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Star Mill Cottage

Star near Cardigan, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 13722)

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely welcoming cottage and beautiful location."

    Would be more than happy to stay again.

    Reviewed by LouisAug 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 JanetJul 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 NatashaJun 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 TraceyJun 2021

  • "Very comfortable relaxing cottage beautiful surroundings"

    Reviewed by AnnmarieMay 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 DavidAug 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 ElizabethAug 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 LeeJul 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 FrankJun 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 KatieOct 2018

  • "A delightful cottage, extremely well equipped."

    Very relaxing. Totally enjoyable, loved it!

    Reviewed by LindseySep 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 RiaAug 2018

  • "The house was lovely and well equipped."

    Great location for exploring around West Wales.

    Reviewed by KellieAug 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 PaulAug 2018

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

    Reviewed by ElenaJun 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 KarenJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by JeanetteMay 2018

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

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2018

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

    Reviewed by KatieMar 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 JoanneSep 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 AlanAug 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 RebeccaDec 2016

  • "Comfortable, extremely well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by SueNov 2016

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

    Reviewed by JanetSep 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 ThelmaSep 2016

  • "Star Mill Cottage is a cosy and comfortable cottage, it was very well equipped."

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2016

  • "A very well thought out property which was extremely comfortable and homely."

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2015

  • "The Cottage setting is so tranquil and the amenities in the Cottage are very good."

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2015

  • "Quite, peaceful location."

    Very quirky cottage which has has everything you may need during your stay. Also we had a problem with the oil filled boiler and the owners got onto it straight away and was sorted within 24hrs.

    Reviewed by AlanNov 2014

  • "We had a wonderful week in Star Mill Cottage."

    Coming from the West Midlands we aren't used to being so isolated but we soon got used to the peace and quiet. Our dogs loved walking along the country lanes. Neighbours were very friendly - including the horses and cows!

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2014

  • "The proximity to the sites we wanted to visit was perfect!"

    While we enjoyed playing tourist during the day we appreciated returning home each evening. The cottage is just lovely , well kitted out and well maintained! The bathrooms and the kitchen were very user friendly! Waking up to the sounds of birds and the rushing water in the stream each morning was delightful. We made a last minute booking and the owners were more than accommodating!

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2014

  • "We liked everything!"

    The beds were extremely comfortable, as were the sofas, and a good selection of books meant we weren't short of bedtime reading either! If we'd had longer, we would no doubt have enjoyed a few of the DVDs there too. We were really happy with the cottage, inside and out. The secure garden areas were a real plus as well. A lot of thought has clearly gone into making this a really cosy, comfortable and enjoyable place to stay.

    Reviewed by LaurenceMay 2014

  • "The area is very peaceful and the surrounding countryside was beautiful."

    The cottage made an ideal base for exploring Pembrokeshire.

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2013

  • "Lovely cottage, all the comforts of home in a very pretty location."

    Conveniently placed for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by SianMay 2013

  • "A warm and friendly welcome with a Christmas Tree all lit up, fairy lights on the stairs and the heating on for us."

    Beautifully appointed cottage, had everything we could ever have needed and more. Absolutely loved the cottage. Cute area too and not too far from the coast and nice walks.

    Reviewed by TiffanyDec 2012

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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.


  • 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 corner sofa with Smart TV and freesat .
  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 2 x Smart TV, plus 1 x TVs with Freeview, one Blu-ray, PlayStation 2, 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, stairgate and baby bath
  • Unrestricted roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 3.5 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.

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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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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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