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Please scroll down the page for our selection of hotels and country inns in South and West Wales, including hotels in the Brecon Beacons, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, Tenby, the Gower, Swansea, Cardiff, Usk and Newport. We now include luxury B&B's in our lists, so whatever type of accomodation you're after Welsh Country Inns will help you find it! Just click on the name of the hotel or inn for more details, photos, prices and book on-line!

Cardigan and West Wales ~ Tenby, The Gower and Swansea ~ Brecon Beacons ~ Cardiff and Newport ~ The Wye Valley, Monmouthshire and Usk 

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Bear Hotel, Cowbridge

The Bear Hotel, Cowbridge
The Bear Hotel is located on the outskirts of Cardiff, situated on the High Street of the quaint market town of Cowbridge in the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan. Cowbridge boasts a unique, gloriously beautiful, green and wild, spectacularly...
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Featured 4* City Hotel - The Angel Hotel

Barcelo Cardiff Angel Hotel, Cardiff
Steeped in history, the hotel dates back to 1883 and is the most famous in Cardiff. Some of the world's greatest stars have walked down the hotel's magnificent staircase, including Marlene Dietrich, The Beatles and Gregory Peck
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Cardigan, Pembrokeshire and West Wales



Gwbert Hotel, CardiganGwbert Hotel's bistro commands incredible views across the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Set on the banks of River Teifi, this hotel offers comfortable en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Cardigan Bay is famous for dolphins and seal spotting and invigorating walks can be enjoyed along the Ceredigion Coast Path. During the warmer months, guests can enjoy refreshing drinks and wonderful river views on the outdoor terrace. Full English breakfasts are served in the stylish bistro, as well as a varied lunch and dinner menu. Cardigan is a 10-minute drive from the hotel.Book Online


Gwesty'r Webley, Cardigan Enjoying spectacular views over the River Teifi, Poppit Sands beach and Cardigan Bay beyond, this charming traditional hotel has a stunning location. Croeso is Welsh for welcome, and with just 5 rooms available, this small family-run hotel offers attentive, personalised service and a big, warm welcome. The hotel’s owners, Sandra and Simon, are welcoming hosts and will endeavour to meet your every request.. Each room has a new flat-screen LCD TV with crystal-clear satellite reception. The hotel also has a wonderful Book Onlinepub/restaurant serving local food and real ales. 



Hammet HouseHammet House sits on the famous River Teifi, right on the Pembrokeshire Ceredigion border. A luxury bolthole set in secluded grounds, this Grade II listed Georgian house has been brought bang up to date with a clear focus on modern luxuries, great service and ultimate relaxation.The 14 bedrooms are packed with contemporary style and luxuries, with Egyptian cotton on the beds, flat screens on the walls and indulgent Ren products in the bathrooms. In the bar and dining room you’ll find cool contemporary spaces to unwind, relax, eat and drink, all brought to you with our easy-going yet impeccable service .
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FISHGUARD   Ferryboat Inn and Restaurant

Ferryboat Inn and Restaurant, FishguardThe family-run Ferryboat Inn is 500 metres from Fishguard Harbour. It offers a quality restaurant, cosy bar, alfresco dining, and stylish en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Rooms at the Ferryboat Inn & Restaurant have a modern décor and include hospitality trays. Late arrivals are welcome, once prearranged with the inn. The Ferryboat is classified as an 'inn' by Visit Wales. Its restaurant serves homemade Welsh dishes using local ingredients, and the bar serves Welsh beers and ciders, as well as wines from around the Book Onlineworld. Free parking is available on-site.


WOLFSCASTLE, HAVERFORDWEST   Wolfscastle Country Hotel

Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Wolfscastle Situated in the heart of rural mid Pembrokeshire, this hotel has a long established reputation for excellent cuisine and service and has an AA Rosette for Good Food. Wolfscastle Country Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore this area of natural beauty. The Coastal Path has 300 km of spectacular, unspoilt scenery. The hotel is very much a family affair offering the highest standard of service in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. Please note that the hotel often has dinner dances on Friday and Saturday nights. It is Book Onlinerecommended that you check with the hotel to ensure a quiet room is available


MILFORD HAVEN   The Lord Nelson

The Lord Nelson, Milford Haven The Lord Nelson Hotel is a good quality hotel situated in the heart of the community in Milford Haven. Features of the hotel include guest rooms, a restaurant, beer garden, function room and car parking facilities. Sky Sports is available, making the Lord Nelson a great place to watch live sport. Families are welcome. The Hotel is 100% non smoking
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BURTON, MILFORD HAVEN   The Beggars Reach Hotel

The Beggars Reach Hotel, Milford HavenBeggars Reach Hotel is a little Welsh secret just waiting to be discovered. The gorgeous Beggars Reach was formerly a Victorian Rectory and is now a wonderful haven of a hotel, surrounded by National Park grounds and farmland – ideal views for taking your meals on our restaurant terrace. The restaurant serves an eclectic menu specialising in locally sourced ingredients. Rooms are charming and comfortable, individually decorated and unique – they make Book Onlinefor a truly hospitable break.



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Tenby, the Gower and Swansea

SAUNDERSFOOT    St Brides Spa Hotel  

St BridesAA Hotel of the Year for Wales 2011/2012. The highest rated 4 star hotel in Pembrokeshire’s National Coastal Park, St Brides Spa Hotel enjoys dramatic coastal views over Saundersfoot harbour, beach and coastline. Our luxury Marine Spa and Thermal Suite includes an infinity edge salt water hydro pool with stunning sea views. The Cliff Restaurant provides superb, fine dining serving local seasonal produce with fresh fish always on the menu. All day dining is available. Each of the bedrooms is individually designed with a light airy seaside theme throughout, with many boasting individual balconies with Book Onlinestunning seaside views.



The Gower Hotel, Tenby This charming 3-star hotel offers bright, spacious, airy en-suite accommodation in the heart of the quiet little village of Saundersfoot, just a short walk from the harbour and beaches.The hotel boasts 20 charming and well-appointed en-suite rooms, a lift to all floors and secure off-street parking available for guests’ use, free of charge.The stylish conservatory restaurant uses the finest local produce to create delicious, home-cooked fresh food.
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ST FLORENCE, TENBY  Parsonage Farm Inn

Parsonnage Farm Inn, St FlorenceThe Parsonage Farm Inn is set in the charming village of St Florence and offers comfortable en-suite bedrooms, good food, open log fires and real ales. Parking and Wi-Fi are free. The Parsonage Farm is a 5 minute drive from Tenby centre and just 15 minutes drive from the coast.Book Online




TENBY  Albany Hotel

Albany Hotel, Tenby The Albany Hotel is the perfect location with its 24 en-suite rooms for visiting Tenby. The Albany Hotel is situated on the Pembrokeshire Coastline, and a couple of minutes stroll to the North Beach and Harbour. The Albany Hotel, formerly known as The White Hart Hotel, is the oldest licensed premises in Tenby, dating back to the 1800s. With its mix of traditional and modern interiors, it has a very relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. 
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TENBY  Heywood Mount

Heywood Mount, TenbyThis hotel with spa leisure suite stands in one acre of mature grounds, only half a mile from Tenby’s golden beaches. Heywood Mount is a spacious, comfortable and elegant Visit Wales 4-star hotel. It offers free Wi-Fi and plenty of safe parking in the grounds and landscaped gardens. The spa leisure suite has an indoor heated pool, a sauna, a jacuzzi, a gym, a solarium and a resident beauty therapist. Heywood Mount also has a fully licensed bar and an Book Onlineaward-winning restaurant.


PENALLY, TENBY  New Overlander Hotel and Restaurant

New Overlander Hotel and Restaurant, Tenby Family run Hotel and Restaurant near Tenby offering excellent comfortable, well maintained accommodation 5 minutes walk to beach and coastal path. Five double bedrooms, all with en suite shower or bathroom, LCD television with freeview and  refreshments tray. Fax facility and free wireless connection . Private parking.
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The Kings Head, GowerThe 4-star, 17th century Kings Head Inn is set in the idyllic village of Llangenith on the Gower peninsula and offers fresh, locally sourced Welsh food, just one mile from the beach. The Inn boasts elegantly furnished rooms with underfloor heating and 28-inch plasma TVs. The historic bar features wooden beams and exposed stonework and offers a wide range of specialist malt whiskies. Evening meals are served, including Welsh venison, home-cooked Thai food, and a variety of local ales. The Inn is 15 miles away from Swansea.Book Online



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LAUGHARNE, CARMARTHEN  Broadway Country House

Broadway Country House, Laugharne A restored Victorian mansion with a Victorian Orangery is set in 7 acres of landscaped gardens, with breathtaking view over Carmarthen Bay and the Gower Peninsula. We offer en-suite bedrooms, the majority of which benefit from the magnificent views. Our resident chef uses local produce to create a wide selection of a la carte dishes, with a numerous selection of fine wines. Perfect for business and holiday guests. The stunning views and real log fires in the bar and restaurant welcome you to Broadway Country House.
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SWANSEA  The Mirador Town House

The Mirador, Swansea Situated just one mile from Swansea’s bustling city centre, perfect for the disgruntled businessman; yet on the edge of the infamous Gower Peninsular, The Mirador lay bespoke: tailor made for your requirements. Offering a subtle break from reality, be it business pressure or social pleasure. Only double beds are offered to tired business people! All this and more is wrapped up and waiting for you inside an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Its uniqueness is apparent and appealing, its divergence is different from anywhere else, yet it Book Onlineremains unquestionably bespoke: custom made for a discerning customer.....!



Fairyhill, Swansea REST, RELAXATION, GOOD FOOD, GREAT WINE........all in sophisticated but unpretentious surroundings. Fairyhill is an eight bedroomed 5 star Country House set in 24 acres of parkland at the heart of the Gower Peninsular - designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty because of the stunning coastal scenery. Fairyhill is only 10 minutes drive from Gower's glorious beaches and only 20 minutes from Swansea and J27/M4. CD's, DVD's, I Pod connectors in all rooms. Free Wi Fi access throughout. Free private car park.
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NEATH  Castle Hotel

Castle Hotel, NeathHistoric Welsh Coaching Inn and birthplace of the Welsh Rugby Union, the Castle Hotel is family owned and run and situated in the heart of Neath, just off the M4 and 2 minutes from the mainline train station. Ideally located for visiting a host of local attractions including Afan Forest Park, Brecon Beacons National Park, dozens of historic monuments and castles and the stunning Swansea Bay and Gower coastlines. All this and yet only 40 minutes from Wales' vibrant capital city of Cardiff. The hotel boasts character and charm whilst offering all the modern conveniences such as flat screens, Sky and WIFI. The restaurant, Green's, serves "Simply Good Welsh Food" and offers a daily blackboard featuring local specialities. There are two bars: the traditional, oak panelled Lounge Bar with its huge fireplace and "oh, so comfy" arm chairs and the contemporary Castle Bar with its big screens and upbeat, Book Onlinetrendy atmosphere.


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The Brecon Beacons


ABERGAVENNY   The Kings Arms  Visit our Website

The Kings arms, Abergavenny Thought to be the oldest coaching inn in Wales, the Kings Arms has stood in Abergavenny since at least 1400. Roundheads and Cavaliers frequented this inn, both of whom left their mark on the building. King Charles II stayed in the inn during a military campaign. The building has been lovingly restored but is however still largely original. Here in the 21st century we provide an exciting Email Hoteland diverse program of events and services.



PEN-Y-CAE   Craig-Y-Nos Castle Hotel  Visit our Website

Craig-Y-Nos Castle Hotel, Pen-y-Cae Craig-y-Nos Castle Hotel stands in the Brecon Beacons National Park in the Upper Swansea Valley in South Wales, UK. This is an area specially designated for its natural beauty and has an interesting historical past. The castle has been transformed into a quality hotel with accommodation and reception facilities for weddings and conferences.  With its stunning location and the carefully preserved ambience of a Welsh castle, Craig-y-Nos offers visitors a unique experience, whether it be just enjoying an overnight stay, or as Email Hotela guest at a major function.


ABERGAVENNY     Plas Derwen

Plas Derwen, Abergavenny Here at Plas Derwen we pride ourselves on offering fantastic quality. From the standard of our food, to the atmosphere and seclusion of our wonderful gardens, and our contemporary boutique bedrooms. Situated on the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park, we are ideally located, whether you're looking for good food, an afternoon with friends in the sun, or a short activity break. We have 10 en-suite guest bedrooms ranging from well appointed doubles and twins to larger family rooms that can sleep up to 4. Each room is Book Onlinefitted with a plasma screen TV, and other facilities including play stations.


BRECON   The Wellington Hotel

The Wellington Hotel, Brecon One of the oldest hotels in the center of Brecon town. The Wellington boasts 19 en-suite rooms with plasma TVs, internet connection and tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms. We have a large dining area and a menu to suit all tastes. Enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere in our sofa clad bar area and sample one of our Brains Beers or choose from a selection of fine wines! Please note that we operate a no smoking policy throughout our hotel Book Onlineincluding all rooms. 



The Usk Inn, Talybont-On-Usk The 2005 AA inspectors choice as Pub of the year for Wales situated in the prime walking/ mountain biking area of the  Beacons national Park. Drying facilities, bike storage and bike hire available on site. Log Fire in the Comfy Bar, good choice of beers and wines, and selection of box games to entertain yourselves with! 
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The Plough innn, Rhosmaen A country hotel and restaurant set in the beautiful Towy Valley and Brecon Beacons National Park. Relax in tranquil surroundings, admiring the glorious views of the Towy Valley, which can be enjoyed from all 14 modern, well-appointed, en-suite bedrooms. You will be greeted with a genuine welcome, good food and wines that can be enjoyed in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Feel free to take advantage of the gym and sauna to unwind and relax in during Book Onlineyour stay.


LLANDEILO    The Cawdor   

The Cawdor, LlandeiloThe perfect retreat for a relaxing break, the Cawdor is now one of Wales' leading boutique hotels. This Grade II listed Georgian building boasts an interesting mix of antique and contemporary styles. It's just the place to relax with a glass or two of wine from the extensive wine list and superb cuisine in the restaurant. Each of the 23 rooms are individually designed, all with sensuous suede curtains, Melyn Tregwynt drapes and cushions, goose down pillows and duvets and crisp white Egyptian Cotton bedding! Book Online



LLANWRTYD WELLS  Neuadd Arms Hotel

Neuadd Arms Hotel, Llanwrtyd Wells Situated at the heart of Britain's smallest town, between the Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, we offer a unique opportunity to stay in the undiscovered 'Welsh Lake District'. Accommodation is provided in a family run hotel which has stood in the centre of Llanwrtyd Wells for over 130 years. Its 19th century character, complete with open log fires, has been preserved in the lounge and public bars. All of our 21 rooms have en-suite facilities with colour TV and either bath, shower, or both. Facilities include the traditional farmers' Book OnlineBell Bar featuring the original servants' bells, and a comfortable Lounge Bar.


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Cardiff and Newport



The Great House, Laleston Welcome to The Great House Hotel, a Grade II* listed building, believed to have been a gift from Queen Elizabeth 1 to the Earl of Leicester for use as a hunting lodge. More modern day Royal connections are via His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales who has visited when travelling throughout Wales.  Leicester's Restaurant at The Great House has twice been awarded Country Restaurant of the Year and holds 2 AA Rosettes. There is also a small health suite with a sauna, Jacuzzi and keep fit equipment. Free wireless Book Onlinebroadband access.



Bear Hotel, Cowbridge The Bear Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Cardiff, just 25 mins away from Cardiff Airport. The Bear Hotel dates back to the 12th Century and oozes history, charm and character. Situated in the quaint market town of Cowbridge in the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan, our extensive facilities include a flagstone Real Ale Bar, luxurious Lounge Bar offering morning coffee, light meals and afternoon tea and a unique stone vaulted, a la carte restaurant. Our 33 individual en-suite bedrooms are tastefully decorated and many feature Book Onlinedelightful beamed ceilings.


CARDIFF    The Angel Hotel

Carcelo Cardiff Angel Hotel Nestling between Cardiff Castle and the Millennium Stadium, the Angel Hotel is perfectly placed for exploring this vibrant city. Steeped in history, the hotel dates back to 1883 and is the most famous in Cardiff. Some of the world's greatest stars have walked down the hotel's magnificent staircase, including Marlene Dietrich, The Beatles and Gregory Peck. Recent investment has restored the building to its former Victorian splendour and it now benefits from air-conditioning in all bedrooms and secure car parking subject to availability.
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Wye Valley, Monmouthshire and Usk


CLYRO     The Baskerville Arms

The Baskerville Arms, ClyroNestled in the village of Clyro in the Welsh borders, close to the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons and within walking distance of the River Wye, The Baskerville Arms is just 1.3 miles from the famous town of Hay-on-Wye. As a small family run Inn we believe in the personal touch to ensure every guest gets the most from their stay. Enjoy a drink in our charismatic bar or go through to the candlelit restaurant for that romantic dinner or a meal with friends. Our extensive menu provides delicious home-cooked dishes made by our Chefs, using fresh local produce wherever possible. Many of our 13 en-suite guest rooms have been lovingly renovated in a contemporary style. We are a Visit Wales 3-star Inn, in the middle of some of the best walking terrain in Book OnlineWales; group rates on request!


CHEPSTOW     The Beaufort Hotel

Rat Trap Inn, Usk Centrally situated within historic Chepstow, The Beaufort Hotel offers a range of single, double and family accommodation, within walking distance of Chepstow Racecourse. For relaxation, try either the well-stocked Beaufort Bar, serving a wide range of soft and alcoholic beverages and popular with the locals. Alternatively, the on site restaurant serves a modern à la carte menu of traditional British and international dishes, prepared where possible with local Book Onlinefarm ingredients.


TREDUNNOCK, nr. USK    Newbridge on Usk

Newbridge on UskOwned and run by the world famous Celtic Manor, the Newbridge on Usk is a 200-year-old inn occupying an idyllic rural location on the banks of the beautiful river Usk, near the charming village of Tredunnock. This rural hideaway offers six stylish en-suite bedrooms and in an adjacent building guests will be greeted with a warm Welsh welcome in the stunning gastro pub that combines quaint, old worldly charm with a modern twist.
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USK    Three Salmons Hotel  

Three Salmons Hotel, UskClose to the river in beautiful Usk, The Three Salmons Hotel offers traditional charm, friendly service and good local food. The Three Salmons has an AA Rosette for its cuisine. The bar and restaurant menus feature fresh, local ingredients, and the large wine cellar has both Old and New World wines. The rooms are different in size and reflect the character of the property. Some rooms are in the main building and the rest are in the coach house opposite to the hotel. Up to 14 different walks start from the Three Salmons Hotel and Book Onlinefollow country lanes, river banks and fine Welsh countryside.  

TINTERN   Wye Valley Hotel

Wye Valley Hotel, Tintern Ideally placed between the historic towns of Monmouthshire and Chepstow, Tintern is in the heart of the Wye Valley. The hotel dates back to 1835 when it was a small alehouse known as The Carpenters Arms. Both the bar and restaurant are open to non-residents and is popular with locals and tourists alike. Using fresh local produce, we aim to provide a range of food to suite your individual tastes - from bar snacks to a la carte meals. With a total of nine en-suite rooms the owners, Sue and Barry Cooke, pride themselves on being Book Onlineavailable to give individual attention to their guests.


WHITEBROOK near MONMOUTH   The Crown at Whitebrook

The Crown at Whirebrook Having been awarded a Michelin Star in 2007 The Crown at Whitebrook is the perfect venue for food lovers. A romantic auberge set in three acres of gardens and pasture at Whitebrook. The early parts of the Inn were built between 1670 and 1707. In 1973 it was carefully restored and modernised, retaining the original Inn as the restaurant and lounge/bar and extending to provide new accommodation. In creating his Michelin Star menus James Sommerin uses only the very best of fresh local produce and classic French disciplines with Book Onlineimaginative flair.



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