- Unit 1
Cuddfan translates to 'hiding space and is a haven set in the coastal hills above the delightful Aeron Valley.
Sleeps 2. Cuddfan has a large living space, open to the exposed A-frame roof beams.
Downstairs has a kitchen with a seating area, a living room with warm, wooden floors, two easy chairs, long bench seating and a wood-burner.
Sleeping is above in the Crogloft up steep stairs.
The lavatory with wet room shower is contained in an immaculate pod.
Cuddfan is part of the old stone range in the former cart house and stables. Adjacent is Ty Twt and the Long Barn.
Please feel at home and wander around the meadows, wet grasslands and woodland. By keeping to paths, ground-nesting birds and animals are not disturbed. The Long Barn is available for the use of guests, with its open wood fire, sofas, piano and table football. There may be other guests so please respect their privacy.
It is a magical microcosm possessing that precious commodity of seclusion. The habitat, neglected farmland, is being managed to produce a rich biodiversity of plants and animals. Our rarebreed konik horses graze the wet pastures and there are two ancient hay meadows with abundant wild flowers.
There are two special aspects to the landscape here - the Cambrian mountains and the Cardigan coast - making this a real green and wild destination. The Cardigan coast is notched with a chain of secluded coves with nestling villages. It is one of the best spots to see sea life with regular sightings of dolphins, porpoises, and seals. Seabirds perform from nests on the cliffs and it is one of the few places to see the masterful aerobatics of choughs. Cwm Silio is one the best-kept secrets; this beautifully secluded cove lies down a path from the back of a graveyard, through temperate rain forest, past waterfalls, across streams and butterfly- strewn slopes. There's not an artefact in sight. Further on, Castell Bach iron-age fort remains with the incredibly folded rock formations.
The lovely owners live in the near-by farmhouse. You can drop in and ask for help or some ideas where to go. Otherwise, they will not disturb you.
A few things to note:
There is no television but broadband can allow you to use your computers. Phone signals are okay outside but non-existent indoors because of the thick stone walls. Don't worry, you can always use internet communications.
The farm is restored and managed sustainably with a wind turbine and ground-source heat pump!
Railway stations are 40 minutes away in Carmarthen and Aberystwyth. Bring bikes if you like hills. Feet are best for getting around, we find, and a car to get to the coast and to the mountains.
The Nitty Gritty:
- Sleeps 2
- WIFI available
Ground floor :
- Heated warm wooden floors
- wood burner
- Kitchen area
- Table and chairs for 2
- Bench seating
- Modern Wet room with shower
- Double bed
- Storage for clothes
Outdoor area :
- Large meadow with wetland and woodland area.
- Seated area for alfresco dining
The owners can put breakfast in your cottage the night before.
- All breakfasts come with orange juice, homemade bread (loaf), butter, jam & marmalade. Let them know your choice of either Welsh or Continental.
- Milk, tea and coffee are supplied in the cottage.
- Muesli OR yoghurt with fruit
- Butchers bacon OR butchers sausages
- with hens eggs, tomatoes & mushrooms, OR hens eggs &baked beans
- Muesli OR yoghurt with fruit
- local ham and cheese OR smoke salmon and hens eggs
Price: £16 for two people
Places to visit:
1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Toilet, Kitchen /Dining room, Log burner
Sleeping1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 1 Double bed
CookingChild's high chair, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Refrigerator, Toaster, Fridge /Freezer
HeatingCentral heating, Fireplace
EntertainmentBroadband Internet, Piano
SanitaryHair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towels supplied, Washbasin
LaundryTumble dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
MiscellaneousCarbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
OutsideCharcoal grill BBQ, Shared Garden
How to get there:
Blaengors, Dihewyd, Ceredigion.
Use the post code SA48 7QR to satnav directions.
Blaengors is the second property on the left after 1/2 mile. It is signed Blaengors and WILDERNESS. No buildings are seen from the road but you should see a wind turbine in the field next to the gate.
Note: Entering the postcode into sat-nav takes you to the next door property. Gors Villa. Blaenllain or Llainfach.
With Gors Villa on your left, continue for 100 yards and Blaengors is on your right.
Also, Google maps might tell you to take a different route - the above is the easiest, if not the shortest.
On arrival at Wilderness, please drive slowly - there are free- range animals.
Turn into the farm lane and drive 100 meters to the sheds where the later swings right behind the farmhouse.
Cuddfan is past the farmhouse and straight ahead up a tiny track beneath the trees. Follow the track round to the left and park facing the cottage.
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
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
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