The tiny village of Trawscoed is set amid the wild hills, woods and rivers of Ceredigion, Wales. This peaceful community consists of a scattering of historic homes, near the banks of the River Ystwyth. On the doorstep of Trawscoed holiday cottages, the spectacular countryside of Mid Wales is a paradise for outdoor pursuits.

Ceredigion is an ancient kingdom, founded by the Welsh chieftain Ceredig in the 5th century. Bordered by the barren Cambrian Mountains on one side and Cardigan Bay on the other, Ceredigion is a remote region where most towns and villages have remained largely untouched by industry or tourism. Ceredigion’s lack of development makes self-catering holidays in Trawscoed perfect for getting off the beaten track and discovering lush river valleys, vast, sandy beaches and arid, mountainous landscapes. 

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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.

Take a wander from your Trawscoed holiday cottage and you will discover a traditional community where Welsh is widely spoken. There is an Iron Age hillfort which dates back to 70AD and overlooks a Roman bridge across the River Ystwyth.

Many of Ceredigion’s most beautiful locations are a short drive from Trawscoed. The walk to Devil’s Bridge and the nearby waterfall can be reached on the Vale of Rheidol railway, eight miles northeast of Trawscoed. To the village’s west, the Ceredigion coast is home to hidden coves, towering cliffs and ancient fishing villages. The 60-mile Ceredigion Coast Path covers its entirety, with breathtaking views and more dolphin sightings than anywhere else in the UK.

The lively university town of Aberystwyth is well worth a visit, with a variety of independent shops to explore, and a renowned arts centre. The National Library of Wales is a must-see for history enthusiasts, with a remarkable archive of the country’s music, photos and books. Aberaeron is a charming town with elegant seafront and far-reaching views across Cardigan Bay.