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A luxury hideaway in Wales for October Half Term

12th September 2013 Print
Luxury barn conversion, Baddegai

The Rare Hideaways collection was launched earlier this year and comprises of over 30, top-quality and mainly 5* self-catering properties to be found the length and breadth of Wales. Here are a few that are still available for October half term:

Baddegai is a superb four-bedroomed (all with en suite), luxury barn conversion, located in Libanus in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Mid Wales. Luxuriously decorated, the pet-friendly property has under floor heating, wood-burning stoves and a contemporary kitchen. A week’s stay from 18 October costs £820 (£102 pp when fully occupied).

Nant Cottage is one of two mid-19th Century, semi-detached miner’s cottage (Cwmshon Cottages), in the Swansea Valley which has been renovated and is now a delightful retreat. The owners of the three-bedroomed cottage welcome guests with fresh flowers, a personalised message and home-made Bara Brith with tea and coffee on arrival. They also provide tourist information, maps and loan bikes free of charge (including a tandem!). A week’s stay from 18 October costs from £695.

Bramble Cottage is one of 10 properties at Clydey located in 20 acres of grounds in Boncath, Pembrokeshire. The eighteenth-century farm building offers extremely comfortable accommodation and has far-reaching views.On site there is also a heated indoor pool, hot tubs, sauna and spa treatments, a gym, games room, indoor soft play area for toddlers and outdoor children’s play area. A week’s stay from 25 October costs £1800, a reduction of £400 off the usual rate.

Crofty at East Jordeston is located near Tenby in southern Pembrokeshire and sleeps five people in three bedrooms. The cottage which has a distinctly Scandinavian feel to it has under floor heating, fully-fitted kitchen with quality appliances, fluffy white towels, blankets made from the wool of the owners’ sheep and a private terrace with scenic country views. It is just three miles from the sea, and the village of St Florence with its friendly inn, is only a mile away. A week’s stay from 25th October is £915.

The Rare Hideaways programme also has a section on things to do in Wales, including details for walking, cycling and fishing, plus a listing of food festivals taking place throughout the year.

For more information, visit

Rare Hideaways is part of the Welsh Rarebits portfolio. The Rarebits collection also includes Great Little Places, a collection of smaller hotels, inns and guest houses. Continuing the theme that has proven so successful, Welsh Rarebits launched an online shop in 2012 – – to showcase the very best of local artisan food and drink producers.

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Luxury barn conversion, Baddegai