Cottages a stroll away from a cosy pub holiday cottages

Cottages a stroll away from a cosy pub

Kate W 23 October 2019

If you're looking for a secluded, rural Welsh retreat but still fancy being close to the local pub, we have a stunning selection of Welsh cottages near pubs for you.

Cosy cottages near pubs

With some cottages just a stone's throw from their local watering hole and some a pleasant country walk away, our luxury cottages in Wales are perfect for the ultimate rural getaway.

Indulge in a tasty pub meal and a pint of delicious local ale at one of these revered village pubs in the Welsh countryside, before retreating to your cosy getaway for an evening in front of the fire.

1. Bwthyn Clyd, Porthgain

Bwthyn Clyd cottage by the coast

An elegant cosy cottage for four guests (plus your dog!), this beautiful retreat is a wonderful choice for a family holiday escape to the Welsh coast. Visit the quaint harbour at Porthgain or head to the stunning waters of the National Trust-managed Blue Lagoon. Walk the coastal path to discover breathtaking views and sandy beaches or stay in and snuggle up on the sofa for a film night.

The Sloop Inn

The Sloop Inn Porthgain Wales

A characterful pub with delicious local grub on the menu, this warm and welcoming foodie destination is a great choice for a family dinner out in Porthgain.

Distance: 1 mile

Bwthyn Clyd

2. Abercynrig House, Brecon

Abercynrig House large holiday cottage in Wales

This large house welcomes 14 guests so you can enjoy a big get-together with mates or celebrate a special occasion with friends and family. Beautiful rooms offer a calm and relaxing atmosphere while there is a games room and tennis court outside so the active members of the group will be well entertained. Explore the wonderful surrounding estate or sit out on your private lawns and enjoy the country air with a few drinks. You have the option of three great places to sit and unwind inside this magnificent property - head to the elegant lounge, cosy snug or light and lovely conservatory for a catch-up with your friends.

Three Horseshoes Inn

Three Horseshoes Inn pub in Wales

A stylish, award-winning pub/diner where you can enjoy a big group dinner with your guests. Book a table for your dinner on the final night of your stay in Wales to end the trip on a high.

Distance: 2 miles

Abercynrig House

3. Boutique Townhouse, Llandudno 

Boutique Townhouse

Tucked away at the top of Wales, this beautiful townhouse is right by the coast and close to two beaches – perfect for a seaside escape.  With room for ten guests, invite along all your favourite people for a group getaway to Llandudno. Spoil yourself with evenings spent soaking in the hot tub which has wonderful views from its raised patio position. Light floods into the conservatory from which you can see the same fantastic view of the town and mountains beyond. A mix of sleek, stylish décor in the kitchen, conservatory and bedrooms, while touches of opulence can be found in the lounge and bathrooms. There’s plenty of amenities to be found in the surrounding town, and you could visit the Mostyn Contemporary Art Gallery, walk to the end of Wales’ longest pier, or take a cable car to the top of the Orne.

The Snowdon

The Snowdon pub in Wales

If you’re looking for a cosy pub, this is just the place to settle down for a dinner surrounded by stylish furnishings and a warming atmosphere.

Distance: Less than 1 mile

Boutique Townhouse

4. Dulas Bluebell Hut, Hay-on-Wye

Dulas Bluebell Hut

Walk down a winding path to discover this cedar-clad hut with hot tub. Perched in a magical woodland, it has long-reaching views across fields creating a peaceful, scenic getaway for two. Perfect for anyone seeking a relaxing break in the heart of Wales' spectacular landscape, the retreat is beautifully decorated and offers a homely atmosphere. Although the cottage feels totally secluded, it's actually less than 2 miles from a choice of two delightful local pubs: The Temple Bar Inn and The Dog.

The Temple Bar Inn & The Dog

The Temple Bar Inn
The Temple Bar Inn - @thetemplebarinn


The Temple Bar Inn has been licensed since the 1850s and provides a relaxed environment with a varied menu - tuck into a juicy steak with a glass of red before ending your meal with a sugary sweet white chocolate cheesecake. Meanwhile, The Dog has been open for over 500 years, offering that touch of history to your dining experience.

Distance: Both these cosy pubs sit next to each other at 1.7 miles away

Dulas Bluebell Hut

5. Sugar Loaf Barn, Abergavenny

Sugar Loaf Barn - Brecon Beacons holiday cottages

Set in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Sugar Loaf Barn is an idyllic retreat. The barn can be found amid the gentle slopes of the Sugar Loaf Mountain and offers a cosy, luxurious interior. With numerous walks stretching away from the cottage into the Black Mountains, this cosy getaway is perfect for exploring everything Wales has to offer. Just three miles away, explore the bustling market town of Abergavenny. While just a 20-minute walk will lead you to a charming local pub, The Crown at Pantygelli.

The Crown at Pantygelli

The Crown pub near a cottage

With unrivalled views over the mountains, the pub's extensive menu showcases some of Wales' finest local food. Try the locally-made venison sausages served with mashed potato and red onion gravy, or the steak and ale pie, made with beef braised in Felinfoel Stout.

Distance: 1 mile

Sugar Loaf Barn


Ready to start planning your holiday to Wales? Find yourself a holiday cottage with a hot tub for indulgent evenings, a cosy retreat with a wood burner for nights snuggled up around the fire, or a holiday home with an enclosed garden so you can sit out in the fresh air.

We have family-friendly escapes and large properties for big groups, romantic retreats for couples of an escape together and plenty of holiday stays which welcome dogs - so you can bring the whole pack with you on your next Welsh trip! Browse our full collection of cottages within walking distance of village pubs to find your perfect getaway. 


Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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