Near Cardigan

The Stables

At a glance
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Surrounded by rustling trees and enjoying an elevated position over a valley, the views are just glorious, overlooking the famous River Teifi and the pretty village of Newcastle Emlyn. Inside, the décor is classic vintage accentuated with modern Scandi touches and tactile, traditional Welsh fabrics - a mix that works incredibly well. From the splendid wooden floors to the rich colour schemes, pretty lighting to the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, this is a home stay perfect for families, friends or a couple seeking plenty of space to relax. It's also an excellent base for those who love the outdoors with walks, fishing and cycling opportunities galore on your doorstep.

Living and eating

The Scandinavian-designed open plan living, dining and kitchen area covers most of the ground floor and boasts floor-to-ceiling glass windows, offering stunning views and flooding the room with beautiful natural light. The pretty sitting area has a stunning, modern wood burner at its heart whilst the incredible kitchen - complete with Range cooker, Smeg fridge/freezer and all the equipment you will need to rustle up a feast, including the essential coffee machine - is sleek and modern in shades of cream and blue. We love the island which offers lots more prep space and a handy breakfast bar. In front of the kitchen, overlooking the pastoral views, is the dining table which easily seats six. In addition, there's a hidden-away snug with gorgeous seating, books and a record player - a fabulous spot for curling up for a peaceful moment to read or having a quiet chat.

Sleeping and bathing

You'll find one king-size en suite bedroom on the ground floor with fitted wardrobes and walk-in shower room, making it ideal for those with limited mobility (but please note there are a few steps to enter the property). Upstairs, you'll find two more gorgeous king-size en suite bedrooms - one with a walk-in shower and the other with walk-in shower and roll top bath. All the bathrooms have underfloor heating to keep toes toasty warm, whilst all of the bedrooms are beautifully decorated and have beds swathed in luxurious, softer-than-soft bedding to ensure a blissful nights' sleep.

Outdoor space

There's plenty of outdoor space with a terrace which can be accessed via the floor-to-ceiling sliding windows in the kitchen, allowing the outside in, and comes complete with a table, chairs and barbeque for a spot of outside dining (please note, the fire pit has been removed). Facing west, this spot gets the most incredible sunsets and is a perfect place to relax at the end of the day, with a glass of something chilled in hand. Children will love the large lawn for outdoor games, whilst if they look up they might spot a red kite or two, soaring high in the sky.


The Stables has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


There is private parking for two cars, with access to an electric car charging point (please bring your own cable), to the side of the wood store. The Owners kindly ask for a £25 contribution for use of this throughout your stay. Payment arranged on arrival.


This is one of our pet-free properties.

In the Area

Lucky you! This area of Wales is just beautiful with Cardigan Bay and the stunning coast of Pembrokeshire just a 15-minute drive away. Poppit Beach is perfect for a long walk, being wild and woolly, whilst the beaches of Tresaith and Aberporth are fabulous for families as they offer safe bathing with lifeguards. Families will also love Folly Farm, Oakwood theme park, Cardigan Castle, Cenarth and the Coracle Centre and Cardigan Wildlife Centre. If you like to fish, the Teifi River is a must and you can get permits for trout fishing there are many, many paths and tracks to be explored on foot or by bike. The town of Newcastle Emlyn is lovely and well worth a visit, with a pretty river, the remains of a castle, a lovely church plus lots of independent shops, restaurants and a farmer's market to explore.

Wales meets Scandinavia at this exquisite contemporary retreat for six, nestled in the rolling countryside close to epic Cardigan Bay and Pembrokeshire. A fabulously restored former stable, this beautifully modern home stay is all about peace, comfort and style from the moment you pull up in your car.

At a glance

From £823 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Regret no pets

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Easy access

Large, enclosed garden

Multi Generational Holidays

Off the beaten track

Pet-free property

Rolling countryside

Travel cot and highchair

Workcation Retreat

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner


Country Houses

Design-led retreat

Boutique country chic

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about The Stables:

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The Stables are a lovely comfortable retreat and we would certainly recommend to friends and we would stay again.

Just returned from a wonderful stay at The Stables. It's beautifully decorated with gorgeous views of the Welsh countryside. It's location was perfect as plenty of places to visit within easy reach by foot and car. We were sad to leave and hope to return.

Enhanced by the dryest and hottest Welsh weather you could imagine in March, we had a fabulous week-long stay at the Stables. The conversion is both spacious and tasteful and all the amenities you could need or want are provided. We particularly loved the parque floor and the super-sized kitchen island. The house is warm, perfectly situated for all the coastal attractions and is the perfect place to return to after a long day's walking. Unlike a previous guest, we found the Daffodil to be hugely disappointing and enjoyed eating in more than eating out! The whole coast from Cardigan to Aberaeron was amazing with a particular mention for Tresaith, Mwnt and Cwmtydu....not forgetting the excellent sandwich lunch at the seafront cafe at Llangrannog. Would highly recommend 'Ceredigion Coast ...Circular Walks along the Wales Coast Path' by Sioned Bannister (a snip at £5.99) and that you take plenty of coins for car park machines. For a more gentle walk, Cenarth Falls are really pretty. Cardigan has some excellent shops! Thank you, Catherine and Craig (and Boutique Retreats) for an amazing holiday. We can't wait to return.

Beautiful house in a gorgeous location. Has everything you need for a relaxing stay and very comfortable. Highly recommended.

Really enjoyed our 1-week stay. Cosy and well equipped. The fire kept us toasty and…. gorgeous views!

Beautiful house with very stylish interior throughout. Good access to many local attractions.

The house was lovely - large comfortable and very well equipped. We loved the large patio area and the fact we could walk straight out of your door through a gate and we were on a public footpath. The nearby frisbee golf was great fun. Craig had gone to the time and expense of installing an electric car charger in time for my arrival. He and I had been discussing the merits of it by text but to find there was one there when we arrived was marvellous. Craig was also contactable and helpful throughout the stay.

Wow! What an absolutely stunning house, totally lived up to the description & photos! We had a lovely relaxing week here, making the most of the stunning location and glorious house.

A trip to the recommended beach didnt disappoint either, even if the sun was hidden! West Wales water park was a great day too, ending with a really lovely & impressive meal in the tippi.

Lovely meal's enjoyed at The Harbourmaster (well worth the drive- fresh produce & devine flavours, catering very well for our vegan) The Daffodil- just up the road, fantastic service & food

The owners were incredibly personal & informative from the point of booking, all the way until check out. Really lovely touch having their details if we needed them.

We would highly recommend this property to everyone!

This is our second holiday with Boutique Retreats - and we have already booked a third. Perhaps a little more expensive than some holiday cottages - but well worth it as you can be confident that they will not disappoint. Clean, luxurious - and with every detail accounted for. As soon as you walk through the door, you can’t stop smiling.

Stunning! Refreshing to stay in such a beautiful modern-design hom,e with lovely views. External balcony, garden, and a shed for bikes. We hope to revisit.

This was our second visit and we had a great time - once again. Thanks

It is wonderful. Highly recommended. Helpful hosts. Everything we need it was there.

Wonderfully located and decorated, with excellent facilities. The sun trap terrace and floor to ceiling windows in the lounge were particularly appreciated. The hosts were amazing - they checked in with us via text, and gave us lots of local tips. And there are a few gorgeous circular walks along the Teifi river directly from the cottage.

Stunning property in a beautiful spot, immaculately kitted out. In easy reach of many amazing coastal walks.

We had a fantastic stay at The Stables. The location was perfect, allowing us to explore the beautiful Welsh coastline with ease. The Stables is comfortable, cosy, well-equipped and beautifully furnished. The impressive view across the countryside dotted with soaring Red Kites was an added bonus. Couldn't have asked for any more!

A beautifully furnished cottage, extremely spacious and light. Great location for getting to many excellent nearby beaches.

We had a wonderful time at The Stables, perfect for exploring the local area. The house is lovely, with everything you need including a toasty wood burning stove. Highly recommended.

Beautiful house that allows privacy within the home but also a warm, family and sociable feel, especially in the amazing open planned kitchen/ living room. A great option for couples, friends, or families.

Would highly recommend this beautiful house and Boutique Retreats. We had a very comfortable stay and booking was very easy - even though we booked our stay very last minute (the same day!!) Thank you and we will be returning.

'We had a fantastic stay at The Stables. The location was perfect, allowing us to explore the beautiful Welsh coastline with ease. The Stables is comfortable, cosy, well-equipped and beautifully furnished. The impressive view across the countryside dotted with soaring Red Kites was an added bonus. Couldn't have asked for any more!' - September 2020

'Lovely cottage absolutely immaculate, very obliging owners, excellent location. Would definitely recommend and would love to stay again' - September 2020

'Beautiful house that allows privacy within the home but also a warm, family and sociable feel, especially in the amazing open planned kitchen/ living room. A great option for couples, friends, or families.' - October 2019

'Excellent property, we loved the interior and cosy wood burning stove. Perfect holiday location to enjoy lots of coastal walks and the surrounding countryside.' - March 2019

'Stunningly beautiful accommodation, we were so impressed by the interior decor and the attention to detail on pretty much everything! It was simply wonderful, we had so much space for the three of us, it felt very luxurious. Thank you!' - November 2018

'Lovely place to stay. We could not fault it at all.' - November 2018

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