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Bwthyn Y Felin Star

(Ref. 13722)

Star near Cardigan, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Really comfortable cottage where every need is catered for."

    We will certainly go back

    Reviewed by Candida5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Lovely cottage. Felt more like a well loved home than an empty formulaic holiday let. Lovely and warm with the option of a fire in the wood burner. Kitchen very well equipped, you could even bake a cake if you wanted to as mixer and cake tins are provided. Lovely powerful shower and plenty of hot water on tap. Some low ceilings but you very quickly get used to those or put those that don't in another room! Easy to find and plenty of amazing walks nearby. Also not too far from the coast and we would recommend the beaches at Aberporth for a swim, even in November. I’m sure there are lots of other amazing beaches nearby but we ran out of time to explore more options. Would recommend this cottage for anyone who wants a lovely break in this gorgeous part of Wales.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback you provided after your recent stay at our home from home in this beautiful part of Wales.We strive to make it comfortable & relaxing for all our guests.We are pleased that you found it warm and made full use of the wood burner.You are more than welcome to stay again to explore further.Lucy&Bob. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely but central heating would not work properly."

    Cos us £60 for logs for the fire

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review.We are very disappointed as we were not given the opportunity to rectify any issues you had with the heating.We explained how to over ride the heating settings and even rang back an hour later to check everything was ok for you and if there was any more issues then just to ring us.But you confirmed everything was fine.So we were surprised to hear via this review that you experienced more problems during your stay.We will always try and rectify any issues as long as we made aware of them at the time. Lucy & Bob. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is located in a tiny village which is nicely secluded (But not to the extent that you feel cut off)."

    The area is beautiful and wonderful to explore. Some beautiful woodlands to explore just a short drive away, and the beaches around cardigan are excellent especially for dogs. The cottage is very quaint, very warm and inviting with more equipment than you are ever likely to need. This is the first time we have done a holiday cottage and we were very happy with the experience.

    Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely feedback about our welsh cottage. We are so pleased you enjoyed your first holiday cottage experience.We take pride in providing everything our guests and four legged friends could need.It is such a beautiful unspoilt area and we enjoy sharing our little piece of Wales with our guests.Lucy & Bob. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage."

    Really well equipped cottage with everything you could possibly need. Very comfortable furniture and beds as well as a store cupboard and welcome goods, even dog treats!! In a quiet peaceful hamlet and perfectly located to get to the beaches and towns. A real home from home.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback about our beautiful welsh cottage.We take pride in making it a home from home for all our guests including our furry friends. Lucy & Bob. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Di5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the peaceful little village of Star."

    The cottage was very comfortable and had everything that we needed and more! We came home feeling relaxed and with our batteries recharged, the weather was absolutely stunning which was a welcome surprise.

    We are pleased to hear that your stay in our cottage was relaxing and you were able to re-charge your batteries.Thank you for your kind words & taking the time to write a review. Contrary to belief the weather in Wales can be beautiful.Lucy & Bob. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic Cottage."

    Very Clean and comfortable

    Thank you for taking the time to review our home from home in beautiful West Wales. Lucy & Bob. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2023

  • "Star Mill Cottage is a Wonderful place to stay, fully equipped with everything you need for a home from home holiday."

    The attention to detail in this cottage is amazing. It's Extremely cosy, snug, relaxing & comfortable in a lovely peaceful location. Highly recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. We try very hard to make it a home from home holiday for everyone.Looking forward to you booking again in the near future. Lucy & Bob. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2023

  • "We stayed a star mill cottage in July returned for 2 weeks in January will be ..."

    We stayed a star mill cottage in July returned for 2 weeks in January will be staying again in the future lovely cottage lovely and warm everything you require for a superb holiday bob and Lucy on hand for any problems and there wasn’t any highly recommend people to book thanks again bob & lucy x

    Thank you for your kind words again. We are glad you enjoyed your second stay, in our cottage. Looking forward to you staying again Lucy & Bob Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent..highly recommend"

    ! Home from home.. Unfortunately it was the worst weather of 2022 ..hence we left 2 nights earlier for home(Northumberland)…❄️❄️ But would love to stay again

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our Welsh cottage, look forward to hosting you again in the future. Hopefully with better weather Lucy & Bob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Dec 2022

  • "'this is a most beautiful cottage."

    Furniture and appliances were first class. The owners were most helpful when we encountered some problems. Like no heater as my husband had fiddled with the thermostat... We found the location a bit remote as we are a bit older and found travelling the one lane roads difficult at night. But as I said the cottage is one of the nicest we have stayed at.

    Thank you for your kind words about our holiday cottage Lucy & Bob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Regina5.0Sep 2022

  • "A fantastic little cottage incredibly well stocked."

    Homely and comfortable we were very relaxed here will definitely book again

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed our home from home. We look forward to you returning . Lucy & Bob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "Highly recommend on all aspects."

    Quiet, peaceful & extremely comfortable cottage. Has everything you need. Felt like being at home. Chatted with Lucy and Bob and it was like talking to old friends and their cottage reflects their care and personalities. Wine, milk and chocolate much appreciated.

    Thank you for your kind words about our little cottage in Wales. We want it to feel like a home from home for all our guests. We agree it was like talking to old friends too. You are welcome back anytime, Lucy & Bob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Star mill cottage is absolutely lovely everything you could ever want on holiday ..."

    Star mill cottage is absolutely lovely everything you could ever want on holiday well equipped kitchen the hole cottage is well equipped with good Wi-Fi tele has Netflix on it and catch up tele cottage is very clean and well looked after will be returning in near future thanks again Rob& Lucy for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Star Mill Cottage is absolutely beautiful, well appointed, very comfortable and quiet."

    Our dogs loved the big open ground floor, many walks nearby and the treats that were kindly left for them. We couldn't have asked for any more. Thanks for a wonderful family stay!!

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely with everything you could possibly need - a lovely, well eqipped kitchen."

    We usually stay in a caravan so was a luxury to have a washing machine & dishwasher. Also, having a shower room with a great shower as well as a bathroom meant no one had to wait! The beds were comfy & we all slept well. There were instructions for everything & most things were easy to work out. We are familiar with the surrounding area but had never been to Star before. I loved being able to buy fresh eggs locally. I enjoyed sitting in the garden every morning listening to the stream which was very relaxing & we were lucky enough with the weather all week to be able to do that. If you want peace & quiet, this is the place!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely welcoming cottage and beautiful location."

    Would be more than happy to stay again.

    Reviewed by Louis4.7Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and most of the facilities were impressive."

    However, the wi-fi was almost non-existent and none of our party (5) could make or receive phone calls on our mobiles. Even walking up the hill a couple of hundred yards did not produce a network connection. We were from three different households, all with children and grandchildren whom we like to stay in contact with, but this was not possible once we returned to the cottage each evening. One of our group, who is self-employed, left 2 days earlier than planned because he was out of reach of his customers for long periods. He texted my sister at 9pm to let her know that he arrived home safely, but this was not received until over 2 hours later by her. She could not phone him, as no network. Planning day trips without a signal for GPS was problematic and we had to drive a mile up the road before we could do this. I think we should have been informed that the wi-fi was very sporadic and phone network would be lost, particularly given the price that we paid. Also, the cottage, although lovely, was very dark and the very small patio areas did not get any evening sunshine, which was a shame, as it would have been nice to have had the option to dine outside, as you do when on holiday and the weather is beautiful.

    We are glad to hear you thought our 18th century cottage was lovely. With regard to mobile signal this would have been explained to you if we could have contacted you prior to your visit . We provide a landline which can be used and the telephone number is in the cottage information pack. We were concerned that you had not contacted us 48 hours before your arrival and we ended up contacting Sykes to give you the code for the key safe. Regarding the broadband we hadn't had any problems with the internet as we stayed the week before your visit, unfortunately in the village we don't get fibre optic broadband. When Bob rang on the Monday evening he said if there were any problems do not hesitate to ring us or the housekeeper, but neither of us or Sykes had any communication from yourselves so we could rectify the problem, the first we knew about it was when the review was posted. We have since had it checked and there doesn't seem to be an issue with it, so it must have been a blip in the system. We are always happy to help where possible. Regards Lucy & Bob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect for us, the owners contacted us to check everything was ok and we felt very welcome."

    It was a perfect location as a base for trips out all across the region.

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Jun 2021

  • "We all had a lovely time, the cottage was beautiful and had everything you could ask for and more, beds comfy, fully fitted kitchen, very quite area."

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very comfortable relaxing cottage beautiful surroundings"

    Reviewed by Annmarie4.7May 2021

  • "Charming cottage and very well equipped."

    Host contacted me during our stay to ensure we were enjoying our break - which was a nice, personal touch.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "Can’t recommend this cottage highly enough."

    The owners make sure every need is catered for. It’s the cottage that keeps on giving! The area is idyllic and although it is a bit far from major towns, it’s not a problem. This cottage is quite probably my ideal home. We were so sad to leave...

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2019

  • "Star Mill cottage is a lovely place to stay for exploring west Wales."

    We were me and my wife in the open plan bedroom, 2 children in the twin room and my Dad in the double bedroom. The facilities were great, with us finding things around the cottage every day that we didn't think we needed e.g. Ice blocks in the freezer, cool boxes, body boards for the kids, beach parasol, catchup TV, blue ray player, dvd's, books, OS maps, washing powder, tea, coffee, cling film, tupawere. Thank you to Bob And Lucy, a really well thought out holiday property that you obviously care about and want others to enjoy as much as you do.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2019

  • "Having read the rave reviews we were disappointed, cottage is extremely dark , densely populated with furniture ( eg."

    abundance of seating considering it is only for six people maximum) Main bedroom lacks privacy if more than 2 adults staying we did not have issue with this as there was only 2 of us. Bed extremely uncomfortable and overcrowded with furniture. The upstairs toilet facilities make it difficult for a male to address due to sloping ceiling and beams. Parking for a larger car is difficult. On the positive side the down stairs shower room was very good and kitchen well equipped. The location is good.

    Reviewed by Frank3.1Jun 2019

  • "We loved this cottage - it was cosy and comfortable and gave us a great base to explore the surrounding area from."

    Facilities all top-notch, well-equipped kitchen, modern bathrooms, comfortable beds and loads of games, DVDs, books etc. Fast internet connection was v. much appreciated given the lack of mobile signal in the area! overall, would highly recommend Star Mill Cottage.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Oct 2018

  • "A delightful cottage, extremely well equipped."

    Very relaxing. Totally enjoyable, loved it!

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage with absolutely everything thought of."

    You won’t want for anything! Comfortable, warm, cosy, we felt right at home instantly. The dogs loved it, we loved it. The perfect base for exploring the area

    Reviewed by Ria4.7Aug 2018

  • "The house was lovely and well equipped."

    Great location for exploring around West Wales.

    Reviewed by Kellie4.7Aug 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    Very nice welcome and a call from the owner to make sure we had everything we needed on the first day. Great base to explore Ceredigion from. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2018

  • "I enjoyed sitting in the little yard listening to the stream."

    Reviewed by Elena4.7Jun 2018

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage in a quiet hamlet but near to pubs and beaches."

    So restful sitting next to the stream listening to all the birds. The owners' kindly provided a starter pack of milk, fresh eggs, brownies, wine and doggie treats. There was also a well equipped kitchen with tea, coffee and sugar to start the stay off. One of the houses had an honesty box where you could buy a box of half dozen fresh eggs for a £1 and they were the best eggs ever had for breakfast. The shower was brilliant and the bath was a real decadent experience, due to the high water pressure a little bit of bubble bath went a long way, only thing I didn't think of was a glass of bubbly! Won't forget next time. It was a lovely touch that the owner's rang on the Sat to check if everything was okay. As they had left full instructions on how everything worked luckily I didn't need to bother them. Would certainly go back and would highly recommend if you want a nice peaceful place to stay but near to everything you need to enjoy the holiday.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, very well equipped, had everything you needed."

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0May 2018

  • "Had a great time Very peaceful and a nice location for exploring and dog walking"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great cottage, well equipped kitchen, well equipped for kids, great location."

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Mar 2018

  • "Everything was perfect!"

    The cottage was beautiful very well appointed and extremely comfortable. We loved exploring the local area and found lots to do. I can highly recommend the Ferry Inn at St Dogmeals as the food was very good and they welcomed dogs. The little touches left by the owners of the cottage were very much appreciated we had wine and chocolates and treats for our dog. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage. Thank you

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2017

  • "Star Mill Cottage was perfect for our needs."

    It was clean and comfortable and had every facility that we needed. All the family thoroughly enjoyed he stay and we were sad to leave at the end of our stay. Given the opportunity we would definitely return to this cottage which is set in a fabulous location.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2017

  • "Our holiday was hassle free."

    The owners called before we set off just in case we had any questions. We spent Christmas with our 3 children, again the owner called to find out names and ages and on our arrival there were 3 presents under the tree as well as a bottle of bubbly, some lovely biscuits and Christmas crackers. We have had the best time and have made some lovely memories. Huge thanks to all

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2016

  • "Comfortable, extremely well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Nov 2016

  • "Cottage was very nice ,But unfortunately we only had 4 days out of our seven booked due to a family bereavement."

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Sep 2016

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage, and although it was a little off the beaten track, once we became orientated it was quite easy to visit lots of places."

    The cottage itself was extremely well equipped having 2 bathrooms, one with a shower. It was very spacious but quaint and had every utensil one would want or need. The mezzanien-type master bedroom did not give much privacy to the occupants, but it is probably to be expected in such old properties. The response to a small problem we had with setting up the television was instant and greatly appreciated. The local people were great and, overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Thelma4.4Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine king-size double with TV, 1 x double with Smart TV, 1 x twin with sloping ceiling
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room, with large walk in shower with small step , basin and WC
  • Modern Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with inglenook fireplace with woodburner and dining area, also a sitting area with 2 x Sofas with Smart TV and freesat .
  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine, 2 x Smart TV, plus 1 x TVs with Freeview, one Blu-ray, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, telephone for local calls, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and one basket of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and two stairgates
  • Unrestricted roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 4.3 miles
  • Note: Sloping ceiling over the roll-top bath
  • Note: Stream runs alongside the garden with a low fence, children to be supervised
  • Note: Maximum 6 people, excluding infants.

The property

Cardigan 10 miles. A most delightful detached Pembrokeshire cottage, full of charm and character. Set in the idyllic hamlet of Star, ten miles from Cardigan, this cottage has wonderful countryside all around, and a pretty stream running past and under the bridge across the road. The spacious sitting room of this cottage has two delightful sitting areas separated by the stairs, one set around the inglenook fireplace with warming woodburner and the other with French doors overlooking the garden. An open archway leads to a very well-equipped kitchen with a stable door to let in the sunshine. The stairs in the middle of the sitting room lead you directly into a charming mezzanine king-size bedroom with open beams, lovely floorboards, a slate windowsill, TV, and use of a screen for privacy if required. The further two bedrooms in this cottage are equally charming. The delightful enclosed garden runs along both sides of the cottage.

There is a low wall and fence at the side so that you can enjoy the sight and sound of the small stream running alongside. For a peaceful, relaxing holiday you will find no better place but you are also based in the perfect location to enjoy the nearby market town of Newcastle Emlyn, the coastal town of Cardigan, the fabulous coastline, sandy beaches, farm parks and, for those wanting a bit of excitement, Oakwood Theme Park, which is 22 miles away. Take wonderful countryside walks or cycle rides from the doorstep knowing that at the end of your day you will be returning to this most delightful Pembrokeshire cottage.

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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.