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Bridell near Cardigan, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 905771)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "A really lovely rural retreat in a beautiful location."

    The owners were so welcoming, helpful and kind. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We had a lovely relaxing time.

    What a lovely review. So kind of you to take the time to send, we really appreciate your kind words thank you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2022

  • "We found the cottage to be stunning with a beautiful location, the owners have thought of everything to make our stay wonderful."

    We would definitely visit again. It is close to the sea and the coast and was so peaceful.

    Helen ,Thank for the super feedback, so glad you took some lovely memories with you. Kind regards Fran Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2022

  • "Cottage lovely and quiet as stated Plenty of room Owners very friendly & helpful Downside were beds uncomfortable"

    Reviewed by SueMar 2022

  • "We had a great stay at this beautiful cottage, it's lovely and spacious, and also very snug at the same time, the real fire was sooooo nice."

    Absolute highlight was sitting in the conservatory with a glass of wine watching the farm animals go about their day. The owners were really lovely too (and their dogs!). It's a great location for all the things we like to do in this area, and easy to get into Cardigan for supplies. We will definitely come back again if they will have us! :)

    Yes!!! We would love you both to stay again. So lovely to hear that you enjoyed your time here. Thank you so much for your marvellous feed back.... Property Owner

    Reviewed by BronwenFeb 2022

  • "What a brilliant stay at a lovely cottage, tucked away next to the owners home, who made us feel very welcome."

    It was so cosy, and comfy, and had everything needed for an enjoyable stay, including a dog friendly garden. Lots of nice little touches including flowers, and a roaring fire on our arrival! And so near some beautiful places we were unfamiliar with, would definitely recommend this cottage.

    So glad you enjoyed your week, thank you so much for the fab comments. Gave us a real boost. I might try a week there myself. Seriously great to hear such a glowing account.Kindest regards Fran and Ches Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "This was our 5th stay here and will not be our last."


    Reviewed by SteveOct 2021

  • "Beautiful stay, the cottage is lovely and spacious."

    The garden was absolutely perfect for our two cocker spaniels. Well equipped and in a fabulous location to travel around cardigan and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by NaomiSep 2021

  • "Very quiet location even though 20 mins to fantastic beach / town."

    Great for dark skies and general nature. Very well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by RossAug 2021

  • "Fabulous location."

    Lovely garden. The conservatory is where we spent our evenings. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "Fantastic location, lovely old world cottage"

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "It is in the most beautiful place the cottage is fantastic hidden retreat to get ..."

    It is in the most beautiful place the cottage is fantastic hidden retreat to get away for peace and quiet wonderful place

    Reviewed by FrancesMay 2021

  • "A very restful and enjoyable week at Maesgwyn."

    Such a beautiful place in an area with wonderful walks and places to visit. We loved it! Thank you Fran and Ches ( and the dogs) for making us feel so welcome x

    Reviewed by JillMay 2021

  • "What a beautiful cottage, we have stayed at quite a few over the years but this is defiantly our favorite."

    The cottage was everything we wanted, it was so peaceful, the only sounds you heard was the sheep, birds and the cockerel, it was sheer bliss. The summer room was our favorite, we stayed in there for hours, me knitting and my husband painting. my only negative was the mattress, it was a bit firm for us. Fran and Ches were great, really friendly and helpful and nothing was to much trouble for them. The cottage is ideally situated and only minutes from the nearest beach, the secret waterfalls is a must, beautiful. We both felt really sad when it was time for us to leave, we will defiantly be booking for next year.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped."

    The garden and surrounding area were very pretty, lots of birds and wildlife. In a good position for exploring the area. Easy distance for the coast. The Welsh Wildlife centre was only minutes away.

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2021

  • "We had a great week in this lovely cottage, it was perfect for us and our dogs."

    Very comfortable and warm, big garden, property in a good location, so many places to visit , we loved it. Fran and Ches were great hosts , it was obvious that it was important to them that we had an enjoyable stay and we certainly did, we will be recommending to family and friends

    Reviewed by MandyApr 2021

  • "Maesgwyn was a fabulous place to stay!"

    Our 5 and 6 yr old boys LOVED the place. We couldn’t have hoped for better to be honest. The place was spotless with every facility to hand. The owners were delightful and were brilliant with us and our children. They allowed us to feed the lamb of an evening, which was a real treat. We loved the peace and quiet of Maesgwyn. We will definitely be booking the place again.

    Reviewed by LowriMar 2021

  • "What a beautiful, quiet cottage."

    Has everything you need to escape the busy life and just sit back and relax. The beds are very comfy and clean. The whole cottage was spotless and tidy. Our children loved seeing the Farm animals around the property, our Daughter even got to feed a baby lamb! she didn't want to leave. The Open fire is wonderful and cosy, plenty of logs given. The hosts made us all feel very welcome and nothing was to much trouble. The area is so peaceful and beautiful, we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by KatherineMar 2021

  • "Cosy cottage - with lovely wood burner and peaceful rural setting."

    Reviewed by DanielOct 2020

  • "This was a perfect break for us."

    Tucked out of the way but everything you could want is only a short drive away. Cottage is lovely, quirky and full of nooks and crannies which we love. Sure, if you want to be picky, there are things you could pick up on but that takes away the point of a place like this - and we absolutely loved it. Everything you could possibly want is here and our hosts were lovely people. Garden is nice and enclosed so the dogs were happy too. The surrounding area, as you might expect, is delightful and the coast is but a short drive away to enjoy and Cardigan is a nice town. So what's not to like? A perfect place for peace and quiet and to rest and that is just what we did. We certainly hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2020

  • "This was our fourth visit to this property and we have already booked for next year."

    I think this speaks for itself.

    Reviewed by ASep 2020

  • "This was a wonderful place and the owners - who lived next door to the cottage - were really welcoming."

    Secluded, and spacious, ideal for bad weather retreat if the weather doesn't play fair!

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    10 minutes from the nearest beach. Cardigan even nearer. Wonderful riverside and woodland walks all around. We had a fabulous stay and were made to feel very welcome. Would return.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2020

  • "Too many issues to list but owners barking dogs and the wifi not working plus many small repairs needed did spoil our holiday."

    We thought post lockdown the cottage would have been in top condition. Never had to ask how to get the tv to work before or follow written instructions to have a shower. Has this property been inspected by you recently?

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2020

  • "This is our third visit to Maesgwyn and it will not be our last."

    Love the cottage and love Fran and Chez, thank you for another great visit, see you soon

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2020

  • "Great location, cosy cottage and lovely owners."

    Honestly didn’t want to leave. Really well located to explore the coast and very dog friendly with the enclosed garden (and friendly doggy neighbours). Our 2 Labradors loved it almost as much as we did.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2019

  • "We were made most welcome and everything was prepared to a high standard even down to the newly cut back lawn."

    There were a number of unexpected extras such as good quality tea, coffee, fresh flowers and Welsh cakes to name but a few, all of which were much appreciated. We had a most enjoyable holiday and plan to return next year.

    Reviewed by ASep 2019

  • "Lovely setting and places of interest were about a 30 min drive plus."

    Great garden for the dogs. Friendly and helpful owners who live next door.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2019

  • "We had a great holiday in this spacious an quiet cottage!"

    It is very well equipped and the owners are lovely!! It was great to have our private fenced garden for the kids and dogs! We would love to come back!

    Reviewed by DorotheaAug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Owners are friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by KerryJul 2019

  • "This was a beautiful cottage with a very large garden that was just right for us and our dog."

    We were surrounded by fields with farm animals, a donkey and a horse. It was lovely to sit out in the evening with a glass of wine and a book. The owners live next door and are so very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The cottage is only a few minutes from Cardigan town and convenient to getting to other coastal resorts. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2019

  • "Pleasant location albeit somewhat remote and accessible along very narrow lanes: thank goodness for the SatNav!"

    Comfort within the cottage was quite acceptable albeit a little dark in the front lounge at all times. However, the sun lounge and kitchen area were brighter and more welcoming. Very pleasant to pass the time in an evening. Sleeping accommodation was quite acceptable. The cottage faces east and consequently the sun shone through the thin blind and curtain making for an early awakening each morning. A blackout blind would have greatly assisted in that respect. Lovely open garden in the back, ideal for children or just sitting out in the sunshine. More than adequate kitchen facilities, pleasant eating areas and very spacious. Heating in the property was very good, totally adequate and controllable. Owners were very welcoming and helpful throughout our visit.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2019

  • "Very helpful owner who made us feel welcome."

    Treat it like a home and be sensible.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "If you are the type person who expects everything pristine, perfect, shiney and brand new, but without personality, then maybe this is not the place for you."

    This is a wonderful olde worlde quaint, remote cottage next to the owners on a working farm. There are animals right on the doorstep. I was lucky enough to see lambs being born & to hold a day old lamb. Fran & Chez are like old friends, they are not in your face, but allow you to get on with your holiday in your own pace. The cottage is full of charm, there was everything you need for a peaceful relaxing holiday in the perfect location, or if you prefer to get out and about and see the wonderful coastline and local sights. My husband and I, plus our two dogs felt at home and able to relax in comfortable surroundings. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SueMar 2019

  • "We've stayed at this peaceful cottage on 4 previous occasions so pretty much know what to expect."

    Chez and Fran are lovely hosts and after welcoming us, leave us to get on with our holiday. The cottage is constantly being improved and we see something has changed each time we stay. New flooring upstairs this time. The private garden is perfect for dogs and our border collie had great fun chasing a ball around. He even got to chase one of the farm cats which strayed into the garden whilst he was out. A perfect retreat and worth every penny.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2018

  • "Excellent service from Sykes!"

    The cottage was beautiful and very cosy. Owners very helpful and friendly!

    Reviewed by NicholasOct 2018

  • "The friendliness of Chez and Fran who own the cottage."

    They both couldn't do enough for us and helped us choose good places to visit and give us a wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2018

  • "It was a lovely cottage in great surroundings, very quite and rural, the is a large enclosed garden so we could let the dog in the garden without the worry of it disappearing!"

    The owners live next door and are very friendly.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "We had a lovely time at this cottage, it was everything we'd hoped for, providing a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings and not too far from attractions."

    Lots of walks to be had too.

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage , very comfortable and well appointed to places to visit."

    Very friendly owners.

    Reviewed by AnnetteApr 2018

  • "The cottage was delightful and our hosts so very nice too."

    It was peaceful and had charming garden. Cold days had the bonus of a large log fire very cozy. The cottage is in easy reach of the coast but far enough to go back there to relax after a day out.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a pleasant “away from it all” setting."

    The owners are only next door but you are left completely alone to enjoy your holiday. Very pleasant and accommodating, nothing is too much trouble. We even helped feed the lambs. Beautiful scenery, stunning walks, log fires and Welsh cakes! What more could you want?

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2018

  • "Lovely and pieceful location."

    Owners extremely helpful and happy to advise anytime. Fully equipped kitchen,spacious cottage with a fantastic garden that is safe for dogs.

    Reviewed by MonikaFeb 2018

  • "This was our second stay at Maesgwyn and will not be our last, love the cottage, ..."

    This was our second stay at Maesgwyn and will not be our last, love the cottage, love the location and LOVE Fran & Chez who just make the holiday perfect :)

    Reviewed by SteveJan 2018

  • "Owners next door were friendly and helpful but unobtrusive."

    A lovely comfortable old cottage hidden away down a track in quiet countryside. We hardly used the lounge - nothing wrong with it, we just preferred to sit in the conservatory watching the birds. Only slight criticism was the fridge with a tiny icebox. For anyone who enjoys having the time to cook while on holiday it wasn't adequate and the broken door rack further reduced storage capacity. There was plenty of room for a fridge/freezer. Apart from that we spent a happy fortnight there

    Reviewed by AndySep 2017

  • "Fantastic place and hosts."

    Very welcoming and brilliant for the kids - encouraged to run and around and interact with the animals.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2017

  • "The cottage was along very small lanes about half a mile from main road."

    Could be difficult for old/new drivers. Lovely quiet house in rural area.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2017

  • "We had a great time, the owners were friendly making us very welcome."

    Property was spacious and everything needed for a splendid stay was at hand. It was off the beaten track which made for a relaxing break. Plenty of room for our dog with a large rear garden, close to Cardigan and within reach of a couple of local inns although dogs not always welcome in all places, we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2017

  • "This is the second time we have been to Maesgwyn cottage, it is lovely there, so quite and a nice large property."

    Close to Cardigan and Poppit Sands which is a lovely beach. Chez and Fran are very welcoming and friendly, make you feel at home straight away. I hate leaving there, would love to stay there full time. We will definitely go back

    Reviewed by ClareApr 2017

  • "Everything was perfect."

    ..the least people know about this little gem the better as we want the pick of nxt years dates...missing the dog already.. Home from home...

    Reviewed by NealApr 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage, beautifully furnished with everything you could need in a stunning location."

    Lovely people live next door, friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by RosalieApr 2017

  • "Our third visit to this cottage and it never fails to please."

    The owners are lovely people who leave you to get on with your holiday. Superb walking in the immediate and surrounding areas. We'll be back next year!

    Reviewed by ColinApr 2017

  • "The piece and quiet!"

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2017

  • "Lovely cosy spacious cottage."

    Fantastic to arrive late at night with Milk in fridge, welsh cakes, soaps & decorations for Christmas up. A great welcome. Lovely owners. Great base for our Christmas week. Lovely beaches at Poppit sands, Penbryn sands, Llangrannog, Mwnt. Also did lovely coastal walk Aberpoth beach to Trefais beach. Also Cilgerran nearby superb 4 mile woodland walk along River Teifi. Lovely part of the world. Lovely to have wood burner. All in all excellent cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2016

  • "We had a fantastic week - as did Archie our 13 year old lab."

    The cottage ticked all the right boxes and we strongly recommend it to anyone seeking a 'get away' peace and quiet holiday. Thanks to Fran & Chaz the owners

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2016

  • "An Amazing house in the middle of a beautiful farm."

    Charming, cosy and quiet. Perfect for our holidays.

    Reviewed by GlendaOct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer,under counter freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgates
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned area with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Dogs to be kept on lead while outdoors due to sheep in neighbouring fields
  • Note: Country lanes lease to single track lane of 0.1 mile where cottage is accessed, care to be taken
  • Note: There are 2 steps down into the sitting room
  • Note: Sloping ceilings and beams in the bedrooms with limited headroom
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

The property

Cardigan 4 miles.

A very pretty detached cottage set next to the owner's home in wonderful open countryside, just four miles from the popular town of Cardigan.

This charming cottage is located in a most peaceful setting and makes a wonderful retreat for anyone looking to get away from it all.

With character beams, spacious living rooms and the added bonus of a conservatory, this is a lovely holiday home.

Take family meals around the large kitchen table followed by a relaxing evening in the spacious sitting room with its warming woodburner, perfect for cooler evenings.

There is also the extra flexibility of a downstairs toilet leading off the porch at the rear entrance.

Stairs lead up from the sitting room to two charming bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings, beams and quirky low windows, whilst the bathroom has a deep bath tub; ideal for soothing muscles after an energetic day spent discovering this fabulous region.

Outside is an enclosed garden with lovely views over the fields plus on the owners' land are sheep, lambs, calves and a pony.

Spend some time to discover a network of over 8 miles of walks and cycling routes directly from the doorstep through countryside lanes.

Try your hand at horse riding at the local riding centre, visit one of the superb sandy beaches in the area or even walk some of the Wales Coast Path.

Also nearby are Cilgerran Castle, the market town of Cardigan and a range of delightful coastal villages.

Whatever your days are filled with, you will look forward to returning to this beautiful holiday cottage to plan the next day’s activities.

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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. Surrounding Cardigan is beautiful countryside, 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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