‘Boutique’ is a description usually applied to hotels. In this case, it’s the perfect fit for this high-end self-catering. Parc-yr-Hebog Cottages consists of two properties and is based on a working smallholding with its own prize flock of sheep. But banish all thoughts of muddy wellies.
The accommodation has all the flair and taste, fit and finish you’d find in the finest townhouse – but in a rural context. Parc-yr-Hebog Cottages has been fastidiously and fashionably restored by Bryan and Wenda, who live in the adjoining farmhouse. The Barn, sleeping four, is described as offering ‘Scandinavian style with a Welsh twist’. It features unique interiors by a leading Welsh designer, iconic Melin Tregwynt soft furnishings, an immaculate kitchen, mezzanine, lounge-diner, arresting palate of bold and soft colours, huge leather sofas, original stone walls and natural sandstone flooring. Patio doors open onto a private balcony with farm and mountain views. The Cottage, sleeping two, has the same mix of local and cosmopolitan design cues – more Welsh throws, a glamorous walk-in shower, lounge-diner overlooking the Cambrian Mountains, super king-sized bed, striking wallpaper, handcrafted kitchen and private patio. It’s the perfect place for couples looking for a romantic break. Parc-yr-Hebog Cottages does boutique minus the precious and pretentious. Courtesy of the Thomases you’ll get an authentic flavour of local life here, and be surrounded by pure Ceredigion countryside. What’s more, the Cardigan Bay Heritage Coast is just down the road where you can go dolphin spotting or visiting charming harbour resorts like Aberaeron and New Quay.