Welcome to Piggery Poke.....where the adventure starts
Piggery Poke Hostel is a part of Cardigan Coastal Cottages which is the core of one of the Ffrwdwenith (wheat stream) farms situated four field back from the cliffs, in a village called Felinwynt (windmill). This is half way between Aberporth and Mwnt, four miles along the coast heading north from Cardigan.
The location provides a panoramic view of Cardigan Bay. From here we can see most of the coast up to Aberystwyth, Cader Idris, Snowdon, the higher parts of the Lleyn Penninsula, Bardsey Island and the Bardsey lighthouse. The Preseli Hills are just to the south of us and the beaches along this stretch of coastline are simply beautiful.
The Ceredigion Coastal Path has been extended, recently, and now joins Ynyslas (northern extreme of Ceredigion, near Borth) with Cardigan and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Cardigan Coastal Cottages is situated on a loop from the path that links east of Mwnt to west of Parcllyn. Our hostel should prove popular with both walkers and cyclists passing this way.
There is a reasonably large sign at the top of the drive headed "Holiday accommodation" and showing the Cardigan Coastal Cottages logo. Entering the postcode SA43 1RW in to your satellite navigation system should bring you to the bungalow almost opposite the top of our drive. Some Satnav maps don't oblige and take you to a nearby business park instead. The map, below, shows our actual location - marked by the green pin.
We have plenty of off-road parking, level or very gently sloping, adjacent to each of our cottages and the hostel.
Arriving by train and/or bus
The nearest stations are Aberystwyth and Carmarthen
Including the 0.4 mile driveway, Piggery Poke is 2 miles from Blaenannerch and about 1 mile from the Felinwynt bus stop. Collection from these points is usually possible. Telephone to enquire before making your journey.
The top of the driveway to Piggery Poke meets the Sustrans, National Route 81 (see Ceredigion Route 4D) which passes within 1/2 mile of the top of our driveway.
Piggery Poke is situated at Ffrwdwenith Isaf which is on a loop off the Ceredigion Coastal Path.
Grid reference: SN22831, 51279
Lat/Long: 52.131334, -4.589869
The time taken to walk here from the following landmarks is approximate:
Cardigan - 3.5 to 4 hours
We are happy to cater for you. If you prefer to cater for yourself, there are shops in Cardigan, Parcllyn and Aberporth. If you telephone a day ahead, it is possible for us to buy food in for you to save you carrying it. Tesco home delivery service operates in this area.
General access to the site
Access to the site from the public road through Felinwynt via a 0.4 mile long farm track. The track surface is partially metalled, with the remainder being gravel and shale. For pedestrian access, see the section immediately above.
Car parking for the hostel is available either in the farmyard, which has a concrete surface and a 10% gradient, or on a gravelled area alongside the driveway which has a 15% gradient down to the coarse gravel path around the building. Access to the hostel is then as follows:
Access from the other side of the building is either:
through the 750mm wide hall doorway which has a 25mm threshhold
Access within the hostel
Once inside the hostel, there are three, 200mm steps between the kitchen/dining room and hall. The hall gives access to the drying room, downstairs bunk room and staircase to the upper floor. The doorways in the rest of the hostel are 750mm wide. Access to the upper floor bedrooms is via an 800mm wide, single wind staircase.
Access in dormitories:
The beds and toilet seat height in the 5 bed, upstairs dormitory are 400mm and the 900mm quadrant shower has a basin with a 30mm threshhold. The en suite shower room door opens inwards and restricts space in this room.
The small, upstairs family bedroom has a triple bunk. The lower bunk is a double set at 200mm height, and the upper, single bunk, is set at 1700mm. The toilet seat height is 400mm and the 800mm square shower has a basin with a 150mm threshhold. The en suite door opens outwards, but space in this shower room is limited due to the shower door opening out into the en suite shower room.
The kitchen/dining room has plenty of space to manoeuvre. The height of the work surfaces and cooker is 900mm, the tables are 750mm high and the seating height is 430mm.
For all correspondence that needs to be posted to us, including cheques, please use the address given below. Please note that, as postal delivery, processing and replying to your correspondence, and return postage can each take a day or two, you should not expect any response for at least five days.
If you need to communicate with us more quickly, or want assurance that a booking you have made is secured, please call us on the telephone number given below. Please note that, as we are often outside maintaining the property, the telephone is not constantly attended. Please leave a message on the answerphone and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
+44 (0)1239 811777
If you prefer to e-mail us, please use one of the addresses given below. Please note that, although we check e-mail several times each day, there may be a short delay in responding to your e-mail.