Cardigan Bay is a large scoop out of the West coast of Wales, stretching from Bardsey Island in the North to Strumble Head in Pembrokeshire in the South. The bay is known for its scenic beaches, fertile farmland and vibrant marine life. For those who wish to visit this area, we recommend Eirlys Cottage as the perfect place to stay.
Eirlys is the Welsh name for snowdrop and, should you visit in Spring, you’ll see plenty of these lovely white flowers scattered around the paths and gardens. Eirlys Cottage was originally a traditional stone barn and has been lovingly converted into a quality holiday cottage. It enjoys a tranquil setting on a seven acre rural smallholding so is perfect for those who enjoy peace and privacy.
Fully equipped for your every need
The cottage has one king size and one twin room plus a camp bed that can be used for children. Original features of the barn remain, with exposed beams in the spacious open plan living area. These are matched by quality oak furnishings. The kitchen offers an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
Five people can dine comfortably at the large table and high chair can be provided on request. The lounge has all the comforts you could want with squashy leather sofas and wall mounted TV, DVD and CD player. If a quiet spot for reading or relaxation is what you need, the upstairs galleried sitting area is just the place. Outside you’ll find an enclosed patio and garden with barbecue area and parking for 2 cars.
Enjoy the countryside
Only a mile and a half from Eirlys Cottage lies the seaside village of Llanrhystud with a safe, shallow beach for swimming. From here, a coastal walking path leads you to the remains of eighteenth century lime kilns. There is also an 18 hole golf course and driving range nearby. Another prominent local attraction is the National Trust Estate of Llanerchaeron. This is an excellently preserved eighteenth century estate and one of the most complete examples of architect John Nash’s early work. It Is also a working organic farm featuring rare welsh breeds of cattle and sheep as well as an ornamental lake and walled gardens.
But don’t miss out on city life
The historic city of Aberystwyth sits just ten miles to the north of the cottage and offers a wide range of entertainments including theatres and cinemas. There is a variety of bars and restaurants to enjoy. The National Library of Wales is located here and has a useful visitors centre. Aberystwyth also has its own Arts Centre which hosts workshops, films and regular exhibitions. History enthusiasts should not miss the ruins of Aberystwyth’s thirteenth century castle which now house a war memorial and park.