Cartref Cayo

Lampeter, 15 minutes to Ceredigion coast.
Guests: 7       Wifi: available       Pets? Strictly no pets allowed

Cartref Cayo

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about the property

A stylish apartment within a historic country house in the heart of scenic West Wales in the University town of Lampeter. Just 15 minutes from the Ceredigion, Cardiganshire coast.

Cartref Cayo holiday apartment offers a spacious and comfortable stay in the luxury of a historical country house setting: the house was home to the co-founder and leader of the Free Wales Army, William Julian Cayo-Evans (1937-1995). The accommodation has been thoughtfully designed to retain the character of the mansion whilst at the same time providing all the mod cons for a comfortable stay. 

The apartment will comfortably host 4-6 guests, with extra beds to accommodate a maximum of 8. All rooms are beautifully styled and equipped to ensure guests feel at home. The two large bedrooms boast stunning views of the Welsh hills.

The house itself is surrounded by 36 acres of farmland that guests can explore. You are welcome to pet the horses or feed the peacocks: great fun! You will have a private garden and patio area with BBQ, and fire pit is also provided for al fresco dining in the warmer months.

You will also be able to purchase a selection of homegrown vegetables and freshly laid free range eggs from our hens during the summer months.



latest review

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 sp...

Emma bowen , October 2021

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£494 (based on 2 staying)
7 nights up to
£1067 (based on 2 staying)
strictly no pets allowed
bed layout
Master Double, Double, Single

facilities at Cartref Cayo

farm or rural location
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
television and reception
wifi broadband available
young children welcome

map - location

travel info

By air:

Cardiff International Airport is less than a two-hour drive away or alternatively, the T9 bus travels between the Airport and Cardiff every 20 minutes and from there you can catch the T1C bus to Lampeter.

By train:

The nearest train stations to Lampeter are:

Carmarthen – regular trains run from most major cities and towns; Swansea, Carmarthen, Lampeter, Haverford West, Pembroke Dock.

Aberystwyth – regular trains run from Birmingham and Shrewsbury.

From Carmarthen and Aberystwyth, you can catch one of the regular buses that run to Lampeter. Details on the bus services can be found above under our ‘Bus’ section.

By bus:

Regular buses travel to Lampeter from a number of towns and cities;

Aberystwyth (Traws Cymru T1Service 585Service 588)
Cardiff (Traws Cymru T1C)
Swansea (Traws Cymru T1C)
Llandovery (Service 288/289)
Carmarthen (Traws Cymru T1)
London (Megabus)

The Aberystwyth bus service stops on the main road outside of the property.

in detail

The apartment consists of:

  • One family suite (double with trundle bed)
  • One double bedroom
  • Large family bathroom with spa bath and shower,
  • Large open plan kitchen / dining / living room with TV and sofa bed
  • Access to yard and surrounding fields
  • Private garden and covered patio

The property is centrally heated and has WiFi throughout

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 

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customer reviews for Cartref Cayo

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 ,
October 2021

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

- Erica J,
July 2021

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 ,
June 2021

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

August 2020

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

February 2020

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

December 2019

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

September 2019

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

August 2019

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

May 2019

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

November 2018

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

September 2018

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

July 2018