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Stone cottage | Peaceful rural location | Dog friendly | Smallholding | Eco

6 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
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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. Cwt Mochyn cottage was once an old cow barn and pig sty, built in the early 1800's. This spacious detached six person, three bedroom cottage is also environmentally friendly, the winner of a Green Tourism Gold Award. A contemporary fitted kitchen has all the mod-cons, but reclaimed and hand-made furniture not found in any catalogue or department store give it a character all its own. A wood burning stove, vintage Welsh wool blankets and hot water bottles keep all the family 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. We accept up to two adults dogs (no puppies). Water bowls, sofa blankets and rub down towel are provided, and we can recommend local places for dog walks and dog friendly pubs. The cottage has an enclosed garden. We ask that you clean up after your dogs, do not leave them unattended in the cottage and, as we have animals on the smallholding, that your dogs are kept on the lead when away from the cottage on site. The cottage has its own private garden and patio where you breakfast on a sunny morning under the watchful gaze of a passing free range chicken, a lawn where you can challenge the family to a game of croquet, or maybe just sit out in the evening to enjoy a glass of wine watching the red kites soar above while you barbecue 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 you and the kids have the run of our smallholding, meet the sheep and help feed the pigs their tea, follow our nature treasure trail, go pond dipping for bugs, be the “King of the Castle” in our stream-side treehouse, cook your dinner cowboy style on the campfire as the sun goes down. More
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About the Owner
Philippa/David P
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2015
Interaction with guests
We will be here to welcome you on your arrival and hand you the keys to your cottage. We live on site so are available in the event you have any problems or wish to ask for directions to an unpronounceable Welsh village!
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Reviewed 25 July 2019

The booking was easy and stress-free, with loads of info from David and Phillipa. We found the spot easy but with Google maps (use the site name, not the postcode), not your car sat-nav. We arrived early evening and the only thing we had forgotten...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Banceithin, VR Owner at Stone cottage | Peaceful rural location | Dog friendly | Smallholding | Eco, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2019

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the food. Fair comment about the garden fence - originally it was only intended to keep small children in and not dogs! When it needs replacing we will put in something a little higher. Maybe see you again...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

Everything at the cottage was geared for maximum comfort for the guests. Frozen food was available with a full range of jams and relishes. Beds and living area and kitchen very comfortable and the dogs just loved being there. A full range of DVDS were...More

Date of stay: December 2017
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Banceithin, VR Owner at Stone cottage | Peaceful rural location | Dog friendly | Smallholding | Eco, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your review

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

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Date of stay: December 2017
Banceithin, VR Owner at Stone cottage | Peaceful rural location | Dog friendly | Smallholding | Eco, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed in the larger of the two properties, six adults and a toddler. The accommodation was very well equipped, clean and well designed. The welcome pack of food was a lovely touch. The grounds are super, giving us chance to explore with the little...More

Date of stay: August 2016
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

Cwt Mochyn is truly a gem of a place; and don't be tempted into thinking that eco-tourist self-catering cannot also be the height of luxury - Gold Star Award Winning provision isn't lightly won. The barn conversion is attractive and tasteful, with an artistic flair...More

Date of stay: September 2015
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Game Room
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
There's plenty to do outside our gate: spend days running free in the dunes at Ynys-las or flying kites on the wide sweeping beach; splash in waves at Tresaith or get out on the Cardigan Bay sea to ride the waves and explore the caves while dolphin spotting in kayaks or on a boat; head inland to get crafty at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, follow your nose (and stomachs) on the Ceredigion Taste Trail or go full steam ahead on the Rheidol Valley Railway. In the evening treat the family to a fish 'n' chips supper in Aberaeron then head back home to your cottage for a rowdy family board game or table tennis competition, then round off the day after the kids have gone to bed by lighting the wood burning stove and settling down with a glass of wine.
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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