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Gerlan Holiday Cottage Ceredigion
Gerlan is a traditional Welsh millworker's cottage in the village of Aberbanc, situated in the lovely Cardiganshire countryside close to the Teifi Valley. The village is set back from the A475 between Newcastle Emlyn and Penrhiwllan, Llandysul, and is only eight miles from Llangrannog on the Cardigan Bay coast. We are about 20 mins drive from the lovely cardigan bay Newquay Beaches with its dolphins, fishing trips, shops and restaurants.
Gerlan Lounge WoodBurner


Gerlan is a charming little cottage full of character with a quiet romantic atmosphere set in a small row of three cottages in the village of Aberbanc. Just a few steps away there is a detached walled garden overlooking a stream with a purpose built covered porch where you can sit and relax with a drink and watch the wildlife or have a yummy BBQ.

The lounge has exposed stone walls giving it a homely old fashioned feel as if you have been transported back in time to the mid 1800s when it was built. There is a large wood burner in the fire place with logs and a starter pack provided (You can buy a small bag of sticks and logs from the local CK's supermarket in Llandysul and Newcastle Emlyn.. The cottage also has electric night storage heaters. There is a TV/DVD player with freeview and a little radio in the corner.

The small kitchen has just been refitted with a new built-in electric oven and ceramic hob, refrigerator, microwave & kettle. There are new utensils, crockery and cooking pans provided in the cupboards, dining table and chairs. The ground floor has a small utility room with worktop and a washing machine - you can hang clothes out to dry in a covered area in the garden. The downstairs also has the shower room with sink and wc and cupboards etc, we provide hand towels and soap. Please bring some beach towels / bath towels.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and skylight with a view across the countryside & chest of draws for clothes, and the other with a single bed. There is a small cupboard at the top of the stairs where you can hang clothes. All bedding is provided and you will arrive to freshly made up beds. No need to wash the linen as we will do this.

Gerlan Kitchen
Double Bedroom
Stained Glass made by Cariad Glass


There is off-road parking in front of the cottage but please be aware that the house is on a bend in the road which is not busy but children need to be supervised etc. It is not adapted for disabled access as there are a few steps to negotiate into the cottage and also down to the garden which is not fenced along the river side of the bank - so please do not climb down the banks as they are not safe. The staircase inside is quite wide and is not steep so is easy to negotiate. Safety - This is an old cottage so would not have been built with health and safety concerns in mind. Gerlan is not suitable for disabled access. Children and pets do need to be supervised at all times.


Dogs are always welcome but please don't let them sleep upstairs in the bedrooms - there is ample room downstairs. Please refrain from smoking in the Cottage there is a covered area in the garden where you can have a cig in comfort.

Nearby - Map overview

The picturesque market town of Newcastle Emlyn with its many pubs and restaurants is approx 4.5 miles away.

Less than a mile up the road in the village of Penrhiwllan, about 15 mins walking distance there is a good restaurant called The Daffodil where you can sit outside on the decking overlooking the valley or tuck into a tasty meal.. The River Teifi is also less than a mile from the cottage and has excellent salmon and trout fishing with daily and weekly permits available. Otters may be seen in the river by Henllan Bridge, and red kites nest in the hillside opposite the cottage. You can also take train rides on the famous narrow gauge railway at Henllan 'Teify Valley Railway.'

About 10 mins further on from Newcastle Emlyn is Cenarth with its lovely waterfalls and coracle museum, pubs, quaint tea rooms and paint ball events. Llandysul is approx 5 miles and boasts a white-water canoeing centre, shops, banks and leisure centre. There is information in the cottage on the various activities happening in the area.

There are many beaches on the nearby Cardigan Bay coast including Llangrannog, Cwmtydu, Penbryn, Tresaith, Mwnt and New Quay, just a short drive away and linked by the coastal footpath. To the south is the Preseli mountain range with its prehistoric sites and famous blue stones. Don't forget to visit Aberporth beach too.

  Garden Porch by Stream
Gerlan Table by Stream

Pay Your Deposit using PayPal

When you book your holiday with us we ask that you pay a £90 deposit as soon as possible (within 7 days) to confirm your booking (non refundable) and the balance no later than 2 weeks before the beginning of your stay.

You can also pay by cheque made payable to:

Jayne Vernon-Williams, Gerlan, Aberbanc, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 5NP


Prices 2012

Short Break Avail: 4 nights £199 (Not during August)
June: £299 July: £330 August: £440 September: £299

If you want to book more than one week - give us a call and we can arrange some discount for you.

Secure Mobile Card Machine

We are also able to take card payments over the telephone (with Elavon) as most of our customers seem to prefer that and its useful for last minute bookings. We will then send you your card receipt and confirmation.


Dear Holiday Makers - if you want to cancel your holiday after booking with us by paying a deposit of £90 or have already paid in full - please call us as soon as possible and no later than 14 days before the start of your holiday. We will be happy to refund the balance minus the £90 deposit either by bank transfer or on your original card payment. Sorry but short breaks (less than 7 days) are not refundable.

Complaints: In the unlikely event the Holidaymaker should be dissatisfied with their stay at our cottages - PLEASE tell us as soon as possible while you are still at the cottage so we can endevour to help sort out any problems. If you don't tell us then we can't help you.

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