Dog Friendly Cottages In The Heart Of West Wales Between Cardigan Bay And The Cambrian Mountains - WiFi, Games Room, BBQ - Sleep 4 (2 bedrooms) or 8 (4 bedrooms) + Cot
Lying at the foot of the Cambrian Mountains, yet only 15 miles from the sea at Cardigan Bay, Glandulas Uchaf is the ideal base all year round, whether you choose an activity-filled holiday or total relaxation with friends and family. Leave the city behind and escape to the cottage for a romantic getaway or enjoy relaxed country living in our family friendly farmhouse. For groups of friends, or a get together holiday with another family, the farmhouse and cottage can be rented together to sleep 12. Situated between Lampeter, the smallest university town in the UK, and Tregaron, an historic market town, you could explore the dramatic coastline in the morning, with its sandy beaches, seaside towns and villages, and the wild, mountainous ‘Green Desert of Wales’ in the afternoon.
Details for holiday farmhouse The Farmhouse Sleeps 8 + cot (4 Bedrooms) + 2 dogs, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms
The Farmhouse sleeps 8 + cot, with plenty of space indoors and out. There are three generous bedrooms on the first floor two have king size beds and the other a double bed. There is also a small room with an armchair, bookcase with children’s books, puzzles, games and room for a cot. The family bathroom on this floor (refitted in Dec 2014) has a large shower-bath, wash basin and toilet.
The ground floor bedroom has twin beds and there is a shower room (also refitted in Dec 2014) on this floor with shower, wash basin and toilet.
The main sitting room has comfortable sofas and chairs, a wood-burning stove, 40in TV with Freeview, DVD and video players (+ free library of videos), and an iPod/iPhone dock. The small sitting room, leading off the main sitting room, has a sofa and 32in TV with Freeview.
The kitchen/dining room is well equipped with large fridge, separate freezer, double electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and a large table to seat 8.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely cottage in a remote location
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
The house and surrounding gardens were more than we expected. Beautiful large house for 6 of us, and we had a great time playing in the games room, set up the volleyball net in the garden and spent almost the whole weekend relaxing in the gardens, having BBQs and just enjoying time with the family. This house was the perfect escape from the city!
3.5 based on 4 holidaymaker reviews
The property was lovely but is sadly being let down by the caretaker/cleaner.
Once close to our destination we were informed rather rudely that we should have printed a map to get there instead of using satnav. Upon arrival we were greeted only with what we couldn't do at the property by the caretaker. Once inside the property the kettle would not work so we informed the caretaker who just moaned that the previous guests must have boiled it whilst empty and replaced it with her own (dirty) kettle. Upon inspection through the property we were impressed with the house but disappointed about the level or should I say lack of cleaning that had occurred. There were crumbs on the counters in the kitchen, the trays hadn't been washed at all, big cobwebs on ceiling fittings that had obviously been there a while, cobwebs in most rooms with bugs etc. attached, dead bugs around the skirting boards in the two downstairs living rooms meaning I had to clean upon arrival, in the twin room there was a sock from a previous guest under the bed, in the double bedroom there were 2 crusty used dirty towels also under the bed, in the upstairs bathroom there were long hairs in the drawers, the knobs on the bed in the red king size room were falling off, there were displays and the smell of damp in each of the rooms at the front of the house with excessive display of this in the front king size bedroom. Upon doing a single load of washing in the laundry room I was confronted by the caretaker and accused of doing a lot of washing as she didn't understand why people washed whilst on holiday as they should take it home with them. I found it amusing that the electric would 'trip' in the laundry room and games room (broken games) at around 8.30 at night before the caretaker went to bed at 9pm. The downstairs shower did not drain water away so water floods into the main entrance.
We also were not impressed by the fact that care had been taken to ensure that there were blocks screwed into the external wood of the sash windows to disable the ability of opening some of the windows and the door at the front of the house (all same wall of building) was locked with no key available hence breaking any adherence to The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Building Regulations 2010 Part B, Housing Health & Safety Rating System ("HHSRS"), and Licensing Conditions.
Not once during our stay did I look forward to returning to the property after a day out despite its beauty. We shall never return nor recommend it. It needs some tlc to return it to its glory.
Lovely cottage in a remote location
Fantastic cottage with plenty of space and everything we needed. We really enjoyed the games room too. Not so easy to walk out from the cottage, as the only real route out was the driveway and the small country roads, but once these had been walked down there was some lovely surrounding countryside. Just to note, the driveway is quite rough in places and overgrown. All in all though, we had a really nice stay in the cottage and would certainly recommend it.
Cozy and relaxing stay
The farmhouse was quiet and secluded. It had everything we needed. Our daughter loved the games room, even though the house had wifi, she was outside the whole time. Ann was very helpful and I would highly recommend this farmhouse
This house is beautiful in its design and decor, its views and its location. We fell in love with the interior on this site.
It is however dissaponiting that the house is not always as well maintained as it should be. A good dust, hoover, window wash and a spell of garden maintenance would give this holiday home the shine it deserves.
Please ensure bathrooms are cleaned to a suitable standard. Please take note that 2 non functioning showers is not a good feature in a house that shelters eight.
We did have a good holiday but my holiday could have been better.
Lesley, D avid, Max, Sid, Harvey and Martha.
Activity and Interests
Glandulas Uchaf is a 30 minute drive to the sea, where the Ceredigion coast path stretches for some 60 miles around Cardigan Bay. There are fabulous sandy beaches, small seaside villages, the Georgian harbour town of Aberaeron and the Victorian resort of Aberystwyth to visit. There is an abundance of wildlife on shore and at sea, and you might spot bottle-nose dolphins, porpoises, seals and coastal birds. You can enjoy all sorts of watersports, whether you're a beginner, or more experienced.
The use of a car is essential.
Glandulas Uchaf lies between the market towns of Lampeter (6 miles) and Tregaron (5 miles).
Sheltered from the east by the Cambrian Mountains and stretching west to the shores of Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion's varied mix of coast and countryside makes it a wonderful destination for a refreshing short break or longer holiday, at any time of the year: award-winning beaches, sandy coves, sea cliffs and caves, wildlife and spectacular sunsets; wooded river valleys, mountain slopes and crags and starry dark skies. One of the most unspoilt areas of the UK, although Ceredigion is the fourth largest county in Wales, it is sparsely populated, so you will find plenty of space in which to escape the crowds, unwind and relax. Originally an independent principality, it takes it's name from Prince Ceredig, and you will hear the Welsh language spoken extensively here.
Country lovers will discover an abundance of outdoor pursuits, whether energetic or gentle, such as walking, cycling, horse riding, water sports, photography, golf and fishing. Challenge yourself and enjoy the thrills of mountain biking or paint-balling, the fun of snorkelling and dolphin watching from a boat in New Quay bay, or take it easy and discover Roman gold, steam trains or even paddle an open canoe on the River Teifi to Cilgerran Castle.
Visit ancient castles and churches, the 18th century gentleman’s estate of Llanerchaeron or Aberglasney, a garden ‘lost in time’. Roam the waterfalls, ravines and ‘wild nature’ of Hafod, one of the finest examples of a Picturesque landscape in Europe, then take a leisurely drive on the B4574, through Cwm Ystwyth, along what the AA described as one of the top ten scenic drives in the world.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
Oct Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A 25% non-returnable deposit is required to confirm the booking; the balance should be paid 6 weeks before the start of the holiday.
The Farmhouse and Cottage will be ready for you from 4pm, and we ask that you leave no later than 10am (to allow for cleaning).
The normal changeover day is Friday for the Cottage and Saturday for the Farmhouse, although we are flexible.
Notes on prices:
- Two dogs welcome in each property at £15 each per week or £10 per short break
- Heating and electricity included
- Initial logs/coal for fires provided, thereafter at cost
- 5% discount when farmhouse and cottage are booked together
- 5% discount when you book 2 consecutive weeks
- Smaller party reductions are available in the farmhouse at certain times for a maximum of 4 guests. Only 2 bedrooms will be made up, with a choice of 2 kingsize or 1 kingsize and 1 twin bedroom
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Fireplace ...
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Telephone ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Game Room ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table ...
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
- Video Library
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, ground floor
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, ground floor
- Bedroom 5 - 1 Cot
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Barbecue ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: * Free WiFi * Bed linen provided, and beds made up ready for your arrival * Towels included, please bring your own beach towels * Shared laundry room, with washing machine and tumble dryer * Cot (please supply your own bedding) and high chair available on request * No smoking Outside: * The Farmhouse and Cottage are adjacent to, although do not overlook each other, so are great for social gatherings but ideal for those who like their privacy. * The Cottage has french doors leading from the kitchen to a private, sunny terrace with wooden garden furniture and a small garden. * The Farmhouse has a terrace with wooden garden furniture to seat 8. * The Farmhouse garden is fenced, and there is a large lawned area with plenty of room for children to run around or adults to kick back and relax. * Both properties have the shared use of a games room, with table tennis, darts and a small pool table. * The picnic and BBQ area, furnished with a permanent stone BBQ and picnic tables, has lovely countryside views. * There is also a large, securely fenced paddock to exercise dogs safely. * There is plenty of parking.