The Local Area

The Local Area

The local area has a lot to offer holiday makers. Only 10-15 mins away by car is the lively seaside resort of Aberystwyth. About the same distance away from the beautiful beach and Sand Dunes at Ynyslas. The local pubs offer great Real Ales and good food.

Ornithologists can visit the famous Nant Yr Arian Red Kite Centre and watch the Red Kites feeding. The Red Kites are the main natural attraction in the valley, nesting in our woodland alongside over 40 varieties of birds including Buzzards, Red Starts, Woodpeckers, Crossbills and Owls.
For those that like a little adventure in their holiday, Nant-yr-Arian forest sits high on the mountains just inland from Aberystwyth, and offers stunning high-level wilderness riding direct from the doorstep of our accommodation or within easy reach of Coed Y Brenin & Mach Trails.

With trails heading out into the epic scenery of the Cambrian Mountains, this is a fantastic area for those who like their mountain bike riding rugged. Walkers will be spoilt for choice with a variety of exploration opportunities ranging from the relaxing amble along the forest tracks surrounding the Cottage, to challenging rugged climbs across the local mountain ranges.

For those that like the local attractions, Devil's Bridge Waterfalls, the Silver Lead Mine and the Nany Y Moch Reservoir offer hours of interesting exploration and history.

If you fancy a weekend spent learning a new skill we can also offer craft instruction in Quilting, Embroidery and Collage.This is provided by a local lady who offers one to one instruction in an informal friendly environment. For more information regarding availability please contact us or Jan Armstrong on 01970 880520.

The choice of things to do here is endless.You can even explore the area by 4x4 with Cambrian Safaris who offer a variety of tours. These can be tailored to suit,dogs are welcome and it is a way of exploring the area with a knowledgeable guide.We have taken one of the tours and even as locals we were amazed at the unspoilt hidden gems Richard managed to find and his local knowledge was fascinating.Contact Richard Smith at for further details and prices.

Please use any of the links below to view just some of the attractions Mid Wales has to offer.

For those of you who would love to explore the area by Bike but haven't the room to bring your own or don't own a bike you can hire bikes from Crys Melyn Cycling .They also offer self guided routes suitable for adults and children with pick up and drop off points.

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