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Tan-y-Bryn is a converted 19th Century stone building, snuggled into a pretty wooded hillside in one of the most beautiful and outstanding coastal areas of Wales. The cottage offers cosy and comfortable 3-star accommodation in a peaceful and secluded setting, just 10 minutes walk from a mile of soft sand on the National Trust's Penbryn beach.
Tan-y-Bryn is a perfect base for a family holiday, or the perfect hideaway for a relaxing break.
Tan-y-Bryn is surrounded by the beautiful walking country of Penbryn, with excellent bird watching and spectacular views. The views were the backdrop for James Bond's romantic assignation in 'Die Another Day'!
There is a choice of routes down to the beach from the cottage, along the lane past the shop/cafe and car park at Llanborth Farm, or take a wooded trail along the steep-sided valley with sparkling waterfalls and woodland flowers.
The beach itself is made up of soft, powdery sands that stretch for about a mile. Protected by surrounding sloping woodlands, the gently sloping beach is popular with families. Here you can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, building sandcastles, or exploring the rocks and caves.
Tan-y-Bryn is cosy and comfortable bungalow with a feature stone wall. The cottage sleeps four, with one double and one twin bedroom. There is a fully fitted modern kitchen with a full size cooker, washing machine and a microwave. The good sized living room has a colour television with Sky Freeview and DVD player. Additional heating in the lounge is supplied by an electric log-effect hot-air stove. A door from the lounge leads to the shower room and separate WC. In the large garden there is a barbecue and covered seating area plus ample off-road parking.
The bungalow has three night-storage heaters and two air exchangers, and all electricity is included in the price. All bed linen and bathroom towels are provided, but guests are asked to bring their own beach towels.
Tan-y-bryn is ideal for families with children. Pets are welcome.
Out and about:
Ceredigion has something to suit everyone with magnificent coastlines; tranquil countryside; historic castles; picturesque fishing villages and traditional market towns.
The name 'Ceredigion' means the land of Ceredig who was son of the Celtic Cheiftain Cunedda. This takes Ceredigion back to 415AD and it is steeped in history and tradition. To relive some of this history you can visit the imposing Cilgerran Castle which is strategically situated on the steep gorge of the river Teifi.
Cardigan Castle came into public ownership 13 years ago and has undergone extensive restoration and opened its doors to the public for the first time on 15th April 2015.
Ceredigions' 50 mile coast line runs from Pembrokeshires' National Park in the south to Snowdonia in the north. Much of the coastline is designated Heritage Coast and it is dotted with small villages, ports and towns. There is a great deal of seafaring history around these coasts and its coves were used in the 18th century for smuggling.
If you don't want to sunbathe on one of the many Seaside Award winning beaches you can walk along the rugged cliffs or take a boat trip to see some of the 130 resident bottlenose dolphins.
Penbryn Church: the oldest church in Wales - Alternatively you could move inland to take in some of Wales' most beautiful landscapes. Several unique habitats are protected by local and national organisations, including the RSPB Reserve at Ynys-hir, the Natural Resources Wales nature reserves on the Dyfi Estuary and Cors Fochno plus Cors Caron around Tregaron. This part of Wales is Red kite Country. It is possible to watch Red Kites feeding at several sites including Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest . Feeding is usually at 2:00 pm GMT.
There are plenty of attractions to keep children amused too. A few miles north of Penbryn is the New Quay Honey Farm which produces a wide range of honey products and also has an extensive and fascinating live bee exhibition at its visitor centre during the summer. In New Quay itself is the New Quay Reptile World where you can get close to a number of reptiles and even hold a selection of snakes. Slightly further away in Haverford West is the Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Factory . Here you can see chocolate being made by hand and have a go at making your own chocolate lollies, or relax in the chocolate deli and have a flavoured hot chocolate or try the chocolate kebab.
The Vale of Rheidol Narrow Gauge Railway takes you to spectacular waterfalls at Devils Bridge or, a little closer to the cottage, you could take in the Teifi Valley Railway and the Cenarth Falls.
Penbryn is not only a wonderful base from which you can discover the rest of Ceredigion, it is itself a beautiful place to explore. There are many footpaths through woodland, over cliffs or along valleys and beaches. Penbryn beach is owned by the National Trust and along with some of its neighbouring beaches it has gained the Seaside Award in several years. The beach is popular in the summer months. Please note that dogs are not allowed onto the beach between May and September.
From the beach it is a good climb up the valley to Penbryn church which is well worth a visit. From the church there are beautiful views out to sea and back up the green valley.
Spring and Autumn are wonderful times of year to visit Penbryn. In the spring the green fields are peppered with spring flowers and newborn lambs. The autumn brings a wealth of golden colours to the wooded hills and the heathered cliffs. The weather, which is always fickle on the west coast, is often sunnier than in the summer months