Holiday Cottage

Glan yr Afon

  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathroom

Glan yr afon is a stylish and comfortable thatched holiday cottage in Ceredigion, within walking distance of the sea. Near to the famously unspoilt beaches of Ceredigion (Llangrannog, Penbryn, Aberporth, Tresaith) and the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast. Near to picture postcard pastel-painted seaside towns of (Aberaeron, New Quay).

Located in a 'hidden' valley, near an unpolluted sea, and bays where dolphins and seals swim. A short walk to the Wales Coastal Path. Next to a babbling brook which flows over a medieval ford, crossed by a weathered stone bridge. Clean air, and skies where red kites and buzzards soar.

A weathered limewashed cottage built of stone, clay and thatch. Restored to offer modern comforts, yet preserving vernacular styles, timeworn beams and stones worn smooth by the passage of time.

A retreat, a place to unwind, to contemplate. A basefor unspoilt beaches, great restaurants, and a historical landscape  - Yet easily accessible by road.

An ideal base for walking, for beach activities, for nature and wildlife lovers or just for re-charging your batteries! Walk from the cottage through the woodland to Cwmtydu National Trust beach (45 mins occasionally steep walk) and join the Ceredigion Coast Path.

Glan yr Afon is one of the best surviving, and prettiest, traditional West Wales thatched cottages. Located in the South of Ceredigion, (but within easy reach of North Pembrokeshire), and a short distance from the sea, the property is within a short walk or drive from some of the cleanest, most unspoilt beaches in the UK. Surrounded by 2/3rds of an acre of private gardens some terraced and planted, and its own section of river, it's truly a place to escape from the stresses of life!

Built over many years out of stone, clom (cob) and thatch, it was originally two separate buildings, dating from the 18th century or earlier (see history). However, comfort-wise it has been brought right up to date, whilst respecting the integrity of the building and the traditional techniques used!

Benefiting from two bedrooms, the cottage sleeps up to 4 people (1 king sized bed, and two full size single beds) in comfort, making it equally suitable for a romantic weekend away or a family beach holiday. There is full, 'smart' central heating throughout the property, with the exception of the upstairs bedroom which is heated by an IR panel.

Please Note: The cottage is next to a sometimes fast-flowing river, reached by a (often) muddy river bank, and the garden is not completely contained.  We welcome 1 small - medium sized dog by prior arrangement.

The nitty gritty...

WIFI available

Ground Floor:

Hallway with clothes hanging area

Cupboards containing iron ironing board, high chair and travel cot.

Kitchen /Dining room






Panini maker,



Wooden table with six chair


Living area:

Smart TV and DVD.

Netflix and Now TV included

3 seater sofa and 1.5 seater 'snuggled

Inglenook fireplace with freestanding oil burning stove

Amazon Alexa

Bedroom 1 :

King size bed, luxury 400 thread count bedlinen and memory foam mattress. 

Hanging rail and clothes stand.


Views to river / stream


Roll-top bath and powerful shower.

Toilet and washbasin. 

Heated towel rail.

Storage shelves. 

Bedroom 2 :

Two full size single beds.

Hanging rail 

Chest of drawers

Crog loft :



Bean bag sofa.

Outside :

Firepit, table and chairs, and a BBQ for guests' use. Firewood for the fire pit may be obtained from us (honesty box). 

⅔ acre of gardens, with planted terraces.

Off-street parking area by entrance to house, with space for 2 large cars


Cardigan Castle

Pizza tipi

National Library

Bara Menyn

The Hive Aberaeron

The Ship Inn, Tresaith

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival

The Harbourmaster Hotel

Home highlights


Pets welcome

Broadband Internet


main 1 - Copy

master 1 - Copy




Crog loft


Parking and facilities

Parking available, Parking Included , Private Garden


Credit cards accepted, Children welcome, Pets welcome , No Smoking

Kitchen and dining

Charcoal grill BBQ, Child's high chair, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster , Vacuum cleaner

Bathroom and laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towels supplied , Washbasin

Heating and cooling

Central heating , Fireplace


DVD-Player , TV (Satellite)

Internet and office

Broadband Internet

Home safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets welcome

  • No Smoking

Check in: 04:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM

Where is it?


Policy and notes


October 2023


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