• Valley view from Red Kite Cottage
  • Elan Valley In Winter
  • Morning display
  • Entrance to the Walkway onto Cors Caron Nature Reserve
  • Red Kite Cottage bathed in winter sunshine.
  • Summer hay making at Red Kite Cottage
  • Red Kite Close to The Cottage
  • Summer at Red Kite cottage
  • Elan Valley In Winter
  • Local valley views toward the coast
  • Snowy scene of the valley .
  • Bluebell Woods at Black Covert.
  • Buzzard sunning himself by the lake.
  • The Red White Kite (Leucistic) making a visit.
  • Fishing boat returning home to Aberystwyth Harbour.
  • Gold Crest in the garden.
  • New Year Sunset
  • Prehistoric Forest Borth Beach
  • Red Kite Mum and chick close to the cottage
  • Valley view from the hot tub.
  • Summer at Red Kite Cottage
  • Time to relax
  • South Beach Aberystwyth
  • Autumn colours at Hafod Estate.


We are situated about 10 miles inland from Aberystwyth at the head of the Melindwr Valley. The cottage is fairly easy to find as it is just off the main A44. Sat Nav map Co-ordinates are N 52deg 24’44”, W 3deg 53’55”

Click on the Google map below or follow the directions at the foot of the page to plan your route to us.

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Directions towards Aberystwyth – After passing through Ponterwyd on the A44 you then pass the Silver Mountain Experience and then Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Visitor Centre. There is a small lay by on the right by the Visitor Centre and then a large lay by also on the right.

The entrance to Nant Yr Arian Farm is approximately 200 yards past the end of this lay by on the right. You will see a road bends sign on the left and on the right a black and white post. This post indicates the top of the drive. We suggest you start indicating right half way across the lay by to give other traffic notification. To enter the drive you will need to turn almost back on yourself and will be facing the direction from which you have come.

The top of the drive has a green Forestry gate that says no admittance to unauthorised vehicles, just proceed through the gate. The drive is half a mile long where in splits into three, take the middle drive which leads to the house gate.On arriving at the house gate take the left hand drive which takes you to the rear of Red Kite Cottage where there is parking and your access to the cottage.

Directions from Aberystwyth – If you are approaching from Aberystwyth you will pass through Goginan, and then two miles further on the Cwmbrwyno Bends. After you have gone round the last bend, as you climb the hill you will pass a small lay by on the left. Approximately 250 yards further on you will see a falling rocks road sign, the entrance to Nant Yr Arian Farm is just before this sign on the left. You will then see the green Forestry gate and directions are the same as above to reach the property.