Primrose Cottage was very well equipped and our stay there was fine except for a couple of issues and a niggle. There were two issues, one of which could have had unfortunate consequences if the risk it posed had materialised. The front door was opened and closed by a Yale-type self-locking lock and a gate latch and after two days we found by chance that the door had not been secured when closed.The lock on the door was lower than its receiving plate on the frame so it wasn’t engaging with a simple push or pull of the door. Only by applying strong upward pressure on the gate latch to raise the lock would it securely engage. We had to ensure that this pressure was applied when we went out or locked up for the night.
The other main item was the door of the main front bedroom which was so tight in its frame that it could only be kept shut by pushing very hard on the door. If this wasn’t done it would swing wide open. Of course, a strong push to close meant that an equally strong pull was needed to open the door and in the middle of the night opening and closing again was very noisy and with other guests.....?
The niggle was just the lock leading to the balcony which was in need of lubrication and partly corroded. We always had some difficulty in opening this door.
This review is without prejudice - it is just our experience.
Primrose Cottage is a beautiful extended house, set in the western folds of the mid Welsh coastal area at Pentre Bach, Talybont. From the rear of the cottage there are extensive views of the Dyfi Estuary with Ynylas to the south and the southern hills of Snowdonia National Park behind Aber dyfi to the north.
The position is perfect for numerous attractions including the far reaching sandy beaches, Aberystwyth town and many hills, mountains and reservoirs. Also there are a number of centres to visit within an easy drive such as The Centre for Alternative Technology, various open mines, craft centres, mini steam railways, Kite feeding and hill walks at Nant-Yr-Arian, Ynys-hir RSPB Nature Reserve and Osprey Centre, waterfalls such as Devil's Bridge and Hafod, etc.
The cottage is quite well equipped but on our visit the BBQ had no gas and the dishwasher was clogged up and not getting things clean. There was a little more dust and cobwebs than we would have liked but otherwise everything was in good order. It must be said however, that Primrose Cottage is a most delightful old house with a vast array of really interesting features and furniture with a beautiful rear garden and a scenic first floor patio. Our family group had a fantastic time there and would not hesitate to revisit for a similar holiday in the future.
if you want a perfect holiday in a peaceful location then primrose cottage is the place. The cottage has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, all of which were spotless and well laid out. the kitchen diner was large and has everything that you could possibly need, including a washing machine and dishwasher. the lounge was lovely with a log burner that created a warm cosy atmosphere.
Located close to Aberystwyth this was the perfect location to get to our sons graduation ceremony. We went on a dolphin spotting trip at New Quay which was around 45 minutes away. Lots in the local area to do, or just sit in the garden and take in the wildlife. we saw red kites, jays and lots more including a humming bird moth.
What a wonderful cottage! Superbly equipped to cater for seven people. Comfortable, cosy with wonderful views over the Dyfi estuary. Close to Aberystwyth and other attractions. Artists Valley, just four miles away,well worth a visit!
Will certainly be returning to this little heaven on earth!
If you are looking for the perfect base in West Wales this is it ! The traditional welsh cottage has been carefully extended to offer good accommodation , terrific outside spaces and perfect views across Borth Bog to Cardigan Bay and North to Cader Idris. we really enjoyed the tranquility and the log burner in the Lounge - perfect for a Xmas break.
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