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Comfy cottage in glorious West Wales perfect for mountains or coast sleeps 8-10



Updated: 13-Nov-2016
Nestled next to the historic church of Dewi Sant in the village Llanddewi Brefi

Crud Yr Awel means Cradle the Breeze in Welsh and this lovely 200 year old stone cottage our former home is available to rent for the first time. It is in the pretty village of Llanddewi Brefi. The village was made famous by Little Britain as being the home of the only gay in the village. But we have another claim to fame as the house was owned in the 70's by Van Morrisson's guitarist Mark Cox and it has had a reputation as a great party house. There are rumours that Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful visited him in the house when they stayed in a cottage just outside the village.

The house is on the outskirts of the village down a quiet little lane which runs down to a duck pond where our small daughter loved to feed the ducks. It backs on to the beautiful churchyard of Dewi Saint giving it a very peaceful aspect. The village is famous for this church and the saint who is said to have performed a miracle when surrounded by a huge crowd, and raised the ground beneath his feet so the people could hear his sermon better.

The village has a community shop selling a wide variety of local produce, good wines and general groceries. The two pubs serve real ales and proper pub grub. The market town of Lampeter is 8 miles away and has 2 supermarkets, swimming pool, leisure centre, and the recently opened Welsh Quilt Museum. Also several cafes and restaurants including the award winning Mulberry Bush Cafe.

The village is very friendly and both pubs are welcoming and The New Inn serves traditional hearty pub food. There is a fenced children's play area and football pitch just a short stroll away from the house at the community centre.

The surrounding countryside is dramatic as we are nestled in the valley and just short a walk into mountain scenery with tumbling streams and waterfalls whilst the valley has gentle rolling sheep pasture and woods. This perfect countryside for cycling and we provide 5 bikes for your use. They range in size from 3 larger to 2 smaller ones.

The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 doubles, a family room with double and 2 single beds, and a single bedroom. The bathroom has a walk in shower as well as a bath. There is a dining room with an antique table that seats ten, a piano and a superb sideboard housing a collection of vintage china. The Victorian tea set shown in the photos is available for use for a special birthday or anniversary tea and I will make and serve home made scones and cake using it. Contact me for celebratory meal prices.

The cottage garden has a table and chairs as well as a bench at the top of the garden in a sunny spot with a lovely view over the village to the hills beyond.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

I was born in Sri Lanka and moved to England with my family when I was 9. I have worked as a chef and run restaurants and clubs in London and Scotland as well as organising festivals and retreats all over the country.

Andy who is a musician and writer and I moved to Llanddewi with our baby daughter from London yearning for quieter pace of life.

We have since found a house with a bit more land where we run a glamping site. I am a chef with several years professional experience and will cook a special meal or cater for a celebratory event for you. I specialise in Sri Lankan curries but am happy to take requests. I cook at the award winning Mulberry Bush cafe in Lampeter several days a week.

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1 Reviews

based on 1 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning location. Beautiful & well equipped house

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family enjoyed our stay so much that we'll definitely come back. Highly recommend property and location

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay and I'm so glad you enjoyed the cottage and the surrounding area. Thank you for leaving the property clean and tidy. I look forward to hosting another holiday for you and meeting your mother next time.
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From the Owner

We were charmed by this cottage with its lovely big rooms which are unusual for such an old village house, and the peaceful and pretty cottage garden which is full of flowers for most of the year. There is a bed of herbs by the kitchen door which you are welcome to use. The house is ideally suited for trips to the stunning coast or for rambling in the spectacular rugged countryside. The Teifi valley is great for cycling or you can venture into the hills if you like a bit more of a challenge. The heritage Cardigan coastline is half an hour away by car. The charming Victorian seaside town of Aberystwyth is the nearest coastal town. Further south are the spectacular beaches of Cardian Bay where you can watch the seals at play, learn to surf and kayak or take a boat trip from New Quay to watch the dolphins. There are several National Trust properties such as Llanerchaeron at Ciliau Aeron near Aberaeron, a Welsh gentry estate with house, walled gargens and home farm. Also Aberglasney House and Garden, a medieval house which is said to have one of the finest gardens in Wales.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cardiff at 81 Miles Nearest Barpub : in the village Nearest Train : Aberystwyth at 21 Miles Nearest Beach : Aberystwyth at 21 Miles Car: recommended

The Red Kite Centre and Museum and The Welsh Gold Centre are both located in Tregaron which is the nearest town.

The ruined Abbey of Strata Florida is just outside Tregaron which is just a few miles away.

The heritage Cerediion coastline is close by and you can take a boat trip from New Quay to watch the school of 100 bottlenose dolphins and seals that come here to breed each year.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £12
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

The £100 damages deposit is to be added to the final payment and will be returned one week after your holiday.
If you prefer you can pay by payapl but you need to add 5% to cover charges.
There are 5 push bikes which can be hired for a small charge to cover upkeep £10 per bike per week.

Payment is by internet banking or cheque and 25% will secure the date the rest can be paid monthly and the final amount one month before your holiday. Contact me for bank details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 13-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The rooms are themed in several different eclectic styles and filled with my collection of beautiful antique bedding, artifacts and furniture, some of which I have up-cycled. The dining room with its dark wood table and chairs, sideboard and piano has a Victorian feel. The kitchen is decorated in 50's style with original kitchen wall cupboards with their distinctive ridged glass doors and a vintage 50's sink unit. There is a fab Rayburn which keeps the kitchen warm and welcoming, it has 2 ovens and two hot plates. It is lit during the winter months but not for one night stays. The kitchen base unit originally came from a local haberdashers shop. The sitting room has an art deco feel with original 30's mirrors, standard lamps and French blue enamelled wood burner. The room also has the original antique flagstones and exposed beams. The large bedrooms have a country cottage feel with the tongue and groove ceilings with exposed beams and original oak and pine floorboards. They are furnished with comfy beds, cotton bedding, hand made quilts and hand painted shabby-chic furniture. The large bathroom overlooks the garden and has a large bath, a walk in shower, toilet and sink. The 4 bedrooms and the bathroom are upstairs.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The large bathroom has a walk in electric shower and a separate bath with toilet and sink. There are plenty of hooks for bath robes and a towel rail. The view is over the garden towards the church.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, There is a double futon bed which can be set up as needed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • There are 4 bedrooms, 2 doubles, a family room which has a double and two single beds and a single bedroom. So you can sleep 9 in beds,10 including the cot. I have one travel cot and sheets, a duvet and blanket are provided. There is a double futon sofa and a single child's bed which can be set up in the sitting room or one of the bedrooms if extra beds are needed.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available


  • Up to 2 well behaved pets are welcome: £10 per pet per stay, please don't let them on the furniture. Pretty secluded garden overlooking the churchyard with garden furniture. There is a large compost bin for raw kitchen peelings. The cottage is professionally cleaned before your arrival and towels and linen are provided. Please leave the cottage as you would wish to find it. Arrival after 3 p.m. and checkout by 11 a.m. to allow the cottage to be cleaned in time for the next guests. The entrance hall has hooks for coats and a shoe stand. There is a wellington boot stand outside the back door. No shoes to be worn upstairs please.

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