I stayed here with my husband, baby and parents in Barley Cottage for one week. It was really really lovely. The cottage was huge downstairs, very comfortable living area, nice dining area and lovely big well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms were nice and light but with the bonus of having black out blinds (which was great for the baby!).
The beds were soft Pocket Sprung Memory foam which i have to be honest, i was dreading...i have never liked "soft" beds. But oh my goodness....BLISS! i am now in the process of buying one of these mattresses because it was such a comfortable night's sleep! I am usually quite stiff with bending over to pick up the baby all day so it can be sore getting up in the morning....but i was springing out of bed here! OK enough about the beds!
The grounds are beautifully tended. If you are lucky enough to stay in Barley then you have a little patio area out the back which is surrounded by a huge, green and very British (at it's best...and i am not particularly patriotic!) garden. Lots of birds, butterflies, and at night a few bats and the sound of the odd owl. :-) the style is definately wildflowers and not manicured and precise....which i loved. Full of life.
The indoor pool was brilliant....lovely temperature, great facilities and perfect to take in a little baby (3 months).
I had a massage at the spa...which is one room upstairs in the same block as the pool. Was very nice and relaxing.
There are free laundry facilities, which was great for us.
Anna and Graham are always wandering around but if you cant find them at any point you can ring them from the pool building. They were extremely helpful and friendly.
Cardigan and Aberporth are great. The beaches are all ace (especially Mwnt which is stunning and if you kayak you have the added bonus of potential spotting the famous bottle nose dolphins!). Cardigan town centre is very Welsh ...which i loved...one of the buskers was playing a mini harp! But everyone was very friendly (am Welsh but sound English). Aberporth beach was full of young families but with a lovely, relaxed holiday atmosphere...not like some of the beaches at home which are strewn with litter and lager louts! Infact my parents liked Aberporth so much they are looking for a holiday cottage to buy there!
All in all this was fabulous place to stay and would thoroughly recommend.
- Also Known As:
- Brongwyn Holiday Cottages Cardigan, Wales