Wales uncovers collection of Rare Hideaways

This week sees the launch of an exclusive range of luxury self-catering properties in Wales called Rare Hideaways. The extraordinary collection of properties has been collated by the Welsh Rarebits stable.
The Windmill at Beaumaris
The Windmill at Beaumaris
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Feb. 8, 2013 - PRLog -- Today sees the launch of Rare Hideaways, a unique collection of over 30 top-quality self-catering accommodation found the length and breadth of Wales.

The collection – with properties accommodating from 2 to 18 people – includes barn conversions, traditional miners’ cottages, converted watermills, windmills and grand country houses.

The selection options on the website allows the user to quickly identify specific requirements for a property, for example; a swimming pool or hot tub, child friendliness, coastal or rural location, historical importance, pets welcome, and local gastronomy, to name just some.

The programme also has a section on things to do in Wales, including details for walking, cycling and fishing, plus a listing of food festivals taking place throughout the year.

Rare Hideaways is the latest venture from Welsh Rarebits*, established over 25 years ago and now widely regarded as the quintessential guide to the best hotels in Wales with quality, hospitality, gastronomy and value for money at its core.

Comments Emyr Griffiths, Founder of Welsh Rarebits: “We were asked several years ago why we didn’t include upmarket self-catering properties in the Rarebits family and the answer back then was that they simply weren’t good enough.

“But in recent years standards have risen dramatically in the Welsh tourism market and we have travelled the country visiting hundreds of properties before settling on this priceless collection of gems.    

“And self-catering needn’t mean picking up the key from under the doormat and being left to your own devices; that vital 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 – a chef and catering staff can even be brought in if you’re planning a special event.  We hope you enjoy discovering them as much as we did.”

Here are some examples of some special Rare Hideaways:

The Windmill ( on Anglesey is a listed building dating from 1741, which has been restored with great care and thought, retaining its very special historic character while offering 21st-century standards of comfort and luxury. Sleeping four, in two double bedrooms, it costs from £655 for a week.

Historic, Grade II Star-listed Llanfendigaid Estate ( near Tywyn on the west coast of Wales, is a substantial, stone-built house, dating from the 13th century and has been in the same family for over 800 years.  Half a mile from the coast, the magnificent property which has an indoor swimming pool sleeps 17 people in 9 bedrooms, with a week’s rental from £1750.

Hall Farm Barn ( is a Rarebits Hideaway that is located in a secluded, spectacular and serene setting perched on the shoulder of Sugar Loaf Mountain between Crickhowell and Abergavenny, with glorious views across the Brecon Beacons National Park. Sleeping 5 people in three bedrooms a week’s rental costs from £500.

To receive a free copy of the new Rare Hideaways brochure visit

*The Rarebits collection also includes Great Little Places, a collection of smaller hotels, inns and guest houses.  Continuing the theme that has proven so successful, Welsh Rarebits launched an online shop in 2012 – ( – to showcase the very best of local artisan food and drink producers.
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