Romantic holiday cottage for 2

Local Attractions

Picturesque local towns
, many with farmers markets selling all sorts of locally produced goodies- like Aberaeron designed by John Nash, New Quay and Newcastle Emlyn where the local farmers get together for the market every Friday and Cardigan at the mouth of the River Teifi.

Beautiful beaches, Tresaith, Llangrannog, Cai Bach, Mwnt, Penbryn and many more are all on our doorstep. Others, less well known are ideal for a quiet swim and a moment to yourself even in the height of summer.

Historic Buildings, Llanerchaeron, near Aberaeron is a fascinating insight into a country gentleman’s life in a house designed by John Nash.
St Dogmaels Abbey which becomes an outdoor theatrical venue in the summer months.

Lovely Gardens After enjoying the cottage garden and orchard, you can also explore Aberglasney and the Botanic Garden of Wales

Boat trips to see dolphins, seals, cormorants etc leave from New Quay most days

Sustrans cycle routes throughout the area

Peaceful, reviving Walks along the coast (local bus links between areas), valleys, woodlands and hills. Whether you are looking for an evening stroll or a challenging stretch of the legs, there are some fantastic walks available, even from our front door!

Theatre and Cinema attractions, together with art gallery at the newly designed Theatre Mwldan in Cardigan, features “Art House” films as well as Hollywood box office busters. Aberystwyth theatre at the university also has a range of live attractions and gallery expositions. Shakespeare plays are also on in the evenings in a range of exciting outdoor venues.

Castles: Cilgerran castle sits in a bend of the river Teifi and was the subject of a painting by Turner.
Cardigan castle, newly acquired by the council and open some days for those who want to see the beginning of its restoration.
Newcastle Emlyn. Lit up at night, this picturesque ruined castle lies within the bend of the river Teifi and a pleasant stroll may be taken along the banks of the river and around the castle.

Crafts: Whether you crave that special painting for your wall, a ceramic dish for the table or a throw for your bed, you can be sure to find that special something here.

Canoe Trips: Canoeing on the River Teifi from the Welsh Wildlife Centre, is a wonderful way to explore the area.

Pony Trekking: Available just across the valley from our home and at other venues too.

Bird watching: With red kites, buzzards, sparrow hawks, swallows, gold finches and mistle thrushes flying over our pond and choughs and peregrine falcons (to name but a few of the many birds here - I’m sure that you’ll put a name to far more than I can…) nearby, you should be able to see many different species from your chair on the terrace or the more adventurous might like to wander further afield.

Pubs and restaurants Too many good quality places for me to be able to mention them all here but try watching the sun set over the sea whilst downing a pint at The Ship in Tresaith or take an evening stroll from the cottage to our local, The Crown in Llwyndafydd or, for a real step back in time you have to visit Betty’s in the beautiful Gwaun Valley where beer is still drawn into a jug in the authentic surroundings of an old Welsh ale house.

Attractions: Coracle Centre and mill at Cenarth- a very informative tour of coracles from all over the world in this pretty riverside village, where you can also get a fishing permit to try your hand at catching trout, salmon and sewin and round it off with a pint of real ale in the thatched pub in the village.

Welsh Chocolate Factory - where you can see Pembertons award winning cholcoate being made and

Aberaeron aquarium; something for everyone here.

Rain forest Centre, Aberporth. Full of exotic butterflies, stick insects and creatures to discover amongst the foliage, this is a very interesting visit for adults and children alike.

National Woollen museum, Drefach Felindre. An offshoot of St Fagans Welsh Life museum, this old woollen mill brings one of the areas most important industries back to life.

Cheese makers. Lots of farms to visit where very tasty cheese are made by hand using traditional methods, including Caws Cenarth, Penbryn and Teifi cheeses.

Vintage show, Croeslan: Held on August Bank Holiday weekend, this is an extravaganza of traction engines, wurlitzers, vintage vehicles, bouncy castles and donkey rides not to be missed.

Golf Courses. Full course at Gwbert, Cardigan and a nine hole course at Saron, Llandysul.

Tourist Railways. Two narrow gage steam railways run from Bronwydd near Carmarthen and Henllan near Newcastle Emlyn for an enjoyable nostalgic day out.

Further afield: Walks from the Preseli mountains and Marloes sands in the South, to the Cambrian mountains in the east and Snowdon in the North. St Davids picturesque cathedral town, the lovely market towns of Narberth and Newport. Picton Castle and Colby Woodland gardens with their rhodedendron filled grounds. Oakwood Pleasure park and Folly Farm.

New Quay
Cwm Tydu
Dolphins at New Quay
Hiking on the Coastal Path
Cilgerran castle
The Crown in Llwyndafydd
Rain forest Centre
nine hole course at Saron, Llandysul.
Preseli mountains

We have tried to give you just a taste of the life that is on offer in our beautiful part of the world but there is naturally far more available to you than I can possibly mention here. So, if you have a particular query please feel free to contact us for further information. We will also be very happy to impart special information to you about our own discoveries which give us pleasure in living in this beautiful area every day, when you join us for a well earned break.

We look forward to meeting you.
Sally and Nick

To make a booking or for further information, contact Sally or Nick Makepeace
Heddfan Garden Cottage, Pendderw, Llwyndafydd, Ceredigion. Wales
Tel. 01545 560846 or email

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