The Reading Room - Former blacksmiths cottage in Pontsian, Llandysul, sleeps 2, 2 dogs welcome
West Wales Holiday Cottages
01239 810033
View of the cottage from the roadway.
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Yr Efail, Pontsian, Llandysul, Ceredigion

The Reading Room

  • 2 + 2 sleeps
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 pets

A bibliophile’s paradise! Cosy up with a good book in front of the wood-burning stove in this charming rural cottage, only 10 miles from New Quay, Ceredigion. (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom)


  • Bike lock up
  • Good for walkers
  • WiFi internet
  • King size bed
  • Secluded
  • Pub nearby
  • Woodburner / open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • Linen provided
  • Detached
  • Dog friendly cottage

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library - Jorge Luis Borge.

A book lover’s dream, The Reading Room is a quirky traditional cottage converted from the original forge building set within the grounds of the owner’s home, which is the original blacksmith’s cottage.

The cottage is bursting at the seams with books, so take your pick and curl up in front of the roaring wood-burning stove to relax in the evening. The home is also filled with beautiful pieces of art, and the owner is a painter who is happy to chat with you about his work.

The Reading Room has many original features, including wooden beams and stone walls. You probably won’t want to leave this snug retreat, but if you do you’ll find that its rural location is fantastic for enjoying the magnificent dark skies while surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, including red kites. The occasional tractor passing on the lane will only add to remind you that you’re right in the heart of the glorious West Wales countryside.

Bring your wellies and feel free to explore the garden, where you’ll find a stream and wildlife pond - a lovely place to sit back and relax.

Just 10 miles from this rural idyll you’ll find New Quay, which boasts sandy beaches, an old stone pier, a great range of watersports, and boat trips where you can get close to Cardigan Bay’s famous bottlenose dolphins. Tuck into delicious ice cream or tasty fish and chips while sitting on the harbour wall, enjoying the beautiful surroundings.


The Reading Room sleeps 2 in a king-size bedroom. 2 more guests can be accommodated on a sofa bed for an extra charge of £15 per person.

UPSTAIRS accessed by a stone staircase
Mezzanine: king-size bed under eaves
Bathroom: bath with shower over, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail

Open plan space with
Sitting area: 3-seater sofa, 2-seater sofa bed, log burner, no TV
Dining area: table seating 4, garden views
Kitchen: gas hob, gas oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, iron and ironing board
Shower room: shower, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail


Access to large shared garden. Own area with barbecue, bench, small table and chairs. Large garden shared with owners has woodland area, access to river, millstream and large wildlife pond, please ensure children are supervised. We have impressive dark skies and plentiful wildlife, including loads of red kites. We are surrounded by farmland, so please keep your dog on a lead. Roadside parking for 1 car.

Key facts

• Bed linen and towels provided, not beach towels
• Gas central heating
• Heating and electricity included
• First basket of logs provided, more available to purchase locally
• Free WiFi
• 2 well behaved dogs welcome at £3 each per night
• There is an indoor swimming pool within walking distance at Castell Howell Leisure Centre

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