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Local towns and villages

Cwmtydu - Once a smuggler's paradise

The secluded Cove at Cwmtydu, once a smugglers' paradise, breaks the coastline to the south west of New Quay. Part of the National Trust and Cardiganshire Heritage Coast, grassy slopes lead down to the sea and village with its shingled beach. Visiting Cwmtydu one can easily imagine what it was like to live in days gone by when smugglers dominated the Welsh coastline.

It is said that the building materials for Park Hall were landed at the Cove when it was built in 1912 to avoid the windy lanes of the time

The well used Ceredigion Coastal Path follows the cliff tops all the way to New Quay or Llangranog and affords some outstanding views of Cardigan Bay.

At low tide why not take a look at some of the caves which over the years have played host to many of the smugglers which frequently used the secluded bay, safe from prying eyes.

In the last century, the little sailing ships landed their cargoes of culm and limestone and the kiln where they burned the lime is preserved by the National Trust and is easily reached from the car park.

In World War One, a German submarine commander took his submarine into the cove to surface, charging his batteries and fetching fresh water from the stream for his men. He knew the cove from a peacetime visit.

Whatever you do at Cwmtydu you are sure to want to return again and again to take in its natural beauty.


Cardigan, an ancient market town is approx 18 miles away. There you will find a bustling shopping centre with independent shops and supermarkets, a lively theatre/cinema and two leisure centres, one with both indoor swimming pool and toddler pool.


The beach at Mwnt is almost perfection nestling under its craggy outcrop and the headland provides grazing for sheep and ponies with the bay being a favourite haunt of dolphins.


Charming little seaside village comprising two sheltered bays surrounded by village houses.


At the base of a pretty little valley, Tresaith has been a favourite haunt for leisure sailors and watersports enthusiasts for years. There are two beaches with the further having a rather dramatic waterfall that just tumbles off the cliff.


The beach at Penbryn is probably one of the most idyllic in Ceredigion. Glorious golden sands and almost no tourist development has ensured that Penbryn has remained a perennial favourite with generations of holiday visitors.


A little village nestling in a deep and verdant valley with two sandy beaches. The stack, caves and high cliffs lend Llangrannog much of its dramatic appeal. A cliff walk leads to Ynys Lochtyn National Trust Headland, with views on a clear day right across Cardigan Bay to the distant Snowdonian mountains.

New Quay

The Victorian fishing and shipbuilding village of New Quay situated half way between Cardigan and Aberystwyth is one of the most picturesque towns on the Ceredigion Heritage Coast. There are five beautiful beaches within an eight mile radius of New Quay and many others in the near vicinity. Dylan Thomas lived here and it is very likely that the "cliff perched town at the far end of Wales" on which he based Llaregub in Under Milk Wood is New Quay.

New Quay offers many opportunities for relaxation, dining, sailing/watersports and indeed walking. There are many delightful attractions for walkers. The character of the coast is very diverse. The coastline to the north leads to the headland of Llanina with its secluded church, sheltered woodland and the sandy beach of Cei Bach. The coastline to the south with its rugged cliffs is only broken by narrow glens and secluded coves. Either way one can walk for many miles along the beach or cliff tops amidst spectacular scenery.


The holiday resort of Aberaeron is busy pretty much all year round. The town is a perfect example of pure Regency architecture with the houses, painted in dolly mixture colours, arranged around a handsome square fringed with interesting shops and stone-walled harbour. 

Also nearby

Llanerchaeron a rare survivor of a late 18th c Welsh country estate now owned by the National Trust. The fine house was built by neo classical architect John Nash between 1794 and 1796 and is the most complete example of his early work. There is a service wing in a courtyard with two kitchens, a larder, a laundry, a dairy, a brewery and a salting house. The extensive range of farm buildings including stables, stock sheds, threshing barns and stone rick stands together with two large walled gardens complete with a range of glass houses which makes Llanerchaeron so special.

Today Llanerchaeron is a working organic farm and the walled gardens produce fruit, herbs and vegetables. The estate park has fine views over the surrounding countryside. The house, walled gardens, home farm and extensive grounds are open to visitors. Llanerchaeron also houses a collection of fine Georgian treen and glassware.

Gwinllan Ffynnon Las Vineyard situated north of the 52nd parallel but has produced surprisingly good wine. The grapes are in October and the wine produced under contract at the Three Choirs Vineyard, Gloucestershire. Ffynnon Las wine has a refreshing flowery nose and a clean, crisp gooseberry-apple tang. It is particularly good with fish and salads. Free wine-tasting.

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Dear Guest,

We are pleased to announce to have been awarded the AA accreditation for Covid-19 Confident. This means we are recognised for having in place the necessary risk assessment, safety measures and staff training to reopen safely, in line with the UK's respective government and trade association guidelines, as they are published.

Currently we can only take bookings for up to 6 people from an extended household - Due to the amount of costs around cleaning and laundry due to Covid we are no longer able to give discounts.

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*This discount is not valid with any other offer / or cannot be combined with any other offer. Discount level is determined by length of stay and time of year.



Park Hall

We offer an excellent opportunity to enjoy short and long break holidays for large groups with the chance for real log/coal fires in both lounges and central heating throughout to keep you snug after a walk in the fresh air. 

Why this area?

Why come to Mid Wales and the Ceredigion Coast? You may well see seals and dolphins and some lucky visitors last year saw a blue shark just off the beach at New Quay. At Nant y Arian near Aberystwyth the RSPB feed the Red Kites daily and the warden told us that in winter they can have as many as 250 each day. It is truly an amazing sight and well worth the trip especially as you can combine it with watching the spectacular display by starlings over the sea in Aberystwyth in the late afternoon.

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Guest Comments

December 2019 - The whole family thoroughly enjoyed staying at Park Hall and have made a lot of happy special memories of our time together there. Clare and Andreas are great hosts, discrete but always available. Clare kindly took delivery of our online food and drink orders from Aldis and Tesco and they were in the house for our arrival The house is comfortable and spacious enough to accommodate our group of 20 (age range from 2 to 64 from all 4 corners of the UK and overseas.) Prior to our arrival the house had been beautifully decorated for Xmas and it felt so festive and welcoming . The kitchen was on the small size but very well equipped. However, there is plenty of additional food storage space, with a large pantry which has a freezer and fridge. Once orientated to where everything was we cooked Xmas meal and dinners with comparative ease. Everybody loved the games room. I discovered l do not have any innate pool or darts skills but it was fun learning. The house is big enough to find space if you need quiet time. The grounds are secluded and beautifully maintained . Location close to the sea and lovely coastal walks. All in all would highly recommend to others.

Kay Webber

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