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The Cardigan/Ceredigion region is probably best known for its superb beaches and iconic harbour ports which make this stretch of coastline such a great place for a cottage holiday in Wales. It’s where Dylan Thomas was inspired to write some of his best work and with the Cambrian Mountains as the back drop you can relax and enjoy a region full of wildlife and natural beauty.

The region’s coastline offers mile after mile of golden sandy beaches, many of which have been awarded the coveted ‘Blue Flag’ award. Discover hidden coves and smugglers caves, old fishing harbours and magnificent cliffs where you can take the coastal path which extends some 60 miles.

There are two special areas of conservation here and a rich diversity of marine wildlife including Bottle Nosed dolphins, seals and sea birds. It’s easy to hop aboard one of the many boat trips that operate from New Quay and Cardigan to fully appreciate this designated ‘Marine Heritage Coast’.

Inland a great plateau rises to form the largest part of the Cambrian Mountains with Pumlumon Fawr its highest peak at 752m (2,468 feet). This large and remote plateau is broken up by steep valleys which include some of the most beautiful mountain passes in Wales.

Further explorations of local wildlife can be found at the Welsh Wildlife Centre. This great visitor centre stands on the Telfi Marshes Nature Reserve and, thanks to its glass fronted design and elevated position, offers incredible views of the surrounding area and a variety of wildlife.

Some visitor attractions and activities of interest include the National Wool Museum were you can learn all about the region’s sheep farming heritage, or if you’re feeling adventurous try the Cardigan Bay Watersports and Sea School. Here you can enjoy dinghy sailing, yacht cruising, power boating, windsurfing and kayaking in one of the UK’s most glorious coastal locations.

Enjoy the simple pleasures of great walks and magnificent scenery; take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Cardigan for a perfect break.

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  • Danyfaen

    Devil’s Bridge, Aberystwyth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: OGT

    Just a mile from beautiful Devil’s Bridge and only 10 miles from the resort of Aberystwyth, this comfortable, detached holiday cottage nestles peacefully in the grounds of the owners’ home. Surrounded by trees and countryside, it boasts a balcony, sunny patio and lawned garden. Within the grounds is a children’s play area and a games room with a pool table. Devil’s Bridge, renowned for its three old bridges and spectacular waterfalls, has a steam train to the coast. The Rheidol Valley offers wonderful walking and plenty of wildlife, including the elusive red kite. Fishing, riding locally. Shops, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Living/dining room with electric fire and fitted kitchen area. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Rugs on wooden floors. First floor: Galleried landing. Double bedroom with balcony. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Electric fire included
    • Electricity, full central heating (electricity rads) included (Winter £15)
    • Bed linen included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wooden balcony with furniture
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Grounds with children’s play area
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Games room
    • Shared hot tub
    • Cycle storage
    • Natural spring water
    • NB: Steps to balcony, unfenced pond and stream in grounds

  • Glynarthen Cottage

    Glynarthen, nr. Cardigan

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 29341


    Lying peacefully in a rural location, adjoining the owners’ home, this extremely spacious holiday cottage makes an excellent touring base for a family or a couple looking to explore west Wales. Conveniently located down a quiet country lane, the area has lots to offer, including fantastic walks along the dramatic Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion coastal paths, perfect for exploring horseshoe coves, unblemished beaches and iconic Iron Age settlements. Visit the picturesque harbour villages of New Quay and Aberaeron, which are rich with seafood restaurants, boutique gift shops and sandy beaches where bottlenose dolphins may be spotted on a clear day. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Beudy Mawr and Beudy Bach Cottages - Beudy Bach

    Llanfair Clydogau

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43068

    Quiet and tranquil countryside overlooking the Teifi Valley are the main qualities of these semi-detached, single-storey, delightfully converted holiday barns (refs W43068 and W8680) which are situated on a working farm. Beudy Bach (ref W43068) has been decorated and furnished to a good standard and Beudy Mawr (ref W8680) boasts a woodburner, beams and a splendid original stall from the barn in the kitchen. There are 650 yards of single bank fishing on the famous Teifi River, the coast is 15 miles away where dolphins play, and Aberaeron is a must to visit with its picturesque harbour and coloured houses. This is a perfect location for walking, cycling, touring the countryside or the coast, bird watching - red kites can be spotted nearby - or for simply relaxing. The university town of Lampeter is only 2 miles away. Village shop 1.5 miles, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    DVD. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

  • Maes Glas

    Ciliau Aeron near Aberaeron

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC621045
    Maes Glas is a comfortable, two-bedroom, semi-detached holiday cottage located on a private estate comprising similar properties in the rural village of Ciliau Aeron, and less than five miles from the picturesque and colourful Georgian harbour town of Aberaeron. This light and airy cottage, all on one level, has an open-plan living space with a dining conservatory and delightful open views, as well as a decked terrace with a barbecue and space for al fresco dining. Just a short stroll across the grounds of the estate will bring you to a neighbouring hotel with a bar and restaurant and a takeaway service in season.
    Aberaeron has an illustrious history; it was once a major trading port in west Wales and many of the colourfully painted houses were once owned by sea captains. Today the town is referred to as the ‘jewel of Cardigan Bay’, priding itself in lively festivals, exhibitions, events and sporting tournaments. There is varied shopping and a wealth of cafés, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets. Plenty of wonderful cycle routes and walks are available, both coastal and inland, including nearby Tyglyn Woodland Walk and the peaceful route that leads to the National Trust property of Llanerchaeron, a rare example of an 18th-century Welsh gentry estate. After a day exploring the wonderful sights the area has to offer, what better way to relax and chill out than by sitting at the appealing harbour, watching the spectacular sunset over Cardigan Bay and enjoying some local Welsh honey ice cream? With the Heritage coast of Ceredigion available to you, this area is the perfect base for discovering all that beautiful and dramatic west Wales has to offer. There are so many places to visit including quaint New Quay, famous for its harbour, bottlenose dolphins and boat trips, and once the home of poet and author Dylan Thomas; the pretty seaside village Llangrannog, and the larger university town and resort of Aberystwyth with its cliff railway, pier and long promenade. Within easy driving distance there are also the attractions of The Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway, Devil’s Bridge, the market town of Lampeter and Dolaucothi Gold Mines.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric panel heaters and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area:
    With wooden floor, 42" HD Freesat TV, iPod dock, Blu-ray player and X-box 360.
    Dining area/conservatory: With wooden floor.
    Kitchen area: With wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and TV.
    Bedroom 2: With 2ft 6in bunk beds (for children), TV and DVD.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included.

    Enclosed decked terrace. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Ground floor facilities.

  • Bern Cottage

    Tresaith, nr. Cardigan

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: HW7784

    On the hill, above the breathtaking sandy beach of Tresaith, this detached holiday cottage offers an ideal family location and is a walkers’ retreat, just a short stroll from the sea. The beach boasts some of the cleanest waters in west Wales and has its very own 100ft waterfall cascading from the cliffs above. Bern Cottage lies within walking distance of the pub and sandy beach, where seals, dolphins and porpoises may be spotted, and close to the magical ex-smugglers cove of Cwmtydu and Penbryn (NT). It is also just a short drive from the golden sands of Mwnt and Poppit as well as Newquay, where boat trips are available for fishing and there are many excellent beaches to explore. You can also enjoy fishing, golf, riding, watersports, tennis and a dry ski slope. The cottage is on the border of Pembrokeshire with the resort of Tenby, St Davids, Oakwood and Folly Farm. Take a day trip to Ireland from Fishguard or to the beautiful Preseli Hills. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with stone floor and beams/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Y Llofft

    Tresaith

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29200

    Lying peacefully in a wooded valley and just a stone’s throw away from the charming seaside village of Tresaith, Y Llofft is a single-storey, semi-detached holiday home which is a ½ mile walk from the sandy Tresaith beach. Conveniently located down a quiet country lane, the area has many walks along the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion Coastal Path, perfect for dolphin spotting and exploring the coves and beaches of West Wales. The busy market town of Cardigan offers shops, restaurants, a swimming pool and an excellent cinema/theatre. Also within easy reach of a wide range of tourist attractions. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating (£25per week October-March). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD with library. Blu-ray. CD. iPod dock. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Small enclosed, decked terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pet to be kept on a lead. No smoking. NB: Steep slope at side of property.

  • Erwlon

    Pontsian, nr. Llandysul

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 23241

    Erwlon offers an ideal, comfortable base from which to enjoy and explore the fabulous scenery of the Cardigan coast. There are many beautiful beaches and bays, villages and interesting market towns. Canoeing facilities are available in Llandysul, approx 5 miles. Fly and coarse fishing, as well as golfing are available in Lampeter. Within reasonable driving distance of the towns of Carmarthen, Cardigan and Lampeter. Shop ½ mile and pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Games room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Gas Rayburn. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer.Telephone-honesty box. Small garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Garage. Games room with pool table. Two pets welcome (sheep country).

  • Ddol Cottage

    Plwmp near Llangrannog

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC621046
    Dating back to the 1850s and once a cow shed and dairy, Ddol Cottage is now a homely, semi-detached stone cottage with a cosy wood burner and lovely open views. Situated next door to the owners’ home, this delightful holiday cottage is in a beautiful rural setting and is conveniently located for the attractive towns and villages of Ceredigion’s Heritage Coast; there are glimpses of the sea from your own enclosed cottage garden. The owners are also happy for you to visit the resident donkeys in the neighbouring paddock (children to be supervised).

    This is the perfect base for discovering all that the dramatic west Wales coastline has to offer. There are many wonderful cycle routes and walks available, both coastal and inland. The pretty cove of Llangrannog with its beachside pubs, restaurants and cafes is just over three miles away, and within easy reach is the picturesque coastal town of New Quay, once the home to Dylan Thomas. Wander around the quaint streets visiting the appealing shops, cafes and eateries, or sit on the harbour wall with fish and chips or an ice cream, looking out for the frequent visiting bottlenose dolphins. Dolphin and wildlife watching, fishing and boat trips are all available in season.

    The area has a wealth of attractions to offer year-round, including several sandy beaches. Tresaith, Penbryn and Mwnt are to name a few, and charming towns are within easy reach including Aberaeron with its Georgian harbour, coloured houses and a peaceful walk that leads to the National Trust property of Llanerchaeron, a rare example of an 18th-century Welsh gentry estate. Visit Cardigan with its castle and the interesting town of Aberystwyth with its promenade. From here you can take the steam train in to the mountains to Devils Bridge. Just a few miles inland there are the falls at Cenarth, where you can watch the trout and salmon swim in the crystal clear waters, or visit the Coracle Museum.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    One step to...
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With 2ft 6in twin beds.
    One step to...
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder at cost. Access to washing machine and freezer. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

    Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

  • No 23

    Aberporth near New Quay

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC621051
    Beautifully located close to the picturesque coastal resort of Aberporth, this well presented holiday cottage is situated in 40 acres of peaceful grounds overlooking the glistening Cardigan Bay. Ceredigion, home to golden beaches, horseshoe coves and tranquil fishing villages, provides the perfect destination to unwind and relax whatever time of year you visit. The stunning beaches of Tresaith, Penbryn, Cei Bach, Llangrannog and Mwnt are just a few worthy of a visit and several beaches are dog friendly all year round.

    The cottage is situated in a small development of holiday cottages which have access to the shared grounds which features an impressive Edwardian mansion that gives host to a country hotel and restaurant serving fine food and local ales. It has been thoughtfully put together boasting a spacious open plan living area and well equipped galley kitchen. Outside, guests can sit back and relax and enjoy alfresco dining on a sunny day or for the more energetic, stroll into the resort and relax on the sandy beach which is renowned locally for its surf and water based activities. For an adventurous day out, why not ramble the Heritage coastal path and discover its natural beauty which is home to rare sea birds, bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises and grey seals, or head to the tranquil harbour resort of New Quay and indulge in one of its many cafés and restaurants that cling to the sides of the hills rising above the crystal blue waters of Cardigan Bay. The charming regency town of Aberaeron with its multi-coloured houses and attractive harbour is well worth a visit, as are the charming market towns of Cardigan and Newcastle Emlyn, with their medieval castles, traditional Welsh pubs and highly acclaimed restaurants.

    This property can be booked together with No 15 (CC621050) and No 14 (CC621049) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Large with wooden floor, electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area: Spacious with wooden floor.
    Kitchen: Galley style with tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and TV.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

    Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared 40-acre natural grounds. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Pencraig Lodge

    Llechryd, nr. Cardigan

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 26762


    Pencraig Lodge is a detached, single-storey holiday home situated in the idyllic location of Llechryd in the Teifi valley. Within easy driving distance of the West Wales coastline and sandy beaches of Poppit, Mwnt, Tresaith and Penbryn, the Preseli Hills and the Pembrokeshire National Park. The busy market town of Cardigan offers shops, restaurants, a swimming pool and an excellent cinema/theatre. A little further north, on the Ceredigion Heritage Coast, are the picturesque seaside villages of Aberporth and New Quay. Local attractions include fishing and canoeing on the River Teifi, and golf at Gwbert. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. 1 internal step.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3 steps down from gravelled parking area to entrance.

  • Lluest Cottages - The Coach House

    Neuaddlwyd, nr. Aberaeron

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: OR4

    Lying peacefully in a rural location and just a stone’s throw away from the dramatic Ceredigion coastline, this row of traditional Welsh holiday barns (refs OR3, OR4 and OR5) have been sympathetically restored to a high standard, making it a perfect touring base for couples looking for an adventure. Lluest Cottages have been tastefully decorated throughout and equipped with all the appropriate amenities for an unforgettable experience. Each cottage has its own enclosed lawn garden with a patio area where guests can sit, relax and unwind whilst watching the red kites soar over the magnificent scenery or enjoy the wildlife beyond the garden in the woodlands, fields and pond areas that are part of the property. The area itself has lots to offer, including fantastic walks along the Ceredigion coastline, famous for its horseshoe coves, Iron Age settlements and sandy beaches, where bottlenose dolphins and seals can be spotted on a clear day! The picturesque harbour towns of Newquay and Aberaeron offer unblemished beaches, restaurants, boutique shopping and art galleries that are waiting to be explored. Away from the coast, Ceredigion’s countryside is just as promising, with an array of charming market towns and historic castles dotted around the county. For an adventurous day out, take a short drive to the rugged Cambrian Mountains and explore the Cors Caron Nature Reserve, which flourishes with wildlife and the historic ruins of Strata Florida Abbey, which is one of Wales’ most important historical sites. Beach 2½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Spacious open-plan living/dining room with piano, electric fire, French doors and galley-style kitchen area with tiled floor. Open tread stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet, one with bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Dishwasher

    • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • No children under 15 yrs
    • NB: Pond in owners’ grounds, 50 yards.

  • By The River

    Bontnewydd near Tregaron

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC612064
    Nestled in peaceful countryside and yet just a few miles from the coast this semi-detached holiday property is over 200 years old. It provides comfortable accommodation with a wood burner. By The River has an enclosed garden, ideal for children and pets. The owners live nearby on a smallholding where they keep rare breed goats and Shetland ponies, and you are welcome to make arrangements directly with the owners during your stay to see the animals, or you may have the ponies as neighbours when they are sometimes grazing in the field adjacent to the cottage! The owners can even offer stabling if you want to bring your own horse or goat.

    Spectacular landscapes and welcoming people await your visit to Ceredigion and the refreshing atmosphere and leisurely lifestyle is a far cry from the often hectic stresses of urban living. There is a wealth of attractions, activities and events to ensure you’re never stuck for ideas of how to have a great time whatever the weather. Take a walk along the Ceredigion Heritage Coast Path to get the most spectacular views of the coastline, visit Aberystwyth with its pier and promenade, the unique electric cliff railway to the summit of Constitution Hill, or travel on a steam train to Devil’s Bridge, home to the Mynach Falls. The historic market town of Tregaron is six miles away and is situated at the southern end of an expanse of raised bog – Cors Caron, which you can walk through via a series of boardwalks. The elegant Georgian harbour town of Aberaeron, 11 miles, and picturesque New Quay, 18 miles, are well worth a visit and dolphin survey boat trips are available in season. There are plenty of sandy beaches including all year round dog friendly ones; some of the most spectacular stretches of golden beach can be seen at Borth, Ynyslas and Clarach, five miles north of Aberystwyth.

    By The River can be booked together with Glanyrafon Cottage (CC612063) to accommodate up to eight guests. Parties who book both cottages together for a celebration may also request the use of a small marquee. (Arranged directly with the owners – hire fee payable).

    Ground Floor: The property has a multi-fuel stove which controls the central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, 22" Freeview TV, DVD player and patio doors.
    Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, wood burner, electric cooker and fridge/freezer.
    Conservatory.
    Utility/boot room: With washing machine.
    Wet room: With roll-top bath, shower and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with WC only.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With 2ft 6in twin beds.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. All fuel for wood burners included. Wi-Fi.

    Enclosed garden with furniture. Shared 1-acre woodland grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river, terraces and banks in grounds.