Penlanfach Farmhouse

Crymych near Cardigan, Wales (Ref. 2021)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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  • Rating


  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


The property

Crymych 3 miles. A charming, detached stone-built property, in a lovely isolated, rural location on the borders of the Preseli Mountains, close to the village of Crymych and 11 miles from Cardigan. This superb Wales cottage exudes character and offers quality, welcoming accommodation, with exposed beams, sash windows and a woodburner, as well as a Welsh quarry tiled floor in the kitchen, originally the dairy of the farm. The cottage enjoys wonderful countryside views, and has access to a fabulous 1 acre rambling garden, which features a pond and stream, perfect for creature watching. On the border of the Preseli Mountains, there is excellent walking from the doorstep and standing stones can be found just four fields away! Visit the market town of Cardigan, explore over 190 miles of cliff-top footpath in Britain's only Coastal National Park, visit the Iron Age Fort of Castell Henllys or enjoy stunning beaches within easy reach. A wonderful Wales cottage, a perfect retreat for discovering all Pembrokeshire has to offer!


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner and dining area. Study with small double sofa bed (no access from side of bed).


  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, Rayburn cooker in dining area, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD, CD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared garden with pond, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Ground floor is not on one level, there are two steps up to the kitchen from the sitting room
  • Note: Large unfenced pond in garden
  • Note: Farm track leading to property is uneven and unsuitable for very low vehicles i.e
  • sports cars
  • Note: Although property does not accept pets, owners have a dog in the neighbouring property and occasionally use cottage with their pet.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “PERFECT - quiet, warm & relaxing. Destressing destination.”
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    • “Where do I begin with the praise for this cottage. Yes it was in the middle of nowhere but thanks to brilliant directions (don't follow the satnav) we found it with very little effort. The only thing I have to complain about is that we could only stay the weekend where a week would have been better. Hannah and Roger couldn't have been more helpful. Nothing seemed too much trouble. Hannah took the time to take us around the property explaining the quirks and switches of the house. Roger saved the day and let me know I had left my car lights on, the next days trip to a wedding would have been a problem. The whole house was clean and well equipped. Even when my friend said she wished she had a hot water bottle for her back ache, there was one in the cupboard! After one particularly wet walk, all items were placed around the range where they steamed nicely until they were dry. Very pleased the next day to be able to put on dry walking items. We didn't need to light the fire for warmth but couldn't resist it for the atmosphere. What made it particularly restful was Hannah's understanding of what its like to have dogs that might not be the easiest pups around. Normally, I spend a lot of my holidays making sure that the dogs are not upsetting people and so don't get the rest I need. Because of her understanding I felt confident that no situation would arise where I would have to leap up and herd the dogs in to another room away from someone knocking on the door and just entering. There was also a fantastic system of Buddha and Grommit statues on the kitchen windowsill letting everyone know when the dogs were down the lane having a walk so any clashes between house dogs and visiting dogs were avoided completely. I normally sleep very badly but this cottage was so quiet at night that I snored the night away. Birdsong for an alarm clock. No problems with that. My advice to anyone thinking of booking this cottage - leave the world behind and spend some time just relaxing. Yes, you can use your mobile if you walk around a bit, the garden had a bit more signal, but this is what you should expect in the depths of Wales. The lack of signal is not particular to this cottage. There is a television and hundreds of DVDs to pick from but mostly, we sat quietly reading or sleeping and forgetting the madness of work -. I can imagine that for some, especially children, used to being glued to the box or the internet it would be a trauma, but to be honest, if that is what you want from a holiday, go to Butlins.”

    Catherine R, May 2015

    • “A lovely idyllic retreat”
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    • “A warm welcome from the owners on our arrival. Our children loved the garden and exploring the grounds and surrounding countryside. The house was just lovely with plenty of room for everyone. It's an ideal base to visit Cardigan, Tenby and surrounding attractions. A lovely cosy cottage with everything you need for your holiday.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Saddleworth, September 2012

    • “Secluded Farm Cottage provides the ideal getaway”
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    • “The farm cottage and grounds were very well maintained and situated in a very secluded position some distance from the main road. Our children, dog and relatives really enjoyed the whole expirience of exploring Pembrokshire and spending cosy evenings in recovering from the days activities. We couldn't have been more pleased with the beautiful cottage and its surrounding grounds which provided us with the ideal relaxing getaway.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Oxford, September 2010

    • “Perfect family holiday”
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    • “Fantastic cottage, location and weather made our holiday one to remember. The farmhouse exceeded all our expectations and was a real home from home with everthing we could need for a comfortable stay. The location was perfect for the dog and children who enjoyed the garden and pond. Already thinking of re-booking for next year!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Dolwyddelan North Wales, July 2010

    • “Total relaxation, a beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings.”
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    • “This property was perfect for a country holiday with our dogs. The cottage was comfortable, warm & cosy & had every item of crockery/cutlery required for a self catering holiday plus a very useful information pack supplied by the owners. The location was excellent for sightseeing & visiting stunning beaches. Sykes representatives & the owners of the property were extremely informative & helpful when making my booking & arranging for key collection.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Lancashire, April 2010

    • “Great but not as private as you might want?”
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    • “This is a very smart and comfortable cottage, refurbished to a very high standard and well equipped, but still retaining all of the charm and idiosincrasies of the old farm. It is a in a lovely location and its grounds are enchanting and fabulous for both children and adults. Hannah, Roger and their young son are friendly and inviting hosts and could not be more helpful or accommodating. Our only quibble is that both the rental property and the owners' cottage are very close together and you cannot avoid bumping in to each other each day and occasionally getting involved in the familiy's activities. Please don't get us wrong, there are millions of other people who you would prefer not to be neighbours with, but I guess we didn't appreciate how close and intimate we would be on occasions. The proximity meant that we did not feel the grounds were ours to explore and use as freely as we might have wished (despite being told we could). Our young son enjoyed being involved in activities with the owners son (who is a lovely and well behaved young man), but as parents we felt obliged to encourage him to do so, so as not to seem rude and isolationist. I would not wish to discourage anyone from going to the cottage as it is really lovely, but if you are the sort of family that enjoys complete separation from the real world then you may not feel this here. I'd just like to say finally that this review is meant as an honest opinion of our visit. There is really absolutely nothing to complain about and our comments are genuinely not meant to be seen as criticism. It is fairly obvious from the website and photos that the owners live on site so perhaps we might be seen as hypocrites to make such comments. We had a wonderful time and our hosts were very lovely - just wished they could have been a few hundred yards away (and that's because of our frailties not theirs !).”

    Neil W, Silsden, United Kingdom, May 2015

    • “Lovely secluded holiday x”
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    • “Beautiful welcoming cottage. Lovely hosts nothing was too much trouble. Great base for exploring south west Wales. Lovely if u want time away from it all. There is good local produce within easy reach, a big local supermarket delivers to the cottage too. A great local guide is provided on arrival. We had a lovely family holiday there and would highly recommend it. X”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Nottingham, August 2013

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    • “A fantastic cottage in beautiful surroundings. The owners are perfect hosts and are able to pass on local knowledge.”

    Mrs Mcbain, Wokingham, August 2015

    • “We enjoyed the Farmhouse so much we have already booked a week for Autumn. The owners were wonderful and very helpful. We relaxed totally at the property and we liked the fact that dogs were made welcome.”

    Mrs Revell, Torrington, May 2015

    • “The Farmhouse is a fantastic cottage in a good location for exploring. The owner couldn't have been more welcoming. We can't wait to go back next year.”

    Mr Ferris, Bracknell, November 2014

    • “A most relaxing time was had by all in the cottage, it was so clean and cosy. The highlight of week was spotting dolphins in the bay.”

    Mrs Cauvy Foster, Oxford, October 2014

    • “Absolutely wonderful in every way, were made to feel very welcome by the owners. Would recommend and hope to visit again.”

    Mrs Smith, Haverfordwest, September 2014

    • “Welcoming hosts who were very helpful. The cottage was spotless and very well equipped. Had lovely views and was very relaxing & quiet.”

    Mrs Jones, Rowlands Gill, September 2014

    • “Peace and quiet! Lovely owners - very friendly and helpful. Great location for exploring the Preseli hills and local villages. We've been coming to this area for decades but found so much to delight so close, all things we'd missed all these years!”

    Mr Loveridge, Stonehouse, August 2014

    • “Warm welcome from the owners. Property was very well equipped - kitchen exceptionally well equipped, plus toys, games, books and DVDs.”

    Mrs Calvert, Slough, June 2014

    • “A very warm welcome and a superb cottage. Would have no problems staying here again or recommending others to stay”

    Mr Jacklin, Melton Mowbray, May 2014

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About the location


Cardigan 11 miles.

The village of Crymych is found in the rambling Cardiganshire countryside, close to the fabulous Preseli Mountains where sheep and wild horses amble, with cattle grids on either side to keep them on the mountain. The village itself has a good choice of local shops, while the bustling market town of Cardigan is a 20 minute drive away and boasts a selection of unique shops, along with tea rooms, pubs, two cinemas, a modern theatre and a live music venue. Cardigan is also home to a large beach called Poppit Sands, which is ideal for relaxing in the summer and also perfect for an exhilarating winter walk. The Iron Age fort of Castell Henllys is nearby, providing a great day out for all the family, while there are a number of walks and cycle trails to explore. An ideal location, within easy reach of all that Pembrokeshire has to offer.