Llanon beach, Cardigan Bay coast, West Wales
A simple traditional West Wales fisherman’s cottage near the beach at Llanon in Ceredigion/ Cardigan Bay, with its own private hot tub. Only a hundred yards down to a quiet beach. Great traditional roof and detail.
Sunday Times Top 100 UK Cottages 2010! "Just 150 yards from this simple fisherman's cottage is a shingle beach. Nobody goes there, because there are sandy ones nearby, so you'll more or less have it to yourself for sunset walks. There are only three rooms, but the airy open-plan kitchen-cum-sitting room is big enough for long mornings in front of the papers, as well as leisurely suppers, and is warmed by an open fire." Sunday Times review (2010).
Cysgod-y-Mor ('in the shadow of the sea') is a charming little fisherman's cottage at Llanon beach. On a dead-end road, just 150 yards from the sea, the cottage sits virtually in the shadow of the historic Llansantffraed Church. Cute and romantic, you can come home to an open log fire and roll-top bath. Immaculately kept inside and out, the chief delight is the little-used beach. Being shingle the tourists spurn it in favour of nearby sandy beaches - which means that you'll often find you get the whole beach just to yourselves. See inside, watch video or unedited guest snaps here. NEW! proud to boast a hot tub at this charming little cottage too!
A fantastic and wonderful cosy cottage, the owner Amanda could not have done more to make us welcome and also to keep our holiday peaceful and quiet. Great hot tub and perfect for relaxing after the b...
The property is centrally-heating throughout and the cost of this is included in the holiday. There is also an open log fire.
Small entrance lobby with doors left (to bedroom) and right (to Cegin Fawr).
Cegin Fawr - the main room is open to the rafters, with sash windows to the front and side and a small window to the rear. It is an open-plan living space including the kitchen, lounge and dining areas.
The room is centred on the open log fire, and includes a leather double sofabed. CD Stereo. Plasma television with basic Sky satellite package. DVD player.
Note that if more than 2 stay the bathroom is off the main bedroom. We don't recommend this cottage for 4 adults.
The new kitchen: is in a simple country style with Belfast sink, solid wood counters, fridge and microwave. No freezer, but the fridge has ice compartment.
Dining: Table & chairs for 4.
Double Bedroom - with sash window to the front, and bathroom off to the rear. Stripped pine floor, new furnishings and a Victorian bedroom grate (not in use). Double height ceiling and internal walls clad in painted pine tongue & groove boards.
Bathroom - with window to rear & with all new fittings - a roll-top double-ended bath and a modern shower cubicle with power shower.
Outside - There is a small seating area with bench to the front inside the stone wall, and a very small enclosed garden to rear with new decking and hot tub.
The lane to the rear runs alongside the river down to the beach.
Parking (one car) is currently on a patch of land 20m down the lane, that belongs to Cysgod-y-Mor. In future the small rear garden may be replaced with parking directly behind the cottage.
Travel cot and high chair available on request. Guests to bring own cot bedding.
Like all Under the Thatch accommodation, this property is entirely non-smoking inside.
A fantastic and wonderful cosy cottage, the owner Amanda could not have done more to make us welcome and also to keep our holiday peaceful and quiet. Great hot tub and perfect for relaxing after the beautiful beaches locally. A must do is dining at the Harbourmaster in Aberaeron, perfect meal and lunch, also the The Feathers. Everything at the cottage was cosy, clean and cwtchy. Thank you for a lovely stay, will be back again
This is a beautiful cosy cottage in an idyllic village. It is a short walk to the beach and near a number of larger towns which have coffee shops and plenty of restaurants to choose from. The cottage is stylish and warm and the open fire and the hot tub really make this a great place to go and stay. I would highly recommend it and we would happily come again.
Excellent cosy cottage, will be back next year
Beautiful cottage, a real gem. Beautifully presented and a stones throw from the beach a perfect to get away from it all. The owners made us feel really welcome with the Christmas decorations and the mince pies & mulled wine. Thank you will deffinately be back! x
A great traditional cottage in a beautiful part of Wales - so many amazing places to visit nearby...
Very cosy little cottage, loved all the special touches provided by the owners. The hot tub was very relaxing especially in the evening looking up at the stars. Will definitely return soon.
A delightful cottage, both stylish and cosy, set in peaceful surroundings by the village church. The owners certainly make their guests feel welcome, leaving them a card and treats. We loved the fact that we could be on the beach in a minute, walking past other lovely cottages on the way. Residents and other holiday makers were all friendly when we met them on our journeys around the village and we were ideally placed for sightseeing. The hot tub was a real luxury after a day out and the 12pm departure time on your last day is very civilised!
Just came back from a wonderful stay in the cottage. What a gorgeous place! Location is perfect, so peaceful and romantic. Had some lovely morning and evening walks on the beach and travelled further afield for fantastic walking along the Welsh coastal path from Newquay and Llangrannog. We were also lucky enough to visit for the seafood festival at Aberaeron which was brilliant and we recommend the Harbour Master for dinner, amazing oysters! Will definitely be back. Thank you!
The cottage was just so cute and a fantastic use of a little house ! The addition on the hot tub was great. The cottage was clean and nicely decorated. The welsh cakes and welcome card were a nice touch.It was located in a lovely little hamlet , shame that there is no pub now in Llanon to have a bite or a drink . New quay by far the nicest local place to visit .
Just returned from Cysgod-y-Mor and oh my what a wonderful weekend we have had! A beautiful and cosy fisherman a cottage, very quirky, very romantic with its stunning interior and real log fire. Tucked away in what could be a little hobbit town, private secret garden with hot tub. Such a quiet and peaceful location it's next to a stream and only yards from a secluded rocky beach. I feel like I've left the real world for 3 days and hidden away in bliss xx
Absolutely stunning cottage! The images don't do it justice, better than what we expected. The treats on arrival were cute and the Christmas decorations were beautiful really added to the decor! Everything was perfect thank you for such a good holiday!
We had a fabulous weekend at Cysgod-Y-Mor. The cottage was comfortable and homely. The hot tub was a bonus! Great location - so nice to be so close to the sea. The perfect getaway for our first wedding anniversary. Would love to go back again one day. .
'A wonderful, relaxing cottage in a picturesque location. A meal at the Harbourmaster is a must, so is a trip to the water falls at Devils Bridge. Spent hours walking on the isolated beach. Many thanks to the housekeeper, the cottage is pristine, had a wonderful time. ' ~ Mike and Ramul from Southampton
'A beautiful, clean cottage. Absolutely gorgeous quiet area with lovely views. Celebrated a quiet and relaxing birthday here. Thank you. ' ~ Alison and Kim from Llanelli .
'A lovely cottage, in delightful surroundings. The cottage is beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. Lovely walks on and around the beach. This is a lovely place to spend a holiday and we will be back.' ~ Nigel and Danielle from Monmouthshire
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