Local area

This page contains information on the local area. It's split into four sections:

  • Local amenities
  • Local attractions
  • Local walks
  • Bridle paths

Local amenities

Village Shop

The village shop is 1.5 miles from Tancastell. They are well stocked, sell most things and usually have good offers. They are open seven days a week.

Post Office

The post office is located in the village shop and is open Monday - Friday 9am - 12 noon and Saturdy 10am - 12 noon.

Village Pub

Cross Inn has a pub 1.5 miles from Tancastell, they are open for drinks only however they do allow you to eat your own food/takeaway if you ask.

Other pubs

A bit further afield are the Black Lion in Llanhrystud and the Vale of Aeron Inn in Ystrad Aeron. Both offer good food with decent portion sizes. The Black Lion also has live entertainment some evenings.

Local attractions

Whatever you enjoy doing there's something for you. The visitor centre at Aberaeron has leaflets and information on hundreds of attractions and the staff are incredibly helpful. The list below is just a very small selection to give you a flavour of the types of activities available.

Fantasy Farm Park - Just a few miles up the road they also offer a fabulous Sunday Carvery (booking essential).

Butterfly Farm

Devils Bridge

Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway

Award winning beaches

National Trust properties

Ystwyth Trail cycle route



Local Walks

As you would expect there are a lot of walking routes in the area including:

On the doorstep - direct access onto the bridle path

Ceredigion Circular Route

Ceredigion Coastal Path - 60 spectacular miles that links two National Trails of Wales. Heading northward from Cardigan - the junction with the Pembrokeshire Coast Path - the Ceredigion Coast Path extends to the Dyfi Estuary National Nature Reserve at Ynyslas, a stone's throw from Glyndwr's Way which links Machynlleth with Knighton on the Wales-England border.

Aeron Valley Aberaeron to Lampeter


Bridle paths

As well as direct access onto the bridle path from the smallholding we have an active Ceredigion Bridleways Group who volunteer to restore and maintain our bridleways to ensure the ongoing success of the "Ceredigion on Horseback" project. Discover Ceredigion has produced the Ceredigion on Horseback booklet comprising 13 routes, it can be dowloaded free from www.discoverceredigion.co.uk or you can pick up the booklet from the visitor centre in Aberaeron.