This naturally beautiful country is simply perfect for a last minute cottage break. With three national parks, a whole host of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a stunning coast, Wales is the place to go if you are looking for picturesque views and sights.

Staying in a lovely, secluded cottage is the best way of experiencing Wales. You can spend your days exploring and tiring yourself out before returning to your very own cottage and relaxing in peace and quiet. The north of Wales is where you will find Snowdonia National Park, where you can either go for casual strolls or descend up Wales’ highest mountain, Mount Snowdon. Some of the hikes are more extreme than others but, no matter how brave you are, you are sure to get some wonderful views from the top of the mountain.

Mid Wales is a sparsely populated area that is famous for the Brecon Beacons National Park. The mountains within the National Park are truly spectacular to behold and you can also visit Cardigan Bay to the west, where you can relax on one of the beautiful beaches.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park can be found in the south of Wales, at the country’s most western point. Enjoy the sandy, clean beaches, go for long walks along the coast or, if you are a real thrill-seeker, try some surfing in the wild waters.

The rural parts of Wales really are beautiful but if you are looking for more of a city break, find yourself a last minute cottage near either Cardiff or Swansea. These two cities are full of fantastic restaurants, amazing museums and a whole number of varied attractions that are sure to keep you entertained long into the night. By staying in a self-catered cottage outside of the city centre, you will still be able to experience a relaxed, quiet stay while also having the option of going into a bustling city when you want.

You may initially feel uneasy about booking a last minute break, as we are always advised to book months in advance and to plan our trips right down to every last detail. However, last minute holidays can be fantastically spontaneous and you never know what you might stumble upon if you go on an unplanned trip to Wales. Surprise your partner or loved ones today and book a last minute cottage holiday in Wales.