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Banceithin - Self-catering cottages in Ceredigion

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Bethania, Llanon, SY23 5NP, Ceredigion
Wales, United Kingdom

David & Philippa Pickworth

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+44 (0)1974 272559(landline)

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2 charming cottages on owners’ smallholding. One is perfect for 2, the other for families, both have gardens, wood-burners & bags of style

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Eco heaven doesn't have to come bereft of style: here are two neat cottages, formerly a pig sty and cowshed, now modernised with just the right amount of history in the mix: exposed stone walls, original archways, antique pieces, textiles from Jane Beck Welsh Blankets. David and Philippa who live in the farmhouse opposite have ten bountiful acres with an orchard, vegetable beds, humming bees, happy pigs and owl boxes. Each cottage has a private garden and shares a games room (table tennis, dart board, giant outdoor chess). Double height living/dining areas feel airy and spacious, the smaller cottage has a spiral staircase; both have wood-burning stoves, TV/DVDs and comfy seating. Kitchens and bathrooms have glossy red units, cheery tiles and eco friendly products. The couple find time to make pies and preserves (buy yours from the honesty box), greet guests, and get involved in local life. Children will love collecting eggs, feeding the animals, pond dipping, and building dens under the treehouse. Shops are three miles away, the coast seven and there's plenty of rolling countryside to tramp, including miles of coastal path.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from David & Philippa Pickworth:

Local points of interest from
David & Philippa Pickworth:

  • Sustainably run cottages & smallholding in secluded valley in rural location. Winners of Best Self-catering Accommodation, UK Green Tourism Awards. For every booking we donate £1 to Compassion in World Farming. Up to 2 adult dogs welcome (Cwt Mochyn only).
  • Basket of goodies provided (not forgetting treats for dogs too); home cooked food and our own juicy sausages, other produce & preserves available. Groceries, including Welsh cheeses, can be ordered from local organic shop. BBQ & firepit for outdoor cooks.
  • The smallholding is a wildlife haven & in dark skies area. Perfect for birdwatching & stargazing! Treehouse, hammock &sundowner spot. Paraglide off mountains; tee off by the sea; cycle on country lanes; walk in Welsh drover tracks; catch mackerel for tea.
  • Explore the Dolphin Coast: sweeping dunes at Ynys-las; family friendly sandy beaches at Llangrannog & Aberporth; bustling seaside town of New Quay; quirky coves with caves at Cwmtudu & Penbryn. Get out on the sea to dolphin spot in a kayak or on a boat.
  • Meet the Welsh farming community at the local real ale pub (8 minutes drive away) or for something more cosmopolitan try Harbourmaster, Summer Grill or Hive in Aberaeron. Markets in Cardigan, fishmonger in Aberaeron, butcher in Lampeter, lots of local food
  • Visit studios of local artists Moriath Glass & Helen Elliott; treat yourself to vintage Welsh wool blankets & clothes from nearby Jane Beck's Ty Zinc shop; step back in time at Cilgerran Castle & Welsh Wool Museum; get crafty at the Welsh Wildlife Centre.
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Guest feedback
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"Complete peace and relaxation in beautiful surroundings with everything at hand for a wonderful four night stay. We found it very difficult to drag ourselves away from the cottage each day to explore the area, but the effort was rewarded. Back at work now, but still calm and serene! Thanks to David and Philippa for creating such a haven."

Caroline - DARLINGTON, United Kingdom

September 2015
"David and Phillipa couldn't have been more helpful. We were provided with 'the Bible' of things to do, places to eat and more. My husband and I stayed with our 3 year old in the large house, and we had a great time. Bed was incredibly comfortable and general decor and finishings were modern but cosy. We have recommended to friends and family and hope to return soon. Our 3 year old absolutely loved watching the farm animals and going on the treasure hunt. Plenty of games on site to keep you entertained as well as beautiful country walks. Thank you for a wonderful holiday :)"
June 2015
"We stayed at Hen Ffermdy and absolutely loved the cottage. The area is beautiful and the animals, especially the begging chickens, are great fun. David and Phil are excellent hosts and always around to give helpful advice or to supply delicious pies and jam. We hope to return next year for another holiday of peace and relaxation."
May 2013

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  • 2 Cottages for 2 - 6
Price:(i) £300 to£880 per week

Short break discounts: up to 3 nights 50%; 15% of weekly rate per additional night up to 6 nights

Special Offer: Offers on hideaway escapes for two - 10% discount on our cosy cottage Hen Ffermdy for bookings made within 2 weeks of arrival. Like to spread out? 25% discount on Cwt Mochyn cottage for couples sharing 1 room (cot for infant available).

Booking info:

Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.




Bethania, Llanon, SY23 5NP, Ceredigion

Self-catering Cwt Mochyn (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double; 1 double & 1 twin/double sharing 1 bathroom
Price: (i) £ 510 to £ 880 per week
Self-catering Hen Ffermdy (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double
Price: (i) £ 300 to £ 440 per week

David & Philippa Pickworth

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+44 (0)1974 272559(landline)

+44 (0)7794 738403(mobile)