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Hawthorn Cottage

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Drefach Felindre, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second stay at this delightful cottage."

    The owners have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Plus many thoughtful 'extras'. Easy to explore the glorious coast at Mwnt, Newquay(dolphins put on a show for us during our boat trip!), Cardigan etc.from the cottage. Cenarth Falls is a beautifully peaceful place, a boardwalk around the falls has been installed making for an easy walk around. The lovely sun trap garden at the cottage was a highlight. The wildlife friendly areas in the garden are great too. We hope to return soon. Big thank you to the owners.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2024

  • "A beautiful little cottage in the Welsh countryside"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2024

  • "Hawthorn Cottage is a lovely traditional cottage with slate floors, a wood burning fireplace/stove and cozy living area, a well equipped kitchen, and lovely grounds with beautiful spring flowers!"

    You have a private fenced back yard where you can barbecue or relax outdoors on the patio. A delightful babbling brook and lots of singing birds gives it an extra sense of peace. Diane and Shawn were so kind to provide fresh flowers, tarts and eggs! A wonderful place to get off the beaten path and relax or tour the countryside!

    Reviewed by Katherine M5.0May 2024

  • "It was a wonderful place to stay."

    Our little son loved the peacock and we loved the whole surrounding.

    Reviewed by Markus4.7Jul 2023

  • "What a nice place, very quiet and a very kindly host!"

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jun 2023

  • "Location was very good very peaceful , enjoyed the wild life squirrels and birds."

    Cottage was comfortable however bathroom and kitchen needs updating with nowhere to store food other than a small fridge. Also pans and equipment kept in plastic boxes under the benches behind curtains

    Reviewed by Phil3.8Jun 2023

  • "Cottage in beauiful setting for anyone who wants to get away from it all surrounded by nature."

    Very clean, everthing you need in cottage. Owner very helpful and recommending places to visit. Couldn't wish for anything better.

    Reviewed by P5.0May 2023

  • "Very thoughtful touches in the cottage."

    Everything one could need was provided. Beautifully peaceful. Pleasant, kind owners. Would definitely stay here again.

    Thankyou. Making the cottage cosy and welcoming is one of my favourite parts of being an owner. I love choosing seasonal flowers from our garden, especially in the spring and early summer. Also collecting bantam eggs, if our girls are laying an extra supply ! We are extremely lucky to live in such a ' beautifully peaceful ' part of the world. Sharing this with holiday makers, such as yourselves, is very rewarding . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, everything needed was supplied and very clean and well maintained."

    First time with in a holiday, it included awood burner, which made the stay so cosy we were reluctant to leave. Diane so lovely and friendly, thank you

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    Everything that was needed to use for cooking was there.We had a lovely time at the cottage.Would reccomend to anyone.Diane our host was very warm and friendly. Muriel.

    Reviewed by M5.0Sep 2022

  • "A traditional and homely cottage in a lovely, quiet, yet accessible location."

    The owner Diane was friendly, helpful and very kind. And provided us with some tips for our stay as well some welcome treats. We loved our stay at Hawthorne and would definitely like to return to explore this part of Wales further. Simply beautiful, thank you Diane (and Milo the little sausage dog).

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Jun 2022

  • "Nice peaceful quiet location."

    Hawthorn Cottage is perfect to get away from the madness of the world for a week. Inside the cottage it has a nice feel about it with the beams and wood burner . The fresh eggs made for a good breakfast.

    Reviewed by Greg4.4Apr 2022

  • "Had a lovely week stay at Hawthorn Cottage."

    It was just as advertised, a rustic relaxing get away. Perfect for reading, relaxing and writing. Off the beaten track. Peaceful and characterful from its rustic style kitchen to the beamed sitting room with its wonderful wood burner stove. This is a charming place to unwind. We are looking forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy retreat we will definitely be back!"

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Feb 2022

  • "A lovely quiet holiday cottage, ideal for a peaceful retreat."

    Reviewed by Ken4.4Jan 2022

  • "I would like to keep Hawthorn Cottage as my little secret hideaway but obviously I can't."

    Lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings, friendly hosts and of course Brewster the dog who made our breakfasts very enjoyable. This cottage is for anyone who likes away from it all comfort.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely place."

    Serene location, away from it all. I loved the way the property is laid out - having the log burner in the sleeping area. Very cosy. Nicely done up and the host, Diane, is lovely. Friendly, but leaves you alone to relax. The hosts live in the farmhouse opposite, so are there if you need them. Just 30 - 40 mins away from many beaches, driving through lovely countryside. Would recommend for a peaceful retreat.

    Reviewed by Rianna5.0Sep 2021

  • "Just perfect"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely welcome."

    Beautiful well equipped cottage. Loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Peggy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Four of us had a brilliant time in Hawthorn cottage."

    Place was clean, cosy and warm. Kids adored forest surrounding cottage. Fireplace was a big hit. Place is not far away from lovely beaches. Beds are very comfortable. We had some unexpected visits from lovely little doggy, that our children wanted to take home. Let me just say that it was just so nice not to hear sound of traffic in the morning... just sounds of nature....Strepsil included :) At night you can enjoy stars... there are so many. Thank you Diane and hopefully see you soon.

    Reviewed by Dorota5.0Aug 2021

  • "A really relaxing, cosy cottage in a peaceful yet convenient location."

    Diane is a fantastic host and really helpful. We loved all the animals, especially the dogs, Annie, Milo and our new best mate Brewster the Border Terrier! We didn't want to leave!!

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jul 2021

  • "The hosts were extremely friendly and welcoming."

    The cottage was so lovely and in a very tranquil setting. All we wanted and needed. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2021

  • "I'd like to let people know about fosup." who hire out paddleboards at Aberporth at very good prices and are really helpful.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jul 2021

  • "This cottage was a perfect, peaceful retreat set in lush,verdant rural surroundings."

    The moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome by our lovely hosts Diane and Sean who have made the cottage so cosy - we particularly enjoyed our evenings by the fabulous wood burning stove which we put on even though it was quite warm. There were fresh eggs laid by their glorious mix of hens, a homemade date and walnut loaf and a proper teapot in the mix to welcome us. We really had a very lovely week long break exploring the Welsh countryside and fantastic beaches. However it goes without saying that there real star of the trip was Brewster, a little barrel shaped border terrier who would visit us morning and evening mainly in the hope of food of course but he loved a tummy tickle too. He would bark to let us know he was there, such a little character with his teddy bear face and wagging tail. We would definitely recommend a stay here, you will be well looked after and you really do get away from it all and just enjoy the natural beauty which is everywhere. Thank you to our great hosts.

    Reviewed by Alistair4.7Jun 2021

  • "Hawthorn Cottage is a hidden gem indeed."

    The cottage is about half an hour from many amazing beaches of Cardigan Bay in a quiet village. As previous reviewers have said, it is really nice to spend time around the cottage itself, in the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings. The owner Diane is extremely helpful. She even took our children out to show them the various animals on their farm. Our children loved it so much they keep asking us when we could go back there again. The back garden to the cottage is nice and private. It also has a swing and a trampoline for children to play in. Given how secluded the place it, it really feels safe to let children out on their own without much to worry about. The cottage was extremely clean and reasonably well stocked in pots, pans, cutlery and all the white goods. A dishwasher would be a good addition but that's definitely not end of the world. The cottage is tastefully decorated. The super-king size bed in the living room was extremely comfortable and so were the duvets. The wood burner was a great feature and thanks to Diane for helping us learn to start it on our own. She even provided all the firewood, kindling and firebricks enough to last us the 4 days we stayed there. Diane also left us a couple of cup-cakes, and half a dozen eggs from her hens and ducks on her farm when we arrived, which we enjoyed. We'd love to come back and stay here again sometime in the not so distant future.

    Reviewed by Gurusimha5.0Apr 2021

  • "An excellent cottage in a peaceful location."

    The owners were extremely helpful and friendly!

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Sep 2020

  • "Hawthorn Cottage is off the beaten track but well worth it for the peace and tranquility."

    It was lovely not to hear any traffic noise and to wake up to birdsong and the resident cockerel. There is a patio with table and chairs, which gets the evening sun and if the table and chairs are moved on to the grass, you can get the sun all day. The owners were very helpful and the welcome pack was great. Their 3 small dogs were very friendly. The kitchen was, on the whole, very well stocked; the only things which would have been useful were some Pyrex bowls and a casserole dish. It is a lovely country cottage and I would recommend it for a couple or small family.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in quiet location."

    Driving distance to lovely bays.

    Reviewed by Jen4.1Sep 2020

  • "We had a great holiday, in an unique cottage, in lovely, rural surroundings."

    If you are a nature lover, then this cottage would be ideal for you. The cottage is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with a lot of character and history. We found so much to see and do. It was also easy to travel to the surrounding counties of Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful, in a lovely, quiet country setting."

    My children loved seeing the owner's lovely dogs and the cockerell and horses. Inside the cottage was cosy, with a wood burning stove and stylish fixtures and fittings. Cardigan Bay is less than half an hour away and we enjoyed the towns of New Quay and Aberaeron, with lovely shops, food, beaches paddling boarding and dolphin spotting. A fantastic holiday, we plan to go back. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was a truly wonderful break."

    The setting was second to none and so much more than we expected- the pictures just don’t do it justice! The cottage had a real sense of calm and it really did feel like we were on a retreat (even with two children under five!). We hired a hot tub for the week (pre-agreed with the owners) and that was great for us and the kids alike. Good location ; 30 minutes to any beach, including Poppit Sands, which was absolutely stunning and perfect for families. We can’t wait go back to the cottage again!

    Reviewed by Darren4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, in beautiful surroundings with all the things you need for it to feel home from home."

    The owners were so warm and welcoming and my children took a liking to Diane, especially my 4 yr old who wouldn’t leave her alone and would chat to her for ages!! They were also very helpful with letting us know more about the area. The 3 dogs are lovely and great with the kids too. We would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2020

  • "Fantastic rural location, lovely cosy cottage, helpful welcoming owners."

    lots of local things to do, and coast not too far. Excellent.

    Reviewed by Iain4.7Oct 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time at Hawthorn Cottage, Diane was lovely and very welcoming and so were the dogs which my 3 year old daughter couldn't get enough of."

    Hawthorn Cottage is a beautifully decorated, very cozy, quaint cottage. Diane has thought of everything and more that you could possibly need for your stay, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and hope to go back again sometime in the near future.

    Reviewed by Saima5.0Oct 2019

  • "Hawthorne cottage was clean, comfortablehas and a very nice atmosphere in a quiet area."

    Ideal to slow down from everyday life. We did some absolutely beautiful walks around the surrounding village. Diane is a very friendly host and took us to a beautiful walk down the brook that borders the property.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2019

  • "This cottage is a gem find!"

    ! if you are looking for a peaceful off the beaten track place to unwind and switch off from the busy daily routine or just relax. The hosts are always on hand to offer advice and guidance on local attractions within easy reach of the location. The special attention to detail within the cottage by the hosts adds a feeling from home to home.This was our second visit to this Gem find where we stayed 3 years ago and really enjoyed the enhancements made to the property on this visit.There are plenty of things to do if you're into Mountain Bike riding, fishing, enjoy the outdoors walking local coastal paths and the local beaches are fabulous too. The local swimming pool came in handy for our children on a raining morning and is reasonable priced to support this local community facility.The woodlands around the vicinity of this cottage add an excitement to children and adults alike finding little hidden treasures. The variety of animals at the location add the beauty to the surroundings and we loved how they greet you on your return from a days outing. We look forward to revisiting this property again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2019

  • "Hawthorne Cottage is a gem of a place, we highly recommend for a great small family holiday."

    Our kids are 18 months and 3. Its beautifully decorated, with everything you could need , with a wood burner and safe enclosed garden. Our hosts went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable and the local info provided invaluable. The welcome tea cakes and milk were a fantastic touch, and the friendly ducks, chickens and dogs were a real hit with the kids. With beautiful beaches a short drive away , Tresaith and Penbryn our favourite, Cenarth waterfalls and river 10 mins away we found it was ideally situated for a great family holiday. Many thanks to Diane , highly recommended. 5 stars !

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2019

  • "Wonderful quiet location with wonderful owners."

    Ponies, dogs, bantams, geese. An enchanting place.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and well maintained but above all the peace and serenity exceeded all hopes and expectations."

    The hosts were excellent as well.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was quiet and spacious and the owner was friendly and helpful we would highly recommend staying here."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2018

  • "Hawthorn Cottage is the ideal location to explore the Cardigan Bay and Pembrokeshire area."

    It is remote enough to be a quiet and peaceful break away, but handy to the main roads taking you easily to all the main areas. The cottage has everything you could need in terms of facilities, comfortable beds and a great shower! The owners Diane & Shaun strike the right balance of being helpful and allowing you privacy on your holiday. The dogs, running ducks and doves added to our daughters holiday too. We would highly recommend Hawthorne Cottage.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2018

  • "Diane and Sean welcoming, The cottage was quaint and the new patio at the back was an asset to be able to sit out in the sun for breakfast and after a day out."

    The doves and geese a delight as where her little dogs to welcome you home.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.1Aug 2018

  • "A quiet cottage tucked away from the world."

    Comfortable and clean. Owners very friendly and approachable.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4Jun 2018

  • "Our two week holidays at Hawthorn Cottage have been absolutely lovely."

    The owners, Diane and Sean, make this a special place! They are very friendly! The cottage is very welcoming, has everything you need and is very clean. The bed is more than comfortable. This is the perfect base to spend a peaceful and relaxing holiday. A 30 minute drive from the coast, great beaches and lovely towns, you have a lot of things to discover. Walking along the coast, visiting gardens, castles etc. - the Cottage is the perfect place to discover many attractions in the region and to relax in a very comfortable setting. We highly recommend booking this cottage - especially for city people, this is a very quiet place to relax and recover.

    Reviewed by Susanne4.4Jun 2018

  • "This cottage was so peaceful and quiet."

    Never stayed anywhere so quiet. Just the sound of birds singing in the trees, leaves rustling in the breeze and a distant brook. No road noise at all as road far away. Cottage lovely, excellent hot water and heating system. The area beautiful and very quiet, even the roads were quiet when driving about. This is a lovely quiet part of Wales , the cottage very well fitted out and the owners very friendly and helpful. This is a real retreat from the rat-race!

    Reviewed by Darrin4.6Oct 2016

  • "Very friendly hosts, great location and lovely cosy cottage"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2016

  • "This is the second time we have visited this cottage and we absolutely love it."

    The cottage is ideal ic and perfectly presented and the hosts have been wonderful to us both times we have been.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Sep 2016

  • "Great cottage, beautiful peaceful location, helpful and friendly owners."

    Couldn't ask for more!

    Reviewed by Rhona5.0Sep 2016

  • "The owner of this property was very accommodating and advice of the local area was valuable in planning days out."

    We would use this property again in the future as the location is beautiful with easy access to the wonderful beaches only 30 minutes drive away and surrounding opportunities to visit places of interest for all of the family. Folly Farm was an added bonus using Tesco days out voucher scheme. The facilities on offer were sufficient for our needs of the whole family during our stay and we all felt welcomed and cared for during our week by the owner.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2016

  • "Excellent helpful and friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Jason4.8Aug 2016

  • "The cottage was extremely clean and tidy."

    The location meant the coast was only 25 mins away to many superb beaches.The cottage was very well kept and was very peaceful .Great holiday both in the cottage and south wales.The hosts were also very friendly.We wanted for nothing at all.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2016

  • "Surroundings where beautiful"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2016

  • "Really a tremendously comfy cottage which we were always happy to return to at the end of a day out."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with single bed and pull-out stacker bed (can be super king-size double on request) and woodburner.
  • LPG central heating with woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private lawned, enclosed rear garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mile
  • Note: There are 2 steps up to sitting room
  • Owner also offers sketchbook art classes for the local landscape
  • Please Note: The road leading to the cottage is a 300m farm track so please drive with care.

The property

Drefach Felindre 2 miles.

A pretty traditional cottage, converted from a former dairy, situated on the edge of the owner’s woodland, between the popular market towns of Llandysul and Newcastle Emlyn in South Wales.

This cosy cottage is a perfect base for couples or small families looking to enjoy the peaceful scenery, yet being a short drive from the stunning coastline of Cardigan Bay.

All on the ground floor, there is one cosy bedroom and a family bathroom.

There is a traditional cottage-style kitchen with a dining area leading into the spacious sitting room which has an impressive woodburner, comfy seating and additional sleeping for two.

Outside, you can sit in the pretty front garden with a cup of coffee, or relax in the sun in the back garden, enclosed by a 3ft high picket fence and gate and surrounded by the rustling trees.

You are welcome to enjoy the owners’ woodland path or enjoy the comedic actions of the little resident cockerel.

Newcastle Emlyn is a thriving market town sat on the River Teifi, perfect for fishing trips or to pick up some fabulous local foods or enjoy a coffee in one of the cafés.

Alternatively, the quaint town of Llandysul, also on the Teifi, offers a café and small shops or the chance to enjoy the river at the local canoe paddling club.

Both areas have a selection of boutique shops, antique shops and various great places to eat.

You are ideally placed to enjoy the sweeping coastline of Cardigan Bay peppered with pretty beaches, including the National Trust Penbryn Beach, intimate coves and popular harbour towns.

The surrounding area offers a myriad of outdoor activities such as boat trips to spot local marine wildlife and birds, including the local bay’s dolphins.

You are a short drive from beautiful walks across the Preseli Hills, and just 16 miles from the Pembrokeshire National Park.

Slightly further afield are the beach resort of New Quay, famous for dolphin sightings, and the harbour town of Aberaeron with its multi-coloured houses lining the tranquil harbour.

A delightfully peaceful retreat, with a lovely mix of tradition and comfort, close to fantastic local countryside.

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About the location


Llandysul 6.6 miles; Newcastle Emlyn 4.5 miles.

Drefach Felindre is a small village in Carmarthenshire nestled in the heart of three converging valleys and surrounded by wooded valleys and lovely walks. It is home to the National Woollen Mill, a real glimpse into Wales' rural industrial heritage. Drefach Felindre is close to the popular bustling market town of Newcastle Emlyn and the wider stretches of the meandering River Teifi, popular with walkers, canoeists and fisherman. Newcastle Emlyn has a good selection of antiques, craft and jewellery shops alongside many pubs, tea rooms and restaurants, as well as a ruined castle to explore. The rugged Cardiganshire coastline is just a short drive away with its wonderful sandy beaches. Why not take a boat trip to spot dolphins and seals at New Quay or visit the town of Carmarthen? Also in the area is Dylan Thomas' Boat House in Laugharne, Cenarth Falls, paintballing, Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, Oakwood Theme Park and train rides at Henllan, plenty to keep you occupied for the whole of your holiday.

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