Thursday, 13 May 2010 12:00 AM
A group holiday is about everyone spending time together, so instead of booking separate hotel rooms why not all stay in a group cottage?
Cottage holidays in Wales are loved by the young and old as they give family and friends somewhere comfortable and relaxing in which to enjoy each other’s company.
Sitting round the log fire telling stories or exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside, there are many reasons why staying in a cottage provides so many more memories than sleeping in a hotel.
Of course, there are big houses to rent up and down the country and what is required will depend greatly on how many people make up the party and whether they will be bringing kids with them.
To add to the sense of outdoors adventure, families and groups can organise stays in self-catering cottages, where they will prepare their own food and get a different experience from others.
There are self-catering cottages throughout Wales, with locations such as Pembrokeshire, Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and St David’s Peninsula all offering something to suit all tastes.
Another consideration is what sort of activities one would like to participate in while on holiday.
Those who plan to engage in watersports such as canoeing or kitesurfing would be better off booking group cottages in Aberdovey in Snowdonia, which is one of the UK’s best kitesurfing spots.
Walking enthusiasts will want to organise a group cottage stay along the Pembrokeshire coast to allow them to take in the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which provides access to some of the most beautiful sites in the country.
Holidaymakers who want to enjoy a round of golf on their cottage holiday in Wales have a number of courses to choose from, including the majestic Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, which will soon host the prestigious Ryder Cup tournament.
As well as being a hotspot for golf, Wales is also on the map for rally driving, with its rugged terrain providing plenty of challenges for drivers of all abilities.
For those keen to try it, a cottage in Powys or a similar region would be the best bet as this where the landscape is particularly varied.
There are so many things to see and do in Wales that all visitors need to do is find a group cottage near to the activities they want to take part in and then just let their hair down.