Glan yr afon

Llandysul, Ceredigion

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


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.

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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
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Home truths

  • 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


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4 pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Pubs/restaurants 4 miles.


Nightly price
from £90
Weekly price
from £595
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 4
From £903 beds2 bedrooms


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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

  • Glad 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.