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A family day out exploring the River Ystwyth!

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Crys Melyn Cycling have an exciting offer for those staying at Welsh Hideaways:

  •  Bike hire – They have a range of bikes and e-bikes for adults and children, and they do a delivery/collection service to Welsh Hideaways.  Although there is no bike shed at the property, the bikes can be locked up safely along the fence.
  •  Ride the river Ystwyth from source to sea: This is a 1-day self-guided bike ride, which includes bike hire, a detailed route plan and home-made snacks. They will transfer riders to Cwmystwyth, and meet them at the end of the day in Aberystwyth. This is a leisurely, mainly downhill, ride along quiet roads with stunning scenery. 
  •  Family bike ride – Their Ystwyth Explorers ride follows the river Ystwyth as it winds its way towards the sea. Children will get a chance to learn about the river and its wildlife, practice their bike skills, and enjoy a home-made picnic in the woods.

Fire around Cwm Rheidol

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With the sunniest driest June for years, the grasslands become a real fire risk, especially with a steam train going up and down the valley!  This was a grassland fire around Cwm Rheidol on 26 June Guests have had a great time at Welsh Hideaways, especially when the early June midges at dusk had disappeared with the dry weather.

Ceredigion’s Blue Flag beaches 2018

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Ceredigion County Council has announced that a Blue Flag status has been awarded to five of Ceredigion’s  beaches this summer. Borth, Aberystwyth North, New Quay Harbour, Llangrannog and Tresaith beaches have been awarded the coveted Blue Flag for 2018. In addition, Ceredigion’s beaches have been awarded 4 Green Coast awards and 13 Seaside Awards.

Blue Flag and Green Coast award beaches must meet the highest water quality standard and are judged for the provision of facilities for beach user and for demonstrating good management and safety provision. The Seaside Award recognises beaches that have good public facilities, water quality, safety provision and management.  The Seaside Award goes to Borth, Clarach, Aberystwyth North, Aberystwyth South, Llanrhystud, New Quay Harbour, New Quay Dolau, Llangrannog, Cilborth – Llangrannog, Tresaith, Aberporth, Mwnt, Penbryn.  Green Coast Awards go to Llanrhystud, Mwnt, Penbryn, Cilborth – Llangrannog


Penroc scoops award!

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A very big THANK YOU to all our guests for your fabulous feedback.  It has resulted in this much valued award for 2018.  Now it’s time for Ty Mari to gain this place!  Your feedback so helps us to ensure you have the very best of holidays.

Check out walk before you go!

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The Hafod Forest walks were cleared of fallen trees by the end of March 2018 but the wonderful ‘Gentleman’s Walk’ to the Cascade Cavern remains inaccessible at the present time.  The estate team will be working to clear the route as soon as possible.  During the winter months the cascade can be an awesome sight!

Sad day for Y Ffarmers and us all

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So sad to see this wonderful place burnt down.  Caitlin and Lewis had overseen a great renovation and now this.  We so hope the restoration is better than ever!   Mind you, the restaurant could

hardly have been better.  It was always a treat to dine there.  Thank you Lizzie Spikes for this beautiful reminder of a lovely pub.  See BBC News report.


Heading for a plastic-free coastline!

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We welcome the Cambrian News report: July 2017

View south over Cardigan Bay

PLANS are underway for Aberystwyth to become the UK’s first plastic-free town.

As Surfers Against Sewage launches its Plastic Free Coastline campaign last week, local surfer and Borth SAS representative Alan Cookson told the Cambrian News about the initiative, and his hopes that Aberystwyth would become the first town in the UK to sign up.

The campaign will see volunteers in Aberystwyth call on businesses to swap three items of disposable plastic for an environmentally friendly alternative, with businesses given insignia and publicised on social media as a plastic-free business.

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