Setting | Tŷ Melindwr, Hen Goginan, near Aberystwyth
Exterior | Tŷ Melindwr, Hen Goginan, near Aberystwyth
Wing of a larger property
Hen Goginan, near Aberystwyth

Tŷ Melindwr

  • Sleeps up to 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 0 pets allowed
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile


out of 5

The wing of a house looking over the Melindwr Valley with lovely walks from the door. Near Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay.
1 step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Kitchen/dining room: Electric Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
First Floor:
Living room: TV, DVD Player, CD Player, Selection Of Books
Bedroom: Double (4ft 6in) Bed
Bathroom: Bath With Shower Over, Toilet
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Utility room with washing machine (shared with owner). Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and firepit. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
Panoramic valley and hillside views
Lying in the heart of Red Kite Country, the Cambrian Mountaints Dark Skies and the scenery for TV’s ’Hinterland’ series, this elevated, self-contained, wing of the owner’s family house, was once the Goginan silver - lead mine captain’s residence. This property overlooks an acre of delightfully landscaped gardens, full of interesting trees, shrubs, spaces and quirky features. The bird feeder provides a constant source of activity! To the rear lies woodland whilst its elevated aspect looks south across the beautiful Melindwr Valley to the village of Goginan itself. The Melindwr is a tributary of the stunningly scenic Rheidol, famous for one of ’the Great Little Trains of Wales’ that runs from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge. Just below the property, alongside the Melindwr is the pleasant, riverside community seating area, complete with the village book swap shop.
From the property there is access to an impressive network of woodland, ridge top and valley walks, with a variety of grades and distances, catering for all. Locally, 2½ miles away, is Visit Wales’ gold award-winning Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, the county’s premier tourist attraction, offering dramatic ridge-top panoramas, including down into the Melindwr Valley and beyond to Aberystwyth and the sea. Viewing the daily feeding of the numerous red kites, from down at the lakeside or up on the cafe’s veranda, is a stunning spectacle. For mountain bikers provision includes a skills park, two single-track routes (18km and 10km) and a high-level 35km wilderness loop. Apart from the centre’s all-ability lakeside path, way-marked footpath trails emanate out from the centre, including access past as many as six upland lakes that once supplied water to the local mines.
Whilst enjoying a lovely rural location the property is only 8 miles from Aberystwyth - ’the spiritual capital of Wales’, whose attractions include the extensive seaside promenade with at one end, the short funicular railway up to Constitution Hill and, at the other, the harbour and confluence of the Rheidol and Ystwyth rivers. In between lie the ancient castle ruins, the magnificent old college buildings and the Victorian pier, renowned for its roosting starlings. Don’t miss out on the delightful sunsets! The National Library, the University Arts Centre and Ceredigion Museum offer cultural interest and entertainment. A full range of amenities, including numerous coffee shops, cafés, restaurants and hostelries are on offer in this cosmopolitan university and tourist town.
Ceredigion’s contrasting beaches are a major attraction but activities such as golf, horse riding, and fishing are all on offer locally. If your passion is for walking then the choice of paths will not disappoint. Of particular note are the historic trails through the ’picturesque landscape’ of Thomas Johns’ Hafod, climbing Pumlumon - Mid-Wales’ highest peak at 752m / 2467ft and walking sections of the Wales Coast Path from Borth to Cardigan. The area abounds with wildlife but nature lovers will especially enjoy sites such as the RSPB’s Ynyshir, the Dyfi Osprey Project and national nature reserves such as the sand-dunes at Ynyslas (Borth), the sessile oak woods of the Rheidol, and the raised bogs at Cors Caron (Tregaron) and Cors Fochno (Borth). Visiting the popular small sea-side towns of Aberaeron, Newquay and Aberporth and nearby small coves is a delight and boat trips offer the opportunity to enjoy watching Cardigan Bay’s resident dolphins. Snowdonia is only 20 miles to the north and a scenic trip via Machynlleth, Cadair Idris and Aberdyfi is well worth undertaking. Likewise a trip over the wilderness mountain road to the iconic Elan Valley reservoirs is a memorable experience. Apart from Aberystwth itself, there are convenience shops and garages within 7 miles, with pubs that serve food 1 mile and 2 miles away.


    Awarded for achieving an overall rating of 4.75 or higher

    Customers' Choice 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

    Awarded to our homes with 3 or more eco-friendly features

    Eco Stays


Cycle Store
Eco Stays
Garden or Patio
Parking - On Site
Pub Within 1 Mile
Satellite TV
Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen


  • No smoking, please