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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

Roch Castle

Roch Castle

This iconic Norman tower commands the surrounding views of St Brides Bay for miles around, almost foreboding in its imposing stature, but its appearance tells nothing of the stylish and luxurious interior makeover. It’s romantic and cosy, the hugely thick 12th century walls insulate lucky guests in calm serenity, the modern heating and windows make this an equally comfortable place to ride out a West Wales storm as it is to hide from the heat of a sunny day on the beach.

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