Characterful gem of a Grade 2 listed Welsh longhouse, cosy, south facing, completely self-contained, and off-grid! Situated in a world class environment of outstanding natural beauty with protected ancient deciduous woodlands and river with fishing rights. Dramatic views from the cottage of the 19th century steam train that runs through the spectacular Rheidol Valley to Devils Bridge. 20mins drive to the Victorian seaside town, Aberystwyth, with its excellent bars, restaurants and Arts Centre.
Original oak beams, slate floors and wooden panelling. Early cast iron bread oven set in the wall of the spacious living room, simply furnished with wood burner, double sofa/bed, dining table and chairs. Windows give view onto gardens, fields of sheep and the spectacular woodland hillside opposite - across which you can see the steam train chug past every day. Seasoned oak logs sourced from the farm's managed woodlands are for sale at the main house (initial log pile is free). Kitchen/diner with basic equipment and amenities and windows to front and rear. Stairs to the main and second double bedrooms, white painted beams, window to rear, and shower room with toilet. The downstairs single bedroom is completely original with Belfast sink and window looking out to garden. Outside is a south west facing compact walled gravel garden with stream running by. An ancient slate flagstone pavement runs along the front of the longhouse. In exceptional circumstances the rustic hayloft at the end of the house, reachable up exterior stone steps, is available for young "overflow" guests at an extra £15 for single occupancy, £25 for two, and £30 for three people per night. It has outside access to the cottage facilities.
You have the run of the whole cottage, and the walled garden seating area. In addition, open access to all our surrounding fields and Woodland Trust run SSSI woodlands, as well as the River Rheidol. Trout and salmon fishing is permissible from our banks during the fishing season, under guidelines and with permission from the main house. Public bridleway and numerous paths to ancient sessile oak woodlands, streams, footbridges and waterfalls. Devils Bridge is less than an hour's hike away, up through the woodland, and is one of the wonders of the world. The 19th century steam train, which were originally serviced the valley mines, runs to Aberystwyth and back to Devils Bridge three to four times daily during summer. You can access it from several local stations within hiking or driving distance. The area is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The surrounding woods are a Site of Special Scientific Interest and mostly managed by the Woodland Trust.
Общение с гостями
We live in a separate house nearby the cottage and are happy to provide help and information if needed. Breakfast basics such as milk, bread, butter, orange juice, cereals, tea and coffee will be available in the kitchen on arrival. If you would like any extras, such as fresh croissants, some of our own free-range organic eggs, fresh ground coffee, etc. let us know by contacting us in advance and adding payment as agreed.
Другие важные подробности
This is a real get away from it all haven, with no phone signal or Wifi! (Emergency phone and wifi are available at the main house..) It also has its own bore hole water and eco drainage systems, which means that we provide all organic soaps and shampoos etc to keep everything running smoothly. If you have any special requirements in this department (eg. conditioner, medicated soaps, etc) please let us know..
It may be important in some cases to know that due to it's age and listing, the layout of the cottage is quite quirky, involving stairs that go down as well as up to access the bedrooms and the shower/toilet.
There is free off-road parking for up to three vehicles.
Capel Bangor village shop is a ten minute drive away, good for essentials, and opposite the shop is our nearest pub - the Tynllidiart Arms, which serves good food and real ale.
Please be aware of safety guidelines and respect wildlife as well as local working farming.