As seen in The Sunday Times (31st January 2021)
Ultimate Guide to 2021 Staycations
*** Monday and Friday arrival - Minimum stay 3 nights weekend and 4 nights mid-week *** With the exception of bank holidays ** Min stay 4 nights Fri- Tues / 3 nights Tues- Fri ***
Madonna sleeps up to 6 people. Guests who love the 80’s will be in heaven here! Just select your fave CD, open the drawer and press play, what more could you want, this truly is the ultimate luxury glamping experience. The pod comes with its own wood-fired hot tub, a glorious place to ease your aching bones after a day out exploring. The hot tub comes as an optional extra £60 per stay.
Discover your own pocket of paradise at this gloriously themed glamping site in Cardigan Bay. The carefully designed space contains 2 stunning ‘lodgepods’ dotted amongst the meadows, with a breathtaking natural backdrop of rolling hills and the colourful Ceredigion countryside.
Choose from a 70’s or 80’s styled LodgePod, yet enjoy all the home comforts of 21st century living. Each LodgePod accommodates up to 6 guests and comes equipped with a multitude of modern luxuries including intelligent heating, Smart TV’s, a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, and best of all, your very own hot tub to soak it all in.
Overlooking a gorgeous pond and flourishing meadows, the site is a real haven for wildlife including red kites, buzzards and tawny owls, to name just a few. Binoculars and deckchairs are provided for moments on the deck in the crisp country air with family or friends.
A few minutes by car takes you to the spectacular Ceredigion coast, with blue flag beaches, breathtaking coastal walks, as well as Cardigan Bay’s famous bottlenose dolphins. Wildlife watching and fishing boat trips are easily arranged from nearby New Quay.
Inland, discover some of Wales’ best kept secrets from the Preseli Hills and Cambrian Mountains to the gorgeous Teifi Valley. These lesser-known, but equally impressive locations offer a myriad of enchanting wilderness to explore. What’s more, Ceredigion offers a rich and diverse cultural heritage, from arts and crafts to theatre, festivals and delicious local cuisine.
Discover vibrant towns from Cardigan to Aberystwyth intermingled with picturesque fishing villages such as Aberaeron and New Quay. This largely untouched location is a real hidden gem with plenty to offer.
Sleeping up to 6 in double bedroom, one set of bunk beds (suitable for children only) and sofa bed in main living area.
Private Bathroom within the LodgePod luxury deluge shower cubicle and toilet.
Well equipped kitchen with a 2 ring induction hob, built-in microwave grill and a large Fridge Freezer. Aquaforno 2 cooking system - this amazing outdoor cooking facility allows you to cook anything from pizzas to casseroles, and even smoke your own fish!
Wi-Fi is available at this property.
Heating and Lighting
Electric heating included and wood-fired hot tub (hot tub charges at as at £50 per stay),
Yes, up to 2 children (including infants) welcome
1 dog allowed charged at £20 per stay.
Grounds and Nearby
Decking, garden furniture, picnic table and Aquaforno fire pit and BBQ set up. The wood-fired hot tub is an optional extra and charged at £60 per stay.
Ample parking next to the pod.
Check in from 4:30PM and check out by 9:30AMThese are recommended check-in/out times to allow Covid-19 sanitisation, earlier/later times may be available by request with the owner
Railway station at Carmarthen 20 miles away.
Sleeps up to 6, maximum of 4 adults and 2 children in a luxurious double bedroom and in the open plan lounge, there are 2 single bunk beds and a pull out sofa bed. Duvets, pillows and bedding are provided.
Bathroom with luxury deluge hot water shower and flushing toilet, washbasin, hand towels, make-up flannel, bath sheets and towels for the hot tub are provided.
Well equipped kitchen with a 2 ring induction hob, built-in microwave grill and a large Fridge Freezer. In the kitchen you will also find: bread bin, breadboard, butter dish, cafetiere, can opener, champagne glasses, chopping mat,s dinner set, serving spoons, chopping mats, coasters, colander, dish drainer, egg cups, food preparation bowls, fruit bowl, cutlery set, teapot, garlic press, highball glasses, beer glasses, tumbler glasses, wine glasses, grater, ice bucket/bottle cooler, mugs, tea towels, knife block, kettle, measuring jug, meat temperature measure, microwave plate cover, oven gloves, measuring spoons, pan set, peeler, pizza cutter, roaster dish, salad servers, salad serving bowl, salad spinner, scissors, spatula, tongs, whisk wine/bottle opener, wooden spoon, salt & pepper pots.
Outdoor Facilities - There is a decked area directly outside the LodgePod leading to the wood-fired hot tub that is located to the side of the LodgePod. There is an external gravelled area with large round picnic bench and Aquaforno 2 cooking system - this amazing outdoor cooking facility allows you to cook anything from pizzas to casseroles, and even smoke your own fish! Privacy screening to the outside of the pod makes this the perfect place to relax.
Please note no stag or hen party groups.
Places to Eat:
Ffostrasol Arms, SA44 4SY ffostrasolarms.co.uk (01239 851 348) Approx 5 minute drive, 30 minutes’ walk ( 1.4 miles)
The Ffostrasol Arms is a homely, traditional pub. Arthur & Betty have created a warm, friendly atmosphere, welcoming locals and visitors alike. Relax by the roaring open fire in the winter & enjoy the outdoor seating during the summer. There are two pool tables & a dart board and free Wifi is available throughout the pub. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the pub area, but not in the restaurant.
La Calabria Troedyraur, Llandysul SA44 5JT la-calabria.co.uk (01239 851101) Approx 10 minutes’ drive (3 miles)
A family-run authentic Italian restaurant combining Italian cooking with fresh Welsh produce specialising in a range of delicious homemade pasta and tasty dishes made from fresh local produce.
The Daffodil at Penrhiwllan, Country Pub and Restaurant Penrhiw-llan, Llandysul SA44 5NG daffodilinn.co.uk (01559 370343) Approx 12 minutes’ drive (5.5 miles)
As a fresh-food restaurant, their menu evolves seasonally and is supplemented by Daffodil Signature Dishes developed by each member of the kitchen team. Locally sourced fresh fish is always popular, as are the exquisite desserts and coffees. Dogs are welcome in the lounge area and on the decking (just not in the main restaurant) – the Daffodil are dog lovers and are even that dog friendly that they stock specially made doggie ice cream in their own little doggie carton!
Jane Beck Welsh Blankets at Ty Zinc Come & Visit TY Zinc: Wales` destination shop for Welsh blankets & Welsh Quilts. Be amazed by a trip through 200 years of the Welsh Woollen Industry on the borders of Ceredigion & Carmarthenshire. Please contact to check opening times 01570 493241 [email protected] Here you will find gifts, accessories, vintage blankets, new blankets and much much more! Not to be missed on a visit to Wales.
Caws Teifi Cheese/Dà Mhìle Distillery, Glynhynod Farm, Llandysul SA44 5J
Caws Teifi Cheese is the longest established artisan cheese maker in Wales. The farm has its own small farm shop and by prior appointment you can take a tour of their dairy and also the distillery. In 1992 Dà Mhìle commissioned the world’s first organic whisky which was distilled at Springbank Distillery. Since then, Dà Mhìle has expanded and eventually established Wales’ 1st craft distillery on its founders, family farm in rural West Wales. Dà Mhìle Distillery became fully operational in 2012 and is now making a wide variety of organic spirits and liqueurs.
New Quay Honey Farm, Cross Inn, Llandysul SA44 6NN
Get close up to the amazing world of the honey bees in their exhibition, where you can see live colonies of bees in total safety from behind glass. See natural bee nests hanging from branches and inside hollow logs, and see the bees flying in and out with their loads of pollen and nectar, watch the bees interact with each other, share food and communicate using their various dances.
Internal Fire Museum of Power, Castell Pridd Tanygroes SA43 2JS
The museum was founded in 2003 and was set up to cover the history and use of large engines in the 20th century. The museum houses a wide range of working exhibits with engines running daily. A selection of smaller engines runs all day from 10:30 until 5:00, larger engines are started as people come and go. What is there to see and do at Internal Fire? The oldest daily working Diesel engine in the world; Large engines up to 30 tons running every day Working vintage telephone exchanges for the visitors to try 4000hp Proteus jet engine Crafts in the Café certain months in summer check website Draw the engines for the kids Amateur Radio station available to license holders.
National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, Llandysul SA44 5UP
Discover the spellbinding story of the Welsh woollen industry. Wool was historically the most important and widespread of Wales’s industries. The picturesque village of Dre-fach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry, earning the nickname ‘The Huddersfield of Wales’. There are hands-on activities for children all year round at the National Wool Museum. (see website for details).
Moriath Glass Glass landscapes & jewellery.
Each handmade piece of glass is a unique creation – you’ll find pendants and earrings, dishes and bowls, freestanding curved panels, sun-catchers and rainbow makers, birds and stars….in a converted light-filled barn.
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