THE HIDEAWAY - Testimonials
Despite dreadful weather (all week) and the Covid 19 restrictions our stay at The Hideaway was perfect. The property is set in the most idyllic countryside but within easy access to the coast, the Preseli Hills and of course the magical town of Cardigan. However, the icing on the cake was the owners who made us feel very welcome - thank you.
Feedback - October 2020
Perfect location to get away from the business of everyday life and go exploring the near by hidden gems. Pleasant welcome on arrival and wondering service from the owners.
Feedback - September 2020
What a lovely week we have had in The Hideaway which was the perfect base for our holiday. We found it to be just the right size for the two of us, very cosy and comfortable, and we particularly enjoyed sitting in the summer house watching the weather go by with a cuppa. Despite some variable weather we found something delightful to do every day and explored moor and coast, town and city of this beautiful corner of Wales.
Our thanks also to Mandy and Derek who made us feel so welcome, not forgetting Pip and Tig of course!
John and Liz
Yorkshire - August 2020
"Thankyou - Ecellent 10/10*
Well, we haven't left yet but we can't wait to come back to this little gem! All you could wish for and more, just perfect. We've never slept so well, been made to feel so welcome and looked after. Mandy and Derek "thank you for everything". Kizzi's had a fab time too, her first visit to a beach, we did so many, she's a very tired but happy pup, she sends her love to you both and to Pip and Tig too xx"
Jane, Danny and Kizzi
West Midlands - February 2020
"Thankyou Mandy and Derek for the warm welcome for our 3 night stay. We have been comfortable in the 'Hideaway' and the dogs have loved their beach walks. Would have lived to see the summer house, but a bit cold at this time of year. Maybe next time xx"
Alan and Kathy Collins and Bailey and Molly
Oldbury, West Midlands - October 2019
"Had a lovely week. Weather been great. Very nice accommodation. Lovely hosts Mandy and Derek. Thank you so much for your warm welcome and for the lovely welcome pack"
Janice and Ron - September 2019
"Wonderful stay. Going home refreshed and de-stressed. Wales has been good to us. Will be back again for sure. Many Thanks"
"First time in Wales for over 25 years, Tenby, Cardigan and Stackpole are a must visit, still so much to see next year!"
Dawn and Aaron - September 2019
"A lovely peaceful break. Our first holiday without the boys in 22 years. A refreshing holiday with beautiful surroundings. Thank You!"
Chris and Caroline - August 2019
"Peaceful, Calm, Tranquil, Still, Serene, Placid, Relaxing. Just not enough adjectives to describe in detail or depth the silent beauty of this oasis of calm. I came stressed, tired, and burdened. I leave calm, rested and refreshed. Thank You"
Trev Barnes (Barney), Gosport, Hampshire - July 2019
"Our return stay did not disappoint. The weather has been fantastic and so has your hospitality. Thank you Mandy and Derek for giving us such a lovely break. We will look forward to seeing you again next year."
Caroline, Stephen, Sadie and Dylan, Suffolk - July 2019
"What a wonderful hideaway this is. Thankyou so much Mandy and Derek for your warm and friendly hospitality .... and lovely humour. We had such a restful and happy time. Looking forward to coming back!"
Jac and Steve, Wiltshire - June 2019
"Thankyou Mandy and Derek for a really lovely place to stay, very compact and everything you could wish for in the 'Hideaway'. Good central point for visiting places in S.W.Wales.
Me and the Lab, very comfortabel - Home from Home xx"
Jill and Ollie dog, Dorset - June 2019
"Thought "The Hideaway" was a very good name. As it was such a nice little place to stay and relax in the countryside. Was so nice to just sit in the garden watching the wildlife. Buster (our French Bulldog) loved exploring the secret garden, and the summer house. Was nice chatting to Mandy about her sheep and the wool she gets from them. And just had to buy some wool. We will be coming back soon. As want to see a lot more of the country and coasts around here."
"Such a nice place to stay and relax. Loved the garden and summer house. Simon enjoyed using his camera and taking pictures of all the wildlife. Both of us and our dog have enjoyed staying here. And will be back later on in the year. Enjoyed seeing all the wool Mandy had. And bought some lovely coloured wool x"
Simon and Kathy, Calne, Wiltshire - May 2019
"I can't emphasise enough how lovely Mandy and Derek are, they are both so welcoming. The Hideaway is lovely, clean and comfortable, everything we needed was at hand. We have had lovely weather, got lost a couple of times when out and about! A lovely birthday break. Would love to come back xxx"
Sarah and David, Waterlooville, Hampshire - May 2019
"Thank you Mandy and Derek for your great hospitality and warm welcome! Lovely accommodation with everything we needed and great location, we have had the best week.
Beautiful location with lots to see and do, Pembrokeshire ticked off our bucket list.
All the best"
Mark and Andrea, Southend-on-Sea, Essex - May 2019
“The welcome was friendly and the owners very nice people, giving us tips on places to visit and asking us about our day when we returned. The freshly laid eggs and Welsh cakes on arrival were a nice touch. The location is beautiful and very peaceful and most places of interest were within easy reach. The accommodation was small but well-equipped and a summer house is available to sit in to have a drink & watch the sun go down, with lovely views over the fields & hills. All in all a very enjoyable stay.”
Feedback - May 2019
“I had a lovely stay at The Hideaway, accompanied by Ezi my dog. Mandy was very helpful and welcoming to both of us!”
Feedback - Mar 2019
"What a shame to have to end a perfect week. Great weather, plenty of lovely places to visit, comfortable accommodation and excellent hospitality. Lots of memories made, look forward to making many more in beautiful Wales.
"Mandy and Derek. Thank you so much for such a lovely week. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back for a longer one in the future."
Caroline and Stephen
"Had a good week in your cottage. Weather was very good, cottage very comfortable. Will recommend to our family/friends - OZZIE also enjoyed his stay . Nice to have met you both. Thank you for having us. Perhaps one day we will return."
Elaine and Dave and Ozzie, Hythe Kent
"A lovely stay in a beautiful location. Top that with warm, friendly owners and gorgeous weather, what more could we wish for! Thank you so much for everything and your lovely extra 'touches' (Fabulous eggs )"
Paul, Elaine and Bertie
"Another lovely stay in this glorious part of Wales. We love 'The Hideaway', the animals and especially the people! Thanks once again forhaving us xx"
"Small but perfectly formed great cottage - So peaceful, so great to help with recovery after major surgery. Thankyou Mandy and Derek for your friendliness and helpfulness and also for those little extra touches.
Happy to recommend"
Jill and Tony, Cornwall
"Lovely short break, great little cottage, wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others."
Sue and Bob, Weston Super Mare
“Stayed here for 3 nights lovely area and cottage. Owners were great and helpful would visit again”
Feedback - Mar 2018
"Cosy little hideaway for our 3 night stay. Thankyou Mandy and Derek for a warm welcome and letting us stay at short notice.
Thanks a lot,"
Peter and Carol, Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
"Lovely to see Mandy and Derek again, such a pleasure to be back, lovely short break and look forward going home with supplied meats, we are now set up for Christmas. Thank you for lovely apple cake and a chat, will be back again soon x"
Helen and Cathie
"Once again a lovely stay. Cosy, warm and welcoming. Thank you Mandy, Derek, Tash and Pip"
Val and Trudie
"Beautiful area, lovely cottage, a nice welcoming place to stay. Nice to have such friendly farm animals and dogs. Had a really lovely time.
Kerry and Luke and Hanho (the dog), Oxfordshire
"Lovely comfortable well equipped cottage. A joy to come back to after days exploring the area, warm and dry after some rainy days. A pleasure to see the animals, especially Tash and Pip (sorry Trudie wasn't more friendly with you - she's an old grumpy girl (jealous of your energy!) A pleasure to see your lovely sheepskins and wool Mandy!
Thank you to you and Derek for being so welcoming."
Val and Trudie (the dog), Lake District
"Another lovely break. Had many lovely visits to the places that brought back happy memories of years ago when the children were young. Can't think of any hosts better than Mandy and Derek.Thank you so much!!
This is our second visit and will look forward to making a third - health permitting!!"
Joyce and Ken, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
“Lovely compact cottage , well equipped and really comfortable bed. Owners very welcoming , friendly and helpful . Lovely to see the rare breed animals on the farm. Very good central location for exploring Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire beaches, castles and other delights.”
Feedback - Sep 2017
"Fantastic break in a lovely homely place. Hosts Mandy and Derek were fantastic and so helpful. Visited many places including Laugharne, Tenby, Barafundle Bay, Cenarth Falls and Cardigan. Beautiful part of the country with loads of wildlife. A perfect break from the City away from it all! Dogs were great fun also!
Thank you both!"
Lyn and Craig and C, Cardiff
"Thanks for stay - very relaxing even with a six year old! Glad to see Dolwilym is still unspoilt and the valley is as beautiful as I remember it - place of many fabled parties in the early 80's.
Beautiful countryside and saw many kites and buzzards. Thanks for your hospitality and best wishes"
Julie and Izzy, Bristol
"A wonderful week of visiting this lovely area. Bijou cottage equipped with everything required for self catering. Comfy bed much appreciated!"
Cyd and George, Devon
“I searched long and hard for somewhere to take my grumpy old nearly blind dog on holiday. Had to be school holidays, wanted a rural location where we could choose to visit places but also get some peace and quiet; The Hideaway was simply perfect! The owners were very understanding of my old lady and the annec has everything you could need. It was simply spotless and I've stayed in plenty of hotels that wouldn't come close to their standards. The kitchen has everything from cutlery, to kitchen roll, sponges, bottle opener, all those little things you usually have to buy, but not here. The complimentary fresh free range eggs and welshcakes were a superb welcome. I can't recommend it enough.
Feedback - Jul 2017
"Another lovely couple of weeks in beautiful South West Wales. It's like coming home. Thanks for your hospitality and the chats. We've thoroughly enjoyed our time here"
Carole and Bill, Melbourne Australia
"What can I say? From FB friends to real friends, hopefully. Loved all the animals, especially Pip, Tash and Holly. Finally got to meet 'Thumbelina'! Going home, but don't want to, can I move in?"
"We enjoyed a much needed break away from the busy-ness of life in this peaceful place. Cosy place to stay in anarea with stunning scenery (great for walking) and lots to do and see. Our week went by too fast!"
Elaine and Anne, Liverpool
“Lovely hideaway, off the beaten track. Peaceful and restful place to stay. Derek and Mandy were perfect hosts: there when you need them but not intrusive. Thanks.”
Feedback - May 2017
"The cottage was cosy and warm - perfect size to use as a base - it was nice to find somewhere that is dog friendly.
We've seen everywhere, really enjoyed the boat trip from Gwbert, St Davids is a must to see! We finished off with a whistle stop tour of the coast with breathtaking views.
Found Mandy and Derek to be very welcoming and thank you for the Welsh Cakes and Eggs.
Will be back again soon"
Cathie and Helen, Port Talbot
"Such a cosy 2 person cottage in beautiful peaceful area surrounded by pretty villages and within comfortable driving distance to larger towns and wonderful coastline/beaches. Such a pleasure meeting the owners Mandy &Derek, not forgetting their three dogs. The breakfast time greeting of 'come and play' from Tash was a daily treat. We rushed back each day just to sit in the sun house with a cuppa or glass of wine and watch each day's gloriously different sunset. We highly recommend this place...we will comeback for sure..
Very best wishes to you both, hugs for the dogs"
Eileen and Dave
"What wonderful weeks we had here. Lovely weather, lovely people, lovely walks (288 steps included). Lovely towns and hamlets. We love to comeback. With Love"
Hans and Beppie, Holland
"A good central spot for visiting many beautiful places and a lovely warm welcome from Mandy and Derek.
John and Gail, Plymouth
"Our second visit to Glynelwyn; so nice to come back. There is so much to do, and we have only scratched the suface. Spent an idyllic evening eating al fresco outside the summer house watching the sunset."
David and Denise, Chesterfield
"Once again a lovely stay. Visited places we hadn't been before, Nevern Show, Llwyngarreg Gardens, Stackpole Walled Gardens and also return visit to Bosherston. So nice to see Mandy and Derek again and such a warm welcome back."
Neil and Jill
"Thank you so much for your hospitality. We have had yet another wonderful holiday at the 'Hideaway'. See you next year"
S and B
"We had a lovely time in Wales! The weather was kind to us and we had some very nice walks along the beautiful coast. Enjoyed a lot of 'nature' and of course your cosy 'Hideaway'. Thank you Mandy and Derek for your hospitalilty and all the nice conversations. We think we've got two new friends! PS Four friends, forgot Tash and Holly."
Jaap and Adria, The Netherlands
"Thank you so much Mandy and Derek for your very warm welcome and hospitality. We really enjoyed our days out with you both and look forward to coming back next year. We had everything we needed to make it home from home in 'The Hideaway'
Carole and Bill, Melbourne, Australia
"We had a wonderful week in Wales. It started in cold and mist, but we left sunburnt. Thank you, Mandy and Derek, for your warm welcome. We really do hope to be able to come back next year!"
Valerie and Julian, Brussels, Belgium
"Visited for 2 nights to collect my new sheep from Mandy. Had the most amazing time with gorgeous, hospitable new friends. Beautiful guest cottage. Beautiful farm and countryside. I will have to buy more sheep just to have to visit."
Thankyou Mandy and Derek
Jenny and Chip
"Compact but comfortable accommodation. Very peaceful. Eggs and Welsh Cakes on arrival - lovely.Would stay again sometime."
Janine and Paul, Wiltshire
"Beautiful area with lovely views. 'The Hideaway' very cosy, we've had a lovely time. Very nice meeting Mandy and Derek - great hosts."
Richard and John, North Wales
"We have really enjoyed our weeks stay at The Hideaway, Mandy and Derek. You always make us feel very welcome. Very lucky with our weather, found plenty of good places to visit. We look forward to seeing you again."
Ann and David, West Sussex
"Lovely week of walks and sightseeing. Plenty to see and do in a beautiful part of the country. Thankyou"
Miriam and Philip
"Many thanks Mandy and Derek. We had a lovely week in the "Hideaway". Mixed weather but we made the most of the good spells. Hope to visit again sometime"
Maureen and Tony, Farnham, Surrey
"Thank you so much Mandy and Derek for your lovely welcome and friendly chats over the week. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at "TheHideaway" in beautiful West Wales. We love the quiet and don't miss the background noise of city life. We plan to return to the UK next year. We find Tash and Holly to be real characters too."
Carole and Bill, Melbourne, Australia
"Thank you so much Mandy and Derek for such a lovey place to stay and for your friendship for the many times we have stayed at TheHideaway. Thank you so much once again"
Stephen and Marion, Ingleton North Yorkshire
"Thank you Mandy and Derek for another enjoyable and relaxing stay. We love it here - it feels like home from home! See you again!"
Mandy and Nick, Leicester
"Had a lovely holiday. Cottage very comfortable. Perfect weather"
Joan and Paul, South Yorkshire
"Thank you both for a very nice fortnight stay, a nice Quiet Hideaway. If everything goes OK next year we will see you both. Mandy and Derek are the perfect hosts, thanking you both."
Sandra and Ken, Aberdare
"It was our first visit to 'The Hideaway' and we have had a lovely holiday. You could fall in love with the place, it is so peaceful and relaxing. We will happily recommend it to our family and friends. Mandy arranged for us to have a marvellous bouquet of flowers! She and Derek have been friendly, welcoming and non-intrusive, and out thanks are due to them both."
David and Denise, Chesterfield
"This has to be one of the most comfortable holiday homes we've stayed in and so well equipped. And what a beautiful place to live.
Thank you Mandy and Derek for sharing it with us. Loved meeting all the animals, especially the goats, of course." xx
L and A, Shropshire
"Spent a very relaxing week here, have loved exploring the area. Saw our first wild dolphins, a superb treat! Enjoyed Tenby and Caldey Island."
C and A, London
"We have had a lovely short break. Thank you, Mandy and Derek. We loved looking around at all the menagerie of animals, you both do a fab job.We even saw the sweetest ducklings this morning. We were even lucky enough to see seals in one of the coves on the headland. Once again, Many Thanks. Best Wishes C and T. PS Tim is going to try and make his own sausages."
C and T, Bury, Lancashire
"We have had a lovely week staying here. We have felt like friends. The Hideaway is just right for us. We felt at home right away. An added bonus has been the birth of the piglets. Thank you Mandy and Derek for making us so welcome."
A and D, Nottinghamshire
"A very relaxing break. Super days out in Tenby, St Davids, Manorbier and Stackpole Head. Holly and Tash always here to entertain when we got back. Thank you for your warm welcome."
S and V, Gosport
"Thank you Mandy and Derek for a lovely stay. It's very peaceful out here and the weather has been very kind to us. We'll stay a bit longer next time!!"
T and H, Birmingham
"Our first stay at 'The Hideaway', hope it will not be our last. Many thanks to Mandy and Derek for a wonderful welcome, and a great tour of the farm; (although a little windy!) Everything we might have expected and more."
T and D, Wirral
"Yes it is true. Great things do come in small packages. What a treasure is 'The Hideaway'. Home from homely and what fantastic hosts Derek and Mandy are. They treat you like family, as do Tash and Holly. So thankyou, thankyou, thankyou Derek and Mandy. We've had a fantastic and relaxing break on our first visit to South Wales and a very hot week weatherwise."
P and M, East Yorkshire
"What a wonderful find! We have had a wonderful relaxing break.Thankyou very much. Great walks and great climbing"
D and M, Cheshire
"Dear Mandy, Just a quick email to say thank you and Derek very much for our very enjoyable few days – short but sweet! The Hideaway was ideal and we were very comfortable, warm and cosy. Even though the weather was very wet on one of the days, it really did not stop us doing anything. The highlight of the week was looking around the farm with all your lovely animals. It was obvious to us that it is very hard work but you and Derek were always so happy and cheerful. It was lovely to see how much the animals are cared for and loved. Thank you for answering our many questions. We get smallholder and country magazines but it is never the same as actually talking to people (especially when they are as nice as you!). We look forward to coming back next year at some point. Best wishes."
S and N
"Had a lovely time, restful! Fantastic 10th anniversary! Getaway! Good place to be based for exploring! Will return. Thankyou"
G and J, North Devon
"Great stay with everything we needed. Hope to return to complete coastal walk. Thanks again"
J and S
"We have had a lovely time - 'The Hideaway' is gorgeous and we will certainly be back one day. Thankyou"
D and N
"Thankyou for a lovely stay, enjoyed both the Cardigan and Fishguard Shows, loved playing with the dogs and seeing all the animals, would love to come back again!"
N and J, Swadlincote, Derby
"Another lovely break, great hospitality from Mandy and Derek yet again. Can't wait to come back! x"
S and B, Dorset
"Small but perfectly formed, that's 'The Hideaway'. It has everything to hand. Everything seems to have been thought through so carefully by Mandy and Derek, from decent sharp knives in the kitchen to night lights, up to date leaflets and the 'welcome' milk in the fridge.I can't see us staying anywhere else now that we have found you."
A and D
"A lovely stay once again! Thank you"
M and N, Leicester
"Another superb stay. If only we didn't have livestock to get back to we could stay longer!"
S and B, Dorset
"We have had a lovely time here at Glyn Elwyn, the weather was kind to us for October and we had some lovely walks on local beaches, was great to meet Mandy and Derek and the dogs of course! Our time spent seeing the animals was extra special - we had a lovely peaceful and restful 3 days thanks again!!"
P and S, Telford
"Thankyou both for a truly wonderful holiday. A truly beautiful place to stay! The best bit for me was the tour of the farm! We had a fabulous time. We will definately be back as so much more to explore that a week is just not long enough. I hope when we do return you can convince Mick some more about the joys of keeping sheep, as you did such a good job of it this time! Good luck with the piglets to be, hope everything goes well for them and the rest of your beautiful animals and of course yourselves, Holly and Tash xxx"
N and M, Lancashire
"We've really enjoyed our stay - a perfect 'get away' in the Hideaway! A big Thankyou to Mandy and Derek, for accommodating us at such short notice, and for making us feel so welcome. We've loved playing with Tash and Holly + seeing all the other animals. P.S. Thanks for the motorcycle 'garage' as well ...... a real added bonus!"
C and P, Nottingham
"One word. Fantastic. Nice cottage, nice location. Very cosy to explore as in central location. Mandy and Derek made us welcome very much and look forward to coming soon."
P & L, London
"Had a wonderful time staying in the Hideaway. What a perfect location! Can't wait to visit again and we were made to feel so welcome.Thanks"
L & S
"We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely, cosy annexe. It was great to see all the animals on the farm too! We had some fabulous days out in this beautiful part of the world and can't wait to come back.Thank you very much for making us feel so welcome."
E & A, Midlands
"Lovely visit. Wished we could stay longer!"
S & B, Dorset
"What a beautiful annexe, set in a beautiful location. Thank you so much for having us!"
B & A, Scotland
"Thank you for a great holiday - just what we needed!!"
A & G, Sheffield
"Two words - Truely Wonderful - Thank you my dear friends"
S, West Sussex
"My second time here. More excellent weather and walking. Many thanks."
"Love the annexe, adore the piglets, had great days out to the coast in all directions. Thanks for being so welcoming"
A & S,
"Really enjoyed our break very comfortable cozy place to stay whilst visiting the area. Thank you so much for everything. You made us very welcome x"
A & J, Cannock Staffs
"Thank you for letting us stay in your cozy little annexe - we had some lovely outings, and particularly enjoyed seeing all the animals you work so hard to rear - good luck with all of it!!!"
S & E,
"Loved our stay, lovely well equipped. Chloe enjoyed meeting all the animals and will remember the piglets especially x x x Wales is a great place to explore."
J & C,
"We have had a fantastic holiday. The annexe is cosy and well equipped. A very warm welcome from Mandy and Derek and the dogs.Will definately visit again. Thank you so much xxx"
S & B,
"Cosy and friendly accommodation. Ideally situated for a relaxing time. Many thanks to Mandy and Derek."
J & K,
"Really lovely, cosy, warm cottage which has everything you need. Have really enjoyed our stay and will visit again. Thank you!"
M & N, Leicester