Ty'r Gof

  based on 5 reviews
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The Lowdown

Featured in '25 Beautiful Homes' magazine, and named in the UK’s Top Five ‘Lovenests’ by The Guardian newspaper. Tŷ'r Gof (The Blacksmith's Cottage) is a traditional West Wales 'croglofft' cottage and is loved by everyone who stays. Step back in time and relax- It is set in a calm rural location, a few minutes drive from some of the best beaches in Wales like the National Trust beach at Penbryn with it's friendly cafe and Tresaith with the pub directly overlooking the beach.

Simple, small, and rustic, with luxurious touches such as cotton sheets and Wi-Fi. This cottage is perfect for cosy romantic breaks for two (and your doggy!).

Tŷ'r Gof sits on a quiet road in a small hamlet just a five minute walk from Rhydlewis village (shop, salmon smokery, independent butcher - and a quirky tin post office!). Good country walks can be had immediately from the door, with guides provided in the cottage. See the local coast,

The cottage is essentially one open space with kitchen /Living and dining area - warmed by an 8KW wood burning stove, Nobody (even in deepest winter snow) has ever said they've been cold there.

The Nitty gritty...

Kitchen /Dining and living room

  • Cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer above, Belfast sink and a Welsh slate work surface. Country views from window.
  • Cegin Fawr with 4m high ceiling giving sense of space. Flagstone floor, traditional Ceredigion 'simne lwfr' (wickerwork chimney, lined for the wood burning stove)
  • Two modern sofas, table & chairs. Roberts digital radio.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Doors front and back to small gardens and country views.
  • Lovely traditional Welsh blankets adorn the bed and living area.


  • Double bed fitted with cotton sheets, electric blanket, traditional Welsh blankets and lit by traditional rooflight above . Open as mezzanine to room below. Low headroom. A travel-cot is (permanently) at the cottage, but bring own baby cot bedding, and high chair if required.
  • Shower room: Large shower room with toilet, wash basin, and shower. Wooden floor and rustic panelled walls, heated towel rail, wall heater and panel blast-heater for when you get out the shower, fluffy cotton towels provided.
  • Note Only suitable for Children over 10 years and babes in arms (No toddlers) at your own risk. (Croglloft)


  • Garden: small garden to front that gets the sun most of the day, and a small raised patio with picnic bench to the rear with gorgeous views. 
  • off road Parking



  • Restored building
  • Wood burning stove installed to burn fuel efficiently.
  • Natural lime wash and pigments used
  • Only lime so breathable walls (no cement used)
  • L.E.D bulbs used throughout
  • Locally sourced materials (eg new Welsh slates etc)
  • Low-flush toilet


1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, Log burner, Crog Loft (traditional mezanine bedroom over)

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Double bed
  • Cooking
    Fridge /Freezer
  • Heating
    Electric heating, Fireplace
  • Entertainment
    Broadband Internet, DAB Radio, iPod dock
  • Sanitary
    Towels supplied
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Outdoor seating area
Pets allowed only after arrangement, No Smoking, Open fire/ Wood burner,Credit cards accepted, Our properties will provide linen and towels
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM


Address: Ty'r Gof, Rhydlewis, Llandysul, Ceredigion SA44 5SN.

If travelling from inland (ie the East) find Rhydlewis first. POST CODE SA44 5SN

1. Leave the village of Rhydlewis in the direction of Brynhoffnant (i.e. if your back is to the window of the red tin village Post Office/ shop head straight forwards, signposted Llangrannog).

2. Exit the village and all houses, and the road sweeps round to the left, and over a small modern bridge with metal railings.

3. Ty'r Gof is on the right approx 100m after the bridge, just opposite a small lane to the left.

4. Park up on the gravelled parking to the right of the cottage (as you look at the front).

If travelling from the coast road (A487)

1. Turn inland at Brynhoffant (signposted to Rhydlewis) and we are about 2.5 miles inland

on the left, at the base of a hill, between houses Glan-yr-Afon and (the red) Felin Brithdir.

2. If you get to the village (or modern bridge)you have driven too far.

  • KEY SAFE CODE: 7070
  • The Key safe is located on the telegraph pole just inside the side gate of the cottage
  • Emergency contact number : 07487301962
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    based on 5 reviews
    Jan (Clitheroe)
    Simple & Stylish

    simple, stylish old property with all the thoughtful touches you need for an enjoyable stay. Charlie was a welcoming host with loads of local knowledge. The bedroom mezzanine will not be for all, but if you want a stay, authentic to the age of the building, then the 'crogloft' is an essential experience !

    Mature couple  |  stayed in 3/2019

    Alexa (South Carolina, USA)
    Everything we were looking for!

    The Tyr’ Gof cottage in Rhydlewis was everything we were looking for this weekend :) simple, rustic accommodations in a beautiful scenic area just a 10 mins drive from Llangrannog beach and coastal path. We had so much fun exploring the coastal cliffs (we even saw dolphins!), driving out to Skomer Island to see the puffins and seals (get there EARLY - by 8am - if you’re going to make this part of your visit!), and enjoying nights by the fire together and takeaway fish and chips from the Beach Hut at Llangrannog at the picnic table out back. Charlie and Spot are such wonderful hosts - we can’t wait to come back!

    Young couple  |  stayed in 3/2019

    Jessica (Abinger Common, UK)
    Cosy & homely

    Charlie's cottage is homely, cosy and has everything you could need for a few days of peace and relaxation. Nothing better than curling up on a sofa in front of a log fire with a glass of wine - can't wait to go back! Thanks Charlie :) Jessica

    Young couple  |  stayed in 1/2019

    Fran (Bristol)
    Perfect place to switch off!

    The pictures don’t really do this place justice. Really cosy, has everything you need and is the perfect place to switch off from the world. Charlie was so lovely and made us feel extremely welcome. Would definitely stay here again.

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    Hendrik (Oxford)
    Fire was wariming

    We had a lovely time at Charlie's cottage. We arrived late on a weekday and Charlie prepared the cottage for us, which made our arrival in the dark much more pleasant. The fireplace was already warming up and the lights were on. That was a nice touch. The cottage is warm and we had everything we needed for a great stay. We went for day trips around Wales for which the location is great.

    Young couple

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