After a busy day of exploring this delightful area, head back to Elgandy, where you can slip into the hot tub and relieve tired and aching bones.
Elgandy (Elgan’s house), a dormer bungalow, has been completed to a good standard by the owners. The sociable open plan living space with underfloor heating features a sleek and glossy kitchen and a living area with a cosy wood burner for gathering around. There’s a ground floor bedroom and shower room, and as there are no steps to the property, making it ideal for anyone who is less mobile. The large outdoor hot tub awaits you after a busy day exploring the area, towels not included.
The seaside town of Aberystwyth is less than 3 miles away, where you will find an array of shops, restaurants and cafés, as well as the pier and promenade. To the north end of the seafront, is the Victorian Cliff Railway taking passengers on the stately journey to the summit of Constitution Hill, where you can see the Camera Obscura, or sit and have a coffee whilst taking in the magnificent views of Cardigan Bay. Being a university town, there’s a very good arts centre and theatre, and the National Library of Wales offers free guided tours. The steam railway departs from the town and goes through stunning countryside to Devil’s Bridge and waterfalls, and is well worth a visit. If its beaches you are after, the area has a stunning selection. At the northern end of the superb beach, Borth Beach is an impressive sand dune system of the Ynyslas National Nature Reserve and visitor centre, which juts out halfway across the mouth of the Dovey Estuary. Visit Ynys-Hir, the RSPB wildlife haven and the Dyfi Osprey Project.
The fascinating Borth Submerged Forest is most of the time hidden by sand and the sea, but occasionally rough seas scour the sand away, and you see the forest at low tide along the beach, where stumps of oak, pine, birch, willow and hazel (preserved by the acid anaerobic conditions in the peat) can be seen. Radiocarbon dating suggests these trees died about 1500 BC.
Families will enjoy a day out at the Silver Mountain Experience lead mines, just 15 minutes east of Aberystwyth. Walkers and cyclists will appreciate the myriad of opportunities; you can join the cycle path at the end of the road that goes to nearby Tanybwlch Beach in one direction, or all the way to the old drover’s town of Tregaron, some 15 miles away. At the property, a nearby footpath will lead you to a children’s play area in the village and the local pub serving food is within easy walking distance. Beach 2½ miles. Shop 530 yards, pub 500 yards.
Elgandy (UK6180) can be booked together with Hafod (UK6178) and Corlan (UK6179) to accommodate up to 20 guests.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 40" Freesat TV and wooden floor.
Dining area: With wooden floor.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), double sofa bed (for 1, for flexible sleeping arrangements) and Smart TV.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and pull-out bed for child).
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Air source central heating (underfloor on the ground floor), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Hot tub for 4. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
Please supply your own towels for the hot tub or beach. Initial fuel for woodburner included, thereafter available locally at cost. Up to one dog only.Get the full listing »