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Stone cottage | Peaceful rural location | Romantic retreat | Smallholding | Eco

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Plenty of space and facilities in the cottage kitchen to cook up a meal from local produce.
Enjoy a stroll along nearby Llanrhystud beach along Cardigan Bay at any time of year.
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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
We're small. We don't have staff, hot tubs or saunas, gyms or pools. We're in a part of Wales often overlooked in favour of its more well-known and glamorous neighbours Pembrokeshire to the south and Snowdonia to the north. We're all about slow, simple, sustainable living. We're an escape from the constant pinging of arriving emails and social media updates demanding your attention. We're a place to be part of rural Wales not simply looking in on it from outside. We want our guests to discover and love wild Ceredigion in the same way we do, not as a visitor but as a local, so they will tell others and come back time and again. The outbuildings and acres of Banceithin were unloved for many years. Out of the mess we've created a home, two environmentally friendly holiday cottages, a wildlif...We're small. We don't have staff, hot tubs or saunas, gyms or pools. We're in a part of Wales often overlooked in favour of its more well-known and glamorous neighbours Pembrokeshire to the south and Snowdonia to the north. We're all about slow, simple, sustainable living. We're an escape from the constant pinging of arriving emails and social media updates demanding your attention. We're a place to be part of rural Wales not simply looking in on it from outside. We want our guests to discover and love wild Ceredigion in the same way we do, not as a visitor but as a local, so they will tell others and come back time and again. The outbuildings and acres of Banceithin were unloved for many years. Out of the mess we've created a home, two environmentally friendly holiday cottages, a wildlife haven and thriving smallholding, just a 20 minute drive from the pretty Georgian harbour town of Aberaeron in Ceredigion. Hen Ffermdy cottage was an old farmhouse built in the early 1800's. This spacious detached two person cottage is also environmentally friendly, the winner of a Green Tourism Gold Award. A contemporary fitted kitchen has all the mod-cons, but reclaimed furniture not found in any catalogue or department store give it a character all its own. You can step back in time and enjoy the sound of old vinyl records on the 1950's radiogram. A wood burning stove, vintage Welsh wool blanket and hot water bottle in cute hand made “Barn Owl” cover keep you extra toasty on winter nights. You don't even need to go out for provisions as organic vegetables, fruit, milk and bread, and a selection of Welsh cheeses, can be ordered and will be in your cottage ready and waiting for your arrival. There is no mobile coverage, but the cottage has a private wi-fi network and a signal for most networks can be picked up a few minutes walk up the lane. The cottage has its own private garden and patio where you can enjoy a glass of wine, watching the red kites soaring above while barbecuing local mackerel for tea or maybe big fat sausages made by us from our own free range pork. But our home is your home, so wander the smallholding, swing in the treehouse hammock by the stream, chat to the free ranging chickens, meet the sheep and pigs, take your book for a peaceful read in the corner of our grassland with just the birds for company. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Couples with an infant are welcome (a travel cot can be provided) but the cottage is not suitable for toddlers.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Philippa/David P
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2015
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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Lovely cottage so peaceful. Everything you need like home from home. Lovely to meet all the animals. The home cooked food which you can purchase from the freeze in the games room is a must, the cottage pie was yummy so was the mushroom rogan...More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank Joanne D
Reviewed February 6, 2016

Our 4th visit and we've booked a 5th. Holiday accommodation doesn't get any better than this. When you arrive you are greeted with a personalised welcome sign and homemade Bara Brith. The cottage is warm, stylish, comfortable and well equipped but if you don't fancy...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank Richard M
Banceithin, Owner at Stone cottage | Peaceful rural location | Romantic retreat | Smallholding | Eco, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2016

Thank you to you both. Lovely reviews like this make everything we do even more worthwhile. Looking forward to seeing you again in May!

Reviewed December 1, 2015

To put it simply, Banceithin is a wonderful little place. My girlfriend and I spent a weekend there in the hen ffermdy cottage for her 21st birthday and we immediately fell in love with it. Quaint, homely and personal, the cottage is a beautiful blend...More

Date of stay: April 2015
3  Thank StevenMcinerney
Reviewed April 7, 2015

Dave and Philippa have done a wonderful job of turning two derelict farm buildings into comfortable, stylish holiday cottages with a low carbon footprint. It was a real pleasure to stay here and enjoy their hospitality. Their information folder has to be seen to be...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank Richard M
Reviewed March 17, 2015

A lovely stone barn conversion cottage - it's a really pretty holiday home with your own garden area and chickens running free. Owners are eco concerned and have heating on a pellet burner & solar back up and a reed bed drainage system in place....More

Date of stay: September 2014
1  Thank Jane L
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Reviewed August 8, 2018
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Date of stay: July 2018
Banceithin, VR Owner at Stone cottage | Peaceful rural location | Romantic retreat | Smallholding | Eco, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
There's plenty to do outside our gate: spend the days walking the remote hills following the footsteps of Welsh drovers and miners; paraglide off Pumlumon mountain; tee off by the sea at Cardigan Golf Club; enjoy a long beach walk and picnic in the dunes at Ynys-las; get out on the Cardigan Bay sea to dolphin spot in a kayak or on a boat; meet the Welsh farming community at the local real ale pub or for something more cosmopolitan try the Harbourmaster, Summer Grill or Hive in Aberaeron; shop for local produce at markets in Cardigan, Aberystwyth and Aberaeron; visit studios of local artists Moriath Glass & Helen Elliott; treat yourself to vintage Welsh wool blankets & clothes from Jane Beck's Ty Zinc shop; step back in time at Cilgerran.
Getting around
Access to the cottage is along a single track country lane. There is very limited public transport in this rural location, so a car is recommended. There are car hire facilities in Aberystwyth.
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  • Stone cottage | Peaceful rural location | Romantic retreat | Smallholding | Eco is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

  • Stone cottage | Peaceful rural location | Romantic retreat | Smallholding | Eco has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stone cottage | Peaceful rural location | Romantic retreat | Smallholding | Eco has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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