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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Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 40" Smart TV, wooden floor and French doors leading to garden.
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.
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.
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 railway station
Railway station distance
2 miles (beach)