- Unit 1
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.
- 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
- Rhydlewis - post office/shop,
- Da Mhile Distillery - Independent, award winning farmhouse distillery in West Wales committed to bringing high quality organic artisan Gin, seaweed Gin, and organic whiskey - approx 4 miles
- Teifi cheese
- Rhydlewis Smokery - I mile
- Dolphin watching from New Quay, Tresaith, Penbryn and Llangrannog beaches.
- Cardigan Pizza Tipi, The Quays Cardigan - Delicious home fired pizza straight from the oven, views over the Teifi
- Llangrannog - small fishing village and beach - 4.5 miles
- Penbryn - NT beach - 4.5 miles
- New Quay - Boat trips to see dolphins - 15 minute drive
- Llanerchaeron NT estate - 20 min drive
- Aberaeron - pretty Geogian harbour seaside town, The Hive, The Harbourmaster - 8 miles
- Caws Cenarth (cheese) & organic cafe, walks - 2 miles
- Newcastle Emlyn - food, cafes, antiques, castle - 5 miles
- West Wales Wildlife Centre - otters etc
- National Woollen Museum - History of weaving /spinning in Wales - 7 miles
- The Daffodil Gastro pub 5.5 miles (11 minute drive)
- La Calabria Authentic Italian restaurant specialising in a range of delicious homemade pasta and tasty dishes made from fresh local produce. 2.5 miles (7mins drive)
- Brynoffnant stores ( Award winning Londis and Garage) Including: Local produce, off licence, fresh fruit, vedg, instore bakery and bags of logs etc.
- Llangrannog - Small picturesque seaside village and beach with two pubs (Both with restaurants) - 4.5 miles (12 mins)
- The Beach hut Llangrannog Funky Cafe/restaurant in the evenings-right by the sea. Good home-made fayre.
- The Pentre Arms
- The National Woolen museum
- The Harbourmaster Aberaeron Good food and atmosphere right on the harbour.
- 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)
SleepingBed linen, 1 Double bed
HeatingElectric heating, Fireplace
EntertainmentBroadband Internet, DAB Radio, iPod dock
OutsideCharcoal grill BBQ, Outdoor seating area
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.