Cribyn village, Ceredigion/Cardigan Bay West Wales
Guests: 5       Wifi: not available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 3 dogs), fee applies


about the property

One of the best-preserved Cardigan Bay cottages, now an adorable thatched Welsh holiday home for the family, sleeping 5. Perfect Welsh holiday cottage near to Lampeter University or Aberaeron town.

Troed-Rhiw-Fallen is a classic 'Under the Thatch' cottage - simple, rustic, authentic and romantic. One of most popular cottages for Honeymoons and recommended by Griff Rhys Jones who visited and filmed the cottage as a success story on TV show 'BBC Restoration'.

Stay here to enjoy one of the best preserved traditional cottages interiors in Wales, sleep in the 'four-poster' bed, lounge in the restored 'roll-top' bath, read by the open fire or take a nice country walk from the door. The cottage enjoys a pleasant village location approximately 9 miles (15>20 minute drive) from the Cardigan Bay coast (20 mins. drive to quiet and sandy Cei Bach). Click here to see an aerial photograph centred on the cottage. 



latest review

A lovely, secluded and warm cottage steeped in history and romance. Well worth a visit!

Dr M, February 2018

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£398 (based on 2 staying)
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£738 (based on 2 staying)
pets welcome (max. 3 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double, Double + Single (ground floor)

facilities at Troed-Rhiw-Fallen

farm or rural location
young children welcome
open fire / woodburner
media & technology
television and reception
cleaning services
washing machine

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travel info

If travelling by public transport take train to Carmarthen or Aberystwyth and then the Traws Cambria (X40) bus which passes the cottage.

in detail

  • Infants - Highchair and cot provided - please bring own cot bedding
  • CEGIN FAWR: Traditional 'Cegin Fawr' lounge with double height ceiling, open-tread stairs to Croglofft over, open fire (basket of fuel supplied), Teletext TV with basic satellite/digital package, DVD player, CD/Radio Hi-Fi. Two comfy leather sofas and open fire.
  • GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM: With a traditional enclosed Welsh box bed (double) and a single bed.
  • KITCHEN: Spacious kitchen to rear with Belfast sink, full-size oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, etc. Table and chairs for 7. Antique dresser. Washing machine (washing line in garden). High chair left in cottage.
  • BATHROOM: Spacious, with restored roll-top bath, separate shower (in cubicle) with traditional chrome 'dinner-plate' head for a powerful shower.
  • UPSTAIRS: Croglofft, A large, traditional bedroom with traditional tester ('four poster') bed. Open balcony to the Cegin Fawr below. Accessed by steep open-tread stairs.There is a large (modern) wooden cot for baby with mattress (bring your own cot bedding).

GARDEN: Enclosed garden with picnic table to the side. Although the garden is enclosed escapologist dogs will find room under the gate etc. Off-road parking for two cars behind gates. Country walks from the door. Pleasant views from garden. Note that the garden is steep in parts and there is a step down from the back door to access the garden.

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customer reviews for Troed-Rhiw-Fallen

A lovely, secluded and warm cottage steeped in history and romance. Well worth a visit!

- Dr M,
February 2018

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Lovely little cottage - perfect for two, but could easily accommodate 2 couples, or one couple and three friends. Main bedroom is on a mezzanine over the double sofa'ed living room, which has a functional fire place. The main bedroom is literally under the thatch, under the eaves and with a fab view - but it is open onto the living room (sound, not sight). The whole place is well finished and classy. Comfy bed (and were picky). House was warm and cosy, with decent heating that was on a timer, but can be over-ridden if it's too cold. We never felt too cold. Kitchen was cosy and fun to cook in (and we're foodies!): social, warm, and ample place for 5 to sit and eat. Only downside is that there is really nothing by way of useful cooking equipment! Expect only the very basics (thin tin pot, plates, glasses and blunt cutlery), there was no cafetiere, knife capable of cutting an onion or potato masher... but come prepared and that will be no bother! Free-standing bathtub was ace. Lots of hot water and the room kept the warmth so much it felt like a sauna (in a good way!). Cribyn as a village really has nothing in it - very peaceful! But the drive to Lampeter is 15 mins (max) and they have a great butcher and a great little cafe (apparently a traveling fishmonger too on a Tuesday...). Coastal walks are really accessible and fab scenery - some nice and rough terrain! Proper forest walk up at Hafod (called the Gentleman's Walk) is a stunning 2/3 hour hike with ample waterfalls, and makes a good day along with a little trip to Aberystwyth. If driving to or from London on the M4 would highly recommend stopping at Dylan Thomas's house by the coast when you get to Carmarthen (ps. great tea shop in the premises too!)

- Joe N,
February 2018

Bendigedig! I loved my Christmas break at Troedrhiwfallen. The cottage itself is stunning, so cosy and full of character. The kitchen and bathroom in the extension had everything I needed - nice roll top bath for a soak and a roomy powerful shower. Sleeping in the croglofft was a dream. I survived the lack of wi-fi, as warned - a nice change! I couldn't get a phone signal in the house, and even in the village it was weak, so something to bear in mind if you need to make a call as I did. My only gripe was that there was no coal in the scuttle to light a fire as advertised - but on inquiring I was told where it was. And as everyone else says, I think I banged my head at least once a day! A truly memorable experience - love to go back.

- Richard C,
January 2018

Beautiful cottage, nice & warm but still enjoyed an open fire, great for self catering. Only down side was the lack of anything else to do in cribyn, no pub or shop, so it's worth coming stocked up. Very good if you want peace & quiet, right out in the lovely countryside.

- Philip C,
November 2017

Did you ever stay in a wonderfully authentic old thatched cottage? If not, you should stay here, it´s amazing. We enjoyed the place so much, did wonderful trips to Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Aberteifi and St. Davids and had cozy evenings the kitchen and in front one the fireplace. Our children loved the old place which has been rebuilt so carefully too. Hope we may be back soon, best wishes, Lenzen family, Munich Germany

- Thomas L,
September 2017

We loved this beautifully restored eighteenth century workers' cottage. You do have to watch your head on the doorways but the charm is incredible. A wonderful hideaway.

- Michael D,
August 2017

We had a very pleasant stay at Troed-Rhiw-Fallen. The cottage is unique and was just as picturesque as it looks in the pictures on the website. It is also well located for the coast and other local attractions. The four poster bed was also a real treat and seemed to guarantee a good night sleep!

- Luke G,
July 2017

Sometimes when you see a place or book a venue for a break, you know that it wont be exactly as you expected. Well on this occasion it was what we had expected and more.. Beautiful Cottage in beautiful surroundings. We came back completely relaxed

- Jon K,
February 2017

A very lovely and historic thatched cottage set in the Cardiganshire countryside. Well worth a visit!

- Mark baker ,
November 2016

We had a wonderful time at this characterful cottage. We had lovely trips to Aberaeron and New Quay and enjoyed a beautiful walk along the coastal path. The accommodation was well appointed and perfect for four adults. It was refreshing to spend a weekend without phone and internet!

- Susie J,
August 2016

A very beautiful cottage, making our short break away in Wales even more special.

- Sarah burnham-slippe... ,
August 2016

We have had the most wonderful time , the cottage is a delight and the restoration is wonderful. We wanted a quiet break and that was exactly what we had, we explored a little but most of all we enjoyed living in the house which was warm and cosy with everything we could want. Booking was easy , instructions good, no problems what so ever. Thank You for a very special holiday Jon & Jane

- Jonathan F,
July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this rustic cottage. After being married only the day before, we saw this as the perfect retreat to enjoy our first moments as husband and wife. We would highly recommend this cottage to everyone...just mind your head on the low doors.

- Mark B,
June 2016

A really great few days in a lovely cottage full of character, individuality and history deep in quiet countryside. Loved the thatched roof - inside and out - the real fire, beautiful old furniture and the cosy, homely atmosphere. Lots to see and do in the area - great coastline, fine pubs, good for nature and walks all round. And our own neighbourhood red kites flying over the thatch too!! And for our first UTT visit, we were really impressed by the ease of booking and simplicity of access on arrival and departure. Excellent!

- Gareth G,
April 2016

Thank you Under The Thatch for a truly relaxing stay in this beautifully restored cottage, it was nice to be without wifi and the contstant use of mobile phones, we played games and talked! Lovely days out in Abereron, New Quay and the Devils Bridge. The children enjoyed being in the cottage so much that they refused to eat out and were quite happy with staying in with a takeaway!

- Amanda M,
April 2016

A very unique cottage with so many lovely original features. It was great to come in from a long walk and get the open fire going. Thank you.

- Ruth powell ,
November 2015

Troedrhiwfallen is an utterly enchanting place to stay, for so many reasons. The history of the cottage is fascinating and it has everything you need for a comfortable relaxing stay. We found it very cosy and warm, especially when the fire was crackling away in the hearth. The local area is picturesque and has a wealth of wildlife, with red kites, ravens and buzzards often seen overhead. The cottage is perfectly placed to visit local towns and beautiful beaches. Troedrhiwfallen certainly worked its magic on us and we hope to visit again soon.

- Beth E,
October 2015

We had a lovely few days here. Barring the occasional bumped head from those low door frames, we very much enjoyed staying in this rustic cottage and getting away from it all. There is plenty to see and do in the local area and the cottage is cosy and comfortable.

- Chloe T,
September 2015

It's difficult to describe that property, if you don't like 'old' don't go! It was quite a strange experience, like stepping back in time but with all mod cons - wouldn't suit everyone that's for sure but if you like even the tiniest hint of history then this ones for you. I know nothing about architecture or renovation or historic properties, but, I can tell this one is a pure gem.

- Jane donald ,
September 2015

Super quirky cottage...lovely area of your research and you will find lots of wonderful places to visit. Dog was fine there...loads of walks..but needed watching in the garden as access to road not blocked off. A great stay...would recommend.

- Samantha D,
August 2015

Idyllic cottage in a very beautiful part of Wales. Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire delights nearby and we enjoyed evenings in the charmingly rustic cottage that has everything that you could want.

- John christopher low ,
May 2015

"What a perfect location and cottage - we're on our our Honeymoon and couldn't have found anywhere more romantic - a roaring fire every night!" - Jo & Jurgen Schumacher (from Buckley, North Wales)

July 2014

"The crog loft is a simply wonderful place to spend an idle night under the eaves. Light the fire and lie back in bed watching the flames cast dancing shadows onto the roofbeams. This cottage is an absolutely excellent base from which to explore the stunning Cardiganshire countryside and coast. Mwnt is well worth a visit - stunning views, overflown by red kites and lazily drifting gulls" - C.D. (from Northampton) 3rd Feb 2011

July 2014

"An absolutely wonderful restoration... the croglofft was so romantic...I booked for a few days peace and quiet and we got that in spades. The little touches, like lovely artwork, the powerful shower and lovely comfy beds were much appreciated. Thank you.' - Brenda & Katy

July 2014
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