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Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve
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Oak Tree Cottage - Cilgerran

Cilgerran, West Wales
Visit Wales - 2 star rating
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
2 star
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Country-style cottage situated in the heart of Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve
  • On-site facilities including a nature trail and children’s adventure park
  • Access to Cardigan via a public footpath, past the popular Kingfisher Hide
Property code: FB173

This cosy cottage is perfect for couples or young families that love nature and want to get out and explore the countryside in a wildlife-rich part of West Wales.

This charming cottage offers guests the special opportunity to stay in the heart of the Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve, surrounded by its tranquillity and wildlife. Families will love getting away from it all in this traditional Welsh cottage in a quiet spot near the village of Cilgerran, particularly as it has the advantage of an on-site restaurant, nature trail and children’s adventure playground. There are also a wealth of walking trails that take you on a tour of the nature reserve’s highlights, or you can walk to bustling market town, Cardigan, which is 4.5 miles by road or 1.5 miles along the footpath.

 

This rustic cottage is bursting with original features that add to its rural charm. Stepping through the front door, you’ll find yourself in the open-plan living area, which is cosy and comfortable. The farmhouse-style kitchen has everything you’ll need to cook up a hearty breakfast or evening meal, whilst the sofas in the lounge are an ideal spot to relax. There are two bedrooms: a cosy double for the adults and a bunk-bed room for the children. Completing the accommodation is the compact bathroom with a shower over the ¾-size bath. Outside, the cottage has its own small garden with a bench for private dining.

 

With Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve’s on-site facilities, natural beauty and varied flora and fauna on your doorstep, you won’t need to travel far. However, historical Cardigan is a short walk away (1.5 miles) and has lots to discover, including its castle and gardens. You are also close to Wales’ west coast, including the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, so there are plenty of scenic walks, sandy beaches and secluded coves to discover, including Poppits Sands (7 miles) beach where the coast path starts.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 bunk room
  • 1 bathroom with shower over ¾-size bath
  • Electric hob and oven, fridge freezer, microwave
  • Garden with gravel/shingle and garden bench
  • Private parking area
  • Set within the Wildlife Trust’s Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve
  • On-site restaurant, children’s play park, gift shop and walking/cycling trails
  • Shop, pub and restaurants 4 miles (1.5 miles on foot), beach 7 miles
  • There is a portable DVD player but no TV
  • Please note there is no Wi-Fi in the property or on site
  • Please note there is no washing machine in the property
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Carolyn Ransome

This property is personally managed by Carolyn.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ben 7th June 2024

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Nice cosy cottage in an extraordinary valley. Be aware that although quiet most evenings and nights the cottage is situated in a very public place near the visitor centre and a playground. Great opportunities for walking and cycling. Bed unsuitable if youre over 1.85m, no tv or internet although good 4G coverage. No dogs allowed in the visitor centRead morere for reasons unknown as it is very informal (and a bit dated). Hide

Reviewed by William 31st May 2024

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Really enjoyed the location. We are keen bird watchers and enjoy photography. The reserve is interesting and well managed. Excellent cafe. Cottage comfortable, as described. Local village shop handy. Thanks.

Reviewed by Hilary 10th May 2024

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Gorgeous, if basic, little cottage under an oak tree in a wildlife reserve. Bliss!

Reviewed by Lynne 26th April 2024

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We were here for a week and had a wonderful time. Such a great location to enjoy the wetlands and woodlands from, and a very easy walk into Cardigan for everything that is there. It's a small space, but that was no surprise and we (3 adults) spent several evenings in playing cards. The kitchen has everything needed and the whole place was clean andRead more cosy. The visitor center is just across from the cottage, so we had a very lovely lunch there a couple of times. We would happily stay again. Hide

Reviewed by S 15th March 2024

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The cottage was bijou, snug and warm with good provision for everything needed inside and a nice picnic table outside where we sat and watched the wildlife every day.. Being located on the nature reserve was great for lots of nature rambles morning, noon and night. Being close to the Wales coastal path was also great for exploring Unfortunately, I Read morebroke my leg whilst on hols so we had to cut short our stay which was a shame. Hide

Reviewed by Hugh 12th February 2024

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Reviewed by Gordon 24th November 2023

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Wonderful situation, good heating system, otherwise a little basic. The "double" bed is a standard but loced against 3 walls so one has to clamber over to get in or out. Probably good for newlyweds but I ended up sleeping in one of the bunks.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 8th September 2023

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Fantastic position on the Nature Reserve, lovely walks all around.

Reviewed by Alison 25th August 2023

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This is our second stay at Oak Tree Cottage & we enjoyed it as much as the first! The location is just amazing, it's so quiet in the mornings & evenings with so much wildlife to be seen. It also feels safe with the security on site. It's accessible to the coast as well with lots of places to visit & things to do. Canoing on the river & dolphin watcRead morehing were two highlights! We rarely return to somewhere as like to explore new places but I feel we will be back once again to this one! Hide

Reviewed by Luke 28th July 2023

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We loved the reserve but the cottage was horrible. Very cosy but dirty. Filthy under the beds and the bed sheets on the top bunk were covered in dust. The shower has no window and a bad fan, so it doesn't vent at all. Had to break out the mould cleaner on the bathtub (mould was not from us!). The pillows smelt of smoke which we reported after our fRead moreirst night. They said they'd take care of it... but we heard no more about it all week. Looks isolated in photos but it faces the staff car park. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 14th July 2023

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The cottage was small and whilst there are sufficient beds for four (2 adults and two children), being in such a small space with children and no TV or Wi-Fi could be a challenge if the weather was inclement. That said as a couple wanting an escape to the country, it was an immersive location, and the promise of seeing an otter and kingfishers was Read morefulfilled. The cottage was cosy and the kitchen well equipped. Hide

Reviewed by susan 24th March 2023

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The cottage is great for its location, compact and warm. Suitable for an outdoor holiday. The cafe at the centre is brilliant for meals and snacks. On the Sunday we had a reserved table.

Reviewed by Glenn 6th January 2023

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This is a great little cottage situated within the grounds of the Teifi Marshes Nature reserve. Would suit wildlife lovers and photographers who want to use the cottage as a base to stay. Although small the cottage is quaint and although no TV or wifi is a comfortable place to stay and great little kitchen

Reviewed by Pauline 21st October 2022

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This cottage is a very unique and wonderful place to stay and we miss it very much. We would like to return because we had a great holiday. It is a fabulous location which is very interesting and stimulating. The cafe on site provides excellent food.

Reviewed by James 22nd August 2022

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A very small cottage on a wildlife reserve. The cottage is perfect for a quiet getaway, which is exactly what we wanted. The lack of television and wifi was a massive bonus, and makes the retreat just that! The reserve is ideal for wildlife spotting, the location of the cottage was perfect, and the oak tree from which it gets its name was one of thRead moree best spots for seeing woodpeckers! Only negative was that we failed to see an Otter or a Kingfisher! Hide

Reviewed by Neil 5th August 2022

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Small cottage but had everything we needed for an amazing family holiday. Location is secluded but yet only a short walk from town. Would not hesitate to stay again or recommend to others.

Reviewed by Anthony 29th July 2022

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Small but we went for the location which we couldnt fault.

Reviewed by Claire 22nd July 2022

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Great little cottage for a nature couple who can live without tech for a week.

Reviewed by Fran 13th May 2022

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A sweet, compact but comfortable cottage right in the reserve - brilliant location for the river, marshes and Cardigan and coast.

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