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Our Top 20 Best Rural Welsh Getaways

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Published 06/11/2020 Our Top 20 Best Rural Welsh Getaways


For many people, Wales is the epitome of rural heaven.  

After all, this is a country that's characterised by vast stretches of green, sheep-dotted fields, pretty chocolate-box cottages, winding country lanes, and red kites swooping through huge skies.

(We don't know about you, but we're ready to don our wellies and get stuck in!)

To give you a tempting taste of life in rural Wales, we've put together a list of some of our favourite fresh-air-filled getaways.

As they say in Welsh, "mwynhau!" (enjoy!)

For more wonderful Welsh getaways, visit our dedicated Wales destination page.

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Argoed Barns | Powys

Wild Meadow

Wild Meadow

Welcome to Wild Meadow - a heavenly spot of orchards and meadows on the English-Welsh border, home to the eco-friendly Meadow Cottage and Shepherd's Hut. Set amongst the stunning countryside of Radnorshire, Wild Meadow is the perfect place to escape and unwind, surrounded by nature. Having been featured in The Telegraph's list of places to stay 'for a taste of horticultural heaven',…

Living Room Treehouses

Living Room Treehouses

Six intricately-crafted treehouses ideal for couples and families, beautifully secluded in an enchanting Welsh valley. There's something magical about a treehouse. The staple of many a childhood fantasy, what's not to love about spiriting yourselves away to the peaceful beauty of the forest, far away from everyday cares? With a stay at Living Room Treehouses, you can upgrade that childhood…

The Ceridwen Centre

The Ceridwen Centre

If you like the sound of unique accommodation on an eco-friendly, organic farm, plus the chance to try more activities than you can shake a stick at, you'll love the Ceridwen Centre! Nestled in stunning Carmarthenshire, the Ceridwen Centre at Penybanc Farm offers the opportunity to stay in anything from a double-decker bus to an eco-pod.  And with the Old Dairy function room on…

St Curig's Church

St Curig's Church

Experience heaven on Earth in this charmingly converted 19th century church, with sociable village life and a backdrop of the breathtaking Snowdonia mountains built in. If you're looking to get your loved ones together and spirit yourselves away from the breakneck speed of daily life in a haven that perfectly combines a love of ancient tradition with creative imagination, you'll find your…

The Sleepout at Sunny Lea

The Sleepout at Sunny Lea

A lovingly hand-crafted wooden cabin offering an invigorating blend of relaxation and adventure in the heart of the Welsh countryside. If you're looking for a relaxing break in a peaceful setting that's also vibrantly imbued with a fresh sense of outdoor adventure, look no further than The Sleepout at Sunny Lea! Perfectly secluded in seven lush acres of Welsh countryside, you'll…

One Cat Farm

One Cat Farm

One Cat Farm is simple rural luxury in a delightfully secluded Welsh valley...the Great Outdoors at its absolute greatest. Three miles from the sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay, you will find an enchanting eco-glamping site that's family-run, exceptionally friendly and quite literally down-to-Earth. One Cat Farm (home to one cat, as you might expect, along with a few chickens these days…

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…

Wy Y Ddraig Tree Tent

Wy Y Ddraig Tree Tent

Wy Y Ddraig Tree Tent is an off-grid Amazing Space complete with open-air living platforms, surrounded by the rural beauty of Wales. The moment you set your eyes upon the bright red tree tent Wy Y Ddraig ("dragon egg" in native Welsh), you'll see why it was chosen to be featured on George Clarke's popular Amazing Spaces TV programme.   Wy Y Ddraig is no ordinary tree tent -…

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…

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…

Caban-y-Bryn

Caban-y-Bryn

A gorgeously secluded Welsh shepherd's hut, packed with cosy comforts and showcasing endless views of rolling hills. We all need to take precious time out of the rat race every now and again, and after a stay at Caban y Bryn, you'll be fully converted to life in the Crickadarn slow lane. Not only is peace and quiet all but guaranteed, but the views here are absolutely spectacular - all…

Gilestone Glamping

Gilestone Glamping

If you're in need of a break from your hectic daily life, escape to Gilestone Farm, an idyllic retreat at the foot of the breathtaking Brecon Beacons. From the moment you arrive, you'll be captivated. The farm is perfectly situated on the banks of the River Usk, and surrounded by the Brecon Beacons. It's hard to picture a more heavenly setting for walking, cycling...or simply relaxing.…

Melin Mabes

Melin Mabes

A Pembrokeshire Amazing Space that combines timeless home comfort with interstellar accommodation that's out of this world! Discover Melin Mabes in the soothing midst of rural Pembrokeshire, on the four-acre site of a 16th century watermill.   The brainchild of your friendly and imaginative hosts, Martin and Carol-Anne, you can be sure of a surprisingly unique, life-loving and detail-rich…

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…

Cadwollen's Treehouse

Cadwollen's Treehouse

A private, hand-crafted Welsh hideaway, packed with luxuries and remotely secluded on a farm. If you could conjure up the perfect spot for a romantic treehouse, then trust us, it'd be the instantly soothing, sheep-strewn Squirrel's Nest. You'll find Cadwollen's Treehouse (affectionately known as Caddie's by friendly owners John and Laura) beautifully secluded here, part of a lush 75-acre working…

Life House

Life House

Contemplate the simple wonder of existence, in a serene architect-designed retreat set amongst the rolling mid-Welsh hills. If modern digital life is bringing you down, Life House is the remedy that dreams are made of. Expertly designed by the celebrated architect John Pawson CBE, in collaboration with the philosopher Alain de Botton, this is an unsurpassed sanctuary of beauty and simplicity,…

Dragon's Eye

Dragon's Eye

A wonderfully creative, TV-featured glamping pod with glass panels and a rotating bed to showcase the lush Welsh landscape. Dragon's Eye (or Llygad y Ddraig, if you've got an ear for the Welsh language!) is an awe-inspiring, award-winning glamping pod-for-two that's perfectly positioned for exploring West Wales in all its rural and coastal glory. The winner of Channel 4's ‘Cabins in the Wild'…

Top of the Woods

Top of the Woods

Warmth, wildlife and a friendly sense of community await, at an eco award-winning Pembrokeshire camp-and-glamp site. There's a lot of heart to be found at Top of the Woods - an impossibly soothing, enduringly soulful camp-and-glamp site located by the Pembrokeshire National Park. Friendly owners Soo and Jon fell in love with this beautiful mix of wildlife-steeped meadow and woodland as soon as…

Argoed Barns

Argoed Barns

Luxurious and eclectic accommodation for couples, families and friends, rich in detail and beautifully nestled in the Brecon Beacons. A friendly, family-run cluster of individual places where attention to detail reigns supreme, you'll receive the warmest of Welsh welcomes when you arrive at Argoed Barns. For starters, you'll feel as though the scenic best of Wales has been transported right to…

Penlan Lodges

Penlan Lodges

Two luxurious, hot tub-equipped rural cabins, nestled high in the green Welsh hills on a friendly sheep-dotted organic farm. Whichever of the two cosy lodges you choose, you're guaranteed a warm Welsh welcome to Penlan Farm, run by owners Anita and Glyn.   With both lodges (named Shepherd's Hill and Ewe's View) nestled 1000ft high in the farm's rolling hills, exceptional views are…

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