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Teifi House

Cilgerran near Cardigan, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 929245)


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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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37 Customer Reviews

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

    Everything was clean and tidy, with good facilities including everything you could need in the kitchen. WarmWarm and cosy place for a winter stay!

    Reviewed by ClaireNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Teifi House was in a beautiful setting. It had everything that we needed.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2021

  • "The property is extremely well equipped, modern and comfortable, there is no ..."

    The property is extremely well equipped, modern and comfortable, there is no aspect we could fault with it in any way and will be booking to stay there again in 2022

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2021

  • "Couldn't fault the house, had everything we needed and more, including a comfy bed."

    Ideal location with great riverside walks.

    Reviewed by DebraSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a fabulous location overlooking the river."

    The delightful and well-provisioned corner shop is a short walk (albeit up a steep hill) and features locally grown fresh produce at reasonable prices. Big supermarkets and facilities in Cardigan - just a short drive. Beaches, castles, market towns, nature reserves all around and a short drive. The closeness of the river Teifi and lovely walks (especially in the evening when the bats are feeding over the water) is a huge plus. Whatever you do... don't miss the opportunity to visit the National Coracle Centre nearby - it's a challenge, but rewarding! Oh, the beds were comfy.

    Reviewed by HowardJul 2021

  • "We thought that Teifi House was in the perfect position for peace and quiet and a lovely looking house."

    What we were disappointed with was the downstairs interior. The Kitchen cupboards and drawers need an overhaul as they are hanging off in places and I lost count how many times I got my finger trapped in the corner cupboard as the glass cupboard does not close properly. Money could be spent doing up the kitchen. The Sofas in the lounge were too low and too soft and we struggled to get out of them again some sturdier ones would be money well spent. I am surprised with Sykes not checking their properties as this is not the first occasion i've left feedback on properties where we have stayed and not up to a good standard. If these updates were done we would definitely stay again and use Sykes again but at this moment in time i will be using other companies as we go on holiday every 2 months.

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2021

  • "First class service with excellent communication."

    The house was perfect as very homely and welcoming - in a perfect position and couldn't fault anything - will definitely return and will also use only Sykes in the future as their service and communication was excellent- cannot recommend the house and booking company enough, thank you so much!

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2021

  • "We love this area and have booked again for next year."

    ..... but not this property. we were here first in october 2019 and reported some things to the owner that were broken. fast forward 18 months and these issues are still there. broken rim on the shower broken kitchen drawer now even more broken items, the window in the kitchen is smashed (covered by the blind), in the back double room the window will not open, broken cupboard in the kitchen, door sticks in the downstairs toilet, tv kept cutting out and garden so unkempt the dog got a tick in the long grass. also lots of cobwebs for a covid cleaned house. we still enjoyed our holiday but feel these issues should be dealt with

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2021

  • "Great cottage home from home location was fabulous listening to the birds sing ..."

    Great cottage home from home location was fabulous listening to the birds sing so peaceful but close to shop and other amenities the river walks on your doorstep dogs loved it and then the log burner on an evening was so cosy only thing I would say a bigger fridge freezer needed for those who don’t eat out and want to take their own food but will definitely be booking again soon

    Reviewed by TeresaNov 2020

  • "Loved this house, the location was even better than we expected."

    It was perfect for what we wanted, we would definitely recommend and might even go back!

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2020

  • "Lovely house in a great position over looking the River Teifi."

    Very clean and comfortable so would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AnnetteAug 2020

  • "Few things hadn’t been cleaned."

    Clothes airer was broken and could have been bigger as no clothes line. Fridge freezer too small for Size of house Also bottom drawer was broken. Still a lovely house with everything you needed.

    Reviewed by KatieAug 2020

  • "Lovely house, very comfortable had everything from home to home, the only thing we did not get was a welcome pack i."

    E bread , milk etc which is usually standard, all so in right up said there was 3 pubs in village for food, 2 pubs had shut in January and 3rd pub only served drink there is a pub about 2 miles away the Peny ryn arms that was lovely , fantastic walks from the door. The boiler stopped working but was fixed within 24 hours.

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2019

  • "Really lovely house, a couple of things to improve but we left a note for the owner."

    Had such a great time we have already booked again for next year

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2019

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage close to lots of attractions."

    Lots of space to spread out for the four of us, two adults a teenager and an 11 year old. Games to play, books to read and jigsaws to complete. Not that we had time to sit around because we arrived during Cilgerran carnival week and there was so much to see and do. The Castle was interesting and had several events to go to over the August bank holiday weekend and during the following week. The Villagers were very friendly and welcoming, especially at the corner shop at the end of the road. The fish and chip takeaway van arrives on a Thursday near the Petrol station and provided a tasty fish and chip supper. A very relaxing holiday where we didn’t need to use the car everyday.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    It is well appointed and as described in both text and photos, except the parking, lane and outdoor seating were all much better than we were expecting.

    Reviewed by Anne-marieJul 2019

  • "On arrival the house had an awful smell all over ground floor, we had to go and buy and buy a spray to spray carpet,after opening all doors and windows didn’t help."

    The cooking utensils and saucepans, also cutlery needed washing before using. The garden was on the front of the house, there were nine rubbish bags on the pavement leaning against the wall, flies all around so we were unable to sit outside. We arrived on the Saturday, Tuesday when we drove back to the house we said Oh good the bags had gone, only to find they had been thrown into the garden for some reason unknown to us, we got in touch with owner who sent someone to move them, they were moved back up against the wall again. There was black dust all around in our on suite I could go on. When you pay to rent a property you expect things to be clean this was not. The owner should be checking also you as a company advertising cottages and houses should make sure they are fit for purpose.

    Thank you for the feedback, My cleaning team have checked the carpets and can find nothing untoward but they will of course monitor that . I've also asked that the cutlery/crockery is checked again as I pride myself on usually high standards. I contacted the cleaning team straightaway on seeing your review and will ensure that standards throughout the property are rechecked as necessary. Apologies for any oversight with the bins which were tidied up while waiting for the next bin collection,which was regrettably out of my control at the time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne CJun 2019

  • "Had a lovely time at Teifi House, lots of space for the family and two dogs."

    Reviewed by JodieJun 2019

  • "Great quiet location, close to local town but in quiet village with excellent shop within 10 mins walk."

    TV with freeview and DVD player with small collection of dvds to watch - WiFi was no problem to set up. Easy self check in procedure and house information sheet was helpful - very spacious accommodation with large lounge / diner and huge kitchen. Parking was a real bonus and made such a difference - will definitely consider this place again if we return to this area.

    Reviewed by MikeJun 2019

  • "The cottage has private, gated, off-road parking for one car, access is via a relatively steep single track road which also serves the local river-side car park so any visitor needs to be comfortable with or at least aware of the possible challenges this may bring, particularly in the high season."

    Reviewed by RayApr 2019

  • "House is in an ideal location for walks along the river."

    There's no garden as such but you have the river on your doorstep so not an issue. We are used to log burners so didn't find it a problem getting it going but be warned - when you first light it you get a lot of smoke in the room, it takes awhile for the warm air to rise up the chimney. So I would recommend firelighter and kindling to start rather than burning paper (which was what was left for us to use). The Kitchen is lovely and big with lots of utencils etc, a couple of niggles ie the dishwasher top shelf you have to be careful with as it will come right out of it's runners and the oven is difficult to light... there's a real knack to it. The previous review was a real worry as it was very scathing about the cleanliness - I spoke to the owner beforehand about this, he was very honest and said he had been let down by previous cleaning company which had all been resolved. The house was certainly a lot cleaner than the previous review (I am really fussy)... perfectly adequate.

    Reviewed by SelinaNov 2018

  • "I don't think we were meant to go away for my birthday this year."

    I booked our trip for Station Hall at Cilgerran and then just as I was about to pay the balance I was told my holiday was cancelled as it had been double booked. I then didn't have much choice trying to find a suitable cottage that accommodated two dogs for the same dates due to our time off work being booked. I opted for Teifi House as it seemed suitable and was in the location we wanted as we were going to meet up with family nearby for some birthday celebrations. The owner rang me the day before about key location and if there were any problems then to let him know. We arrived just before 3pm on 10th November. Unlocked the doors and then just emptied the contents of our cars into the kitchen and then headed off to the nearby Cliff Hotel at Gwbert for afternoon teas with family who were waiting for us. At the end of the evening we headed back to Teifi House for our holiday. The house is vast and a great size as only three of us were staying. A great location near the local river for walks etc and the village at the top of the hill. We then started to unpack and familiarise ourselves with the house. The first point of call was the downstairs toilet next to the utility room which had not been cleaned and was the standard of a well used public toilet. We packed our shopping away in the cupboards and there were ample pots and pans and glasses etc but it was debatable whether they were clean. The dishwasher still contained dirty crockery from the previous holiday makers. The microwave was dirty with food spills. We struggled to light the oven and couldn't find any manuals that went with the appliances. We were in the process of washing up at the sink (because the dishwasher was full and by now we'd put it on) when our feet got wet. On checking inside the cupboard the trap was not fitted under the sink and water was spilling all over the cupboard. Judging by the amount of empty Kitchen Unblocker bottles, it suggested there had been a problem here. We managed to attach the relevant pipe work. On going through to the lounge, the carpet didn't appear as if it had been hoovered and to add to that there were dog biscuits and chews on the floor! The bathroom sinks appeared to have been cleaned and there were clean towels and bedding on the bed. We couldn't find a Visitors Book which normally offers local recommendations. The Idiots Guide to the House is a few sheets of A4 paper which has been there so long the print is barely readable. One page of it had even been torn off. There's a hand written note about the bins which looks as if had been prepared by a guest. There were two dustbins out on the roadside, one contained paper cake wrappers and an assortment of tins and bags. Nothing in the relevant recycling bags of which there was an ample supply of bags under the sink, albeit wet. There is no phone signal to contact the owner from the house and to be honest it was late in the day and after the long journey we just went to bed and made the most of it. We covered the settees with blankets which I always do and allowed my dogs the run of the house as I really didn't think they could make the house any more dirtier than it was. When we left the house we left it cleaner than when we arrived. I always strip the beds when we leave holiday homes to allow the owner to know which beds we had used. I wish I hadn't . There were no pillow case protectors on the bed, the pillows were soiled. I removed the bottom sheet to find a mattress protector which performed its duties as it too was very soiled with what can only be described a Love Juices!! Need I say more. I was glad to leave that house. I assume the owner had no involvement with caring for the property other than the cash going in the bank. I've since seen numerous complaints about the standard of this house and it seems that nothing has been done to rectify the problem. I would say that the standard of cleanliness depends on who was in the house prior to new guests arriving and how much cleaning they did on leaving or during their stay. There were no cloths to use to clean around sinks etc and I'm certainly not buying them when I'm on holiday. I did not make contact with the owner whilst on my holiday as I wanted a stress free holiday and not confrontation. We stayed out most of the time. Also on another matter, please stop sending me emails every time I look at a holiday home. I have been using holiday homes since 1992 and this one is certainly in the top five of being the worst. I've already got another five holiday cottages booked for the next year so please don't send me any further details as I need to get over this one.

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2018

  • "Teifi House we stayed in was perfect."

    Everything required was in there. The position of the Cottage was close to the river and extremely quiet. Just a short walk from the Village and the river. Recommended for families couples or even singles wishing for a comfortable and quiet holiday. We visited the Castle and were surprised how good it was. Tenby was a great day out,60 min drive but well worth it. The Gold mine visit at Dolgellau was exceptional. Highly recommend this Cottage. Couldn't find anything to fault it.We are hoping to return again with the whole of the family next time.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2018

  • "Really lovely cottage with lots to do in the area."

    Recommend the dolphin watching boat trip.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2018

  • "Nice big house with plenty of space."

    Some things could do with updating but overall was good. Wonderful big gas cooker but the numbers have worn off so impossible to know what temperature you are setting the oven at. Also a pet hate of mine was nothing to put things on in the shower. Shampoo, conditioner and body wash all had to be balanced around the shower tray. No instructions either on what rubbish goes in what bag or when the bin men come. The previous occupants obviously had the same problem as the bin men wouldn't take their recycling away. I presume they'd put the wrong things in the bags as they didn't know. This, however, meant their rubbish sat at the front gate for the whole week. Would be easy to remedy this as other cottages give you a list of what can be recycled. Only minor problems but I feel if they were remedied they would make a big difference. That said, the kitchen was well stocked, lovely huge master bedroom, enormous dining table and a good location for visiting the area. The Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran is a must.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week at the cottage and would highly recommend it."

    The beaches were not far by car and were amazing. The cottage itself is lovely. Just a couple of points we felt we wanted to mention, there was no toilet paper when we arrived, luckily we had brought our own but it would have been nice if it was included and maybe a small welcome pack to include items such as milk and bread. Secondly it would have been nice if there were a few comfy garden chairs as apart from the stone table and benches and a few collapsible wooden chairs there was nothing comfy to sit on in the garden which is a great shame as the location is perfect.

    Reviewed by DarrenJun 2018

  • "The location of the property is great, both in the village and near Cardigan, and the secure parking for multiple cars a bonus."

    The listing doesn't get across the amazing views and proximity to the river Teifi, which is practically on your doorstep. As far as the house goes, it is comfortable and clean. There were some basic amenities missing which I have come to expect from every holiday cottages have stayed in; no milk for tea on arrival, no kitchen roll or dishwasher tablets, and no hand towels in the bathrooms. The towels provided were also comically small and of very little practical use. Either these minor issues need to be rectified, or people need to be made aware beforehand that such items will not be provided.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2018

  • "We loved the cottage and area very much, did not expect such a gorgeous surroundings at all!"

    Very pleased with the choice, definitely will be back next year.

    Reviewed by JoannaJun 2018

  • "A beautiful place to stay next to a river, a perfect place for dog owners and ..."

    A beautiful place to stay next to a river, a perfect place for dog owners and central for beaches and places to visit

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "The whole house was absolutely delightful."

    Wonderful situation overlooking the river.

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2018

  • "This was a fantastic house, spacious yet cosy with everything you could need."

    The location was brilliant and a car is not always needed as there are plenty of walks from the house and places to visit. We ran out of time with the amount of things to do and places to visit in very close proximity to the house. Would definitely recommend this house and would definitely go back to stay again.

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2018

  • "Lovely house in a lovely location."

    Settee need upgrading as a little tired but apart from that everything else was 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by AllisonFeb 2018

  • "The accomodation was perfect, very well equipped and very comfortable."

    Ideal position near many lovely places and the Riverside walk at bottom of hill, brilliant.

    Reviewed by ShelleyOct 2017

  • "Great indoor space, peaceful location, lovely area to explore."

    Reviewed by CarolineFeb 2017

  • "Lovely place."

    Owner was very pleasant made it all very easy. Everything was good quality and felt very welcoming

    Reviewed by KateJan 2017

  • "We booked this cottage as it is located very near to our son and his family in St."

    dogmeals we had planed an early Christmas Weekend with our family for the first few days of our stay.On arrival the house was warm and clean , all the rooms were of a good size. We did have a problem on the first evening with the oven on the large gas cooker which failed to heat up correctly. This was a major problem for us as we had all brought a lot of meat and vegitables for the special meal on the next day( saturday). We telephoned the contact person who was incredably helpful, he firstly made suggestions to try and clear the problem, then after this failed to solve the problem he offered to pay for a takeaway meal for the whole family - we declined this offer as we had plenty of pre-cooked food to feed everyone. The contact person said that he would arrange for a gas engineer to visit the cottage the next morning and even informed us a little later about the approximate time that the engineer would arrive. By Midday on the Saturday , (whilst we enjoyed the local nature walks ) the engineer had corrected the problem and we could cook a large family early Christmas meal. The manager/ owner of this cottage was incredably helpful and very pleasant as well as being as good as his word. Just one point to mention ( and agrees totally with the last review of the cottage) the kitchen is poorly equiped for home cooking with poor quality cutlery and cupboard doors peeling and hanging off. We had read the latest reviews for the cottage and so took pans and knives ect . which was a very good idea !. With just a little expenditure in the kitchen this cottage could be a great choice all round. The location of the cottage is wonderful for pet owners and nature walkers . I would very much like to stay at this cottage again especially as i really don't think the contact person could have done any more to make our stay perfect !.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2016

  • "Very cosy house and good facilities Village store , pub and restaurant within 5 minutes walk Convenient parking off road and a couple of minutes walk to Teifi River ."

    Very convenient to walk our dog, and house was dog friendly Highly recommend this house.

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2016

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The property

This comfortable, semi-detached cottage is perched on the hillside of the Teifi Valley, in the popular village of Cilgerran near the market town of Cardigan.

The cottage is a perfect base for families or friends looking for a little peace in the tranquil river valley, just a short walk from local pubs and days out.

Set over two floors, there are three comfortable bedrooms, one with an en-suite, and a family bathroom.

There is a well-equipped, light and airy kitchen with a breakfast area, ideal for a hearty meal before your days out.

One step down takes you into the sitting room where you can enjoy your evening meal in the dining area, or cosy up in front of the woodburner with a good film.

Outside, you can sit in the front patio and enjoy the views over the tree tops across the valley.

Explore the National Trust’s Cilgerran Castle, virtually on your doorstep, or enjoy the Wildlife Trust's Teifi Nature Reserve with fabulous nature walks and popular café.

The River Teifi runs through the valley, which provides fabulous walking opportunities and is renowned for its excellent fishing.

The beautiful Cenarth Falls are a short drive away, and you may be lucky enough to see the seasonal salmon leaping.

You are ideally placed to explore the wonderful coastline of Cardigan Bay with various sandy beaches just 7 miles away, such as Poppit Sands, Moylegrove or perhaps travel a little further to the peaceful National Trust Beach of Penbryn.

The area offers numerous outdoor activities, the Pembrokeshire National Park opens up just 4 miles away and locally you can go on a boat trip to enjoy the local dolphin and wildlife spotting opportunities.

Slightly further afield to the south, why not visit the quaint village of Narberth and enjoy some boutique style shopping?

To the north you will find the popular seaside beach resort of New Quay, famous for resident dolphins, and the harbour town of Aberaeron, with its multicoloured houses lining the harbour.

With days out virtually on the doorstep, this cottage is ideal for families and friends looking to walk the fantastic local countryside or enjoy the nearby sandy beaches and coastal paths, or perhaps just sit and spend a lazy day by the river.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, bidet, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Gas range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture and steep side garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pubs, restaurant and cash machine 5 mins walk uphill
  • Note: Side garden is steep and accessed via a private path, care to be taken.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Cardigan 4 miles; Fishguard 19 miles; Aberaeron 33 miles.

Cilgerran is a delightful village with three pubs and a village store near to the popular market town of Cardigan. Situated above the Teifi Gorge, there are walks down to the river and the two castles; the National Trust’s Cilgerran Castle and the romantic ruins of the 13th century castle. Within walking distance are The Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi March Nature Reserve, providing fabulous trails along the stunning River Teifi and the chance to explore a rich variety of habitats and enjoy relaxing by the river. Nearby is the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Preselli Hills and the stunning coastline of Cardigan Bay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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