The Best of Both worlds programme on Channel 4 recently featured this romantic getaway for two. For more information check out our blog. You can search for "Melise" and "Tales from Wales"
There is something about this cottage that brings out the romance. We have hosted many honeymooners, couples that become engaged while here, and anniversary trips. It is simply lovely and cosy in an architecturally unique building near to the Welsh coast and beaches. Ffynnon Oer Isaf is also very popular with dog lovers as we are pet friendly and near to many walks and coastal areas.
The cottage is one of the best surviving examples of an eighteenth century clom cottages in Wales. It is Grade II listed in recognition of its “outstanding architectural interest. “ The cottage was built around 1750, and although there have been alterations, the interior arrangement and many details are original to that time. The “crogloffts” are traditional sleeping platform that were once common in West Wales, as were wickerwork chimneys such as the one seen here.
The roof is thatched in wheatstraw, and along with the cottage in the next village, these are the only wheatstraw thatches left in Wales outside of a museum. The walls are protected with a traditional limewash and the oak crucks and roof structure are all original and untouched since the eighteenth century.
The cottage has wireless internet, TV and DVD
The gardens are lovely at any time of the year. During the winter months there are 50 species of snowdrops.
Bath towels, bed linens, and bathroom welcome pack are included. The back garden features a table and chairs for 4 and a love seat. The is an iron and ironing board.
Short breaks are available. Please contact me if you are interested in less than a five night stay.
The house is situated in a small hamlet of houses. We are near to the beaches of ceredigion, Aberaeron (15 minutes), Llangranog (30 minutes) Lampeter, the Llanerchaeron estate, Aberystwyth (35 minutes) and lovely dining at Ty Mawr Mansion which has been awarded five stars from VisitWales. Paragliding and walking is popular in the area.
This property is co-located with another property that sleeps six, see Wales Thatched Cottage 250 Years Old.
Please visit our blog for more photos, latest news and things to do in the area. Airbnb will not allow the posting of a URL. So, you can find our blog by searching for "Tales from Wales" and the words "spring water cottages."
During the winter months your hosts usually are next door in Uchaf. We can help you with any questions, provide directions to some of the "secret places" of interest, and help with all sorts of maps.
There is a private drive. A car is really a necessity. Even though buses are available, to experience the area fully you will want to have transport. West Wales isn't densely populated and the villages are spread out over hills and through valleys. To poke around properly requires a car or a commitment to hiking! This is part of the beauty of the place.
Towels, starter firewood, welcome tea & coffee, and bathroom amenities are provided to make a cosy welcome.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$926 /week|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
This is a really nice cottage- perfect for a romantic getaway. The setting was lovely, as was the cottage itself. Definitely use a sat-nav to get to the cottage, as it can be easily missed in the dark. The neighbors were very friendly and welcoming, and some of the nearby towns such as Aberaeron were brilliant for lunch and a wonder !
Would highly recommend it!
Words and photos don't do it justice. We were blown away by the cottage and the surroundings - perfect for a cosy November long weekend in front of the fire and snuggled up in the crogloft.
We travelled to Aberystwyth by train and then on to Temple Bar by bus, a very manageable journey of ~1hr from Aber. There's a ten minute walk from Temple Bar to the cottage along quite a busy road - not suitable for children or those with lots of luggage, but there are grass verges along the route. A good eco option if you're there for a short break and don't need a hire car!
We cannot recommend this place enough. Our hosts were perfect, from cookies and a welcome on arrival, to making sure we had enough firewood to keep us cosy! And the cottage is one in a million.
We were after a place to escape work and the busy world we live and this place was heaven.
The cottage has so much character and after 6 days I was still marvelling at all the little details!
The surrounding area is packed full of beautiful coastal walks so there is plenty to do if you're outdoorsy.
Again, couldn't have been more pleased.
Thanks again. James and Jenna
We booked a last minute holiday and came across Melise's gorgeous thatched cottage. She was so lovely and quick to respond to our enquiry. We adored the cottage it was beautiful, clean and really romantic. We were only 15 mins from Aberaeron a stunning fishing port and with the log burning fire we were in heaven. Thank you for a brief but wonderful stay.
The most beautiful quaint little cottage I've ever been to. From seeing the posting here on Airbnb to arriving at Ffynnon Oer Isaf, every little detail was a discovery and a delight, making us appreciate all the love and care put into restoring and maintaining this historic property. Even though you experience the history of the place as soon as you step inside, all the conveniences you'd expect to find in a modern home are there. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer!
The cottage is warm and cosy, making even rainy days enjoyable - it felt so good just to stay in. However, if weather permits, the surrounding countryside provides many a scenic route to explore. Our favourites were Hafod forest (beautiful waterfalls and landscapes, mostly easy to walk) and the seaside path between Llangrannog and New Quay (lots of climbing up and down, but the views are amazing). Aberystwyth is also a pretty town worth a visit. And dining at Ty Mawr is a very special experience - not cheap at all, but worth every penny you spend there.
Thank you Melise for being the great host that you are, we enjoyed this stay a lot and would love to come back! Maria and Yuri.
This is a beautiful little cottage that has been wonderfully updated with all the modern conveniences needed for a great stay. Melise was super helpful and friendly and the weather was beautiful (thanks). The small touches (having a prepared fire ready and the toiletries for example) reflects the care and love that has gone into this place. The surrounding area is very pretty and we had a wonderful stay. Thanks so much.
What a wonderful secluded romantic getaway! With this unique cottage as a base of operations, we had an absolutely wonderful time exploring Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire in our rental car!
It is clear that a great deal of care and craftsmanship has gone into the restoration and upkeep of this special place. The natural beauty of the surrounding area complements the handsome lodgings.
There's many fun adventures to be had in Llandeilo, Aberaeron, and Lampeter. The cottage is well stocked with good local information for tourism sites and restaurants in the area.
This cottage is absolutely delightful, and full of character. My friends and I booked this place in conjunction with the larger half of the building (also listed on airbnb), so we had the whole place to ourselves, and we had a great time. Being a thatched cottage we were worried that it might have been cold, but we needn't have been concerned at all. The cottage is warm and comfortable, especially with a nice roaring fire going. Melise is a great host - prompt communication and answered all our queries. Would definitely come back again!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.