Y Bwythn Pren, meaning wooden or timber cottage, is a delightful ‘upside down’ house set in the colourful Georgian harbour town of Aberaeron. Standing detached, the cottage is half timbered and arranged with the bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. A quaint, spiral staircase takes you up to the first floor open-plan living space which takes advantage of the lovely view over the River Aeron. Open the doors to the Juliet balcony and listen to the sound of the water flowing down to the harbour and out to sea. Outside is a little courtyard where you can sit, but you will want to enjoy the delights of Aberaeron itself, which lies just a stone’s throw from this peaceful spot. Colourful buildings sit around the harbour, constructed in 1807, where boats bob about. There is an array of pubs, restaurants and cafés to suit all tastes and budgets, and a good variety of independent shops, many of which sell local produce and chic seaside gifts. The town is awash with festivals and unique events throughout the summer, so you can leave the car behind and enjoy the delights on offer such as a seafood festival, a cider and beer festival, a festival celebrating Welsh ponies and cobs, a mackerel festival, a carnival and more. In the winter, Aberaeron takes on a more sedate air, but you will find everything open for business and the pubs less crowded!
Take a delightful stroll from the town along the leafy pedestrian track to Llanerchaeron, an elegant Georgian villa set in the wooded Aeron Valley. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and a lake, and is now run by the National Trust. Enjoy a coffee and a cake here before taking a leisurely stroll back.
If you want to explore a little further afield, the whole of Ceredigion and Cardigan Bay awaits. There are 60 miles of glorious coastal path if you enjoy walking, and lots of towns and villages to explore. Visit the Victorian seaside resort of Aberystwyth, with its pier and promenade, or take the steam railway to Devils Bridge. New Quay is just a few minutes’ drive away and there you will find a quaint town, once the home of poet Dylan Thomas, and a great place to spot the resident bottlenose dolphins or take a boat trip out to discover the wildlife. There are lots of lovely sandy beaches to discover - many are really quiet even in the height of season. After a day out, head back to Aberaeron, sit on the harbour wall and sample a famous honey ice cream or enjoy a drink. Beach approximately ¼ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.
Ground Floor: Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Spiral stairs to...
First Floor: Open plan living space.
Living area: With 48" Smart TV and French doors leading to Juliet balcony.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. External utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Courtyard with sitting-out area. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children under 12 months due to spiral stairs.