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Local Area


This part of Mid Wales is made for walkers. There are many hidden valleys, deep forests and remote mountains to be discovered. Ty Glyn Gardens: a secret walled garden with playground and music to be made! Devil’s Bridge: walk down and then up close to the huge cascading waterfalls.  Hafod: an amazing old estate with a variety of walks, woodland and waterfalls to picnic by.


If you like biking, unlike many areas in Wales, the surrounding few miles are relatively flat and great for family cycling. Cors Caron/Tregaron, the old Aberystwyth to Tregaron railway line, is now a wonderful cycle path. Just 3 miles from Naturesbase is a great 3 mile stretch of cycle path to Aberaeron, ideal for families. We are 40 minutes drive from Brechfa forest and Nant yr Arian Forest centre. Cyclemart bike &is just up the road and they know every route in Wales!


There are some wonderful sandy beaches close by with rocky headlands, caves, coastal walks and coffee shops! Llangrannog: with a little stream meandering across the beach, ice cream, coffee and caves. Aberaeron: shingle with rock pools at low tide – and a great place to do crabbing off the harbour wall! New Quay: a great harbour town, with boat trips and dolphin spotting, as well as two beaches. Tresaith, Mwnt, Penbryn and Cwmtydu are all excellent within a 40 minute drive.


The Harbourmaster: great bar, fantastic bar food, children can fish for crabs outside over the harbour walls. Hive on the Quay, Aberaeron: for wonderful honey ice cream or a varied menu throughout the day. Y Seller has a good menu and the Celtic offers great fish and chips. Watson and Pratts wonderful deli cheeses to die for, cakes & pastries; wine, olive oil, salamis…etc!


Climb Cader Idris near Dolgellau, or Plynlumon near Eisteddfa Gurig. Enjoy the Teifi Pools, remote, barren and in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains. Canoe down the Teifi River. Go mountain biking at Brechda or Nant yr Arian. Hop on board a dolphin spotting boat trip in New Quay. Perhaps even buy a gliding experience from Aberystwyth. There is plenty to suit everyone in Mid Wales!

Wet Days

Plenty to do on rainy days in the area! Dolaucothi Gold Mines:( Pre book) well presented, underground tours, stories and a chance to pan for gold. Large soft play area open 7 days a week throughout the summer holidays. Llanerchaeron National Trust house: a great 18th century Welsh gentry estate and working farm to explore. Rheidol Railway: steam train from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge. Talyllyn Railway: my favourite!

Little Ones

Fantasy Farm: close by and great for younger children. The much bigger Oakwood Park offers a theme park adventure and isn’t too far away. You could also go crab fishing off Aberaeron harbour, or enjoy the excellent soft play at the Moody Cow area open 7 days a week during the summer holidays a 15 min drive away. Or get stuck in with nature at ours, and dam the stream, take a look at the bug hotel and more!


Aberystwyth: The town is nestled between three hills and two beaches, and is a vibrant town with restaurants, bars, shops & cafes. Aberaeron: the “jewel” of the Cardigan coast, each house being painted a different colour. It  hosts the seafood festival during the summer, and a colourful carnival on the August bank holiday Monday. Cardigan & St Dogmaels: Set on the banks of the Teifi, see the ruins of a Tireonensian Order Abbey!


Rhiannon Welsh Gold Centre, Tregaron: handmade Welsh gold heaven with an art gallery upstairs. Aberystwyth Art Centre, National Wool Museum, Welsh Blanket Centre – Ty Zinc and the Ceredigion Taste Trail including brewery, cheese, chocolate, farm shops, cakes, honey farm, preserves, distillery, wines, local meat, Cardigan Bay fish and so much more…!