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Pond Cottage

(Ref. 1035677)

New Quay, Ceredigion, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Pond Cottage is delightful and very comfortable."

    We had a very relaxing two week break there and our hosts (and their pets) were most welcoming. Shame the weather wasn't right for us to use the hot tub, but there were lots of places around to visit. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2024

  • "We spent a fabulous week at Pond Cottage, in a beautiful, quiet location, with just the birds as company, we slept like logs."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean & extremely comfortable. On arrival were lots of little extras like dog treats, Easter cakes and milk, which we really appreciated. It was one one the best equipped places we’ve stayed in & the information pack was full of extremely useful suggestions. Our hosts were on site to welcome us and were friendly and helpful. Great location to explore Cardigan bay, can’t wait to return….

    That's so kind of you. We try very hard to make our guests comfortable and welcome. We love it here and are happy that you do as well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely area, there’s a beautiful bird watching section upstairs that’s lovely to sit and watch the birds."

    Nice peaceful place.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here. We love to feed the birds with the bonus that our guests can sit and watch them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at Pond Cottage."

    It's a very good location for exploring the Cardigan Bay area and beyond. The cottage was immaculately clean, had all the necessary facilities, yet very homely too. The hot tub was top-drawer. Phillipa and Mark were very friendly, helpful hosts and Casper and Bailey were lovely to have around. All in all, a great property and location, and very peaceful too. Would highly recommend!

    Thank you for your kind words and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2023

  • "Mark and Philppa were so accommodating and made our stay so enjoyable."

    The cottage was excellent and spotlessly clean. The setting was also so peaceful and relaxing. I can't leave feedback without mentioning the two dogs, kasper and Bailey. They were so gentle with our grandson who has autism that we wanted to take them home with us. Overall just excellent. Look forward to going back.

    Thank you for your kind remarks. We were very happy that the dogs were able to give your grandson some confidence around dogs, he clearly enjoyed them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "The owners Mark & Philippa were warm, friendly, helpful and gracious."


    How very kind, thank you for your kind remarks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage and surroundings."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely return.

    Thank you for those kind words, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is really a five star plus property and the owners are very welcoming and friendly and helpful."

    Thank you so much. We love having people to stay and enjoyed accommodating you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2023

  • "Pond Cottage is not to be missed."

    Maintained to a high standard with great facilities and spotlessly clean. Ideally situated to explore the central Wales coastline and a hot tub to relax in at the end of the day, what more could anyone want? This cottage is outstanding and if anyone has a week to spare and if available then book it, you will not be disappointed

    Thank you so much for appreciating the hard work we put in to make your stay enjoyable. We love welcoming visitors to enjoy the cottage, hot tub and gardens. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had the most amazing stay at Pond Cottage."

    Set in a beautiful, peaceful location. With the added bonus of a lovely hot tub. Our Golden retriever made the most of the gorgeous surrounding walks and streams. He especially got on well the the owners dogs, who were adorable. Philippa and Mark were always available for plenty of local advise about places to go and see but never intrusive. We would highly recommend the cottage. Thankyou for a perfect week.

    We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit, all we want is for our visitors to have a lovely stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great lication and lovely property, very well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    Hot tub is a great feature. Very close to New Quay (10mins drive max) with it's lovely beach. Also close to Cardigan, Aberport, Mwnt, Tresaith and Llangrannog for more beaches.

    We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our aim is to make every visitor to feel valued and comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very nice cottage, well equipped and very clean."

    Great hot tub. Nice to walk dog down to woodland at the bottom of the garden. The walkway over pound needs maintenance, but there is still good space to exercise your dog. The owners dogs are very friendly and although you see them now and again they are not continually lose around the garden so don’t be put off if you don’t like dogs

    Thank you for your kind comments. We have every intention of removing the old bridge as it has collapsed into the water, the ground by the pond is very boggy because of the exceptionally wet winter, as soon as it is dry enough this will be rectified. As you say Bailey and Casper are very friendly and love all our visitors; but they are only out at the same times that we are. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Veronica4.1Mar 2023

  • "This beautiful cottage was decorated with so much love for our Christmas break."

    The tree a magical touch. The layout of the property is fantastic. Both bathrooms are absolutely stunning. Everything was so clean. As an enthusiastic cook I enjoyed the spacious kitchen, well appointed cupboards, well equipped with everything you could need. The hot tub was an added bonus. The weather was really not that great, but we very much enjoyed our stay. It is a lovely rural spot, quiet, nature all around, we especially loved the birdfeeder with all the guests including several woodpeckers. Would love to go back there again.

    Thank you for your very kind feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings."

    Only downside was the heating was controlled by the owners. We were often left very cold, even after asking twice for it to be on during the day. Not great after coming back after a damp cold day at the beach.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our Pond Cottage. As soon as you arrived we did ask you to let us know if the cottage wasn’t warm enough. The main heating was on at 25 in living areas and bathroom and 22 in bedrooms. There is an electric fire in the living room to add to heat and cuddly blankets as suggested by our lovely agent Alison which are on the settees. You did twice mention that it wasn’t warm enough, but it does take a little while for the temperature to change. The bedrooms ended at 25 all day and night and the living room way over 28-29 and on continually. When we went in for changeover we could hardly breath it was so hot. We had to open windows to be able to cope with it. The guests who stayed the following week asked for the bedroom heat to be turned off as it was not necessary and the general heat down by at least 5 degrees. We appreciate that everybody responds differently to temperature levels but we tried really hard to accommodate you, as we do with all of our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan4.7Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was wonderful and well equipped with things to do there on a rainy day."

    We had a lovely holiday and would highly recommend you to friends and family. Thank you.

    Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2022

  • "We love, love, loved our wonderful stay in Pond Cottage ."

    Our dogs Saffy and Alfie loved it too, making friends with the owners and their dogs. Pond Cottage is perfect. It’s immaculate and so well equipped with everything one could possibly need. The Hot Tub was a lovely way to end a day exploring the spectacular Cardigan coast. Pippa and Mark were exceptional hosts. We can’t wait to return next year.

    Thank you Sian for the lovely feedback. So pleased you had such a good holiday look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely peaceful weeks holiday stay at Pond Cottage."

    The cottage is set in lovely country surroundings although situated close to many lovely villages, beaches & Towns. The cottage was very clean and specious, , home from home, with everything we needed . We really loved the Hot Tub, which was a real treat to come back to after a day out. The hosts & their dogs were very friendly & as we didn’t know the area , they suggested many places to visit which we appreciated. Would definitely love to return to Pond Cottage in the future.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely location, the cottage was spotlessly clean and the owners were very attentive."

    We loved being able to let our dogs roam free with the owners dogs in the extensive grounds. A very relaxing holiday.

    WE are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2022

  • "This is a beautiful little hide away on an even more picturesque property, not to mention to two lovely owners and there sweet brood of dogs and cats."

    A great base 30 mins from Cardigan and beautiful beaches, 45 from Aberystwyth and Devils Bridge, only 10 mins from New Quay. Well worth a visit, you won’t regret it!

    Thank you for such lovely feedback. We are really pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic, phenomenal, incredibly friendly and helpful owners."

    The most beautiful, calm and peaceful location. Thank you.

    Thank you for such kind words. So pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "It would be useful for instructions on some appliances especially if you've never used that type of appliance."

    The hot tub was a big bonus we had lots of enjoyment watching the birds feeding on the balcony

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We will check through to see which appliances have not got instructions and add them to our visitors book. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was immaculately clean and had everything you would need for the holiday."

    The hosts were great and happy to give recommendations of places to visit in the local area. We had a very relaxing holiday and spent a lot of time at the cottage watching the birds or in the hot tub. Would highly recommend to people.

    Thank you so much. We are really pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a lovely welcome going through the gates to Pond Cottage, also the owner welcomed us and gave us an update on the cottage and explained the hot tub."

    Opening the door we were amazed at the size of the hall with bedrooms either side both with on suites. Beautiful decorated with colour schemes. Upstairs kitchen everything you would need and spotlessly clean. Lounge and sun room was spacious and spent many an hour watching the bird's of many different kinds. Lovely walks around the grounds and very friendly Dog's and Cats. Really enjoyed the week so relaxing especially in the hot tub. Many thanks Phillipa and Mark for your hard work in keeping the cottage in prestine condition.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we enjoyed having you to stay. So pleased that you had a good week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Monica5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely, clean and well maintained property."

    Dog friendly but don’t let that put you off, it was spotless. An upside down house with 2 en-suite bedrooms on opposite sides of the hallway. One double, one twin. I would have preferred the double to be in the other room which had the nicer walk in shower and was lighter and brighter, but both rooms were good so not a problem and I enjoyed the double ended bath for a good soak. The living area upstairs is spacious with kitchen at one end and sun room with small balcony at the other. The sun room is particularly comfy and loved the filled bird feeder which meant I saw my first ever woodpecker! Your own private hot tub which is fully cleaned between bookings made for good relaxation after a day of coastal hills! Well equipped kitchen; electric hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with good sized ice box. Washing machine, laundry basket and airer. Hairdryer and towels provided. Dishwasher tablets, hand soap, kitchen cleaning stuff provided. Salt, pepper and cling film/sarnie bags provided so no need to bring. Could do with more ‘proper’ mugs for a good sized cuppa. Tips for a good stay: restaurants get booked up so worth advance booking. Moody cow looked nice for sun lunch. The Pepper pot was pleasant for lunch or dinner. The Cost Cutter local shop in New Quay had a surprisingly good selection inc vegetarian. Big supermarkets are a bit further afield so get an advance Tesco delivery or shop on the way. Note that sat nav only gets you so far, don’t forget to drop a pin on the map once arrived so you can find your way back! It’s not hard once you know but confusing the first few times. We enjoyed walking from llangranog and tresaith to pen bryn (which had the better cafe). All in all, a lovely relaxing stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing break made really welcome by by Phillipa and Mark relly recomend Pond cottage"

    Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great stay at Pong Cottage, the hosts were very welcoming!"


    Thank you for your feedback. We love to be able to help. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "The holiday was amazing so relaxing the hosts were helpful and friendly."

    Pond cottage was well equipped and had everything we needed

    Pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We try very hard to make everybody feel welcome and if there is anything you need please always ask. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Apr 2022

  • "A warm welcome from the owners and a property that exceeded expectations."

    Peaceful and very relaxing yet only a short distance to all amenities and beaches etc. The property is very well equipped and very comfortable. The owners went above and beyond to make us welcome and were informative about the local area without being intrusive. The hot tub was a luxury we all enjoyed and was maintained to a high standard. Our dogs were well catered for with acres of private space to exercise too. We had a wonderful holiday.

    Thank you for a lovely review. We make it our mission to make everyone feel welcome and at home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Philippa & Mark are lovely hosts, they are welcoming, friendly and genuinely want everyone staying at Pool Cottage to have an wonderful experience."

    The cottage is very well presented with lovely subtle touches, resulting in a warm relaxing feel. From the recycling to the hot tub, nothing has been left to chance. The grounds and setting are beautiful, with the view over the trees from the balcony and internal seating, provide a total distraction from everything! The bird feeders ensure the TV is not required. I would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing break, cant wait to return.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We make it our mission to everybody feed welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Jun 2021

  • "We found Pond Cottage very comfortable and well equipped, the location was ideal for exploring the area and very peaceful for just sitting out in the evening The hot tub is very welcome after a day out."

    The hosts Phillipa and Mark are very welcoming checking that everything is right and that you are comfortable, they offered us advice and places of interest for days out. Overall an excellent holiday.

    So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for saying so. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Pond Cottage provided the perfect getaway location."

    The owners had thought of everything that you might need whilst away from home, the kitchen was well equipped and there were lots of little finishing touches that we haven't experienced in other holiday lets. Would not hesitate in recommending Pond Cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2021

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  • Living accommodation upstairs, bedrooms downstairs
  • Two bedrooms
  • 1 x Ground floor double with TV, DVD, en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin & WC
  • 1 x Ground floor twin with TV, DVD, en-suite shower room with separate shower, ‘his and hers’ basins & WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar, sitting room with dining and siting area
  • Ground floor utility room
  • Sun room
  • Balcony
  • Hot tub
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine in utility room, 3D/HD TV with freeview, DVD, USB charger, Bluetooth system, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Please bring your own hot tub and beach towels
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Large garden with lawn, terrace, hot tub and garden furniture
  • 35 acres of land, accessible to guests, with streams, wildlife ponds and bridleways, steep woodland areas
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome (additional charge applies)
  • Guests can walk their dogs along mown paths around the owner's fields
  • Dogs must be duck and dog friendly as there are resident ducks on the pond and the owners have their own cats and dogs
  • No children under 8 years
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles, coast 3 miles

The property

This delightful stone barn conversion has a private hot tub and upside down living, with lovely garden and woodland views.

It’s set up to be perfect for two couples or a small family.

New Quay is well known for its pod of resident dolphins, which can be spotted from the quay, or you can take a boat trip from the harbour wall.

There are plenty of beaches along the Cardigan Bay coastline to choose from such as Aberaeron, New Quay, Cwmtydu, Llangrannog, Tresaith and Penbryn. Days out nearby include the honey farm, coracle centre, cheese farm, National Wool Museum, Museum of Internal Fire, steam railway and the lovely National Trust estate and gardens at Llanerchaeron.

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Trawsnant Cottage and Pond Cottage. Each cottage sleeps 4 guests and each has it's own hot tub.

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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