Smolts Brook Llanbadarn Fawr Near Aberystwyth

£485 - £1325 per week

Why We Reccommend Smolts Brook

A picture perfect Edwardian villa with hot tub, tucked away in a little oasis surrounded by walks, cycle tracks, activities and attractions near Aberystwyth

Description

Luxury holiday cottage with hot tub - beautiful country setting ideal for dog walking, close to the stunning Cardigan coast.

  • This newly refurbished gorgeous 1904 Edwardian villa with hot tub is tucked away in an oasis of peace making it ideal for a romantic retreat.
  • Just 2.5 miles from the colourful town of Aberystwyth - there is an abundance of activities to enjoy right from your doorstep.
  • Picture perfect, charming and uniquely decorated, this stylish luxury holiday cottage provides every comfort for your holiday. The thoughtful owner provides dressing gowns and slippers, toiletries in the bathroom, pure cotton bedding and a beautiful welcome hamper including a bottle of bubbles to toast the start of your holiday.
  • Enjoy views of the surrounding countryside from the large hot tub in the secluded garden. If you can bare to leave the tranquillity of this gorgeous cottage and hot tub, there are lovely walks straight from the door into the surrounding countryside and along river banks. 
  • Lots of natural light floods into the villa - every room is decorated to a very high standard and those who love colour, design and beautiful furnishings will appreciate the eclectic mix of vintage and modern treasures.
  • The name "Smolts Brook" is a direct translation from the properties Welsh name - Nantygleisiaid - meaning young salmon under 2 years old.



Location

Llanbadarn Fawr – on the outskirts of Aberystwyth
  • Smolts Brook is located in the pretty village of Llanbadarn Fawr –its a great base for walking and cycling. There are wonderful scenic walks, cycle rides and drives right from your doorstep.
  • The countryside around Aberystwyth is green and lush and ideal for walking and cycling. Explore the stunning Ceredigion section of the Wales Coast Path, or head inland for countryside, hillside and river walks.

Y Ffarmers 

  • Set in the pretty village of Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, this friendly pub has a great reputation for its warm welcome and good food. The menu is features a wonderful selection of local and seasonal produce – it’s a great place to pop in for a drink or to enjoy a meal and is just a 10 minute drive from Smolts Brook.

Aberystwyth – vibrant university town 5 minute drive away 

  • Sweeping around the curving shore of Cardigan Bay, the historic market town is nestled between three hills and two beaches, and hosts some castle ruins, a pier and a harbour.
  • Aberystwyth offers an abundance of lovely cafe's, coffee houses and restaurants, catering for all tastes, from locally sourced specialist menus to the more exotic and adventurous palates. The "Medina" cafe comes highly recommended.
  • Take a stroll along the promenade and you may just spot a dolphin before exploring the many and varied clothing and retail shops.
  • Ride up to the top of Constitution Hill on the scenic unique funicular cliff railway.
  • For those with an interest in culture, explore the castle ruins on a guided walking tour of the town.
    From 'Real Ale' pubs to party venues, Aberystwyth has something for everybody.
Family Fun near Smolts Brook
  • The whole family can make wonderful creations at Blue Island Ceramics, witness the Magic of Life Butterfly House, go pony trekking with the Rheidol Riding Centre, wonder at the Silver Mountain Experience, explore Bwlch yr Arian Forest, ride on the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway and explore the Ynyslas National Nature Reserve .

Cardigan Bay Beaches – Clarach Bay, Borth, Ynyslas

  • Clarach Bay is the next bay north from Aberystwyth, just the other side of Constitution Hill. You can enjoy a very pleasant cliff-edge walk from Aberystwyth to Clarach Bay. Starting at the end of the Promenade, make your way to the top of Constitution Hill, then simply follow the well-worn path along the hillside.
  • Borth has a long sand and shingle beach - popular with families and surfers all year round.
  • Ynyslas with views inland and across the estuary to Aberdyfi is a great spot for walking or relaxing with waymarked boardwalks, trails through the dunes and a Visitor Centre open from Easter till September  - lots of  information about the plants and wildlife of the area.

Hinterland

  • Fans of the BBC drama series "Hinterland" will revel in exploring the filming locations. The gripping Nordic-noir TV detective drama series is set in Aberystwyth against the backdrop of the Cambrian Mountains and has been immensely popular with TV audiences.
  • Twm’s Treks offers a choice of 8 guided walks based on this compelling TV series, taking you from the stunning coastline of Ceredigion up to the rural Cambrian Mountains visiting various filming locations, you will certainly be wowed as well as entertained along the way!

Devils Bridge – 15 minutes drive away

  • Devils Bridge is famous for its waterfalls and three stacked bridges. In Welsh, it is known as Pontarfynach - 'The bridge over the Mynach river'.
  • According to legend, the lowest bridge was built by the Devil himself to let a local woman rescue her cow which had somehow got to the other side of the gorge. Expecting the woman to walk across to get it, his one condition was that he received the soul of the first living creature to cross the bridge. However, he was tricked by the lady who got her pet dog to run across first - thus leaving the Devil with a soul of a dog!
  • Devil's Bridge is also the terminus of the Vale of Rheiddol steam Railway which carries visitors through the Rheidol Valley from Aberystwyth.

Cambrian Coast Railway 

  • The Cambrian Coast Railway consists of two branches from Machynlleth to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli. Hugging the coastline, the line offers spectacular views and interesting places to see, making it a cheap but interesting day out.
  • Hop aboard to visit towns and villages all the way up the Gwynedd coast, explore the area's many steam railways, or just tour up and down enjoying the scenery.
Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips
  • The elegant harbour town of Aberaeron is a scenic 30 minute drive away where guests can enjoy thrilling Seamor Wild Dolphin Tours around Cardigan Bay. For further information phone 07795 242445.

Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Kite Feeding & Visitor Centre

  • This is a very large woodland site with a whole host of activities including walks, cycle trails and red kite feeding with a shop and information centre.

Hafod Estate

  • The Hafod Estate was an essential destination for the early tourist in Wales. Visitors can follow various different way marked walks, including the Gentleman's Walk, The Bridge Walk, The Bedford Monument Walk or The Ystwyth Gorge Walk. A fabulous place to explore all year round. 

Strata Florida (Vale of Flowers)

  • An on-site Visitor Centre hosts a small exhibition on Strata Florida's history. It can also supply details of three heritage trails exploring nearby woodland, the Abbey's former horse farm and Tregaron Bog.
  • Located in a tranquil and picturesque valley, Strata Florida Abbey is one of Wales' most significant ancient sites. 


Layout

3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 5. 2 Doubles and 1 Single all on 1st floor, with complimentary toiletries.  

Bathroom with full suite, monsoon shower over bath, heated towel rail on 1st floor.

Kitchen luxury units, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, Smeg larder fridge/freezer, extremely well equipped. 

Utility Room with toilet, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Dining Room with coal effect gas fire, table and chairs to seat 5, radio, CD and MP 3 player.

Lounge with large luxurious feather filled velvet sofas, 1 x 3 seater and 1 x 2 seater, large flat screen TV with Sky and DVD player, blue ray, radio with MP 3 and CD player. Wood burner effect gas stove, vintage French coffee table. All the rooms have beautiful handmade thermally lined curtains. 

Grounds medium sized garden. Fully enclosed lawn & decked area with Hot Tub.  Patio furniture, garden bench, dining table and chairs. Small secluded garden with steep bank at back.

Additional Information

 

Short breaks - Winter, minimum of 4 night stay

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes for 3 cars  

Fuel - Central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates £25 p/w

Dogs - 2. 1 dog free, additional dog £25 p/w

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Accessibility

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? No

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? No

Type of suface Tarmac

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? No

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No


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