8 of the best Airbnbs in Wales

By Kingfisher Visitor Guides

Are you looking to escape to the idyllic Welsh countryside? Wales is the perfect location if you want a peaceful holiday, enjoying a slower pace of life wrapped in the warm embrace of Welsh hospitality. You can expect friendly coastal towns, quaint villages, picturesque mountain scenery and gorgeous national parks brimming with wildlife. Use our list to help you find the best Airbnb in Wales for you, whether it’s a remote converted shepherd hut or a luxurious modern cottage.

The Bothy in the Clouds, Brecon Beacon National Park

Standing on a ridge at 1,200 feet, this stunning house is surrounded by tall peaks above the clouds. Although the unbelievable views alone are a reason to visit, The Bothy has many more surprises up its sleeve including a delicious breakfast (vegan option available). By staying here, you can enjoy some of the most scenic walks in the region, complete with wild ponies – what more could you want from a holiday cottage in Mid Wales?

Bothy in the Clouds, Brecon Beacon National Park, Wales

Enjoy picturesque views while you stay at Bothy in the Clouds

Get chatting to the locals over a pint at the nearest pub, just 10 minutes’ drive away, or head into Abergavenny for a wider choice of restaurants and shops.

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Haven Pods, Neyland

Come and experience this floating eco pod on the docks in Neyland Yacht Haven Marina. You will be right on the water surrounded by bobbing boats, so it feels a little like being on a boat with a few extra comforts and more space. The Haven Pod Airbnb is ideal for couples with a double bed, small kitchenette and a private deck area where you can enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the sunset.

The peaceful town of Neyland is right on Milford Haven waterways, in Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park. It’s a safe and relaxing location with plenty of fun activities available including watersports, cycling and coastal trails.

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The Loft, Cardiff

Are you looking for an Airbnb in Cardiff? The Loft is an excellent option boasting stylish decor and an outstanding location. The hosts have gone to great lengths to create a comforting, airy and tasteful environment where guests can feel at home. What’s more, there is a separate room that can be used as an office with high-speed WiFi for anyone looking for a great workation spot in Cardiff.

The Loft in Cardiff

Escape to The Loft, a stylish attic flat within reach of the city

Located in a residential area in Pontcanna neighbourhood, you will be in the epicentre of Cardiff’s food scene and a short walk away from culture, art, sporting events and the city’s main attractions.

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Mawddach Cabin, Snowdonia National Park

Did someone say hot tub? This luxurious 5-star cabin in the woods comes with stunning views of the Welsh countryside. You will find the outdoor hot tub on a deck with views of the picturesque estuary. Furry friends are welcome in this secluded cabin where you can be fully self-sufficient and completely disconnect if you wish.

Positioned within Snowdonia National Park, you will have the luxury of private access to the beach directly from the property. It’s a short drive to Barmouth, where you can enjoy a nice dinner and, with a little luck, a breathtaking sunset over the water.

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Mouse House, Powys

This lake house in the heart of Wales features an open plan living room with a cosy log burner, a king-size bed and a wooden deck over the water. To make the most of the beautiful surrounding woodlands, why not dine al fresco by the fire pit? You can even help yourself to the eggs from the hens roaming around the property.

Mouse House is a lake house in the heart of Wales, Powys

Get back to nature with a stay at the Mouse House

Mouse House is a remote cabin by the Cambrian Mountains where nature reigns. Horse riding, cycling, golf, clay pigeon shooting are all available nearby as well as an award-winning pub.

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Cwt yr Bugail, Talsarnau

This converted shepherds hut with views of the Llyn peninsula is bound to make a memorable impression on any guest. Perfect for two, the facilities are basic, yet all you need for an escape to the countryside. The accommodation is on a raised platform surrounded by green fields and with a majestic mountain behind it.

You won’t need to look very far for hiking trails as just beyond the premises you will be on the coastal path. The nearest town is Harlech, which is right on the beach, and Mount Snowdon is also close by.

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Glyndwr Self-Catered Retreat, Cowbridge

This aptly named Airbnb feels like an idyllic retreat. Enjoy access to 6 acres of vineyards and orchards with the Welsh countryside just beyond. The double room is separate from the main house and comes with coffee and tea facilities and a small kitchenette. You will be sharing the grounds with several animals including some friendly llamas and wild pheasants.

Glyndwr Self-Catered Retreat in Cowbridge

Relax and unwind at Glyndwr Vineyard’s unique and charming self-catered accommodation

Just a few minutes away is the charming town of Cowbridge with cafes, pubs and wonderful independent shops and if you miss the hustle and bustle, Cardiff is less than 30 minutes’ drive away.

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Mountain Top Traditional Gypsy Caravan, Machynlleth

Hosts Jony and Pippa have gone the extra mile to give their guests a truly unique holiday getaway. This stunning traditional gipsy caravan is carefully decorated inside and out with hand carvings and painted details. The cosy double bed at the back has a window looking out over to endless rolling hills.

Mountain Top Traditional Gypsy Caravan, Machynlleth in Wales

Enjoy a unique stay at Mountain Top Traditional Gypsy Caravan

The property is part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve because of its abundance of flora and fauna, and if you’re lucky you may even spot glow-worms in summer.

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Image credits: ©Bothy in the Clouds; Daniel Alford; Helen Hotson/stock.adobe.com; Glyndwr Self-Catered Retreat; Mouse House

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