Romantic cottage shown on CH4TV - Ffynnon Oer Isaf

Earth house hosted by Colin

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 0 beds, 1.5 bathrooms
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There is something about this thatched cottage that brings out the romance. We have hosted many honeymooners, couples become engaged while here, and anniversary trips. It is lovely and cozy in an architecturally unique building near to the Welsh coast and the picturesque harbour town of Aberaeron.

Our situation provides guests with an excellent base to explore the many local attractions and the Coastal Path. By staying at Ffynnon Oer Isaf you will avoid the tourist crowds while being able to dip into the beach villages (or the water) as you please. We are located on a good road so guests can easily hop in their car for a quick explore. We offer wi-fi so you can sit on the sofa and plan your next adventure.

On top of all its practical advantages, the cottage itself will be one of the highlights of your trip. Ffynnon Oer Isaf is one of the best surviving examples of an eighteenth-century clom cottages in Wales. It is Grade II listed in recognition of its “outstanding architectural interest. “ The cottage was built around 1750, and although there have been alterations, the interior arrangement and many details are original to that time. The “crogloffts” are traditional sleeping platforms that were once common in West Wales, as were wickerwork chimneys such as the one seen here.

Apart from doing repair work, no one has built in clom in this area for well over a century. The walls are protected with a traditional limewash and the oak crucks and roof structure are all original and untouched since the eighteenth century.

Our gardens are lovely at any time of the year. Even in winter, there are over 20 different varieties of snowdrops. The front of the house is planted with a rose and herb garden.

We are dog friendly; however, our garden is not fully enclosed. Canine visitors adore the coastal path or exploring the countryside. Please let us know if you plan to bring a dog.

Bath towels, bed linens, and bathroom welcome pack are included.

The house is situated in a small hamlet of houses. We are near to the beaches of Ceredigion, Aberaeron (15 minutes), Llangranog (30 minutes) Lampeter, the Llanerchaeron estate, Aberystwyth (35 minutes). Paragliding and walking are popular in the area.

Please visit our blog for more photos, the latest news, and things to do in the area. Airbnb will not allow the posting of a URL. You can find our blog by searching for "Tales from Wales" and the words "spring water cottages" or add my name, "Melise."

What this place offers

Garden view
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Felin Fach , Ceridigion , United Kingdom

Everyone loves the drama of the Welsh coast. The peaceful view of sheep across the meadow and our lovely gardens. View our blog for lots of ideas on what to do and where to eat: search for 'springwater cottages" plus my name, "Melise" to find the blog. Please note: the house name is Ffynnon Oer Isaf. There is a gate at the front that says Ffynnon Oer in the grille work.

Hosted by Colin

  1. Joined in December 2018
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I am hardworking with integrity in whatever field of work I am, outside of work I study botanical plants and trees as I had worked as a tree surgeon previously also a love for music across the spectrum


  • Colin
  • Melise

During your stay

We can help you with any questions, provide directions to some of the "secret places" of interest, and help with all sorts of maps. Colin lives next door in Uchaf.
  • Language: English
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House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 23:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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