Teifi Valley, West Wales - c20 mins. to beach
Historic Welsh longhouse family holiday cottage perfect for exploring Cardigan Bay and Ceredigion. Hot tub included, and sleeping 6 with plenty of space for everyone in this traditional Welsh holiday farmhouse.
'Rhiwson is an historic longhouse in the Teifi valley, west Wales. The Grade II-listed house has a thatch and tin roof, a four-poster bed, a garden with a millpond and an orchard. There are no roads in sight and guests have free access to 180 acres of pasture.' The Guardian, selecting it as the best location for a family Christmas.
An historic Welsh longhouse (c.1710) with wonderful views across the Teifi valley and 180 acres of pasture over which you have free access. Great for two couples/ family groups as it splits internally into two wings. The ancient thatched roof has been preserved under a protective layer of tin since the 1920s, and Rhiwson is now Grade II* Listed for its historic interest. Inside has recently been modernised in a comfortable modern farmhouse style. No roads in sight or earshot, and although the property manager lives in the converted stabling across the farmyard your windows virtually all face the other way across open fields. See larger photos of this Welsh longhouse or an aerial photo. Independent 5* review.
We had a lovely time at this very well equipped cottage. The hot tub made all the difference. Lovely clean comfortable bed linen and furnishings. Hope to return in the near future. A wonderful retreat...
The property is centrally heated throughout and always warm. WIFI (to be installed by easter 2014)
Kitchen with cooker, microwave etc. Accessed from the lounge via a step.
Parlour -TV, DVD, CD player etc. with electric fire
Living/ Dining - with Oil-fired Rayburn
Bedroom 1: Ground Floor double bedroom with four-poster bed + cot. En-suite.
Bedroom 2: King size bed.
Bedroom 3: Two single beds.
Family bathroom: bath with shower over.
Utility Room: Washing machine, fridge freezer & dishwasher
Garden (enclosed) with millpond (enclosed), orchard, dining furniture. Free access to 180 acres of private farmland. Double swing for kids.
Hot tub with views (to be installed by easter 2014)
We had a lovely time at this very well equipped cottage. The hot tub made all the difference. Lovely clean comfortable bed linen and furnishings. Hope to return in the near future. A wonderful retreat to get away from it all.
Loveliness indeed. Highly recommended x
We was met at the cottage by the owner who was extremely friendly and helpful ,the cottage itself was amazing and so was the surrounding area and the hot tub was the icing on the cake we shall be returning .
Beautiful place. Fab holiday.
An amazing place to unwind and relax.A wonderful hot tub to come home to after day trips to the beautiful coast near by. A building full of character with a friendly host who is on hand to answer any holiday questions, we hope to return.
A lovely setting, and warm welcome from Eleri. The traditional (And ancient) Welsh long house was beautiful and fascinating (that beautful ceiling!), but with all modern comforts and very comfy beds - Plus more space than we could possibly need! The hot tub was a welcome soother after a day walking, or on the beach. Diolch! :)
Absolutely amazing. Exceeded our expectations and will certainly be recommending to friends and family.
Wonderful stay. Extremely relaxing environment in a beautiful property. Could not ask for more.
Wonderful location, short drive to coast. Beautifully clean, spacious and well equipped accommodation and so quiet! Hot tub is the icing on the cake. Lovely welcome always.
Worked out great for the three generations of our family - grandparents took the downstairs en-suite wing, and we had upstairs with baby - perfect! Very clean and comfortable.
Very comfortable and cosy - just right with our 9 month old baby. Lovely to be in the hot tub and watch the spring lambs frolicking. Very kind owner who lives near. We'll be back!
Wonderfully relaxing holiday in this beautiful quirky cottage. Host was a perfect mix of friendly but discreet. The cottage was very clean on arrival. Hot tub used daily, rain or shine!
Lovely clean and cozy rooms. Better than it looked in the photos! Loads of space for us all (4 adults, 1 baby). Friendly owner. Hot tub was brilliant. We had a great time (regardless of the wet weather)
This was the perfect getaway for a relaxing break. Eleri was so welcoming and was on hand if we needed her. The farmhouse was spotless and decorated to a high standard and the hot tub was the perfect addition. Lots of lovely walks in the area and close to many lovely places for a day trip. I would recommend this to anyone.
Lovely place, just as described. Would thoroughly recommend for a relaxing break away from it all. The hot tub was a great bit of added luxury.
Rhiwson Uchaf is a fantastic cottage in a perfect location. We really enjoyed our stay with the hot tub being a real bonus. The arrangements were seamless and the owner couldn't have been more helpful. We will definitely be going back again.
We loved our stay at Rhiwson Uchaf - it was everything we expected and more. The Rayburn was a particular hit with all of us and of course the Jacuzzi!!. Thank you for being so welcoming and relaxed. It put us at ease straight away. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk around Aberaeron and the Dolphin spotting at New Quay. Also the biking in Brechfa Forest. It felt like a home from home (if our homes were this awesome!) We leave rejuvenated although somewhat hungover. Much love, the 'youngish' group from Shropshire (and honorary Angelesy girl) Nathan,Sam,Kate, Paul, Jim and Char
What a lovely cottage to spend a few days relaxing with the family. The owners were wonderfully welcoming and had even left a bottle of wine and chocolates for us to enjoy!
A most fascinating historic house, we loved our stay, just wished it could have been for longer. We will be back. Diolch yn fawr am y croeso.
Lovely cottage and the hot tub is a thoughtful addition. Gorgeous part of the world to explore and lots to do and see or simply sit on the beach and unwind as I did on Mwnt beach where you can see dolphins if you're lucky!
This was our second time at Rhiwson Uchaf, just as nice as we remembered . Beautiful and peaceful location. Extremely well equipped house and a great garden, especially with the hot tub!! Thank you.
Lovely cottage would definitely go back again... The owners where pleasant and lovely to speak to... Bed was comfy and the whole place had that little special feeling.. Me and my partner went for valentines and will remember that day for a very long time...
Superb place to stay. Fantastic welcome and beautiful accomadation. The real winner for us was the stunning outdoor space. Closed in for our dog to run around while we relaxed in the big hot tub. We had an amazing time and will be back.
Lovely cottage, we really enjoyed our stay here. Its well kept, very clean, warm & welcoming. Its great to be in the middle of nowhere yet only 10 to 20mins in the car away from lots of places. The owners were really nice when we had a last minute request too. We'll defo be booking again!
"5 months since our last visit and just as good as we remembered. Brought our son this time. Visited Lampeter, Poppit sands, New Quay and enjoyed a walk at Hafod near Devil's Bridge. Fantastic bacon baps at little cafe opposite Devil Bridge Station after 2 hr walk. Weather fantastic - going home with a sun-tan! Hubby enjoyed cooking on the Rayburn and walking up the hill each morning kept me and son fit!" ~ Phil, Allyson, Stephen and Duffy the dog. stayed March
"It has been a long trip from our home in Germany but worth every kilometre for this wonderfully renovated and welcoming cottage. Every day we awoke with that wonderful feeling of peace and freedom. We hope to come back again" ~ Martina, Eugin and family from Spindel, Germany
"What a fabulous place! We don't want to go home. We have been very lucky with the glorious sunshine and have enjoyed exploring the little towns and beautiful beaches -Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower and Poppit sands just west of Cardigan are highly recommended!. This is our fourth stay with Under The Thatch and I cannot find any other agent that beats the properties. After a stressful few months at work this has been the perfect retreat- feel very content and relaxed 'UTT' our little secret!" ~ Sarah, Tony and Kira - stayed April
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