Tan Y Gaer ref: UK12657

Llanilar, near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay

4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Swimming Pool 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Nestled within the sleepy village of Llanilar with its traditional Welsh pub and just a short drive away from the bustling university town of Aberystwyth, this detached cottage offers the ideal retreat for a family or group holiday whatever the occasion.

Conveniently located within easy access to the dramatic Heritage coastline and scenic Cambrian mountains of Ceredigion, this spacious, single-storey cottage has been well appointed and is the perfect place for families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day living. The spacious living areas and well-equipped kitchen allows you to entertain and rustle up home cooked meals for friends and family with ease, while the on-site leisure facilities such as the covered, heated pool, sauna and outdoor hot tub provide the ideal place to reside during inclement weather. Whether you choose to simply sit back and relax or enjoy a more leisurely swim, the choice is yours.

For adventure filled days out, why not take a short drive into the majestic hills and discover the beautiful waterfalls of Devils Bridge, located at the foot of the Cambrian Mountains? Here you can catch a steam train to Aberystwyth on the scenic Vale of Rheidol railway, or take a ride up the funicular railway to the top of Constitution Hill and feast on the spectacular scenery on offer.

Also nearby is the picturesque and colourful harbour town of Aberaeron, offering a wide selection of traditional Welsh pubs, eclectic gift shops and highly acclaimed restaurants with freshly caught fish always on the menu. Beautiful New Quay is also within easy reach and is home to a tranquil harbour famed for the resident bottlenose dolphins that can be spotted on a clear day, as well as being home to famous late poet Dylan Thomas, who resided in the village during the Second World War.

This rural retreat is perfect for lovers of the outdoors, as well as guests looking to simply kick back, relax and unwind whilst watching time go by as they indulge in a Welsh adventure! Beach 5 miles. Shop and pub 500 yards, restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With electric fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and patio doors leading to garden.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot available on request.


Large enclosed, lawned garden with patio, garden furniture, barbecue and summer house. Covered, heated swimming pool (private, 9m x 5m). Hot tub for 6-8 guests (private). Sauna (private). Bike store. private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    5.0 miles
  • Lake
    5 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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