After some analysis of site searches on Farm Stay Planet we discovered, to our slight surprise, that Cottages With Hot Tubs in Wales was one of our most popular searches in the UK., and so we set about to address this need!
Farm cottage holidays in Wales are deservedly very popular; it has some of Britain‘s most beautiful landscapes and an unassuming rural charm that is very hard to beat.
But also, the addition of a hot tub to the Welsh cottage holiday experience shouldn’t be such a surprise as the countryside is a joy to explore but a lot of it ranges from hills to high mountains so you’ll be very much forgiven a relaxing evening soak in a hot tub.
With help from our friends at www.holidaycottages.co.uk we took a look at some luxury self catering cottages with hot tubs in Wales and we found some we were very impressed with. Here are our favourites:
Cottage 1: Beudy Bach, West Wales
One bedroom; Sleeps up to three.
From £400 p/n.
Best For: Romantic Getaway.
This romantic little cottage is on a small working sheep farm in a secluded location with its own, wildlife filled, pond right on front of the cottage. It’s in a gorgeous little spot, so peaceful and quiet, but only a short drive from the university town of Lampeter and it makes for a very good base for exploring the rich countryside and coast of Ceredigion
The cottage is actually a converted barn dating back to the 18th-century and is full of character but wholly modern and comfortable, with all conveniences and a hot tub and BBQ just outside the door.
There is one double bedroom, plus another sofa bed for one in a cosy alcove accessed by steps from the lounge area. The kitchen and lounge are open plan, the lounge comes with leather seating, a TV, DVD player and music system, and doors leading out onto the patio.
There is a wood burning AGA heater/cooker in the lounge too and don’t worry you’ll have a good supply of logs all ready and waiting when you check in.
The kitchen is stylish and clean and has all you will require, oven & hob, fridge, microwave etc. There is a washing machine in the outside utility room, and the property has one bathroom with shower.
Outside in the patio you’ll find the nice wood fired hot tub as well as a barbecue and outdoor furniture. There is that lovely pond right on front of the cottage too, and around there is ten acres of farmland which has a flock of sheep and is a great place to spot wildlife.
Note: No Pets allowed!
As mentioned before the cottage is just outside the town of Lampeter, which is an interesting and lively place to visit. It’s a university town and has plenty of good shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Lampeter is also Dylan Thomas country; he and Caitlin lived in the village of Talsarn just outside Lampeter during the war, before moving on to New Quay on the coast, and you can visit some of his old haunts around both.
New Quay is about twelve miles from the cottage, with the pretty harbour town of Aberaeron being a little less. You’ll find nice beaches around here, at Penbryn especially for example, and lots of great coastal hikes all along Cardigan Bay.
The countryside surrounding the cottage is beautifully picturesque and beautifully quiet, and you can also take a walk or cycle into the nearby Aeron Valley which is a great place for gentle hikes. The friendly owners at Beudy Bach Cottage will be a great source of advice.
To Find Out More & To Book this Property, Click Here: Beudy Bach Cottage
Cottage 2: Sugar Loaf Barn, Brecon Beacons
Four bedrooms; Sleeps up to eight.
From £1055 p/n.
Best For: Large Groups/Families.
This spacious, self catering cottage with a luxury hot tub is set on a hillside working farm with views over the Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Brecon Beacons. It can sleep up to 8 people, and is a terrific rural escape, but it is popular and so gets booked out pretty fast.
There are 4 bedrooms at the cottage: 1 double, 1 twin, and two king size with TV, so in all the place can sleep up to 8 people.
There’s a very large, well equipped, modern & stylish kitchen with a dishwasher & washer dryer and some little extra ‘perks’ like a nespresso machine.
The kitchen also has a large dining table that can comfortably take care of a dinner party for at least eight people, and upon your arrival you’ll find a nice welcome pack of basic foods and goodies waiting for you there.
The lounge has loads of space too, with three leather sofas a flat screen TV with satellite channels, DVD player, and a playstation as well as a games and DVD library.
There are three good sized bathrooms at the property, one of which has a claw foot bath, and the other two have showers with one of them being a somewhat luxury open plan wet room. You’ll find fresh fluffy towels and hand made soaps and toiletries in all of them.
There is WiFi throughout the property plus underfloor heating in all rooms.
Outside there is the luxury hot tub which can seat up to five people. It’s fully private and has its own sound and light system plus some nice patio furniture around it.
There will be a full 250 acres of farm at your doorstep which usually keeps around 300 sheep. The farm is a lovely peaceful place to explore, though of course it gets a bit lively during the spring/early summer lambing season. You’re welcome to wander around at any time and you’ll find plenty of wildlife around the farm too; badgers, red kites, foxes, rabbits and some rare lesser spotted woodpeckers amongst others.
Sugar Loaf is happy to welcome up to two well behaved dogs for no extra charge and they even have their own quite luxury kennels that you can use. They can also take care of more than two dogs but request that you let them know before arrival!
The cottage is just outside the pleasant town of Abergavenny and very near to the glorious Brecon Beacons National Park. You can wander off on foot or by bike from the farm and be in the wilds of the mountains in no time, and you can also arrange horse and pony riding trips around the Beacons, just ask the farm owners for advice.
There are plenty of outdoor sports to be pursued around the area too, again just ask at the farm.
You’ll find plenty of history in this area too, it was a very strategic area for the Normans during their 11th-century conquest of Wales and there are many impressive castles around which date from those times. Abergavenny itself has its own castle, and there are many more in the nearby area; Raglan Castle, Grosmont, Skenfrith and Whitecastle.
Llanthony Priory too is an impressive sight. Though now in ruins it reeks of history and is set in the remote and eerily beautiful Vale of Ewyas in the Black Mountains.
To Find Out More & To Book this Property, Click Here: Sugar Loaf Barn
Cottage 3: River Aeron Barn, West Wales.
Two bedrooms; Sleeps up to four.
From £415 p/n.
Best For: Seaside Explorers.
This is another very cute cottage with hot tub in West Wales, but a little nearer the coast. And just outside the cottage there is a little two acre farm with pigs, hens and beehives. It’s also near water, in this case the Aeron River, and there’s a good fishing spot accessible by wooden stairs from the farm.
It’s a traditional stone cottage over two floors, with two king size bedrooms, a bathroom and open plan kitchen & lounge. The lounge has a flat screen TV, leather seating and a small dining area, and the entire cottage has underfloor heating.
You’ll find the kitchen fully equipped, with a washing machine too, and outside you have this nice little private patio area where you’ll find the hot tub and some patio furniture.
The views are lovely all around; green hills and woodland stretching all around. There is the small farm, and the river, to be explored too, and you are within walking distance of the sea; beaches & coastal walks.
Note: Dogs are welcome for a small extra charge.
The cottage is just at the edge of the little town of Aberaeron, on the shores of Cardigan Bay. Aberaeron makes for a very nice day out and is within walking distance of the cottage. It’s well known for its pretty Georgian architecture and nice harbour, and it also has a number of good pubs, craft shops, galleries and cafes.
You have the beach at Penbryn too to enjoy, and places like the famous smugglers cove at Cwmtydu too can be explored along the stunning coastal paths that lead from the town.
You can follow the path a bit to the south to the equally nice little harbour town of New Quay, or if you like a good long hike you can head north to eventually reach the lively university town of Aberystwyth, with much stunning scenery along the way.
Dylan Thomas has much connection with this area having lived inland near Lampeter during the war and in New Quay for a couple of years after the war, and you can join some of the walking tours around to follow in his footsteps a little.
To Find Out More & To Book this Property, Click Here: River Aeron Cottage
Cottage 4: Ty Gwahadden, South West Wales.
Three bedrooms; Sleeps up to six.
From £535 p/n.
Best For: Nature Lovers.
This is a lovely traditional style cottage with hot tub near Carmarthenshire, South West Wales, that has easy access to the Carmel Nature Reserve, and sits on a quiet hillside with spectacular views over the surrounding farmland.
The cottage is over two levels and has three upstairs bedrooms; two doubles and one twin, as well as a nice bath & shower room. There is a large open plan lounge & kitchen downstairs, plus a laundry room with washer and dryer.
The lounge area is very spacious with sofas, armchairs a TV & DVD player plus a wood burning stove heater, and it leads on to the modern, well equipped kitchen which also has a dining table with six chairs.
The outside space is a highlight; there’s a nicely enclosed private patio area with picnic tables and of course the hot tub just outside the back door. The views are tremendous too, you can see for miles all around over some really choice Welsh countryside; hills, mountains, woods and fertile farmland.
Note: Dogs are allowed for a small extra charge.
The cottage is just over a half an hour north of Swansea near the small town of Ammanford. It is a richly rural area, with prime farmland blending gently in to the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains.
A highlight of the area is the Carmel Nature Reserve, a protected area that contains a whole range of wildlife in varying habitats; ash tree woodland, bog & grassland. It also has some caves where if you’re lucky you can see some very rare Greater Horseshoe bats.
The reserve itself isn’t so designed for tourists or human visitors, with only a couple of marked trails; it’s focus is on nature, and this makes it a wild and special place which is wonderful to wander around.
Slightly further afield, about twenty minutes away you have the excellent National Botanic Garden of Wales, another great day out for the nature lover. As mentioned the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains are close by too and as any even casual visitor to Wales will know they contain some of Britain’s loveliest scenery and are great for hill walking, rambling, biking and climbing.
For those of you into fishing there are a couple of good spots around and the cottage owners can easily organize a fishing permit for guests. And if you need to see some sea there is the lovely Carmarthen Bay to enjoy and a good beach at Pembrey.
To Find Out More & To Book this Property, Click Here: Ty Gwahadden
To view the entire list of farm cottages with hot tubs in Wales from holidaycottages.co.uk go to: HolidayCottages/Wales