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Barley Cottage

(Ref. 1078309)

New Quay, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, thank you."

    A warm welcome on arrival, the cottage was immaculately clean and well kept. A real home from home, warm cosy and very well equipped. Loved the sun room and the bedroom window seat, with it's lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Recommended without hesitation and would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage was absolutely gorgeous and really comfortable - beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean."

    The log burner an added bonus.The rural location was perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Barley Cottage is a lovely cosy property equipped with everything I needed."

    The conservatory got the morning sun & in the evening the log burner provided the warmth. The views from the window seat in the bedroom were breathtaking. I had a very relaxing few days. It was perfect!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful and much loved cottage, owner was fabulous, a credit to Sykes."

    Will be back again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Myself and my partner had a lovely stay just what we needed to get away from all of our problems."

    This break was needed would of stayed longer than 4 days.. Will book this cottage again Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2023

  • "Barley cottage was wonderful."

    We always anticipate what we're walking into when we first open the doors on any holiday cottage we book but when we opened the door on this cottage we got the 'WOW' factor. The decor was beautiful, extremely comfortable, best sleep in a long time, bathroom very modern and log burner kept you warm and snug. Parking was no problem and hosts were there if needed. All in all, a perfect place to stay and 5 stars from me

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "An excellent cottage, beautifully appointed, very clean and extremely well equipped."

    The cottage was comfortable, with great views from the bedroom window seat. Although access to the property is down a few narrow roads this was not a problem as the lanes are quiet. Getting to the coast and further inland was easy. If you looking for a peaceful, relaxing location then Barley Cottage is an ideal place to stay. We wouldn’t hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage, everything we needed."

    Even the weather. Lovely owner, who was there if we needed her. If you want peace and quiet, this is the place to be! Also close to lots of beaches. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very attractive, well equipped property."

    Everything catered for. Pretty garden, beautiful views from the window seat upstairs. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was a beautiful cottage - really quiet, scenic and tranquil."

    The host was very pleasant and helpful. The cottage was well resourced. The items the host had left out for us were thoughtful, lovely and helped with settling in - milk, cheese, crackers, craft beer etc. It is a place I would highly recommend and would certainly consider returning to in the future.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely a lovely little cottage."

    A bit more remote than we anticipated but very quiet and relaxing. Corine was a wonderful host anticipating our needs. Really enjoyed our two weeks at Barley Cottage. Scenery really lovely. Definitely need a car as no buses nearby.

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage set in idyllic countryside."

    Very clean and well equipped. We both loved the view from the bedroom window seat. The cottage was very quiet and peaceful. Welcome pack was superb too. All in all we had a great holiday we would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by judith5.0May 2023

  • "Great property could not fault it only problem we found was finding the cottage."

    Maybe better signage at the top of lane . would revisit.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely accomodation, recommend to anyone who would like a peaceful and relaxing break."

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0May 2023

  • "An amazing place to stay to get away from it all."

    Beautifully located and so nice and quiet you feel like your in the middle of no where but are still so close to many things to go and do.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage!"

    Small but has everything you need! Beautifully furnished and very clean. Peaceful setting in the countryside, just what we needed to unwind. Would definitely stay again, but for longer next time !

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful quiet location, lovely little cottage, very clean and homely."

    The owners have paid such attention to detail to make it a lovely space. Very very nice and if you are after quiet to get lots of sleep and rest, this is it.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a stunning location, we really enjoyed our stay and would love to go back again."

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Dec 2022

  • "Cottage is quiet and comfortable and very well equipped."

    Met the owner on our arrival and she was very friendly and informative. I would recommend staying, there are some lovely coastal walks to explore too

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Oct 2022

  • "Barley cottage was exactly as described in the listing."

    Away from the beaten track, quiet, comfortable and just what was needed after a very difficult few weeks. The owner was friendly, kind and attentive but gave us privacy and space to enjoy the beautiful cottage. The window seat as many others has described is a beautiful place to sit with a morning coffee to watch the wildlife in the opposite fields. Located very well to visit many places and the seaside to watch dolphins. A real hidden gem in the Welsh countryside. We would love to return. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Oct 2022

  • "Such a beautiful place with helpful owners."

    Loved having coffee with the view from the window seat every morning. We would love to come back! :)

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "A short drive from the main coast road, this little gem is set in peaceful and scenic surroundings."

    We really appreciated the peace and quiet, and the high level of comfort provided with a thoughtful and pleasing layout of the cottage. There were lots of little details which made you feel welcome. The welcome pack of quality items, wine, cheese, butter etc. The beautiful plants softening the place up, and the lovely well-appointed kitchen and shower room were a delight. Loads of cushions, throws, cuddly blankets for the cooler evenings with the log burner! The addition of the entrance porch/sunroom is a bonus as it really warmed up in the morning sunshine. With great views over the surrounding countryside from the sunroom or the upstairs window seat. A great base to explore either the countryside or lanes, and the great little coastal towns and beaches. I would highly recommend this cottage to any couple seeking a peaceful haven within reach of all the Cardigan Bay has to offer.

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely hideaway in a cosy, comfortable and very well equipped cottage."

    Extremely clean and tastefully decorated. Loved the little sunroom downstairs and the window seat upstairs was a great place to sit and read or just gaze out on the countryside.

    Reviewed by Martina5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a fantastic little cottage this is."

    We went away for a relaxing holiday and that is exactly what we achieved. The cottage has everything you need. We ate in a few nights and all utensils required are available. The log burner is great to have in the evening when the chill starts. The owner is very friendly and helpful and left a lovely welcome pack that was much appreciated. We would certainly return and wouldn't hesitate in recommending to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage, would highly recommend!"

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Sep 2022

  • "We appreciated the welcome pack."

    The accommodation was very clean and tidy and well equipped with everything we needed during our stay. It was cosy, comfortable, private and quiet. The location was good with plenty of places to visit and explore. We enjoyed our stay at Barley Cottage. Highly recommended, Thanks Mark & Shirley

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely comfy cottage, extremely well appointed with every attention to detail."

    Set in a beautifully peaceful area but with very easy access to the coastal towns, villages and beaches. Cottage has everything you could possibly need during your stay. Great log burner, choice of two tables to eat at, lovely bathroom and nice little seating area outside. The bedroom window seat is so lovely just to sit and look out and watch the Red Kites, we also spotted a fox! Plenty of parking. Would definitely recommend and would also return.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Barley Cottage was the perfect get away and suited our needs perfectly."

    The cottage is ideally situated between beautiful countryside and the coast. New Quay and Aberaeron, both 10 minutes drive away, are lovely. The cottage has everything you could possible need on holiday and is tastefully decorated throughout. From cosy lounge with log burner and TV… sun lounge, for breakfast and relaxing with comfy sofa to spacious double bedroom with window seat for restoration, peace and tranquility. We will most certainly try to come back in the very near future as we were sad to leave such a gorgeous place.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Barley Cottage."

    It had everything we needed and it was very clean and tidy. It was clear that a lot of thought had been put into making the cottage comfortable for guests. We loved the area and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great cottage with everything we needed,very quiet location with great views but still close to the coast"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really beautiful cottage."

    Corinne has beautifully decorated it and there are nice additional thoughtful useful items for you to use. Very well looked after and has every item you could possibly need. Cleanliness is excellent. Thank you for letting us stay. The window seat in the bedroom is lovely we enjoyed looking at the views. I also especially liked the sun room and sat and read in there. Beautiful area. We will definitely stay here again. Jude and Justin Hughes

    Reviewed by Jude5.0Jun 2022

  • "Barley Cottage is in an ideal location, well off the beaten track."

    The garden is secluded and private, and the cottage itself is delightful. Nothing has been forgotten, and with so much attention to detail, there are really no criticisms to make at all. All sorts of little touches are evident from a welcome pack of food and basics, to spare toiletries, towels and blankets galore, games and books, a perfectly equipped kitchen, outside lantern and fairy lights, and more to discover in every drawer. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2022

  • "Had a lovely few days at Barley Cottage."

    Its set in beautiful countryside and is very private. Perfect for getting away from it all! The cottage itself is very cosy and clean and furnished to a very high standard. The bed is so comfortable and the bedroom light and airy and with fantastic views. The sitting room is very cosy on an evening with the log fire going and the conservatory is perfect for breakfast. All in all Barley cottage is the perfect getaway for those wanting to escape the stresses in life. We spent hours sitting in the bedroom window seat admiring the beautiful countryside. We met Corrine on arrival who was very hospitable and a lovely welcome pack was left for us. Will definatly return to Barley Cottage but would love to stay for longer next time. Would highly reccomend.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2022

  • "This comfortable, well-appointed cottage was everything we could have wished for and provided us with a week of peace and relaxation."

    It is definitely 'off the beaten track' but not so remote that we couldn't easily visit some beautiful places in the local area. Our hosts were welcoming and very helpful. Definitely a place we would highly recommend if you want to escape from a busy life for a few days.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely property in a fantastic area."

    Tranquil and relaxing,but not too far from the coast.the property has everything you need and the red kites flying above were amazing to watch.dont hesitate to book this property,you won’t be disappointed.woodburner is the cherry on the cake and soon warms the house.had a amazing week and will be back.thanks.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Apr 2022

  • "When we were looking for somewhere quiet and a little bit off the beaten track, Barley Cottage did it in spades."

    The cottage benefits from a really cosy log burner, which we used every night, having never used one before we were surprised how easy it was to keep it burning and the the cottage soon got warm. The bedroom has a window in the roof , it has a blind but we never used it, the night sky is very impressive because there’s very little ambient light, and we were lucky enough to have 3 cloudless nights and the stars looked very impressive. The views from the summer room are pretty good too. The cottage is well equipped, Dan and Corrine have done a fantastic job on the decor. We had a lovely stress free long weekend there, and didn’t want for anything. It is definitely a 5 star rating from us Thanks again to Dan and Corrine

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property is amazing, bed very comfortable, no noise or light pollution, ..."

    The property is amazing, bed very comfortable, no noise or light pollution, great log burner, very helpful host, amazing welcome pack, just the perfect cottage

    Reviewed by Ronnie5.0Feb 2022

  • "A very comfortable well-equipped cottage."

    A great place to get away from it all and be close to lovely coastline

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Feb 2022

  • "One of the best cottages we've stayed in, couldn't fault anything about it if you want a cosy few nights away this is the place to go, very clean, quiet and not too far from lovely coastal walks."

    We'll be back in the summer.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2021

  • "Superb cottage, really helpful and pleasant owner."

    Will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2021

  • "If you are considering booking this cottage don’t hesitate."

    It’s incredible. Lovely decor, well equipped and in a beautiful part of the Welsh countryside. If you’re looking for some R and R this is the place to do it. The window seat in the bedroom captured our gazes for hours!!!! Go for it. Book now!!!!

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, very clean, high quality appliances and furnishings, very ..."

    Lovely cosy cottage, very clean, high quality appliances and furnishings, very quiet peaceful location, owner very friendly and lovely welcome pack

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautifully appointed, peaceful cosy cottage in a lovely area, close to attractive villages and the coast."

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2021

  • "Barley cottage is a very clean,cosy,well equipped cottage with a beautiful peaceful country side setting."

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great accommodation considerately furnished and well equipped."

    Friendly host. Great location for exploring the area. A tranquil haven wonderful country views . Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely cosy cottage in rural Wales."

    . Extremely clean and well equipped cottage which provided a perfect base to explore Cardigan bay. Beautiful views along the coastal paths and pleasant beaches provided the backdrop for a fantastic summer break. No network signal in the property, so connected with family and friends over wifi. Corina was a brilliant and attentive host, who was always available if required.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely comfortable, cosy cottage, extremely clean, very well equipped and situated in an ideal location for exploring this delightful part of Wales."

    Stunning scenery and great walks to enjoy along the coast path. Super beaches and pretty harbours to enjoy. Beautiful rural views from the bedroom window. Extremely attentive and helpful owner. August 2021.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Such a lovely, peaceful Cottage."

    We were delighted to be barley cottages first ever guests! Corina even went out of her way to provide us with some vegan products on arrival. The cottage had everything we needed and the window seat overlooking the fields was amazing. There is limited or no signal so had to make sure we were connected to the WiFi to communicate to people. Lots of driving required to Visit places and there are food limited shops around new quay. We spent 5 hours in new quay purely watching the dolphins.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2021

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  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Sun room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, with ice making compartment, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles, beach 4.4 miles
  • Note: No children at the property

The property

New Quay 5 miles.

Deep in the countryside down a private lane you will find Barley Cottage, ready to welcome you to an unhurried restful stay.

As you round the corner you will enter a spacious courtyard with plenty of off road parking, then follow the sign through a gate onto a charming patio area where you will be able to relax and unwind.

Entrance to the cottage is through a sun room where a comfy sofa invites you to take your ease, curl up with a good book enveloped in the warmth of the sunlight streaming through the picture windows.

A quaint stable door takes you through into the main living space, here you will find a unique handcrafted, well equipped kitchen area perfect for preparing that special dinner for two to enjoy in the charming dining area.

Settle in for the evening and enjoy your experience of lighting the rustic wood burner and sink into the inviting cozy sitting area created especially for you to unwind after your days’ activities.

Upstairs you will find an inviting characterful double bedroom with panoramic views over the countryside to feast your eyes on, with an ensuite spacious shower, the window seat is a favourite spot to enjoy a steaming cup of coffee while watching the red kites soar over the fields.

If you’re heading out for the day, then we suggest you make your way over to the coast at New Quay to watch the dolphins in the bay from the harbour wall or from a boat trip, and enjoy tasting the local cuisine from fish and chips to gourmet meals.

If you love being active then there is safe swimming and a watersports centre for sailing, kayaking or paddle boarding down on the beachfront, or take a fishing trip to catch your tea.

The colourful Georgian town of Aberaeron is only a short distance away, here you will find a good range of artisan cafes, craft shops, boutiques, an organic food shop, bookshop and local butcher.

Enjoy your time browsing before you stop to experience the local honey ice cream at the Hive on the Quay and stroll along the harbour and promenade enjoying the boats as they bob on the sparkly water when the tide is in.

Watching the sun go down here is a real pleasure and enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Other local attractions nearby include National Trust's Llanerchaeron Estate where you can visit a fabulous farm and meet the Llanwenog sheep and Welsh pigs, before admiring the historic Walled Garden of Llanerchaeron which has been producing fruit and vegetables for over 200 years.

Visit the enchanting coves of Cwmtudu, LLangrannog, Penbryn and Mwnt, the hidden treasures of the West Wales coast, and enjoy our beautiful rugged Coast Path before returning to a good night's sleep and your log burner for the evenings.

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

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About the location


Lampeter 12 miles; Cardigan 20 miles; Aberystwyth 24 miles.

This delightful seaside town is one of the most popular holiday resorts all year round, and it is easy to see why when you stroll along the sea edge and enjoy the beautiful views. The lovely range of gift shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs offer all you need, while boat trips are a wonderful opportunity to spot the playful dolphins, seals and other rare animals and birds that inhabit the bay's sheltering waters. For the hands-on members of your party why not try sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, and power boating with expert tuition available? The famous poet, Dylan Thomas, penned many works with inspiration in New Quay including "Quite Early One Morning" and you can follow the Dylan Thomas trail around the town. Just 7 miles away is Aberaeron, a lively Georgian harbour town with multi-coloured cottages and a good selection of restaurants and inns. This wonderful area of Wales not only has stunning sandy beaches, but also beautiful countryside walks and the outstanding Devil's Bridge is world-renowned for the three bridges, the narrow gauge steam railway and the cascading waterfalls. A perfect base for wonderful holidays, all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas