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Capel Iwan near Newcastle Emlyn, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Owner lovely and keen to make sure we had everything we wanted."

    Short drive to pubs and shops and Just Eat did deliver! Lovely peaceful location. People in the area were all so friendly!!

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped very comfortable only down side the fence at the ..."

    Lovely cottage well equipped very comfortable only down side the fence at the side was not high enough so we couldn't let the dogs out on there own but I would stay there again

    Reviewed by Jean3.8Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage everything what we wanted there."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Very high standard, altogether very nice indeed

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here."

    The cottage was lovely and spacious. It was very welcoming and very clean. It was extremely well equipped and we wanted for nothing. We loved the cottage feel and the extra bonus was the burning log stove. The wine and eggs were also an added bonus on arrival! Our host was very friendly and was on hand if we needed anything - we didn't apart from buy logs off of her. She was very generous with the logs for which we were thankful. The weather was also lovely for the time of year. Would definitely go back some time and would definitely recommend. The village itself is very quiet with not much going on and lends itself to lots of lovely walks around the area - exactly what we needed! Wish we could have stayed longer. A perfect base for travelling around Pembrokeshire.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped and spacious cottage situated within 30 mins of coast and its beautiful beaches."

    We enjoyed very much our October stay welcomed with wine and cake eggs and milk from the owner a very nice touch. Ideal touring base to explore the coastline. A home from home for our short break. Our second stay in 2 years would recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent house, Lovely welcome pack and beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Gwynfa was a well presented spacious clean cottage,The welcome pack was a lovely touch,and the homemade lemon cake was delicious."

    The only downside was, you had to go outside the front door to get a phone signal.also there was no wi-fi.Jenny the owner did phone me the day before to tell me about the wi-fi problem and told me it was being fixed on the Monday of our stay.unfortunately it could not be fixed(not Jenny,s fault).overall I would return to Gwynfa once the communication problems are solved.

    Thank you Barbara for your kind comments about the cottage. Just to let you know that I have now changed provider and the cottage offers BT-fibre with a much improved service! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Sep 2023

  • "Nice central location to explore south Wales from the Pembrokeshire coast to the Brecon Beacons, something for everyone!"

    Jenny was a great host and supplied a welcome pack that was a wonderful surprise. The cottage was immaculate with everything you need for a relaxing holiday - a true home from home. The only negative was that the WiFi was not working, a situation that Jenny is addressing immediately by switching service provider! Would definitely recommend to all.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2023

  • "Our stay was perfect, Our host was lovely, Beautiful clean spacious cottage, with everything and more, Highly recommend."

    Thank you for the delicious cake and bottle of Wine. Hope to stay again!

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely superb cottage."

    Excellent facilities, superbly appointed, very comfortable and a very lovely and welcoming owner. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had quite a wet week and it was difficult to dry clothes."

    It took two days in conservatory to dry a few items so a tumble dryer would have been nice. Nice lady and a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Shaun4.7Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was just perfect with the owner Jenny most helpful."

    On arrival there was a welcome pack including eggs and wine. All in all a lovely holiday package.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet location."

    Quite isolated as there are no amenities in the village. Nearest is Newcastle Emlyn but there’s not a lot there either. A coop we could only find one pub that was open, the bunch of grapes. Food was good though. The cottage was very well presented, Jenny was a lovely host who left us eggs, milk, wine and a fabulous homemade cake! There are some beautiful walks from there too. West coast and south coast beaches were fantastic! We had some great weather and went dolphin spotting in New Quay. All in all a great place to have a very relaxed holiday! 10/10

    Reviewed by Audra5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely clean cottage with everything you need."

    Jenny the owner is very kind and friendly and is keen to help in any way she can. We’ve stayed there before and can highly recommend her cottage for your next break…..

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Gwynfa, the cottage is very clean and spacious and all rooms have been finished to a very high standard."

    We have a dog and found the rear access to the conservatory very useful to be able to take muddy boots off before going into the kitchen / lounge. The location is good and it's not too far to drive to local beaches e.g. Poppit Sands, Aberporth and near to Newcastle Emlyn for shops / restaurants etc. We met the owner Jenny a couple of times and she was very helpful with local information such as walk routes and facilities. All in all a great place to stay - recommended.

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Mar 2023

  • "I would like to just sum this holiday up in just a few words as Absolutely fabulous."

    .. Jenny the cottage was outstanding and you're welcoming gift and smile we're so much appreciated by us both including the doggie

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Feb 2023

  • "Super cottage, lovely views the lady Jenny who owns the cottage is a super host."

    Very pretty cosy and inviting accommodation. Thank you for the cake, eggs and wine. I would come back today and stay forever if I could Highly recommend this cottage. Thank you Jenny

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2022

  • "First class"

    Reviewed by Reginald5.0Sep 2022

  • "Perfect this was our second visit to this cottage and would visit again and recommend"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a stunning cottage in a beautiful location."

    The cottage had everything you need and more, the attention to detail was amazing. Spotlessly clean and comfortable with a lovely conservatory and garden for sitting in the sunshine. Would love to come back in the winter as it looks so cosy. The best welcome pack with eggs from the owner's chickens and a home made cake! No hesitation at all to recommend this lovely home.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, very quiet and ideal for a cosy get away for couples who wants a nice get away."

    As it's a quiet village hidden in the hills it's not ideal for getting to places for kids unless you want to drive for a hour. Internet is a community based service so its not very fast. All the bedrooms were cosy, 2 toilets and great facilities to wash and bathe. The renter was lovely to talk to and was very helpful. There is a graveyard opposite the house so if you ain't into having that across the road then this is not for you. But this place has a lovely peaceful garden and conservatory and has some breath taking views from the double bedroom. It's a perfect get away from life for a whatever time you want away, but alot of travel is involved if you want a take away. You cannot order just eat or uber eats! So yes it is a perfect get away to get away from everyday life.

    Reviewed by Paula4.1Aug 2022

  • "Immaculate, well-furbished and very comfortable cottage with everything you could wish for."

    Lovely big conservatory was handy for our dog, and the small garden is very peaceful too. Nice location in a very quiet village very close to the lovely river Teifi and only 25 minutes drive to Cardigan and the spectacular coastline.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage was spotless, well-equipped and comfortable. We had plenty of space to relax and the garden was such a sunny spot. The cottage is in a good location and we discovered new beaches and coastal footpaths. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a nice Quiet village some lovely walks around the village ..."

    A lovely cottage in a nice Quiet village some lovely walks around the village and into the countryside very peaceful I would I would stay in again in the future

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful property great location enjoyed the welcome gifts ."

    Everyone including the dogs enjoyed it . Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet and relaxing village setting."

    Good quality fittings and furnishings with a well stocked kitchen. A delightful gift of wine, milk, cake and eggs on arrival. The only drawback is that the owner Jenny, who is a helpful and friendly lady, had recently had a bad experience with renters allowing their muddy dogs to badly soil the upstairs carpets and beds, so now dogs are not allowed upstairs at all. If this had been in the cottage description we would have had to go elsewhere as our dogs sleep in crates in our bedroom at home. There is no gate at the bottom of the stairs, tho Jenny says she has one coming, but our dogs had to be shut in the kitchen at night and the young one cried and howled so we took turns in sleeping downstairs on the settee to stop this and prevent complaints from the neighbours. Other than this we thought the local area was amazing. Dog walks from the door, shops, eateries and interesting places in Newcastle Emlyn only 4 miles away and a fantastic dog friendly beach at Newport. Happy to strongly recommend if your dogs are ok sleeping in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely in a nice quiet setting."

    Garden secure for our dog. Plenty of space for a family of 5. Very well equipped kitchen. The welcome gifts were a nice touch. Plenty of places to visit with easy reach.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful property and area ."

    Lots of communication from the owner . Overall a fantastic holiday!

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was perfect for us, a nice enclosed garden do didn't have to worry about our dog."

    Best equipped kitchen ever. Clean and comfortable, a lovely conservatory, a relaxing area where we sat most afternoons to reflect on our outing that day. The owner Jenny has put care and consideration into putting this holiday home together to make it a home to home experience. Loved it. We also felt Sykes did a grand job from the moment we booked. Would recommend both to anyone.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2020

  • "Jenny the owner went above and beyond what was expected she was friendly helpful ..."

    Jenny the owner went above and beyond what was expected she was friendly helpful would definitely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Warm welcome from owner and any problems were sorted straight away."

    Welcome gifts were very much appreciated. Garden was safe and secure. The cottage was comfortable, clean and well equipped .

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Aug 2020

  • "Pretty cottage which is comfortable, clean and really well-equipped."

    We especially loved the garden seating area which is planted beautifully. Warm welcome from owner.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Jul 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi- BT Fibre
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars and garage available on request for bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Note: Cats are not accepted at the property
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 3.6 miles, pub within 3.5 miles
  • Please note that the phone signal is variable, good for EE not so good for other networks.

The property

Newcastle Emlyn 3.6 miles.

This picturesque double-fronted end of terrace cottage rests in the small village of Capel Iwan, a little settlement in South Wales not far from the bustling town of Newcastle Emlyn.

Gwynfa is a perfect fit for a family of five holidaying in the luscious Welsh countryside, in search of outdoor adventures and day trips to the coast.

Step into this homely abode and be met with a delightful sitting area to your right, where you can settle down before the warming woodburning stove as you watch a movie on the Smart TV, a quiet evening to relax after a busy day.

Opposite here is the dining area which is host to a beautiful wood table, gather here for board games, mealtimes and planning your activities.

Travel two steps up into the spacious kitchen, where light-wood worktops sit atop cream units holding a fabulous range of appliances including an electric oven and hob as well as a dishwasher, so you can whip up some fantastic dishes and not worry about the washing up afterwards!

Sit at the bench-style dining seating in here for your breakfast before heading into the conservatory to relish the morning sun settled on one of the soft seats with a cup of coffee or tea in hand.

Let the dogs have a run around first thing in the enclosed garden, this area is a delightful feature in summer offering somewhere private to get some fresh air.

Upstairs on the first floor, you are afforded with the choice of three bedrooms, including a king-size, a double and a single, all with ample space and quality furnishings, with the latter two rooms even benefitting from dual-aspect windows creating a bright and airy aura.

Freshen up in the bathroom, choosing either a long soak in the bath, or a hot shower in the separate walk-in shower, while a cloakroom lies on the ground-floor too.

Gwynfa is an ideal base for families looking to explore South Wales.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 951589, 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.

Please be aware there is a supplement of £30 if you wish to bring a dog with you to this property. This fee covers up to 2 well behaved dogs.
Please note that the phone signal is variable, good for EE not so good for other networks.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas