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Coastal footpath above Penbryn Beach, Cardigan Bay
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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Ceredigion

Found on the west coast of Wales, the county of Ceredigion is a centuries old region that has become a popular tourist destination. It’s sandy beaches and clear water leading out onto the Irish sea, coupled with the nostalgic feel of its small towns and villages, gives it a distinctly traditionalist appeal. It also boasts several mountains, vast ranges of rural land and unique wildlife to make it one of the most diverse counties in Wales. Read more

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52.076080, -4.359063

Bramble Cottage is beautifully decorated, affording couples a high standard of accommodation in a quiet location on a smallholding outside Llandysul. You're barely twenty minutes from the coast when you stay here, and there are gorgeous walks and bike rides from the door into the surrounding Ceredigion countryside. Spend relaxing days at the beach, sightseeing in Aberystwyth, taking advantage of the fantastic local farmer's markets, and enjoying the sights and attractions for which West Wales is so loved. Alternatively, sleep late, brunch in the garden, then settle back in the wood-fuelled outdoor hot tub. 

Weekly guide price:
£545 to £750
Short breaks from £150 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.418254, -4.057245

This home-away-from-home is an ideal self-catering holiday home in Aberystwyth for couples, families and friends. It is spacious and welcoming, accommodating up to five people in four bedrooms. Tucked away on a quiet road just a mile from the centre of town, the house is ideally located for exploring the coast and countryside as well as for visitors or researchers working at the university or the National Library. Aberystwyth is a lively town with a fantastic atmosphere and lots to see and do all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£490 to £720
Short breaks from £110 per night

5  |   4  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.206829, -3.914605

Escape to the country at Ysgubor, where you can enjoy incredible views of the Ystwyth Valley to the Cambrian Mountains. Just over a mile from the market town of Tregaron and Y Talbot pub, its location is ideal for enjoying Ceredigion's most beautiful attractions including the beaches at Aberystwyth and Cardigan, Cors Caron Nature Reserve and the Devil's Bridge waterfalls. There is space for six guests in three bedrooms, with child-friendly touches including their own play area on the mezzanine level. With two bathrooms and three living areas, plus a spacious garden and patio, Ysgubor is perfect for families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£525 to £1650
Short breaks from £75 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.136106, -4.466451

Big enough for families but still cosy and charming for couples, Trysor Holiday Cottage lives up to its name. This welcoming holiday cottage is in the quiet residential village of Sarnau, 20-minutes from National Trust Penbryn Beach and the Cardigan Coast Path, and within easy reach of Cardigan, Aberystwyth and Fishguard. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms, with a flexible layout to suit your needs. The beautifully converted carriage house is also pet-friendly, making it ideal for holidays with your four legged family members. Walking, cycling, surfing, kayaking, golf and horse riding are just a few of the many ways to enjoy this lovely part of Wales. 

Weekly guide price:
£825 to £1730
Short breaks from £185 per night

6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.221444, -4.022293

In a quiet location on the edge of a peaceful village in the beautiful Aeron Valley, Murmur Aeron is a wonderful holiday property for families and groups of friends who want both space and location. It is within walking distance of The Three Horseshoe Inn and village shop, and close to excellent footpaths and cycle paths. Cardigan Bay and its beautiful beaches are within easy reach, as are Aberystwyth and Lampeter. Once visited, guests often book to visit Murmur Aeron again!

Weekly guide price:
£595 to £785
Short breaks from £125 per night

6  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.210316, -4.084060

Getting away from it all does not have to mean giving up creature comforts. With space for three people in two bedrooms, Rhoslwyn provides a high-standard of dog-friendly accommodation for couples and small families who want a place to stay that is within easy reach of excellent footpaths, cycling trails, countryside attractions and the beautiful Ceredigion coast. Perfectly sandwiched between the coast and countryside, this beautiful part of Mid-Wales is just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.

Weekly guide price:
£494 to £595
Short breaks from £108 per night

3  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Sunday

52.146229, -4.384205

West Wales Cottage has been fully refurbished to provide very comfortable self-catering accommodation for families and friends with original features that include stone walls and oak trusses. The holiday cottage sleeps seven people in four bedrooms with two bathrooms and has lots of space inside and outdoors. Kids will love the pirate themed log cabin escape room as well as the treasure hunt and games room. The cottage is in Plwmp, four miles from the coast and beaches like Llangrannog and Mwnt, with good access to footpaths and cycling routes. It's ideal for a holiday all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £1200
Short breaks from £96 per night

7  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.134124, -4.546016

The Penny Black is a fantastic 5-Star holiday apartment by the beach at Aberporth, with incredible views and a location steps from the shore. Guests are within walking distance of the Ceredigion Coastal Path, shops, cafes and the waterfront Ship Inn pub. The ground floor holiday home sleeps four people in two bedrooms. The flexible layout is ideal for families and friends. It also works well for couples who need two bedrooms or just like lots of room.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £1195

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

52.134124, -4.546016

You can't get more "waterfront" than this fantastic 5-Star holiday rental on the beach at Aberporth. Two Penny Blue has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a flexible layout that sleeps families, couples or friends. Enjoy the uninterrupted views over the beach and Ceredigion Bay from indoors or from the huge 360-foot balcony. Shops, cafes, restaurants and the seashore are all within a short stroll as are two beautiful beaches and the wonderful Ceredigion Coastal Footpath. Two Penny Blue is perfect for a relaxing holiday at any time of the year.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£445 to £1195

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

52.134124, -4.546016

Treat yourself to a holiday in this luxury 5-Star self catering apartment overlooking Ceredigion Bay at Aberporth. The Penny Red is a stunning holiday rental on the second floor of The Old Post Office in the heart of this charming seaside town, steps from the beach, shops, cafes and the local pub. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom property sleeps four people with a flexible layout that suits families or friends. Top all of this off with a massive waterfront balcony and a high standard of furnishings, and you've got a holiday home you'll never want to leave.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £1195

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

52.369502, -4.086693

Sitting in the Welsh village of Chancery, this welcoming single level holiday home is well suited for couples, small families and those with limited mobility having just one step to enter the cottage. Perfectly placed, the cottage is one of three in a tranquil setting, yet only four miles for the bustling seaside town of Aberystwyth on Cardigan Bay with its lovely beaches, shops, pubs, golf course, pier and castle. A great self-catering base for exploring Mid-Wales and also Snowdonia National Park.

Weekly guide price:
£610 to £800
Short breaks from £140 per night

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.369502, -4.086693

This comfortable holiday cottage offers a warm Welsh welcome and sits on a family run farm, just a short drive from Aberystwyth. Enjoy the many attractions of Cardigan Bay on the doorstep and Aberystwyth's abundance of amenities just four miles away including pubs, restaurants, glorious beaches, a promenade and the castle. Snowdonia National Park is within easy reach or simply just relax in the peace and tranquility of Mid-Wales.

Weekly guide price:
£610 to £800
Short breaks from £140 per night

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.369502, -4.086693

One of three holiday cottages sitting on a farm in the village of Chancery nestling amidst glorious Mid-Wales countryside. The fishing port of Aberystwyth is just four miles away with its great choice of pubs and shops as well as its historic castle, golf course, cliff top railway, promenade and beaches for lazy days. A great self-catering base for exploring Cardigan Bay and the many attractions of beautiful Ceredigion.

Weekly guide price:
£740 to £1125
Short breaks from £148 per night

5  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.411474, -4.087712

Why wait for summer to enjoy a holiday in Aberystwyth. This lovely ground floor apartment is steps from the Marina and close to shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. It sleeps two people in one bedroom with space for a travel cot. It is perfect for couples or individuals who appreciate having the splendour of Cardigan Bay and the Ceredigion coast on their doorstep. Aberystwyth is a university town with an impressive pedigree, boasting great nightlife, historic buildings, and plenty of attractions that appeal to all ages and interests. 

Weekly guide price:
£490 to £550
Short breaks from £120 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.342171, -3.863806

Escape to the beauty of Ceredigion at The Stable. It's a beautiful one-bedroom holiday cottage one mile from the rural village of Pont-rhyd-y-groes and within a short drive of Aberystwyth and the gorgeous Ceredigion coastline. It's the perfect romantic bolthole where you can enjoy walking and cycling through the countryside, lazy days at the beach, and shopping and sightseeing in Aberystwyth. The cottage is set up for self-catering, but there is a wide choice of places to eat and drink if you'd rather not cook. The Stable is dog friendly and available for holiday bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £475
Short breaks from £87 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.342171, -3.863806

The Carthouse is ideal for couples or small families who want a rural retreat within easy reach of Aberystwyth and the Ceredigion coastline. It's a charming stone holiday cottage on a family-run farm near Pont-rhyd-y-groes village, close to favourite footpaths and cycling routes. The one-bedroom cottage is child and dog-friendly with accommodation over two levels and a private patio with an outdoor hot tub. It's perfect for a fun and relaxing holiday in all seasons. 

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £625
Short breaks from £110 per night

3  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.342171, -3.863806

The Barn is a wonderful family-friendly holiday cottage on a family-run farm in Ceredigion, 11 miles from Aberystwyth and with beautiful views of the Cambrian Hills. The layout also works well for couples, and the ground floor is accessible for guests who use a wheelchair. It's a fantastic choice for people to enjoy being outdoors in a beautiful setting, walking, cycling and spending time at the beach. Aberystwyth is an exciting town with lots to offer in all seasons, making this an excellent choice for a relaxing rural escape in any season. 

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £695
Short breaks from £118 per night

6  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Hafod Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 17th Jun 2022 for 7 nights, £995Save £200"5* Beautiful open plan cottage in Cardigan Bay, with Hot Tub and just 2 miles from a blue flag beach and situated on the Ystwyth Trail so gorgeous walks from the door."
52.380641, -4.070716

Hafod Cottage is a stylish holiday home in the peaceful village of Llanfarian, three miles from Aberystwyth and within easy reach of the beautiful Ceredigion Coast and Cardigan Bay. It has a hot tub, good WiFi and lots of other features that make it a welcoming, luxurious place to enjoy a break - the perfect choice for families as it can comfortably sleep up to four people in two bedrooms, with the potential for a fifth person on a comfortable sofa-bed in the private downstairs snug if necessary, but equally welcoming for couples and friends. The dog-friendly cottage has beautiful walks and bike rides from the door and lots of opportunities for coastal and hill walking, road cycling and mountain biking, golf, swimming and surfing. Local attractions include Aberystwyth's Victorian seafront promenade and cliff-top railway, Devil's Bridge Falls, and dolphin spotting boat tours. 

Weekly guide price:
£604 to £1408
Short breaks from £86 per night

4+1  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Corlan Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 13th Jun 2022 for 4 nights, £1038Save £200"5* Rural & Coastal: Sleeps 9, Hot Tub, Games Room (6ft Pool Table and Bar), Dog Friendly. On the Ystwyth Trail, so beautiful walks from the door but just 2 miles from coastal town of Aberystwyth."
52.384674, -4.070510

Corlan Cottage is a stylish holiday home with fantastic features that appeal to 21st Century guests. You can expect a hot tub, games room and bar, underfloor heating, good WiFi and lots of other features that make it a welcoming, luxurious place to enjoy a break with family and friends. The four-bedroom holiday home sleeps nine people and is less than three miles from the seaside town of Aberystwyth in the tranquil village of Llanfarian, with gorgeous rural views. It's a fantastic location for relaxing, walking, cycling and discovering the many and varied attractions of the Ceredigion coast and countryside.

Weekly guide price:
£893 to £2194
Short breaks from £127 per night

9  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.342171, -3.863806

If you're feeling overwhelmed, you're yearning for adventure, or you want to experience the history, culture and beauty of mid-Wales, The Byre is the place for you. This charming self-catering cottage is in a beautiful rural location on a family-run farm a short drive from Aberystwyth and the beautiful beaches of the Ceredigion Coast. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for couples or families, including those with pets. There are gorgeous walks from the door and lots to see and do in every season. 

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £595
Short breaks from £106 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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Holidays in Ceredigion

Like the bordering county of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion was a favourite spot of the poet Dylan Thomas, who took inspiration from the beautiful surrounding area and wrote 'Under Milk Wood’ based on his experiences here. Indeed, like many counties in this region, it has played a major role in Arthurian legends over the years and the almost mystical scenery and spiritual landscapes ensure that even today, you can imagine the magical nature of these legends coming to life.

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a whole range of different activities in Ceredigion and the Ystwyth and Rheidol trails in particular, offer some challenging but rewarding routes. Amongst the open hills and remoteness of many areas of the countryside is Bwlch Nant yr Arian, a mountain biking route with 3 different trails. If going at a gentler pace is more amenable, then donning some sturdy shoes and taking off on foot around the glorious landscape is a fantastic experience and you can witness wildlife including warblers, deer or birds of prey on your travels. From the low down river valley walks, to the tranquil coastal paths and windswept mountainous trails, there is a walking route in Ceredigion to please all fitness levels.

Golfing is a particular sport that is held dear in the county and golfers of all abilities and handicaps can find challenging courses within its borders. Aberystwyth, Llanrhystud, Cardigan and Borth & Ynyslas all have stimulating courses with links conditions and great views over the coastline. Aberystwyth itself is a market town that is perhaps famous for its university but also has a great vibe to it. A bustling student population means that it holds lively and energetic nightlife, combined with the history of the Aberystwyth castle and nostalgia of its old town centre.

The town of Cardigan has windy narrow streets with small independent shops and hosts various festivals throughout the year including local food festivals, Christmas fairs and the Aberaeron Festival of Welsh Ponies and Cobs for kids and adults with a sense of fun. Indeed, culturally Cardigan is significant with the largest percentage of the population speaking Welsh as a fluent language.

Ceredigion is perhaps not as well-known as other counties in Wales, however it is a real gem just waiting to be discovered. It has a very typically Welsh landscape with mining and railway towns nestled amongst the acres of green hills and valleys. With various activities for everyone in the family, an active nightlife scene in the University town of Aberystwyth and a traditional charm, the county is one of the best areas that Wales has to offer.