Cottage in Llanfair Clydogau, Nr. Lampeter, Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales - Secluded setting, great walks and views, nature on your doorstep
About David Maitland
My brother and I have owned this property since 1992 when it was handed down to us by our parents. We've been lucky enough to visit this region of Wales since we were children and know the area very well. This cottage is more than a holiday home, it's literally a home from home. It is an area of outstanding beauty throughout the year, and has a strong sense of community.
David Maitland purchased this Cottage in 1960
Why David Maitland chose Lampeter
One great plus about this location is its seclusion, combined with space. The pace of life is perfect for recharging the batteries, and any amateur zoologist will find they're living in an area teeming with wildlife. We even have a resident owl who you may be lucky enough to see when it's nesting above the annexe.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful cottage in a stunning location
We spent three nights and had a wonderful time. The cottage was cozy and clean. It has two fireplaces and wood to keep the place warm. The garden is beautiful with a fire pit which we spent our nights gathered around. The man that tends the house (Arwyn) was very attentive brining us wood for the fireplace and bottled water. I can't recommend it enough and definitely plan on coming back.
Lovely House in a Fabulous Location
Had a lovely peaceful few days, very well equipped, comfortable cottage in a lovely location :)
Just over half an hour's drive to Aberaeron, and another 15 mins takes you to the popular New Quay.
Aberaeron is a very pretty harbour town, and has been featured on Welsh tourism promotions. It's well worth the drive. A stand-out attraction is the honey ice cream shop by the quay. The fishmonger next door sells excellent quality fish. Also try the fish and chip shop/diner by harbour parking bays - the best you can find locally.
A car is necessary for this holiday. It's approximately 4 hours drive from London Heathrow/west London.
If you're UK-based then we'd advise you drive all the way unless that's a problem. You'll see fantastic scenery travelling by day, particularly in Wales. We've been driving from London and Brighton for decades.
An alternative could be Swansea airport or train station which are just over an hour away. Car hiring facilities will be available there. Book ahead.
Llanfair Clydogau is the local village, 1.5 miles.
Cellan is the next village (Fishers Arms, good pub, pool table) 2.5 miles
Lampeter (main town) 4 miles, 2 supermarkets, butcher, bakeries, banks, chemists etc.
Caeiago Horse Riding and Trekking Centre, 3.5 miles, in Ffarmers
Roman gold mines (seasonal opening) at Dolaucothi, 6.5 miles
Nearest hospital in Camarthen, 27 miles
Llanfair Clydogau has a small but well-stocked shop. You'll find it next to a pretty bridge over popular trout fishing river Teifi. Fishing licences can be bought at shop.
Gold mines (seasonal opening) at Dolaucothi dating back to Roman times, nr Pumsaint.
Llyn Brianne reservoir near Tregaron. The drive from Tregaron (town 20 mins away) takes you through some beautiful landscape, ending at an impressive dam. The route is circuitous so you'll end up near Pumsaint approaching the property from the opposite direction.
Caeiago Horse Riding and Trekking Centre is a popular and highly recommended riding centre for experienced riders in Ffarmers
Two good walks directly from cottage take you through National Forestry Commission land. One we call the short way round the forestry (45 mins), the other the long way round (2+ hours). The long way takes you into the hills where on a clear day you can see Brecon Beacons to south east and Snowdonia National Park to the north. Climb to the cairn at the top of the hills for the best views.