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Cwmcych near Newcastle Emlyn, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Just returned from a short break at Plyg y Rhiw."

    Our trip coincided with Storm Ciaran so we arrived with enough food, drink and firewood for our trip and battened down the hatches! We enjoyed a really relaxing couple of days and were very comfortable. The cottage was clean and had what we needed for our stay. Thank you very much for the milk, butter and Welsh cakes - very kind of you. The directions provided by Melanie were good and we found the cottage easily - not sure we would have, however, if we’d arrived in the dark. Parking was fine for large car although very muddy! Would we stay again? - very possibly.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Oct 2023

  • "There are major issues with damp, black mould and mildew on the walls windows door frames, it’s very bad around the shower in the shower room, the extractor fans are very very dirty and the floors are constantly wet with damp and condensation."

    The whole house needs a deep clean but this will not solve the overriding problem. One of the knobs for the hob was broken but just placed back which is a safety hazard. Also the oven racks are too small for the oven rendering it useless.

    Reviewed by Nannette1.3Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, for us minor ajustments like replacing the low sofa would be an improvement, but we had everything we needed."

    Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Sep 2023

  • "A tranquil location and overall a very comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Jun 2023

  • "No hot water or heating working on arrival."

    Fixed the following day. However as the cottage had not been occupied for some time it took several days to heat to a comfortable condition. The instruction left in the property asks for heating to be set to 12 degrees when leaving but as the heating was not working this was not possible.After 2 days we noticed that the bedrooms windows were covered in mould and condensation .Due to health problems this caused our concern so we had to cut our stay short to 4 days.In general the property was a good size and well equipped but our stay was ruined by poor maintenance.

    Reviewed by Allan1.9Apr 2023

  • "Great cottage, very comfy."

    Fully fitted and well equip Kitchen. Melanie Fogg was very helpful when I had a few queries. Would love and stay again.

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Feb 2023

  • "If you are looking for seclusion then this cottage is just the place, The cottage is not disable or older people with issues friendly, The sun room we found to be a waste of a room and could be converted into a bedroom for disable people The cottage could do with a refurbish however the bedrooms where clean and the beds comfortable, the kitchen was a little small but did have everything you need even if every thing did not match."

    It would have been a nice little touch if a welcome pack and an information pack had been available on arrival. Would we stay again, sorry, but no.

    Reviewed by Edward2.8Jul 2022

  • "I absolutely loved the setting of this cottage."

    So quiet and relaxing generally, although the road is close to the house and the heavy farm machinery passing can be loud. The stream and woods within the garden were an unusual ‘facility’, so a real treat, and there were numerous walks from the house into more woods, which were very quiet. I rarely saw other walkers. The front courtyard area was enclosed but the main bit of the garden - the bit you really want to be in - was open to the road so I had to set up a garden chair barricade to allow the dog to be off lead whilst I was reading on the decking area. I was very lucky with the weather so this is where I spent most of my time, listening to the trees, water and birds. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Jul 2022

  • "We loved the setting of the cottage,very peaceful and we sat on the decking looking at the beautiful view."

    We took our dogs to Poppit beach,great place and cafe,great food and extra helpful staff.We would definitely recommend this lovely cottage for a completely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0May 2022

  • "A very comfy warm home , surrounded by Ancient Forests and rippling streams."

    Well equipped, very quiet and serene. A beautiful decked area to Star Watch and listen to the rhythm of the night. I can imagine that in the summer the place is beautiful...because it was stunning in the rain. # The perfect hideaway.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Oct 2021

  • "Clean, spacious, well equipped property, owner very professional and polite, as for lack of clothes drying facility, there is a clothes airer if you look."

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Sep 2021

  • "What an amazing cottage."

    The cottage was clean, tidy and felt very cosy. The fire place is lovely and toasty when lit. The views from the garden are absolutely amazing! There's There's stream that runs near the cottage which you can hear running whilst sat on the decking. It's not to far from the quaint village of Newcastle Emlyn which has some lovely independent shops and castle ruins to explore. It is an absolutely amazing place and we can't wait to stay again!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2021

  • "Not very clean."

    Oven old, filthy and not working. Shower filthy. Dishes and pans filthy. No mobile signal. Too close to the road for dog. Dark, cold and dingy. Disappointed.

    Reviewed by Darryl2.2Jun 2021

  • "A beautiful place to stay with both surfing and kayaking easily accessible."

    The house was clean and cosy and the owner was really helpful. I would definitely recommend this cottage and we plan to stay again. Highlights were the stream running through the garden, lovely local walks and top surfing beaches only an hours drive away.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful, peaceful area."

    Lots to do in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Aug 2018

  • "Please see earlier email"

    Reviewed by Pat2.8Jun 2018

  • "A wonderful place to stay if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life."

    This cottage is comfy and set in an amazing memorable spot. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Zahidah3.8Aug 2017

  • "Had a wonderful relaxing time, great area, great cottage"

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jun 2017

  • "Property was very good, but a few points: - 1."

    Garden was not suitable for children to be able to play unattended. 2. An outside clothes line would be beneficial given the amount of beach visits most attendees will make. Failing that a tumble dryer. 3. Stairs were not easy to use, an issue exacerbated by the lack of upstairs toilet. Generally a lovely cottage though.

    Reviewed by Chris4.2Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area, sofa bed and woodburner
  • Sun room (seats 2)
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, DAB radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Decked area overlooking side garden and stream., raised rear lawned garden
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: There is an open stream running through the rear garden accessed by deep stone steps with a drop at the edge, children to be supervised
  • Note: The cottage is on a sharp bend, care must be taken when driving out, and due to location some traffic noise can be heard.

The property

Newcastle Emlyn 4 miles.

This appealing, detached holiday cottage sits next to the road, boasting a wonderful, wooded backdrop, four miles from Newcastle Emlyn’s colourful market town.

Set in a delightful location with some charming views, this cosy and welcoming cottage is perfect for your next family holiday in Wales, and with a great deal of thought put into the presentation, you will be more than pleased with your choice of holiday home.

There are two light bedrooms to choose from, along with a pretty kitchen and a relaxing sitting room with a warming woodburner.

The sun room offers additional space for guests to spread out, and opens out to the enclosed front courtyard.

There is also an informal lawned garden behind the cottage, which is accessed by deep stone steps and offers a woodland outlook with a streamside seating area, making it an enchanting spot to settle with a book on a sunny afternoon.

Whilst the market town offers a fantastic selection of amenities, along with the lonely ruins of a castle overlooking the River Teifi, a serene place to enjoy a walk with the dog.

Time spent at this property will be enjoyed by all, but venture a little further afield to uncover scenic countryside and coastal walks, cycle rides, castles, theme parks and much more, before returning to this welcoming cottage to plan the next day’s adventure.

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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