Hidden away in magically serene Ceredigion countryside, this majestic structure is the perfect place to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life. The blissfully tranquil location is not only spellbindingly beautiful but also wonderfully secluded; you'd be hard-fought to find anywhere as romantic as this. Listen to nothing but the soothing sounds of the babbling brook, the occasional bleating sheep and an abundance of native wildlife rustling and tweeting in the surrounding wilderness. In addition, indulge in some seriously breath-taking scenery with views across flourishing farmland, valleys and rolling hills.
Despite its off-grid existence, the treehouse is fabulously equipped with a gas-powered oven, woodburning stove and hot running water from the sites own private water supply. It is beautifully appointed with a range of deluxe and luxurious furnishings, while the large balcony floats around the properties edge, offering panoramic views and numerous places to sit and watch the world go by. You can also follow the wandering sun as it sweeps about the valley through the day.
A large fire-pit on the ground below is a magical place to sit in the starlit eves, while the ultra-clear country air makes excellent viewing for celestial bodies twinkling in the sky. What's more, the site is only 7 miles from the beautiful seaside town of Aberystwyth, with plenty of restaurants and pubs to discover, while the area is filled with a plethora of natural attractions from hilltop walks and sandy beaches, but it's hard to see why you'd ever want to leave.
Nearest Pub is in Talybont only 3 miles away. With a choice of two:
- The White Lion -A traditional friendly style pub providing pub meals and a cosy atmosphere. Booking advisable for Sunday Lunch. Open all evenings except Sunday evening for meals.
The Black Lion Hotel - A casual dining bistro, with cosy bar. Providing restaurant evening meals Wednesday to Saturday and Sunday lunch. Booking advised.
- Ynyshir Restaurant- . A Michelin star restaurant! voted best restaurant in Wales and 5th in the UK by The Good Food Guide 2019. This restaurant is a real treat with evening and mid-day meals of up to 19 courses and is only an 8-mile drive away. This is a unique dining experience and is often full, so we recommend making a booking well in advance of your stay.
- Cletwr Café - A community run café and shop providing great local food and friendly atmosphere. Particularly great for a mug of coffee or and cake after a trip to Ynyslas Beach and nature reserve!
Machynlleth and Corris
- A Jostling market town, with a great relaxed vibe, café’s serving good food, a supermarket and a great spectacle on Wednesday, which is Market day.
- Just North of Machynlleth is C.A.T The centre for Alternative Technology and Corris visitors centre where you can visit craft shops and even a local Gin Distillery and take a tour to Arthur’s Labyrinths through Mine shafts below!
Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Visitor Centre
- Bwlch Nant y Arian is an outstanding forest recreation centre in the heart of Mid Wales.
- An award-winning attraction, the Visitor Centre has been completely re-developed as an ecologically-friendly building with excellent restaurant facilities, a gift shop and superb views.
- Nant-yr-Arian is famous for the daily Red Kite feeding, which can be seen from the Visitor Centre or from many places around the lake.
- For the more athletic, there are a number of marked walks, one of which is suitable for disabled persons.
- Excellent Cycle Trails start and end at Nant-yr-Arian, with a bike washing facility at the Visitor Centre.
- A visit here is a must - hiking boots and camera essential - a great place to take children, who could complete the short walk with a little guidance. There are 2 walks to choose from, Nature Trail Waterfalls & 3 Bridges (45 mins approx) or the easier Punchbowl & 3 Bridges (10 mins approx.) It's a wonderful day out with exceptional views and spectacular water falls.
- En-route there are a few stopping points - take a picnic and flask of tea - where you can rest and take in the views.
- When the tide is low Borth and Ynyslas have excellent golden sandy beaches and even when the tide is high there is usually some sand at Ynyslas in front of the dunes.
- Borth's award-winning beach is particularly popular with canoeing, fishing, sailing, surfing, motor boating, water skiing and sailboard enthusiasts - RNLI Lifeguards are in attendance during the summer holiday season - look out for the flags.
- Ynyslas, with its excellent golden sandy beach, is about two miles north of Borth along the coast road and is particularly popular with shell collectors and kite flyers. You can drive onto the sands here but beware of the soft sand and tides - a few people have been caught out by the speed of the incoming tide!!!!
- Call into the Ynyshir RSPB nature reserve on your way home and perhaps catch a glimpse of the elusive osprey.
- Enjoy the outdoors and take The Bridge Walk or The Ladies & Gentleman's walks along beautiful woodland and river paths. The waterfalls and Cascade Cavern are a sight to behold. There are some steep and rough paths in places, as well as easier tracks - there is something for everyone to enjoy here. Look out for the dippers as well!
- Aberystwyth's graceful sweeping seafront is a favourite with visitors and locals alike. Whenever you visit, you'll be likely to find the Promenade alive with walkers, joggers, bikers - and those who just want to relax by the seaside.
- This vibrant university town has a wide range of lovely shops, fabulous restaurants and beach and promenade walks.
- Constitution Hill marks the quieter northern end of the promenade and features an impressive cliff railway up to the viewpoints, camera obscura and other hilltop attractions.
- Aberystwyth Art Centre stages exhibitions all year round and the building is also home to a theatre and cinema.
- The rugged peaks and velvet slopes that adorn the central Mid Wales uplands make the Cambrian Mountains one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain. Running from north to south, these mountains straddle the counties of Powys and Ceredigion and are often described as the backbone of Wales.
- A paradise for walkers and wildlife watchers alike, they are remarkably free of human intervention and afford their visitor some of the most enchanting environments this country has to offer.
- The Elan Valley in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains is home to the Elan Valley Reservoirs with fantastic walking and cycling trails and a Visitor Centre with cafe and activities all year round.
- The road between The Elan valley and Devils bridge is one of the most dramatic in Wales - a really spectacular route.
Rheidol Cycle Trail
- This 28 km trail takes you from Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge and Nant yr Arian where there is a selection of trails available from the Visitor Centre. Perhaps your dog would enjoy running alongside as you cycle?
Rheidol Riding Centre
- All types of leisure riding are offered from half an hour on a lead rein for small children (minimum of 4 years old) on quiet ponies, to the more exciting one and two & half hour hacks for competent riders. All-day rides can be arranged for experienced riders and also pub rides during the holiday season.
The zero-carbon treehouse was built and runs with the environment at its heart. It's entirely off-grid, for a real eco-retreat.
Sleeping arrangements - the treehouse provides sleeping for two on a king-sized bed.
Kitchen facilities - a gas cooker with grill and double oven. All utensils and crockery are provided. A kettle can also be boiled on the log burner.
Refrigeration is provided by a large cool box with pre-cooled ice blocks provided. This specialist cold box will stay cold just like a fridge for the length of your stay. There is no freezer.
Water is supplied by a private borehole, while bottled drinking water is also supplied.
Bathroom facilities - en-suite wet room with hot shower, toilet and washbasin.
Heating and lighting - heating is provided by a wood burning stove. The double-glazed and well-insulated treehouse stays lovely and warm throughout the year. It is completely off-grid and electricity for lighting and USB ports is supplied entirely by renewable solar energy. Please be aware there are no standard plug sockets, therefore, you cannot use any plug-in electrical items.
Grounds and surrounding area - there are folding doors leading to an outdoor decked area and balcony, with sperate seating and outdoor hot shower. There is a fire pit, charcoal barbeque and swing seat on the ground level, with a stream running past and beautiful woodland to explore.
The treehouse is set on the edge of a meadow, with amazing views and flourishing wildlife. The fields adjacent are part of an organic farm. At different times of the year, you will see sheep grazing and lambing in the spring, while sometimes the meadow grass is left to grow for hay. The area is great for bird watching, exploring numerous footpaths and mountain bike trails.
Provided for you
- 100% Egyptian Cotton Bed Linen
- Welcome Hamper- a small supply of milk/sugar/tea/coffee/bread and seasonal gift
- Wood for the log burner and fire pit
- Gas hob/ grill and double oven.
- Luxury wet room with en-suite facilities
- Outdoor hot shower
- Miles and miles of beautiful countryside!
Recommended to bring
- Waterproofs and outdoor clothing
- Wellies and walking boots.
- Charcoal if you wish to have a barbeque.
Parking - the treehouse is a short walk from the parking space, which is roughly 300m away. There will be a trolley at the parking site to help with luggage, while the owners can also help with luggage if required. It is advised to bring good walking shoes or wellies, especially in winter.
Internet access and mobile phone signal - there is no internet access or mobile reception at this property.
Pets and children - the treehouse is not suitable for pets or children.
In an emergency - there is 3G mobile reception a short walk up the hill and two dwellings close by if you need emergency assistance.