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York, England

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Mells, England

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Tisbury, England

Relaxed countryside charm

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Covering captivating small hotels, pensioni, auberges, inns and guest houses

Our selection of places to stay in Wales showcases the best owner-managed bed-and-breakfasts, guesthouses, inns and small hotels.

From mountainous Snowdonia in the North to the old mining valleys in the south, Wales offers an extraordinary range of scenery. Central Wales tends to get overlooked, which is a shame, as it contains much unspoilt landscape such as the Berwyn mountain range, its wind rugged scenery appealing mainly to walkers and upland birds.

The Brecon Beacons in the south are one of the most beautiful parts of Wales, with traditional market towns, bare hills (superb walking) and many family attractions. At their foot lies The Felin Fach Griffin, Wales' original gastropub, which has a homely atmosphere as well as great food. On the Pembrokeshire coast, Penally Abbey has views from Tenby to Giltar Point. Gliffaes, near the Brecon Beacons, is another long-time favourite, albeit a little larger than our usual recommendations. St Tudno on the north coast at Llandudno is a popular seaside hotel with beautiful views over the Irish Sea.

Wales also boasts some lovely coastline, not least the Gower Peninsula, which juts out from the south coast into the Bristol Channel.

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Barlings Barn

Llanbrynmair, SY19 7DY, Powys, 01650 521479
Perfect peace in self-catering barn

Gliffaes

Crickhowell, NP8 1RH, Powys, 01874 730371
Family-run, great location

Penally Abbey

Penally, SA70 7PY, near Tenby, South Pembrokeshire, 01834 843033
Charming, informal country house hotel

Penmaenuchaf Hall

Penmaenpool, LL40 1YB, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, 01341 422129
Country house hotel with amazing Snowdonia views

Pentre Mawr Country House

Denbigh, LL16 4LA, 01824 790 732
Luxury country house in rural Denbighshire

Plas Bodegroes

Pwllheli, North Wales, LL53 5TH, (01758) 612363
An exceptional restaurant with rooms

Plas Dinas Country House

Plas Dinas, Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, Gwynned, LL54 7YF
Charming country house with thoughtful details

Plas Domelynllyn

Ganllwyd, LL40 2HP, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, 01341 440273
Warm, friendly country house, great views

St Tudno

Promenade, LL30 2LP, Llandudno, Conwy, 01492 874411
Wonderful location; an old favourite

Tan-y-Foel Country House

Capel Garmon, Conwy, LL26 0RE, nr Betws-y-Coed, Llanrwst, 01690 710507
Highly original hotel in heart of Snowdonia

The Bell at Skenfrith

Skenfrith, Monmouthshire, NP7 8UH, 01600 750235
One of Wales's finest inns

The Felin Fach Griffin

Felin Fach, LD3 OUB, Brecon, Powys, 01874 620111
Wales's original gastropub

The Grove

Molleston, SA67 8BX, Narbeth, 01834 860915
Unique boutique hotel in a great location

Y Goeden Eirin

Dolydd, Gwynedd LL54 7EF, Caernarfon, 01286 830942
Welcoming guesthouse with plenty of personal touches

Ynyshir Hall

Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8TA, (01654) 781209
Long-run and recently renovated
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The Abbey

Abbey Street, TR18 4AR, Penzance, 01736 366 906
One of Cornwall's best