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18th Century Secluded Apartment
18th Century Secluded Apartment
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Historical quirky building, the apartment offers a spacious, warm, stylish, private, & relaxing haven with 21st century comfort and fast wi-fi close to Cardigan Castle, & the Quayside. With cafe's just around the corner, & parking is just @ the bottom of street. The Wales Coastal path is right on your doorstep, this location is ideal for exploring The Pembrokeshire Coast national Park and Rural & Coastal Ceredigion with it's golden beaches.

The space

Your private, peaceful, warm, light and spacious studio apartment which sleeps 2 (inclusive in nightly price) in a king sized bed, complete with en-suite, breakfast bar, fridge and simple cooking facilities (see pictures) & all you need for a comfortable nights sleep whether on business or needing a relaxing holiday.
The apartment is situated on the top floor, above my other listing 'The Garden Room' in an 18th century listed building with access through a reception hallway on the ground floor where guests can also access the walled garden.
Quay street studios is in an area steeped in nautical & cultural history, with the 12th century Cardigan Castle the birthplace of the Eisteddfod just across the street. The 'Wales Coast Path' is right on the doorstep, and the waters edge with stunning views along the Teifi estuary being just down the hill, and a 10 minute stroll will take you to the nature reserve.

Entertainment venues include the Cellar bar with live music 2-3 nights some weeks at the top of the street, summer open air concerts in the Castle grounds, as well as Pizza Tipi (seasonal music venue along the Quayside there's also cinema at 'Theatre Mwldan' with its 3 cinema screens & theatre and which is also next door to the unique 'Small World Theatre.' both of which are a 5 minute walk.
There's certainly plenty to do without using the car, we can provide secure storage for bicycles and storage for a couple of kayaks too.

If you need further information about the facilities or to customise your booking (if you require just the one night) please do not hesitate to contact us, we would be pleased to help make this a perfect holiday break for you.

Guest access

Blue door to 23 Quay St, takes you into a communal entrance hallway shared with two first apartments The Garden Room and the The Art Room & also accesses south facing walled garden. Taking the green door to the steepish historical staircase which leads to the first floor where the is a landing and then less steep stairs leading to the attic apartment which occupies the rear of the building, across the landing is the Linen Room, which we use for drying and ironing.

Interaction with guests

We will endeavour to meet you on arrival, and it's important & considerate to let us know what time you are expecting to arrive, & especially if you get delayed. In the event we cannot meet with you, the keys with be left with a neighbour. We are totally dedicated to the philosophy of airbnb, and want you to be able to feel local and know the best places to go. Having nearly 40 yrs knowledge of the area. If needed give you a quick guide to the neighbourhood so you can feel instantly local to get go to the best places to eat drink walk visit and swim and be entertained.

Other things to note

Wanting to stay just one night? please contact us for availability there will be a small increase in nightly charge. Or why not book all 3 apartments please check out 'The Garden Room' & The Art Room too.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

Same day bookings please give us at least 4 hrs notice so we can make sure we are around and the apartment is tip top for you & do indicate a time of arrival, (we are 2.5 hrs from the Severn Crossing and 1. 1/4 hrs from Aberystwyth). No Smoking in building - Leave as you find - small breakages to be paid for - do tell us if something is not working, gone! or has been damaged. This apartment is fully modernised & is on the top floor of an old building with 'The Garden Room' apartment below.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise - The Cellar bar back yard for smoking which gets used every Thursday night between between 9pm and 11.45pm, and on some Fridays and Saturdays
No parking on property - Free spaces can be located just at the bottom of street either outside rd by Indian or immediately to your right by high wall. Public car park beyond


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Jonathan User Profile
September 2017
Amazing! Penny's Loft was very stylishly decorated, warm and cozy, and just a very cool place to stay! The loft had everything we needed and is in a perfect location for Coast Path Hikers..literally right on the path. And centrally located to stores, shops, restaurants, coffee shops. The best place we've stayed so far in our 40 days in Wales!!

Jennifer User Profile
September 2017
Penny's apartment is so charming we had a hard time leaving it to explore the area. Penny is a welcoming and knowledgeable host. We would definitely return to stay again.

Alix User Profile
June 2017
Penny's apartment was a dream. We had been traveling for two weeks and this was the perfect spot to recharge and rest. Penny was so kind and let us drop off our backpacks early so we didn't have to carry them around with us all day. We didn't have a car and the apartment was a nice quick walk from the bus station. The apartment is beautiful, even better than the pictures. The bathroom is a perfect size with a great soaking tub. The kitchen was perfect, we were able to shop around the cute town center of Cardigan and pick up food for dinner and breakfast for all three days we stayed. The bed and couches were so cozy and we had a hard time getting out of bed every day. Penny's apartment has the perfect little window seat next to the bed that looks out on a charming little garden were we enjoyed wine and card games and talked with another couple who was staying in on of Penny's other apartments. Cardigan is a cozy, quiet little town and we were footsteps away from the river and a couple great pubs. We loved every minute of our stay and would be back in a minute.

Sherrie User Profile
May 2017
Penny was an absolutely wonderful and very thoughtful hostess despite having to deal with our late arrival due to travel frustrations. The room is beautiful and the bed is an absolute dream. Very comfortable! The room is very peaceful and quiet in a wonderful location for enjoying bi downtown Cardigan. Penny provided maps, suggestions, and sightseeing tips, which we certainly appreciated. Highly recommended and thoroughly enjoyed!

Jennifer User Profile
May 2017
Penny's place was great - the unit itself was just as described/photographed. Penny was very helpful and welcoming. The town of Cardigan in a great location to explore the southern coast of Wales - though a bit sleepy at night. There are a couple other towns close by where you can get great food (the Golden Lion in Newport was amazing)! We really enjoyed our time there, and would go back.

Shar User Profile
May 2017
Absolutely divine place to stay. Very, very comfy bed. The garden is very peaceful-great place to relax with coffee and a book. I'd never used a hot plate before, but it turned out to be fairly easy! Parking (free) was easy to find & most things are a short walk away. Tesco & Aldi are a only short drive away. I heard tons of Welsh being spoken-it's a perfect location to immerse yourself in a Welsh small town. The surrounding area is beautiful, too. Patch Beach was about a half hour or so walk away-there's easy access to the Welsh Coastal Path down at the car park. Penny doesn't want me to tell you how unbelievably nice she was, but I'm going to anyway. I had a devil of a time getting there (cancelled flights, car rental woes, flat tire) & I was exhausted, worn out & stressed when I finally got there. Penny sent me encouraging messages to help me make the solo 2 hour drive from Cardiff. She helped carry my luggage up, offered to park my rental car for me...The next day she checked in on me, took me for Indian takeaway & drove me to Ceibwr Bay to see the sunset. She also let me tag along on a trip to Skomer Island (go see the puffins! So cute) with her friend. I felt like I was staying with a friend, not just paying for a room.

Erica User Profile
April 2017
I can't say enough wonderful things about our stay in Penny's apartment. The space is gorgeous, very centrally located to restaurants, shops, and scenic walks. It's fully stocked with cooking amenities, and incredibly cozy. We had a wonderful time exploring Cardigan, and hope to return soon.

I'm a dedicated airbnb host, like you I love exploring and meeting new folks. Staying somewhere which makes you feel good is what its all about and I love to deliver. I've hit the jackpot here when it comes to living in a great community, scenic country side and playing about in the sea. As much as I love visiting friends & family in other parts of the country, its good to come home and be amongst friends.

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Response time: within an hour

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