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.

“Loved it. Very friendly hosts, and very helpful. The animals are adorable! We are now vegetarian apparently, thanks especially to Splodgy and Boris, and that’s no bad thing! Very sunny back garden with great views across the countryside. Great location, peaceful and tranquil but also well connected; Newport up to New Quay all very easily accessed by car. Fabulous time, really recommend it.”

Feedback - Sep 2020

“We really enjoyed our stay in Oak Tree Cottage at Owl Farm. It was such a peaceful place to stay, yet only two minutes’ drive into Cardigan. The bedrooms were all very comfortable and we appreciated practical things like the really well-equipped kitchen, and the outdoor rotary dryer - after a day at one of the many splendid beaches close-by. The presence of the owners, Ian and Hayley, was welcome and never intrusive, and it was very interesting to learn about the animals on the farm.

We would most certainly return for another visit.”

Feedback - Aug 2020

“We loved the location & the animals on the farm. There are a wealth of gorgeous beaches & coastal walks close by.”

Feedback - Aug 2020

“We had a lovely time at the beaches. We went to New Quay, Penbryn, Eglwys, Poppit Sands and Newport! We went up a hill when it was so windy that we could lean against the wind and it would hold us up! Thank you.”

Mary Anderson

“Very enjoyable week. Everyone had a great time. Albi the dog was thrilled by the pigs.”

The Coopers, Martins & Neal, Aug 2019

“Thank you for letting us stay here. We loved the horses. Our favourites are Bo and Mae they are very cute and friendly. We also loved the other horses and other animals. Dear Ian and Hayley I loved all of the cats like Norman and I liked all of the bedrooms. My favourite animal was Mae the horse. ”

Aug 2019

“Great location
Lovely large cottage with views over the countryside and near to most beaches
All the animals are well looked after and lovely that most are rescue.
Nice owners who chatted to us about the animals.
Would recommend and would book again.”

Feedback - Aug 2019

“The property was perfect for us. We were a party of 5 adults and 4 young children. Everything you could possibly need was provided. The handbook was so informative. It was lovely to walk around the farm and meet all the animals. Ian and Hayley were so friendly and willing to share their knowledge of the animals and surroundings. Would definitely recommend staying on site either with or without a family.”

Feedback - Aug 2019

“Its been a great week. Lovely place to stay. Excellent beaches. Lots to do. Beautiful coastline great for sea kayaking and fishing. Oaktree Cottage is a great place to stay. Having the farm animals around is a bonus. Thank you”

Ian, Melanie, Connor, Vincent, Maz Kevin & Mac (The Mutts)x, Aug 2019

“Well equipped and great location. Kids & adults loved the animals. Folder was amazingly helpful. Very grateful for welcome goodies. Home from home.”

Aug 2019

“Lovely place too stay , a good base with lots of things to do and different places to visit being on a farm with animals is great , a home away from home , the whole family loved our holiday”

Feedback - Jul 2019

“Lovely cottage very comfortable, nice and clean, the kitchen is very well stocked with crockery and utensils etc.

Fantastic location plenty of fabulous beaches very close, also the children loved the animals on the farm.”

Feedback - Jul 2019

“Owners are very nice people.
Location suits us, ideal if you have dogs.
Surroundings are open countryside with an abundance of wildlife as well as their own animals, some of which are real characters, gave us a few laughs.
Have booked up next year for the third year in a row, like the place and like the area, which says it all really”

Feedback - Jun 2019

“Had a great time, particularly enjoyed the beaches and castles in the area. Farm and animals were wonderful, enjoyed taking the grandkids around.”

John, Marian, Di, Helen, Andy, Andrew, Sarah, Sean, Jami, Tucker the dog, June 2019

“A great place to stay in order to access the beautiful beaches and many places to visit. The cottage was extremely well equipped and comfortable. Lots to see on site, with some lovely walks. Totally quiet, and great to lie in bed listening to the hooting of owls! The owners were really helpful, and the animals were really entertaining and interesting for the children. Would highly recommend!”

Feedback - Jun 2019

“Ian & Hayley, thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We’ve had a wonderful holiday made all the better by our daily walk visiting the animals. Boris was a big hit with our grandchildren and I’m sure he will be talked about often at home. Cardigan is a beautiful coastline with so many lovely beaches. We particularly enjoyed the wildlife centre and the coastal farm. I’m sure we’ll be back to enjoy this area and explore more again. Thank you /Dioloch yn fawr”

Denise, Gwyn & Family. June 2019

“Had a wonderful holiday here. Cottage well equipped and comfortable. Really enjoyed all the different animals on the farm. Mr & Mrs Cuppins Mr & Mrs Povey & Family. May 2019”

Mr & Mrs Cuppins, Mr & Mrs Povey & Family. May 2019

“We had an amazing stay. Owners are friendly and helpful.
Wandering around the farm enjoying the friendly animals was awesome.
Seeing the wild birds in the garden and the red kites overhead was a tremendous joy to us.
Close to beaches and other beautiful places.
The New Inn close by for gluten free food was just the icing on the cake. Gluten free onion rings and puddings as well as they do gluten free roast dinner. Can’t wait for next year to arrive.”

Feedback - May 2019

“We all had a marvellous stay in the cottage and enjoyed the facilities which included a BBq.”

Feedback - May 2019

“Absolutely loved our stay at the cottage beautiful location and the local beaches are excellent loads to do around the area and the kids loved walking around the farm. It was our first stay there but definitely won’t be our last will be booking again”

Feedback - Apr 2019

“Thanks for having us! We stayed at Owl Farm on a work trip and the cottage was absolutely lovely. Very convenient for Cardigan, but just far enough away to be able to relax. The animals on the farm were very friendly and all the amenities in the cottage were excellent. Diolch.”

Feedback - Oct 2018

“The location is great. Loved the various animals around the farm.”

Feedback - Sep 2018

“A very enjoyable stay, although he weather could have been better. We very much liked Newport Sands, a beautiful beach with outstanding views. The local put at the crossroads was excellent – good beer and very hospitable clientele. We hope to return to enjoy your beautiful surroundings and the friendly people.”

Stan & Theresa & Friends, September 2018

“A lovely week in this beautiful part of Wales. The cottage was lovely, had everything we needed and the location was just right, being only a mile from Cardigan town and a few miles from lovely beaches.
The farm the cottage is on was lovely with lots of interesting animals. Ian and Hayley obviously work hard to keep the farm running smoothly, they were out feeding and taking care of the animals throughout the day.”

Feedback - Sep 2018

“We have really enjoyed our week here. It exceeded our expectations by far. Plenty of room fo r7 adults and 3 children. We explored the farm and enjoyed seeing and learning about the animals. We had a great visit to the Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park to see the sea and saw dolphins at Mwnt (probably our favourite beach). Also a great day out at Folly Farm – definitely worth a visit if you have children. We really celebrated a big birthday in style. It was lovely to have a garden to sit in in the evening when the children were in bed! We would definitely recommend these cottages to our friends as they are so well equipped and in such a lovely spot”

Ruth, Alan, Paul, Rachael, Catherine, Peter, Amy & children, Aug 2018

“This cottage is in a lovely location with interesting animals to meet and a farm to walk around. The cottage is spacious and well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Nearby there are many lovely beaches. Mwnt was our favourite we saw dolphins there. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners and we were sad to leave!”

Feedback - Aug 2018

“All the family had a lovely week staying here. Ian and Hayley were very welcoming and were very good with the children and all their questions. They made sure everything was answered clearly and provided them with an early meet and greet of the goats. The area is beautiful and the dogs had lots of land to walk round. Overall our week was lovely and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend.”

Rob, Alison, Sarah, Matt, Jenny, Charlotte, Beckky, Alfie, Demio, Stanley & Peggy. August 2018

“We’ve had a lovely week staying at Oaktree Cottage! There was plenty of room for all of us – 7 adults, 2 children and 4 dogs. It has been lovely to explore Owl Farm, including visiting the animals and it was a super location for sightseeing and beach visiting. We’ve visited lots of beaches including Poppit Sands, Newport Sands, Pwllgwaelod Beach and Treasaith Beach. All of these were dog friendly and also pushchair/pram friendly! Our favourite was the beautiful beach at Tresaith with its lovely scenery, views, rockpools, sandy beach and a shop and pub. We had a great visit to Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park (also dog friendly) where we were lucky enough to see seals along the coast and we travelled a little further afield to Blue Lagoon Water Park for a fun afternoon. Thank you for a wonderful week – we would definitely recommend the cottages at Owl Farm.”

Tania, Ken, Natasha, Kurt, Leon, Melissa, Lee, Aurelia and Evander Cody, Pixie, Captain Jack and Tallulah From Kidderminster. July 2018

“Thank you for a wonderful week. We’ve enjoyed some beautiful weather and had lots of fun getting to know the farm. A lovely setting for our wild-west themed party yee-haw! We would recommend ‘A Bay to Remember’ boat trip from Gwbert, Pizza Tipi in Cardigan, Lime Crab for fish & chips in New Quay and the beach at Mwnt. The dogs have had a lovely time walking around the farm – some fantastic views!”

Humans – Lichfield, Staffs x2 Salisbury, Wilts x2 London x1 Tunbridge Wells, Kent x1 & Labradors x4!, July 2018

“All 8 of us have very much enjoyed our 2nd visit to Owl Farm. We revisited our favourite beaches and found one new to us Mwnt (sadly not dog friendly). Fantastic beaches!”

The Hollis Family & Charlie & Oscar, July 2018

“Thank you for having us in your amazing place. We have all really enjoyed ourselves and will hopefully be back again near Christmas time Kind regards”

Iona Macdonald, June 2018

“Hosts were really nice people, nothing was too much trouble, very responsive to any questions and actions required. Lovely setting, great accommodation, we were really impressed with their ethos and what they were trying to achieve. Very dog friendly considering the amount of livestock so if people with dogs stick to the rules and with the "country code" all over the UK do not allow their dogs to agitate/upset their animals there won't be any issues. I would have no hesitation in endorsing this as a place to stay for those that like the kind of environment being created, we all loved it, and my daughters were really taken with some of the livestock as there were some really friendly characters.”

Feedback - Jun 2018

“We’ve had a great week! Enjoyed all the beaches in the area and good weather was a bonus. Cottage very well equipped for us and plenty of room for 9 of us.”

June 2018

“Lovely clean cottage set in a quiet location but only a 5 minute drive from Cardigan. Large lounge with comfortable seating for 10 and the beds are also very comfortable. The kitchen is extremely well stocked with more plates, mugs, glasses etc than are needed. We found Oak Farm a very good base to visit many nearby beaches all within a 30 minute drive. There is a Tesco and Aldi just 5 minutes drive away. The information folder provided by the owners was really helpful in planning our days.”

Feedback - May 2018

“The whole family and dogs had a terrific time. Definitely would like to return to the cottage later in the year. It was a lovely safe place for children and dogs especially the large field where everybody could play.”

Feedback - May 2018

“Safe garden for the dogs. Lovely sociable kitchen. Very well stocked kitchen – lots of dishes and cooking utensils. Beautiful surroundings but close to Cardigan.”

May 2018

“Lovely comfortable stay in Oaktree Cottage. Fully equipped with all we needed. Great to find somewhere that accepted 3 dogs. Secure garden was perfect for them. Thank you Ian & Hayley for taking the time to chat to us about the animals. Recommend The Ferry Inn (St Dogmaels) for food. Dog friendly & great menu – including gluten free. We all agreed we would definitely return. Thankyou”

The Becketts and Deacons, April 2018

“The cottage was perfect for us and the dogs. We had everything we needed and the owners were very friendly. It was lovely having the animals close by. Thank you!”

The Awatars and The Ramsdens, April 2018

“We have had a really great time. The cottage is in a lovely location and is very well equipped. Our dogs loved it also. Thank you”

The Ramsden Family, March 2018

“This is a cosy yet spacious cottage in a delightful setting - a rural escape but just a mile or so from Cardigan. The owners were really welcoming, caring and helpful, and our party loved being shown the different animals and the environmental work that’s being done. The cottage is very clean and well equipped; the reception rooms are large and our party of 9 adults were extremely comfortable. Thank you - we had a great time!”

Feedback - Dec 2017

“Excellent cottage, very well equipped especially the kitchen. Really enjoyed this ur stay!”

Feedback - Oct 2017

“Beautiful setting lovely farm . The owners were very friendly. Close to some great areas”

Feedback - Aug 2017

“The Hollis Family thoroughly enjoyed our week at Owl Farm. It was lovely to be surrounded by all the animals and to hear all their histories. The cottage had everything we needed to make our holiday enjoyable. We have visited the area many times so we were able to revisit favourite places, but also to find new places of interest such as Dinas Head near Newport. Best wishes to Ian and Hayley as they progress their dream venture.”

The Hollis Family - Kidderminster. August 2017

“Such a great week here. We all had a really great time. Lovely to see all the animals and wander around the farm. Also to hear about your plans for the future of Owl Farm. I hope we can come back to see the lambs next year! Thank you for your warm hospitality.”

Aug 2017

“A really lovely part of the world. The beaches were everything you could wish for. Even managed to
take the dogs some beaches too.”

Feedback - Aug 2017

“Great place to stay with a young family. Lots of wonderful beaches to explore especially at Traeth-Mawr near Newport. Farm is wonderful setting and hosts very friendly, and cottage well kitted out with a good welcome folder to get started.”

Robinson family, August 2017

“We’ve had a lovely week here – thank you for your kind hospitality. We all enjoyed the farm walks and the lovely animals and your friendliness. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. A thoroughly refreshing break. Thank you!”

Hilary Bailey et al, July 2017

“We had a wonderful week at Oaktree cottage. Ian and Hayley were very welcoming, and their love of their wonderful animals was immediately evident. The cottage was well equipped and most comfortable, and the enclosed garden space was an unexpected boon for our dog. The mowed paths around the farmland made for a lovely place to stroll, and we very much enjoyed meeting the goats, pigs, sheep, cats, etc. Many thanks!”

Feedback - Jul 2017

“Spacious, very clean and well equipped. Lovely views, with great walks from the door. Very dog friendly. Comfortable and welcoming. We loved all the animals. Your plans will only enhance the property but everything and more is already in place for a great holiday. X”

June 2017

“Lovely cottage, lovely people, one of the most laid back dog friendly cottages I've stayed at, made to feel so welcome. The farm animals were so nice to be able to see too, my little boys loved them!”

Feedback - Jun 2017

“We had a fab time, very warm welcome and we enjoyed all the little thoughtful touches that Ian and Hayley have put into the cottage.”

Feb 2017

“Lovely and cosy, perfect location for our trips needs, comfortable beds and excellent big kitchen. Animals were great fun to see for the kids. Lovely to be left the items at the start! Thanks so much! Had an awesome time and will be sure to come again!”

VP8 + B2 + Nan and Bop

“Good location, nice cottages plenty of bedroom space. Close to poppit sands, mwnt etc”

Feedback - Dec 2016

“Lovely, comfortable cottage which accommodated ten of us really well! The children (and adults) loved the animals, especially the druidic goats and hairy piglets. We love this area with beaches that eclipse Cornish beaches yet with far fewer people. Owl Farm has been perfect for our half term break and a return is on the cards. Many thanks,”

Ian and Catherine Pearson and extended family, Oct 2016

“A lovely week, thank you! Very welcoming and made to feel at home.”

K Allen.

“We have had a very enjoyable week. We particularly liked Poppit Sands and Newquay beaches. The Priory Café and the Grosvenor pub are a must for excellent food at great value. The cottage was very comfortable, the children loved the animals. We were made to feel very welcome.”

“Very friendly reception. Found the welcome folder very informative and helpful”

Feedback - Aug 2016

“It was a very nice cottage in a beautiful landscape!”

Feedback - Apr 2016

“Thank you very much,we had a great stay at your cottage and really enjoyed it. We will stay with you again if we are down that way. Once again thank you.”

David, September 2015

“We had a wonderful week together in your comfortable home. Thank you. We were impressed with the variety of beaches within easy reach. Your caretaker was very friendly and helpful.”

Maureen, Aug 2015

“We had a good holiday thank you and visited some places we had not seen before. Please thank Elizabeth for her kindness to us.”

May 2015

“Thanks to elizabeth for making sure we had everything we needed”

Feedback - Dec 2014

“Pleasant house in good location. Well equipped and plenty of parking.”

Feedback - Aug 2014

“A well equipped and clean cottage in an excellent location from which to explore the beautiful West Wales beaches.”

Feedback - Aug 2014

“Excellent cottage,with plenty of space and good facilities. Caretaker, Elizabeth was extremely friendly and helpful. The whole family had a fantastic time - thanks,
Fiona Proffitt”

Feedback - Aug 2014

“Lovely cottage in a beautiful area.”

Feedback - Aug 2013

“Our holiday was fun. Cottage was nice and cosy. The weather was lovely. We went to the seaside every day, we liked the horses. Thank you for leaving the welsh cakes. Lovely cottage we would love to come again.”

May 2010

“Three generations descended on Cardigan, The Hills, grandma and pops. We came for pops 60th birthday we had a great time at Aberporth and Poppit Sands. We caught two mackerels – first time finishing. The weather helped, warm, sunny with a gentle breeze on shore to keep the kids cool. We loved the house, the fresh eggs and the relaxed easy going caretakers who were there when needed but kept a low profile when not. We will definitely be back. This house is just perfect.”

April 2010

“We had a most enjoyable stay in this comfortable cottage. We had all we needed – thanks for a lovely week! ”

New Year 2009

“A lovely week. Thanks for being so helpful. Lovely location and facilities. Beautiful flowers! Very well tended grounds”

August 2009

“Lovely house – peaceful setting. We really enjoyed our stay and found everything in the house to our liking. Thank you for being so helpful”

July 2009

“Three families together. We all enjoyed ourselves. It was a very comfortable, enjoyable cottage, everything was available and we were made most welcome. We loved Poppit Sands and we had nice weather. Thank you”

May 2009

“Beautiful cottage and location. Really enjoyed our stay during my hen-party. Cottage had everything you could need. Beautiful beaches and places to visit. Thank you for everything”

June 2009

“A very enjoyable stay. Cottage great, warm welcome and very helpful. Great fun”

August 2009

“This is our third visit in 18 months, simply because you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere better! All cottages are fantastic, homely. Location and beaches superb. Can’t recommend enough for a return visit!”

September 2009