The coastal county of Ceredigion is perfect for seaside cottage holidays. The county has mile after mile of golden sandy, award-winning beaches, rocky coves and tiny ports. Aberaeron harbour is regarded as one of the prettiest seaside towns on the coast of Wales, with quaint pubs and cafes lining the harbour edge. The little town’s charming holiday cottages make it a must-visit resort for those who love the sea. Enjoy inland walks, narrow-gauge steam train rides and cycling in unspoiled countryside and mountain walks. Boat trips are very popular along this West Wales coast where there’s even a chance you’ll see bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat at New Quay.
Cariad Cottage is a large and pet friendly Ceredigion Holiday Cottage with a hot tub. Located near Aberaeron in a quiet countryside location, this welcoming rural cottage sleeps 11 in 4 bedrooms, one being wheelchair accessible with a wet room. Cariad has two fun-fishing lakes.
Blaensilltyn Farmhouse in the Ceredigion Countryside is a large detached and pet friendly farmhouse near Newcastle Emlyn. Located on a working farm, this spacious and well-equipped holiday home with a hot tub in West Wales sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms and lies within easy reach of the coast.
Lanlas Farmhouse is a large, 4-star, Grade II-Listed and pet friendly holiday cottage near Aberaeon in an idyllic rural location on the west coast of Wales in Ceredigion. It stands on a 130-acre organic farm (with own fishing lakes) in Ciliau Aeron, 3 miles from beautiful sandy beaches.
Chestnut Cottage is a reappointed holiday home offering complete luxury accommodation within the popular town of Aberystwyth. A pristine and inviting property, the cottage effortlessly blends contemporary style into its rustic build, making it a perfect countryside retreat for families.
The Farmhouse is a large holiday cottage in secluded rural surroundings 3 miles from the Welsh coast beaches at Aberaeroon in Ceredigion, North Wales. This pet friendly house sleeps 12 on a 130-acre organic farm, a perfect family friendly rural retreat, with fabulous views of the Aeron Valley.
Wales’s largest and award-winning arts centre is located in Ceredigion, the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. It is widely recognised as a national flagship for the arts. The centre presents all forms of arts, including drama, dance, music, film, new media, and community arts, which make it an ideal place for a family day trip. Aberystwyth is also home to a cliff railway that offers a birds-eye view of thousands of square miles of land and seascape and offers a vastly different perspective of Ceredigion. If steam trains are more your thing, The Vale of Rheidol Railway runs from Aberystwyth to The Devils Bridge and taking a walk along the nature trail reveals a spectacular 300ft waterfalls.
For literary and history lovers, The National Library of Wales is a grand building with the aim of collecting every book, photograph, film and piece of music made in the country. The library is very accommodating to visitors with constant guided tours and all material accessible to visitors. The Cambrian Mountains offer an ideal playground for those more interested in outdoor activities such as mountain biker and walkers, of which there are several designated trails for each. A café and two children’s play areas sit out of the way, overlooking the peaceful nearby lake.
Apart from seeing the incredible bottlenose dolphins in the sea near New Quay, there are also a vast range of birds to watch in the county during your Ceredigion holiday. One of the significant RSPB reserves, the Ynyshir Nature Reserve, lies near the market town of Machynlleth where plenty of birds can be seen from the observation hides. Llanerchaeron, an 18th Welsh gentry estate near Aberaeron is owned by the National Trust and is now a working farm with extensive walks around the estate and parkland, ideal for families. Ceredigion on the West Coast of Wales offers an excellent choice of family-friendly country and coastal cottage holidays.