View and book South Wales holiday cottages and self-catering holiday homes including luxury apartments, farmhouses, rural cottages and romantic cottages for two, but before you book your next holiday or short break, check to see any last minute deals the private owners may have added. South Wales boasts magnificent castles, scenic valleys, and glorious beaches. One other thing that sets the area apart from other holiday destinations is its fine selection of picturesque countryside and breathtaking coast. The charming towns add to the area’s appeal making it an exceptional holiday destination.
If you are under the impression that the South Wales Valleys are perhaps scarred by their industrial heritage, it’s time to think again. Dare Valley Country Park is an excellent example of how former colliery land has been developed to become a stunning green space that attracts a wide range of ...wildlife, as well as locals and visitors who are keen to enjoy its many walks, cycle tracks, and open spaces.
At Parc Bryn Bach, all sorts of outdoor adventures are on offer, including gorge walking, caving, bushcraft, kayaking, tandem paragliding, and white-water rafting.
The Valleys are starting to attract a new generation of chefs and restaurateurs, who are bringing some incredible dining experiences to the area.
The Bunch of Grapes, in Pontypridd, has won numerous awards, including the Welsh Pub of the Year and Best Roast Dinner in Britain. Other notable restaurants include Leicester’s in Bridgend and The Ruperra, in Bassaleg, near Newport. With many other superb venues throughout the region, eating out whilst on holiday will be a real treat.
Merthyr Tydfil is the perfect spot, it has a great story behind its interesting name. Legend has it that it got its name from St Tydfil, King Brycheiniog's daughter who was murdered in the year 480 after she converted to Christianity. Merthyr Tydfil was once one of the top industrial towns in South Wales and had 4 ironwork's at one time. It is a hub for music lovers as it has many community choirs. Music festivals are held here every year and attract people from near and far. Stay in Merthyr Tydfil and see the Brecon Mountain Railway and the Taff Valley.
Go for a walk on the Taff Trail which connects Cardiff to Brecon or cycle along the National Cycle Path that travels through the town.
Blackwood is set on the Sirhowy River and is one of the few towns in South Wales that never became a mining town. It is home to a Baptist church which dates back to Victorian times. Holidays here in Blackwood put you within easy reach of the Snooker Hall where you can see theatre performances by famous artists.
The town of Usk lies south-west of Llandenny in Monmouthshire and is one of Wales’ oldest towns. Its history dates back to Roman times. The River Usk runs through the village and wanders through the Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell town, and Usk Valley.
If you love walking or cycling, book a self-catering cottage in Usk and have the time of your life. There are 2 cycle routes that run through the town and a variety of walking trails.
The town of Tredegar is home to a gorgeous Victorian house set in 26 acres of garden. The house was built in 1818 and is a Grade II listed building. It is considered one of the best Ironmaster’s residences in Blaenau Gwent.
This village of Newbridge is set on the banks of River Usk and lies below the sharp Wentwood escarpment. It is a perfect destination for those who love natural attractions. It enjoys a lovely position near the beautiful Usk Valley which is surrounded by unspoiled countryside.
The countryside showcases the true beauty of Wales. Magor is set between the charming towns of Newport and Chepstow. The town and its environs contain many Roman ruins and artifacts’. The village centre was originally set in salt marshes which were claimed by the Romans as farmland. Accommodation options are diverse, so why not give the Valleys of South Wales a try for your next holiday - we’re sure that you’ll be pleasantly surprised!