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5 Holiday Homes for Race the Train, Wales, UK

When attending Race the Train you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


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If you’re heading to Wales in August for Race the Train, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside for Race the Train

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Wales collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

Welsh Cakes

Welsh Cakes, Plum Guide home in Wales

Welsh Cakes, Plum Guide home in Wales

Click to book Welsh Cakes now: from £200 per night With five bedrooms, a long sycamore dining table and luscious green lawns, there’s no excuse for not inviting the whole family for a trip to this Welsh farmhouse. The 16th-century building is full of historical details – look out for the old baking oven, chapel benches and even a coat of arms on the ceiling. Kids and teenagers will be glad to know they can escape to the den, complete with toys, bean bags and flat screen TV. There’s even a games room, where young and old alike can get competitive playing table tennis and table football. A short drive will take you to Denbigh, with its ancient castle walls and bustling art scene. You can also head to the long sandy beaches of North Wales, or pull on your hiking boots and enjoy a stunning walk through the Vale of Clwyd – it is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, after all. Sleeps up to 10 | 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Dylan's Distraction

Dylan's Distraction, Plum Guide home in Wales

Dylan's Distraction, Plum Guide home in Wales

Click to book Dylan's Distraction now: from £200 per night From the cream Aga in the huge flagstone kitchen to the sheep frolicking about in the surrounding fields, this home is filled with bucolic charm. Set in North Wales, the cottage bears all the hallmarks of an old farm building, including sprawling gardens, wood-burning fireplaces and beamed ceilings. The three lounge rooms mean there's an abundance of space to either curl up together or have some alone time – with a smaller TV room for little ones to hide. For something a little more energetic, the games room has a foosball and ping pong table, while walking trails can be found leading in all directions from the home. Bedrooms are simply done, with classic white walls and wooden furniture, though the real draw is the beautiful countryside views from the windows. On warm days, get out into the fields and hike, or bag your space on the picnic table for glasses of wine and barbecue meals. Sleeps up to 10 | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Moo Oak

Moo Oak, Plum Guide home in Clwyd

Moo Oak, Plum Guide home in Clwyd

Click to book Moo Oak now: from £200 per night The farmland of North Wales awaits at this marvellous cottage, secluded in the small hamlet of Cefn Berain in the Vale of Clwyd. Detached and set in two acres of fields, your neighbours are of the animal variety. Don't be surprised when cows wander past while you're grilling dinner on the garden barbecue or relaxing in the hot tub. Indoors, oak rules the roost with the home's beds, floors, doors and staircase all made from it. All that oak makes it coherent and homely, a serene place to wrap up warm and spend time with the family. But when you do want to go out, cycling routes, watersport and fishing are all nearby, while further afield the seaside town of Rhyl is a half hour drive. Sleeps up to 8 | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

The Fold

The Fold, Plum Guide home in Wales

The Fold, Plum Guide home in Wales

Click to book The Fold now: from £200 per night You'll find this rural retreat just where Snowdonia's mountains meet the sea. With views over the Mawddach Estuary and Cader Idris beyond, this place is just a five minute drive from the seaside resort of Barmouth. In an area famous for its hiking and cycling trails, it comes with a lockable storage space for bikes and plenty of private parking. From here it's just a stone's throw to the Panorama Walk, which has some of the best views in Snowdonia. Further afield you can visit old slate mines, hop aboard heritage steam trains and explore some of Wales' ancient castles. If seaside activities are more your thing, you can do everything in Barmouth from kayaking and paddleboarding, to sandcastle building. The town is packed with quirky shops, cafes and pubs, so there are plenty of options for eating out. Back at the cottage, sit outside before bed and take in some of the best stargazing skies in Wales. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Banana Breeze

Banana Breeze, Plum Guide home in Wales

Banana Breeze, Plum Guide home in Wales

Click to book Banana Breeze now: from £200 per night Wales isn't particularly famous for its beach holidays, but when it comes to North Wales it should be. The seaside town of Pwllheli is a wondrous secret, its sandy beaches yours to discover. Further along the Llyn Peninsula lies Abersoch, a cool beach town that oozes charm. You're equally well served if you're a hiker keen to take on Snowdon, with the rocky terrains and hikes of the national park within an hour of your front door. Where better to explore these sights from than this sleek bungalow? Its countryside views reach every corner, with floor-to-ceiling patio doors letting the outside into the huge kitchen. Dine at the picnic bench on the wrap-around terrace, which boasts sea views, keeping the coastal vibe alive. Throw some logs on the woodburner when the sun dips under the horizon and keep cosy warm in the living room. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

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