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One Cat Derwen Den - Cabin in Ceredigion, United Kingdom

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One Cat Farm

Suitable for children of all ages

Not suitable for pets

Children are very welcome

Collect fresh eggs in the morning, swim or surf in the afternoon, and finish off with drinks around your campfire by the pond

In the wild meadows of a quiet valley live one cat, two lovely owners (Jessie and Lyndon) and four grass-roofed dens; lovingly crafted by Lyndon himself. Derwen Den is pitched beside the hedgegrow, overlooking the wildlife pond and a great spot for sunsets. The grassy exteriors aren't the only thing Nordic here - the dens are simple and cosy inside too and the flexible layout make them a perfect fit for families and couples. There is a double bed and a single bed which you can also use as a sofa in the day. Tucked underneath the single bed is another bed which will be pulled out for a fourth guest to sleep on. As night falls, you can sit around the camp fire on log stools enjoying the stars, the moon and the sounds of country life.

Once a home for saddleback pigs, The Pig Shed, is now a warm communal barn, a two minute walk away from the dens, with a kitchen and a big dining table where you can get to know your fellow campers. Take some afternoon coffee and cake to the picnic tables just outside, then watch the sun set with a local beer. The hot showers and flushing loo are next door. With beaches and mountains both nearby, it’s a perfect base for fishing, walking, horse riding and surfing.

Our guests say...

Beautiful, lovely hosts, gorgeous scenery, peace, quiet and some rest for the mind. Surprisingly cosy considering it was minus 2 degrees overnight- we didn't even need our hot water bottles.

15/02/2016

Lyndsay

Well what's not to love about this place?! We had a wonderful three night family break here, the dens are comfy, snuggly and warm , the hosts are lovely as are their children, the location is wonderful! The munchkins (aged 4 and 5 years!) had a wonderful time spotting the seals and dolphins, loved rock pooling where they caught hermit crabs and 'big' crabs and got to eat loads of ice cream at the local retro ice cream parlour!! Mummy and Daddy loved the quality time we got to spend together as a family, cooking on the camp fire, toasting marshmallows and enjoying a glass or two of wine after a hard day having lots of fun!! Can't recommend this place highly enough....we will be trying to return again next year!!

23/10/2015

Bronya

Brilliant dens, facilities, location, wonderful hosts, local things to do. We had a fab family holiday. Book now!

28/08/2015

sara

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There is a 2 night minimum on stays at One Cat Farm except in school holidays when changeovers are Mondays and Fridays.

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  • Cabin for 4

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Not suitable for pets


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Essentials

The important stuff

  • Check in: Between 4pm and 6pm
  • Check out: Before 11 am
  • Please bring torches, wellies, wet weather gear, warm layers, towels, matches or lighters 
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • 1 double, 2 singles

Extra space available

Space for 1 baby no charge. (or small child) - travel cot may be available

Kids & Pets

Children are very welcome

Cooking

  • Pig shed (shared with the 3 other dens):
  • 2 x 4 ring gas hobs
  • Electric toaster
  • Large fridge
  • 2 sinks with hot and cold water
  • In dens:
  • Kottlich tripod campfire with bbq and dutch oven

Washing

  • 2 hot showers (shared with other guests)
  • A flushing loo in the Pig Shed

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • Hotel standard bed linen is provided but please bring your own towels
  • Wood burning stove in the Pig Shed
  • Slimline electric heater in each den
  • A plug socket in each den

Entertainment

  • In Pig Shed:
  • Cooking books, Scrabble, a pack of cards, colouring pens and books  
  • Book library- guests can choose to borrow a book to read whilst they are staying or if they wish they can swap a book for one they have finished and take it away with them
  • Small selection of children’s toys

Activities

At One Cat Farm: 

Relax, enjoy the quiet.  Explore the meadow and ponds, spot wildlife and birds, play ball games, roll down the hill, fly kites, come and collect the eggs from the hens

At night try a spot of stargazing around the campfire. One Cat Farm is based in a dark sky discovery site where it's possible to see the Milky Way! Or why not soak and star gaze at the same time in one of the outdoor wood-fired baths? Enquire with Jessie and Lyndon after booking for prices and availability. 

Places to visit: 

The beach- lots to choose from from a 5 min- half hour drive away.  Pebbles, sand, peopled or empty, tell Jessie & Lyndon what you want and they'll point you in the right direction

Llanerchaeron National Trust property is 2 miles away. You can follow the footpath direct from One Cat Farm down through the woods all the way there. In the Village is a Secret Walled garden open to all (specifically aimed at children and young people with special needs. In summer you can buy plants, fruit and veg. 

Aberaeron - attractive Georgian harbour town with lovely pastel painted houses.  Lots of eateries and boutique shops

Aberystwyth for the Victorian Promenade, castle ruins and Arts Centre

Cardigan town for the newly refurbished castle

Devil’s Bridge for the steam train and famous waterfalls

Outdoor & Active:

Beaches and mountains, good cycle routes, fishing, walking, tennis, horse riding and surfing all close by

Food & Drink

At One Cat Farm:

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and milk are always available as well as basic ingredients- oil, salt, pepper and sugar. Pick fresh herbs from the pots outside the Pig Shed. When available you can collect fresh eggs from the honesty box in the Pig Shed as well as home made cakes and freshly baked bread.

There is a little shop on site as well, selling a few little essentials and treats - so you can rustle up a simple meal, grab some treats for a picnic or just have some snacks with your wine. Some of the things Jessie stocks are: ginger beer, dandelion & burdock, olives, jarred soups, Kettle Chip crisps, chocolate, jars of pesto, pasta sauce and dried pasta.  

Local shops:

There is an organic veg farm shop in the village 2 miles away. There is an independent butchers, a deli, a healthfood shop, a bakery, a fishmongers, and a small supermarket in Aberaeron, 4 miles away

Pubs & Restaurants:

The Harbourmaster Hotel - 4 miles away - Upmarket hotel serving good local produce

Llanerchaeron Cafe - 2 miles - Café run by Conti’s Café Lampeter, selling homemade ice cream

New Celtic Fish Bar - 4 miles - The best local fish and chip shop

Bara Menyn - 30 min drive - Proper bread, good food and gorgeous cakes

The Talbot Hotel - Fantastic locally sourced food and finalist in the camra wales pub of the year 2015

La Cuccina - Aberaeron - really good homemade cakes and pastries with an Italian influence- perfect for a light lunch or coffee and cake

Meet your hosts

Meet Jessie & Lyndon:

"Two years ago we came home to our Welsh roots after years of city living and we are re-embracing life in the countryside. We grew up locally, met at school and then left Wales for 20 years or so to explore the big wide world. Serial house renovators, foodies and nature lovers; One Cat Farm gives us the opportunity to live and work in a place we love and to provide our three young children and urban cat with a free range upbringing, like we had ourselves."

Wildlife & Environment:

The site sits within a 2 acre meadow, previously used as a pig farm. Jessie & Lyndon are taking advice from an Ecologist on allowing the plants to diversify and are hoping that in time we shall have a wild flower meadow, filled with self seeded native species.  There are two ponds teeming with wildlife which guests are welcome to explore.  Geese, mallards, moorhens, owls, bats, frogs, fish, herons, hedgehogs, numerous songbirds, various butterflies and dragonflies have all been visitors to the ponds. There's a stone wall along one edge of the property free from overgrown vegetation in order to further encourage reptiles such as lizards and slow worms on site. 

Jessie & Lyndon are working towards installing pv panels so that the whole site and the cottage will be have light and hot water without electricity. The dens were designed and built by Lyndon and are insulated and have double glazing to ensure minimal energy use and because they are semi permanent structures they can be removed without trace at the end of their useful lives.  The Pig Shed is also very well insulated and heated by a wood burning stove.  

Getting there

One Cat Farm, Bronfre Fach, Ciliau Aeron, Lampeter, SA48 7PT

By train:

The nearest train station is Aberystwyth, a 30 min drive away

By bus: 

The nearest bus stop is about half a mile away and is walkable along a quiet road. If you'd like, the owners can pick you up from here

By car:

Parking is right outside the communal Pig Shed.  It is not possible to drive up to the Dens but wheelbarrows are provided for guests to transport their luggage to and from the car

From Aberaeron, take the A482 towards Lampeter for approximately 3 miles until you come to a crossroads.  Signposted left is Llanerchaeron National Trust Property (brown sign) turn RIGHT here, go up a steep hill and continue until you come to a sharp right bend with a post box and a house called Parc Mawr. Turn left here, One Cat Farm is the second property on the right a few hundred yards along.  If you reach a house on the left then you have gone too far.

From Lampeter, take the A482 towards Aberaeron, after passing through the village of Ciliau Aeron continue for a quarter of a mile until you reach a crossroads and a brown sign for LLanerchaeron National Trust Property to the right.  Turn LEFT here up a steep hill and continue until you come to a sharp right bend with a post box and a house called Parc Mawr. Turn left here, One Cat Farm is the second property on the right a few hundred yards along.  If you reach a house on the left then you have gone too far.

One Cat Farm site map:

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Booking Terms

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Book with us in confidence knowing you won’t find that place cheaper elsewhere. All of the prices we display are set and matched by our Owners. (In this world of foreign currency, we do have to say 'subject to exchange rates' for some of our European places.)

What does ‘from price’ mean?
 
Our ‘from price’ is based on a four night stay in low season and designed to help you to compare different prices across our collection. Some of our Owners vary their nightly rates and check in days throughout the year, so it may differ from the rate quoted below the calendar. It is quite common (although by no means universal) for places to charge a little more in peak season or for shorter stays, to cover changeover costs. Consider booking longer stays during the cooler months if you’re looking for the lowest nightly rates.

Agency Terms & Conditions

Except where otherwise specified, we Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd Company No 09088366 of Merchants House, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RW act only as an Agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf. Sawday’s Canopy & Stars is part of the Alastair Sawday’s Group of Companies. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any services or arrangements you purchase (“Booking(s)”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any Booking. For all Bookings, your contract will be with the supplier of the Booking in question, and in most cases this will be the owner of the property you’ll be staying at (“Owner(s)”). When making your Booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the Owner of the Booking. Your Booking with us is subject to these Agency Terms & Conditions and any specific booking conditions of the relevant Owner(s) you contract with. The Owner’s booking conditions may limit and/or exclude the Owner’s liability to you.

You may decide to make more than one Booking with us at the same time. The price charged in total for more than one Booking will always equal the prices charged separately for each individual Booking. All Bookings are available to be purchased separately at the same price as they are when more than one Booking is made. This means that any multiple Bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

By making a booking, you agree that:-

  1. you have read these Agency Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by them;
  2. you consent to our use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy;

and

  1. you are over 18 years of age and where there may be age restrictions in place, you declare that you and all members of your party are of the appropriate age.

 

The Canopy & Stars online booking system enables Guests to make Bookings 24 hours a day. A Booking is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit for all Bookings with check in dates of more than 10 weeks away. For all Bookings that have a check in date of less than 10 weeks before check in, payment for the Booking will be required in full and the entire Booking will be non-refundable. The Canopy & Stars telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. When using the online enquiry form, for those Properties without online booking, please allow 24 working hours for us to contact you by telephone to confirm the Booking. If we are unable to reach you by phone we will attempt to contact you by email. We will contact you during Canopy & Stars working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm). Online or email enquiries will be dealt with in the order they are received, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee reservation of your selected dates until the receipt of suitable payment. Therefore, if possible, we do recommend that you book on the Canopy & Stars website using the online booking system.

 

1. Booking and payments

 

1.1 In order to confirm your chosen Booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit as required by the Owner of the Booking in question (or full payment if booking within 10 weeks of the date of your check-in).

 

1.2 Your Booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Owner will exist when we receive payment of the deposit and send you a booking confirmation on the Owner’s behalf. This booking confirmation will normally be sent out within 24 hours in the case of email and seven working days in the case of post, and will contain the details of your Booking and of payments made and due. If you have not received your booking confirmation within the specified time, please notify us as soon as possible by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk). Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. As we act only as booking Agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us.

 

1.3 We're sorry for any inconvenience, but payments can only be made by credit and debit cards. A 2% surcharge will be applied to credit cards. We do not accept American Express, cheques or cash.

 

1.4 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date, where applicable, by email. We automatically take the balance payment using the same card as used to make the deposit payment. It is your reponsibility to advise us if we should use a different card and to contact us by telephone (0117 204 7830) to arrange for alternative payment method. If the balance payment does not successfully go through as there is a problem with your card, such as it expiring, then we will contact you to try and take alternative payment. If we have been unable to take payment after two weeks of the balance due date, then with regret, we will notify the Owner who may cancel your Booking.

 

1.5 Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the Owner concerned, all monies you pay to us for a Booking will be held on behalf of the Owner(s) concerned.

 

1.6 Credit Card payments are processed via Alastair Sawday’s Publishing Co. Ltd who provide merchants services facilities to Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd.

 

2. Cancellation and Amendment by You

 

2.1 Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk) and will be considered and responded to within one working day of receipt. You are also advised to confirm all changes to our Customer Services Department by calling 0117 204 7830. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your Booking prior to travel. Whilst we will always try to help, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.

 

2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  

 

2.3 Owner’s General Cancellation Charges:

2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.

 

2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.

 

2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 

 

2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.

 

2.4 Owner’s General Amendment Charges:

2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.

 

2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.

 

Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.

 

3. Changes and Cancellations by the Owner

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Owner needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Owner in relation to any alternative Booking offered by the Owner but we will have no further liability to you.

 

4. Complaints

Because the contract for your Booking is between you and the Owner, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify the Owner as soon as possible. If you don’t follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Owner to investigate and resolve your complaint and so make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Delays may also mean that amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced. Whether or not your complaint is dealt with satisfactorily, please also contact us as we appreciate all feedback. It’s important to us and the Owner to know that you’ve enjoyed your stay or if anything could have been improved.

 

5. Pricing

Canopy & Stars reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time on behalf of the Owner. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur.

 

6. Information & Accuracy

The information and prices shown on this website are varied from time to time and may change between the time you first view a property and make a Booking. You should check that all the details are as you expect prior to making a Booking. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the properties (including the features and extras available) may be incorrectly described and/or priced. If we discover this is the case after you have made a Booking, we reserve the right to contact you with details of the correct information and/or pricing and will give you the option to:

(1) proceed with the Booking based on the correct information and/or pricing, which may require the payment of an additional amount by you;

OR

(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;

OR

(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.

 

7. Our Responsibility for your Booking

Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.

 

8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.

 

9. VAT

Many of the Owners of properties in the Canopy & Stars portfolio are not registered for VAT in which case no tax is payable. Where VAT is payable, the tax is included in the advertised holiday rental price.

 

10. Visa, passport and health requirements.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.

 

11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.

 

12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.

 

13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.

 

14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.

 

15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 

 

16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.

 

17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.

 

18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.