Please find below a selection of self catering holiday cottages to rent in Portmeirion, Wales.
For a cottage holiday with an Italian twist, try a cottage by Portmeirion.
On the southern shores of Snowdonia, this pastel-painted Italianate village nestles on a private peninsula overlooking the Traeth Bach Estuary. Created by Welsh architect, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, a series of buildings were rescued from across Britain and Europe; then painstakingly re-assembled to form this extraordinary settlement.
Open daily to visitors bar Christmas Day, the seventy acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens are a delight, with miles of way-marked trails to explore. And thanks to a naturally mild climate, there are numerous exotic species of plants and trees to admire along the way. There are wonderful walks along the estuary too, with vibrant coastal gardens and sweeping views across to the mountains of Snowdonia.
There's a dogs' cemetery formed by a former tenant (who preferred the company of canines to humans!), a small children's play area and plenty of picnic spots - though you may like to eat at one of the village's celebrated dining venues.
Splash out on exquisite cuisine at The Dining Room of the Gwesty Portmeirion Hotel. Sample the contemporary menu of Castle Deudraeth's stylish gastro-pub, complete with alfresco dining area. There's also a self-service restaurant, Italian café, coffee shop and an award-winning ice-cream parlour.
There's a delightful collection of shops to browse in the village too, including plants, books, gifts and, of course, Portmeirion Pottery - established in 1960 by Sir Clough's daughter.
And with the many attractions of the Llyn Peninsula right on your doorstep, a cottage holiday by Portmeirion will be one to remember!