*** Fri & Mon arrival - Min 2 night stay / Min 3 night stay July & Aug ***
This fantastically located adventure retreat - only two hundred yards from Cwmtydu beach - is the perfect place for an activity-based holiday on the magnificent Welsh coast. This extraordinary construction is as cool as a mountain stream and makes a great place to hang out with friends, family, or meet other travellers, as well as an excellent spot to explore this glorious stretch of Ceredigion coastline.Ty Cwch has numerous activity connections, so guests can easily organise a variety of inland or water-based adventures form this communal base. Try out coasteering, kayaking, mountain biking, paragliding as well as a whole host of activities. Book in advance and plan your own personalised adventure or call the office (01348 830 922) to check for late availability on activity days.
Make use of the fully equipped kitchen, lounge and laundry room, together with the brilliant central living space complete with its own sail up above. What's more, there are games, music, super-fast broadband, plus a range of activity equipment for you to use during your stay.
Cwmtydu sits at the mouth of a quiet and secluded valley, which makes a quiet retreat for the laidback traveller, but also offering a wealth of activities for those who are a little more adventurous.
There are plenty of walks in all directions along to suit all abilities. The Cardi Bach bus is a great way to explore the area extending as far as Cardigan to the South and New Quay to the North.
Fishing, kayaking, dinghy sailing, windsurfing, climbing, cycling, diving, wildlife watching (birds, seals and dolphins), and surfing are all within easy reach. Boat trips and other water sports are available in nearby New Quay.
Store your own equipment safely in the boathouse, or order equipment and training from ICY UK Ltd. with themed courses in the Autumn and Spring.
Discover the coastal towns of Cardigan, New Quay and Aberaeron (a rare example of a planned Regency town), as well as the market towns of Newcastle Emlyn, and Lampeter. There are several National Trust properties: the beaches at Penbryn and Mwnt; Lanerchaeron, designed by John Nash; and Wales' newest distillery, Dà Mhìle, near Llandysul (try the seaweed gin).
The owners can put you in touch with fully-licensed and qualified instructors who can offer a wide range of activities from dolphin spotting and fishing to more adventurous pursuits, such as coasteering, gorge walking, climbing and abseiling.
The activities you choose can be tailored to meet your requirements - you design your own itinerary. You can book individual days or whole weeks and transport is available for up to 8 people.
The Wales Coast Path opened in May 2012 and is the first uninterrupted route along a national coast.
There's a lot of it, 882 miles in total, and Cwmtydu is on one of the most spectacular stretches on the Ceredigion Heritage Coast, with picturesque towns and villages, a wealth of wildlife, and a large variety of plants and insects.
Cardigan Bay has the largest population of bottlenose dolphins in Europe. Seals come on to Cwmtydu beach in the Autumn to have their pups, there's an abundance of seabirds nesting on the cliffs, (lesser black-backed gulls, oystercatchers, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, fulmars, shags, and peregrine falcons), and the next valley is home to one of the few sites for the pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly in Wales.
There's a variety of short walks or more challenging hikes along rugged shorelines, with secluded beaches, woodland paths, secret places and some Welsh magic.
● This is a tranquil, secluded cove at the end of the Dewi valley. Once the haunt of smugglers, it is now a popular destination for walkers, nature lovers and holidaymakers with caves to explore at low tide and spectacular cliff top views from the Ceredigion Coast Path as it passes through.
● This pretty sheltered sandy beach is good for bathing and has beautiful scenic views - the Coastal Path from Aberaeron to Cei Bach passes over a waterfall as it wends its way along the cliff tops.
● This 'Jewel of the Cardigan Coast' with its Georgian houses is a delight - boutique shops, art galleries, cafes/tea rooms, pubs, a great fish and chip restaurant take-away as well as The Hive, famous for its award winning honey ice cream and lovely home-made produce. The renowned Harbourmaster Hotel is just across the harbour and is a delightful stroll at lunchtime or early evening. A fabulous restaurant renowned for fantastic fare and superb local beers.
● Once a thriving and prosperous fishing port with a shipbuilding industry - some 60 sailing vessels were built here including 35 schooners 'the greyhound of the ocean' - a walk on the historic Town Trail gives a fascinating glimpse into this past, including the origins of the famous Aberaeron Shovel.
● There is a fantastic regular calendar of events during the year to enjoy including Cardigan Bay Sea Food Festival, Yachting Regatta, a Beer & Cider Festival, Tug of War, Annual Carnival and Mackerel Festival.
Aberaeron Craft Centre
● Browse a range of quality crafts under one roof including jewellery, art, clothes, accessories, stylish homewares and more. Ceredigion Coast Path near luxury coastal house in Aberaeron
● The Ceredigion Coast Path is on your doorstep - discover secluded sandy coves, endless golden beaches, undulating clifftop walking where the only sound is the cry of the seabirds. Spot bottlenose dolphins in the bay along the way!
● This is a bustling seaside town with picturesque houses, pubs, and restaurants clinging to the sides of the hills as they rise above the blue waters of Cardigan Bay above the sandy beaches - great for relaxing, sailing, fishing and water sports.
● From New Quay's pier, you can see the famous Cardigan Bay dolphins on some days in the summer or take a fishing trip or coastal cruise to truly experience fantastic coastal scenery from a different aspect and perhaps have close encounters with the dolphins, seals, porpoises and sometimes whales!
● A cycle ride or walk along the old railway track from Aberaeron takes you to this 18th century Welsh gentry estate.
● The mansion (designed by John Nash) and gardens are set amidst rolling parkland. There is a service courtyard with dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house and walled kitchen gardens (with produce for sale in season). It is also a working organic farm with Welsh Black cattle, Llanwenog sheep and rare Welsh pigs.
● This pretty little-sheltered cove is popular with families and has great rock pools with the famous Carreg Bica rock (Devils Tooth) divides its 2 sandy beaches at low tide.
● Enjoy a drink or food at the Ship Inn overlooking the beach - fabulous sunsets too!
● This is the charming county town with its high street lined with Georgian shop fronts - call in to The Custom House Gallery, visit the indoor market, sample some of the eating places and perhaps see a film or show at Theatr Mwldan which has a constantly changing programme of events.
● Recently refurbished, the castle is more of a Georgian mansion within 11th century fortified walls overlooking the Teifi river. Dine in the 1176 restaurant and enjoy special events.
Welsh Wildlife Centre & Teifi Marsh
● Visit this award winning venue with indoor and outdoor attractions and Glasshouse Cafe. Children will love the play area, wildlife films and interpretation centre. Outside are 4 nature trails with bird hides, willow sculptures, picnic areas and canoes for hire.
● Less than 30 minutes drive away is the vibrant coastal and university town of Aberystwyth with its elegant promenade, interesting independent shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, arts centre, cliff railway and National Library of Wales.
Ty Cwch provides contemporary, glamping-style accommodation for 12 people, with shared living spaces on the ground floor and three sleeping pods on the first floor, each with 4 bunk beds.
On the ground floor the Cooking, Entertainment and Cleaning pods open on to the covered deck and the main Sitting and Dining area.
The first-floor sleeping pods share two shower/WC's.
The fully equipped Kitchen has everything you need for a self-catering holiday, while catered options are also available. There's music, videos, games, toys, Wi-Fi, full internet access, and facilities for washing and drying clothes, WC's and two external showers for cleaning up.
All the pods are fully heated, there's plenty of hot water.
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