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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our short stay in Eiddwen House."

    It was perfect for our needs, comfortable, well equipped kitchen and warm. Our adult son was with us and the twin room was fine for him but possibly a bit cramped for two adults. The enclosed garden was great for our two small dogs but the weather too cool to use it ourselves. Llanon has lovely footpaths, good pub and fish and chip shop.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.4Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage, very comfortable beds, sensible layout with good use of space."

    House stayed warm even in sub-zero temps. Lovely enclosed garden, plenty of parking just up on main road. Cleaners booked to come every week, owner friendly and easy to contact. All necessary info provided. Large walk in/ shower, well equipped kitchen. Great location for coast walks with shop post office just round corner.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with very comfortable beds and a generous walk-in shower."

    Stayed warm even in below-freezing temps. All mod cons included. Lovely enclosed garden - we stayed Nov/Dec so didn’t get to use it much - looks brilliant for the summer. Cleaners booked to come in once a week - place was well-cared for and made the most of the space. Host easy to contact and helpful. Great spot just off main road.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2023

  • "Brilliant cottage with some lovely features."

    Splendid location with a great walk to the beach just outside the door . Street parking wasn't a problem and the shop, chip shop and butchers are excellent. Great holiday, thank you

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2023

  • "Tv had film of dust over it kitchen had several slugs in it at night by the washing machine and the garden was untidy other than that weather was lovely so had a good holiday."

    Reviewed by Brenda3.1Sep 2023

  • "A compact cottage just off the main road, but quiet enough - well placed for exploring the Ceredigion coastline."

    Nice walks from cottage to the local, quiet and dog-friendly beach. Accommodation was clean, but stair handrails were 'sticky' and kitchen cupboards needed wiping before use. Lawn was very overgrown in garden. We noted that previous 'review' suggestions for safety had not yet been addressed by the owner i.e. the first floor bathroom window still opens wide to the patio below - dangerous for small children. The tight, twisted staircase is made of slippery, polished wood and on the last day, my husband slipped and fell top to bottom down the stairs as he was carefully bringing a suitcase downstairs (the stairs need anti-slip grip tape). Luckily, he was only bruised. It would be great if these hazards could be addressed.

    Thank you for your comments on the location of Eiddwen and the beautiful walks to the beach. The only opportunity to mow the lawn is a few hours on a Saturday and the weather has been so wet that it has not been possible to cut the lawn for several weeks. Hence the grass is longer than it should be. There is a similar problem with maintenance. However a workman will be carrying out several maintenance tasks on a free weekend in September. There is no need to be concerned about the safety of children as none are booked before the weekend of maintenance. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J3.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage exactly half a mile walk to the pebble beach."

    Crockery etc was good and cottage well stocked. As described the stairs are a challenge. My husband is 6ft 3 in’s tall so he did hit his head a few times! The front door and stairs are quite low!! We enjoyed our stay and the local walk, friendly people. Great place to explore Aberaeron and Aberystwyth and New. Quay was great.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Aug 2023

  • "We found about a dozen 2-3mm glass shards on the living room floor."

    This was concerning as they threatened to get embedded in our dog’s paws. The old vacuum cleaner was unusable as it did not suck, probably as it was already full of dust, fibres and debris. The bathroom window on the first floor will not latch properly and a child leaning against it (thinking it was shut tight) could easily fall out of the building and injure themselves severely on the patio outside. This is a most very worrying defect. The bed fastenings are loose. They each need about ten half turns with an Allen key to secure. The stairs are a slip hazard which could be resolved with carpet strips on each step. It is a charming cottage in excellent decorative order. The location is good and the appliances - with the exception of the vacuum cleaner - are easy to use. The living room needed rearranging for comfort and ease of use. The garden lawn needs cutting. Overall we enjoyed our stay but the above defects need attention, above all the bathroom window as the handle does not engage with the latching mechanism and is dangerous.

    Reviewed by Stephen2.5Jul 2023

  • "A great base to explore Ceredigion and all that it offers."

    Remember this is not a new build but around 200 years old with a windy tight staircase which is fine if you pay attention to what you are doing (I'm 65). Having said that there is everything you need.

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Jul 2023

  • "This property is ideal for dog owners, as it is just a few steps from various footpaths leading to the ( stony ) beach and the coastal path."

    The village has an excellent shop, a thriving pub and quality fish and chip shop. The property itself was clean and tidy, with the only issue being a lack a of parking space. There is room to unload, but the road outside is quite busy so we chose not to leave the car there, instead parking for free at the village hall, about 500 yards away.

    Reviewed by John4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at the cottage with our two DDBs."

    Close to the beach, pub (take away food excellent), chippy, and shop. Lovely walks with the dogs. Very friendly locals. Cottage was warm and cosy and enclosed garden was a sun trap. All facilities you would expect are available and in good order. The front door worked fine and car parking was as stated but easily manageable. Bed very comfortable. Cottage had tons of character and owner had gone to the trouble of providing some details in the info book. Excellent value, would definitely consider staying here again if visiting this beautiful part of Wales in the future.

    Reviewed by Gavin4.1May 2023

  • "Had 3 major issues with this cottage , 1) Parking or lack of , impossibly narrow road/track leads past the cottage and there is nowhere to park safely nearby."

    2) lack of freezer space , really do need a decent freezer capacity when self catering. 3) Fly infestation all the windows and sills had large numbers of small flies , they were also on the bedding and bedroom ceiling . I had to purchase fly killer spray at the local shop and did my best to eliminate them. Besides the above the bathroom is very dated and needs a complete refurb. However I liked some aspects of the cottage like the stone floors downstairs and the broad wooden floor boards upstairs and at the ptice I paid it was overall good VFM. I wouldn`t book again and would find it difficult to give it an unreserved recommendation to others.

    It’s unfortunate that the extremely wet weather deprived you of the many advantages of staying at Eiddwen. The beach is very close, the small road outside is the Welsh Coastal Path and the back garden is delightful in warm weather. I appreciate your comments on the floorboards upstairs and the stone floor in the living room. It has been hard work to take them back to the original look of the cottage. I shall also include the stone grate as this was also covered in thick paint. The kitchen has spaces for three facilities. The decision was made to install a dishwasher, a washing machine and a refrigerator with an ice box. This decision was influenced by the amenities in the village. There is a shop that sells vegetables, a butcher for fresh meat, a fish and chip shop and a pub that provides food. The shop also sells frozen food for those that enjoy an instant meal and there is a microwave in the cottage. (UPDATE: a fridge/freezer has been installed). The drive is not large. A guest did park a Suzuki Alto there but this is a very small car. I have given the parking options in the WELCOME booklet. The main road through the village has no parking restrictions, there is a free car park in the centre of the village or a small car can be parked on the road outside the cottage. It needs to be close to the drive so that the car door opens into the drive. I can inform all future guests that the fly problem has been identified and solved. The cleaners inadvertently left the mop and bucket on the landing after cleaning the floors and this was the source of the problem. The mop will not be left in the cottage in future. It is regrettable that I was not informed of this problem as I would have diagnosed it immediately. A new feature is the log burner in the Summer House. It does mean that a summer barbeque can continue if the evening gets cool. However I appreciate that last week it would only have given a different view of the rain. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glyn2.5Mar 2023

  • "We loved our stay in this cosy cottage and have already booked for next year!"

    We're very familiar with the village and surrounding area but this was our first time at Eiddwen.We were a bit dismayed about parking but when we sussed out parking close-in across the top of the driveway, as described in the guide, we were fine. Everything else was good- comfortable, quiet and warm. We had no problems with the front door (just lift the handle up firmly before turning the key and it's fine!) We're really looking forward to coming back- and spending more time in the garden in warmer weather..

    Reviewed by Deanna4.7Oct 2022

  • "Nice cottage but in need of an update of bathroom & kitchen."

    Make an agreement with the garage owner to allow for 1 parking space at least.

    Reviewed by Simon3.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property, had everything you would need for a stay and in a great location."

    Being able to use the front door and not just the back would have been quite useful though. Read the folder thoroughly and tried it several times according to instructions. Think it's stuck and not just temperamental.

    Thank you for your feedback. There are instructions in the property for opening the door which needs a specific technique; the key turns clockwise whilst the handle needs to be turned anti-clockwise; we are sorry you found this to be an issue. The back door is also fine to use for access via the garden. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay otherwise and thanks again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jun 2022

  • "Pretty cottage, full of character in ideal location."

    Beds very comfortable and kitchen very well appointed. Nice private garden and very safe for our dog (young labrador). Summer house much liked by our autistic son, although could do with a bit of maintenance/decoration along with very weathered decking. Managed to park (just) on bit of waste ground on opposite side of street to garage. There was no non-slip mat in the shower which made it a bit lethal. No fault of owner obviously, but there was no rubbish collection during our stay (due to Jubilee Bank Holiday). Owing to policy of local Council (3-weekly collections (!!!) there was already considerable rubbish from previous occupant(s) so we had sympathy for occupants after us. The only spare bin bags provided were the clear ones for re-cyclable waste so had to use those for general rubbish when the one black bag was filled.

    Reviewed by Nick4.1May 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage, front door couldn’t get to unlock but rear access was fine."

    Parking an issue, but we parked in small car park opposite side of main road. Would re-book.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0May 2022

  • "We’ve just come home from a lovely week in Eiddwen: such a cosy quiet cottage in a really convenient position."

    Our two old dogs loved all the footpaths from the door and wandering around the garden. We’ll definitely put this one on our’ go back to’ list .

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cosy and very comfortable cottage."

    The cottage is dog friendly but on arrival the owners request dogs are not allowed upstairs. This information should be on the listing? However the garden is dog friendly and will be an absolute asset in warm weather to enjoy. Recommend this cottage, a lovely part of Wales.

    Reviewed by Belinda4.7Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was well equipped and a great location to base our holiday."

    It was very clean and peaceful. The pub in the village does great value for money meals. Would recommend a washing line outside and we were looking forward to a fire at night outside but sadly the Chiminera was locked in the shed.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay. There is a clothes maiden in the property which can be used inside or outside. Unfortunately the leg on the chiminea broke when it was being moved the day before you arrived, hence the reason for putting it in the shed. It has since been replaced with a cast iron stove with a chimney. The stove is much better than the chiminea as the smoke is now vented through the roof. We hope to see you again so you can make use of it. NB A new fence has now replaced the old one in the back garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden
  • two well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles, beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: Narrow staircase, not suitable for those with limited mobility, please take care

The property

This splendid, semi-detached cottage lies within the little village of Llanon, just a gentle stroll from the picturesque Ceredigion Heritage Coast.

Eiddwen is a delightful dwelling, perfect for a family or group of four eager to explore beautiful countryside and coastal delights.

Enter into the snug living/dining room, where you can sink into the sumptuous sofa and tune into the Smart TV, catching up on your favourite shows or finding a favourite film.

Move into the kitchen, appointed with all the neccssities required to rustle up a charming feast, which can be served at the dining table or alfresco style outside.

The enclosed garden provides a lovely spot for an evening drink, before rinsing yourself off in the shower room and taking your pick out of the bedrooms, with a king-size and twin on offer.

Wander down to the beach and spend all day building sandcastles and swimming in the sea, before settling down to enjoy a glorious sunset, as the sun dips below the horizon.

The beautiful coastline of Cardigan Bay spans in both directions from the village of Llanon linked with Wales Coast Path and harbourside towns such as Aberaeron, five miles away and New Quay, 12 miles, with a selection of eateries, cafés and ice-cream parlours to enjoy.

Head down Stryd yr Eglwys that leads to the beach and church of Llansanffraid, great for an early morning or evening walk.

There’s plenty of outdoor opportunity in the area; go wildlife spotting on boat trips from New Quay, which gives you a chance of sighting the bay’s famous dolphins, sling your hook and enjoy some river and sea fishing, or test your swing at a nearby golf course.

Aberystwyth is further north, a Victorian seaside resort boasting a traditional atmosphere, a sweeping promenade, funicular railway and a little steam railway that will take you to Devil’s Bridge, where you can see some beautiful cascading waterfalls.

Eiddwen is a heart-warming base for a memorable Welsh getaway, whatever time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Aberaeron 5 miles; Aberystwyth 11 miles.

A village steeped in the myth of Wales, with Llanon reputably being the birthplace of Non, the mother of St David, the patron saint of Wales. This historic village is situated on the main A487 that links the popular University town of Aberystwyth and the pretty Regency town of Aberaeron with its pretty, candy coloured houses lining the harbour. The village with a local shop and fish and chip shop clusters around the main road and gently slopes down to the predominantly pebble beach and the beautiful curve of Cardigan Bay with the Wales Coast Path stretching in both directions.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas