Ty'r Gof

  based on 6 reviews
The Basics
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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
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, Log burner, Crog Loft (traditional mezanine bedroom over)
  • 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:
5:00 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.


The Key safe is located on the telegraph pole just inside the side gate of the cottage

Emergency contact number : 07487301962

Your property will be clean and tidy upon arrival. 

In light of the Coronavirus, we are asking our homeowners to instruct their housekeepers to focus more on items that are frequently touched e.g. door handles, keys, remote controls, radios, light switches and bedside lamp switches which should be cleaned and wiped thoroughly with anti-bacterial disposable wipes. 

Current NHS guidance is that Coronavirus is most commonly transmitted via human-to-human contact and cannot survive on surfaces for long but we consider this additional cleaning a sensible precaution. 

We would suggest that you wash your hands regularly, as handwashing remains the best defence for infection prevention.

If you have any further concerns, we recommend that you bring your own anti-bacterial wipes and anti-bacterial handwash with you. 

If you do fall ill during your stay and suspect Coronavirus, or do so soon after travelling home, please do notify us immediately.

If you develop symptoms whilst you are on holiday 

Self isolate

Call 111if your symptoms get worse or persist

Visitors should inform Sea & Slate and/or the owner of property

We sadly are unable to refund you for your holiday if for any reason you cancel your break within 8 weeks arrival period – We strongly advise that you check your terms on your travel insurance as to how you may be affected if you are forced to cancel

Wishing you a healthy and happy stay 


Guest information relating to Coronavirus

Many thanks for booking with Sea & Slate - We really appreciate you coming and visiting us (safely) in this beautiful part of the world and we hope that you really enjoy your stay.

Sadly, the tourism industry has been hit hard in this region due to Covid-19 outbreak. 

New guidelines regarding COVID-19 and your holiday

Before you arrive at the property


Before you arrive at the property we will require you to check that all people staying there are free from symptoms*of the COVID-19 virus and are not self-isolating and declare that this is the case 

*COVID-19 symptom checker 

NHS Wales:https://111.wales.nhs.uk/SelfAssessments/symptomcheckers/COVID19.aspx Up-to-date information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the restrictions in place in Wales can be found here: https://gov.wales/coronavirus And here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

You may find on arrival there are fewer or no games/ books or DVDs,CDs and ornaments at the property. This is because these items are quite time consuming or difficult to disinfect and we do not want to delay your arrival more than is necessary, so they may have been removed.

You might want to bring such items yourself from home.


Please check the latest arrivals information we have sent to you for key collection instructions.

Arrival times: We’ve updated arrival and departure times to allow for the additional cleaning requirements.

Arrive after 17.00 (pm) hours

Depart by10.00 (am) hours

Please strictly observe these arrival and departure times as they are in place for your safety and that of the housekeepers 

When you arrive, if your property has a dishwasher, you may find this full of clean crockery etc. This way you can be confident that the items are clean and have not been touched by anyone.

Whilst at the property: 

It is suggested by the Welsh Government that you wash your hands regularly, as handwashing remains the best defence for infection prevention. While in the community please remember to practice safe social distancing.

Please remember to follow Welsh government guidance regarding: Social distancing regular hand washing Sanitising and disinfecting.

Found here: https://gov.wales/coronavirus

If you become unwell with the symptoms of COVID-19and are advised to have a COVID-19test

please contact Sea & Slate immediately on 07831 452436 and vacate your holiday cottage


On Departure

Please strip the beds, pillow-cases, sheets and duvet covers, mattress and pillow protectors and place the dirty linen and towels into the bags provided. Please load the dish-washer (if there is one) fully with everything you have used and set it going before you leave (no need to unload it).

Empty all bins and dispose of your rubbish in the appropriate recycling bin.

Local waste and recycling centres have strict guidelines during this time on disposal of rubbish. We advise that you please separate rubbish –glass in one bag, plastics in another, paper in another and non-recyclable in another and food waste in another. Recycling is very important in Ceredigion/ Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire and we ask please that you do this to assist our housekeepers 

Thank you in advance for taking the time to ensure that the extra steps are taken – we really appreciate your help on this. It will help us ensure that we will be able to remain open and keep our housekeepers & communities safe throughout the season and beyond

Wishing you a healthy and happy stay 

All the very best 

Spot and Eleri 

based on 6 reviews
Sally and Jonathan Lee (Derbyshire)
Peaceful retreat

Just back from our second visit to Ty’r Gof. A lovely relaxing break after the restrictions of lockdown. The Londis at Brynhoffnant is very well stocked and we did all our shopping there. Please note that The Smokery is now closed as is the Post Office in Rhydlewis. Our dogs loved playing on the beaches at Llangrannog and at Cwmtydu. We love the area and hope you will too.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 7/2020

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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