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Welcome to the Rare Hideaways Guide

A unique collection of luxury self-catering cottages, romantic bolt holes and exclusive private rental accommodation across Wales.

Welcome to Rare Hideaways, a new venture with a long track record. If you know the Welsh hotels scene then you’ll probably be familiar with Welsh Rarebits, a scheme founded over 30 years ago. Synonymous with quality, hospitality and value for money, its members include many of the top hotels in Wales. Rarebits was later adapted to a sister scheme, Great Little Places, a collection of smaller hotels, inns and guest houses which again has been most successful.

We’ve now taken the Rarebits concept and applied it to self-catering, still focusing on those essential virtues – quality, comfort, style, character, welcome and value – that are the cornerstones of the hotel collection. And, as with Rarebits, membership of Rare Hideaways is by invitation only.

Wales now has some of the most luxurious and stylish self-catering properties on the planet. And we’re also pleased to report that the ‘people factor’ – that all-important element of hospitality that plays such a part in Welsh Rarebits continuing success – is also present in Rare Hideaways, with owners going that extra mile to look after their guests.

It’s self-catering that caters for all tastes. Included in this collection are historic mansions and tasteful barn conversions. Family gatherings and reunions have taken on a whole new meaning and several of our properties of character are booked out for weekends months in advance. A chef and catering staff can even be brought in if you’re planning a special event.

We’ve been amazed by the properties we’ve come across and we hope you enjoy discovering them as much as we did.

Featured Property

The Penthouse

The Penthouse

Here’s a wow property in a wow location with a wow view. We promise we’re not going over the top when we say that The Penthouse more than lives up to the elevated promise implied by its name. It’s a sleek, sophisticated apartment that wouldn’t look out of place at a trophy address in London. Having said that, it looks even better just where it is, thank you very much, high on a hill above Langland Bay on the Gower Peninsula with a view to die for.

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