New Quay, Ceredigion / Cardigan Bay
Guests: 8       Wifi: available       Pets? Strictly no pets allowed


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Priced for up to 6 staying, sleeps 8. Family friendly holiday home, New Quay, Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion. West Wales. Directly over-looking the bay and beach.

Zenobia is an elegant Georgian townhouse overlooking the safe, clean sandy beach of New Quay, Cardigan Bay, West Wales. It has been renovated to a high standard by a professional interior designer and is a perfect house for families and get-togethers, sleeping 8 in four bedrooms - and one set price no matter how many stay. Zenobia has stunning sea views and tons of character. You will wake to the sound and sight of the sea.

The house is on a quiet dead-end road, with the coastal footpath at its end.

A great property for seeing the local colony of bottle-nosed dolphins - you can watch them from your window if they are in the bay, or boat trips are available from the harbour below.



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We had a wonderful 4 night stay in Zenobia with our 5 year old. The location is great and Newquay is the perfect location for a beach stay and costal walks. Zenobia is well equipped for home cooking a...

Ben B, 2024

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strictly no pets allowed
bed layout
Master Double, Double, Bunk, Bunk

facilities at Zenobia

open fire / woodburner
no pets
beach (within walking distance)
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
wifi broadband internet
cleaning services
washing machine
young children welcome
travel cot

map - location

in detail

WIFI and central heating

In detail:

The property is entered up two steps.

Sitting room with open fire (first basket of fuel supplied). Large television with digital reception, access to Netflix (remember your log-in details!) and DVD player. Views over the bay. 

Dining room with quality limed-oak dining set for 8. Views over the bay.

Kitchen (to the rear) is equipped to a very high standard with good quality appliances.

You'll find a hob & extractor, 2 Siemens ovens, dishwasher, Nespresso style coffee machine and Dualit toaster.

Black granite work surfaces and a washer-dryer. Fridge and separate freezer. No microwave. Door to rear garden, and another directly into dining room.


Bedroom 1 has a kingsize bed facing the views of the bay. As with all beds, the mattresses are of excellent quality.

Bedroom 2 has a cast-iron type double bed facing views across the bay.b

Bedroom 3 has a bunk bed of standard width (will fit an adult) and very good quality. Views across the bay. 

Bedroom 4 again has good quality bunks, and French doors onto the rear patio terrace.

Bathroom is of a good size with shower over bath, two hand basins and French doors that open onto a Juliette balcony.

Outside: To the front, there is a small enclosed seating area with bench and small patio set.

To the rear is a good-sized enclosed garden on several levels. There are two further sets of patio furniture.

Note that the steps between some levels are very steep. There is a good quality charcoal barbeque (guests to provide charcoal, available in local shops).

The rear garden has good views over the roof to the bay.

The cottage is fully centrally heated (price included) but also has an open fire in the sitting room for cosy nights in.

Parking - there is on-street parking in front of the house for one (sometimes two) cards. Bollards are used to prevent tourists from taking the spaces. Further parking in the public car park is a 2-minute walk.

local area

  • New Quay - small coastal town /harbour
  • Choice of beaches, pubs, shops, great fish and chips
  • Indian, Traeth (Beach) and The Hungry Trout Restaurants - 3 min walk
  • Fishing/Boat trips from harbour, see dolphins and seals in good weather
  • Coastal footpath - literally from your door
  • County website - places to visit, best local organic foods etc
  • Aberaeron - pretty harbour town, harbourside restaurants - 15 min drive
  • NT Llanerchaeron - 15 min drive
  • Lampeter - historic town, Conti's Italian cafe - Italian ice-cream - 15 miles

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customer reviews for Zenobia

We had a wonderful 4 night stay in Zenobia with our 5 year old. The location is great and Newquay is the perfect location for a beach stay and costal walks. Zenobia is well equipped for home cooking although would definitely recommend frequenting the local fish restaurants. Would definitely return.

- Ben B,

The house is beautiful, well furnished with lovely sea views, this was our second stay at the property and we look forward to revisiting in the future.

- Heidi S,

Zenobia was a great fit for our 3 generation holiday - beautiful house, perfect location. We all fell in love with it and can't wait to go back! New Quay is a lovely spot for an easy family holiday too, with everything you need in walking distance. Our primary reason for this choice was to see dolphins which we were lucky enough to do almost every day from the house, the harbour and the cliff top path. Wonderful!

- Liz G,

Another wonderful stay in Zenobia. A beautiful house in a great location.


We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Zenobia. What a beautiful, well-stocked house with fabulous views and only a couple of minutes' walk to the coastal path. I recommend booking meals out in advance (The Blue Bell comes highly recommended, but we failed to book so were unable to get a table!). Thank you for a wonderful stay.

- Amy jones ,

A lovely mid week break at Zenobia. A very comfy and well equipped house - comfy bed with lovely bedding and towels! Slightly away from the throng of the harbour with great views of the bay, where we on a couple of occasions spotted dolphins! Really tasty fish and chips at ‘The Lime crab’

- Gill B,

Fantastic house and amazing location! Probably our favourite Under The Thatch, highly recommended. Thank you!

- James mitchell ,

Had a wonderful holiday in this beautifully decorated cottage. Great location close to the sea.

- Nicola W,

Newquay is a hidden gem, there’s nothing not to like about it. We were fortunate to see the dolphins, which is always a highlight of the holiday. Ty Glas is a beautiful, homely house to stay and would certainly recommend it to anyone.

- Tracey evans ,

Absolutely fantastic home .Everything you need Wonderful views.We did not want to leave.The house was so clean and the beds so comfortable.We have stayed in loads of you cottages but this is one of the best

- Elaine R,

A very comfortable cottage with a great view. A perfect break. I would certainly come again, and strongly recommend it.

- John W,

Beautiful house , and wonderful setting in historic marine terrace . We enjoyed the views of the harbour , sea and mountains beyond , and sitting in the front in the sunshine . The house was very comfortable and well equipped . We had a great week and hope to return . Margaret

- Margaret C,

Beautiful house in a great setting. With the bonus of great weather at Easter. Saw the dolphins a lot! A couple of teething problems with arrival (concerning cleaning an parking) but these were resolved by the owners. We'll definitely return.

- David hall ,

Ty Glas is in an excellent position in New Quay with fabulous sea views. The house is very spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped though some of the appliances need some attention.

- Joy H,

This was my third visit to Zenobia - a beautiful house with an unrivaled view of Ceredigion Bay. The bay glistened in the late summer sun and we thoroughly enjoyed the dolphin displays. A lovely place to unwind. Diolch Cei Newydd - byddwn yn dychwelyd yn fuan gobeithio!

- John arwel J,

This our sixth visit to Zenobia over a ten year period. The children and I love the sea view cottage - amazing home with cliffs that climb from the garden path up to the coat line and sandy beaches. We had festival fun this summer with kayaks, climbs and wildlife discoveries including dolphins, sea anemones and moon jelly fish. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful home with us.

- Salim F,

Absolutely fantastic holiday home in New Quay close to the sea; a very clean and stylish home with all that you could wish for although we spent lots of time exploring our 5 year old son adored the bunk beds and was very happy to come back to his ‘seaside’ home. We would definitely come back.

- Gemma W,

This was our 3rd stay at Zenobia. It's a lovely house that is very stylishly decorated. New Quay is a lovely little town with some stunning beaches near by. We will be going again next year.

- Rory S,

Gorgeous house with wonderful bay views. Beautifully furnished and decorated and so nice to have an open fire, too. The children loved the bunk beds and although the garden was steep, they disappeared up to the top every day to play. Kitchen really well equipped and the washing machine a godsend! Thank you for a fantastic stay.

- K radden ,

We had a lovely time at Zenobia again. The change of owners since we were last there hasn't made any difference to how comfortable and welcoming this house is. This was the first time we've been away like this at Christmas and it was perfect - we were on the beach every day (New Quay, Llangrannog and Penbryn, had two meals out and generally just enjoyed being in the house, by the fire, and relaxing.

- Sally dowling ,

We have just returned from 4 glorious nights at Zenobia. We knew the house was special but it surpassed our expectations. Such a wonderfully stylish, well equipped, well positioned yet cosy house by the sea. We had no reason to get in the car all 4 days, opting instead to shop locally and explore New Quay and enjoy memorable cliff top walks from the doorstep. We enjoyed lunch in the garden in November. What a privilege to have stayed here.

- Martin S,

Beautiful house, with a view to die for - we could see dolphins coming into the bay just sitting by the windows. Everything you could need at the house plus we appreciated the wine and biscuits as we arrived late in the evening! And a fire ready to go in the grate! Lots of games and DVDs for the kids to discover. Great beds too. The only drawback is trying to leave the house as it's so lovely to be in

- Anna B,

A lovely stay in the beautiful Zenobia. Stunning views of the sea and quay. It was a real treat to wake up to the spectacular views. The house is very spacious and caters for all your needs. We will be back.

- Lisa brennan ,

We have just returned from the lovely Zenobia.... For years I'd been coveting a holiday here and now our kids are all fairly fleet of foot we decided to go for it! (There is a lovely terraced garden at the rear of the property that might not be relaxing with toddlers...) All of us agreed that New Quay is a really relaxing place to be for a week...we walked to the beach each day and went to the beaches, went for lovely runs, spotted Dolphins playing off the pier, rented kayaks and built sandcastles. Everyone we met here was super friendly and enthused ant the place...quite rightly as its so unspoilt and tranquil in comparison to some places in Cornwall but with loads to do and beautiful views 24/7. The house was large enough for two families to enjoy time together and feel spacious. We had a cosy fire on colder nights and sat out front sipping coffee in the morning sun.....just so so very. Refreshing thank you for a wonderful stay. We shall return!

- Sally A,

We had another lovely stay in Zenobia. We were delighted that we were able to book it as we saw that it had been on the market, but the new owners have kept the high standard of furnishings and you wouldn't know it had changed hands. A delightful house in a great location: definitely a contender for the best view in Wales. We are looking forward to coming back next year.

- Harriet nicholls ,

A lovely Geogian house with great views of Cardigan Bay. The house had everything we needed including a perfect barbeque area. Spotted dolphins on our first morning from the breakfast table! Great walks. Good cycling especially if you like hills. Beach excellent with lots to do. A fantastic holiday by the sea. Would love to stay again.

- Jane B,

Just returned from a fabulous stay at Zenobia - what a fantastic place to stay! The house is just perfect in every way, from the views to it being equipped with just about everything. We were lucky to see dolphins swimming in the bay one morning - so beautiful to see. We will definitely be returning.... The Smith Family

- Trudy smith ,

Fantastic fifth visit to Zenobia. We love the house with its views of the sea and the morning runs along the cliffs behind the house. Perfect beach weather with both baby and child playing in the sea. The food and coastal cliffs are amazing. Thank you!

- Tina C,

We have just returned from a wonderful few days at New Quay and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. New Quay is a lovely, unspoilt, seaside destination and the children had endless fun just enjoying the simply pleasures this kind of holiday brings...messing around on the beach, crabbing and eating ice cream of course. However, what really made the holiday was having the opportunity to stay in such a wonderful house. Zenobia is the perfect seaside retreat and every comfort has been catered for. We truly felt at home...so much so we didn't want to leave and Rebecca the owner couldn't have been more helpful. We can't recommend this place highly enough...book it, you won't be disappointed. We will be back.

- Linda F,

Beautiful, luxurious property situated in an equally beautiful part of the world. Dolau beach is 1 minute away & is always a pleasure to spend time on whether it be for relaxing, swimming or the amazing rock pools & caves. Dolphins seen daily from the house & beach. So many activities within a few minutes walk of Zenobia. The whole family enjoyed boat trips to see the dolphins & seals,. Lots of watersports available including coastal kayaking. This is our 5th year repeated visit to the property & area & we always find new places to explore. We recommend The Welsh Wildlife Nature Reserve for all ages to enjoy.

- Mrs jessica peters ,

We loved staying at Zenobia. The house is beautiful - gorgeous interiors, crisp White Company bed linen and views of the sea every morning when we get up in bed. We beach hopped the whole holiday and it's perfectly placed for some of the most beautiful beaches on the Welsh coast - would especially recommend Penbryn beach and the gorgeous Plwmp Tart cafe nearby for cakes. Thank you for a restful and beautiful base.

- Susan H,

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Zenobia. The house is furnished to a high standard and all went to plan from start to finish. Would highly recommend staying in this property and booking through UTT

- Ann T,

Tŷ braf a bendigedig, wedi llwyr ymlacio yno a mwynhau! We had a lovely stay at Zenobia - kids had such fun on the beach, and of course ice cream from Creme Pen Cei every day! This was our second stay at Zenobia and will certainly be back again. The house is so spacious, and the kids loved their bunk beds. Gwych iawn!

- Llinos dafydd ,

Left wanting for nothing. Lovely House and Interior,very comfortable and relaxing. Fantastic location,weather was good to us...alas the dolphins evaded us!" ~. Charlie, Sam, and March. ~ who stayed January 2010.


"Lovely Stay - Zenobia is a great House. Even managed some Dolphin watching from the bedroom window. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay,we'd recommend it to anyone" . ~ Jackie, Karen, Mara and Patsy"


"A splendid introduction to this part of the Welsh coast-Spectacular views from the house and beautifully appointed. Thank You " ~ The Jones Family ~ who stayed September 2009.