6 miles NE of Newcastle Emlyn


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Bedroom details

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x zip and link

A wonderful retreat for four, Heddwyn is a piece of heaven wrapped up in leafy Ceredigion countryside. Just seven miles from the coast and surrounded by woven pockets of manicured wilderness, it beckons to families and friends to savour the most divine escapes imaginable. Heading inside, soft forest tones and textures are paired with luxurious modern comforts and design, with beautifully presented living spaces offering somewhere sumptuous to gather and unwind. Meanwhile outside, the dream continues with six acres of grounds and uninterrupted swathes of countryside to explore, flowing beneath luscious emerald canopies. Spend time uncovering all the beauty spots on your doorstep here or make way to the coast for salt-kissed sojourns. Then, when you're ready to relax, wander back to your secluded retreat for starry-eyed moments bathed in Boutique bliss.


In an open-plan design, the living and dining areas of Heddwyn combine to create a beautiful social hub adjoining the kitchen. A thoroughly inviting space, the living area features a super cosy West Elm leather sofa and a comfy, olive-green armchair positioned next to a soul-warming wood burning stove. Next to this, a family-sized dining table with seating for four creates an attractive centrepiece for magical mealtimes throughout the day. Bathed in soft sage and white hues, and showcasing handsome period features including open beams and an oak mantelpiece, it simply exudes charm. For additional recreation and relaxation, a games and entertainment area resides in a separate room, dressed in dark, ambient tones and natural, textured decorations. With a mango-wood round games table, Loaf corner sofa, marble nesting tables, a Bose wireless speaker, and a large 50" TV with Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+, moments of escapism are eagerly anticipated here. Radiating comfort, Heddwyn has underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, including the hallway, utility room and games room. The utility room is complete with a washing machine and tumble dryer.


The gorgeous kitchen is at the heart of the home, with forest green cabinets topped with snow-white tops, a blush splashback with white geometric patterning, and a stylish black Rangemaster oven and hob with matching hood. With ample room for flexing culinary creativity, this space can be enjoyed by the keen cooks in your party to create delicious meals at home. Of course, you'll find all the equipment and accoutrements you could need, including a Quooker boiling water tap, and a dishwasher. Making moments even dreamier, there's also a Nespresso coffee machine for aromatic blends.


For the most sumptuous slumber after a day of exploring, the first bedroom awaits with a king-size Hypnos bed topped with thick throws and plump cushions, set beneath a gently sloping ceiling. Embodying a calm, peaceful atmosphere, it is decorated in soft rose and sage tones that reflect the natural colour palette beyond the bedroom window. For added convenience, it also features a built-in wardrobe and shelves, a dressing table, and a stool. The second bedroom stars a Hypnos bed that can be enjoyed as a super-king or a twin depending on your requirements. Full of period charm, it features tall, sloping ceilings and a low alcove window that looks out onto tufted fields and leafy trees. Mirroring the same cottage-garden tones as bedroom one, it is just perfect for long lie-ins and early nights tucked beneath the finest linens. This bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and shelves, as well as a dressing table and stool.


Heddwyn has two beautiful bathrooms, both of which have heated towel rails and are supplied with super-soft towels. Pretty as a picture, bathroom number one evokes pure rest and relaxation. Located upstairs, it's a modern masterpiece with blended dusky tones, adorned with herringbone and geometric detailing to draw the eye. Infused with wood and jet-black details for a sleek finish, it is softened with botanic prints and trailing plants. For utmost comfort, it has a walk-in shower and a freestanding bath for restful soaks. The second bathroom is also located upstairs, warmed by delicious underfloor heating to keep toes toasty. With deep green, clover-inspired geometric floor tiling and marble-esque wall tiles in soothing tones, it is steeped in tranquillity. Complemented by gold and black detailing, it features a contemporary floating sink and a large rainfall shower.

Outdoor Space

Intertwined with nature, the six-acre grounds comprise of three different garden areas, so you can rotate with the occasion and the sun throughout the day. A shaded paradise with a soundtrack of running water, a sun area rests by the river and includes two chairs, a sofa, and table. For alfresco feasts, an outdoor kitchen sits next to the house and promises unforgettable moments gathered together. With everything you could need, it is served by a Kamado BBQ, wood-fired pizza oven, worktop and storage area. And, ensuring everyone has somewhere comfortable to banquet in style, an adjacent dining area is found with a circle table and chairs for four. Elsewhere, a delightful fire pit area has four cosy lounge chairs settled beside the crackling fire pit - just idyllic for laidback evenings accompanied by a bottle of something special. Recline and relax as the sun slips beyond the horizon, savouring the captivating atmosphere of this private corner of the world.

Babies and children

Children and one baby are very welcome at Heddwyn. A cot, cot mattress, and bedding are provided, as are a highchair and children's tableware and cutlery.


There is dedicated parking for two cars and there is one electric untethered car charging point. There is also additional parking on the lane.


One dog is welcome at Heddwyn. Two dog beds, a dog towel, dog bowls, and treats are supplied, and there is also an outdoor dog washing area for cleaning muddy paws.

In the Area

Heddwyn is found near the town of Llandysul in Ceredigion, in easy distance of both rolling Welsh countryside and the coast. For lovers of the great outdoors, there are few places more magical than this for days of discovery, be it tracing woodland trails or coastal paths through beautiful scenery. For seaside adventures, Mwnt, Penbryn, Poppit Sands and Aberporth are all must-visits and all 20 miles or less from your doorstep. Poppit Sands is particularly tempting when combined with a visit to Crwst bakery - a fantastic café well-known for its sweet treats. Just half an hour away by car, New Quay is also a popular choice, famed for its pods of resident dolphins who can often be seen from the coast path and during guided boat trips from the town's harbour.

Close to home, Cenarth Falls and Newcastle Emlyn Castle by the River Teifi showcase inland gems and a more verdant side to the county woven with history. You can also journey to Castell Henllys Iron Age Village in Meline. Here, a 30-acre woodland and river meadow site reflect life in the area 2,000 years ago. Later, to reward yourself with fine cuisine, a trip to Cardigan's Yr Hen Printworks affords Michelin Bib Gourmand food served in a laidback setting. Tregaron's square is also home to a Michelin-recommended restaurant in the form of Y Talbot. If you don't want to venture far, the Daffodil at Penrhiwllan is just a few miles away, while The Plwmp Tart at Llanborth, The Nags Head, Abercych and The Moody Cow Farm Shop & Welsh Bistro at Bargoed Farm offer a variety of delightful dining opportunities too.

Promising wilderness and luxury in abundance, our countryside retreat near Cardigan Bay is perfect for a blissful getaway for four - and it's dog friendly too!

At a glance

From £820 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Electric car charging point

Extensive outdoor dining and seating

Family friendly

Fire pit

Foodie breaks

Multi Generational Holidays

Outdoor kitchen and dining areas

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Celebratory stays

Travel cot and highchair

Dog friendly

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


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 & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 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 Heddwyn:

Very helpful host with good local information. Really great conversion of the property done with excellent taste.

This cottage is like staying in a 5 star hotel! The attention to detail "everywhere" is fabulous, it's warm, very spacious and beautifully decorated throughout but still keeping the old cottage charm in some parts. The outside areas are just as spectacular, a wonderful covered bbq kitchen with wood fired pizza oven and then further up are adirondack chairs plus fire pit. When we were there in May we found ourselves surrounded by a stunning bluebell wood all to ourselves and even the sun came out for us to enjoy it all for one day/evening...quite literally magical!

A wonderful property, inside and out, with everything you could possibly need for a lovely week in Pembrokeshire.

Excellent stay. Exceeded expectations

The cottage was fabulous and the owner was so helpful and responsive.

Nestleled in a beautiful green serene Ceredigion valley. The cottage is absolutely beautiful and the land it sits in is magical. Just superb. If you appreciate nature and the Welsh countryside than you will love this place.

The cottage exceeded all expectations in every way. The interior, the amenities, the communication but the thing that was the most magical was the location - it was beautifully secluded but still within reach of local shops and sights. We loved our breakfast at CRWST bakery in Cardigan and explored some of the coastal walks in the area but also had days where we didn’t leave the cottage and just explored the grounds, lay on THE COMFIEST SOFA EVER and made full use of the outdoor kitchen! Will be recommending to everyone I know! Martyn was also so so responsive and attentive whilst also leaving us to our own devices!

Beautiful retreat, every detail has been thought about and it really did meet every expectation we had. Very helpful and thoughtful hosts. The guides and recommendations we received were great and meant we didn’t have to do too much research. Would definitely book again! Thank you Martyn & Catriona!

If you're looking for peace and quiet with only the sounds of nature around you, then HEDDWYN is the place. A stunning cottage with fabulous views in a Dark Sky area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were lucky enough to be there sat around the fire pit, star gazing and under a full moon. Both owners and Boutique Retreats were extremely accommodating and couldn’t do enough for us.

This cottage is by far the best property we have ever rented. It is beautifully decorated and exceeded all expectations. There is far more to this property than what the photos show and on arrival we just kept getting more surprises. This property is a real credit to Martyn.

An absolutely stunning property, home from home with the most beautiful surroundings. The outdoor kitchen is a perfect space for social evenings.

Our plan was to have a complete relax, easily done here. We appreciate dark sky’s and quiet nights, we were certainly embraced by the peaceful nature of the cottage. Martyn was really helpful in advising us on local places to visit. I highly recommend Crwst cinnamon swirls delicious after a windy walk on the coast. Mr Bingley our four legged family member was indeed pampered with treats and comfy beds, he gives it 5 stars.

We could have pitched up at the cottage and not moved all week, beautiful thoughtfully built to suit your every need.

Exceptionally well furnished and finished cottage that we would thoroughly recommend and will definitely be returning too!

The cottage felt like home and we had a fantastic time in Wales.

Wonderful place, the photos didn’t give away all of the gems of the property which were wonderful to discover (ie) the scope of the back garden! It was absolutely stunning and I’m sure we will be back!

We had the most wonderful long weekend. The cottage is beautifully done inside and felt really at home. It was incredibly well stocked and even in winter enjoyed trying out the pizza oven! There are no faults and would highly recommend anyone wanting to have a cosy weekend away then this the place!


Heddwyn is simply beautiful. The location was perfect for a week’s retreat from busy lives and every little detail of the cottage had been carefully thought about. Our stay exceeded our expectations - comfortable, warm and homely. What more can we say?

Anyone visiting the area this cottage is an absolute must. It is so beautifully styled and well equipped that you really don't want to go out and explore the area. We stayed four nights and it was an delight to stay here. We have stayed with Boutique Retreats before and this is the best cottage by far. The hosts were in touch with us by text/email all the time and I think they should be very proud to offer this cottage for rental purposes. If it was mine, I wouldn't let anybody stay but I think they are so delighted to have guests come and report back that everything is so wonderful that it must be wonderful to realise what they have achieved. We will definitely be back as the area is also a delight to explore. Well done Martyn. Kind Regards, Hilary, Phil, Woody & Buzz

As soon as we stepped through the front door the cottage embraced us! What an amazing place! The attention to detail is nothing short of incredible. Comfy beds and seating areas Excellent facilities and everything you need for either a relaxing stay or to prepare your own meals! The outdoor cooking area has been very well thought out and has everything to hand! It’s hard to choose a favourite area as all serve you very well but the orchard garden adjacent to the babbling river, is absolute bliss! It was hard to leave but we will definitely return. Thank you Martyn and Catriona for sharing this little piece of heaven x

What a beautifully decorated, spacious cottage with very helpful, welcoming hosts. We had a wonderful stay and made lots of use out of the log burner and pizza oven! It really felt like home.

Lovely quiet location in nature yet not far from shops and beaches. Very stylish, well equipped, well insulated house. Helpful owner and housekeeper.

Beautiful cottage in peaceful spot. When you just want to get away from it all and be amongst nature this haven is ideal! Very dog friendly and kind, attentive hosts a bonus! :)

Excellent cottage in every way - location, interior and exterior. Can't fault the layout or decor. Will definitively be back

A 5 star haven in a beautiful part of the country. Superbly furnished and equipped.

I’d love to keep this place to myself but I’m happy to say it’s a lovely cottage in a beautiful location with everything we needed for a much needed break.

A wonderful retreat finished beautufully, with everything we needed and to a very high standard. The location was beautiful and perfect for taking time out of a busy regime to relax and recharge. The owner, Martin, was extremely helpful and made us feel very welcome. The treats on arrival were a lovely touch and we would definitely recommend the locally produced seaweed gin. Will be going back.

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