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Fern Cottage

Aberporth, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 930156)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Fern Cottage in Aberporth is lovely, offers nearly everything you need for a great holiday."

    The house is nicely decorated, and included all the facilities most people would need to make an enjoyable stay. The safe enclosed garden is a superb extra. The fact that no where in the village is that far to walk is also a real bonus. We did have some problems with the shower head (needs a new fitting to make it stay upright) but we were able to still use it during our stay. It might also be worth the listing stressing to anyone booking the cottage that the short walk up and down the hill to the beach/ local pub/car parking area might cause some people with mobility problems or families with small children an issue. We were okay with this but with no pavements and a reasonably steep hill to walk up we would expect anyone arriving without knowing this might be surprised and it could ruin their stay (although they ought to be aware before booking they are holidaying in scenic Wales) It's a shame that there are still regulations around the previous visitors book as we have been on UK cottage holidays for over 30 years and always find these a first stop in arrival as they are a very useful addition to help quick navigation to best places to visit/eat/shop in the area we are staying. Our stay was so enjoyable it left us knowing we will be booking to stay in that area again in the future.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2022

  • "Unfortunately when we arrived the property was not clean at all."

    There was dog poo in the garden and dog hair all over the furniture. The property also smelled like dog which is not very nice if you don't have any dogs. Unfortunately we did not get any compensation for any of this and also the offer to have the cleaners come by again a day later was not really helpful since we have small children and it is impossible to keep them contained for so long, so we had to clean everything ourselves. Apart from the unpleasant start we had a nice time. Once properly cleaned the property is a nice place and so is the surrounding area. The bathroom could use some maintenance, for example the shower is broken and does not have any water pressure, so if you want to take a shower you are forced to stand against the wall. Also the coffee machine was broken unfortunately.

    Reviewed by StefanMay 2022

  • "The cottage was not clean when we arrived."

    The problems were as follows: The cleanliness problems are as follows: - Black Dog Hair on Floor - Black Dog Hair in Bath - Black Dog Hair on Childs High Chair. - Floor Generally Filthy (Daughters Clothing on the Knees and legs went from White to Brown in 2 hours) - Dust on Lampshades collected with hair. - Dirty Bowl left under Sofa. - 5 Dog Poos left in the Garden (we checked when we arrived) - Crockery requires a clean before every use. More general problems include: - The shower Head does not retain its position. This is an easy fix. - The shower Shelf is Broken. This is an easy fix. - The drawer in the Kitchen (R of the Dishwasher) is broken. This is an easy fix. - There is Black Mould/Damp in the Master Bedroom which is where the cot is. This is noxious and needs to be dealt with and not hidden behind furniture. We told the owner and they had the cleaning company contact us. The cleaning company made 1 slot available on Monday which was not possible as they demanded we not be present in the cottage at the time and our 1-year-old knaps between 0930 and 11. They offered 1000. I was not prepared to spoil her day so I did a full clean myself on Sunday morning.

    We are sorry that the guests at Fern Cottage had not experienced the high standards we usually achieve. We are grateful for an opportunity to respond. We do use a very reputable cleaning company and we are sorry standards were not up to their usual high level. We have taken this up with them and we know that there was a bereavement they were dealing with which has affected things. We know the cleaning issue will not happen again. The cleaning company did offer 2 further slots to come back to the cottage not just one which were both rejected. We asked for photos which were not forthcoming from the guests (even though they said they would be provided). . We always ask guests to leave the garden clear but on this occasion it appears was not done, but we have emphasised there must be a careful check each time. The cottage has been fully repainted this week up upstairs by a professional firm of painters and the slight mould dealt with The other minor fixings are being dealt with. Its not always possible to maintain a perfect house but we try. We are sorry that the standards were not as expected. This is very unusual for us to get these comments. But we will endeavour to rectify the issues as soon as possible and thank you for the opportunity to respond. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by BenMar 2022

  • "Very comfortable and extremely well equipped."

    Our grandson who generally dislikes staying away from home immediately settled and gave the cottage two thumbs up (he is non verbal)

    Reviewed by SandraFeb 2022

  • "Lovely spacious cottage in the quaint seaside village of Aberporth."

    Private safe garden for children and pets. No on-site parking but free parking a couple of minutes walk away. Lovely and cosy in the winter, must be fabulous in the summer as just a short walk to sheltered beach, and cliff walks.

    Reviewed by KimNov 2021

  • "The house is beautiful and really close to the beach."

    We had an excellent holiday. The only small point was the WiFi didn’t work.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "We had an amazing holiday as always Super clean - super comfortable."

    Initial unloading a bit of an issue as there is only narrow pull alongside road to quickly unload before parking up the road - but this is not the properties fault - just no parking Everything we needed from coffee pods to toys and high chair for the baby. X

    Reviewed by LynneAug 2021

  • "Fern cottage is just a short walk from the beach, which worked well with our young children."

    We had to plan ahead with parking, but didn’t cause us too many problems. Would be difficult if you have accessibility needs or young children and just one adult. Worth booking ahead for the Boy Ashore.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    ..loved spending time there. Dog was safe in an enclosed garden. Well equipped.. and comfortable. Tastefull and homely, would 100% recommend x

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "Less than 2 minute walk to lovely beach and 2 pubs/restaurants within 2 minutes walk."

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2021

  • "A lovely cottage for a family of 4 & a small dog."

    It was clean, well equipped and perfectly located for beautiful beaches and walks. Sun trap of a garden! Car parking is at the village hall which was absolutely fine. Great weekend - thank you.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2021

  • "Great cottage, in a fantastic location for the beach and coastal path walks."

    Fern cottage is charming and has all the facilities listed. The little garden is fully enclosed and great for dogs. Parking at the nearby village hall is very close and easy. Many thanks to the owners for a lively break away in their delightful cottage.

    Reviewed by CharlotteSep 2020

  • "Fern cottage was a beautiful place to celebrate a special birthday and get together as a family."

    Really well equipped and close to the beach, with a sea view from the garden. We loved it

    Reviewed by PamelaJul 2020

  • "Absolutely loved the attention to detail in this gorgeous cottage."

    A real bolthole with all the little things taken care of. Already dreaming about going back.

    Reviewed by AbigailMar 2020

  • "We visited Fern Cottage 3 years ago and our return visit this October was just as successful."

    Great weather so lovely walks along the beach with our Springer. Husband and son played golf several times. Cottage was very clean and well maintained. Great location for the dog friendly beach.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2019

  • "We had a wonderful weeks stay in Fern cottage and Aberporth was a beautiful place to visit, excellent location and a great base to explore other areas close by."

    The coastal path to Tresaith was something we enjoyed doing as a family along with our dog with a stop off for refreshments at the Ship in. Only minor points, would have expected there to be more than 1 dishwasher tablet, only 1 toilet roll and no way of lighting the prepared log burner on the evening of arrival until we could get to a shop, however other than this we were very happy with the cottage itself.

    Reviewed by LeanneAug 2019

  • "Very pretty cottage in a great location for walking on pristine dog friendly beach."

    Villagers all friendly and helpful. Looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by LindseyJul 2019

  • "A delightful cottage, well appointed and comfortable."

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2019

  • "Just arrived back from a week in Fern cottage, we had a fabulous holiday, there was four in our party, my mum and my two young boys, one and three."

    The cottage has lots of character is very homely so you can settle right in from the moment you get there. The parking situation was a bit awkward, there's a car park just down the road not far at all but trying to unload two small children and our daily baggage was not easy, we got beeped at a couple of times. The washing machine was a massive plus, we couldn't of managed without it after all those days at the beach. If you visit then Penbryn is a must, the beach there is just beautiful and secluded, Mwnt is also a nice little addition. Boat trip at New Quay and the Cardigan farm park were a must too as we spotted lots of Dolphins and seals. Rockpools at Newport are great fun for kids, make sure you go at low tide and theres a cafe on the golf course above so you can top your energy up.

    Reviewed by ToniMay 2019

  • "Love the location !"

    ! beach 2 mins away...

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for a family break."

    We stayed with my parents and 1 and 3 year old. It was very child friendly, with all the equipment we needed. The open plan living area downstairs was great for us all to relax in. The garden area was safe and secure. The location was excellent, close to the local shop and lovely beach. Highly recommended for family with small children.

    Reviewed by VickiApr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, great location, very clean and cozy, the owners have thought of everything to make your stay here as comfortable as possible."

    The only negative comment would be that the garden is not fully enclosed as described, we have a medium sized dog that would have got through the gaps in the fence quite easily so unfortunately couldn't let him off the lead, having said that we would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2019

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage with everything we needed for our stay."

    The beach was a short walk away and was wonderful for our little dog.

    Reviewed by ClareDec 2018

  • "The cottage was stunning."

    Impressively clean. Very handy to beach. Lovely facilities. Netflix a bonus. Lovely thought leaving milk and tea and coffee. Loved the big bath. :). Nice to have stunningly white towels too. A couple of slight negative things which I thought of:- The garden was said to be secure. There were large gaps between the wood fence strips. This was filled in by a piece of wire. Unfortunately my one dog is small and could easily get out (which he did the first day/ not far though). I would suggest you chicken wire the fence to make it fully safe. There was also quite a lot of dog mess - mostly hidden under the tree and round edges/ obviously someone had had a dog there with an upset tummy :( (we picked it all up) the main grass was fine. The only other negative was the white owl kitchen door knobs kept falling off...... Otherwise THE PLACE WAS SUPERB - WE DIDNT WANT TO LEAVE.

    Reviewed by LynneSep 2018

  • "This is a fantastic location and cottage for a family who enjoy tranquility superb beaches."

    Dolphins are regularly seen red kites are abundant the children loved all aspects of the holiday highly recommended.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2018

  • "Really lovely cottage very clean and beautifully furnished."

    Weather made it even better as spent alot of time walking and spending time at the beach.Great idea to make it dog friendly as we would not have gone on holiday without them.

    Reviewed by SuzanneMay 2018

  • "We loved our stay at Fern Cottage and in Aberporth."

    The photos are a good representation of the cottage, it is lovely, comfortable and homely. We went as a family of four, two children and two dogs. We felt the cottage was good for us but I'd suggest it'd be a squeeze for 4 adults with two children, just in terms of lounge space. The cottage is presented really well with lots of lovely details and the kitchen is well equipped, if anything it only lacks any freezer space and a dvd player but you don't really need it. Wifi worked well. The local village shop supplies a lot of things, there are several cafe's close by and the beaches are fabulous. The small garden caught the late sun well and we had our first alfresco dinner! When arriving you can park up and unpack but you then need to find a place to park. We were able to leave our car behind the village hall just up the hill from the cottage.

    Reviewed by DonnaApr 2018

  • "The cottage is absolutely gorgeous, literally two minutes from the beach."

    It’s pretty and tastefully decorated. The only thing stopping me giving it full marks is the shower was very very temperamental but apart from that (and the weather!) it was perfect.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2018

  • "Very cosy relaxed holiday Just what was needed"

    Reviewed by MichelleNov 2017

  • "Another great holiday at Fern Cottage."

    Loads to do locally and the Cottage is a real home from home - comfortable and cosy.

    Reviewed by KateOct 2017

  • "No except to say everything was just as advertised and we had a lovely holiday in a really nice cottage in a lovely part of Wales."

    Reviewed by KathleenJun 2017

  • "Fern cottage was absolutely beautiful."

    Very well decorated with lots of personal touches. A secure sunny garden in a perfect location.

    Reviewed by KimJun 2017

  • "We all had a wonderful time at Fern cottage."

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2017

  • "A very comfortable cottage with many quirky features that make you feel at home."

    Close to Aberporth beach which was great for walking the dog. Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night break. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2016

  • "V comfortable, beautifully presented cottage."

    Great location in friendly village. Lots to do in local area for young family.

    Reviewed by KateOct 2016

  • "Loved it, cottage lovely , decor was very well thought out, complemented the location and the cottag, bit hilly but then it was Wales."

    Reviewed by MandySep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x Kingsize, 1 x double, 1 x children's bunks
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher and Nespresso Compatible coffee machine
  • Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair,baby bath and stairgate
  • Loading/unloading outside cottage only
  • Pay and display car park 2 mins walk, plus roadside parking in nearby residential areas
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Fish and chip shop, chemist and two children's play areas 5 mins walk
  • Beach 2 mins walk downhill
  • Note: Bunk beds are 5' 6'' in length and suitable for children only
  • Note: Ceiling height in sitting room is 6' 4'' and doorways into kitchen and bathroom are slightly lower
  • Note: There are two children's play parks both within 5 minutes walk from the property.

The property

This pretty former fisherman’s cottage is tucked alongside similar properties, just a couple of minutes’ walk from the sandy beach of Aberporth, a thriving seaside village on the stunning Cardigan Bay coastline.

This semi-detached cottage is a perfect base for families or friends looking to enjoy the benefits of a traditional seaside holiday, with plenty of nearby activities and miles of coastline to explore.

Set over two floors with three bedrooms, there is...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Tresaith 1 mile; Penbryn 3 miles; Llangrannog 5.5 miles; Cardigan 7 miles; Poppit Sands 8.5 miles; New Quay 15 miles.

Aberporth is a small town that sits on the southern edge of Cardigan Bay in Ceredigion, renowned for it's fabulous beaches that attract visitors, all year round. There are two beaches that sit between the rocky headlands of Trecregyn and Fathgarreg, separated by a smaller rocky outcrop. Uniquely, at low tide they interlink, but at high tide, they create individual beaches and create great rock pools for the children to play in and explore. Small boats, canoes, and kayaks can easily be launched from the north beach, while the south beach lends itself beautifully for a spot of sunbathing. Close to the beaches, there is a small seaside café, fish and chip shop, and a friendly pub serving good food and drinks. In the village itself, there is a range of shops and takeaway stores. Nestled directly on the famous Wales Coast Path, between the towns of Cardigan in the south, and Llangrannog and New Quay to the north, it is a great base for exploring this glorious stretch of coastline. Venture to Cardigan and discover the town’s many shops, tea rooms, restaurants, pubs, and bustling markets. Visit the nearby themed farm park, spot dolphins from the coastal path, or take a boat trip for the chance to see them up close! Aberporth is a great base for exploring this wonderful part of West Wales, with something to do for all the family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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