Cross Inn 3 miles. A pair of delightful former farm buildings, offering tranquil, cosy and welcoming accommodation, set alongside the owners’ home on a smallholding in the very heart of rural West Wales, yet still within a relatively short drive to local towns and villages. These quaint holiday cottages are located in a peaceful setting near to the hamlet of Bethania, just a few miles from a shop and pub in nearby Cross Inn, close to the seaside resort of Aberaeron and a short drive from the sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay and the market town of Tregaron, Gateway to the Cambrian Mountains. They have been furnished with complete comfort in mind, with intimate and personal touches that really give these properties their own unique style. Offering light and airy interiors these cottages have well-equipped modern kitchens, electric oven and hobs, dining areas and comfy seating to relax into in front of the warming woodburners after a day exploring the fantastic countryside and the nearby beaches of Cardigan Bay. With access for both cottages to a private garden, games room, communal seating, a boardwalk, a firepit and a treehouse with hammock, you may be happy to relax all day in the peaceful surroundings with just the wildlife for company. The owners' even keep home-produce on site, so you may not be able to resist an impromptu barbecue. These rural Ceredigion cottages are off the beaten track, fabulously rural and benefit from being surrounded by the fantastic Mid Wales countryside with plenty of opportunities to birdwatch, walk, cycle and visit some truly wild landscapes, yet being close to welcoming farming towns and villages. Being in one of the areas with the darkest skies in the UK there is no light pollution here, affording fabulous views of the Milky Way on clear nights. The coast is 5.5 miles away at the seaside village of Llanon, a little further is the pretty seaside harbour town of Aberaeron, with its candy coloured houses and great places to eat, whilst nearby Llanerchaeron, the National Trust working farm estate, is well worth a visit. Aberystwyth is less than half an hour’s drive, with popular high street shops and Victorian historical influences, or why not take a trip on the funicular railway and marvel at the camera obscura or perhaps sit and watch the airbourne acrobatics of the starling murmurations? There are various outdoor activities nearby including walking, cycling and birdwatching, or why not visit some of the fabulous local nature reserves such as Cors Caron, with raised boardwalks making it accessible to all? The coastline opens up fantastic days walking the coastal path or seeing the coves and beaches from a different angle on a wildlife watching boat trip; you may be lucky enough to catch sight of the bay’s resident dolphins. Nearby Tregaron, Gateway to the Cambrian Mountains, is fantastic for walking and cycling with the mountain road meandering through nature reserves, across old highway territory to Llyn Brianne near Llandovery. An idyllic pair of countryside cottages, offering a secluded retreat for couples, families and small groups looking to step away from the hustle and bustle, immerse yourself in rural life in West Wales, yet remaining only a short drive from quaint villages, towns and the fabulous West Wales coastline.
A ground floor former livestock stone barn, lovingly converted into a striking longhouse with a private enclosed garden area that offers rural views across a mixed countryside landscape.
There are two bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and one twin room that can be a super king-size double on request, plus a family bathroom.
A lovely living area with each room linking into another with a galley-style modern kitchen, traditional dining room and cosy sitting room, perfect to curl up in front of the woodburner.
A lovely family retreat for those looking to escape to a rural idyll.
Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 939857, together they sleep 8.
All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner. Shared, external games room with table tennis table.
About the location
Aberaeron 9 miles.
This quiet Welsh village has a welcoming pub and a very well stocked local shop that are the heart of this agricultural community. A very popular walking and cycling area, there are trails right from the doorstep, with fishing and golf close by too. Visitors can spend wonderful days exploring the old drovers’ routes from the market town of Tregaron up into the Cambrian Mountains, discovering gems of local craftsmanship in the Welsh Gold Centre or maybe catch the annual trotting harness racing. With the beaches, coves and dramatic clifftop coastal path of the scenic coastline just a short drive away, and the vibrant towns of Aberaeron and Aberystwyth too, this is the perfect base for a holiday all year round.