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Aber Bay Holiday Park, part of our exclusive Bouja Luxury Boutique Breaks collection is a charming, established, family friendly holiday destination nestled along the breathtaking Welsh coast, where families create lasting memories against a backdrop of rolling hills and the soothing melody of the waves.
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Sleeps 4
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Brynowen Holiday Park offers a delightful mix of on-site activities and amenities set against the backdrop of the stunning Welsh countryside and coastline.
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Clarach Bay Holiday Village

Sleeps 6
Pets 2
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Nestled in a truly magnificent coastal location with direct access to a sandy beach, Clarach Bay Holiday Village is the perfect place for families and couples seeking an action packed coastal escape.
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Gilfach Holiday Apartments is home to a large range of accommodation to suit all budgets, set across 36 acres of countryside overlooking the coast.
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Conveniently located just 1.
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Penrhos Park

Sleeps 4
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At Penrhos you are approximately one and a half miles from the nearest beach in the scenic Wyre Valley – midway between Aberystwyth and Aberaeron.
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Seven Springs

Sleeps 4
Pets 1
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Seven Springs is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection and is situated just a couple of miles north of the beautiful Georgian port town of Aberaeron, Seven Springs could not be better located for exploring this stunning part of Mid Wales.
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This is a coastal holiday park and offers birds eye views of the Cardigan Coast. 8.
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Ceredigion Visitor's Guide

Embark on a journey to Ceredigion, where the rugged Welsh coast meets charming towns, offering a retreat for couples, an escapade for families, or a chill spot for a mates' getaway in a cosy lodge. Savour fresh seafood from Cardigan Bay, or sample local Welsh cakes after a day of dolphin spotting. Get active with coastal hikes, mountain biking, or unwind in quaint cafes. Did you know? Ceredigion is home to the UK's first university, founded in Aberystwyth in 1872. Dive into this cultural hub with its vibrant arts scene, historic castles, and scenic countryside, promising a memorable break.

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Ceredigion?

Ceredigion, on the west coast of Wales, is a gem often overlooked. It's got a rugged coastline, charming towns, and a sprinkle of Welsh magic. There's a buzz about 2024 with the return of the Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, showcasing the freshest catches. Lodges in Ceredigion offer a more intimate, nature-immersed experience compared to hotels. They're often set in secluded spots, perfect for those who want a slice of tranquility with their morning coffee. What's unique? It's the blend of culture, nature, and the Welsh language, which is music to the ears. Plus, the area is steeped in myths, like the legend of Cantre'r Gwaelod, a sunken kingdom said to lie beneath Cardigan Bay.

If you're visiting Ceredigion with kids

Absolutely, Ceredigion is a playground for the little ones. There's the Fantasy Farm Park for a start, and the beaches are top-notch for sandcastle architects. The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth isn't just for bookworms; they often have kid-friendly exhibits. Lodges give families space to breathe, room to play games, and often come with gardens for that extra run-around space.

  1. Swimwear and towels for spontaneous dips
  2. Wellies for farm visits and muddy trails
  3. Binoculars for dolphin spotting in Cardigan Bay
  4. Waterproof jackets – Welsh weather can be fickle
  5. Bucket and spade for the beach
  6. Snacks for energy boosts during adventures
  7. Board games or cards for cosy evenings in

Pet Friendly Ceredigion Adventures

Ceredigion rolls out the red carpet for pets. You'll find plenty of lodges with enclosed gardens, so your furry friend can roam safely. For a bite to eat, try The Hungry Trout in New Quay, where dogs are as welcome as humans. Tips? Bring a doggy towel for after those beach runs; the sand gets everywhere. And always check if beaches have any seasonal restrictions for dogs.

Dog walking ideas in Ceredigion

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Aberporth to Tresaith 1.7 Coastal views, waterfalls SA43 2BU
Borth to Ynyslas 3 Beach, dunes SY24 5JZ
Penglais Nature Park Varies Woodland SY23 3BU
Devil's Bridge Falls Varies Woodland, waterfalls SY23 3JW
Llanerchaeron Estate 2+ Historic estate, farmland SA48 8DG

Romantic Breaks for Couples

If you're looking to fan the flames of love, Ceredigion's lodges offer the perfect escape. Imagine unwinding in a secluded lodge, perhaps with a hot tub under the stars – it's the ultimate in romantic relaxation. Many lodges in Ceredigion cater to couples with pamper packs that include champagne, chocolates, and sometimes even spa treatments. For dining, consider a lodge that offers an on-site restaurant or private dining experiences. The gastronomic scene here is a blend of rustic charm and gourmet flair, perfect for a candlelit dinner for two.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

Ceredigion's local cuisine is a celebration of Welsh culinary traditions, with an emphasis on seafood and local produce. You can't leave without trying some laverbread or Welsh cakes. For a memorable meal, check out The Harbourmaster in Aberaeron, known for its fresh, local seafood. Families will enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of The Hive, also in Aberaeron, which offers a more casual dining experience with options for the little ones. Couples looking for a romantic setting should head to Y Ffarmers in Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, where the ambiance and locally sourced dishes create the perfect backdrop for an intimate evening.

For a good night out

Ceredigion boasts a variety of options for a fun night out. If you're into live music and a lively atmosphere, The Castle Hotel in Aberystwyth is a go-to spot. For a more relaxed vibe, where you can enjoy a pint and maybe a game of darts, The Ship Inn in Tresaith comes highly recommended. Beer enthusiasts should not miss out on a visit to Y Talbot in Tregaron, which offers a selection of local ales and a cozy setting.


Anglers will find Ceredigion a delightful spot for fishing, with its rivers and coastline teeming with opportunities. Here's a list of some prime fishing spots:

  • Llyn Eiddwen - A natural mountain lake, great for trout fishing. Postcode: SY25 6PH
  • River Teifi - Renowned for salmon and sea trout, it's a must-visit for fly fishing. Postcode: SA43 3AA
  • Llyn Berwyn - Offers peaceful fishing settings with ample trout. Postcode: SA38 9JL
  • Tanybwlch Beach - Ideal for sea fishing, with bass and flatfish common catches. Postcode: SY23 1BU
  • Fron Farm Fishery - Perfect for families and seasoned anglers alike. Postcode: SA44 4JN

Outdoor Adventures

For those seeking thrills, Ceredigion doesn't disappoint. Borth Adventure Centre offers everything from surfing to climbing, with prices starting around £30 for group sessions. They're open year-round, but it's best to book in advance, especially in summer. Cardigan Bay Watersports in New Quay provides a variety of water-based activities, including sailing and kayaking, with taster sessions from £20. Check their website for seasonal opening times.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Aberystwyth Market Local Market Local crafts, food SY23 2JH
Adpar Antique Centre Antiques Vintage finds, collectibles SA38 9EJ
Siop y Pethe Welsh Goods Books, music, gifts SY23 2JH
Melin Tregwynt Mill Shop Welsh textiles, blankets SA62 5UX
Guildhall Market Indoor Market Artisan products, souvenirs SA46 0AQ

Whether you're angling for a quiet fishing trip or seeking the buzz of a night out, Ceredigion's lodges provide a fantastic base for exploring all that this vibrant county has to offer. From the comfort of your lodge, with all its amenities, to the rich tapestry of experiences just outside your door, Ceredigion is a gem waiting to be discovered.

Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Ceredigion

Wide Horizons Holiday Park, Ceredigion

Driving Distance: About 9 minutes | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Wide Horizons Holiday Park is a coastal haven offering stunning views of the Cardigan Coast from an 8.5-acre serene park. With no pets allowed, it's a perfect getaway for those seeking tranquillity and the chance to enjoy sunsets across the Irish Sea from their own balcony.

Who will love these lodges? Families and couples looking for a peaceful retreat will adore Wide Horizons. The park's central location near Aberaeron means easy access to local amenities, while the park itself offers beautiful walks and vibrant sunsets, making it a unique and appealing destination.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, guests can indulge in scenic walks and relax on their private balconies. The nearest place to eat and drink would be in the charming town of Aberaeron, just a short drive away, offering a selection of pubs and restaurants. While there are no entertainment facilities onsite, the park's natural beauty provides its own form of relaxation.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the picturesque harbour town of Aberaeron (approx. 9 minutes drive), where you can explore local shops and enjoy seafood delicacies. For nature enthusiasts, the Welsh Wildlife Centre is about a 30-minute drive away, offering a chance to learn about local wildlife and habitats.

Accommodation options: Wide Horizons offers stylish holiday homes perfect for couples and families, with two-bedroom accommodations that include a double and a twin room, a kitchen, WC, shower room, and a lounge leading to a verandah with sea views. Note that pets are not allowed at this lodge.

Seven Springs, Ceredigion

Driving Distance: About 12 minutes | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Seven Springs is a luxurious Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection member, nestled just north of Aberaeron. It offers a perfect mix of countryside walks and coastal adventures, with wildlife spotting opportunities and the chance to engage in water sports.

Who will love these lodges? Ideal for nature lovers and adventure seekers, Seven Springs is perfect for families and couples who enjoy outdoor activities. The park's proximity to the Georgian port town of Aberaeron makes it a great base for exploring Mid Wales.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Guests can take countryside walks directly from the park, and for those looking to relax, some lodges come with private hot tubs. The nearest dining options are in Aberaeron, offering a variety of local eateries.

What's nearby? The charming town of Aberaeron is just a short drive away (approx. 12 minutes), offering boutique shopping and dining experiences. For wildlife enthusiasts, a boat trip from New Quay to see dolphins and seals is a must-do activity, approximately 25 minutes away by car.

Accommodation options: Seven Springs provides a range of accommodations, including lodges with breathtaking views, private hot tubs, and contemporary living spaces. Pet-friendly options are available, making it a welcoming choice for guests with one pet.

Gilfach Holiday Apartments, Ceredigion

Driving Distance: About 13 minutes | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Gilfach Holiday Apartments offer a diverse range of accommodations set across 36 acres of countryside with stunning sea views. Guests can enjoy direct access to the coastal footpath and a secluded pebble beach, providing a true sense of escape.

Who will love these lodges? Those seeking a blend of rural charm and coastal beauty will find Gilfach Holiday Apartments ideal. It's a great choice for solo travellers, couples, and families looking for a comfortable and luxurious stay with easy access to nature.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, guests can explore the countryside and enjoy the private beach. Dining and drinking options are available in nearby Aberaeron, offering a selection of local pubs and restaurants.

What's nearby? The coastal town of Aberaeron, with its Georgian architecture and harbour, is just a 13-minute drive away. For a day out, the National Trust property Llanerchaeron is approximately 20 minutes by car, offering a glimpse into 18th-century Welsh gentry life.

Accommodation options: Accommodation at Gilfach ranges from comfortable apartments with modern amenities to traditional stone cottages with private hot tubs. While pets are not allowed, the range of options ensures there's something for everyone, from solo travellers to larger groups.

Penrhos Park, Ceredigion

Driving Distance: About 15 minutes | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Penrhos Park is a golfer's paradise located in the scenic Wyre Valley, offering a challenging 18-hole golf course and a leisure centre with an indoor swimming pool, fitness suite, and sauna. The park also features a sports bar and dining facilities.

Who will love these lodges? Golf enthusiasts and those looking for a leisurely break will be drawn to Penrhos Park. It's also suitable for families and groups who appreciate outdoor activities and on-site amenities.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Besides golf, guests can enjoy the leisure centre's facilities or dine at the Penhros Grill. The park's location makes it a great base for exploring nearby beaches and the surrounding countryside.

What's nearby? The bustling town of Aberystwyth is around a 20-minute drive away, offering cultural attractions like the Aberystwyth Castle and the National Library of Wales. The picturesque village of Aberaeron is also within easy reach, approximately 15 minutes by car.

Accommodation options: Penrhos Park offers luxurious Scandinavian-style log cabins with modern amenities, including outdoor hot tubs and ensuite facilities. While pet-friendly options are available, guests should check specific accommodations for pet policies.

Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Ceredigion

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

  • Opening Times: Seasonal, usually March to October
  • Prices: Adults £4, Children £3
  • Postcode: SY23 2DN
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Cliff Railway car park

The Aberystwyth Cliff Railway offers a unique perspective of the town and the stunning Cardigan Bay. It's perfect for families and couples looking for a relaxed outing. The views from the top are breathtaking, especially at sunset. There's also a camera obscura that gives a panoramic view of the surrounding area. The best time to visit is on a clear day when you can see all the way to Snowdonia.

Phone number: 01970 617642 | Web:

National Library of Wales

  • Opening Times: Monday to Saturday, 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Prices: Free entry
  • Postcode: SY23 3BU
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Penglais Road

The National Library of Wales is a treasure trove for anyone interested in Welsh culture and history. It's got exhibitions, events, and a massive collection of books and manuscripts. It's not just for researchers; the library's impressive architecture and art collection are worth the visit alone. Try to catch one of their guided tours to make the most of your visit.

Phone number: 01970 632800 | Web:

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre

  • Opening Times: Daily, 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Prices: Free entry, parking charges apply
  • Postcode: SY23 3AB
  • Est. time required: Half a day
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. It's famous for its red kite feeding, which is an absolute spectacle. There are also loads of trails for walking, mountain biking, and even a play area for kids. If you're into photography, this place is a goldmine. The visitor centre itself has great facilities and information about the local wildlife.

Phone number: 01970 890453 | Web:

Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park

  • Opening Times: Seasonal, check website for details
  • Prices: Adults £5, Children £4.50
  • Postcode: SA43 1PR
  • Est. time required: 2-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park is a gem for wildlife spotting. You can see seals, dolphins, and a variety of birds. It's a working farm, so there are animals to meet and feed too. The coastal views are stunning, and there's a lovely café to chill in after your explorations. It's a hit with kids and adults alike. Go during calving and lambing season for extra cuteness.

Phone number: 01239 623637 | Web:


  • Opening Times: Check website as times vary seasonally
  • Prices: Adults £11.50, Children £5.75
  • Postcode: SA48 8DG
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Llanerchaeron is a beautifully preserved Georgian estate with a fascinating house, walled gardens, and a working farm. It's run by the National Trust, so you know it's well looked after. They often have events and workshops, so check out what's on before you go. The estate is a great place to learn about sustainable farming and historical lifestyles. Spring is particularly lovely with the gardens in bloom.

Phone number: 01545 570200 | Web:

The Magic of Life Butterfly House

  • Opening Times: April to September, 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Prices: Adults £7.50, Children £5.50
  • Postcode: SY23 4QB
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

The Magic of Life Butterfly House is an enchanting experience where you can wander among hundreds of exotic butterflies. It's educational and interactive, making it a hit with families. They've got all sorts of tropical plants and even some insects and reptiles. It's a great rainy-day activity, as the butterflies are more active when it's wet outside. Don't forget your camera; the photo ops are endless.

Phone number: 01970 880928 | Web:

When planning your trip to Ceredigion, consider staying in one of the many lodges dotted around the county. They offer a cosy and intimate base from which to explore these attractions and the beautiful Welsh countryside. Whether you're after a romantic getaway or a family adventure, lodges in Ceredigion provide the perfect retreat.


This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Expect a tranquil retreat with the comforts of home set in the beautiful Welsh countryside. Lodges in Ceredigion offer a unique blend of privacy and nature, often with stunning views and outdoor spaces. Many have modern amenities like hot tubs and are a stone's throw away from coastal paths and woodland walks.

What should I pack when visiting Ceredigion?

Pack for the outdoors – walking boots and waterproofs are essential for exploring. Don't forget swimwear for hot tubs or beach days, and a good book for cosy evenings. Essentials like toiletries are usually provided, but it's worth bringing your favourites, especially if you're staying at a more secluded spot.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Ceredigion offer convenient parking, often right outside your accommodation. This makes unloading your car a breeze and is super handy for day trips. Always check with your specific lodge as some may have designated parking areas a short walk away.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Rainy days are perfect for exploring local attractions like the National Wool Museum or enjoying the cosy ambience of your lodge. Many lodges come equipped with games, books, and sometimes even streaming services. It's a chance to unwind and enjoy the slower pace of lodge life.

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Yes, many local eateries and supermarkets offer delivery services to lodges. For a special treat, check out local businesses like Caws Cenarth Cheese for some Welsh delicacies. Some lodges may also offer their own meal services, so it's worth asking when you book.

Is Ceredigion a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Absolutely, Ceredigion is stunning year-round. Off-season visits mean fewer crowds and often lower prices. Enjoy brisk walks along the Ceredigion Coast Path, visit cosy pubs, and witness the dramatic beauty of the Welsh landscape without the summer bustle.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Definitely. Lodges with hot tubs in Ceredigion pride themselves on cleanliness and hygiene. Your hot tub will be thoroughly cleaned and water quality checked before your arrival for a safe and relaxing experience.

Are there any child-friendly activities nearby?

Ceredigion is fantastic for kids. Check out Borth Animalarium for a family day out or the Adventure Beyond for outdoor activities. Many lodges are also on or near beaches, which are perfect for sandcastles, paddling, and rock pooling.

How accessible are lodges for those with mobility issues?

Many lodges cater to varying mobility needs with ramp access, ground floor bedrooms, and walk-in showers. It's best to discuss your requirements when booking, as facilities can vary between locations. The Cardigan Bay Holiday Park is known for its accessible accommodation options.

Are there any eco-friendly lodge options in Ceredigion?

Eco-conscious travellers will find plenty of options. Look for lodges that highlight their sustainability efforts, like the use of renewable energy or eco-build materials. The Dyfi Eco Park offers environmentally friendly lodges and is committed to preserving the stunning local ecosystem.

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