Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Fronhaul 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, shop and Vale of Rheidol station. Enjoy beautiful walks, fishing, mountain biking etc nearby & those red kites gliding above
Weekly lets from £300 / Short breaks from £205
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
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 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 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 brand new 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.
|Further details outdoors|
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.
Bed linen, hand and bath towels included
Cot and high chair provided
Heating and electricity included
Off road parking available
Initial fuel for log burner
Welcome Pack on arrival
The West Wales/Pembrokeshire region
Ceredigion is a bastion of the Welsh language and culture, which offers award-winning beaches and a network of spectacular walking, cycling and mountain biking routes together with a plethora of opportunities for angling in Cardigan Bay, on rivers, in lakes and fisheries.
Ceredigion and Cardigan Bay, West Wales
Amongst the numerous picturesque seaside towns and villages is New Quay on the Cardigan Bay coast of West Wales. Its golden sandy beaches and sheltered harbour make New Quay a delight to visit at any time of year. Cardigan Bay, which is dotted with pretty little resorts and stretches of spectacular Heritage Coastland, is home to bottlenose dolphins, porpoises and seals. View Self Catering Cottages in and around New Quay, Ceredigion
The Georgian harbour town of Aberaeron lies within a distance of 7 miles. This architectural gem is full of interest. There's a Sea Aquarium, the famous Harbourmaster Restaurant and the National Trust's Llanerchaeron estate. Travel inland from Aberaeron to the Teifi Valley. A favourite with visitors is Cenarth Falls, a famous beauty spot.
From Aberystwyth travel on the narrow-gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway to experience the waterfalls at Devil's Bridge or visit the ruins at Strata Florida Abbey, near Pontrhydfendigaid in the Cambrian mountains. Ceredigion is a central destination for touring Wales and ideal for pursuits such as angling, sailing, birdwatching, cycling and walking.
Activities in Ceredigion, West Wales
Walking and trekking - follow the Dylan Thomas trail
Dry-slope skiing and other adventure sports
Visit Cardigan Island – see the seals off the coast
Take a boat trip from New Quay harbour to see the dolphins
Visit Devil’s Bridge and take a trip on the steam railway
Feed the farm animals at Llanrhystud
Visit the local markets
The University and Seaside town of Aberystwyth is a lovely little town with a cosmopolitan feel. Home to the National Library it also has a Museum,a Leisure Centre, Castle, and plenty of shopping opportunities.
Fronhaul holiday cottage is located on the edge of the scenic village of Devil’s Bridge, just a 5 minute walk to the shop and a 10 minute walk to the 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.
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 Arain 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