Out and About
Enjoy the best of Wales
Penwern Fach, Welsh for “Head of the Elder Grove”, once a working farm, has now “retired” to a more peaceful way of life. The original traditional stone buildings have been sympathetically converted and nestle in 10 acres of private grounds in the heart of beautiful countryside – it is easy to feel you have escaped to another world.
Within easy reach of Newcastle Emlyn, Cardigan and the spectacular coastline of Cardigan Bay and just over a mile from the picturesque village of Cenarth – home to the famous waterfalls and salmon fishing on the River Teifi. A beautiful riverside walk through the village is an ideal way to enjoy a summer’s evening .
Cardigan is just 10 minutes away with an array of fascinating shops and a cultural past that spans right back to the first Eisteddfod in 1176 held at the Castle which has had a multi- million pound restoration and is now open to the public, putting this thriving market town on everyone’s “must visit” list.
Newcastle Emlyn, some 3 miles away is a traditional old market town on the meandering River Teifi, with an excellent choice of shops including antique, craft and book shops, a weekly life-stock market where you can observe the auctioneers selling the animals and the ruins of the only Welsh stone castle in the region, probably founded circa 1240.
To the west of Cardigan is St. Dogmaels, situated at the end of the famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which runs up from Amroth in the south covering a distance of about 186 miles along the magnificent coastline. The Coastal Path has now been “joined up” with others around Wales to form the unique All Wales Coastal Path.
Beaches – You will be spoilt for choice as there are numerous safe sandy beaches within a short distance at Tresaith, Llangrannog, Aberporth,the National Trust beaches of Mwnt and Penbryn – offering something for all ages – from secluded coves and rock pools to perfect areas for birdwatching, or even keeping a lookout for the bottlenose dolphins and grey seals of Cardigan Bay from the breathtaking cliff-top coastal paths.
GOLF – The area offers a choice of 9 and 18 hole courses in the vicinity. The 18 hole Par 72 course at Cardigan Golf Club is in the most beautiful setting overlooking Cardigan Bay and the Teifi estuary and presents an ever changing challenge.
Fishing – The River Teifi, which flows through nearby Cenarth is one of the premier salmon and sea trout fishing rivers in Wales. Fishing is available on some 24 miles of the lower River Teifi, which is owned by the Teifi Trout Association from whom permits can be obtained. Please note everyone must be in possession of the National Rivers Authority Licence before commencing fishing. Excellent sea fishing also available from shore or by boat.
Nearby local attractions also offered are:
- The National Coracle Centre at Cenarth with a charming and fascinating exhibition of coracles from Wales and around the world
- Caws Cenarth (Cenarth Cheeses) – traditional Welsh cheeses made on the farm
- Riding and pony trekking
- Sailing and boating with River and Sea Trips
- Canoeing centres that hire canoes and run excursions on the River Teifi
- Quad biking
- Numerous Arts & Crafts centres from Potteries, Woollen Mills and Museums, Narrow Gauge Railways – to a Chocolate factory and Vineyards.
- Theme Parks and Wildlife Centres to suit all ages.