Cwtch Cranog

Renovated by friends, in conjunction with UTT at Llangrannog beach, Ceredigion
Guests: 4       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

Cwtch Cranog

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Priced for up to 2 staying, sleeps 4. Renovated by our good friends Mandy and Gary, this is the best spot at Llangrannog beach!

This compact modern beach apartment is the ground floor of a Victorian beachfront house in Llangrannog, with a balcony at the rear that overhangs the Afon (river) Hawen. The chief delights are its enviable position (you're just steps from the Blue Flag beach, the celebrated pizzeria (best in Cardigan Bay!), and ice cream parlours, and the much-loved Pentre Arms pub is just around the corner. You've even got a small hot-tub on the river balcony!

The flat is dog friendly, has two bedrooms and is the perfect place for a holiday at the beach with the family (you can nip back if you forget anything!), or works well as a romantic bolthole for a couple. We often take our own kids here to stay!



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A wonderful location right by the sea in a cosy, well equipped cottage apartment. The layout is very well designed - we enjoyed the decked balcony, which is a South facing sun trap right above the str...

Cerian rowland , 2024

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pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double, Twin

facilities at Cwtch Cranog

beach (within walking distance)
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
hot tub
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
wifi broadband internet
young children welcome
relatively accessible (ground floor bedroom)

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in detail

WIFI and central heating throughout the property.

Balcony: seating area (a perfect sun trap on a beautiful day) overlooking the river and partial views of the sea.  Includes outdoor hot tub with privacy screen.  

Main Room: the room is centred on the stone fire breast with real flame gas fire (remote control), 40" SMART TV, 2 sofas, table with 4 chairs and 2 stools, sofa bed in the lounge that can sleep an extra two with prior arrangement with the owner.

Kitchen: dishwasher, washer-dryer, fridge freezer, microwave, hob and twin oven. Cafetière.

Double Bedroom: double bed, 2 seater sofa, wardrobe, bedside cabinets and FreeSat TV.

Twin Bedroom: two single beds, large window to the front of the property with sea views, wardrobe and FreeSat TV.

Bathroom: bath with overhead shower, basin and WC.

Parking: Note there is limited free parking at the beachfront, though it can be in demand in season. There is a year-round charged parking area at the beachfront, or a free carpark (year-round) up the hill. At any time of year you'll be able to load/unload your vehicle by the property.

local area

Close to the beach visitors will find refreshment at a choice of cafés including the Beach Hut and Patio Café, as well as the two local pubs, The Ship Inn and Pentre Arms.

Llangrannog's main beach has been awarded the European blue flag status and attracts sunbathers, swimmers and water sports enthusiasts alike throughout the summer months. 

In addition to its fine beaches, Llangrannog offers an excellent base for walkers wanting to explore some of Wales' most spectacular and unspoilt coastline. From Llangrannog, walkers can join the Ceredigion Coast Path which stretches north-east towards Ynys Lochtyn and New Quay and south-west towards Penbryn, Tresaith, and Aberporth.

Llangrannog is also the home to the renowned residential centre and hostel, Gwersyll yr Urdd Llangrannog. The centre was founded in 1932 and continues to offer excellent facilities for activity holidays, family holidays, educational courses and summer camps.

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customer reviews for Cwtch Cranog

A wonderful location right by the sea in a cosy, well equipped cottage apartment. The layout is very well designed - we enjoyed the decked balcony, which is a South facing sun trap right above the stream, and in the evenings the fire made it cosy. Great for dogs - although there are restrictions between May and September (dogs only on right hand side of the beach). Aberporth is nearby with a lovely beach for dogs and great fish and chips. In Llangrannog, the Pentre Arms does excellent food and has great beach views. Also Tafell a Tân does superb pizzas and wraps, and there's a good range of flavoured ice creams at Caffi Patio. Peach and wild cherry was a hit! The owner, Mandy, was lovely, and very helpful if we needed anything. Came home very relaxed and our dog was a bit quiet - we think she missed it! PS Little tip for the telly, after turning it on leave it for a few minutes, it sort of freezes and then reloads. Then there's tons of choice!

- Cerian rowland ,

Gloriously located and beautifully appointed apartment, right in the heart of the village. Only praise for all you have managed to find a place for within this apartment. As someone who walks with a walker or two sticks, it was marvellous to be so close to the sea. Loved listening to the stream and walking down to see the sea at all times of day and heights of tide. This is my responsibility - not yours - but I should have checked what was open at this time of year (sad to go home without even one ice cream or one brunch at the Beach Hut :))

- Di stubbs ,

Fabulous cottage in a fabulous location. The cottage was clean and in great condition. We loved our stay and will likely book again . Thanks to Mandy and her husband for their assistance

- Jonathan H,

Staying so close to Llangranog beach is wonderful. We could pop back and forth to the apartment in a minute. The village had everything we needed - even in February. Diolch!

- Bethan U,

Fabulous trip in a lovely place. We only stayed a few days but we had a great time and felt very at home. Even with not great weather we had a lovely time exploring the beach and village. We tried all the pubs and cafes and food and service was excellent and very friendly. We’d love to come back in the summer months for the amazing beach. We collected loads of stones as my 4 year old loves to paint them and there was already a little collection of stones by the fire so we decorated one and left a little memory ourselves. The house was lovely and cosy and we had everything we needed.

- Louise R,

Lovely immaculate, comfortable, well equipped and tidy ground floor apartment, loved all the sea side decor touches the owner clearly has a very artistic eye and it looks Like she must have really enjoyed giving much thought to making the rooms look so beautiful and in the theme of a true seaside property. We loved being so close to the sea which was just a minute from the front door. Hard floors throughout made it easy to keep it all clean and the hot tub was lovely to sit in after a long days walking the coastal path which is also just seconds from The front door.

- Stella B,

Llangrannog is the perfect place for a traditional British seaside holiday but with the added advantage of fantastic cafes and pub with delicious food and drink available and all on the sea front. Cwtch Cranog is perfectly placed to take full advantage of the location and is literally a minute walk away from everything. We didn’t have to use the car at all during our stay. The apartment had everything we needed and we particularly enjoyed sitting on the veranda to make the most of the weather. I am sure we will return to this beautiful spot.

- Tamsin A,

The most amazing holiday from start to finish! Cwtch Crannog is such a beautiful cottage and is immaculate throughout. You step outside the front door and are right by the beach/centre of the village! I honestly couldn’t have picked a better place to stay for a blissful and relaxing beach holiday. The owners were extremely helpful in every way too. We can’t wait to go back soon! Thank you all.

- Jade D,

We had a wonderful holiday in a lovely well equipped, beautifully decorated apartment in pretty Llangrannog. The apartment also had the advantage of a hot tub, which was great after some long walks

- Hywel G,

A thoroughly enjoyable break in a very friendly little cove, excellent food in all establishments, really enjoyed The Ship's hospitality. Shop was closed luckily enough we had everything we needed anyway. Car park space a real bonus as I understand this place gets very busy indeed. Apartment is vey cute really appreciated the little extras. Thankyou to Amanda and Gary I have no doubt we will return.

- Carol D,

Our stay at Cwtch Cranog was wonderful. It’s a cosy seaside bolt hole in a fabulous location, just a few steps from the sea front and the beautiful coastal path at Llangrannog. The accommodation is high spec and comfortable, and we enjoyed taking a soothing hot tub on the balcony every evening after exploring the beaches and coves along the West Wales coast.

- Claire C,

Ideally located for the beach and coastal path the property is well presented with a homely feel. Highly recommended

- Adrian M,

A happy week spent in Cwtch Cranog, the location is perfect for our family, a stones throw from the beach and Llangrannog village, the apartment was clean and perfectly suited to our needs, our daughter loved the hot tub. Most days we did not venture far from the beach at Llangrannog which is a great size, is good for bodyboarding and sand castling but can get busy especially at high tide. The coastal path views are spectacular (although you will be hard pressed to find a flat section), We ventured to New Quay for dolphin watching and to Penbryn for a woodland stroll, deserted beach and the excellent Plwmp Tart Cafe.

- Michael barbour ,

What a wonderful little place, so beautifully designed with everything you need, fabulous attention to detail and within a stone’s throw of the beach. We have holidayed in Llangranog for the past 12 years, staying in cottages all over the village and this one is by far the best. Although the weather was disappointing we had a wonderful time. We visited nearby beaches, ran the coastal path to Newquay and Aberporth, ate ice cream and had delicious pizza and fish and chips from Tan y Taffell and The Beach Hut. It was a perfect holiday in a stunning apartment and we will be back.

- Lucy T,

This is a beautiful well equipped cottage with lots of unexpected extras such as dishwasher and washing machine tablets, hairdryer tea coffee etc. Comfortable bed and spacious bedroom considering its a small cottage. Outdoor sitting area a real suntrap which is well equipped. Very convenient for Llangrannog beach a 2 minute walk. Lots of choice in the village for food. Well located for the Wales Coastal path which is well worth exploring Left the car in the carpark for the whole weekend Perfect

- Jacqueline R,

Thank you Mandy for a lovely break with the children after a horrible year! Not much was open but we loved being able to walk 30 seconds to the beach and relax in the hot tub. Gorgeous cottage perfect for a family. Dragged the kids on gorgeous coastal walk from front door, and after moaning a lot, even they admitted it was pretty cool! We will be back...

- Samantha winter ,

This year we have heard countless times 'it's the little things that matter' - never was this truer than our fabulous short break Hafan Crannog. The property is in the luscious setting of Llangranog & only a stones throw from the beach etc. The property has been refurbed to an amazing standard with every eventuality thought through - really well equipped, fantastically clean & maintained impeccably. The hot tub was amazing - even in the rain & the Christmas decorations made this perfect. All facilities at the property were of a high spec & the hosts were always available & responded to us very quickly. On a personal note and much the same as many others, I manage a residential mental health setting & over the last 10 months it has not always been the easiest way to earn a living so little touches that help me to switch off & unwind are really special - thank you Mandy & Gary & hopefully there will be light at the end of the tunnel very soon & you can continue to grow your business, maintain fabulous standards & make even more people who use your property as happy as I was. Amanda Hegarty

- Derek hegarty ,

We had an absolutely fantastic stay. The apartment and the area was the perfect tonic after a stressful 'lockdown' period. We loved everything about it and the location made it extremely easy and stress-free (with two little boys). The accommodation felt like a boutique hotel. Our only comment for improvement would be that we couldn't get the TV to work in the bedrooms but apart from that everything was perfect. We would love to come back and the children are describing it as the "best holiday, ever" so you can't get much better than that. The owners were really helpful and responded quickly whenever we had a question. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful property and village with us!

- Pippa jones ,

We had a wonderful relaxing break. Everything was delightful and cosy highly recommend if you are looking for somewhere to relax. Both the Ship and Pentre Arms provided good meals which saved us cooking in the evening.There is a very well equipped kitchen if you prefer to cook in.Storm Dennis produced dramatic seas for us to enjoy.Hope to visit again.

- Liz S,

The cottage was super , very clean , well equipped and tasteful. Like home from home. Nice area of Wales and we would come again Thank you

- Jane C,

What a beautiful apartment. Magical decorations, mulled wine and mince pies awaited us as we arrived on a cold, rainy November evening. It couldn’t have been more welcoming. We were so close to the beach we couldn’t resist taking our excited dog that night. The next morning we discovered just how lovely Llangrannog is. Hafan Cranog is within 1 minutes walk to the beautiful blue flag beach and coastal paths, 30 seconds to the pub, it’s dog friendly (and Labrador proof), baby friendly, has its own car parking space and is next door to a beautiful little gallery selling local art and crafts. And all that without even mentioning the hot tub. Mandy went out of her way to ensure we had everything we needed for an unforgettable stay. Thank you!

- Claudia innes ,

Stormy weather did not mar our enjoyment of this comfortable and beautifully maintained little flat - 1 min to pub, 2 mins to Cardigan bay...perfect.

- Sue T,

Amazing apartment fab, location. We really enjoyed our stay in Llangranog. It was very relaxing with everything you need on your door step. We took a trip to Cenarth Falls which was well worth seeing, we drove to Aberporth and walked the coastal path to Tresaith where we had a lovely meal at the Ship Inn. Llangranog beach is lovely and dog friendly, you have to watch the sum set it's spectacular. You have to try the ice-cream at Caffi Patio...they are out of this world.. You can't have the same flavour twice, too many to try. When we arrive there was bubbly, Welsh cakes and milk waiting for us, a lovely welcome. The apartment has everything you need and more. Clean and cosy. The hot tub is a lovely treat and a great way to unwind. We had lunch in the Ship Inn opposite, the food was very good. Only wish we had booked for longer, we will look forward to coming back.

- Andrea B,

We had a great stay at Hafon Cranog. It's in a perfect position - actually about 10 yards from the beach car park. And having a dedicated parking space in the car park is an amazing plus in Llangrannog in the summer. The flat is lovely and well equipped. We really enjoyed the balcony - it's quiet, private and sunny and sits right over the stream, which is great. The hot tub is also very private, as it is screened. We're booking for next summer!

- Ros miller ,

what a wonderful holiday home - beautifully presented, great amenities and fabulous location. I've never stayed that close to a beach and it was wonderful falling asleep to the sound of the stream...we all had a wonderful time

- Jane F,

Lovely apartment, bright and airy, well laid out with very comfortable furnishings. Great position for beach and sea. Can highly recommend this holiday let. Pat and Keith (London )

- Pat H,

Superb apartment, a stone’s throw away from the clean beach and 2 lovely pubs. The apartment is tastefully decorated, very clean and well appointed. The hot tub is a fabulous extra bonus. The hosts are easy to communicate with, we enjoyed our complimentary items. Overall, a fabulous holiday and we would return.

- Paul M,

Love Llangrannog and now love Hafan Cranog. A stylish , well equipped bolt hole in a fantastic location, just steps from everything for a great escape. A lovely welcome awaited us ( Welsh cakes and fizz). Little things made a lot of difference for a short break, tea ,coffee ,milk ,condiments ,kitchen essentials and toilet paper ,not to be unserestimated!. Overall a boutique hotel feel experience, the hot tub was a treat. We may be seeing you again soon . Teulu Morris

- Eleanor M,