Bryntrisant ref: UK6320

Devil’s Bridge, near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay

4 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


The delightful detached cottage of Bryntrisant is believed to date back to the 1840’s. Census records indicate that the cottage was originally occupied by a Cornish tin miner and his family, who almost certainly moved to the area to use his skills in the local lead mines. Later that decade the cottage became a little shop, and the resident family were also registered as weavers. Today the cottage has been lovingly and carefully restored to enhance the traditional features of exposed stone walls, and an amazing fireplace with a wood burner set into it. The spacious and very comfortable open plan living space has delightful views across the fields towards the hills of the Cambrians, and upstairs there are two delightful bedrooms with equally lovely views and a contemporary shower room with a rain head shower.
Accessed through a handy boot room with separate toilet off, is the lovely enclosed garden with benches and patio furniture. Here you can while away a few hours with a drink in one hand and a pair of binoculars in the other, watching the red kites and buzzards as they soar in the sky. The Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre is a few miles away and has a daily feeding programme for the red kites, and is well worth a visit for the spectacle of more than a 100 birds coming in to feed. The cottage is just a short drive from the seaside town of Aberystwyth, and perfectly situated for exploring the Ceredigion coastline or the Cambrian Mountains. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the abundance of walking, cycling, mountain biking, birdwatching and fishing opportunities in the area. Close by to Bryntrisant is the Hafod Estate; a vast forested landscape with a number of well signposted walks graded by length and ease, with plenty of parking available.
The little village of Devil’s Bridge is 2 miles away, and has a reputation across the world for its stunning waterfalls. You can take the steep staircase to the base of the falls (known as Jacob’s Ladder); the effort will reward you with the most amazing sight. You can also buy some useful day to day essentials from the café, or if you travel further on to Pontwerwyd there are local supplies and a cash point at the petrol station. The Vale of Rheidol steam train also departs from Devil’s Bridge and meanders through the gorgeous countryside to Aberystwyth. Here you can take another form of transport; the electric cliff railway at the end of the promenade, which will take you up to the summit at Constitution Hill and reward you with another stunning view out across the whole of Cardigan Bay. Make sure you take the time to enjoy a coffee or an ice cream here! When you have finished exploring each day return to Bryntrisant with its cosy comfort, light the fire, open a bottle of wine and relax! Beach 10½ miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 28" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and beams.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included, remainder at £5 per basket, honesty box.


Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    10½ miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    11.0 miles
  • Lake
    10½ miles (beach)

About the local area

One of the most rural counties in Wales, overlooking Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion offers unspoilt countryside and uncrowded beaches. Much of the coastline is designated as a `heritage coast', and is one of Britain's most diverse areas for marine wildlife.

The coast is home to a resident pod of some 130 bottlenose dolphins as well as porpoises and grey seals. Eco-friendly boat trips to fully experience the coastline and its wildlife run frequently in the summer months from New Quay and Aberaeron. Hidden coves and sandy beaches also allow you to escape from the crowds.

Inland the countryside is a green vastness of hills and valleys dotted with small villages and market towns. There are several nature reserves, home to rare species of flora and fauna. Explore these on one of the many walking trails across the county and for the more adventurous; there is an awesome 35 km mountain biking trail in Nant Bwlch yr Arian high in the Cambrian Mountains. And afterwards, treat yourself to an award wining honey ice cream from Aberaeron!

Things to do nearby

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Mount Snowdon dominates the glorious, ancient landscape of North Wales. The Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you to the Summit where you can enjoy fabulous views from the new visitor centre.

Bardsey Island

Bardsey Island is just 1.5 miles in length and, at its widest point, it is just over half a mile across.

Aberdaron Beach

Aberdaron Beach is at the end of the Llyn Peninsula. It is a beautiful sandy beach, sheltered by headlands, which stretches for a mile.


Pwllheli is the unofficial capital of The Llyn Peninsula.

Snowdonia National Park

Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is the largest National Park in Wales.

Cilan Riding Centre
Cilan Riding Centre

Located in the beautiful Cilan Headland and just three miles from the village of Abersoch Cilan Riding Centre caters for all abilities. 01758 713276

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