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Characterful Country Cottage in Caio, West Wales

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Brynhyfryd Cottage is full of the quaint rural charm of a traditional Welsh cottage as well as being deceptively spacious. The cottage dates back to the early 1800s and was originally built for a farm worker and his family. The owners have taken great care to renovate the cottage to a very high standard by retaining many period features such as beams and original fireplace with bread oven, in keeping with it's age and history, giving it bags of character. It is situated on a quiet lane with very little traffic on the site of a mediaeval cross, hence it's original name of Croes meaning cross in Welsh. The famous Dolaucothi Goldmines built by the Romans is approximately half a mile away and the coastal towns of Aberaeron and Newquay are just a half hour's drive away via the university town o...Brynhyfryd Cottage is full of the quaint rural charm of a traditional Welsh cottage as well as being deceptively spacious. The cottage dates back to the early 1800s and was originally built for a farm worker and his family. The owners have taken great care to renovate the cottage to a very high standard by retaining many period features such as beams and original fireplace with bread oven, in keeping with it's age and history, giving it bags of character. It is situated on a quiet lane with very little traffic on the site of a mediaeval cross, hence it's original name of Croes meaning cross in Welsh. The famous Dolaucothi Goldmines built by the Romans is approximately half a mile away and the coastal towns of Aberaeron and Newquay are just a half hour's drive away via the university town of Lampeter The ground floor is open-plan with comfortable sofa and chairs and dining area set around the cosy wood burning stove with a good supply of kiln-dried logs provided. The characterful kitchen is extremely well-equipped and the downstairs shower room is spacious and stylish, next to which is a large storage cupboard. Upstairs there is another storage cupboard on the landing with hanging space and the two attic bedrooms both have dormer windows. Please note that due to the historic nature of the cottage, ceiling heights in both bedrooms are a little low in places. Outside there is a small private cottage-style garden which is totally enclosed making it pet-safe, patio and barbecue areas, garden furniture, with views of the surrounding countryside, big skies and spectacular sunsets. The cottage is pet-friendly and the owners are happy for up to 2 dogs to stay. Dogs may sit on furniture but guests are asked to bring clean throws to protect our furniture from pet hairs. Pets are not allowed on beds. Guests should not leave their pets unattended in the property when they go out unless left in a cage for limited periods if they are already used to one at home. All bed linen and towels are provided excluding cot bedding. A complimentary hamper of Welsh goodies is also provided as well as a generous supply of bathroom and kitchen sundries including hand made Welsh soap. The Brunant Arms in Caio village is within walking distance of the cottage and offers a lovely Sunday carvery as well as selected opening during the week. The award-winning Dolaucothi Arms pub and restaurant is in the nearby village of Pumsaint approximately a mile from the cottage .A list of recommended places to eat can be found in the Information Book. Carmarthenshire and it's neighbouring county of Ceredigion have a multitude of visitor attractions to suit all tastes with breath taking scenery and spectacular coastlines to explore and more information about the area and events and activities can be found online.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Please bring your own bedding for the cot if bringing an infant (all other bedding/towels are provided) Up to two well-behaved pets are welcome. No pets on furniture or upstairs in bedrooms Dogs must not be left alone in the property. Please bring your own pet bedding/towels etc No pet bedding/towels to be washed in the cottage washing machine
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Elizabeth S
Hosting since May 2017
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThe Visitors Information Book in the cottage provides helpful information about the cottage and the surrounding area, WiFi access, and useful links for recommendations of places to visit and a list of local places to eat. While guests can be assured of privacy at all times, the owners are always happy to help with any queries or advice if needed.

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Reviews (6)
Southeyab
Southeyab
73 contributions
Lovely trip away to the country
This is a stunning little cottage in a lovely rural area. The cottage is beautifully presented with an authentic feel but everything you would want for amenities. The hosts have put lovely extra touches to make it stand out like welsh treats and a real glass bottle of milk. We have two huskies that stayed with us and can say the cottage and surrounding area was dog friendly! The place was clean and homely and we would definitely like to return and would highly recommend. Thanks!
Visited January 2019
Written January 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Discover40214533506
Many thanks! It's really good to know that you loved staying in our cottage and your appreciative comments are gratefully received.
Written January 11, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alison T
Alison T
1 contribution
Perfect Escape
A perfect peaceful retreat. The cottage was well equipped and situated in lovely tranquil surroundings. An enclosed garden a bonus for children and pets. The owners Liz and John were friendly and helpful. A big thanks for their hospitality. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wishing to 'Get away from it all', though there were plenty of places of interest and beauty within short driving distances.
Visited January 2018
Written January 21, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Elizabeth S
Elizabeth S
Thanks so much for your kind comments - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. We very much hope you will visit us again in the future.
Written January 22, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lushles007
lushles007
8 contributions
Extremely welcoming hosts
Myself and my friend stayed here for a long weekend ("get away from it all!") break from 12th - 15th January 2018. The hosts were so welcoming and the location is wonderfully peaceful. The nicely sized enclosed garden was perfect for dog (Molly). We both thought the most surprising thing was the amount of inclusive items in the deal, even down to the dog poo bags! Anyway, other self catering properties that we have stayed in certainly have not included every item you can think of for cleaning (even down to the bleach!), showering, (even down to the shower gel and shampoo!), handwash, etc etc. Items in the cupboard included; tea, coffee (including the choice of instant coffee or ground, complete with cafetiere) , salt, pepper, gravy granuals, even cooking oil! All in all, a lovely stay which we would certainly consider returning. Lovely walks on the doorstep and the beaches within a 50 minute drive, returning to a peace haven at the end of the day! Lovely! thank you both for your wonderful hospitality! :-)
Visited January 2018
Written January 20, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Elizabeth S
Elizabeth S
We are delighted that you both enjoyed your stay with us and were able to sample some of the wonderful facilities this area has to offer. Your appreciation of what we strive very hard to achieve makes what we do so worthwhile - thank you! We very much hope to see you again.
Written January 21, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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holiday-view23-7-11
Basingstoke, United Kingdom778 contributions
A week of exploring
We were very pleased on arriving at the cottage which is situated on a quiet country lane to fine all our needs would be covered. This is the first time for a number of years of going self catering. The cottage sleeps up to 6 people but there was only the two of us and it suited our needs. There was a warm welcome from both Liz and John who greeted us and showed us the cottage and explained where the nearest shop, pub and restaurant were. We decided to cook for ourselves and eat in and had brought basis with us for cooking. The kitchen was well furnished with pots and pans all that we needed. The location was central to the different places we had looked at visiting. The weather was good while we were there but one day/night was cold wet and damp but with the log burning laid ready we soon had a warm and cosy environment. The flowers, fruit bowl, milk, Welsh cakes were all a very welcome gift on arrival - and Liz and John are very knowledgeable about places to visit too. Thank you both for a great week in Mid Wales.
Visited July 2017
Written August 8, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Elizabeth S
Elizabeth S
Many thanks for your lovely review of our cottage and we look forward very much to welcoming you again in the future.
Written August 8, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jennywarwick1
jennywarwick1
East Sussex, United Kingdom1 contribution
Escape to the country
This delightful cottage provided the perfect escape to the country we needed. Perfect location, perfect surroundings and very welcoming and friendly owners who lived next door an were on hand to answer every question and more! The local pub provided great food and refreshment and local forest provided idillic walks for us and the dog. Can't wait to find time to stay again and completely relax and forget the rest of the world again
Visited May 2017
Written June 4, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Elizabeth S
Elizabeth S
Thank you very much for your kind review of our cottage which is very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written June 5, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

janmbowden
janmbowden
Holt, United Kingdom1 contribution
Beautiful area
Our holiday cottage was so well presented and equipped. Nothing was too much trouble and we had a lovely holiday. So many lovely places to visit. The area is a walkers paradise, our dogs had a wonderful time and the secure garden was extremely useful for us.
Visited April 2017
Written May 26, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Elizabeth S
Elizabeth S
Thank you very much for your kind review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
Written May 28, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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About the neighbourhood
The world renowned Dolaucothi Goldmines built by the Romans are approximately one mile of the cottage and well worth a visit. There are several good pubs with eating facilities nearby and a full list of local recommendations is included in the Information Pack. There is a wealth of country walks in the area including nearby Caio and Brechfa Forests ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. There are numerous castles such as Carreg Cennen and Dinefwr as well the Botanic Gardens of Wales and Aberglasney Gardens together with spectacular coastal locations such as Aberaeron and New Quay within half an hour's drive of the cottage.
Getting around
As this is a rural, a car is essential for getting around and discovering the delights of this beautiful location. The nearest main line station is at Llanwrda about 7 miles from Brynhyfryd Cottage which runs through to Swansea in one direction and Shrewsbury in the other (the Heart of Wales line)..There is a bus service to Lampeter and Carmarthen and plenty of taxi services in the area but a car is highly recommended.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Once a booking has been confirmed ,full directions for how to find the cottage will be forwarded to guests together with additional information about your stay. The nearest railway station is in Llanwrda approximately 7 miles from the cottage and there is private off-road parking for up to 3 cars directly beside the cottage. The property is situated on a very quiet lane with very little passing traffic. A car is essential to get about and see the area
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Characterful Country Cottage in Caio, West Wales

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