A cosy cottage with mature enclosed garden, ideal for a couple but spacious enough for 5 nestled in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains in the Ystwyth valley near Pont-Rhyd-Y-Groes; on the doorstep of the historic Hafod Estate with its restored gardens, waterfalls and numerous forest walks. There are local nature reserves, hill-forts and only a 10 min. drive to the historic Strata Florida Abbey. It is 30 minutes'' drive from the Elan Valley, and the same inland from the beautiful Cardigan Bay coastline. The beautiful waterfalls of Devil's Bridge are three miles to the north and the village itself has a bridge over a deep gorge through which the river Ystwyth tumbles.
Ramblers will enjoy the myriad of paths in the area (which take in waterfalls and caves) bird watchers can spot red kites (amongst many other species), and if you are lucky, you may spot a pine marten or two as a result of a re-wilding programme. Cycle route 81 is reputed to be one of the best in Wales and passes through the village. Fishing permits are available in the local pub with Teifi Pools being nearby. There is horse-riding, dolphin watching and boat trips from Aberystwyth. There is an excellent restaurant at the Hafod Hotel in Devils Bridge just 3 miles away but if you prefer a short walk then hearty traditional meals are also served in the village pub, and the Cwtch Cafe nearby.
This traditional and quirky cottage with high spec. fixtures and furniture is very comfortable and makes a great base for a wonderful holiday. Sit by the log burner and watch the red kites circling over the valley below. There is no traffic noise at Ty Cariad.
Entrance is into a large oak Porch. A stable door leads into a stone-floor hallway, then a SITTING ROOM, which has a rustic terracotta tiled and wooden floor, a wood-burning stove, comfortable leather seating for 5, writing table and chair, coffee tables, TV, Sky, DVD, a well-stocked bookcase and board-games.
The DINING ROOM is full of character and has a green slate floor with a mosaic border, a dining table, chairs and both antique and rustic stone-ware crockery.
The well-equipped galley KITCHEN has a slate floor, tiled walls and is fitted in a country style with a dresser with work top, marble counter worktops, retro fridge, washing machine, dish-washer, steam and conventional oven, microwave oven, gas hob, open shelving and cupboards.
A stable door leads outside onto a large stone patio with table and chairs.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms; both have solid oak floors and lovely views over the valley.
BEDROOM 1 has a high sloped ceiling lined in oak with exposed rafters; the room is furnished with a king size four poster bed with a Hypnos Sapphire pillow-top mattress, oak wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and enjoys a triple aspect.
BEDROOM 2 has two painted brass beds: a double bed (accessed from one side only) and a single, there is a chest of drawers and a small wardrobe. Bedlinen and duvets are provided.
The family BATHROOM has a roll-top cast-iron bath, large walk-in shower with glass sliding door, Moroccan tiles and a stone base. The shower is powerful and there is lashings of hot water on demand. In keeping with the age and style of the property, there is a high level aluminium WC and porcelain white-ware with oak seat, bidet and wash hand basin unit with cupboard. Oak parquet flooring, Moroccan tadelakt plastered walls, down-lighting and a quiet and powerful ventilation system complete the luxury bathroom.
The attractive and secure garden surrounds the cottage on 3 sides and has mature trees, shrubs, flower borders, lawned and patio areas, garden furniture and a barbecue. There are lovely views. All boundaries have been animal proofed.
There is a parking space outside the cottage front to offload, but the turning is tight, so a large car parking area has been built off road out the back for daily use.
A basket of logs will be provided for the woodburning stove (no fireguard), thereafter available locally. Vintage cast iron radiators throughout, oil is included from May to September and charged for at a flat rate of £25 per week at all other times (please leave payment at cottage).
No baby equipment is available.
The property is wifi enabled.
No smoking in the cottage.
Towels are available on request at £5 per guest.
Up to two well-behaved pets are welcome but must be kept downstairs and off the furniture.
This property does not accept short breaks.
Please note that prices include our £30 Booking Fee
No Fuel Surcharge for December.
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