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

Great White Egret sighting West Wales

50 Mins from our holiday cottages
30 Miles from our holiday cottages
Dog Friendly

Castle Woods, Dinefwr, near Llandeilo, Ceredigion
SA19 6RT (Sat Nav)

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Dog Friendly Information

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales have a ‘Dogs permitted’ policy on our sites. If you are planning to take your dog to a nature reserve, please act responsibly during your visit and help us to keep our sites safe for wildlife by doing the following: •Please keep your dog close to you or on a lead At Teifi Marshes, it is a requirement that dogs are kept on leads during the bird breeding season (March to April) and we ask that you also consider keeping your dogs on leads during this time on our other nature reserves. •Always pick up after your dog

 


Car parking at Dinefwr (National Trust) is £3, walking in the grounds and visiting the Castle is free but it costs extra to visit the house.

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Great White Egret sighting West Wales

November 2014 we set off to use our new National Trust membership to Dinefwr to see the castle and to visit Castle Woods Nature reserve, a great spot for bird watching.

We recommend Dinefwr to all our holiday cottage guests, aside from the above is a wonderful landscaped estate and a superb period house.

The views from the castle across Carmarthenshire and the Towy Valley were stunning and we had a real bonus view from the bird watching hide in The Castle Woods nature reserve. 

In the distance we spotted a large white heron like bird, alongside a heron fishing in the ox bow lake.  It was a lot bigger than the heron, white and had a yellow beak. 

Returning home we struggled to find it in our RSPB bird book and eventually found a match for it on the internet: A Great White Egret. Sorry for the poor quality photo, it was taken from a long way distant.

We reported our sighting to the Nature reserve manager who commented:-
 "It’s a very exciting sighting- it’s a species for which I believe records are considered but the Welsh Rarities Panel. It’s a very unusual thing to see in Wales, but it has been seen here in previous winters and I’ve had one or two records from this autumn. It’s a little bit of a local celebrity to the select few that are in the know!”

Our holiday cottage guests and you, having read this,  are now some the select few in the know.

 


 

 

Stay in the Mill

Stay in the Mill

The Mill holiday cottage is a luxury barn conversion.

  • Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms
  • Private enclosed garden
  • 2 bathrooms
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The Byre holiday cottage is a single storey barn conversion.

  • Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
  • Private enclosed garden
  • No steps or stairs
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Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages

Stallion Valley has been designed to be properly dog friendly, and has a wide range of dog friendly facilties.

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Cwm March Farmhouse Cottages
Llandysul
Ceredigion
SA44 4LR

01559 363444