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Newcastle Emlyn, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Jayne couldn't do enough to make us feel comfortable."

    She send us loads great ideas on where to go and places to eat. The cottage was very very clean and comfortable. The only downside was the parking and the cottage was on a sharp bend and no garden to let the dog out. Apart from that it was beautiful

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2023

  • "Gerlan is a beautiful grade II listed building with all of the amenities you need for a relaxing stay in a lovely, quiet place."

    You are not far for the beaches, walks, sights and towns that have everything you need. The cottage was well furnished, nicely laid out and the additional deck was perfect for BBQs and eating outside. The road and parking looked off-putting but the road itself was never busy and the parking, as stated was not a concern for smaller cars. I highly recommend the cottage for couples who just want to get away! Many thanks to Janey for all of the help.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Sep 2023

  • "I booked online and the owner hadn't been informed we were coming."

    However she very kindly finished work early to get the property ready for us. Anyway this cottage was beautiful, really relaxing, so cosy with wood burner and had lots of character. Well looked after and had everything you need. The owner is lovely, she made sure we were settled in and had everything we needed and made sure we could work TV etc. She gave us her number in case we needed anything. Will definitely stay again. Only problem was I would've liked to stay for longer this time!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely, peaceful stay in this quaint tiny cottage."

    We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Gerlan and the owner showed us where everything was and answered any questions after we arrived on the first night. Fully equipped cottage and our little dog loved it too.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable traditional stone Welsh cottage in a lovely setting."

    The separate garden area was a favourite for sitting with either coffee or wine at any time even if raining. Jayne was very helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. If you're looking for a peaceful, comfortable and cosy cottage in a rural setting this cottage this cottage fits the bill. I loved it and will return.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2022

  • "We booked a last minute stay at Gerlan cottage for 4 nights over the New Year period."

    The owner Jayne was very friendly, made us feel welcome and gave us all the information we needed. The cottage itself was very homely, with a big open fire which kept us and our dog Giant toasty. Everything was as advertised and we didn’t need to bring anything extra. The kitchen amenities were great and towels were provided. The cottage is obviously an old property which comes with the creeks and things you’d expect, but that’s part of the charm. The place was clean and fresh and we were very comfortable during our stay there. Despite the cottage being on a main road, we didn’t hear the traffic and it wasn’t that busy. You just have to be a bit careful pulling off and going into the parking space, but we didn’t have any trouble with it. The little shop up the road is wonderful and the daffodil pub was friendly and has a great menu and drinks selection. We did find we had to drive out a little for a good country walk, but not far. I imagine in the warmer months the little garden veranda that overlooks the river (separate to the house … like a lot of west wales cottages) is a nice spot to have a bbq. We had a lovely getaway. If you want a cute little cottage with good access to the spots in West Wales then Gerlan is a great choice. Oh and the dvd collection has some great films In it too :) For the price, location, property and hosts kindness we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Dec 2021

  • "It was very quaint and the single bed is only really suitable for a small child and not a teenager."

    Quite disappointed that the week following our stay was a lot less than what we paid for our stay. Not even the basics that we’ve found in many other properties, such as salt, pepper etc

    Reviewed by Jayne2.5Oct 2021

  • "Parking outside the cottage was not easy…and a little dangerous."

    The outside garden area was lovely. The cottage was ideal for two.

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Sep 2021

  • "Lovely quirky cottage in picturesque countryside."

    All we needed for a comfortable stay. Owner was very helpful when we couldn’t get the tv to work.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2021

  • "Had to remove cobwebs in most rooms."

    Cleaned front room windows inside and out, they had not been cleaned for months. My husband repaired the kitchen doors because they were loose and would not close properly. Drawers in bedroom dirty inside, I didn't put any clothes in them. The whole place needs better lighting and the amount of wires and extension leads were really unsightly. I knew the cottage was on a dangerous bend but did not understand why the outside facility to walk dog, hang clothes and supposedly relax was not not explained more clearly. It is a dangerous outside area and filthy!! For the amount of money we paid it was really dissapointing.

    Reviewed by Linda2.8Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and the host looked after us very well."

    We had a great two week at the location

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2021

  • "Just very nice"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a nice old building with associated quirks that come with this - eg sloping roof in the bedroom, we quickly got used to that!"

    Appreciated the velux windows in the double bedroom & stairwell, kept a good flow of air even when wet. Comfy beds, quiet at night = good sleep. Enjoyed wood burner on couple of cooler evenings. Some small things that would make it even better eg oven gloves, a small mirror in bedroom (need to take your own hairdryer which is fine as long as you know), avoid having sharp knives in cutlery tray as it is in a less well lit unit & there is a knife block with 3 decent knives by the window. As a previous review notes, cottage is on a sharp bend & definitely the easiest & safest way to park is to approach uphill from the Newcastle Emlyn direction. We have enjoyed our stay at Gerlan & it is in a lovely part of Wales.

    Reviewed by Gerald3.4Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was on a bad corner, no walkways and speeding cars."

    Outside area was not attached to the cottage. Spiderweb's and dust everywhere. Bathroom smelt damp. All the cupboards in the kitchen were broken or hanging off their hinges. Washing machine was rusty and smelt really bad, no curtains up in either bedroom windows so my children were awake at the crack of dawn, no openable window in the tiny box room while a heatwave was going on. The lost goes on

    Reviewed by Carrie1.6May 2021

  • "We had a lovely time staying at gerlan, had everything we needed for a short break away."

    Reviewed by Dale3.8Aug 2018

  • "The host couldn't have done more for us."

    She was so welcoming and always checked in to see if we were having a good time there. Cottage was above and beyond what we expected so clean and homely. Would look to book again and recommend to friends and family..

    Reviewed by Sam4.6Feb 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Utility.
  • Electric storage heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, small selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Please bring own beach towels
  • Roadside parking for 1 small car only
  • Decked area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Please note - no campervans/transits/vans/pick up trucks or similar vehicles
  • 1 x medium sized car only
  • Note: The garden has steep river banks and is not fenced so is not safe for visitors
  • Note: Cottage is on a bend in the road, children and animals to be supervised
  • Note: This is a traditional cottage and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: Low doorway down from sitting room to shower room
  • Property only suitable for children over the age of 12
  • Please note: As of 29/09/2023, this property will no longer accept new bookings with dogs between October - February.

The property

Newcastle Emlyn 4.5 miles.

This charming holiday home is a traditional terraced cottage in the small Welsh village of Aberbanc, with a stable door leading into the pretty, open plan living area.

Step inside and feel relaxed and ready to enjoy your holiday.

Character features such as open beams and stone walls, and floorboards in the bedrooms, are complemented by the delightful furnishings and decor throughout this cottage near Newcastle Emlyn.

Very well-equipped, this Newcastle Emlyn cottage is an absolute delight all year round.

From warm summer days to cooler winter nights, you can enjoy a holiday at this delightful cottage near Newcastle Emlyn, with its warming woodburner making the coolest days so cosy.

The private decked area is just 20 yards away, where you can enjoy alfresco dining or just a quiet drink whatever the weather holds.

Less than one mile from this cottage near Newcastle Emlyn is The Daffodil, a lovely family restaurant where dogs are welcome on the patio.

The countryside around this Newcastle Emlyn cottage gives so many walking and cycling options, while others may wish to seek out the beaches or boat trips on the Cardiganshire or Pembrokeshire coastline.

Enjoy the array of historical castles, mills and even a burial site on the Preseli Hills.

Just 5.5 miles away is the town of Llandysul, where you will find a canoe centre, a variety of shops and places to eat.

This charming and welcoming Newcastle Emlyn cottage will be one of the best you have stayed in and may well beckon you to stay again.

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About the location


Llandysul 8 miles; Cardigan 9.5 miles; Lampeter 19 miles.

The bustling market town of Newcastle Emlyn is set on the River Teifi and offers an array of shops, both unique local producers and larger chain stores, such as designer clothes, crafts and jewellery, antiques, tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and a ruined castle, plus fishing permits are available nearby. Surrounding Newcastle Emlyn is beautiful countryside, whilst the rugged Cardiganshire coastline is just six miles away, where you have the opportunity to visit Cardigan Island Farm Park, wonderful sandy beaches, or take a boat trip to spot dolphins and seals at New Quay. Within driving distance is the town of Carmarthen, Dylan Thomas' Boat House in Laugharne, Cenarth Falls, paintballing, Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, Oakwood Theme Park and train rides at Henllan, along with an array of castles, mills and craft centres. Newcastle Emlyn is an excellent base for exploring this part of Wales.

Please note - no campervans/transits/vans/pick up trucks or similar vehicles. 1 x medium sized car only.

Please note: As of 29/09/2023, this property will no longer accept new bookings with dogs between October - February.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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