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Cockshead Cottage

(Ref. 1036353)

St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous views, friendly host (and Spot the dog)."

    Everything we needed in the property. No wifi but this was not a problem. Perfect place to recharge your batteries. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cottage clean and tidy snug and cosy."

    beds comfy to sleep in .doors rattle when windy. have left the owner some suggestions like putting up handrails up the stairs. handrails for garden needed for a doctor and location of nearest hospital. the patio area needed weeding and table has broken slates this area looks unloved

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic location."

    Cottage well equipped but dated. I didn't sleep well due to hard bed and thin curtains. Narrow access roads but lovely and peaceful, good for walks. A bit far out from facilities

    Reviewed by Neil3.4Jul 2023

  • "We all had lovely holiday Charlie enjoyed his little friend sop the dog the cottage was very clean and comfortable ."

    thank you Ann and spot for making us welcome

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Anne was very welcoming."

    The cottage met all our basic needs. The views were spectacular, the tranquility wonderful. Cooker - fan oven didn’t appear to be working - but we managed to suss out the rest of the kitchen. Chipped plates always dismays me as they are so cheap to replace. Kitchen scissors & tongs would have been useful. Beds were comfy - there were dog hairs on the upstairs rug, but we knew it was a dog friendly cottage? Bathroom sink tap was a bit soapy and hair in the sink on arrival but that feels nit picky but both these last bits are new to us. We would be happy to return - which I think says a lot.

    Reviewed by Gillian2.8Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely location and owner."

    Thank you so much for the stay we loved it!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Cosy, comfortable house with everything we needed, a superb view, good walks closeby and a friendly, helpful host."

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2023

  • "No instructions how to use heating had to figure it out ourselves."

    A tiny sticker could hardly read up really high up . There were bugs all around ghe property. The views were amazing. A very steep mountain road to get up ,should be a warning ,my mums car could hardly making it up there . In fact my mum could drive up there my husband had to go back half way to rescue her .

    Reviewed by Helen2.8Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in the cottage, which we found quite comfortable but feel it is coming up to needing a bit of TLC, just minor things the loose cushions on the sofas are looking a bit tatty , and the bathroom in places is a bit worn."

    The garden furniture didn't look inviting to sit on and the garden area in general needed attention. Overall allowing for value for money we felt it was reasonably fair.

    Reviewed by Vivienne3.8Sep 2022

  • "Whilst we had a lovely break in a beautiful setting, it's first time we had to Hoover all carpets needed as dead flies and bugs under beds and sofas, and bed frames thick with dust, not been done for a while."

    Did speak to owner who depends on a cleaner. You as a company need to visit to alter rating, as bit tatty furnishing wise, sofas need a clean or replacing, torn and tatty cushions.

    Reviewed by Daniel2.5Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is a warm and a lovely place."

    The beds are very comfortable and clean, as well as the other facilities. The view outside the cottage was amazing. Being able to see a myriad of stars at night was just as brilliant! Would definitely recommend to others!

    Reviewed by Li5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful holiday."

    Thank you so much. Wonderful memories we will treasure and we home to come back in the future. Thank you for making us so welcome. Couldn't have been better.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was everything we wished for from the view, cleanliness, access to ..."

    The cottage was everything we wished for from the view, cleanliness, access to the coastal path , isolation, friendly owner , we will definitely recommend and book again ourselves

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2022

  • "This cottage is in a place which is heaven, quiet, fantastic views great host never want to leave"

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful location stunning views Anne was a very nice and helpful person in my opinion the cottage needs a bit of TLC"

    Reviewed by Martin4.1May 2022

  • "Great location, extremely helpful owner, very comfortable enjoyable stay will certainly come back again."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "A truly magnificent spot, the views are what clearly makes this place as well as Anne & spot the dog who are always on hand to offer help & advice but at the same time leave you to get on with it without interruption."

    We experienced a problem with the external door & could not open it so had to use the french doors to get in & out. Reported it to Anne & a locksmith came to fix it the following day, no hassle!.. The cottage is in need of upgrade & some TLC in our opinion but non the less, it’s a comfortable cosy small cottage that had everything we needed. One gripe though - the shower was not hot enough & lacked power flow but that’s just us!.. It certainly wouldn’t deter me booking here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Craig4.4Apr 2022

  • "The pictures and description are accurate, great location, perfect for getting away from it all."

    Reviewed by Chris3.1Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic quiet location with mind blowing view, watching seals and dolphins through the binoculars."

    Comfy and flexible garden furniture needed. BBQ needs TLC. Owner really approachable and friendly but also not invasive. Great stay. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.4Aug 2021

  • "Had a fabulous 2 weeks, very well looked after by Anne thank you"

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jul 2021

  • "The location is beautiful and could not be faulted."

    Anne (the owner) was very welcoming, helpful and approachable, but gave you privacy and space. Some of the kitchen cupboards, shower and garden furniture could do with a bit of an upgrade, but other than that we had a great stay and would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by James3.8Jul 2021

  • "Great location, Ann the host was really friendly and offered advice about the area."

    Reviewed by John4.1Jul 2021

  • "Lovely warm cosy cottage with spectacular sea views."

    The front of the house and window frames could be painted to give first impressions the wow factor . And to be able to have comfortable garden furniture and sun loungers

    Reviewed by Siobhan4.4Jun 2021

  • "Customers should be prepared for the last couple of miles to the property along the narrowest and steep approach road with tall hedgerows on either side."

    However, the view over Cardigan Bay from Cockshead Cottage more than makes up for that tiresome journey in and out to the property.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jun 2021

  • "Ann is a fantastic host made us extremely welcome she even got up early to say ..."

    Ann is a fantastic host made us extremely welcome she even got up early to say goodbye really lovely lady we will definitely be rebooking this cottage

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent cosy warm cottage with breathtaking views but it is not made clear how narrow the lane is and that there are some tight hairpin bends but when you get there it was well worth it ."

    The owner is very welcoming and is always ready to help if needed and she never intrudes on your space .

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2021

  • "It is really off the beaten track,very narrow lanes ,obviously superb views the garden furniture needs up grading,also a bigger televison And one that works!"

    !!! owner very pleasant and tried to be helpful

    Reviewed by Alan3.4May 2021

  • "The cottage is brilliant probably the best we have stayed at, the view is a postcard photo !"

    ! Stunning.. Anne is so helpful and a pleasure to meet. No doubt will be back. George & Barbara.. many thanks Anne.

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic, stunning views , amazing walks and the perfect getaway."

    The owner Anne was just lovely she gave us information about the local area and walks which are on ybr doorstep.. Our 5 year old granddaughter fell in love with her dog Spot. We can't wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is was perfect little get away."

    With stunning views and a fabulous little cottage. Owner was very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble, will be going back.

    Reviewed by Cath5.0Nov 2020

  • "Our hostess Anne was very helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by Lindsay3.8Sep 2020

  • "Very calming views enhanced by birds, boats and occasional red wine."

    Reviewed by Huw5.0Aug 2020

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  • Two bedrooms
  • 2 x Twins
  • Ground floor shower room with separate shower, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Hob & oven with grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared washing machine, TV, DVD, radio
  • 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
  • Please bring your own beach towels and cot linen
  • A cot and highchair can be provided but there is only space for the cot if one of the twin rooms is free
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Large patio and sunken lawned area with garden furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • The garden is not enclosed so please supervise your children and dog at all times
  • One well behaved dog welcome (additional charge applies)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles, coast 1 mile

The property

Situated high up near Cemaes Head, the highest point on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and overlooking Cardigan Island, this detached cottage enjoys views across the Teifi Estuary and further out to sea.

Dolphins are sometimes seen in the bay but are regular visitors just further north at New Quay, where you can take dolphin spotting boat trips and are seldom disappointed.

The owners have made every effort to ensure that all your needs are catered for, outside is a table and chairs which also takes in the amazing views and catches the sun and indoors everything you need is provided for.

The cottage is situated just under a mile from the Blue Flag beach of Poppit Sands, which is patrolled by lifeguards from May to September and is also a base for the Cardigan RNLI lifeboat and shop.

There is also a popular beach café and ice cream kiosk. Cardigan is some four miles away and the fully restored site of Cardigan Castle is well worth a visit and it boasts a restaurant/café which is recommended.

The town itself offers a good selection of shops, restaurants and galleries.

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About the location


Cardigan 1 mile.

St Dogmaels is an ancient and tranquil village nestling peacefully around its ruined abbey at the mouth of the River Teifi on the totally unspoiled west Wales coast. One of its attractions is Y Felin, one of only two working watermills in Wales and retains the machinery installed in 1820. It is thought the mill was originally built by the monks of St Dogmaels' 12th century Abbey. The miller shows how the mill works and bread, flour and cakes can be purchased from the mill or you can enjoy tea and cakes and light lunches in the Coach House Café nearby. An award winning local produce market is held here every Tuesday and is well worth a visit. The village has a pub, a fish & chip shop, a Post Office, a cafe and a small museum at the abbey. There is also a pretty green and a millpond with ducks. Cardigan, a delightful ancient market town, is just over a mile away. This ancient town sits on the estuary of the River Teifi at the base of Cardigan Bay. Its unspoilt townscape and rich heritage provide a nostalgic backdrop to a thriving culture of arts and crafts, events and music festivals. Nearby is the wonderful Poppit Sands where you can relax on sunny days or enjoy invigorating walks in the cooler months, as well as exploring the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast Path. St Dogmaels is the start or finish of the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path from St Dogmaels to Amroth. Visit Castell Henllys, the Iron Age Fort where everyone is encouraged to learn the ancient way of living, or visit the wonderful Shire Horse Farm to see how farming was before tractors. The Cardigan Bay dolphins can be seen off the bay on a regular basis and more active pursuits can be found at Cardigan Bay Active, including surfing, wildlife trips or coasteering. With scenic coastal, riverside and countryside walks and an array of other beaches and attractions all close by, this is a perfect holiday location all year round.

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