Tucked away in the Carmarthenshire hamlet of Cwmhiraeth, pretty Gellideg Cottage is the perfect base for exploring the coast and countryside of West Wales.
Gellideg was built in the 1850s, probably as a home for one of the many workers employed in the woollen mills that once thrived in the area.
Sympathetically refurbished in recent years, the house has been extended to offer space and comfort for four whilst losing none of its original charm and character.
The ground floor has a well equipped kitchen and cosy lounge with log burner. Upstairs there are two bedrooms with comfy beds and two bathrooms, one ensuite.
A lovely private garden offers far reaching views across the valley to the woodlands beyond, and French doors to the kitchen open onto a sunny patio. With four outdoor seating areas to choose from guests can be as sociable (or solitary!) as they choose. Sit and chat around the table, relax in the hammock with a book, or watch the buzzards and red kites soaring over the peaceful valley. The balcony ‘bridge’ to the garden is a great spot for an afternoon cuppa or for stargazing before bed.
Gellideg’s location borders three counties - Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion – there is plenty to explore and discover, particularly for walkers, nature and wildlife lovers. The River Teifi is five minutes away, woodland walks abound, and the beautiful beaches of Cardigan Bay including Mwnt, Llangrannog, Penbryn and New Quay are all within 30 minutes. The coastal path offers stunning views and opportunities to spot bottlenose dolphins and grey seals! Amazing!
Younger visitors will love the castles at Cilgerran and Cardigan (to name a few) and the Welsh Wildlife Centre is just a few miles down the road. With Cardigan, New Quay and Aberaeron towns all just a short drive away, there are plenty of good places to eat, from the Michelin recommended Yr Hen Printworks and the Nags Head gastro pub to family favourite Pizza Tipi, and The Hive, famed for its honey ice cream.
Cwmhiraeth itself is a delightful, quiet hamlet; guests can wander the lanes, paddle in the ford or take a stroll through local woods, where ancient woollen mills and waterfalls reflect the history and unique character of the area. Drefach Felindre (the nearest village) is home to the national Wool Museum, the John Y Gwas pub, and a very well stocked village shop, (also an off license and post office).
The Nitty Gritty
Wooden table with four chairs
Tassimo Coffee Machine
Salt, pepper, oil and herbs are provided, as are tea, coffee, dishwasher tablets, washing machine pods and all kitchen linen
2 seater velvet sofa
Two 1.5 seater velvet snuggler chairs
Welsh blankets and cushions
Wood burner (logs and kindling provided)
Desk & chair
Books, maps, puzzles, board games
King size bed with 100% cotton, high quality bed linen and Welsh blankets
Walk in wardrobe
One large chest of drawers
Two small (bedside) chests with touch lamps
French doors to balcony with seating for two and views of the garden
Hairdryer and pedestal fan
Next to master bedroom
Bath with rain shower over
Heated towel rail
Two full sized single beds with high quality bed linen and Welsh blankets
Large chest of drawers
Small chest of drawers with bedside lamp
Adjoins second bedroom
Shower cubicle with electric shower
Heated towel rail
Lower patio (accessed through French doors from the kitchen), table and four chairs
Mezzanine patio, two chairs and coffee table
Enclosed garden with lawn, shrubs, borders and bird feeders
Welsh oak bench overlooking the valley
Upper patio under the tree with seating for four (a hammock is stored in the kitchen)
Balcony ‘bridge’ to the Master Bedroom with bistro table and two chairs
Private parking for two cars at the front of the cottage
A few things to note: There are steps up to the cottage and two flights of stairs to the Master Bedroom. There are also steps from the ground level patio up to the garden.
Families: there are (discreet) stair gates in place throughout the cottage to help keep young children safe. We have a range of equipment including a travel cot, bed guards, highchair, booster seat and baby monitor. All are provided free of charge by prior request.
Welcome: in the kitchen you will find a red folder containing all sorts of useful information about the cottage and the area, a basket of Welsh treats to help you settle in, and fresh milk in the fridge.
Kitchen/diner, Living Room, Master bedroom, Main bathroom, Second bedroom, Ensuite bathroom.
1 King sized bed, 2 single beds
All bed linen
(Travel cot, mattress and sheet provided on request, guests bring their own cot bedding)
Bath, shower (main), shower (ensuite), washbasins, towels, bathmats, complimentary Myddfai luxury soap, shower gel and body lotion.
Single electric fan oven, grill, gas hob, extractor fan, microwave, Tassimo coffee machine, toaster, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, full range of pans and cooking utensils
Oil filled radiators, log burner, fireguard. Rayburn for optional use in Winter and adult-only stays.
Washer/dryer, washing liquid, washing line and pegs, clothes horse
Wifi, Smart TV, bluetooth speaker, games, puzzles, books and toys for young children
Table and chairs, patio seating, deckchair, sun umbrella, washing line
Landline (incoming and emergency calls only), carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, fire extinguisher, fire blanket, first aid kit, vacuum cleaner and cleaning materials. Cot, highchair and other baby/toddler equipment by request.
Private parking for two cars
Enclosed garden, patio areas, seating
No smoking, no pets, child and baby friendly. Logs, linen and towels provided.
Check in 4 p.m.
Check out 10 a.m.
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