Blaencwm Mawr Cottage

Llandysul, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Peacefully located on a smallholding in the Ceredigion countryside, this delightful former barn offers a cosy woodburning stove, a farmhouse kitchen, two bedrooms, shower room and second WC, and a lovely enclosed rear garden. Dogs go Free!

You can book this property from:

  • £416 per week
  • £59 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 11 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am


This single-storey cottage, beautifully converted from a former barn, is situated on a smallholding just outside the village of Penrhiwllan (which has an excellent village store), four miles west of Llandysul. The property is ideally situated for a relaxing rural break in the peaceful rolling countryside, yet just 11-15 miles from the popular seaside towns of Aberporth, Llangrannog and New Quay. The house is detached, sitting very close to the owners’ farmhouse, but set back, very private and with its own enclosed rear garden. Full central heating throughout, and WiFi is available.

* Superfast Broadband is now available at Blaencwm Mawr Cottage! *

Hallway: spacious entrance hall with coat hooks etc

Sitting Room: with wood burning stove in stone fireplace, two sofas (one a sofabed for alternative sleeping arrangements), Freesat TV/DVD player and Bluetooth music centre. Doors open from the sitting room into the conservatory.

Conservatory: with cane seating and side tables, ideal for enjoying the garden whatever the weather

Kitchen Diner: spacious kitchen diner with tiled floor, cream painted fitted units with electric oven, gas hob, extractor hood, microwave, tall fridge freezer, dishwasher, antique farmhouse dining table and five chairs.

Bedroom 1: double bed, bedside tables, dressing table and mirror, built-in wardrobe

En Suite: cloakroom with WC and basin

Bedroom 2: compact second bedroom with double bed and bedside tables, small table and wall-mounted mirror; the wardrobe/drawer space for this bedroom is located immediately outside the bedroom door, in the hallway

Shower Room: large shower cubicle, WC, basin, extractor fan

Outside: front garden; private enclosed rear garden (but not guaranteed secure for all dogs!) with garden furniture and barbecue; outhouse with tumble dryer, drying space and storage; washing machine (shared with owners) in one of the barns, where guests can also store bikes, canoes etc

Parking: immediately to the front of the property

Pets: 1 or 2 dogs welcome free of charge, but sorry, no cats; PLEASE NOTE: dogs must be kept on leads on the smallholding and neighbouring farmland; the owners have 3 dogs, several cats and free range chickens; there are sometimes sheep and horses in the adjacent fields

Blaencwm Mawr Cottage lies in a dip, sheltered, surrounded by fields with lovely views over the countryside. This is a lovely, peaceful location for exploring Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, North Pembrokeshire and the West Wales coastline. As well as the many popular beaches along this coastline, the harbours offer dolphin-spotting boat trips. There are many activities available on the River Teifi, including fishing (the property owner can provide advice and information if required), canoeing, kayaking etc. The opportunities for walking are numerous, with coast path, forest trails, riverside and country walks available throughout the area, as well as bridleways and beaches for horseriding. Mountain Biking trails at Brechfa Forest and Afan Forest. Local attractions include heritage railways, woollen mills, the Coracle Centre nearby, Llanerchaeron House (NT) and the NT Dolaucothin Gold Mines a pleasant drive away.

Electricity and central heating included; initial basket of logs provided and further supplies available at cost from the owners 

Bed linen and towels provided

Travel cot and highchair available; Junior Airbed available for a small child, but property sleeps max 4

Children must be accompanied in the barn and around the smallholding

No smoking please


Another comfortable stay at Blaencwm Mawr Cottage, with the same warm welcome, excellent home made jams and free range eggs, gorgeous flowers from the garden and some rather better weather this time!

Miss Lesley C,

Great cottage, very well equipped and private. A total home from home. Much to see in the surrounding area.

Mr Ian A,

The property and the owners were first class, we couldn't of asked for a better place to stay.

Mr Mark G,

We have had an amazing week. The cottage has to be the BEST we have ever stayed in. Every detail to make your stay a memorable one. We felt so welcome. Peace and quiet, lovely walks over the local fields. The setting is just amazing. The Red Kite came to say goodbye this morning. We will definitely recommend this beautiful cottage!

Previous Customer,

Amazing place to stay. Very peaceful and relaxing. Would visit again and would highly recommend.

Mrs Lynne J,

Our fourth visit to this cosy comfortable cottage, and yet another fantastic holiday. Amazing weather over the Easter weekend so lots of time spent on the beaches (New Quay and Aberporth), delicious ice cream and a lovely visit to the Pizza Tipi at Cardigan, having tea next to the river at sunset. Easter fun at the Teifi Valley Railway and a little tour round the engine sheds. The weather changed but it didn't spoil our fun. A trip to the wildlife centre, where we did pond dipping and saw a woodpecker. We watched the life boat launch and saw dolphins. Another fantastic week. I'll sure we'll be back again. Thank you.

Previous Customer,

All very comfortable with birthday cake and card! Very nice welcoming hamper.

Mrs C P,

This cottage, without any shadow of doubt, is the best we have ever stayed in. Spacious, well equipped, cosy, functional, peaceful - just perfect. If it was for sale we would buy it. The owners were fantastic and although on hand if needed, they didn’t bother us unnecessarily. Will definitely go back and probably spoilt now as it will be hard to match this idyllic property.

Mrs JM M,

Was in desperate need of a short break away and the owners delivered! Such a welcoming couple. Was pleasantly surprised at the quality and beauty of the cottage and surroundings. We didn't venture too far because we needed a good relax and slow down from the busy normal life. Newcastle Emlyn has some beautiful independent shops and plenty of places for a naughty slice of cake and a coffee. On the second day we visited Cenarth to explore the falls. You will need steady feet and sensible shoes but a beautiful walk. The gift shop and ice cream by the car park are worth a look. Thank you for the lovely goodies that awaited us after a long drive! Hope to maybe return again.

Mrs Christabel H,

We've enjoyed staying at your lovely place. It's one of the cleanest places we have stayed and is in a beautiful location, very pleasing to the eye. I can't believe all the equipment to use, we even had the luxury of sharp knives and enough utensils, etc! Thank you again.

Mrs Joanne O,

We have had a wonderful time here and that is due to the wonderfully welcoming and beautiful cottage. I can honestly say it is the cleanest, moset thoughtfully finished and equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. From the lovely welcome pack of bread, homemade james and fresh milk & eggs to the luxuriously soft Egyptian cotton towels and dishwasher tabs in the kitchen, everything you could need has been provided! We have been almost everywhere having had wonderful weather. The best beaches New Quay, Aberporth and Tenby are a must! Amazing Gelateria on the sea front - dairy free choc ice cream to die for!

Mr Allan C,

Very clean and well equipped cottage. The location is very good for visiting a beautiful part of South-Wales. The owners, Rick and Claire were very helpful, kind and welcoming. They even picked us up after we were lost during a walk in the surroundings. Stupid Dutch!! .... We felt very welcome. Although the cottage was near the house of the owners, it was very private. The toffee waffles tasted almost like at home :) rick and Claire, thank you for your tasty presents, the small talks. We had a lovely week!

Mrs Rita S,

A truly lovely cottage in a peaceful and pictureque location. The 'Welcome' was a treat after a miserably wet journey - fresh bread, home-made jam, free range eggs. A perfect, relaxing short break with glorious sunshine and wonderful views. Highly recommended, particularly to those requiring single-storey accommodation. Spacious and comfortable.

miss Lesley C,