Ty'r Gof

Rhydlewis, near Llangrannog on West Wales coast
Guests: 2       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

Ty'r Gof

about the property

Sweet traditional Cardigan Bay cottage near Llangrannog and Penbryn in Ceredigion. The best holiday cottage near Rhydlewis village in West Wales. Sleeps 2, includes WIFI and pets are welcome.

Featured in '25 Beautiful Homes' magazine, and named in the UK’s Top Five ‘Lovenests’ by The Guardian newspaper. Tŷ'r Gof (The Blacksmith's Cottage) is a traditional West Wales 'croglofft' cottage and is loved by everyone who stays there for the simple bliss it provides- It is set in a lovely rural location just a few minutes drive from some of the best beaches in Wales including the National Trust beach at Penbryn. Small, simple, rustic, with luxurious touches such as cotton sheets and free Wi-Fi. This cottage is perfect for cosy romantic breaks for two (and your pooch!).

Tŷ'r Gof sits on a quiet road in a small hamlet just a five minute walk from Rhydlewis village (shop, salmon smokery, independent butcher - and a quirky tin post office!). Good country walks can be had immediately from the door, with guides provided in the cottage. See the local coast, the cottage from the front or from the rear or read two independent 5* reviews,reviews See our Facebook album or more photos of the cottage here.



latest review

This is a lovely cottage, although tiny it has been very well planned and provides practical touches so we didn't feel that anything had been forgotten. Very friendly and helpful but unobtrusive host,...

Rachael apps , September 2017

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£398.00 (based on two staying)
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£599.00 (based on two staying)
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double

facilities at Ty'r Gof

wifi broadband available
farm or rural location
young children welcome
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
open fire / woodburner

map - location

in detail

The cottage is essentially one open space with kitchen /Living and dining area - warmed by the new 8KW woodburner. Nobody (even in deep snow) has ever said they've been cold there. The woodburner can even warm the cottage the day after fire goes out!

Kitchen /Dining and living room

  • with cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer above,  Belfast sink and a Welsh slate work surface. Country views from window.
  • Cegin Fawr with 4m high ceiling giving sense of space. Flagstone floor, traditional Ceredigion 'simne lwfr' (wickerwork chimney, lined for the new 8KW woodburner).
  • Two modern sofas, table & chairs. Roberts digital radio and NEWfree broadbandWi-Fi
  • Doors front and back to gardens and country views from windows front and back.
  • Lovely traditional Welsh blankets adorn the bed and living area.


  • Double bed fitted with cotton sheets,electric blanket, traditional Welsh blankets and lit by traditional rooflight above that overlooks rear garden. Open as mezzanine to room below. Low headroom. A travel-cot is (permanently) at the cottage, but bring own baby cot bedding, and high chair if required.
  • Shower room: Large shower room with toilet and hand basin. Powerful shower. Wooden floor and rustic panelled walls.Heated towel rail, wall heater and panel blast-heater for when you get out the shower, fluffy cotton towels provided.


  • Garden: small garden to front that gets the sun most of the day, and a small raise patio with picnic bench to the rear with gorgeous views. Parking

local area

  • Rhydlewis - post office/shop,
  • Da Mhile Distillery - Independent, award winning farmhouse distillery in West Wales committed to bringing high quality organic artisan Gin, seaweed Gin, and organic whiskey - approx 4 miles
  • Rhydlewis Smokery - I mile
  • Dolphin watching from New Quay, Tresaith, Penbryn and Llangrannog beaches.
  • Fforest Cardigan Pizza Tipi, The Quays Cardigan - Delicious home fired pizza straight from the oven, views over the Teifi
  • Llangrannog - small fishing village and beach - 4.5 miles
  • Penbryn - NT beach - 4.5 miles
  • New Quay - Boat trips to see dolphins - 15 minute drive
  • Llanerchaeron NT estate - 20 min drive
  • Aberaeron - pretty Geogian harbour seaside town, The Hive, The Harbourmaster - 8 miles
  • Caws Cenarth (cheese) & organic cafe, walks - 2 miles
  • Newcastle Emlyn - food, cafes, antiques, castle - 5 miles
  • West Wales Wildlife Centre - otters etc - 5 miles
  • National Woollen Museum - History of weaving /spinning in Wales - 7 miles
  • The Daffodil Gastro pub 5.5 miles (11 minute drive)
  • La Calabria Authentic Italian restaurant specialising in a range of delicious homemade pasta and tasty dishes made from fresh local produce. 2.5 miles (7mins drive)
  • Brynoffnant stores ( Award winning Londis and Garage) Including: Local produce, off licence, fresh fruit, vedg, instore bakery and bags of logs etc.

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customer reviews for Ty'r Gof

This is a lovely cottage, although tiny it has been very well planned and provides practical touches so we didn't feel that anything had been forgotten. Very friendly and helpful but unobtrusive host, wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to others

- Rachael apps ,
September 2017

A little gem of a place; cosy & sympathetically restored. From the moment we arrived we started to relax. Well situated near lots of beaches & places of interest. Mwnt was magical; the little chapel; so many wild flowers and a fabulous sandy cove. We've fallen in love with this special cottage & this unspoilt haven in Wonderful Wales. We'll return soon.

- Joy cadwell ,
June 2017

This was the ideal cosy getaway after Christmas. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning

- Kate W,
January 2017

We have had a fantastic time at Ty'r Gof. The cottage is lovely and once the fire is burning, incredibly cosy. The location is great; we explored the area and got to some lovely beaches and costal walks. There is also a very good butcher in Rhydlewis and we will be taking some lamb back home with us!

- Euan lockwood ,
November 2016

The cottage does not disappoint, cosy, comfortable yet stylish. After a lovely day out walking it was nice to come back to, light a fire, watch the red kites circling above and enjoy the starry skies when it dropped dark. Would definitely recommend the cottage and the area.

- Cheryl S,
September 2016

Thank you for a lovely stay at Ty'r Gof. Beautiful cottage with everything you need neatly arranged in a relatively cosy space! We loved the comfy sofas and log burner, it was so relaxing coming back to the cottage after a day spent exploring the area. Lovely to see so many original features retained in the building without compromising on comfort. Diolch am benwythnos hyfryd.

- Rebecca F,
August 2016

Step into Ty'r Gof and step back into a slower more tranquil time. The cottage is interesting and quaint, and the sound effects of a bubbling brook and birdsong make this a very special place.

- Linda cabral ,
May 2016

Such a simple yet cosy cottage. The cottage was so warm and relaxing my wife and I didn't want to venture far, but there were plenty of places worth visiting. Llangranog and the costal path for one. The Wi fi was a bonus for keeping up to date with the world.

- Malcolm otter ,
March 2016

The perfect cottage to spend a relaxing holiday away from hustle and bustle. We loved the fire and the cosy atmosphere, Ty'r Gof has everything you need - comfy sofas, warm bed, hot shower and good cooking equipment. The location is beautiful and well positioned for visiting the coast and towns. We loved staying here and would definitely come back again. Thank you.

- Helen T,
March 2016

We needed to get away from it all and Ty'r Gof was the perfect recipe. We had an amazing holiday. We spent lots of time curled up in front of the fire, but there were plenty of places to explore by day as well. The cottage itself is perfect. Thank you.

- Alice S,
January 2016

Had a lovely few days in the cottage. Loved the warm welcome on arrival and we had everything we needed. The cottage is so charming and full of character. There is so much to do in the local area, especially for walkers/hikers, and the coast is superb. Thanks for a lovely stay.

- Samantha C,
January 2016

What an amazing little cottage, small and compact with a lovely mix of oddities. Basic but very comfortable, the log burner really does its job and the kitchen has just enough stuff to cook a variety of meals. Loads of things to do in the area. Thanks for a wonderful mini break.

- Mark anthony B,
November 2015

We loved this charismatic little cottage, restored with skill and love and very comfortable for 2 and a dog. We were greeted with sweet peas, Welsh cakes and newly laid eggs and in no time at all it felt like home. An ideal base for a week's holiday, the area was new to us, long coast path walks, picnics on secluded sandy beaches (forget swimming without a wet-suit!), miles of empty country lanes.

- Suzan T,
August 2015

My second visit even better than the first. So snug in the winter and airy in the summer. Appreciated the eggs, Welsh cakes and sweet peas welcoming me to this idiosyncratic, well equipped and well thought out cottage where I felt very at home. Incredibly comfortable bed. Weather was perfect for swimming at Llangrannog, Mwnt and Penbryn. Stars and meteor shower spectacular on Penbryn beach. Self catered this time but good places to eat out all around. Lots of information in visitors book/leaflets about interesting places to visit but I especially enjoyed a return to Dyffryn Fernant Gardens near Fishguard (Stop off for lunch at the Kitchen Garden restaurant in Newport). Well signposted walks everywhere and if the weather is inclement there are friendly towns like Newcastle Emlyn that are well worth a visit as is Jo Finch's pottery above Aberporth.. Didn't have time for the very worthwhile boat trip from Newquay this time but saw seals at Cymtydu, at dusk, Ty'r Gof is so well placed to explore this whole area but it also encourages you to visit the farm shop at nearby Sarnau , spend time cooking good food and eating it, reading, listening to the radio and just slowing down. Wonderful!

- Maureen cooper ,
August 2015

A wonderful stay in a beautiful little cottage- wish we could have stayed longer.

- Bronwen B,
August 2015

Great little cottage, exactly as advertised. Cosy in the evenings with the log fire roaring, and a bottle of wine on the go! Walked to Rhydlewis, drove to Llangrannog, Penbryn, New Quay and Newcastle-Emlyn, and got all the supplies of food and fuel we need from either the local post office or the garage just a couple of miles away. Well worth it... and thanks for the fresh eggs and Welsh cakes. Yum! P&S, and one very lazy Labrador.

- S C,
July 2015

We have just had another wonderful & very relaxing visit to Ty'r Gof. The weather was kind to us again but it wouldn't make any difference as there is always something to do. The cottage is perfect and caters to our needs perfectly. We enjoyed a lovely welcome on a rainy evening with welsh cakes (addictive), fresh eggs and a roaring fire. Thank you, we'll be back again soon.

- Helen hancox ,
July 2015

The sun shone and the cottage was wonderful. It was very peaceful and we loved listening to the birdsong,including the owl at night. A very quirky unique stay.....and the dogs loved it too!

- Lynne lewis ,
June 2015

What an absolutely magical weekend at a magical cottage. Cosy, beautiful and even better than described, the cottage was a dream come true and we can't wait to go back.

- Sara H,
June 2015

Stunning little cottage, charming decor - beautiful in its simplicity.

- Corrinne T,
June 2015

The radio was on and a welcoming fire lit - we felt we were coming home rather than just visiting. Once inside we found everything we could want for a pleasant stay and that was just as it turned out to be.

- David T,
May 2015

This venue was wonderful and consequently our short holiday was very enjoyable and successful. As with our previous experience of the organising company "Under The Thatch", everything was totally organised and the instructions were clear. The cottage is just hidden away from the road and is peaceful and secluded. The fire had been lit just prior to our arrival the whole property was wonderfully warm. There's only one bedroom up stairs in a quaint loft and by glow of the fire the wintry evenings were very special. There is no TV but you can listen to music, read, play games and talk. We bought lovely food from local producers and farm shops which we prepared in the small but well equipped kitchen and had a great time. There's no shortage of interesting places to visit in the vicinity and and if you plan your time well you'll return tired and happy to Ty'r Gof in the evening. We visited in the winter when it was cosy and romantic and I'm sure a stay at any other time of year would be equally idyllic. Highly recommended.

- Gruffydd harries ,
May 2015

Ymweliad cysurus iawn. Fe ddown eto. A very relaxed stay. We'll be back.

- Shon W,
May 2015

In a word - 'perfect'. In four words - 'perfect, very much so'. I could go on, but that would only spoil the surprise - enjoy!

- Colin S,
May 2015

A beautiful cottage, well equipped and in a great area for walking, cycling or visiting the beaches. We loved the decor, the wood burner was definitely a favourite and the kitchen facilities meant we had brilliant breakfasts which we ate outside, due to unseasonably glorious weather! Not to mention the Red Kites which soar overhead on a daily basis. Lovely and relaxing, just what we needed!

- Sarah B,
May 2015

'Such a beautiful cottage for our Honeymoon! It is 200% better than we anticipated, loved the peace and quiet. We made a pact to turn off our mobile phones and have banned radio and newspapers - it is bliss!' ~ David & Suzanne from Horwich, who stayed in January

July 2014

'One of the loveliest, most relaxing places we've ever stayed. Fantastic walks (saw dolphins and a snake!), and fabulous locally produced food that we brought home to warm on the stove. Stuff mushrooms with local Perl Las chese - delicious!' ~ Gail & Aaron, who stayed for Aaron's 24th birthday in Marc

July 2014

Simply the BEST!' ~ David, who stayed in March

July 2014

'This is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in - perfect! The location is fantastic and everyone is very friendly and welcoming. This is definitely the place to come to if you want to relax..we'll be back!' ~ Emma, Craig & Maxi Jazz (dog) who stayed in April

July 2014

"Lovely to arrive to a blazing fire! We had an ace weekend. It was exactly what we both needed at this particular point in time. We shall return soon! ~ Rachael and Kevin ~ who stayed in February

July 2014

"Completely exceeded our expectations on a cold, wet Friday night. Absolutely LOVE the Welsh blankets and all the quirky touches -even an intact Thermos! Spent the days exploring the local area. Llangrannog was our favourite, we were even asked to help the locals land their boat!! Perfect evenings spent by the fire listening to Radio 6 and repeatedly voicing our delight at being here!! VERY comfy bed! Thank you very much "~ Kate and Sam ~ who stayed in February 2013

July 2014

VERY comfy bed!

July 2014

Perfect evenings spent by the fire listening to Radio 6 and repeatedly voicing our delight at being here!!

July 2014

Spent the days exploring the local area. Llangrannog was our favourite, we were even asked to help the locals land their boat!!

July 2014

"Completely exceeded our expectations on a cold, wet Friday night. Absolutely LOVE the Welsh blankets and all the quirky touches -even an intact Thermos!

July 2014
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