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Cwtch Cottage - escape to the country and breathe!

Entire cottage hosted by Carolyn
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Whether you want to relax in the hot tub with a glass of wine, cwtch up (Welsh for cuddle up) with a good book, explore the spectacular mountain scenery, walk the coastal path or enjoy wildlife and nature at its best, our cottage is the ideal, cosy, peaceful place to escape to and breathe.

Near the beautiful towns of Aberaeron, Tregaron, Lampeter, and Aberystwyth, and with a great pub within easy walking distance, you will go home recharged.

The space
Cwtch Cottage has its own separate, secure, and private entrance, as an attached but independent cottage next door to our own house. That means that we are on hand if you need help, but will leave you totally in peace otherwise!

Totally self contained and set in 7 acres of fields including a one acre natural spring fed lake and an additional pond teaming with wildlife, depending on the time of year, you will see red kites and buzzards overhead, several species of duck, greylags and Canada geese, and our regular visitors, the heron and the occasional cormorant. There is such low light pollution that you will almost certainly be treated to a stunning night sky, bright stars and breathtaking views of the Milky Way.

Cwtch Cottage has its own all year spa hot tub for exclusive use by the cottage guests. It is screened off to ensure your privacy while at the same time allowing you to enjoy stunning views of the lake to the front, the hills and mountains to the side views over extensive country to the rear and the Milky Way and stars at night.

There is also a picnic table to the front of the cottage with views over the lake and a bench to the side.

You are welcome to take a walk around the property, try your hand at fishing as our guests, say hello to our ponies, dogs and cats or just enjoy some undisturbed peace and quiet to help you recharge.

The cottage is tastefully decorated and has broadband, a 42" TV with FreeView, a Blueray DVD player with DVDs and a selection of books and magazines for you to enjoy.

The kitchen is also very well equipped with halogen hob/grill/oven, microwave, dishwasher and has both a small fridge and large fridge/freezer. There is ample cutlery, crockery, glassware, pots, pans and utensils.

A welcome tea tray consisting of Earl Grey and English breakfast teas, green tea and peppermint tea, coffee and hot chocolate together with a choice of biscuits will be ready waiting for you when you arrive.

If you need to do some washing, the washer/drier makes life easier and there is an ironing board and decent iron.

There is a shower room with shower, WC and wash basin downstairs.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed


Lake access
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Hair dryer

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Penuwch, Wales, United Kingdom

Cwtch Cottage is located in the safest county in the UK, Ceredigion, within easy reach of mountains and coast.

Our nearest neighbour is several hundred yards in each direction so peace is guaranteed.

If you are a foodie, there's the Hungry Ram less than a mile away which does great food and welcomes well behaved dogs (mention at time of booking which is advised as it is very popular).

One of Wales' top pubs, the Talbot in Tregaron, whose chef trained with Pierre Marco White, is only a short drive away. There are numerous other excellent restaurants in Aberaeron, recently recognised as one of the best places to be in the UK. Notable places to eat and drink include The Cellar and Manuka while the Harbourmaster right next door to the harbour offers nationally recognised high quality epicurian delights! In addition, The Hive offers great seafood, and ribs, to go with its renown honey ice cream by day and is a lively bar, with regular live music by night. We are also within an hour of Ynyshir Hall if Michelin starred cuisine is your thing.

If you fancy a quiet night in, there is a good Chinese take away, fish and chip shop and kebab shop fifteen minutes away and a great Indian and others within 20 minutes.

Equestrian lovers will find themselves in the heart of Welsh cob country and easy reach of some of the world's top studs who welcome visitors by arrangement.

For lovers of arts and crafts, there is an active summer arts trail as well as regular fairs and exhibitions. Perhaps a view from Cwtch Cottage could provide the inspiration for your next painting, drawing or photograph!

Whatever you enjoy, Cwtch Cottage is well equipped with information leaflets for a wide range of different venues to visit and activities to try if you want to go off exploring.

Hosted by Carolyn

Joined in January 2017
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Hi there Thanks for wanting to find out more about Cwtch Cottage and Ty Calon and the people behind both places. We are in Ceredigion/Cardiganshire, a beautiful part of West Wales. Cwtch Cottage is next door, but independent, to where I live with my husband, Rhys. Ty Calon, our luxury shepherd's hut is in its own private field behind our back garden. Rhys has retired and I run my own career coaching and training company, working mostly online with clients all over the place. So help during your stay is on hand if you need it, but if you just want to pull up the metaphorical drawbridge and escape from the world, you can do just that! My husband and I are both foodies and love eating and cooking a wide range of foods, particularly Chinese, Thai, Indian and French cuisine (my favourite is Peking Duck and pancakes). We enjoy going out for the odd meal from time to time accompanied by something convivial to drink! We are also frequent visitors to our local Arts Centre in Aberystywth where we enjoy watching comedians of national repute in the main. And if we're not doing that then we are watching rugby, taking photos or having a swim in the pool at our local golf club. We are lucky enough to have a big lake in front of the house, so during the week when I am not working or need a fresh perspective, you'll find me having a wander outside. If I am not there, then I am likely to have my head stuck in some usually nonfiction book to do with work. I also love reading Dan Brown and Dick Francis type novels as great page turners. I also love singing in my local choir, or listening to music by artists such as Annie Lennox, Tom Jones, George Ezra, Gregory Porter, Bob Marley, T-Rex or a bit of chilled out jazz. (Don’t worry about any possible noise, I love my Beats headphones for uninterrupted listening!). You will also find me watching The Voice, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, Casualty, Holby City, Dragon's Den and the Apprentice (but definitely not the version with Donald Trump in it!!). As far as movies are concerned, give me Slumdog Millionnaire, or Die Hard type films or anything else with Julie Walters, Dev Patel, Judy Dench, Denzil Washington, Robin Williams, or Morgan Freeman in them every time. We have family and friends from different parts of the UK to stay from time to time too. If you decide to come and stay, as well as meeting us, you will also meet our aging Border Collie with three legs (long story) and two mini dachshunds, and the cat. Do get in touch if you need any further information, and we hope to be able to welcome you to this very special part of the world one day. Carpe Diem and best wishes Carolyn
Hi there Thanks for wanting to find out more about Cwtch Cottage and Ty Calon and the people behind both places. We are in Ceredigion/Cardiganshire, a beautiful part of West Wales.…
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During your stay
Given that this is a rural area, we are very happy to arrange a delivery of groceries for you (at your cost) to make your stay easier for you.

Alternatively, Tesco and Morrisons in Aberystywth and Asda in Cardigan also deliver to the door, should you wish to arrange your own.

Career Coaching is available at an additional charge, please google Career Alchemy for further information, options and costs.
Given that this is a rural area, we are very happy to arrange a delivery of groceries for you (at your cost) to make your stay easier for you.

Alternatively, Tesco and M…
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House rules
Check-in: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Cancellation policy

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