Awel For

Restored in conjunction with UTT at Llanon, Ceredigion, West Wales
Guests: 2       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

Awel For

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Priced for 2 staying, sleeps 2. Restored in conjunction with Under the Thatch by friends Mandy and Gary - they took out the huge picture windows we all hated, restored the original sashes, and gave this cottage the love it needed!

Bwthyn pysgotwr bach braf ar lan môr bae Ceredigion yw Awel For. Mae’r bwthyn ar ffordd ben-gaead, dim ond 150 llath o'r môr,  fwy neu lai yng nghysgod Eglwys hanesyddol. Mae’n hardd a rhamantus, a gallwch ddod adref i dân agored a bath hen ffasiwn. Caiff ei gadw i’r safon uchaf y tu mewn a’r tu allan, a’r perl yw'r traeth tawel. Gan mai traeth graean ydyw mae’n well gan dwristiaid fynd i draethau tywod cyfagos - sy'n golygu y byddwch chi'n aml yn cael y traeth cyfan i chi'ch hun. 

Sunday Times Top 100 UK Cottages - "Just 150 yards from this simple fisherman's cottage is a shingle beach. Nobody goes there, because there are sandy ones nearby, so you'll more or less have it to yourself for sunset walks. There are only three rooms, but the airy open-plan kitchen-cum-sitting room is big enough for long mornings in front of the papers, as well as leisurely suppers, and is warmed by an open fire." Sunday Times review.

Awel For is a charming little fisherman's cottage on the Cardigan Bay coast near Aberaeron. On a dead-end road, just 150 yards from the sea, the cottage sits virtually in the shadow of the historic church. Cute and romantic, you can come home to an open log fire and roll-top bath. Immaculately kept inside and out, the chief delight is the little-used beach. Being shingle the tourists spurn it in favour of nearby sandy beaches - which means that you'll often find you get the whole beach just to yourselves. 

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This is a beautiful cottage in a wonderful location. What we have come to expect from UTT!

Simon edwards , 2024

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arrival at
16:00
depart by
12:00
guests
2
pets
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor) only

facilities at Awel For

bathroom
bath
general
open fire / woodburner
accessible without your own car
activities
beach (within walking distance)
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
hot tub
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
television
wifi broadband internet
infants
young children welcome
accessibilty
relatively accessible (ground floor bedroom)

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travel info

  • Cottage accessible by public transport (train - Aberystwyth /X40 bus)

in detail

The property is centrally-heating throughout and has Wifi broadband internet

Small entrance lobby with doors left (to bedroom) and right (to Cegin Fawr).

Cegin Fawr - the main room is open to the rafters, with sash windows to the front and side and a small window to the rear. Open-plan living space including the kitchen, lounge and dining areas. The room is centred on the open log fire and includes a leather double sofabed. CD Stereo. Plasma television with basic Sky satellite package. DVD player.

Kitchen: is in a simple country style with Belfast sink, solid wood counters, fridge and microwave. No freezer, but the fridge has an ice compartment. Cafetière.

Dining: Table & chairs for 4.

Double Bedroom - with sash window to the front, and bathroom off to the rear. Stripped pine floor, new furnishings and a Victorian bedroom grate (not in use). Double height ceiling and internal walls clad in painted pine tongue & groove boards.

Bathroom - with window to rear & with all new fittings - a roll-top double-ended bath and a modern shower cubicle with power shower.

Note that if more than 2 stay the bathroom is off the main bedroom. We don't recommend this cottage for 4 adults.

Outside - There is a small seating area with bench to the front inside the stone wall, and a very small enclosed garden to rear with decking and hot tub. The lane to the rear runs alongside the river down to the beach.

Parking (one car) is currently on a patch of land 20m down the lane, that belongs to the cottage. In future, the small rear garden may be replaced with parking directly behind the cottage.

Travel cot and high chair available on request. Guests to bring own cot bedding.

local area

  • Llansantffraed - small hamlet
  • Llanon - just a short walk - pubs , fish & chips, butchers.
  • Local cottage museum. Ancient church - short walk
  • Aberystwyth - University town, shops, cafes, museum - 11 miles
  • Llanrhystud - golf , beach , video shows village - 2 miles
  • Aberaeron - pretty harbour town, seafood restaurants - 5 miles
  • NT Llanerchaeron estate - 7.5 miles

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customer reviews for Awel For

This is a beautiful cottage in a wonderful location. What we have come to expect from UTT!

- Simon edwards ,
2024

We loved getting back to our snug historic cottage & lighting the fire as the wind & rain howled around us! Hot tub was an added bonus. The church, stream, walk to the beach & local village & pub all made this a special place to spend a few days. Very peaceful & relaxing.

- Diana O,
2024

Superb cottage in a great location, and a perfect place to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The cottage is really cosy, and the hot tub is a great feature.

- Julie D,
2024

A lovely, cosy cottage in a great spot for dogwalking and enjoying the beautiful coastline and its interesting villages and towns.

- Teresa C,
2023

The cottage was beautiful in a quiet, sleepy village and only a 5 minute walk to the pebble beach. The kitchen was well-equipped with everything we needed to cook our own meals. The hot tub was a wonderful addition and was a lovely way to end each day.

- Tanya long ,
2023

We spent a lovely week here with our two children and dog. We were very unlucky with the weather, but the hot tub made up for it! The beach was glorious! The boys spent many happy hours throwing stones into the sea and the dog enjoyed some lovely running around. The spot was very peaceful and we headed home feeling very relaxed. We were well situated to explore the area and enjoyed especially visiting Aberaeron and Llangrannog (thank you for the recommendations!) The cottage was definitely on the cozy side, but we managed with the four of us and we had everything we needed. A beautiful, quiet spot - highly recommended!

- Sarah B,
2023

This was our second stay at Awel For. The first was in the height of summer and we loved it so much that we returned for Christmas. The owner had put up some lovely Christmas decs which was a very welcome and pleasant surprise. The cottage is tiny but lovely. We enjoyed the open fire and - of course - the hot tub. On both occasions we've taken our (small) dog with us and he loved cosying up in front of the fireplace. The nearby beach is pebbly but almost deserted with a dramatic outlook across the sea. Lots of local villages and towns to visit. We especially love Aberaeron. Hopefully we'll return again before too long.

- Sharon edge ,
2022

Lovely cottage, highly recommended for a quiet time by the coast with lovely walks from the door.

- Rob devine ,
2022

Thank you so much Mandy and Gary. You have such a beautiful cottage and perfect for myself, husband, little boy and our dog ! Such a lovely thought to receive a welcome gift ! The hot tub went down a treat x We had a great day at New Quay with a fishing trip with Epic. It was fantastic and perfect for both adults and kids. Lots of lovely walks and ended with a BBQ on the beach. Thanks again. Claire, Steve, Charlie and Holly the dog x

- Claire B,
2022

Lovely little cottage in a great location. More suited to 2 rather than 4 people in our opinion. Proximity to Llanon pebble beach is a bonus as is the hot tub!

- Jeremy H,
2022

A most relaxing couple of nights, in beautiful surroundings - thank you Mandy!

- Sue T,
2022

Lovely place, perfect for a quiet getaway on both the sunny and rainy days. Highly recommended. The only thing to be aware of is that the parking space is quite tight.

- Simon collins ,
2022

We had a wonderful holiday at Awel-For. Such a beautiful place to stay - in a peaceful village a minute or two from the beach. the house was well equipped, cosy and with the amazing hot tub to chill out in. would definitely recommend.

- Gail B,
2022

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Lots to do in the area and lovely walks from the door.

- Lucy M,
2022

We had the best time at the cottage. We visited to celebrate my partners birthday and I wanted something quiet and romantic. It was absolutely perfect in a gorgeous setting for walks to the beach and the hot tub was great. We loved everything about the beautiful cottage and it was a lovely to receive wine and a card on our arrival. Can not wait to return

- Rachel W,
2022

Lovely cottage in a great location for walks. We appreciated relaxing in the hot tub in the evenings.

- Elizabeth A,
2022

What an amazing cottage and perfect location .. ! We FINALLY got here after the booking being moved 4 times, due to Covid, and was well worth the wait. The cottage had everything that we needed, and more, so cosy with the open fire for the evenings and Hot Tub ..... need I say more, perfect after a long day out exploring the beautiful coastlines, and star gazing a must.. ! We will definately be back for another visit, absolutely loved it.. Thank you for lovely welcome gifts too, very well received after our long drive down.. x

- Karen T,
2021

2nd visit to this tiny cottage 100m from a super quiet shingle beach. You will need a car to get around but some great coastline and quiet hills nearby - hot tub a nice way to start and end the day and friendly hosts.

- Jeremy C,
2021

We had the most amazing weekend !! Perfect weatherman and literally five minutes from the beach. The cottage itself is so pretty and really comfortable, we will def be coming back over the winter to use the log fire xx

- Melanie P,
2021

A beautiful little cottage just a few minutes walk from a shingle beach -perfect for morning and evening dog walks. The coastal walks from the cottage are lovely, and we drove to several sand beaches nearby. The hot tub at the end of a day of walking was a real treat!

- Alice H,
2021

Wedi mwynhau yn fawr iawn ym mwthyn Y Cwtch a'r ardal. Had a very relaxing stay at Y Cwtch - after rearranging a few times. UTT have been brilliant. Diolch. It's a lovely little house. Very comfortable and excellent location for the Coastal path. Facilities were good, but think it might be time to replace the knives and utensils now. Diolch yn fawr iawn.

- Heulwen R,
2021

This cottage was in a great location, literally a few minutes’ walk to the beach. The location was very peaceful and secluded, but not too far away from anywhere to feel completely isolated, with local towns and villages relatively close by. We managed to find some great walks too, along the coastline and also inland into the woodlands on the other side of the village. The hot-tub was an added bonus, which proved to be very relaxing. I cannot think of anything at all that I would change, it was a very restful and peaceful break

- Mark phillipps ,
2021

A gem of a cottage. Perfectly cosy and stones throw from a quiet beach. Had a lovely week. It's a great place for a getaway with easy access along the coastline both north and south.

- Katherine salter ,
2021

We came to Llanon, in mid-November with expectations of a gloomy weekend in the cold, rain and drizzle...which is exactly what we got, but being in the cottage with the fire roaring or sipping whiskey in the hot tub more than made up for it, we had the best weekend and haven't stopped saying 'I wish we were back in Llanon' ever since. As other reviews stated, we had the beach to ourselves and the dogs absolutely loved it! The local pub had some great ale, the landlord and locals were very welcoming and it felt really safe under the covid restrictions. We can't wait to come back!

- Sian B,
2021

This cosy cottage was a delightful place for a relaxing break. We didn't use the hot tub but it was lovely to be able to sit outside in the September sunshine listening to the sound of the nearby stream, while the deserted beach was only a pebble's throw away.

- Jill kempshall ,
2020

Amazing weekend break. Lovely accommodation, hot hub was a big hit. The cottage reminded us of the one in the “the holiday” , chocolate box look! Will definitely be returning

- Emma M,
2020

We loved staying here again as it's such a wonderful location next to the quiet beach. The bigger outside area is perfect and a huge improvement as we were now able to sit and eat outside. Kids adore the hot tub and we will be booking for next year!

- Oliver liria ,
2020

Lovely cottage. The hot tub, and little seating area at the back are fab'. The weather was mixed, but walks from the door were superb, so much so that we didn't use our car the whole 4 days we were there. Local shop is good for basics. Some more homely touches have been removed due to Covid restrictions ( books games,DVDs) but we always overpack, so this wasn't a problem! Sorry about the kettle - unsupervised partner in the kitchen!

- Avril H,
2020

We had a lovely few days in Llanon. The cottage was beautiful and so was the surrounding area. Thank you very much for the wine and welsh cakes on arrival!

- Kate W,
2020

We enjoyed a peaceful, romantic break in this beautifully restored cottage. A one minute walk took us to the beach - an unspoilt stretch of pebbles and shingle teeming with wildfowl - no doubt due to the lack of people. We walked along the beach on two of our three mornings. The cottage was well-equipped and with excellent heating which warmed the rooms quickly on our return. We did not need to light the log fire, although that would have been an additional treat on a really cold evening. The kitchen had everything we needed. The bedroom and bathroom were lovely with a really cosy double bed. We did not use the hot tub as the weather and walk around the cottage were not enticing enough. We could have stayed in the cottage and village for our entire stay, but did venture further afield. We ate at The Harbourmaster in Aberaeron on one evening, and drove out to Devils Bridge and Aberystwyth on another day - watching the flocks of starlings over the sea and pier in the late afternoon was amazing. Thank you for making us so welcome - the Welsh Cakes and bubbly were brilliant. We can't wait to return!

- Madelin M,
2019

This lovely fisherman’s cottage was perfect for the two of us plus our Lab. So close to the beach which we had to ourselves and straight onto coastal paths, but minutes from local amenities such as a good butchers and a chip shop that does Gluten Free fish and chips! The hot tub was a nice touch, sitting out under a canopy of trees listening to the birds and river rushing past. Mandy and Gary are caring and thoughtful hosts and we’ll definitely stay again. Many thanks, Steve and Stacey

- Stacey E,
2019

A lovely cottage perfect for a couple who want the peace and quiet of Ceredigion but close enough to Aberystwyth and Aberaeron .Comfortable with lots of extras such as hair dryer iron even tea, coffee milk and condiments. Lovely gentle coastal walks. Public transport nearby excellent and we were able to leave the car parked up all weekend. My only negative comment would be the lack of an outdoor sitting area for meals, I know there is a hot tub and this may be more important for others.

- Jacqueline R,
2019

We had such a lovely time in this charming cottage. There were 4 of us (2 children) so it was a squeeze but was perfect for the couple of days we wanted. We all loved the (almost always) empty beach, ability to walk to get essentials such as fish & chips and the luxury of a hot tub.

- Alistair C,
2019

What an idyllic break. Perfect position close to the beach where we spotted seals. Lovely to have no wi-fi and spend time as a family. We used the hot tub every evening to relax after long walks along the coast and in the Cambrian mountains. A real log fire was also a treat.

- Tracy M,
2019

What a beautiful cottage! Me and my partner had the loveliest long weekend at Traeth Llanon. The cottage was set up perfectly for our arrival, was a minute or two walk from the stunning beach! The hot tub was incredible but my favourite part was the log fire. Would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a cozy romantic get away

- Mollie T,
2019

a relaxing cosy house with a historical twist that proved to be a perfect after Christmas break

- Kate W,
2019

We had a relaxing few days at the cottage. A lot of thought and attention to detail ensured our stay to be comfortable and so very, very chilling. Just what we needed.

- Amanda K,
2018

We have just returned home from a stay at Traeth Llanon. What a wonderful place. The cottage was beautiful and provided everything we needed. Our dog thoroughly enjoyed being so close to the beach. We enjoyed excellent coastal walks and found many places of I terest to visit, which were a short drive away. We highly recommend Traeth Llanon and certainly hope to visit again. And what a treat to have our own hot tub!

- Jane B,
2018

We had a wonderful stay in the cottage with our 2 year old and 9 year old. The cottage is rustic and comfortable, and the bath is lovely. We had a couple of evenings in the hot tub and access to Llanon beach is just 2 minutes away. We highly recommend Dolphin watching in Aberaeron and the Steam Railway in Aberystwyth. We also had a great meal in the local pub in Llanon, which is walkable distance and the local fish and chip shop is also very good. We had a lovely evening of fish and chips on the beach. Highly recommend this sweet, little cottage.

- Haile reed ,
2018

This was lovely, right on the beach and very few people around. Highly recommended!

- Steve P,
2018

A lovely cottage and thoughtful owners, a very welcome Welcome Pack and full of home comforts. The hot tub was an unexpected pleasure. Beautiful walks and endless peace.

- Julia T,
2017

UTT provided excellent help and advice enabling me to make this booking which proved to be a great choice - many thanks, Eleri. Cysgod-yr-Mor was a cosy and comfortable cottage, superbly located for many great places. Highly recommended

- Clare rahman ,
2017

A fantastic and wonderful cosy cottage, the owner Amanda could not have done more to make us welcome and also to keep our holiday peaceful and quiet. Great hot tub and perfect for relaxing after the beautiful beaches locally. A must do is dining at the Harbourmaster in Aberaeron, perfect meal and lunch, also the The Feathers. Everything at the cottage was cosy, clean and cwtchy. Thank you for a lovely stay, will be back again

- Juliet L,
2017

This is a beautiful cosy cottage in an idyllic village. It is a short walk to the beach and near a number of larger towns which have coffee shops and plenty of restaurants to choose from. The cottage is stylish and warm and the open fire and the hot tub really make this a great place to go and stay. I would highly recommend it and we would happily come again.

- Hannah H,
2017

Excellent cosy cottage, will be back next year

- Darren R,
2016

Beautiful cottage, a real gem. Beautifully presented and a stones throw from the beach a perfect to get away from it all. The owners made us feel really welcome with the Christmas decorations and the mince pies & mulled wine. Thank you will deffinately be back! x

- Beth F,
2016

A great traditional cottage in a beautiful part of Wales - so many amazing places to visit nearby...

- Lisa rannigan ,
2016

Very cosy little cottage, loved all the special touches provided by the owners. The hot tub was very relaxing especially in the evening looking up at the stars. Will definitely return soon.

- Hilary L,
2016

A delightful cottage, both stylish and cosy, set in peaceful surroundings by the village church. The owners certainly make their guests feel welcome, leaving them a card and treats. We loved the fact that we could be on the beach in a minute, walking past other lovely cottages on the way. Residents and other holiday makers were all friendly when we met them on our journeys around the village and we were ideally placed for sightseeing. The hot tub was a real luxury after a day out and the 12pm departure time on your last day is very civilised!

- Richard L,
2016

Just came back from a wonderful stay in the cottage. What a gorgeous place! Location is perfect, so peaceful and romantic. Had some lovely morning and evening walks on the beach and travelled further afield for fantastic walking along the Welsh coastal path from Newquay and Llangrannog. We were also lucky enough to visit for the seafood festival at Aberaeron which was brilliant and we recommend the Harbour Master for dinner, amazing oysters! Will definitely be back. Thank you!

- Tamsin W,
2016

The cottage was just so cute and a fantastic use of a little house ! The addition on the hot tub was great. The cottage was clean and nicely decorated. The welsh cakes and welcome card were a nice touch.It was located in a lovely little hamlet , shame that there is no pub now in Llanon to have a bite or a drink . New quay by far the nicest local place to visit .

- Sian J,
2016

Just returned from Cysgod-y-Mor and oh my what a wonderful weekend we have had! A beautiful and cosy fisherman a cottage, very quirky, very romantic with its stunning interior and real log fire. Tucked away in what could be a little hobbit town, private secret garden with hot tub. Such a quiet and peaceful location it's next to a stream and only yards from a secluded rocky beach. I feel like I've left the real world for 3 days and hidden away in bliss xx

- Carol M,
2016

Absolutely stunning cottage! The images don't do it justice, better than what we expected. The treats on arrival were cute and the Christmas decorations were beautiful really added to the decor! Everything was perfect thank you for such a good holiday!

- Sophie L,
2015

We had a fabulous weekend at Cysgod-Y-Mor. The cottage was comfortable and homely. The hot tub was a bonus! Great location - so nice to be so close to the sea. The perfect getaway for our first wedding anniversary. Would love to go back again one day. .

- Eliza D,
2015

'A wonderful, relaxing cottage in a picturesque location. A meal at the Harbourmaster is a must, so is a trip to the water falls at Devils Bridge. Spent hours walking on the isolated beach. Many thanks to the housekeeper, the cottage is pristine, had a wonderful time. ' ~ Mike and Ramul from Southampton

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2014

'A beautiful, clean cottage. Absolutely gorgeous quiet area with lovely views. Celebrated a quiet and relaxing birthday here. Thank you. ' ~ Alison and Kim from Llanelli .

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2014

'A lovely cottage, in delightful surroundings. The cottage is beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. Lovely walks on and around the beach. This is a lovely place to spend a holiday and we will be back.' ~ Nigel and Danielle from Monmouthshire

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2014