Glan yr afon

Llandysul, Ceredigion
+44 (0)7955 824882
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£110 - £200
per night
£695 - £1395
per week

A beguiling retreat for a couple or a family of four – feel cosy and secluded in a thatched cottage close to the coast


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£110 - £200 per night

£695 - £1395 per week

The Experience

Follow narrow green lanes to a lush valley, where this whitewashed cottage stands near a handsome bridge over the river. The lane is now a sleepy back road, so it’s a restful spot; the river flows by gently in summer, more vigorously in winter.Romantics can stay snug here by the oil-burning stove in the living room, climb a stepladder to the loft space with a book, or walk through woods to a quiet beach. Families will love the higgledy-piggledy garden, perfect for hide and seek, and beautiful sandy beaches ten minutes away by car.For eating out you have a choice of small villages – head for Llangrannog, just over three miles away, to eat fish and chips on the beach in summer, or settle in to the Pentre Arms for good pub food. There’s good surfing from the beach here too.

Glan yr afon - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The utter tranquillity in the middle of nowhere
  • Quiet beaches in easy reach on foot or by car
  • The unusual living room and traditional 'crog' loft
Glan yr afon - Gallery

You should know

  • The twin room is quite snug and low-roofed for two adults
  • The cottage has limited space inside to spread out
  • The loft's ladder won't suit the less than nimble


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £110
Weekly price
from £695
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 4
From £1103 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
4 pm
Check out
Other details
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 4 miles.


This is a truly memorable place to stay. The situation of this chocolate-box pretty cottage is breathtakingly beautiful, equalled by the thoughtfully restored, designed and decorated interior and the magical, secluded gardens overlooking the stream. There is a spirit of generosity about a stay here, from the handwritten welcome card to the farm-shop supplied goodies, the quality of the bed linen and soaps and all the mod cons you could wish for. We’re already planning our return!


Magical – a beautiful and cosy cottage with a lovely big garden beside a bridge over a stream. Just inland from coastal walks on Cardigan Bay. We were warmly recommended Glan Yr Afon by friends and will pass the favour on. And we hope to be back.

Sam, London

Had the best stay in this beautiful cottage, loads of things to do near by and also just nice to stay in with the fire on and playing games or read a book, would come back again.

Jess, Cheshire

The most beautiful place to take time out. The cottage is filled with history but has been brought bang up to date in the most considered way. Top class comfort and style. Plenty to do nearby, but equally lovely to read a book by the fire.

Lucy, London

We had an amazing stay at Glan yr Aron. The cottage has been renovated to such a high standard whilst ensuring the building has retained its character. There is everything you need during your stay. Beautiful furnishings and the cottage is so cosy. The garden is beautiful, so relaxing and peaceful. James & Gemma are excellent hosts and made sure our stay was perfect. A lovely welcome pack was left with Welsh treats. Very appreciated. We will definitely be returning. We regularly stay at lots of different holiday cottages and this is one of the best!

Sarah, Monmouthshire

We stayed in Glan yr afon, near Cardigan, for our honeymoon. The cottage was wonderful and so pretty, it was beautifully furnished with wooden beams, other period features and absolutely everything we needed. It stands in a gorgeous garden, even in February we were able to sit on one or other of the many benches and enjoy the birdsong and sound of the river which runs through the garden. It was a perfect location for a honeymoon and we will definitely go again. Ps. The welcome pack was very generous and also Gemma had left a lovely card for us.

Ali, Chepstow

With frosty mornings and a dusting of snow, we couldn’t have asked for a more magical stay. The cottage was warm and inviting, a perfect size two. We enjoyed walks and drives to the nearby beaches and hot toddies by the fire pit. Gemma and James were very accommodating and responsive when we got a little iced in. Highly recommend a stay at this picturesque thatched beauty.

Stacey, Bridgend

A beautiful thatched cottage in a rural area. A very comfortable and stylish place to stay and so relaxing. The hosts were excellent with all queries and questions. A truly fantastic place to stay. Thank you so much.

A, Monmouth

We had a wonderful stay at Glan yr afon in Penbontrhydyfothau, Ceredigion. The cottage is extremely clean and very comfortable. The garden is lovely and has lots of places to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. A very special place.

Julie, Matlock

Lovely Thatched Cottage in its own little forest valley with stream in Garden next to quiet country lane. Beautiful garden with carefully placed seats to enjoy garden, wildlife and bird song (at eight time of year). The hosts are really amenable and helpful with a lovely welcoming package. Cottage has decent size bathroom, bedroom and living space with large kitchen dining area including modern utilities. There is an easy forest walk to small cove or longer walk into Llangrannog. Worth a visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner and beach. Also recommend New Quay as this has lovely beach and vibe

Andrew, Chelmsford

A truly wonderful place. The cottage is just perfect with everything you could ask for a relaxing holiday. The grounds and surrounding area are so peaceful.

Helen, Stratford upon Avon

This is a magical place! We arrived as light was fading and just after a bout of very heavy rain, so the river was swollen and there was a lot of water running down the ancient lanes that lead to the village. As soon as we opened the door, we felt cocooned in comfort and surrounded by character. The historic cottage has been brought back to life with such care and sensitivity. The welcoming touches were greatly appreciated, and we had everything we needed for a very relaxing stay. The walk along the coastal path from Llangrannog towards Aberaeron was fabulous. We'll be back!

Debbie, Welland, Malvern

What a perfect retreat. The house is stunning, beautifully furnished with really lovely homely touches and the welcome pack was fab. The garden is on several levels and full to the brim with flowers. A favourite was sitting there listening to the stream and reading a book. The area, Ceredigion, is stunning. Beautiful rolling hills and stunning cove beaches. We didn't do much because of Covid but if you want a quiet, beautiful and relaxing break look no further. James and Gemma were also so kind answering a number of questions. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or to return... thanks so much!

Natalia, London

Genuinely as amazing all the reviews said! An amazing oasis; we feel totally recharged. We'll certainly be back!


Stayed four glorious nights. It rained, it was windy but we were snuggled up in our beautiful hideaway. Blue flag beaches, the Ceredigion Way to explore and baby seals on the rocks. Who needs sun!

Muiread, Builth Wells

This was our second visit to what is the most beautiful cottage in the world, wonderfully restored with everything you need and surrounded by a magical garden. We love the stream, the walk to Cwmtydu (a seal hangs out there every day), cycling up and down the hills and hiking along the best stretch of coastal path in Wales. Perfect for active kids and nature-lovers. And I have to mention the incredibly comfy beds. Highly recommend!

Nette, London

Glan yr afon is a beautifully restored, traditional cottage in a secluded hamlet with a river running through the foot of the fantastic and extensive gardens. The interior decor is superb and many original features of the cottage have been tastefully retained. The location is peaceful with only the restful sound of running water and the trees rustling. Local beaches and towns are easily accessible and due to Ceredigion's low population nowhere feels overcrowded. Gemma & James' (the owners) guest service is first class. This is a really special place to get away from it all.

Ian, Chapel-en-le-Frith

I had the most magical stay with my two children at Gemma and James’ beautiful Glan yafon and have been constantly dreaming about our return as soon as possible! The cottage is the most welcoming havens I’ve ever stayed in. It has been restored lovingly and with the greatest attention to detail. There is great taste in each detail. It is clearly the house and gorgeous garden of an artist. We spent a few wonderful days exploring the the secret coves and woodland walks along with the excellent recommendations for places to eat. A perfect stay!

Carolyn, Cambridge

This is an amazing cottage. Cute, homely and with style. The setting is beautiful with a babbling stream and large grounds. The owners left us a welcome pack of wine, chocolate and cakes to name a few things. Can’t recommend this cottage highly enough x

Pat, London

We stayed in this lovely cottage over Christmas and couldn't have asked for anywhere more perfectly magical. Every detail had been considered (incl Gemma's v thoughtful welcome gifts and mini Xmas tree & hand made decorations!), the bed was comfiest we've ever slept in, the shower powerful, the kitchen beautifully equipped and the cottage & garden both utterly idyllic, with a beautiful stream running at the bottom of the garden and multiple seating areas outside to enjoy the location and amazing local nature! We can't wait to go back and have already recommended it far and wide.

Elliot, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

The cottage is one of a few houses in a scattered hamlet a mile or so from the coast. A 35-minute walk leads to the nearest beach and onto some spectacular sections of the Ceredigion Coast Path. You might spot seals and dolphins from the shoreline, and you can swim or surf from unspoilt sandy beaches at Cymtydu or Llangrannog. Good eating places include pubs, cafés and fine dining at The Harbourmaster in Aberaeron.

Local points of interest from Gemma & James Wiseman

  • Glan yr afon is located just a short walk (via ancient forest) from one of the best sections of the stunningly beautiful Ceredigion Coast Path. Or, cross the path and 10 minutes later you are at Cwmtydu beach (NT). Bring stout boots whatever the weather!
  • Relax in Llangrannog - Great for sunbathing on the beach, bodyboarding, amazing gelato and a couple of great eateries. Our favourite area is the 'secret' beach (Cilborth), accessible at low tide or a short walk over the top of the cliff on the coast path!
  • Watch the dolphins from New Quay harbour (with its Dylan Thomas connections) - Take a boat trip, or (our tip) they can often be seen from late afternoon from the harbour wall. We've seen dolphins & porpoises from most of the nearby beaches too!
  • Get active! Sea-kayaking, paddle-boarding, river canoeing, coasteering and many other fun/adrenalin-pumping activities are available nearby - Or book for a couple of hours sea fishing from New Quay. A great way to see the coast!
  • The colourful Regency houses surrounding the harbour and some lovely places to eat (Harbour Master is just one) make Aberaeron a fantastic place to spend time. Grab a drink and watch the sun set from the harbour wall. Great crabbing for the children too!
  • Simply relax at the cottage! There's always something to see in the garden (red kites often circle overhead). The garden has lots of 'nooks and crannies' to read & relax in. On a wintery day the cottage is cosy & warm so curl up with a book or sketchbook.


Gemma & James Wiseman

James and Gemma found the cottage while staying with friends nearby, and have since restored it with loving attention to detail as well as James' architectural expertise. It has involved new wiring, plumbing and heating, and the use of traditional materials to keep the spirit of the original building alive. They are delighted that guests will stay and add to Glan yr afon's long history.