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Cwmdu Cottage

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Cwm-Cou near Newcastle Emlyn, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place to stay and the owners are really nice people too."

    Great views down the valley, and plenty of places to visit and things to do in the area. Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely little cottage in a beautiful valley."

    Had everything we could need. Would rather a washing machine than a dish washer. The friendly owners were close to answer any questions and had lots of information handy for places to go. We were very lucky with the unusually hot weather, sometimes too hot The garden furniture provided a large umbrella, chairs and a large table and reclining chairs. Sat outside for some of our meals. Sat in the dark in the late evening listening to the river, the owls and star gazing. Really enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by Averil5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent cottage."

    It is very comfortable, clean and well maintained. It has everything you need for a week away.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2023

  • "A great cottage in a very peaceful spot."

    It had everything we wanted and was very clean. The beds had quality mattresses and were really comfortable. The owners (who live across the lane) are lovely people and were really nice to chat to - without being intrusive. We loved meeting their dog and horse! Having no wifi wasn't a problem as we could get 4G. There are so many lovely places to visit within 40 minutes drive.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy."

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cwmdu Cottage is a real hidden gem."

    A perfect getaway. Located in a very tranquil setting on the outskirts of Newcastle Emlyn, with stunning views along the valley. The cottage is cosy, comfortable and well equipped and perfectly situated to explore this spectacular region of Wales, its coastline and many beaches. The owners, Angela & Tony, are a lovely friendly couple whose company we thoroughly enjoyed. They were perfect hosts. We look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect week in lovely setting."

    Garden and views were amazing. Great location to visit many nearby beaches. Very welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7May 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic time at this beautiful little cottage."

    On arrival we found it to be spotlessly clean with a fresh spring flower planter to welcome us. The cottage is cosy but has the perfect amount of space for two or three as designed and the location is wonderful for those wishing to get away from it all. There's next to no traffic noise in this valley location and all you can hear are the birds. Hosts Angela and Tony are incredibly charming, thoughtful and helpful but not intrusive. We would highly recommend and we hope to visit again in the very near future. It's perfect!

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really comfortable, well equipped cottage with the owners on hand in case of problems………."

    .or to supply you with fresh eggs! Directions were easy to follow and close to the town of Newcastle Emlyn for easy shopping. Lovely rural setting with plenty of walking and close to places of interest. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great cottage very cozy, nice view."

    Good communication with owners. The only downside was the fact that we had to bring our own bedding covers and towels.

    Reviewed by Simona5.0Nov 2022

  • "More comfortable sofas plus wi fi"

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Nov 2022

  • "We could not have had a more relaxing week if we tried with lovely hosts."

    The cottage was beautiful inside and out, warm and comfortable with everything that we needed. It’s also in a perfect location with a lovely walk along the river. Be prepared for very little signal which really helped in being able to switch off and enjoy a super relaxing holiday. Thank you for a wonderful week, we can’t wait to come back

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at the cottage."

    Angela and tony are so lovely and very accommodating. The cottage had all you could need very comfortable. We will definitely be back. Thank you for our stay.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2022

  • "Always a pleasant welcome and eager to help as always before."

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Loved every second of our stay, thank you both for allowing your cottage to be used for holiday makers such as ourselves."

    Such a beautiful location, surrounded by fields, forests and wildlife. A perfect get away from it all break.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was an awesome cottage mr and Mrs lomax were the prefect hosts and lovely people."

    the cottage was spotless and comfortable

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cwmdu Cottage is in a tranquil location, ideal for a relaxing holiday."

    Tony & Angela are friendly and helpful, without being intrusive and have provided everything you could need to feel at home and be comfortable. Thank you for making us so welcome. We really enjoyed our stay and thoroughly recommend the cottage for a stay in this lovely area.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jun 2022

  • "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 Shirley5.0Apr 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 Geoffrey5.0Apr 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 Adrian4.1Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful location."

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

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 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 Thomasin5.0Sep 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 Brian4.4Sep 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 Geoffrey5.0Aug 2021

  • "Nice and peaceful area."

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

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

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

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely location friendly hosts"

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2021

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

    Reviewed by Christone4.7Sep 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 Mike4.7Jul 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 Clive5.0Oct 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 Alistair4.7Sep 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 Lynne5.0Aug 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 Michael5.0Aug 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 David5.0Aug 2019

  • "A lovely spot, quiet and peaceful"

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jul 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 John5.0Jun 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 Wayne5.0Jun 2019

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

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 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 Vaughan5.0Aug 2018



    Reviewed by Arnold5.0Jul 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 Roger4.4Mar 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 Ellen4.0Dec 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 David4.8Jul 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 Quentin5.0May 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 Paul4.6Sep 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 Rosemary5.0Sep 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 David5.0Jul 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
  • Note: This property only accepts bookings starting on a Friday.

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.
Note: This property only accepts bookings starting on a Friday