3 Bedroom Park Home (Now Sold)
Gwalia Falls Retreat, Tresaith, Ceredigion
Gwalia Falls Retreat is a small and exclusive lodge/holiday park (non-residential) on the cliff-top overlooking the beautiful beach in the idyllic seaside village of Tresaith, 7 miles north of Cardigan in West Wales.
Plot 26 on which Dolphin View Lodge sits, is quite possibly the best plot at Gwalia Falls with uninterrupted front-line views encompassing the tiny settlement of Tresaith and it's beautiful beach on one side, then sweeping around across the expanse of Cardigan Bay and up to the Llyn Peninsula and The Snowdon National Park, with Snowdon itself clearly visible on a sunny day.
The current owners have successfully combined personal use of the lodge with holiday lettings. The lettings are arranged and managed by the owners of Gwalia Falls Retreat (who advertise all their lodges on Hoseasons) and last year the net income after deducting all fees and costs was in excess of £9,000.
Dolphin View lodge will be sold with all furniture and equipment in situ so that the new owners can start using it immediately. Letting the lodge out to holiday makers means the lodge pays its way, but it is entirely optional and many of the other lodges at Gwalia Falls are solely used by their owners.
Gwalia Falls Retreat is a holiday lodge park, which means that the lodges are for non-residential use (so lodge owners must have another permanent address), and the site shuts completely between early January and the start of March every year.
Newly built in 2012 this luxurious lodge measures 40 x 20 feet. The walls, floors and roof are insulated to residential standards (BS 3632) and with uPVC double-glazed windows, gas-fired central heating and Canexel external cladding you'll never be cold, no matter what time of year you visit. All the windows have either blinds or curtains on them and all the living areas and bedrooms are carpeted. The kitchen and bathrooms have vinyl flooring.
The internal space is more or less divided into two halves, with the front area (approx. 20 x 20ft) being given over to the open-plan living/dining/kitchen area and the back half being where the three bedrooms and two bathrooms are located.
The light and airy open-plan living space with it's triple-aspect views and vaulted ceiling creates an immediate wow-factor and is perfect for spending time in with family and friends. A door opens onto a short corridor which leads to the family bathroom, the two twin bedrooms and finally to the master bedroom from which a walk-thru wardrobe takes you into the en-suite shower room.
With around 800 square feet of internal space, the lodge is only slightly smaller than the average sized house in the UK, so you won't be short of space to relax in.
The glazed front door leads you into the open plan living area. Immediately on entering are plenty of coat hooks and shelves to put hats, gloves, etc, a large shoe storage unit and a radiator. To the left is a sideboard and a pine dining table with 6 stylish leather-effect dining chairs. The dining table is extendable and can easily seat 8 people. Sliding patio doors lead out onto the decked terrace.
The living area contains two large sofas, one of which easily converts into a double sofa-bed (so the lodge sleeps 8 in total). A floor to ceiling asymmetrical window gives stunning views over the sea towards nearby Aberporth and two further windows either side of the fireplace gives views north over Cardigan Bay towards North Wales. There's a 40in flat-screen TV mounted on the wall above a contemporary electric flame-effect fire which has a multi-coloured LED backlight to set the mood. The fire also contains a warm air heater if an instant blast of heat is needed. A large coffee table.
Below and either side of the fire are two storage units containing the DVD player and satellite box (not supplied), ideal for storing books and DVDs. There are also two radiators in this part of the room.
The large open-plan kitchen has a 5 ring gas hob with a curved stainless steel extractor fan above, a stainless steel sink with mixer tap, a gas oven with separate grill, an integrated microwave, an integrated fridge freezer, integrated dishwasher and washing machine/tumble dryer. The gas boiler is in a storage cupboard and there are a range of other floor and wall cupboards providing ample storage space. A window to the side over looks Cardigan Bay.
Bedroom 1 (Master)
Kingsize lift-up storage bed with upgraded mattress. Bed-side storage units/shelves. Integrated lighting in shelf running behind bed. Wall mounted LCD TV/DVD. Radiator. Two wall mirrors. Window to side. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Door through to:
Walk-through wardrobe with shelves, rails, hanging space and drawers either side, wall-mounted electric heater, leading into:
En-suite shower room, with WC, basin with mixer tap mounted on vanity unit with storage underneath, mirror above basin, large corner shower unit. Radiator and obscure window to side. Extractor fan.
Two 3 foot twin beds, central bedside cabinet, wardrobe with hanger space and drawers underneath. Wall mounted LCD TV/DVD. Wall mirror. Radiator. Window to side. Ceiling light.
Two 3 foot twin beds, central bedside cabinet, two wardrobes with hanger space and drawers underneath. Wall mounted LCD TV/DVD. Wall mirror. Radiator. Window to side. Ceiling light.
Contemporary white bathroom suite comprising, bath with shower over and glass spray protector, basin with mixer tap mounted on a vanity unit with storage underneath, WC. Wall mirror. Radiator. Window to side.
Gwalia Falls Retreat is accessed from the road that leads down to the beach at Tresaith. Owners have swipe cards to open the security barrier and the road then sweeps down through the superbly maintained site to the lodges on the cliff top.
The lodge has two dedicated parking spaces right next to it and is surrounded by landscaped areas containing lush, architectural plantings with night-time courtesy lighting. At the back of the lodge is a large wooden external storage unit reserved for the owners and in which they can store beach gear etc. There's also a Sky satellite dish and a stainless steel waste bin.
A timber decked area surrounds the front half of the lodge on three side. The decking has a handrail all the way around, a gate on the side to secure small children and a glass-walled balustrade at the rear to maximise the views and provide some wind protection on breezy days.
At approximately 30 square metres (330 sq. feet) in size, the huge, wrap-around, terrace is a stunning addition to Dolphin View Lodge and provides a wonderful space where you can relax, eat, play, read, sunbathe and take in the views.
For al fresco dining, you'll find a large, round, glass-topped dining table with 6 very comfortable chairs in an ultra-modern all-weather naturalistic rattan finish, complete with a large matching sun umbrella.
The terrace also has external powerpoints, ideal for a bit of music outside or if you need some extra light in the evenings.
Lodge owners are allowed to bring well-behaved dogs with them.
Tresaith is 7 miles North of Cardigan in the County of Ceredigion in West Wales. It is approximately 100 miles (2 hours drive) from Cardiff, about 250 miles (4 hours drive from London), 150 miles (3 hours drive) from Birmingham and 160 miles (3.5 hours drive) from Manchester.
The Wales Coast Path runs right through Tresaith so it's a popular spot for walkers.
Tresaith itself has a beautiful safe beach (it's usually sandy but occasionally winter storms move the sand around), attended by Life Guards in the Summer, ideal for families and holiday makers. The Ship Inn overlooks the beach and with it's large terrace over-looking the beach and excellent range of food and drinks, it's a popular spot with locals and visitors. There's also a beach shop selling everything for the beach plus coffee's and ice creams. In the Summer there's also a surf and wet-suit hire shop.
The nearest supermarket is 1 mile away in Aberporth where you'll also find a few more pubs, a range of Takeaways (including a fantastic Fish and Chip shop) and another wonderful beach.
Cardigan is the nearest large town and has all the amenities you'd expect including Tescos, Aldi and B&Q, plus a whole range of excellent independent shops and restaurants and the invaluable Mwldan Arts Centre with it's two cinema screens for rainy days.There's also an indoor swimming pool with separate toddler's pool in the centre of Cardigan. The Cliff Hotel in Gwbert (just beyond Cardigan) has a Health Spa open to non-residents.
Within a 30 minute drive of Tresaith are the beautiful towns of Newport, New Quay and Aberaeron all of which are worth visiting time and again, as well golf courses, fishing lakes, castles, wildlife centres, horse riding facilities, kayaking centres, dolphin spotting trips, sea-fishing trips, music venues, fine-dining and many, many more attractions too numerous to mention here.