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Bank House

Capel Iwan near Newcastle Emlyn, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 951589)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "A very clean and comfortable house, well equipped, and with a small private back garden that was very useful in the recent hot weather."

    The location is pleasant and quiet - it's about a 5 minute drive into Newcastle Emlyn (shops, pubs, eating places) and around 25 minutes to Cardigan, and the coast. Jenny lives close by and was very friendly and helpful and we would recommend this let for a couple or a small family.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2022

  • "Just amazing"

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2022

  • "The house was extremely comfortable."

    The only thing was the stairs, the top few steps were different heights but we managed. If we were a lot younger, it would not have been a problem! We had a fabulous time there. The owner is amazing, nothing too much trouble and lotsof lovely goodies awaiting on our arrival! Fabulous, we will be going back.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2022

  • "Lovely return stay at Bank House, a real home from home"

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2022

  • "Jenny was on hand if we needed her,but respected our privicy ."

    Kitchen was well stocked with utensils required for cooking.eggs and homemade cakes on arrival was a nice touch.certainly would return in the future.chris and yvonne,

    Reviewed by YvonneJun 2022

  • "Bank House is an absolute gem."

    Clean, comfortable, very spacious and equipped with everthing you could want. Jenny was a great host and the welcome pack was much appreciated. An ideal base for touring the local area.

    Reviewed by GeoffJun 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage with a lovely view from the rear windows ."

    Everything you need and more in this cottage plus a welcome gift of cake and wine was a lovely touch .Not much in near walking distance 3.2 mile is walkable to the centre with cafes and shops ,pubs but we used the car also a good central position to many nice places we went to Tenby , Saundersfoot , Poppit sands beach , New Quay and Aberystwyth.

    Reviewed by ScottJun 2022

  • "I highly recommend this cottage"

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2022

  • "A lovely cottage and owner Jenny can not do enough for you always on hand if needed."

    Set in a hamlet, all facilities are in the town of Newcastle Emyln roughly 3 miles away, you can get all that is needed there. There are beautiful walks and drives out to many places including the coast is only 30minutes away. The cottage does make you sit back and catch your breath, quiet,very relaxing, and a lovely little private garden area at the back, also dog friendly and secure. The bed and pillows are extremely comfortable, the shower room is great with a lovely view to add! We can not complain about a single thing we have had a lovely holiday and would return here again, would highly recommend it to anyone. Kath

    Reviewed by AllanMay 2022

  • "This is a lovely property, I visit every year."

    Bank house is very comfy, clean and has everything you need. I will return again next year. Jenny the owner is very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, that’s if you need anything else. The property is well maintained. The country side is outstanding.

    Reviewed by DeboraApr 2022

  • "A luxurious gem of a cottage, wonderful hospitality and would 100% recommend."

    Reviewed by HazelApr 2022

  • "We have stayed in lots of cottages over the years and this by far has been my favourite."

    Bank House is a beautiful cottage with everything you need and more. Thank you to Jenny for such a warm welcome and all our goodies, which was very much appreciated (Jenny’s lemon cake is amazing!). We have had a wonderful week exploring the area, it really is a beautiful part of the world. Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home ❤️

    Reviewed by EmilyApr 2022

  • "The cottage three miles from Castle Emlyn, sat in the middle of large village, with no shop or pub."

    Could hear no traffic noise. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, supplied with many kitchen utensils. Central heating and log fire kept us warm.Small sunny back garden. Parking was not recommended outside, but able to park outside Chapel on green opposite, so no problem. We spent a pleasant week there.

    Reviewed by DianeApr 2022

  • "We have stayed in many holiday accommodations over the years and I can honestly say that we couldn't fault Bank House."

    Jenny was lovely and totally accommodating when we couldn't go on the Friday due to storm Eunice she allowed us to stay one further night so our holiday was not shortened. The welcome items were wonderful even to the toiletaries in the bathroom such as hand cream and shower gel. We had a lovely time and would definately return.

    Reviewed by Simon & JacquiFeb 2022

  • "Absolutely everything about this cottage is perfect."

    This is literally the best cottage we've ever stayed at. The location, the facilities, the cottage itself are all 10/10. We spent new year here and had a lovely week exploring the local area. Newcastle Iwan the closest village, has everything you need and is a really pretty little village with lots of interesting quirky shops. Jenny the owner is lovely and so very helpful. We all really enjoyed ourselves immensely. Would love to come back again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2021

  • "Christmas wouldn’t be the same anymore if we didn’t stay at Bank House!"

    Perfect house, perfect setting, perfect hostess!

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2021

  • "Second stay at this cosy and modern cottage."

    Lovely log fire, large roomy kitchen and wonderful shower. Jenny the owner was more than generous with her home baked lemon cake on arrival with fresh eggs, milk and lovely chocs. Another large bag of logs left for us midweek too, such a kind and caring lady always on hand if needed. Would definitely stay again if in the area. lovely part of wales to visit, stunning scenery. cottage is located in a lovely quiet village, peaceful and relaxing. Thank you to Jenny.

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2021

  • "The cottage was a lovely and cosy which had everything you could need included ."

    The owner Jenny was very friendly and changed the gas straight away when it ran out.the cake and when and fresh eggs also went down very well would highly recommend

    Reviewed by MelanieOct 2021

  • "Bank House was a real home from home for us and the lady owner couldn’t have been more obliging we would certainly recommend anyone to give it a visit Tenby, Cardigan and poppet sands where lovely and our dog loved the beaches ."

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2021

  • "We were looking for a peaceful and quiet stay, but not having to travel too far to be able to enjoy this part of Wales."

    We certainly found it in Bank Cottage.

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2021

  • "Lovely dog friendly holiday cottage, well maintained by a welcoming and generous host."

    Quiet village location with rural walks nearby. Ideally situated to explore the best of the West Wales coast. We are sure to return.

    Reviewed by TraceySep 2021

  • "The details of the cottage were misleading,it shows a picture of a river which looks near cottage but its at least 1hours walk if you are able, opposite the cottage is a grave yard which we were upset about as both having lost partners were the last thing we wanted on our holiday ,although it takes a dog the owner is not dog friendly, lot if rules about what dogs must not do!"

    Don’t take dogs if you try to impose these rules… the stair carpet needed replacing and the bedroom curtains had holes in them also the hand rail was really sticky as if it had been repainted and as the stairs are quite steep you really need the rail so as not to trip,the cottage is a distance from shops etc and is quite isolated would not recommend

    I am sorry that your experience of staying in Bank House was not all that you hoped for. However in the description it clearly states that the nearest town with shops is 3.3 miles away and that Capel Iwan is a small hamlet. There is a map available which shows the location which is always helpful when choosing a cottage so that visitors are not disappointed or surprised on arrival. Researching the area would have shown that there is a Chapel nearby and so of course a graveyard on the far side of the village green. Unfortunately whist I knew you were bringing one dog which is permitted at this cottage you brought two. In all Sykes properties, not just mine, no dogs are allowed upstairs or on the furnishings. These are simple requests which take into account that some guests may have allergies to pets. Unfortunately you did allow your dogs to go upstairs and so created a lot of work to clear up the mess that was left. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2021

  • "Jenny knows how to welcome you to her cottage, which after a bad experience last year, surprised and delighted us with her attention to detail."

    Bank Cottage ticked all the boxes for us, comfortable sofas and bed a brilliant shower, and really pet friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and spent more time in the cottage than usual as it was a real home from home. We would have no hesitation in recommending Bank House to anyone who wants real home comfort in a quiet village with great walks.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage had everything we needed, friendly welcoming host!"

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2021

  • "We spent an idyllic week staying at Bank House and Jenny the owner was brilliant, nothing is too much trouble for her."

    On arrival we found treats such as home-made cake, fresh eggs from her hens, fudge, milk etc. Arriving at 10pm these were a welcome surprise. The cottage is a delight, a real home from home, immaculate and comfortable. There are some lovely walks from the cottage itself and yet beaches and the sea are a short drive away. If you are looking for a relaxing break in a cosy and peaceful cottage set in an area of natural beauty, choose Bank House. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2021

  • "Bank House was a delight, beautifully appointed with welcoming goodies."

    It is in a lovely unspoilt area. We had a very relaxing week.

    Reviewed by MarilynJun 2021

  • "Jenny was a fantastic host and I'd definitely rebook again!"

    Reviewed by EmilyMay 2021

  • "Jenny the owner was so lovely and generous, probably the best host we have met on a cottage holiday."

    ... She was friendly and nothing was to much for her....we would love to return one day, the cottage was beautiful, modern and immaculate.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2020

  • "Very clean and cosy cottage in a lovely quiet area."

    Jenny is the perfect host

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a really quiet location."

    Ideal enclosed garden for the dog. The owner Jenny left us the nicest lemon drizzle cake I've ever tasted and some milk, eggs (from her chickens) and flowers. Despite being terraced, you couldn't hear a thing from either side as those walls must be a couple of feet thick. Its a great location, ideal as a base and I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JacobAug 2020

  • "Bank House was absolutely gorgeous."

    Beautifully decorated and furnished with lovely personal touches. Jenny was always on hand if we needed anything and made us feel very welcome. In such a quiet hamlet - perfect to get away from it all, but only a few miles from town. Lovely countryside and walks. Only short drive from local beaches too. Would Definitely recommend and will be coming again. We didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by JillJul 2020

  • "Bank House is a real gem of a property to stay in, particularly in the cooler months."

    Beautifully decorated, great features and home comforts, cosy log-burning stove, plenty of mod cons but in the surroundings of a traditional cottage. Jenny’s finishing touches of fresh flowers, home made cake and freshly laid eggs are the icing on the cake, alongside a personal but unobtrusive welcome after arrival.

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2020

  • "This was a Christmas booking and the cottage had been decorated perfectly for us."

    We were also welcomed with homemade cakes, wine and mince pies. Perfect. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2019

  • "Very clean, everything we have at home and in a brilliant setting"

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2019

  • "The owner went out of her way to make us welcome and it is such a lovely out of the way cottage, but lots of places close by to see lovely walks."

    Reviewed by ChristinaJun 2019

  • "Simply beautiful secure dog friendly cottage set in an idyllic peaceful location."

    Lovely decor and furnishings, spotlessly clean with thoughtful touches. Welcome pack upon arrival was much appreciated. Jenny the owner made us all feel very at ease and was fantastic with our staffy bull. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by TraceyMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    This was our 4th visit to Bank House and we hope to visit again next year. We took our dog this time and he was made very well and we had some beautiful walks.

    Reviewed by DeboraMay 2019

  • "Bank House is the best equipped and cleanest holiday cottage we have stayed in."

    Jenny really makes you feel welcome and takes care to make the cottage cosy and comfy. The double bed is seriously comfortable. A few great walks straight out of the front door.

    Reviewed by SteveNov 2018

  • "Bank House is extremely well equipped, every consideration made for guests, even four legged ones."

    The standard of decor and comfort is outstanding. Owner Jenny is very welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2018

  • "Very peaceful location."

    The house is clean, comfortable and very well equipped. It's location is approx 3 miles from any shops and the beach is only 12 miles away.

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2018

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    Bank House is the middle of a terrace of cottages but we never heard any noise from the cottages on either side. The facilities were wonderful and he rural setting was a big plus. It's only a few minutes drive from Newcastle Emlyn but it feels very secluded. The kitchen was excellent and my wife loved the gas hob (our teenage daughter was more impressed with the wi-fi for streaming videos). The cottage is in an excellent location for Cardigan and the coast (we had some lovely afternoons on the beach).

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, everything needed was provided and more."

    Friendly owner who left us fresh eggs and home made cake, gorgeous!, Will definitely return to this cottage, its in a very peaceful location but a short drive to numerous beautiful beaches.

    Reviewed by SJun 2018

  • "Cigarettes butts left in plant in garden cider can and glass left in bedroom for the last people who was there."

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2018

  • "Great cottage to stay at."

    This was our second time at this cottage and hope to stay again next year. Home from home.

    Reviewed by DeboraMay 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely delightfuĺ."

    In fact if were possible we would have taken it home with us!! The only downside was that the location was somewhat remote although even that was not that much of a problem. I would recommend this cottage to any group of 2 (plus dog). During our stay we managed some lovely walks, although ee did not manage to tire our dog overmuch. Highly recommended. And the welcome eggs and home made cakes were very welcome.

    Reviewed by MarciaApr 2018

  • "Very nice cottage and if you are looking for total peace that is the place to be."

    Home from home definitely recommend the Bank House.

    Reviewed by RonaldAug 2017

  • "It is a long way from anywhere."

    Exactly what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Mirelle & AlbertAug 2017

  • "Excellent property, lovely decor and finishing touches."

    Felt very comfortable and suited our family needs. Lovely friendly owner, have already recommended to family.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2017

  • "Fantastic place, lovely owner."

    It was close enough to all the places we wanted to visit. We hoping to come back soon.

    Reviewed by BeataApr 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with luxury shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • LPG central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis outside property, additional parking available opposite in communal parking area
  • Enclosed, split-level garden with raised deck area and patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome(No Cats Can Be Accepted At This Property)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 3.3 miles.

The property

Newcastle Emlyn 3.3 miles.

A quaint village cottage in the small hamlet of Capel Iwan in the undulating countryside of Carmarthenshire, close to the popular and thriving market town of Newcastle Emlyn with a selection of independent and antique shops and various little places to eat.

The cottage is a perfect retreat for couples or small families looking to explore the fabulous local countryside, yet being close to a bustling small town and just twelve miles from the beautiful sandy beaches of West Wales.

Set over two floors, there are two cosy bedrooms with a family bathroom.

This is a deceptively spacious property with lovely character features and with plenty of room to relax, with a well-equipped kitchen opening out onto the patio and a spacious dining area leading through to a cosy sitting room where you can snuggle up in front of the TV.

Outside, you can sit in the split-level courtyard-style garden and enjoy an early evening drink before popping into town for a bite to eat or perhaps planning the following days adventures.

Bank House is the ultimate choice for a rural break to the heart of South Wales.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1017078, together they can sleep 8 guests.

Capel Iwan Cottages

Nestled in the small village of Capel Iwan, within the heart of South Wales, are these charming cottages, Bank House and Gwynfa. Both cottages have been renovated to a high-standard and come with a varied selection of contemporary furnishings and quality fixtures whilst still managing to retain some of its original features such as the exposed beams, making these properties a homely base to spend your holiday, and are most suitable for families or a group of friends. Be welcomed into delightful sitting rooms with a range of seating set around the woodburning stoves encased in a small inglenook fireplace. Find quaint kitchens with lovely cream units and sleek wooden worktops offering all the necessary appliances needed to cook up some delicious meals, whilst the dining areas have plenty of seating for those family gatherings over a sparkling glass of champagne. The local town of Newcastle Emlyn is a popular hub of rural life, with fabulous little shops and cafés, and sits alongside the River Teifi which is renowned for fishing all the way down river through the pretty village of Cenarth with its popular waterfalls through to Cardigan and out into the bay. You are ideally placed to explore the fabulous sandy beaches and craggy coves of Cardigan Bay with the popular villages of Tresaith and Aberporth just 12 miles away, or perhaps take a trip a little further to the traditional seaside resort of New Quay and you may be lucky to catch a sighting of the resident dolphins from the harbour wall. The area offers numerous outdoor activities including marine and wildlife spotting boat trips, coasteering and whitewater canoeing or fishing on the River Teifi. To the south are the Preselli Hills with fabulous heathland terrain, perfect for walking and enjoying panoramic views. You are also close to the beginning of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park which wraps around from the west to the South Wales coastline, opening up a myriad of opportunities for fantastic days out. There are various National Trust properties, with the iconic white chapel and the beaches of Mwnt, the beautiful stretch of sand at Penbryn or the working estate at Llanerchaeron, all being just a scenic drive away. An idyllic village retreat, surrounded by undulating countryside, criss-crossed with footpaths, close to a popular market town, ideal for small families or couples looking to benefit from spacious living accommodation, partake in local outdoor activities or enjoy the 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas