Cwt ar y Bryn (Hut on the Hill)
- Panoramic views from the private garden with picnic table
- Fabulous king-sized four-poster bed, plus two singles
- Great facilities for parents, plus acres of wild space for kids
The Owner Says
Cwt ar y Bryn is our 2 bedroom cwt (hut) with a king size bed and 2 singles. Four guests are the perfect amount, though we can accommodate one more on a fold up bed in the living room or travel cot if required (subject to availability/surcharges apply for fold up beds).
The king size bed takes pride of place in the centre of the main bedroom and sits opposite the window to make the most of the panoramic views from its place on the hill. There are 2 comfy sofas, a wood burner and a small dining table with 4 chairs. Cwt ar y Bryn is situated at the top of our land, facing south. The showers and toilet are less than a minute away and the kitchen cabin about a minute.
Y Cwt is modern, bright and spacious with high ceilings and floor to ceiling murals in the living room and main bedroom that give it the wow-factor when you walk in. We've coined the phrase "Welsh-Scandi" for Y Cwt as minimalist decor, wooden floors, a bespoke woodburner, blonde-wood walls and beams and a feeling of peace give it this kind of feel.
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!