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Beat the Rush! Welsh Wonders for Epic Staycations in April and May 2021

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Published 07/04/2021 Beat the Rush! Welsh Wonders for Epic Staycations in April and May 2021


For such a small country, Wales packs a powerful punch.

Soaring mountains and rolling hills meet vast, unspoilt stretches of green countryside, peacefully dotted with cloud-like sheep and chocolate-box cottages.

Oh, and let's not forget that Wales is also home to the UK's only coastal National Park, sprinkled not only with golden sand Blue Flag beaches, but secret coves and enchanting bays.

With staycations already available to Welsh residents, and to travellers from England from 12th April, now could be the best time to avail yourself of the country's abundant natural beauty.

So, why not take a look at some of the most unusual places to stay in Wales with availability in April and May... before the rest of the world catches up?

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Cabin on the Lake | Powys

Cosy Under Canvas

Cosy Under Canvas

Experience the natural luxurious best of all holiday worlds, with award-winning geodome glamping in the rustic eco-friendly paradise of the Welsh woodlands. Are you looking for a holiday full of outdoor adventure to keep the kids busy and the dog active?  Perhaps you'd prefer cosying up with your partner and forgetting the world, complete with fluffy rug, fresh-ground coffee and…

Sunday 18th April for 3 nights - Oak and Hazel domes | Tuesday 20th April for 3 nights - Beech dome | Sunday 25th April for 3 nights - Holly, Oak and Rowan domes | Monday 3rd May for 4 nights - 5 domes available for 4 | Friday 07th May for 3 or more nights - Rowan dome | Sunday 09th May for 5 nights - Hazel and Rowan domes | Tues 11th to Friday 21st - Oak dome | Sunday 16th for 5 nights - Holly dome | Sunday 23rd for 5 nights - Holly, Beech, Hazel, Rowan |
The Welsh Gatehouse

The Welsh Gatehouse

Inspire your creative spirit in Grade II listed, castle-style Monmouthshire accommodation for two, exquisitely steeped in centuries of history and romance. For a blissfully tranquil romantic break infused with authentic medieval-style luxury, head for the South Wales city of Monmouthshire, where you'll discover a beautiful period property that contains over seven hundred years of…

Breaks available for 17-21 May and 23-28 May
Writer's Retreat

Writer's Retreat

Indulge your creative side in a handcrafted wooden cabin for two, nestled in an enchanting wooded valley at the foot of Monmouthshire's Sugar Loaf Mountain. Writer's Retreat is the ideal Welsh hideaway for two people looking to detox from a digital life for a while and reconnect, indulging in nature and plenty of natural creativity along the way! So inspirational a place is the welcoming…

Availability 24 - 31 May for stays of 2 nights or more
Florence Springs Hobbit House

Florence Springs Hobbit House

A quirky, TV-featured grass-roofed hobbit house with beautiful countryside views of Pembrokeshire. Featured on ITV Wales' ‘Coast and Country' and located on an award-winning glamping site, the Florence Springs Hobbit House is your refreshing gateway to life in the Great Outdoors.   Set in rural Pembrokeshire and just three miles from the coast, this is natural luxury at its…

9 - 12 April, 19 - 23 and 26 - 30 April, 10 - 17 or 14 - 21 May available to book!
Cromwell's Hideaway

Cromwell's Hideaway

A bespoke-crafted shepherd's hut, luxuriously nestled amongst the captivating Monmouthshire countryside. Monmouthshire is a very special place.  Stunningly set between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you'll find more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the UK.   Cromwell's Hideaway, a bespoke-crafted shepherd's…

Availability for breaks April 6-14, 18-21, 27-27 and May 3-5, 9-12, 17-19, 23-27
Cabans at Hide

Cabans at Hide

Three snug, hand-made havens are secluded amongst lush trees and flowers in the wildly wonderful Welsh countryside at Hide. If you go down to Tresilian Wood today, you'll find a stunning, art-and-culture-rich site set in wild Welsh countryside, complete with refreshing views of the Jurassic Coast - and three irresistibly romantic Cabans, affectionately named Merios, Llwynon and Dyllas…

22-25 April and 27-30 April availability
Cabin on the Lake

Cabin on the Lake

An idyllic off-grid haven on a secluded farm in the Welsh hills, where nature, comfort, and a wood-fired hot tub await! Discover the Cabin on the Lake on Gwalia Farm, peacefully set in the soothing green hills of mid Wales. ‘Gwalia' is an ancient Welsh name for Wales, and you'll feel the years rolling away to simpler times past as you arrive at the traditional farm, secluded amongst unspoilt…

Availability Monday 26 April for 4 nights, 2 adults, £465 - last availability until September!
Hush Hush Glamping

Hush Hush Glamping

Naturally luxurious pods set on lush, wildlife-steeped Welsh farmland, with jaw-dropping views of the Radnor Valley. Nestled beneath the ancient Radnor Forest, Hush Hush Glamping consists of two beautifully remote, expertly crafted wooden pods sleeping two or six adults. Elevated at 1,300 feet above sea level, you can savour glorious, sweeping views of the Radnor Valley and the Black Mountains;…

Good availability in Huacaya's Cush for May, and 4 nights from 19 April (sleeps 6). Some availability for 2/3 night stays in Hare's Form (sleeps 2)
Den by the Stream

Den by the Stream

A charmingly hand-built cabin that's dog-friendly, off-grid, and set in an idyllic Welsh meadow corner, achingly close to historic Cardigan. It's easy to feel that you've entered your own private paradise, as you make your way to the soothing meadow corner that's home to Den by the Stream. Impossibly calm and outrageously lovely, the off-grid cabin-for-two is beautifully positioned by a rippling…

Availability for stays 6 - 12 April and 20 - 23 April, and 25 - 30 May
Twr Mynach

Twr Mynach

Choose from two design-led bedrooms with a private terrace, in a lovingly restored tower perfectly set between Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay. Dating all the way back to 1880, Twr Mynach (‘Monk Tower' in English) occupies a perfect location for scenic adventures.  Standing proudly in Barmouth, where the mountains meet the sea between Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay, the tower also overlooks the…

Lots of April and May availability, especially in Lyn View room!
Trearddur Bay Beach House

Trearddur Bay Beach House

A stunning retreat to suit the whole family, with private hot tub and access to a sheltered beach on the scenic Isle of Anglesey. Featuring generous accommodation for up to ten guests, all conveniently spaced on one level, Trearddur Bay Beach House is the ideal retreat for a family reunion. The location is pretty perfect, too, with fresh green Anglesey views that overlook the atmospheric Porth…

10 - 12 April and 21 April - 1 May availability
The Laundry Retreat

The Laundry Retreat

Luxury log-cabin-style hideaways, surrounded by breath-taking gardens on a historic Grade II-listed property in North Wales. In a true labour of love, friendly owners Tom and Jenny have spent years designing and developing the beautiful gardens on the grounds of their 18th century home, which was once the laundry and dairy to Llanrhaeadr Hall. And if you're in need of some well-deserved rest and…

Roundhouse availability 22-24 April, 3-5 May and 8-10 May
By the Wye

By the Wye

Plan your soothing escape to an off-grid, family-run glamping site in the rural heart of Hay-on-Wye, where everyone is welcome (including the dogs!). You can expect a warm welcome at By the Wye, a naturally luxurious, wildlife-steeped glamping site nestled on the border of England and Wales. The site is dog-friendly, so there's no reason to leave anyone behind as you plan that fresh air-filled…

19-23 April available to book
The Writing Shed

The Writing Shed

A magical retreat to help fuel your creativity, beautifully nestled amongst a 20-acre alpaca farm on the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. While The Writing Shed promises to help fire your creative spirit, we think it's only fair to warn you: its jaw-dropping location may prove far too much of a distraction! Soothingly nestled amongst twenty acres of rolling farmland - which also contain a…

Lots of availability for April and May
Brynkir Tower

Brynkir Tower

A gorgeous five-storey Gothic folly to make you feel like kings and queens of the castle, nestled in the rural heart of Snowdonia National Park. Slow-melting golden sunsets and soothing, sheep-dotted rural views are a given at Brynkir Tower, a five-storey Gothic haven stunningly located in the tranquil heart of Snowdonia National Park. Sleeping up to four guests and their two well-behaved dogs,…

27 - 30 April and 7 - 21 May available to book
Trelan Farm Wonder Wagon

Trelan Farm Wonder Wagon

A creatively upcycled boutique retreat with a scenery-showcasing outdoor bath, surrounded by idyllic North Wales countryside that's perfect for bracing walks. Trelan Farm is a working beef and sheep farm nestled at the foothills of Moel Famau, part of a designated North Wales Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that's popular with keen walkers and hikers. It's amongst the farm's 150 scenic acres…

18-23 April, and 2-7 and 9-13 May in this brand new property!
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