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Cysgod Y Coed

(Ref. 1013361)

Tre'r Ddol, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (12)
  • cottage (10)
  • no (9)
  • comfortable (8)
  • garden (8)
  • great (7)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely clean property, with good facilities."

    Thanks so much for your feedback, we’re really glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great cottage in a superb location."

    Very clean, well equipped, friendly host, lovely safe garden for dogs, parking and smart TV were a bonus. Village had a great pub and good community shop. Beautiful Borth beach was a short drive (very dog friendly). Aberystwyth, Devil's Bridge, Silver Mountain, Aberdovy all close by. The biggest problem now is the 20 mph speed limits which are going to ruin Wales. Getting anywhere has become a huge ordeal; whatever Google maps says add 25% to your journey time. In addition budget for extra fuel costs as most cars don't operate efficiently at 20 mph in 3rd gear as well as producing higher emissions than normal running in 4th gear at 30 mph.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage and location great."

    But please note the outside area if definitely NOT secure for a dog.The front door is to the road and the back door is left to the road or right a few yards to a gate to a garden that is not very secure. Definitely not safe for dogs or kids. Cottage itself lovely!.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.1Jul 2023

  • "We wanted a cottage as a base for a walking holiday with our dogs."

    Cysgod Y Coed was perfect with lots of great walks on the doorstep and just a short drive away. Fabulous beaches we also very near. There was a pub The Wildfowler, just a few doors down which did lovely food and you could eat in a gazebo outside with your dogs. There was also a great shop/cafe nearby .The cottage was clean,well equipped and comfortable although we would have liked a more comfortable armchair or two. The only stress we had was on the day we left ,we discovered there were no recycling bags so we had a bit of a panic and had to leave the recycling in black bags and hope they were taken! If anything, the listing didn’t do the cottage justice as it was much better than we thought it was going to be. Would recommend it for a comfortable holiday for couples or families(and dogs!)

    Reviewed by Jayne4.4Jun 2023

  • "Had a fantastic time."

    Lovely property. Had to text Tommy a couple of times he responded immediately. Recommend it.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "The location of the place is lovely, nice walks from the path opposite."

    However, it was made difficult for us to park our car on the drive. We had to find the washing machine as it was not in the book where the location of the washing machine was, it's in the garage. The house is not suitable for children, there is too much stuff everywhere. The shower was lovely; however the stool had mould on the bottom. The garden was overgrown so we couldn't enjoy it. Overall I would not recommend this place and do not feel it is suitable for those with children.

    Reviewed by Emma2.5May 2023

  • "Well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    The only issue we had was there being a cold snap and the woodburner was out of order.

    Reviewed by Eric4.1Feb 2023

  • "Ideally situated as a base for the coast or for walkers."

    Fairly regular bus service very near to cottage. Very good cafe and shop in the village, 5 mins walk away. The Wildfowler pub is very popular and you need to book well in advance to get a table. On the whole we had a pleasant week there.

    Many thanks for your kind review, Paul. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul David4.4Oct 2022

  • "The property was fantastic, had everything that you could think of inside."

    Spotlessly Clean , comfortable , relaxing and a great location.

    Thanks Andy, very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Cleanliness- overall quite good, any dishes used needed to be washed first, dried up food on most things, some mugs dirty."

    Facilities - no micro wave, telivision outdated no modern features, sofa not very comfortable. Main problem, no instructions on working facilities, particularly heating. Shower very good, washing machine, tumble drier good.

    Reviewed by Denise2.8Sep 2022

  • "A cosy, cottage style end of terrace in a small village off the main road halfway between Aber and Mach in the Dyfi biosphere area."

    The property was well presented with everything clean and tidy. There are two good-sized bedrooms, a shower room with electric power shower and a comfortable lounge/dining area downstairs. Lovely modern kitchen which inexplicably lacks a microwave (for reference, the switch for the hot water is on the wall directly opposite the side door and the 'external utility' is in the back of the garage). The neighbour has access across the back of the property to reach their garden. The garden was a pleasant place to sit but is not pet-secure. The village pub is very good and the village shop/cafe brilliant. Lovely area, he property is well positioned for RSPB Ynys-hir, the Dyfi Osprey project and Borth beach. Interesting walks into the woods and hills behind the village. Aberystwyth and Machynlleth are within easy reach. Additional observations not for publication. The property is, in our experience, unique in not providing any instructions on the use of the facilities. There was no mention of having to switch on the heater for hot water, no wood left for the wood burner, no explanation that the utility area was in the garage (we assumed it was as the door was left open) and the filter on the tumble dryer clearly had not been cleaned for some time. The TV could use updating particularly with regard to a simple catchup facility. Lighting upstairs is great but downstairs could be better as the room is quite dark.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Aug 2022

  • "This accommodation is full of character and generally well equipped for a small family."

    The stairs are open and there is no way of preventing small children/dogs from climbing the stairs but this was not an issue for us. I would have given full marks for facilities however there is no microwave in the kitchen which is a minor criticism and didn’t detract from the enjoyment of our stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • "I adored my time at Cysgod Y Coed."

    It took me a little while to find it, but I think the location was perfect for my little break in the countryside. The property was very clean and I loved all the little homey details, I felt settled right away. The only thing for me was the garden wasn't secure for the dogs, which I didnt realise, but watching them in the garden didnt take away from how much I loved the property. Very close to the beach and a lovely pub nearby. I'd love to return again!

    Many thanks for your kind review, we’re so glad to hear you had such a lovely time. We also very much appreciate the feedback, we’ll definitely bear it in mind. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect, home from home."

    Very well equipped, modern yet well thought out decor and fittings that weren't at all out of place in an old cottage. Excellent shower and extremely comfortable beds. It's in a wonderful village, there's a lovely community shop and cafe and it was a very short walk to the pub too!

    Thanks so much for your kind review! We’re so glad you had a great time back in Tre’r-ddol and would love to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2022

  • "I booked the cottage to spend a week with my mother, visiting from abroad."

    We both loved the cottage and had a wonderful week. + super comfy beds + fantastic facilities (everything one needs) + fab shower + log burner + garden (the herb garden is such a nice touch) + location (perfect for walks, near the sea) The cottage has such a lovely and homely feel to it, we didn't want to leave! I seriously cannot fault anything about our stay and would happily book again!

    Thank you so much for the positive feedback, we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norah5.0May 2022

  • "Convenient for sea padding and hill walking Convenient for shop and pub."

    The cottage was perfect for our needs and and we would be happy to revisit it.

    Reviewed by Z4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely, comfortable stay."

    Lots of little touches and good mix of trad/modern style, e.g. great woodburner, modern kitchen, sweet herb garden, excellent shower, etc.! Situated perfectly to explore the superb coastline - Ynyslas was spectacular - scenic Snowdonia, castles and shops of Aberystwyth. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rukhsana4.1Aug 2021

  • "Superb, comfortable holiday cottage in beautiful little village."

    The only complaint was that the garden was completely overgrown which wasn't expected. It would have been lovely to be able to sit out in it and having taken two Westies with us, would have been great to let them run around in it. However, we didn't let it spoil a fantastic week but it was a shame it let the place down. Can easily be rectified with a little tlc. Would definately use the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0May 2021

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  • Two king-size bedrooms
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • External utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV and high speed WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One of the double beds can be zip/linked (can be twins upon request)
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Bike storage
  • Rear garden with lawn area and sitting area
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.4 miles

The property

Perched on the fringes of the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park and within striking distance of the Cambrian mountains and coastline is Cysgod Y Coed, a characterful, end-of-terrace property set within the village of Tre'r Ddol.

Inside, the property has been immaculately transformed with a clever combination of character and contemporary, providing a welcoming base for romantics, families or friends to call home as they explore this part of Wales.

Step inside to find a sleek kitchen, where the chef of the group can look forward to making the most of the quality appliances, arranged in a contemporary assortment to cook up family-favourite dishes, which can be enjoyed within the spacious living/dining room.

In here, you can look forward to relishing in your loved one’s company at the dining table as you tuck into your meals, accompanied by a special tipple before kicking back on the sofa to tune into the TV, with the crackle of the woodburning stove setting the ambiance and the complementing exposed beams perfectly framing the room.

At the end of each action packed day, sleep is sure to come easy in one of the two double bedrooms, both offering a refreshing colour palette and good storage space.

During a balmy afternoon, look forward to spending time within the spacious garden, where table and chairs offer an alternative spot for dining and the large lawn is ideal for letting your canine companions roam.

Better acquaint yourself with your surroundings further with a leisurely stroll into the centre of Tre'r Ddol, where you will find a superb community-run shop, Cletwr, where you can pick up local produce or any last minute essentials, whilst the pub offers a good menu for the evenings where you do not feel like cooking, or you can find Ynyshir, a Michelin Star restaurant, just a 4 mile drive away.

Alternatively, venture to Machynlleth, where you will find a larger selection of shops and eateries, before stopping off at the RSPB Ynys-hir, the setting 3-years running of BBC’s Springwatch nature programme, with more bird watching opportunities found at Dyfi Osprey project, with the pretty Dyfi area designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Alternatively, head towards the coastline to discover the seaside resort of Borth to spend a summer’s day lazing on the shoreline to catch a glimpse of the exposed remains of a forest, which is estimated to be over 3,000 years old.

The property is very well situated for road and mountain bikers, with Nant yr Arian only a 25 minute drive away, and Coed y Brenin less than 1 hour away.

Travel slightly further along the coastline to Aberystwyth, which is home to a bustling town centre with lots of lovely independent shops and a colourful Victorian promenade, as well as being home to National Library of Wales and Kings College, the place where Prince Charles stayed when he was studying in Aberystwyth.

Other attractions within the surrounding area includes the Ynyslas National Nature Reserve, the Falconry Experience and the Nant-y-Moch Reservoir, providing great walks and fishing opportunities.

Cysgod Y Coed is a wonderful retreat to call home as you explore this wonderful part of Wales.

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About the location


Machynlleth 8.6 miles; Aberystwyth 9.1 miles

Tre'r Ddôl is a wonderful Welsh village and community found in north Ceredigion, between the towns of Aberystwyth and Machynlleth. Within the area you can find all the essentials for any self-catered stay, including the community-run shop of Cletwr providing you with any last minute essentials as well as offering local produce, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free stock too. The shop also provides a delightful café, making a great stop off after a day of rambling in the Welsh countryside, with a rewarding home-made cake to accompany your coffee. The area also boasts a charming pub where you can indulge in an ale and enjoy a hearty meal ahead of your day's adventure. Nearby Machynlleth hosts an array of attractions, including its Museum of Modern Art, a wider selection of eateries and easy access into the beauty of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park where you will experience scenery and wildlife like no other, the perfect way to try something different whilst experiencing Wales in all of its glory. Head to Aberystwyth for a day out at the coast, where you can roam the Royal Pier, build castles on the golden sands of South Beach and get lost in culture in the museum and art gallery within the town's centre; there's plenty to do at any time of year. With easy access to both the coast and countryside of Wales, Tre'r Ddol provides a wonderful area from which to explore all of its excitement.