This holiday property is the perfect base to explore this stunning location, before retreating back and relaxing in front of the wood burner on an evening.
Tyllwyd, so named after the grey stone used to build this Victorian, detached farmhouse, is wonderfully situated within 80-acres of farmland, which takes full advantage of the glorious hillside views of the Rheidol Valley or “Cwm Rheidol”. The farm now only grazes cattle and sheep, along with hay and silage crops taken from the fields throughout the summer. There is record of a Tyllwyd at this location dating back to 1716 and it may have been part of the Abertrinant Estate at this time. Most of the estate was sold in 1830 and the census from 1841 and 1851 show farmers with their families living at Tyllwyd along with their servants. A later census records lead miners and farm labourer’s residing at Tyllwyd. Only one other building survives from this period and this was the milking parlour, until 2003. The extent of the farm and the house today were probably established in the late 19th Century and was built with servants’ quarters that are now the bathroom and utility room. Servants continued to be employed at the farm and maybe as late as the 1940s. A dairy herd was established with 70 cows and the milking parlour was installed in one of the old 19th-century buildings. Potatoes were also grown and supplied the local chip shops in Aberystwyth. Dairy farming continued at the farm up until 2003.
The house has now been carefully and lovingly restored by the present owners, retaining period features, including original flagstone flooring, that gives the house its character. The spacious country kitchen, with a traditional clothes airing pulley, features a large range cooker with three ovens. The kitchen is open plan with the comfortable dining area so it’s the perfect place for a sociable gathering with friends or family. The living room boasts a cosy wood burner and there’s an adjoining games room to enjoy with table football and darts. On the first floor there are four light and airy attractive bedrooms, two with double aspect windows. The master bedroom features an en-suite shower room and walk-in dressing room. Outside, the large garden is great for children to enjoy and adults to appreciate sitting out with a glass of wine around the fire pit on colder evenings.
Capel Bangor has a village shop and two pubs, one of which is a gastro pub, using local produce serving fine wines and their own real ales as it’s also home to the world’s smallest commercial brewery.
The Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge steam locomotive is the finest way to explore the stunning Rheidol Valley. Opened in 1902, the railway has been delighting passengers young and old for over a century and the train which begins in Aberystwyth calls at Capel Bangor station on its way to Devil’s Bridge where you can alight to visit the unique waterfalls that have attracted many thousands of visitors since the 18th Century, including William Wordsworth who wrote about the "Torrent at the Devil’s Bridge". Today, the Falls Nature Trail provides a unique opportunity to see this great natural feature in the Rheidol Gorge. Birds of prey such as red kite and buzzards are regularly seen soaring high above the valley floor and breathtaking views can be enjoyed by all.
Stay at lovely Tyllwyd Farmhouse and enjoy this distinctive Welsh region with a thriving cultural identity. It’s 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. Horse riding is available just 1½ miles away. Where a licence is required permits are available through Aberystwyth Angling Association. There is also sea fishing in Aberystwyth. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.
Living room: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with breakfast bar, gas/electric range with 3 ovens, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Freeview TV, slate and wooden floor.
Games room: With table football and dart board.
Split level landing.
3 steps down to...
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
3 steps up to...
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, dressing area and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. External utility room with washing machine. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture, barbecue and firepit. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a 5ft drop in the garden.
Please be aware this property is situated on a farm environment, during certain times of the year there will be farm machinery entering/leaving the yard, care should be taken at all times, especially with young children. The bathroom is on a split level landing with 3 steps up and 3 steps down. Bank near gated entrance Logs can be bought from the owner, first basket free.Get the full listing »