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Minawel

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Aberaeron, Cardigan Bay Coast (View Location on a map)
8 Guests
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£642 7 Night Breaks From
£11.46 Average Per Person Per Night
Handpicked Highlights

Minawel was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Minawel too!

  • Delightful Aberaeron house for family holidays
  • Overlooking the picturesque inner harbour
  • Charming painted terraced Georgian townhouse
  • Within walking distance of beach, shops, galleries, cafes, and restaurants
  • Enclosed rear garden, dog-friendly - welcoming 2 dogs free of charge

Excellent Quality
Rated 4.8/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • Sea Views
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Family Friendly
  • Cot Available
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Minawel

Deceptively large and very welcoming Aberaeron harbour holiday house with secluded garden, garage and storage for bikes, kayaks and canoes

  • Overlooking the sheltered inner harbour in an ideal location for immersing yourself in this picturesque sea-side town. Aberaeron is one of Wales favourite jewels and this splendid property is within walking distance of the beach shops, cafes, excellent restaurants and a full programme of events,including the Welsh Cob Festival, The Mackerel Festival, and Tug of War.
  • This fabulously well equipped holiday home is a delightful Grade II listed Georgian townhouse with a wonderfully secluded garden, a garage and storage for bikes, canoes and kayaks - Pets welcome.
  • With an eclectic mix of antique and new furniture Minawel is charming, characterful and homely with ample room for family and friends to relax.
  • Wonderful views towards the inner tiny harbour from the three bedrooms at the front all with luxurious soft furnishings, a sitting room complete with piano, a separate dining room with original stone fireplace and a conservatory overlooking the rear, sheltered garden and ideal court yard style garden .
  • Minawel is perfectly situated for families looking to get together, and is perfectly located to enjoy some of the best restaurants in West Wales and also being able to enjoy a drink locally in the local Bistros or bars without needing the car.
Layout & Further Information

4 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 8. Master Bedroom with Kingsize bed and en-suite shower room (double shower, toilet and washbasin), luxurious soft furnishings and harbour views on 1st floor. 1 Double with Kingsize bed and harbour views. 1 Single with pull out truckle bed and harbour views and 1 Twin with views over Cardigan Bay rooftops, all on 2nd floor.

Family Bathroom - bath, hand held shower, separate shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin. On 1st floor.

Cloakroom with toilet and washbasin

Sitting Room spacious room with 1 x 3 seater sofa, 1 x 2 seater sofa, 3 armchairs, electric feature fire, wall mounted Free view 42 inch TV/DVD, lots of books & games, piano

Kitchen (1 step down from hall) with fitted units, eye level electric oven, separate gas hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, breakfast table and 4 chairs. Walk-in Pantry with fridge/freezer, door to:

Dining Room imposing original stone fireplace with open fire, antique corner cupboard, dining table seating 8/10, step down and door to:

Conservatory with sofa, marble-topped antique table and chairs. Door to Garden.

Grounds traditional enclosed rear walled courtyard garden with slight level changes, wooden circular garden table and chairs.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter (minimum 4 night stay)

WiFi - Yes, Fibre optics up to 34mbps

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes for 1 in garage at the rear of house and public car parks nearby

Fuel -Oil central heating and logs inclusive May to September. Outside these dates£35 p/w

Dogs - 2 welcome free, (sorry no cats)

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.8/5

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Verified Guest
24th June 2019

Perfect for our purposes. Convenient location close to cafes and shops, etc. Well equipped and fitted out property.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

So pleased that you enjoyed Minawel thank you for your review.

Verified Guest
2nd June 2019

We have visited Minawel before and still like the property....ideal location and many plus points. However it is definitely becoming a little tired. In particular the garden (which is shown in the photos as being pretty and neat) was in fact overgrown with weeds and the paths blocked in some places by plants and the fence with the next door property by the back door into the garden is leaning in towards the path making access more restricted. The details given in the info pack is slightly misleading on rubbish disposal (black sacks ... none were provided) and no info on when to put out the rubbish for collection. It would be more helpful to have a number of utilitarian things on arrival such as rubbish sacks etc than to have a sponge cake which we could not eat and had to throw away and a 2 pint carton of semi skimmed milk which we do not drink so also thrown away. The wine, however, was enjoyable so thank you.We also found that although the sinks were superficially clean ... the plugholes around them were blocked up with hair and grease. I did try to clean these but it was difficult without proper cleaning materials. The fan in the en suite to the main bathroom was not working. This didn't trouble us too much as there were only 3 of us .... not the same for bigger parties. It would be a shame if these things were not rectified in what is in fact a lovely property.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review and feedback, we are sorry that you felt the property was becoming a little tired, your comments have been passed onto the owner and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

From the owner:- Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you returned to Minawel for a second stay. Full instructions for waste and recycling are in the welcome brochure on the coffee table. Guests are simply asked to store full black and recycling bags in the external bin shed. These are emptied at the end of your stay. Spare bin bags are stored under the sink with the cleaning materials (apologies if the spare bags had not been replenished). The gardener has been in and the garden cut back and swept, The fan fixed and plugholes are gleaming - apologies for this most unusual oversight. We can assure you that Minawel is constantly being refreshed and renewed for our guests. In the last 18 months we have repainted the outside of house, upgraded to fibre optic broadband, installed USB socket in sitting room, replaced mattresses, refurbished and redecorated the main reception room including a new leather suite and light fittings all from John Lewis and using top quality Neptune paints. A welcome pack is left for all guests arrival - we are sorry that you did not enjoy the cake but it is very difficult to cater for all guests tastes.

Nia Swainston Verified Guest
7th May 2019

This was an excellent property in a prime location. We had a lovely time staying here and would recommend it to others.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review, Minawel has an amazing location with regard to being able to walk to everything, glad you enjoyed your stay.

Verified Guest
12th October 2018

Very comfortable holiday house in a superb location close to the sea and also near shops etc

Elizabeth Jones Verified Guest
1st October 2018

Excellent

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Minawel.

Terry, Mary & Steve
14th June 2019

Our first visit to Aberaeron and really impressed by the location, the friendly people and the lovely house, which suited our requirements admirably. And thanks for the cake & bubbly. Plenty of good walks, inspirational views of the sunsets and a pretty harbour surrounded by impressive houses. Good selection of cafes and restaurants to satisfy a variety of tastes and sufficient shops for the essentials. All in all a great jaunt and will definitely return!

Megan, Joan, Jon, Christian & Gabby
24th May 2019

Lovely stay, in a wonderful cosy cottage! 3 generations of family have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Aberaeron. Had two fantastic meals in The Cellars and enjoyed our evening drinks in the Harbour Master. The fish & chips from the New Celtic were excellent and would definitely recommend. Would have liked better weather but can't have it all! Thank you for a great bank holiday weekend.

Nigel & Sue
5th May 2019

Another week in the lovely town of Aberaeron. Would recommend The Cellar for meals out - far better than the Harbour Master. Hafod Estate has a variety of great walks. Newquay always a pleasure to visit to watch the Dolphins.

The Swainsons/Edwards
19th April 2019

Have had a wonderful week staying here - the house is lovely and Aberaeron is beautiful. Plenty of good eating places nearby - will definitely return. Thank you for the welcome gifts - much approved.

Lewis Family
12th April 2019

Have enjoyed a good week in your very comfortable home. Weather cold at the beginning but warmed up towards the end of the week. Hada very nice meal in the Harbourmaster. Walked along coast both ways and up the river. Also fished but no catch, so bought for fisherman by the Hive. We also enjoyed the piano and log fire.

About the Area

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Aberaeron's South & North Beach

  • Aberaeron's South Beach (dog restrictions apply during summer months) is fine for bathing, kayaking and windsurfing and the North Beach (dogs welcome all year round) is great for rock pooling and dog walking throughout the year.

Aberaeron

  • This is a bustling town and a delight at any time of the year with its elegant painted terraced Georgian town houses, charming shops, craft/art galleries, restaurants, cafes and pubs.
  • Take a stroll around the harbour on Quay Parade, watch children fishing for crabs, try a delicious honey ice cream from the Hive on the Quay, sip a chilled drink at the renowned Harbourmaster Hotel and enjoy the spectacular sunsets over Cardigan Bay - all within strolling distance of Aberaeron harbour holiday house.

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival

  • A must for foodies the Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival is held every year in July on Aberaeron Quay.
    Wales' top chefs line up with their field kitchens turning out delicious bowls of irresistible seafood with cookery influences from all over the world.Several thousands of people throng the harbour side to smell, taste, savour and learn about all that is fishy.

Choose a different beach for each day of the week

  • Besides Aberaeron's own 2 beaches within a short drive you can also visit the beaches at Llangrannog, Newquay, Cwm Tydu, Tresaith, Penbryn, Aberporth, Gwbert on Sea and Poppit sands.

Cardigan Bay Marine Heritage Coast

  • Boat trips sail from the harbour to explore Cardigan Bay's Marine Heritage Coast - spot dolphins and porpoise frolicking in the sparkling waters and view the magnificent shoreline from a different perspective.

Llanerchaeron Mansion (NT)

  • A cycling or walking trip along the old railway track takes you to the National Trust mansion and walled garden at Llanerchaeron - a truly fascinating glimpse into life gone by.

Local Events

  • Aberaeron hosts lots of local events throughout the year including a Seafood Festival in July and in August a Regatta, Carnival and a Festival of Welsh ponies and cobs so there is always plenty to enjoy when holidaying in this Aberaeron harbour holiday home.

Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre, Lampeter

  • Housed in Lampeter's old town hall the largest collection and stock of exceptional Welsh antique quilts and blankets anywhere in the world was opened by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in July 2010. Well worth a visit.

Moriath Glass, Drefach Felindre

  • Browse the beautiful jewellery, dishes and sculptures in glass for a unique memento of your visit to Wales.

New Quay & Aberaeron Boat Trips

  • Cruise the spectacular Ceredigion Heritage Coast to spot dolphins, porpoise, seals, seabirds and other marine wildlife. Remember your camera and binoculars.

Heritage Coastal Path

  • Walk in either direction from Aberaeron along the stunning Heritage Coastal Path festooned with wild flowers and teeming with wild life. Spot dolphins in the bay as you walk to New Quay or Llanrhystud.

Aberystwyth

  • The vibrant university town of Aberystwyth with an elegant promenade, seashore, cliff railway, steam train terminus, shops and a wide selection of restaurants is just an half hour drive along the coast.

The Red Kite Centre, Tregaron

  • Learn about local wildlife, cultural and rural heritage of the area and see magnificent Red Kites being fed twice daily. Once seen never forgotten.

Festival of Welsh Ponies & Cobs, Aberaeron

  • A wonderful annual event celebrating Welsh ponies and cobs. Join in the throng at Aberaeron's Square Field to watch demonstrations and exhibitions culminating in the spectacular 'running of the stallions'. This is a spectacular day out for non equestrian as well as equestrians. Be sure to go if you are in the area. It is usually held in August, call Aberaeron TIC for more info - 01545 570602. You will not be disappointed.

Cwmrhydneuadd Golf Club, Pentregat/Llanrhystud or Lampeter

  • Enjoy a round of golf on one of these picturesque golf courses teeming with wild life. Red kites, buzzards, squirrels, rabbits and more abound. The club houses serve food and drink ,making them a destination for those golfers looking for challenging courses .

Teifi Valley Railway

  • Pay once and ride all day through the scenic Teifi Valley on this nostalgic narrow gauge railway. Take the opportunity to walk to the waterfalls on route then signal the driver when you are ready to re-board the train.

Best Welsh Lamb

  • Make a special trip to the coastal village of Llanon to buy quality Welsh lamb from the popular local butcher known as Ben y Bwtchwr (Ben the butcher) at Pentre Shop on Bridge Street.

This splendid Aberaeron harbour holiday house is an ideal base for holidays at any time of the year and suitable for extended families or friend sharing.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Minawel.

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The Hive
( 0 miles away )

Licensed cafe/bar and ice-cream parlour (delicious honey ice-cream) on the Quay at Aberaeron

The Monachty
( 0.1 miles away )

The Monachty has a beer garden and a veranda with estuary and harbour views.

Aberaeron Farmers Market
( 0.1 miles away )

A great opportunity to buy excellent local produce. 10am-2pm, June - Oct, Alban Square

New Quay Honey Farm
( 5.5 miles away )

New Quay Farm produces a range of honey meads and other honey products.

The Crown Inn & Restaurant
( 7.1 miles away )

The Crown Inn has a reputation for good value home cooked food and a specials menu which changes regularly. There is ample parking, a beautiful garden and a children's play area. Well behaved dogs are welcome on a lead in the bar area but not in the restaurant.

Terrace Caf
( 7.3 miles away )

Open during the summer months only. Please call ahead to avoid disappointment. The Terrace Cafe is run by two professional chefs

New Inn, Brynhoffnant
( 9.9 miles away )

Varied traditional pub menu that varies from season to season, served in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Beer garden, ample parking, and dogs welcome

The Ship Inn
( 10.6 miles away )

The Ship serves locally caught fish and local organic produce whenever possible.

The Patio (seasonal restaurant)
( 10.6 miles away )

The Patio serves light meals and a wonderful selection of homemade ice creams.

Ffostrasol Arms
( 10.9 miles away )

If you would like Sunday lunch at the Ffostrasol arms booking is essential.

Activities & Attractions

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Aberaeron Georgian holiday home overlooking the inner harbour - parking and pets welcome
Aberaeron family holiday house - sitting room with piano
Aberaeron harbour holiday home - dining room with doors to sun room and gardens
Aberaeron holiday home with enclosed rear gardens - dogs welcome
Aberaeron family holiday home - sun room overlooking the gardens
Aberaeron family holiday house - sitting room with piano

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