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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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.
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.
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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