Aberaeron, Ceredigion
Exterior of Pontbrenmydyr, nr Aberaeron, Ceredigion
The garden at Pontbrenmydyr, nr Aberaeron, Ceredigion
Sitting room at Pontbrenmydyr, nr Aberaeron, Ceredigion
The kitchen at Pontbrenmydyr, nr Aberaeron, Ceredigion
The dining room at Pontbrenmydyr, nr Aberaeron, Ceredigion
The double bedroom at Pontbrenmydyr, nr Aberaeron, Ceredigion
The bathroom at Pontbrenmydyr, nr Aberaeron, Ceredigion

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 013026

About Pontbrenmydyr

A delightful vernacular cottage with a little bit of history in all its nooks and crannies.

Stay in one of the last surviving Welsh Cloms, a 17th-century mud constructed cottage. This charming little nook was nothing but a neglected relic, but after a careful restoration with a modern twist, it’s been transformed into a one-bedroom retreat brimming with character. You’ll still be able to appreciate its vernacular detail, with original cow stalls, cobbled stone floors and smoke-blackened oak trusses all preserved, while modern technologies such as the biomass pellet boiler and solar panels have been added to create a sustainable and comfortable stay.  

You’ll not only fall in love with this romantic cottage, but its surroundings too. It sits on the edge of the Llanerchaeron parkland, with its pleasure gardens, ornamental lake elegant Georgian manor nearby. You’ll have your own little garden too, with a tumbling stream at the bottom. 

Further afield, the beautiful Ceredigion coast is awash with golden sand, award winning beaches, cliff-top trails, coves and caves, and historic fishing ports. The town of Aberaeron is a must see with its Georgian houses and elegant architecture.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Ground floor facilities

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  • Ground floor

    Sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, compact kitchen, bedroom (double with 5' bed), bathroom with roll-top bath with original cow stalls, hitching post and cobbled stone floor and a utility room in an out-building.

Notes for guests

Heating: Air source system heating provided. 

Parking: There is parking available for two cars.

Garden: There is a garden leading down to a stream.

Access: There are 2 steps down to the cottage from the front door and 1 step from the bedroom to the bathroom. Please note that there are also some uneven floors. This cottage has a very low roof pitch so care must be taken, especially at the front door. 

The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Children: Due to the nature of the property and surrounding area, this cottage is not suitable for babies or toddlers and as such we do not provide cot/ highchair/nursery guard.

Offers: Holiday Cottage guests have free entry to Llanerchaeron during opening hours.

Please note: 

Pontbrenmydyr was built as a very simple workman's cottage long before the days of damp proof courses and cavity walls etc. Without the benefit of these, or inappropriate modern waterproofing techniques, some of which would change its appearance, it is impossible to avoid flaking/erupting paint and damp patches on the inside and outside walls. In the knowledge that the income generated from your booking is, to a large extent, spent on maintaining this and similar properties, we ask for your forbearance and tolerance and trust that, despite any short comings, you will enjoy staying in this pretty, unspoilt, little cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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