Picturesque local towns, many with farmers
markets selling all sorts of locally produced goodies- like Aberaeron
designed by John Nash, New
Quay and Newcastle Emlyn where the local farmers get together for
the market every Friday and Cardigan
at the mouth of the River Teifi.
beaches, Tresaith, Llangrannog, Cai
Bach, Mwnt, Penbryn and many more are all on our doorstep. Others, less
well known are ideal for a quiet swim and a moment to yourself even
in the height of summer.
Historic Buildings, Llanerchaeron,
near Aberaeron is a fascinating insight into a country gentleman’s
life in a house designed by John Nash.
St Dogmaels Abbey which becomes an outdoor theatrical venue in the summer
After enjoying the cottage garden and orchard, you can also explore
and the Botanic
Garden of Wales
Boat trips to
see dolphins, seals, cormorants etc leave from New
Quay most days
Sustrans cycle routes throughout
reviving Walks along the coast (local
bus links between areas), valleys, woodlands and hills. Whether you
are looking for an evening stroll or a challenging stretch of the legs,
there are some fantastic walks available, even from our front door!
Theatre and Cinema attractions,
together with art gallery at the newly designed Theatre
Mwldan in Cardigan, features “Art House”
films as well as Hollywood box office busters. Aberystwyth theatre at
the university also has a range of live attractions and gallery expositions.
Shakespeare plays are also on in the evenings in a range of exciting
castle sits in a bend of the river Teifi and was the subject of a painting
Cardigan castle, newly acquired by the council and open some days for
those who want to see the beginning of its restoration.
Newcastle Emlyn. Lit up at night, this picturesque ruined castle lies
within the bend of the river Teifi and a pleasant stroll may be taken
along the banks of the river and around the castle.
you crave that special painting for your wall, a ceramic dish for the
table or a throw for your bed, you can be sure to find that special
Canoeing on the River Teifi from the Welsh Wildlife Centre, is a wonderful
way to explore the area.
Pony Trekking: Available
just across the valley from our home and at other venues too.
Bird watching: With
kites, buzzards, sparrow hawks, swallows, gold finches and mistle
thrushes flying over our pond and choughs and peregrine falcons (to
name but a few of the many birds here - I’m sure that you’ll
put a name to far more than I can…) nearby, you should be able
to see many different species from your chair on the terrace or the
more adventurous might like to wander further afield.
Pubs and restaurants Too
many good quality places for me to be able to mention them all here
but try watching the sun set over the sea whilst downing a pint at The
Ship in Tresaith or take an evening stroll from the cottage to our local,
Crown in Llwyndafydd or, for a real step
back in time you have to visit Betty’s in the beautiful Gwaun
Valley where beer is still drawn into a jug in the authentic surroundings
of an old Welsh ale house.
Centre and mill at Cenarth- a very informative tour of coracles
from all over the world in this pretty riverside village, where you
can also get a fishing permit to try your hand at catching trout, salmon
and sewin and round it off with a pint of real ale in the thatched pub
in the village.
Chocolate Factory - where you can see Pembertons award winning cholcoate
being made and
Aberaeron aquarium; something
for everyone here.
forest Centre, Aberporth. Full of exotic
butterflies, stick insects and creatures to discover amongst the foliage,
this is a very interesting visit for adults and children alike.
Woollen museum, Drefach Felindre. An offshoot
of St Fagans Welsh Life museum, this old woollen mill brings one of
the areas most important industries back to life.
Lots of farms to visit where very tasty cheese are made by hand using
traditional methods, including Caws
Cenarth, Penbryn and Teifi cheeses.
Vintage show, Croeslan:
Held on August Bank Holiday weekend, this is an extravaganza of traction
engines, wurlitzers, vintage vehicles, bouncy castles and donkey rides
not to be missed.
Golf Courses. Full
course at Gwbert, Cardigan and a nine hole course at Saron, Llandysul.
Tourist Railways. Two
narrow gage steam railways run from Bronwydd near Carmarthen and Henllan
near Newcastle Emlyn for an enjoyable nostalgic day out.
Further afield: Walks
from the Preseli mountains and Marloes sands in the South, to the Cambrian
mountains in the east and Snowdon in the North. St Davids picturesque
cathedral town, the lovely market towns of Narberth and Newport. Picton
Castle and Colby Woodland gardens with their rhodedendron filled grounds.
Pleasure park and Folly