Soar Cottage ref: UKC2528

Dihewyd, near Aberaeron, Cardigan Bay

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Bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Thatched Roof 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Once a humble thatch roof and clom (cob) walled cottage, traditional for this area of Ceredigion, Soar Cottage is anything but humble now. It has proved difficult to date the cottage exactly but this type of cottage was prevalent in the 16th century and will certainly date back to at least the mid 18th century. The cottages were typically built of local readily available materials, including walls built of compacted earth, straw and small stones called clom. The thatch consisted of heather and gorse, and earth clods covered with rushes and local straw. Soar Cottage followed the layout of a rural Welsh long house and consisted of a one room parlour with adjacent bedroom and dairy, and built on to this was a cow shed for milking cows for the house, and a calf pen and pig sty. During WWI many traditional crafts such as thatching were lost due to large loss of life, and it was only the use of zinc sheeting to cover the roof that saved these houses. The last known inhabitants brought up thirteen children in the cottage but it was abandoned in the early 1960s.
The new owner has been painstaking in the desire to ensure the cottage was restored to the highest standard, showcasing the talents of local craftsmen. The addition of a Welsh oak frame sun room and a new thatch roof completes this absolutely stunning cottage. As you enter Soar Cottage you will be instantly struck by the luxurious interior, and no expense has been spared in creating an aspirational holiday home. From sumptuous soft furnishings throughout, to the handmade kitchen with granite worktops, and the additional personal touches, you will find nothing lacking here. Outside across the cobble and stone patio, there’s a lovely hot tub and a raised lawned garden with amazing views across the fields to the sea and Cardigan Bay. When you can tear yourself away from the cottage, the wonderful Ceredigion coastline is only 7 miles away, as well as the delightful harbour town of Aberaeron with its colourful houses and great selection of pubs, café’s and reputable restaurants. Locally caught fish and seafood are always on the menu, and you can’t come here without sampling the famous honey ice cream too. There are delightful individual shops and the whole town has a great vibe; especially through the summer season when there are a variety of festivals and events to enjoy.
A bit further down the coast, the pretty town of New Quay clings to the rocks above the bay and from here you can catch a dolphin watching boat trip. The bottlenose dolphins can be seen almost daily from the harbour wall. A 45-minute drive will bring you to Aberystwyth; take a stroll along the promenade or ride the electric railway to the summit of Constitution Hill, or take the steam train to Devil’s Bridge and Waterfalls. Whatever you do or wherever you go, Ceredigion offers a warm welcome and a host of attractions and history. Befitting of a county that dates back over 1600 years, every town has a tale to tell and each village a mystery to discover. Crack open a bottle of champagne and relax, Soar Cottage is the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life. Beach 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Living room: With gas wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player, beams and slate floor.
Kitchen/dining/sun room: With electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 37" Freeview TV, beams, slate floor and French doors leading to garden.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and beams.
Bathroom: With roll-top bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Facilities

Oil underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. External utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and toilet.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and garden furniture. Hot tub for 5 (private). Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 16 years old. There are 7 steps in the garden.
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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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