Reviews marked 'Feedback' were left by guests via the West Wales Holiday Cottages feedback form and then submitted by the owner. Any other comments were sent in by the owner from the property's visitor book.

“We’ve had a lovely week. The cottage & farm has been the perfect environment to relax in and its close proximity to Cardigan and so many beautiful beaches makes it really great base to explore west Wales. Its clear how much you love your animals and seeing so many whippets in one place made us very happy! Plus ‘Amazing’ Birmingham connection! Its definitely somewhere we would l like to return to.”

the Kemm Family. July 2019

“Great stay – Great location to shops, beaches and wonderful restaurants. Had a fabulous time.”

The Davis Family. July 2019

“Wonderful stay, lovely cottage. Lots to see and do in this area. Thank you”

The Murphy Family. July 2019

“Just a perfect cottage, beautiful surroundings, peaceful and quaint, lots of lovely birds coming in the garden, lovely welcome gift of cake, teabags etc., even flowers on the table. We loved Poppit Sands and the café, Mwnt had a stunning beach a little treasure that is hidden away and a small café for a drink or ice-cream, lots of lovely beach places and beautiful scenery not far away. Our dog Timber has loved his holiday. Thank you for allowing us at your cottages. Just perfect.”

Andrea and Mark and Timber, June 2019

“Excellent cottage in an ideal place for all kinds of places to visit, it was peaceful and just perfect, like going to your own home, wonderful couple that run it and were very helpful when we asked for some items, would certainly recommend this idealic place to family and friends”

Feedback - Jun 2019

“We are leaving tomorrow and I am already planning to come back! Thanks to Ian & Hayley for a lovely holiday. It was great fun meeting all the farm animals; they have a wonderful life! I recommend the boat trips ‘A Bay to Remember’ stunning scenery and very informative commentary on marine & bird life. Poppit Sands was the best, the dogs were in heaven. Thanks again,”

Amanda, Estella & Gabby Teddy & Bolt Whippy. June 2019

“Owl Farm is located in a wonderful spot, well nestled in the countryside, and yet a short drive to local amenities and the stunning coast. We stayed in Buttercup - a traditional farm cottage surrounded by ancient trees offering dappled shade to the ample yet secure garden and providing homes to numerous bird species including woodpeckers, and squirrels who visit daily. Rooms were well appointed with a spacious farmhouse kitchen and an attractive modern bathroom. I wasn't expecting the amazing tour of the 48 acre farm by Ian and Hayley. Meeting the rare sheep and alpacas and walking the goats down from the paddock by lead are definite highlights and the couple were keen to share their enthusiasm and love of the good life.”

Feedback - Jun 2019

“Everything was great. The Cottage was spacious, beautifully clean and the farm is a brilliant place to stay. Its close to Cardigan but is also in the middle of lovely countryside. Highly recommended”

Feedback - Jun 2019

“Thanks for a wonderful stay. Beautiful cottage and surroundings so lovely to see all the animals. Cardigan is great! And fab beaches all around. Hopefully see you soon.”

Deb (& Dad & Dottie), June 2019

“We enjoyed our stay at Buttercup Cottage immensely. Lovely hosts, amazing animals to say Hello to, and quiet and beautiful surroundings. Close to amazing Welsh beaches and the bustling little town of Cardigan. We would always come back! Thank you for a fabulous stay!”

Feedback - May 2019

“We have had a very relaxing and comfortable stay at Buttercup Cottage. Hayley and Ian are very friendly hosts – and all the animals have given this break an added dimension. Certainly one we will not forget. The location is perfect – quiet but not isolated. This is a great base from which to explore. We hope, all being well, to come back with all the family in the future (I hope not too distant!)”

Barbs & John Presley Melbourne, South Derbyshire. May 2019

“Lovely, relaxing holiday on Owl Farm; a great location, quiet and peaceful yet with easy reach to the coast, great beaches, Cardigan et al. Beautifull Welsh countryside, plenty of coastal walks, places to visit. Ian and Hayley are first class hosts and the rare breeds are special to see on the walks around the farm. Will be back.”

Feedback - May 2019

“The cottage was very clean and had everything you'd need for a holiday... The kitchen was far better equipped than any other we've stayed in, the beds were comfortable and there was enough space for our family of 4 plus large dog. The garden was also large and enclosed which made it ideal. Would highly recommend.”

Feedback - Apr 2019

“Ian & Hayley have made a super job of their cottages, & are friendly, helpful with queries about local area etc., Cottage & garden was ideal for my stay with my dogs, easy to follow map of farm, with areas clearly marked where holiday makers can / can't roam. Look forward to visiting again”

Feedback - Apr 2019

“Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage is absolutely fab and we couldn’t have asked for more. Beaches around were great and loved the fact that dogs are welcome in all shops. Sadly we had to leave a day early as our son would not be able to get up for 10am so thought it best to leave on 11 th . Also we’d like to thank you for showing us around the yard and letting us cuddle the kids! Fab break.”

The Graces, April 2019

“Really friendly, loved the fact that Ian and Hayley made time to show me and my daughter around the farm.
Would definitely recommend to all. X”

Feedback - Apr 2019

“We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. Ian & Hayley made the garden fence secure as we had small Yorkshire Terriers that could escape, so made us feel happy and secure that the dogs could not get out. Although he weather was not brilliant, it didn’t dampen our stay. Truly grateful to Hayley taking time out of her schedule to show us all the animals on the farm ad tell us all about them and their stories. We all had an enjoyable stay and loved Buttercup Cottage. Definitely recommending to our friends and we will be back again.”

Sonia, Kelly, Lexi, Jess & Kimi. April 2019

“Thank you for a wonderful stay! Everything you could need in the cottage and lovely to walk around the farm. Was wonderful to arrive to cake and milk in the fridge and Brian the dog loved that he got a treat too! I am very sad to be leaving but hope to return soon. Thank you for taking time out of your day to chat and show us the animals too.”

Peters Family, March 2019

“Great relaxing long weekend. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. Enjoyed the beautiful beaches and Cambrian Mountains. Everyone so friendly and helpful. Will miss Wales and highly recommend to other family and friends. Thankyou. Tea, mild & cake very much appreciated on arrival. Fabulous welcome to our weekend. Thank you for this lovely long weekend filled with lots of well needed relaxation. The cottages are lovely and very comfortable. We’ve loved strolling around the farm with the dogs, sitting in the garden listening to the sheep and goats chatting away to one another and watching the birds on the bird feeders. We’ve travelled all over Wales and everyone has been so friendly. We will recommend Owl Farm to our friends and loved reading the guest folder for lots of useful tips and information about the lovely farm and local are. Look forward to visiting this wonderful farm again.”

Mr & Mrs Tait, March 2019

“Lovely cottage and amazing weather (20.3’) for the time of year really combined well for our short stay here. Very welcoming and helpful hosts. The setting feels like you are in the middle of nowhere when you are actually just down the road from town. Thanks for a lovely few days. I’m sure we will be back and probably with daughter next time!”

Kathryn and Pete with Miffy and Pippa, Feb 2019

“Lovely stay Owl Farm. Cottage was clean, warm, comfortable and well equipped. Location is ideal as quiet surroundings but not for away from Cardigan and a choice of beaches to visit, many of which are dog friendly.
Hayley and Ian were very welcoming hosts. A relaxing few days and I'm sure we will be back.”

Feedback - Feb 2019

“Amazing place! Owl Farm is beautiful, especially the Anglo Nubian goats! Best places we found for the dogs were Pengelli Forest, Ffynone Waterfall and Poppit Sands. We will be back in summer 2020 to enjoy the great garden”

Sorrell, Jack, Oscar and Blue, Jan 2019

“Lovely week away – chilled & relaxing. Perfect for spending time together as a family. Poppit Sands – favourite. Aberporth Beach 2 nd favourite. Tesco, Aldi & B&M up the road ideal for any shopping that’s needed. We made the most of our time together by doing evening meals together and also got some baking done. A thank you to Ian & Hayley also to Izzy for bringing Halloween treats xx”

Jules, Dave, Megan, Evey , Chum, Snoop, Arty, Penny, Pips & Teddy. November 2018

“Thank you for such an enjoyable stay, the area is gorgeous, and we loved looking at your animals! We visited a lot of local beaches and even saw dolphins at New Quay! We loved being able to bring our dog and I think she enjoyed it too We would definitely come again.”

Kirsty, Chris, Natalie & Edward. October 2018

“We loved our stay at owl farm , it was our 1st holiday with pets and it was so relaxing .
The property was perfect well equipped and in a great position where it was tucked away in tranquil countryside but minutes in a car from shops and the town .
We couldn’t be happier or recommend higher .
Congratulations to Hayley & Ian and thank you for your hospitality.
Xxx”

Feedback - Oct 2018

“Buttercup Cottage is very cosy and has everything you need. The garden is good if you have dogs. We loved all the animals on the farm and thank you for letting us help feed and move them. I think our dogs loved it here too. I hope you have a great rest of your year and hope to visit again some time. PS thank you for the tea and cake!!!”

Olivia (13), Peter, Caroline Milly & Poppy. October 2018

“Absolutely brilliant location, quiet and peaceful yet only 5 mins from town. The farm and accommodation exceeded all of our expectations.”

Feedback - Oct 2018

“Buttercup Cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. Garden a good size and very secure if you have dogs. We have been on many short breaks in this area and Owl Farm has been one of the best we have stayed in. Beautiful grounds and walks. Lots of birds to see. Owl Farm is secluded and seems remote, but you are very close to Cardigan and local beaches. The animals are lovely and if you have children they would love them. We would be happy to come here again.”

John & Ann Collins, September 2018

“Helpful and friendly owners. Quiet location with small dog secure garden.”

Feedback - Sep 2018

“Beautiful cottage, amazing location and stunning farm. Can not recommend enough”

Feedback - Sep 2018

“Owl Farm is a great place for a relaxing break. Hayley & Ian make you very welcome. Buttercup Cottage is very well equipped with everything you could need (including Bara Brith and Butter, Welsh tea bags and milk to welcome you). The whole place is Dog friendly with private gardens. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.”

Feedback - Sep 2018

“I loved the Owl painting that Izzy painted. It was very clever. I loved my room the bed was nice and comfy and warm.”

Laura, age 9. August 2018

“We have had a fantastic couple of weeks at Owl Farm. It is a beautiful setting, feels very remote and is so peaceful. We all loved looking around the farm and meeting the animals was definitely a highlight. Thank you so much Hayley for taking time out to spend a long time explaining about your way of life and informing us about the animals. We have loved our time here. The farm is perfectly placed to explore such a beautiful part of the world. We went to Poppit, Aberporth and Tresaith beaches, all of which were stunning. The Cilgerran wildlife park was beautiful and the dolphin spotting boat trip from New Quay was brilliant. Thank you, Ian and Hayley, for a wonderful time at Owl Farm, we think you are building something very special here.”

Liz and Chris Benson. August 2018

“This was our first visit to Owl Farm and we were delighted with the cottage and farm. The cottage was very spacious and homely. Plenty of room in the garden for our 2 dogs to play and to watch all the birds on the feeders (including the local woodpecker!) The location of the farm is ideal as it is close to many lovely beaches and amenities. Ian and Hayley were great hosts showing our granddaughter the farm animals even though they are busy running the farm. We would definitely return here for another holiday. Ian & Christine Brady I loved seeing all the animals around the farm. This was my first visit to this place and it was great! Buttercup Cottage was nice and my bed was nice. Now bye Owl Farm and Buttercup Cottage, Ian, Hayley and the animals.”

Chloe Miller, August 2018

“Buttercup Cottage was absolutely perfect for the relaxing family holiday we were looking for. The cottage was bigger than expected and the garden was large enough for our springer spaniel to spend hours just running around.”

Feedback - Jul 2018

“Thought the cottage was very comfortable and spacious and very well equipped. First holiday with our dog and she very much enjoyed herself. Great location, so peaceful compared to home! Enjoyed the local beaches and had some great days out, but it was also nice to come back to a lovely private garden, BBQ and games with the kids. Saw woodpeckers and bats which we don’t see very often. Weather actually cooler than home (thank goodness). Very relaxing. Thank you Ian.”

The Rays +1, July 2018

“Thank you for a relaxing stay. House great & well equipped. Really appreciated tea bags, milk, bara brith, butter on arrival. See you again in September! Warm wishes,”

Amanda & Nick Round, July 2018

“Had a fabulous time and done all the tourist spots: Poppit Sands, Llangranog beach, Aberaeron, Vale of Rheidol Railway, Lampeter – lovely little town and fabric heaven! Ian & Hayley have been lovely and it is great to see the animals. They were keen to share what they are doing. We loved watching the birds on the feeders, especially the woodpeckers. All in all we’ve enjoyed our stay, will tell others about it and will definitely be back. Thank you.”

The Cheltenham Crew, July 2018

“Stayed in Buttercup Cottage on Owl farm for one week. What a magnificent place, the setting is great for a relaxing holiday, very peaceful and yet only a mile or so from the town. The owners claim that it is "Dog friendly" is spot on, they have gone to great lengths to ensure that the cottages have gardens that are fenced in, you also have several acres to walk dogs round.

The cottage itself is very clean and very well equipped, with everything you need, and a comprehensive folder with all relevant local information. Would I recommend it to others, you bet I would, I have already got another stay booked for later this year.

Thank you Hayley and Ian for a wonderful stay!”

Feedback - Jul 2018

“Our 2 nd time at Buttercup Cottage and our stay was even better! Ian and Hayley have made Owl Farm an exceptional place to stay. The grounds are stunning and the menagerie are too cute. We have stayed in many cottages in and around Pembrokeshire, but this place is by far the best. Thank you both!!”

Maggie, Antony Phipps and Hudson. July 2018

“We had a fantastic time - Ian and Hayley were helpful and considerate. They introduced us to their animals and were knowledgeable about the area.”

Feedback - Jul 2018

“We have stayed in Buttercup cottage twice, and it doesn't disappoint. It's like being home from home. The grounds are amazing & the alpacas, rare goats etc are cute. The owners are continuing to make improvements, and investing a lot of time & hard work to make Owl Farm a delightful holiday experience.
We will certainly be booking a return visit.
We would like to thank Hayley & Ian for their hospitality.”

Feedback - Jul 2018

“This is our second stay at Owl Farm – this time in Buttercup Cottage which is in a lovely position with a secure garden for our two dogs. We’ve enjoyed watching all the different visiting birds and feeding them despite the efforts of the three resident squirrels who raitd the feeders and knock them over. Its also been interesting to see all the new animals who have arrived since our last visit and to watch the hay-making. Owl Farm is a superb location for a family holiday with lots to see and pretty walks. We’re sure to be back at some stage.”

Angela & Ron Vizard Ben & Holly. June 2018

“Comfortable cottage in lovely surroundings and with a large and secure garden for our two dogs. There is plenty to see on the farm especially all the 'new arrivals' and and some good walks for the dogs. We especially enjoyed our days on Poppit Sands.
Fully recommended”

Feedback - Jun 2018

“Enjoyed our holiday in Buttercup Cottage. Ian & Hayley very welcoming. There are very diverse activities i.e. coastal path walking, Shire Horse Centre, etc. Poppit Sands is a must for all dogs and their owners. Cardigan Arms Chip Shop is a must.”

Janice & Steve and Bamber, June 2018

“Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Buttercup Cottage. Ian and Hayley are friendly and welcoming. There was barra brith cake and Welsh tea bags waiting for us on arrival.

Ian and Hayley have a selection of rare breeds on their farm which would be particularly interesting for adults and children who have not encountered this environment.

The cottage was near to Cardigan Market town and attractions. Poppit Sands is absolutely excellent for families and dogs. There is a lovely coastal walk near to Cardigan with stunning views of the cliffs where you can watch birds and seals. The area is completely fenced off and safe.

Janice and Steven Ingham, Stafford”

Feedback - Jun 2018

“Had a wonderful 5 day stay in the cottage. Loved everything about it, so cosy and comfortable, beautiful surroundings and so close to town. Had a beautiful trip to Newquay would recommend making the drive. Had a lovely meal at the Ferry Inn – the seafood basket was great as was the burger and gammon. Loved the garden here at the cottage and had such good weather to be able to have a BBQ. Would definitely love to return again. Thanks for such a lovely place to stay.”

Ruth, Chris & Lyn, May 2018

“Excellent cottage, well equipped and in a great location. The owners were friendly and quick to help but not there all the time so you really felt you could relax. The garden was lovely and has rather afternoon/evening sun. Would recommend and would return for another stay.”

Feedback - May 2018

“What an absolutely lovely place to stay. Buttercup Cottage is everything we hoped for, so homely. The enclosed garden was perfect for our dog and the children. Ian and Hayley have made us feel so welcome and the children had the best time on the farm. We definitely intend to come back. Thank you so much.”

The Hurst family, May 2018

“Fabulous place to stay,better than we could of imagined,the kids loved the farm animals and Hayley and Ian were excellent,showing the animals to us all in their stables.Cardigan is only ten mins max away and the nearby beaches are stunning.Altogether a fantastic holiday,will definitely be going again.The cottage was lovely with a fully enclosed rear garden,excellent for the dog.Ten out of ten.”

Feedback - May 2018

“Another fantastic weeks stay at Owl Farm. The only problem is its gone too fast. We last visited last September but wanted to come back in the Spring. We haven’t been disappointed. There have been a number of improvements and changes with lots of new arrivals on the farm. I’ve even seen woodpeckers in the garden on a daily basis, I’ve never seen them before. The dogs have had the best holiday. Poppit Sands is their favourite. The local market in St Dogmaels is worth a visit on Tuesday morning. Thank you Hayley and Ian for making our stay so enjoyable. I’m sure we will be back”

Anne, Trevor and Harley and Zac (the dogs), April 2018

“Really liked arriving to tea, milk, cake and butter – small gesture but immediately made us feel welcome. Also great to see toilet roll, dishwasher tablets etc. and good range of kitchen kit for cooking at home. Working wifi, games selection, walking maps, tour of animal yard, bird feeders in garden attracting lots of wildlife. Best kitted out we’ve visited. Thank you!”

April 2018

“We are in love! From the minute we walked in we felt right at home, even our very anxious Dooley dog was happy by the morning. Thank you for the Bara Brith cake (our new favourite) & tea etc. much appreciated refreshment before going to stock up on supplies at the supermarket. Lovely walking around the farm fields even though so wet! We were very fortunate after the longest wettest winter to have pretty decent weather however. Poppit Sands beach is amazing. Dolphin spotting boat trip at New Quay highly recommend – even Dooley could go! We saw seals, porpoise and lots of birds. If you walk out of Owl Farm drive and turn left up the road about 2-300 meters on the left is a footpath which has lovely waterfalls & paths. Kids very much enjoyed this find. We are planning to book in the next few weeks to come back in the summer of 2019, one week was not long enough! Have also recommended to friends who are keen to come. Ian & Hayley thank you. You are living my dream & I’m sure this will be a regular destination for us for years to come.”

Ryan, Clare, James & Trixi & Dooley the dog, April 2018

“Lovely Cottage, well equipped. Welcome pack was appreciated. Chews for the dogs was a nice touch although we didn’t bring our old dog in the end – he would have loved the garden though!”

March 2018

“Lovely comfortable stay – the garden will be great in the summer. Thank you Hayley for the interesting animal tour – loved the goats and the naughty sheep!
Enjoyed Poppit Sands and a potter round New Quay. Excellent Saturday evening meal at The Ferry Inn”

Rachel, Fraser, Harry and Heidi, March 2018

“2 days later than anticipated thanks to the snow but glad we got here – great place and a lovely break for us all: really loved seeing all the animals, especially the new arrivals halfway through ”

Valerie and Jeremy Sparkes, Suka and Rhos, March 2018

“Peaceful & relaxing break. Weather has been a bonus (cold but sunny). Dog-friendly beach at Poppit Sands and dog-friendly pub/restaurant ‘The Grosvenor’ in the town (nice food). Cottage nice and cosy with good garden for the dogs. Didn’t walk the fields (too muddy) as we forgot wellies!”

Colin and Sarah and 2 Havanese, Feb 2018

“A lovely short break. Cottage was lovely and great for the dog too (a nice secure garden). Lovely and peaceful here. Took the dog for a lovely walk at Poppit Sands. Would be more than happy to stay here again. Thank you very much.”

Marie, Bunce and Scrappy, Herefordshire. February 2018

“We had a great week in this cosy, clean cottage. Owners were friendly and helpful, and also introduced our kids to their animals—the kids loved it. Hoping to go back at some point to stay again.”

Feedback - Feb 2018

“We’ve had a very enjoyable week here staying in Buttercup Cottage. It is our first time visiting Wales and managed to explore plenty! We’ve visited Gigrin Garm and watched the Red Kites feed – very enjoyable! Also been to plenty of the beaches – all were amazing in their own way! Poppit Sands was the perfect local beach for the dogs to enjoy a good stretch on. But our favourite had to be Llangranog Beach with the steep steps leading to a lovely little private cove when the tide was in. The café selling homemade ice-cream and milkshakes was a massive hit! Away from the beaches we explored the Preseli Hills and reached the Foel Cwmcerwyn in the snow! We also visited and enjoyed a 7 mile walk around the Llys-y- Fran Reservoir and country park. Overall we’ve had a lovely week here and hope to be back in the future. We wish you all the best for the future!”

Luke, Alicia, Bramble, Eddie and Aspen from Nottingham. November 2017

“Fab little cottage, perfect for the dogs. Lovely farm in which there was plenty of small walks we were able to take the dogs on before setting off for the day. Owners were really friendly and welcoming. Great location, close to some beautiful beaches as well as a few points of interest. Definitely recommend!”

Feedback - Nov 2017

“Liked the little owl notes! Well organised, very clean and cosy. Nice touch – welcome items, provisions of tea towels, washing machine tablets etc. Liked the bird feeders and watching the birds (including woodpeckers)”

Julie and Niall, Oct 2017

“Really comfortable and roomy cottage. Furnishings etc of good quality. Ideal place for touring the area.”

Feedback - Sep 2017

“The welcome pack was nice and the sofas in the lounge comfy.”

Feedback - Sep 2017

“We have enjoyed our stay at Buttercup Cottage so much, we have already booked to come back next year. The location is perfect for exploring the local area. We have been up as far as Aberystwyth and Devils Bridge and south as far as Newport, with many locations in between. The beaches were brilliant, especially Poppit Sands which was a favourite with the dogs. The information provided in the cottage was invaluable, we used it daily. The Ferry Innis an excellent recommendation and well worth a visit. The food and the location are well worth it. The farm is the perfect place for relaxing weeks with surprise around many corners, especially with all the animals. Thank you Ian and Hayley for making our stay so special that we can’t wait to come back next year. Best wishes,”

Anne, Trevor, Harley and Zac. September 2017

“Absolutely fantastic, lovely comfortable cottage, relaxing despite weather had a fantastic time. Already booked for next year. Fantastic garden. Improvements since last year just gets better and better. Loved the walks around the farm and meeting all the animals. Thanks, Ian & Hayley and we’ll see you next year.”

Barry, Lynda, Dave and a very happy Essie, Sep 2017

“What a fantastic cottage. We have had a fab time. Ian & Hayley are our children’s new best friends, along with Bo & Lexi, and Ronnie & Reggie. The cottage has an excellent location deep in the countryside but really close to Tesco and the town of Cardigan. Thanks for everything.”

Howard, Tracey, Owen & Grace. August 2017

“1 week – not enough, could’ve stayed longer! We’ve really loved our holiday here. The cottage and surroundings are fab. So welcoming and friendly. Nothing has been left out. A home from home. The garden is perfect – wish we could bring it with us. Poppit Sands was all our favourite beach. Hope to see you all again for another stay at your beautiful cottage.Thank you. All the best for your future projects. Xxxx”

Angie, Daz, Poppy and Jet, Aug 2017

“Fantastic base. Ian and Hayley excellent hosts children loved them and the animals. Can't fault it at all”

Feedback - Aug 2017

“Amazing stay on a beautiful farm and cottage Ian and Hayley were very helpful and always on hand to help with anything , Callum loved the daily visits from the woodpecker and all the other birds in the beautiful garden which was perfect for our dogs poppy and jet to run around in . Darren and Angie from Derby”

Feedback - Jul 2017

“Lovely stay, enjoyed it much. Some of the best beaches in the world – Our favourite was the dog-friendly beach to the right of White Sands in St Davids – bit of a climb down some rocks but definitely worth it – practically had it all to ourselves. Lovely walks along the coastline. Thanks very much”

Bev, Jacob, Lucan and Remy, July 2017

“Ian & Hayley Thank you for a lovely stay in Buttercup Cottage this week. We had a fabulous stay on your farm and hope to return some day if you will have ‘the Terriers & Schnauzer’ back. Thanks again”

Nicola and Helen with Tammy, Kate and Maisy, July 2017

“We have enjoyed our stay at Buttercup Cottage and cannot wait to come back next year (twice!) The weather has been great, beach every day. Poppit Sands (our favourite!) and the dogs (Molly & Elsie) loved it and really enjoyed the ‘dog ice-cream’ from the café. Thank you! Ian & Hayley for the tea and bara brith, very nice! Our week has been relaxing and very comfortable, the wildlife, animals and views are lovely, you have a beautiful place!!”

Graham, Tracey, Chelsea, Molly and Elsie, July 2017

“Back again just for the wonderful stay at Buttercup. Weather from Tuesday very wet and windy. It must be the air but sleep – it’s the only place I can really sleep well. Time goes very quick every time. We see more improvements every time and seeing the wild life – woodpeckers, squirrels, blue tits at the feeders. Going back fully charged and relaxed until we hit Old Stratford, the borders of Milton Keynes of Rat Race and people that don’t say hello good morning – hay ho – good job there are resorts like this.”

Gary & Julie, June 2017

“This is the second time we have stayed here - we booked well in advance to make sure we didn't miss out. Lovely surroundings, peaceful and quite, clean and tidy and very scenic - despite not having brilliant weather, it was still a lovely place to have a break. Even though on a holiday, it had a lovely homely feel to it. There is plenty to see, lots of different places you can go - if you are really interested in wild life, there is lots to see both at the cottage and it's surroundings area.

We would certainly recommend - and have done already. We will definitely be looking to book up again in the future.”

Feedback - Jun 2017

“We loved buttercup cottage!! Beautiful both inside and out, breathtaking views with plenty of shops nearby and very close to coastal paths. We will definitely be booking again, Ian and hayley were the perfect hosts. We look forward to going back!!”

Feedback - Jun 2017

“We have loved our stay at Buttercup Cottage!! The weather has been very much in our favour – boiling hot, only one day of rain. The cottage is very well presented, had everything you could possibly need – plus a few extras – some lovely cake, teabags and butter waiting for us on arrival, yum yum. We’ve just had the best time exploring – Cardigan town is lovely – from there we walked to Poppit Sands (about an hours walk). Stunning beach, breath taking views, plenty of places to eat and drink. We also visited the farm where you can also spot seals bobbing about in the sea. All in all, it’s been pretty amazeballs!! Long walks, sitting in the garden, making daisy chains, listening to the birds chorus, we’ve loved every second. Thank you Ian and Haley.”

Phil & Kath. June 2017

“Thank you for a lovely week in your cottage. Think you’ve done very well in just a year and we wish you well in your venture – hope you fulfil all you are setting out to do. We hope to come back again sometime to see how things have progressed. The dogs liked the big garden and all the walks around about. Thanks again.”

Carol & Sara Harris, Milo & Pippa. June 2017

“We had an excellent holiday at the cottage, with friendly hosts Ian and Hayley providing assistance and advice as required.They left us some milk, tea butter and cake as soon as we arrived, which was very welcome after a four hour drive.”

Feedback - May 2017

“Blessed with lovely weather. Whole area beautiful. Enjoyed wonderful coastal walk from Penrallt Garden Centre down to Ceiwbr Bay along coastal path heading towards Newport. Also had a great day at Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve and Wildlife Centre just outside Cardigan. Can highly recommend Blas at Fronlas at Newport to eat, food homemade, freshly prepared and excellent. Also had a very nice meal at the Pavilion Café at Pernallt Garden Centre. Ian and Hayley very nice people, cottage cosy & warm. Everything we needed. Very nice to receive Barra Brith, Butter & Tea on arrival. P.S. Also recommend Vale of Rheidol Railway.”

Paul & Marion Gibbins

“Came here for a short break with our two dogs before our first born arrives in August. We have not been disappointed one bit with Owl Farm, it’s like home from home and the doggies have loved having a large garden to run in. We have been really lucky with the lovely warm weather too, most days spent at Poppit beach which is only a short drive. Also a very nice welcome to milk, butter, tea bags, Welsh cake & two dog treats Thank you Ian & Hayley for providing us with such a lovely homely cottage for us to stay in”

Amy, Adam & Bump Duke & Cleo ‘woof woof’ x

“Came to Wales 6 weeks post op to recharge my batteries ready to return to work. It was beautiful in this cottage, so peaceful and lots of attention to detail. Nice location with beautiful seaside and interesting towns close by, as well as a big Tesco for anything you might need. Any little problems we had e.g. light bulb blew the fuse-box, just text Ian and he was round to sort almost immediately. It’s great that dogs were welcomed also. Thanks for my nice stay.”

Norma (& daughter Charlie & husband John) & Billie the dog, April

“Lovely setting, only minutes to Poppit Sands and near Pembrokeshire. Set in beautiful countryside. Lots to do in surrounding area.”

Feedback - Apr 2017

“I enjoyed staying in this cottage.It is set in a lovely place surrounded by lots of trees with birds singing in the evenings and mornings ,very tranquile,peaceful.It is in easy reach to near by town and main road ways and lots of attractions.”

Feedback - Apr 2017

“My name is Caspar. Our first stop at Cenarth Falls on our journey here ended up in a soaking for me, so I was happy with all the lovely fields at Owl Farm to run and dry off. I ran up the little stream and barked at a water vole looking at me from a small hole. All the dogs are really happy here and on Poppit Sands. I am only small but made lots of friends My family loved the peace of Buttercup Cottage with a sunny kitchen. I saw a man with two dogs…. I said ‘Are they Jack Russels? He said ‘No, their mine!’ My father’s name is Sleepy ….lives in Swansea, by the sands. PS The owls were a hoot, the alpacas cute, all dressed up in their fluffy suit. Nos da.”

The Morgan family, April

“Lovely stay, lovely cottage, beautiful beaches and coastal walks. Would definitely come again.”

Diane, Julian, Owen, Toby & Billy (the dog), April 2017

“A lovely Easter break at Buttercup Cottage. Clean and comfortable. Was able to relax and enjoy with our 18 month old lab. Lovely beaches and coastal walks close by. Would definitely return.”

Feedback - Apr 2017

“Only stayed for 2 days but it was peaceful and nice and quiet. Will come again. Nice people run the place and the animals were great.”

Mike, Wendy & Gucci the dog, April 2017

“It was really enjoyable. Loved seeing all the animals. Great location for trips. Can’t wait to come again! - Anna
I really enjoyed the tour around the farm; the highlight was rubbing the pig’s tummies. The cliff path walks were great and I would definitely recommend Penbryn beach - Aston
Really enjoyed our stay. Looking forward to the next visit where we see all the plans turned into reality! - Tessa & Duncan”

Tessa, Duncan and family, March 2017

“We have had a fantastic half term. The cottage is great, everything you need, a home from home. The farm is lovely and peaceful, our son really enjoyed meeting the animals, particularly the angoras and a very special sheep who surprised Ian and Hayley a few days before giving birth. Thomas got to see a baby lamb just 50 minutes after birth! Ian, Hayley and Izzy are great hosts. We visited a number of places but our favourite was the burial chamber, very mystical. We also enjoyed a walk above Newport. Thank you for the welcome pack. I am sure we will come back another time.”

Sarah, Salko and Thomas, Feb 2017

“We had a lovely half term break. Ian and Hayley are really great hosts and our son loved meeting all the animals. Buttercup cottage is a home from home, everything you need. The setting is very peaceful yet only five minutes from Town and the shops.”

Feedback - Feb 2017

“Booked late for a Christmas minibreak and Ian was very pleasant & accommodating on the phone. We were a party of nine and three dogs but nothing seemed to be a problem. On arrival we were met by Hayley who again was pleasant and helpful. Cowslip & Buttercup Cottages were very clean, warm and cosy. The extras were a lovely touch too! Bara Brith, Milk, Christmas Card. Would not hesitate to come back or to recommend to friends and family. Well done guys, keep up the good work and many thanks for adding to our Christmas.”

Paul, Suzanne, Elliott, Amber, Ash, Becca, Stef, Jake, Mari, Red, Coal & Fin, Dec 2016

“Fantastic cottages clean cosy and well equipped. Hayley and Ian very helpful and welcoming. Lovely area close to beautiful beaches. Will be booking our return visit soon.”

Feedback - Dec 2016

“We’ve had a lovely winter solstice/pre-Christmas break at Buttercup Cottage. The cottage is spacious, comfortable and so well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Ian & Hayley are very friendly and helpful. The location is ideal, so close to the town yet in a peaceful country setting. We visited Poppit Sands (lovely beach) and tow megalithic sites (dolmans). St David’s (50 mins drive) was incredible. Thank you for the welcome products – tea, Welsh butter, milk and Bara Brith – delicious! We’d love to come back in the warmer weather and meet all the animals.”

Judith, Simon & Delphine, Dec 2016

“Thank you for a wonderful stay! From the minute we walked into the Welsh cakes, tea and flowers on the table we felt right at home. The location has been perfect. Our son has loved seeing all the animals so close and the view over the fields has been amazing. We have been out and about every day – we have been to the Welsh Wildlife Centre and Cilgerran Castle, up to Devil’s Bridge and the waterfalls and Aberystwyth (the drive through Lampeter and Tregaron is really beautiful), St Dogmaels & Poppit Sands (the weather was nice enough for us to have a paddle!) and to New Quay to take a dolphin spotting trip (we saw 4!) and Llangrannog. And after our busy days its been so lovely to come back to the comfort of the cottage to relax in the peace and quiet. We are already talking about when we will come back here – we hope its soon. Thank you for your hospitality.”

The Tennant family, Oct 2016

“Had a really nice time, peaceful & plenty to see around and about. I’m sure we will be back. Very comfortable.”

Chris, Colin Pam, & Millie Dog, Oct 2016

“We were looking for a relaxing holiday where we could ‘get away from it all’ and we certainly found this at Owl Farm. Buttercup Cottage exceeded our expectations and we have all had a very comfortable and happy holiday. We loved all the animals and enjoyed feeding the pigs and naughty old Billy the goat. We loved walking in the fields in the early evenings and again first thing in the mornings. We visited many interesting and beautiful places not far away. Hayley and Ian have been most welcoming and nothing has been too much trouble for them. They have been very informative with the care of the animals. We have all had a wonderful time which has gone all too quickly. Staying at Owl Farm was ‘a hoot!!’ Thank you. We would love to come again.”

Jill, Annette, Elaine & Ken, Oct 2016

“This is our first visit to Buttercup Cottage and we absolutely loved it! Everything seemed to be in our favour – the weather has been brilliant, sunny every day, unusually warm for the time of year. The cottage far exceeded our expectations, so cosy and comfortable. The location is amazing! Its been great to have so many fields to walk through with our dogs and the views are spectacular! Its been wonderful to see Ian and Hayley’s animals and we’ve also seen plenty of bats at dusk and heard tawny owls in the night! Poppit Sands has become our favourite beach for walking the dogs, but we’ve also visited the beaches at Aberporth, Mwnt (we climbed the hill!) and New Quay. We visited the market at St Dogmael’s on Tuesday and visited the abbey ruins. We have found the locals to be very friendly. Ian and Hayley have been great hosts, so welcoming and helpful. The welcome pack of Welsh tea, butter and cakes was a lovely touch. We have had a fantastic holiday in this peaceful, relaxing location. Some people crave hot tubs and champagne but give me your natural untouched fields to watch our 2 dogs run around. We are sad to leave but would love to return. Thank you Ian and Hayley for letting us have a glimpse of your dream lifestyle – we’ll go back to watching Escape to the Country!”

Samantha, Andrew and James & Beau & Bexie. October 2016

“We have had a lovely week at Buttercup Cottage even though the weather has not been brilliant, but we have managed to see quite a few places.The Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park was brilliant, especially the animals for the toddler to see. Owl Farm is a very peaceful location where you are not far away from beaches and other places of interest. Look forward to returning again.”

Frank, Elaine, Emma, Keith & baby Caereddin, Oct 2016

“We had a great time. There is so much to do around this area. Owl Farm is a good base to start from. We all had a relaxing holiday and would love to come back again. It was so nice to be near the sea but so nice to be in the countryside which is beautiful. It would be good to come back next year, to see how Ian & Hayley’s animal farm has grown!! Thank you both & best wishes.”

Glyn, Lynne, Lindy, Bob & Hardy, Sept 2016

“There was 4 of us in the cottage and we really enjoyed the location. You are only a short drive to some of the lovely beaches and yet you were in the countryside with the peace and quiet. The week went too quick as there was still so much to see and do in the surrounding area. The cottage is a great base.
The owners have some great idea's to enhance your stay and it was lovely to meet their animal family. All their animals have names and it was great to meet them all, you felt part of the of their new adventure. We look forward to returning.”

Feedback - Sep 2016

“Had a lovely restful week. Lovely to look over to the open fields – totally unspoilt. Lots of places to go and see only a short distance away. Despite having one rainy day it was lovely and sunny most of the time. Could hear the owls in the night – Owl Farm – very appropriate. We are definitely going to come back. It’s a lovely place to stay whether as a family – or on your own – if you value the fresh air, peace and quiet, and friendly people – this is the place to stay. Would definitely recommend to others”

Julie, Gary & Claire. September 2016

“We were looking for a peaceful location where we could relax and chill out and Buttercup Cottage was just that. It was comfortable and homely. The weather was changeable but we were able to get out and about. We’d recommend the ‘Dolphin Spotting’ boat trip from New Quay – certainly a trip to remember. Would definitely recommend it to others.”

Jon & Chris. September 2016

“A wonderful week in a peaceful location, ideally located for all the beautiful beaches nearby. The cottage was very cosy and the beds comfortable. It was great being able to borrow a BBQ when the weather was nice (great way to spend a bank holiday evening Hope to return in the future. Thank you!”

Jane, Steve, Georgia & Max, August 2016

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our week at Buttercup Cottage. We were very lucky with the weather and had lovely Welsh sun nearly every day. Our favourite place has to be Aberporth beach, which has a section that dogs can visit, and a lovely café up on the hillside above the beach. The cottage is a great base for loads of different places and is very comfortable with everything you need. Ian and Hayley were always around (not that there were any problems) and Billy the goat is so friendly! Thanks again”

Karen, Richard, Abi, Holly & Buster

“Super holiday especially if you have woofs. The cottage was well suited for furry friends and I've stayed in many cottages where the decor has been totally unsuitable if you have woofs. The kitchen had all you need if you like to cook and the outside area was also spacious if you wanted to eat outside or if you had children. Really great location definitely will go back.
Lots of lovely fields (empty) to roam in by the cottage and loads of things to do and see in the area with and without woofs.
Hayley the owner was very welcoming and very down to earth -”

Feedback - Aug 2016

“Three dry days, 2 dull days and rain – a good record for Wales and the UK generally. Nonetheless the cottage was delightful and very comfortable and enhanced our stay. The dogs loved it too. All the “animals” furry and otherwise were well behaved. All were friendly and Ian (although absent) and Hayley were helpful and kind. The tea, butter and milk were very much appreciated in view of our late arrival - a long journey from Essex with ‘stops’ for the ‘poor’ dogs. So much appreciated were the fields where they could roam and run free. We wish Hayley a speedy recovery and hope the business thrives and the roaming goats are recovered safely. Good luck and health.”

The Palmers.

“We’ve loved our week at Buttercup Cottage. It’s a lovely peaceful setting and only a short drive to lots of gorgeous beaches and places of interest. Our favourite places were Poppit Sands, Tresaith Beach and Llanerchaeron (N.T.) Ian and Hayley always seemed to be about if you needed anything. We’d definitely stay again!”

Donna, Dave, Zak & Zoe and Callie the dog

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Buttercup cottage. We were very fortunate to have excellent weather all week and visited lots of great places, our favourite by far was Aberporth beach, a wonderful sheltered cove with a great cafe above the beach. We would happily recommend Buttercup cottage to everyone!”

Feedback - Aug 2016

“We have very much enjoyed our stay at Buttercup Cottage, everything is very comfortable and the large kitchen much appreciated. Weather unpredictable (as is usual!) but most days had good periods of sunshine, and there are so many excellent beaches within easy reach. Thank you Ian and Hayley for the welcome supplies of milk, tea, butter and Welsh cakes – a very helpful input to our stay.”

Maureen, Mark and Charles

“Lovely cottage, good location, would go again!”

Feedback - Jul 2016

“We have had a really lovely time at Buttercup Cottage. It’s like being home from home. There was everything we needed to make our stay very pleasant. Very nice welcome to walk into Welsh cakes, milk, butter and teabags. Hudson our chocolate Labrador loved the ample grounds. Poppit Sands is great, and Newport beach is lovely too. Thank you Ian and Hayley. We look forward to coming back next year and meeting the alpacas.”

Maggie, Tony and Hudson Phipps, July 2016

“This is our second visit to Buttercup Cottage and it was a lovely time once again. Although the weather could have been better we still managed to get out every day. The cottage is great, the bed really comfortable and lots of hot water for baths and showers. Ian and Hayley made us feel very welcome and we wish them every success in the future!”

Janis and Graham Hopkins, July 2016

“We have all had such a brilliant time and sad to leave to go home! Ian and Hayley are such lovely people and so accommodating and so helpful. We found Poppit Sands was such a clean and tidy beach and Peggy loved every minute! The town centre is not too far and considering it was Ian and Hayley’s first week they looked after us really well! Thank you guys, would come back again next year!”

The Stent Family, June 2016

“Great location, very quiet and peaceful but near amenities. The area is beautiful, we loved St David's and Mwnt beach.”

Feedback - Jun 2016

“Wonderful time in a wonderful place.”

Feedback - May 2016

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for a lovely stay at Buttercup Cottage, we will definitely be returning! It helped that we were so lucky with the weather!!”

The Cowlers, May 2016

“Had a lovely peaceful week and found loads of seaside areas we didn't know we're even there.”

Feedback - May 2016

“Loved the lovely cosy cottage in beautiful countryside everything you need for a quiet relaxing holiday away from it all x”

Feedback - Mar 2016

“The cottage was very comfortable and located in an ideal location to visit the town of Cardigan and nearby beaches. The caretaker Elizabeth was most helpful and attended to our every need. I would recommend the cottage to couples like us or larger families.”

Feedback - Mar 2016

“Very well kept property. Clean and spacious. Situated in a lovely location not far from town.”

Feedback - Mar 2016

“The property was as lovely and as well equipped as we’d hoped. Elizabeth, the houskeeper, was lovely too and made every attempt to help us out when required.”

October 2015

“Cottage delightful and Elizabeth, very helpful lady, greeted me.”

Yvonne Townley, October 2015

“Lovely setting and very special having the huge grounds to walk in.”

Feedback - Oct 2015

“Lovely comfortable cottage everything we needed great base to see west wales”

Feedback - Sep 2015

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at buttercup cottage. Very comfortable and clean. And enjoyed a very relaxing stay in a very pretty area. Also a wonderful place to take our dog as he loved the very dog friendly walk in the fields first thing in the morning . A complete delight and sorry to leave.”

Feedback - Sep 2015

“We very much enjoyed our stay at Buttercup Cottage. Everything was fine in the cottage, very cosy, and we would love to come again at some stage in the future to explore more of the area. Many thanks.”

Scott, August 2015

“We had a lovely stay at Buttercup Cottage. The cottage was extremely clean and very comfortable, we could not have asked for more. I will definatley be recommending the cottage to friends and family as we loved it that much.

Laura Holburn”

Feedback - Aug 2015

“Buttercup cottage is very central to all the activities we wanted to see and do.
Lovely beaches in the area and very dog friendly.
The cottage its self was very well equipped for our needs and very peaceful.
We will recommend the area to all our friends.
Planning to return”

Feedback - Aug 2015

“Lovely cottage in a great area. Comfortable living room. Great nights sleep due to the peace and quiet. Would definitely recommend.”

Feedback - Aug 2015

“We had a very good time in the cottage and enjoyed our stay. Thanks to Lionel and Elzsabeth for their warm welcome and kindness.”

“Thank you, we absolutely loved it and hope to return. Please thank Elizabeth for her warm welcome. It is a beautiful area, and we were lucky to have good weather.”

Edwards family

“A lovely cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Would highly recommend.”

Feedback - Jun 2015

“Our stay in Buttercup cottage was great. Our toddler loved the nearby farm animals and all the outside space, we loved the comfortable sofas and well stocked kitchen. The cottage comes with a cot, highchair and stair gate so was very child friendly. The housekeeper was very friendly. A lovely place to stay.”

April 2015

“Lovely quiet location with excellent access to local attractions.
Caretaker/manager very helpful in sorting out issues during our stay.”

Feedback - Sep 2014

“We had an enjoyable holiday in an excellent cottage, in a very pretty and quiet part of Wales.

We will definately recommend the cottage and would like to return.

The owner and caretaker were both very helpful.”

Feedback - Aug 2014

“We had an amazing time in Wales. The cottage was fantastic, it had everything we needed and it was in a beautiful place. I didn’t want to leave. Elizabeth was very sweet and we saw her most days for a chat.”

Calladine family, August 2014

“We found this little gem and we've had the most amazing holiday in Wales. The weather was great which always helps. Lots to do without going too far away.”

Feedback - Aug 2014

“A comfortable cottage set in very tranquil surroundings.”

Feedback - Jun 2014

“We had fantastic stay peace and quite with lovely trips out to the coast will consider to come again very soon.”

Feedback - Jun 2014

“We had a wonderful week in Buttercup Cottage. The cottage was warm, beds comfortable and supplied with a good selection of kitchen utensils. Our 2 year old son loved the Cottage, surrounding farm land and stream, not to mention the resident farm cat.”

Feedback - Mar 2014

“House is very clean and comfortable. The place is amazing - the ocean, mountains, rivers. We loved it. We will back soon :)”

Feedback - Jan 2014

“The lounge was a very good size, the kitchen was excellent, the bathroom was new, we couldn't fault it.”

Feedback - Sep 2013

“We enjoyed our stay at the cottage very peaceful. Nice and close to Poppit beach and local town.”

Feedback - Aug 2013

“Weather was like a mid summers day – fantastic. Nice location, wonderful scenery, lovely time.”

April 2010

“Had a great time, cottage was super, exactly what we needed for Easter break. Girls had a wonderful time and enjoyed the beaches Poppit and Aberporth. All in all had a great time.”

May 2010

“Thank you for the warm welcome. There is lots to do. Poppit Sands and Mwnt beach is great and yes we did see dolphins – great! Fantastic shops (unusual) around. Weather has been great, ideal for those long walks. ”

October 2009

“Thanks very much for the very warm welcome! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The accommodation was perfect and the babies enjoyed the animals. We enjoyed the wonderful countryside, Wales is truly beautiful. Thank you so much. ”

September 2009

“A very comfortable cottage with lots of space and good provision for self catering. Area is very beautiful and not too crowded. Lots of opportunity for relaxing, reading, walking the dog in very beautiful surroundings. A super week – thank you. ”

August 2009

“A really lovely week. Lovely cottage. Would recommend anyone to stay here. Wales is beautiful. Thank you. ”

July 2009

“Thank you so much, we are addicted to welsh cakes now too! Will definitely recommend to our friends (cottage that is, as well as welsh cakes!). ”

July 2009

“Have had a fantastic time here. Cottage fabulous and very comfortable. Great places to visit – Chocolate Farm, Iron Age Fort, Welsh Museum of Childhood, St David’s, Aberystwyth. The beach at Llangrannog is wonderful, as is Tresaith, White Sands and Mwnt. Recommend the canoeing (Heritage canoes) and the ‘Bay to remember’ boat trip. We didn’t see any dolphins but still great. New Quay also lovely – dolphins seen there (but not by us). Aberaeron also lovely”

July 2009

“We’ll definitely be back! ”

June 2009