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Willow Cottage

(Ref. 1102543)

Crosswood near Llanilar, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "On our way to the cottage we were thinking it was abit out of the way when in fact it is central to all places of interest."

    It is cosy, quirky and very comfortable,Lindsey the owner lives next door and kindly suggested some lovely places to visit. felt a very relaxing place and would recommend it.it is just as discibed on Sykes app.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay in willow cottage it was very nice to meet you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "A fabulous stay in a wonderful place, thank you for the kind welcoming you gave us!"

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay . We hope to see you again one day . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Willow Cottage, although it was a little further away from Aberystwyth than we thought."

    We weren't able to use the courtyard garden very much, mainly due to the weather. The owners have given the cottage an industrial look, as seen in the photos, however we personally weren't keen once there and using the items. Just a couple of points we would make, the bathroom is lovely and modern, however a little more care needed with cleaning the tiles in the shower and the overflow to the wash basin. (Black mould growth), and the shower caddy/storage for shower gel etc was starting to rust (replacement required).The other point was, we had a lumpy duvet and 2 of the 4 pillows were also lumpy and also in need of replacement. We did enjoy our stay in what is a lovely area of Wales.

    I’m very sorry you were not as close to Aberystwyth as you thought ,I’m also very sorry the duvet and pillows were not to your satisfaction . If you had come to see me I would gladly have changed them for you. I have had no other complaints . Glad you enjoyed your stay overall . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Sep 2023

  • "Cottage nicely situately."

    Nice and peaceful with walks from cottage.there is plenty to do in easy distance to cottage.the owner Lyndsey made us feel welcome

    Reviewed by Lynda3.8Sep 2023

  • "Willow Cottage was even far better than it is described and looks in the photos."

    It is set in a wonderful location - peace and quiet reigns completely,with lovely walks around. Mother and daughter (Lindsey and Sarah) were so lovely, helpful and welcoming and were a great source of knowledge about the area. Would we go back again? Yes, just need the time off!

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage , well placed for attractions aberystwyth only 7 miles away and plenty of walking."

    Reviewed by Melvyn4.7May 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Willow Cottage."

    We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay in a beautiful part of Wales. Given how cold the weather was while we were there, the fantastic wood burning stove was such a pleasure and made our time in the cottage so cosy and welcoming. Aberystwyth was nearby, so an ideal location for shops, eating out and great coastal walks. We also discovered lovely local walks from the door. Our host Lindsey was so welcoming and helpful. We could not have wished for more. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jan 2023

  • "Very nice property in a lovely scenic location, easy to find and plenty to do in area."

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you need."

    A new bathroom, a good kitchen with lots of pots and pans, cookbooks for inspiration (in our case anyway). The surrounding is quiet and that is nice. The lady of the house was very friendly. We felt very welcome there.

    Reviewed by A.h.m.m4.1Aug 2022

  • "We did appreciate the kitchen and bathroom facilities very much."

    We were staying at the cottage during extreme heat and were very concerned that none of the windows in the living area and bedroom were able to be opened because the way the blinds had been fitted prevented this. We were given a fan which did help to circulate the air. We would have appreciated having draws in the bedroom for our clothes.

    Thank-you for your feedback. We are sorry that you were not satisfied with your stay in willow cottage . There are drawers in the divan bed with plenty of room for your clothes if more space is needed other than the two hanging units. The windows in the kitchen and bathroom open and in the sitting room has two barn doors for opening at the top which would allow plenty of air to circulate. Unfortunately i cannot control the weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2022

  • "Comfortable, well equipped."

    Quiet location

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay in willow cottage and hope to see you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    Cottage was very comfortable and the owners were very friendly and helpful. Plenty of things to see and do, lots of walking available , but you will need a car! Well worth a second visit. Ivy & Keith

    Hi It was very nice to meet you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you both again in the near future. Have a lovely summer. Sarah Lindsey and family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely though out’ clean and everything you needed for a ..."

    The cottage was lovely though out’ clean and everything you needed for a holiday was there the owner was very welcoming when we arrived and had a lovely chat with her before we left’ would definitely book again if we where going down that way again’ it was a beautiful place to stay

    Thank-you we are glad you enjoyed your stay and it was very nice to meet you. Sarah Lindsey and Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week at Willow cottage and the owners are outstanding people, very friendly, welcoming and helpful."

    The cottage itself, is brilliant, everything you need is there. the log burner ads to the cosy charm of the cottage. would i recommend Willow cottage to other people, yes 100%. Mark and Ann Sweeney.

    Thank-you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Sarah and family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was our second stay in Willow cottage, and yes we hope to return for a third stay in the autumn."

    .....need I say anymore!

    Thank-you. It was lovely to see you both and look forward to seeing you again soon. Sarah and Family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rex5.0Mar 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • External shared utility
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 2.7 miles

The property

Llanilar 3.4 miles.

Lying within the beautiful country estate and community of Crosswood in mid-west Wales is this charming one-bedroom, single storey dwelling, Willow Cottage.

Spend a relaxing and romantic retreat here with your loved one and delight in being within easy reach of many beautiful places, including the idyllic Elan Valley and the bustling coastal town of Aberystwyth, returning each day to the comfort of Willow Cottage.

Enter through the quaint stable door and be welcomed into the lofty open-plan living space, where a woodburning stove sits proudly before the plush seating, snuggle up on the sofa here after a busy day and watch the Freeview TV.

A dining table and chairs offers the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic meal for two, prepared in the wonderful, neat kitchen space, with a large range cooker and hob at your fingertips, as well as a fridge/freezer and a microwave, offering all you need to impress your other half with culinary skills!

Move beneath the high ceiling complete with exposed timber beams and discover the delightful bedroom where you'll have no trouble winding down, home to a double bed and a beautiful antique-style wardrobe for your things.

Choose to relax with a hot soak in the tub within the bathroom, or feel refreshed with a shower in the separate walk-in shower, a bright space to begin the day in.

Sip on your morning cup of tea in the pretty enclosed garden, with a table and chairs for some alfresco dining too, it's your own little haven to enjoy the crisp country air.

A great addition on any self-catered stay are convenient laundry facilities, with Willow Cottage enjoying access to a shared utility room where you'll find a washing machine , shared with the neighbouring cottage.

For those interested in the history of this beautiful area of Wales, head to the eerie ruins of Strata Florida Abbey where generations of Welsh princes are buried, as well as incorporating the Frongoch Mine Ruins into a walk too.

A lovely day can be spent exploring the Hafod Estate spanning 200-hectares offering a range of walking trails leading to picturesque woodland and waterfalls, whilst the magnificent Devil's Bridge Falls aren't far and offer an amazing viewpoint from the bridge over the deep and plunging gorge.

Find more natural beauty at The Magic of Life Butterfly House to get up close to many spectacular butterflies, before visiting the Bwlch Nany yr Arian Forest where you can enjoy seeing the daily red kite feeding and stop in at the lovely café for a treat.

Head to the lively coastal town of Aberystwyth for plenty of restaurants and pubs to relax in, along with a host of attractions; head up to Constitution Hill via the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, in operation since 1896, this funicular will bring you up to some stunning views over the town and the sea, and don't miss a chance to enjoy the scenic countryside via the Vale of Rheidol Railway, a 12-mile-long track with Edwardian first-class carriages.

Spend sunny days on one of the town's two beaches, taking part in watersports or simply enjoying the sands, wander around the imposing castle ruins and delight in walking along the Victorian promenade and pier, before venturing up to the Pen Dinas Hill Fort.

With plenty of options awaiting you, Willow Cottage makes a wonderful holiday home for a couple's break in Wales.

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About the location


Aberystwyth 6 miles.

A pretty little village pleasantly situated on the southern bank of the River Ystwyth, with a traditional pub and a shop which, although small, is very well stocked with many locally produced products, plus there is a nine hole golf course an easy drive away. Llanilar is set in beautiful countryside, with wonderful walks and cycle rides easily accessed from the heart of the village. The vibrant coastal town of Aberystwyth is just 6 miles away where you will find a superb museum, shops, pubs, tea rooms, a promenade and a 18 hole golf course. Go back in time on the narrow-gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway to enjoy beautiful scenery at a leisurely pace. Discover Devil's Bridge with its wonderful waterfalls, or take walks in the Cambrian Mountains with breathtaking views. With the picturesque Cardigan coastline too this is a perfect location for any type of holiday you are looking for.