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Holidays in West Wales, Wales

The Welsh government has recently invested lots of money into joining up their coast paths, making it a better time than ever to visit places like the Ceredigion Coast. Lesser known than Pembrokeshire and Snowdonia, parts of the coast in Western Wales now have exactly the same walking opportunities but with less tourism and less hype.

Most walks in the region stretch between the 12th Century town of Cardigan to the wind swept sand dunes of Ynyslas. The coast is both beautiful and interesting, littered with Celtic chapels, cliffs and coves. Within one day you can walk past ancient Iron Age Forts, through villages lost in time, past bustling quays and onto sandy beaches. Aberstwyth is one of the largest towns in the region, and what it lacks in initial charm it makes up for in intriguing attractions like the longest cliff railway in Britain and the Devil’s Bridge Steam Railway. For the best green holidays, tours and places to stay in West Wales, check out our selection below:

The Pink Cottage and Hot Tub

Pink Cottage and Hot Tub, Aberaeron, Wales

Cute thatched cottage, modernised and with hot-tub a short walk from the beach, Wales' finest seafood restaurants and the glorious Llanerchaeron estate. The last thatch cottage in famous Aberaeron - one of the prettiest small harbours in Britain.
From £420.00 for 7 nights up to:£896.00 (based on two...

Featured places to stay in West Wales

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Gypsy Caravan, Llangrannog, Wales

An authentic gypsy caravan (and adjacent cabin with kitchen & shower room) that has come to rest in an idyllic setting in an acre of private riverside meadow with picnic bench, barbeque area and riverside camp fire. Nearby is a wonderful sandy beach.
1 double bedroom

From £319.00 to: £649.00 (based on two staying)

The beautiful Coach House retains its historic character. Photo © Catherine Mack

The Coach House, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Welsh landscape from the unique Coach House at Mandinam, an ancient building retaining original features with all the comforts you'd expect. Savour the tasty breakfast, much of it homemade or from the working farm.
1 double or twin

£70 per night based on 2 sharing

Enjoy the luxury of a Four Poster Bed in the New Room

New Room at Mandinam, Wales

Stay in a recently refurbished, traditional cookhouse (or 'cegin') on a working farm in the rolling countryside of West Wales and enjoy a warm welcome, buckets of historic character and even a four poster bed.
1 double

£80 per night (based on 2 people sharing)

Cross Cottage

Cross Cottage, Martletwy Cross, Pembrokeshire, Wales

18th Century traditional lime washed crogloft cottage rescued from dereliction and renovated authentically and with sensitivity, located in beautiful countryside, Cross Cottage lies half an hour from several Blue Flag beaches.
Sleeps 6: 1 double, 2 twin rooms

£400 per week low season to £770 per week high season

Cardigan Bay Boat

Cardigan Bay Boat, New Quay, West Wales

This 1950’s pleasure cruiser on the Cardigan Coast is ideal for a family with small children. The snug wood-panelled interior is a delight and is certainly quirky. The boat is land-locked in a little private paddock with lovely views to the sea.
3, double and two twins

From £319.00 for 7 nights up to: £649.00 (based on two staying)

Carmel Cottage

Carmel Cottage, West Wales, Wales

This traditional detached cottage is set in the famous rolling hills of the Towy valley. You can relax by an open fire in one of the most historic cottages. It is in a secluded setting on the edge of the town of Carmen and the cottage is peaceful.
sleeps 6 in three bedrooms: 2 doubles and a twin

£327.00 to: £666.00 (based on two staying)

Cribyn Thatched Cottage

Cribyn Thatched Cottage, Cardigan Bay, Wales

About as traditional as it gets! This is a lovely stone cottage with a proper thatched roof, as well as plenty of traditional and vintage touches inside. This is a true piece of Welsh history, and a delightful destination.
1 master double, 1 double, 1 single

From £308.00 up to:£570.00 (based on two staying)

Family Farmhouse

Family Farmhouse, Abercegir, Mid-West Wales

Large yet cosy, this beautiful farmhouse is the perfect destination for family gatherings, celebrations or smaller groups of friends. This traditional Welsh longhouse offers spectacular views of Snowdonia in its own private hillside pasture.
3 doubles, 1 twin, 1 double sofabed, 1 single spare bed

£669.00 to: £1369.00 (based on two staying)

Cowshed Conversion

Cowshed Conversion, Ceredigion coast, West Wales

Renovated by a pair of designers, this is a contemporary yet comfortable barn conversion in a tranquil location near the West Wales coast.
1 master double, 1 twin

£367.00 to: £766.00 (based on two staying)

Teifi Penthouse

Teifi Penthouse Apartment, Cardigan, Wales

A modern penthouse apartment in a listed warehouse on the banks of the River Teifi. A relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Cardigan, with easy access to some of the area's more rural spots.
Sleeps 4: 1 master double, 1 double

Prices from: £319.00 to: £649.00 (based on two staying)

Penthouse Apartment

Penthouse Apartment, Cardigan, Wales

A romantic and stylish apartment on the banks of the River Teifi, this is a taste of modernity set amongst the beautiful historical town of Cardigan. Nearby countryside and beaches make it a perfectly balanced destination.
1 master double

Prices from £319.00 to: £649.00 (based on two staying

Aberaeron Barn

Aberaeron Barn, West Wales coast near Aberaeron, Wales

A cosy but stylish barn conversion for two people above the beautiful Aeron Valley. The carved wooden interior and exposed beams create character, while several eco additions make this a genuinely green destination.
Master double

From £658.00 to:£757.00 (based on two staying)

Llanybydder Farm

Llanybydder Farm, West Wales, Wales

This restoration project is beautiful and homely. The property is located on a working estate farm on the Highmead estate, and enjoys views of the Teifi valley. This traditional farmhouse is very secluded and there are to acres of land to explore.
sleeps 6 in three bedrooms: 2 doubles and a twin

From £367.00 to: £766.00 (based on two staying)

Welsh Farmhouse

Welsh Farmhouse, Ceredigion, Wales

Set in the midst of rolling country and woodland, Welsh Farmhouse offers the chance to stay in a traditional farmhouse renovated to the highest standards both of comfort and sustainability. What's more, it's only 20 minutes from breathtaking beaches.
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms: 2 double, 1 single

from £658.00 to: £757.00 (based on two staying)

The Beach House

The Beach House, Cardigan Bay, West Wales

With stunning views over Cardigan Bay, this lovely stone cottage is a brilliant family holiday destination. Go searching for dolphins, explore the surrounding countryside or just enjoy a bounce on the trampoline in the garden!
Sleeps 6: 1 master double, 1 double, 1 twin

From £419.00 to: £892.00 (based on two staying)

Carmathenshire Rustic Cottage

Carmathenshire Rustic Cottage, West Wales, Wales

A rustic yet stylish cottage surrounded by the green hills and peaceful countryside of Carmarthenshire. The wild coast is within reach, making this an idyllic spot for walkers and cyclists.
Sleeps 4, two doubles

£319.00 to: £649.00 (based on two staying)

Coastal Cottage

Coastal Cottage, Cardigan Bay, West Wales

A beautifully renovated Georgian townhouse on a quiet dead-end road overlooking the sandy beach of Cardigan Bay. With the coastal path on it's doorstep, this is the perfect seaside retreat for walkers and beach-lovers.
Sleeps 8, 2 doubles, 2 bunk rooms.

From £514 (based on two staying) for 7 nights to: £1199.00

Cardigan Bay Huts

Cardigan Bay Huts, West Wales, Wales

These two farmworker's huts are situated in a picturesque and secluded 1 acre wild meadow near Cardigan Bay with beautiful views along the Hoffnant valley, this makes for the perfect opportunity to explore the great outdoors.
Sleeps 4, one double and bunk beds

From £299.00 to: £569.00 (based on two staying)

Gorgeous location in West Wales, perfect place to relax

Pant y March, Feather Down Farm, West Wales

Ideally located within the Snowdonia National Park and boasting unrivaled views out over Lake Bala, Pant y March Farm offers countless walking opportunities through the Welsh countryside, a Farm Tour for children and lambing in the Spring.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

Weekends from £405, Midweek from £465, Week from £635

The Longhouse

The Longhouse, Teifi Valley, West Wales

This traditional Welsh longhouse is Grade II-listed with a thatch and tin roof, a four poster bed and even an orchard, a garden with a millpond and a hot tub! There are no roads in sight and guests have free access to 180 acres of pasture.
1 master double, 1 double, 1 twin

From £409.00 for 7 nights up to: £850.00 (based on two staying)

Tanglwst Cottage

Tanglwst Cottage, West Wales, Wales

A cottage in a secluded traditional hillside cottage with a minimalist and modernist interior, extension & hot tub. The landscape and the views of the Preseli mountains are stunning. There is also easy access down to the beaches and local towns
Sleeps 6 Master Double, Double and the Sofabed (double)

£409.00 to: £850.00 (based on two staying)

Morfa Gypsy Caravan

Morfa Gypsy Caravan, West Wales, Wales

A traditional, restored bow-top caravan and barn in its own field overlooking Cardigan Bay. Situated at the end of a quiet lane on a working farm, it is a quick walk down to a 'secret' cove and beach that is virtually never occupied.
Sleeps 4 in master double and a twin

From £319.00 to: £649.00 (based on two staying)

Exterior shot of Lover's Cottage

Lover's Cottage, Llangrannog, Wales

Lover's Cottage, is the perfect hideaway, a picturesque cottage in a tiny hamlet in the heart of West Wales' beautiful, isolated countryside. The lovely village of Rhydlewis is within walking distance & many Blue Flag beaches are a short drive away.
1 double room

from £299.00 for 7 nights up to:£673.20 (based on two staying)

Stone Cottage, Wales

Stone Cottage, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Set amidst woodland close to the beautiful coastline of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion, Stone Cottage is beautifully restored in traditional West Wales style - a sustainable place to get away from it all in total comfort.
Sleeps 4: 1 double, 1 single with second pull-out bed

Prices from £327.00 to: £666.00 (based on two staying)

Exterior shot of Victorian Tin Cottage

Victorian Tin Cottage, Ceredigion, Wales

In the quiet village of Cribyn, just a few miles from the celebrated sandy beaches of Ceredigion, Victorian Tin Cottage is a spacious and relaxed self-catering property - traditional, with a private garden and stunning country views.
2 rooms: 1 doube, 1 twin

from £419.00 for 7 nights up to:£892.00 (based on two staying)

Railway Carriage, Aberporth, Cardigan Bay

Railway Carriage, Aberporth, Cardigan Bay

Voted one of the best places to enjoy the British Seaside by Conde Nast, this converted Edwardian railway carriage is located right between the beautiful sandy beaches of Aberporth and Tresaith. Spot dolphins and seals from the coast here.
Sleeps 5: 2 doubles, 1 narrow train bunk

From £511.00 for 7 nights up to:£1086.00 (based on two staying)

Scandinavian Style Cabin

Scandinavian Style Cabin, Cenarth, West Wales, Wales

Simple yet fun, this 1973 architect-designed cabin in a rural Cenarth woodland holiday park is the perfect location for a relaxing getaway with the kids and dog. The clean wooden design brings a taste of Scandinavia to West Wales. Access to pool.
Sleeps 4: 1 master double, 1 bunk

£327.00 to: £666.00 (based on two staying)

1964 American Airstream caravan, New Quay

1964 American Airstream, New Quay

Glamping in privacy in a wildlife haven. This fabulous, refurbished and stylish 1964 American Airstream caravan offers rural accommodation in rural accommodation in its own private meadow in West Wales, near the famous Cardigan Bay coast.
Sleeps 3: one double, additional single.

£288.00 to: £524.00 (based on two staying)

Retro Cabin

Retro Cabin, West Wales, Wales

A retro, dog-friendly (theres a special dog bedroom!) scandinavian-style cabin, in a beautiful woodland setting with nearby waterfalls.
One double bed

£636.00 to: £736.00 (based on two staying)

Cardigan Bay Barn

Cardigan Bay Barn, New Quay, Wales

A stylish but cosy four person barn with a carefully crafted and imaginatively designed timber interior. Just a short drive to some good beaches, including New Quay, Cei Bach and Aberaeron.
Sleeps 4: Master Double and Double

From £419.00 for 7 nights up to:£892.00 (based on two staying)

More holidays in West Wales

Exploring the Pembrokeshire coastline by kayak

Adult Adventure Holiday in Pembrokeshire

Five days of discovery and fun on the inspirational Pembrokeshire Coast National Park coastline. We’ll take you out on the best adventures by day, and by night we’ll kick back and relax in front of a log burning fire or at a bonfire under the stars.

£575 Mention Greentraveller when booking and get a free waterproof camera!

Monday - Friday, 5 days and 4 nights
17th-21st April, 29th May -2nd June, 14th-18th August, 11th - 15th September
Sit on top kayaking - TYF Adventure, St Davids, Wales

TYF's Sit-on-Top Kayaking Adventures, Wales

The perfect adventure for novice kayakers looking to explore the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline. Using recycled kayaks you'll be discovering incredible wildlife and learning new skills, during a one or two day course.

Price range from £75 to £105

1 - 5 day courses
Various departures from May - September
Walking in Wales

Ceredigion Coast Path 5-Day Walking Holiday, Wales

Uncover the cliff-top paths, quiet lanes and picturesque farmland of the West Wales coast on this moderate 5-day walk from the Teifi to the Dyfi estuary.

£325 per person based on two people sharing

5 days
Available year-round to start on any day of the week
Self guided cycling holiday in West Wales

Lôn Teifi 4-Day Self-Guided Cycling Holiday

The Lôn Teifi route begins in Fishguard on the rocky Pembrokeshire coast, and follows the River Teifi inland to Cardigan, Newcastle Emlyn and Lampeter before heading back to the coast to finish in Aberystwyth. Tranquil cycling through Welsh history.

£495 per person based on two people sharing

4 days
Available year-round to start on any day of the week
sea kayaking in Pembrokeshire near Strumble head

Pembrokeshire Sea Kayaking Holiday

Pembrokeshire is a paradise for sea kayaking, and on this sea kayaking holiday you'll have the opportunity to experience up close the region's inspirational National Park coast as you kayak beneath towering sea cliffs and into sun-dappled caves.

From £295 to £575 Mention Greentraveller when booking and get a free waterproof camera!

2 to 4 days
Choose a 2 day, 3 day or 4 day event starting on these dates: June 5, July 17, July 24, July 31 (family kayak holiday), August 14, August 21 (intermediate), September 4, September 11 (intermediate)