Noyadd Trefawr

Cardigan, Ceredigion
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)7932 643740
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£135 - £180
per night

Characterful mansion in west Wales surrounded by 10 acres of greenery and a lake, with the most glorious beaches and good restaurants just a short drive away


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

£135 - £180 per night

The Experience

This quirky Grade II-listed hall was built in the 16th century and remodelled in the Georgian style in 1820, and is surrounded by gardens, ancient woodland and a lake.

Natasha and Quentin live in a separate part of the house so are usually on hand if you need anything. Settle next to the wood-burner in the drawing room and pop some jazz on the record player (Quentin has quite the collection) or browse through the books and games. Breakfast is served at a communal dining table and is always made from seasonal, organic and locally sourced fare, including eggs from the resident chickens.

The nearest beaches are Aberporth and Tresaith, with the National Trust beaches of Mwnt and Penbryn also close by (all are superb); walk the Ceredigion Coast Path and you may see dolphins, porpoises and seals. There are good restaurants in Cardigan, a 15-minute drive away, and The Cherry Picked Farm Shop, which sells top-quality local goods, is a 10-minute drive.

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We think you'll love

  • Relaxing in a characterful old property surrounded by period features and antiques
  • The seasonal, organic breakfasts served to the accompaniment of jazz music
  • Having such wonderful beaches nearby for walking, swimming, picnics
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You should know

  • The twin bedroom has its own private shower room but it isn't en suite
  • The property is in the countryside - you'll need a car or bike to best explore the area


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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 £135
1 Twin
From £135
2 Doubles
From £145


Special offer: To all Sawday's customers in July or August booking a 3 night stay. Arrive to a bottle of the finest champagne ready to toast your health and happiness...

Booking information

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Minimum stay: 2 nights on Fridays and Saturdays in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Breakfast included, 2 courses.


A perfect, restorative autumnal short break - we only wish we had longer! It’s a beautiful old house, sensitively restored and full of lovely artwork. Our stylish bedroom was a masterclass in understated elegance, with fresh flowers and thoughtful selection of books on the dressing table. The very comfortable bed and deep quiet ensured an excellent night’s sleep. Natasha’s delicious breakfast set us up for a great day exploring the local area - plenty of helpful tips from our welcoming hosts - and we loved warming up with one of Quentin’s delicious cocktails beside the fire on our return.

Caroline, London

I think my daughter said it all when she told me ' when I woke up this morning I thought for a moment I had gone to heaven'! The whole experience was fabulous. The house has been stunningly restored with a calm elegance, yet also incredibly comfortable. Breakfast of locally sourced produce was absolutely delicious and the whole stay was completed by the warmth and generosity of Natasha and Quentin. Nothing seemed too much trouble and there recommendations of where to eat and beaches and walks to explore enabled us to really enjoy this special part of Wales.

Georgina, Bath

Noyadd Trefawr is a beautiful and serene place for a holiday. Natasha and Quentin are wonderful hosts with fantastic local knowledge. A roaring fire in the sitting room welcomed us after bracing walks and wild swims along the deserted coastal beaches. Our room was spacious, super clean and you would be hard pressed to find a bath with a nicer view across the woodland and fields. The cooked breakfasts were made with produce from local and organic supplies which we appreciated. We had supper one night and that was equally delicious.

Pippa, Glos

Utterly delightful place to stay, impeccably decorated and designed, in a stunning location. Our stay was an absolute joy, with a delicious breakfast, spot-on local recommendations and adorable hosts. Highly, highly recommended.

Tom, London

Noyadd Trefawr is a stunning house, elegantly furnished and utterly tranquil although conveniently near a beautiful coastline and many bars and restaurants. Our room was supremely comfortable with many thoughtful additions. Breakfast was a feast, the guests' sitting room was such a lovely place to relax in and the hosts couldn't have been more welcoming. We'll definitely be returning.


Noyadd Trefawr is a hidden treasure. Tucked away on its own small estate with a lake and bluebell woods, is a home full of immaculate detail. We had the most comfortable bed, luxurious bedding and stylish bathroom. There are countless suggestions from Natasha and Quentin for walks, cafes, restaurants and sites to visit. And when we returned from these, we were able to relax in absolute tranquility. Just what we ordered.

Alastair, East Sussex

We received a really warm welcome when we arrived at this superb characterful house. Our immaculate room was stylishly appointed and spacious with a fab en-suite shower room complete with underfloor heating. We spent the evening relaxing in the large and very comfortable sitting room listening to a selection of Quentin’s excellent vinyl collection whilst sampling some excellent but moderately priced wines by the fire. Breakfast was equally good. I have spent 40 years travelling the world and based on my experience I can unequivocally recommend this place and hope to return again.

Chris, Falmouth

Great old house with all mod cons. Superb hospitality from Quentin. First class service & breakfast.

Martin, Nailsea

Much care and attention has been considered throughout the renovation of Noyadd Trefawr. Situated within ten acres of tranquil gardens, the property is characterful and luxurious. The seasonal, locally sourced, organic breakfast on offer will set you up for a day of exploring the beautiful countryside and coastline.

Nicole, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're welcome to explore the extensive grounds, which are quiet and with no light pollution: spot red kites, swallows, swifts, kingfishers, owls, foxes and otters. The house is set in gorgeous countryside and near to some truly spectacular beaches, cycle paths and coastal walks.

Local points of interest from Natasha & Quentin Penrhys-Evans

  • New, delicious food places keep popping up nearby. Try Yr Hen Printworks, Crwst, Bara Menyn, and Pizzatipi in Cardigan and Tafell a Tan (the best pizza) in Llangranog. The Harbourmaster is further up the coast. The best pysgod a sglodion is also close
  • Tresaith with its golden sand, The Ship Inn pub and spectacular waterfall is our favourite beach and is only 10 minutes away. From Newport up to Ynyslas above Aberystwth, we have a plethora of amazing sandy beaches to choose from. Bring a bucket and spade!
  • The Ceredigion Coastal Path is stunning. Walk from Mwnt, Llangranog or Cymtudu to enjoy turquoise seas (on a sunny day), wild swim in a secluded beach and look out for dolphins and porpoises.
  • Noyadd Trefawr makes a perfect location for a honeymoon, special wedding or other anniversaries. We have a number of carefully designed celebratory packages on our website. We are also able to cater for house party weekends - email us directly to discuss.
  • The Teifi river gives beautiful walks as it meanders down through mid-Wales and opens into the estuary at Cardigan. Walk quietly and you will spot kingfishers and dragonflies. The more adventurous can swim, paddle-board or kayak their way along.
  • Dylan Thomas based LLareggub in 'Under Milk Wood' on New Quay which is 20 minutes' drive away. Explore his various drinking dens and listen the voices of UMW. Or, drive to Laugharne (45 mins drive) to see Thomas' later home and his writing shed.


Natasha & Quentin Penrhys-Evans

Natasha spent her childhood in Brecon and Radnorshire before moving to study in England. She worked as a journalist, fashion editor, antique collector and, more recently as an English teacher before moving back to Wales. As a child she would often spend summer holidays by the coast in Ceredigion. Quentin, previously a journalist and then a media consultant, has a passion for jazz music.