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Ysgoldy Brynwyre

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Llanrhystud, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful place to stay with plenty of room for 8 people."

    We stayed just the two of us and two dogs and loved the space. Wonderful remote peaceful location but close to facilities. We would love to come and stay again. All local people so friendly and beautiful places to visit.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7May 2024

  • "An amazing property, full equipped and beautifully designed."

    Very remote which was perfect for us. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2024

  • "Cottage was in a perfect surrounding with lovely views for miles in all directions."

    Plenty of room and space to enjoy our stay without feeling crammed. I would definitely book again as it was so peaceful and calm and it was nice to relax in the bedroom with the floor to ceiling windows and have the view of the fields outside. I have been to many holiday cottages and this one is probably my favourite so far. So many lovely walks and things to do in the surrounding towns and also a good range of leaflets highlighting things to do in the cottage information pack. A few things which could have made the stay even better: 1) the listing description says there is an enclosed garden but this is not the case, and there are two openings without gates which was frustrating as we took the dog and would have liked to have been able to leave him out without having to take him on a lead. Maybe change the listing to reflect so people aren’t misled 2) Overall the cottage was clean and tidy but the dishwasher filter was full of food and debris which stopped it from washing the dishes and we had need up having to rewash them all. 3)The downstairs en-suite shower drain was blocked and flooded the bathroom and we needed to take the drain up to clear all the hair and dirt from out of it to be able to use the shower.

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Apr 2024

  • "The cottage was beautiful and everything we hoped it would be."

    Very spacious and of exceptional

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2024

  • "Such an amazing stay here!"

    Could not fault it one bit. Everything within the house was spot on, from the comfiness of the beds to the cleanness. The owner is extremely kind and only a message away if anything was needed. Will 100% be back. Only thing that would top the stay off even more would be having a hot tub!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had an amazing stay at this Property over Christmas with various members of our family visiting at different times with a maximum number of guests being six adults and four dogs."

    There was ample space for all of us, and the bedrooms were also very spacious. There was an issue with the underfloor heating whilst we were there, and although this didn’t really present a problem because the property is so warm anyway, and we could use the log burner, having made contact with both Sykes and the owner, the owner got in touch immediately, and even though it was over the Christmas period, sent a Plumber, who needed to attend twice to sort out the problem. Owner was very friendly and was easily contactable. We had lovely walks locally and further afield. We shopped at the local post office, went to church on Christmas Eve at the local church and was made to feel welcome. We explored the coast down to Aberporth and walked the coastal path. Loved Tresaith. Also liked the Blwch Nant Yr Arian Nature Reserve. Would definitely visit again. Would however agree with previous comments about the outside space for dogs …we took a dog pen and used different parts to create a fence by the wall either side of original door to create enclosed space….it would be perfect if the owner could do something similar.

    Reviewed by Vicky3.8Dec 2023

  • "This is an amazing property that has clearly been built to an exceptional standard whilst retaining original features."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay to celebrate a family birthday with three generations and two dogs, and it felt like a touch of luxury whilst being equipped like home. I would highly recommend visiting Bwlch Nant yr Arian for fabulous walks and to watch red kite feeding, and Aberporth Beach for a beautiful day out at the beach. We had everything we needed to prepare meals (also managed to get Tesco delivery), the morning views were amazing, and we were warm and comfortable throughout. The garden was disappointing as the grass was completely overgrown and inaccessible (thanks to previous guests leaving windbreaks we were just about able to fence off an enclosed area for the dogs), and the house is actually 300m further on than the location provided - and the single track lane (1.9miles) with sheer drop and limited passing places was nerve wracking (avoid school/commute times unless you’re comfortable reversing a long way!)

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    There was a mixup over our arrival date and the cottage hadn't been cleaned when we arrived. This was the fault of the cleaning company and NOT the owner. It was sorted very quickly once we informed the owner. The cottage is remote enough to give startlingly clear nighttime skies but close enough to get to local shops and amenities in a few minutes - by car. The lane leading to the cottage is very narrow with only a few passing places so we don't recommend walking. Also, satnav will tell you you have arrived half a mile before you actually have. If you have dogs there is a great dog friendly beach at Aberporth. We saw dolphins in the bay there. The butterfly house just outside Aberystwyth is a great place to visit, the butterflies will land on your hand if you're patient enough. It's in a beautiful setting and very tranquil. Our favourite day out was to Bwlch Nant yr Arian to watch the red kites being fed. Again, a beautiful location that is the starting point for many hikes some of which are relatively easy. The cafe is great (we stopped here for a very tasty breakfast on our way home) but the highlight for us was the red kite feeding (3pm BST, 2pm GMT). The food is put out and nothing seems to happen for a while, then all of a sudden the sky is full of red kites swooping and diving for the food. Amazing. Even more amazing, it's free! Just a small parking charge. All in all we had a very pleasant week at the cottage. Our only real gripe is that the garden is most definitely NOT ENCLOSED. We had 2 dogs with us and the enclosed garden was the reason we chose this particular cottage. We ended up buying 2 windbreakers and placing them across one section and using the massive fireguard in the cottage to block another exit point. It did work and did keep the dogs confined but we shouldn't have had to do it. We have left the windbreakers at the cottage for you to use if you need them. Also, the grass arround the cottage is in desperate need of cutting. It really does, unfortunately, spoil the look of the place.

    Reviewed by Maria4.4Sep 2023

  • "Outside area disappointing no space for 2 young children to play."

    Suggest cutting back long grass and perhaps a gate off road. Heavy tractor traffic in evenings. Cottage was beautiful and everything we required inside.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful renovation of an old chapel very comfortable and cosy with superb facilities , very tastefully designed and decorated ."

    Although off the beaten track up a single track road it was a very quiet and relaxing break which we much enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jul 2023

  • "A stunning cottage."

    We were blown away with the quality of the renovation and the attention to detail. Set in a tranquil part of Cardigan bay, with good access to beaches up and down the coast, as well as Southern Snowdonia. Spotlessly clean. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful holiday cottage."

    The conversion from a chapel is very well done, with nice materials and good taste!

    Reviewed by Michel5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Ysgoldy Brynwyre."

    The property was lovely and clean and extremely comfortable. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful building updated to a very high standard with lovely furnishings ."

    The open plan room made it perfect for enjoying a family celebration. Bedrooms spacious and comfortable. Lovely bathrooms , and kitchen well equipped .My only criticism would be the outside area . Small patio that had a good table chairs and BBQ , but feel grass could have been cut to allow children to play and should be gates to safeguard dog getting onto main road . We enjoyed a relaxing few days with our only neighbours being cows and sheep , would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just back from a lovely visit to wales staying in this lovely cottage."

    The refurbishment and extension to this old chapel has been conducted to a high standard and very tastefully and this makes for a good place to stay. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds and furniture comfortable and all-in-all its a lovely place to stay. We almost managed a whole week without encountering another vehicle on the narrow road that leads to the cottage! Lots to see and do in the area, so well worth a visit. In the spirit of constructive criticism, it would be better if the garden really was enclosed, per the description on the website, so, if, like us, you have a reactive and nervous rescue dog (in training) the garden is not secure, with an open driveway to the (quiet) road.

    Reviewed by Brian4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay for a peaceful break."

    The chapel has been beautifully converted and is extremely spacious inside. Kitchen facilities were plentiful. All the rooms were spacious and the beds very comfortable. We had Sunday lunch in the Black Lion and also had an evening meal in The Barn, both in the village of Llanrhystud, a short drive down the lane. Ideal location for visiting Aberaeron and Aberystwyth. Can also park at the local beach and your straight on the coastal path. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay here with family."

    The location is remote and we did get slightly lost on the way up the track road but found it in the end! The location is beautiful with stunning views across the hills. The interior was very nice and the rooms so spacious for all of us. You could easily stop here with 8 adults and have plenty of space. The log burner was lovely for keeping warm on cold nights. There was plenty of facilities and the kitchen was well equipped. We were within good distance of the places we wanted to visit; Aberystwyth, Aberaeron, New Quay etc. You have plenty of sheep/lambs as neighbours which was a nice surprise. We took the children to a local farm and had a lovely day. We would go back to stop here again.

    Reviewed by Chloe4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic place, well equipped if you want to eat in."

    It’s fairly remote so expect to have no neighbours apart from sheep! Only downside is there isn’t much outside space to eat and watch the sunset or a safe enclosed garden for pets and children. We’ll be going back!

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Mar 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size, 2 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility cupboard
  • Air source heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 2.1 miles, beach 3.1 miles
  • Dedicated car charging point
  • Please Note: Bookings cannot start on Sundays.

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of Llanrhystud, Ceredigion, is this exceptional four-bedroom converted chapel, Ysgoldy Brynwyre.

Enjoying a superb location close by to a working farm with far-reaching countryside views and just a short drive from the coast, Ysgoldy Brynwyre is a fabulous pet-friendly choice for a group or family of eight.

The property benefits from off-road parking for four cars, as well as a generous garden, where you can spend evenings dining alfresco whilst your pooches run and play.

Inside, you will find a spacious open-plan living area, featuring high ceilings and exposed beams, here you can cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, ready to savour a delicious meal at the dining table for eight, and an inviting sitting area, where you can unwind on the plush seating in front of your favourite show in the warmth of the woodburning stove.

The ground floor also enjoys a utility cupboard with handy washing machine, two beautifully presented bedrooms, a super-king-size with en-suite shower room, and a king-size, the latter of which has access to a well-appointed bathroom, complete with bath and overhead shower.

Upstairs, you will discover two tastefully decorated twin bedrooms with zip/link, both with access to a cloakroom.

Take the short drive into the village of Llanrhystud, where you will find all your local amenities, including a convenience store, Post Office, the welcoming eateries of The Black Lion and The Barn at Pengarreg, and the pebbled shores of Llanrhystud Beach.

Continue onto Aberaeron, where you can enjoy leisurely strolls along the River Aeron, dine at The Hive and The Stubborn Duckling, enjoy a dip in Aberaeron Swimming Pool, or relish a wildlife rich walk along the Allt Y Graig Woodland Trail.

Further afield, you’ll find Aberystwyth, where you can delight in a relaxing ride and exceptional views aboard the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, tour the Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, spend a day at Aberystwyth Beach, soak up the views for 12-miles of rich countryside courtesy of the Vale of Rheidol Railway, visit the fascinating Aberystwyth Castle Grounds, or test out your swing at the excellent Aberystwyth Golf Club.

All this and more awaits at Ysgoldy Brynwyre.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Aberaeron 7 miles; Aberystwyth 9 miles.

Llanrhystud is a charming village in Mid-Wales on the west coast, with three rivers, Carrog, Wyre and Wyre Fach, all meeting to flow into the sea through this quaint settlement. The area surrounding the Grade II listed church, St Rhystud's Church, is now a conservation area, with the village enjoying beautiful rural views as well as a shingle beach. Llanrhystud beach is great for swimming and general watersports, whilst holding views over the lovely Cardigan Bay. Pick up all you need from the local convenience store and garage, or head to the pub which serves classic dishes when you don't feel like cooking. An 18-hole golf course can be enjoyed on a pleasant day, while riding schools and a farm park are not far away and are great for entertaining the little ones. The Wales Coastal Path runs through the village and presents a fantastic way to experience the rugged coastline of Wales, enjoying pitstops at other coastal villages along the way, such as Aberaeron, a delightful Georgian fishing town which still retains its character and charm, head to the harbour and take a boat trip to see the glorious landscape from the coast and discover Cardigan Bay's marine life before sitting down in one of the several eateries.

Please Note: Bookings cannot start on Sundays

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas