The Wales Coastal Path by Sheepskin (advertorial)

Our friends at Sheepskin love the Wales Coastal path and have given us their recommendations of the best route, and more importantly, which of their beautiful holiday cottages are situated close to the path; read on for some Welsh inspiration ….

Sheepskin know that not everyone wants the same from a holiday cottage in the UK
Maybe you are looking for a unique holiday cottage, luxury honeymoon retreat, or a family self catering holiday cottage.  You may prefer a private house by the sea, a traditional Welsh Farmhouse or even a unique, large self catering holiday house perfect for a special occasion. Whatever your preference; before planning to take on the Welsh Coastal Path contact us to discuss your accommodation requirements.

The new Wales Coastal Path which opened on 5th May 2012 runs for 870 miles outlining Wales from the border outside Chester into Chepstow. The walk is as near to the coast as legally and physically possible with spectacular views of hidden caves, long stretches of beach, towering cliffs and numerous sand dunes.

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Walking the coastal path is a way to discover Wales, its heritage and exciting culture, an opportunity to get outdoors and to get fit whilst enjoying the stunning views that money just cannot buy! You can dip in and out of the course at regular intervals as much of the path is within easy reach of coastal towns and cities so access to the path is remarkably easy.

Top travel guides such as the Lonely Planet has named the Wales coast line ‘The best region on earth’ – so don’t just take our word for it! National Geographic also raved about the coast line and said it is the ‘Second finest world destination for a Spring break’.

Have we managed to convince you to pack your walking boots yet? Read on…

The route takes you along new stretches as well as established including the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. Follow the blue circle waymarker sign and you won’t go astray!

Taking in 31 towns along the route, the path navigates from Chepstow to Chester. Starting from the South of Wales you will begin your hike…

In Chepstow and then onwards to Newport > Cardiff > Barry Island > Porth Crawl > Port Talbot > Swansea > Llanelli > Carmarthen > Tenby > Pembroke > St. Davids > Fishguard > Cardigan > Aberaeron > Aberystywth > Machynlleth > Aberdovey > Barmouth > Harlech > Porthmadog > Abersoch > Aberdaron > Nefyn > Caernarfon > Holyhead > Bangor > Llandudno > Rhyl > Flint and finishing at Chester.

Sheepskin has some great places to stay along the path and we can also help you plan your route so you can put your walking feet up and relax.

Cragside
Ideal for a family of four, located by Cardigan Bay in North Wales. This hide-away cottage offers panoramic views of magnificent mountains and the picturesque coastline. The cottage has the best of both worlds; it is secluded but not too far from the civilisation. Nearby we recommend Pwllheli Beach, renowned for its clean waters and awarded a blue flag, this sandy stretch is well worth a visit!

Nantwen

Nantwen
Nantwen

With bags of character, this property is one of the most popular destinations with our guests.  Nantwen is a beautifully converted stables, restored using natural resources by local craftsmen. This spacious property is luxurious for 2 people with an open plan living area and a fully equipped kitchen, a real home away from home. It is located just 2 miles from the Pembrokeshire coastal path.

 

 

Great House

Great House
Great House

This outstanding Georgian manor house, recently featured in Period Living magazine, is great for families.  Its flexible space can be made up for just the 2 of you or expanded into the attic suite to sleep 10 guests.

It also has an outdoor heated swimming pool! Dive in and take a relaxing swim after a full days walking. The Great House is within walking distance of sandy beaches so enjoy an active day at the beach and then stroll back to the house for a BBQ and a dip!  Great House really is a prime location for a perfect summer’s day!

Water Mill
Only recently joined Sheepskin and named the Water Mill for obvious reasons…An old converted mill that is truly unique and despite its working past, luxurious!  With original beams and the old wooden water wheel mechanism this house is full of character.

The Water Mill is situated near Cardigan Bay and the historic seaside town of Harlech, nestling in the foothills of Snowdonia and looking on towards Llyn peninsula.  The cosy holiday home also has a sauna, so relax your muscles in preparation for your coastal walk! Your body will thank you.

Rhoscolyn

Rhoscolyn House
Rhoscolyn House

Now is the time to organise a gathering at stunning Rhoscolyn House. An old fisherman’s cottage transformed to a luxurious family holiday home in a private bay on the isle of Anglesey.
You could not be much closer to the sea! In high tides the house is only accessible by foot which makes the house have a ship-wrecked, secluded sense. The house accommodates 8-10 people so ideal for a large family, a large group of friends or perhaps 2 families combined.

There are plenty of rock-pools for kids to explore and lucky visitors have spotted seals, dolphins and porpoises off the coast, so take your camera!

Now you can plan your Wales Coastal Path holiday and we can help you plan where to stay and what to see, Enquire today!