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Bank House

Capel Iwan near Newcastle Emlyn, South Wales & Pembrokeshire, SA38 9LT (Ref. 951589)


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28 Customer Review(s)

  • “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.

    - Peter, August 2021

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.

About 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.


  • 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.

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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