Ty Barcud Glamping Pod

Tŷ Barcud, Berllan Deg, Cnwch Coch, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 4LQ
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Peaceful, private pod glamping with spectacular views and amiable hosts.

On the edge of the Cambrian Mountains, where the foothills fold away towards Cardigan Bay, there’s a perfectly private glamping site just for adults. Comprised of a single, cedar-clad pod and facing out across the Ystywth valley, the site – Tŷ Barcud – offers a teeny tiny slice of Wales just for two. Indeed, it’s telling that, though there is space here to build many more accommodation units – guests have two acres all to themselves – the owners have built only the one, exclusive structure. They’ve purposefully avoided spoiling the privacy and tranquillity of the place. And for that, every guest is grateful.

Set in a meadow behind the house of owners, Hugh and Barb Jones, the pod has a surprisingly modern feel. Its circular, double-glazed, glass face, peeps out from the brow of the rounded wooden structure and offers constant views of the changing landscape beyond. While the cedar cladding gives it a natural affinity with the surroundings, inside the pastel colours and rounded corners to the en-suite bathroom door reflect the 21st-century style and functionality. There’s an excellently equipped kitchen area and plenty of complimentary treats, including a welcome basket of local produce on your arrival and the likes of tea, coffee and milk.

The land around the pod lends itself to the view. In front, the ground drops away, sloping down towards the Magwr, a tributary of the River Ystywth, while the sides of the meadow are flanked by woodland and a small apple orchard. There’s a hammock outside where you can kick back and enjoy it all, as well as fire-pit for evening BBQs and marshmallow melting.

Down in the valley, hidden by hedgerows, a B-road wiggles its way towards the coast. It’s a 20-minute drive to Aberystwyth. The former county town boasts a beach, a castle and a picturesque harbour – now more of a cute little marina for sailing boats rather than a hard-working fishermans' cove. Nevertheless, it’s the spot to go for fresh seafood, from the boats that do still work there, and there’s the excellent Ceredigion Museum and a few arts venues for rainy days. Not that you need go that far. Inland, around Tŷ Barcud there’s plenty to do (see off site) while for many, simply enjoying the privacy of the pod and walks in the immediate valley surroundings will keep you occupied for days.

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The Owner Says

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As the owners of Tŷ Barcud (pronounced Tea Barkid) we look forward to welcoming you to our very special pod in the Welsh countryside. The pod's name means House of the Red Kite and it was named after these majestic birds that regularly fly over our site. Sit back and relax as you gaze at your view of the valley and enjoy watching them soar overhead. If you are looking to get away from it all and spend time in a stress-free environment then look no further - we hope that you will enjoy Tŷ Barcud and all that the area has to offer as much as we do.

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We stayed here for two nights over the Christmas period: the owners being friends of our family. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by Barbara who then took us on a very short walk to the pod located in their paddock. My first observation was the view, it is spectacular:the patio area allows a perfect place to sit and observe this whilst enjoying an early morning cuppa or an evening glass of something stronger. The pod is compact but very well thought out , it has everything you could want for a stay. We didn't cook but all the equipment was there including a hob, microwave and toaster. The bed was very comfortable with plenty of under bed storage and extra layers if needed. It was an ideal location for exploring the local area: we enjoyed a few walks which were a must after visiting the local pub/restaurant for our evening meals.

★★★★★

Practically perfect

As we are friends of the owners (who make fantastic hosts!) we were able to stay in the pod in August as a preview before it was officially opened. The pod is located in a very private spot not too far from Aberystwyth and handy for all the great walks in the region. The view is stunning and it's great to lie in bed and be able to see right across the valley. It’s really well fitted out and certainly had everything we needed, so all in all, a beautiful space to look out on a beautiful place.

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