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Y Cwtch

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Cwrtnewydd near Llanybydder, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful friendly couple."

    Clean cottage with all required facilities. Comfortable accommodation and relaxing.

    Thankyou for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2024

  • "Elaine and Glen were great hosts, a lovely little place with everything we needed."

    Nellie is our second-favourite dog, after our own. If we’re ever back in Wales we would jump at the chance to stay here again,

    Thankyou for sharing your experience. Welcome back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at Y Cwtch."

    The owners, Elaine and Glenn are lovely, friendly people. Loved the pygmy goats and Nell, the family dog was friendly too.. Elaine had provided us with milk and tasty homemade cakes on our arrival. It's a lovely area and near to the coast and so we found places to visit every day. Would recommend to anyone who wishes to explore this beautiful part of Wales.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2023

  • "Many thanks for a kind and warm welcome that we received by you both and of course Nell too."

    We had a fantastic time here and can't wait to hopefully return sometime soon. The welcome gift of cakes and milk was a great touch. Many thanks for a great time. Sue and Andy

    Lovely to meet you both . Welcome back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely time we had here, thanks to Elaine and Glenn."

    The accommodation was beautiful, clean and with everything you could need. We were greeted with lovely homemade cakes, which we really appreciated and thought the Welsh Cakes were just the best! The area is simply stunning and only a short car ride away to reach other lovely little towns and the seaside. We were out and about every day and went to Cardigan Island (stunning), Aberystwyth to get the steam train to Devil's Bridge and Aberaeron, where we found an amazing fish and chips shop! Ideal place for walks and enjoying the countryside and wildlife. The best part for me was seeing the Red Kites gliding around, practically all the time, just wonderful. Thank you so much Elaine and Glenn, we will return xx

    Thank you for your lovely comments much appreciated xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday."

    The cottage was so comfortable, home from home feeling. Beds were comfy, kitchen had everything you could possibly need, lounge and bathroom just A1. Perfect holiday cottage for dogs too, with the enclosed garden. Elaine and Glenn were so welcoming and nothing was any problem to them. Cake, milk, tea and coffee on arrival was fab, after a long drive due to the coronation bank holiday traffic. Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting and lovely owners. What more is needed. Thank you Elaine and Glenn for being so welcoming and sharing such a beautiful place to holiday.... Can't wait to stay again soon.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. Welcome anytime . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annmarie5.0May 2023

  • "Hosts are very welcoming, friendly and accommodating."

    We had a lovely stay and we would recommend this property to everyone.

    Thank you for your kind feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2022

  • "Elaine and Glen were just lovely, they both greeted us with a smile."

    Elaine showed us around the cottage, it was spotlessly clean and had everything in it that you could possibly need. I have to say that the bed was really comfortable. The first morning when we went out Elaine popped her head out of her door to ask if we had a good night and did we need anything, we really appreciated this. Also the cakes were lovely. Thank you both for a very peaceful holiday. Jan, Budgie and Ruby x

    Very welcome lovely to have met you both Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had the best holiday at cwtch cottage."

    Elaine and Glen are so kind and friendly. The cottage is in the most beautiful place, close to wonderful beaches and offers everything you could ever need. 100%recommended. We definitely want to return

    Lovely to meet you both, welcome anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Our host's were wonderful and couldn’t do enough for us ."

    The accommodation was fabulous, comfortably , clean and with everything we could possibly need . Cannot recommend this superb holiday home and host's enough and we will be back !!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Welcome anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a beautiful, relaxing place to stay."

    Spotlessly clean. Off the beaten track, but close to all the attractions. Wonderful hosts, nothing was too much trouble. A lovely daily walk from the cottage for the dogs and free run of the garden. Characterful goats added to the experience. Thank you very much to our hosts. We hope to come back. Jo and Tim

    Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome anytime . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent property and the owners were first class."

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very cosy cottage in a lovely rural area with really friendly owners who were always available to spend time chatting about the surroundings and life in general."

    Reviewed by Arthur4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a great time at Y Cwtch."

    Cottage is bigger than it looks. Spotlessly clean, freshly baked cakes and provisions on arrival. Elaine and Glen were the perfect hosts, and very very helpful when we had trouble with our car. Lovely to see all the animals and bob the dog what a softy. We would recommend it to everyone. David and Jean.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "This was one of our favourite all time holidays."

    Glenn and Elaine are wonderful hosts, they are happy to help with advice on places to visit and by the time we left they felt like family.Bob became our dogs friend and Charlie would wander around their garden with him following on. Loved the goats and we watched the young lambs being bottle fed. Everything you need is provided and the cakes on arrival were lovely.Elaine makes lovely pies and jams that are a treat. The back garden is safe and secure for your dog or children. We enjoyed sitting in the front garden too whilst listening to all the country sounds. We will definitely be back as there are loads of places to visit and not enough time to do everything. Until the next time ............ Dave, Anne and Charlie

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. A pleasure to have met you all. A warm welcome awaits your next visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Owners extremely friendly and hospitable."

    Cottage comfy, attractive and more spacious than the photos indicated. Plenty of room for cases bags, dog equipment etc. Owners on site willing to help with anything required. Only downside was poor Internet connection.

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Oct 2021

  • "Elaine and Glen were excellent hosts who went out of their way to ensure that our stay was a comfortable one."

    We found the accommodation was perfect for our needs. It was in a great place to relax and unwind. We found plenty of places to visit. We highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very nice place central to everything beautiful gardens lovely suprice when we ..."

    Very nice place central to everything beautiful gardens lovely suprice when we got there with welsh cakes etc Glenn and Elaine are the nicest couple you like to meet and their dog Bob hope to go back next year

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was so clean and comfy and had everything you could need ,Elaine ..."

    The cottage was so clean and comfy and had everything you could need ,Elaine and Glynn were absolutely great made us feel so welcome and Bob the dog was lovely most definitely be going back

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, great hosts, lovely quiet venue."

    Didn’t appreciate your email 24 hours before we left

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2021

  • "We loved being here and will be back."

    If you like somewhere which feels like your visiting family, you feel welcomed throughout, and you have the feeling of safe, warm, cosy then book this place. Elaine, Glen & their amazing familars (cats), goats are all to benefit for this lovely welcoming cottage. From the moment you turn the key in the beauiful red door its like walking into another home. If you love quirky like we do, want to be close to walks, antiques shops, small villages and want to embrace that family welcome place to stay book. Elaine and Glen are wonderful and we cannot wait to book again.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2020

  • "Elaine and Gill were the friendliest and most helpful hosts you would possibly have."

    Cottage was spotless and very comfortable. Lovely area and lots to enjoy locally. Close to the coast too. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Betty5.0Oct 2020

  • "We felt completely safe at the cottage."

    Elaine and Glenn were as usual excellent hosts. The Cwtch is a beautiful retreat for anyone looking for a quiet time in rural Wales at this difficult period of our lives.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage out in the countryside, very quiet and lovely hosts."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "A car is definately needed for this accommodation, don't rely on public transport."

    Some attractions still closed in area after lock down.

    Reviewed by Colin4.1Aug 2020

  • "We had a great time in the cottage."

    It had everything we needed and the location was Perfect. We visited all lovely towns and beaches within the area. I'd definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Linsey5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage to stay at and explore cardigan bay."

    The cottage felt very homely and the hosts were amazing.

    Reviewed by Marisa4.1Feb 2020

  • "A very warm welcome from the owners of this property who were not at all intrusive but on hand if required, in fact when we left we felt as though we were old friends of long standing."

    The cottage was warm , comfortable and well equipped for us and our two dogs. We have no hesitation in recommending Y Cwtch.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Feb 2020

  • "Elaine and Glenn were the most welcoming hosts,providing us with lots of info and advice of the local area, or just having a chit chat on a daily basis."

    They were brilliant with our girls, letting them help feed the goats, and walk them too. The cottage was perfect, and really cosy for the four of us, with our dogs too, and has all you need to relax each evening after a busy day exploring the Welsh Coast. There was even a welcome addition of some home-baked cakes on our arrival which were delish. Y Cwtch is in a perfect location 25miles from Cardigan and Aberystwyth by car and 15 miles from New Quay, with plenty of other National Trust attractions near by, such as Dolaucothi Gold Mines, and Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, near Aberystwyth is well worth a visit to see the hundreds of red kites feed. Thanks Elaine and Glenn, you and the goats were fab.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Aug 2019

  • "A really beautiful cottage in a really beautiful location!"

    No to far away from some of the best beaches and views! The owners are so freindly and helpful, and make your stay so special! The goats are a added bonus, we all enjoyed their company! A fantastic holiday!

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, super owners - nothing is too much trouble."

    Really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Jayne4.1Jul 2019

  • "Great Welcome and made to feel really at home"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jul 2019

  • "+ Nice area, very friendly and helpful owners."

    - WiFi was not available throughout the property and was very patchy.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Jul 2019

  • "Such a warm welcome and such friendly hosts."

    Just the nicest place for a peaceful holiday

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great location near to all local towns and lovely coastal ports and fabulous host Elaine and Glenn."

    Realky made our stay special the property had everything we needed and more. Private garden for us and our little dog and access to owners fields. Spotlessly clean and beautiful cakes on arrival. Will definitely stay again and recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a very peaceful setting in the heart of the welsh countryside."

    Truly a place to 'get away from it all' and have some time to relax. Elaine and Glenn are lovely people who have created an amazing smallholding and unique way of life. They were so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them if you require assistance or advice about the local area. They are always available if you need them but they never intrude. They welcome you to share their garden if you choose but they have also created an idyllic private garden for guests with quality garden furniture and a barbeque. Elaine's homemade cakes greet you on arrival and they are truly sublime ! As well as being suitable for couples and small families, I would highly recommend Y Cwtch for the solo traveller. If you want some time to yourself, this is the perfect spot. It's so quiet and well away from the crowds but with the security of having Elaine and Glenn nearby if needed.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2019

  • "Elaine and Glen made this cottage feel like a home from home."

    We were welcomed with home made cakes and milk to make a brew after our journey to get there. They gave us lots of information on places to see and things to do. The dogs loved the freedom of the garden, and they let them use one of their fields to exercise them too. The cottage was lovely and all we had to get was food, everything else was supplied. Would highly recommend this cottage in its peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jun 2019

  • "Such a quiet quaint cottage in the middle of nowhere."

    Loved not hearing cars go past and only the sounds of the countryside and nature. No noise or light pollution. Nice to see the stars again. Would recommend to anyone who wants to get away from civilisation for a bit. Elaine and Glenn were perfect hosts. Thanks for the welcome cake too. We all loved them.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2019

  • "The owners were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble."

    The cottage itself was beautiful and had everything we needed in it. It was the first time we had been away with the dogs and our little girl and I was worried about whether it would be safe for all of them but we could not have asked for anything better. The owners gave us lovely suggestions of walks we could do with the dogs and of a run that my partner could do. The garden was perfect for the dogs to go in and was still safe enough for our little girl to move around in as well. The cottage was so clean and there was an extra bonus of milk in the fridge and a cake on arrival. The extra entertainment of the owners sheep and goats was an added bonus for all of us. We all had such a lovely time exploring all the local area where there is so much to do without having to go very far at all.

    Reviewed by Annika5.0May 2019

  • "Cottage was much bigger than it looks."

    Great place for dogs. All garden completely enclosed. VERY friendly hosts. A delicious plate of cakes on arrival and milk in the fridge. An incredibly peaceful location. We spent time just sitting in the garden. It should be a five star rating.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage, in a beautiful setting."

    From the welcome package, including cakes, to the friendly hosts, couldn’t have wanted more.

    Reviewed by Bronwyn5.0Sep 2018

  • "We booked this holiday as part of a two week break to Wales and this was our first time to South West Wales."

    We were looking for restful "get away from it all" break and this cottage delivered in spades. The peace & quiet plus the stunning scenery was really enjoyable and our hosts who live on site next door, Elaine & Glen were super helpful and friendly from the warm initial welcome & home made goodies to the bag of home grown veggies from the garden. The cottage is up a narrow country lane that forms a circular route that we found a great running route (4 miles hilly !). The cottage has everything you would want and has the bonus of almost zero mobile phone signal (Sky & O2) and patchy WiFi so don't come here expecting to run your internet business ! 4G signal is ok in surrounding area if you must ! The cottage is situated approx 15 miles from the coast ( nearest Newquay & Aberearon) with stunning beaches and coastal scenery / walking within easy reach. Don't expect to achieve motorway speeds on these roads, nothing is straight & lots of it is narrow plus the place names will leave you thinking you have dropped the Scrabble letter bag & lost all the vowels ! Our fave places were Cardigan, the Teifi Estuary, especially Dogmael & Poppit Sands, Newport ( between Cardigan and Fishguard) all easily reached within 45mins drive. Nearest supermarkets are Sainsbury ( Lampeter), Tesco (Fuel & Food) & Aldi ( Cardigan). We had the best of times here and can't recommend it enough if you are looking for a restful break in glorious countryside with stunning night skies & silence you can hear - and its very dog friendly. Thanks to Elaine & Glen for a great week :)

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is a comfortable property situated in a quiet rural location with lovely gardens and views."

    The owners are very friendly, welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Jun 2018

  • "Accommodation was much better than advertised wonderful location and the hosts Elaine and Glen were so friendly and helpful cottage had everything you could need and welcome cakes and fresh milk a great touch."

    Elaine is a great baker. Will be back for a longer holiday

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2018

  • "We loved our holiday."

    My 5 year old didn’t want to come home. We’ll definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Apr 2018

  • "The property exceeded our expectations and I don't think the description does it justice."

    It was far more spacious than we had thought it would be. The welcome and kindness of Elaine and Glen was outstanding.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2017

  • "Elaine and Glenn were lovely."

    Welcoming and helpful. The cottage was very clean and comfortable.We used it to explore the coast.

    Reviewed by Liz4.2Apr 2017

  • "The owners are very friendly people who make you feel very welcome."

    We enjoyed hearing about and meeting the Pygmy goats. On our arrival we found a bottle of local milk and some home-cooked cake which was a nice surprise.

    Reviewed by David4.6Oct 2016

  • "A lovely secluded cottage with all the necessities to have a relaxing break."

    Friendly and considerate hosts.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x Double Bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Utility room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ, shared use of owner’s front gardens
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub 5.5 miles
  • Note: Although set over the ground floor, this property has 2 small steps from the living area to one bedroom, and a further step from the utility to the bathroom and main bedroom.

The property

Llanybydder 6 miles.

A deceptively spacious annexe with a pretty cottage garden, on the owner’s smallholding in Cwrtnewydd, nestled into the undulating West Wales countryside and close to popular towns and the sweeping beaches and coves of Cardigan Bay.

Set over one split level, there are two comfortable bedrooms here, along with a family bathroom.

There is an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area, and comfy seating in the sitting area, with far-reaching views across the gardens to the distant mountains.

Outside you can sit in the quaint cottage garden with shingle paths and herbaceous plants, perfect to relax in the early morning sunlight.

Guests also have shared use of the owner’s garden, and may even glimpse the resident tawny owl.

This really is a perfect base for a small family or couple to explore the diverse landscapes and perhaps enjoy watching the comic antics of the owners resident pygmy goat herd.

Cwrtnewydd is a small rural village with farming at its heart, with various footpaths criss-crossing the valley.

You are ideally placed to explore the fabulous coastline of Cardigan Bay which boasts beautiful coves, sweeping sandy beaches and a variety of wildlife including birdlife, dolphins and seals.

Explore fantastic little coastal villages and towns such as New Quay with its nearby honey farm, the harbour town of Aberaeron with its candy coloured houses or Llangrannog with is rocky cove, all linked with the popular Wales Coastal Path.

The area offers a huge variety of activities such as dolphin and wildlife-spotting boat trips, kayaking, coasteering, fishing or surfing, as well as a fabulous selection of walks and cycle paths.

Alternatively, explore local National Trust gems, including Mwnt or Penbryn beaches and Llanerchaeron, a working farm estate.

Why not take the opportunity to visit Cors Caron, 22 miles, a fabulous nature reserve with over a mile of raised boardwalks across the wildlife-rich bog and marshland, and fabulous circular walks?

For the more adventurous, why not take a trip to the Llandysull Padlers Club & Canoe centre with whitewater rafting and rock climbing.

Great river walks and swimming in the rivers.

Perhaps take a trip to Brechfa Forest, over 18,000 acres of ancient and managed woodland to explore, or visit the horticultural showcase of the National Botanical Gardens of Wales near Carmarthen, the oldest town in Wales.

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About the location


Lampeter 5 miles; Aberaeron 16 miles; Carmarthen 20 miles.

A small market town straddling the River Teifi, Llanybydder is a typical old Welsh town with a small selection of shops, including a Post Office, bakers and farmers co-operative, and a few pubs and eating places scattered throughout its streets. It is the focal point for the surrounding farmers, and regularly holds horse sales. The countryside is perfect for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers alike. Set on the border between Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, Llanybydder is perfectly positioned to travel to the county town of Carmarthen with its busy shopping centre, with small individual quirky shops and the well-known high street stores, Merlin's Hill Centre and even a steam railway. The superb coastline of both south and west Wales is within 20 miles for great seaside days and coastal walks on the world renowned Welsh coastal path. An excellent central location to enjoy the south west of Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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