£516 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Cartrefle, Tresaith. A house on a beach in Wales. – Home 4960346 House

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 14 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cartrefle, Tresaith. A house on a beach in Wales. – Home 4960346

  • House
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 14
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Cartrefle is a large, private, beautiful beach house offering self catering accommodation for 14 people. Please CONTACT US DIRECTLY or via our home page for provisional bookings or more information anytime before that. Cartrefle is a much loved and welcoming house and has a wonderful homely, stylish but relaxed feel.

​Cartrefle has fantastic views of Tresaith, a stunning Blue Flag beach, and uninterrupted views of the sea from the house. It is one of the prettiest and best positioned large, family houses in the area. If you are lucky, you can see dolphins from the kitchen/diner, especially in the early morning and evening as the bottlenose dolphins of Cardigan Bay are a common sighting in calm seas.

​In the summer months, Tresaith has the best West coast sunsets and the ever changing skies can be watched from the house while the kids are playing happily on the beach. The clear nights are fantastic star watching in huge skies without light pollution. In the winter you can watch the surf, storms and ever changing weather while enjoying the log burner and the window seats.

Tresaith is a small village with local residents as well as many families who return year after year for holidays with their extended families. It is very much a secret that, once found, is likely to continue to a play a part in your life. It hooks you in and offers you the kind of beach holiday you remember from childhood without the hustle and bustle of Cornwall and other popular UK holiday destinations. The house is stumbling distance to the local pub, The Ship Inn, which serves local beer and great pub grub with views of the sea. ​Ceredigion is one of the most beautiful stretches of the Wales Coastal Path that stretches along the whole of the stunning Welsh coast and the house sits literally a stones throw from the path as it passes behind the beach. This makes it a great location for groups wanting to explore this area of the coastal path and more information will be on the website about transport available in the area.

Sleeps 14 people - First floor: 1 Kingsize, 1 double, 1 twin room and a bunk room. Second floor: 2 double rooms. A playroom/sleepover room which has hand made double bunks in it sleeps another 4. We leave bedding for the top bunks but prefer the house to sleep 14 as there is only space downstairs for 12 to eat.

2 bathrooms (one with a bath and shower over and one with a shower only) and also an outside shower to jump into when coming up from the beach to warm up and get the sand off! There is an outside toilet as well.

The kitchen/diner seats 10-12 with an extendable table an extendable table.

There is a large sitting room with Wifi/DVD/flat screen TV one end and a reading/music area with wood burning stove the other. There is a record player and CD player with a large and varied record/CD collection for adult reminiscing! There are a stack of DVD's as well for you to enjoy. We have a Games Box with many different board games and card games.

There is a front sloping garden and a back garden with a seating area as well as a front terrace with views of the sea/beach and a perfect spot for a barbecue and sunset/dolphin watching!

We have been to Cartrefle many times with young children and know exactly what a family is looking for in a rental home. We pride ourselves on being family friendly and catering for those travelling with young children. We have recently been awarded GOLD status for our family friendliness by Approved Family Friendly. We know how much 'stuff' you need when going away with little ones and we provide as much as we can to help! We have stair gates on the bottom floor and the top floor and a safe area of garden at the back. There is a travel cot, a smaller travel cot (0-12mths), a Deuter backpack for carrying kids from 6 mths on cliff path/beach walks. There is a microwave steriliser and a blender in the kitchen and 2 highchairs. We have step ups for the sinks and toilet seats. There are 2 changing mats. We have a Play Gym floor mat and a bouncer chair. The fireguard can be doubled as a playpen for a safe baby area in the sitting room The 'baby kit' will be stored in the Utility Room and can be used as needed.

Those staying at Cartrefle are welcome to use the 2 sit on kayaks that we have there at their own risk. We have left life jackets and some wetsuits there and would suggest that you always wear these and know and check the tides before heading out.

Cartrefle is a favourite with families of different generations. Over the years, many extended families have enjoyed meet ups in the house and its perfect location enables everyone to go at their own pace and for kids of a certain age to have a sense of responsibility and freedom as they can walk up and down from the beach together. As well as catering for families, Cartrefle would be a great house for groups of friends wanting to get together and catch up over long walks and pints in the pub. There is fishing locally at Cenarth Falls and activities can be booked through local companies for coastering and other water based activities. Cartrefle could be a base for a group wanting open water swimming training or triathlon training with the sea on your door step and runs and hilly bike rides all around. Cartrefle is not just a summer house. We will have a log burning stove, books, games and a record player as well as the usual WIfi/DVD and TV. There will be plenty to do when returning from an energising, rainy, blowy walk along the coastal path and as a winter bolthole it will give you all the opportunity to get back to basics, switch off, relax and enjoy each others company and the slower pace of life.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Super King Beds, 3 Double Beds, 1 Bunk Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 Shower rooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Jo W.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
13 Oct 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This House has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 14. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Aug 2014. Located in Cardigan, it has 41 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1832 to £3378.

The Owner has a response rate of 71% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Oct 2020.


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Guest reviews

41 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 18 May 2018

Cartrefle - A house on a beach in Wales was wonderful. The property had everything a family could need, it was very clean and tidy and felt like a home not a rental. The beach was on our doorstep … More

Owner's reply: Thank you Michelle. It sounds as though you had a wonderful time and did lots locally as well which is wonderful. Thank you for your kind words. Jo and family

“Amazing house, great for family and friends”

Reviewed 18 May 2018

What a fabulous place! We stayed the early May bank holiday weekend and had an amazing time in this beautiful house. It absolutely felt like our own home for the weekend (but much tidier and better organised!). Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. Such a brilliant find, I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to listen. We were a party of 8 adults and 5 children ranging from 12 months to 12 years. Everyone was catered for. There was literally anything we could have needed, and the owners have obviously put a lot of thought into making Cartrefle the perfect holiday home. We loved it. We were offered an early check in and late check out, and were even welcomed with wine and chocolate. Plenty of space for the kids to play, walk down the steps to the gorgeous beach, and stunning sea views. Perfect holiday home for big families or groups of friends. My family are already planning a visit!

Owner's reply: Thanks so much guys for such a lovely review, So pleased it all went well for you and you all enjoyed! We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon.

“Wonderful house in perfect location”

Reviewed 16 Jan 2018

A spacious, well equipped home with a family feel. Everything we needed for a peaceful week on the beach. Great opportunities for walking, beach combing, star-gazing and relaxing. Dog-friendly, great … More

Owner's reply: Thank you Mandy and so pleased you had a wonderful time. Jo and family

“THE perfect renatl house in tresaith”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2017

This is THE perfect house for a family holiday with friends .we book it for the week and various memebers of the famiily and our friends and their children come down for parts of the week .The first n… More

Owner's reply: I love the idea of your first night singalong ritual that is fantastic! Thanks for booking again and we look forward to welcome you back again soon. Thank you!

“Perfect Family Holiday.”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2017

What can you say about "CARTREFLE" It was Perfect Everything you needed was there for Adults and Children From Games,Beach games,CDs Books films.The Rooms were lovely and comfortable A Real … More

Owner's reply: Thank you Malcolm. It sounds like you did everything! Such lovely memories of your special birthday. Many thanks for choosing Cartrefle. Jo

“Perfect in every way”

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Such an impressive property, you can tell it is still used by the owners as this feels like a home rather than a holiday let. All the kids slept really well and our beds were very comfortable too. The… More

Owner's reply: So lovely to hear you all enjoyed your special weekend away. Thanks for your kind words. Jo

“Absolutely gorgeous”

Reviewed 29 Mar 2017

We have had the most amazing weekend in Cartrefle- it is such a beautiful house and the setting is perfect! We loved the way you have retained the character of the house mixed with modern . The Grand… More

Owner's reply: So delighted everyone enjoyed! Thank you so much! Jo, Dave and family


Reviewed 1 Feb 2017

Had an amazing weekend in this house. 3 families of us and the house was brilliant, so much room, superbly equipped and everything you could possibly need. The service from Jo was fantastic after a li… More

Owner's reply: You are so kind! I felt awful for you all being chilly on the first night but thanks to our wonderful plumber for sorting it out. Thanks for being so understanding and patient. Jo and family.

“A very happy New Year at Cartrefle”

Reviewed 8 Jan 2017

We were lucky enough to spend a long weekend at Cartrefle over the New Year as a group of friends with children. We all thoroughly enjoyed - so much so that we've already booked to return! The ho… More

Owner's reply: Thanks Beth. Fabulous to hear you were in the sea on New Years Day! So glad you all enjoyed and we look forward to welcoming you back to Cartrefle. Thanks!

“Fabulous holiday with all the family in the house with the mostest. Perfect!”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2016

We had seen Cartrefle whilst staying at the Ship Inn in previous years. We booked and the family jumped at the chance of a beach holiday together. With ages ranging from 77years to 9 months we arrive… More

Owner's reply: What lovely words. Thank you so much. We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay and all went well. Thank you for choosing Cartrefle! Jo

Review 1-10 of 41


How do I find more info about the property?

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Send Jo (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Jo the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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You can also request a quote from Jo (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Jo (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Jo (the owner) before booking?

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I edit my booking?

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If Jo (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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