The region of Mid Wales, encompassing a huge and beautiful central area of Wales, encompasses mountain passes, wild parks, charming towns and plenty of Welsh culture. Also referred to as the “Green Desert of Wales”, Mid Wales is the ideal place to rent a Wales holiday cottage to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Holiday Cottages Mid Wales – The Opportunities are endless
Here, you can make the most of the incredible landscape and enjoy everything from mountain biking, fishing, hiking, canoeing and rock climbing. All of these activities can be done in the popular Brecon Beacons Natural Park. Stretching 42 miles, the name comes from the mountain range on which the park is centred. The small town of Brecon lies just within the Brecon Beacons boundary. The Beacons Range is also home to one of the highest points in Wales, Pen y Fan. The park is recognised as an “International Dark Sky Reserve”, meaning the night-time skies here offer fantastic sights, with little light pollution.
The Mid Wales region spans west across to the Cambrian Coast, encompassing most notably Cardigan Bay. The Cambrian Coast stretches roughly from Cardigan to Harlech. The town of Cardigan sits in the centre of Cardigan Bay, a large and beautiful bay on the Irish Sea. The bay is a popular tourist destination and is home to the largest population of dolphins in Europe. With over 60 miles of coast, and 30 beaches, renting a holiday cottage in Cardigan Bay is sure to be an unforgettable experience. The charming town is home to independent and old-fashioned shops, art galleries, cafés and restaurants. If you are interested in the history of the area, the Cardigan Castle can also be visited, dating back to the 12th Century. ce to rent a Wales holiday cottage to relax and rejuvenate in nature.
Culture, history & heritage
Small spa-towns are dotted around this peaceful region, with the two most well-known being Llanwrtyd Wells and Llandrindod Wells, with the former claiming to be one of the smallest towns in Britain. Llandrindod Wells, previously a famous Victorian hotspot due to the healing waters of the town, offers museums, heritage centres as well as plenty of walks and trails. The town of Llanwrtyd Wells – approximately half an hour away - is popular for pony trekking and birdwatching, as well as its annual Beer Festival and “World Bog Snorkelling Championship”. Llanwrtyd does however, still have spas that can be visited.
The region of West Wales is rich in culture , with many events celebrating the regions heritage. Mid Wales holds literary festivals such as “The Hay Festival”, Christmas Fayres and Brecon's Jazz Festival – to name a few. Wherever you decide to stay in your Mid Wales holiday home, you will be sure to leave relaxed and appreciative of the Welsh culture and natural beauty. If you enjoy your holiday home in Mid Wales and want to explore more of the country, head to the capital city, Cardiff.