Hey lovelies! If you read my last post/follow me on social media you may know that I went away for one night over the bank holiday weekend as it had been me and my Fiance’s 4 year anniversary that week! I had an absolutely amazing time and the weather was so good to us I didn’t want to come home!
I really wanted to get away for the weekend but with it being bank holiday everywhere was already booked/super expensive.. I was running out of ideas when I remembered about Air B&B and decided to check it out, let me tell you I wasn’t disappointed! At first glance some of the properties do look like people are just renting out a spare room in their house to make extra money but if you really search there are some hidden gems!
I found a little apartment (it looked more like a bungalow) which was in Wales, close to beach towns which we love visiting and it was a bargain at £62 for the night! I was a little dubious as I didn’t know what to expect but I couldn’t fault the property, it was in a really nice location, there were no problems with cleanliness and the host was amazing, she couldn’t do enough for us! I’ll definitely be going back, there was even some really nice decking with a table and chairs which would be perfect to sit at and eat if you wanted to stay in and cook a meal!
If you’re looking for a place to stay near Aberystwyth or New Quay in Wales let me know and I’ll link you to the property!
On Saturday morning we wanted to leave early as the drive was going to take around 3 hours, we couldn’t check in to the property until 3pm but thought we could go and visit some of the local seaside towns first. We left home at 7am and usually the early morning mixed with a long time in the car would make me super travel sick but luckily I felt fine all day!
We arrived at Aberystwyth around 10am and went for a walk along the beach, the weather was already looking beautiful so we started to walk up the coastal path which would have led us to the next town, unfortunately we only had a few hours on the car park so we couldn’t spend long walking. This was a shame as I was really enjoying the views and I’ll be going back for a full day at some point to see how far we can walk!
I’d packed some sandwiches for lunch so we ate these when we got back to the car and then we decided to drive to the town we would be staying in. It took around another 30 minutes to get there and we arrived at the accommodation just after 1pm. Because we were really early I messaged the lady and asked if we could leave the car there and go for a walk until check in time, she was perfectly fine with this and as she had nearly finished cleaning she let us check in early which was really nice of her as then we didn’t have to return later, we had the rest of the day to ourselves!
The lady was also super helpful giving us directions to the coastal path so we could go for another walk. We joined the path at a little holiday park not far from our apartment and walked all the way to the next town across, it took around 2 and a half hours as we did get lost a couple of times on the way but it was a beautiful walk and a lot more strenuous than we thought it would be!
We bumped into this horse and pony on the way, how cute are they? I was like the horse whisperer trying to get them to come closer to the gate so I could take a picture of them!
When we got to New Quay we sat on the front and I had some ice cream while Ash had some fudge, we just sat there admiring the view for a while as it was truly stunning! We had planned on walking back too but because it had taken so long we went to see how long the bus was going to be. It said around 20 minutes so we waited for the bus to take us back to the apartment and had a nice surprise when we got on as it was free on a Saturday! Then it was back to the apartment for a shower and to get ready to go out for a well deserved meal.
When I booked the accommodation I read the reviews and someone had recommended The Harbour Master for a meal. We arrived and they couldn’t seat us straight away the waitress said it would be around 20 minutes but within 5 minutes she had got us a table and got us sat down with our drinks. When she bought over the menus I was a little worried as I’m really fussy and most of the food seemed quite ‘posh’ which I don’t usually like, however someone on the table across from us had the gammon which looked so wonderful that me and Ash both opted for that (he even went for it over a steak it looked that good!)
I cannot fault the service in this restaurant, we waited no longer than 20 minutes for our food to arrive which I thought was really good as it was so busy in there and it was cooked to perfection! The gammon literally fell apart you didn’t even have to cut it which is amazing as sometimes it can be quite tough, it came with pineapple, chips and a fried egg it was delicious!
Obviously I couldn’t help myself I had to have a pudding because the main course was so nice! Me and Ash both opted for the same again going for the sticky toffee pudding which came with salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Yet again I couldn’t fault it, I am a really big dessert fan and this ticked all my boxes!
The Harbour Master is a pub/restaurant with a hotel and even though it was quite busy in there when we visited we felt it had a great atmosphere and it was really good value for money! Usually in restaurants like that the food and drinks would be really expensive but the meal cost just over £40 for the two of us which I think is amazing!
After we had finished our meal we had a quick walk along the sea front and then went back to our apartment. It had been a really long day and we were both super tired so we just chilled out and watched a bit of TV and then went to sleep ready for another long day on Sunday!
That’s all for this post, I’m going to do Sunday’s adventures in another post as it was getting pretty long so stay tuned for that! Hope you enjoyed this even though it’s a little different from what I usually do! Let me know in the comments if you have!