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Chalet 18 Smarty's View

Clarach Bay Holiday Village near Aberystwyth, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 965588)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "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 AlanSep 2021

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

    Reviewed by SteveSep 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 BelJul 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 LorraineJun 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 RogerJun 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 SusanSep 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 CatherineSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

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

    Reviewed by SueAug 2020

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

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2020

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

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

    Reviewed by RichardSep 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 SharonSep 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 JuliaJul 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 SueJul 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 JoanJun 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 JohnMay 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 VezApr 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

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

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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