Chalet 18 Smarty's View

ID: S85411

  • Bedrooms 2
  • ・ Sleeps 4
  • ・ Pets 2

Snaptrip says

Guests frequently praise the chalet for its cosy comfort, stunning views, and excellent location near Aberystwyth. The property is well-maintained, with a recent kitchen improvement and brighter lighting. The owner's responsiveness and the chalet's cleanliness are often highlighted, contributing to many guests' enjoyable stays. While there are some minor issues mentioned, the overall sentiment is very positive, with several guests planning to return.

Guests that stayed at this property said

The chalet is generally described as clean and well-maintained. There was an isolated complaint about dog hairs, but the owner took immediate action to address it. The positive remarks about cleanliness from multiple reviews suggest high standards are typically met.

The chalet's location is highly praised for its proximity to Aberystwyth, beautiful beach, and scenic views of Cardigan Bay and the countryside. It serves as a great base for exploring Mid Wales, with many guests appreciating the peaceful surroundings.

Comfort is a strong point for this chalet, with guests finding it cosy and warm. The spacious bedrooms and good lighting contribute to a comfortable stay. However, some guests mentioned issues with shower temperature and television reception.

Facilities and maintenance are generally good, with recent improvements noted. However, there were comments about boiler issues, a shower tray not draining quickly, and a problem with the television signal. The owner's prompt response to issues is a positive aspect.

While the owner's responsiveness and provision of information are appreciated, there are no specific mentions of gifts in the reviews provided. Therefore, it is not possible to assess the thoughtfulness in terms of gifts, and the score is set to null.

About this property

Aberystwyth 3 miles. This comfortable detached chalet is on the elevated edge of the Clarach Bay Holiday Village, just a few miles from the bustling town of Aberystwyth. With views of Cardigan Bay and a short stroll to the beach, this welcoming chalet is an ideal base for families and couples looking for a home-from-home. Set all on one floor, this holiday home has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with bunk beds, both of which share a shower room. The hub of the chalet is the open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with French doors that lead onto a raised decked terrace overlooking the park, the nearby hills and views of the sea. What a lovely position to sit with a glass of bubbly and relax as you watch the sun go down over Cardigan Bay. The holiday park itself is well-maintained, with something exciting for everybody, including a clubhouse with three bars, heated indoor swimming pool, sports court, fun fair, children’s park and an indoor soft play. Further amenities on-site consist of a convenience store and a small selection of easy eating options, including a fish and chip shop so you won't need to travel far to get what you need. If you decide you still want more, then just three miles away is the bustling university town of Aberystwyth offering a wide range of shops, restaurants, cinema, beaches, walks and cycling opportunities. Clarach Bay Holiday Village is a fantastic base from where to you can enjoy the benefits that Mid-West Wales has to offer.

Aberystwyth is a university town situated on the west coast of Wales offering a number of shops, restaurants, pubs, tea rooms, museums, cinema, the National Library of Wales and a promenade on the sea front. The scenic 20 mile cycle route and footpath on the Ystwyth Trail, linking Aberystwyth to Tregaron, follows a wonderful woodland and river, and a trip on the steam railway from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge is a great way to visit the falls.


All ground floor.

Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk.

Shower room with shower, basin and WC.

Open plan living area with kitchen, fold-away dining table and sitting area.

Oil filled radiators with electric heater.

Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with FreeSat, on-site WiFi available at additional charge.

Fuel and power included in rent.

Bed linen and towels included in rent.

Off road parking for 1 car.

Raised decked terrace with furniture.

Two well-behaved pets welcome.

Sorry, no smoking.

On-site shop and pub 5 mins walk.

Beach 5 mins walk.

Note: On-site facilities include free use of indoor heated swimming pool, amusement arcade, fun fair and children’s park.

Other facilities available at a small charge include outdoor sports court, access to clubhouse with three bars and indoor children play den.

Note: There are steps up onto the decked area and the property entrance.

Note: The holiday park does not allow the following breeds of dog: American Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Fila Brasileiro or Dogo Argentino.

Note: Property is closed from end of October until 1st March due to no available on-site facilities around this period, on-site facilities re-open from 1st April.

Reviews (21)

  • Christopher

    Very nice and warm only one issue with the shower tray fills up and doesn't run away quickly enough the toaster had melted on the bottom looks like someone put it on the hot stove but it still worked okay love the chalet it's been 3 or 4times we've had it now must speak volumes

  • Colin

    Owner communicated well with us and left us some complimentary Welsh cakes and wine on arrival. Site was well maintained and the facilities on offer such as swimming pool, site shop and club were lovely. Fab location to explore the local area from. Dislikes - the property was 11 minutes away (fast walk) from the beach not 5 minutes as stated on the booking page. We had mice during our visit. Owner arranged for traps to be set but no one came back to check if the traps had been set off and nor was a clean offered. As such, we could not use two of the cupboards nor the toaster for remaining duration of our stay due to mice droppings and bits of plastic which had been chewed. The shower tray filled up with water when being used within minutes. Again notified the owner who was sending a handyman around to check the traps but at this point we decided to leave. No hand towel, no shower mat (crucial for safety when exiting and also to try and keep the water in one place) and no hand wash to use on arrival. Disappointed that Sykes also did not contact us after complaining about the mice to check we were okay.

  • Madeline

    Thank you Dawn x

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