Wales is a treasure trove of secret stone cottages, glamping pods along stretches of beautiful beaches, treehouses nestled in quiet woodland canopies, and eco-retreats on rolling farmland – as long as you know where to look.

Here at Not In The Guidebooks, we’ve scoured the country to bring you unique accommodation and quirky places to stay, places that make your staycation a truly memorable one. Whether it’s a converted farm building in the stunning setting of Pembrokeshire, or a luxurious treehouse in the forests of Snowdonia, what you can guarantee is that there will be little quirks and touches that make your stay truly unique.

Quirky Accommodation in Wales

Wales has so much incredible natural beauty, so often overlooked by domestic travellers, that simply by heading to places like Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire or the Brecon Beacons, you’re getting off the beaten track immediately.

At Not In The Guidebooks, we can get you even further from the tourist trail, with hidden gems to stay in dotted throughout the wild landscapes, from the pure lakes and looming mountains in the north to the sweeping hills and cascading coastal cliffs in the south.

Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

We’ve got local partners all across Wales, from the windswept peaks of the Brecon Beacons, all the way to the jagged valleys and brooding mountains of Snowdonia. Choosing a Not In The Guide Books holiday in Wales means you don’t have to choose between a comfortable place to stay or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.