This 5* Welsh farm house is a cosy home from home. Beautifully restored, originally part of the Hafod Estate, it has fantastic country views from all rooms. Fully renovated from a farm house into a fantastic holiday home, combining contemporary style and modern-day luxuries; it’s the perfect place to enjoy tranquillity and privacy.
Loved by families and friends for reunions and happy group holidays, it’s a wonderful place to get together and get-away. With so many days out to enjoy exploring quirky Ceredigion and the Cambrian Mountains, 1 mile from the nearest pub/restaurant and a scenic 10 miles to the beach, this house is perfect for all ages.
Luxury features including a shared 10-seater spa/hot tub will make relaxing essential. Pour yourself a Pimm’s and fire up the barbeque, or pack a picnic and explore your 13 acres of private rural dream.
A Gothic arched doorway leads you into a porch and traditional stable doors; opening directly into the airy, generous dining area perfect for long lazy breakfasts, playing games or catching up with a good book.
You’ll be drawn to the rustic lounge, a log burner takes centre stage with a 100-year-old Welsh slate plinth casting a warming glow, ideal for chilly evenings. With a cosy ambience your homely lounge has a TV, squidgy sofas to flop into layered with cushions and a coffee table, perfect for relaxed country living.
Your bespoke kitchen with honey coloured units is fully fitted with everything you need to rustle up bacon sarnies or prepare a tasty Sunday Lunch for everyone.
In the 5 comfy bedrooms, sleeping 12 in total, neutral shades with jewel bright accents warm the spaces and create a welcoming feel. There is ample storage and each room is cheerful and tranquil, with country side views, and a relaxed style.
Kitchen - Large family farmhouse kitchen has beautiful sparkling black granite work tops, butler’s sink, ceramic hob, Neff fan oven and grill, large American fridge freezer, microwave and Bosch dishwasher. Fully equipped including a toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils.
Dining Room - features a long farmhouse table and seating for up to 12 guests. Large solid oak side board with countryside views. Wide arched oak beam walk-way between kitchen and dining room.
Utility - The kitchen leads into a spacious utility room which doubles as a boot room (great for putting on and pulling off wellies), and offers a shower/toilet, washing machine, tumble dryer and walk in airing cupboard.
Wet room - Spacious wet room with toilet, wash basin and power shower, right next to the utility.
Lounge - Full of character and featuring arched oak beams spanning the width of the room, the lounge is one of the main attractions of the house. Spacious yet cosy with its large wood burner set in a stone fire place, SMART TV and 3 sofas seating up to 12. Well stocked selection of books for all ages.
Bedroom 1 - Sleeps 2: A beautiful and spacious room with a super king bed and French doors leading to the outdoor patio. Wheelchair accessible with ramp.
Bedroom 2 - Sleeps 3: Front facing, overlooking two ponds and its wildlife, this is a comfortable and stylish room with a super king and single bed. Built-in wardrobes, bedside cabinets, lamps and an extra view over the village of Devil’s Bridge.
Bedroom 3 - Sleeps 2: Twin beds looking out towards the front of the property with views of the surrounding countryside. Cosy room with bedside cabinets, bedside lamps and wardrobe.
Bedroom 4 - Sleeps 2: Super king bed with large wardrobe and bedside cabinets. Beautiful views looking out over the two ponds and its wildlife.
Bedroom 5 - Sleeps 3: Super king and single beds. En-suite includes a toilet and wash basin. A warm and cosy bedroom with built-in wardrobes, bedside cabinets and lamps.
Modern family bathroom has a bath, where you can soak away the day’s activities, toilet and sink.
At Ffermdy Rhyd time isn’t measured in minutes, hours and days, but by the magical moments you spend with those who matter.
Garden / Grounds
Landscaped garden and 13 acres of private grounds surround this spacious farmhouse - all shared with one other property.
- Bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryers included
- Fuel Biomass central heating and electricity included. Welcome pack of logs included. Additional logs available @ £5 per basket.
- Pets welcome - 1 well behaved pet allowed at no extra cost - please keep to ground floor. To be kept on a lead at all times in the grounds. Additional pets possible on request (£25 per pet per stay) Please contact us to check in advance of booking.
- Free wi-fi provided
- Access ramp and double doors suitable for wheelchairs.
- Cots and high chairs provided on request (let us know how many you require)
- Iron and ironing board provided
- Ample free parking spaces available on the tarmac drive
- No smoking inside the property
- Bike storage and clean down area available
- This property has a £250 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Best of Wales along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead.
- As company policy, groups of friends must be over the age of 21.
- Sleeps 12
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 King size/super king beds
- 3 Single beds
- 3 Bathrooms
- Accepts 1 pet
- WiFi internet
- Hot Tub
- Open fire or woodburner
- Friday changeover
- 11 Miles from a beach
- 0.8 Mile from a pub
- 0.8 Mile from a shop
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Ground floor bedroom
- Disabled Friendly
- Private parking
- Bed linen provided
- Games room
- No smoking
- Towels provided
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- No travel cot available
It was a family get together. The weather was stunning and the property was a perfect choice.
There is a tiny village a 20 minute walk away and we did not spot any shops en route so remember to take all essentials with you.Family from Llanelli - 19th July 2017
Perfect for a girls get together. House was clean, with everything we needed and enough room for all our food, drinks and clothes! All was perfect.
Tips: You'll need to book a taxi in advance if you need a minibus to visit Aberystwyth - esspecially if you need to go before 6pm. Devil's Bridge is a short walk (25 mins ish) but along a road without pavement.Group of Friends from Cardiff - 26th June 2017
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Ffermd Rhyd is part of a purpose developed 5 star complex offering holiday accommodation for large groups, set in beautiful countryside at the foot of the Cambrian Mountains. Within a mile of the village of Devil’s Bridge, facilities on site include a full sized football / rugby pitch and an indoor games room. On your doorstep you’ll find stunning scenery and wildlife, beautiful walks, fishing, mountain biking nearby & plenty of opportunity to view the red kites gliding above.
Devil’s Bridge has been a tourist attraction for centuries, famous for the unique arrangement of its three bridges which are built one on top of the other. The village pub/restaurant, café, waterfall and Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge railway station are all within walking distance. Nant yr Arain Visitor Centre is also within a 10 minute drive - one of the premier Mountain Biking centres in Wales, where you can also watch the red kites being fed.
Amongst the recommended restaurants nearby you have the Farmers Arms in Llanfihangel y Creuddyn (6 miles) and Ty’n Llidiart in Capel Bangor (7 miles). The bustling seaside town of Aberystwyth (11 miles) offers a wide range of amenities, including restaurants, cafes, pubs and supermarkets. It is also the home of Aberystwyth University, the National Library of Wales and a stunning promenade along the seafront. You can also ride on the longest electric cliff railway in Britain in Aberystwyth - climbing to the top of Constitution Hill. There is a fantastic panoramic view, a 'Camera Obscura' and a café for a little refreshment.
Amongst the other recommended days out is Borth, a small seaside village with a long sand and shingle beach, popular with families and surfers alike. At the southern end of the beach, you can sometimes see ancient remains of a submerged forest. Borth Animalarium (a zoo in miniature) is also worth a visit with a range of exotic and domestic animals. Aberaeron harbour town is another must - a Georgian jewel with elegant colour-washed houses a range of small, interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. The whole of Cardigan Bay (a Marine Heritage Coast) is an amazing place to explore and even has its own pod of resident dolphins (boat trips available).
‘Devil’s Bridge and Waterfalls’: A 6.5 mile circular walk taking in the upper Rheidol Valley, Ystumtuen and Ysbyty Cynfyn. 0.8 miles from Ffermdy Rhyd holiday accommodation for large groups
‘Follow the Mynach’: 6.5 miles following the river from its source to Devil’s Bridge, where it creates the famous waterfalls. 0.8 miles from farmhouse
‘Discover Cefn Croes’: A 7 mile circular walk through forestry to the Cefn Croes wind farm site, fantastic panoramic views. 2 miles from farmhouse
The Hafod Estate (owned by the Forestry Commission) offers 5 way-marked walks, of varying length and difficulty, enabling visitors to explore the famous Hafod landscape. 3.5 miles
Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre also offers 3 scenic walks. 6 miles
Rheidol Cycle Trail – This scenic 17 mile trail leads you from Devil’s Bridge, through the Rheidol Valley down to the harbour in Aberystwyth, mainly along quiet back roads and dedicated cycle routes. 1 mile
Nant yr Arian Mountain Biking Centre - one of the premier Mountain Biking centres in Wales. Featuring the Continental Tyres Syfydrin Trail, one of the most scenic wilderness trails in the UK. 6 miles from cottage.
Rheidol Riding Centre has full-size floodlit indoor and full-size floodlit outdoor riding arenas, a showjumping and cross-country course, and fantastic trekking around the Rheidol Valley. 9 miles
Nant-y-Moch & Dinas reservoirs, near Ponterwyd - both stocked with varieties of trout. Permits for fishing can be bought from the Rheidol Filling Station in Ponterwyd. 6.5 miles
Red Kite Feeding Centre at Nant yr Arian. 6 miles
Popular seaside town of Aberystwyth. 11 miles
Aberystwyth Golf Club – 18 hole golf course. 12 miles