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What to do at Tylau Cottages ,
Lampeter, Ceredigion

Rural Cottages between the Mountains and the Sea
in West Wales 

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We are situated in the countryside equi- distance from the coast and the Cambrian Mountains making this a wonderful base to explore this unspoilt part of West Wales . Here are a few ideas of some of the many things to do in the area .


We are in easy access to the West Wales coast and  many beautiful Beaches all of each have their own special features.

  • LLanrhystud Beach

  • Cei Bach Beach ....our favourite at low tide you can walk from here into New Quay and have fish and chips on the harbour and go on a boat trip to see the Dolphins

  • Llangrannog Beach 

  • Aberporth Beach 

  • Borth Beach longest in Ceredigion, shallow waters, petrified forest sometimes visible at low tide.

  • Mwnt Beach National Trust

  • Tresaith Beach and waterfall

  • Penbryn Sands National Trust with Plump Tart Cafe

  • Ynyslas Sand Dunes Nature Reserve

  • New Quay Beach and fish and chips from the Lime Crab at the Harbour 

  • Cwmtydu Beach see seals good access to coastal path cafes 

  • Poppit Sands


  • Local Walks from the property into the Teifi Valley with stunning views.

  • The West Wales Coastal Path which is wonderful and has the most amazing views.

      eg Llanon coastal walk or              from Llanrhystud​or Penbryn        to Llangrannog

  • The Cambrian Mountains amazing stunning beautiful walks of all lengths.

  • Cors Caron National Wetland Nature Reserve great for wildlife and bird watching

  • Elan Valley Trail 

  • Gwenffrwd-Dinas RSPB reserve amazing nature and birds.

  • Hafod Estate near Devil's Bridge

  • Teifi Pools footpath from carpark at Strata Florida Abbey Cambrian mountains, lakes 9miles challenging

  • Parc Natur Penglais  Aberystwyth excellent for bluebells in the spring

  • see Cambrian Mountains 

Tourist Attractions 

  • Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

  • Rheidol Railway 

  • Devil's Bridge

  • National Trust Llanerchaeron Estate in Aeron Valley 

  • Dolphin Watching in Newquay

  • Gold panning at National tRust Dolaucothi Gold Mines

  • National Library of Wales 

  • Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre, Aberystwyth to see red kites also often seen at the small holding 

  • ruins of the Cistercian monastery of Strata Florida, near Tregaron 

  • Centre of Alternative Technology at Machynlleth

  • Cae Hir Gardens near Lampeter

  • Strata Florida Abbey Cadw Y Strad Meurig Medieval Abbey near Tregaron

  • BwchNant yr Arion near Aberystwyth Forest with visitor centre cafe play areas mountain bike skills park  running red kite feeding orienteering  play areas discovefry back pack for kids with binoculas magnifying glass bug pot

  • Aberglasney Gardens Llangathen  

Lovely Towns, Villages

Markets and Farm Shops

  • Lampeter small but lovely crafts/food Saturday every 2 weeks 2nd and 4th Sat of month 10-1 university campus

  • Aberystwyth Farmer's Market Saturday 2x a month May 21, June 4/18th,July 2nd/16th,Aug 6th/20th, Sep 3rd/17th,Oct1st/15th,Nov 5th/19th,Dec3rd/17th

  • Tregaron Riverbank Cafe and Farmshop

  • Watson and Pratt Organic Shop and fresh bread in Aberaeron and Lampeter

  • The Moody Cow shop Butchery and Bistro Aberaeron

  • Aberystwyth food hub online farmers market order from local producers to pick up 1st and 3rd sat of the month in Aberystwyth 

  • Camarthen 1st Friday of the month is Farmers market 

  • Aberaeron harbour town known for its honey icecream, colourful houses 

  • Lampeter historic university market town with nice shops and cafes  inthe Teifi Valley

  • Tregaron an ancient market town

  • Newcastle Emlyn market town with lovely cafes arts, antiques and cafes 

  • Aberystwyth coastal town with great shops,nice beach, the university and fantastic places to eat

  • Cardigan another nice town 

Other Activities

  • Fishing in Lampeter at Celtic Lakes 

  • Canoeing on the River Teife with Heritage Canoes and visit the Welsh Wildlife Centre 

  • Cardigan Bay Watersports in Newquay do kayaking ,paddleboarding , Windsurfing, Wing Surfing etc 

  • Aber Adventures surfing , paddle boards, kayaks at Borth Beach

  • Coasteering with Cardigan Bay Active 

  • Adventure Beyond Raft, Kayak,SUP,Canoe River Teifi/Cleddau

  • Body Boarding

  • Swimming in the sea or lakes

  • Star Gazing from our small holding

  • Cycling eg Aberaeron to Llanerchaeron Estate

  • Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife centre

  • NewQuay Honey Farm Cross Inn

  • Fort Alpaca Meet the Alpacas at Fort Alpaca, Tregaron

  • Horseriding Saddletramps in Lampeter

  • Mountain Biking try Bwlch Nant Yr Arian near Aberystwyth

  • Sea Fishing boat trips New Quay

  • Gin Tasting in the Welsh Wind near Cardigan eat first and have a designated driver !

Artist's Delights 

  • Jane Beck Welsh Blankets by appointment , Tregaron

  • Amgueddfa Rhiannon Museum , Celtic Art in Tregaron 

  • MOMA Modern Welsh Art ,Machynlleth

  • Calico Kates in Lampeter for a vast selection of quilting fabrics 

  • Creative Cove shop in Lampeter

  • Oriel King St Gallery Camarthen

  • Origin Gallery Camarthen 

  • The Wesh Quilt Centre , Lampeter

  • National Wool Museum Llandysul 

  • Ceredigion Art and Craft Trail

  • Honorwood Flocks LLandysul

  • First 2 weeks in August Newcastle Emlyn showcases local artists

  • Driftwood Designs Aberaeron and Aberystwyth

  • The Snail of Happiness Lampeter craft supplies 

  • Stiwdio 3 Make it in Wales runs courses in Cardigan and lovely cafe 

  • Denmark Farm runs courses

  • Mud and Wool pottery and weaving 2 hour classes on site 

  • Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter with exhibitions

  • Ceredigion museum has a large collection of fabrics including quilts, blankets, rag rugs and costumes, including Welsh costume. Most were made or used in Ceredigion and date between 1880 and 1970 but a few are earlier. Only a few examples are on permanent display, but examples from the stores may be seen by appointment.

  • Jen Jones Welsh Quilts and Blankets Llanbydder. She  set up the Welsh Quilt centre

Food, Post Offices , Petrol

  • Lampeter Sainsburys, Watson and Pratt (Organic) and Coop plus bakers, butchers, veg shop , Mulberry Bush health shop and fantastic cafe .Petrol as you come into town. Fresh fish on Fridaysat the cross roads . 

  • Aberystwyth Tesco Marks and Spencers and Morrisons alongside many health food shops , butchers , post office etc 

  • Cross Inn local shop and Post office

  • Llanrhystud local shop and post office and Texaco (Petrol) has a good small shop

  • Llangeitho local shop and cafe

  • Tregaron small shops, butchers , post office 

  • Aberaeron Watson and Pratt, organic food , Costcutter ( with some local produce)and sell Cook quality ready meals . Fresh fishmonger at The Hive by the Harbour.

Pubs and Restaurants 

  • Food generally in this part of Wales is amazing. They value local fresh products and you can get great food at a great price.

  • Nearest pubs

    • The Hungry Ram in Penwuch (nice food book via Facebook open Thurs to Sun)

    • Three Horseshoes in Llangeitho

  • Mulberry Bush in Lampeter for Vegan, Veg food

  • Conti's cafe Lampeter

  • Lime crab in Newquay for the best fish and chips or vegan curry and chips

  • The New Celtic restaurant for fish and chips in Aberaeron

  • Harbourmaster in Aberaeron more pricy but great need to book)

  • Medina in Aberystwyth ( great set lunch meal)

  • Little Italy in Aberystwyth lovely Italian

Lakes and Rivers

Llyn Fanod

River Aeron

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