Local Area Information

Trysor Holiday Cottage is on the edge of Sarnau village and only a mile from the spectacular Ceredigion coastline and beaches like Penbryn, Tresaith and Llangrannog. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside and within a stone's throw of some of the finest coastal walks in Wales.

Sarnau is a tiny residential village. There is a farm shop and cafe selling local Welsh produce within a half mile walk along the footpath from the cottage and an outdoor shop selling everything from clothing to surfing, camping and walking supplies. The beach is just over a mile away. Cardigan has more amenities, including two big supermarkets, around 15 minutes away, if you want a wider choice. Cardigan also has various eateries and a wonderfully restored Norman fortress that has the best restaurant for miles.

Trysor means "treasure" in Welsh, and what a jewel of a holiday home this property is. You can walk to the National Trust Penbryn Beach, a favourite spot for surfers and kayakers. Once you come off the water you can refuel at the cafe which sells delicious homemade cakes and food. Despite their beauty, the beaches around Cardigan Bay rarely feel crowded, and certainly none of those near Trysor Holiday Cottage, which means that you'll always be able to find a quiet spot for a snooze in the sun or a game of beach cricket.

Pick up the Ceredigion Wales Coast Path and walk south to Tresaith and Aberporth, stopping to admire the waterfall that cascades over the cliff where the Afon Saith empties into the sea. Alternatively, go north to Llangrannog and climb the Pendinas Lochtyn hillfort near Penmofra.

In addition to days at the beach and walking along the coastal footpath, time can be spent cycling or walking through picturesque countryside, browsing shops and galleries in Aberystwyth or Fishguard, playing golf, horse riding, spotting dolphins from a specialist sightseeing boat tour, and brushing up on your sailing and paddle-boarding skills.

One of the most rural counties in Wales, overlooking Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion offers unspoilt countryside and uncrowded beaches. Much of the coastline is designated as a `heritage coast', and is one of Britain's most diverse areas for marine wildlife. Discover the wonders of the nature at The Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve in Cilgerran, perfect day out for families and wildlife enthusiasts. 

The coast is home to a resident pod of some 130 bottlenose dolphins as well as porpoises and grey seals. Eco-friendly boat trips to fully experience the coastline and its wildlife run frequently in the summer months from New Quay and Aberaeron. Hidden coves and sandy beaches also allow you to escape from the crowds.

Inland the countryside is a green vastness of hills and valleys dotted with small villages and market towns. There are several nature reserves, home to rare species of flora and fauna. Explore these on one of the many walking trails across the county and for the more adventurous; there is an awesome 35 km mountain biking trail in Nant Bwlch yr Arian high in the Cambrian Mountains. And afterwards, treat yourself to an award wining honey ice cream from Aberaeron!