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Efail Y Mwrthwl Mowr

Aberaeron, Ceredigion

Superbly positioned traditional cottage located in the picturesque town of Aberaeron, Ceredigion. Popular location perfectly located for exploring Ceredigion with its wonderful coastline and countryside. (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)

“Efail Y Mwrthwl Mowr” (formerly a Smithy) is a traditional, characterful, stone-built Welsh Cottage that dates back to the 1800s and is located in the centre of the beautiful seaside town of Aberaeron.

It is a historical building, forming part of the old industrial area of Aberaeron and is the place where the famous “Aberaeron Shovel” was made using the iron produced by the “Mwrthwl Mowr” Machine (Great Hammer) located underground next to the cottage. This machine can now be seen at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

This cottage is unique and interesting and re-furbished to a high standard. Traditional Welsh tea and a historical talk by the owner is also available on request at £15.00 per head.

The cottage is located 200yds from the beautiful Aeron River walks and woodlands, and the Llanerchaeron walking/bike trail is about 900yds away. Take a stroll into town, walk along to the picturesque harbour, marvel at the beautiful pastel-coloured houses, and watch the world go by.

It is quiet and peaceful but very near to the local shops, pubs, restaurants and beach, everything is within walking distance.


Efail Y Mwrthwl Mowr sleeps 6 in 3 separate bedrooms: 1 twin room downstairs, 2 double bedrooms upstairs

Bedroom 1: double bed
Bedroom 2: double bed
Bathroom: bath, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail

Sitting room: 4-seater sofa, 3-seater sofa, TV, coffee table
Dining room: table seating 6, Welsh Dresser
Kitchen: electric oven, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
Bedroom: 2 single beds
Shower Room: shower, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail


Enclosed Patio area with seating for 6 people and coffee tables. On-street parking only

Key facts

  • Bed linen and towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels
  • Electric central heating
  • Heating and electricity included
  • Free WiFi
  • Sorry, no dogs
  • No smoking
  • £50 refundable damages deposit
  • The property is not suitable for children under 7 years


30 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024


Just back from a great stay at Angharad’s place. Ideally situated right in the centre of Aberaeron. The cottage is very homely and has everything you need. Would highly recommend a stay here.


Enclosed Garden
Good for Walkers
Character Cottage
Detached property
Beach within 1 mile
Pub Nearby


Ground Floor Bedroom with bathroom
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Towels Provided

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