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Willow Garden at Llysaeron
Hermon Road, Crymych, Pembrokeshire, SA41 3QUView on map
Why stay here ...
Our CL sits on a plateau at the eastern end of the magical Preseli Hills which lie in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The area was part of the Celtic Rainforest – a temperate rainforest and subset of the West Atlantic woodlands.
The gently sloping site experiences fabulous sunrises, sunsets and rainbows. On a migratory route for birds heading north in spring, south in autumn, Artic and northern European birds overwinter here. Watch starling murmurations and Red Kite hunting above. Lapwings, starlings and snipe feed in the forest garden and sedge warblers trill from the reeds around the wild pond. Stroll through the field and round the pond. Remember, this is a wild landscape where the ground is uneven and, often, boggy.
Terraced hard-standing with EHU. Ideally placed for exploring magnificent blue flag beaches and the coastal path. Otherwise, relax, pull up a comfy chair, lie back and watch the open skies and wildlife.
Crymych (0.9 mile) has a petrol station, general store and bakery, butcher, café, chemist, health food store and gift/book shops. The farmers’ cooperative and CK’s supermarket sell gas.
Narberth provides independent shops, cafes, galleries and an excellent antique/collectibles centre.
Newport (A487) for crafts, cafes and restaurants. Cardigan (9 miles) has many independent shops, cafes, crafts and galleries with Tesco and Aldi outside town.
What to do:
- Beaches: Enjoy wide, sandy beaches like Newgale, Newport and Poppit. Explore many fascinating small coves such as Ceibwr, Mwnt, Gwbert and Cym yr Eglywys.
- Walking: Breath-taking views from the 195 mile-long Pembrokeshire coastal path. The Preseli Hills are scattered with historic burial sites, such as the remarkable Pentre Ifan, which dates back to 3500 BC. Hike past standing stones, remains of a large hill fort and the rock outcrop from where Preseli blue stones were removed to form part of Stone Henge.
- Cycling: Off-road over bridleways, forest tracks and trails. Try the Celtic Trail West and Lon Teifi Trail. Follow the coastline for spectacular vistas and wild landscapes.
- Fishing: Pembrokeshire is famous for bass fishing. Mackerel fishing trips from Tenby, Saundersfoot, Dale or St David’s. There are still water and coarse fisheries throughout Pembrokeshire. Game fishing mostly on the Teifi, Eastern and Western Cleddau rivers. Most angling clubs have visitor day permits.
- Golf: Newport links (13.2 miles). Gwbert Cardigan Gold Club (13.4 miles).
- Sailing, canoeing: Sailing is concentrated around Milford Haven. You may launch dinghies at Newport Parrog to enjoy Newport Bay. Canoe along the Teifi from Cenarth, through Cilgerran Gorge, past Cardigan to Poppit Sands.
- Horse Riding: Pony trek in the Preseli Hills over moorland, past craggy rocks, stone circles and wild ponies.
- Castles: Local favourite, Cilgerran, overlooks Cilgerran Gorge – where the meandering Teifi opens through the nature reserve towards Cardigan castle.
Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM
Latest departure time: 10:00 AM
Electric amperage: 16
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