Hafod ref: UK6178

Llanfarian, near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay

5 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Grab Rails 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 


Hafod, a contemporary dormer bungalow, is nestled right on the former railway line, which now forms part of the amazing Ystwyth bike trails. Head east for miles of leafy lanes and panoramic scenery, or west to where the river joins the sea at Tan Y Bwlch and on to Aberystwyth town less than a mile and a half away. It really is where mountains and rivers reach to the sea. The sociable open plan living space with underfloor heating features a sleek and glossy kitchen and a living area with a cosy wood burner for gathering around. Children or teenagers will appreciate the separate snug with a sofa bed and TV. Another major attraction will be the lovely outdoor hot tub, towels not included, perfect for relaxing in after a busy day sightseeing in the area.

The seaside town of Aberystwyth is less than 3 miles away, where you will find an array of shops, restaurants and cafés, as well as the small harbour, pier and promenade. To the north end of the seafront, you will find the Victorian Cliff Railway taking passengers on the stately journey to the summit of Constitution Hill where you can see the Camera Obscura, or sit and have a coffee whilst taking in the magnificent views of Cardigan Bay. There is a cliff-top walk to Clarach and Borth from Aberystwyth which passes the Camera Obscura, and is part of the famous Wales Coastal Path. Being a university town, there’s a very good arts centre and theatre, and the National Library of Wales offers free guided tours. The steam railway departs from the town and goes through stunning countryside to Devil’s Bridge and waterfalls and is well worth a visit. If it’s beaches you’re after, the area has a stunning selection. At the northern end of the superb beach, Borth Beach is the impressive sand dune system of the Ynyslas National Nature Reserve and visitor centre, which juts out halfway across the mouth of the Dovey Estuary. Visit Ynys-Hir, the RSPB wildlife haven and the Dyfi Osprey Project.

The fascinating Borth Submerged Forest is most of the time hidden by sand and the sea, but occasionally rough seas scour the sand away, and you see the forest at low tide along the beach, where stumps of oak, pine, birch, willow and hazel (preserved by the acid anaerobic conditions in the peat) can be seen. Radiocarbon dating suggests these trees died about 1500 BC.

Families will enjoy a day out at the Silver Mountain Experience lead mines, just 15 minutes east of Aberystwyth. Walkers and cyclists will appreciate the myriad of opportunities; you can join the cycle path at the end of the road that goes to nearby Tanybwlch Beach in one direction, or all the way to the old drovers town of Tregaron, some 15 miles away. At the property, a nearby footpath will lead you to a children’s play area in the village and the local pub serving food is within easy walking distance. Beach 2 miles. Shop 530 yards, pub 2½ miles.
Hafod (UK6178) can be booked together with Corlan (UK6179) and Elgandy (UK6180) to accommodate up to 21 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 40" Smart TV, wooden floor and French doors leading to garden.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric double oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and slate floor.
Snug: With Smart TV, DVD player, and single sofa bed.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With bath, walk-in shower, grab rails, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Air source central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.


Front lawned garden with sitting-out area. Enclosed rear courtyard. Hot tub for 4 (private). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    530 yards
  • Distance
    2.5 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    3.0 miles
  • Lake
    2 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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