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Cwtsh Cragen

(Ref. 1088865)

New Quay, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Cwtch Cragen is a perfect place for a very affordable getaway in Cardigan Bay."

    The accommodation isn’t luxury but provided everything we needed for a week’s stay with our 6 month old baby and dog. We loved seeing the sea from the kitchen window, and being only a few minutes walk to the beach for runs and walks. New Quay a short walk away along the coastal path (or main road, or beach at low tide) for coffee or fish and chips. Didn’t hear the neighbours at all. Warm. Comfy bed. Parking space. Very helpful host provided her contact details for if we needed anything. Thanks again, we hope to be back.

    We are really glad you enjoyed your stay in Cwtsh Cragen, thanks for the feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lizzie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Bearing in mind this is not a 5 star holiday let and its not 5 star pricing."

    The flat has had a nice makeover and all the facilerties are excellent. Everything we needed was there. Lots of piping hot water, good size fridge and large undercounter freezer. As it was in a block it felt very secure. Out of the door onto a path 3 minutes to a wonderfull long sandy beach. If you are looking for a pleasent economicle holiday let for 4 people this is it.

    Thank you so much for your fair and balanced review. We love staying at Cwtsh Cragen and are delighted when our guests feel the same! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Sep 2023

  • "Ok as a place to rest your head."

    Site is very comprehensive with a shop for those little things you forget, and a fish n chip shop and pizza place. The site restaurant is also very good. The walk to the beach although not far, is quite limiting as it is down a steep path then steps for the final part. As to Cwtsh Cragen itself, the bathroom is in need of some TLC with regards to the shower (cleanliness) and tiles, there is no washing machine or vacuum cleaner but there are brushes. The beds were reasonably comfortable and the TV is modern with WiFi access. One of the neighbours is very anti dogs, so be warned.

    Thanks for the feedback. The 5 minute walk to the beach is fairly steep, but we think it’s worth it as the view is amazing! We take your comments about the shower very seriously and will address them. There’s no washing machine nor vacuum and neither are listed on the property summary, shown when booking. However, there is a great laundrette in New Quay. Our lovely neighbours have always welcomed our dog, but on the apartment green, dogs should be kept on a lead, but can roam freely elsewhere. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey3.4Sep 2023

  • "Went for 1 week's stay on the 16th July and can say we weren't disappointed."

    Couldn't find the place at first (we're hopless at following directions!) but on contacting the owner who was extremely helpful we located our apartment. It was easy to obtain the key from the wall safe and our relaxing holiday started. Everything was clean and tidy and exactly as described. The beds and bedding were really comfortable and we had the best sleep that we've had in quite a while. A quiet location with a lovely view and a short walk to a secluded part of the beach which was quiet when we went but could imagine that it would be busier further into the holiday period. All in all a lovely and relaxing place for a holiday. We would definitely go again!!

    Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We are always so pleased when our guests enjoy Cwtsh Cragen and New Quay as much as we do. We would love to see you return, please message me when you do so we can make it extra special for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2023

  • "We’ve been coming to New Quay for 20 years or so, and for the last few years more regularly at 2 or 3 times per year."

    We thought your place was great - clean and tidy and well presented and had everything we needed. The only downside was when we read in the booklet about dogs not being allowed on the lawn outside - so that did impact us quite a lot, as it meant we were always looking for somewhere to go, rather than being able to relax at the apartment and let the dog wander free. But it can’t be helped. On the plus side, we just loved being able to pop 2 minutes down the hill to the beach every day! We'd recommend your place to others as a great place to stay.

    Thanks very much for the positive feedback. It's always a pleasure when guests enjoy the apartment and New Quay as much as we do. As you've mentioned, dogs are allowed on leads on the green immediately in front of the apartment, but are allowed to roam freely on the nearest beach all year round. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bradley5.0May 2023

  • "Light, airy compact kitchen /diner and lounge arrangement."

    Good sized bedrooms with plenty of storage facilities. Excellent location for beach (5 minutes walk) and Newquay town centre (10 minutes walk). As we are walking the coastal path the apartment was in an ideal location, convenient for buses and a car free holiday. I would stay here again if visiting the area.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Cwtsh Cragen, and would love to see you return to experience the delights of New Quay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay, only downside was that the bathroom radiator ( electric ) was not working and the window was locked in an open position thus resulting in it being extremely cold day and night and not a pleasant experience taking a shower."

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Cwtsh Cragen but sorry that the bathroom had a few problems. We’ve repaired the radiator and moved the bathroom window out of the night vent position. Our contact details are available on the booking email so that we can be contacted during the stay to deal with any niggles but we’ve now made them more prominent so that if future guests have any issues during the stay they can contact us immediately to sort problems out - avoiding a chilly bathroom!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay well nice thanks."

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your time in Cwtsh Cragen and Newquay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Oct 2022

  • "Welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and welsh cakes was much appreciated, very comfortable acomadation, would be better if there was smaller saucepans not just large."

    (if you only wanted a tin of beans cooked you had to use a large pan) No bottle opener half way through our holiday we had a couple telling us they had booked this apartment for a few days. (through booking .com) They were not very happy when i showed them printout of our booking,

    Thanks for the valuable feedback on the saucepans, we always appreciate ways of making Cwtsh Cragen more comfortable for our guests. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in the apartment. Unfortunately, the people you referred to booked the apartment for 13 December and turned up on 13 September!! Once they got in contact with us we were able to explain their mistake and they received a full refund. We hope this didn’t mar your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Sep 2022

  • "Incredible location, just a stones throw from the beach and short walk into New Quay."

    Flat comfortable and great base for exploring the area. Owners easily contacted if any issues or questions and quickly resolved.

    Reviewed by Abigail4.4Aug 2022

  • "Many thanks for a very enjoyable stay in your lovely property it was just what we needed."

    The neighbours were very friendly and we very quickly got the hang of the paths to the town and to the beach.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are always pleased when our guests enjoy our apartment and friendly neighbours as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cosy and clean place, excellent location short walk to the beach and town."

    Only downfall was that the neighbours and other apartments were loud during the night and early hours of the morning.

    We are so glad that you found Cwtsh Cragen to be a good holiday location, we agree! The close access to the beach and lovely town of New Quay are the bits we enjoy too. We're sorry that you were disturbed by the residents in the other flats, they're a lovely bunch who are either holidaying like you or working hard in New Quay and the immediate vicinity. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melissa4.4Jul 2022

  • "We thought that the property was in a lovely spot, well kept, and within an easy walk of the beach and New Quay itself."

    The apartment itself was well laid out, well presented clean and comfortable. It was nice to be able to sit outside on the bench, relax and take in the view and beautiful sunsets. We would recommend it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2022

  • "My wife and I have just spent a lovely week at Cwtsh Cragen New Quay."

    On arrival we were greeted with a lovely card from our hosts welcoming us as their very first guests. To mark the occasion they had left us a nice bottle of wine and a welcome pack containing some local Welsh produce. Which was very thoughtful of them and gratefully received. The apartment is located in a very quiet area and appeared to be newly decorated and spotlessly clean. There are two quite large bedrooms with plenty of storage and hanging space. The living area contained mostly new furniture and the kitchen/dining area also contained mostly new electrical appliances and an excellent assortment of cooking utensils and cutlery items. The smart TV and Wi-Fi worked fine and there was also a selection of books to read. Everything you could require in a holiday rental seems to have been catered for. Cwtsh Cragen is situated right on the edge of the coastal path/Dylan Thomas Trail that can be accessed from the bottom of the communal lawn. A short walk along this path brings you to a flight of steel stairs giving you access to the beach where when the tide goes out you can take a pleasant stroll along the sand into New Quay harbour and town. We are both well into our 70’s and had no problems with access to any of these areas. Hoping to visit you again later in the year until then a massive thank you to our hosts. Here’s wishing you a very successful future with Cwtsh Cragen!!

    Thank you very much for your generous comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Cwtsh Cragen and we look forward to welcoming you back later in the year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0May 2022

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  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner/sitting room
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Iron & ironing board provided
  • Hairdryer provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shared communal gardens with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.4 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Please note: This property is in a residential area.

The property

Positioned just a pebble's throw from the dog-friendly beach, with views across Cardigan Bay, along the west coast of Wales, is Cwtsh Cragen.

Take a boat trip to catch glimpses of the dolphins inhabiting the bay, weather permitting, as birds fly overhead.

This dog-friendly ground-floor apartment is styled with a contemporary feel throughout, ideal for couples or for a family of four, plus their two canine companions, looking to escape everyday life and indulge a relaxing seaside escape.

Step straight into the well-equipped kitchen/diner, which boasts a wonderful outlook from the front window to the blue horizon beyond.

There is a nicely appointed kitchen with all the appliances you could need to whip up delicious meals for your loved ones, ready to enjoy over a celebratory bottle of fizz.

Next, the lounge offers a relaxing space to curl up in front of the TV before retiring to the bright double bedroom, displaying a coastal theme, or a charming twin bedroom, both of which offer plenty of storage for your belongings.

The bathroom plays host to a bath with shower over, with a slate grey, tiled finish, perfect for relaxing soaks or freshening up after hiking along the Ceredigion Coastal Path.

Outside you have your very own allocated parking space and a shared, open lawn area at the front overlooking the water.

Stroll to the beach along the path leading from the cottage and bask on golden sands with a cool sea breeze.

Tide dependent, you can walk right into the town from the beach to find a variety of shops, tea rooms and pubs serving delicious food and drinks.

Don't forget to take your camera for the perfect snapshot of some rare wildlife.

You can try many water sports in season and there are plenty of walking and cycling routes in the area.

Aberaeron is a thriving harbour town close by, with more amenities and scenery to explore and Devil's Bridge Falls, a renowned attraction in Mid-Wales.

Make the most of the relaxing atmosphere, beautiful beaches and nature trails and secure your stay at Cwtsh Cragen.

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

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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.

Please note: This property is in a residential area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas