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Cariad Cottage

Cilcennin near Aberaeron, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 914947)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful, relaxing and tranquil week away."

    The cottage is equipped with everything you need. The hot tub is amazing. Beds are comfy. Log burner is just lovely. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We took our two dogs - one likes to escape, so the garden was a worry for me, but I needn't have worried as the garden was very secure which meant i could relax. Short drives to some beautifully stunning places - Llangrannog, New Quay, Aberaeron, Aberystwyth We had a lovely time and was just what was needed after a recent unexpected Bereavement. I definitely needed that week to get away from it all, so thank you ❤

    Reviewed by AlisonJan 2022

  • "We have absolutely loved our stay at Cariad Cottage."

    Thank you for your kindness and loving hospitality, you were truly gracious hosts and we fully appreciated everything you did, especially going out of your way to accommodate us. You were so quick to attend to all our needs. All in all, this is a beautiful cottage, run by a wonderful family, who took great care of us and made us feel at home! The only thing we loved more than this cottage, was Barcus and Archie!! They were so friendly and sociable. It was also a bonus to have the horses on site to visit and the piano in the house, which we played everyday to entertain us. Can’t thank you both enough! We will definitely be recommending this place to all our friends and family. Be back again soon.

    Reviewed by KarishmaDec 2021

  • "All 10 of us had a lovely weekend here."

    The place is beautiful. Our accommodation was perfect, beds were comfortable and lots of room. Hot tub out the back is lovely with all the pretty lights. We all thoroughly enjoyed. We'll definitely come back! The owner was extremely nice and helpful. We loved Ty Cariad. Thank you for letting us stay

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2021

  • "What a fantastic cottage!"

    Great location in a gorgeous part of the world. The owner couldn’t have been more helpful, ensuring we had everything we needed and was on hand if we had any queries. The cottage is fully wheelchair friendly which made all the difference to our party and we were able to enjoy a magical week on the west Wales coast. The owner also showed us around the next door property which he also owns and would be absolutely ideal for a larger party requiring disabled access. I can’t recommend this place enough. It’s an amazing place and the hot tub was just the icing on a particularly gorgeous cake.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "We have just got back from a fantastic stay here."

    The house was very clean and cosy, and the location is perfect. The hosts are incredibly helpful and friendly and made us feel very welcome. The facilities for wheelchair users were brilliant and made the stay inclusive but also very safe! Cannot recommend this place enough and cannot wait to return! Thank you to the owners for letting us stay in such a wonderful place!

    Reviewed by SianSep 2021

  • "Excellent place and area, the hosts were extremely friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by GarySep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, we had the best time."

    The owners went that extra mile an let the children learn about and ride the horses. Our children want to go back next year . They loved it that much. Central to lots of days out. Perfect place.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2021

  • "The owners were extremely helpful."

    Reviewed by AshleyJul 2021

  • "Very spacious house, full with facilities to use including a piano which kept us entertained for hours."

    Excellent grounds, grass, park, and ponds something for everyone to enjoy. 2 lovely child friendly dogs roaming around who just want to play with you. Ray & Dawn excellent hosts, very welcoming and helpful. Dawn let us brush her pride and joy the horses which was a lovely gesture. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by DarrianJun 2021

  • "Firstly a massive thanks to Ray and Dawn for a lovely week at Cariad cottage."

    The family and I had a lovely stay and settled in straight away. This cottage is perfect for a family get away and has everything you will possibly need. We had a very warm welcome and loved every minute. A very peaceful and quiet location but perfect for daily trips to local attractions. We where lucky to have clear dark night skies and I can honestly say never seen so many stars, it was amazing. A great week all round, I would definitely recommend Cariad cottage, you will not be disappointed. Thanks guys.

    Reviewed by TerrySep 2020

  • "This Cottage was absolutely brilliant."

    It was everything we expected and more. It was everything we could have wanted for our visit for our parents 70th Birthdays. The owners were also very accommodating and even provided a brand new high chair as we had a little one with us. We shall defiantly return. Highly Recommended. The Disson Family

    Reviewed by JosephSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, great location in piece full countryside setting."

    Very clean with good facilities. Dog friendly too. Dawn and Ray were fabulous hosts.

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2020

  • "A great base for exploring West Wales - friendly, accommodating owners too."

    Eight family members and one dog very much enjoyed our stay in this clean and spacious accommodation. There were three good sized double bedrooms with spacious ensuite bathroom facilities and a compact twin room, but plenty of room on the landing for storage of cases etc. The owners were very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay, attending to a minor maintenance issue immediately. In a tranquil inland setting the cottage is ideally placed for visiting coastal towns and there are walks from the doorstep for canine friends. The owners dogs, Archie and Barkus were very friendly - eager to meet and greet. Lovely organic farm nearby for vegetables and, if in Lampeter, there's also a great store there that does all manner of gourmet and everyday produce and lovely bread - Watson and Pratts and Lampeter Bakehouse. Anyone looking for Welsh quilts and blankets might like to check out the array of vintage stock at Jen Jones (Llanbydder). New Quay offers paddle boarding,kayaking and dolphin watch boat tours (we were lucky enough to see them in the bay from the harbour side). Llangrannog (down steep twisitng lanes) also seems to offer surfing and surf kayaking - when the weather permits (maybe not during storm Francis which made it's presence felt during our stay) - and there is RNLI cover too. Thanks to Ray and Dawn for a great stay.

    Reviewed by KarlAug 2020

  • "The holiday was lovely and the owners were very friendly and welcoming."

    Due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control we did have some issues either the plumbing due to the septic tank which was quickly sorted. A dryer would have been beneficial due to 8 people trying to get washing dry. Free eggs were amazing thank you so much and my granddaughters loved the hot tub Beaches, gin tasting and amazing seafood

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2020

  • "Great cottage, really nice owners could do enough to help and recommended a lovely pub for food "the white swan" food was amazing."

    Reviewed by PhillipJul 2020

  • "Great cottage and owners were lovely."

    However it said it sleeps 11 which is a bit of an push! It comfortably sleeps 8 with one main bathroom and two en suites. 11 people is massive squeeze consider seeing there is no place to put an extra sofa bed/single bed apart from the living room or landing area. The house itself was great and the hot tub was brilliant. Only recommendation would be for the hot tub or outside area to have some sort of cover and somewhere to put towels on a rainy day! Also the oven barely cooked any food so cooking for 10 people took forever - with a waiting time for a pizza of an hour! Needs a bigger oven and fridge to accommodate larger numbers of people. Rooms could do with a refresh - especially the beds and mattresses, which were creaky and lumpy! However we had a really good stay and the owners and the area was lovely! Just a few modifications and the stay would have been perfect. Need to advertise this as an 8 person house with the option of 2 spare beds. Don’t turn up with couples and expect them to sleep on the landing or in someone else’s room!

    Reviewed by SianOct 2019

  • "The hosts Dawn and Ray are lovely people, extremely friendly and helped us to choose a lovely place for lunch."

    The facilities were wonderful and the hot tube really relaxed us all. The 2 lakes which you could walk to and take in the country air were a lovely surprise and the fresh eggs from their chickens were very tasty. If I ever wanted to do a group booking in future, we would definitely go back to the lovely cariad cottage.

    Reviewed by ZuwenaOct 2019

  • "Very very happy to be there, we really enjoy our time."

    Nice clean house, nice big garden. 5star comfort ! Thank you and hope to go there again !

    Reviewed by DamianSep 2019

  • "We love Cariad Cottage it's the second time we have stayed."

    Agreat cottage that has all we need and close enough to Aberaeron and Aberystwyth to explore. Ray and Dawn always look after us and it's completely dog friendly. We are going back next year.

    Reviewed by TraceyAug 2019

  • "Excellent family holiday cottage with plenty of things to do within very shirt drive from Dolphin spotting, crabbing to coastal walks & BBQ on the beach."

    With very friendly owners, Ray/Dawn, near by for any questions about “what to do?” Supply of fresh eggs from the free roaming chickens every morning & massive hot-tub to relax after a heavy days activity Go.. Relax & enjoy yourself!

    Reviewed by IndurAug 2019

  • "Our stay at Cariad cottage was just perfect!"

    The cottage itself is beautiful and no detail has been missed. The surrounding area is beautiful. The park on site and the animals was perfect as it kept the children happy! And the adults! We had the perfect family holiday and would 100% go back, and will be!

    Reviewed by CaylaJun 2019

  • "Great cottage very very spacious and fabulous grounds to walk the dog."

    Best dog friendly cottage I have stayed in.

    Reviewed by KateJun 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and so relaxing."

    We was in the hot tub every night and the location was perfect for venturing out with the children and dog. Owner were so accommodating and friendly they really helped us feel at home and get the most from our stay. We wasn’t bored once while here because there is so much to do for everyone, it’s excellent..

    Reviewed by LeanneMay 2019

  • "Very comfortable, well appointed home from home."

    Spotlessly clean. Very friendly and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2019

  • "The cottage was well equipped for large groups especially the kitchen."

    All furniture was comfortable and I felt completely able to relax in such surroundings. The hot tub was wonderful to this 51 year old granny and 57 year grandad as we have never been in one before. The rest of the family also enjoyed it too. The on-site owners were helpful and provided a supply of eggs from their chickens and also had use of their back garden playground area for our 2 year old grand daughter. Obviously the wonderful Easter Bank Holiday weather was a bonus and helped us enjoy the hot tub and alfresco dining during the evening's. Thank you all. The Alonzo Family

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2019

  • "This was a family holiday with my three children, their partners and four grandchildren (under 3)."

    The cottage was perfect for us, plenty of room for the children to play indoors and outside. They really enjoyed the chickens and visiting the horses. There was the added bonus of the hot tub for the adults. The owners, Ray and Dawn were really friendly and helpful. A really enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by JennyMar 2019

  • "The cottage was very much more spacious than we had anticipated and suited our family perfectly."

    The three double bedrooms ( all en-suite, one with a bath) were a good size, clean and comfortable and for our daughter, husband and two young children the layout was excellent, as the children's room was situated next to a double and almost formed its own apartment. The kitchen was well equipped and communal spaces, excellent. The hosts were lovely, and even offered us a lift to and from our family event which was in a nearby hotel. Parking was no problem, even for our large vehicles, and when you know you are looking for a ship with lights, it’s pretty easy to find too. The grounds provided a safe play area and our youngsters enjoyed seeing the animals. We look forward to using this lovely cottage again sometime.

    Reviewed by StevenMar 2019

  • "We spend an amazing 3 days here as a large group of friends."

    The cottage was beautiful, very clean and had everything that we needed. The kitchen was well equipped and had a few basic ingredients in the cupboards. We hardly saw the hosts after checking in and felt as if we had the area to ourselves. Ray was great and told us the basics about the house and area. Upon arrival we were also greeted by Barkus (lovely chocolate lab) and a cheeky chicken who kept trying to sneak her way into the living room. The hot tub was ready for us upon arrival and got plenty of use throughout our stay. There was also plenty of wood for the wood burner. We also visited the lovely horses and walked around he lakes. Most mornings we were joined in the garden by the owners dogs, it felt just like home. This cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break in the countryside. We would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by LinziFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was just great- really spacious and well-equipped so the whole family had plenty of room to spread out."

    We loved the hot tub, great kitchen and general comforts (like plenty of towels supplied, dishwasher tablets and other necessities that not all holiday cottages provide). Lovely hosts too! Our children enjoyed the playground and meeting the family. All in all, highly recommended as a comfortable base in West Wales. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by PennyFeb 2019

  • "The location is perfect."

    The cottage made a large family including two dogs very happy! Everything was spot on and the rooms were very comfortable and spacious. The hot tub was a bit and the log burner made the evenings extra cosy. We could not have been happier!

    Reviewed by BeverleyFeb 2019

  • "Had a wonderful xmas the cottage was all decorated and looked great."

    Ray and Dawn were very helpful and made us feel like part of the family. It really was a home from home and we couldn't have asked for a friendlier reception. Nothing was too much trouble! Great facilities for full time wheelchair user and brilliant setting. Outside space was amazing , didn't think our collie was going to want to come home. Already booked another stay!! Thanks for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by StellaDec 2018

  • "We had a great stay at the Cariad Cottage."

    It was well equipped and very spacious. There were 9 of us and we had plenty of room. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely part of Wales."

    The owners went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed and could not have been more welcoming. We had a great holiday and would recommend Cariad Cottage to anyone looking for a peaceful location, just a short drive to stunning coastline. Our second time using Sykes cottages and not disappointed.

    Reviewed by GladysOct 2018

  • "It was a bit hard finding the place, however the cottage was beautiful, I don't think the pictures do it justice, its was better in real life."

    very helpful landlords, pets overly friendly and seeing the horses was amazing. the only issue that we faced was with the hot tub, it was getting dirty so quickly I think there was a problem with the filter, and only advise is make to have a tent over the hottub or something. but other than that it was amazing I would definitely would be returning there with the family

    Reviewed by KautharSep 2018

  • "Lovely spacious, well equiped cottage however cottage, outside space and grounds needed some tlc."

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2018

  • "Tea towels would have been useful and hand towels in the kitchen"

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2018

  • "Lovely house nicely presented in a quiet location."

    It felt private away from owners house meaning we could enjoy the garden and house without feeling overlooked. Dawn and Ray were very friendly and helpful and a lot of hard work as obviously gone into the lovely house. One minor observation was that the sofa/chair beds weren't made up for our arrival and that they are a little tired and not very comfy compared to the rest of the beds. Also the jack and Jill bathroom does not have a shower (despite having the fittings) which was a little chaotic with having 10 adults. We really enjoyed our stay and the proximity to the local beaches and the weather was perfect!

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2018

  • "I am a wheelchair user and was impressed with the friendly and constructive way Ray and Dawn helped with my particular needs."

    Reviewed by RogerFeb 2018

  • "We stayed at Cariad Cottage 3rd/10th November - we expected peace and quiet and got it in abundance."

    The welcome from Dawn and Ray was lovely and nothing was too much trouble, it was as though we had known them for years. We were free to wander with our dog around the land and visited the stables to say hello to the horses. The cottage is warm, cosy and the wood burner on a chilly November night was fabulous. Everything we needed was there and the hot tub was a huge hit with the family even with frost on the ground !!! Despite being very peaceful you are only 15 mins from Aberaeron where there are lovely local shops etc. We are already sorting out our four busy lives for a visit next year !!!

    Reviewed by TraceyNov 2017

  • "The hot tub was a hit with everyone."

    Reviewed by RaymondOct 2017

  • "Lovely cottage and lovely owners."

    We were able to do everything we wanted and more. A great space beautiful location

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2017

  • "This is a lovely cottage for a family to enjoy a relaxing holiday."

    The owners are very helpful and friendly, the hot tub is great fun. I would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2016

  • "Very friendly hosts and large grounds to explore."

    Excellent for children of all ages.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2016

  • "Very peaceful in the heart of the countryside."

    Comfortable house and friendly owners who always helped if we needed anything.There was only my sister and I for the week but this house would be brilliant for a large party gathering.

    Reviewed by JanMay 2016

  • "The property was clean, tidy and well equipped."

    There were enough towels for everyone. The kitchen had a dish washer so no problem preparing meals for decent sized parties. The hot tub was amazing, no problem staying warm even when it was cold out.

    Reviewed by KhoonDec 2015

  • "A peaceful relaxing holiday and the hot tub was fantastic."

    A super holiday with welcoming and accommodating hosts.

    Reviewed by JackieAug 2015

  • "We had an amazing time, it was like a home away from home."

    The place was all it was and more, extras were the animals and the great hosts to greet us. My entire family had a really amazing time and the place was perfect.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2015

  • "The cottage was perfect, we had everything we wanted!"

    The hot tub and the garden were lovely, especially in the sun, we mainly sat outside the whole time. The beds were comfy, no complaints at all!

    Reviewed by VickieMay 2015

  • "Liked the hot tub, enclosed garden, décor and plentiful crockery and cutlery."

    The owners also supplied towels. A fantastic property.

    Reviewed by JoMay 2015

  • "The hosts were very accommodating and the property was fantastic!"

    Reviewed by BernadineNov 2014

  • "The cottage was beautiful, newly refurbished and of a high standard."

    The owners were really friendly and lovely hosts. The cottage was really spacious and we loved the chickens, rabbits, ducks, cats and dogs that were in the owners cottage next door.

    Reviewed by JAug 2014

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Tynewydd Fields

Situated within the owner's idyllic grounds are two amazing properties, both offering fantastic wheelchair friendly amenities and relaxing hot tub facilities. Both cottages are perfect for a large group celebration, boasting accessible entrances, doorways, and bathrooms, as well as the opportunity to roam around the serene grounds which hosts a range of animals, and a shared park to entertain the kids. Set in such a quiet location, you will have an ideal opportunity to relax and unwind in among the Aberaeron beachfront or along the countryside lanes, where scenic walks and cycling can be enjoyed over to Cross Inn's village shop and local pub to stock up on amenities. For the fishermen in your party, the owner has two lakes for fun fishing and there is a fishing complex right next door to the cottages. Explore the beautiful coastline just 5 miles away, and especially the famous coast path and its hidden coves along the way, spending a classic day at the Welsh seaside or trying your luck at watersports. Venture over and immerse yourself in local culture, visiting the National Trust property of Llanerchaeron which dates back to the 18th century, whilst the vibrant town of Cardigan boasts a 12th century castle, the St Dogmaels Abbey, and charming Cardigan Guildhall Market. Spend a day at the ancient market town of Aberystwyth, home to the inspiring Vale of Rheidol Railway and National Library of Wales, or delight in one of the sandy havens along Cardigan Bay including New Quay, Cwmtydu, Tresaith, Llangrannog and Penbryn. Gather with your loved ones for a group celebration in this exciting corner of Wales.

The property

Aberaeron 5 miles.

A welcoming detached cottage in a quiet countryside location in Cilcennin near Aberaeron and set in the grounds of the owners' home.

The owners of this superb Aberaeron holiday cottage have created a property and patio which can be enjoyed by all, whether fully able-bodied or in a wheelchair, thanks to the ramped entrances, wide doorways and ground floor bedroom with en-suite wet room.

A large welcoming sitting room, where you can cosy up in front of the woodburner and enjoy family meals around the table, is the first room you discover as you enter your Aberaeron cottage.

Then, wander through into the well-equipped sunny kitchen before stepping out onto the large decked patio where you will find the hot tub.

Many relaxing hours can be enjoyed right here, before retiring to one of the charming Aberaeron cottage bedrooms to enjoy a good night’s sleep.

As well as the superb ground floor bedroom, there are three more delightful bedrooms on the first floor of this Aberaeron cottage.

Two have their own en-suite, while the third has a Jack-and-Jill en-suite, accessed from the bedroom and the landing, so serving the fourth bedroom too.

All bedrooms in this Aberaeron cottage have TVs with DVD players, so everyone can enjoy their own programmes.

Set in such a quiet location, you will have an ideal opportunity to relax and unwind in this delightful Aberaeron cottage, in the hot tub or along the countryside lanes, where scenic walks and cycling can be enjoyed.

For the fishermen in your party, the owner has two lakes for fun fishing and there is a fishing complex right next door to your Aberaeron cottage.

Explore the beautiful coastline just 5 miles away, and especially the famous coast path and its hidden coves along the way.

This wonderful Aberaeron holiday cottage will invite you to stay longer, and when you leave you will probably be already planning a return visit.


  • Four bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double with sofa bed and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with single sofa bed and Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room (seats 7) with dining area and woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed decked patio with furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Cottage is wheelchair-friendly
  • Note: Children (including those in wheelchairs) have shared use of purpose-built ramped tree house by prior arrangement with owner
  • Note: Owners have free-roaming ducks, chickens, dogs and cats, and can offer stabling and use of ménage by prior arrangement
  • Note: Two open fishing lakes on owners’ land for fun fishing
  • Note: The internal ground floor bedroom and en-suite have no natural light.

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About the location


Lampeter 13 miles; Aberystwyth 16 miles.

A pretty Georgian coastal town located between Cardigan and Aberystwyth with a lovely pebble beach and beautiful sea views. There is an abundance of shops with unusual gifts, great eating places and pubs, and a quiet little harbour to enjoy watching the boats come and go. Aberaeron is perfectly positioned to enjoy boat trips and watersports, or coastal and countryside walks and cycle rides. Short drives to Cardigan to the south, or Aberystwyth to the north offer more shops, craft centres, museums and cinema or theatre visits. A wonderful Mid Wales location all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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