Swallow Cottage, Cardigan Bay, West Wales
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6
If you are seeking peace and relaxation in a busy world, come and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of this rural retreat, just five miles from Cardigan Bay with its safe, sandy beaches and resident bottlenosed dolphins. Fantastic Games Room is the ultimate wet weather entertainment! We offer short breaks if you can only manage a few days. Our rental prices are all inclusive - no hidden extras!
If you prefer a more active holiday then West Wales offers everything from easy walks on the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion Coast Paths to Quad Biking or Coasteering, a quiet game of Golf or the excitement of Salmon Fishing, gentle Pony Trekking to White Water Canoeing - enough to tire the most energetic of children (and their parents!)
We understand that your pet might want a holiday too so we also welcome a maximum of two well behaved dogs, free of charge!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Llangranog, Penbryn, Tresaith 10 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Carmarthen 30 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 10|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Cottage facilities- The entire ground floor is wheelchair accessible. There are smoke alarms and fire extinguishers on both floors, a fire blanket in the kitchen and the upstairs games room has an emergency exit. Fitted carpets to all rooms. No smoking.
Large open-plan living/dining area and integral kitchen with comfortable furnishings and storage space.
32" Sanyo LCD TV with built in Freeview, VCR and Video/CD Library. Micro Hi-Fi (FM/MW Radio, Cassette & CD/MP3 player)
Paperback library, walking maps and a wealth of current Tourist Information.
Modern fitted kitchen with double oven, grill & halogen hob, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, electric kettle, toaster, cafetiere and filter coffee machine.
3 ground floor bedrooms ~ 1 double room with king size bed, 1 twin-bedded room and 1 single room, all with wardrobes, bedside lights, chairs, heaters and storage space. Radio alarm clock & hairdryer in double room.
Spacious shower room with both internal and external access (the right hand door on the cottage photograph), comprising large wet room shower (suitable for wheelchairs), shaver point, washbasin and toilet.
Hall with coat rack, cupboard with Steam Iron, Ironing Board, Clothes Dryer, Vacuum Cleaner etc.
1 single bedroom, with wardrobe, bedside light, chair, heater and storage space.
Second shower room with airing cupboard, shaver point, washbasin and toilet.
Hayloft Games Room with digital colour television (Freeview 90 channels), DVD/CD/MP3 player, three piece suite, piano, dart board, table-tennis, snooker & pool table, table football, air hockey table, card table and a selection of games, puzzles and jigsaws.
The cottage is all electric. Heating is by modern Economy 10 night storage heaters in the Living Area (2), Games Room (2) and upstairs Shower Room (1), giving the effect of central heating. Economy 10 has a 3 hour afternoon and 2 hour evening heating boost so the cottage remains warm. The downstairs Shower Room has a powerful fan heater and all bedrooms have thermostatic wall mounted heaters. The electricity is included in the rental. The cottage will always be warm for your arrival with a full tank of hot water.
WiFi is available on the farm network if you really can't leave your computer at home!
Bed linen and hand towels are provided and beds are made up. (Please bring your own beach/large bath towels). A wooden cot is available in the upstairs bedroom should you need it. A high chair is available.
Washing machine and tumble dryer in the laundry room of the farmhouse by arrangement with the owner. Rotary Dryer.
Upper and lower outside patio areas, one with garden furniture and a gas barbecue, the other with seating. The area around the cottage is fenced and secure for young children and dogs. There are several meadows for exercising dogs off a leash.
Parking for two or three cars and ample room for bicycles/canoes/surf boards etc.
Food Hamper Service. We have arranged with our local award winning farm shop to provide a range of hampers delivered for your arrival. Details on request. Tesco also offer a delivery service from their Carmarthen Superstore.
The West Wales/Pembrokeshire region
All of Pembrokeshire is less than an hour on our quiet roads and Tenby is a popular resort in summer. Whilst there try to include a visit to the Museum of Speed at Pembrey, Pendine Sands or Dylan Thomas’ boat house at Laugharne, where some of his famous works were written.
St. David’s with the Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace and Ramsey Island are worth a visit and the North Pembrokeshire coastline is rugged and spectacular. Oakwood Leisure Park (the Alton Towers of the West!) and Folly Farm provide an exciting day out for all the family. Haverfordwest has good shopping facilities and the drive over the Preseli Mountains on the B4329 has wonderful distant views. The Preseli Mountains, visible from the cottage, are full of prehistoric remains including the Pentre Ifan burial chamber and were the source of the Bluestones that make up the inner ring at Stonehenge.
Newport and its beach are very popular and Fishguard is an interesting small town commemorating the last invasion of these shores by the French in 1797. For the adventurous a day trip to Ireland is available from Fishguard on the high speed Stena service. Crossing time is only 99 minutes! You can visit 'Ballykissangel', Waterford or take a run up to Dublin.
Aberystwyth is our county town and a ride up the cliff railway gives panoramic views of the town and bay. The return trip on the Vale of Rheidol Narrow Gauge Railway from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge is a ‘must’ for most of our visitors, with dramatic waterfalls and spectacular mountain scenery. The National Library of Wales houses some of the country’s greatest treasures.
Just to the east are the wild Cambrian Mountains with several circular drives for a longer day out. For keen gardeners the National Botanic Garden of Wales is nearby. This £45 million Millennium showcase is set in 500 acres and centred on the Great Glass House, the largest single span oval glasshouse in the world, designed by Sir Norman Foster. This is the first major botanic garden in the UK for over 100 years. For those who prefer their gardens smaller Aberglasney is an oasis of peace and calm. Both are near Carmarthen and just 30 minutes drive. There is so much to do and see in this quiet and tranquil area that one visit may not be enough...............
Swallow Cottage sits high on a hillside one valley inland from the spectacular heritage coastline and its safe sandy beaches. Cardigan Bay is the first designated Marine Heritage Coast in Britain and all the nearby beaches are quiet and clean, with many having won Blue Flags. Local beaches within 5-6 miles (10-15 minutes by car) are Penbryn (National Trust), Llangranog, Tresaith and Aberporth.
The famous Poppit Sands and Mwnt are 10 miles as is the resort of New Quay. Surfing and Body Boarding are popular. Rare Bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises and grey seals can be seen all along the coast and boat trips and sea fishing are available at New Quay and Aberaeron. Red Kites and Buzzards breed locally and Choughs are commonly seen on the sea cliffs. There are many excellent walks along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the Ceredigion Coastal Path and in the Preseli Mountains.
Coarse, trout and salmon fishing is available locally as well as dry slope skiing, horse riding, pony trekking, quad biking, cycling and golf. You can try a gentle canoe paddle through the Cilgerran Gorge with its otters and kingfishers or a more invigorating trip on the international white-water course at Llandysul. Cycle or horse-ride on the Brechfa Forest trails, or watch the Motor Rally of Great Britain, held there in October each year. Cilgerran Castle and the Wildlife Centre, the Museum of the Welsh Woollen Industry, the Teifi Valley Steam Railway and the National Coracle Centre and Waterfalls at Cenarth are all close by. Newcastle Emlyn (4 miles) is our nearest small market town with its ruined castle, riverside walks and a good selection of pubs, cafés and shops. There are also banks, ATM's, launderette and leisure centre with swimming pool.
You can visit woollen mills, cheese makers, honey farms and vineyards and enjoy Welsh lamb and freshly caught fish. Wales' No 1. Farm Shop full of local produce and only a few minutes away. The craft centres in the attractive Georgian town of Aberaeron and at Cardigan are well worth a visit and you will find local crafts trails offering a wide range of goods to tempt you, including paintings, pottery, glassware, jewellery, furniture and hand woven fabrics and clothing. Cardigan is the starting point for the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and home to a Walking Festival each October.
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16 Aug 2013
"A fantastic location, top service!"
The cottage is lovely, clean, homely and in a fantastic location. There is so much to do in the surrounding area (including: dolphin spotting boatrides in New Quay, beaches, nearby nature reserves and… More
4 May 2013
"Brilliant Cottage In A Fantastic Location"
This is an absolutely brilliant cottage in a fantastic location. The cottage was clean, comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. On arrival, we had a lovely welcome from Jane and her we… More
14 Sep 2012
"Fantastic place !"
This is a brilliant place to stay - the games room is the icing on what is a perfect cake, and there is so much to see and do in the area which is stunningly beautiful. Jane was very welcoming & the c… More
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