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Arfor

Oakford near Aberaeron, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 7089)

4.6

Very good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped."

    The owner was communicative and helpful. The garden is very pleasant and proved a real asset for our dog. We had some lovely days out in the surrounding area. We would be happy to make a repeat visit and may well do so :)

    Reviewed by AngharadSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in Central location with lots to see and do in area."

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "Arfor was ideal for our family 'get together' break."

    It has more facilities than many family homes, it is reasonably spacious and very comfortable. The garden is enclosed and safe for children and dogs. The conservatory was a great bonus; the weather wasn't warm enough to use the barbecue and eat outside. The owner is very friendly and extremely helpful. There really is only space for 2 cars to park off-road. We saw dolphins on two occasions off Newquay. We would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "We have had a truly fabulous holiday."

    The cottage has been renovated to a wonderful standard, is cosy, comfortable and has everything you could possibly need. It has a beautiful enclosed garden and its setting in a country lane makes for a peaceful and serene stay. The cottage was very dog friendly and was surrounded by dog friendly beaches which our dogs just loved. I can't recommend this cottage and the friendly owners enough. We can't wait to go back at some point.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "Ideal location, lovely and peaceful but close enough to the beach."

    Property was exceptional, excellent level of cleanliness, and had everything we needed. Would highly recommend and hope to return for another stay in the near future.

    Reviewed by DaleneJun 2021

  • "Beautiful holiday home, clean, fully equipped kitchen, very quiet location."

    Perfect for the relaxing slow paced holiday we needed. Poppit Sands is a must visit for the dogs.

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2020

  • "Arbor is a lovely cottage,very well equipped and beautifully furnished."

    Owner was very helpful and informative.many thanks.We enjoyed our stay and even got to see dolphins at Newquay.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "Visited Arfor several times with the family, owner is very happy to meet any needs and the best recommendation is we keep coming back which is why we chose it to keep safe this year but still have our usual cottage holiday."

    Arfor is situated in a lovely quiet location but very accessible to the nearby towns. Beautiful area to explore with plenty to do, see and experience. Lots of places to eat to suit all price ranges and the best honey ice cream you'll find anywhere. Suprised there was no need to wear masks in shops but social distancing was strictly enforced and felt safe wgerever we went

    Reviewed by SueAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful relaxed holiday at Arfor."

    We all enjoyed it and the weather was brilliant!!! We spent many a day at the beach. The location was perfect. Thank you for a fabulous Staycation and we will definitely return!!!!!! 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cottage.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "Arfor is a lovely home from home."

    Highly recommended and will definitely book again. Beautiful country side and not far from the amazing beaches.

    Reviewed by LyndseyJul 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at Arfor."

    Great location, beautiful scenery, highly maintained cottage with everything you could possibly need. Only a few minutes from some fantastic dog friendly beaches and little villages and towns. We had some great nights just star gazing in the garden and then snuggled up with the real fire - wonderful.

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2019

  • "Location of property is great for exploring west Wales and then having the peace of the rural location to return to at the end of a fun filled tiring day."

    A real home fom home feel about the cottage. Lots to see and do in the area a must is Dolphin watching at New Quay

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2019

  • "Great property fantastic base camp with great towns and beaches within 15 mins."

    Home away from home experience and the property owner was extremely helpful

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2019

  • "The cottage is really lovely and peaceful."

    Perfect for my children who were studying for exams. We had no hot water on Easter Sunday and the owners got someone out on to sort it out within a couple of hours. Excellent response!

    Reviewed by GeraldineApr 2019

  • "Arfor cottage is comfortable, home from home."

    The wood burner was especially welcome as we had chilly but bright November days. The local beaches were gorgeous and easily accessible. There is limited parking at the cottage, we had 3 cars to park and we really struggled and had to leave the car out on the county lane (very fast intermittent traffic as road straight). The bed in the main bedroom was very comfortable. The kitchen well equipped but take your own sharp knife if your cooking at home. Lovely enclosed garden. Overall, recommended cottage for quiet family holiday.

    Reviewed by GillNov 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in the beautiful Welsh countryside, close to many of the fantastic beaches where we were lucky enough to see dolphins!"

    Had a brilliant week in this lovely home from home. I would highly recommend and will definately be back. Thankyou!

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings."

    The owners could not have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by RussellMay 2018

  • "A very well-equipped cottage with attention to detail for guests' comfort."

    Good location if you don't mind traveling a few miles for dog-friendly beaches. All in all a good holiday.

    Reviewed by DarrylDec 2017

  • "Arfor cottage is a comfortable warm base for exploring the West Wales coastal resorts that are not over commercialised and offer a more relaxed holiday with interests such as dolphin watching, tours, waterfalls, vineyards, etc."

    Because of the location of the cottage, day trips to Tenby and the Pembrokeshire coast are within easy reach by car. I would personally recommend Arfor cottage and the New Quay area for any family holiday as there are interests available for both young and old in the local area.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2017

  • "This cottage was fantastic Clean and very well maintained."

    Reviewed by KJun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage - very spacious and had two great bathrooms."

    Fabulous view of the fields and lovely sunsets. Aberaeron was onLY 3 miles away and well worth the short journey. The owners have provided lots of board games for the kids to enjoy and there are plenty of books to read. The kitchen was well stocked with equipment and the utility room was really useful. There is just about room for two cars on the drive (Mazda cx5 and an Astra estate) if you pull them in far and park them at an angle - the locals zip down too fast for them to be safe parked on the road. I would suggest you bring a flat sheet with you, if you like to use one (the beds had a base sheet and duvet ). It's also not got wifi (my error - I hadn't looked properly) but free wifi can be found outside the tourist information places (unless it rains, when apparently it stops working properly ). We had a great break, and this was a fabulous cottage in a location which meant we could get around to most places. We'd love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by SApr 2017

  • "Arfor is a very comfortable, beautiful cottage that we were very sad to leave."

    Everything was to the highest standard and we fell in love with the cottage, and the area. We had 2 cars with us, and as the road outside is narrow, we struggled to get them both off road so a bit more parking space would be useful. Never been to the area before but we will definately return when the weather improves and would recommend Arfor to anyone.

    Reviewed by DebraFeb 2017

  • "This cottage was amazing."

    The photos did not do it justice. Would definitely book this cottage again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah-louiseJan 2017

  • "Arfor is a wonderful house in a lovely location."

    It's very difficult to find holiday homes which take three dogs, so it was great to find such a superb house that took them. As there is no wifi, you depend on the DVD in the evening, it would be nice if it had a remote control. The garden was great for the dogs & it was lovely & enclosed, ( if you are a dog owner you know how difficult it is to find houses with enclosed gardens) but it would have been great if there was just a small fence at the end of the garden, I know it didn't really lead anywhere, but if you have a inquisitive dog it could be a problem. We had a great holiday & would highly recommend Arfor to others.

    Reviewed by LisaSep 2016

  • "Lots of extra attention to detail , a lovely well equipped , homely cottage , the owner was really nice and friendly and we would definitely recommend to friends and family."

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2016

  • "We were very pleased with this property it was spacious and comfortable and a good enclosed garden for the dogs."

    The only negatives were the grass could have done with cutting it obviously hadn't been done for at least two weeks when we arrived.The other thing was the bathroom needs a brighter light.Minor things but would have made it perfect.Would definitely like to stay there again.A great area.

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2016

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations."

    It was larger and more comfortable than I realised when I booked it - a real bonus. Bright and airy inside, finished to a really high standard and great communication from the owner who contacted us before we left home. A lovely contrast to some cottages we have stayed in in Wales. We saw dolphins in New Quay & enjoyed squid & chips there and Abaraeron was interesting too. A really wet and misty day was contrasted by a day on lovely Cei beach the next day.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2016

  • "We loved being back at Arfor cottage."

    It's like home from home, so welcoming and we can't wait to visit again. The area is so beautiful and peaceful, so relaxing.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2016

  • "This is a very comfortable cottage which is beautifully furnished."

    The garden was private and perfect for our dogs to play in. There was everything in the cottage to make it a home from home. The log burner in the huge living room was toasty warm which makes it a good winter venue as well. The location was good as it is close to a variety of tourist attractions. The owner was lovely and very helpful. We will be returning and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by BeverleyMay 2016

  • "This is a beautiful cottage and very approachable owner."

    we felt very relaxed and had everything we needed. The owner made if feel like a home

    Reviewed by HeidiApr 2016

  • "Arfor was a lovely cottage for myself, partner and little girl."

    It was lovely and clean, really well furnished and decorated. The garden was perfect for our dog and little one to play in. The surrounding area was lovely to visit with plenty to see and do. I would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2015

  • "A beautifully renovated property with good facilities all round."

    Perfect location for our mini-tour of the whole area.

    Reviewed by FionaJan 2015

  • "Arfor Cottage was one of the nicest places we have stayed in Britain."

    It was like home-from-home. Everything you could wish for that made your stay comfortable was thought of by the owners. We were so lucky with the weather, we had the chance to have a few BBQs & enjoy the beautiful garden. We can't wait to return again in the future. The owner was so lovely & thoughtful too. Thank you!

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2014

  • "Beautiful cottage and garden with everything you need, I think the owner has really thought through what you need to make a lovely home from home for a little while and enjoy some well earned rest."

    Reviewed by JustinMay 2014

  • "The cottage feeling like home."

    Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2014

  • "High standard of furnishings and fittings in the cottage, beautiful bedding."

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2014

  • "Because the cottage was so lovely and well equipped, we were able to have a relaxing and enjoyable stay whatever the weather."

    Reviewed by GeoffJul 2013

  • "The facilities were amazing with such wonderful bathrooms."

    Very clean and fresh. A lot of work has gone in to refurbishing the property and it makes a wonderful place to stay. A lot of thought has gone in to what people need when staying there and it caters for pretty much everything and everyone. Bed was amazing, we had such a good sleep there. Very spacious living space. Instructions for the house were brilliant.

    Reviewed by SuJun 2013

  • "Accommodation was beautiful and within easy reach of beaches and larger towns."

    Owners have thought of everything to make holiday a home from home.

    Reviewed by KathleenMay 2013

  • "What a wonderful place!"

    The cottage has been lovingly restored, pictures displayed in the kitchen show how it looked beforehand, and decorated with special touches such as wooden floors/doors, a free-standing bath and rain shower. It was nice to sit in the conservatory in an evening with the candles on, looking onto the garden which had lovely solar lights. In the morning we observed Jays and Red Kites flying over, fantastic! The cottage is ideal for dog owners as the floors are all wooden, the garden is secure and there are lovely country walks for both you and your dog. The attention to detail in the property was second to none, kitchen was well equipped and we ate in every night. The wood burner was so cosy, relaxing with a glass of wine after a long day exploring the area, which was beautiful. We would definitely stay at Arfor again.

    Reviewed by JeanetteApr 2013

  • "Lovely place, really enjoyed time with my family over Christmas there."

    Great atmosphere and design of the house. The owners are very nice and friendly. There is absolutely everything you would ever need in a house, a lot of children games and toys which my nephew particularly enjoyed playing with!

    Reviewed by MariaDec 2012

  • "The cottage called Arfor in mid Wales was beautiful."

    It was so comfortable and the internal furnishings are of excellent quality. It's good for a family to have a separate reception room into which you can escape if you want some quiet time alone. It has every available amenity you could wish for and a lovely conservatory in which you can watch the birds feeding in the garden. I would certainly recommend the cottage to our friends.

    Reviewed by NormaOct 2012

  • "A nice quiet place, yet close enough to places of interest."

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2012

  • "Ideal for anyone who hikes."

    Peace and quiet. The garden at the rear of the cottage is beautiful as the space and tables where you can watch different birds feeding along with squirrels, hawks and jays flying by. Not too far from several lovely beaches and our favourites were Aaperth, Llangranog.

    Reviewed by GJun 2012

  • "Complete comfort and total relaxation made possible by the lovely environment and attention to detail."

    We were immediately impressed and left completely satisfied.

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2012

  • "Arfor was such a wonderful place to stay for our 2 week family holiday."

    It is clean, incredibly comfortable and has everything you could possibly want to make your holiday perfect. It was perfect for my 3 year old as he couldn't get out of the garden and loved watching all the wildlife. The surrounding area is amazing. Lovely pubs, incredible restaurants and beautiful empty beaches in the middle of August!? It was such a lovely 2 weeks that I know we shall be going back as soon as we can!

    Reviewed by MelanieJul 2011

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The property

Aberaeron 3.6 miles.

Arfor is a charming, semi-detached cottage set in the beautiful, quiet surroundings of Oakford, just outside the coastal town of Aberaeron.

With countryside strolls, family outtings at the beach and a plethora of attractions to discover nearby, how can you miss an opportunity at this delightful homestay?

It is ideal for families and friends looking to spend some quality tie together.

Step into the welcoming sitting room and wrap yourselves around the woodburner, where you can spend cozy evenings in.

Enjoy the snug with its own TV - perfect for relaxing after a bracing walk along the seafront.

The well-equipped kitchen leads into a delightful conservatory with a dining area, where you can gather at mealtimes, or to discuss plans for the day ahead.

At the end of a venturesome day, you have three bedrooms to choose from, as well as a sofa bed.

There is also a bathroom and ground floor shower room to cater to your needs each morning and evening.

Step out into the colourful enclosed garden, which is adjacent to an SSSI full of rare birds, butterflies and polecats.

Wonderful countryside walks can be enjoyed right from the doorstep, giving you plenty of opportunities to watch the array of wildlife, from the tiniest of wrens to large birds of prey soaring overhead.

The beautiful Welsh coastline is just a short drive away, where boat trips take you to spot playful dolphins and seals.

Perhaps even try some lessons in sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, and power boating.

There is so much to see and do, all within a short distance of this charming cottage, that you will be planning your return visit before you know it!

Summary

  • Please read the bed configuration carefully: Three bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x small double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar seating 2
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Snug with large single sofa bed
  • Suitable for sleeping 1 adult or 2 children
  • Conservatory with dining area.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games, children's toys and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Cot, stairgate and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, plus roadside parking for 1 car
  • Rear enclosed garden with lawn, patio and garden furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome - Please keep pets off the furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Check-in 6pm
  • Note: The Snug has one step going out into the kitchen
  • Note: During this time we are asking people to bring their own towels.

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About the location

ABERAERON

Lampeter 13 miles; Aberystwyth 16 miles.

A pretty Georgian coastal town located between Cardigan and Aberystwyth with a lovely pebble beach and beautiful sea views. There is an abundance of shops with unusual gifts, great eating places and pubs, and a quiet little harbour to enjoy watching the boats come and go. Aberaeron is perfectly positioned to enjoy boat trips and watersports, or coastal and countryside walks and cycle rides. Short drives to Cardigan to the south, or Aberystwyth to the north offer more shops, craft centres, museums and cinema or theatre visits. A wonderful Mid Wales location all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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