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Garden View

Llanybydder, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 999126)

4.9

(31 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "What a lovely presented cottage."

    We had such a nice relaxing break,the hot tub was very relaxing after our long walks, great location.will definitely book again and perfect for our puppy.

    Thank you for your feedback Paul Glad your family and puppy found our cottage to your liking. Hope you return soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here!"

    Highly recommend staying, brilliant facilities including the fabulous hot tub, clean, well equipped holiday home, all you need! Excellent location for exploring surrounding beaches, walks, boat trips. The owners were very helpful and very professional! We would definitely stay again!

    Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful part of Wales. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephanieMay 2022

  • "This was our second visit to mz holiday cottages and just like our first visit we were not disappointed as everything was as described what a lovely place to stay and explore some great beaches and coastal walks plus the added bonus of the hot tub to relax in after a long day."

    The owners mike and zohra are very welcoming and friendly we even and drinks with them and went out for tea on another night.we now class then as friends and hope do us. John and Helen

    Thank you John and Helen for your feedback and leaving our cottage so clean and tidy. It was lovely to see you again and to know you have become more than just our guests. Hope to see you again this year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "We stayed here in May 2022 with our toddler and baby, the cottage is perfect for a small family and had everything we needed, we loved the small enclosed garden space at the back, perfect for our 3 year old son to play and we knew he was safely secure."

    The cottage is extremely clean and tidy and we would love to come back again. The owners are also amazing hosts and took care of all our needs.

    Thank you Judith for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JudithApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful few days in West Wales."

    The property is well situated for getting to the gorgeous West Wales beaches. The cottage was spotless, spacious and well equipped. The hot tub is for guests age 10 and over which would have been helpful to know before booking.

    Thank you for leaving feedback Claire. We are glad you found the cottage clean, spacious and well equipped. With regard to the use of the hot tub for young children, we prefer to err on the side of caution. We understand this may be inconvenient for some, but as owners we feel more comfortable knowing we have safety measures in place to protect our guests and ourselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the garden view holiday cottages."

    The cottage was spotless! The hosts were amazing and very accommodating. The cottage was very warm, especially at night, the kitchen had everything we needed and more. The are was lovely and we were able to explore lots of different areas around Wales. It was our poochs’ first stay away from home, and he loved stretching his legs in the dog area. We would certainly return. Thank you very much, if your not sure about committing… do it!

    Thank you Barry for your lovely feedback. We try to keep a high standard of cleanliness and comfort for our guests so that they enjoy their stay. We are glad you got to explore the surrounding areas and beaches in this beautiful part of Wales. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarryApr 2022

  • "Had a great stay at Garden View."

    Really clean accommodation. The hosts are super helpful and friendly. The kitchen had everything you’d need if you ate in a couple of nights. Beaches only 30/40 mins away for either coast. Big bonus is the hot tub!

    Thank you Joanne for leaving feedback. We are glad you found everything to your liking. This is a lovely part of Wales with many castles and beaches within an easy drive. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2022

  • "Family of 4 and a dog, very modern, spacious, very clean, beds were really comfortable, garden was lovely and the hot tub was a really nice touch, Met the owners who were extremely friendly, showed us round, even had a red book to tell us what was around there and things to do, Highly recommended."

    Will be seeing us again! Thank you.

    Thank you Dylan and Georgina for your lovely comments. Glad your little family enjoyed your break and managed to enjoy the garden and have a BBQ. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DylanFeb 2022

  • "Great place to stay!"

    Thank you for your feedback Aleksandra. Much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AleksandraFeb 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Despite the wet and windy weather we got use out of the hot tub and it was nice and warm inside. TVs we’re great, kitchen had all we needed and the hosts were a delight.

    Thank you for your feedback Louise. So glad you enjoyed your stay and using the hot tub. Hope you return in the warmer weather. So much to see in this beautiful part of Wales. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2022

  • "A beautiful, cosy cottage."

    We had a wonderful holiday! A perfect spot to explore the coast, countryside and the Brecons. The hot tub was a lovely treat after a long days walk. Many thanks to our lovely hosts who were very helpful and were always available with any queries.

    Reviewed by RobinNov 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning place, spotlessly clean, big garden, family-friendly and lovely hosts."

    Highly recommended, and we will be coming back.

    Reviewed by MiaOct 2021

  • "We have just returned aftet spending a week at the Garden View Cottage."

    Everything about the cottage was 5 star. When we arrived the owners showed us around. We messaged the owners a few times regarding places to go and Zohra always messaged back within around 10 mins. Would definitely recommend a stay at this cottage. The hot tub was definitely a bonus.

    Reviewed by EleanorSep 2021

  • "Couldn't fault the cottage."

    It was very well equipped, comfortable and clean. Everything had been thought of, including a bath robe to access the hot tub. Lovely welcome pack too. Approx 35/40 mins to get to the coast, and 1.5 hours to the heart of the brecon beacons along some fairly narrow country lanes.

    Reviewed by Anne-marieSep 2021

  • "The owners home was next to Garden View."

    They greeted us on arrival showed us round and made us welcome. The cottage had everything we needed and was in a quiet location from which we could travel to all places we wanted to visit

    Reviewed by MonicaSep 2021

  • "Excellent stay, superb property, very peaceful, hosts wonderful"

    Reviewed by ScottAug 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time, the accommodation was beautiful and very clean and had everything we could possibly need."

    The host Mike and Zohra were lovely, and were on hand if you needed anything or had any questions. The location was perfect, no more than 30 mins from a Beach, or just over an hour if you wanted to go to the Cardiff or Swansea. And with Breacon Beacons close by we were never stuck for something to do. The hot tub was a great added bonus to relax at the end of the day. Thank you so much to Mike and Zohra for a brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time!"

    Mike and Zohra were friendly and helpful, without being overbearing. Their recommendations and that of the red folder were spot on. The cottage is modern and clean. The furniture is modern and useful. The lay-out of the property is good and well thought-out. The beds are very comfortable and there is attention to details, such as the fans and the torches. The outside space is welcoming and the hot tub was a welcome addition. The outside is well set up for dogs too.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021

  • "With the weather being so up and down we didn't get to use the hot tub more than ..."

    With the weather being so up and down we didn't get to use the hot tub more than twice, perhaps a cover for this area would make it more accessible x

    Reviewed by MollieJul 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic place to stay and very comfortable with everything that you would need."

    The Cottage is beautiful decorated and the location was lovely and quiet. Both hosts Zohra and Mike are really friendly and helpful with every detail. Nice touch with the little dog tag “ saying on holiday “ The surrounding coastal areas were beautiful

    Reviewed by DaleJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a superb location and very clean property!"

    The most dog friendly place we have stayed without a doubt. Kind and thoughtful hosts with the added luxury of a very clean, well maintained hot tub. Thank you we’ll be back!

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "Lovely scenery and setting ."

    Welcoming and inviting cottage, immaculately clean and inviting with particular attention to detail to accommodate all aspects of our stay. Our hosts were very helpful and were on hand to assist us in any way

    Reviewed by JodiMay 2021

  • "Our first weekend away since before March 2020, so hopes were high and relaxation much needed."

    Garden View did not disappoint! As well as the more obvious facilities, as seen in the pics and description, we were delighted with the little touches that made our stay even more comfortable. Slides and dressing gowns provided for the wander over to our hot tub, little hooks in exactly the right place for toiletry bags in the bathroom. Heated towel rails for drying our hot tub kit. Absolutely fantastic. The goodies on arrival (milk, bread, butter and welsh cakes) were much appreciated. The dog exercise area was a real joy for our energetic young pup. The cottage was spotless and beautifully set out. And such welcoming and friendly owners!

    Reviewed by Gwenlli HafMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely short holiday at the Garden View cottage."

    The hosts were wonderful, made us feel welcome and went out of their way to contact us prior to arriving to notify us of road closures. Facilities are great, plenty of equipment to keep you going on a self catering break and was an added bonus having prime video & Netflix on the tv! The bedrooms are stylish with comfortable beds and the rooms are fitted with black out curtains. The owners request that you only use the hot tub twice a day after they have done they checks, however they are very accommodating with the check times if you advise them roughly when you would like to use it. The location for us was great and the grounds the cottage is on are lovely, I liked watching the rabbits run about in the early evening! The cottage is about a 30 min drive to some beautiful coastal towns and about a 5 min drive to a local shop and take away restaurants. All in all we had a fab few days at the cottage and would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by JessicaMay 2021

  • "An amazing weekend break away, the property was stunning and totally exceeded our expectations!"

    The hosts were also very welcoming and helpful upon arrival, showing us around the property and giving us some pointers on the local area. Took a drive out to Aberystwyth on the Saturday which was only about an hour through beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by StevenApr 2021

  • "Absolutely brilliant place."

    Hot tubs are immaculate and spotless and a lovely way to chill. This is our second visit will definitely be back. Zhora and Mike make you feel welcome and at home. Premises have everything you need. Love it here. Lynne and James and Yogi.

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2021

  • "This was not a holiday but a safe, dry & warm base for us whilst we had sold our house & were unable to move into our new home until essential repairs had been carried out."

    The cottage was lovely, comfortable beds, nicely decorated and had everything you could need. Zohra the really nice lady who owned the cottage went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable even making homecooked meals for us to buy which was a godsend when we were spending long hours on getting our new home habitable. We were very grateful to be able to stay in this lovely cottage until our house was ready

    Reviewed by RodFeb 2021

  • "The location of the property is very remote with at least an hours drive to any main attractions or shops, restaurants etc."

    The cottage is beautifully presented however can feel a little invasive with the owners living directly opposite. The welcome pack was a lovely gesture. The property was very difficult to find in the dark and could perhaps benefit from additional lights and signage. The centrally heated property was controlled by the owners so the stuffiness of the cottage was a real downside. We had option to turn radiators off but was kindly asked to conserve energy and not open doors or windows to allow heat to escape. Hot water was also temperamental however promptly rectified by the owners who say this is an on-going issue. As the cottage is so remote, we decided to utilise the great facilities and cook most evening meals. Sadly the kitchen utensils didn’t extend to a masher or ladle. Dog throws were provided to protect soft furnishings and the gated areas were great. The collar complete with owners details on is a smashing idea to attach to your pet. Hot tub was an added bonus however again, we felt we were told when we could and couldn’t use it due to chemical treatment/checks done twice a day. The position of the hot tub didn’t feel very private as it’s overlooked by the owners property, we felt quite exposed. Robes and sandals provided specifically for the hot tub is a great idea. The said washing machine, dryer, ironing board and iron is locked away in an out building and can be accessed for an additional charge of £10. For continued use, it’s a text to the owners for permission. The bins and recycling are all very straight forward with colour coded bags provided. Once bags are full they are placed in the outside bins near the gated entrance however, there is no room as these bins are also used by the neighbours attached to the holiday cottage therefore, two dirty bin bags had to be kept in the cottage until check out day. The week was shared with neighbouring guests who stayed at the property next door. The cottages would certainly benefit from some sort of sound proofing. We heard music, tv, general conversations, banging and slamming of doors from our adjoining neighbours. This certainly affected our relaxation. The beds and linen were exceptionally comfortable and smelt freshly laundered. Bedrooms lacked storage, with no wardrobes but we’re overall very comfortable and sizeable. Bathrooms felt a little disjointed with the main one being downstairs. The upstairs bathroom has a half size bath which would be suitable for a very small child. Sadly we feel our experience at garden view was limited. I would not return and would not recommend.

    Many thanks for your review, Whilst some of what you said is subjective, we would just like to clarify a couple of issues you raised: Heating and Water: Central heating is 100% guest controlled. The thermostat is located inside the front entrance and fully adjustable to your preference as are all the radiators. This is explained to all guests upon arrival. The problem with the hot water was a short-term issue which is fully resolved. Hot Tub: Guidance on hot tub usage and chemical balance is first and foremost for health and safety reasons recommended by all Hot Tub manufacturers. Overuse of the hot tub alongside Self-tanning / body lotion / make-up etc can cause water discoloration and can potentially clog the jets and filters hence our recommendations. Noise: The cottages are fully soundproof in accordance with building regulations. Some minor noise disturbance is inevitable, but we have had no complaints in this regard from any of our guests prior to your stay. Remoteness of property: Pubs, takeaways, several shops and a small co-op are 1 mile away from our property and the larger town of Lampeter is a 10-minute drive. We give our guests full comprehensive directions to our cottages which if followed will cause no problems. We recommend all guests do their due diligence prior to booking to avoid disappointment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KellyOct 2020

  • "The accomadation was lovely, homely , very comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    The owners have thought of everything you might need. Mike & Zohra met us on arrival and explained things to us about the accomadation as well as the local area. They are very friendly and available if you needed help with anything but not at all intrusive. The location is situated in a quiet village which has a couple of pubs, a supermarket and takeaways. Ideal location for exploring coastal resorts if prepared to drive and relax on your return in hot tub. Would highly recommend, lovely place , lovely owners.

    Reviewed by HenryOct 2020

  • "Our family had a lovely first holiday together."

    The cottage was extremely clean and well equipped. Excellent hosts. Great value for money.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "Mike and Zohra were fantastic hosts, always helpful."

    Hot tub was great but would have been good to have had a little more leeway as only able to use twice a day 45mins max a time, with a party of 4 not everyone wants to go in at the same time. Other than that fantastic cottage with everything you need. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Reviewed by AdySep 2020

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Summary

  • 2 bedrooms: 2 x Single Bed, 1 x King Size Bed,
  • 1 x Bathroom with: Bath, Shower, Hand Basin, Towel Rail, Wc
  • 1 x Downstairs Bathroom with Shower, Hand Basin, Wc, Towel Rail.
  • 1 x Living Kitchen Dining
  • 1 oven of type: electric
  • Hobs
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Shared Utility from from 10am - 5pm
  • x2 TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking
  • Enclosed patio and graveled area with Furniture
  • Enclosed Dog Exercise area
  • Hot Tub (unavailable until 30/06/22)
  • BBQ
  • One well behaved Pet Welcome (if you are bringing our own dog please use your own bedding and throws) Sorry, no smoking
  • A welcome pack is provided including Tea, Coffee, Milk, Sugar & Welsh cakes
  • Shop within 1.2 miles
  • Pub within 1.2 miles.

The property

This attractive, semi-detached cottage, apposite the owner's home, is surrounded by tranquil countryside, on the outskirts of Llanybydder in West Wales.

Garden View is a wonderful, contemporary property for a couple or small family looking for a Welsh rural retreat.

Step into the property to be greeted by a well...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

LLANYBYDDER

Lampeter 5 miles; Aberaeron 16 miles; Carmarthen 20 miles.

A small market town straddling the River Teifi, Llanybydder is a typical old Welsh town with a small selection of shops, including a Post Office, bakers and farmers co-operative, and a few pubs and eating places scattered throughout its streets. It is the focal point for the surrounding farmers, and regularly holds horse sales. The countryside is perfect for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers alike. Set on the border between Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, Llanybydder is perfectly positioned to travel to the county town of Carmarthen with its busy shopping centre, with small individual quirky shops and the well-known high street stores, Merlin's Hill Centre and even a steam railway. The superb coastline of both south and west Wales is within 20 miles for great seaside days and coastal walks on the world renowned Welsh coastal path. An excellent central location to enjoy the south west of Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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