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Derwen Haidd

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Llanafan, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • tub (9)
  • hot (9)
  • hot tub (9)
  • lovely (7)
  • house (7)
  • walks (7)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "As we have already informed sykes and the property owners with lengthy feedback/complaint this property feel well below basic standards of cleanliness."

    It is not an ‘excellent’ property when there is black mould in the freezer, cob webs over the cooker, cobwebs and dust in every room, food debris on chopping boards, broken fridge storage shelf, hot tub covered in moss, lid broken and too heavy to lift as lifting arm wasn’t working and full of water, unable to read dial numbers/temperature gauge on the cooker had wore off , dirt on the floors and dead flies stains on the walls. No apology or acknowledgement from Sykes, Owners have blamed us for picking the wrong location when location was not ever an issue. Never been so disappointed in a holiday property ever! Don’t go to this property if you want a nice holiday. Very angry and frustrated no one has listened to our complaint and taken on board our feedback. Will never use Sykes again!

    Its very unfortunate that the problem here was because of the hot tub lid being very heavy due to absorption of steam. We were having problems getting a replacement from our overseas supplier, this and probably the wet week the guests experienced no doubt dampened all expectations. No concerns other than a fly in the water was brought to my attention during the stay and I know that as a team that we work hard in providing the house in excellent order. As with all properties you do expect some engrained conditions that are not quick fixes and are generally repaired during the winter months when the house is in less use to allow time for sealants to dry etc. A replacement hot tub lid is now in place and other than this negative review I have received many lovely reviews through Airbnb because here guests have to provide reviews. It is not compulsory on other platforms to provide feedback therefore it is these random complaints that always stand out because they are few and far between !! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Naomi1.6Aug 2023

  • "Had a great 3 weeks at the property, and would recommend to others."

    Reviewed by Claire4.1Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful property in a beautiful location."

    Very clean, very well equipped, & beautiful decor, we couldn’t have asked for more. Excellent facilities, the games room & hot tub were put to good use several times. It was so relaxing even with 2 young grandchildren, they even gave names to the horses in the field opposite! The views all around were stunning & it wasn’t far to travel to shops or attractions. Woodland walks were peaceful & stress relieving, we all slept really well after a day out in the glorious surroundings & fresh air. The owners Catrin & Andrew were always charming & extremely helpful, it was the best holiday ever, we can’t thank to you both enough. Best wishes, Lynne

    Reviewed by L5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful location & beautiful house with lovely sized rooms & fab games basement & hot tub."

    Most of the things you could need (& some extras) were provided but slightly more attention to cleaning required as multiple cobwebs (& even a resident rather large spider greeted us on our arrival). Also unsure why the ample spare space in the kitchen was used by a shelf rather than a fridge freezer (which was in the basement instead). Also the lawned garden was only really a border which was a disappointment. All that aside though a lovely place to stay & would definitely recommend. Walks with fab views & plenty of places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by Mary3.8Aug 2022

  • "Such a lovely holiday house surrounded by lovely walks and amazing views."

    Very clean and great facilities, welcoming package an added extra. Owners very accommodating and on hand if you need anything. Games room and hot tub was definitely a big hit with us!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really lovely house."

    Huge even with eight of us and two dogs. Great walks and beach a short drive away. Enjoyed the hot tub after long hill walks.

    Reviewed by Bry5.0Jul 2022

  • "A wonderful stay in a beautiful house in a small community with good access to local attractions."

    The house was well stocked and presented. It suited our family gathering perfectly. The games room and hot tub were real treats after days out at Aberystwyth and Devils Bridge. Plenty of walking, relaxing and sightseeing. Great communication from the owners, very accommodating and quick responses to queries or questions. We will definitely be returning. Many thanks for your hospitality.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great accommodation, fantastic location, lovely walks around."

    Had a little issue with the shower that the owners sorted same day and were extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend 100%!!!

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Apr 2022

  • "Large well equipped house in a lovely quiet location."

    Clean and beautifully decorated for our stay during the Christmas Holidays. Would definitely return and have already recommended to friends.

    Hi Alison, So pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas break in our property. Thankyou for the lovely review, We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was first class and made us feel welcome."

    If you want a holiday where you’re in the middle of lovely woodland for long walks, then get back and go in the hot tub then this is the place for you

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Sep 2021

  • "This house was perfect in every way, location is beautiful with stunning walks on your doorstep."

    Loads of space within the house and great having a pool table in the basement. Hot tub was clean and very big. Can not knock this place and I have recommended it to friends already. Awesome. Credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with fantastic facilities."

    So clean throughout and a lovely welcome package of cake, eggs and flowers. Wouldn’t hesitate to go again, thanks everyone so much.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Aug 2021

  • "When we arrived handle."

    On fridge half hanging off front room bits on floor but otherwise really nice house furnishings up to high standard could do with freezer up stairs

    Reviewed by Mandy4.4Jul 2021

  • "Very nice accommodation exactly as shown on website hot tub was marvellous very enjoyable stay"

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Aug 2020

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single, 1 x ground-floor single
  • Bathroom with a bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Electric underfloor heating, gas fire
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars, garage parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and patio with hot tub
  • Loackable storage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub approx
  • 4 miles
  • Note: 19 steps up to property
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250.00
  • Note: No Stag, Hen or similar parties allowed at this property

The property

Derwen Haidd rests within the tranquil countryside of Ceredigion, within the lovely little village of Llanafan.

With modern and spacious accommodation for eight people in such a marvellous rural location, it is perfect for families looking for an outdoor adventure.

Step up to this impressive holiday home and be welcomed in by its bright and airy interior.

A spacious and refreshing kitchen/diner rests to the right, lined with stylish wooden units hosting a useful range of high-quality appliances.

This is a fine spot to enjoy some quality time over a home-cooked feast.

An adjacent utility provides extra convenience.

An alluring sitting room is ideal for relaxing no matter the weather, with French doors revealing a Juliet balcony and bringing fresh air into the room, and a stunning gas fire for the cooler evenings, or take yourself to the basement where you’ll find a pool table and darts board.

Extra guests can make the most of the immaculate single bedroom on the ground floor, with a handy cloakroom next to it.

Take the stairs to reveal four further bedrooms on the first floor, each decorated in tasteful style and brought to life with Velux windows flooding them with natural light.

A range of setups help to make Derwen Haidd a property for groups of all types, including an excellent master room with a glistening en-suite.

The accommodation is complete by a pristine family bathroom, offering the choice of a bath or a walk-in shower to get ready for the day.

Head outside to reveal the private hot tub in the enclosed garden, perfect for spending some quality time relishing among this superb countryside location whilst the dogs stretch their legs.

Countryside walks are abundant right from your doorstep, along which you may stumble across high-quality country pubs for some refreshments mid-adventure, and there is a playing field at the bottom of the village which can be reached by walking down an off road footpath.

As well as walking, cycling and fishing are other popular activities in the area.

The popular coastal town of Aberystwyth is within easy driving distance, offering an array of shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as the pier and promenade.

This historic market town hosts a number of fascinating spots to learn of the area's history, as well as a stretch of stunning sands to make the most of during the summer.

Get your fix of Wales' natural beauty at this heart-warming Ceredigion cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Devil’s Bridge 5 miles; Aberystwyth 10 miles.

Llanafan is a small, pretty village situated in a beautiful rural location north of the River Ystwyth. It nestles between the Cambrian Mountains and the stunning Cardigan Bay coastline and is only ten miles from the popular seaside town of Aberystwyth and eleven miles from the market town of Tregaron. Five miles away is Devil’s Bridge which has been a tourist attraction for centuries and was celebrated by author George Borrow who wrote Wild Wales in 1854. Devil's Bridge is served by the Devil's Bridge railway station on the historic narrow-gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway, which provides wonderful scenery along the ride to the coast. Four miles in the opposite directions brings you to the Hafod forest estate, with its restored walled garden and a number of way-marked, landscaped walks for all ability levels. Visit Robbers Cave to discover a waterfall carved into a cave, or wander higher up into the valley for some incredible views. This whole area boasts stunning scenery and wildlife and is renowned for walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching as well as trips to the beautiful Cardigan Bay coastline with its wild cliffs and sandy beaches.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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