Caban Gwyn

Quirky cottage


  • Contemporary, stylish interiors within traditional Welsh design
  • Quirky, romantic bolt-hole for two, or great base for small family or two couples
  • Woodburner with unlimited logs
  • Detached cottage in quiet, peaceful village with large, enclosed private garden and views over fields
  • Luxurious en-suite bathrooms
  • Within 10 miles of beautiful Cardigan Bay beaches and The Ceredigion Coastal Path
  • 20 minute drive to Aberaeron and the award-winning Harbourmaster Hotel

The simple, traditionally styled tin exterior of Caban Gwyn hides a wonderfully light and contemporary holiday cottage designed and built by an expert in Welsh vernacular buildings. It is perfect as a romantic bolt-hole for two, or a base for a small family or group of friends, and is just 20 minutes from some of the loveliest spots on Cardigan Bay. The cottage, on a quiet village street, has two sets of French doors leading to a private deck looking over a large, enclosed grassed area the perfect spot to enjoy the views across the fields, admire the Red Kites, and, in summer, your very own wild flower meadow. There are often some very handsome horses in the field adjacent who love to say hello from a safe distance!

Caban Gwyn sleeps 2 4 plus an infant and one well-behaved dog.

Colourful cottage exterior Wood panelled, open plan cottage

Park off the road right outside the Caban, (there is plenty of space for two cars), and take the flight of green steps to the front door which opens into a generous, stylishly comfortable open plan kitchen/living/dining area. There are two sofas, a wood burner and digital television, dining table and chairs, and a kitchen with all the basics well covered. The cottage is centrally heated throughout and the feeling is cosy and comfortable with a quirky, contemporary edge.

Open plan self-catering Cottage kitchen
Dining area

Two bedrooms, a double and a twin, have warm wooden panelling and romantic sloping ceilings. They open off opposite sides of the living area and each one has it’s own luxurious en-suite bathroom with heated towel rail, hand basin and loo - one features a large tiled shower, and the other, a roll top bath ‘supervised’ by Mr Fox! 

Sumptuous bed Roll top bath Bed
Cosy bedroom

Caban Gwyn also boasts very good ‘green’ credentials – it is very well insulated, with Pilkington double-glazing  throughout, uses low energy light bulbs and low flush loos, and the timber framing is from a local, sustainable source.

Double bed Ensuite


Some of the loveliest spots on Cardigan Bay are an easy drive away – it is just 8 miles to the very pretty seaside town of Aberaeron with the award-winning Harbourmaster Hotel galleries and local shops. While you are there, make sure to visit The Hive on the harbour at Aberaeron, home of the famous Honey Ice Cream. You can also buy beautifully fresh fish and seafood, caught locally, from Fish at The Hive, between 10am and 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday.  If you would like some fresh, organic supplies delivered to your door at the Caban, contact Watson and Pratts of Lampeter

Twin room
Twin bedroom Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom

The sandy beach of New Quay with boat rides and dolphin spotting is 10 miles away, and don’t forget Cei Bach, east of New Quay. Cei Bach beach is often quiet even in summer, with a coastal pathway that will take you back to Aberaeron – just on time for some of the that honey icecream or a refreshing drink at the Harbourmaster. For more information on the Ceredigion Coast Path click here.


The historic university town of Lampeter is four miles from the cottage, and, the wonderful National Trust property, Llanerchaeron, is seven miles away. This beautiful Georgian villa, set in the Aeron valley, includes a farm, walled gardens and lake, and a very good café on site, serving breakfast and lunch. There are also regular exhibitions and events – for more information, click here. (

If you feel like a longer drive, the lively arts and university town of Aberystwyth is a stunning 15 mile drive along the coast from Aberaeron. A promenade along the seafront, with a visit to the pier, is essential, followed by a visit to Ultracomida, (, an authentic Spanish deli, restaurant and tapas bar just off the promenade – if you don’t feel like eating there, this is the perfect spot to pick up some delicious food and wine to take back and enjoy in front of the wood burner, or on the deck as the sun goes down. If you feel like lunch on the seafront, do try Pysgoty, for fresh, local fish dishes.

Window Cabin exterior

The nitty gritty

  • Wood burner – unlimited wood supply
  • Central heating and double glazing throughout
  • Wifi
  • Very limited mobile reception in cottage, but very good reception on the road outside.
  • Digital television, DVD player, and Roberts radio
  • Bedlinen, towels, soap and loo paper included
  • Heating, hot water, and electricity included
  • Cleaning materials and store cupboard essentials included (tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper)
  • Washing machine in kitchen
  • No dishwasher
  • Microwave and electric cooker
  • Generous off-street parking for two cars
  • 12 steps to front door with hand rail
  • Once inside, all on one level.
  • Twin beds are 3ft so suit adults as well as children
  • Travel cot supplied
  • Close to Lampeter (4 miles) for general supplies
  • 10 miles from New Quay and 8 miles from Aberaeron
  • Enclosed garden with deck, picnic table and benches, and garden seat
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • This cottage has a 10% discount for couple (based on the use of one bedroom) outside the holiday periods

Bench outside Bench with a view

Live online booking

Changeovers are normally Mondays and Fridays. Weekends are set-priced from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am; so you can stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the weekend price. Check availability and book online below, or check availability for all cottages.

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View Bench with view across fields

Location map


From the visitors book at Caban Gwyn

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