West Wales coast near Aberaeron
Architect’s own West Wales holiday cottage in this simple barn conversion near to Cardigan Bay. Looking for a Welsh holiday cottage near Aberaeron, New Quay or the Ceredigion coast? You’ve found one of the best!
Cuddfan is a cosy, stylish architect-designed barn conversion for two in the hills above the delightful Aeron Valley, 6 miles from the seaside towns of New Quay and Aberaeron. A former spiritual retreat, the farm is now restored and managed as an exemplar of sustainability with wind turbine and ground-source heat pumps.
Cuddfan is a snug cottage for two, sensitively inserted into the rough stonework of a cart house and stables. The carefully crafted timber interior is comfortable and imaginatively designed. The snug is open to the exposed A-frame roof beams and has a woodburner for added cosiness. Sleeping is above, in what was the hayloft, up steep stairs. The lavatory with wet room shower is an immaculate pod. Local natural materials – stone, oak, ash, douglas fir and lime are dominant. See larger photos of this sustainable West Wales Holiday Cottage
The location was superb as was the quality of the accommodation. The domestic chickens and geese are great to wake up too as are the sounds of birds and the well camouflaged toads.Great place to unwin...
The location was superb as was the quality of the accommodation. The domestic chickens and geese are great to wake up too as are the sounds of birds and the well camouflaged toads.Great place to unwind as well as having easy access to coast river and bog walks.We will return.
Great contemporary conversion of old barns, lovely peaceful setting with easy access to beaches, Aberaeron and great walking nearby. Excellent hosts and quiet spot to relax and watch the geese and chickens - definitely one to recommend.
What a fantastic place to get away from it all. Beautiful surroundings, so many lovely places to walk and such a warm welcome from Hugh, Jude and their dog, geese and chickens. We have stayed here three times now and would go back again. The cottage is so well designed with lots of cool little details that make it very special. Great shower, very comfortable bed and every ammenity that you need for a wonderful holiday. We would also highly recommend ordering at least one of Jude's breakfast baskets- totally delicious!
Cuddfan did not disappoint! It was a lovely retreat, very quiet and secluded - the geese and the breeze in the trees were all we heard. All of the details are just right, the wooden beams and dowelling, the metal hand rail - lovely towels and bedding. A wonderful project. I whole heartedly recommend it. Oh - and of course amazing walks, beaches and hidden coves if you want to seek out a secluded spot. I just wish we were better at handling a wood burning stove. May have to come back.
We found Cuddfan a delightful place to stay. We were in need of somewhere that was quiet but that also had a bit of character. The cottage is in a beautiful area and has bucket loads of character! Everyone was very welcoming (including Jimi the dog, the geese, the chickens, the wild horses and of course not forgetting the owners Jude and Hugh). We will definitely be going back again but hopefully for a bit longer next time.
A very relaxing stay. The cottage very clean and lovely simple decor, all our expectations if not more were met. Breakfast with the chickens! Evenings spent in front of the log burner (even though the weather was very good!) Nice and quiet location, lovely owners but nicely they left us alone. Good local small towns and beaches nearby. Local walks and a good National Trust property not too far away. Would highly recommend Cuddfan.
We had a very relaxing week at Cuddfan - the location is perfect for exploring the area and the accommodation is comfortable, well appointed and distinctive. The owners are helpful but unobtrusive and there are plenty of grounds to wander in with chickens and geese roaming free. There is only one other self catering cottage plus an airstream caravan on site so you don't feel cramped. The cottage is quite spacious and comfortable, with a good standard to everything and nice little design details. We missed the lack of a proper settee (although there is one in the shared lounge area) and also found the bed a little small, but these things weren't a big deal. The cottage is well located for exploring the area, which has a huge amount of things to do, whatever direction you head in. We enjoyed Aberaeron, Aberporth and Mwnt.
'A very peaceful stay. Cuddfan proved to be very calming, just what we needed.' C.C. Malvern
'We have had an absolutely wonderful time here. We love our little home and although we are really sad to leave we know we will be back. Beautiful area, lovely beaches, quaint little villages and towns.' M.D. Manchester
'Exactly what we expected and more. The perfect get away if only we could have stayed longer.' S. and O.H. London
'A beautiful and welcome retreat from the daily grind thank you.' J.S. London
'As an architect I enjoyed every little detail in the cottage, as a tourist well…..I love Wales, I love the countryside, I love the little towns next the Irish sea, just spectacular, thank you.' O.C. and S.K. Columbia
‘Probably the most relaxing weekend we’ve ever had – which is exactly what we needed….The meadow is teaming with wildlife, we’ve seen butterflies, bats, red kites and even a heron.’
'Everything we’d hoped for. A most relaxing and tranquil place…Hot showers and generous tasty breakfast hamper to start the day.’
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