Capel Bangor, near Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth

Tyllwyd Farmhouse





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Fishing Nearby / On-Site


Pub Close By

Pets - Allowed

Property Info

General Info

This holiday property is the perfect base to explore this stunning location, before retreating back and relaxing in front of the wood burner on an evening.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with breakfast bar, gas/electric range with 3 ovens, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Freeview TV, slate and wooden floor.
Games room: With table football and dart board.
Split level landing.
3 steps down to.

Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
3 steps up to.

First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With kingsize bed, dressing area, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds and Freeview TV.

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack and doggy extras. External utility room with freezer and washing machine. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture, gas and charcoal BBQ and firepit. Hot tub (private). Fishing on-site (licence required). Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.

Tyllwyd, so named after the grey stone used to build this Victorian, detached farmhouse, is wonderfully situated within 80-acres of farmland, which takes full advantage of the glorious hillside views of the Rheidol Valley or “Cwm Rheidol”. The farm now only grazes cattle and sheep, along with hay and silage crops taken from the fields throughout the summer. There is record of a Tyllwyd at this location dating back to 1716 and it may have been part of the Abertrinant Estate at this time. Most of the estate was sold in 1830 and the census from 1841 and 1851 show farmers with their families living at Tyllwyd along with their servants. A later census records lead miners and farm labourer’s residing at Tyllwyd. Only one other building survives from this period and this was the milking parlour, until 2003. The extent of the farm and the house today were probably established in the late 19th Century and was built with servants’ quarters that are now the bathroom and utility room. Servants continued to be employed at the farm and maybe as late as the 1940s. A dairy herd was established with 70 cows and the milking parlour was installed in one of the old 19th-century buildings. Potatoes were also grown and supplied the local chip shops in Aberystwyth. Dairy farming continued at the farm up until 2003.
The house has now been carefully and lovingly restored by the present owners, retaining period features, including original flagstone flooring, that gives the house its character. The spacious country kitchen, with a traditional clothes airing pulley, features a large range cooker with three ovens. The kitchen is open plan with the comfortable dining area so it’s the perfect place for a sociable gathering with friends or family. The living room boasts a cosy wood burner and there’s an adjoining games room to enjoy with table football and darts. On the first floor there are four light and airy attractive bedrooms, two with double aspect windows. The master bedroom features an en-suite shower room and walk-in dressing room. Outside, the large garden is great for children to enjoy and adults to appreciate sitting out with a glass of wine around the fire pit on colder evenings. The River Rheidol also runs through the owner’s lands, accessed via a 5-minute drive or 30-minute walk from the farmhouse. There is a good salmon and sea trout pool at this location and fishing permits are available through Aberystwyth Angling Association (there are steep slopes so the walk may not suit all abilities and access to the river is subject to rising water levels at certain times of the year).
Capel Bangor has a village shop and a pub which serves quality food using local produce, fine wines and real ales.
The Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge steam locomotive is the finest way to explore the stunning Rheidol Valley. Opened in 1902, the railway has been delighting passengers young and old for over a century and the train which begins in Aberystwyth calls at Capel Bangor station on its way to Devil’s Bridge where you can alight to visit the unique waterfalls that have attracted many thousands of visitors since the 18th Century, including William Wordsworth who wrote about the "Torrent at the Devil’s Bridge". Today, the Falls Nature Trail provides a unique opportunity to see this great natural feature in the Rheidol Gorge. Birds of prey such as red kite and buzzards are regularly seen soaring high above the valley floor and breathtaking views can be enjoyed by all.
Stay at lovely Tyllwyd Farmhouse and enjoy this distinctive Welsh region with a thriving cultural identity. It’s perfect for a weekend break or a longer stay with award-winning beaches, sandy coves, sea cliffs, caves and wonderful wildlife, spectacular sunsets and starry dark skies. Horse riding is available just 1½ miles away. Fishing is available nearby and on-site on the River Rheidol, a licence is required and permits are available through Aberystwyth Angling Association. There is also sea fishing in Aberyst
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    We had Wonderful holiday. The house is stunning with plenty of room for us all. The views are fantastic and you are only a short drive from Aberystwyth and beaches galore right along the coast. We found plenty todo even in October with covid restrictions. The welcome pack was a lovely addition and enjoyed greatly. Highly recommend

    Mark 17/10/2020

    Perfect place for our family getaway. The only thing we missed was a tumble dryer and a downstairs loo. Plenty of games and outdoor equipment for kids. Kitchen very well equipped. Lovely welcome pack.

    Dawn 02/11/2020

    Loved our stay at Tyllwyd Farmhouse. Beautiful house, beautiful location.

    Simon 01/12/2020

    Brilliant cottage, stunning location. Loads of things for the family to do within the cottage itself, or plenty of great outdoors right on your doorstep.

    Kerrie 14/04/2021

    We had such a lovely stay at the Farm House - It was my first time booking a farm house they have set the bar very very high!!! They left us needing for nothing more! The views were stunning, the Hot Tub was checked daily and immaculate and working properly, with sufficient room for all of us, with night lights for a romantic midnight soak. The indoors were stunning with lovely decor, fully furnished with everything we would ever need- It was like a home from home, but even better! The bed sheets were clean and they provided us with towels, hair dryer, iron. The beds were super comfortable and the heating worked properly and we didn't feel cold- It was a lovely safe and quiet place with lots to do! Very well hidden too! They provided us with tennis and badminton rackets, a football, darts, football table, chalk board for drawing and much more... We made good use of all the facilities including the firepit- charcoal bbq (although gas was also available). We bbq'ed almost every night! We washed our cloths in the washing machine and hung them on the washing line... We used the fridge freezer and additional freezer outside, as we brought too much food- as usual! They had an outside toilet which is fabulous so we didn't have to drag our wet selves up the stairs from the Hot Tub. There were so many places to sit and eat outside including 2 picnic tables and more chairs to sit around the firepit- We made use of the romantic log fire in the living room and had cozy cups of tea with their beautiful and vintage crockery. They supplied us with sufficient bags for the bins and they recycle properly too, which I am very proud of! The stove was massive, which allowed us to prepare food with gas...(cooks much quicker and has lots of hobs) The showers had great water pressure and they used mixer taps which I loved! The place is suitable for dogs, so I am hoping to bring mine next time. The town centre and sea side was literally 10-15 mins drive up the road, so perfect location, perfect place and perfect host. The owner helped us a lot by giving us guidance on where to go and what to do in the area. I loved the little touches like writing on the board where to go and not to forget the very generous Welcome Pack containing all the lovely local goodies!!! That was such a wonderful treat!!! We can't thank them enough! Well done- they have truly exceeded our expectations so much so that we will be bringing others next time with us - if they will have us back of course....

    Sarik 09/05/2021

    Local amenities scored low because of the weather and closures due to COVID. This was not the fault of host. Value for money also scored low because we paid over £400 for a 2 day stay but had to arrive at 5pm and leave at 9am. Nevertheless, this was not the host’s fault as these were put in place due to COVID. I would highly recommend this property but do so when everything is open again and COVID restrictions have been lifted.

    Arwel 05/05/2021

    Lovely farmhouse and gorgeous location with stunning views out of every window . The hot tub was a bonus. Welcome pack was much appreciated including a welcome pack for the dog. Places to visit were highlighted on the chalk board and they were all well worth a visit . Would highly recommend this as a relaxing holiday .

    Robert 17/05/2021

    Having waited an extra year to holiday at Tyllwyd Farmhouse, we had a very enjoyable stay and found the farmhouse perfect for our multi generational family. The large garden, well away from the main road, was perfect for the children. The owner visited each day to check on the hot tub and offered to let the kids feed his Longhorn cattle, including 3 calves, which made their day. The generous welcome pack was a lovely surprise. There is one pub in the village but no shop, the nearest supermarkets are in Aberystwyth.

    Hilary 20/06/2021

    One of the best cottages I have booked by far. A detached property away from the roads and other buildings with beautiful views from every window. Very clean throughout. An excellent jacuzzi right infront of the property and easily accessible. Kitchen was fully equipped. Friendly owner who showed us how to use the facilities. Thank you very much

    Abdul 06/07/2021

    We absolutely loved our stay here, there were 6 adults, three kids (2 teens) and a dog. The house is equipped with everything you need, including for pets. The location of the house is incredible, very private and plenty of outside space with beautiful views but also close to main routes. We all commented on how peaceful it felt, there was no noise from the farm. The owner checked up everyday and was easy to contact when needed. The views out the windows are amazing too. The only downside is that we didn't find an awful lot to do in the local area so drove out a bit. However, we spent a lot of time relaxing at the property, playing outside games etc. The house really is beautiful and we'll maintained. We would absolutely stay here again!

    Louisa 01/08/2021

    This was one of the most beautiful, well equipped farmhouses we have stayed in. It was immaculately clean and the welcome basket, Bbq, fire pit (with logs) and hot tub were all fantastic. The owner was brilliant and came up everyday to check the hot tub and on the first day gave us loads of really great information on the surrounding area. The local pub does a fantastic pizza night on a Thursday thats not to be missed! Great location and a perfect base for any mid wales holiday. Would definitely book again!

    Laura 09/08/2021

    We had a great holiday at Tyllwyd farmhouse, the cottage is very well equipped and comfortable with everything you could possibly need (and more) to enjoy your holiday. Loads of books, games and the hot tub to keep everyone entertained. There is one nice pub in walking distance for evening meals, the village shop seems to have closed down so it’s a trip in the car for anything else. Lovely walks and beautiful surrounding countryside. Highly recommend for a family holiday.

    Lucy 21/09/2021

    Brilliant place to stay perfect in every sense enjoyed by all including a 10 month old Staffie pup who loved the garden and paddock. Attention to detail by the owner, visited every day to check the hot tub was excellent as was the very generous welcome basket.

    Mike 25/09/2021

    Fantastic & clean cottage with a great feel & wonderful facilities. Hot tub was very clean and big, 2 BBQ options & some sports equipment. Beds comfortable & rooms nice. Bus stop close by but pub is pretty much dining only and not open everyday. Very nice stay & lovely cottage, thank you!

    Rachael 29/09/2021

    Beautiful cottage and so well equipped! Lovely meal at the “pink pub” and lovely walks and the hot tub was lovely!! Will definitely be returning!!

    Lynne 03/10/2021


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