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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:

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

Featured places to stay in West Wales

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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)

Over the Rainbow, Vegetarian/Vegan Country Retreat, Cardigan Bay

Over the Rainbow, Cardigan Bay, Wales

Fabulous, award winning vegetarian b&b in a converted Georgian mansion near Cardigan Bay nestled in secluded mature gardens and woodland. Perfect base for cycling, coastal walking or exploring all that the Pembrokeshire National Park has to offer.
5 Rooms (2 double, 2 double/twin ensuites, 1 single ensuite)

Range from £90 to £140 per room per night B&B for 2 people sharing, depending on facilities. Single ensuite £48 per night B&B

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

prices from £419

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)

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

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)

Rear garden of Hen Ffermdy cottage.

Banceithin, Ceredigion, Wales

Two renovated cottages blending modern design with character and original features of traditional Welsh stone buildings, on a smallholding nestled in a quiet valley. A great location for enjoying unspoilt countryside, wildlife and the gorgeous coast.
Hen Ffermdy 1 king. Cwt Mochyn 2 doubles, 1 twin/superking.

from £180

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)

Waterfalls Cabin

Waterfalls Cabin, Cenarth, West Wales, Wales

Simple yet fun, this 1973 architect-designed cabin in rural Cenarth woodland, is the perfect location for a relaxing getaway. The clean wooden design brings a taste of Scandinavia to West Wales. Free use of use of communal pool in the summer.
Sleeps 4: 1 master double, 1 bunk

£308.00 to: £570.00 (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)

Llangrannog Cottage

Llangrannog Cottage, Cardigan Bay, Wales

A charming seaside stone cottage, just a minute's walk from the glorious beach of Llangrannog on the West Wales coast. Llangrannog has a sheltered sandy beach known as 'Traeth y Pentref' (the village beach).
Sleeps four, master double and twin bedroom

£299 - £629 short stay, £377 - £839 week

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)

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)

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
28th May - 1st June, 23rd - 27th July, 10th - 14th 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 4, July 16 (intermediate), July 23, August 26 (family kayak holiday), September 3, September 10 (intermediate)