Glanmedeni Ltd

There is no better way to recharge your batteries than by taking some time to rest, relax and appreciate your surroundings. 

The peace and tranquility at Glanmedeni is second to none and we will do everything we can to make sure your stay is just what you need it to be.

The Forge

Award-winning, Dog-friendly Holiday Cottage.

Front door in Spring

The Forge is a lovingly-renovated stone-built character cottage.

With a fully-fitted kitchen and modern bathroom complete with walk-in shower and wooden Japanese-style dipping tub.  It has a mezzanine nest-bedroom accessed by a spiral staircase and a stunning inglenook fireplace with wood burner.  The external wooden deck overlooks the enclosed, private garden and beyond to the surrounding woods and fields.

Spiral stairs to bedroom
Decking lights at night
  • Accommodates: 2 Persons + 2 dogs
  • Beds: 1 Super-kingsize or 2 Singles 

Local Attractions

We are perfectly positioned in Southern Ceredigion.  Just a few minutes from the rugged West Wales coastline.  From windswept isolated coves to some of the most beautiful, sandy beaches the United Kingdom has to offer. 

The recently renovated Ceredigion Coast Path is a walkers paradise.  Just to the south of us are the Preseli Mountains, where the Stonehenge standing stones originated from. 

There is plenty of local wildlife, seals and dolphins are regularly spotted and views across Cardigan Bay and further afield across the Irish sea are phenomenal. 

The area is steeped in magical Celtic history and fables.  There are a huge variety of historical places, ancient woodlands and neolithic burial grounds to explore.  We have industrial museums, cheese manufacturing, gin distilling, pilgrimage walks and smokehouses on the doorstep and plenty of more adventurous activities just a little further afield.

What our guests are saying:
Sarah B

Truth be told, this was a very last minute break and I only really honed in on the words “dog friendly” and “enclosed garden”. I didn’t realize what an absolute gem of a place we had booked until we got there!
Everything was well thought out and catered for and the accommodation was beautiful. We had a lovely warm welcome from Jess and were made to feel relaxed and comfortable there instantly. A hamper for humans and treats for the four leggeds was also a nice surprise.
The area itself is spectacular with gorgeous beaches close by and plenty of dog friendly eateries.
Will definitely look to book here again - the place is magical. Our pups enjoyed their first little holiday very much. Thanks for having us :-)

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9 months ago
Pauline Hughes

What a beautiful place! Everything has been done to make The Forge welcoming and comfortable, for both humans and dogs. The ‘welcome’ hamper, including delicious fresh bread was greatly appreciated by us, and the treats and toy by our cockapoo! Jess is an exemplary host.

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10 months ago
Cherie Lyster

Would definitely recommend. A beautiful lodge with lots of nice touches such as fresh bread and hamper on your arrival. It’s very private and a great place to switch off. It was the perfect place to get away with the dogs and there are lots of dog friendly things to do nearby.

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1 year ago

My husband and I took ourselves away for an unexpected short break to celebrate our anniversary. It was a last minute booking and we were very lucky to find this secluded, peaceful retreat. Jess was wonderfully helpful when sorting the booking and provided a genuine welcome. The Forge is furnished and decorated to a high standard with everything you'd need. The location was idyllic, only sounds of birds, sheep and trees. We loved the welcome hamper which included freshly baked bread, fresh eggs and a host of Welsh products. The hosts commitment to sustainable practices is highly evident and very appreciated. We took the opportunity to complete the 'tree dedication' card 🌳. Thank you for thinking of everything!

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1 year ago
Roz MoretonArt

We have the most wonderful time at The Forge, beautiful location, and fantastic accommodation of the highest quality...We everything you need to make your stay perfect and Jess our hostess was just a star and responsible for creating the interiors... and I loved the wood tub experience...
And our dog Ella - just loved exploring too...
Ideal location for exploring the west coast of Wales. - A must stay!
Thank you Jess

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1 year ago
Nancy Ling

Me and my partner had a wonderful time at Glanmedeni. We were looking for a quiet and peaceful few days away with our two dogs and found this beautiful forge. It was in the perfect location, only 10 minutes from the beach and a short drive to Tycanol Nature Reserve.
On our arrival we were warmly welcomed by Jess, with a loaf of fresh warm bread. The forge had everything you needed for breakfast; fresh eggs, milk, butter, tea and coffee etc, as well as all the utensils for cooking.
The dogs even got their own toys and treats to keep.
The enclosed garden and field was perfect to let the dogs run around, without worrying they would get too adventurous.
You can tell Jess puts her heart and soul into this place and we can't recommend Glanmedeni enough.

We are definitely booking again in the near future. It was just what we needed over the easter break.

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1 year ago


We spend a great deal of our time and energy here at Glanmedeni improving and enhancing the house, cottages, garden and grounds. 

From planting a “mini-forest” of 500 trees in the top field, to managing woodland and creating bountiful havens for our local wildlife population.  We are always seeking out new ideas to complement the beauty of our surroundings.

There is always a new project on the go and an even newer one being thought about and discussed at length!

Portrait photo of Jess at Ty Canol
J & M shadows across the beach at Aberporth
The willows by the stream