Here at Group Accommodation, we know that a holiday simply isn’t a holiday if you have to leave your dog at home. With it’s famous moors, valleys and mountains, Wales is a great location for a get away that includes the whole family. To help you plan, we’ve put together 8 of our favourite dog-friendly holiday properties in Wales.
- Tynrhyd Retreat, Devils Bridge, Ceredigion
- Llanlliana, Cemaes Bay, Anglesey
- Anglesey Beach House, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, North Wales
- Llanfendigaid, Rhoslefain, Gwynedd, Wales
- The Courtyard Wales, Ferryside, Carmarthenshire, West Wales
- Sychnant Pass Country House, Conwy, North Wales
- Plas Pantyderi Manor, Boncath, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
- Cwmhir Court, Nr Hay-on-Wye, Powys
🛏 Sleeps 5-50 over 15 bedrooms
🔥 Hot tub
🎲 Games room
🏞 Countryside views
🌳 13 acres of private grounds
Tynrhyd Retreat offers a variety of accommodation options across 3 wings which can be let separately or together, meaning there are options no matter your group size. For larger group numbers the retreat also offers shared facilities for dining or entertainment, so you can enjoy both your alone and shared time. With 13 acres of private land to explore you won’t be short of walks, then it’s home in time to soak in the fabulous 10 person hot tub. Located close to the town of Ceredigion, and only 10 miles from the seaside town of Aberystwyth, you’ll find plenty to entertain any group right on your doorstep if you can tear yourself away from the tranquillity of your property!
🛏 Sleeps 16-20 over 10 bedrooms
🎲 Games room
🎮 Games consoles
🪵 Log burners & open fires
Children’s play area
🔥 Hot Tub
This luxury Country House is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a private beach and stunning cliff top walks. Relaxation really is at the forefront of this property, with unspoilt coastal views, private balconies, whirlpool baths, and its own hot tub. There is also plenty of entertainment available, with a brand new games room, croquet, large garden and games consoles available for the group. While you’re here, why not take a stroll or drive to the seaside village of Cemaes Bay, where you’ll find local shops and pubs. Make sure to stop by one of the local fishing boats to pick up some freshly caught shellfish for supper!
🛏 Sleeps 6-13 over 6 bedrooms
🪵 Open fireplace
🎯 Vintage billiards table and darts board
🏖 Direct access to beach
🌅 Ocean views
Anglesea Beach House boasts 360 degrees views over the ocean, Snowdonia mountain range, Bangor Pier and the Straits. The house itself has undergone a recent renovation, and has a beautiful mix of modern and traditional Victorian features. With direct access to the beach, you won’t be short of breathtaking walks with your four legged friend. Continue your walk to the well known pub ‘The Gazelle’ for some food, or continue your walk towards the local village where you will find bars, restaurants and shops. For the adrenaline junkies of the group, there are an abundance of activities close by, including zip wires, watersports and climbing.
🛏 Sleeps 4-31 over 16 bedrooms
🪵 Wood burner
🛁 Roll top baths
🏊♀️ Indoor heated swimming pool
Found at the southern end of Snowdonia National Park, this secluded estate has direct access to woodland gardens, as well as a beach. With flexible sleeping arrangements over four properties, there is an option for all group shapes and sizes. The tastefully decorated properties showcase a real mix of traditional Welsh features, nestled among modern comfort. Enjoy long, peaceful walks, relax in the indoor heated pool, and spend the evening nestled around the outdoor fire pit toasting marshmallows. If further relaxation is what you’re looking for, you can even arrange spa treatments, private yoga classes, or catering. Llanfendigaid is just 4 miles from the local town Bryncrug, where you’ll find a range of cafés and quaint shops.
🛏 Sleeps 12-32 over 12 bedrooms
🎤 Karaoke machine
🎲 Games room
🏊♀️ Swimming pool
🪵 Log burners
🔥 2 Hot tubs
With the Welsh Coastal Path running right past your property, and beautiful views of Carmarthen Bay, you’ll find it difficult not to instantly relax at this beautiful property. Wind down in one of the two hot tubs, enjoy a sundowner on the gorgeous sun terrace, or take a turn around the well tended gardens. You’ll find plenty of space to stretch out and socialise both inside and outside, there’s even an indoor pool and games room to provide entertainment for adults and children alike. The Courtyard Wales is just a 20 minute drive from Carmarthen, where you’ll find a range of eateries and shops, as well as a castle and museum.
🛏 Sleeps 20-39 over 13 bedrooms
🎱 Pool table
🧸 Children’s toys
🧚♀️ Woodland fairy walk
🏊♀️ Swimming pool & Sauna
🎲 Games room
Sychnant Pass Country House is a beautifully renovated property, with indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and sauna, and a spa treatment room. Inside, you’ll find a well equipped games room, as well as a large lounge with two log burners where you can socialise in style. On dry evenings, why not sit yourselves around the fire pit and take in the views? This property is set between Conwy and Penmaenmawr, with a host of walking, hiking and cycling trails available right from your doorstep which all boast incredible views over Snowdonia National Park. The town of Conwy is just 1.5 miles away, where you’ll find a number of eateries and local shops, and the town of Llandudno, known as the ’Queen of Welsh Resorts’ is just 6 miles away.
🛏 Sleeps 10-21 over 10 bedrooms
🎱 Billiards room
🔥 Open fire
🎣 Trout fishing lake
🎲 Garden games
This beautiful Georgian manor house has a range of activities to explore both within the property itself, as well as in close proximity. There is plenty of entertainment on site, including your own lounge bar, a full sized snooker table, games room, and even a well stocked trout fishing lake. Nearby, you’ll find a few jaw dropping beaches for some relaxation, or fun in the sea. You can enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by nature, peace and tranquillity, while the local village of Boncath is only a 5 minute drive away. If you’re looking to explore a larger town, the historic town of Cardigan is just a 15 minute drive away, where there is a castle, fabulous eateries, galleries, and quaint local shops.
🛏 Sleeps 2-12 over 6 bedrooms
🏓 Table tennis
🌄 Mountain views
🎥 Home cinema system
Cwmhir Court features 6 properties, sleeping a range of group sizes, which can be booked together or separately to accommodate your group size. With individual features in every property, each group will feel well catered for. Group dining is available for up to 16 in two of the properties, so you’re safe in the knowledge that you can come together to socialise, as well as have some time to yourselves. With both a table tennis table and a small pool table, you’ll have tournaments galore as you relax in this peaceful setting. Situated close to the beautiful village of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its many bookshops, as well as within easy access of the Brecon Beacons, you’ll have eateries, antique stores, local cafés, hikes and views for miles to enjoy.
Do I need to pay extra for my dog?
This is largely dependent on the property, although most will charge around £25-£30 per dog. Sometimes dogs are welcome to join the family free of charge, but always best to check. Most properties will be very transparent about any extra charges you’ll incur.
Do I need to provide bedding and towels for my dog?
Generally speaking, properties won’t provide extras, although some will provide towels for you to use after a walk. When it comes to bedding, your furry friend will most likely feel happiest and more settled in its own bed with its own blankets anyway, so for an easier trip it may be best to take their belongings with you.
How many dogs can I take to my property?
Properties tend to accept between 2-4 dogs, although some don’t specify and will simply charge per dog, it’s always better to check if you’re planning on taking more than one dog along for the trip in case they only accept one animal in the property.
What should I pack for my pooch?
- Food and Food bowl
- Lead, harness, collar, tag
- Water bowl plus water for the trip
- Their favourite treats (it is their holiday too after all)
- Bed and bedding
- Poo bags
- Any medication / dog friendly sun cream that your dog needs
- Cool mat during the summer months
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