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The Hop Shack

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7 Nights  

  • £547  to  £571

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Short Breaks From

  • £139 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £143 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner

About The Hop Shack

The Hop Shack is upcycling at its best. In its former life, the cottage was an ordinary static caravan. Thanks to the owner's artistic eye, love of reusing quality materials, and skilled craftsmanship, it is now a charming cottage with space for up to five people to sleep in two double bedrooms. Couples, friends and small families all love sleeping under the corrugated tin roof, shading themselves on the verandah in summer and warming their toes by the log burner in winter, with access to acres of meadow and woodland in the Carmarthenshire countryside.

The Ceridwen Centre is an amazing venue in the beautiful Teifi Valley. The owners have created a rural escape where guests can retreat from reality and enjoy the sort of space and peace, which can be difficult to come by in this modern world. The centre is a mile from the village of Drefach Felindre which, although tiny, manages to squeeze in a busy village shop, chip shop, play park, a pottery and two welcoming pubs. In addition to The Hop Shack, the venue also has a farm shop which sells crafts, local food, homemade preserves and alcohol; along with a wonderful converted bus, five yurts, an eco pod, and a traditional farmhouse - all available for a self-catering break. When booked together, the Ceridwen Centre can sleep up to 60 people, making it ideal for family reunions, special celebrations, or creative and holistic retreats. Near to the Hop Shack there is a fabulous wooden children's play structure for guests staying on the farm.

You don't have to leave the grounds to enjoy memorable walks. The Teifi Valley is properly Welsh, with many locals being bilingual and beauty spots and landmarks steeped in myth and history. The valley is within the Cambrian Mountains which are north of the Brecon Beacons National Park and south of Snowdonia National Park, and within easy reach of Cardigan Bay and the coast. The Ceridwen Centre has a mountain bike pump track and a regular Saturday morning kids' bike club. Local walks include the castle ruins in Newcastle Emlyn, Coed Foel woods at Llandysul and the little falls at Henllan. Local attractions include the National Wool Museum, the falls at Cenarth, Cilgerran Wildlife Park and many local craft studios.

The Hop Shack can be booked on its own or together with one or more of the other properties at the Ceridwen Centre, which is on a family-run organic farm where everything operates with an eco-friendly ethos to help protect this beautiful landscape for future generations to enjoy.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Simone Broome joined Independent Cottages in July 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Carmarthenshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Hop Shack has received a new lease of life thanks to the owner's careful attention. Accommodation is all on one level and includes:

  • Combined living and dining room with super insulation that keeps it cool in summer and deliciously warm in winter. The dining table seats up to four people and is conveniently between the kitchen and sitting area with a large corner sofa, wood burning stove and small TV where you can sit back after a busy day enjoying time to relax.
  • Kitchen fitted with a 50cm wide gas oven and all of the crockery, cutlery and utensils needed for self-catering. Pick up a takeaway from the farm shop, or buy some farm-fresh veg for your salad, soup or stew.
  • Master bedroom with a 4ft 6" double bed, a single bed and a roomy ensuite with shower, WC and wash basin.
  • Second bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables and reading lights.
  • Shower room with a shower cubicle and wash basin.
  • Separate WC.

Outside: The Hop Shack has a covered verandah with climbing hops, fragrant plants, and a table, chairs and BBQ. There is off-street parking for several cars. Guests have use of the grounds of the Ceridwen Centre including a woodland walk, the wooden play equipment and an outdoor wood-fired hot tub (which is bookable for exclusive use at an extra charge of £65 per day to cover wood/labour on a first come, first served basis).

Additional Information: Sheets, blankets, fuel for the wood burner and bath towels are provided. Guests to supply cot bedding and towels for the beach and hot tub if they are required. One well-behaved dog is welcome (for a small additional fee per booking). Smoking is not allowed indoors. Short breaks are available all year round, depending on availability. The owners host a weekly pizza night and can help guests to arrange beauty treatments and celebratory cakes. Pre-bookable vegetable boxes available in the summer season.

The Hop Shack Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms (2 Doubles)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £547
To £571
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1559 370517 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Simone Broome
Member Since July 2018

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