Rose Cottage is a delightful white-painted semi-detached stone cottage, with enclosed rear garden, overlooking Afon Leri (Leri River), just 1.5 miles from the coast at Borth and 6 miles north of Aberystwyth on the West Wales coast, overlooking the heart of Cardigan Bay, ideal for spotting dolphins and sea birds. This lovely old cottage retains many original features including beamed ceilings, slate floors and large inglenook fireplace with bread oven. Originally just ‘one-up one-down’, the cottage has now been extended to include a kitchen and ground floor shower room in addition to the spacious living room and bedroom.
Click on the 'Reviews' tab above to see many wonderful comments from guests during our first season in 2017!
Briefly, the accommodation and facilities comprise:
Kitchen: well-fitted galley kitchen with hand-made units, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, tall fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and slim dishwasher.
Shower Room: with shower cubicle, Victorian-style high-cistern WC and wash basin.
Living Room: a large room, with rugs over impressive Welsh slate flooring, large wood burner in the stone fireplace, beamed ceiling and walls, large sofa, footstool and armchair, large flat screen Freeview TV, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, circular pine dining table and four chairs, dresser.
The original dark oak staircase, narrow and with two turns, rises from the living room direct into the first floor bedroom.
Bedroom: a spacious room with high beamed ceiling, rugs over original polished floorboards, double bed, imposing antique wardrobe, dressing table, chaise longue. There are views from the small bedroom windows at the rear of the property across the River Leri, which runs alongside the garden.
Outside: An enclosed side and rear garden with lawn and mature planting, patio and Summer House, overlooking the river. Garden furniture and barbecue. River rights (trout and occasionally salmon) on the River Leri, from the patio, if you have your own rod and license.
Parking: Rose Cottage fronts the lane running through the picturesque village of Dol-y-Bont. There is one private gravelled parking space adjacent.
Heating: is primarily by the woodburning stove (logs provided), with additional freestanding electric heaters to supplement.
Borth and Ynyslas together provide over three miles of sandy beach, a lovely walk from Borth to the Ynyslas Nature Reserve, where the Afon Leri joins the Dyfi Estuary. Ynyslas also has a historic golf course. There is a small supermarket in Borth and several pubs, cafes and takeaways along the road from Borth to Ynyslas. A little further inland is an attractive waterfall, water mill and woodland walks at Furnace, also known as Artists' Valley, and nearby RSPB Nature Reserve at Ynys-Hir. The university town of Aberystwyth has a castle, harbour, promenade and pier, with lovely views from Constitution Hill over Cardigan Bay.
Electricity included; logs provided
Bed linen and towels provided
A £100 security deposit is requested
No smoking please
At a Glance
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bath/shower room
- No pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- No smoking
- Enclosed garden/courtyard
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 1.5 miles away
- Coast: 1.5 miles away
- Nearest pub: 1.5 miles away
The beach walk from Borth to Ynyslas is a delight - at low tide can walk through the remains of the 6,000 year old submerged forest. This area is also practical for visiting southern Snowdonia - hiking Cadair Idris for example. If you enjoy the romance of an old cottage, this is a good one. Mrs Noreen Kitchner - 27th July 2018
Perfect little cottage for a relaxing break. We loved it.Ms Ben O’Neill - 5th May 2018
The weather could have been better for our stay, but the cottage has been well equipped and cosy. Aberystwyth is a fun place to eat - Tapas, Fusion King and the Express Cafe by the station all excellent. Castle Bere and Nant-y-Moch both very impressiveMiss Katy Dillon - 16th September 2017
Last minute decision to get away for the bank holiday and we found this beautiful cottage, we walked into town following Julie's little map & also visited Aberystwyth and ate in the Fusion King, highly recommend it. Our visit here has been the quiet and restful trip we wanted. My husband did some fishing and caught a few, met Julie on our first day here, very accommodation and nothing was too much bother, beautiful cottage, lovely comfy bed, all in all excellent.Mr A McGhee - 29th August 2017
The holiday was over all too quick. Thank you Julie & Martin. Lovely cottage and area. No luck with the fishing, but nice to sit and relax.Mr raymond evans - 25th August 2017
Lovely relaxing holiday, beautiful cottage, so quiet!Mrs F Hayward - 18th August 2017
Just a perfect little cottage with the river running by and a very colourful garden. Had a wonderful stay.Miss L Buckle - 4th August 2017
Cottage has been very lovingly restored - lots of attention to detail, lovely.Mrs Julia Morris - 17th July 2017
With Rose Cottage you are custodians of something quite special. Rose reflects the many hours of hard graft you have put into virtually rebuilding the cottage to the very highest standard, whilst maintaining the period features and atmosphere. You should both be very proud. We have spent a lovely week relaxing to birdsong and the burbling of the river. We have also enjoyed exploring the delights of the coast and villages, including the lovely country walk into Borth. Thank you very much for the stay, which has been well worth the long journey!Mr Andrew Osborn - 7th July 2017
What a beautiful cottage - was a special birthday and made it very memorable! All the extra touches go a long way, like the lovely garden overlooking a river, the log burner to sit cosily around, and the grand bedroom tops it off! We stay in a lot of cottages and have to honestly say - this was my favourite! Thank you.Mr Nick Spencer - 10th June 2017
It is a charming and elegant property. Very spacious and comfortable. Location is perfect for a quite, relaxing time yet in close proximity to many outings or day trips to keep us entertained.Ms Derryn Snowdon - 29th April 2017
The perfect hide-away! An elegant and charming cottage - a home from home. Returning to rustic living with the log fire, village surroundings - birds, stream, nature. And fabulous weather! Many, many thanks!Ms Derryn Snowdon - 26th April 2017
We had a fantastic time, what a beautiful little cottage!Mr Dorrington - 17th April 2017
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