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Ty Barcud

(Ref. 1089053)

Llanfair Clydogau, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Penny and Digby truly fabulous hosts."

    Would definitely recommend this idyllic getaway, we've been twice now, it never fails to deliver, Many thanks x

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2024

  • "What a fantastic cottage."

    Great location for exploring this part of Wales and near enough to the drive to the costal villages and path. Wonderful hosts who looked after everything we required. Perfect break.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautifully quiet, garden safe, considerate hosts."

    We found everything as on the photos and well equipped - good pans and plenty of equipment. Good layout and information from Digby and Penny particularly gems like Watson and Pratt were fantastic. Little things like a boot jack at the door make all the difference.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had another wonderful stay at the cottage which is so comfortable and inviting."

    Digby and Penny always make it such a pleasurable stay that we can't wait to book up another visit. The cottages, whether it is the smaller 2 bedroomed cottage or the larger 3 bedroomed cottage are spotlessly clean. There is everything you need. The furniture equipment, beds and bedding, towels etc are to a high standard. Digby and Penny are so friendly and approachable and helpful on every way. We would highly recommend a visit. You most certainly won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "We loved our time here."

    The cottage was comfortable and well equipped, the owners…Digby and Penny..were friendly and helpful and the surroundings were spectacular even though it was November and the weather a little wet. Loved the cranberry cookies!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property was amazing, it met all our needs from inside and out."

    so much so that we have already booked for next year. The property is presented very well with a high level of cleanliness and order. Penny and Digby were very pleasant and helpful and made us very welcome, Penny even cooked us home made cookies!!! The facilities for the dogs were amazing our 2 little pooches returned home very tired from the huge field that they could run in amazing !!!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have just spent a week at Ty Barcud."

    Fantastic holiday cottage, very clean and comfortable and a very nice little welcome pack. Has everything you need, felt like being at home. Very peaceful and quiet. Great area of 2 fields for taking our dog Bronson for a quick walk before heading out for the day. The owners Penny and Digby are a really lovely couple, gave us lots of information on where to go. Nothing was too much trouble for them, even being able to supply a bottle of wine on our last night (which I had forgotten to pick up). We would highly recommend this beautiful this cottage.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2023

  • "My sister and I and our 2 dogs have just spent a fab week in this cottage, it had everything we needed."

    It’s in a very quiet country location, just the sound of birds and sheep. The hosts Digby and Penny are lovely, gave us lots of ideas of what to do and where to go. Penny made cookies which were delicious and they gave us home grown tomatoes. There was also a very nice welcome pack of goodies when we arrived. We would definitely recommend this holiday cottage… much so that my hubby and I are going back in October

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had the pleasure of staying in Ty Barcud for a week in September."

    The property is very well equipped and immaculate. There are even books and games for those not so nice days. The whole site is very well cared for by the owners, Penny and Digby. Who are a lovely couple who do everything they can to make your stay as special as they can. When you arrive there is a lovely welcome pack with even treats for your dog. Plenty of information leaflets and if you want to know more about the area they will help with more local knowledge. This is by far one of the best cottages you could wish to stay in. If you have a dog the enclosed field is a definite added bonus. We had the worse weather of the summer but the cottage was so lovely with a log burning fire we could still enjoy our stay. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Jon4.7Sep 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage situated in a quiet picturesque location."

    We were welcomed by Digby and Penny on arrival and who helped us feel at home from the start. It is very dog friendly with a nice private secure garden straight out the back door, plus two fenced paddocks for running and play. The accommodation felt very clean and had everything we needed including a cosy wood burner. Penny and Digby were lovely hosts and really helpful. This will certainly be our first choice should we return to the area. Thank you, Rick, Helen, Katrina and Whisper

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Penny and Digby are the most wonderful hosts!"

    From the moment you arrive they are there to greet you, offering friendly and helpful advice on the local area but at the same time allow you your own personal space. Ty Barcud is idyllic. An oasis of peace and solitude, yet so much to explore if you enjoy nature and walking. A beautiful place to stay

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was excellent we found no faults at all."

    If you like rural peace and quiet then you need to stay here. Our 2 border collies had a great time in the field. Our hosts Penny and Digby were great and on hand if you had any issues. We highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2023

  • "We stayed for a week with both our dogs."

    Everything was fantastic and will definitely book again. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, so clean comfortable and well equipped."

    A cottage but with modern facilities. Lovely comfortable beds, the garden so peaceful and pretty with an abundance of birds visiting the feeder, so nice to sit in the morning sun with just birdsong to listen to. The field just across the drive is great to let the dog off for a good old mooch around, the views of the hills lovely from here. Penny and Digby are a very nice friendly couple, available but not intrusive. We ate out in Lampeter, a town a 10 minute drive away, would highly recommend ‘The Black Lion’ a very nice reasonably priced pub with parking at the back. The Elan Valley a great place for walks or you can drive up to see the dams, very impressive! Just head to the visitor centre, info available there. We had a wonderful holiday in a wonderful cottage, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0May 2023

  • "If I could give an even better rating, I would."

    The cottage and the grounds are just about perfect, for both humans and dogs: safe, comfortable, and with a million little details that are there to delight you. The hosts Penny and Digby (with Peca and Polly) are wonderful: both present and discreet, with a natural passion for hospitality. I am looking forward to going back at some point.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Penny and Digby were very approachable, knowledgeable about the local area and alround great hosts."

    We loved their dinner recommendation at ‘Y Talbot’ in Tregaron. We would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Penny And Digby."

    Where fantastic Hosts very friendly and very helpful. Thanks penny for baking us some gorgeous Brownies. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed and more. Our Dog had a great time with her own field to run around in. Would definitely recommend a satay at this beautiful cottage. Thanks John Sue Elsa

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "Clean well equipped cottage in a peaceful location."

    Large (3 acres!) secure field for exercising self and dog, back garden also enclosed and secure. Friendly and helpful proprietors. Lots of attractive beaches and coastal walks within an hour, moderate hill walking within half an hour.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous stay very peaceful in beautiful surroundings ."

    Cottage was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Owners Penny and Digby very friendly making sure our stay was hassle free. Perfect area for walking or relaxing. Loverly area for dogs with safe fields for them to run. Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Sep 2022

  • "Penny and Digby were a friendly couple who were extremely helpful and made sure we had everything we needed."

    The cottage had a secure little garden which was visited by many birds. There are two large fields where the dogs can run. We had a great time on coastal walks and lots of lovely National Trust forest walks. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.1Sep 2022

  • "One of the nicest properties we’ve been to."

    Digby and Penny made us feel most welcome. Penny’s homemade cookies went down a treat. Lots of room for our dog to run around safely outside. Cottage was well equipped,clean and tidy. We really enjoyed our break there.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a very quiet rural setting, with the coast within eastly reach."

    Very welcoming, helpful hosts. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2022

  • "Perfect place to stay."

    Quiet, remote, very warm welcome by the owners. Cottage lovely, nice garden.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Jul 2022

  • "Under sold Penny and Digby are wonderful hosts you could not ask more for ..."

    Under sold Penny and Digby are wonderful hosts you could not ask more for the amenities for dog's Beautifully quiet wonderful gardens and fantastic views from the field (which is safe for dogs)we would never have left to would go back tomorrow given the chance

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Ty Barcud is a warm and cosy cottage."

    We loved the wood burner! The gardens are spectacular and the hosts couldn’t be friendlier or more helpful. I think they really have thought of everything to make their guests’ stay as stress free as possible. Thanks for a really lovely week!

    Reviewed by Anette5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing cottage and garden."

    Owners couldn’t have been better, so friendly and helpful and their dogs are gorgeous. Came away feeling physically and mentally relaxed. No attention to detail spared in terms of the accommodation, everything you need. Just can’t praise it enough. Definitely intend to return.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "The owners were very friendly and welcoming without being intrusive."

    Everyone on the farm site ditto. The beds were very comfortable, the surroundings lovely.

    Reviewed by Judith3.8Apr 2022

  • "On arrival we were greeted by Digby and Penny who were both very friendly and most helpful."

    Penny took us into the cottage which was quite beautiful and immaculately clean. There were all the facilities that you could possibly need and they had also provided a welcome bas ket with coffee tea,biscuits etc.We would see Digby and Penny every day but in spite of being obviously busy they would always find time to say hello and have a little chat,in fact on a couple of days Penny did some baking and gave us some of her flapjacks - lovely!!! You are very lucky to have Digby and Penny in your employ,I've stayed in a few places in my time but can quite truthfully say that they are by far the best hosts I have seen. Now I don't know if you show this to Digby and Penny but if you don't will you please give them a big thank you from myself and Cindy for making our stay so enjoyable and memorable- thank you from fred and Cindy

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very soon after booking the cottage, I had contact from Digby and Penny, the hosts, with valuable information and directions to assist in finding them."

    They met us on arrival and proceeded to offer helpful local information - a very friendly couple. On entering the cottage, we were very impressed with the thoughtful welcome pack, and being Easter it was themed accordingly. Ty Barcud was a spotlessly clean, cosy, atmospheric cottage, with a lovely log burner, already laid for us to use on our first night, the radiators were very efficient too. The kitchen was very well equipped with a cooker, microwave, fridge and full size freezer, not to mention all of the utencils, baking equipment and crockery including serving dishes. The beds were lovely and comfy and we all slept well. The bed linen, towels and soft furnishings around the cottage were all good quality. The wifi signal was good, despite the remote location and using the internet was easy. There were reading books and games to use, as well as bincolulars, everything had been thought about. Simply, it was 'home from home'. The cottage has its own safely enclosed dog friendly garden - sitting on the patio was a delight to watch and listen to the many bird species on the feeders, in a tranquil setting, so relaxing. The property grounds are extensive and guests are welcome to walk around at leisure, enjoying the countryside views, besides being able to use a safely enclosed area, with a picnic bench which can be found on a high point in one of the properties fields, a peaceful place to enjoy the views. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and the roads are not busy, making travelling to the local towns easy. This entire experience definitely exceeded our expectations, there was nothing that we could fault, or that could have been done better. We will return without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Cherry5.0Apr 2022

  • "We stayed at Ty Barcud for a week."

    We were met by our hosts who gave us a warm, informative welcome. They looked after us all week, nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is extremely well equipped with quality fixtures and fittings, dog friendly with practical ideas such as torches and walking boot trays. The private garden is enclosed and bird feeders were well stocked. The welcome basket was a nice touch, including dog biscuits. We found Ty Barcud to be spotlessly clean, spacious, comfortable and cosy. The log burner was a delight! The cottage is in a peaceful, tranquil location, surrounded by beautiful views, the only sounds being birdsong and sheep! There is plenty of local dog walking, including the owners' fields and a wood nearby. Further afield there are Forestry Commission walks and plenty of beaches within a 30-60 minutes drive. What a gem!

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Mar 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x ground-floor doubles (with luxury Hypnos mattresses) 1 x upstairs twin
  • Modern, ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Owned by dog lovers - Two well-behaved small or medium sized dogs, or one large dog welcome
  • Sorry, but we do not accept aggressive or destructive dogs
  • Large (3 acre) enclosed field with short-mown grass for exercising dogs
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Fuel, power, central heating and 1 night's wood for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars accessed via private tree-lined driveway
  • Enclosed private rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Shop & pub 3.3 miles
  • Note: Eaves in first-floor bedroom have limited headroom over the beds - (max. 6' 3" at apex)
  • Guests are welcome to use this bedroom, on the understanding that this room has a low ceiling towards the eaves
  • Having a twin room, along with two doubles provides ideal accommodation for groups of 3 or 4 persons who each require their own bed
  • This property can be booked with property Ref: 1089052, sleeping a total of 6 guests
  • Note: The stairs are curved and narrower than a conventional staircase, with a width of 55cm; therefore, the upstairs twin room may not be suitable for larger or less mobile persons
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm- check-out by 10am
  • Note: This property cannot accept children, including infants (adults only 18+ please)
  • Note: There are currently no facilities for charging electric vehicles at this property and it is not permitted to charge from the property itself - If you require this facility you would need to locate a local service for this
  • No stag or hen parties please
  • No smoking or vaping indoors please
  • Please Note: BBQs are not permitted at this property
  • Please Note: Contractor bookings only accepted if prior approval has been given by the owners (please ask Sykes to contact owners ahead of placing any contractor bookings).

The property

Ty Barcud is one of two charming, adjoining, adults only (18+) cottages ideally positioned at the foothills of the rolling Cambrian Mountains and within easy reach of the unspoilt West Wales coast.

Part of a former small farm dating back to the 1600s, Ty Barcud, a converted barn, sits in a tranquil location above the village of Llanfair Clydogau, with far-reaching views down the Teifi Valley to the Cambrians.

The location is ideally suited to those seeking a peaceful, rural location away from the bustle of everyday life, whilst being within easy reach of the coast and many other local attractions.

The cottage has its own south facing garden, enclosed with fences, and hedging for privacy, surrounding the cottage are extensive landscaped grounds, comprising lawns, formal planting and areas set aside for nature to run wild, you'll find some truly wonderful spots to read a book, throw down a picnic rug, or just relax and unwind.

The estate is a haven for a huge amount of wildlife, from hedgehogs to hares, we have wrens nesting in the drystone walls and kites circling overhead, at night the owl's hoot is a comforting reminder that you are somewhere special.

There are two fields which guests and their dogs are welcome to use, the three-acre upper field is enclosed with stock fencing, which provides a relatively secure area for obedient dogs to be exercised off lead, this field is kept with short mown grass for this purpose, escape artists and less obedient dogs are welcome, but on lead please.

Within the upper field is a fenced area with picnic bench, positioned to make the most of the fantastic views from the property, here guests can enjoy alfresco drinks or dining whilst keeping their dogs close by.

During the summer months, guests are also welcome to use the lower field which is left for grass and wild flowers to grow, a meandering footpath is mown around the perimeter of the lower field, which may be used for on-lead walks.

In all, there are just under 8 acres of grounds for guests to enjoy.

The nearby villages of Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, and the market town of Lampeter have some great eateries and independent shops for you to discover, for days out to the coast, destinations such as Aberaeron and New Quay are within easy reach, or you may choose to walk a section of the breath-taking coastal path, and find a quiet cove to yourselves.

In the cottage you'll find a good selection of leaflets covering local attractions, with the coast on one side and mountains on the other, there is always a great day out to be enjoyed.

From busy days out, to pure relaxation, this is the perfect cottage for your holiday all-year round.

Blaencyswch Holiday Cottages are in a dark skies area - the absence of night-time light pollution makes for some of the best star gazing around, on a clear night the skyscape is truly awe-inspiring, all of this awaits at Ty Burcud!

This property can be booked with property Ref: 1089052, sleeping a total of 6 guests.

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

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

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About the location

Note: No children accepted at this property, including infants (adults only).
Note: Pets accepted (dogs only)
Note: There are currently no facilities for charging electric vehicles at this property and is not permitted to charge from the property itself - If you require this facility you would need to locate a local service for this.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas