Bwlch Cliced, a beautifully restored barn conversion with a hot tub, furnished to a contemporary design, nestled in the countryside, overlooking the estuary and sea.
Bwlch Cliced is a beautifully restored, four star rated barn conversion located on a working farm, just outside the village of Talybont, near the Victorian coastal town of Aberystwyth.
With far reaching views over the Dyfi Estuary and the Sea, over rolling Welsh countryside, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy your time.
We are just a mile from Talybont, which is within easy reach of neighbouring towns, Aberystwyth and Machynlleth. From here, you can explore the local beaches or many activities and attractions.
We really want you to enjoy your stay at Bwlch Cliced so please don’t hesitate to get in touch to ask anything. We will do our very best to help.
You can call on 01970 832027 or email us with any enquiries.
Mair and David
"Lovely cottage. Quality of furnishings very high and clean. The owners were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Brilliant views over estuary. Would recommend to anyone."
Bwlch Cliced cottage is named after an ear mark, which on sheep and other animals served as a sign of ownership. These markings, of which there are around 30 for different farms, were of particular importance in the surrounding mountainous terrain where animals were once allowed to graze and wander freely.
We completed restoration works in late 2014. Our furnishing and the commissioned artworks from local artist, Ruth Jên, are focused on the theme of wool, supporting the origins of our local village, Talybont, which was well known for producing Welsh tapestry.
Set in beautiful countryside and well located to reach coastal Borth and surrounding beaches.
Our local village is Talybont, meaning ‘brow of the bridge’ and standing on the Afon Leri and Afon Ceulan riversides. There are many old silver and lead mines and woollen mills surrounding the village.
Although silver and lead had been mined in the area since Roman times, it was not until the 19th century that the village began to grow dramatically; many of the terraces were built during this period for workers who migrated to the area.
There is a small Spar convenience store in the village for your essentials and also a pharmacy and petrol station.
Siop Cynfelyn, two miles north of Talybont is a community enterprise, promoting the Welsh culture of the area and providing all the basic essentials like bread, milk and newspapers. They also have a cafe with delicious cakes and the best coffee and of course a cheerful Welsh welcome.
Talybont is located about halfway between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth and is well located to reach coastal Borth and surrounding beaches. You will find a slightly larger Spar in Bow Street with a large choice of shops in Aberystwyth.
"I recently stayed at Bwlch Cliced for a long weekend, the location and views were fabulous. On arrival we had a friendly welcome with complimentary cakes and drinks, also breakfast for the next morning. The cottage was awesome, it was furnished to a high standard, and was so lovely, warm, clean and fantastic views."
Bwlch Cliced is furnished in a contemporary style to accommodate 4 guests, with 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, with the downstairs in an open plan design. You will receive a warm welcome with tea and home made cakes.
We have equipped the house with all we think you will need! If there is anything else you might need, please contact us.
Just a mile walk to great pubs and restaurants.
Bwlch Cliced is nestled on a hillside surrounded by beautiful countryside. The far reaching and expansive views from the cottage are wonderful to gaze upon.
The cottage has stunning coastal, mountain and countryside views. On a clear day you can see Bardsey Island, Lleyn Peninsula, and from the patio you can see for over 30 miles, stretching from Aberdovey along the Dovey Estuary to Cadair Idris and beyond.
Wonderful coastal, mountain and countryside views.
The property is in a great location - beautiful views and peaceful yet close to facilities such as shops. The cottage has everything you need and is decorated and furnished to a great standard. The owners are very welcoming. Recommends: Walk on Borth beach at low tide to see the ancient submerged forest - it is quite a sight.
Couple from Weston-super-mare
2nd time we have been to this property and it's still brilliant. Forest near by and sand dunes are worth a visit.
Noel from Crewe, Cheshire
The cottage was outstanding, spotlessly clean, with all mod cons! The owners gave us a lovely welcome. The hot tub was an added bonus and fab. The cottage was beautifully decorated and it was lovely and warm. Also it is easy to find, and was in a good location to visit Aberystwyth and other neighbouring towns. I will definitely go back. Outstanding. Aberystwyth is a favourite of mine with plenty of coffee shops! There is a beautiful promenade to walk along and plenty of benches along the way to sit and watch the sea.
Louise from Swansea
Very relaxing. Beautiful cottage, excellent facilities, home from home. Recommendations: Black Lion pub for food, steam train ride to Devils Bridge. King Arthur's Labyrinth.
Michelle from Bristol
It was excellent and the owners have obviously thought carefully about decor, furnishing and facilities provided. Lovely beach at Ynyslas especially if you have a dog.
Family from Caerffili
We have just spent a relaxing three days at Bwlch Cliced cottage, located on a hill-side and with views to both sea and hills. The owners have done a fantastic job of converting their stone barn into light and spacious semi-detached cottages, where guests are welcomed by fresh flowers, home-made cake and ample provisions for next morning’s breakfast. A lot of thought has gone into creating a stylish and comfortable interior which makes the cottage both elegant and cosy. We appreciated the comfortable beds and lounge-room sofas, plus the equally wonderful shower. We did a couple of smallish walks around Talybont and Aberystwyth, plus managed to fit in two excellent meals at the Black Lion Hotel in Talybont. All in all a very satisfying week-end. We would warmly recommend a stay at Bwlch Cliced.
Kirsten & Mike, Canberra, Australia
Mair and David, we have felt so at home in this awesome cottage! Stunning views and setting packed tastefully with everything you need. We have all had a great time and don’t want to leave. We have every intention to return for another great holiday.
The Williams, Swansea
A fantastic week and lovely cottage. Thank you for going out of your way and providing games for the girls - will definitely recommend to family.
The Rudkin Family, Derby
I recently stayed at Bwlch Cliced for a long weekend, the location and views were fabulous. On arrival we had a friendly welcome with complimentary cakes and drinks, also breakfast for the next morning. The cottage was awesome, it was furnished to a high standard, and was so lovely, warm, clean and fantastic views.
Sharon Tinsley, Barnsley
We were the first guests to stay at the beautiful “Bwlch Cliced”. We had a warm welcome from Mair and David and we have recommended their hospitality to our friends who have also stayed in the idyllic accommodation. Just a perfect place to relax and unwind.
Lyn and Keith, Worcester
Restaurant and Pub in our local village serving a varied menu, with outside seating overlooking the Green. See their website for menus and opening hours.Where: Talybont Green
Pub in our local village, also serving food, with outside seating.Where: Talybont Green
Restaurant in Aberystwyth with a varied menu, also serving pizza. See their website for details.Where: 1 Llys y Brenin (Aberystwyth Sea Front), Aberystwyth, SY23 2AP
Located several miles from Tyhen Henllys, Ynys-hir is a beautiful RSPB nature reserve with woodlands, wetlands and wonderful wildlife. There are several walking trails to explore. With frequent events and activities, you may want to visit their website for more information.Where: Towards Machynlleth, SY20 8TA
Sail by underground boat through a magical waterfall. "A storytelling adventure of myth, magic, dragons, giants and King Arthur". Based at Corris Craft Centre, home to various craft studios and shops.Where: Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF
The Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge steam train. A wonderful way to explore the Rheidol Valley with stunning views. The railway opened in 1902 and climbs 700ft over almost 12 miles from Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge. There is a cafe and gift shop in the Devils Bridge Station and the Devils Bridge Waterfalls are within easy walking distance.Where: Aberystwyth Train Station
Waterfalls and walks attracting many visitors since the 18th century The falls are within walking distance of the Devils Bridge train station.Where: Devils Bridge, Ceredigion, SY23 3JW
Riding in the the beautiful Rheidol Valley. Leisure riding for everyone above the age of four, with lead rein on small ponies for children to more exciting hacks for competent riders.Where: Capel Bangor, Aberystwyth, SY23 4EL
Woodland walks, waterfalls and breathtaking views in the 18th century 'Picturesque' style, designed by Thomas Johnes.Where: Pontrhydygroes, Ystrad-Meurig, Ceredigion, SY25 6DX
Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club is only a 10 minute drive from Bwlch Cliced. Established in 1885 and with views over Cardigan Bay, the setting is fantastic with visitor green fees available without membership.Where: Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club, Aer-Y-Mor, Borth, SY24 5JS
One of the six legal deposit libraries in the UK housing some 4 million printed volumes. The library is reference only and a reader's ticket can be obtained free of charge (you will need two forms of identification to get one). The library is popular also for family history research and also has a restaurant, a shop and a small cafe.Where: Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3BU
At the base of Constitution Hill, you can choose to take the electric railway train, originally opened in 1896 or you can take a short cliff walk to the top. The views are breathtaking, with it possible to see 26 mountain peaks spanning much of the length of Wales on a clear day. The Camera Obscura, one of the largest in the world, offers a birds eye view of 1000 square miles of land and sea.Where: Cliff Terrace, Aberystwyth, SY23 2DN
A small zoo offering unwanted zoo animals and exotic pets a new home. The zoo is rapidly expanding with the addition of two African Lions due in 2015. With various activities and Caiman feeding four times a week, you might like to check their website to see what's on.Where: Ynisfergi, Borth SY24 5NA
Most well known for its Red Kite feeding, walking and mountain bike trails, Nant yr Arian also has a visitor centre and cafe. They run events throughout the year. To see what's going on, visit their website or see their Facebook page.Where: Bwlch Nant yr Arian, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, SY23 3AD
The magnificent Cors Fochno, known to many as Borth Bog, a flat 4 mile peat bog, is a nature lover’s dream. Borth’s submerged forest, most of the time hidden by the sand and sea, but occasionally rough seas scour the sand away, can be seen at low tide along the beach, where stumps of oak, pine, birch, willow and hazel (preserved by the acid anaerobic conditions in the peat) can be seen.Where: Visitor Centre, Ynyslas, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JZ
Dolphin watching boat trips leaving from the picturesque fishing village of New Quay. The trip is about an hour and a half long with a qualified marine biologist and enthusiastic skipper and crew.Where: Quayside Gift Shop, underneath the Old Watch House Restaurant, New Quay, SA45 9NP
Situated in Cors Dyfi, a beautiful nature reserve teeming with wildlife for much of the year, the Dyfi Osprey Project is home to Ospreys from around April to September. Open from March to September and free to visit, donations are encouraged to help with the cost of running the project. There is also a bird hide, 360 observatory, small shop, visitor centre, café and toilets. Visit the website for more information and live streaming webcam.Where: Towards Machynlleth SY20 8SR
Set in the Cambrian Mountains, the Nant-y-Moch reservoir is three miles from the village of Ponterwyd. Take the scenic drive from Talybont Village Green to the reservoir and dam, stopping at the many viewpoints for stunning views. The Plynlimon and Nant-y-Moch walk described by Walking Britain, follows an 11 mile, hard ascent to Plynlimon, the highest point in mid-Wales. The land is wild and barren and the views are spectacular.Where: Drive via Talybont Village Green, or see website for walking points.
The tourist office in Aberystwyth is a good place for discovering local events and attractions. The office is next door to the Ceredigion Museum which is free to visit. Please feel free to ask Mair or David about any types of activities you are interested in.Where: Ceredigion Tourism Service, Lisburne House, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 2AG
Winning the 2014, Best Food Market in the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards, the market has a good range of stalls and runs every first and third Saturday in the month.Where: Aberystwyth
Machynlleth, traditionally known as the 'ancient capital of Wales' holds a lively and varied market every Wednesday. There are also a variety of cafes and independent shops to browse.Where: Machynlleth
Only eight miles from Bwlch Cliced, the coastal town of Aberystwyth has a wide variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. The main shopping area is very close to the beach and long winding promenade, allowing easy access to all Aberystwyth has to offer. There is a cinema in the town and an arts centre within the university grounds which hosts events throughout the year.Where: Aberystwyth
The market town of Machynlleth has a regular market every Wednesday. The shops and cafes are varied, with more independent shops than many other towns. The Centre for Alternative Technology, an eco-centre, opened in 1973, now having a more dominant focus on sustainability is only a few miles from Machynlleth.Where: Aberystwyth
Aberaeron is a pretty coastal town found by heading South along the coastal road, through Aberystwyth, towards Cardigan. The town is reasonably small, having a choice of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. An annual carnival takes place on the Monday Bank Holiday in August. Aberaeron has numerous buildings in the Regency style, a pebble beach and small harbour.Where: Aberaeron
The seaside town of New Quay is around a 45 minute drive from Aberystwyth. It is a popular tourist destination with sandy beaches and harbour. The town has a strong history of shipbuilding in small and also larger vessels once destined for the Americas and Australia. The annual Cardigan Bay Regatta, usually held in August, has taken place since the 1870s.Where: New Quay
A shingly beach with a wide, long promenade, stretching 2000 metres from Constitution Hill where you can ride on the electric Cliff Railway to the Harbour and Lighthouse. Surfing is a popular on South Beach near the Harbour. Rod fishing on the pier under the Lighthouse is commonplace. The beach area closest to the town shops is busier, with the beach heading towards the lighthouse getting much quieter.Where: Aberystwyth
The beach at Borth is of mostly pebble and fine sand. Borth itself is easily accessible from the beach so facilities such as toilets, cafes, pubs, gifts shops are within easy reach. You can walk from here to Ynyslas Sand Dunes, a distance of around three miles.Where: Aberystwyth
The beach here is sandy and a popular location for wind surfing and kite surfing. The car park is owned by the Borth Golf Club and in the holiday seasons, a car parking fee is payable. The beach is sandwiched between Borth and Ynyslas Sand Dunes and is huge. Facilities are limited here with no toilets.Where: Ynyslas, Borth
Situated on the southern side of the Aberdovey estuary, Ynyslas is a large sandy beach with sand dunes, an abundance of shells, rock pools at low tide, a board walk, toilets and a visitor centre (open Easter to early September). It is a beautiful beach in every season, and even on the sunniest of days when the car park gets busy you can still find a quiet spot to hide away. There is also an all important ice cream van during peak season! Whilst many prefer to set up camp near their cars, if you choose to walk through or around the sand dunes you will be met with another huge expanse of beach.Where: Aberystwyth
Set in the mountains, close to the sea with four star grading.
Bwlch Cliced is just under a mile away from Talybont.
Our address is:
Tyhen Henllys, Talybont, Ceredigion, SY24 5EQ
Tel: 01970 832027
Take the A487 from Aberystwyth to Talybont (7 miles). You will see the two pubs on the village green; carry on, and after passing the petrol station take the 1st left up a narrow lane (opposite the telephone kiosk). Carry on and out of the village. Pass the forestry entrance on your left, then the house on your left. Immediately after the house, you will see the sign for 'Tyhen Henllys' at the bottom of the lane leading up to 'Bwlch Cliced'.
Take the A487 from Machynlleth to Talybont (11 miles). As you enter the village of Talybont, pass the housing estate on the right - then take the first turning to the right. Follow this lane, past the children's playground on your left, and then carry on bearing right out of the village for about half a mile. Pass the forestry entrance on your left, then the house on your left. Immediately after the house, you will see the sign for 'Tyhen Henllys' at the bottom of the lane leading up to 'Bwlch Cliced'.
Please don't put the postcode into your satnav. It will probably take you to Borth, not Talybont!