Tawny Cottage is a cosy little romantic snuggle-hole looking onto the gardens and comes with complimentary continental breakfast. It comprises a downstairs kitchen/diner/sitting room and a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom upstairs. Outside is a seating area with a firebowl to toast those marshmallows in the evening. If you want a little more comfort or want to come out of season, this could be the choice for you. Tawny Cottage is available from April through to the following New Year. Sadly, because we have free-roaming hens (Katy, Jackie and Sara), very free-roaming cats (Bobby, Rosalyn and Sandy) and Highland cattle (Esme and Theo), we unfortunately cannot take dogs.
What is included?
Double bedroom with full bedding and linen and ensuite bathroom with bath, shower attachment, toilet, washbasin, towels and toiletries
Kitchen-lounge-diner with fully fitted kitchenette, table, sofa and TV
Full set of pans, crockery, glasses, cutlery and implements
Complimentary continental Breakfast basket
Central heating and electric 'log fire effect' heater
Smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors
Outdoor seating area with firebowl and barbecue equipment
Complimentary basket of logs, kindling and fire-lighters (more available at a nominal cost)
Access to wood-fired pizza ovens
Lanterns, candles and matches
Complimentary fresh vegetables, herbs, salad and fruit grown at Orchid Meadows (according to season and availability), plus fresh eggs laid by Katy, Jackie and the four Saras
Optional celebration welcome treats and cakes, cookies and quiches baked specially for you. Click here for details
Wi-Fi and good Vodaphone mobile coverage
25 acres of countryside set aside for people and nature to explore. Click here for a map of Orchid Meadows
Optional free guided wildlife walk around Orchid Meadows
Frequently asked questions
Q. How do I pay for my stay?
Fifty per cent of the cost of your basic stay - excepting any extras you might purchase during your time with us - is payable at the time of booking. The final 50 per cent is due two weeks before the start of your stay. Any extras can be paid for at the end of your stay.
Q. I am travelling alone. Do you offer a discount for single occupancy?
Yes, we do. If you are holidaying on your own, you will receive a 25 per cent discount.
Q. What if I need to change or cancel my booking?
If you have booked with us direct, you are free to cancel or change the timing of your stay up to two weeks before arrival. Changes and cancellations after that are subject to an administration charge of £50. Changes made on the day of arrival cannot be accepted. In the exceptional case where we need to cancel your booking, for example due to problems on-site, we will offer you an equivalent stay at another time or return any money you have paid us. If you have made your booking through an agency, you will, of course, be subject to that agency's own cancellation policy.
Q. What are the check-in and check-out times?
Check-in is anytime from 4pm to 7pm (later arrival by arrangement). Check-out is by 10.30am on the day of departure.
Q. Can I book the whole site for a group?
Yes, you can, and if the whole site is yours, you can also bring extra guests in campervans or tents. Please contact us direct to discuss your needs.
Q. Can I arrive without a car?
Yes you can, very easily. Take the train to Aberystwyth and then bus No. 588 outside the station to Tynreithyn, where you will be dropped around a quarter of a mile from here. And while you are with us, you can catch the same bus to visit the coast or head in the other direction to Tregaron or Lampeter. Click here to see the bus timetable.
Q. How far away are the nearest shops and pubs?
Tregaron is just a couple of miles away, although it is not easy to get to on-foot. There you will find a Spar shop with post office, three butcher's, a baker's, a chemist, a hotel/pub, cafes, a Chinese takeaway, a fish and chip shop and gift shops.
Q. Is there anything else I should know?
For a full list of site rules, click here. Don't worry, it is not as bad as it sounds!
What people have said
"The cottage itself is simply beautiful. It was clean, spacious and tastefully decorated, providing a cosy and comfortable home away from home. The cottage was well equipped with everything I needed, from the kitchen area to the comfortable bed and the cosy living area with its stove. But what really made my stay at Tawny Cottage truly special were the hosts, Steve and Lynn. They were incredibly warm, friendly and welcoming, going out of their way to ensure that my stay was comfortable and enjoyable." Tim D
"Just returned from a fabulous weekend at Orchid Meadows where we could not have been better looked after by Steve and Lynn. What a quiet spot with acres of private meadows to wander in with stunning views of the Cambrian Mountains. The facilities are all spot on." Tim and Lizzie
"We spent a wonderful weekend at Tawny Cottage. The cottage is definitely for soft townies like us who want a bit of luxury, with a fully kitted-out kitchen, a cosy sofa, a comfortable bed and a nice big bath at the end of the day." Katie and Ken
“We stayed for three nights in Tawny Cottage which has been fully refurbished to a high standard by Steve and Lynn and offers comfortable self-contained accommodation. Orchid Meadows is ideally located to explore both the nearby coast and Cambrian Mountains.” Chris and Katie
“Orchid Meadows is nicely tucked away down a lane, making it a great place for peace and quiet, but still offering far-reaching views. We saw red kites overhead and enjoyed the dawn chorus. Steve and Lynn are excellent hosts and Lynn's home-made cakes are well worth sampling!” Ross and Alison
“We chose this booking as the location looked peaceful and full of nature and that’s exactly what we got. The stay was perfect for what we wanted – kitchen full equipped, comfy bed, relaxing bath and cosy stay. We ordered cookies for our arrival which were better than any I’ve had before! Lynn’s breakfasts and brunches are amazing! Not only were they delicious but they were presented perfectly.” Ella and partner
“Fantastic cottage… brilliant hosts… tranquil private surroundings… highly recommended!” Amir
"Spent a few nights at Tawny Cottage. After reading the listing, we were expecting a peaceful relaxing break and this exceeded our expectations from the minute we arrived. Orchid Meadows is in such a delightful setting that you can’t help but recharge your soul." Julie and Diane
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tawny Cottage! Set in a lovely peaceful location, beautiful surrounding meadows and views, yet still close to nearby attractions, walks and the coast. Steve and Lynn made us feel very welcome, we had some lovely homemade treats waiting on arrival and the breakfast baskets were wonderful. Would highly recommend to anybody and would happily stay again.” Callum and Abbie
"Great place, peaceful and with stunning views. The cottage is a modern style with everything necessary to enjoy a short holiday. We loved the continental breakfast served every morning at the cottage door - it makes the difference!" Marilu
"We had a great stay in Tawny Cottage. Steve and Lynn are excellent hosts and were both a pleasure to meet and chat with. A very peaceful location set in a beautiful part of Wales, with endless possibilities for walking and cycling and the coast a short drive away." Tristram and Emma
"Wonderful place to stay. The host was wonderful. I look forward to returning." Tom
"What an amazing place Tawny Cottage is. The cottage itself was impeccable - and we have stayed in many places - and the cleanliness and hospitality were outstanding" Jo and Gary
"Great stay. Lovely hosts, cats and surroundings. Would stay again!" Max
"Had a great stay at Tawny Cottage. The location is really beautiful! Stephen welcomed us, was there to let us in and provided breakfast, which included homemade muffins with local blackberries and a fruit salad with apples from the property, which we both really enjoyed. The ginger cat is super friendly, the place was clean and matched the description. Would definitely recommend this place and stay again." Jordan and Juste
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Click here to make a booking. Please note our online booking system is designed for stays of up to seven nights. If you would like to stay longer, please contact us direct. We very much look forward to welcoming you to Orchid Meadows.