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Argriturismo Castello di Vezio
Varenna, Italy

Comfortable rooms, beautiful views, friendly staff

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Lime Tree Hotel
London, England

Relaxed atmosphere, personal feel, great value

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Villa La Tartana
Positano, Italy

Stunning views, modern feel, charming beach hotel

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Castello di Gargonza
Arezzo, Italy

Spacious rooms, incredible service, traditional 13th-century style

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Hambleton Hall
Oakham, England

Sumptuous interior, stunning lawns, luxurious country house

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Chateau de l'Abbaye
Moreilles, France

Cosy, romantic, child friendly

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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.  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.

We've recently visited Llangoed Hall, in Llyswen, Powys and although it is too large to be a charming small hotel, it did have many of the qualities we look for in hotels.  

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Barlings Barn

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

Dolffanog Fawr

Tal-y-llyn, Tywyn, Gwynedd LL36 9AJ, 01654 761247
Friendly, modern B&B

Felin Fach Griffin

Felin Fach, Brecon LD3 0UB, Wales, 01874 620 111
Wales's original gastropub

Gliffaes

Crickhowell, NP8 1RH Powys, Wales, 01874 730 371
Family-run, great location

Penally Abbey

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

Pentre Mawr Country House

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

Plas Bodegroes

Nefyn Road, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 5TH, Wales, 01758 612 363
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

North Parade, Promenade, LL30 2LP Llandudno, North Wales, 01492 874 411
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 Grove

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

The West Arms

Llanarmon Dyffryn-Ceiriog, near Llangollen, Wrexham LL20 7LD, Wales, UK, 01691 600 665
Welcoming Welsh country inn

Y Goeden Eirin

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

99 Chemin des Croupieres, 84250 Le Thor, France, +33 4 90 02 14 33
Country guesthouse in a former paper mill