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UK Wales Mid Wales Ceredigion New Quay Ty Cwch Boathouse

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 4 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Private Bathroom

  • Bed Linen Not Included
Smartly converted shipping-container, washed up on the shore of Cymtdu Beach
  • Comfortably sleeping four people in bunk beds
  • Fully heated cabin, with plenty of hot water
  • Access to the shared living spaces on the ground floor

The Owner Says

Six new refashioned shipping containers, (each 6m x 2.4m), make a spacious building with  3 cosy bedrooms on the first floor and 3 living areas on the ground floor providing a kitchen, a sitting room, utility and drying room, and a secure storage area for valuable equipment. The white walled interiors are fully- heated and light permeates into the bedrooms through very large portholes. The living areas below open out onto a wide decking area, (18m x 5.5m), sheltered by three permanent sails, with further living and dining spaces. The deck itself can open out further as the walls open to reveal the coastal valley setting.

The exterior of local Welsh Larch and the sails echo the coastal environment, and the design using recycled containers provides a very low energy building, (especially when the solar PV panels are added). An Air Source Heat Pump provides lots of hot water.

Accommodating up to 12 people this unique development makes an ideal base for making most of its local environment. There is a secure space for storing, washing down and drying of equipment and clothes. There are showers for post swimming in the sea which is just 200 metres away, and somewhere to clean off those sandy or muddy boots from the many walking routes in the area.

A bonus is the wildlife. Nestled in a quiet part of the Welsh Coast Path on the Ceredigion Heritage Coast there is in abundance with seals, dolphins, rare butterflies and many unusual birds.

For more information on places to see and events in the area please visit our web site.

Features & Facilities

Cabins sleep 4 (in bunk beds), with shared living spaces for all cabin guests. On the ground floor the cooking, entertainment and cleaning pods open on to a covered deck and the main sitting and dining area. Full kitchen (though catering available if required). There’s music, videos, games, toys, WiFi and washing and drying facilities. WC’s and 2 external showers for cleaning up. All pods are fully heated. Direct access to the beach.


Ty Cwch Boathouse is just metres from the beach so, unsurprisingly, the common thing to do here is grab a wetsuit, board or sea kayak and wander down to the waterfront (you're welcome to bring your own equipment and store it in the boat house). Be sure to check out the restored lime kiln that marks the back of the beach, too – supposedly popular with smugglers in years past.  There's a good café and ample space for launching kayaks. Cwmtydu is known for its hidden seclusion. If you want to organise some activities contact our partner Rhydian Wilson at ICY UK Ltd or for more amenities and to organise  boat hire, head north to nearby New Quay (4 miles). The section of the Ceredigion Coast Path from just outside Ty Cwch Boathouse is sublime. From the south, it drops down into Cwytydu by descending along the valley side before climbing out of the bay again towards New Quay. In either direction it's a pleasant 4-mile walk to the nearest village (and pub). The beach and coves along the coast by Cwmtydu are a particularly popular place for seals to rear their pups, so keep your eye out (and give them plenty of space), while, further out, dolphins can sometimes be spotted on a clear day – the bay is home to the largest population of bottlenose dolphins in Europe.

Food & Drink

About 10 metres away is a small café – Melyn y Gors (01545 560321) – that serves excellent light bites and homemade ice-cream you can eat down on the beach. Open all year, their carrot cake is particularly recommended. Otherwise, until the Crown reopens at Easter, (2 miles away at the top of the valley), the nearest pubs are all 4 miles away in Llangrannog (by road or coastal path) or New Quay (a touch under 4 miles by the coastal path). The latter has more options.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews


Fantastic quirky accommodation in a great location.

We stayed at the Ty Cwch Boathouse for a couple of nights during the Easter Holidays. The communal areas are spacious and clean, and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. My 2 boys particularly enjoyed the hammock, while I loved being able to hear the sea while I enjoyed a coffee. The bedroom pod was warm and cosy, and the mattresses in the bunk beds were incredibly comfy...I slept like a log! The Boathouse is only a couple of minutes walk from the sea, and the coastal path. We walked to New Quay, and the views were amazing throughout. There is also the option of getting the bus back if needed ;-) We visited as a family of 4, with no other people staying at the Boathouse due to COVID restrictions, but think it would be a fantastic place to stay with friends and/or family and will definitely be back.
Apr 22, 2021 by TeamTyler

Ty Cwch really is a little slice of heaven

Ty Cwch really is a little slice of heaven, it's so brilliant that we ended up going twice this summer and what a treat. The coast path in both directions is utterly stunning; the beach whether crashing waves or calm and flat is an utter joy; the seals bobbing and watching you is something you'll never forget and the cafe does a great hot chocolate. And the house is perfect whether for a small group (our first visit) or a family gathering (our second), superbly kitted out so you don't want for anything yet unique enough that you, and the small ones, don't feel it's too boringly like home!
Sep 14, 2020 by Clare

Response from Ty Cwch Boathouse

Thanks Clare. We're glad that you and the family enjoyed it so much and look forward to seeing you again soon. Nigel

Lovely location

Stayed here a couple of times, once in December! I was glad to have a warm room. The place offered a good mix of indoor and outdoor space and was well equipped. Liked the area. It is tucked away in a hidden valley with a cafe at the end (open summer). Good cliff walks and beaches. Pub was a drive or bus ride but worth it.
Jun 26, 2019 by keith Hicks


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