Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
3 Sheffield House in the centre of New Quay is only 150m from the beach. The apartment occupies the whole top floor of Sheffield House in the centre of this bustling fishing village on Cardigan Bay. New Quay offers sandy beaches, shops and a variety of pubs and restaurants. Dolphins can regularly been seen in the bay and boat trips are available to give you a different view of the beautiful scenery and wildlife. There is a water sports centre which hires canoes and sailing dinghies, and also does lessons at a very reasonable rate, about 100m from the flat. The apartment is on the coastal path route.
To the north and south are other villages, safe sandy beaches and the rocky headlands of the Ceredigion Heritage Coast. Further a field there are many interesting places to visit including the University town and seaside resort of Aberystwyth, with its castle, museums, Arts Centre, pubs, restaurants, funicular railway and Camera Obscura. To the south is the Teifi Valley famous for its coracles and the Preseli Hills and Pembrokeshire are within easy reach by car.
3 Sheffield House sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms: one double and a twin room. The bathroom has a wash hand basin, electric shower, whirlpool bath and WC. The comfortable lounge has a flat screen 32” Freeview TV and radio. The well-equipped kitchen has an electric cooker, microwave, toaster, and many other items to make your stay comfortable. The dining area has seating for four. Head room is restricted in parts of the apartment as some of the ceilings are sloping.
There is a small quiet balcony with limited sea views. Parking is in the public car park 20m away where it costs £14 for a week. Please note that there are 21 stairs leading up to the flat, split over 2 flights with split landings.
• Bed linen is provided
• Please bring your own towels
• Electric heaters
• Electricity is charged by £1 coin meters
• Up to 4 pets are welcome at £10 each per week
• No smoking in the apartment please
3 Sheffield House can be booked together with 1 Sheffield House.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||new quay 10 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: cardiff, or aberporth, Nearest railway: carmarthen|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The West Wales/Pembrokeshire region
all about new quay http://www.newquay-westwales.co.uk
fishing and dolphin watching trips http://www.newquay-westwales.co.uk/activities.htm
Key attractions for holidaymakers include the picturesque harbour and expansive sandy beach, as well as the ability to see the population of bottlenose dolphins that lives in Cardigan Bay. The town has a heritage centre and marine wildlife centre, as well as the usual collection of shops and restaurants. Nearby New Quay Honey Farm, the largest bee farm in Wales, has a live bee exhibition and sells honey, mead and beeswax. The outskirts of the town feature many large holiday parks and caravan sites.
The annual Cardigan Bay Regatta, usually in August, has been conducted since at least the 1870s. Events now include inshore sports (swimming, rowing, etc.) and dinghy and cruiser racing.
The History of New Quay
In the early days New Quay was a fishing and smuggling port. Later a burgeoning shipbuilding industry developed, reaching its peak in the middle of the nineteenth century. Towards the end of that century shipbuilding died out and tourism gradually filled the void. Today New Quay has little industry - just a little fishing and a shellfish processing plant. By far the majority of residents now are associated with Tourism and its associated services.
The Life of Dylan Thomas
Thomas is remembered by most for his final play 'Under Milk Wood'. Started in New Quay and partially written at Southleigh near Oxford, then finally completed in New York minutes before its first public performance, 'Under Milk Wood' has stimulated a long-running debate as to which town is the model for 'Llareggub'. Local Author David Thomas notes that many of the characters (from New Quay) were written in long before Dylan Thomas ever visited Laugharne. He has clearly established a strong case for New Quay being the model for 'Llareggub' while the name 'Under Milk Wood' is probably taken from the farm called 'Wernllaeth' where Dylan was taken by his good friend, the Aberaeron vet Tommy Herbert. Dylan and Caitlin's daughter Aeronwy was named after the river Aeron which flows through the Aeron valley to Aberaeron , and about which Dylan said was: 'the most precious place in the world'.