Step out of these Welsh holiday homes and campsites into the great outdoors –with walking, cycling, kayaking or surfing all on the doorstep or nearby
The perfect mix of rustic escapism and urban comfort, this pretty stone cottage sits between the Wye valley and the Forest of Dean, with access to great walking straight from the door, as well as kayaking and mountain biking. Inside the two-bedroom retreat, stone floors, stripped wooden beams and a 19th-century range are brought up to date by underfloor heating, designer bathrooms and an uncluttered aesthetic. Despite the clean lines, it’s dog-friendly and great for families with young children, with a cot, high-chair and stair-gate provided, a fenced garden for running around in (or barbecuing) and a boot room with washing machine, tumble dryer and space for storing bikes.
• From £503 for three nights, sleeps 4/5, sugarandloaf.com