Penpompren ref: UK10081

Cwm Rheidol, near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay

4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
Bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
Any
Changeover day
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • More Than Dog Friendly 

Description

Perhaps derived from the Welsh for ‘at the end of the wooden bridge’, Penpompren is a sweet, detached cottage in a sleepy location in the Cwm Rheidol valley. The cottage has been carefully prepared and presented by the owner who wants you to have a lovely stay. The living/dining room has exposed full height A-frame beams and double aspect windows, which give a light and airy feel, and the wood burner offers that authentic country experience. Curl up on the comfy leather corner sofa with a good book and a glass of wine and while away a few hours. The kitchen is well-equipped for all your needs and leads out onto the enclosed courtyard garden where there is a table and chairs for al fresco dining or your morning coffee. There are two bedrooms, one with zip and link beds and one with a double, as well as a family bathroom. Penpompren is pet friendly so you can bring along your furry friends.

The cottage is just a mile from the beautiful Cwm Rheidol reservoir and the nearby Rheidol hydropower plant is the largest of its kind in England and Wales. Since 1962, it has generated renewable energy by using the rainwater that falls on the surrounding mountains. There is a fascinating free visitor centre (open May-Sep) with interactive educational models for the younger generation who want to learn about renewable energy, as well as a café.

Cwm Rheidol is close to the local red kite feeding centre, so kites and buzzards are seen in the skies all the time. Bat colonies have set up home in and around the visitor centre buildings which have been refurbished with due consideration of the preservation of the bats, and the centre has set up boxes for barn owls and have many other small birds that nest on site, including swallows and wagtails. The River Rheidol is also a breeding area for salmon and trout. Visit the Magic of Life Butterfly House just over a mile away or explore the Silver Mountain Experience, just a 20-minute drive away. Here you can embark on an adventure of guided tours, discovering the history of the silver lead mine or experience the Welsh myths through actor led shows. Whilst you are here, do take the meandering Vale of Rheidol Narrow Gauge Steam Railway from Devil’s Bridge to Abersytwyth or vice versa. The dramatic waterfalls at Devil’s Bridge are quite a sight and there’s a chocolate shop, bar and restaurant too. The Victorian seaside town of Aberystwyth is only 8 miles away where you will find the pier and promenade, electric cliff railway to the summit of Constitution Hill and of course lots of shops, cafés and restaurants. Once you are in Aberystwyth head north or south and explore the amazing Ceredigion coastline, with lovely beaches, many dog friendly all year round, pretty seaside towns and 60 miles of coastal path!

Whether there are just two of you looking for a peaceful or romantic break or a family of four seeking adventure, you won’t be disappointed with this stunning area and Penpompren is the perfect place to unwind. Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With wood burner, 43" Satellite Smart TV and beams.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric storage heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: Sorry, no hen or stag parties.
  • Nearest town
    Aberystwyth
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Aberffrwd
  • Pub
    4 miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.4 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile

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

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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