Cae Bach

A 5 minute walk to Aberystwyth, on the Wales Coastal Path.
Guests: 2       Wifi: available       Pets? Strictly no pets allowed

Cae Bach

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Cae Bach is a luxury private bolthole walkable from Aberystwyth. Sea views and great design at home!

Cae Bach is located high in a rural spot above Aberystwyth.  This lovely cottage for two has the best of both worlds! Tucked away along a private track it has far-reaching views over its own valley to sea - the views are amazing!  However, a 5-minute walk will take you onto the Promenade in the heart of the bustling University town of Aberystwyth where you will find local restaurants serving fresh fish from Cardigan Bay and pubs to enjoy a glass or two by the sea.

The cottage has been lovingly converted from stables using environmentally friendly, natural materials. The traditional Welsh slate floor has cosy underfloor heating plus a log stove to ensure you are snug in all weathers. The perfect place to get away from it all, go walking, cycling, or visit the gorgeous beaches of Cardigan Bay.  There are footpaths and cycle routes which can be explored from the doorstep. Local pubs, restaurants and cafes are a short wander down the hill into Aberystwyth where you will find top-class restaurants and pubs.

This place has it all!



latest review

Peaceful tranquil wonderful views, all of the above I can only repeat the reviews of others. Cae bach is a beautiful cottage with everything you need for a relaxing break without being too far away...

Jacqueline R, September 2020

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£470 (based on 2 staying)
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£935 (based on 2 staying)
strictly no pets allowed
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor)

facilities at Cae Bach

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
beach (within walking distance)
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
television and reception
wifi broadband available

map - location

travel info

Railway: Aberystwyth British Rail Station (1 mile away from the property) - serves all National networks. From Birmingham /London /Bristol etc.

Taxis available directly from the Station to the property


in detail

There is underfloor heating and free wi-fi throughout the cottage

Open plan ground floor which encompasses the following:

The kitchen area:

  • Electric oven, hob and grill, fridge, an electric kettle, toaster and microwave

Dining area:

  • Small farmhouse style table and two chairs

Living area:

  • Comfortable sofa
  • Log burning stove
  • Smart TV with iPlayer etc
  • Lovely views over to the sea - full-width bi-fold doors to make the most of the sea view

Separate downstairs bathroom: wet-room /shower, loo and wash hand basin

Double bedroom:

  • Double bed with Welsh blanket, small wardrobe, side table and lamp


  • Gravelled area to front and side of the cottage
  • Table, chairs and parasol for alfresco dining
  • Car parking to front of the cottage
  • BBQ

local area

  • Ultracomida (Spanish Deli /Wine merchant / restaurant) - 4 mins drive - 15 mins walk
  • Pysgoty (Fish restaurant Booking essential)  - 7 mins drive - 30 mins walk
  • National Library of Wales
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre - Theatre, gigs, in house Cinema - 6 mins drive - 20 mins walk
  • Constitution Hill (Vernacular Railway) - 4 mins walk
  • Great local beaches (Borth & Ynyslas)
  • Rheidol Railway - Steam train from Aberystwyth - Devils Bridge -  5 mins drive - 20 mins walk
  • Grab a train to Machynlleth for the day
  • Devils Bridge (Hinterland country)

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customer reviews for Cae Bach

Peaceful tranquil wonderful views, all of the above I can only repeat the reviews of others. Cae bach is a beautiful cottage with everything you need for a relaxing break without being too far away from civilisation. A good place to explore the Ceredigion coastal path and local walks. We didn't use our car all weekend and the walk to town took about 15 minutes a steep walk back but all part of the experience, no rush we're on holiday. Would love to return

- Jacqueline R,
September 2020

Absolutely gorgeous - Cae Bach is perfect - calm and peaceful surroundings -great views and walks from the door. Lovely minimal decor matched the tranquility of the setting. Just brilliant!

- Maxine C,
August 2020

We had a lovely holiday at Cae Bach and enjoyed many walks along the coastline. The cottage is peaceful and cosy. We were lucky with the weather so were able to enjoy the garden and the views of Cardigan Bay. Hope to return again soon.

- Fran L,
August 2020

Such a lovely calm place to stay. Brilliant for walking either way along the coast and with fantastic view. Woodpeckers, buzzards, crows and Aber's starling murmuration are gorgeous to watch as well as many other birds, bees and wildlife. It's a little haven.

- Karen S,
July 2020

Just spent a delightful short stay at Cae Bach The cottage was warm( underfloor heating) stylish and comfortable The location was ace, offering wonderful views and an ever changing sky, and plenty of sheep for company. Access to coastal path and Aberystwyth was close , if rather windy out of season . A good variety of shops / restaurants In Aberystwyth and easy access to coastal hideaways A delight!

- Pamela R,
March 2020

We had a wonderful stay at Cae Bach. We travelled by train and it is well situated for a car-free holiday (though the taxi driver from the station had trouble finding it late at night). The walk up the hill from the town is not too steep! You feel you are miles from anywhere with the fantastic views around. It is very convenient for walking the coast path and Aberystwyth in winter was quiet and the seafront very dramatic at night in the wind and rain with waves breaking over the sea wall. The cottage is very well equipped (though I didn’t spot a hairdryer). We had some lovely walking weather and a day of wind and rain during which we just snuggled up in the warm in front of the fire listening to the howling winds around us. We would love to return in the summer.

- Rachel C,
January 2020

Lovely cottage with beautiful views of the sea and close to the town of Aber and a lovely wood burner and everything you need for a cozy getaway. Would definitely visit this place again.

- Natalie M,
January 2020

A fabulous place in a great location.

- Sue S,
November 2019

A lovely cosy cottage in a peaceful location. It was well equipped, clean and comfortable. Great coastal walks directly from the cottage or into town via the cliff railway. I would definitely recommend this cottage to others.

- Christine fower ,
October 2019

I have been looking forward to our stay at Cae Bach since I was lucky enough to find it during a google maps search! The property is beautifully decorated and maintained. Meleri and Sion have created a wonderful balance of traditional and modern. They are very thoughtful and are careful to include everything you could possibly want. The welcome bag of goodies and chilled Prosecco was very much appreciated. The location is unique. So quiet and tranquil, with unbelievable views to the sea and over the hills. It is also a short walk into town. We were able to eat in every night and had a very relaxing three days. Thank you for sharing this bit of paradise with us.

- Leticia S, Ingleburn (Australia),
August 2019

What a simply fantastic little cottage, we always look for the unique in our choice of holiday accommodation & have used UTT for some years now with 100% success. Cae Bach certainly didn’t disappoint , a lovely conversion with an excellent interior finish. We were lucky with the weather so were able to enjoy the outdoor spaces just as much. Looking out over Cardigan Bay & the surrounding rolling hills. A perfect week all round with a return booking definitely on the cards.

- Sean hunt ,
July 2019

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Cae Bach, what a gem!! We were welcomed on arrival by some lovely treats and the cottage was beautifully presented, clean and we were immediately drawn to the magnificent views. A perfect spot for exploring everything Aberysthwyth had to offer but also perfect for cooking a romantic meal for two and absorbing the surroundings. We didn't want to leave and we'll definitely be back.

- Sarah fisher ,
July 2019

We enjoyed a wonderful 3 days at this cosy retreat above Aberystwyth - Coast path nearby and yet only a few minutes from Aberystwyth. We look forward to returning in the future

- Bob B,
July 2019

Cae Bach was an amazing place to stay following our wedding! The location on the outskirts of Aberystwyth combined with stunning views of the countryside and sea offered the best of both worlds. The cottage is a convenient walk into town with great views from the coastal path. We also loved being able to watch the local wildlife from our window. In addition, the cottage has been thoughtfully designed and was spotlessly clean. We would definitely recommend Cae Bach to other guests and hope to return in the future! Thank you!

- Sophie R,
June 2019

It is so fantastic at Cae Bach. We love the location and the view. We also love the way the building ha been converted. It's our second stay there. It was really kind of the owners to leave us a welcome pack with some delicious treats and we really appreciated it.

- Kate C,
April 2019

Comfortable, well furnished cottage with fantastic views.

- Louise M,
March 2019

Wonderful break in a delightful cottage. Perfectly situated and the view is stunning!

- Sarah W,
February 2019

Cae Bach is a beautifully presented quiet retreat with views of the sea above Aberyswyth. Mmm, warm floors, warm wood burning stove and a walk-in shower. Perfect for relaxing after a day walking the coastal path between New Quay and Aberaeron, or down on the Prom at Aber, or a very chilly cycle along quiet and smooth B roads on New Year's Day. The walk down to town takes about 10 minutes, longer getting back as it's a steep little climb up to the cottage. Exceptionally quiet and not really overlooked, though the only thing I might change is the addition of some curtains / blinds over the windows - I'm a bit paranoid and was a little worried about people with telescopes on boats checking out my yoga moves :-) The dark skies are great for star watching though. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

- Alun ward ,
January 2019

Cae Bach is such a lovely place to stay. The views from the big windows in the living room are stunning in any weather and the house has lots of natural light. The underfloor heating and wood burner kept us nice and warm. We were very comfortable and enjoyed walking along the coastal path to Borth and also down into Aberystwyth from the door. Cae Bach has everything you need for a short break and the house is furnished simply but to a high standard. Thank you to the owners for the treat awaiting us!

- Carl W,
November 2018

Lovely cottage, very cosy and spotlessly clean. Tastefully decorated and fully equipped with everything you need. First class location, feels remote with great views but 10-15 minute walk onto the prom. Would love to return again soon.

- Mark W,
September 2018

Compact, cosy and great views.

- Carol goldsmith ,
September 2018

Gorgeous place to stay - remote, cosy, peaceful and stylish. An easy walk in to town, or a bit further up the hill to get you gorgeous cliff top views across the sea. You have everything you need in the small kitchen/diner and lounge. The bedroom is small and snug. Can't wait to come back.

- Catherine Y,
August 2018

Fabulous cottage with everything we needed and more (the treats in the fridge were a lovely surprise). Wonderful location.

- Heather B,
August 2018

What a fantastic place! Beautiful view of the bay, so many birds to spot and minutes from the Ceredigion coastal path.

- Sarah fry ,
August 2018

We had a fantastic time at Cae Bach - great location with amazing views. Luxurious modern accommodation with some great little touches.

- Dave H,
April 2018

What a place! An amazing cottage, with a stunning view. The perfect little bolt-hole for a mini break over Chrimbo-Limbo... The hosts were very helpful when we needed them, but apart from that, left us to enjoy their place... Thank you so much, we would love to come back for longer (ideally in warmer weather!)

- Heather R,
December 2017

Thank you for a wonderful mini break! We came in October for our young son's birthday and had a fantastic time visiting the steam railway, Bwlch Nant forest trail and the butterfly house. Storm Brian paid a visit during our stay but we felt very snug in the cottage and enjoyed listening to the wind and watching the sea... whilst eating fish and chips from the town! The cottage couldn't be more perfect and we would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a holiday in the UK. Thanks again!

- Katherine M,
October 2017

Loved our stay at cottage. Has everything you need for a relaxing break away. Aberystwyth has the most amazing views, with the cottage providing both costal and country views. If you want a get away I couldn't think of a more beautiful place to go.

- Chloe P,
September 2017

Our 2-week stay at Cae Bach was wonderful and started with a lovely, generous welcome pack from the owners who turned out to be very, very nice! A charming, tastefully decorated place with all you need, even for a long stay. Perfect mix of old and new, great sea views, very quiet, almost secluded, even though it's just a short walk into town. We loved to stay in, watch the birds and look at the sea, but it's a perfect base for exploring the area, go on coastal walks etc. etc. Great restaurants and recommendations by the owners. Would love to come back!

- Hansjoerg V,
August 2017

What an amazing place, beautifully designed and delivered on every level. Fully equipped with everything you need. Wonderful spot on top of the hill with views around. Just right for two people, the bedroom is cosy but comfortable and a fully equipment shower room. Loved our stay and would recommend Cae Bach

- Rachel W,
June 2017

This is a lovely cottage in a perfect position, with sea and coastline views. It was spotlessly clean and tidy on arrival, with a few provisions in the welcome pack along with a handwritten note from the owner - a nice touch. Everything worked as advertised and the under-floor heating kept the cottage just right for temperature all weekend. The location close to Aberystwyth is perfect for walking into town and taking the cliff railway back up! We will definitely visit again; the proposal of a hot tub as an addition would make this cottage total perfection. Tim & Jackie.

- Tim W,
May 2017

I had an idyllic stay at Cae Bach. It was a weekend of walking along the coastal path, eating ice-cream, drinking wine, eating lovely food, reading, but most of all just sitting and looking at the beautiful view. Real life should be like this!

- Kate white ,
May 2017

Everything worked really well. We found the cottage easily and gained entrance as advised. Cae Bach is exceptionally well equipped and comfortable . A really lovely kitchen and shower room with everything we needed. The bed was comfortable and overall the cottage has a fresh, modern feel. We really enjoyed our stay The owners left us a very nice welcome message, a jug of fresh Daffodils and some lovely treats.

- Anne jeater ,
March 2017

Cae Bach is a lovely little bolt hole in a fab location, everything is within easy reach, if you want to venture out and about. We enjoyed our surprise in the fridge a nice little touch which went down a treat whilst lazing around in front of the woodburner. The cottage is well equipped including underfloor heating, cosy and warm we will come back I'm sure, but we are off to Snowdonia National park for our next short break with UTT .

- Melanie C,
March 2017

Fantastic cottage. Perfect for couples looking to take a well earned break with the comforts of home at hand.

- Christopher R,
January 2017

We had a lovely holiday at Cae Bach. Comfy cosy cottage with everything we needed. Interesting and imaginative restoration of an old agricultural building. Amazing sea and rural views. Thoughtful treats and welcome message from owners waiting for us on arrival which was a lovely surprise. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

- Carol williams ,
October 2016

A lovely conversion in a lovely spot.Would recommend to anyone wanting a quiet spot but in walking distance of town

- Dave hall ,
September 2016

If anything the photos don't really do it justice. Extremely well appointed - felt like we were the first guests there- but discovered that the many guests before us all agreed it is a superb cottage in a great location. Hosts were exactly what we love, just a call away when we needed their help, came and sorted our small problem and otherwise we had perfect peace. The only point to mention is, if like me you are a very light sleeper, the sliding doors can be noisy, but all in all it was more than worth it. We will be back.

- Stephen P,
September 2016

The cottage is exceptional, simple and uncluttered but not lacking anything and with lots of thoughtful details. We travelled to Aberystwyth by train and it's been a bonus to be able to leave the car at home - the house feels very private and rural but very handy for everything. There are great walks along the coast path that can be accessed by local train or bus and we're already planning a return trip with our bikes. Thank you for a very warm welcome.

- Sarah-jane watkinson ,
September 2016

We had a wonderful time at Cae Bach. It really is a lovely little place, really quiet and secluded, with amazing views across the hills and out to sea. The décor and layout of the place is really lovely - we really enjoyed getting back there each day after our days sightseeing. It's also well equipped for eating in so we stocked up at the Spanish deli in the town and thoroughly enjoyed staying in. Waking up in the morning was also a real treat - the view whilst eating breakfast outside, and the sound and view of the starlings doing their daily swirl right in front of us was just treat! Hope we'll have a chance to visit again!

- Ian robins ,
August 2016

Cae Bach is a stunning place to stay in Aberystwyth. The cottage itself is beautifully furnished and the setting is perfect. You have all the advantages of the town including fantastic restaurants and pubs, beaches and historic sites but you can then retreat from the hustle and bustle and relax in an idyllic setting with wonderful views. This is the best place we have stayed in Aberystwyth.

- Julie H,
August 2016

Cae Bach is an excellent holiday cottage, in a beautiful rural location within walking distance of Aberystwyth town. We loved the design of the cottage and the fantastic views over the sea. At dusk we watched bats fly around the garden - easily visible through the huge windows. We'll hopefully be back to stay in Cae Bach again soon - it's lovely!

- Sara J,
August 2016

What a fantastic place to stay! A well needed rest and relaxation break and nowhere better to take the break than Cae Bach. Fabulous views across Cardigan Bay, remote and peaceful location yet within 10 minutes walking of Aberystwyth. Certainly be back to stay there again. Can recommend lazy breakfasts sat outside on sunny days. Will definitely be back very soon for another break.

- Kevin D,
August 2016

Cae Bach is a beautifully renovated and enlarged holiday cottage for two, with wonderful views. We had an excellent, peaceful weekend there and only wish it could have been longer. We hope to return!

- Marilyn M,
July 2016

What a fantastic place!! Cae Bach is a place where you can forget about the stresses of work and just chill in an oasis of calm and beauty. The recent renovation has been done to an extremely high standard with quirky little details that make it special. The outdoor area has such a lovely view of the coast and very comfortable garden chairs/loungers if the weather is kind to you! There are plenty of walks that can be done right from the front door onto the coastal path or down into Aberystwyth for an ice cream. We will definitely be back! Thank you Sion & Meleri

- Jeremy H,
July 2016

What a delightful cottage! We loved the mixture of new and modern furniture. The fantastic kitchen with the beautiful old stone wall, the spacious lounge with the large windows with the great view over to the sea and the hills and thanks to these windows and the roof windows the cottage is incredibly full of light. Very peaceful and quiet and only 10 minutes walk to Aberystwyth so no need to worry about parking spaces. Lovely walks near the cottage. We loved the Vale of Rheidol Railway to Devil's bridge and Barmouth. The first time we went to Aberystwyth 3 years ago we thought "wouldn't it be nice to book a cottage near this beautiful city?". Thanks to the owners and UTT we had a fantastic week there in a great cottage!

- Marie-laure S, Canappeville (France),
July 2016

Superb renovation of existing building plus extension to house all mod.cons in a remarkably well-sheltered yet panoramic situation within walking distance of Aberystwyth. We were one of the first guests: everything was to hand. Very tasteful interior. A real safe haven. We felt very much at home. Will certainly revisit.

- Ian and eileen - smi... ,
June 2016

A great little one-storey cottage for two people, with fantastic views across the fields to Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay. A very recent and modern conversion-cum-extension of an old agricultural building, with plenty of exposed grey stonework, floor-to-ceiling glass and painted steel roof beams giving the building a clean, light and spacious feel. This feeling is augmented by the brilliant white kitchen area with skylights above and by space-saving sliding doors to the bedroom and its en-suite. If that sounds rather stark, then there are plenty of creature comforts - books, TV, excellent wifi connection and, if the weather permits, beautiful outdoor furniture. Lots of personal touches too - pictures of the cottage pre-conversion, jars of tea & filter coffee, a pot of very good local honey.

- Martin B,
June 2016