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Rusty Boathouse

(Ref. 1108197)

Llanarth, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Wow what a stunning place!"

    We came for a romantic holiday to celebrate my birthday and our wedding anniversary and we didn't want to go home. The property had everything we could hope for and more, set in such a beautiful location. Despite the rain, we lived every minute of our stay.

    Reviewed by ClaireNov 2023

  • "A welcoming start from the moment we arrived."

    The property was Immaculate, guidance how to use equipment was at hand, all the furnishings was finished to a high standard. The property is based in such a quaint location with plenty of privacy and amazing views. The vision of the decking, with the boat like Dock, will be forever remembered.

    Reviewed by OliverOct 2023

  • "A beautiful property and will be coming back in the future looking forward to ..."

    A beautiful property and will be coming back in the future looking forward to seeing the new accommodation when it's completed

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2023

  • "The rusty boat house was a superb place to stay in tranquil surroundings."

    Views were amazing and the decor throughout was stunning. The place had everything we needed for a great stay. Hot tub was very relaxing and the log burner on an evening was great to sit out with. The owners were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. All in all an amazing place and will be returning again. They should be proud of what they have achieved.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2023

  • "A wonderful property."

    Qwerty but lovely. Lot of thought gone into designing. Would go again especially if weather was nice. Weather was rainy but still chilled out. Hot tub great. Nice touch with fire pit also.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2023

  • "What an absolutely incredible place to stay."

    We came for our 4 day honeymoon and it was wonderful. Peaceful, modern, stylish and close to the sea. We couldn't ask for anything else. We'll be back next year for sure. Thanks for everything

    Reviewed by SophieAug 2023

  • "The rusty boathouse was so lovely & romantic We arrived Sunday for three days ..."

    The rusty boathouse was so lovely & romantic We arrived Sunday for three days & was just perfect, very clean & cosy, the hot tub & fire pit just made it more enjoyable The views are amazing Definitely be back Xxxx

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2023

  • "Absolutely PERFECT!"

    Did not disappoint, from comfort, cleanliness, stylish, privacy, romantic, relaxing & just beautiful. Probably our favourite place we've ever had a short stay, we actually didn't want to leave! Friendly helpful owners (sydd yn siarad cymraeg) & complementary snacks on arrival. Kitchen had everything we needed (not that we chose to cook) but all essentials were covered, the only thing extra we could have done with were some plastic tumblers to use outside. I also need to comment on the hot tub, my husband and I both commented on how it wasn't full of chemicals that made your skin smell of chlorine or itch. It was absolute bliss, clean and the perfect temperature. We missed out on a cozy night around the fire pit (by choice) as the winds were up & we didn't want ash blowing all around the grounds through the night. One thing we thought may have benefited the outdoor seating area was a table, it would have been nice to enjoy breakfast outside or just to relax with a book & a drink by your side - I say book but I definitely wouldn't have read a thing because I couldn't take my eyes off the amazing wildlife! Book The Rusty Boathouse, you won't be disappointed! Can't wait to come back :-)

    Reviewed by SuzanneJul 2023

  • "The Rusty Boathouse is absolutely amazing."

    Comfortable, clean and the surrounding area is breathtaking. The hot tub was a bonus! We would recommend this property to anyone and we can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by FfionJun 2023

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable accommodation, located in the most peaceful surroundings."

    What a relaxing way to spend the evening sitting on the deck or in the hot tub watching the sunset or listening to the birds and watching the ducks with a morning cuppa. The property is superb and exactly as described (the photos make it look stunning but it was even better in real life!) It felt very private even though our neighbour was close by. The owners were on hand if needed and have thought of everything to make the whole holiday feel like a special treat! We would love to return and explore more of this beautiful part of Wales.

    Reviewed by ClareJun 2023

  • "Perfect destination for our honeymoon, idyllic countryside retreat, perfect location for exploring local area."

    Amazing views accompanied by the fantastic set up of the lake and pier. Beautiful views to wake up to and amazing spot to watch sunsets. Everything inside the boathouse was so well thought out and to a very high standard. Thank you

    Reviewed by CameronMay 2023

  • "Would definitely recommend this property, the interior is gorgeous and being able to walk out to the pond is such a unique feature; we loved watching the ducks."

    The peace and quiet was much needed and our stay was super relaxing. The hot tub was an added bonus and added to the overall relaxation.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2023

  • "We came here in may 2023 and it was definitely worth it!"

    We never wanted to leave. Owners were so lovely and were happy to help at any time. They provided all the essentials and had a coffee machine which was a nice surprise. We would love to go again next year. It was so peaceful and in a great location. 10/10 recommend especially for couples

    Reviewed by KatieMay 2023

  • "We loved it!"

    When I walked through the door I was astonished. The only thing I missed out on was somewhere to put all my clothes, there is a place in the bathroom for t-shirts but a little bedside drawer would be good for socks etc :) also, the morning light woke us up at 6am on Sunday because there isn't a blind over the kitchen door, light goes around corners! We ended up putting the black throw over the TV which thankfully blocked the light the next morning. Also, there's nowhere to do your hair i.e straightening or blow-drying because the only mirror is in the bathroom but you can't plug your hairdryer or straighteners in for obvious reasons, a little mirror in the bedroom would be good for this :) They were literally the only things I can think of that I had trouble with :) Everything else was perfect. The tea and biscuit cabinet was a lovely touch, the hot tub and fire pit were amazing! And clearly the views of the Welsh country side were beautiful. Would definitely stay again and again.

    Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay! We will change a few things and do the points that you suggested to us! Property Owner

    Reviewed by RoseApr 2023

  • "Our stay in the Rusty Boathouse was perfect."

    Totally relaxing, tranquil and comfortable. It contained everything we needed. Waking up to the view of the pond and all the wildlife was a real tonic!! Coming back from exploring the coastal paths and lovely area, then chilling out in the hot tub was just magic. We found ourselves wanting to stay in for the evening. The restaurants etc. mentioned in the information booklet were really good. The owners are a lovely friendly family. They gave us some good tips. We liked visiting the Bluebell in Newquay... had breakfast in the upstairs window seat watching the sea, and people watching, then had a boat trip watching the dolphins. Had a couple of lunches in Aberaeron too. Crab linguini in the Harbour Hotel was delicious, as was sharing tapas in Y Seler. The Moody Cow (cafe,restaurant, and farmshop) just down the road is really nice, for breakfast lunch and dinner. Well worth a visit, but we got most of our pleasure from eating in our lovely accomodation. What lovely memories we've made. We would love to return - in fact we didn't want to leave......

    Reviewed by LyndaApr 2023

  • "If you’re in 2 minds about booking this place…book it."

    The Rusty Boathouse is truly amazing, the pictures are great but the boathouse is better in real life. The boathouse is lovely and quiet and private and has all the amenities you need for a short stay. On our second day we drove 2 hours to summit Snowdon, when we came back it was lovely to chill out in the hot tub and sit and warm up by the fire. It really was pure relaxation.

    Reviewed by KayleighApr 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property."

    The property was very clean and homely. Lovely touches with the robe and slippers. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend to others. One day we had a problem with the wifi but the owners resolved the issue within minutes, they were very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by JessMar 2023

  • "The boathouse is absolutely beautiful!"

    The view is speechless, soo quiet and perfect for when it’s hot. Everything was clean and even got welcomed with loads of snacks to eat! The hot tub is perfect, the lights outside at night with the fire going was a dream. The only thing that was disappointing was the restaurants, we visited a few places listed in the book at the boathouse and can say they are not worth visiting! Staff are rude and the food was poor.

    Reviewed by Jamie-leighMar 2023

  • "The property was lovely and in a nice place."

    A couple of cobwebs around the blinds, and the blind for the bedroom did not work. Other than that we loved it, bed was comfy and the boathouse was very technologically advanced.

    Reviewed by OliverMar 2023

  • "Ill start by saying even with the the best of stays i never write reviews however i booked this accommodation as a late birthday / anniversary surprise."

    The photos before going looked great and fitted in well with our requirements as I always book similar accomodation. Most weekends away start and finish the same way, great to be away but can't wait to be home. However I can't remember ever feeling so relaxed coming home and looking forward to booking again. The location is perfect, so tranquil. Aberaeron was only 15 minutes away and was a great afternoon out with a fab lunch at The Hive We did visit the local pub, The Llanina Arms on the second day which was nice and may be walkable in the summer. With only 2 accommodation types on site we had the quiet and privacy we wanted. The Rusty Boathouse was spotless with all amenities we would want and need. Coffee maker with coffees and tea. Snacks of crisps and waffles. Fully equipped kitchen with all extras (didn't need to use my own cleaning products, foil, kitchen roll). The bed was amazingly comfy and the shower and washroom area didn't disappoint. The quality finish of this accommodation was perfect. Wifi was available and we had no issues with the signal at all, fully connected at all times. Whilst there was a portable heater and a wall mounted heater/ air conditioning unit available in the kitchen/ lounge are we had no reason to use this. The heater in the bedroom was powerful enough to heat the whole unit. We did need to turn it off half way though the evening as even though it was 1 degree outside the accommodation retained heat. The outside area was amazing and so relaxing. Spent a few hours in the tub watching the resident ducks and cat. I would not hesitate to stay again. If quality, relaxing time is what you need then this is the perfect stay. Totally outstanding and it takes a lot to impress me enough to write a review.

    Reviewed by PetraFeb 2023

  • "An amazing place to stay ,lovely views and a wonderful place to have has a base to go out and about ."

    The Llanina Arms is about a 20 minute walk and you will certainly work up an appetite . The moody cow has a breakfast to keep you going all day .would love to go again in the summer and use the hot tub a lot more .

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay with you it is the perfect getaway!"

    You had everything and more we would need and it really felt like a home away from home. It has the perfect balance between being in the middle of nowhere with beautiful surroundings that created a peaceful atmosphere but also being a close enough drive to multiple town, places to eat and shops. We will definitely be returning!!

    Reviewed by EliseFeb 2023

  • "Was an amazing few days in the lodge, really enjoyed and the place was very clean and fresh."

    Everything needed was provided and the views from outside were amazing.

    Reviewed by AbbieJan 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful property, spotlessly clean, everything we needed, lovely and warm, peaceful and quiet."

    The owner very accessible and helpful. Couldn't ask for more, a little gem. The wheelbarrow was fabulous.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed the cleanliness of the lodge and how comfy and roomy the king size bed was."

    Having the TV was great and we only lost internet the first night for a few hours but it was fine for the rest of our stay. The hot tub was also a great addition. Unfortunately the heating barely worked most of the time. We were lucky enough to have brought a small heater but if we hadn't then we would have been forced to do the 4 hour drive home due to the unbearable freezing temperatures.Another minor issue we had was that we woke up to puddles of water from condensation on the bottom of the windows in the bedroom and bathroom areas. In the end, we decided to cut our trip short by two days as our heater had been working over time and it was becoming painfully cold in the lodge most of the time. Overall it was such a shame as this major issue really let down our stay which was other wise wonderful and unique.

    Hi, it’s a shame that these complaints were not mentioned to us when you left. You briefly mentioned that the heating was not warm enough on your departure but assured us that it was not an issue as you brought your own heater. The reason for your early departure as per our conversation was so that you could visit the Christmas markets on your way home. The heating issue was not mentioned as the reason for your departure. Heating has not been an issue for any other guests and it’s a shame that you felt the need to give us such a negative review instead of raising the issue with us during your stay. Regards, the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmberDec 2022

  • "I recently stayed here with my partner for our anniversary and his birthday."

    It is an absolutely beautiful pod to stay in! The owners also decorated the pod for his birthday. I will definitely be recommending this holiday to my friends and family. The only thing I would suggest is to have a cover over the hot tub in the winter months.

    Reviewed by JasminNov 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will come back again next year"

    Reviewed by AliceOct 2022

  • "We loved our stay, the Rusty Boathouse was wonderful."

    Property as described, clean and very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we could need. The bed was very comfortable. Especially loved the little extras available to use such as slippers and robes, perfect for when using the hot tub. We can't wait to book another stay

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2022

  • "The rusty boathouse is a gorgeous house!"

    It was as expected. My husband and I spend our anniversary weekend and it made it a perfect stop. Our fist day was raining and still was beautiful but by evening the sun came out and we hesitated to use the jacuzzi because we thought we had to fill it up and wait hours to warm up but to our surprise it was ready, that was amazing! We would highly recommend this place and I would definitely come back and stay for longer. If you follow them on Instagram they’ll let you know when dates became available in case you are looking to make a last minute booking.

    Reviewed by DorellyJul 2022

  • "Our stay at the rusty boathouse was just perfect, the property was gorgeous and the owners have thought about everything."

    We had an amazing time and would jump at the chance to go back. Thank you!

    Reviewed by StephanieJul 2022

  • "The Rusty Boathouse is stunning."

    It’s peaceful and quiet, the most you hear really is the birds and the occasional cow or sheep. It is easy to find and the parking is good. The Boathouse is a short walk and we loved the wheelbarrow to help carry your things. Inside it is finished to a high standard and is a lovely as the photos show. You have a beautiful view of the pond, the alpacas and the sea in the distance from all rooms and the patio and hot tub. We also made good use of the fire pit. The kitchen is well equipped including a Nespresso machine. You are only 4 miles from New Quay and Aberaeron, bot are worth visiting. We also enjoyed a day in Cardigan. If we had any quibbles they were minor and more suggestions really, perhaps separate outdoor table and chairs, a small chest of drawers and a cupboard space in the kitchen for food. This is a new venture and the owners were really helpful. We wish them every success and will certainly be returning.

    Reviewed by Stanley PJul 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom with Smart TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, and fridge
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed decking area with jetty and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles

The property

Nestled in the Welsh countryside is the quaint village of Llanarth, which is home to the beautiful glamping pod, Rusty Boathouse.

This single-storey pod sleeps up to two guests and is perched lakeside with private decking and a jetty, ideal for a romantic retreat set in the luscious landscape of Mid Wales.

Parking up at the designated area, take a short walk up to the lakeside-pod and enter in through the glass doors, lining the front of the pod, displaying undisrupted panoramic views.

Snuggle up on the large oil-slick coloured sofa before enjoying an intimate dinner together outside in the sunshine, after preparing it in the kitchen equipped with everything for your culinary needs.

Toast your relationship and romantic retreat with a glass of fizz, while planning the adventure that awaits you in the Welsh countryside and coast.

After dinner, climb into the private hot tub; soak, relax and appreciate the stillness that the farm affords, while admiring the purple sunset in the background.

When sleep calls, retire to the spacious king-size bed and flick on the Smart TV, catch up with your favourite shows or fall asleep to the sound of a film playing in the background.

The Rusty Boathouse is the perfect location for a romantic holiday set in Ceredigion.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1051293 and 1143630, together sleeping up to 6 guests.

Pantcefn Luxury Glamping

The Pantcefn Luxury Glamping group consists of three glamorous pods resting in Pantcefn, near Llanarth, Mid Wales. This collection offers private parking, hot tubs, stunning views of the surrounding countryside with spacious king-size beds and are located a stone’s throw away from the sandy shores of Aberaeron and Penbryn; making it the perfect place for couples seeking a romantic retreat. You might even have a visit from some curious Alpacas that roam the surrounding farm. These contemporarily decorated pods lie on the outskirts of the quaint village Llanarth, home to a village shop and local pub the Llanina Arms Hotel, here you can indulge in a pub lunch before soaking up the sun at the plethora of surrounding beaches and admire the panoramic views across the Irish Sea while strolling the length of the promenade. Venture to New Quay, to enjoy an intimate meal at either The Pepper Pot Bar and Grill or The Bluebell Deli and Bistro before climbing aboard a boat to spot the dolphins that reside in these waters. Travel further afield to the historic town of Cardigan and immerse yourself in local history and heritage by visiting the 12th-century fortress Cardigan Castle perched on the river or St Dogmaels Abbey, the Welsh Wildlife Centre is also here and boasts memorable views of the Teifi Marshes. Keen ramblers should take advantage of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park that provides spectacular views and is home to the 186-mile-long Pembrokeshire Coast Path that traverses through a variety of coastal towns. The Pantcefn Luxury Glamping group is a wonderful setting for a romantic getaway to Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


New Quay 3 miles; Aberaeron 4 miles.

The popular Welsh village of Llanarth is situated close to the Cardigan Bay coast, offering a welcoming pub and a shop, which although small, is very well stocked, and a farm shop/butcher selling local produce. Llanarth is located on the main A487 coast road, which opens up numerable options and places to visit. Just a short drive away are various beaches, fishing lakes and the regency harbour town of Aberaeron, along with wonderful walks and cycle routes that are easily accessible. The popular beachside harbour town of New Quay is just 3 miles away, where you will find a traditional seaside feel and perhaps the chance to buy the day's catch. Lovely shops, tea rooms, ice cream parlours, fish and chip shops, dolphin watching and boat rides can all be enjoyed in New Quay. With the picturesque Cardigan coastline and the inland beauty of the Cambrian Mountains and Preselli Hills, this is a perfect location for any type of holiday you’re looking for.

Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas