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Clifftop Carriage

(Ref. 1035508)

Aberporth, Ceredigion, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "What a wonderful place to spend our holiday."

    The location is fabulous with superb views, and the carriage is a wonderful and comfortable place. It’s very private with good facilities, and the goodies left for us on arrival was a lovely touch. It is set in a great location with everything you could want within easy reach. We look forward to coming back again when hopefully the weather is more favourable for enjoying the private balcony.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday despite Storm Cairan. Aberporth is one of the sunniest spots in Wales and we can almost guarantee that the weather will be better when you return. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vida5.0Oct 2023

  • "Owners very helpful and brought us extra wood for the wood burner and extra dishwasher tabs."

    Beautiful location, I could of stayed out on the decking all day looking out at the sea. Not great turning area for larger cars and bushes by the gate need trimming back for car access. Very comfortable and relaxing stay.

    We are delighted that you had a relaxing holiday. Thank you for alerting us to the bushes by the gate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2023

  • "The carriage had an amazing view and was so quiet and relaxing."

    We saw dolphins and seals. The heater wasn't working but a new one was quickly recieved. The caretakers were very helpful.The bed had a mattress overhanging the base so you couldn't get round the bed and had to crawl over the bed to get to the mirror and cupboards if you were not agile it would be a problem .The sofa was not very comfortable.this did not stop us having a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Angela3.4Sep 2023

  • "This was a surprise holiday find that fulfilled everything we wanted ."

    .. a great location with unbelievable views.... we was rewarded with seeing the dolphins which was a treat.....could not fault anything and the owner made sure we had milk and treats in for our arrival.....a hidden gem that's worth that get away experience

    Thank you for your vivid feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and the unusual location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful characterful converted carriage in brilliant location."

    Where else could you watch dolphins and the sea from your bed, bath or on terrace?

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at the Clifftop Carriage !"

    Perfect location , perfect accommodation , perfect weather….. and dolphins… could not have asked for anything more . So glad we found this little hideaway

    The dolphins have been very active this year and a joy to watch. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage with stunning views & lucky to see close up kestrels, oyster catchers, herring gulls."

    Dolphins spotted out to see & buzzards above the headland. Clean, comfortable & the place to recharge the batteries. It was a wrench to leave!

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday so much. We hope you will be able to return in due course. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cerice5.0May 2023

  • "A real home from home - everything you could need for a relaxing break."

    We loved the fabulous views and the sound of the sea. We also enjoyed watching the varied bird life and the swimmers and surfers. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback. Clifftop Carriage certainly has wonderful views and is so close to nature. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Unique experience in the converted carriage."

    Lovely privacy and just what was expected. Just a couple of minor issues where I would class this as a romantic accommodation for two so I felt it was under specced in terms of equipment. I never understand why people do not stock nice glassware as it adds to the experience so to not find champagne flutes and the only other wine glasses were those your find from a 70s pub experience (with one sip and it's gone and rims like jam jars) was disappointing. Other kitchen tools were not what I would expect in quality either. The log burner in winter is a must and lovely but with the confines space every time you opened the door to place a log in you did have to vent the carriage a bit afterwards because of fumes. However, that being said we had a nice week in a lovely area with amazing views. Comfy bed, good hot water supply.

    Thank you for your feedback.We are delighted that you had a nice week in a lovely area and felt this was romantic accommodation and a unique experience. We recognise that glassware is an issue when so many of our guests enjoy dining and celebrating while enjoying the amazing views on the deck outside. Of course, outside dining may not be possible in February, but we have found from experience that the majority of guests prefer to be able to relax with relatively resilient glassware that survives both gusts of wind on the deck and the ease of a dishwasher. The log burner is certainly very effective. Feedback is always helpful and we will change our guidance to suggest that guests turn off the draught before opening the log burner to add further logs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darran4.1Jan 2023

  • "We loved everything about Clifftop carriage and Aberporth in general."

    The only two things that didn’t come up to the wonderful standard were the convector heater (it does not work, may be just a fuse?) and there is a problem with a constant power output ( sometimes the plug sockets would not even power an iPad/iPhone charger and or the bathroom cabinet lights but be ok at other times???). These things did not spoil or detract any part of our holiday. It would be a pleasure to return another time. Thank you and a Happy New Year 2023 to all.

    Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your holiday in Clifftop Carriage. We have checked the electric sockets and all seems well now, so this remains a mystery. Our apologies that we were unaware of the convector failure - you can be confident that this will not be a problem if you return, as we hope you will. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy4.7Dec 2022

  • "Cosy, comfortable and peaceful - the Clifftop Carriage is such a lovely place to spend time."

    We loved the uninterrupted sea views, the wide range of facilities and the easy access to the coast path and the beach. We were so impressed with how well everything was fitted in and how well maintained the gardens were. It feels very private despite being so close to things. We had a lovely week.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday. Clifftop Carriage has something to offer in all seasons. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.1Nov 2022

  • "Everything is provided for comfort and safety, fully equipped kitchen, magnificent views not only of the coast but the sky on a clear night is wonderful, never seen so many stars at once."

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Cosy and comfy the view was spectacular lovely to wake up and enjoy the sea view while having a cup of tea. An enjoyable stay thank you.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Clifftop Carriage and hope that you may wish to return to beautiful Aberporth. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was listed in full detail and matched that on our arrival."

    The views across the bay were great we were able to see dolpins and seals in the water. The dolpins were further out in the bay, the seals were around the rocks at the base of the cliffs. A very pleasent accommodation.

    Thank you for your feedback. Cardigan Bay is a particularly special area. Clifftop Carriage overlooks a coastline of Special Scientific Interest and offers unusual accommodation with spectacular views as weather and sea conditions change. So much to see as well as so much to enjoy nearby. We hope we may see you back again. Thank you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant - it is without ta doubt the best holiday cottage we have had the pleasure to stay in."

    Cannot fault it in any respect. Five star!

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. So glad you enjoyed the carriage and had a good holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excl accommodation and the view was just great"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Property was excellent, clean and had everything we needed."

    The views from the terrace were superb, dolphins every day were a bonus. All in all, highly recommended!

    The dolphins are such a delight to watch. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay in Clifftop Carriage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a fantastic place!"

    Beautiful setting, stunning cliff top views. Ideally situated. Carriage interior is tastefully decorated, extremely clean and very comfortable. Very well equipped, all of our requirements were met. Great for spotting dolphins and seabirds it was lovely watching the gannets diving into the sea to fish. An ideal place to relax and chill out. So very lovely! We have had a perfect holiday and have already booked again for next year!

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Clifftop Carriage and look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "Clifftop Carriage provides an ideal quiet getaway in a coastal village that, at the end of April, was quiet and relaxing."

    The small deck with comfortable chairs (and the thoughtfully supplied blankets) gave ample opportunities for watching the changing sea and sky. We saw many seabirds, including Oystercatchers, Choughs, Cormorants and Gannets, among others, as well as the ubiquitous gulls. One evening a small pod of Dolphin visited the bay. The Carriage provided all that we needed, including a comfortable bed with a spectacular view over the sea. There are wonderful walks close by along the Wales Coastal Path, adding to the whole experience, and many interesting places to visit within a short drive. All in all a relaxing and enjoyable week. Would we return? Certainly!

    Thank you for this feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Apr 2022

  • "Property was in good general condition but was looking a bit "tired" and in need of repainting in places."

    The toilet and shower room was fine but providing a bath in the bedroom area when space is inevitably a bit tight anyway, seemed ridiculous, we managed fine with the shower and suspect most others would too!

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Apr 2022

  • "Really cosy quirky place to stay and everything as we expected."

    Welsh cakes, milk and flowers most welcome and a lovely touch! Excellent position on the cliff top with sea views.

    Thank you for the great feedback. I am so glad that you enjoyed your holiday at Clifftop Carriage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2022

  • "Clifftop Carriage is a real find."

    It exceeded our expectations in every way - a perfect bolthole for a relaxing break for 2 people. The carriage is very well equipped with everything you need and quality fixtures and fittings throughout. A particular mention for a very comfortable king size bed and bedding - we slept so well. The combination of underfloor heating and the log burner works well and keeps the carriage cosy. The location is perfect with sea views from every window on one side of the carriage and decking and furniture for the sunny days. On the other side is off-road, secure parking right next to the carriage. It all feels very private and safe behind electrically operated security gates. Beyond the gate you are a stones throw from Aberporth beach or going the other way, you are similarly close to the clifftop path to Tresaith where The Ship Inn is recommended. We had one minor issue on arrival which the owner was quick to resolve with clear communication throughout. Overall, it’s clear that the owner takes pride in providing a really lovely place to stay. Highly recommended

    It is good to hear that you really enjoyed your stay at Clifftop Carriage and thank you for this positive feedback. We hope to welcome you back to Aberporth soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jan 2022

  • "A lovely Christmas stay at the carriage, exactly as advertised."

    Perfect location, very quiet and secluded and all the home comforts.

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2021

  • "The view as we walked around to enter the carriage took our breath away and as we opened the door, stood on the mat and surveyed the carriage, just knew our choice of accommodation was first class."

    Never have we immediately felt so at home. The carriage shone with cleanliness and the facilities were superb. The owners clearly take a deep pride in caring for the carriage and provide quality furnishings, from the comfortable bed with The White Company bedding to some Le Creuset pottery. There was a more than ample selection of cleaning materials/liquids etc, but we had the impression the owners did not need covid regs to tell them to ensure a clean environment be maintained. The privacy and solitude of the environment were restorative - there should be a warning sign that visitors will sleep like logs and awake to the sound and sight of the waves making it quite a struggle to get out of bed! But as we stayed in November, just had to get up and light the log fire - truly lovely. By way of recommendation, the owners may wish to be aware that the sofa has now passed its sell-by date - the cushions sink in the middle, have no support and slide forward during use, rendering it rather uncomfortable after a short while. However, we are confident it is on their radar considering how well maintained the property is. We also had the errmmm priviledge of staying as Storm Arwen hit on our final night - quite an experience as the carriage rocked in the gusts of 80mph wind (not for the feint hearted!). The storm upturned the patio furniture - we managed to retrieve the chairs but the table was stuck against the door with just enough room for us to exit but that at least did prevent the door from being ripped away in this most extraordinary weather. However, if we are honest, it would have been courteous to have at least had a text from either Sykes or the owners to ensure we were okay bearing in mind the cliff edge location. We did consider leaving early as news reporters advised keeping away from the coasts but decided it was safer to stay given the driving conditions and fallen trees on the roads. Nevertheless, we were planning a return stay even before our holiday ended. In fact, I think we'd like to live there!!

    Thank you for such detailed feedback. It is a delight to hear that guests have enjoyed their holidays and suggestions are always welcome. During the January maintenance closure new window blinds have been fitted and a new sofa is on the way.I hope you will be able to come back quite soon to test it out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Nov 2021

  • "We loved staying in the Clifftop Carriage!"

    It was cosy and quite luxurious especially the bedroom with it's great bath and bed. We were very lucky to wake up one morning and spot dolphins in the sea below us. Aberporth and Tresaith are lovely beaches especially in the winter when they are crowd free.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2021

  • "The carridge is in a fantastic position and is a lovely place to unwind."

    Everything was very clean, and the owners had considered all the guests needs including the little things like dishwasher tablets, firelighters etc. The carridge is warm and cosy and very comfortable. It is in the perfect position in that it's so isolated with breathtaking views, but also within a very easy stroll to a shop and a number of pubs. Also spotted dolphins and seals just about every day we stayed there, amazing!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2021

  • "We stayed here about 6 years and the accommodation is all a bit tired now."

    Not nearly as nice as when we stayed before. The bathroom is particularly in need of updating. There was black mould in the shower and in the roof of the bathroom. The toilet seat was discoloured. The toilet brush was most unpleasant. The mirror was worn. The sink didn't drain properly and the plug didn't seal. The rest of the carriage's fixtures and fittings were all a bit worn and tired. The location and the view from the carriage is spectacular and we enjoyed our holiday.

    Thank you for alerting us to these issues. It is always helpful to hear from guests and we value your feedback. The carriage was repainted inside and outside earlier this year and the dining chairs re-covered. The carriage is very popular and we are engaged in a constant process of refurbishment. Unfortunately, some visitors do not use the extractor fan in the bathroom and this causes a level of humidity that can affect decorated surfaces and we will put these right. The new toilet brush had al-ready been bought and this was an oversight for which I apologise. Issues like the plug and slow drainage only really come to light when we are alerted and will be rectified. We hope you will return rather sooner than in six years’ time and find everything much more to your satisfaction. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela3.1Sep 2021

  • "This was our third stay in the Cliff Top carriage and though the setting still ..."

    This was our third stay in the Cliff Top carriage and though the setting still has a wow factor, we have come away this time not so impressed and would pick up on a couple of points that detracted from our experience; (1) the underfloor heating is not working in either the living room or bedroom (2) unlike previous stays we were not able to have a long shower & then fill the bath without using up all the hot water - this hadn't been a problem on previous stays (3) appreciate incredibly finickity but the sight of previous guests discarded table flowers straight onto the grass area beyond the decking was a little shabby considering the cost of the stay Above will mean that we probably won't book again for 2022 & will now look elsewhere for a cottage stay

    Thank you for alerting me to the issues you have raised. There are two immersion heaters for the hot water supply and it sounds as if something has triggered the cut-out on one thermostat, causing the shortage of hot water. If you had let us know at the time, I'm sure it could have been quickly resolved by pressing the reset button. The electric underfloor heating is turned off during the summer and I apologise if you had difficulty in turning it back on. The flowers were probably discarded by an earlier visitor and I am sorry that they were not noticed. We will be alert for this in future. I hope we will be able to welcome you back to Clifftop Carriage at some time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl4.1Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous location and accommodation and would definitely recommend it."

    However some small issues such as only one toothbrush beaker and some of the kitchen utensils dirty so needed to wash them before using. Also if you really want to watch tv the signal was very poor so unable to watch it. However this didn’t bother us as we don’t miss the tv when on holiday. And these small issues certainly wouldn’t stop us from booking here again. Aberporth is so beautiful and a great base for some beautiful coastal walks. The view from the railway carriage was wonderful too.

    Reviewed by Janette4.7Apr 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing the Clifftop carriage was perfect stunning views great location very well equipped and spotlessly clean we had an amazing week stay here Between the 21st to 28th November and looking to rebook for sometime very soon !"

    !! Great shower and bath !!!! And the log burner is just amazing for cosy nites in after long day time walks!!! Also the washing machine and tumble dryer was a great help.cant wait to go again

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Nov 2020

  • "Was left a little disappointed at not having more original features of the original carriage, especially on the outside, it looked more like a long shed."

    The cleanliness overall wasn't overly great, having filthy windows & cobwebs in many places. The car standing could also have been nearer the property as there is quite a walk from the parking area, more so when unloading/loading the car in the rain. The light switches were confusing, perhaps being labelled as to which light the switch operated would help. Why, if the property was for two people sleeping, was there a dining table with 4 chairs, this took up unnecessary room. Advertising sky tv was a bit of a con when there is nothing but freeview channels available, I didnt see the point in that. The view everyday is priceless, along with the comfortable outdoor seating, the highlight of a mixed weather week. The bedroom window is very draughty even when closed. All in all, a very comfortable 6 nights, came home a day early due to the early departure time.

    Reviewed by Tracy3.8Oct 2020

  • "Lovely place, fabulous setting, great walks & fantastic views - diolch yn fawr"

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2020

  • "Another fabulous, relaxing week at Clifftop Carriage."

    Experience was only marred by the on-going Covid situation & we were a little anxious this being our 1st excursion away from home, as I have been shielding

    Reviewed by Carl4.4Aug 2020

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  • One bedroom
  • 1 x King size double with freestanding bath
  • Shower room with separate shower, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wood burning stove (one basket of logs is supplied and more are available to buy locally)
  • Lobby/Utility room
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Sky TV including Sky Cinema, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited
  • Bed linen inc. in rent, but please bring your own towels and tea towels
  • Private sundeck with table and seating
  • Secure, off road parking for one car and a boat
  • Due to its cliff top location, this property it is unsuitable for children or infants - no exceptions
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and coast 5 mins walk

The property

This Edwardian railway carriage, on its clifftop site in Aberporth, really has the wow factor!

It has been converted into stunning accommodation full of original charm, while hitting all the right notes on style and comfort.

The main rooms all have wonderful views over the sea.

On a clear day you can see as far away as North Wales. There are regular sightings of resident bottlenose dolphins and seals from the carriage.

It is also a great bird watching site, with oyster catchers, gannets, cormorants and kittiwakes, as well as kestrels and red kites, to be seen, so you may not want to venture out at all during your stay.

If you do go out, the carriage is just a short distance from the two sandy beaches of Aberporth, as well as the Ceredigion coast path, local pubs, village shops and eateries.

New Quay, Tresaith, Llangrannog, Cwmtydu, Cardigan and Aberaeron are all nearby, as are the two beautiful National Trust beaches of Mwnt and Penbryn.

You will enjoy the comfort and style of this snug carriage, and take away with you the memories of the spectacular location.

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About the location


  • Tresaith 1 mile
  • Penbryn 3 miles
  • Llangrannog 5.5 miles
  • Cardigan 7 miles
  • Poppit Sands 8.5 miles
  • New Quay 15 miles

Aberporth is a small town that sits on the southern edge of Cardigan Bay in Ceredigion, renowned for it's fabulous beaches that attract visitors, all year round. There are two beaches that sit between the rocky headlands of Trecregyn and Fathgarreg, separated by a smaller rocky outcrop. Uniquely, at low tide they interlink, but at high tide, they create individual beaches and create great rock pools for the children to play in and explore. Small boats, canoes, and kayaks can easily be launched from the north beach, while the south beach lends itself beautifully for a spot of sunbathing. Close to the beaches, there is a small seaside café, fish and chip shop, and a friendly pub serving good food and drinks. In the village itself, there is a range of shops and takeaway stores. Nestled directly on the famous Wales Coast Path, between the towns of Cardigan in the south, and Llangrannog and New Quay to the north, it is a great base for exploring this glorious stretch of coastline. Venture to Cardigan and discover the town’s many shops, tea rooms, restaurants, pubs, and bustling markets. Visit the nearby themed farm park, spot dolphins from the coastal path, or take a boat trip for the chance to see them up close! Aberporth is a great base for exploring this wonderful part of West Wales, with something to do for all the family.

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NOTE: Please be aware that a new property is being built on the headland behind Clifftop Carriage and there may some noise disturbance from time to time.
The carriage is screened from the works by a thick hedge and your views of the sea from the carriage are not affected.
The building works are beyond the control of the owner of Clifftop Carriage.