Last minute Christmas gift ideas – the perfect holiday or break

There are only five days left until Christmas. Yes, you read that right. Where has the time gone? If you’re anything like us, you’ve been holding out for the perfect Christmas gift. Waiting until you find the perfect present. And that’s great. It shows thought and commitment. But, it also means you don’t actually have a present and time is running out. Fast.

Not to worry though. Wales Tourists Online is here to save the day. We’ve scouted out some fantastic deals and have come up with a list of great cottages and hotels to help you give the perfect gift this Christmas – a holiday.

The Copthorne Hotel, Cardiff, South Wales

The Copthorne Hotel is the perfect getaway gift. After an indulgent Christmas you can begin your health boost by working up a sweat in the hotel’s modern health club, which comes complete with a gym and a 15 metre swimming pool. Once you’ve worked out, hit the sauna and steam room to unwind. Then, you can refuel in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant before heading into Cardiff for an evening of entertainment. If you’re looking for a spot of pampering, The Copthorne Hotel has an on-site hair salon. We can’t think of a better way to kick start 2016.

The Copthorne South WalesThe Copthorne Swimming Pool


St Mary’s Golf and Country Club, Bridgened, Glamorgan

With an 18-hole golf course, a stay at St Mary’s Golf and Country Club would make an excellent Christmas present for any keen golfer. The well-kept course is challenging, with an unusual water hazard and plenty of banks, bunkers, and mature oaks for you to manoeuvre.

Not only does St Mary’s Golf and Country Club have superb golfing facilities, it also has a restaurant that serves sumptuous meals and a well-stocked bar for relaxing in at night time. Plus, if you need a break from golf you explore the beautiful nearby countryside or visit one of the number of local castles, such as Coity Castle, the Llantrisant Castle and the Candleston Castle.


St Mary's Hotel Gol

St Mary's Hotel Golf and Country Club

The Old Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast, Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd

Overlooking Cardigan Bay, the Old Farmhouse oozes picturesque charm. With beams, one and a half acres of gorgeous grounds and a swimming pool, you couldn’t ask for more from a romantic getaway. Oh wait, yes you can – a hot tub. If that won’t put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas morning, we’re not sure if anything will. As well as superb facilities, the Old Farmhouse offers a hearty breakfast of locally sourced meat from the award-winning butcher. You can also enjoy fruit salad, cereals, croissants or toasts. If you’re going to be out enjoying the many nearby attractions for a day out, a healthy or unhealthy packed lunch can be prepared for you too for just £5.

The Old Farmhouse B&B

Rose Villa Bed and Breakfast, Pennant, Llanon

If the person in your life can’t bear to be parted from their pet, then you’ve just found the perfect solution – Rose Villa Bed and Breakfast. This pet-friendly B&B will welcome your pet with open arms and you’ll also be able to enjoy the B&Bs own animal menagerie. The owners have a visiting pair of Canadian geese, wildlife on their lake and often see pheasants and red kites. The owners also house chickens, croesfford texels (sheep) and horses. Oh and did we mention there’s even a model railway onsite? From just £30.00 per night, including a hearty Welsh breakfast with eggs laid by the chickens, a stay at Rose Villa Bed and Breakfast would be a charming and memorable Christmas gift.

Rose Villa