Our collection of unique holiday cottages in Wales are carefully inspected and selected to bring you closer to the heart and soul of this ancient country.  

We look for places to stay that will be your passport to fabulous hiking, stunning coastline and the wildlife, food and rich history that await on holidays in Wales. Stand on snow-capped mountains, walk on white-sand beaches, visit majestic castles, and immerse yourself in the culture from your first Welsh road sign to your last Welsh cake.

Let us lead you to the best places in Wales – gentle climbs in the Brecon Beacons, the 186-mile Pembrokeshire coast trail, Snowdonia’s raw wilderness, quaint St Davids and plenty more. See the puffins, dolphins and seals that thrive from Skomer to Anglesey, the Wye as it twists through cultural Hay and past the ruins of Tintern Abbey, and the food scene that flourishes in countryside inns, remote distilleries and seafront restaurants.

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Why visit Wales with Sawday’s?

We have over 25 years of experience in finding places to stay in that’ll make your weekend breaks or wandering road trips in Wales truly special. We believe in travelling slow, giving yourself time to really experience the area you’re staying in, whether it’s wild Snowdonia or the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline. Our cottages to rent in Wales are created by people with a passion for their home and a flair for making you feel welcome, so you’ll live like a local from the moment you walk through the door. 


Our holiday cottages in Wales

We personally inspect and select every place we work with in Britain, making sure that we take on only the finest holiday cottages. We look for more than quality and comfort, so that you find as much warmth and character in the place you stay as you do in your whole holiday in Wales, whether it’s a short break or a long road trip. Our dog-friendly cottages really welcome your four-legged friend, the family friendly ones have more than just space for everybody and our coastal cottages are real seaside homes, not identikit beach apartments. You can find the latest places we’ve discovered in our newsletter.

Where to stay in Wales

There are some amazing places to visit in Wales, but you’re best off picking a region and sticking to it if you only have a few days. Which region depends on what you want from your break. In north Wales, the islands and waters off Anglesey abound with wildlife, from seals to puffins. In West Wales the coastline offers some great surfing, long strips of empty beaches, quaint St Davids and Cardigan’s burgeoning food scene; our cottages in south Wales give you access to incredible hiking along the Pembrokeshire coast and sleepy seaside towns like Tenby, and in the east there’s stunning scenery and adventure in the Wye Valley.   


Things to do in Wales

With all the mountains, waterfalls and beaches in Wales, the country is a hiker’s paradise, but there’s plenty more going on than just outdoor adventure. Innovative industries and ideas flourish at Machynlleth’s CAT, great restaurants and eateries make use of the superb local produce and the country hums with song. Keep an eye on our blog, Detour, for insider tips on things to do in Wales,  suggested itineraries and roundups of Wales’ best beaches, hiking routes and more. You’ll also find ideas for exploring all our destinations, from southern Portugal to the Orkney islands.