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Rhydlewis House

Rhydlewis House
SA44 5PE

Tel: 01239 851748
Fax: 01239 851748
Email: JudithRussill@aol.com
Website: www.rhydlewis-house.co.uk
Renovated in recent years, this 19th Century stone cottage is attached to Rhydlewis House. The tastefully furnished cottage has its own small garden and parking for one car. Just 100 yards down the lane is a village shop, which is also a newsagent and postoffice. The nearest pub serving food is about three miles away, and many of the beaches have fine resturaunts.

The village of Rhydlewis grew up around this property, from the mid 1700s.

Because the small river Collen is 'ford-able' at this point (Rhydlewis translates into English as 'Lewis' Ford), drovers used this area as a rendevous before they commenced their long trek to London.

A trading post was established to equip the men before their departure. From this early start, a flourishing shop developed. By the early 1800s, a substantial house and shop were added on to the older dwelling. The Cottage now occupies two thirds of the shop area. The upper floor, used for storage, was also used as a cinema in the 1930s, and, during WW2, as a meeting place for the Home Guard.

The shop sold everything you could imagine, including farm equipment and petrol, but specialised in drapery. Local lads were apprenticed to this trade, and so well trained that 'Siop Rhydlewis' boys were in great demand to staff the emerging London department stores, many of which were founded by Welshmen.

Ground Floor Accomodation

Large kitchen / dining room, well equipped including dishwasher, 'fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and small freezer.
Cloakroom with WC and washbasin
Spacious sitting room with sofabed (sleeps two more guests if needed) with woodburner

Cottage kitchen
A fully equipped kitchen

A friendly village, Rhydlewis is situated in beautiful countryside yet only a ten-minute drive from the stunningly beautiful Cardigan Bay, famous for dolphins, seals and sea birds.

The area offers something for everyone - walking, golf, fishing, touring, castles, bird watching or the traditional seaside holiday with sandy beaches.

Rhydlewis House is only 90 miles from Cardiff, which makes this scenic part of Wales readily accessible.

Judith is a keen researcher of family history, making use of the excellent nearby facilities in Aberystwyth. For a small hourly charge, research work can be carried out on your behalf.

First Floor Accomodation

1 double bedroom
1 twin bedroom, with space for a cot
1 single room - View from the window...
Bathroom with full size bath, electric shower, w.c. and handbasin

The cottage is heated with Economy 7 storage heaters and panel heaters, and a wood burner. Bed linen provided. Towels available.

If you want a break from cooking, takeaway meals are available from the main house.