Easter Breaks in Wales - 4 of the Best
|Langland Bay Penthouse - sleeps 6||With amazing beaches, seriously good places to eat and great shopping, Mumbles is always going to be a safe bet for an Easter break with friends. And this penthouse apartment overlooking Langland Bay is one of the best places to enjoy it from. With its comfortable light-filled rooms, Italian sofas and large garden with patio furniture and BBQ, you can get your seaside fix without skimping on style. |
The19-mile long Gower Peninsula includes some of Walesí best beaches including Rhossili, voted Britainís best beach. Watersports are a major draw, especially surfing, but you can also choose from a number of boat trips. For mountain biking enthusiasts, the Afan Forest, one of the premier trails in the UK is a must.
But it doesnít have to be all go go go. At Langland, you can simply kick back watch the world go by. A favourite with surfers, Langland is a large and laid-back sandy beach fringed with beach huts and a very good cafť brasserie. In the evening, head for Newton Road, which is lined with buzzy bars, restaurants and boutiques.
|Helygen - sleeps 6|
From beaches and watersports to hills, castles and culture, if you want it all from your Easter break to Wales, then Helygen holiday cottage in Aberystwyth is the place. This converted stone holiday cottage has everything you need for a stress-free family holiday: two spacious bedrooms with en-suite facilities; a large country-style kitchen with seating for six, a roomy lounge, and a large enclosed garden with beautiful views of the rolling hills.
The surrounding area is perfect for fun-filled family holidays. A short drive to the west are a couple of the areaís best beaches Ė award-winning Borth, whose shallow waters and shingle beach make it popular with surfers and families with young children, and Ynys Las, where the Dyfi National Nature Reserve boasts an impressive sand dune system and the long stretch of sand is good for beach games and walking the dog.
Donít miss a visit to nearby Aberystwyth, which has a museum, castle, cycle path waterfalls and lots of lovely walks. Closer to home is Tal-y-Bont village, a mile from the cottage, which has 2 pubs and kidís play area.
|Ty'r Castell - sleeps 7|
Welsh holiday cottages donít come more perfect than this dog friendly cottage in Pembrokeshire. On the one hand youíve got a fabulous 16th-century cottage with original stone walls, wood beams and slate floors; on the other, it is seriously comfortable and modern, with underfloor heating, WiFi and a well equipped kitchen.
Ty'r Castell is one of two luxury cottages located on a working farm, so it can be ideal for extended family to join the holiday for a few days. It sits in a picturesque location just 5 minutes walk from the sandy beach and harbour at Abercastle and the famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Thereís also a traditional country pub nearby.
The cottage is a short drive away from Britainís smallest city, St Davids, with its glorious 15th-century Cathedral and the magnificent ruins of the medieval Bishops Palace.
|Bwthyn y Plas - sleeps 4||As you drive towards this Caernarfon holiday cottage, nestled on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, you can feel your body start to relax. |
Just a couple of miles from the historic town of Caernarfon, the cottage is in the grounds of a private estate, and the windows offer stunning views of its rolling green fields. The friendly owners, who greet you on arrival, have restored the cottage to feel like a home from home. Inside, the cottage is comfortably furnished with everything you need for a stress free holiday - light-filled rooms, modern conveniences like WiFi, a dishwasher and super-sized fridge, and traditional touches like two open fires.
Another plus is that the cottage is just off the A487, so thereís no hunting around if you arrive after dark.