Where are we?
Alma House is set in rural Pembrokeshire on a sunny hillside in the beautiful Teifi Valley. We're only a field away from the river and its excellent game fishing and, depending on your sense of urgency, it takes about four minutes to walk from the cottage then through our pasture to reach the confluence of the Teifi and the River Cych which gives the village of Abercych its name. Three county boundaries run through the middle of the rivers and the counties of Pembokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire meet at the intersection of the two rivers.
Winter, looking along the River Cych to its confluence with the Teifi
Abercych is close to the coast and within walking distance of two pubs. The cottage is on a minor road which has very light traffic, the last house as you leave the village and surrounded by wooodland and fields.
Driving into the main local own, Cardigan, is a pleasure as the road, mainly single track, follows the river downstream to the next village, Llechryd where you cross the Teifi on an ancient bridge. The views are stunnning making the short trip to the coast a real pleasure..
The Nag's Head, Abercych
A panorama of Abercych, the cottage is situated behind the trees in the fold of the hills, our barn's to the right of the centre of the photo.
North Pembrokeshire is off the beaten track and to me its beauty lies in its wild landscapes, the people who work within them and the abundant wildlife which enriches it. Exploring the area by foot or by car is immenselly rewardinng for anyone who loves nature and wildlife. In particular the Ceredigion and Pembrokeshre coastal paths and the vast network of footpaths open up a huge area of the surrounding landscape for anyone who enjoys submerging themselves in an unspoiled environment