*** Minimum Stay 2-nights, Any Day Arrival ***
Nestled on the banks of the River Meurig, between the rolling valleys and enchanting hills of Cardigan Bay, discover the exquisite hand-crafted shepherd’s hut hideaway; Angharad. Meaning ‘much loved’ or ‘chosen one’ in Welsh, Angharad sits quietly in the spectacular Aeron Valley, offering a profusion of peace, seclusion and tranquillity; the perfect setting to get away from it all. What’s more, guests are well placed to visit a variety of natural splendours including Ceredigion’s breathtaking beaches and entrancing mountain wilderness, as well as the lovely municipalities of Lampeter - the UK’s smallest university town - and Aberaeron - the gem of Cardigan Bay.
The gorgeous riverside location is filled with an abundance of natural wildlife from woodpeckers and kingfishers to soaring red kites in the skies. Listen to the majestic sounds of the woodland with birds singing vociferously and the gentle flicker of leaves fluttering in the breeze. Guests have their own private woodland along the river bank to wander through. Help yourself to fresh strawberries, mint and herbs from the garden, when in season. The shepherd’s hut sits conveniently near the country road – perfect for exploring the area - although the road is so quiet, you’ll barely see a soul all day.
The first shepherd’s hut in Ceredigion to be award Gold accreditation by Visit Wales as a Quality Assured Glamping Site, this glamping oasis is as luxurious as it is beautiful. The cosy hut has a wonderful warming wood burner and is equipped with a small kitchen area, dining area and a sumptuous double bed, plus a church pew from the local chapel at Abermeurig. Outside, the magnificent firepit is perfect for toasting marshmallows beneath the stars while the pristine evening air is only permeated by the gentle crackle of logs on the fire and the soothing babble of the River Meurig. Guests are also treated to a variety of other outdoor facilities including a dining pod, drying room, separate kitchen, composting toilet and hot water shower.
This tranquil part of the Welsh countryside is one of the UK’s best-kept secrets, with its hidden hills and magnificent coastline, going under the radar compared to some of Wales’ better-known holiday destinations. The shepherd’s hut sits less than 10 miles from the beautiful Ceredigion coast, which offers golden sandy beaches, breathtaking coastal walks and crystal-clear waters; perfect for swimming in summer. Take a boat trip to see Cardigan Bay’s famous bottlenose dolphins or explore the coastal path to find one of the many secluded coves on offer. The Cambrian Mountains are also within easy reach, which offer an enchanting glimpse into a mysterious Welsh wilderness. This lesser known National Park has yet to be fully discovered by mainstream tourism and offers some of the most colourful and majestically beautiful landscapes in Britain.
Check-in - 4pm / Check -out - 11am
Falcondale Mansion Hotel
On the outskirts of Lampeter, this Hotel and Restaurant is set in its own lovely grounds in a gently sloping valley. Great food and a fantastic welcome. Sunday lunch is very good value at around £25 per head. Dinner also available. Reservation needed Tel - 01570 422910
The Cellar (Y Selar)
On the Corner of the inner harbour at Aberaeron is the Cellar Restaurant. Great food from Chef Dan, friendly atmosphere and great hosts! Good for lunch and dinner. Tel -01545 574666
The Harbourmaster Aberaeron
On the harbour at Aberaeron, and a very good standard of food…ideal for Sunday Lunch and evening meals. They also serve meals in the Bar (cheaper and more atmosphere). A tad pricey... Reservations essential as always booked up. £20+ per head for lunch. Tel - 01545 570755
Little Italy 51 North Parade Aberystwyth
Opposite Harry's Hotel this little gem has bags of atmosphere and very good Italian cuisine. Lunch is very reasonably priced, and wine is good too! Tel- 01970 625707
Royal India Boat Restaurant, Cardigan Quay
Situated on a former cargo boat at the end of the Quay at Cardigan this quirky Indian Restaurant has both Indian and Thai dishes. Book ahead for evening meals to avoid disappointment. Tel -01239 621444
Yasmins, Newcastle Emlyn
An exceptional Indian restaurant with homegrown ingredients in the centre of the town (Sycamore Street) SA38 9AJ Tel- 01239711681
New Inn, Brynhoffnant - Sunday Carvery
The New Inn, Brynhoffnant is a no-nonsense good feed with locally produced meat and a sweet list as long as your arm. This is a very popular Sunday Lunch venue. Book as soon as you can! Tel- 01239 654285
La Calabria, Penrhiwpal
An Italian Restaurant set up by a local Italian family in the middle of farmland. The food is excellent and their service is friendly and efficient. Go just for some pasta and a homemade ice cream or a full 3-course meal.
Open Tuesday to Saturday Tel - 01239 851101
Y Ffarmers, Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn
Picture postcard village inland from Aberystwyth has this smart and friendly pub with good food and reasonable prices. Tel - 01974 261275
The Nags head, Abercych. Tel - 01239 841200. Very good Gastropub food and a waterfall to visit as well.
The Ship, Llangrannog Tel -01239 654510 (Serves food up to 9 pm)
Now a refurbished interior and Gastro aspirations!
The Pentre Arms, Llangrannog
Specialises in locally caught fish simply prepared. Just turn up early for the fish! Very honest food in a local no-frills environment. Eat in Bar or Restaurant. Good sunsets!
Best to book Tel - 01974 261275 or 01239 654345
Local Attractions and Activities in the area
Aberaeron (North and South)
South Cardigan Bay
Ceredigion Heritage Coastal Path near Llangrannog and Penbryn
New Quay Boat Trips
St Dogmaels Abbey
Cenarth Village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve near Cardigan
Cliff Hotel Golf & Restaurant with views over Poppit Sands
Nevern River Fishing & Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort
Teifi Valley Railway
Hurstead Antiques, The Patio Restaurant, Llangrannog, and The Plwmp Tart, Penbryn
Ultra Comedia Delicatessen, Cardigan Market
The Teifi Valley
The Teifi Trail
Built in 2017 this bespoke shepherd’s hut offers luxury and comfort for a unique romantic escape. Inside you will find a wood burner, an intimate dining table for two, a small kitchen area with a sink and a fridge, and a full-sized double bed. Traditional board games, dominoes and playing cards are also provided.
Internet coverage is limited here, so leave your devices at home for a reinvigorating digital detox.
Prices include bed linen, towels, firewood, Welcome Basket containing local Welsh produce and of course marshmallows!
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