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Nauticus seaside apartmentA light and spacious, fully contained open plan apartment with separate walk in shower and WC. Kitchen and dining/breakfast bar with small lounge seating area and tv. Entirely your own private space near quiet friendly seaside town. Private parking with steps to access entrance into the building, situated over owners double garage. Outside table, and chairs. Key safe entrance into apartment. Bedroom with luxurious double size bed, bedside drawer units, and large fitted wardrobe and wall mirror.
Cosy Cottage with Sea ViewWelcome to our lovely character filled cottage ‘Y Bwthyn’ situated between New Quay and Aberaeron. It provides an ideal base to explore beautiful Cardigan Bay and the Ceredigion beaches. We’re less than a mile from Cei Bach and Traeth Gwyn beaches and half a mile from the Welsh Coastal Path so it truly is a walker’s paradise. You can even walk along the beach to New Quay at low tide. Breakfast hampers using local farm shop fresh produce can be pre-ordered.
Stowaway on the cliff!The Stowaway is located on the cliff in the beautiful fishing village of New Quay, right on the coastal path. Along with the spectacular sea views guests can enjoy relaxing on their private balcony whilst watching the dolphins play. Why not fire up the bbq provided for al fresco dining! With only a 5 minute stroll to the harbour and beaches guests can enjoy a variety of activities including wildlife boat tours, watersports and lovely reastaurants and pubs.
Loved for the brightly coloured Georgian houses that sit on its harbour, Aberaeron is a handsome midpoint on West Wales’ dramatic coast. Designed in the early 19th century at the point where the River Aeron meets the sea, it’s a small, cosy town that has retained its grandeur. A walk around its quiet streets and Alban Square takes in cafes, boutiques, and independent shops selling Welsh art and gifts, while gorgeous, hilly landscapes burrow inland. Established restaurants also make Aberaeron a haven for foodies; honey is a speciality here, especially in the famous ice cream sold in the town. Wave-watchers will enjoy the two small beaches tucked away from the town centre: the Aberaeron North and Aberaeron South. Both are popular with windsurfers, body-boarders, and recreational sailors, and if you’re lucky, porpoises and dolphins will swim by you in the summer.
Aberaeron is on the picturesque A487, a road that hugs the West Wales coast from the north to the south. Traveling north, it’s 30 minutes by car or by bus (on route T5, the Cambrian Coast line on the TrawsCymru network) to the historic university town of Aberystwyth, with its railway connection to Birmingham New Street and many restaurants and tourist attractions. Going south, it’s a pleasant hour’s drive past beautiful beaches and the market town of Cardigan to Fishguard, which has regular ferries to Rosslare in Ireland. The T1 bus route also connects Aberaeron to the southerly town of Carmarthen, and its direct railway service, via South Wales and Bristol, to London Paddington.
West Wales looks good in wild weather (a raincoat is never missed in your luggage) but summer puts its huge skies, craggy landscapes, and blue seas in the best light. Enjoy long days on Wales’ breathtaking Coast Path, and catch a boat tour, which runs from Aberaeron Harbour from June to September. On the water, you can spot crabs, lobsters, and coastal bird colonies up close, as well as those leaping dolphins and porpoises if you’re lucky. Aberaeron’s quirky summer festivals are also a treat. August brings the Aberaeron Festival of Welsh Ponies and Cobs, with dressage, showjumping, and equine fancy dress events, and the Mackerel Fiesta, which marks the end of the mackerel season with a funeral parade of a seven-metre-long papier-mâché fish, great food, and live music.
Two miles outside town in the peaceful, wooded Aeron Valley, you’ll find this serene, National Trust–owned Georgian villa. An early work of the architect who designed Buckingham Palace and Marble Arch, it includes pleasure grounds, walled gardens, and an ornamental lake. A working farm thrives here too, with Welsh black cattle, rare pigs, sheep, geese, chickens, and doves.
Located on Market Street, the town’s boutique-, pub-, and cafe-dotted thoroughfare, this cute independent gallery celebrates contemporary, ethical Welsh arts and crafts. It’s not just known for its lively, regular exhibitions, either: Local artists and designers also take personal commissions here.
Available from Aberaeron’s Tourist Information Centre, this trail journeys through a crucial time in the life of Wales’ most beloved poet. Dylan Thomas lived in Aberaeron’s neighbouring town, New Quay, in a gorgeous Jacobean farmhouse in the nearby village of Talsarn, in the 1940s; the tour also takes in his favourite places in Aberaeron itself. Don’t miss the Llanina Sands that he loved, five miles down the Wales Coast Path from Aberaeron. A cemetery lost to the sea nearby was an inspiration for one of his most celebrated plays.