Fronhaul holiday cottage is situated in the village of Devil’s Bridge - a popular tourist attraction with 3 famous bridges built on top of each other. The picturesque village is also connected by steam train to the coastal town of Aberystwyth, 12 miles away. This beautiful cottage at the edge of the village offers a calming retreat and is just a few minutes’ walk to the local pub, café and Vale of Rheidol station. Enjoy beautiful walks, fishing, mountain biking etc nearby & those red kites gliding above.
Light and airy lounge with a large window enjoying views out onto the mature garden. It has a wood burner (initial fuel free), a flat screen TV with basic Sky, DVD and video. Wi-fi also available. There are a range of DVD’s, videos, books and games available should you have time. Comfy seating for relaxing in the evenings.
A newly fitted kitchen that is fully equipped with a dishwasher, freezer, fridge and microwave is at the rear of the property, with views of the valley. The back door opens into the enclosed back garden with access to the garage.
The garage includes a washing machine, tumble dryer and can be used for secure bike storage.
The dining room is at the front on the opposite side of the hall from the lounge, with a door into the kitchen. It has a large pine table with seating for six for you to enjoy your meals at the end of the day.
A lovely bathroom including a bath, overhead shower with bath screen. Ideal for soaking after a long walk.
Bedroom 1 is at the front of the property. Tastefully furnished it has twin beds.
Bedroom 2 is at the rear of the property, has the view of the enclosed back garden and the Rheidol Valley beyond. This is a double bedroom.
Bedroom 3 is also at the rear. It has a single bed and again takes in the views.
The enclosed back garden enjoys great views of the Rheidol Valley. There is a brick BBQ with table and chairs. At the front there is a picnic table and a garden seat to enjoy the sun and the garden.
Welcome pack on arrival including local fresh bread, butter, Welsh cakes, milk, locally made luxury chocolates, tea, coffee, sugar and bottle of wine (Please note contents may vary based on time of year and length of stay).
The following are all provided at the cottage for your stay… Kitchen: Eco washing up liquid, washing powder and softener. Bathroom: soap and toilet roll . General cleaning products: soap , spray, dusters and vacuum cleaner, etc.
Bed linen, hand and bath towels included
Heating and electricity included
Cot and high chair provided (please bring your own bedding for the cot)
Off road parking available
No pets or smoking
Initial fuel for log burner
If you have something special to celebrate why not order a cake (see table below). We can have a homemade cake(s) delivered for your arrival. Please note that we require at least 5 days notice.
If we have a Christmas or New Year Booking, we will be providing Christmas / New Year Cupcakes.
|6 cup cakes||£8.50|
|Giant cup cake||£30|
|8" round iced sponge cake (choose 'home-made cake' option)||£15.50|
*you can add these items to your balance when placing the booking.
This property has a £150 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Wales Cottage Holidays along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead
At a Glance
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 5
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bath/shower room
- No pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- Cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- No smoking
- Enclosed garden/courtyard
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 1 mile away
- Coast: 12 miles away
- Nearest pub: 1 mile away
Fronhaul holiday cottage is located on the edge of the scenic village of Devil’s Bridge, less than a 10 minute walk to the cafe and pub. It is also just a 6 minute walk to the Vale of Rheidol station and this famous steam train will take you on a scenic, relaxing journey to the coast at Aberystwyth. Aberystwyth is a lively university town with a stunning beach and promenade, a wide range of shops, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and other amenities.
The Devil’s Bridge area offers some spectacular landscapes and scenery, as featured on Hinterland / Y Gwyll; a ground-breaking, dual-language detective drama set against the stunning backdrop of west Wales. The village of Devil’s Bridge (Welsh: Pont ar Fynach, literally translating to The Bridge on the Mynach) has been a popular tourist attraction for centuries. Mynach translates to Munk and is a tributary of the river Rheidol.
The bridge is unusual in that there are three separate bridges built upon each other. The most recent is an iron bridge (1901), which was built over a stone bridge (1753), which, according to the legend, was built by the Devil, as it was too difficult for mortals to build. The bridge is at a point where the River Mynach drops 90 metres (300ft) in 5 steps down a steep and narrow ravine before it meets the River Rheidol. The set of stone steps leading down to the lowest bridge at the waterfall are known as Jacob's Ladder.
Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre, one of the premier Mountain Biking centres in Wales, is a 10 minute drive, where you can also watch the red kites being fed. Numerous walks and cycle trails start from Devil’s Bridge and there are deep underground tours, fishing and a wind farm all within 6 miles.
There are famous attractions and landmarks in every direction and the The Silver and Lead Mines at Llywernog (4.7 miles), Elan Valley (15 miles), Rhaeadr (18 miles) and Tregaron (14 miles) all offer great days out.
‘Devil’s Bridge and Waterfalls’: A 6.5 mile circular walk taking in the upper Rheidol Valley, Ystumtuen and Ysbyty Cynfyn. 0.3 miles from cottage
‘Follow the Mynach’: 6.5 miles following the river from its source to Devil’s Bridge, where it creates the famous waterfalls. 0.3 miles from cottage
‘Discover Cefn Croes’: A 7 mile circular walk through forestry to the Cefn Croes wind farm site, fantastic panoramic views. 2 miles from cottage
The Hafod Estate (owned by the Forestry Commission) offers 5 way-marked walks, of varying length and difficulty, enabling visitors to explore the famous Hafod landscape. 3.5 miles
Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre - 3 scenic walks. 5.5 miles
Rheidol Cycle Trail – This 17 mile trail leads you from Devil’s Bridge, through the Rheidol Valley down to the harbour in Aberystwyth, mainly along quiet back roads and dedicated cycle routes. 0 miles
Nant yr Arian Mountain Biking Centre - one of the premier Mountain Biking centres in Wales. Featuring the Continental Tyres Syfydrin Trail, one of the most scenic wilderness trails in the UK. 5.5 miles from cottage.
Nant-y-Moch & Dinas reservoirs, near Ponterwyd - both stocked with varieties of trout. Permits for fishing can be bought from the Rheidol Filling Station in Ponterwyd. 5.8 miles
Red Kite Feeding Centre at Nant yr Arian. 5.5 miles
Popular seaside town of Aberystwyth. 12 miles
Aberystwyth Golf Club – 18 hole golf course. 12.8 miles
Frontal is a brilliant holiday cottage and it is in a beautiful, very convenient, location. We had a wonderful time and hope to return soon. Mrs Katie Valentine - 8th January 2018
Peaceful, relaxing and time with family
We enjoyed, lovely drives, the Elan Valley and visiting good beaches.Debi - 24th July 2017
Fantastic cottage, they thought of everything and would recommend to anyone. The local hotel served excellent food.Family from Hereford - 3rd September 2016
Very relaxing - home from home - just what the doctor ordered ! Oh and the double bed was more comfortable than my own at home.
Recommendations: Steam train a must,ElanValley stunning and feeding the red kites amazingFamily from Leicestershire - 6th August 2016
A fantastic bungalow - a real home from home place. Everything you needed was there. Very clean and tidy. You could sit back and have a relaxing holiday. Very peaceful. A day out in Aberyswth is a must. Great shops and fantastic places to eat. My daughter is vegan and there were restaurants to cater for her too. Also a ride on the steam train at Devils Bridge was good. We enjoyed everything.Michelle from Warwickshire - 30th July 2016
Excellent property in a lovely location. We would thoroughly recommend to anyone. The Red Kites are fantastic.
Recommendations: Visit the Red Kites just a few miles up the road. Ride on the train to Aberystwyth. Good walks in Hafod Forest.Couple from Dorset - 2nd July 2016
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