Rent affordable Cardigan coastal holiday cottages and self catering holiday rentals on the West Wales coast of Ceredigion. There are many things that make Cardigan special – the tranquil coastal location, perfect beaches and great local activities are just a few. As one of Britain’s least spoilt areas, West Wales is the ideal place for fun and relaxation. It is as big as it is beautiful and offers a perfect blend of coast and countryside. Ceredigion’s stunning coast is filled with perfect coves while its countryside is dotted with lonely mountain lanes and traditional family farms. Ceredigion is one of Europe’s great cheese producing regions and offers an authentic Welsh holiday experience.
If you’re not drawn to West Wales by the breathtaking countryside, you’ll be drawn by the iconic harbours and award-winning beaches. The lovely coast is framed by the Cambrian Mountains and is the perfect place to spot a seal or a dolphin. The area is rich in intriguing landscapes, legends, and wildlife and inspired the famous poet Dylan Thomas to write some excellent pieces. Some major reasons to visit Ceredigion include:
Cardigan Bay Coast:Ceredigion’s coast is filled with absolute gems which include Aberystwyth in the north Llangrannog, Borth, Aberporth, New Quay, and Cardigan. Cardigan Bay is a big tourist attraction thanks to its large population of porpoises and dolphins. It is home to the friendly bottlenose dolphins, the shy harbour porpoises, and over 5000 Atlantic grey seals. There are endless stretches of golden sand up and down the Ceredigion Coast. The beaches are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, paddling, and relaxing. While here, take time to see the village of Aberaeron which is probably the prettiest on the Welsh coast. It was built in the early 19th century and has Regency style buildings around its harbour.
West Wales Countryside:While Britain is a crowded Island, Ceredigion’s countryside is the exact opposite. you can enjoy driving through the Tywi Forest and along the Plynlimon Mountains. The Vale of Rheidol Railway has steam trains that travel from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge. The Bridge is comprised of 3 bridges built where River Mynach cascades to River Rheidol Below. Visit the Cambrian Mountains and see their rugged peaks and velvet slopes. They run from north to south and straddle the counties of Ceredigion and Powies. They are free of human intervention and are a paradise for wildlife watchers and walkers.
The Activities:If you’re here for adrenalin filled activities, you won’t be disappointed. There are many trails including the Ceredigion Coastal Path which offer a myriad of walking and cycling routes. Whether you want a sandy stroll or a rural ramble, the area has plenty of bridleways and trails to keep you busy. For those who prefer water sports, Cardigan Bay is the place to be. You’ll find a range activities including sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, and power boating. There are plenty of activities on land that will get your adrenalin pumping too. The centres at Llangrannog, Llanarth and Cardigan offer anything from rope courses and group activities to skiing and surfing and are near to the Cardigan cottages we have listed here. Ceredigion is a perfect showcase of all that west Wales has to offer. Stay here and discover what makes the area truly special.