30 Mins from our holiday cottages
19 Miles from our holiday cottages
Aberarth, near Aberaeron cardigan Bay, Ceredigion
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Aberarth: a historic village Cardigan Bay
Aberarth is a small village about a mile and half north along the Ceredigion coastal path north of Aberaeron.
It has a population of about 250 people and the only "amenity"is a small community hall where the sewing circle, womens guild, youth club, art class and various annual events are held.
Aberarth is an attractive village; the Arth (bear) river tumbles down through it. It has narrow streets, lovely old cottages a shingle beach and a disused jetty. A number of crafts people live and work here including a shoemaker (made to measure) and a love spoon carver. There fine views north of Cardigan Bay, Llanrhystud, Aberystwyth and the Snowdonian mountains beyond. The beach is stony and the sea can be wild.
The village has attracted retirees for the last two hundred years. Most of the bigger houses built in Victorian times were for retiring sea captains. Many of these houses face away from the sea; their owners had seen enough of the sea!
Aberarth has existed since ancient times. When the Normans came they found a castle a little way up the river valley and took it over but it had existed for less than 100 violent years.
At one time the Strata Florida monastery had a water mill and fishing rights here.
Aberarth was a great shipbuilding village before 1850, and had eight Pubs sadly now it has none.
Walking along the coastal path we have seen lots of birds, red kites, buzzards, wheatears, choughs and a wide variety of more common gulls etc. bird watchers should look out for peregrine falcons and stone chats .
The Mill holiday cottage is a luxury barn conversion.
The Byre holiday cottage is a single storey barn conversion.
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