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Cardigan Bay Self Catering cottage, Ceilwart Cottage, Llanaber, sleeps 6

Areas: Cardigan Bay

Ceilwart Cottage
LL42 1YS

Ceilwart Cottage, Llanaber, Gwynedd

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £617

This detached house rests in the village of Llanaber, Wales and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.

Ceilwart Cottage is a fantastic detached cottage resting in Llanaber, Wales and enjoying incredible sea views over Cardigan Bay. Hosting three bedrooms, including a ground-floor double, a double and a twin, along with a bathroom and a ground-floor shower room, this property can sleep up to six guests. There is also an open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area, a sitting room with a woodburning stove and a first-floor sitting room with terrace access.

Outside there is a garden with patio, lawn and furniture and a first-floor sun terrace with external spiral stairs to the ground-floor, along with ample off-road parking. Ceilwart Cottage is a wonderful base for a scenic family break to the coast of Wales. Note: There are some internal steps, low doorways and beams.

Note: There is a water feature, steps and terraces in the garden. Note: There is a gated road through field which will have to be opened and closed upon entering and leaving. Note: The field holds sheep, please take care Note: The road to the cottage, passes through a field with two gates.

There is lower parking for two cars, and a steep access drive, to the cottage with parking. A footpath with steps, leads through the garden to the drive.


Nice break
We are a family of four ( two of whom are teenagers). The cottage is very impressive with beautiful views from almost all areas of the cottage. The location is good too, that is to get to various places of interest, Walking around the area was challenging, the slopes were steep, which in my mind would not be ideal for many. The last leg of getting to the cottage must be at least 40 degree incline. The cottage has many amenities, but felt some things needed to be refreshed/ replaced. The cottage was generally clean but probably needed a deep clean. The weather was good and the break to the cottage was nice

Charming cottage with lovely views but some challenges
Ceilwart Cottage is a lovely old cottage with charm and character, set in pleasant grounds with far reaching coastal views. It is well provided with furniture and linen, however it is very sparse and empty. At the time of visiting, just after the easing of Covid restrictions, it was understood that many items had to be removed and this was made clear in the listing. However, cushions were provided but all the shelves and cupboards were bare and there were no ornaments. The Aga is old fashioned and there is no hob, and it proved impossible to cook a pan of pasta. There was a microwave, kettle, toaster and teapot but no cafetiere/coffee maker (although this was provided after requesting). Washing up liquid and dishcloths were provided but no tablets/powder for the dishwasher (although these were provided after requesting). Self catering is therefore quite a challenge, unless you just rely on the microwave, and opportunities to eat out are limited. It is up a very steep lane some distance from the sea, making an eagerly anticipated walk to the beach almost impossible and quite lengthy. The access drive necessitates the opening and closing of two large gates either end of a field of sheep. This was mentioned in the listing and was not a problem for us but may put some people off, especially as there was the inevitable sheep poo underfoot meaning careful selection of footwear. There was also a lot of long glass at the bottom which covered the car and one's clothes with grass seed as it was impossible to avoid. The cottage was generally clean with an initial impression of spotlessness. Whilst the important areas relating to Covid were clean, there were a lot of fingerprints all over the glass doors on both floors, there were quite a lot of cobwebs, the edges of the carpets had evidently not been vacuumed for some time (dead woodlice, etc) and, in some cases the central areas of carpet had bits of fluff and hair and there was a small accumulation of hairs in the bath plughole. The shower over the bath only produced scalding hot water which could not be altered. The garden was totally overgrown and almost impossible to use or enjoy and the sun loungers were very dirty with what appeared to be an accumulation of algae and/or mud which could have easily been removed by cleaners. Barmouth only has one small-medium sized Co-Op supermarket and one Spar convenience store. Both the butchers and bakers have ceased trading. There are some pubs and takeaways but hardly any restaurants. At the time of visiting, just after the easing of Covid restrictions, everywhere had to be pre-booked (so many were already full) and hotels were only serving residents. The food at the picturesque George III pub at Penmaenpool was disgusting and service poor. The cottage is good value if there are a group of you but expensive for just a couple. Due to the stairs and additional internal steps and nature of the garden it is not suitable for very young children. Although there is a ground floor bedroom and shower room, it is not suitable for anyone who cannot manage a few internal steps, and there are no grab handles or other helpful features provided anywhere. Most of this is made clear in the listing. Overall we had an enjoyable time, helped by initially good weather. The owner of Ceilwart was very friendly and chatty, although preoccupied with a potential house move, and kindly sent on a few items we accidentally left behind. The owner is aware of many of the issues mentioned here and is intending to rectify them. However, I can only speak as I found.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Ground source heating pump, solar panel hot water, tested mountain spring water supply
The property is fully insulated, wrapped in a cosy blanket of Welsh Sheeps wool with electric fire, Triple Glazed windows
Country Kitchen with new appliances for 2022 inc Electric Aga Range cooker, American Style Fridge Freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, Dual zone wine storage cabinet and a Tassimo pod machine
1 x Freesat TV 1 x Smart TV, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair available
Off-road parking for 3 or 4 cars and outside electric car charging available via 13AMP power cable, (please bring own charging cable)
Located in an elevated position with outstanding views
Terraced garden with patio, furniture, lawn, and first-floor sun terrace with furniture and external spiral staircase down to ground floor
Sorry, no pets and no smoking inside only outside responsibly
Shop less than 1 miles, pub less than 1 miles
Note: There are some internal steps, low doorways and beams
Note: There is a water feature, steps and terraces in the garden
Note: There is a gated road through field which will have to be opened and closed upon entering and leaving
Note: The field holds sheep, please take care Note: The road to the cottage, passes through a field with two gates
There is lower parking for two cars, and a steep access drive, to the cottage with parking
A footpath with steps, leads through the garden to the drive
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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Llanaber Church - 0.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Barmouth RNLI Lifeboat Museum - 1.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Ffrid Newydd - 2.5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Cors-y-Gedol Hall & Garden - 3.5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber - 3.5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Bron y Foel Isaf Burial Chamber - 4.5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Castell-y-Bere - 6.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Llanfihangel-y-pennant, St Michael's Church - 6.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Cymer Abbey - 7.2 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Llanegryn Church Screen - 7.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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