Roath meaning ‘land near fort’, is one of a pair of delightful cottages situated within the owners’ 2-acre smallholding just outside the small village of Cilcennin and close to the sight of an Iron Age fort in a neighbouring field. The cottage, a renovated cow shed with exposed stonework, has been restored by the owners and it offers very attractive accommodation with a sleek, glossy kitchen and a high quality wet room. Flowing nicely and all on one level, it offers easy access for guests. Featuring open plan living space, with a sofa bed for flexible sleeping arrangements, it opens out onto its own enclosed courtyard terrace, perfect for relaxing comfortably and keeping an eye on the children or your dogs. There are sheep in the surrounding fields and chickens in the smallholding so the owners request that dogs be kept on a lead outside of the property and that children are supervised. Public footpaths in the immediate vicinity give access to delightful walks ranging from 1 to 10 miles, so put on your sturdy shoes and enjoy the peaceful countryside that surrounds you.
A short 15-minute drive will bring you to the lovely Georgian harbour town of Aberaeron with its colourful houses and an array of independent shops, lots of cafés, restaurants and pubs. Enjoy the renowned local honey ice cream whilst you watch the boats bobbing in the harbour. Further down the coast you will find the seaside town of New Quay where the houses cling to the rocks and the long harbour wall is the perfect place to enjoy fish and chips whilst you try to spot the bottlenose dolphins which are regular visitors to Cardigan Bay. Boat trips are available in season and offer a spectacular view of the coastline.
Visit the beautifully maintained Georgian country estate, Llanerchaeron, just 2½ miles south east of Aberaeron, or you can walk from the town along a wide level pedestrian pathway, ideal for cyclists, pushchairs or wheelchairs. The estate offers a fascinating insight into the life of the Welsh gentry and their staff 200 years ago. Run by the National Trust, there are often events on and there’s a well-stocked farm shop and café.
Less than 30 minutes towards the Cambrian Mountains will bring you to the historic market town of Tregaron, which has many summer events. Just outside the town you can discover the Cors Caron nature reserve covering 2,000 acres.
Ceredigion is a distinctive Welsh region with a thriving cultural identity and is perfect for a weekend break or a longer stay with award winning beaches, sandy coves, sea cliffs, caves and wonderful wildlife, spectacular sunsets and starry dark skies. Come and explore and make Hafan Dawel Cottages your base for a perfect holiday.
Roath can be booked together with Tawelfan (UK6153) to accommodate up to 6 guests.
Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With tiled floor and patio door leading to terrace.
Living area: With 40" Freeview Smart TV and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Wet room: With shower and toilet.
Biomass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot available on request. Shared external utility room with washing machine.
Enclosed courtyard with patio and garden furniture. Shared use of recreational field. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead (smallholding). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. Wheelchair access. No smoking.
Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole and there is a fenced pond on the owners’ land, 80 yards away.