Rated 5 out of 5
*** Change over days Mon & Fridays - Min stay 3 nights weekend - 4 nights midweek ***
Hidden between the colourful hills and majestic rolling landscape of Cardigan Bay, Beudy Bendigaid (Blessed Cowshed/Barn) is a beautifully restored 19th Century stone barn, which makes a gorgeous countryside retreat for up to 4 guests. This stunning location is one of Wales’ best kept secrets with a magnificent collection of mountains, beaches and glorious coastline to discover. Here, you will find a place of exquisite natural beauty without the crowds of the UK’s better-known destinations; a rare find in today’s leisure-hungry world. This is not to say you’ll be completely alone, but you’ll find plenty of hidden coves and gorse-covered hills, to enjoy all to yourself. Make the most of it while you can, because secrets don’t last forever.
This luxurious stone barn conversion is equipped with everything you need for an indulgent escape including the wonderful warming glow of a log burner centrepiece. The old barn has been thoughtfully restored with imaginative touches and original features throughout, creating eloquent charm and homely ambience. Although it sits next to a small boutique B&B, the cottage has plenty of seclusion and privacy, as well as truly magnetic views over the flourishing hills and valleys below.
Guests are welcomed, along with their well-behaved dogs, to explore the beautiful 8-acre grounds with numerous beauty spots a variet of natural wildlife to discover. Meander along the meadow paths towards leafy woodland, hidden pools and pockets of bird-filled wilderness. Stop on one of the benches along the way and experience a real sense of peace and tranquility. If you’re quiet, you might spot one of the many native inhabitants scurrying or swooping past, with anything from red kites to sparrowhawks on show, perfectly exemplifying the rich biodiversity of the area.
Only 2.5 miles from the Ceredigion Coast Heritage Path, Beudy is just a short drive from golden beaches and breath-taking coastal walks, while boat trips can be arranged locally to see the famous Cardigan Bay dolphins. What’s more, the magnificently rugged Preseli Hills and Cambrian Mountains are all within easy reach, offering a great opportunity to explore some of Britain’s best-preserved natural splendours.
Check-in - 4pm / Check -out - 10am
Falcondale Mansion Hotel
On the outskirts of Lampeter, this Hotel and Restaurant is set in its own lovely grounds in a gently sloping valley. Great food and a fantastic welcome. Sunday lunch is very good value at around £25 per head. Dinner also available. Reservation needed Tel - 01570 422910
The Cellar (Y Selar)
On the Corner of the inner harbour at Aberaeron is the Cellar Restaurant….not really a cellar, more a semi-cellar really. Great food from Chef Dan, friendly atmosphere and great hosts! Good for lunch and dinner. Tel -01545 574666
The Harbourmaster Aberaeron
On the harbour at Aberaeron, and a very good standard of food…ideal for Sunday Lunch and evening meals. They also serve meals in the Bar (cheaper and more atmosphere). A tad pricey...
Reservations essential as always booked up. £20+ per head for lunch. Tel - 01545 570755
Little Italy 51 North Parade Aberystwyth
Opposite Harry's Hotel this little gem has bags of atmosphere and very good Italian cuisine. Lunch is very reasonably priced and wine is good too! Tel- 01970 625707
Royal India Boat Restaurant, Cardigan Quay
Situated on a former cargo boat at the end of the Quay at Cardigan this quirky Indian Restaurant has both Indian and Thai dishes. Book ahead for evening meals to avoid disappointment. Tel -01239 621444
Yasmins, Newcastle Emlyn
An exceptional Indian restaurant with homegrown ingredients in the centre of the town (Sycamore Street) SA38 9AJ Tel- 01239711681
New Inn, Brynhoffnant - Sunday Carvery
The New Inn, Brynhoffnant (just down the hill past the filling station towards Aberystwyth, is a no-nonsense good feed with locally produced meat and a sweet list as long as your arm. This is a very popular Sunday Lunch venue. Book as soon as you can! Tel- 01239 654285
La Calabria, Penrhiwpal
This is our nearest Italian Restaurant set up by a local Italian family in the middle of farmland, 3 miles east of us. The food is excellent and their service is friendly and efficient. Go just for some pasta and a homemade ice cream or a full 3-course meal.
Open Tuesday to Saturday Tel - 01239 851101
Y Ffarmers, Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn
Picture postcard village inland from Aberystwyth has this smart and friendly pub with good food and reasonable prices. Tel - 01974 261275
The Nags head, Abercych. Tel - 01239 841200. Very good Gastropub food and a waterfall to visit as well.
Pubs which do food in the immediate area:
The Ship, Llangrannog Tel -01239 654510 (Serves food up to 9 pm)
Now a refurbished interior and Gastro aspirations!
The Pentre Arms, Llangrannog
Specialises in locally caught fish simply prepared. Just turn up early for the fish! Very honest food in a local no-frills environment. Eat in Bar or Restaurant. Good sunsets!
Best to book Tel - 01974 261275 or 01239 654345
Local Attractions and Activities in the area
Museums and Art Galleries:
National Woollen Museum
National Library of Wales (Art Gallery and books)
Centre for Alternative Technology
Museum of Internal Fire
Aberystwyth Arts Centre (3 art galleries and Theatre/Cinema/Concert Hall)
Sculpture Heaven (garden with sculptures and workshop/shop)
Tregaron Wildlife reserve
Cardigan Wildlife Centre
Devils Bridge Falls
Ceredigion Coastal Path
Cardigan Island Coastal farm park
18th Century Silver Mines
Llanerchaeron Estate and house NT
Vale of Rheidol Narrow Gauge steam railway
Gwili Steam Railway
Teifi Valley Miniature Railway
Cwmrhydneuadd Golf Course
Cardigan Golf Club
Cardigan Bay Active
South Cardigan Bay
Ceredigion Heritage Coastal Path near Llangrannog and Penbryn
New Quay Boat Trips & St Dogmaels Abbey
Cenarth Village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve near Cardigan
Cliff Hotel Golf & Restaurant with views over Poppit Sands
Nevern River Fishing & Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort
Teifi Valley Railway
Hurstead Antiques, The Patio Restaurant, Llangrannog, and The Plwmp Tart, Penbryn
Ultra Comedia Delicatessen, Cardigan Market
The Teifi Valley
The Teifi Trail
Beudy Bendigaid sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms: 1 king size and 1 twin room.
The inverted living quarters present an entrance hall, both bedrooms and a family bathroom downstairs. Each bedroom is furnished with super-soft bedding, antique furniture and a Freeview TV, while the master bedroom has French doors leading out to the secluded patio.
The luxury bathroom has a bath, shower, WC and basin. Towels are provided but are not for beach use.
Upstairs the open plan, loft style living area contains a 3-seater sofa, 2 armchairs, wood-burning stove, Freeview TV/DVD, CD stereo/radio. There is an oak dining table seating 4 guests.
The fully equipped shaker kitchen contains an electric cooker with hobs, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and a washing machine.
To the front of the cottage, there is a large enclosed private patio garden with a table. Loungers are also available. Guests are invited to follow the path down and explore the extensive grounds with ponds, meadows and woodland to explore. Please ensure children are closely monitored around the pond area. There is a barn for secure storage, which can be used for bikes or beach gear.
Parking for 2 cars: one in front of the cottage and one at the rear.
• Bed linen and towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
• Cot available. Please bring your own cot bedding
• Oil central heating (heating and electricity included in price)
• The first basket of logs provided, more available to purchase locally
• Free WiFi (4G now available for mobile phones)
• Two small well behaved pets welcome free of charge
• No smoking
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