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Faenog Isaf
Lampeter, Cardiganshire

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Faenog Isaf is a beautiful stone built cottage rich in historic features and situated in an idyllic location nestling in gently undulating Welsh valleys. It is perfectly placed for exploring the beaches of west Wales and the dramatically beautiful Ceredigion countryside. Just a short drive away is Cardigan Bay and its glorious sweeping coastline, where you can choose to tackle challenging coastal walks, or opt to relax with a paddle and an ice-cream! Around 6 miles from the cottage sits the pretty Georgian town of Aberaeron where you'll find a selection of shops, tea rooms, pubs and places to eat. The University town of Lampeter offers both fly and coarse fishing while golfing and horse riding can also be found in the area. Also close by is New Quay from where there are daily boat trips, during which, if you're lucky, you might even spot a bottle-nosed dolphin!

Many water sport activities are on offer in this area - excellent canoeing facilities are available in nearby Llandysul. The choice of beaches is endless - each with their own distinctive character: there are opportunities for surfing, sailing and swimming in Aberporth. The stunning Poppit Sands is a fantastic sandy stretch of beach just a short hop from the cottage, while at Mwnt Beach, the headland towers above a secluded sandy bay and Cardigan Island can be seen from the cliff tops.

The Cerdigion coast has inspired artists for centuries and there is a rich tradition of crafts including events at Cardigan Open Studios which has a full programme during August and September and throughout the year. This is a rich habitat for wildlife: seals, dolphins and porpoises can be seen - and in the sky - kites, buzzards and even nuthatches. Just 8 miles from the cottage, north of Talsarn, red kites can be seen feeding in their hundreds at certain times of the day, a spectacular sight.

This part of Wales is rich in heritage - Newcastle Emlyn Castle, Cardigan Castle and Cilgerran Castle are all within easy reach of Faenog Isaf cottage. Also a short drive away is Fantasy Farm which is a great family day out. Whether you are in a large group of friends or a family, are interested in exploration or relaxation - this stunning country farmhouse is one to be savoured for the perfect holiday in Wales.

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  • Bedrooms: 6 (1 family, 3 double, 1 single, 1 triple bunk)
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bathrooms: 2 (one en-suite, one with whirlpool bath)
  • Wood burning stove, exposed beams, stone floor
  • Dishwasher, 2 refrigerators
  • Laundry service
  • Microwave, electric double oven
  • Digital TV/DVD/Video/Freeview
  • Private garden with verandah and garden furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Short breaks, please enquire
  • Aberaeron 6 miles
  • Lots of options for eating out
  • Cardiff International Airport 94 miles
  • Aberystwyth station, 19 miles
  • Beach trips 6 miles
  • Walking from doorstep
  • Swimming and dolphin spotting trips
  • Golf courses and horse riding
  • Fly and coarse fishing in Lampeter
  • Canoeing in Llandysul, watersports along coast
  • Newcastle Emlyn, Cardigan and Cilgerran Castles
  • Local arts and crafts
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This large detached stone farmhouse boasts six bedrooms, mature gardens and ample parking for four cars. The property is ideal for catering for family holidays or groups of up to twelve people. Faenog Isaf dates from the mid 19th century and retains many of its original features. You'll have full use of a traditional farmhouse kitchen and a large dining room to enjoy evening meals. You'll want to indulge in a glass of wine on the veranda after dinner and take in the views of the rolling Welsh valleys - this is a cottage in an idyllic location.

Faenog Isaf was built in the 19th Century and has many original features. The roomy farmhouse kitchen has quarry-tiled floor, and opens into a large dining room. The kitchen offers traditional charm with a quarry-tiled floor but is perfectly equipped with mod cons - double oven and gas hob, microwave, freezer and 2 fridges, offering fabulous self-catering facilities for a large group. The stunning sitting room has a log-burning stove, ample comfy sofas for 12, stone fire place and exposed beams. It's a cosy place where all the family can curl up with a movie - the room has a DVD and TV with Freeview. Doors open out to the lovely mature garden - great for exploring and watching the wildlife.

Most of the bedrooms are on the first floor - a family room with double and single beds, one single bedroom, 2 doubles and a triple bunk bed room suitable for adults. There is also a portable tv, video and small library on the first floor that the kids will enjoy. Down the landing is a family bathroom with a luxurious whirlpool bath complete with mood-lighting and radio, just the thing for soaking tired limbs after a day exploring the Welsh countryside! The bathroom is also fitted with a WC, wash hand basin and shower.

On the second floor of this spacious self-catering holiday home is a lovely attic room with views over the garden. This master bedroom has its own small kitchen and large flat screen TV with Freeview/DVD and it comes equipped with ensuite bathroom, comprising an extra-special slipper bath, WC and wash hand basin. Superb for enjoying all the benefits of your own private space within a lovely family holiday.

From Aberaeron: Head southwest on Stryd Y Bont/A487 toward Lon Yr Hafen. Continue to follow A487 for 2.6 miles. Turn left 0.8 miles. Turn left 0.2 miles. Take the 1st left 0.3 miles. Turn right 69 ft. Take the 1st left 1.1 miles. Then take a sharp right - you're at the cottage.

What's included:
Heating and electricity are included in the rental price. A complimentary basket of logs is provided for the woodburner. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Lets are available weekly and change over day is Saturday. Check out by 10am. Check in from 4pm. Short breaks are available outside July/August - flexible dates - please enquire.

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Faenog Isaf, Dihewyd, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 7QT, Wales

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