Unique Places to Stay in Wales
Choose Pembrokeshire and stay somewhere a little different
If you’re thinking of holidaying in Wales, Pembrokeshire is blessed with quality accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. And if you fancy staying somewhere just a bit different from the norm, Pembrokeshire more than fits the bill. We’ve pulled together a selection that is sure to guarantee you a memorable stay.
Cable Cottage, Fishguard
With panoramic sea views across Fishguard Harbour and beyond to the Irish Sea, this two-bedroom cliff top cottage has an interesting history. The building was once used to house the equipment used when trans-Atlantic communication cables were first laid between Fishguard and Wexford, Ireland in the late 19th century. It’s now a stylish and comfortable holiday home and a great base to explore more of Pembrokeshire.
Cilwendeg Mansion/The Land Yacht, Newchapel
If you really want to push the boat out you can hire, for a price, an unforgettable stay at this stunning and exclusive stately home. The entire mansion, its garden and full complement of staff, provide an experience akin to an exclusive private yacht charter, which is why it is referred to as The Land Yacht. We simply can’t do the Land Yacht full justice here, so be sure to click on the link, even if only to dream.
Roch Castle, St Davids
Who wouldn’t want to stay in a castle? Built in the late 12th century, high on a rocky outcrop, to help keep out the Welsh (the ones from North Wales, naturally) Roch Castle now offers 21st century luxury.
Beautifully restored to the highest standards and filled with specially commissioned artworks from renowned local artists, Roch Castle offers a truly memorable experience. Surely one of Wales’ best hotels! Book a room or the entire castle.
Picton Castle and Gardens, The Rhos
Stay in one of Picton’s two gatehouses and you’ll also enjoy access to the beautiful castle gardens whenever you please, plus a guided tour of the castle. And if you’re looking for a dog friendly holiday in Wales, these welcoming gatehouses also fit the bill.
The West Gatehouse has a king-sized bedroom and a twin, while the East Gatehouse also offers a king-sized bedroom, plus a comfortable double sofa bed.
Slebech Park Country Estate, Haverfordwest
As we’re talking about unique stays, how could we ignore the runner-up in the AA Quirkiest and Unique B&B Accommodation Awards of Great Britain! (Not to mention, one of the Guardian’s top 50 Country B&Bs/Hotels.)
Georgian manor…stunning location…steeped in history…. Egyptian cotton sheets…free movies…organic toiletries…complimentary Welsh Toffee Waffles… Oh, and did we say The Telegraph called Slebech Park ‘an enticing hideaway’? How could you resist? Visit the web page and see for yourself.
Floatels at Millford Waterfront
Milford Waterfront is the vibrant new destination in Pembrokeshire that’s really buzzing. But there are places of quiet, away from it all but still connected to what’s happening.
Like the four floatels – Amsterdam-inspired, custom-built wooden cabins that nestle among the boats in the marina. They may be bijou but they are ingeniously fitted out with everything you need for two (plus a well-behaved dog). With your own private balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows, sit back, relax and enjoy the view.
Folly Farm Holiday Park Showman’s Wagons, Kilgetty
You can enjoy all the fun of the fair, plus all mod cons, if you opt to stay in a showman’s wagon parked right next door to the vintage fun fair at Folly Farm. Entry to Folly Farm for the entire length of your stay is included and you can visit as often as you like. Spend the whole day riding the vintage fairground rides or just pop in for a couple of hours, the choice is yours.
Manorbier Castle, Manorbier
This Norman castle, perched high on the cliffs overlooking beautiful Manorbier Beach, is home to Castle House which is situated within the castle walls. It sleeps 12 and not only comes with its own private courtyard garden, at night you have the castle grounds all to yourself!
Alternatively, choose Castle Lodge which sits at the top of the driveway, with the beach just a five-minute walk away. Or quirky May Tree Cottage, right at the heart of Manorbier village, next door to the pub!
The Kingfisher Houseboat, Kilgetty
A beautiful, calming wooden cabin perched on the edge of a tranquil lake that’s perfect for wild swimming. Swing lazily in the hammock, take the dug-out canoe out on the water or simply sit and watch the swooping kingfishers. Inside all is light and airy, but you can still cosy up to the woodburner on cooler evenings. You can really feel your body and soul rejuvenate as you soak up the soothing atmosphere. This must be one of the most chill places to stay in Wales.
The Globe, Angle
Built in 1904 in the colonial style, this listed Grade II country mansion has been recently renovated and upgraded to provide guests with comfort and luxury in mind. Eclectic in style, you’ll find original art and a mix of modern and traditional furnishings in every room, but also a great wi-fi connection and solar boosted heating.
The Globe is part of both the Rare Hideaways (whole house rental) and Great Little Places subgroup of Welsh Rarebits, the specialist Welsh accommodation agency, part of Historic Houses of Europe.
The Sandcastle, Freshwater East
The perfect place to relax with friends, this whole-house, beachfront rental makes for a fantastic beach holiday all year round. The Pembrokeshire coast in Winter takes on a whole different, wilder character. Go for invigorating walks on the beach or along the Coast Path, then head for the cinema and games room, or snuggle up by the fire.
And if you’re looking for a spa break in Wales you’ll be thrilled with the heated infinity pool, steam room and, yes, spa.
Melin Mabes UFO Pod/Gypsy Caravan, Templeton
There’s still no sign of life on Mars, so why not settle for your very own UFO in rural Pembrokeshire. This quirky luxurious pod, which appeared on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, is packed with futuristic fixtures and fittings, including a hydraulic door.
If you prefer something more traditional but no less quirky there’s also a static gypsy caravan for hire. She’s called Mabel, by the way, and she comes with her own private hot tub. We predict that you’ll love it!