The Best Places to Spend Christmas in…

West Wales provides the perfect backdrop for an idyllic, cosy Christmas, with countless Victorian and Edwardian boutique towns, seaside villages, and mountainside hamlets to choose from.

Christmas Cottages for a Perfect Festive Stay in West Wales

FBM Holidays have a plethora of quaint cottages, warm cabins, and trendy apartments to spend the festive season with your nearest and dearest in comfort, style, and full of Yuletide cheer.

The countryside and spectacular coastline provides glorious wintery walks perfect for frosty Christmas mornings and blustery Twixmas afternoons. The towns and villages offer ample opportunity to immerse in the warmth of Christmas lights, Yuletide food and shopping, and festive cheer.

FBM will provide the property, Wales provides the scenery, so all you need to worry about is sitting back and enjoying the festivities!

Orchard Barn, St Florence

Description: This spectacular barn conversion originally built in the 1800s, complete with slate flooring and high vaulted ceilings, is furnished to a beautiful standard and offers breath-taking views across the countryside. Set in the private grounds of a Welsh farm The Orchard Barn offers a fantastically festive atmosphere, it’s almost impossible to not imagine lighting the fire, sitting back with a warm tipple, and playing board games with the family.

Nearby: The Orchard Barn is just a stone’s throw away from The Dinosaur Park, Manor House Wildlife Park, Heatherton Leisure Park, and the picturesque seaside town of Tenby, making it an ideal spot for families looking for fun over the Christmas period.

Sleeps: 6 plus one baby

Pets: No

Price: From £600

Arundel 1, Narberth

Description: This spacious holiday lodge sits high up in a holiday park near to picturesque Narberth. The nearby woodland creates a feeling of being tucked away beside a mountain in the depths of winter, a cosy, romantic feeling reflected by the wooden clad interior of the lodge itself. It’s easy to picture curling up with the family watching a festive film or two with a big mug of hot chocolate complete with whipped cream and marshmallows.

Nearby: Herons Brook Golf Course is a stone’s throw away and the boutique town of Narberth is just a 20 minute walk. Oakwood Theme Park and Sycamore Ranch Western Riding Centre offer fantastic entertainment for families of all ages.

Sleeps: 6

Pets: No

Price: From £410

The Beach Hut, Stepaside

Description: Situated in the Heritage Park of the old Stepaside colliery and iron works site, The Beach Hut is one of several beautifully finished lodges set in Mount Pleasant Valley. The lodge has it’s very own large outdoor decking area overlooking the enchanting nearby woodland, providing an idyllic spot to sit in the evening under a blanket looking at the stars.

Nearby: Through the woods you can walk to the nearby hamlet of Wisemans Bridge, which has a beach and it’s own beachside Inn to enjoy a bite to eat or a warming beverage. The Beach Hut is the perfect choice for a family seeking seclusion and an opportunity to spend their Christmas relaxing alongside nature.

Sleeps: 6

Pets: No

Price: From £510

The Foxglove, Penally

Description: The Foxglove is a stunning Scandinavian Lodge set high up on an 18 hole parkland golf course surrounded by woodland, a short walk or drive from the centre of Penally and just down the road from the seaside town of Tenby.

Nearby: On site Trefloyne Manor provides fantastic food and drink, and the Dove Cote spa offers numerous invigorating treatments to help make your stay even more relaxing. There are several lovely cosy pubs in Penally as well as a sweeping scenic beach which leads to the town of Tenby.

Sleeps: 6

Pets: 1 dog permitted

Price: From £600

 

Pine View, Tenby

Description: Complete with jaw dropping panoramic views of the ocean, Pine View is a modern ground floor apartment with an open plan living area and kitchen. It is accessible through private gates and is nestled at the end of a long driveway, creating a feeling of security and seclusion. This property is ideal for sea lovers seeking something extra special at Christmas, with the dining table overlooking the incredible view of the town of Tenby and the sea beyond.

Nearby: Tenby town and it’s spectacular beaches are only a 10 to 15 minute walk away, offering entertainment, food, drink and shopping. The villages of Penally and Saundersfoot aren’t far by car, offering a quaint festive atmosphere.

Sleeps: 4

Pets: No

Price: From £1,300

Wren Cottage, Saundersfoot

Description: Wren Cottage is an idyllic holiday getaway nestled on the sea front with access to Saundersfoot beach. This end terrace house is furnished to a high modern standard and has its own private patio overlooking the beach, and is perfect for larger groups looking to enjoy the Christmas period together.

Nearby: The nearby tunnels lead to Wisemans Bridge and Amroth beaches. The village of Saundersfoot itself is abundant in pubs and restaurants providing a variety of food for all tastes. A refreshing amble along the beach followed by a walk through the festively decorated village and a warm meal in one of the fantastic eateries is an absolute must.

Sleeps: 10

Pets: No

Price: From £1,350

 

Oak Tree Cottage, Cilgerran

Description: This gorgeous cottage for 4 is situated in the Wildlife Trust’s Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve and is ideal for a family or couple who loves being immersed in the wild. The peace and tranquility of Oak Tree Cottage provides a beautiful backdrop for a truly relaxing Christmas surrounded by nature and wildlife.

Nearby: The nature reserve has a Nature Trail, Willow Maze, and the Cherry Tree Adventure Park for children to explore and enjoy. The bustling historic town of Cardigan is a short drive away and offers plenty of history, entertainment, and delicious food.

Sleeps: 4

Pets: 1 dog permitted

Price: From £410

By Alice Shuttleworth