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Ger y Faen

near Aberystwyth - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

Surrounded by rolling countryside, relax and take in the scenery at this Devil's Bridge holiday cottage, with a hot tub, wood burner, games room and sauna.
  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bath/shower rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Hot tub
99869
£366 - £709 per week *

Description

This cottage with hot tub is set within 40 acres of beautiful rolling countryside with wonderful views and wildlife surrounding you. Only 1 mile from the famous village of Devil’s Bridge with it’s three bridges and waterfalls, this cosy Devil's Bridge holiday cottage has a hot tub, wood burner log fire, sauna and a games room. With walks starting straight from the front door this area is great for walking, cycling and mountain biking or why not head to the many nearby attractions including the Vale of Rheidol Railway, Devil’s Bridge Waterfalls and The Hafod Estate.

Ground Floor

Comfortable living room at this Devil's Bridge holiday cottage with dining area with character features including wooden beams and a wood burner set in a stone fire place. 2 seater sofa and 2 armchairs, coffee table and a book shelf stocked with books. Dining table seating 4. TV and DVD player and digital radio. Patio door leading to the front of the holiday cottage in devil's Bridge.

Modern kitchen with 4 burner electric hob, oven and grill, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, Microwave oven, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils. Iron and ironing board also provided.

Bedroom 1 - Double bed, wardrobe, chest of draws, 2 bedside tables, bedside lamps. Double glazed window looking out towards the front of the property with views of the surrounding countryside.

Bedroom 2 - 2 Twin beds, wardrobe, chest of draws, bedside table with lamp, reading lights above beds. Double glazed window looking out towards the front of the property with views of the surrounding countryside.

Sauna and Shower room (Accessed at the rear of the property through the back door, access is under cover) - Swedish sauna, Electric Shower, toilet, hand basin & washing machine.

Upstairs

Family bathroom with bath, hand basin and toilet. Full length mirror, shaving point and hairdryer.

Garden

This cottage with hot tub (shared with one other cottage) has a seating area with patio furniture at the front of the cottage as well as a lawned area and parking area. Sit outside and enjoy the views and the wildlife (including Red Kites). At the rear of the cottage there is a bbq (charcoal) area, which is under cover which means you can enjoy a bbq whatever the weather. In the grounds there is also a small stream. Children can also play in the field to the side of the holiday cottage in devil's Bridge or watch as the sheep pass by.

There is a games room on the grounds of the property (shared with one other Devil's Bridge holiday cottage) which includes a pool table. There is also an outdoor table tennis set available.

Additional Information

  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryer provided.
  • Heating and electricity included. Logs provided for the wood burner
  • Welcome pack provided on arrival
  • Cot and high chair provided on request.
  • Wifi available
  • Secure storage for bikes
  • Parking space for up to 3 cars outside the cottage.
  • No pets or smoking allowed in the cottage
  • Charcoal BBQ

At a Glance

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bath/shower rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Hot tub
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a freezer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 4 miles away
  • Coast: 10 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 4 miles away

Local Area

Ger y Faen is located within the owners spacious grounds along with the owners property and one other cottage. Located only 1 mile from the rural village of Devil’s Bridge, which offers a pub, cafe, chocolate factory (and shop) as well as tourism attractions such as a steam railway (take a journey to Aberystwyth), Waterfalls and 3 bridges (all built on top of each other). This holiday cottage in Devil's Bridge is located 10 miles away from the coast and the seaside resort of Aberystwyth provides all the amenities you require including shops, pubs, supermarkets, restaurants as well as a beautiful promenade, The National Library of Wales and a cliff railway.

 

Devil’s Bridge has been a popular tourism spot for hundreds of years and recently the village and surrounding scenery and landscapes has appeared on Hinterland / Y Gwyll; a dual language detective drama based in the area.

 

During your stay at this Devil's Bridge holiday cottage explore the village and its history, take a walk to the Devil’s Bridge Waterfalls and see the three bridges. Built on top of each other and according to legend the first was built by the Devil, hence giving the village its name. After your walk have a well deserved drink in the Hafod Hotel which was an old hunting lodge for the Hafod Estate.

 

Devil’s Bridge is also a dedicated ‘Walkers are Welcome’ area with a choice of walks of various lengths starting from the village or from nearby locations.

 

Located only a 10 minute drive away from this Aberystwyth self catering cottage is Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre, one of Wales’ best known Mountain Biking Trail Centres. At Nant yr Arian you will also find walking trails, a visitor centre and you can even watch the red kites being fed.


Other nearby attractions include, The Silver Lead Mines at Llywernog (5.5miles) Elan Valley (15 miles) Cwm Rheidol (5miles) and Tregaron (14 miles).

 

You will also find a great choice of restaurants / public houses all within a short drive of Ger y Faen including the Halfway Inn, Pisgah (4 miles), Farmers Arms, Llanfihangel y Creuddyn (6 miles) and Ty’n Llidiart, Capel Bangor (7 miles).

 

Walking

 

A number of walks start from the cottage and walking maps with route descriptions are provided. There is a public footpath from Ger y Faen that will take you to the railway line and the station of Rhiwfron - where you can catch the train and head into Devil’s Bridge or Aberystwyth.

 

‘Mynach and Rheidol’ - A 9 mile (slightly longer if started from cottage) circular walk exploring both sides of the Rheidol Valley, with steep sections passing the historic Parsons Bridge. can be started from the cottage

 

‘Discover the Rheidol Valley’ 10 miles walk along the upper and lower sections of the Southern side of the Rheidol Valley. can be started from cottage

 

‘Pumlumon’ three different routes to the summit of Pumlumon 2 miles, 2.5 miles and 4 miles. 6 miles from cottage

 

‘Discover Cefn Croes’: A 7 mile circular walk through forestry to the Cefn Croes wind farm site, fantastic panoramic views. 3 miles from cottage

 

The Hafod Estate (owned by Natural Resources Wales) 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 from cottage

 

Cycling

 

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 Wales’ dedicated Mountain Biking trail centres, with the Continental Tyres Syfydrin Trail, one of the most scenic wilderness trails in the UK. 5.5 miles from cottage.

 

Fishing

 

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

 

Horse Riding

 

Rheidol Riding Centre - Capel Bangor. 7 miles

 

Bird watching

 

Red Kite Feeding Centre at Nant yr Arian. 5.5 miles

 

Cors Caron Nature Reserve between Tregaron and Pontrhydfendigaid. 12 miles

 

Beaches

 

Popular seaside town of Aberystwyth. 10 miles

 

Ynys Las beach and sand dunes. 20 miles

 

Golf

Capel Bangor Golf Club - 18 hole golf course. 9.5 miles

 

Aberystwyth Golf Club – 18 hole golf course. 12.8 miles

Prices

Reviews

The hosts were very helpful and friendly we had the best holiday ever it was fantastic and will b going on holiday again hopefully next year through the best of Wales thank you. Holiday was first class it was exactly as described on the Internet Mr D Jenkins - 13th August 2018
Very welcoming hosts and a great hot tub.
Cottage in good location for visiting coast (via steam railway) and Devil's Bridge attractions. Follow Public Footpath from near cottage through woods to local station/halt to catch steam train to Aberystwyth. Hafod Inn/Hotel does good food.Family from Norwich - 20th August 2017
It was very enjoyable. Very relaxing, a beautiful area. Enjoyed the local steam railway, it was a lovely way to see the countryside.David from Merseyside - 2nd July 2017
Lovely cottage, loved the hot tub, sauna and log burner. Jane and Ed are lovely friendly people.
Aberystwyth is really quaint, the Devil Bridge walk is good too but a hard slog.Stuart fromPorthcawl - 22nd March 2017
Picturesque location, home from home, beautiful views, had everything you could need. It was perfect.
Recommendations: Steam railway, new quay cliff top walks, Boat trip to see dolphins and seals, Devils bridge, Elan valley to see the dams and beautiful scenery.Sue from Coventry - 11th October 2016
Relaxing stay, hot tub & under cover bbq area are great bonus. Borth beach is a must as you can drive your car onto it. Great recommendation by Edryd.Hannah from High Wycombe - 3rd September 2016

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