"In 2017 I added a second lodge to my writing project. So now, Awelon joins LLareggub as a haven for writers, artists, walkers, and all lovers of the outdoors. The lodges also provide an ideal venue for small family holidays, as the area provides lots of activities from horse riding, to canoeing, surfing and swimming to name a few. Set in 23 acres of woodland and shrubbery, the lodge  forrn part of a unique holiday village with its own pool, bar and restaurant, plus a separate meadow and play area for children......"

Both lodges are fully equi:pped for self-catering, with galley kitchens and including electric hob/ovens and micro- waves. Provisions can be bought iocally from farmer's markets or the quaint town of Newcastle Emlyn, just three miles away.

Each lodge sleeps four with additional provision for an extra person All bed linen and towels are provided. TV with DVD player and over 1,000 films to choose from. Both lodges have an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction books, dab radio and hi-fi.

A good selection of indoor and outdoor games is provided, and each lodge has its own decking area, deck chairs and barbecue facilities.

The Lodges

Two double bedrooms, one twin bunk room, shower room/toilet, fully fitted galley kitchen, lounge with TV, DVD player, DAB radio, full music centre, dining table for six. Can comfortably accommodate four adults and two children. No pets allowed, unfortunately. Plenty of wardrobe and hanging space, towels and bedding supplied, and toiletries, as well as four adult bathrobes. A good selection of indoor toys and boardgames, picnic sets, thermos flasks.

Outside is a barbecue, and a selection of games from swingball, quoits, badminton set, kites etc.

Also three old fashioned deck chairs and three captain's chairs, four beach/excercise rolls, plus a table for eating outdoors on the lawns.



A comprehensive literature library to include fiction, non fiction, reference books and a large section on creative writing. Also a Dell computer and printer ready for those with inspiration.

In September of each year the Penfro Book Festival is held in North Pembrokeshire, one of the best small literary festivals in Britain. The focus is on the author and creative writing, with competitions and workshops in fiction, non fiction, poetry and drama.

The area is well known for its farmer poets, and remarkably for such a small county, Cardiganshire possesses three quality publishers, Parthian, Gomer Press and Welsh language focused Y Lolfa.


An amazing library of music DVD's, (over 1,000) cd's( over 1,000) and books covering Folk, World, Blues, Rock, Jazz and Classical, with many covering opera, particularly featuring Maria Callas, whose iconic framed-photo graces the main bedroom (unofficially, the Callas Room).

There is plenty of opportunity throughout the year to attend live music events locally,  representing all the musical genres.


A comprehensive range of local Ordnance Survey maps, covering Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire, and an excellent collection of guide books and history books on the region, all useful  as the lodge is near both the Cardigan and Pembroke coastal paths, and for fell walking in the Preseli Hills.

In the spring and summer two buses cover the linear routes along the coastal paths, to enable you a return to your parked car.

Most walkers will have their own favourite equipment, but we do supply rain macs, four walking poles, three rucksacks, with emergency whistles, torches, compass, First Aid Box etc. Just outside the main door is a special rush mat for cleaning boots, and a nearby tap to clean down.

There are four very active Rambler walking groups within Cardiganshire, based at Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Lampeter and Tregaron. Details of their walk programmes are published weekly in the Cambrian News.

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