Porthceri Aberporth, Cardiganshire
Sleeps 6 plus baby in comfort. Porthceri is a modern semi-detached bungalow, with beautiful views over Cardigan Bay. It is less than ten minutes walk from a sandy beach or five to the village shops and pub. There is off-street parking for two cars.
The fitted kitchen has an electric cooker and fridge. There is a washing machine in the enclosed veranda. The lounge/ dining room has a colour TV. Downstairs there’s a twin bedded bedroom and one with bunk beds & cot.
Upstairs there’s a dormer room with a double bed. Pillows and blankets are provided, but not bed linen.The bathroom, with WC, is downstairs, and has an over-bath shower. Heating is by electric storage radiators through out. The electricity is included in the price.
Outside steps lead to the lawned garden, provided with a set of garden furniture, backing onto open fields and sea views.
Locally there are two fine, sandy beaches, fringed by rock pools, and washed by freshwater streams, to delight the children. Canoeing, sailing and fishing are available locally. Shops for all daily needs are a quick walk away, but take your time and chat. All nearby pubs offer food, one the “local” on the other side of the bay, one a healthy hour’s walk along the cliff. In addition there are cafes and restaurants nearby, and a fine Chinese/Chippy within five minutes walk. Aberporth gets busy in August, but there is still space and time to relax.
Out and About
Cardigan merits an exploration on foot from Finch Square, through the old, lower town, to the bridge, up the High Street to the Market Hall, exploring arcades and alleys along the way.
Further along is the excellent Theatre Mwldan, which has a recommended cafe.
The castles of Cilgerran and Newcastle Emlyn are worth visiting, as is Castle Henllys, a reconstructed Iron Age site and park [featured in “living in the Past” on TV].
For a walk, take the coastal path below “Porthceri” along to Tresaith; carefully as it is bumpy and rough in places, to the other “Ship Inn”.
To the south west go through Cardigan to Newport, Fishguard and Pembroke and explore the cathedral city of St. Davids, coming back though Haverfordwest and the Preselli mountains – there you are walking in the geology that form the main stones of Stonehenge.
Due south via Newcastle Emlyn is a narrow gauge steam railway, or further on, a broad gauge near Carmarthen. This town offers an excellent covered market; going further south-west one comes to Laugharne, Pendine Sands and then Tenby.
For the energetic, the area offers excellent facilities, walking, sailing, bird watching, sea and river fishing, pony trekking, golf, windsurfing and swimming.