Hafod Wen Cottage


Jane and Reg invite you to share the beautiful cottage at Hafod Wen.  Sitting snugly to the side of the Main House, this charming 1920's building is an independent unit which was added to Hafod Wen when Cadbury’s the chocolate maker turned Hafod Wen into a convalescence home for their male employees.  Initially built to house the warden, in the 1930's it became the home of the significant British composer, Joseph Holbrooke. Some say on a quiet night the lyrical sound of his violin concerto "The Grasshopper” can be heard in the murmuring breeze. We will leave you to decide.

The conservatory style entrance hall, at the back of Hafod Wen, leads to light filled rooms each with large windows framing the panoramic views of Cardigan bay, The Royal St David’s Golf Course, set in the sand dunes below (an SSSI) and the Snowdonia range of mountains beyond.

The interior of the cottage has been furnished with the owners distinctive and inimitable style.  Featuring a mixture of antique and 1930’s furniture, artworks and sculptures, with stylish fabrics, bedding and soft furnishings.

The large kitchen with a dining area has its own French window leading to the patio with barbeque and seating area. 




3 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 5 people

1 double with washbasin, 1 twin and 1 single

Bathroom with walk in shower, wash basin, toilet, and small bath

All on 1st floor

Lounge carpeted with Settee, armchairs, TV and DVD player

Kitchen/Dining Room well equipped fully fitted kitchen with cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer.  Dining table seating 6.  Dresser with antique china. 

Cloakroom with toilet, wash basin and washing machine on ground floor

Entrance Hall with Edwardian sofa, bookcase full of interesting reading, central heating boiler and an extra freezer.

Hafod Wen has its very own Gallery where artist Jane Chapman MA(fine art) shows her work. She is very happy to spend some time with guests, by arrangement.  Jane’s working art studio is in the orchard and she can be available to work alongside guests who can discover their own skills and enjoyment.

The 8 acres of gardens has secret paths, lawns, footpaths, a shipwreck, bowling green and pavilion, with working vegetable gardens, orchards and beehives making the ideal place to walk, play, and be captivated by the extensive range of shrubs and plants.  A new “Jungle Garden” is currently under construction, while at the bottom of the cliff there are pathways through a natural environmental area with many important fauna and flora

Our field, where a local farmer grazes his sheep with their new lambs, reminds us of the timeless nature of the area

The owners live on site in an adjacent wing of the main house and are available to help.


Key Points

  • Sleeps up to 5
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 dog (a second by arrangement)
  • Friday to Friday booking
  • Large Car Park
  • Slope from car park (suitable for wheelchair)
  • Ramp available for step into front door, by request
  • Wi-fi
  • Cot and High Chair available on request
  • Short breaks from October to March by arrangement
  • Private barbecue and seating area