Min yr Afon

(English Translation)
Ref: 1606
Nr, Aberaeron, Cardigan Bay (View Location on a map)
4 Guests
3 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Accepts 2 Dogs
£583 7 Night Breaks From
£20.82 Average Per Person Per Night

Change to check-in/check-out times

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have temporarily adjusted our check-in to 5:30pm and check-out to 9:30am. Thank you for your understanding.

As seen in Countryfile (7th February 2020)

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For your Reassurance

The owner of Min yr Afon has taken extra steps to undertake a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing, in accordance with the Visit Britain 'We're Good To Go' scheme.

Entire Home To Yourself

You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones. Plus have piece of mind that this property has an enclosed garden for added security and privacy.

Contactless entry

This property also has contactless entry, meaning you do not need to be physically greeted by the owner to receive the keys to enter this property.

Staggered Check-in and Check outs

We are advising all our owners and guests that we recommend they offer staggered checkin/outs to ensure there is adequate time between any two bookings to allow for a full and proper clean for your safety.

Check-in from 5:30pm and Check out by 9:30am

Handpicked Highlights

Min yr Afon was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Min yr Afon too!

  • No children under the age of 10
  • A very pretty Grade II listed cottage with spacious kitchen-diner extension
  • Beautiful location next to the Llanerchaeron Estate (National Trust)
  • Dog-friendly property accepting 2 dogs, walks from the doorstep
  • Short breaks available all year excl Summer holidays
  • 10-minute drive to the bustling Aberaeron which has excellent eateries and shops

Rated 5/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Rural Location
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Luxury
  • Period Cottage
  • Detached Property
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

No Children under the age of 10

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About Min yr Afon

Nestling in the magical wooded valley of Aeron, this fairytale-like cottage, offers the ultimate retreat, where the traditional blends effortlessly with a splendid conversion. A perfect escape throughout the year.

  • Expect to be enthralled by the stunning location and gorgeous interiors of this idyllic cottage, encapsulating cosiness, style and rustic comfort in a superb quintessential, classic country cottage.
  • Full of character, with many authentic pieces of furniture and charming accessories, many of the traditional features have been retained including beamed ceilings, original doors, wooden floors and reclaimed slate, which merges with stylish contemporary comforts, creating an ideal holiday base from which to explore the jewels of the local area.
  • The light and airy dining room is conveniently open plan to the kitchen, flooded by sunlight through the bi-folding doors, with beautiful pastoral views of the garden, meadows and Llanerchaeron House (NT) in the distance.
  • Around the dining table enjoy family meals together or chat to the holiday chef as they cook up a holiday feast in the well equipped stylish cottage kitchen.
  • The beamed cottage sitting room has timeless appeal. Relax on the comfortable sofa after a day in the pure Welsh air, in the glow of the cosy wood burner on chillier evenings.
  • In such a tranquil, peaceful setting a good night's sleep is promised in the stylish, unfettered bedrooms, which enjoy quality furniture and furnishings. Exuding character and charm, the original bread oven remains as a feature in the single room.
  • Step into the whimsical garden at the rear of the property, and relax on the rattan garden furniture, which is bordered by woodland and a flowing tributary of the Aeron River. The lawned, landscaped garden is fully enclosed and is perfect for older children to play in or for soaking up the peacefulness of the surrounding area. N.B. Children to be supervised at all times in the garden due to the flowing stream.
  • With the glorious beaches of Cardigan Bay just a short drive away, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. Paddle in the shallows, discover hidden coves. From New Quay take a boat trip to spot dolphins, or take in the views from a bracing cliff walk. The bustling, picturesque seaside town of Aberaeron, with its colourful style architecture, boutique shops, art galleries, cafes/tearooms and restaurants., is a short drive away or follow the old rail track into the town by foot or by bicycle.

N. B. Over 10's only due to the hazard of the stream, located beyond the garden fence.

Layout & Further Information

3 Bedroom, Sleeping 4 with 1 bathroom

Double Bedroom kingsize bed, bedside tables, lamps, chest of drawers, exposed beams, rug, built-in cupboard.

Double Bedroom three-quarter size double bed, lamps, chest of drawers, built-in cupboards, with free standing wardrobe, shelf, exposed beams.

Single Bedroom on the ground floor, full-size single bed with drawers underneath, chest of drawers, bedside table, lamp, built-in cupboard with free standing wardrobe, original bread oven, mirror, exposed beams.

Family Bathroom on ground floor, bath with shower over, WC, washbasin, heated towel rail, vanity unit with mirror, bathroom stool.

Sitting Room wood burner, exposed beams, chesterfield sofa, armchair, lamp, TV with Sky Q, DVD player, rug, original milking stool, antique pieces.

Spacious Kitchen/ Dining Area dining table seating 6, suspended light feature, sofa, lamp, garden views, reclaimed slate flooring, quality bespoke fitted kitchen, electric hob & oven, dishwasher, microwave, wine chiller, fridge/freezer, floating shelves. Fire blanket & Extinguisher in the cupboard below & to the right of the hob. First aid box in the cupboard to the right of the hob.

Laundry Outhouse few steps away from cottage, washing machine,/ dryer, clothes horse, ironing board, iron.

Boot Room

Grounds idyllic, large, enclosed lawned garden, bordered by flowing stream, rural landscape and woodland. The stream is accessed via a garden gate, ideal for paddling in during the summer. Fishing Rights. Views across the meadow to Llanerchaeron National Trust House. Just up the leafy lane which approaches the cottage is the original train station. Walk the track or cycle into Aberaeron.

(Pontrenmydyr NT cottage sits just beyond Min yr Afon, access from the guests at this 1-bed cottage is past Min yr Afon).

Additional Information

Short Breaks - Yes, excluding Summer holidays

Towels - Yes

Pets - 2 dogs @ 25. Please keep your dogs under control as there are sheep in neighbouring fields.

Change Over Day - Friday

Winter Fuel Charge - £50 per week from October - April. Starter pack of logs provided. Inclusive from May - September.

WiFi - Yes

Parking - Yes, next to the cottage. Please do not obstruct the lane, access to Pontbrenmydyr Cottage needed at all times.

Security Deposit £100 throughout the year

Bed linen - Included as standard

N.B. Due to the stream over 10s only

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 5/5

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Verified Guest
13th September 2020

The cottage was exactly as described, very clean, cozy and well equipped. The beds were very comfortable. We spent a lot of time in the wonderful kitchen/dining room. The view of the garden and surrounding countryside is amazing.There are lots of lovely walks from the cottage. Ideal for dogs.

Verified Guest
24th August 2020

Really beautiful cottage, in a secluded location, on the boundary of the grounds of a National Trust estate.Spotlessly clean and really tastefully furnished. Lovely garden and local walks, including along the river to Aberaeron.

Patricia Watkins Verified Guest
31st May 2019


Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for .for your review, we are so sorry to hear your news but glad that you were able to make some happy memories.

Sioned Saer Verified Guest
21st March 2019

A superb cottage in beautiful surroundings. Furnished to the highest standard throughout. A most comfortable and immaculate home with everything you could wish for. Garden and surrounding area also 5 star.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you we are delighted everything was 5 star.

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Min yr Afon.

The Griffin Family
18th February 2020

A wonderful cottage, spotlessly clean. Thank you for letting us stay here. Couldn't think of a better way to relax and watch Storm Dennis give us its best shot!

Kevin & Mandy
5th November 2019

Our stay just wasn't long enough. The cottage is simply stunning. Location amazing with gorgeous walks we would love to return. Thank you for letting us stay.

Carole & Patrick
20th September 2019

Min yr Afon is a really outstanding cottage in a quiet part of Wales. There are a number of very attractive walks almost from the front door. The weather was changeable to say the least, however the cottage is so comfortable and the walks, especially the old railway, are suitable for most weathers, so it didn't matter. A fabulous cottage to which we hope to return.

Ann & John
13th September 2019

Much enjoyed your lovely well-designed renovation. Adapted thoughtfully to the age and style of the home.It was a great pleasure to visit, our thanks for the wine and for arranging such beautiful autumnal weather

The Hucksteps
8th August 2019

A simply delightful cottage with a beautifully set-out interior. Thank you.

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Llanerchaeron (NT)

  • Over a little footbridge and across the meadows takes you to the 18th century Welsh gentry estate.

  • The mansion (designed by John Nash) gardens and cafe are set amidst rolling parkland. There is a service courtyard with dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house and walled kitchen gardens (with produce for sale in season). It is also a working organic farm with Welsh Black cattle, Llanwenog sheep and rare Welsh pigs.


  • This 'Jewel of the Cardigan Coast' with its Georgian houses is a delight - boutique shops, art galleries, cafes/tea rooms, pubs, a great fish and chip restaurant take-away as well as The Hive, famous for its award-winning honey ice cream and lovely home-made produce. The renowned Harbourmaster Hotel is just across the harbour and is a delightful stroll at lunchtime or early evening. A fabulous restaurant renowned for fantastic fare and superb local beers.
  • Once a thriving and prosperous fishing port with a shipbuilding industry - some 60 sailing vessels were built here including 35 schooners 'the greyhound of the ocean' - a walk on the historic Town Trail gives a fascinating glimpse into this past, including the origins of the famous Aberaeron Shovel.

  • There is a fantastic regular calendar of events during the year to enjoy including Cardigan Bay Sea Food Festival, Yachting Regatta, a Beer & Cider Festival, Tug of War, Annual Carnival and Mackerel Festival.

Aberaeron Craft Centre

  • Browse a range of quality crafts under one roof including jewellery, art, clothes, accessories, stylish homewares and more.

Ceredigion Coast Path

  • The Ceredigion Coast Path is virtually on your doorstep - from Cardigan in the South to Yns-las in the North the path runs along the coast past Aberaeron and takes in part of the Marine Heritage Coast - secluded sandy coves, endless golden beaches, undulating clifftop walking where the only sound is the cry of the seabirds and there are charming fishing villages - spot bottlenose dolphins in the bay along the way!

Cei Bach

  • This pretty sheltered sandy beach is good for bathing and has beautiful scenic views - the Coastal Path from Aberaeron to Cei Bach passes over a waterfall as it wends its way along the cliff tops.

New Quay

  • This is a bustling seaside town with picturesque houses, pubs and restaurants clinging to the sides of the hills as they rise above the blue waters of Cardigan Bay above the sandy beaches - great for relaxing, sailing, fishing and water sports.

  • From New Quay's pier, you can see the famous Cardigan Bay dolphins on most days in the summer or take a fishing trip or coastal cruise to truly experience fantastic coastal scenery from a different aspect and perhaps have close encounters with the dolphins, seals, porpoises and sometimes whales!

Cwmtydu Beach

  • This is a tranquil, secluded cove at the end of the Dewi valley. Once the haunt of smugglers, it is now a popular destination for walkers, nature lovers and holidaymakers with caves to explore at low tide and spectacular cliff top views from the Ceredigion Coast Path as it passes through.


  • This pretty little-sheltered cove is popular with families and has great rock pools with the famous Carreg Bica rock (Devils Tooth) divides its 2 sandy beaches at low tide.

  • Enjoy a drink or food at the Ship Inn overlooking the beach - fabulous sunsets too!


  • This is the charming county town with its high street lined with Georgian shop fronts - call into The Custom House Gallery, visit the indoor market, sample some of the eating places and perhaps see a film or show at Theatr Mwldan which has a constantly changing programme of events.

Cardigan Castle

  • Recently refurbished, the castle is more of a Georgian mansion within 11th century fortified walls overlooking the Teifi river. Dine in the 1176 restaurant and enjoy special events.

Welsh Wildlife Centre & Teifi Marsh

  • Visit this award-winning venue with indoor and outdoor attractions and Glasshouse Cafe. Children will love the play area, wildlife films and interpretation centre. Outside are 4 nature trails with bird hides, willow sculptures, picnic areas and canoes for hire.


  • Less than 30 minutes drive away is the vibrant coastal and university town of Aberystwyth with its elegant promenade, interesting independent shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, arts centre, cliff railway and National Library of Wales.

A Grade ll enchanting cottage tucked away on the edge of the stunning Llanerchaeron parkland, perfect for holidays throughout the year.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Min yr Afon.

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The Monachty
( 2.1 miles away )

The Monachty has a beer garden and a veranda with estuary and harbour views.

The Hive
( 2.1 miles away )

Licensed cafe/bar and ice-cream parlour (delicious honey ice-cream) on the Quay at Aberaeron

New Quay Honey Farm
( 5.3 miles away )

New Quay Farm produces a range of honey meads and other honey products.

Organic Fresh Food Company
( 9.4 miles away )

Organic fruit, veg, groceries, dairy products, bread, meat, poultry, wine, beer and household goods available for delivery to your holiday home.

New Inn, Brynhoffnant
( 9.8 miles away )

Varied traditional pub menu that varies from season to season, served in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Beer garden, ample parking, and dogs welcome

Ffostrasol Arms
( 10.1 miles away )

If you would like Sunday lunch at the Ffostrasol arms booking is essential.

Ristorante la Calabria
( 10.8 miles away )

An authentic Italian restaurant specialising in homemade pasta & dishes from fresh local produce.

The Ship Inn
( 10.8 miles away )

The Ship serves locally caught fish and local organic produce whenever possible.

Rhydlewis Trout Farm and Smokery
( 12 miles away )

Rhydlas traditionally oak smoked products are sold all over Wales and in their own shop together with other quality local produce. Local fishermen bring their salmon and sewin to be smoked and sliced.

Half Moon Wine Bar & Restaurant
( 13 miles away )

Families are welcome.

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