My disabled mother, 75, hadn't had a holiday since an 8 hour operation left her in a wheelchair to all intents and purposes 3 years ago. She felt well enough to have a few days away, not too far from home, so as we live in Swansea, Pembrokeshire was perfect. We were very specific about our needs – wheelchair access, ground floor, no internal steps, walk-in shower, handle for toilet, not too far from the sea, with a room each to sleep. This cottage, part of the Cwm Connell complex of holiday homes, answered all our demands, and the beautiful location, the peace and the warm welcome were icing on a tasty cake. Lisa, the owner, was fabulous – accommodating, considerate, friendly and just lovely, and the cottage had everything we needed. We were blessed by good weather, and we even managed a little paddle in the sea at Newport Sands, where you can drive on the beach, so Mum could put her feet in the water, for the first time in many, many years. I had a proper dip, and it was wonderful. All in all, we couldn't have had a better experience. Foodie Newport isn't far, lovely Cardigan has everything a Welsh market town should have, and Penrallt Garden Centre, next to the cottages (but only if you walk – it's about a mile by car) is a little gem for plants, garden structures (and they deliver far and wide) not to mention the great café. Fishguard, with the ferry to Ireland, is only 20 minutes' drive away, so you could even go for a day trip to Eire! The Coast Path can be accessed from the property, down a wooded valley to Ceibwr, with its amazing geology and stunning views. To cap it all, there's a resources room for all the cottages, with games, maps, jigsaws, a payphone and wi-fi, as well as books and information on local attractions – and eggs for sale, laid by the resident hens. We only spent 4 days here, but you could easily spend 3 weeks and not get bored. We fully intend to return.
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