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A dog friendly spacious Two Bedroom Cottage On The Banks of Afon Rheidol | Penffrwd-Fach

Dog FriendlyEV Charger
Mid-West Wales

A fabulous home from home, Penffrwd-Fach is a is a dog friendly, spacious, two bedroom cottage on the banks of Afon Rheidiol and less than ten miles from Aberystwyth. With two bedrooms sleeping five, this beautiful property is ideal for a family or group of friends wishing to explore the stunning landscapes of the area and be at one with nature. The lovingly renovated barn conversion features a two storey extension accessed through a glass atrium. The merging of the traditional and modern styles, using natural materials including local stone and wood works beautifully, and for the environmentally conscious, this carbon neutral property features solar panels, a heat exchanger and electric vehicle charging station.

Entering the property's glazed atrium style hallway, a wood panelled wall to the rear separates the hallway from the main bathroom. Coat hooks hang on the panelled wall and a large church pew is positioned beneath. A limestone tiled floor with underfloor heating leads through to the master bedroom to the left and into the bathroom straight ahead. To the right, an opening leads through to the open plan living space via a half landing, on a beautiful wooden staircase. Down a few steps, the living space is bright and airy, comprising a kitchen diner with a lounge to one side, in a conservatory style space with glazing to three sides.

Kitchen units finished in a striking blue line the back wall, with a built in fridge freezer, dishwasher, double ovens at eye level and an electric hob. Additional storage is cleverly designed into the wall underneath the staircase. A traditional farmhouse table with five chairs takes centre stage, painted in a pale grey. The wonderfully bright lounge area features a brown leather sofa and armchair, with a Smart TV located in the corner of the room and a freestanding lamp for cosy evening lighting. With glazing to three aspects, the views of the surrounding hills from the lounge are stunning. The property's varying ceiling heights, some flat and some pitched, give the space's modern interior a striking and stylish feel. Heading up the stairs to the first floor of the modern extension of Penffrwd-Fach, a bedroom features both a double and single wooden framed bed. The beds sit alongside a wardrobe, two side chairs and a bedside cabinet. With bright white painted walls and a thick grey carpet, the spacious room features angled windows designed into pitch of the ceiling. Next to the bedroom, a cloakroom features a WC and basin.

Crossing the hallway and into the original barn building, the exterior stone walls of the building are visible and a sliding wooden door leads into the stunning master bedroom. The full height room features a distinctive feature wall with chimney breast painted in a dark blue. A large double bed sits to one end, with a bedside cabinet to one side and large wooden wardrobe to the other. A large bright yellow rug located in front of the fireplace provides the setting for a cosy seating area, with a coffee table, leather sofa and side chair. Completing the layout, a chest of drawers and dressing table sit either side of the fireplace The room is the perfect space to relax and unwind, and also features an additional door leading outside. Completing the layout of the spacious two bedroom cottage on the banks of Afon Rheidiol, the family bathroom is a beautifully designed room. With the exposed stone walls of the barn to one end, and the remainder of the walls painted a bright white, light floods in from a high level glazed panel opening through to the atrium hallway. A freestanding roll top bath is located to one side, with a basin, WC and a wet room style shower cubicle with rain forest head. The vibrant blue tiles of the shower space and above the basin, contrast beautifully with the bright white of the walls and limestone tiled floor. Artwork throughout from local artists painter Karen Pierce, potter Lindy Martin and textile artist Mary Rendall.. A wonderfully designed space.

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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly, EV Charger
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating, Smoke detector, Carbon monoxide detector, First Aid kit, Fire extinguisher or blanket
2 Pets, Hob, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, Smart TV
Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage, Private Garden

Floor Plans




The rural location of Penffrwd-Fach is perfect for guests wanting a quiet space in beautiful surroundings. Doors lead from the each of the ground floor spaces into a fabulous outdoor area, including a private paddock leading down to the banks of the Afon Rheidiol. A tiled patio leads around the property featuring a number of seating areas including a picnic table, lounge seating with table, barbecue area and a covered seating space, making it ideal for all weather situations. Surrounded by woodland, rolling hills and the nearby river, the spacious two bedroom cottage on the banks of Afon Rheidiol is an idyllic spot to be enjoyed any time of the year. With a number of cycling and walking routes available on the doorstep, it's only a short walk downstream from the property to nearby Rheidol Falls. With direct river access, salmon and trout can be fished from the river at the eastern end of the paddock, provided the correct licenses are issued.

The Vale of Rheidiol Railway passes alongside on the opposite side of the valley, with steam trains running through the wooded hillside and a number of pretty railway stations nearby including Rheidiol Falls Station. Operating since 1902, the railway runs on a 12 mile route from Aberystwyth on the coast to Pontarfynach (Devil's Bridge) and the spectacular waterfalls at this location. The heritage railway is a picturesque attraction and one that shouldn't be missed when in the area. Speaking of Devil's Bridge, this stunning spot is located only 20 minutes away and is a must see. The world famous tourist attraction, which has been the backdrop of a number of TV shows, features three bridges sitting atop one another and the 300 foot Mynach Waterfalls, which are a spectacular natural wonder than can be viewed from the nearby walking trails.

Heading west from Penffrwd-Fach, the seaside resort of Aberystwyth is only 20 minutes away, with a host of attractions and a fabulous beach promenade. Located on the Ceredigion coastline, the university town is vibrant with a fantastic shopping, food and drink scene. Stroll along the one mile promenade and visit the oldest pier in Wales, head to Aberystwyth Castle or take a ride on the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, the longest of it's type in Britain which offers fabulous views of the town and coastline.

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Guest Reviews

John Cooper

A perfect cottage in a beautiful location, Nice and peaceful but not too far from civilisation.
The cottage was clean, very comfortable and well equipped, amazing views in every direction.
Great walks straight from the property which the dog really appreciated.
A convenient base to explore mid and north Wales.
I cant recommend this cottage and its setting highly enough a credit to the owners.


We had a week in this lovely property in September 2023. What a lovely property in a superb location. Stunning scenery from every angle. The peace and quiet is unrivaled. Ideally located for visiting the Cardigan Bay coastline.
The property was very clean, well laid out and equipped with everything you would ever need for your holiday. The huge garden was ideal for the dog. Would highly recommend this property. A visitors book for your guests to put their excursion recommendations in would be a useful addition.
Thank you Kat and Aled


Had a fantastic week away. House was a great space for us as a family of 5 plus dog. Outside space was great for kids to play ball games and dog to roam freely. Lovely patio area outside with bbq but unfortunately didn’t get to use it this time. The house had everything we needed and hope to return again. There are some lovely walks around, the pebble beach alongside the river further up the road was great for accessing the river for a swim.

Nick Sadler

Highly recommended. Fantastic views of the Valley and a great base to discover Cardigan Bay. Very modern interior and spacious areas within, my family and I really enjoyed our week in the house and would be happy to return.

Mike Cash

Absolutely fabulous cottage with spectacular location. Great to have an EV charger as well. Owners were very helpful and neighbours were great too. Cannot recommend this cottage more highly and will no doubt be back. Weather was fabulous during our week too which was a bonus.


Beautiful home in a beautiful setting, we spent the week here in March and it was so peaceful, the views are amazing and was lovely to see the steam train from the back of the house passing through the valley everyday, we also tried the steam train which you get from Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge and back again, definitely worth the trip and would recommend, and was great seeing the house from up high and took lots of pictures of the beautiful scenery. The house has all of the essentials you need for your stay and the kitchen is so well equipped, there is nothing that hasn’t been thought of. Check in and check out was so easy via a key box and you get a txt when the house is ready on your day of arrival. We loved the house and area and will definitely be back again to explore more of beautiful wales. Thank you for a lovely stay

January 2023

Kat’s place is light, airy and very, very peaceful. The what 3 words reference was perfect to get you right to the gate of the property. The kitchen is very well equipped and cleaning products where all included, which is a plus when you are only staying for the weekend. Will definitely be looking to book again when we are in the area.

October 2022

Stunning property! Exceeded all expectations


Such a beautiful place to stay. Kat was brilliant, her place is beautiful, clean and has a well equipped kitchen. Thank you!

August 2022

Absolutely Stunning! Couldn’t fault this gorgeous holiday Cottage one bit! From the moment we arrived it was perfect. The cottage is spacious, open, airy, light and clean. It’s in a simply stunning location with a fantastic amount of land surrounding it. Our teenage kids particularly enjoyed being able to swim in the river (a little further up from the cottage there’s a fab place locals call ‘The Beach’ where you can paddle and splash in the river and a little further towards Aberystwyth is another area where there’s a deeper section for swimming and playing on the rope swing). The kitchen is a perfect size for cooking for the family and the cottage has the benefit of both covered and uncovered seating outside which was a real bonus. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending this to anyone wanting a great base to switch off a bit and discover the west of Wales – with the bonus of incredible hikes right out the back door (fab footpath across the road that takes you to a beautiful waterfall is just one example). If you’ve got youngsters definitely head into Aberystwyth and take the steam train to Devils Bridge which passes right by the cottage! Check in was super easy with a lock box and there was milk, tea and coffee and more importantly Welsh cakes there on our arrival! Such a lovely place!!!

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