3 (off peak)
Mwnt is a cosy bijou holiday retreat for two and just perfect for couples who enjoy walking, being by the sea, wildlife and relaxing amongst glorious coastal scenery. Affording a lovely position, this sweet hideaway is less than a mile on foot to the Ceredigion Marine Heritage Coastline and gorgeous beaches like National Trust's Cwmtydu where you are likely to see seals with their pups during autumn.
Beautifully refurbishment, Mwnt Cottage is warm and inviting at any time of the year with a log burner to cosy up in front of during the winter nights, and a patio for alfresco dining when the sun shines. With high vaulted ceilings and french doors plus sky-lights, the cottage has a light and airy feel, with a splash of blue giving a distinct nod towards the coastal environment that surrounds.
After you have enjoyed breakfast on the patio, lace up your walking boots and set off on foot for a day of exploring. The surrounding landscape is a tranquil haven abundant with wildlife so there are often exciting things to spot on your travels like seals or dolphins off the coast. An easy walk (less than a mile) takes you to the sheltered cove of Cwmtydu where you can spend a lazy day, or continue along the Ceredigion Coastal Path further to find your own favourite beach (there are plenty to choose from!). Alternatively, hop on your bike and cycle along the coast or take the Cardi Bach bus which runs between Cardigan and New Quay, stopping off at all the beaches enroute (the bus will accommodate two bikes so you can always cycle one way and take the bus back). For those with a passion for adrenaline and water sports, the area also has a number of good outdoor activity companies offering everything from coasteering to sailing and kayaking to paddle-boarding.
New Quay is a lovely place to while away a few holiday hours. The attractive seaside town has a pretty harbour where you can catch a boat trip to go dolphin spotting (it is also a lovely place to just sit and watch the comings and goings with fish and chips!). Whether you walk, cycle, drive or take the bus to New Quay, it has plenty on offer with Blue Flag beaches for lazy days, water-sports, shops, eateries and for poet lovers, the Dylan Thomas Trail. Along the coast in the opposite direction is Llangrannog which has pubs and cafes.
However hard you may find it to tear yourself away from the beauty that surrounds Mwnt, it feels only right that you put aside a day or two to discover the beauty of this lovely corner of Wales (particularly as 2019 is the 'Year of Discovery' in Wales!). Head to the harbour town of Aberaeron with its colourful Georgian houses surrounding the harbour or visit the castle at Cardigan. Aberystwyth is also a pleasant place to visit with its promenade and electric cliff railway.
If you are blessed with sunshine you are unlikely to want to leave the setting of Mwnt Cottage but if the weather is inclement, there are plenty of great things to see and do to fill your holiday days.
Gareth Edwards joined Independent Cottages in January 2019
Offering split level accommodation with plenty of space and character for two, this cosy welcoming holiday cottage is popular with couples.
Outside: The patio is accessed off the living area and the enclosed garden is laid to lawned (outdoor furniture provided, along with BBQ). Off-road parking for two vehicles.
Additional information: Ground source heating keeps the cottage warm all year round with a log burner for extra cosiness. Prices include heating, electricity, bed linen and towels (please bring beach towels), as well as a welcome supply of logs. Sorry but no dogs and strictly no smoking.
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