Crynga Mawr Cottages

Mid Wales Ceredigion Aberporth

  • 3 Cottages Sleeping 2–10

Beautiful contemporary holiday cottages in a glorious rural location close to Cardigan Bay

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When it comes to Wales, it's Pembrokeshire that traditionally gets all the plaudits, and there's no doubt it's an enticing part of the country. But the bordering region of Ceredigion just to the north is beginning to get noticed too, and no wonder, with cliff walks, sandy bays, fabulous beaches and fishing villages just waiting to be discovered by the unsuspecting visitor. Indeed Cardigan Bay was not so long ago lauded by Lonely Planet as one of the 'best places to be right now' – not just in Britain but the world (!), and Cardigan itself as one of the most happening towns in Wales.

It's a point of view that Shaun and Jo Davis heartily agree with, having given up city life to buy a small listed farm and convert its historic outbuildings to three luxury – and dog-friendly – holiday cottages. Situated close to the sandy expanse of Aberporth Beach, it is by any standards a glorious spot, with stunning views across the countryside, its own private lake and lots of little corners to explore – and the accommodation they have created here is as good as it gets, with Shaun and Jo the best kind of hosts: happy to leave guests to themselves but equally happy to share their passion for the area with others.

The farm itself has been here for centuries and has a mill and dairy that were once powered by its own natural spring. It's these buildings that house Crynga Mawr Cottages, which are all kitted out to a high spec, with Nespresso machines, super-fast wifi, flatscreen Freeview TVs and DVD players.  The Dairy itself is a traditional thick-walled stone building with slate flagstone floors and three bedrooms – a twin and two large doubles, one of which has a comfy sofa bed and an en-suite bathroom. There is a large farmhouse kitchen equipped with everything you could possibly need (hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, etc), an open-plan dining room, and a stunning living room with a wood-burning stove and three vintage chesterfield sofas – one of which makes another sofa bed if required.  There's another very well-appointed family bathroom and a downstairs loo as well so even larger groups will be very comfortable (the cottage can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people). It also has its own private garden and French doors that like the other properties open onto a communal area that leads to the woods and streams beyond.

The other two self-catering properties are The Stables and The Coach House. The former retains its stable doors and hay lofts, which have been converted to three cosy bedrooms (two doubles and one twin); it also has a large farmhouse kitchen-diner and a stunning lounge (with a large double sofa bed if required) and two very nice bathrooms – a family bathroom and an en-suite. It too has a large private garden but also backs onto the communal garden and woods beyond.  Finally the Coach House is another traditional stone building, that also retains its exposed oak beams and hay loft doors and has a mezzanine bedroom with contemporary en-suite shower room and an open-plan kitchen and lounge with a large double sofa bed – perfect either as a romantic retreat for two or for a family with young children.

Lastly it would be a pity not talk up the appeal of the farm itself, which you are free to roam around or just sit around and soak up the sun. There's lots of space – they also host a collection of glamping dwellings – and the buttercup-dotted meadows and lines of mature trees seem to have been left to their own devices – for children, the opportunities are endless. You can reach the coast path and spectacular cove of Aberporth beach (3 miles away) by way of a relatively undemanding mix of footpaths and country lanes, and Cardigan town is a short drive away, with its abundance of indy shops and excellent restaurants. The coast here is also famed for any number of outdoor pursuits, from coasteering, paddle-boarding and sea kayaking to mountain-biking and just plain old walking. It's also one of the best areas in the UK to spot dolphins, seals, puffins and other rare wildlife. What are you waiting for?



Available all year.


Cottages from 40–£60 a night – two-night minimum stay. Depending on season, a week's stay in the Coach House costs £380–£550, The Stables £505–£950, The Dairy £600–£1075.

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  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Parking
  • Wifi

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Fantastic Holiday

Sloeberry Farm is ideally situated so it's not far to get to any of the amazing beaches. We stayed in the Coach House cottage and it was perfect, we fed the chickens and even got to have some of their delicious eggs. The hosts were really friendly and knowledgeable and so helpful. There is nothing bad about this place - would highly recommend!
Aug 29, 2021 by Craig Joyce

Peaceful location, great hosts

Stayed in the Diary and had booked last minute but Shaun and Jo were very helpful. Sloeberry Farm is tucked off a small lane and away from anything else so it is incredibly peaceful and a great place to unwind and de-stress! Location wise it was great for making a day trip to Tenby and doing walks along the coastal path which is absolutely stunning. There are only a few cottages and lodges so the site feels spacious and quiet. Shaun and Jo; the owners, were great at suggesting things to do in the local area and where the best beaches are. We also did a great walk they suggested. Cardigan is not far away and again they suggested some good places to eat as well as the best brownies in the universe! The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed and was very clean. The walls are about three feet thick so we couldn't hear anything of our neighbours next door. All in all a great stay and just what we needed.
Jun 10, 2021 by Mark P

Amazing stay

The cottage was a home from home, as advertised and more. Perfect location for a week to get away from it all. Everything was done to make you feel welcome, and clearly well thought through given the current situation. Having never been to this part of Wales we were pleasantly suprised by the choice of beaches, all of which are well kept. Sightings of dolphins and seals were the icing on the cake. Will definitely return, all the accommodation looked good, so look forward to deciding which of Sloeberries accommodation to try next.
Aug 9, 2020 by Marcus

Great cottage on a farm like setting!

We loved our stay. Owners friendly and helpful. Cottage was clean and practical. Kids loved the chickens and Daniel the cat. Only slight disappointment was some restrictions in place which meant we couldn’t explore parts of the farm (completely understand due to Covid) which we weren’t aware of until arrival; but suspect this is due to challenge of only just re-opening. But in summary a great place to stay and lovely area of Wales. Recommended.
Aug 2, 2020 by Si Nash


What a lovely little gem I found last minute. The cottage is so lovely with a nice wood fire making it cosy. It’s also quite big so plenty of room for the kids to run around and also a nice big kitchen for all the family to sit and have dinner. We will definitely be attending again as it was absolutely perfect! I love it!

Dec 14, 2019 by Rav

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