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Derwen is a holiday lodge set amongst the trees in Penlan Holiday Village near Cenarth.

Chalet | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Derwen is a holiday lodge set amongst the trees in Penlan Holiday Village near Cenarth. Penlan, a small holiday park sited in beautiful woodland and parkland, is a perfect place for a quiet break and a central base for exploring the beautiful Teifi Valley and the coast of Cardigan Bay.

The park facilities include a heated open-air swimming pool, a family bar with bar meals, a children's playground, a shop, a launderette, a coffee lounge, internet access, a games room with pool tables, an arcade and cinema and a sauna.

The pretty village of Cenarth is just one mile away, and has two pubs, a tea room, post office, a spa leisure centre and the salmon leap at Cenarth Falls. It is home to the National Coracle Centre and a good starting point for a canoe trip to the mouth of the Teifi at Cardigan.

Explore the little seaside villages of Cardigan Bay and enjoy their sandy beaches, take a drive into Pembrokeshire or Carmarthenshire and discover the hidden delights of this beautiful area.


Derwen sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms - two doubles and one with bunk beds. The shower room has an electric shower, WC and washbasin.

The cosy lounge has a TV and an electric 'flame effect' heater. The kitchen is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, a fridge with icebox, toaster and microwave.


Behind the cabin is a deck, with table and chairs and a BBQ.

Key facts

• Bed linen and towels available from reception for £6 per bed or bring your own

• A cot is available. Please bring your own cot bedding

• There is an electric wall heater in the living room and in each bedroom

• Electricity is by card meter which can be purchased on site.

• Dogs are welcome but please bring a pet bed and do not allow the dog on the furniture

• No smoking in the cabin

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach aberporth 14 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: cardiff 146 km, Nearest railway: carmarthen 37 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Staffed property
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General TV, Video player, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

Newcastle Emlyn

Cenarth and the Falls on the River Teifi

Cenarth is a charming little community straddling the river Teifi between Cardigan and Newcastle Emlyn. Here, the River Teifi has made its way through the hard rocks to produce a spectacular series of waterfalls. There has been a Mill at Cenarth at least since the 13th century when Cenarth Mill came into the possession of Edward I when he became Lord of the Manor of Cenarth. There is evidence of another mill that was possibly destroyed during Glyndwr's campaigns in the early 1400s.

The Teifi has always been famous for its Salmon, and it is recorded that over one hundred Salmon have been taken in a single morning as they attempted to leap the falls on their way up river to spawn.

The dominant feature of the village is the bridge. Built in 1787 and designed by William Edwards and his son David, the bridge features a series of circular holes that serve to maintain strength while reducing the weight of the structure. Edwards devised this architectural solution after his original bridge at Pontypridd collapsed as its footing could not support the weight of the bridge. He rebuilt the bridge at Pontypridd with his trademark circular holes where it still stands today. When it was built, the bridge at Pontypridd was the longest single span bridge in the world.

Coracles were once used all over Britain, but their use only continues today in a very few locations, of which Cenarth is one. They can be seen on the Teifi, the Towy and the Taf where they are used for net fishing, the net being held between two coracles which drift down with the current, taking a Salmon or Sewin during the open season. The Coracle Museum at Cenarth has a display showing how coracles are made and used with examples of coracles from around the world.

The coracles are traditionally made of strips or laths of Willow or Ash which are then covered with calico or canvas which has been impregnated with pitch and tar or, in recent years, bitumastic paint. Coracles weigh between 25 and 40 pounds and can be carried on the shoulders of the coracle man. Fishermen would commonly walk five or ten miles upstream miles before drifting back down with the current.

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Calendar last updated:24 Aug 2014

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