Blaencwm is situated in a beautifully unspoilt area about 5 miles from Cardigan town and the coast. The two cottages are surrounded by fields with panoramic views of the Preseli hills.
Each cottage is tastefully decorated to ensure that you have homely and relaxing holiday and they have their own secure gardens for children and dogs to play in.
Directions from M4 (about 45 minutes)
At end of the motorway follow the A48 to Carmarthen then join the A40 to St Clears (and then Haverfordwest). Stay on the A40 and after passing through the village of Llanddewi Velfrey at the next roundabout take the A478 signposted Cardigan. Follow this road and pass through the village of Crymych then approx. 2 miles further you will enter the village of Blaenffos.
About 500 yards after the sign for Blaenffos you will see a sign for Blaencwm Cottages on the right hand side of the road. Turn into the lane and drive for a couple of hundred yards into our smallholding.
A land mark is Rhoslyn Stores on the left hand side of the road which is approx. 50 yards past our entrance.
Directions from Aberystwyth (about 50 minutes)
Follow A487 to Cardigan. Pass through Cardigan and keep on the A487 which crosses the River Teifi. At the next roundabout take first exit left onto the A478 signposted for Tenby. pass through the villages of Bridell and Rhos Hill and then into Blaenffos. About 1/2 mile into the village on your right hand side is a shop called Rhoslyn.
The entrance (signposted) to Blaencwm is about 50 yards past the shop on the left hand side. Turn into the lane and drive for a couple of hundred yards into our smallholding.
Things to do in the area
Blaencwm Cottages and Glamping provide an excellent base for exploring the local area. We are within a 15 minute drive of Cardigan with its restored castle, wildlife-spotting boat trips, cinema and choice of shops, pubs and places to eat [link to places to eat], and also Cilgerran, home to The Welsh Wildlife Trust, the 13th century castle and the picturesque Gorge, a lovely place to walk, fish or canoe on the River Teifi.
The North Pembrokeshire beaches of Poppit Sands and Newport Sands are just a 20 minute drive while on Cardigan Bay, we recommend the beautiful beach and dolphin-spotting point at Mwnt. Walking, mountain biking, and horse riding are all available in the Preseli Hills and the coast offers activities such as golf, kayaking, surfing and coasteering. Or if you are feeling a little less energetic, you could try the Gin and Whiskey tasting experiences at In the Welsh Wind Distillery in Cardigan.
It’s only about half an hour to the major family attractions of Folly Farm and Oakwood Theme Park. Further afield, St Davids, Tenby and The National Botanic Garden of Wales are all within an hour’s drive.
Places to eat
Yr Hen Printworks (Tapas, Live Music, Cocktails)
El Salsa (Mexican, Fast Food)
The Copper Pot (British, Welsh, Cocktails)
Food for Thought (Café, British, Breakfast)
Crwst (Café, British, Welsh, Bakery)
Crowes (Café, British, Vegetarian Friendly)
Pizzatipi (Pizza, Quick Bites)
Abduls Tandoori (Indian)
The Ferry Inn (Bar, British, Welsh)
Bara Meryn Bakehouse & Café Bakery (Café, Bakery, British, Welsh)
Tymor (Mediterranean, Greek, Contemporary)
Penllwyndu Pub (Pub, British)
Cardigan Bay Brownies (Bakery, Café)