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Chalet 18 Smarty's View

(Ref. 965588)

Clarach Bay Holiday Village near Aberystwyth, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location with fantastic views."

    Owner communicated well with us and left us some complimentary Welsh cakes and wine on arrival. Site was well maintained and the facilities on offer such as swimming pool, site shop and club were lovely. Fab location to explore the local area from. Dislikes - the property was 11 minutes away (fast walk) from the beach not 5 minutes as stated on the booking page. We had mice during our visit. Owner arranged for traps to be set but no one came back to check if the traps had been set off and nor was a clean offered. As such, we could not use two of the cupboards nor the toaster for remaining duration of our stay due to mice droppings and bits of plastic which had been chewed. The shower tray filled up with water when being used within minutes. Again notified the owner who was sending a handyman around to check the traps but at this point we decided to leave. No hand towel, no shower mat (crucial for safety when exiting and also to try and keep the water in one place) and no hand wash to use on arrival. Disappointed that Sykes also did not contact us after complaining about the mice to check we were okay.

    Reviewed by Colin2.2Mar 2024

  • "Nice chalet, had a good week there and would recommend it highly."

    Hi Neil, Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Smarty's View and hope to see you again in the future. Many thanks Dawn and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very pleased with chalet everything we needed in a lovely position view to the sea and the mountains on a lazy day ."

    Thank you Dawn x

    Thank you for your lovely feed back.We would very pleased to host you again in the future. Dawn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Madeline5.0Jun 2023

  • "We love the chalet it's the third time we have been some improvement in the ..."

    We love the chalet it's the third time we have been some improvement in the kitchen area and new lighting throughout much improved and needed in bathroom it's so much brighter now only thing what annoyed me was the television picture kept breaking up really hard to find fault lovely chalet

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very nice and quiet it was very relaxing did have a small issue with the boiler ..."

    Very nice and quiet it was very relaxing did have a small issue with the boiler but the owner did respond and was rectified very quickly would rebook again

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Oct 2022

  • "The Chalet was perfect for our holiday and a great location on the site."

    The Owner was very receptive to questions and very friendly, she was happy to assist to make our stay perfect. I will definitely book this cosy accommodation in the future Alan

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2022

  • "We spent a week at Smarty's View last year and decided to return for two weeks this year."

    Everything was as we would expect and we had a great break.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely warm chalet Very cosy clean shower very good although takes a while to ..."

    Lovely warm chalet Very cosy clean shower very good although takes a while to adjust the right temperature it's either to hot or cold the views are brilliant bedroom lot's of space to get dressed and cupboards well pleased will definitely be booking again soon as possible

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, glad you enjoyed your stay at Smarty's View and look forward to ypur return visit. Dawn and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7May 2022

  • "We had a lovely time on our holiday, the dogs loved it, even though the weather was not brilliant we did get out and about, a great base for going around Mid wales."

    Would recommend "Smarty" both Dawn and Paul maintain a great chalet.. Thank you both

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely chalet with excellent views, well worth the stay"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Sep 2021

  • "This was a calm, peaceful holiday after shielding and lockdown."

    Well equipped and clean Chalet, lots of useful and friendly info from owner. Lovely beach walks with our dogs. We will go again.

    Reviewed by Bel4.4Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful scenery."

    Very relaxing time.. Only a very short drive to Aberystwyth which had plenty of shops and lovely beach. We did not want to come home. Definitely going back again.

    Reviewed by Jefrey4.7Jun 2021

  • "As 70 year old, Smarty's view as just an ideal place."

    If we looked left we could see the seafront, and elsewhere we could see the rolling hills of Mid Wales. We were able to visit old haunts such as Bwlch Nant Yr Arian where the Red Kites are fed every day and is such a spectacular sight. We were able to take wonderfully scenic walks along the coast. We re-visited the Wednesday market in Machynlleth where we bought several bargains as usual, and enjoyed Cod and chips from an award winning fish & chip shop at the top of the High Street. I would very highly recommend this holiday let to anyone who enjoys nature and great scenery. Diolch yn Fawr to the owner Dawn! In English, I just said Thank yo so very much for a most wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2021

  • "The chalet was lovely & cosy, the location was excellent."

    Situated on a large clean holiday park, next to the beach. The owner Dawn was extremely helpful, with all the information we required for the holiday. We would definitely recommend the chalet to our friends & family. Hopefully returning early next year. Sue & John (From Burnley) September 2020.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely chalet."

    I t had stunning views of the sea and the countryside. It provided a good base for us as we met up with friends in Aberaeron. it is handy for visiting Aberystwyth and surrounding areas. Clarach bay is a good family site with things to do for both young and old so is perfect for families (and pets). We look forward to returning in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Site was very good, location of smarty’s view Was good and the views from accommodation"

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Aug 2020

  • "Nice basic lodge, perfect for us and 2 dogs"

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Aug 2020

  • "It was a really lovely break and the chalet was fantastic no complaints at all"

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2020

  • "A most enjoyable, peaceful holiday in lovely surroundings."

    Chalet 18 was very comfortable. Owner very helpful with our enquiries. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 2019

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The site is lovely and the view from the chalet was beautiful. The beach is secluded and good for dog walking. We will go back to this site again in the future. It’s ideal for any dog owners as everyone is pet friendly.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday, The Chalet had everything you needed and more, lots of ..."

    We had a lovely holiday, The Chalet had everything you needed and more, lots of lovely places we visited, our 2 dogs enjoyed as well, lots of dog friendly places,

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2019

  • "A lovely area to holiday."

    The chalet was as described. It has recently been redecorated, following a lovely seaside theme, so much brighter than the photos show. There are fabulous views from the chalet and beautiful sunsets. The area itself has lots of things to do for all the family (plenty of information is provided in the chalet), all within easy driving distance, great coastal walks. The reception staff on site were helpful and polite, and while we didn't use any of the sites entertainment facilities, there appeared to be a decent choice for families.We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2018

  • "The chalet was clean and comfortable and its situation within the park was lovely with fantastic views over the countryside and Cardigan Bay."

    The site itself was very well maintained, clean and tidy. *We are grateful for your complimentary feedback regarding number 18 and the standards of both the property and the site as a whole. We thank you for your comments and hope you will return in the future to continue to enjoy the fabulous views and ambience of Clarach as a whole. We have passed your comments on to our cleaner who only started that week so it is especially good to know that his standards are high also. *** Owner Response*** *We are grateful for your complimentary feedback regarding number 18 and the standards of both the property and the site as a whole. We thank you for your comments and hope you will return in the future to continue to enjoy the fabulous views and ambience of Clarach as a whole. We have passed your comments on to our cleaner who only started that week so it is especially good to know that his standards are high also. ***

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jun 2018

  • "Car parking space hard to access ."

    this property is NOT suitable for people with mobility problems *********** Owner response *********** Each chalet is allocated an off road parking bay for guests adjacent to the property. In this respect the parking and access to it is no different to any of the other properties on the park. The only discrepancy with Number 18 is that the access to parking is shared with that of number 19 who have no other way to access their parking other than the grassed area between the properties, as such guests are directed to park at the rear of the chalet so that number 19's guests are able to park at the rear of their property. They then need to walk just a few steps on grass to access the few shallow steps to the side door in order to get into the property.

    Reviewed by John3.1May 2018

  • "Not happy with having dog hairs on the bedding."

    **************** Owner response ****************** Dog hairs being left in the property is unacceptable. If we were advised of this during the Mr Malik's stay, I would have contacted the cleaner and arranged for them to go back and rectify this. The guests prior to him did have dogs with them as part of their booking and were told not to allow the dogs onto the beds or furniture. After reading read this comment we travelled to Clarach at our first opportunity to check on the condition and cleanliness of the property. There were no dog hairs visible even before the cleaners had attended for that changeover. We again checked the property after the team had finished their work and made sure that everything was clean, beds had been made and clean towels had been set out for the incoming guests. Cleanliness and presentation of our property are very important to us and to our guests. If we are made aware of an issue we will always make every effort to rectify it. On this occasion we were not advised and only received this a week later on Sykes' Website and then took steps to ensure that expected standards had been reinstated.

    Reviewed by Vez3.4Apr 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, fold-away dining table and sitting area.
  • Oil filled radiators with electric heater
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with FreeSat, on-site WiFi available at additional charge
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Raised decked terrace with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • On-site shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: On-site facilities include free use of indoor heated swimming pool, amusement arcade, fun fair and children’s park
  • Other facilities available at a small charge include outdoor sports court, access to clubhouse with three bars and indoor children play den
  • Note: There are steps up onto the decked area and the property entrance
  • Note: The holiday park does not allow the following breeds of dog: American Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Fila Brasileiro or Dogo Argentino
  • Note: Property is closed from end of October until 1st March due to no available on-site facilities around this period, on-site facilities re-open from 1st April.

The property

Aberystwyth 3 miles.

This comfortable detached chalet is on the elevated edge of the Clarach Bay Holiday Village, just a few miles from the bustling town of Aberystwyth.

With views of Cardigan Bay and a short stroll to the beach, this welcoming chalet is an ideal base for families and couples looking for a home-from-home.

Set all on one floor, this holiday home has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with bunk beds, both of which share a shower room.

The hub of the chalet is the open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with French doors that lead onto a raised decked terrace overlooking the park, the nearby hills and views of the sea.

What a lovely position to sit with a glass of bubbly and relax as you watch the sun go down over Cardigan Bay.

The holiday park itself is well-maintained, with something exciting for everybody, including a clubhouse with three bars, heated indoor swimming pool, sports court, fun fair, children’s park and an indoor soft play.

Further amenities on-site consist of a convenience store and a small selection of easy eating options, including a fish and chip shop so you won't need to travel far to get what you need.

If you decide you still want more, then just three miles away is the bustling university town of Aberystwyth offering a wide range of shops, restaurants, cinema, beaches, walks and cycling opportunities.

Clarach Bay Holiday Village is a fantastic base from where to you can enjoy the benefits that Mid-West Wales has to offer.

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About the location


Borth 7 miles; Aberaeron 16 miles.

The ancient market town of Aberystwyth, can be found settled on the west coast of Wales. With its name meaning 'the mouth of the river Ystwyth' and set on the west coast of Wales, it offers an abundance of beautiful waters, perfect for watersports or a simple stroll along the Victorian promenade on a summer's day. The town offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, pubs, tea rooms, museums, cinema, and the National Library of Wales, providing something for every taste. The scenic 20-mile cycle route and footpath on the Ystwyth Trail, linking Aberystwyth to Tregaron, follows a wonderful woodland and river. A trip on the steam railway from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge is a great way to visit the falls. The seaside resort of Borth is just 7 miles away, with its 3 miles of sandy beach and an Animalarium to keep all ages amused. With the ruins of Aberystwyth Castle close by, welsh craft centers and stunning countryside to explore, this is a perfect base for a well-deserved break

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Important note: The indoor pool facility is currently not available to guests due to the COVID regulations on site.