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Red Kite Cottages (Bythynnod y Barcud Coch)

Self Catering Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome

Red Kite Cottages is a Registered Company No. 6926828

Our beautiful holiday cottage Hen Ysgubor lies in the Cambrian Mountains, providing a comfortable 4 Star Visit Wales rated self catering family accommodation in Mid Wales. Hen Ysgubor is located in a small tranquil hamlet providing an ideal base for:-

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Or simply relaxing in the beautiful and inspiring countryside rich in wildlife and steeped in history.

Now New Free WiFi throughout the cottage.

Hen Ysgubor is conveniently positioned in the heart of Wales; therefore access to the rest of the country could not be easier. Located in spectacular countryside with fabulous views, and within the Cambrian Mountain Plateau (generally between 1500ft and 2000ft), with the Brecon Beacons National Park to the South and The Snowdonia Nation Park to the north.

The Teifi Inn is within walking distance from Hen Ysgubor, as well as a choice of pubs in surrounding villages, serving good food and drink.

The main property Ty Uchaf (Upper House) was originally a mining manager's cottage, built in the 18th century and is closely connected to local history. It also served as a Public House for the miners and drovers at one time and is featured on the Miners Tourist Information Board outside the Teifi Inn. John Wesley (1703-1791) the preacher who founded the Methodist Movement, with his brother Charles Wesley (1707-1788), was said to have stayed at Ty Uchaf in 1764. An old miners track is now a delightful walk suitable for the whole family, leading from the cottage to the old mine.

Only a few miles to the south is the historic Strata Florida Abbey; to the north you can visit Devil's Bridge with cascading waterfalls, a narrow gauge steam railway and the world famous three bridges built one on top of the other; a short drive away from beautiful sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay and its famous bottlenose dolphins and the Marine Wildlife Centre; Aberystwyth and Borth are just nearby with perfect surfing conditions, a river estuary and beach side golf course; only 25 miles from the Snowdonia National Park; within easy access to the National Gardens of Wales, Dan-yr- Ogof Caves, kite feeding centres, fish farms, riding schools and mining museums to name just a few attractions available for fantastic days out. The secluded location of Ffair Rhos is ideal for tourists to have either a relaxed holiday in an upland area or to use it as a base to tour. A fantastic area for outdoor and adventurous pursuits, including adrenalin sports, both inland and on the coast.

Stargazing and astronomy - Very little light pollution makes Ffair Rhos one of the best places to view the night sky in mainland Britain.

A WARM WELSH WELCOME/CROESO CYNNES CYMREIG: We would like to extend a very warm welcome from Red Kite Cottages hoping that you will chose to stay with us. We invite you to treat our cottage as your "home away from home" and assure you that we will make every effort to make your stay comfortable, enjoyable and an unforgettable experience. Enjoy your stay with us. Hoffwn estun croeso cynnes iawn i chi i "Bythynnod y Barcud Coch" gan obeithio y byddwch yn penderfynnu dod yma i aros. Ein dymuniad yw cynnig 'cartref oddi cartref' i chi. Byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i sicrhau eich bod yn gyfforddus ac yn mwynhau profiad byth gofiadwy. Mwynhewch eich ymweliad a ni.

"We have had an amazing time here for a month of filming S4C's Christmas Film Y Syrcas, in which my daughter starred! So quiet and comfortable, all modcons! Diolch O Galen mae wedi bod yn hyfryd! x"

Caerdydd, Wales - Sharon and Saran Morgan
20 July - 17 August 2013

"Booked by Nia Taylor of Y Talbot, Tregaron. Her comments were: My friends loved the cottage and had a lovely stay. Thanks very much. I will certainly recommend it to other people. Nia"

Slough, Nr London - Tracy and Kimberly Way, Lorna Knowles Charlotte Davies
24 - 29 August 2013

"Lovely relaxing stay. Great base for a long week in Mid-Wales. Super Hosts. Amazing place. I loved it"

Stockport, Greater Manchester - Gareth, Carol, Eve and Lewis
21 March 2019

"Really cosy cottage, centrally located and a very friendly welcome. Thank you both"

Woodley, Berkshire - Bernhard & Kay
18 April 2019

"We have enjoyed our stay, exploring the area, plenty to see and do. Thanks for lovely accommodation and beautiful location"

Cambridge - Helen, Nick and family
11 July 2019

"Beautiful countryside. We had a great time. Thanks very much to the friendly owners ☺"

France - Frederic Desruelle & The shepherds
03 August 2019

"We had a good two weeks here. A very nice from home in this comfortable cottage. We've done all the local walks and cycled in the Elan and Rheidol Valley's. The sea is always nearby, wonderful! Saw a lot of Red Kites"

Holland - Martin, Corina & Kars
23 August 2019

"Lovely week, in a lovely cottage. Lots of activities and things to do for families and young children"

Aylesbury, Bucks - The Culligans
31 August 2019

"Nice cottage and lovely area.Saw some Red Kites.Went to the Teifi Lakes and Elan Valley, very nice scenery. Also Borth Beach. Had a lovely time"

Diss, Norfolk - John, Angela, Ryan and Ryan Marjaram
22 September 2019

"Red Kite cottage nestled in the stunning Cambrian Mountains is a fabulous place to stay for exploring the area with its fabulous flora and fauna. The cottage is warm and cosy, the fitted kitchen equipped with everything you need, and the beds are super comfy! Two shower rooms are a bonus, especially if a family are staying. Recent Covid restrictions were followed, with antibacterial sprays and hand sanitizer readily available, along with a track and trace log so we felt safe and protected. Thanks to Chris for a wonderful peaceful stay!"

Tarleton, Lancashire - Mr & Mrs Clarke
21 October 2020

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Red Kite Cottages, Ty Uchaf, Ffair Rhos, Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion, SY25 6BP

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