Brig y Don
The best Rare Hideaways echo with the buzz of happy laughter. At Brig y Don, Welsh for ‘crest of the wave’, it’s only drowned out by the sound of the ocean. The spectacular cliff top location provides an ever-changing backdrop for the best get-togethers, gatherings and getaways. This warm and welcoming landmark beach house is equally perfect for both outdoorsy celebrations and indoorsy switch off breaks.
We’ve seen views … but this one is right up there with the best. An unbroken panorama of the sweeping Teifi Estuary, the expanse of Poppit Sands, rugged Cemaes Head with its sea cliffs (the highest on the Welsh coastline) and, the Common dolphin’s and seal’s favourite, Cardigan Bay.
The contemporary open plan living dining area is carefully gathered around the bay windows and patio doors to make the most of that picture postcard vista. There’s oak under foot with toasty underfloor heating, squishy sofas and cosy armchairs, the huge oak dining table can easily seat twelve and the woodburning stove warms a coastal evening.
There are four luxury bedrooms, all with en-suites, the stunning master boasting the best of those ever-present sea views, and with its indulgent bathroom with expansive walk in shower its calming space is hard to tear yourself away from. The downstairs bedroom has the addition of a large tub, ideal for soaking away the sand and salt.
In the convivial kitchen and breakfast room, roof lights flood the space with airy light. Another comfortingly solid table naturally gathers guests for breakfast, or perhaps a pre-dinner G&T. It is well equipped and the huge double oven range and accompanying American style fridge freezer makes catering for a crowd a pleasure.
The sheltered back garden is accessed by the French doors from the dining room onto a sunny terrace and lawns, but it’s the front row terrace that we loved most. A sundowner here evokes ‘Hiraeth’ in spades, buckets and spades.