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5 of our favourite large houses to rent in Wales

Kate A 06 December 2019

From the craggy peaks of Snowdonia to the dazzling waterfalls of the Brecon Beacons, our large houses to rent in Wales are a fabulous choice for gathering together a group of your friends or family. Within our collection, we’ve got some extra special properties bursting with indulgent surprises including hot tubs, swimming pools, cinema rooms and spectacular views. Some are hidden within the depths of the countryside surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes, while others are just a stone’s throw from a golden, sandy beach.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to spend precious time relaxing with your loved ones, read on to discover five of our favourite large houses to rent in Wales – and if you want to see our full collection, just click the button below.

Bay Point House

Sleeps 14 | Trearddur Bay, North Wales

Bay Point House

Overlooking the sparkling ocean and sandy bay of Porth y Corwgl in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this luxurious period house offers the wow factor in bucket and spades. Nestled in Trearddur Bay in Anglesey, this is one of our favourite large houses to rent in Wales by the sea. Leisurely strolls on golden sands can be enjoyed within just 200 yards, or you can wander the 2 acres of magnificent grounds surrounding the house, which link onto the Anglesey Coastal Path.

Bay Point House garden

Inside, there is a myriad of entertainment to keep all members of the family happy, including a snooker hall with antique billiard table. Or you can simply fill the roll-top bath with a mountain of bubbles and sink into relaxation, before lighting the wood burner in the lounge and cosying up with a good book while the kids watch a movie in the snug.

Bay Point House interiors

The wow factor:

  • Breathtaking sea views
  • Just 200 yards from the beach
  • Snooker hall with antique billiard table

The Medieval Barn

Sleeps 10 | Near Hay-on-Wye, Brecon Beacons

The Medieval Barn

Boasting mesmerising views of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park, this big beautiful barn is one of our top large houses to rent in South Wales. Brimming with character, this gorgeous period property features dramatic oak beams crisscrossing the double-height ceiling, under which sits a huge solid oak dining table seating up to 30 guests.

The Medieval Barn dining room

On chilly wintry evenings, stoke the wood burner and relax in its amber glow while a bottle of red warms on the hearth. Or on balmy summer days, light the BBQ in the pretty, walled garden and soak up the far-reaching countryside views as supper sizzles.

The Medieval Barn interiors

The wow factor:

  • Wood burner to keep you toasty and warm
  • Private walled gardens for al fresco living
  • Tranquil countryside views

Redford Farm Barns

Sleeps 12 | Near Ludlow, Shropshire

Redford Farm Barns

When it comes to extravagant group accommodation in Wales, this unique long barn and stunning cottage are full of lavish surprises. Tucked away within 12 acres of peaceful farmland, there is an abundance of scenic walking trails for the whole party to discover, and children will love collecting fresh eggs from the chickens and ducks for breakfast. Large entertaining spaces offer plenty of room for socialising, and you might recognise one of the two kitchens from Nigella Lawson's Christmas Special in 2018.

Redford Farm Barns outdoor kitchen

Outside, guests are sure to be wowed by the undercover outdoor kitchen with a BBQ and fire pit for late-night marshmallow toasting. And our favourite feature has to be the entertainment barn, offering a traditional pub bar, roaring wood burner, and darts board – it has to be seen to be believed!

Redford Farm Barns interiors

The wow factor:

  • 12 acres of farmland to explore 
  • Celebrate in the entertainment barn
  • Two separate properties for added privacy

Bodweni Hall

Sleeps 27 | Near Bala, North Wales

Bodweni Hall

A perfect venue for big celebrations, this grand country house is set within a whopping 75 acres of shared grounds, with gardens, woodlands, and a vast lake to explore. One of our favourite large houses to rent in North Wales, it is full of little luxuries to make your stay extra special. By day, delight in the variety of water sports on offer, enjoy a spot of private fishing on the lake or River Dee, and get competitive in the games room with snooker table, air hockey, table tennis, and pool table.

Bodweni Hall lake

By night, get the open fires crackling and sit down to a family feast in the decadent dining room, before watching the latest blockbuster in the 14-seater cinema room. And there’s no better way to end your evening than with an indulgent soak in the private bubbling hot tub, watching the stars twinkle in the clear night sky above.

Bodweni Hall interiors

The wow factor:

  • On-site water sports and fishing available
  • Private hot tub for stargazing
  • Cinema and games room for added fun

Beautiful Old Burfa

Sleeps 16 | Near Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Beautiful Old Burfa

Spread over four beautiful floors, this charming 15th-century abode is adorned with antiques and bold décor. There are eight sumptuous bedrooms to choose from, a couple with incredible four-poster beds, and when you want some pamper time, a deep roll-top bath. Choose between a lounge and upper drawing room for nights in front of a blissful fire and when the sun is shining, a flower-filled garden awaits. With Offa’s Dyke Path running right past the door, this is one of the best large rural houses to rent in Wales.

Beautiful Old Burfa lounge

The highlight of this charming home is the Aquarium Recreation Room, a short stroll from the main house. This funky space is made for chilling out and slowing down, featuring a full-sized pool table, Bose speakers, drinks cabinet, quirky lighting, comfy sofa, toasty wood burner, and stunning aquarium frieze all around the walls.

Beautiful Old Burfa interiors

The wow factor:

  • Bold and eclectic interior
  • Warming wood burners for cosy nights in
  • Recreation room with pool table

 

This is just a small selection of our extraordinary houses and cottages in Wales - for more inspiration, why not have a browse of our full collection? Whether you’re looking for a coastal escape or a rural retreat, our self-catering large holiday homes in Wales offer the ideal group accommodation. And for extra special occasions, take a look at our large houses to rent in Wales with swimming pools.

 

Want some ideas for things to do on your Welsh holiday? Have a read of our guide to ‘5 extreme things to do in Wales this summer’.

 
Cover image: Bodweni Hall near Bala - see more here.
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