On 25 January in West Wales, we celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day – the Welsh patron saint of lovers. It’s a day for romance, a day to show the one you love how much you care, perhaps by giving them a St Dwynwen’s Day card or a gift, traditionally a Welsh love spoon.
If you would love to spend some special time together, why not escape the winter blues with a getaway to magical West Wales? Imagine a romantic break with beach walks and pub lunches, enjoying time to talk without the interruptions of daily life and creating memories to share.
Here are 10 of our best cosy cottages for two, each with a log burner or fire so you can snuggle up together, toasty warm and hide from the wintry weather outside.
Leet Cottage, Little Haven, Pembrokeshire
Enjoy romantic walks on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast, stroll into Little Haven village with its pubs, cafes and pretty beach then retreat to the comfort and luxury of Leet Cottage.
Thyme Lodge, Cryngae Farm, Carmarthenshire
A beautifully converted barn, Thyme Lodge is a cosy retreat with everything you need for a romantic break. Walk for miles in the surrounding countryside, explore the beaches and coves along Cardigan Bay or just relax in front of the fire.
Danclawdd Cottage, Danclawdd, Pembrokeshire
Guests at Danclawdd Cottage said: “Tucked away up a leafy lane, a comfy cottage perfectly situated to enjoy all that the North Pembrokeshire coast and countryside has to offer.” Walk to Foel Cwmcerwyn, the highest point of the Preseli Hills, stroll to the pub or visit nearby Narberth for delicious food to enjoy back at your romantic hideaway.
Maes yr Afon, St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire
Full of character, Maes yr Afon is perfect for a romantic break with its traditional curtained box bed and cosy woodburner. Find fresh bread, fish and chips and a choice of pubs in St Dogmaels. Bringing your dog too? Dog-friendly Poppit Sands beach is nearby, your dog will love it!
Rectory Cottage, Cilrhedyn, Pembrokeshire
Tranquil and secluded, Rectory Cottage is a luxurious country cottage for two in North Pembrokeshire. Find sandy coves and fishing villages along Cardigan Bay to the north, the Preseli Hills and the delights of Pembrokeshire to the South.
Y Caban, Wig Farm, Llangrannog, Ceredigion
Leave the world behind on your romantic break at Y Caban. A cosy log cabin with direct access to the woodland path to the beach and coastal path you can walk for miles or just relax and watch from the balcony as the Woodpecker, squirrels and Jays take turns at the feeders.
Glascoed Coach House, Whitland, Carmarthenshire
A romantic, king-size four poster bed, woodburner and use of the sauna and hot tub – you will just want to ‘stay in’ at Glascoed Coach House. If you need to go out, the nearby Georgian town of Narberth offers delicious foods, individual shops, contemporary arts and crafts, and plenty of places to eat.
Ysgubor-y-Tanybryn, Tregaron, Ceredigion
Half a mile up a track with 2.5 acres of wild flower meadow, garden and woodland, Ysgubor-y-Tanybryn is the perfect place for a romantic break or a honeymoon. Visit the ancient market town of Tregaron or explore the peaceful, unspoilt landscape of the Cambrian Mountains.
Gardener’s Cottage, Cardigan Castle, Ceredigion
What could be more romantic than staying in a castle? Gardener’s Cottage is a luxurious cottage for two in the grounds of Cardigan Castle, a unique, historic setting for a special holiday. Roam around the castle grounds and restored gardens, explore the beauty of Cardigan Bay or enjoy the views from the castle walls.
Number 19, Cardigan, Ceredigion
Set in the heart of Cardigan, a small market town on the Teifi Estuary, this petite town house with honeyed oak floors, deep pile carpets and cool calm decor is perfect for a truly relaxing break for two – and their dog. Number 19 is perfect for returning home to after walks on Poppit Sands, the Coast Path and the Preseli Hills. With pubs, cafés and restaurants on your doorstep there’s no need to even cook dinner!
Wherever you choose to stay in West Wales, the beauty of the landscape will form the perfect backdrop to your romantic break and the warmth of the welcome will cheer you. Fall under the spell of magical West Wales and you will soon be planning your return.