Cartref Cayo

Restored by friends at Lampeter, Ceredigion, West Wales
Guests: 5       Wifi: available       Pets? Strictly no pets allowed

Cartref Cayo

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about the property

Restored by friends Helen and Rod Cayo-Evans at Lampeter, Ceredigion, West Wales - we've known and loved this handsome house for 30+ years!

Cartref Cayo offers a spacious and very comfortable stay in an historic country house setting, just two miles (walkable) from the charming historic University town of Lampeter. You get one upper entirely self-contained wing with two spacious bedrooms, your own independent entrance and your own outdoor garden with fire-pit.  The owners (who have lived in the main house for generations) will give you privacy and space to enjoy the beautiful setting.  

Beyond your own garden there are 36 acres and you're welcome to pet the horses, feed the peacocks, or purchase homegrown vegetables and free range eggs when available. Head down to the Aeron valley to delightful Aberaeron and the famous coast.  The house was the home of Julian Cayo-Evans, a fascinating figure in Welsh C20 history who was famously passionate about Welsh independence. It has also been the cultural centrepoint for this area for generations, with a remakable guest list from Sultans to politicos, artists, and architects like Clough Williams-Ellis. If you enjoy modern history then knock on the door of the main house as Rhodri (Cayo's son) is warm and welcoming, and is the store-holder of the many tales that this house contains!



latest review

We have had a wonderful stay. The place is cosy and beautifully decorated with character. The beds are comfy and you wouldn't think the apartment was attached to a main building or on a farm. It has b...

Sarah S, 2023

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arrival at
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strictly no pets allowed
bed layout
Master Double, Double, Single

facilities at Cartref Cayo

farm or rural location
accessible without your own car
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
wifi broadband internet
young children welcome
high chair

map - location

travel info

By train:

The nearest train stations to Lampeter are: Carmarthen and Aberystwyth

From Carmarthen and Aberystwyth, you can catch one of the regular buses that run to Lampeter

By bus:

Regular buses travel to Lampeter from a number of towns and cities. The Aberystwyth bus service stops on the main road outside of the property.

in detail

Good phone signal, good wifi and there's central heating.

The apartment is accessed via your own external staircase and consists of:

  • One family suite (double plus trundle bed). TV. hair dryer
  • One double bedroom (plus single sofabed available)
  • Large family bathroom with spa bath and shower over, double sinks
  • Large open plan kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, oven toaster)/dining/living room with TV and sofa bed
  • Access to yard and surrounding fields
  • Private garden and covered patio

local area

  • The apartment is ideally situated on the edge of the university town of Lampeter in a quiet location with access to amenities only a mile away.
  • The beautiful Cardiganshire coast is only 15 minutes drive away, including the seaside town of Aberaeron, the fishing village of New Quay, and the Ceredigion coast path.
  • The busy University town of Aberystwyth is 25 miles away.
  • Mountain cyclists will also be able to enjoy some of the best tracks in Europe.
  • The Aberystwyth bus service stops on the main road outside the property 
  • Walkable from Watson & Pratt's famous organic retailer and wholesaler 

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customer reviews for Cartref Cayo

We have had a wonderful stay. The place is cosy and beautifully decorated with character. The beds are comfy and you wouldn't think the apartment was attached to a main building or on a farm. It has been so quiet apart from the beautiful bird song. It really is a home from home. The spa bath is a wonderful touch, especially after a day exploring the range of beaches within driving distance, or a day exploring Brechfa Forest. It has felt a safe stay with our young daughter. While the weather hasn't allowed us to make use of the garden area, it is a nice touch to have some private outside space. Thanks!

- Sarah S,

We spent just under a week in this apartment and it was one of the most luxurious, comfortable and beautifully decorated holiday lets we’ve ever stayed at! We highly recommend a stay at this place, beautiful surroundings and a great base for driving around, exploring west Wales. The apartment itself is very spacious and is very well equipped - ladies, there are not one but two hairdryers yey! UTT say this is not one of their usual types of holiday let to advertise and we say UTT need to find more of these little gems, you’re onto something there!

- Deborah M,

We had a wonderful stay, the apartment is beautiful and very family friendly. It was a very easy place to stay with young children and lots to do nearby. We'll definitely be back!

- Rebecca M,

Great location for beach trips and country walks. Cozy apartment with comfy beds and very well equipped kitchen. Clean and very well kept. Would definitely recommend as a base for people to explore ceredigion

- Samuel G,

Cart ref Cayo was a delight.Warm, welcoming, spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. The little library was well chosen and the spa bath..bliss. Our hosts quickly responded to our queriesThank you Helen and Rodh ,

- Sue T,

We had a wonderful time staying at Cartref Cayo. The house was so well equipped and beautifully furnished. Helen the owner was extremely helpful, her attention to detail that made our holiday extra special!

- Emma bowen ,

The place is beautiful, stylish and comfortable; we had a wonderful time! The host and her family were helpful and friendly.

- Erica J,

The apartment is beautiful; stylish and with great attention to detail yet vey homely and comfortable. The setting is idyllic and it's in a great spot for visiting the beautiful coast and villages and harbours, north and south. Aberaeron is a gem! We would happily stay's a perfect place to relax and unwind. Jane

- J e pople ,

We had an amazing stay in this delightful home. The whole space was clean and tasteful, the host and her family were super friendly and helpful, the grounds and surrounding space was idyllic. We highly recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful and relaxing break from home. We would definitely love to come back. In this time as well we were put at ease by the extra measures of cleanliness and safety measures taken by Helen. Thank you so much - Samantha


Such a lovely apartment. A very well designed stylish space and everything was spotless. Great communication from Helen. Definitely recommend and would love to stay again - Abigail


Spacious and very comfortable place. Clearly thought has gone and into the decor and furnishings. Relaxing and quiet location but only a few miles from Lampeter. Would highly recommend and expect to stay again in the future. Was a pleasure staying - Vince


An absolutely amazing place to stay. The apartment is beautifully decorated and very well kept. The views outside were just as pretty. We hope to be back again! Huy


Well stocked, beautifully decorated, situated out in the greenery of Wales. I would love to live in a flat such as this. The large bath has plentiful hot water. The kitchen is equipped for cooking. There’s a washer and dryer in the building that will do both for just 2 pounds. You will need a car. It’s more than a mile into Lampeter town, and the curvy roads aren’t safe for walking as they have no sidewalks or shoulders. There are 2 supermarkets in town and an organic farm store on the way into town. Lampeter is a quiet town. Easy driving access to New Quay, Cardigan, Aberystwyth and we even made it down to Tenby - Keith


If your looking for a relaxing break this is it. As a family we had a great time. The garden and land around the property were very well kept. The property is large and ideal for families. We hope to stay again - Rachael


The apartment is very tastefully decorated and has all the equipment and amenities needed in a home from home. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and all three of the beds we used were wonderfully comfortable. Thanks, Helen, for a really pleasant stay - Tom


Helen and Rhod's place is devine. The apartment was spotless and very homely. The spa bath delightful I have never known my children to argue as to who was having a bath first!!! I wish we could have stayed longer. The spot the apartment is in is idillic and Whippet the dog was a delight. We were indeed lucky to find this gem of a place to stay and we look forward to returning - Tracy


A gorgeously appointed apartment that has all the practical amenities one could need and style to spare. We adored our stay at Glandenys and found the facilities, location and Helen and Rhod to be absolutely wonderful. The views are serene and the array of friendly animals a delight. We were particularly taken with the Whippet! We also loved the thoughtful touches in the apartment, such as fresh flowers, wine and snacks, not to mention the added little luxuries in the bathroom. If you want a relaxing break in a beautiful old manor, surrounded by verdant farmland and yet within easy reach of the sea and bustling little harbour towns such as Aberaeron, then look no further - Rob & Paul