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Yr Hen Llaethdy

Blaen-Cil-Llech near Newcastle Emlyn, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 14633)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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100 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cottage and fabulous owners."

    Joy and Rod were fantastic. Didn’t want for anything in this warm and cosy cottage. Hot tub was amazing. Dogs loved the walks and surrounding areas. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RaviNov 2021

  • "ABSOLUTELY Wonderful."

    Everything you could possibly ask for and more all delightfully presented, and the best ever welcome treats. away from Yr Hen Llaethdy many places to visit locally, Newcastle Ellyn - don't miss the castle, worth paying the parking and then walk into town. The iron age fort - Castle Henlys, Cenarth Falls and Popping Sands are just a few. Further afield St Davids and the small harbour at Fishguard (lower). ready to return to the lovely private courtyard garden and hot tub

    Reviewed by MiriamNov 2021

  • "Lovely house, nice people, great setting, recommend to anyone seeking a quiet, comfortable and inviting break."

    Reviewed by DouglasOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in this cottage, nothing was too much trouble, Joy and Rod were fantastic hosts, it was lovely to relax in the peace and quiet of the countryside."

    The hot tub was an added bonus for relaxing my aching bones after a day out.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "Holiday cottage was home from home with so many extrasQuiet location but easy ..."

    Holiday cottage was home from home with so many extrasQuiet location but easy travelling distance to anenitiesOwners Joy and Rod were so pleasant and helpful

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "Only a negative: the internet in the cottage is very week, there is no router in the actual cottage."

    Being on a farm means listening to the animals raising early in the morning! :) Beds are too soft, but that's a personal preference. Overall the cottage is fabulous, very well equipped and the owners are very welcoming. We had a great week away with our kids and dogs.

    Thank you for your feedback. We were unaware of the extent of the current WiFi issues in the cottage until after your family left on 7 August as it was not mentioned it to us. Living in rural West Wales, WiFi is not always reliable and over the years we have invested in technology to try and improve connectivity and band-width. As a direct result of this feedback we pursued the matter again and have now benefited from advancement in technology and had 4G installed on 14 September. Our guests who stayed last week have said that the signal is "fantastic" and it extends to the courtyard garden. It is always a great disappointment to us if our guest experience is impaired in any way and we shall always do our utmost to address any shortcomings should they occur. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaraJul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful experience staying at Yr Hen Llaethdy."

    The cottage was homely & fully equipped with everything you could need. Joy & Rod were amazing hosts & provided so many extra touches to make our stay special. The farm expeeience was lovely, as a family with a toddler they welcomed us to meet their animals which was great. Our 2 year old loved it. As did us adults. The location was also perfect to explore the surrounding beaches by a short drive which were beautiful. Highly recommend visiting Treisaith & Mwnt. We will be returning after having a fantastic experience

    Reviewed by HayleyJul 2021

  • "Cottage had everything we needed and more."

    The pictures do not do this cottage justice. Perfect for total relaxation.

    Reviewed by LaurenJul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented , the owners strive to make everything perfect."

    The setting is peaceful, but the price you pay for this is reliance on the car. There is nothing , such as a shop or a pub , that is within walking distance. That aside , there are so many beautiful places to visit. Small seaside towns , Aberporth, and Tresaith are quiet with lovely walks nearby. New Quay, is busier but great for dolphin spotting. The Welsh Wildlife trust at Cilgerran is worthy of a visit. Newcastle Emlyn is 3 miles away , handy for supplies and several pubs . We ate twice at The Bunch Of Grapes and were very happy with the food. We felt very spoilt in our cottage , could find no fault , the hot tub was a treat that we both enjoyed.

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2021

  • "One of the best places we have stayed."

    The hot tub is great and the owners very welcoming and friendly and go above and beyond expectations. Would definitely consider this cottage again.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "Lovely well needed stay at this well presented , clean and comfortable converted game building."

    Hosts were great , welcome pack was a unexpected treat and the level of detail within the property was fantastic. There were clear instructions for every appliance and winding down in the hot tub after long walks in the day was well received. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by AdamApr 2021

  • "Brilliant time and everything you need!"

    This place far exceeded our expectations and the pictures don’t give the place justice. Situated in a lovely part of wales, there is plenty to do and explore. The hosts are very thoughtful and provide everything you could ever ask for! We would recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay!

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2020

  • "Stayed in Yr Hen for a week all l can say is we loved it."

    The location was suitable to visit a number of different beaches and small towns l never realised how pretty that part of the country was. The cottage itself was amazing everything you need is there it was so comfortable we felt at home within an hour hot tub lovely on a cold night and very private sheltered from the elements. Rod and Joy the owners are lovely and made us feel very welcome. Would highly recommend staying in Yr Hen for a quite relaxing break so hope we get to visit again.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2020

  • "This property was lovely."

    Rod and joy the owners were lovely and very helpful. They left a welcome pack and even got me a birthday card and present for my birthday. The cottage was fully equipped. The garden area is fully enclosed for dogs. Hot tub was under cover with the rain so was lovely sitting in it no matter what the weather. Would certainly go back again.

    Reviewed by GinetteSep 2020

  • "Our cottage was way above our expectations, it was absolutely superb, we didn't want to come home."

    The attention to detail in the cottage was excellent and the welcome pack was a lovely surprise. We will definitely be going again soon as we can

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean."

    It is very well equipped making a self catering holiday with children very enjoyable. The location is peaceful and quiet, however it is a short drive to some fabulous beaches and the coastal path. We were even lucky enough to see dolphins.

    Reviewed by DominicAug 2020

  • "Lovely little free gifts (local treats) and fresh eggs from the farm to greet you on arrival."

    Hot tub in February was great and easy to use. Bed was super king size and really comfortable, plush linen and Pillows. Very dog friendly. Try the Nags head and the daffodil Inn both great pubs serving delicious food again both except dogs.

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2020

  • "Rod and Joy have thought of everything to make sure that your stay is comfortable."

    There is everything that you need there. Privacy is given for when you are in the hot tub which is rare to find. The cottage is amazing and clean. I would highly highly recommend this property to stay if you want a relaxing get away! Thankyou so much! Emma.

    Reviewed by EmmaJan 2020

  • "From the outset Joy, our hostess, was welcoming and helpful."

    The cottage is well equipped and spotlessly clean. Enclosed area was ideal for our dog. The hot tub was a pleasant extra which received quite some use.

    Reviewed by Martin NeilOct 2019

  • "This cottage is beautiful and so are the owners."

    Only down side was finding the turning in...arrange to meet them in Newcastle Emlyn You will love your time there!!!!

    Reviewed by LyndaSep 2019

  • "We had to curtail the start of our holiday due to health problems and Joy showed very kind concern for our situation."

    We eventually managed to arrive for our second week and Joy and Rod very kindly helped us in and out of the car with our luggage. The cottage was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and the lovely surrounding countryside. We weren't able to travel far but found all we needed by way of shops and cafes in Newcastle Emlyn. We will need to return so that we can take full advantage of all the places of interest in this beautiful area.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage nothing was too much trouble lovely location lovely couple and a perfect few days away."

    Would highly recommend whether your a couple or a family ..... Children /babies very well catered for and welcomed

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2019

  • "We enjoyed our holiday very much the house was lovely and warm everything we could need."

    The hot tub was lovely and warm in arrival and through our our holiday. Even when I had trouble with my car Joy and Did did everything they could to help me. They both made out feel like part of the family even our dogs enjoyed staying

    Reviewed by TMay 2019

  • "The cottage was amazing a d Rod and Joy could not have done any more ."

    The hot tub was great after being out for long walks plenty of room to walk our dog and a speial thank you to Rod and Joy for our welcome packs and birthday gifts. Can't wait to visit again Rob and Jan

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2019

  • "My father, husband and I spent a wonderful week staying in this holiday cottage on the farm and none of us wanted to leave I can tell you."

    Joy & Rod are both such lovely, friendly and kind people and honestly cannot do enough for you. The cottages is so well equipped you need not take hardly anything with you at all which is brilliant. The beds are extremely comfortable and the whole layout of the place is lovely, spacious and so clean. We walked in and were shown around by Joy, who made sure we knew exactly where everything was and how it worked. The Welcome goodybag was such a lovely touch and a really nice start to our first evening there. We thoroughly enjoyed the fresh chicken eggs from their chickens with our morning breakfasts and evening omelettes. We were also privileged enough to try some duck eggs as well, which were just as lovely. Rod kindly introduced us to his animals which was one big plus of staying on a farm, seeing the baby calves and lambs as well as the ducks, chickens and friendly farm cats, which will welcome you at the back door each morning. Having the hot tub was so nice after you had been out for a day trip or a long walk. We would just sit back and relax our muscles which was a lovely end to each day. The underfloor heating that warms the whole place is really good, we were warm and snug the whole week we there and it was lovely under foot too. There are so many things about this property which are lovely, the quality of furniture, extremely well equipped kitchen and attention to detail right through is brilliant. There are many places to see around the area but I would recommend:- -Sculptureheaven, a really lovely little place to visit and their cakes and cordials are wonderful. -Cenarth falls just round the corner, you can enjoy a lunch & drink in the pub opposite or a nice ice cream from the little gift shop, while taking a walk down the side of the river listening to the water rumbling over the stones. -Cardigan coastal farm park is a great place to visit if you have children to see the farm animals but even for us, just to enjoy the coastal walk above and see the Seals bobbing their heads up about the water and if you are lucky, a dolphin too. -Visit Caws Cenarth cheese farm and watch through windows into the factory as they make the cheese, separating the curds and whey and then down by hand putting the cards into the cheese moulds. Then walk across to the shop for some tastings, you can't help come away with bags of cheese, it's lovely. -The National Wool Museum just around the corner is quite interesting as well and worth a visit. We also visited a Goldmine, a Waterfall and a Coal mine, which were further afield but all really good too.

    Reviewed by ChristinaApr 2019

  • "This was our 2nd time here,it was fabulous,the welcome pack was lovely."

    We loved everything about it Thankyou.

    Reviewed by HayleyMar 2019

  • "Well what can we say, this beautiful cottage is a little gem."

    Rod & Joy have thought of everything. Everything you could want is in the cottage, great kitchen facilities, lovely bathroom & the rest of the cottage is fab. beds are comfy. the hot tub is a great bonus.

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2019

  • "2nd visit to this cottage 2years on."

    The same excellent service from owners,. Facilities are great this is a great place to switch off and relax with the benefit of internet if you need it. Xx

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2019

  • "Amazing!! Best Christmas holiday we had, didn’t want to come home"

    !! Hamper and gifts on arrival such a welcoming touch. Joy and Rod went above and beyond to make our holiday perfect even before our arrival. The cottage has everything you could want and more, so comfy and the hot tub was a delight. 5 stars and we would love to return in future.

    Reviewed by HeidiDec 2018

  • "We had a fantastic break and can hardly wait for our next one"

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and was so well equipped with everything we needed."

    The owners Joy and Rod we're amazing and couldn't do enough for us. We were welcomed with an amazing welcome pack with jams, waffles and books for our little boy. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by KylieSep 2018

  • "I believe my title says it all."

    Having come back to Yr Hen Llaethdy five times in four years we clearly love this slice of Welsh heaven. Joy and Rod are extremely welcoming, the little personal touches to the cottage make the stay. The gift bag of sweets, jams and little presents for our children was perfect. We had a Chinese from the Super Garden in town, which was amazing and a must have. We visited Pen Y Bryn beach twice and highly recommend it. We will most definitely be returning. Massive thumbs up to Joy and Rod for all their hard work they put in to make Yr Hen Llaethdy a home from home.

    Reviewed by DanielleAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Everything provided and more. Hot tub was great fun and relaxing after a day out and about. Plenty of towels plus robes and slippers for hot tub. Owners so friendly and accommodating-left a welcome parcel and milk and water in the fridge. Really spacious and modern. Plus you are on a working farm so plenty off animals about including kittens and ducks and shire horses next door. Really quiet just the sound of sheep and birds. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2018

  • "Rod & Joy very friendly couple made us feel very welcome in there cottage and nothing was too much trouble for them ."

    They supplied a lovely goody bag of items on arriving at the cottage which was well beyond there duty and we thought it was an excellent gesture . The cottage is very nicely furnished inside with all mod cons and everything you should ever wish for is in there . Beds are comfy and plenty of towels for you to use. The hot tub in the garden is lovely and we enjoyed going in there most nights . We enjoyed our week and would certainly recommend to family and friends . Mr & Mrs Tweed .

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2018

  • "Our hosts were there with information on best places to visit, one of the best welcome hampers ever."

    No problem was to small. The hot tub was excellent.

    Reviewed by EdwardJun 2018

  • "We have stayed in cottages in Ireland and they we not a patch on this one spotlessly clean so well equipped with everything you could possibly want and more the owners attention to detail is superb with something for all ages."

    The furnishings and layout really maximise this properties potential. The owners are welcoming and nothing is too much trouble . We have had the most amazing relaxing stay thank you

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage very well equipped kitchen,little gem would recommend to anyone."

    Welcome pack was delicious something for everyone Thankyou

    Reviewed by YvonneMay 2018

  • "Great place to stay - Rod and Joy are fantastic hosts, welcome pack was a nice treat on arrival and Easter eggs and toys for the children we also well received."

    The hot tub, 3d TV were a welcome treat and table football was a real winner with the childen (8 & 14). working farm so plenty of cows, calves, donkey;s and cats. Great location but you do need to drive to get to places but nothing is really too far away.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2018

  • "Our Holliday at Yr Hen Llaethdy was a real treat,the owners could not do more to mke it the most comfortable cottage we have stayed in and we have stayed in many over the years with Sykes."

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2017

  • "Very high standard of accommodation and the owners were amazing, ensuring our stay was enjoyed."

    Joy certainly goes that "extra mile". And of course, there is the hot tub!! Highly recommended. Thank-you once again Joy and Rod. x

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2017

  • "Excellent holiday cottage, the best we have stayed at."

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2017

  • "We have just spent Christmas in the most beautiful cottage."

    The trouble you that Joy goes to to ensure your stay is perfect is something you don't see often anymore. Both Joy and Rod were welcoming and friendly without being invasive. The facilities were wonderful, lovely hot tub and spa bath, no expense has been spared on the furnishings, the beds were extremely comfortable and overall feel of the cottage was home from home. You are on a working farm which is wonderful, beautiful little cows as your neighbours, donkeys, baby lambs and horses. So sad to leave but so happy to have booked somewhere like this hidden gem, and have had the most wonderful Christmas.

    Reviewed by HeatherDec 2016

  • "Cottage immaculate short of nothing unbelievable little touches ,flowers, welcome pack ,dressing gowns slippers i could go on but i cant remember everything ."

    this is the best cottage we have stayed in , the hot tub was amazing :) we would give this cottage a 10 out of 10 , the owners are friendly and very helpful , we loved our stay and didnt want to leave

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2016

  • "It was extremely peaceful which was extremely what we needed."

    The accommodation was first class.

    Reviewed by FrancisSep 2016

  • "Loved the cottage from the very first moment we stepped inside to the moment we left."

    Beautifully decorated and very well equipped. We all loved the hot tub.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2016

  • "The owners were there to welcome us which after a long journey was great."

    The cottage had all we needed. The location was perfect to go explore other towns and areas with a good time to get back. We loved that once the babies were asleep we could go outside and have a sheltered seated area to chat and relax. An overall wonderful first family holiday. We would definitely go back again and recommend others to stay!

    Reviewed by FelicityJun 2016

  • "Although this is a 5 star holiday we feel it should be given more."

    Joy and Rod are two of the nicest people you could meet. The accommodation was faultless. The hot tub was super and so relaxing. We will definitely be going back next year.

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2016

  • "This cottage is amazing, it has everything you could possibly need for a quiet getaway!"

    Good location and private, Rod and Joy have thought of everything you could possibly need with this cottage and spared no expense. Even down the the lovely welcome pack that includes goodies from the area... And the hot tub is a wonderful extra to have. We have stayed here twice and without a doubt would come back for a third time.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2016

  • "The owners were such welcoming hosts and were brilliant with our boys and allowed them to enjoy the farm and the animals."

    The cottage was beautifully appointed to a high specification and the hot tub was a fabulous extra. It was a good location in a lovely part of Wales. We wiill recommend and return.

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2016

  • "It was a home from home where we could relax and enjoy our time together as a family."

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2016

  • "The standard of facilities was extremely good you can actually turn up with a few clothes in a bag as the owners have thought of every eventuality."

    Location was good plenty to do within a few mile radius or plenty to do in the cottage with board games, DVD and 3D TV provided.

    Reviewed by CherylJan 2016

  • "The property was exceptional and the location lovely and secluded."

    I love cooking, so was ecstatic to see the kitchen was full of bowls, knifes, whisks etc.

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2016

  • "Fantastic holiday!"

    Yr Hen Llaethdy was spotless and had everything we could possibly need. The owner had thought of everything and the little extra touches made the stay even more enjoyable. The hot tub was a lovely added luxury after a day's walking. The photos do not do the cottage justice- it's much bigger in real life and is decorated to an extremely high standard. Can't wait to visit again!

    Reviewed by LauraDec 2015

  • "What can we say about the cottage - it was warm, homely and spotlessly clean."

    It was the best equipped we have ever stayed in with a fantastic kitchen and bathroom. The laundry room was very useful as the weather was wet for the whole week. It didn't stop us enjoying the wonderful coastline though and the hot tub was a great place to enjoy a drink in the evening. All in all a fantastic place to stay, we would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2015

  • "This cottage was beautiful!"

    We could not have felt more welcome by the owners and the whole cottage was finished to such a high standard, it felt like being in a luxury hotel. The hot tub was amazing and our six year old loved going on the swing everyday. Would highly recommend to anyone to visit this beautiful place.

    Reviewed by HeidiOct 2015

  • "Liked the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners, the cottage, which was everything we hoped it would be, and the beauty of Wales."

    The fact that the cottage is dog friendly and so many of the pubs and cafes are also dog friendly.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2015

  • "The hosts were welcoming and thoughtful, and the holiday cottage was quiet and relaxing, just what we needed."

    Reviewed by HollyAug 2015

  • "The attention to detail, the excellent hosts, the feel good factor of the solar roof cells, not having to think about anything because everything was there and the privacy."

    Reviewed by JanieJul 2015

  • "A relaxing environment around nature and the animals, within easy commuting distance to beaches - at New Quay beach we saw Dolphins several times on different days."

    The standard of accommodation was excellent with attention to detail, magazines, hot tub, 3D TV, shower, and fantastic bath and bed. Very comfortable, a home from home!

    Reviewed by PaulaJun 2015

  • "In terms of value for money this property was absolutely great."

    Accept this property as part of a working farm and the quality is very hard to beat. The owners were helpful and friendly. It is very well equipped, comfortable and well placed to explore this part of Wales. Simply loved it!

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2015

  • "A beautiful house and a lovely location, which made it a fantastic holiday for us."

    Reviewed by HannahMay 2015

  • "The accommodation is stunning - beautifully furnished and a lovely finish."

    The picture of the outside of the property makes it appear quite small but it is deceptively large when you go inside. The whole family loved the hot tub which we made use of every day! The owners were very helpful and were happy to show our children the farm animals. Would definitely recommend this property for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by LisaApr 2015

  • "I liked everything about this fabulous cottage."

    An ideal location for peace and quiet but near enough to the town centre and other places of interest. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2015

  • "The owners are incredibly friendly and welcoming and really contributed to a fantastic week away."

    The cottage is furnished to the highest standards and the welcome pack that was left was wonderful and very thoughtful. We cannot recommend this cottage enough and really hope to return very soon!

    Reviewed by GemmaFeb 2015

  • "We all loved the hot tub, even the kids couldn't get enough of it."

    Reviewed by StaceyFeb 2015

  • "The cottage was more equipped than our own home!"

    The décor was amazing and the whole feel of it was amazing. The garden was great for our dog as it was secure and a good size. The hot tub was really well looked after and clean. The owners are very attentive but don't intrude. The cottage has been finished to a very high standard with the décor and furnishings.

    Reviewed by AmyJan 2015

  • "Completely excellent accommodation in every way."

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2014

  • "Liked the peace, the welcome, the hamper and the farm animals."

    As well as the hot tub and the wow factor of the cottage. The underfloor heating made the cottage warm and toasty, thank you for giving us a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by CeliaDec 2014

  • "The cottage was wonderful and finished to a high standard."

    The hot tub was amazing. The couple couldn't do enough for us and were lovely people. It was a perfect holiday. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2014

  • "The whole experience was totally peaceful."

    Relaxing and one most definitely to be repeated.

    Reviewed by KathrynOct 2014

  • "We stay in a lot of cottages, and the owners have obviously given careful consideration to the comfort of their guests."

    This is a beautifully furnished, well-maintained and well-equipped cottage with nothing to want for. Thank you for a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2014

  • "Yr Hen Llaethdy was superb, finished to a high standard and spotlessly clean."

    Nothing was too much trouble for the owners who are on hand if you need them, the hot tub is excellent as-well!

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2014

  • "Fantastic property with all the nice little extras included."

    Lovely farm setting.

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2014

  • "It was amazing from start to finish."

    Every little thing had been taken into consideration and to say it was home from home would be to do it a disservice!

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2014

  • "Fantastic cottage on a working farm!"

    The owners were lovely and we will stay again.

    Reviewed by DaveApr 2014

  • "We enjoyed our stay, it was perfect in every way."

    The owners of the property were very welcoming. Would recommend this for a family break or just a nice romantic getaway.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2014

  • "The cottage was amazing, the owners have thought of everything."

    The hot tub was our favourite thing. Would go back.

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2014

  • "Lovely cottage, nice location."

    The people who owned the cottage were helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by TraceyMar 2014

  • "The cottage was modern and very spacious."

    The hot tub in the private courtyard was an added bonus. The owners had thought of everything, even down to their quirky ornaments. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay, definitely looking to go back there, perfect retreat.

    Reviewed by DanielleMar 2014

  • "The accommodation was excellent and I hope that we will visit again in the future."

    The owners were very welcoming and made us feel at home straight away. The décor and cottage facilities make it the best we have stayed in, and we hire cottages and lodges all of the time. Everything we needed was there and we had a great time.

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2014

  • "A perfect Winter retreat, the standard of the cottage exceeded all expectations."

    Reviewed by KirstyFeb 2014

  • "I booked Yr Hen Llaethdy as part of my wife's 30th birthday surprise and we loved it!"

    The pictures don't really do it justice as the cottage is stunning; the owners have done an amazing job of making it cosy, yet modern with a green twist. Highlight was the hot tub, hidden in the corner of the garden, perfect for a romantic bath with bubbles, lights off and the LED's on. During the day we had a walk around the farm and met some of the animals, the donkeys were the best! Would we come here again? Oh yes!

    Reviewed by AmarJan 2014

  • "This cottage was gorgeous!"

    I just wanted to pick it up and bring it home to move in to! The owners had thought of everything. Everything you might need was there - kitchen appliances and utensils, a hair dryer in every room, an iron etc. The décor was outstanding, beautifully decorated and designed. Top of the range appliances - a whirlpool bath, hot tub, even a 3D TV! Felt so much at home with so many comforts, we spent several rainy days just chilling at the house. The cottage is on a working farm and we loved seeing the cows and donkeys.

    Reviewed by KellyJan 2014

  • "Very friendly owners."

    Lovely farm setting. Fantastic hot tub. Lots of nice little touches ie birthday card, homemade cake, oil for hot tub lovely soft fluffy towels etc.

    Reviewed by RachaelJan 2014

  • "Me and my partner will be searching for a place of our own soon, and this cottage really inspired us, in many different ways!"

    From the underfloor heating, the ground source heat pump, to the fantastically kitted out kitchen, the fantastic log burner, the animals, the scenery, the excellent bathroom, I could go on and on! If only something like this could be bought or rented! Cannot offer high enough praise, really impressed, and will definitely return in years to come!

    Reviewed by BasNov 2013

  • "Warm friendly welcome."

    Tasteful decoration. Brilliant kitchen, made cooking a pleasure. Lovely garden with chiminea and covered area so any weather use. The owners' attention to detail and obvious desire to make our time there pleasant.

    Reviewed by VinceSep 2013

  • "Wonderful accommodation, perfect place to relax."

    Reviewed by MelAug 2013

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and like a home from home."

    The owners were very friendly and offered helpful advise when required. We had a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2013

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage which completely exceeded our expectations."

    Superb facilities and exceptionally clean! The owners are very friendly and accommodating. Our children loved seeing the animals around the farm. Super quiet location within 20 minutes of beautiful beaches. We cannot wait to go back!

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2013

  • "The cottage was beyond our expectations, very high quality and fantastically equipped with everything you could want."

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2013

  • "Having had self catering holidays for many, many years this was probably the best property we have stayed in or certainly in the top two or three."

    The owners were a delightful couple and had put a lot of thought into making the property like a home-from-home. The surrounding area was stunning in its beauty and one week was certainly insufficient to explore it all.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJun 2013

  • "This is a particularly well appointed cottage, and everything has been thought about."

    Reviewed by TimothyOct 2012

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations and was lovely to return to after a day exploring this wonderful part of Wales."

    The property is of a very high standard. We shall definitely be returning in the near future.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2012

  • "Home from home with very friendly owners."

    Ideal position for touring the beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2012

  • "Fabulous property and friendly owners."

    Reviewed by MelSep 2012

  • "The accommodation was truly excellent."

    Everything of a high standard and beautifully clean. No expense spared. Location good for Cardiganshire beaches.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2012

  • "A well looked after, modern, wonderful cottage."

    The cottage is is in a lovely quiet area,Towns and beaches are easily accessed.

    Reviewed by MandyAug 2012

  • "The town where the cottage was situated was really good and had some lovely shops."

    The countryside was beautiful. The people who owned the cottage were very nice and nothing was too much trouble for them.

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2012

  • "The cottage was amazing and surpassed our expectations."

    South Wales was beautiful, the beaches fantastic and we even saw dolphins swimming in the sea. We will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2012

  • "This cottage was incredible!"

    It far exceeded our expectations! If only our own home was so lovely! The owners could not have been more accommodating and helpful. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by KathrynMay 2012

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The property

Newcastle Emlyn 3 miles.

This luxurious barn conversion is set on a working livestock farm in beautiful countryside, just three miles from the market town of Newcastle Emlyn in South Wales.

This beautiful Newcastle Emlyn cottage boasts high quality solid oak furnishings and warming underfloor heating, and is an ideal holiday home for couples or a family.

From the main entrance at this Newcastle Emlyn cottage there is a light and airy sitting area with a lovely woodburning stove, which then leads you through an open archway into the superbly equipped kitchen and dining area.

Although all ground floor there are two steps within this Newcastle Emlyn cottage leading to two spacious bedrooms, or why not pause and admire the stained glass window in the passageway depicting beautiful Welsh daffodils and a cow.

Completing the accommodation at your Newcastle Emlyn cottage is a large utility room and a delightful bathroom with whirlpool bath.

The covered private patio has a glorious hot tub, rocking seats and a swing, ideal for alfresco dining on a sunny day, whilst on the farm itself you will have the opportunity to see a donkey, some chickens, cattle and calves, plus the next door neighbours have show shire horses which you will see grazing in the fields.

At such a wonderful cottage you may not venture far, but if you do you will be spoilt for choice with walks and cycle routes, the local market town of Newcastle Emlyn to explore, the coastlines of Carmarthen, Cardigan and Pembrokeshire, or perhaps a steam railway ride.

Whatever you have on your wish list, this exquisite Newcastle Emlyn cottage is an excellent base all year round.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with whirlpool bath, rain shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Note: There are two steps leading up to the bedrooms.
  • Underfloor heating from ground source system with solar panels for hot water and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed covered patio with hot tub, furniture and swing
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be on a lead whilst outdoors
  • Note: The cottage is accessed down an uneven farm track of 0.3 miles, care must be taken
  • Note: As this is a working farm there will be some tractor noise
  • Note: Water supply is from a bore hole
  • This property has received a We're Good To Go certificate to confirm that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines

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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.

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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