There are 3 bedrooms upstairs, one with a double bed (Vi-Spring mattress), and two with twin beds. Duvets, pillows, blankets, sheets and towels are provided. One bathroom with bath and separate WC. Drying cupboard. The kitchen is well-equipped to include a washer/dryer, microwave, twin oven cooker and ceramic hob. A four drawer freezer means fewer trips to the excellent Spar in Rhayader or Morrisons or M&S at Aberystwyth. The store room has the freezer and microwave, Sebo cleaner and room to store food and drink. The open plan living room has a dining area by a picture window and window seat. There is a very comfy leather sofa that seats 5 adjacent to the fire (Vermont gas) with a low table for games and papers. The Samsung 42 inch T.V also has Sky FreeSat and DVD player. There is a wonderful selection of DVDs, books, games and puzzles to enjoy too. The staircase is open plan. Landline UK phone calls (as on property website) included as is unlimited 20 Mbps internet.
These attractive possibly 17th Century cottages are seventeen miles inland from Aberystwyth along a mountain road and although off the beaten track there are neighbours so there is not complete isolation. The Ystwyth valley is one of the RSPB's successful breeding sites for red kites and there is fishing, and pony trekking nearby along with wonderful cycle tracks. Sandy beaches are just over half an hour away and there is a narrow gauge railway from Devil's Bridge to Aberystwyth. The area is one of the most beautiful in mid-Wales and there are glorious walks along by the river with spectacular waterfalls at times. The river is just three minutes walk from the cottages. Devil's Bridge Falls, three miles from the village is a famous tourist attraction. The cottages are cosy and extremely comfortable at all times of year. A detached heated garden room for those staying in Ty Mari has glorious views. Family games in front of the fire, or sitting in the window seat with a good book and red kites circling overhead soon recharge the batteries. Heating is night storage but the gas-burning stoves make each cottage warm enough even in deep winter and are lovely to sit around. The windows are double-glazed and furnishings are to a high standard. Downstairs there is one large room in each cottage with a kitchen area along one wall, a dining area and a cosy living area around a stove. There is a good selection of books, puzzles and games in both cottages. The local store at Pontrhydygroes sells essentials. Newspapers and alcohol are on sale in Devil's Bridge Easter to October and in Ponterwyd through the winter months..
For both cottages sheets and towels are changed weekly at your request and they are fully serviced on your departure. The garden area is shared between the two cottages, Ty Mari's front door leads onto a track between cottages off the mountain road.
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 17, 2019
About Gareth Tuckwell
We live in Kent but our heart lies in Cwmystwyth! We visit as often as we can and love our two adjoining cottages as if they were our own permanent homes. Ty Mari has been in the family since 1969. We have steadily improved it over the years. Penroc has been in the wider family since 1974. In 2006 it was completely refurbished and extended to include a large balcony and panoramic living area below. There is a soundproofed intercommunicating door between the cottages. We have full lives and just love to go to these cottages to unwind and enjoy complete 'away from it all' peace. Four generations of our large family have enjoyed the cottages too!
Gareth Tuckwell purchased this Cottage in 1969
Why Gareth Tuckwell chose Aberystwyth
In 1969 Gareth's mother was dying and had £2000 to leave to her 2 sons. Amazingly we were able to buy Ty Mari for that amount and have been improving the property year by year. Gareth bought his brother's share in 1984 and together we were able to take out a mortgage and buy the adjoining cottage in 2006. The cottages are now owned by our children but Gareth still runs the lettings. Having a large family, we thought it best to open up sound-proofed door so the cottages now interconnect internally. That works brilliantly and the cottages are let separately or as one, when 10 people can stay in comfort. We feel better as soon as we start the 4 1/2 hour drive from Kent to Cwmystwyth! The sheer beauty and 'away from it all' peace of the Ystwyth valley is so restoring. After 47 years, we are still discovering new walks!
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottages are in the village of Cwmystwyth yet the quietness of the place is overwhelming. Just the sheep and the river down below break the stillness. On a clear night you will probably see more stars than ever before because of the darkness outside and the lack of light pollution. You can walk for miles from the door, climb a hill nearby to see the sea, exercise dogs safely in the surrounding forests, go cycling, riding, fishing or just learn to 'be'! The Garden Room is a wonderful feature for those staying in Ty Mari. A real 'place apart' with heat, comfort and a view to die for! We greatly enjoy having one of the cottages to ourselves and inviting friends to stay in the adjoining cottage. That way we all get some space but also have great times together.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Well equipped cottage, lovely quiet location. Recommended.
We are so pleased Ty Mari lived up to its reputation and so hope you have a great 2019. Thanks for taking a minute to write a review.
Very best, Gareth
A really well equipped cosy cottage, perfect to get away from it all and completely relax together as a family. Thank you!!!
Hi, we so appreciate you finding time for a review and are so pleased you loved Ty Mari, as of course we do. Year by year we look for improvements to make to ensure our visitors have a special time away in this stunning location.
Wonderful wonderful wonderful holiday! Lovely cottage, breathtaking, and a great base. Wales is beautiful. Thanks 😄
Michelle, thanks so much for your lovely review. We so want people to discover the beauty of mid-Wales and to have a great place to do that from!
Lovely clean cottage with amazing views!!
The cottage itself was beautiful along with the views!! We had a brilliant weekend an the hot weather made it even better, we loved our time at Ty Mari and we will definitely be coming back at some point, many thanks Gareth!
Had a fabulous Christmas in the cottage.Ty Mari is so cosy and comfortable that you never want to leave, love it, love it, love it!! Can't wait for the next visit ☺
Thanks SO much for your review. We so hoped Christmas would be a special time for you all. Shame the snow did not last long!! All the very best for 2018
Cozy cottage in a beautiful setting
Ty Mari is a quaint cottage in a beautiful rural setting. We enjoyed the comfortable, inviting setting of the cottage. We also were able to take some walks in the area and enjoyed the serenity of the location. The cottage is kept clean and had the amenities we needed for our stay. We also appreciated the friendliness of the groundskeeper. I highly recommend.
Thanks SO much for taking time to write a review. We so want our guests to have a great time and to enjoy the stunning, largely undiscovered Cambrian mountains. We feel we have stepped off the world when we get there and begin to slow down!
Borth is the most popular sandy bathing beach and is 35-40 minutes drive away. The property website has a video of the coastline and details of other beaches nearby. The famous Elan Valley reservoirs are about 20 minutes drive away and offer wonderful picnic areas and walks
A car is essential. Nearest airport is Bristol, 2 3/4 hr drive away. 21/2 hours driving time from M4 at Severn Bridge
Aberystwyth 17 Miles. Rhayader 14 Miles. Devil's Bridge narrow gauge railway 3 miles. Elan Valley 10 miles.
Some of the many places of interest are listed on the owner's website www.welsh-hideaways.co.uk
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Full booking details on owner's website. Minimum booking is for 3 nights. PayPal, cheque and online payments accepted. £40 deposit per cottage per week secures the booking and full payment is due 4 weeks before commencement of the holiday. Two well behaved dogs are welcome but the garden fence is not dog proof. Changeover Day: Arrivals from 3pm, departures by 10am and changeovers can be on any day apart from during August when it is Saturday to Saturday only. Notes on prices: See owner's website for current pricing which also shows discounts when those apply. People booking twice within a calendar year are entitled to 10% discount. All guestbook entries are recorded on the owner's website: www.welsh-hideaways.co.uk