Are you looking to go all out on your next holiday? Do you want champagne, caviar, lobster – the works? Obviously, you want to do it all in a place that’s utterly spellbinding, right? A place so beautiful that it takes your breath away every time you step outside?
That’s easy – you need a luxury holiday in Wales. Now, Wales might not instantly spring to mind as the most luxurious holiday destination in the world but that’s where you’re wrong. Anybody can hop on a cheap flight to Paris and have delusions of grandeur in front of the Eiffel tower, but Wales is a well kept secret. Not only is it stunningly beautiful but it has class and elegance, it’s quiet and it’s understated, says RunawayBrit.com. These are the characteristics of true luxury and you’ll find them all in Wales. Here’s a guide to the most luxurious Welsh destinations that you could visit on your next holiday.
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa, Powys
The Lake Vyrnwy hotel & spa in Powys is luxury personified. It sits right on the Vyrnwy lake so it’s fair to say that the views are absolutely breathtaking. This hotel is quite large but extremely isolated, making it feel like you’re the only people in the entire world. It offers every kind of spa treatment imaginable, for those who like their holidays to come with a side of pampering and relaxation. You can go shooting, walking, cycling, hiking, boating or just spend your afternoons soaking in a ridiculously large bathtub – it’s up to you. The Grown Up Getaway guide called the Lake Vyrnwy hotel & spa ‘a truly memorable place to spend a holiday in Wales.’
Plas Rhianfa, Anglesey
This five star luxury hotel is one of Anglesey’s most prized attractions. As far as boutique hotels go, Plas Rhianfa a rather unusual treasure as it resides in a 19th century castle. So, on the outside it is British heritage personified but on the inside, it is extremely modern and very contemporary. There are 21 beautiful rooms in the main building, all designed in their own unique, boutique style. Then, there are private suites situated in the castle outbuildings. If you fancy a really luxurious holiday – why not book your own private suite in the 19th century gatehouse, coach house or stable flat. You’ll be supplied with as much champagne, chocolates and caviar as you could ever want.
Pentre Mawr Country House, Denbighshire
For those looking for an extremely luxurious, but extremely isolated stay in Wales – there’s always the five star Pentre Mawr country house in Denbighshire. According to DiscoverDenbigshire.co.uk, this region is a beautiful, unspoilt corner of North Wales full of rolling hills and breathtaking scenery and this country house complements the area very well. It isn’t ludicrously big nor is it extremely overstated – it’s a just a very attractive, very well built house in the middle of nowhere, really. Pentre Mawr is over 400 hundred years and has painstakingly restored over the years. If you stay here, you’ll be tended to by two professional chefs and you’ll have full reign of the property’s gardens, stately lounges and hot tubs.
There are many, many different ways to do ‘luxury’ in Wales but what you shouldn’t expect is a Monte Carlo welcome complete with white gloved butlers and fawning servants. Wales is classy and it is elegant – you’re far more likely to find old school glamour here than you are ostentatious shows of wealth or affectation. A luxury holiday in Wales is for people who know what luxury really is, what it really feels like. It’s for people who enjoy the good things in life.
Kevin is a travel writer. He has spent many holidays in and around the world. He loves to exploring the surrounding areas and enjoys discovering new places on his travels.