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"A recently modernised 17th Century cottage with garden and balcony overlooking the Ystwyth valley and surrounding Cambrian mountains."
Cwmstwyth near Aberystwyth
Telephone - 01892 864541
Phone - 01892 864541
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| £270 - £360 inc heat and light/sleeps 4|
|The Ystwyth valley is one of the foremost areas of the country for observing red kites. This large bird of prey was on the verge of extinction before being successfully repopulated in the valley. Whilst the birds may often be seen circling on thermals outside of the cottages, local feeding centres provide opportunities to see the birds at much closer quarters and are particularly popular with children.
Penroc has one twin bedroom and a double bedroom with an adjoining balcony, allowing you to fully appreciate the beautiful view across the valley. Downstairs there is one large room with a well-equipped kitchen area along one wall, a large seating area with double-glazed picture windows and a cosy living area around an attractive gas stove. The cottage is cosy, extremely comfortable and has been sympathetically refurbished by an interior designer. Underfloor heating is available at just £15 pw extra.
There is a TV, Sky FreeSat and DVD player with plenty of prerecorded DVDs to enjoy. Landline phone available. A selection of books, puzzles and games are provided as well. The kitchen has all you need for your stay. A three-drawer freezer means fewer trips to the excellent Spa at Rhayader or Morrisons at Aberystwyth. The Post Office at Devil's Bridge sells basic essentials. Heating is night storage but the gas-burning stove makes the cottage warm enough even in deep winter and is lovely to sit around.
There are limitless possibilities for walking as well as a range of activities that may be pursued in the surrounding countryside. The friendly market town of Rhayader lies on the banks of the river Wye and is close to the spectacular Elan Valley lakes. The area claims to provide some of the best and most affordable fly-fishing waters in the country. Exploring Wales on horseback is a great way to enjoy the beautiful countryside. Nearby riding centres, particularly in Powys, cater for a wide range of ages and levels of experience, offering gentle pony treks or more exhilarating canters.Cycling is a great way to explore the welsh countryside and many cyclists enjoy the unique character of the Cambrian Mountains. The forestry commission works in partnership with the cycling community to provide dedicated cycle tracks at many of the most popular locations. Wales as a whole now has over 1000 miles of cycling paths. Due to the relative quiet of travelling on a bike, birds and mammals are often not scared off so quickly.
Cycling therefore represents an excellent way to take in the abundant wildlife on offer.
More leisurely progress through the countryside is offered by the Vale of Rheidol railway. Between mid-April and late October a renovated, early 20th century steam locomotive runs between Aberystwyth and the nearby village of Devil's Bridge, covering the 12 mile trip in around an hour. The journey covers a height difference of over 600ft and affords superb views of the valley.
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