good dogs), with the most inspirational view of the Black Mountains from its terrace.
Village cottage near Hay on Wye

Brick Cottage

An amble from Hay-on-Wye, this little village property is beautifully comfortable, and has all you need from off-street parking to a little private garden. Close to Offa's Dyke and the Black Mountains, this little cottage makes a great base for exploring. Sleeps 2-4 (plus an infant and a well-behaved dog).
Farm Cottage, mid-Wales, near the Black Mountains

Farm Cottage

Straddling the Marches, with views of Wales and the Black Mountains on one side, and England on the other, this fantastic cottage on a working hill farm sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant and 2 good dogs). Couples will love this true country escape, and children will adore all the animals. 
Cottage holiday in Herefordshire

Mr Price's Cottage

This is a delightfully positioned 17th-century cottage in the Welsh borders, with an enclosed garden, and a pretty view across a serene little valley. Handsome pure-bred Traditional Hereford cattle graze in the fields, ducks socialise on the duck pond, and a little brook meanders towards it. Sleeps 2 to 4 (plus 2 children, a baby and up to 2 good dogs).
White cottage in Powys, Wales

Bwthyn Delyn

A real beauty in both location and interior style. Simple, rustic, stylish, ancient, detached, this lovely cottage is comfortable and cosy, and in a peaceful location close to a great village pub. Sleeps two to five, plus an infant and two dogs.
Light-filled paradise for holidays in the Welsh Marches

Sprig's Granary

A stunning spacious barn conversion for 2 to 6 (plus an infant) in the lovely unspoilt Welsh Marches, Sprig’s Granary is detached, bright and airy, luxurious and well-equipped. Huge windows, glazed doors, and a conservatory let in masses of light; bedrooms each have their own bathroom.
Holiday home near Hay

Clyro Cottage

Clyro Cottage is set in a quiet location in truly glorious countryside. A wing of a lovely Georgian farmhouse, it has beautiful views of the famous ‘book town’ of Hay-on-Wye (a 10-minute stroll away), with the Black Mountains behind. Sleeps 2 to 6 (plus an infant and a good dog).
A Grand Design holiday let in the Wye Valley

Fforest Lodge

Situated in seclusion on a wooded hillside above Tintern, this beautiful house is a case study in how good design can make you happy and serene. Boasting a wonderful living space, traditional Japanese elements, and a roof terrace in the tree canopy, Fforest Lodge sleeps 2 to 8 (plus an infant) in four bedrooms.
Superb glamping in private location with views


Perching at the top of her field, and admiring her spectacular view, Gracie is situated in the most enviable position. She is an adorable 1950s touring caravan with original features, recently restored by the owners who have had her in their extended family for 60-odd years. Now, all spruced up and made comfortable for visitors, Gracie is ready for her new lease of life. Sleeps a couple plus a good dog.
Cottage near golf course and Monmouth in Wales

Little Llanvolda

Tucked into extraordinarily pretty countryside, Little Llanvolda will delight its visitors with comfortable furnishings, enclosed garden, restful views, its proximity to handsome Monmouth, and many superb places to visit and things to do in the locality. Sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant and up to 2 good dogs).
Walnut Tree Cottage in the Brecon Beacons

Walnut Tree Cottage

A beautiful little cottage near a stream with a private sunny garden in the Black mountains - great for a couple or a small family (1-2 couples, plus an infant and up to 2 dogs). Wonderful for outdoor pursuits, such as walking, riding and cycling; for eating out; and for visits to Norman castles.
Ffynnon Fair - stunning Pembrokeshire bolthole

Ffynnon Fair

A jewel of a bolt-hole for a couple (plus a baby and a dog), Ffynnon Fair is so lovely that you may not want to tear yourselves away. But all the attractions of Pembrokeshire are on the doorstep – coastal walks, beautiful beaches, scenic mountains, superb restaurants; and the pretty seaside town of Newport is only 7 minutes away.
A cowboy theme to this stunning log cabin

Wrangler's Rest

A cool little cabin for would-be cowboys and cowgirls deep in the Black Mountains on a horse whisperer’s farm. Transport yourselves to a fantasy world of Wild West pioneers, American Indians, and the wonderful simplicity of a rural existence. Sleeps a couple, plus up to 2 good dogs.
Large holiday home in Tudor village, Herefordshire

The Throne

Set in a picturesque Herefordshire village of black-and-white timber-framed buildings, The Throne is a superb example of Tudor architecture. The owners have added a contemporary twist to its renovation, so that it is now a wonderful fusion of old and new. The Throne (so-called because King Charles 1 spent the night there once) sleeps up to 10 adults, 3 children, an infant and 2 good dogs.
Amazing, romantic holiday let in Brockweir,near the river Wye

Owl's Nest

This lovely little building is so-called because it is close to a tree where a Tawny Owl nests, but also because it is a wonderfully luxurious retreat and hideaway for a couple. Owl’s Nest is privately situated on the edge of the village of Brockweir, with a view of tree-tops from the raised verandah and heavenly comfort inside - a really special place for a couple (plus a non-toddling baby) to stay.
Ludlow Cottage - in the centre of historic Ludlow, is a cosy cottage for two

The Ludlow Holiday Cottage

A beautifully designed, cosy, elegant private space for a couple – just perfect for indulging in luxurious comfort, or for exploring wonderful Ludlow (‘The Gastronomic Capital of the Marches’), and the gorgeous countryside around it. Ideal for train-travellers, walkers and lovers of good food.
Rosewell Cottage - Wye Valley near Tintern


As pretty and romantic as a cottage can be, this lovely place close to the River Wye with beautiful views across the valley is perfect for a couple's get-away (plus an infant and up to two dogs), but is also great for families of up to 5 people. Rosewell is both away from it all, and a very accessible 20 minutes from the M48 Severn Bridge.
Offa's Lodge near St Briavels

Offa's Lodge

Located in a quiet hamlet on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, and a short distance above the majestic River Wye, this beautiful detached cottage typifies the romance of the perfect holiday home. Pretty of face, Offa's Lodge is surrounded by a peaceful classic cottage garden, and its interior delightfully and comfortably decorated in a timeless style. Sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant and 2 good dogs).
Amazing views, walled garden - cottage near the Brecon Beacons

The Head Gardener's Cottage

This beautiful cottage enjoys a particularly special location. It has its own big walled garden, and is surrounded by the spectacular parkland of a prestigious Welsh country estate, with magnificent views towards the Brecon Beacons National Park. This really comfortable, beautifully furnished one-storey stone cottage sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant).
Superb apartment in the centre of Hay on Wye

The Cheese Market

The Cheese Market apartment, a wonderful space above the old building of that name, sits right in the heart of the ‘book town’ of Hay-on-Wye. Soaring ceilings, big windows and lovely furnishings make this a fantastic base for bookshop and boutique-browsing, or for exploring the stunning countryside around it. Sleeps a couple (plus a babe-in-arms and up to 2 well-behaved dogs).
Woodlands holiday cottage with views and hot tub


A very special holiday home in stunning countryside, whether for family fun in the holidays or as a bolt-hole for a couple. Beautifully secluded, with a big garden and lots of woodland to roam around in, but easily accessible from the M4, too. Sleeps up to 6 adults plus 2 extra children, an infant and up to 2 well-behaved dogs.
The Hafod Cottage Llanthony Valley near Abergavenny Hay-on-Wye

The Hafod

Situated high up in the Black Mountains with a view in a million, this beautifully decorated, extremely comfortable hillside escape has a peaceful and restorative atmosphere. Great walking and trekking country, and close to Hay-on-Wye. Suitable for up to 2 couples (plus 1 child or 1 infant) and up to 2 dogs.
Beautiful cottage near Merthyr Mawr in Wales

The Wash House

A very special holiday cottage, The Wash House is a former laundry building to the listed 18th-century manor house of the idyllic Merthyr Mawr estate in coastal South Glamorgan. Boasting comfort to the ‘nth’ degree, with a truly luxurious mattress on the bed, a lovely open fire and really beautiful furnishings, the cottage sleeps a couple (plus a non-toddling infant).
Cottage near Cardiff, Cowbridge and beaches

The Laundry

A wonderful opportunity to stay on a beautiful country estate close to the Vale of Glamorgan’s beautiful coast: The Laundry is one of the 18th-century manor house’s former laundry rooms. It has been superbly converted into a gorgeous, top-notch-comfortable, romantic hideaway for a couple (plus a non-toddling infant).
Townhouse in Hay on Wye

Corner House

A short stroll from the centre of Hay-on-Wye, this lovely comfortable Edwardian house is cosy enough for a couple, but spacious enough for a family holiday. Peaceful and restful, with a view of the church on one side, and the Black Mountains across the rooftops on the other, this makes the perfect town-meets-country retreat. Sleeps 2 to 6 (plus a baby) in 4 bedrooms.
Seaside cottage near The Mumbles and Swansea

Breaking Waves

A coastal escape for all seasons of the year, this beautiful, luxurious little seaside house close to The Mumbles and The Gower Peninsular has unbroken views across the sea and a sunny decked garden with a hot-tub. Sleeps a couple in a super-king-sized bed, plus a babe in arms and a well-behaved dog.
Holiday wagin

Wind in the Willows

This brilliant showman’s wagon near the Black Mountains enjoys an amazing secluded location, surrounded by unspoilt countryside and far-reaching views. Alongside are an eco-cabin with all facilities, a fire-pit and a sauna – all tucked into an enclosed garden. Sleeps a couple plus a babe in arms and up to 2 good dogs.
Lleine Price - coastal cottage in West Wales

Lleine Price

A pretty, traditional West Wales coastal cottage in lovely Ceredigion - perfect for beaches, wildlife and great walking. Sleeps 2 to 6 (plus an infant and up to 2 dogs) in 2 double rooms and a twin. Enclosed garden with trampoline, off-lane parking, and a sunny terrace.
Luxury cottage in the Wye Valley - Monks Hall

Monks Hall 

A rare combination of grandeur and intimacy, this wonderful historic house is a 2-minute walk from the River Wye. A 20-minute drive from the M48 Severn Bridge, makes this a very accessible escape for a special short break for a couple or a family holiday. Sleeps 2-4 (plus an infant and a dog) in great comfort.
Superb Wye Valley accommodation - The Malt House

The Malt House

This beautiful 16th-century Grade 2*-listed house, with a rich and complex architectural history, is now a fabulous place to stay close to the River Wye. Situated in the beautiful village of Brockweir this historic holiday home is steps away from a lovely country inn and an excellent community shop. Sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant and a dog).
Stunningly glazed village house for holidays in modern style

Y Golau

A beautifully designed house, with lots of west-facing glazing for maximum light. Comfortable, full of character and superbly situated, with the Brecons, the Black Mountains, the River Wye, and all the conveniences of a village on your doorstep. Sleeps 2 to 6, plus an infant and 2 good dogs.
Beautiful self-catering cottage in Powys, Wales - quiet country cottage retreat


A smart little 5-star bolt-hole for a couple (plus an infant and a dog) with a warm and cosy contemporary interior (complete with fabulous roll-top bath). It has beautiful views over the Brecon Beacons, plenty of wildlife to watch, and some really up-to-the-minute entertainment technology.
Rural cottage Pentwyn Farm Cottage

Pentwyn Farm Cottage

Surrounded by wildflower meadows on a precious Wye Valley nature reserve, this secluded Welsh cottage makes a delightful short break or holiday retreat for a couple and a child (plus an infant and up to 2 well-behaved dogs).
Great place to stay for couples next to the river Wye

River Barn

A private, detached little bolt-hole with the River Wye in full view, River Barn has been immaculately renovated in a rustic-chic style. The owners, an architect and an interior designer, know how to design space, and have created a truly romantic and beautiful place for a couple (plus a baby and a dog).
Hodson's House holiday cottage, Golden Valley

Hodson's House

A unique and wonderful place to stay in the heavenly countryside of the Golden Valley near the Black Mountains and Hay-on-Wye, Hodson’s House is a comfortable, spacious, beautifully restored craftsman’s studio sleeping 2 to 4 (plus an infant and 2 dogs).
The Fro - beautiful holiday let near Crickhowell and Brecon

The Fro

This very special house in the Brecon Beacons is set in a magical position with a big lovely garden and beautiful views, but is also close to the bustling town of Crickhowell. Sleeps 4+2, plus a baby and 2 dogs. This beautiful cosy 17th-century farmhouse is hard to leave, but great walks up Crug Hywel mountain behind the house will tempt even the most reluctant walker.
Fairhaven cottage near the River Wye


A stunning detached cottage overlooking the River Wye, enveloping enough for a couple but roomy enough for 6 (plus a child and an infant). Contemporary comfort meets rustic charm in this beautiful holiday escape: all possible modern conveniences are in place, but without affecting its lovely country feel. Great walking from the door, plus quantities of family pursuits in the local area.
Unique converted barn for self-catering holidays in Wales, near Hay

Wern Derys

A former-cow byre and artists studio is now a beautiful holiday cottage for a couple or small family. Colourful, unique, peaceful, with gently welcoming owners, and in an elysian location, Wern Derys is the place to come to really escape the outside world. 15 minutes from wonderful Hay-on-Wye, the world famous book town. Sleeps a couple (plus 2 children, an infant and 2 good dogs).
Woodland cottage in Wales - Paradise


A perfect half-timbered cottage in a clearing in the woods, Paradise is completely private, but not cut off from civilisation either. Lovely and cosy inside, and set in a beautiful garden, this authentically-restored, seventeenth-century farmhouse sleeps 2-5 (plus an infants and up to 2 very well-behaved dogs).
Nibley holiday barn in Wales

Nibley Barn

Ancient winding lanes lead to this gorgeous old country barn with its atmosphere of timeless peace. Set in a stunning garden with hidden places to sit and enjoy the flower-framed view of the Black Mountains, this beautifully furnished oak-timbered barn sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an extra child in one bedroom, and an extra couple in a shepherd’s hut), and an infant.
Nanteris Cottage, Cardiganshire, close to the sea

Nanternis Cottage 

A very pretty little detached holiday house near New Quay in Cardiganshire, Nanternis Cottage is beautifully restored, superbly comfortable, and decorated in a contemporary cottage style. Minutes from the sea, this perfect coastal cottage sleeps 2 adults and 2 children (plus an infant).
Cottage by the river Monnow in Wales

Monnow Cottage

Enjoying a riverside position in a quiet hamlet, this charming cottage looks up at the dramatic hillscape of the Black Mountains. The immediate neighbourhood: a country pub, a country church, a handful of dwellings, and a stone bridge for playing Pooh Sticks - an old-fashioned pace of life. Monnow Cottage sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an extra child, an infant and up to 2 good dogs).
The Old Stable - cottage near Partrishow in the Black Mountains

The Old Stable

The Old Stable at Tyn y Llwyn Farm is magnificently situated on the southern slopes of the Gader range in the Black Mountains and, being on the Beacons Way, makes a superb base for walkers. A former stable, it has been sensitively converted into a lovely cosy, well-equipped cottage with a wonderful view (sleeping a 2 to 4 in a double and a twin, plus an infant and a dog).
Large home for holidays with kids in the country

The Musician's House

A light and airy house with a big garden in an astonishingly picturesque setting, The Musician’s House makes a superb base for family holidays, little get-togethers, and peaceful escapes from the hustle and bustle. Sleeps to 4 adults, plus 4 children, an infant and up to 2 good dogs.
Shepherds hut in Black Mountains

Caban Bryn Arw

Gloriously positioned in the heart of the Black Mountains, this Shepherd's Hut offers up-to-date comfort surrounded by back-to-nature beauty. Sleeping 2, plus a babe-in-arms, and a dog, this hut has a fully enclosed garden with a lovely mountain view.
Stunning holiday yurt in Wales

Starlight Yurt

A beautiful authentic Mongolian yurt in the most amazing private location: both its terrestrial surroundings – meadow, woods, river and mountains – and also its newly-awarded status as 'International Dark Sky Reserve'. A great place to star-gaze in other words! Sleeps a couple (plus 2 children and 2 dogs), with a shepherds hut and a cedar hot tub for all comforts.
Little House in the Big Woods - Brockweir

Little House in the Big Woods

A perfectly lovely hideaway near Brockweir in the beautiful Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, this gorgeous little wooden house is everything you will need – and more – for the ideal escape. Sleeps a couple (and a dog) in stylish eco-friendly comfort.
Stunning, canvassed holiday lodge

Bee's Bower

This extraordinarily beautiful, otherworldly little house perches in a private and magical corner of the Black Mountains, owner of its wonderful view. It is built with such imagination and care that everything feels just right, and every detail delights the eye. Sleeps a couple (plus a babe-in-arms and up to 2 good dogs) in glamping luxury.
Shepherd's Hut in the Welsh Marches

Cwt Hyfryd

This very pretty shepherd's hut is privately positioned in a lovely meadow and has spectacular views across the hills of the Welsh Marches. Every little detail has been thought of and refined to create a perfect stay for a couple (plus 2 children and a good dog).
Yurt for romantic escape - Mimi's Wood Yurt

Mimi's Tree Yurt

This beautiful handmade ‘Turkomen’ yurt is stunningly situated on a hillside in the Black Mountains. Romantically equipped with a big brass bed and a wonderful beaten copper bath, this lovely place is perfect for couples. An ingenious annex crafted from sweet chestnut and apple wood provides a kitchen space, a loo and a shower. Sleeps 2 (plus an infant and up to 2 good dogs).
Yurt holiday in the Black Mountains - Gabriels Yurt

Gabriel's Yurt

A delightful Turkomen yurt, privately situated on a hillside in the Black Mountains, tucked into a magical little copse. A superb view opens out in the foreground, with wild flowers all around. A smaller yurt next door is a kitchen; and a wonderful turquoise Jamaican-style shack houses the shower and loo. Sleeps a couple (plus an infant and 2 good dogs).
Mongolian Yurt, Llanthony Valley

Moonlight Yurt

An authentic Mongolian yurt in its own beautifully-situated, private riverside position. In the heart of the Black Mountains, this amazing, secluded yurt has superb walking in the surrounding hills and it is but a short drive through the spectacular Gospel Pass to Hay-on-Wye.  Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children, plus up to 2 well behaved dogs. 
Shepherds huts for couples

The Black Mountain Trail Wagons

These beautifully comfortable hand-crafted trail wagons enjoy perfect peace and an imposing view of the Black Mountains. Two unique huts, plus a facility cabin, sit in their own location, sleeping 1 to 4, plus up to 2 well-behaved dogs. There is a discount for the use of one bed outside the holidays, while both wagons and the site remain all yours to enjoy.
Perfect cottage for couples in the Black Mountains of Wales

Blaentrothy Cottage

Situated on Blaentrothy Farm, an isolated C17th listed steading in glorious Monmouthshire countryside, this 5-star luxury cottage for a couple was the start of it all, the place where Blaentrothy Cottages holiday cottage agency was born: see inside for the story...
Stunning secluded farmhouse

Ty-Coch Farmhouse

The view over the mountains from Ty-Coch Farm is the paradigm of a child’s drawing: a perfect cone shaped mountain (snow capped in winter) at the end of a wooded valley cloaked in gorgeous countryside. All the cosy and beautifully furnished rooms enjoy this outlook, as does the lovely terrace. Splendid seclusion for up to 4 adults, plus 2 to 3 children, an infant, and 2 good dogs.
Holiday cottage in Eardisley, Herefordshire

Orchard Barn

A delightfully light and airy barn conversion in pretty countryside near Hay-on-Wye, Orchard Barn sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant) in a double bedroom and a twin. There are beautiful views of the Black Mountains from the spacious enclosed garden, and the River Wye is about 7 miles away for fun on the water. Dog friendly.

More great cottages
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Self catering on or near the River Wye - Wye Valley Holiday Cottages
Self catering on the Welsh coast - Coastal Wales Holiday Cottages
Camping and glamping in Wales - Beneath the Stars
Special holiday cottages near the beautiful 'town of books' Hay-on-Wye and the Golden Valley
Self catering in or with views of the Black Mountains of Wales

A special place to stay

As seasoned holiday cottage visitors ourselves, we know how important it is to visit somewhere that is not only very special, but also clean, comfortable and well-equipped. All the necessities, as well as some luxuries, are included in the price. We know only too well how depressing it can be to arrive somewhere late at night to find that not even soap or washing-up liquid have been supplied. Our cottages all have something special about them, whether it is the wealth of beams, an original 17th-century wooden screen, or a superb view - as well as their beautiful unspoiled locations.

Featured cottage - Blaentrothy Cottage - Five star rated in Wales

Blaentrothy Holiday Cottage has been lovingly restored both with traditional materials and green concerns in mind. Blaentrothy Farm, where Blaentrothy Cottage is situated, has been listed as a very special group of farm buildings because they are completely unspoiled. Arriving at the farm is a bit like travelling back in time to the 17th-century. The 100 acres of farmland have been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest because the ancient meadows, which can be explored by public footpath, have never been ploughed or treated with modern fertilizers or weed killers. These provide a fascinating slice of living history: you can see exactly how a meadow would have looked at the time the farm was first built.

Luxury self-catering - Blaentrothy Cottage is situated in the middle of sheep farming country in what is a protected SSSI - 'Site of Special Scientific Interest'. The landscape is completely idyllic, and because it is an organic farm (and always has been), wild flower meadows, streams, copses and hedgerows are rich in wild fauna and flora. Beautiful views of the surrounding Welsh countryside, and nearby, the Black Mountains stretching out for miles, make this the perfect Welsh romantic hideaway.

  Cow eyeing up the grass in Pontescob Cottage Garden

A perfect vacation in Wales

Wales is a perfect place for a vacation. Available for year-round rental, Blaentrothy Cottage provides luxury self-catering accommodation for two people in Wales. It is a self-contained wing of Blaentrothy Farmhouse, in what used to be the old Wain House (shelter for the hay carts) and the granary above. Stylishly decorated by the owners (one of whom used to work for House & Garden magazine) to Five Star-rated (Visit Wales) standard, the accommodation is comfortable and luxurious while retaining all the charm of the old farm building. All the fixtures and fittings are new, so that modern convenience is combined with the beauty of ancient oak beams, mullion windows and old red sandstone to create a wonderful fusion of old and new - a unique, luxury holiday accommodation.

This cottage in Wales sleeps two adults, and a cot is available for a baby if required. The cottage has its own entrance, own footpath from the parking area and own private area of garden with outdoor seating on a flag-stoned terrace. An elegant spiral staircase connects the two floors. Click here for more details of this luxury vacation house in Wales.

Luxury self catering cottage

Blaentrothy Holiday Cottage in Wales well placed for walking in Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons Wales

This self-catering cottage is fully equipped with all the modern appliances: a stylish kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with separate freezer, washer/dryer, television with DVD, music system and iPod dock. A bookshelf filled with guidebooks, novels, magazines, videos, CDs and board games will help you make the most of your relaxing stay. Full central heating, a wood-burning stove (with endless logs supplied), a comfortable sofa and armchair, a feather-and-down duvet, an electric blanket, and plentiful hot water will keep you cosy in the colder months. The large bedroom has a double bed with beautiful bedlinen, a stylish roll-top bath, open plan in the bedroom, with luxurious shower, heated towel rail and three sizes of towel.

Outside, in the summer months, sit with a drink on the terrace, look out over the meadows and watch the sun set behind the hill.

Baby friendly: Self catering holiday cottages in Wales can sometimes be unsuitable if you have a baby, and the last thing you want to do is carry all your baby equipment with you. Your baby will have a warm welcome at Blaentrothy Cottage. There is a cot, high-chair, baby towel, unbreakable baby crockery, and a bottle-steriliser available on request.

5 star accommodation

Blaentrothy Cottage is Wales Tourist Board 5 Star Rated Accommodation

Under three hours from London, Blaentrothy Cottage provides a perfect base to explore this beautiful part of Wales, especially if you want a holiday cottage near Hay on Wye. Please see the booking table for prices and availability. Central heating, hot water, logs and bedlinen are all included. Sorry, no smoking inside the cottage.

We have been awarded 5 stars from the Welsh tourist board which reflects the level of luxury accommodation this holiday cottage offers.

Also available - Romany Gypsy Vardo Caravan

We also have a refurbished 1940s Irish Romany gypsy caravan available for rent on the farm - this is an enchanting place to stay and offers a totally different holiday experience or a very special and unique and special place to stay for a holiday or your honeymoon. Press this link - Romany caravan holiday to see this gorgeous self-catering retreat for an ideal vacation in Wales.

A romantic Welsh retreat

Bluebells  in Llanbedr valley near Crickhowell on slopes of sugar loaf

The owners extend a warm welcome to you to this friendly part of Wales. In order to make your holiday in Wales as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, store cupboard essentials - tea, coffee, sugar, olive and other useful items - are all supplied so that you don't have to bring too much stuff with you. We live on the farm, so are happy to answer any queries or assist you in any way. We can arrange babysitting and can put a home-cooked meal in the fridge for your arrival. If you are planning to surprise your spouse or partner with a romantic treat or for your honeymoon in a holiday cottage in Wales, then we can help by putting a bottle of champagne in the fridge, or by creating a bespoke hamper bursting with delicious local produce.

These are romantic cottages in Wales for a honeymoon or anniversary - an excellent base for exploring all that the area has to offer, from second-hand bookshops in Hay-on-Wye to ancient footpaths, such as nearby Offa's Dyke. Fascinating churches proliferate, good food is plentiful, picturesque old market towns offer great days out, and Norman castles keep watch over this beautiful border country. There is something in each season for every visitor on their vacation. It is a particularly great area for restaurants. Golf holidays in Wales are very popular in the region and our Welsh self catering holiday cottages are in the perfect location to take advantage of the numerous golf courses in the area. Holiday cottages in Wales information, visit these site pages: Welsh cottages. For details of the area click holiday cottages in Wales where you will find more information.