Cuddfan

  based on 5 reviews
The Basics
  •   2
  •   1
  •   1
  • Unit 1
  •  Parking

The Lowdown

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!

Getting around:

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

Bedroom : 

  • Double bed 
  • Storage for clothes

Outdoor area :

  • Large meadow with wetland and woodland area.
  • Seated area for alfresco dining

Extra information: 

Breakfast Baskets:

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.

Welsh:

  • Muesli OR yoghurt with fruit
  • Butchers bacon OR butchers sausages
  • with hens eggs, tomatoes & mushrooms, OR hens eggs &baked beans

Continental:

  • Muesli OR yoghurt with fruit
  • local ham and cheese OR smoke salmon and hens eggs

Price: £16 for two people

Places to visit: 

Cardigan Bay Coast and Country

National Trust

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Discover Ceredigion

Cycling Ceredigion


Rooms

1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Toilet, Kitchen /Dining room, Log burner


Amenities
  • Sleeping
    1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 1 Double bed
  • Cooking
    Child's high chair, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Refrigerator, Toaster, Fridge /Freezer
  • Heating
    Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Private Terrace
  • Entertainment
    Broadband Internet, Piano
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towels supplied, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Tumble dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
Facilities
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Shared Garden
Policies
No Smoking,Our properties will provide linen and towels
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
Map
Directions

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.

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K&K
Lovely place....

Thanks to Hugh and Jude – kind and thoughtful hosts – a lovely place. Barn conversion beautifully crafted and very cosy. Spent a magical evening in the Long House with Kevin playing piano and some fun playing table football. Beautiful surroundings + loved all the animals / wildlife. Funny, charming Jimi (see him smile at you with his teeth!). Delicious eggs from truly happy free-range chickens, living as chickens should… explored the area, including visits to New Quay, Aberaeron (very nice – some gems IE old health food shop – if you can find it) and Aberystwyth (faded Victorian glory) local NT house. Thank you – wonderful break for us!

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2019

Bronwen
Warm welcome...

We were warmly welcome by Jude and Hugh. The cottage was all I had imagined, cosy and really comfortable. We arrived Sunday afternoon so I booked a dinner and a breakfast for the following morning from (Website hidden by Airbnb) glad I did! Food was excellent! We loved returning in the evening and lighting the wood burner.

Young couple  |  stayed in 9/2018

Orla
Lovely stay...

Our stay at Cuddfan was lovely. It is even more beautiful than the pictures and Hugh was friendly and made the check in process very easy and was available should we need him. We enjoyed walks by the coast, food from the local farm shop and watching nightfall by the fire with a book. A great place to unwind and relax

Young couple  |  stayed in 9/2018

D&B
Classic! Wonderful location...

Classic! Wonderful location – biking great, coastal walks fabulous and the design of this perfect place is incredible. Big thanks to Hugh & Jude for making us so welcome. Perfect break & what perfect weather – 4 days of sun and picture book sunrises & splendid sunsets. Ace!

Young couple  |  stayed in 4/2018

E&A
Wonderful time!

We’ve had the most wonderful time here! It is so peaceful and tranquil. Cuddfan is absolutely gorgeous and the deco is beautiful too – really nice touches. Very welcoming hosts and friendly, lovely animals. Constantly greeted by the geese in the mornings! Will definitely come back. This has been an amazing and special first holiday for us both together. Thank you PS We loved the breakfast!!

Young couple  |  stayed in 2/2018

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