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Cwmdu Cottage

Cwm-Cou near Newcastle Emlyn, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 920784)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house set in beautiful surroundings."

    Everything you need in the accommodation, which is tastefully decorated. The owners are very friendly, and on hand to assist with anything you may need. We have just returned from our second visit, already planning our third! Would definitely recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by ShirleyApr 2022

  • "Tony & Angela are brilliant hosts, nothing is to much trouble, very helpful, ..."

    Tony & Angela are brilliant hosts, nothing is to much trouble, very helpful, cottage is in a quiet location, we would recommend them and the cottage

    Reviewed by GeoffreyApr 2022

  • "A warm cosy and extremely peaceful cottage in a & beautiful quiet valley."

    Everything we needed for our stay and our hosts were very friendly & helpful. Facilities close by in Newcastle Emlyn & a comfortable base to explore the area. No internet in the cottage was expected but the very intermittent (3) mobile signal too made planning & research more challenging.

    Reviewed by Adrian AFeb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful location."

    Hosts helpful and friendly. Lots in the area to see and do.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2021

  • "Great place, very quiet."

    Easy to reach coast and local sites. River walk a bit tricky in places and you need good foot ware. single track road with grass down the middle. The only other property you can see from the cottage is the owners house on the side of the hill. Very helpful owners, welcomed in then left alone, but available if needed. Loved the place and would book again.

    Reviewed by ThomasinSep 2021

  • "It was very peaceful."

    The weather exceeded our expectations. The owners were very helpful. It was certainly God's country. Would prefer to be able to state that we are not bothered about publishing.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2021

  • "Tony & Angela were brilliant hosts, very helpful, cottage was more than we ..."

    Tony & Angela were brilliant hosts, very helpful, cottage was more than we expected, very clean, everything we needed for us to enjoy our stay, location very quiet and peaceful, enjoyable walks and places to visit, we would recommend a holiday here

    Reviewed by GeoffreyAug 2021

  • "Nice and peaceful area."

    Cottage was lovely & well maintained with comfy beds Nice not to have the internet

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, stunning location, and exceptional hosts."

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "Cottage was in a loverly spot, we loved the area and booked for next year as soon as we got home."

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2021

  • "Lovely location friendly hosts"

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2021

  • "Very Good week at the cottage, Angela &Tony so very friendly , & helpful about the area, Lovely people"

    Reviewed by ChristoneSep 2020

  • "We had a very comfortable relaxing time in this lovely cottage."

    The views from the sunny patio were wonderful; we loved watching the buzzards and kites soaring around . We walked around by the river and through fields and made friends with the gorgeous resident pony. The hosts were always on hand and were exceptionally helpful and friendly. We would highly recommend this lovely place, and very much hope to return.

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2020

  • "A chance to see the only pristine forest in Ceredigion having lived there until 1972 5mins walk from the cottage only change trees have grown so big and paths still accessible more or less."

    Main walk is to see the falls for best Veiw is the left side with slight difficult over a hedge.

    Reviewed by David CliveOct 2019

  • "Exceptionally delightful hosts, the cottage proved to be more spacious than we had anticipated from photos."

    In terms of equipment we have marked below the highest rating, not because we feel we lost out in any way, but many cottages have items such as wifi, a washing machine, cubicle shower, copious kitchen items for example. For our purposes these were not essential and overall, we think this was one of the best holiday cottage experiences we have ever had and would have no hesitation in recommending to family and friends.

    Reviewed by AlistairSep 2019

  • "Excellent location."

    Very friendly owners. We purposely chose this location for the lack of wi-fi to get some peace and quiet (There is a signal a bit up the road). Lots of nice walks and enough facilities in the town to keep you supplied - there's a lot of tea shops. You're within easy drive of a lot of great places to visit. Our daughter got to see dolphins in Cardigan Bay which made the holiday worthwhile for her. The booking process was easy. A very stress free, peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2019

  • "This holiday cottage is absolutely perfect in every way."

    It's situated in a stunning and totally peaceful location and the owners are so hospitable and friendly. We loved it!

    Reviewed by LynneAug 2019

  • "Yet another wonderful stay at Cwmdu Cottage."

    This place is a hidden gem. Quiet, peaceful, relaxing and set in beautiful surroundings. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "A lovely spot, quiet and peaceful"

    Reviewed by ZoeJul 2019

  • "We have been holidaying in that area for thirty years and it never disappoints."

    In general we have never been disappointed with our accommodation and Cwmdu did it once more. Our hosts were really welcoming and were interested in where we had been over the week as well as our comfort. A real winner cannot fault anything.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Cwmdu Cottage is set in a beautiful part of Wales."

    It has fantastic views and is well appointed inside. A special treat is the morning birdsong which we appreciated. We had a warm welcome from Angela and Tony the owners who live nearby. Another great week away in mid Wsles. Thank you.

    Reviewed by WayneJun 2019

  • "Fantastic place to stay if you like peace and quiet"

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2019

  • "Amazingly quiet and beautiful location helpful owners bathroom very neat tidy ..."

    Amazingly quiet and beautiful location helpful owners bathroom very neat tidy and clean I am 6ft 3 inches so it was a wee bit small for me but house as a place is a gem Love the bookshelf the patio the viewwell equipped kitchen we would love to go back Kitchen would benefit from a water jug but has 99 pct of what you need niche welcome excellent info on local area nice big drive local town has all you might need 10 out of 10 house

    Reviewed by Tudor VaughanAug 2018



    Reviewed by ArnoldJul 2018

  • "The only issue was the shower which was a hand held shower with you had to sit in the bath to use."

    Reviewed by RogerMar 2018

  • "We truly enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    The cottage is well suited for a family of 3. Waking up every morning in the middle of the mountains was breath taking. Taking walks in the woods was a wonderful experience to me. The landlords very helpful and kind. They have brochures for areas around and places of interest "ie" beach, shops and many more.

    Reviewed by EllenDec 2017

  • "This was our second time to Cwmdu Cottage and, despite the weather (it rained a lot!"

    !), it was still a lovely stay. The cottage is so peaceful and relaxing you really do not want to go home at the end of your stay. It was a real pleasure to go back to the cottage at the end of the day and just sit outside with a glass of wine and listen to the bubbling of the local river/ waterfall. The local beaches are beautiful and the countryside incredibly inspirational for walking. The hosts, Angela and Tony, are very accommodating and friendly. Thank you again for a lovely stay and I am sure we will back again next year.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2017

  • "We had a great time at Cwmdu Cottage."

    It is situated in a lovely little valley in an extremely scenic part of Wales. The opportunities to explore the coastline and countryside are practically inexhaustible. As for the house itself, it is exceptionally clean and has all the amenities you might need. The owners are very helpful and friendly - and only a short walk away should you have any questions! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by QuentinMay 2017

  • "We received a warm welcome from the owners when we arrived."

    Cottage was extremely clean and nicely furnished. The location was very peaceful near to many local country walks. Easy driving distance from Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire coast. We had a restful holiday- just what we needed!

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2016

  • "Very pleasant location."

    Secluded yet accessable for both coast and country.Nice sitting out area and easy parking.Owners helpful but not intrusive.Perfect for walkers but also good centre for touring mid Wales.Cottage itself very comfortable and user friendly.

    Reviewed by RosemarySep 2016

  • "A brilliant cottage."

    The location is excellent and the views down the valley are 10 out of 10. Almost every day we saw buzzards flying overhead. The owners are very friendly and helpful, they really went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Also, a really good central location ideal for visiting the West and South coasts of Wales. I would highly recommend this cottage for a 'get away from it all' break. Having said that, local amenities are also not too far away if required. Overall, a gem of a place to stay. We will definitely be coming back next year.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower only, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating and ground floor underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1.5 miles
  • Please note this property is suitable for holiday makers only and the worker bookings would only be accepted if agreed by the owner first
  • Note: This property does not provide towels and linen

The property

Newcastle Emlyn 1.5 miles.

A beautifully converted detached cottage, nestled in a pretty wooded valley, across the quiet lane from the owners’ property and surrounded by open fields near the village of Cwm-Cou.

Just a short drive from Newcastle Emlyn, a popular market town spanning the fishing River Teifi, the cottage is a perfect base for small families or couples to enjoy the surrounding countryside from.

Upstairs, there are two comfortable bedrooms and a family bathroom.

On the ground floor is an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen which looks over fields, a small dining area and a comfortable sitting area, with a TV and DVD player, where on a clear day you can enjoy the valley views across to the Preseli Hills.

Outside, you can sit on the patio and lawned area and reminisce your day and talk of your adventures for tomorrow.

The immediate area is surrounded by lovely walks, especially along the River Ceri and River Teifi running through Newcastle Emlyn, which also has some fantastic river and castle walks, as well as famous river fishing.

Why not take a trip to Cenarth Falls at see the salmon leap at certain times of the year?

You are ideally placed to explore the Preseli Hills and the Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire coastal paths with sandy beaches stretching in both directions from the pretty local town of Cardigan, just 10 miles away.

The area offers numerous outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, dolphin and wildlife spotting boat trips as well as being close to the Wales Coast Path and Pembrokeshire National Park.

Slightly further afield to the north you will find Aberaeron, 18 miles away, and local National Trust properties and to the south you can enjoy the pretty boutique shopping town of Narberth, 27 miles away, and on to the popular harbour town of Tenby which is approximately an hour’s drive.

A perfect valley retreat for families and friends to enjoy the myriad of walks, local fishing and nearby sandy beaches and coastal paths.

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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 this property is suitable for holiday makers only and the worker bookings would only be accepted if agreed by the owner first.

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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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