We rented this cottage for two weeks having had it personally recommended to us by family. The cottage itself is beautiful, light and airy, with high ceilings in the open plan living/ dining/kitchen area which gives a spacious relaxed feel.
The floors throughout are slate tiles, except in the bathroom which has ceramic, non slip tiles, and there are no steps once inside the property. The floor has a gentle slope up the corridor from the living area towards the bedrooms.
The living area, as already mentioned, is open plan to the dining room and kitchen area, although there is a low wall, about 1.4 meters high, around the kitchen section which screens the area off. There is a comfortable 3 seated sofa and armchair, and a large, 42" flat screen tv which the owners told me was a new addition, plus a well stocked bookcase with books and local information. Plenty of room to relax in the evenings with a glass of wine!
There is a beautiful wood burner, which we found easy to use even though we are novices, and there was an ample supply of logs. We were able to get more logs from the owners for a very reasonable charge - as my husband discovered a bit of a flair as a pyromaniac! The dining area has a table with chairs for 4, and this leads into the kitchen area.
The kitchen is large and has plenty of storage, and had everything we could possibly have needed. Everything was spotlessly clean and tidy, and there were lovely touches including a tray with tea and coffee, and a jar of homemade jam from the owners! There is a washing machine, large fridge, dishwasher, freezer and microwave, all immaculate and in full working order.
We slept In the double bedroom, which is spacious and has a large wardrobe and chest of drawers, in addition to the bedside tables - plenty of storage!! The other bedroom has twin single beds and similar storage, giving flexibility of the use of the two rooms. The bathroom is a wet room, well set out for ease of use for those with impaired mobility.
The local area is beautiful, with beaches, countryside walks, sailing and plenty of nice pubs! New Quay is only 25 minutes drive away, and has two beaches, a boat tour, restaurants, ice creams and fish and chips aplenty!
We had our shopping delivered by a well know supermarket (every little helps...) which made life even easier; although there is a little spar shop at pontsian which has all the basics to get you set up!
The owners, Rosemary and Steve, were friendly and welcoming without being intrusive and were able to answer our questions about local pubs, sightseeing spots and facilities with ease. They lent us maps and books about the local area and ensured we had all we needed. We were able to park our car only a few metres away from the house, and were able to use a private patio area with seating and table.
All in all, a great holiday, a true escape to the country, with all the comforts of home! Thank you both, Rosemary and Steve!,