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Y Bwthyn

Swyddffynnon near Pontrhydfendigaid, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 924676)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful weeks holiday in beautiful setting, so peaceful."

    Opening the living room curtains in the morning you are greeted with a fantastic view across the valley, lots of sheep and lambs in the fields, rabbits sitting outside the property. The property is well equipped and the beds are very comfortable, and Tom the owner couldn't be more friendly and helpful, very attentive, and the eggs from his chickens are unbelievably good. Highly recommended for a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2022

  • "Great cottage it was really cosy with the under floor heating."

    Very peaceful location with friendly owner who checked to make sure everything was OK and left some eggs from his chickens . The road to the farm was great for last walk before bedtime with the dogs (take a torch) . Great sunsets across the valley and good star gazing

    Reviewed by HeatherFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful setting and cottage."

    The photos don't do it justice of how large it actually is. It's set on a working sheep farm with the owner living behind the cottage. This doesn't take from the quiet solitude of the place. It was lovely to see the sheep and other animals that Mr Jones has. We did have a few issues with heating this was sorted out for us, as soon as able too. These things can happen. Also the zip link single beds not made up into large double on our arrival; this was Sykes who made the mistake, in not letting Mr Jones know. I had specifically asked them twice. Therefore we had to wait two nights before this was rectified by Mr Jones' cleaner, resulting in 2 uncomfortable nights for my brother, who isn't used to sleeping in a single bed. We chose this cottage specifically for 3 double beds. One bedroom right at the end with ensuite does have a hard mattress, it may suit some people, as we all have different preferences. Unfortunately, it made for a restless, sleepless time for one of my party. I can't complain as I had the memory foam bed and slept great. All in all though, I thoroughly enjoyed staying in this beautiful cottage and the scenic setting. It is a distance out from most places, but if you want tranquility and a beautiful outlook then it's well worth it. Great to stare out at the stars at night too, and hear the owls hooting. Mr Jones is a lovely man, who really tries to help with any issues. We did have milk, barabrith and Welsh cakes awaiting us; just make sure you bring along tea, coffee and sugar; as we then had to nip out to Tregaron to the local store to get some, after an exhausting 6 hour journey. We are used to places that give you some to start off with. This could be the new rules at the moment, with what's taking place, and Welsh laws may be different, (as we've been holidaying in England, since this pandemic) We've not come across this in our other stays. Just to mention - Don't listen to Google maps as it'll take you to the wrong place, it's the next one along or before it, depending on which way you're coming in. I'd happily recommend staying here. Thank you Mr Jones, for all your help, and allowing my pets to holiday with me too; I hope to come back one day.

    Reviewed by IlonaJan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Y Bwthyn."

    We arrived in the dark and seeing the beautiful views in the morning was like Christmas again. The cottage is warm, comfortable and has everything you need. We will definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by AnnaDec 2021

  • "A lovely property that we have stayed at before."

    Tom is a wonderful host and his animals are always a bonus for my daughter. We are already arranging our return visit

    Reviewed by EsyldOct 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at this cottage, totally exceeded all expectations."

    So clean, comfortable and very homely. Will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "Tom was a brilliant host and very accommodating and helpful."

    The bungalow was beautiful and in a perfect setting. We would love to stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by LornaSep 2021

  • "The bungalow was lovely and clean and spacious,the views from the property were ..."

    The bungalow was lovely and clean and spacious,the views from the property were fantastic,so peaceful and relaxing watching Red kites plenty of places to visit the lakes are a must as long as you’re not scared of heights,thankyou farmer Tom for our lovely stay in your property Chrissy&Chris from Dorset

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Y Bwthyn."

    Tom was a lovely host and it was so thoughtful to find cake and milk on our arrival. We also enjoyed the eggs from the hens. The location is stunning with beautiful views. A good centre for exploring this part of Wales. The cottage itself was spotless and very comfortable and well equipped. We hope to return..

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2021

  • "This lovely cottage was spotless and well equipped."

    It is set in a stunning part of the countryside, with long distance views across rolling farmland toward the mountains. We enjoyed watching the red kites flying overhead, and counted 10 on one occasion. We also saw dolphins from the quay side in both New Quay and Aberystwyth. We had a very relaxing break, thank you Tom!

    Reviewed by Anne-marieJul 2021

  • "This is just a brilliant place to stay,so good to cycle from the house, with views over cors caron."

    Walks on the coastal path aren't too far away. Although the farmhouse is close by, it is really nice and quiet, with wildlife in abundance. The farmer Tom Jones, is very helpful, if needs be, and may give you some of his fresh eggs. Fantastic place, we'll definitely be back. Steve and Julia.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

  • "Another amazing stay at Y Bwthyn and wont be our last."

    This is the second time we have stayed here. The cottage is well equipped with everything for you to enjoy your stay. It is very spacious lovely and clean and you can really make yourself at home. One of the reasons I love this property so much is that my kids love it and they are safe. They can go out on their bikes and scooters without me having to watch their every move and they love the animals and seeing Farmer Tom, the owner. Tom is extremely welcoming and on hand if you need him and pops you some fresh eggs in from the hens. I cannot fault this property we all absolutely love it and will continue to come bere

    Reviewed by KellyMay 2021

  • "A beautiful but modern cottage in an isolated location on a farm, close to the midcambrian mountains."

    Farm animals close by including goats, ducks, chickens and geese. Farmer Tom was very helpful and friendly. Not too close to the coast and most beaches in the vicinity are pebbly. Good facilities in Tregaron (7 miles) including two takeaways, a restaurant and a Spa supermarket. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and intend to return. Difficult to find and the instructions are not accurate.

    Reviewed by GregoryOct 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time at Y Bwthyn."

    There is plenty of space for 6 people and the children in our group enjoyed having space to play and ride their bikes outside. They also enjoyed feeding the goats and checking on the geese! Farmer Tom was incredibly welcoming and we enjoyed the fresh eggs. The kitchen was really well equipped and had everything we needed. Finally, the views are amazing. We're already looking at dates to return!

    Reviewed by SherylAug 2020

  • "This cottage was so much better that I had expected."

    The photos do show it accurately, but somehow it was so much nicer when we arrived and could see it in the flesh. I didn't want to go home! Tom was an added bonus. Such a kind man. He gave us fresh eggs from the farm and was lovely to chat with. The goats were hilarious and the Guard Geese were characters. There were even baby ducklings to greet us. My boys are 6 and 9 and they had a ball. You can walk from the cottage and the countryside is stunning. Even on a wet day I loved being there, watching the landscape change. Rolling hills and sheep as far as your eye can see. The cottage was clean, a high standard of fixtures and fittings, a great kitchen and lots of space. It was perfect for us. I miss it x

    Reviewed by AbiAug 2020

  • "Our holiday here was as fantastic as ever - our 5th visit!"

    Tom is the most amazing host, so kind and thoughtful. The facilities in the cottage are excellent and he has thought of everything you could need for a relaxing holiday. The views and tranquility of the cottage setting are second to none. The welcome pack on arrival is always very well received, such a kind gesture. Tom really is outstanding and we’re already looking forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by JayneAug 2020

  • "All around amazingness!"

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2020

  • "Large bungalow with amazing views and great internet for how rural the place is."

    Issues I had was. ... The owners house is literally next to the bungalow and all images shown are positioned so that you can not see how close it is, which seemed deceiving and felt watched during our stay. ... There was no instructions on how to use the appliances. ... Limited basic necessities, 1 roll of toilet paper per toilet and 1 bin bag per bin so during our short 3 night stay we had to buy these things for our stay, which seemed a bit much considering it cost 300 for the weekend out of season in november. Other then these things the place was spotless and the area is beautiful so if you can handle these flaws then you will adore this stay

    Reviewed by ConnorNov 2019

  • "We had very wonderful time, the owner mr tom was very welcoming and very helpful ..."

    We had very wonderful time, the owner mr tom was very welcoming and very helpful , the cottage was comfortable and fully equated with every thing the kids had a nice time with animals , we will go back again

    Reviewed by FarahAug 2019

  • "Beautiful place."

    Lovely farmer looked after us. Will look to return.

    Reviewed by PatrickApr 2019

  • "A fabulous break with our family in a fabulous property."

    So well equipted which made everything so easy. Farmer Tom was great,so helpful, & so kind, he even showed the children the lambs around the farm. We will stay again that's for sure. Thank you Farmer Tom you are a great host.

    Reviewed by DawnApr 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Very spacious,really comfortable and spotless. Lovely views and loved the sheep and geese. The owner Tom is a lovely man, very friendly. Ideal stay if have children as they would enjoy it. Would love to return one day. The travel directions given from Sykes were incorrect eg left turns when it should have been right turns so it took us a while to find the cottage.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2019

  • "This cottage belongs to the nicest owner you could ever wish to meet!"

    A fabulous, kind lovely man Mr Jones who went out of his way to make everything completely perfect for us including a fully decorated Christmas tree, mince pies and mulled wine. He deserves to be fully booked for the whole year!

    Reviewed by JayneDec 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect for our stay - it was well equipped with everything that was needed."

    Our host Tom was very kind and we enjoyed chatting about the farm and the animals. If you want peace and quiet this is the place to stay.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely and owner really great."

    Fresh eggs and interesting animals. Great views. Would go back again. However we both feel let down by Sykes. We found out that weeks before and after we booked(which was last November) had recently changed and were a lot cheaper. We queried the price before we booked as family member has seen cottage at a different price on Sykes website.When I “ chatted “to one your colleagues , I was told it was because of events in the area. When questioned of events, the events in question were many miles away from cottage , so feel this was just an excuse. Have used Sykes many times before but don’t think I would use again. I thought Sykes could be trusted. Seems to me that all you care about is taking my money. Not happy with how you have treated a loyal customer. Could not fault property. We had a great holiday. Many thanks to Mr Tom Jones.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "We had a relaxing holiday in this beautiful cottage."

    Property was immaculately clean, very well equipped and had wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. The farmer (Tom) was very welcoming and brought us fresh eggs from his chickens. Our toddler loved going to visit the goats, chickens, geese and sheep. Would definitely recommend :-)

    Reviewed by GemmaJun 2018

  • "The farmer/owner Tom was really lovely and friendly and couldn't do enough for you."

    He brought us fresh eggs which were so tasty. The cottage was very clean and the bathrooms were particularly clean. Constant hot water and the water pressure was really good. Wi Fi was good too. The views were beautiful a really lovely cottage which we hope to go back to.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2018

  • "This is a very well put together cottage that is perfect for families or groups - lovely main sitting room with a wonderful log fire, and Tom the owner, keeps the log supply fully stocked."

    Kitchen has all that you could need. Two bathrooms means that there is no morning rows. It is very well thought out. The large picture window from the lounge gives great views of the countryside with Red Kites hovering seemingly within reach. Driving to and from the cottage you pass a small flock of geese (there were more but a fox reduced the numbers) and they honk their welcome which was endlessly funny to us - especially as they would run into things as they were so focused on honking at us. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful house, very comfortable bed (at least the one we used) astonishing view, peaceful setting."

    The owner was so friendly and welcoming. A bit off the normal tourist routes.

    Reviewed by AndreasAug 2017

  • "Tom the owner and working farmer was a lovely unobtrusive host which complimented our stay."

    Reviewed by AngelicaJul 2017

  • "The cottage was fantastic and had everything we wanted to get away for a week of relaxation in beautiful surroundings."

    Will certainly go back again to get again from the hustle and bustle.

    Reviewed by DannyJun 2017

  • "A fantastic holiday house with a warm welcome from Mr Jones."

    The views are magnificent and the house is warm, cosy and well equipped. A fabulous base for our holiday. Thank you to Mr Jones for all his hospitality.

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2017

  • "The cottage was just as described."

    Everything was there that was needed, especially in the kitchen. The location was wonderful and the owner was sweet and thoughtful, he even brought us fresh eggs from his chickens :)

    Reviewed by EmmaFeb 2017

  • "Cottage is stunning and in a spectacular location."

    Farmer Jones is a lovely man who made us feel so welcome. Area was fantastic for watching Red Kites from the property, our 18 month old son loved walking round the path to see the geese, goats, sheep and chickens on the farm. Extremely quiet location, ideal for a relaxing break

    Reviewed by GregNov 2016

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    It was very clean and comfortable and had everything we required. The views were amazing and the farmer (Tom) was very helpful and friendly and took the children to see some lambs which they loved. A fantastic week away and we would definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2016

  • "Suburb accomodation very quiet , owner very friendly and helpful but leaves you to enjoy holiday."

    . Cottage meets all the requirements for a good holiday. Lots of walks in the area but require decent weather to enjoy.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room), 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Air-source central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and fuel for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Patio with veranda, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (to be kept on a lead due to surrounding livestock)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles.

The property

Pontrhydfendigaid 5 miles.

A spacious and modern detached barn conversion on the edge of the owners’ working sheep farm, overlooking the beautiful Vale of Aeron, close to the popular harbourside town of Aberaeron on Cardigan Bay.

Situated just a short drive from Pontrhydfendigaid on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains, and between the market town of Tregaron and the beauty spot of Devil’s Bridge, this cottage is a wonderful base for families or friends to relax or explore the surrounding countryside.

With all of the accommodation on the ground floor, there are three large bedrooms, two doubles (one with Jack-and-Jill access to a shower room), and one twin room.

There is a large well-equipped kitchen, with views across the valley, leading to the spacious sitting and dining room, where you can sit with a cup of tea and enjoy the views across the valley.

Outside, you can sit on the patio and relax in the sun, or let the children run off any remaining energy on the large hardstanding area surrounding the property, ideal for ball games.

The area is surrounded by stunning views and walks across the surrounding hills and Cambrian Mountain Range.

Just six miles away is the popular market town of Tregaron, which also boasts the nearby Cors Caron, a raised bog covering 2000 acres, with miles of pathways including a raised accessible boardwalk, popular with nature lovers as it supports rare flora and fauna.

You are ideally placed to explore the beautiful sandy beaches and rugged coves of the Wales Coast Path, stretching along the breathtaking Cardigan Bay coastline, and the area offers numerous outdoor activities such as pony trekking, coasteering, wildlife and dolphin spotting boat trips and miles of footpaths.

Aberystwyth, a thriving university town is just a short drive away, making this a perfect base for groups looking to enjoy a variety of days out in the locality.

A superb property to enjoy the undulating countryside of Mid Wales, yet being just a short drive to the wonderful Cardigan Bay coastline.

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About the location


Tregaron 5.5 miles; Devil’s Bridge 9 miles; Aberystwyth 16 miles.

Pontrhydfendigaid is a small village in Mid Wales between Devil’s Bridge and Tregaron. The village lies on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains in beautiful countryside. It sits on the River Teifi and his home to a local shop and two nearby pubs, the Red Lion and the Black Lion. Devil's Bridge has been a tourist attraction for centuries and was celebrated by author George Borrow who wrote Wild Wales in 1854. This famous bridge spans the Mynach, a tributary of the River Rheidol and is unique as it is actually three bridges in one, the original built around 1100, the second above this in 1753 and the third in 1903. The bridge is at a point where the River Mynach drops 90 metres (300 ft) in 5 steps down a steep and narrow ravine before it meets the River Rheidol. The set of stone steps leading down to the lowest bridge at the waterfall are known as Jacob's Ladder. The attraction offers viewing points and after the steep walk there is a hotel and cafe for refreshments. This whole area boasts stunning scenery and wildlife and is renowned for walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching as well as trips to the beautiful Cardigan Bay coastline with its wild cliffs and sandy beaches.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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