Bird Watching Holiday Cottages In Wales
The breathtaking landscapes of Wales are home to a wide variety of wildlife. Red kite and buzzards can be spotted soaring over forests and heather moorland and choughs swoop above coastal cliffs beside which you may see puffins, guillemonts, razorbills, and fulmars.
These self catering holiday cottages have been chosen specifically for being close to areas known to be excellent for bird watching as well as other outdoor pursuits and wildlife.
There are 11 RSPB nature reserves in Wales including Ynys-hir in Ceredigion, Conwy on the edge of Snowdonia and Valley Wetlands on the Isle of Anglesey and the manager of your holiday cottage will be happy to give you directions and further information about the nearest reserve.
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River’s Nest, Llangynog
Offering quality, contemporary accommodation, surrounded by the Berwyn Mountains, and boasting stunning riverside views, this Llangynog self-catering cottage makes the perfect getaway for anyone who wants some peace and quiet. The area has a history of lead, silver and slate mining dating back to the 17th Century but today it is a renowned location for climbing, birdwatching, walking and cycling.
Little Gwaelod, Caergeiliog, Anglesey
Offering accommodation set only on the ground floor, this cosy cottage is surrounded by lovely gardens including a wildlife lake, and is a perfect location for a couple to enjoy a romantic break or an activity holiday. It’s a great place for nature lovers, with renowned birdwatching at the South Stack Lighthouse RSPB Reserve and at Valley Lakes, as well as lots of rock pools and scenic cliff top walks to explore.
Cwm Derw Cottage, Llanafan Fawr nr. Builth Wells
Two charmingly individual cottages on the owners’ 14-acre smallholding in stunning countryside where peace is only disturbed with bleating lambs and wild birdsong. Both properties are beautifully and uniquely presented and ideal for a romantic break away.
Rhoslan, Rhosgoch nr. Cemaes Bay
A detached, modern bungalow on an 80-acre beef farm, in a lovely rural location near to the pretty seaside village of Cemaes Bay, on the beautiful northern coastline of Anglesey. This is a great base from which to explore this beautiful island, renowned for its watersports, fishing, golf, birdwatching and wonderful coastal walks.
Mountain View, Conwy
This pretty cottage is located a mile from Conwy Castle, making it perfect for experiencing the town and harbour and exploring the medieval battlements, plus close by are excellent birdwatching opportunities at Conwy RSPB Reserve, Pensychnant Reserve, which is just a short walk away and Coastal Reserves.
Bwthyn, Penrhyddion Pella, Capel Garmon nr. Betws-y-Coed
A traditional 18th century barn, converted into three cottages, situated within the Snowdonia National Park on a 5-acre livestock smallholding just outside the tiny village of Capel Garmon. Set amidst stunning scenery and providing the perfect base throughout the year for walking, cycling and birdwatching.
The Stables, Clynnog nr. Newborough, Anglesey
An appealing, stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion in a pleasant courtyard setting. Close by is Llanddwyn Bay, renowned as one of the finest beaches in Britain, ideal for swimming, canoeing, beachcombing and birdwatching or just relaxing. Behind the beach, the 1500 acre sand dune system of Newborough Warren is home to skylarks, meadow pipits and oyster catchers as well as toads and lizards and is protected as a National Nature Reserve.
Y Bwthyn, Ysbyty Ifan
This charming, semi-detached property has been renovated to a high standard to retain many original features including lime washed stone walls and a wealth of beams and trusses. Enjoy superb walking, cycling and birdwatching from the doorstep, or visit beautiful Betws-y-Coed, just 6 miles away, offering an array of shops, restaurants and pretty riverside walks.
Fairway, Deganwy Cottage, Deganwy nr. Llandudno
This Deganwy cottage is within walking distance of Deganwy’s marina and amenities, and offers easy access to numerous attractions in the area, from links golf courses and walks on the famous Great Orme to sea angling, horse riding or birdwatching at the nearby RSPB bird reserve.
Gwynfan Bungalow, Llanyre nr. Llandrindod Wells
Boasting three delightful bedrooms, it offers comfortable sleeping accommodation ideal for any family or group who want to explore this lovely region of Wales. This area is a birdwatcher’s paradise, and with red kites filling the skies that surround it, this delightful cottage provides a refreshing break in the beautiful Welsh countryside.
Llanallgo Church Rooms, Llanallgo nr. Moelfre
Once the Llanallgo Village Church Rooms, and visited by Charles Dickens in 1859, the Rooms were later referred to in his book The Uncommercial Traveller. Visit the hugely popular local Seawatch Centre, take boat trips around the coast and enjoy fishing or watching sea birds, seals and even dolphins, or discover wonderful cliff-top walks with stunning mountain views.
Bwthyn Bach, Blaenau Ffestiniog
This traditional, two-storey, Welsh quarryman’s cottage is situated in the quiet residential area of Rhiwbryfdir on the fringe of the unique historical slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.This cosy holiday cottage, located in the centre of the Snowdonia National Park, offers an ideal base for discovering the rugged natural beauty of the park, along with its villages and abundance of wildlife and fauna. For outdoor enthusiasts looking for a bit extra – caving, white water rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, horse riding, bird watching, fishing and even train spotting are available.