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Glyn Yr Efail

(Ref. 1039765)

Moylegrove nr Newport and Cardigan, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Be prepared for an unauthorised payment for accidental damage upon your departure even if you have not caused it!"

    We just finished our holiday on 28 March and then received a phone call from Sykes Cottage on 29 March informing us of damages at our stay cottage. There were two dents in the wall and one burnt oven glove. We informed them that the damages were there upon our arrival, we had noticed them as we entered the property, but were told the owner of the property had taken photos of the damages upon our departure. We challenged to see the evidence that proves the damages were NOT there upon our arrival, but neither Sykes Cottage or the owner have provide it. As of this writing they have not provided any evidence, however the burden of proof is with them. Regardless of our response to Sykes Cottage on 29 March, stating that we had noticed the damage upon arrival, we still had an unauthorised transaction of £80 taken from our bank account on 1 April to effect repairs for the damage. We rang Sykes Cottage but was told that “Sykes Cottage has no control over claims if the property owner instructs them to take out payment from the ‘Good Housekeeping bond’”. Therefore Sykes Cottage had to deduct the payment from our account and advised us that “if you disagree with this resolution then please seek third party advice!” This implies that the customer is liable for any damage without need of proof and means that it is open cheque book season. We have contacted our bank to dispute this matter hoping for a fairer and more robust due diligence to be conducted over this matter. As a holiday maker, the last thing we wanted was an unjustified legal battle to deal with resulting in spoiling our holiday experience. Needless to say we will not be returning and looking into the finer legal position that the customer will find themselves in. We will not use again.

    Reviewed by Neil2.2Mar 2024

  • "This was our second stay in this cottage."

    Loved it the first time and just as good the second. My only negative, like i commented on our 1st stay, was for me ( a tall person with back problems) the mattresses are too lumpy and my sleep suffered because of it, but my wife had no such issue with the bed as to our son who stayed a few days. This is a great cottage, one of the best we have stayed in, and would look to book again (better mattresses please).

    Reviewed by Ted4.4Mar 2024

  • "TV wouldn’t work when we arrived on the Saturday."

    Phone Sykes support on Sunday who advised someone would visit on Monday to look at it. My husband spent a long time on Sunday night sorting the issue out. Electric hob had no instructions on how to use it. It was a touch button hob and required guidance on what symbols meant and how to trouble shoot issues. Gave up with it in the end! Dishwasher had no rinse aid or salt!

    Reviewed by Linda2.5Mar 2024

  • "Just maybe mention the cottage is still in town."

    As per photos you think that it is on a farm or outside town. But being a stand-alone property the peace and quiet was great. And the sound of the running stream was heaven. The fireplace was amazing. We could snuggle up in the evenings with a glass of red wine and enjoy the flames. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. Spacious rooms and comfortable mattress. Lovely modern bathroom. We give this property a good thumbs up!

    Reviewed by Zane4.7Feb 2024

  • "We have stayed in several cottages around Cardigan over the years and this was has to be the best."

    Old blacksmith shop that has been well converted into a modern holiday cottage. Lovely dining room/kitchen area with log burner that had me wanting to book the cottage in the winter so i could fire it up. Great bathroom with walk-in power shower. Our dog loved the spacious garden which was well fenced, only problem was the stream running through the garden which she liked to stand in !!. The only negative is I found the matress in the double bed soft and lumpy but this will not stop me booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Ted4.4Aug 2023

  • "Idyllic cottage which was well-equipped with everything we needed."

    It was lovely to arrive to see a fresh loaf, butter and marmalade waiting for us and great to have everything we needed to make a hot drink. We loved the garden, and the woods and stream were fabulous - so much wildlife spotted from the garden! Inside, the cottage was lovely with lots of personal touches. The range of books and games were very much appreciated too. Perfect location in a beautiful area with lots of walks from the cottage and nearby. Hope to book here again soon!

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback. Glyn Yr Efail is very special to me and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Several people have mentioned the wildlife in the garden, so I am thinking of starting a book for people to record their sightings in. It would be lovely to know who lives out there! Best Wishes Jenny (owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is an idyllic cottage in a beautiful and quiet location."

    It was cleaned to a high standard. The only hiccups were a slight problem operating the shower, and a lack of instructions concerning re cycling, but these were only minor things. For anyone who enjoys walking and wants some relaxing time away this is the perfect place

    Reviewed by J4.7Jun 2023

  • "A very clean well converted property retaining many original features."

    Tasteful décor throughout and plenty of crockery, glasses etc. The outside space was great for dogs and humans. Quiet location despite being next to a road.

    Hello, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Glyn Yr Efail. My dogs love the garden as well. There is lots to explore. Thank you for taking the trouble to write such a kind review. A lot of TLC has gone into the cottage, so it's great to hear that guests, human and canine, are enjoying it. Best Wishes, Jenny (Owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property, beautiful setting lovely gardens ."

    Everything clean tidy and a very welcome feel to the cottage. Would recommend to anyone thinking of booking this cottage. Don’t let this take anything anyway from the property , on a personal note it was only a small double bed, this day and age I think a king size would be better and it would fit in the main bedroom , but please don’t let that distract you it’s just my personal choice. Ac

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, great location and a fantastic garden which both our dogs."

    .Nigel and Max thoroughly enjoyed. Great power shower. Well appreciated food supplies and balls for our dogs. Beautiful beaches, especially Aberporth and Newport. We enjoyed it so much that we have booked again for next year.

    Dear Marcia Thank you very much indeed for your feedback which is much appreciated. I'm glad you liked the cottage, a lot of TLC has gone into getting it up to scratch. When I bought it in 2018 it had not been lived in for 10 years. I'm so glad that your dogs enjoyed themselves too. Our two love it there as well. The beaches are stunning and perfect for dogs to run on. I saw that you had rebooked and am delighted that you will be returning. You will be very welcome. With Kind Regards Jenny (owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marcia5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is an amazing property that gets 5 stars from me every time."

    In my opinion, One of the best holiday cottages in the area.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. I've tried to think of everything I can to make it feel like home from home! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patience5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cottage lovely and very comfortable Beautiful spot All good apart from not ..."

    Cottage lovely and very comfortable Beautiful spot All good apart from not being able to work the hob even after reading the booklet(probably our fault) Also the heating was a bit hit and miss in that some rads worked and some didn't on different days Upset that not even milk was in the fridge But loved the cottage If there had been a pub in the village it would have been perfect

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and grounds."

    On arrival, noticed the dog water bowl outside the back door although full had a dense layer of green slime on the bottom of the bowl. Dishwasher flagged up as 'low salt' on first use. Both vacuum cleaner's containers dense with dog hairs, dust etc which had to be dug out, they were so densely packed. All cleaning material containers approx 10% full. Wheelie bins full. Requested bin liners for kitchen bin, wheelie bin liners delivered. So, some housekeeping improvements needed, however, all the big issues re the cottage, fittings and grounds deserve top marks.

    Reviewed by Geoff3.4Oct 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well furnished cottage."

    Very clean and very comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very enjoyable stay and a great location with fantastic walks close to the property."

    Reviewed by Barrie4.1Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in idyllic woodland garden setting."

    Very comfortable and well equipped with everything that you need for a relaxed holiday. A great base for exploring and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, supurb location."

    Walks nearby are fab. So many places to visit.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    Very clean cottage on arrival. It had everything we needed other that spare bin bags and an airer to dry clothes. Lovely quiet comfy beds! The garden is a dream with the lovely stream and wooded path. An ideal location, excellent for a morning stroll to the cove for a swim. We definitely will be returning.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7May 2022

  • "What an amazing property, it oozes Pembrokeshire charm and you can see the love that has been poured into it."

    The location is tranquil and so convenient for either local amenities or a relaxing retreat. I almost don’t want to tell anyone how wonderful it is in order to guarantee I can return! Thank you for sharing your your holiday home with us.

    Reviewed by Patience5.0Apr 2022

  • "Property and garden are stunning as is the location, set in a small village it’s so quite and peaceful."

    The accommodation was let down a little by a series of small snags, the main bed joints are noisy so you keep getting woken up, we used the single beds which are not ideal, also we had a few little things that should of been picked up by the people turning over the property such as dirt glasses and baking trays, dirty oven etc. None of the issues were major but the added up. We had an amazing stay and would happily book again if the double bed is fixed. Matthew

    Thank you for your comments. Just to let you know that following your feedback I went to the cottage at the weekend and I agree that the bed joints have become noisy. I have therefore ordered a new kingsize bed for that room. I do hope that you will return and enjoy it. An oven cleaner is being booked and the other matters are noted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew3.4Apr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the property."

    Everything was really well planned out. Great for the dog too. Liked the garden. We did sit outside for a quick drink on Sunday afternoon, but I am sure in the summer it would be absolutely gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage, there was honestly everything you’d ever need there (I didn’t need to have packed the blender for baby food!"

    ). It was lovely to sit in front of the fire on an evening, and look around the beaches and cardigan in the day. We will defiantly be back when we can visit skomer island one spring / summer. Thank you for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Feb 2022

  • "An absolutely lovely place to relax."

    The living area is beautifully laid out, and kitchen is well equipped. The bathroom is lovely, and the shower has incredible water pressure. My only criticism would be of the bedroom furniture. The room with the double bed felt a little sparse, and there was not adequate storage for clothing. Regardless, we would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Dec 2021

  • "We had a beautiful stay!"

    We will definitely be back. Cottage very clean, modern and toasty warm. Lots of great walks around the coast line.

    Reviewed by Amesha5.0Nov 2021

  • "Amazing cottage"

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2021

  • "A fantastic base to explore a lovely part of Wales cottage feels like a home and garden was amazing"

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous property, well equipped and very comfortable."

    A great location, a short walk to your own beach cove (where we saw a seal) and stunning cliff top walks. The garden was incredible. Newport Sands and Poppit Sands and Cardigan were a 15 minute drive away. We did look to book for next year but the price has increased by £500 which we find disappointing.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "This cottage was a little gem."

    Newly refurbished it had everything we needed. Modern but it still had a homely feel. We loved the woodland walk along the stream. Plenty of walks from the cottage though very steep approaches from all directions for anyone with limited mobility.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a very nice property in a wonderful location."

    Fantastic garden alongside a flowing stream. Moylgrove is very picturesque, the area has fabulous clean beaches, recommend Poppit Sands, especially if you have a dog. Not sure if I missed this in the property description but there is virtually no mobile phone signal. WiFi a bit weak unless you are close to the router. These things didn't matter as the weather during our week was brilliant. The other thing to be aware of is the approach roads into the village are narrow. A few places we would recommend; Ceibwr bay, 500 metres away, walking distance. A Garden centre with a cafe very close by and Pizzatipi restaurant in Cardigan.

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in a beautiful village."

    The garden with stream is simply idyllic. I would very much recommend it as a base to explore the west Pembrokeshire coast and Preseli hills.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in the most amazing setting."

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculately presented on arrival which made us feel relaxed from the start."

    The food welcome pack was a nice gesture greatly appreciated. The extended garden/woodland was an added bonus and the trickling sound from the nearby brook made up what was an ideal location. Visiting in May allowed us to witness first hand the best that the wild / bird life has to offer. Ceibwr Bay about a mile from the cottage was stunning (which we visited several times) and the coastal walks north and south of this point were equally as good showing up spectacular cliff folds. A heaven for photographers. Many thanks to the local management company for promptly sorting out an issue with the hot water. Will certainly revisit again in the future, out of season of course.

    Reviewed by Gwyn5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful setting and really nice cottage."

    Loved it

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Apr 2021

  • "Very well equipped, decorated and positioned, in a charming little village."

    Reviewed by Erik5.0Apr 2021

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms
  • 1 x Double
  • 1 x Twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wood burning stove (one basket of logs is supplied and more are available to buy locally)
  • Utility
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, WiFi and a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars through the gate, (guests are asked to kindly park their cars inside the gate to the garden and not on the roadside)
  • Extensive woodlands, lawn and decking with furniture
  • Woodland garden - there are steep slopes and drops down to the river in some areas, which make it unsafe for younger children
  • Two dogs welcome (additional charge applies), but must remain in the open plan room and utility - not allowed on soft furnishings or carpets
  • No young children unless agreed with owner first and no baby equipment supplied
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Mobile signal is poor, however there is WiFi
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 4.2 miles

The property

Cardigan 5.2 miles.

Sitting within the idyllic village of Moylegrove, in easy reach of all the fantastic amenities and attractions of Cardigan, rests this fantastic coastal cottage, Glyn Yr Efail.

Boasting original features throughout whilst intertwining contemporary and traditional, this charming former Smithy is the perfect holiday property for couples, friends or families seeking to escape to West Wales.

As you enter this impressive all-ground-floor cottage, kick off your shoes before discovering the two beautiful bedrooms, consisting of a master double and a dual aspect twin room overlooking the wonder of the garden, the sleeping arrangement is perfect for a variety of group needs.

Pass the sparkling bathroom, boasting both a bath and an extremely spacious walk-in shower, before finding the handy utility room fitted with a washer/dryer, wonderfully convenient for those longer stays.

Completing the interior is the wonderful social spot of the open-plan living space, hosting high vaulted ceilings, an exposed stone wall and a rustic wood burning stove sat amidst contemporary decor.

This room offers all you need for a memorable self-catered stay.

Rest in the plush seating arrangement before the TV, or gather together around the dining table as you tuck into a tasty home-made meal, the stylish kitchen includes all the essentials: electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer, with a dishwasher too!

Begin your days sitting out on the decking area with your morning coffee while your canine companions play on the lawn, before exploring the surrounding wonders of the woodlands, the perfect place to spot nature on a leisurely stroll, the sounds of the flowing stream making a tranquil way to start any day.

The local area is wonderfully remote and perfect for those seeking a relaxing escape, while all of your local amenities can be found in the nearby bustling market town of Cardigan; sitting on the River Teifi, you can find plenty of eateries along the waterside, with a choice of tearooms, pubs and restaurants to take your pick from, as well as a scattering of convenience stores so you can pick up some fresh ingredients for a picnic along the coast.

Be sure to explore the town's imposing ruined castle and discover it's enticing history, while more rewarding views can be found at the The Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve with its spectacular nature trails, adventure playground, willow maze, resident water buffalo and giant willow badger, there's something here to be seen at any time of the year.

Enjoy a more relaxed day lazing on one of the local beaches, the National Trust-owned beach of Mwnt being just a scenic drive away, while the Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park makes a wonderful day out too, where you can meet friendly farm animals for a day out to remember.

Explore the beauty of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park for those feeling more adventurous, while the National Cycle Route, Number 82, is in easy reach for the avid cyclists.

With so much excitement to be discovered in nearby Newport and Aberporth too, Glyn Yr Efail is the ultimate choice for a coastal escape to West Wales.

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

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About the location


Aberaeron 17 miles; Fishguard 22 miles; Carmarthen 30 miles; Tenby 33 miles; Aberystwyth 35 miles.

The bustling market town of Cardigan in Ceredigion is set on the River Teifi and offers an array of shops, both unique local producers and larger chain stores, as well as tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and an impressive ruined castle, which is the home to the Eisteddfod. Cardigan castle has a fascinating history and has undergone substantial investment over the years. It is home to regular events throughout the year, along with a café and restaurant which has been strategically positioned with a view over the castle and River Teifi. Surrounding Cardigan is beautiful countryside, with long, dramatic cliff walks around the Cardiganshire coastline, whilst the rugged Pembrokeshire coastline is just a few miles away. You have the opportunity to visit the Cardigan Island Farm Park, wonderful Blue Flag sandy beaches like the National Trust beach Mwnt, take a boat trip to spot dolphins and seals, or horse riding at the friendly Dyfed Riding Centre. For keen cyclists take a trip on the National Cycle Route, Number 82. The nearby Preseli Mountains offer wonderful walking and cycling, with some stunning views and an ancient stone monument. Within driving distance is the town of Carmarthen, Dylan Thomas' Boat House in Laugharne, Oakwood Theme Park, Blue Lagoon indoor waterpark, Folly Farm Zoo and the Welsh Wildlife Centre at Cilgerran, as well as an array of castles, mills and craft centres. Cardigan is an excellent base for exploring this part of Wales.

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