3 (off peak)
Rhoslwyn is deceptively spacious and beautifully presented. From the outside, it looks like a traditional stone cottage, with a picket fence and flowering climbers around the porch. Once inside, you appreciate what a wonderful job the owners have done restoring and furnishing the property to create a haven in beautiful mid-Wales countryside that is ideal for couples or small families looking to escape to the country without compromising on comfort.
Lampeter is the nearest town to Rhoslwyn, around ten miles away. Lampeter is home to a large campus of the University of Wales Trinity St David, the oldest university in Wales, and the birthplace of Wales’ national sport: rugby. In addition to a good variety of shops, cafes and pubs, Lampeter has an interesting local museum and a Town Heritage Trail where you can find out more about the history of the area. Nearby, the Dolaucothi Gold Mines were in use for two thousand years. They are now managed by the National Trust, who also look after the Llanerchaeron Estate.
The cottage is in the tiny hamlet of Bwlch-Llan in Ceredigion. You could happily spend your days lazing in the garden, with lawn area and fruit trees, surrounded by fields. However, it would be a shame to waste the fantastic walking and cycling opportunities on the doorstep. The Cambrian Way, which traverses 291 miles across Wales from Cardiff to Conwy, passes nearby, and there are lots of other waymarked footpaths in the area such as the Lampeter to Aberaeron footpath.
Mountain bikers will also be happy with the variety of trails, which cover both coast and countryside. The Ystwyth Trail is nearby, while the Brechfa Forest mountain bike centre is 23 miles away. The roads around Rhoslwyn are quiet and a pleasure to cycle, and with the coast being only nine miles north-west of the cottage, it is simple enough to jump in the car and spend the day at the beach.
The beaches of Cardigan Bay are stunning and rarely crowded. Even in the height of summer, it is possible to find a secluded spot to spread out your towel and enjoy a swim. The 20 kilometre stretch of coast from Ceibwr Bay to Aberath is a designated Special Area of Conservation and home to the largest population of bottlenose dolphins in Europe.
Further afield, the historic city of Aberystwyth is around a 30-minute drive north, while Cardigan (Aberteifi) is within an hour south. Rhoslwyn provides the perfect place to stay while exploring this beautiful region.
Andrew & Cheryl Cracknell joined Independent Cottages in January 2018
Accommodation at Rhoslwyn is all on one level, although there are two steps down into the master bedroom. The owners ensure the cottage is stocked with essentials like washing liquid and bin bags, as well as supplying a welcome pack so you can put the kettle on and enjoy a cup of tea and local treat as soon as you arrive.
Outside: The garden is mainly flat and laid to lawn, with mature trees, shrubs and fruit trees. There is off-street parking for two cars. Secure bike storage and an outside hose make Rhoslwyn a good choice for cyclists.
Additional Information: Utilities for the main house and all linen are included in the cost. The conservatory and cinema room have separate heating with coin meters with initial credit provided. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement from the owner and for a small additional cost. Rhoslwyn is a no-smoking property.
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New for 2018 - We now have WiFi at Rhoslwyn!
| Sun, 22 Apr 2018 for 7 nights, £320
Short breaks also available from £230 (min 3 nights)
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