Cromen Glan Môr (Seaside Dome)
- Decking area with a large picnic table and tree trunk seats
- Fabulous king-sized four-poster bed, plus two singles
- Great facilities for parents, plus acres of wild space for kids
The Owner Says
Cromen Glan Môr (Seaside Dome) is our 4-5 person dome with a handcrafted, king-size bed, 2 singles and a travel cot if required (subject to availability). Four guests are the perfect amount, though we can accommodate one more on a fold up bed (surcharges apply). The four poster bed takes pride of place in the centre of the room and sits opposite the huge window to make the most of the panoramic views of Welsh hills, mountains, pasture and skies. A woodburner (fireguard provided) keeps things cosy and romantic as do the fairy lights strewn around the inside of the dome. Next to the window there is a table and seating for 4.
Cromen Glan Môr is situated in our meadow, around 13 metres from the grassed play area. The kitchen cabin, showers and toilet are less than a minute away. It has its own decked area with views, a picnic table, parasol, Kadai firepit & tree trunk seats. It also has 2 deckchairs for a spot of sunbathing.
This dome has a subtle coastal themed décor: natural materials in deep, calm colours, washed out effects and furnishings, candle lit hurricane lanterns and quirky ornaments, depicting things found at the seaside, embody our wild Welsh coast. This is no deckchair and beach hut kind of dome!
Features & Facilities
Beds and wood-burners in each accommodation unit (view individual units for further details), plus private seating areas with a picnic table, parasol and firepit with cooking equipment. Well-equipped, hand-built camp kitchen with 2 hobs, 2 fridges, a woodburner, breakfast bar and an outdoor pizza oven. Plush family-sized shower block with 2 wet-rooms and 1 toilet. Large BBQ cabin with room for all guests on the site. Outdoor washing up area. Solar boxes for lighting and device charging (sun dependent). Kids’ activity box with games, fishing nets, interactive sheets, books and colouring supplies and there are maps and guides for grown-ups too. Play areas with play fort, swings, button swing, swing basket, climbing net and all sorts of energy burning activities, plus a smaller play house for toddlers. Playing field with rugby and football posts and a basketball hoop. Trampoline and see-saw. Willow dome hiding spot with fairy lights and seats inside – great for bedtime stories.
Its 4½ miles (a 10-minute drive) to the nearest beach – Tresaith, Aberporth and Penbryn (National Trust-owned) – are the closest and, if you extend that to a 30-minute drive there are no fewer than 10 sandy beaches within reach. A walk on the Ceredigion Coast Path is a great way to link together a few of them and there's a handy welcome pack provided in your accommodation with information on local walks and the best family routes. If you want to liven it up a bit, try coasteering (a mix of rock hopping, shore scrambling, swell riding, cave exploring and cliff jumping), which is easily arranged. Boat trips from New Quay are also popular, taking you out in search of dolphins – West Wales has the largest population of bottlenose dolphins in Europe – with day trips to St Davids' Ramsey Island and Skomer Island. If you don't have the sea legs but still want to see wildlife, the Cilgerran Wildlife Centre (01239 621212) is a 25-minute drive away and has family activities on during school holidays. While you're there, the National Trust-owned ruins of 13th-century Cilgerran Castle (01239 621339) is also just down the road. If you're a history fan, ruined Newcastle Emlyn Castle and the National Wool Museum (029 2057 3070; more interesting than it sounds - see Trip Advisor reviews) are also both around 15 minutes away from Wild Wellingtons.
Food & Drink
A Welsh taster pack of goodies is provided in a hamper inside your accommodation on arrival and the onsite kitchen is thoroughly well equipped. Elsewhere, for lunches and light bites, try Bara Menyn (01239 615310) in Cardigan, an informal, quirky independent café/bakery which has great veggie choices. Close by, in Llangrannog, the Beach Hut Café (01239 654642) is laid back and trendy, serving good breakfasts, brunches and coffee. For ice cream, though, few can beat the homemade gelato at Crème Pen Cei (01545 561307) in New Quay. For evening meals, there's good ol' fashioned fish and chips from The Lime Crab (01545 561400; gluten free and veggie options available) or visit The Black Lion (07961 978352) for a meal with a view and a family-friendly atmosphere. The Bluebell Bistro (01545 560444) is also a great choice if you want more formal dining. For older glampers, there's a family-run, organic gin and whiskey distillery – Dà Mhìle (01239 851998) – 5 miles away, while Llaethliw Vineyard (01545 571879) makes 100% Welsh wine.
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From the coast road (A487), if heading south (from Aberystwyth), turn left opposite the yellow Brynhoffnant Inn (just after the Brynhoffnant Stores Garage). If heading north, this turning will be on your right (just before the Brynhoffnant Stores Garage). From there, follow the B4334 until you see a signpost on the left side of the road to Glynarthen. Turn right here. Follow the road, turning right when the blue house is in front of you. Turn left at the phone box just before Poppy Cottage. Wild Wellingtons is further down this road, on your right. The house name is signposted 'Ffynnondudur'.
The nearest train stations are Aberystwyth and Carmarthen (both around 45 minutes away). There are limited buses to Wild Wellingtons. There are different routes, but Sinead or Tom can collect you from the nearest bus stop on the B4334 (5 minutes away) or Ffostrasol (10 minutes away) if you arrange it in advance. Traws Cymru buses are also completely free on weekends!