Noyadd Trefawr – The Cottage

Ponthirwaun, Cardigan SA43 2RJ, Wales
Country Estate, Country House, In the Country, Manor House, Near the Sea, Restorations, Unusual Stays / Self Catering
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms

A cozy haven on the West Wales coast

There’s a positively Mediterranean atmosphere at Noyadd Trefawr’s two-bedroom holiday home, The Cottage. There are two guest bedrooms, a double and a twin, a sitting room with a wood-burning stove, a fully-equipped kitchen and a private sunny terrace.

The Cottage was once part of the Noyadd Trefawr estate, and is quietly set in the bluebell woods that make up part of the grounds. It’s a detached single-story property that has been stylishly and sympathetically converted. There ‘s a cosy sitting room with a wood-burning stove, a newly fitted kitchen with a dining table for four, and a newly fitted rainfall shower with a heated towel rail. There are two guest bedrooms, a double and a twin, carpeted with seagrass and sheepskin rugs and with comfortable beds draped in crisp white linens and feather duvets and pillows. There’s wifi, of course, as well as a TV with Netflix and Prime.

Outside, The Cottage has a private slate terrace garden with outdoor seating, a BBQ and an outdooor campfire area. Guests are free to explore the wider estate, with its ten acre grounds designed and landscaped 200 years ago, with a ha-ha, formal gardens, and an overgrown water garden threaded by countless streams that feed a Georgian lake.  Specimen trees including beech, oak, field maple and walnut dating back to the garden’s early days have now grown to maturity to give the grounds a parklike elegance.

Though it might lack the grandeur of the main manor house The Cottage provides a sheltered refuge, ideal for families wishing to explore this lovely stretch of the Welsh coast, and shares it’s calm, private setting in the landscaped grounds.

Noyadd Trefawr’s Cottage suggests:

Head for the beach. There are no less than 12 within a ten-minute drive, all linked by the Ceredigion Coastal Path. Then return to the comfort of your holiday home, with its rainfall shower and wood-burning stove: perfect peace for family fun.


Lodge Facilities

  • Children by Arrangement
  • Free off-street parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden

Local Amenities

  • Beaches
  • Bird Watching
  • Climbing
  • Cycling
  • Distillery/Brewery
  • Golf
  • Museums & Galleries
  • Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
  • Places of Historical Interest
  • Walking
  • Water Activities
  • Wild Swimming



Price per property per night

£130 - £150 

Minimum stays apply but depend on season. To check availability click here.


Noyadd Trefawr is set in the rolling dairy pastures of Ceredigion, latticed by high-sided single-lane roads. It's very near the coast - our favourite beach, Tresaith, is five miles away but there are more at Mwnt, Penbryn, Llangranog and Poppit Sands. These are all linked by the Ceredigion coastal path, with views to sea spotting dolphins and seals. The property is set on a tributary of the Hirwaun River which itself feeds into the Teifi: riverside walks drama at Cenarth Falls, beauty at Cilgerran Castle (immortalised by JMW Turner's picture that hangs in the Tate) and grandeur as it widens out to meet the sea at St Dogmaels. It's great for walking but can also be explored by paddleboard or canoe. The area is rich with stone age burial chambers, medieval abbeys and mighty Castles. Dylan Thomas wrote 'Under Milk Wood' near here, and there are some great pubs and restaurants, with more seeming to pop up each year. Noyadd Trefawr is 10 minutes from the town of Cardigan and 40 minutes from Fishguard or Camarthen so by car it does take some reaching. It's very close to West Wales Airport but sadly this is little help as this is no use for travellers: it is, instead, Europe's centre for Unmanned Aerial Systems.


"This is a little gem tucked away in tranquil surroundings and a place of outstanding natural beauty."
David, August 2023

Natasha and Quentin Penrhys-Evans

Natasha and Quentin Penrhys-Evans

  • Bio : Your hosts here are Natasha and Quentin Penrhys-Evans. Natasha spent her childhood in Brecon and Radnorshire before working in England as a journalist, fashion editor, antique collector and latterly an English Teacher. Quentin was a journalist and then a media consultant and has a passion for jazz music - you'll find quite a collection of vinyl here. In 2020 they moved in to Noyadd Trefawr and, after a year of intense renovation, opened it as a luxury B&B. Between them they project an air of effortless elegance and every guest here feels immediately at home.

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Ponthirwaun, Cardigan SA43 2RJ, Wales
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