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Escape to the seaside with a stay in one of our coastal cottages in South Wales. Choose holiday homes that offer sea views for the real coastal holiday experience.
Here you can make the most of the stunning Gower Peninsula and enjoy long walks where you'll be sure to spot fascinating wildlife along the rugged landscape. Gower was the first location in Wales to become an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty back in 1956 and history buffs will love the region as it boasts Iron Age fortifications, medieval churches, castles and prehistoric standing stones. Beach lovers can unite at the Peninsula and visit National Trust gems such as Rhossili Bay, where wild seals and dolphins can be spotted playing in the coves. Surfers are also in luck here as the breaks are perfect for all levels of wave riders, from beginners to experts. Other great surfing spots nearby include Llangennith, Langland Bay and Llantwit Major.
The long stretches of sand in Carmarthenshire are beautifully complimented by stunning countryside to make it a rural paradise for its visitors: a natural haven for sylvans and ocean lovers alike. Whether you're visiting the quaint fishing village of Laugharne (which inspired the works of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas), or you want to soak up the history and folklore of Merlin and King Arthur amongst the castle of Kidwelly and Carreg Cennen, Carmarthenshire will conquer your heart.
Head to Pembrokeshire in south-west Wales and visit the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, where the adrenaline junkies amongst you will enjoy pursuits such as coasteering, kayaking and diving. Those who take life at a slower pace will enjoy day trips to Tenby and Milford Haven where beaches and coastal walks abound.
A day out in South Wales wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Brecon Beacons. With its mountainous national park and attractive villages, such as Crickhowell, you'll find plenty to keep you occupied before relaxing after sundown and stargazing in this rare Dark Sky Reserve.
Visit the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can meander down the River Wye on your kayak as you take in the serenity of the Forest of Dean on either side. Literature lovers will not want to miss a trip to Hay-on-Wye, which is lauded for its assortment of second-hand book shops. Or you could grace the peaceful riverside town of Chepstow, which gets considerably busier around the Welsh Grand National.
Find our extensive guide to South Wales here.
Fall in love with South Wales by booking a stay at one of the cottages among our collection of self-catering accommodation above. You'll find a variety of cottages to choose from, ranging from dog-friendly cottages to luxury cottages with their own private hot tubs.