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Top 5 Fairytale Holiday Cottages 

Published on 8 Apr 2024 by Amy Greenwood

Dreaming of escaping to an enchanting country cottage, tucked away in a tranquil setting surrounded by ancient woodlands or rolling green fields? Look no further than our top five fairytale holiday cottages.

Nestled amidst timeless landscapes, our fairytale cottages provide an enchanting escape from everyday life. With whimsical architecture and quirky interiors these cottages ooze character and charm.

Staying in one of our fairytale holiday cottages offers the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life. Give way to the gentle rhythm of nature and the joy of simple, unhurried days. Would you like to spend your days exploring the picturesque Welsh countryside? Picnicking in the surrounding woodlands? Or simply curling up with a book in a quiet corner? Then come, escape the ordinary and embrace the cosy comfort of a storybook holiday cottage. 

Welcome to our top five fairytale holiday cottages…

Top 5 Fairytale Holiday Cottages 


Sleeps 4 | Near Pub | Dog Friendly | Real Fire | Farm Stay

Llys-Derwin is a magical character holiday cottage near Criccieth in North Wales. Built in the 16th century with the blood money of King Henry VIII in his effort to influence the nearby monastery, the cottage is a fascinating combination of old world charm and modern comforts.

Top 5 Fairytale Holiday Cottages 


Sleeps 7 | Dog Friendly | Real Fire | EV Charger

Surrounded by rolling fields and mature woodlands, Boethuog is an enchanting character cottage in the heart of South Eryri. From the outside this charming stone cottage looks straight out of a fairytale, but step inside and period character meets 21st century luxury with stylish decor, underfloor heating and rainfall showers blending beautifully with curving walls, exposed beams, cottage style doors and deep window sills.

Top 5 Fairytale Holiday Cottages 


Sleeps 2 | Dog Friendly | Hot Tub | Real Fire

A beautiful, romantic one bedroom cottage in the hills above Dolgellau, Deer Park Lodge is a fairytale property that shouldn’t be missed. Surrounded by the woodland on the Nannau Estate, three miles north of Dolgellau, the lodge has a long history and one formed the south entrance of the Nannau Deer Park. The elevated location provides fantastic views over the market town of Dolgellau and further south towards Cader Idris, one of the stunning peaks of southern Eryri (Snowdonia).

Top 5 Fairytale Holiday Cottages 


Sleeps 14 | Dog Friendly | Near Beach | Near Pub | Real Fire | Farm Stay | Large Cottage

Cors-Y-Gedol Hall is an Elizabethan manor house set in beautiful countryside in Eryri (Snowdonia), North Wales. The architecture of this amazing property is matched by its rich and fascinating history. If only buildings could talk. The grand fireplace would reminisce how it had warmed the toes of the native princes of Wales. The oak panelled walls in the King’s Bedroom would giggle of the soft snoring of Charles II. The library would whisper of the clandestine plans of the revolutionary Owain Glyndwr and the secret staircases leading down to the servants quarters would blush with stories of flirtatious encounters.

Top 5 Fairytale Holiday Cottages 


Sleeps 3 | Dog Friendly | Real Fire

As you round the bend of a quiet leafy lane guests are greeted by a real fairytale cottage. Described as a semi-ruinous Tudor-Gothic style this outstanding and unique self-catering property stands guard over the deer park on the famous Nannau estate and provides unique accommodation for guests wanting to explore this beautiful part of Eryri (Snowdonia).

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