Brithdir, Rhydlewis, Cardigan, Ceredigion
Pencnwc, originally a 200 year old crofter's cottage, is near to the picturesque village of Llangrannog. Nestled in Ceredigion’s beautiful rolling countryside, this idyllic self-catering cottage is perfect for family holidays, short breaks, romantic escapes and honeymoons. Pencnwc provides extremely comfortable accommodation for up to five people in a beautiful, rural setting. The cottage is only a 10 minute drive from the beaches at Llangrannog and the spectacular Ceredigion coastline.
The cottage is located in a real "foodie" area with local farm shops, such as the multi-award winning Llwynhelyg Farm Shop at Sarnau, selling everything you will need from local meats and cheeses to fresh fruit and vegetables. Local menus heavily feature local produce such as Welsh beef and lamb, salmon and sea trout (sewin) - a world-renowned speciality of the River Teifi.
Ceredigion is a county best known for its beautiful and rugged coastline, magical coves and hidden beaches. It remains one of the most unspoilt places in the UK. Cardigan Bay, a Special Area of Conservation, is home to an amazingly rich variety of marine animals and plants, most notably the celebrated bottlenose dolphins. This exceptional stretch of coast is also home to porpoises and seals, frequently spotted from shore. A series of headlands shelter small fishing villages and clean, sandy award-winning beaches and rocky coves, ideal for swimming, watersports and fishing. The exquisite coastal path has walking to suit all fitness levels. Move away from the coast, however, and you are greeted with a mix of countryside that suits cyclists, ramblers and anglers. Ceredigion provides you with the opportunity to truly 'get away from it all' particularly in the wild and beautiful Cambrian Mountains, where you'll rarely meet another person even in the height of summer.
Pencnwc holiday cottage, close to the charming beaches of Llangrannog, Tresaith and New Quay, provides the perfect base to explore this stunning part of West Wales. It is a great place for walking (right from the door), cycling, fishing, watersports, horse riding and golf, to name but a few activities available locally. Or you can simply relax in the comfort and peace and quiet of this pretty cottage and garden.
- Bedrooms: (1 double, 1 single (containing a single bed and a double sofa bed)
- Sleeps: 5
- Bathrooms: 1
- TV with digital freeview and DVD
- DAB radio/CD player/Ipod dock
- Fully enclosed garden
- Garden furniture and BBQ
- Pets allowed
- New Quay, 8 miles
- Cardiff airport, 1.5 hours drive
- Aberystwyth rail station, 25 miles
- Lots of excellent pubs and restaurants, nearest 4 miles
- Horse riding, 1 mile
- Golf, 3 miles
- Beaches, 4 miles
- Fly fishing and sea fishing available
- Swimming, surfing, sailing, canoeing
- Welsh Wildlife Centre at Cilgerran
- Cenarth Falls
- New Quay boat trips (dolphin spotting/fishing trips)
- Teifi Valley Steam Railway
- National Wool Museum
Pencnwc cottage has retained many of its original features and charm and it is hard not to be entranced by its unique, individual and simplistic style. The ground floor of the cottage comprises the sitting room (with dining area), kitchen, utility room and bathroom.
The cosy sitting room with solid wooden floor, rugs, wood burning stove and two cosy sofas make this the perfect place to snuggle up on those cold winter nights, or chilly summer evenings. A basket of wood, together with kindling and firelighters, is provided, and the fire will be made up, ready for you to light on your arrival. The warmth and glow of the real wood fire enhances the romantic atmosphere of the cottage and serves to create a truly relaxing ambience. The cottage also has storage heaters throughout. The dining area, which seats four people comfortably, is also ideal for those couples wishing to relax after an invigorating day out with a romantic candle-lit dinner for two. For your entertainment, there is a TV with digital freeview, DVD and a DAB radio/CD player/Ipod dock. Also provided are a variety of board games and books (including local information).
The delightful country-style kitchen is extremely well-equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, slow cooker, dishwasher, toaster, kettle etc. A washing machine is housed in the adjoining utility room.
The downstairs accommodation is completed by a stylish bathroom with power shower, wash hand basin, toilet and heated towel rail.
Upstairs, the main bedroom, containing a brass double bed, is light and airy with far-reaching views across the garden to the hills beyond. As dusk falls, it is not uncommon to view wildlife such as badgers, foxes and owls. This bedroom also offers an adjoining cloakroom containing wash hand basin, toilet and heated towel rail.
The second bedroom, although smaller, is equally delightful and contains a single bed and a double sofa bed. Tastefully decorated, this room also benefits from the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Outside there is a pretty enclosed garden, with cottage garden flowers, and a patio area on which to relax and while away the hours whilst enjoying the birdsong and the relaxing sound of the nearby brook.
Cardigan, 7 miles from Pencnwc cottage, is the most southerly of Ceredigion's towns and borders Pembrokeshire. Located on the northern bank of the Teifi estuary, Cardigan is surrounded by stunning scenery. There is plenty to see and do for all the family, catering for a wide range of tastes. Cardigan boasts an art gallery, cinema and Theatr Mwldan, which is acknowledged as one of the finest venues in Wales for theatre, concerts, ballet and films. The town also hosts a number of festivals throughout the year including food, drink and Coracle (an old traditional boat) racing. Walkers can enjoy a series of newly developed circular walks in the Cardigan area ranging between 4˝ - 6˝ miles taking in some beautiful sections of the Teifi Valley and coast. The Welsh Wildlife Centre, at Cilgerran, surrounded by the Teifi Marshes National Nature Reserve, is easily accessible using a path leading direct from Cardigan town.
One of the most picturesque villages in Ceredigion is that of Llangrannog. This delightful village is just 4 miles away from Pencnwc cottage. Llangrannog boasts two wonderful sandy beaches, two excellent pubs (The Pentre Arms and The Ship) with great food and real ales, and a couple of seafront cafes - the Patio Café serves the most delicious home made ice cream, whilst the Beach Hut Café serves fish and chips and the biggest mugs of tea in West Wales! The more energetic amongst us might choose to venture onto the magnificent Ceredigion Coastal Path which cuts through the village of Llangrannog. The cliff top views are spectacular and remain a true hidden gem of the Cardigan Coast.
There is good road access to West Wales via A487 (Aberystwyth) and from M4. Directions will be emailed on booking.
Heating and electricity are included in the rental price. Bed linen is provided. One well-behaved medium sized dog allowed in downstairs of cottage. A starter basket of logs, kindling and firelighters included.
Lets are available weekly and changeover day is Saturday. Check out by 10am. Check in from 4pm. Short breaks are available, please enquire.
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Pencnwc, Brithdir, Rhydlewis, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA44 5SN