Small but perfectly formed Cae Bach has a big personality. This romantic, cottagey bolthole has been converted from an old stable house with imagination and flair by Sion and Meleri using environmentally friendly, natural materials, and is furnished with carefully selected vintage and Welsh items.
There’s a traditional Welsh slate floor with underfloor heating plus a log stove (so it’s cosy in every sense of the word), a single bedroom with everything you need, neat kitchen and light, bright open-plan layout that gives Cae Bach a surprising sense of space. It’s easy to see why guests praise this place (‘We love the way the building has been converted,’ is a typical comment). And that’s before we’ve mentioned the amazing views. Cae Bach’s wow-factor location, high on a hill above Aberystwyth with cinematic vistas across Cardigan Bay, is exceptional. Let’s hear again from its guests: ‘stunning’, ‘fantastic’, ‘gorgeous’, ‘wonderful’ are some of the comments.
The location has yet another string to its bow. It’s quiet, private and utterly relaxing, yet not remote. Within a few minutes you’re in Aberystwyth, the lively ‘capital’ of Mid Wales that successfully combines roles as a resort, university town and shopping centre, with a cosmopolitan choice of restaurants, bars and bistros. Its many attractions include the National Library of Wales, an arts centre, spacious promenade, Victorian Cliff Railway (Cae Bach holds season tickets for this), quirky Ceredigion Museum and Vale of Rheidol narrow-gauge railway. For nature and outdoor enthusiasts there’s the Wales Coast Path, mountain biking and red kite-watching at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest, and the dunes at Ynyslas, a nature reserve rich in wildlife. Meleri and Sion are generous, attentive hosts (‘We love the excitement of preparing Cae Bach for our next guests and aim to maintain the highest standards as well as offering a few Welsh treats to welcome our visitors.’)