Farmhouse holiday cottages in a tranquil rural hideaway Ceredigion, West Wales.

The Cambrian Mountains

The Cambrian Mountains

The Cambrian Mountains can be described as the heart of Wales an wild and beautiful area stretching from just short of Machynlleth in the north and west to Rhayader in the east and down almost as far as Carmarthen in the south.

Stallion Valley holiday cottages are just a few miles west of the southern extremities of Llanllwni Mountain and The Brechfa Forest.

The Cambrian Mountains have some of the most beautiful, unspoilt landscapes in Europe, and rare natural habitats for wildlife. The region has a rich history dating back to well before Roman times. Explore the rugged mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests of the area on foot, bicycle or car.

The Cambrian Mountains lakes and reservoirs are the sources of many of Wales’ important rivers:-
• Teifi Pools, source of The River Teifi flowing down to Cardigan
• The Elan Reservoirs feeding into The River Wye flowing down to Chepstow
• Brianne Reservoir feeding The River Cothi and in turn The River Towy flowing down to Carmarthen
• Clywedog Lake feeding The River Severn flowing to Gloucester

They are also the source of The Rheidol and Ystwyth Rivers which flow through scenic valleys, historic lead mining areas down to Aberystwyth on Cardigan Bay.

Pumlumon, in Welsh, meaning "five peaks is a massif that dominates the countryside of northern Ceredigion. The highest point of the massif itself is Pen Pumlumon Fawr (2,467 ft). Its other important peaks are Pen Pumlumon Arwystli, Y Garn, Pen Pumlumon Llygad-bychan and Pumlumon Fach.

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Brechfa Forest Abergorlech
If you like unspoilt forest landscapes, this is the place for you. There is open access along forest roads for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders.
38 Mins
19 Miles
Dog Friendly

Cambrian Safaris
Cambrian Safaris provides excursions into the Cambrian Mountains in a Land Rover Discovery. The tours are designed to be flexible, the area we cover is beautifully diverse, Your guide has extensive knowledge of the local area
1 Hours 7 Mins
37 Miles
Dog Friendly

Claerwen Dam near Elan
The last and biggest of the local dams to be built, it was opened in 1952 by the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth and created a reservoir which holds almost as much water as the total of the three earlier dams built in the Elan Valley.
1 Hours 43 Mins
62 Miles
Dog Friendly

Coed Maen Arthur “exquisite walk with magical moments”
The description, 2.5 miles in 2 hours should have given us a clue, this walk is intense in terms of scenery and effort! But don’t worry the steep bits are not compulsory and you can still get to see the fantastic Yswyth River falls and forestry paths.
57 Mins
32 Miles
Dog Friendly

Elan Valley Dams: Caban Coch
The lowest of the four dams built in the valley of the Elan River It is the simplest and he most functional in appearance of all the dams, resembling a natural waterfall when the reservoir is full with water pouring over the dam wall.
1 Hours 43 Mins
62 Miles
Dog Friendly

Elan Valley dams: Craig Goch
Craig Goch, the highest upstream of the series of the Elan Valley dams it is at 1040 feet above sea level.
1 Hours 45 Mins
54 Miles
Dog Friendly

Elan Valley Dams: Pen-y-garreg
Elan Valley Dams: Pen-y-garreg
1 Hours 45 Mins
54 Miles
Dog Friendly

Garreg Ddu Dam Elan Valley
The Garreg Ddu dam in the lower Elan Valley is a low, completely submerged dam
1 Hours 45 Mins
54 Miles
Dog Friendly

Hafan Café Tregaron
Hafan is Welsh for haven or port and this café lives up to its name with a friendly warm welcome, comfortable seating and good home cooking.
37 Mins
21 Miles
Dog Friendly

Llyn Brianne reservoir Llandovery
The Upper Towy Valley and Llyn Brianne is still one of the most beautiful areas of Wales however and it is a haven for bird watchers, anglers, mountain bikers and walkers.
1 Hours 35 Mins
31 Miles
Dog Friendly

Nant Moch Reservoir
Set in a remote part of the Cambrian Mountains, the Pumlumon (five peaks) Ridge offers wonderful wild mountain scenery. There is parking and excellent dog friendly walks.
1 Hours 22 Mins
44 Miles
Dog Friendly

Pont Rhyd-y-Groes and The Yswyth Valley
From here downstream The Ystwyth Valley is scenic and forested and flows down to Aberystwyth. To the North the valley climbs into the rugged Cambrian Mountains past the ruins of the old mines
57 Mins
32 Miles
Dog Friendly

Red Kite Feeding Centre – Rhyader
100s of red kites descend on Gigrin Farm where they are fed at every day of the year. With breath taking feats of aerial piracy red kites compete with buzzards and ravens for choice pickings.
1 Hours 35 Mins
60 Miles
Dog Friendly

Rhayader lies in the very heart of Wales
The town’s Welsh name - Rhaeadr Gwy - means the “Cataract on the Wye. It is situated some 700ft above sea level in the beautiful Upper Wye Valley, in the Cambrian Mountains.
1 Hours 35 Mins
60 Miles
Dog Friendly

Teifi-Pools, Ffair Rhos
The landscape here is stark, wild, and extraordinarily beautiful. Around the lakes there are good opportunities for walking.
1 Hours 2 Mins
32 Miles
Dog Friendly

The Elan Valley, visitor centre
Elan is a beautiful and unspoilt area made even more compelling by the dams and reservoirs. The 6 dams, reservoirs and 73 mile aqueduct of the Elan Valley were built a hundred years ago to supply desperately needed clean water to Birmingham.
1 Hours 43 Mins
62 Miles
Dog Friendly

The Hafod Estate Cwm Ystwyth
The estate has magnificent woodlands, tumbling streams, waterfalls, beautiful bridges, the Ystwyth River and magnificent views across The Cambrian Mountains. In the late 18th century it was developed became an essential destination for visitors.
1 Hours 5 Mins
33 Miles
Dog Friendly

The Miners Arms, Pont-rhyd-y groes
The Miners Arms at Pontrhydygroes offers the warm welcome and real ale, kept at just the right temperature. The food marks the Miners Arms out as something a little bit special good, wholesome, plentiful meals prepared fresh for the table
57 Mins
32 Miles
Dog Friendly

The Rheidol Valley:
The river Rheidol starts its journey down to Aberystwyth harbour in the Cambrian Mountains on Plynlymon mountain, the highest point in mid-Wales, near to the sources of the more famous rivers the Severn and the Wye.
Dog Friendly

The Welsh Gold Centre Rhiannon Jewellery
Rhiannon Evans has been designing and making unique and beautiful jewellery in the heart of wales for over 30 years. Based in Tregaron in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains, the centre also houses a Celtic art museum and craft shop.
37 Mins
21 Miles

Tregaron-Gateway to the Cambrian Mountains.
Tregaron is today a centre for ‘Racys Trotian’ - horse trotting races. It is also the home of the Welsh Gold Centre selling Celtic inspired designs and The Red Kite Centre & Old School Museum.
37 Mins
21 Miles
Dog Friendly

Contact Us

Cwm March Farmhouse Cottages
Llandysul
Ceredigion
SA44 4LR

01559 363444