This trifecta of rehabbed stone cottages in Wales was conceived by owners Miles and Julie Falkingham out of a desire to shelter three families or their own extended family in a place “with lots of outdoor space and a dining room that will seat everyone and a few drop-in guests.” After just returning from a long weekend with a handful of other families between six little yellow cottages, it’s a concept I wholeheartedly appreciate. Miles, who’s an architect, and his wife Julie renovated the old buildings, formerly a cottage, dairy and barn, then designed the interiors themselves, building furniture and creating custom lovespoon and jellyfish/polyp wallpaper for a few of the rooms. Outside, there are nine beautiful acres for lawn games, picnics and exploring, plus a pond and a little grassy lane that leads to a private, craggy beach (with seals!).
Sleeps up to 14 between the three cottages, which must be rented together, plus free camping for kiddos. Prices start around $2,000 for a week. Within walking distance to the village shop and pub. Red Welly is also dedicated to sustainable development, using local materials in construction and renewable energy sources, and they’re committed to preserving the land. Rent it at red-welly.com.