• About Cliff Railway Apartment

    A unique property, located by the cliff railway in Aberystwyth. Take advantage of the free passes and enjoy endless trips to the top of Constitution Hill which has uninterrupted views of the coast.

    First Floor:
    The property has 12 steps to the entrance, is all on the first floor, has Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, electric fire, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and sea views.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and views over the funicular railway.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and views over the funicular railway.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Highchair and stairgate available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack, including complimentary electric cliff railway passes for all guests. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Property directly above the ticket office, trains run from 10am to 6pm in season.

    Why not experience something truly unique for a short break or a longer stay? Cliff Railway Apartment is located above the station and ticket office at the base of the longest funicular electric cliff railway in Britain, which has been transporting visitors to the summit since opening in 1896. Situated at the northern end of Aberystwyth promenade, the apartment boasts very comfortable accommodation with sea views from the kitchen and direct views over the railway from the bedrooms. Guests are offered free passes on the railway for the duration of their stay (please note there are reduced operating days and times from November to mid March).

    The Aberystwyth Cliff Railway operated on a water balance system until electrification in 1921. Today the carriages are hauled to the summit at a stately four miles per hour, and travel majestically to the summit of Constitution Hill, rising dramatically from the sea, providing spectacular and uninterrupted views of the town, Cardigan Bay, and on a clear day, 26 mountain peaks spanning much of the length of Wales. Once at the summit visitors can experience the views afforded by the one of the world’s largest camera obscuras, which offers a bird’s eye view of 1000 square miles of land and seascape. There are also fascinating historical displays, a kids play area, a well-stocked gift shop, and a cafe selling delicious meals, homemade snacks and cakes. The café itself was used for filming during the popular TV detective series "Hinterland" as were many locations around Aberystwyth.

    Just a short stroll from the apartment is the beach and promenade, lined with Victorian buildings and leading to the pier. There are plenty of opportunities for shopping and a wide choice of places to eat in this university town, as well as castle ruins, the harbour, the National Library of Wales with a visitor centre, and Aberystwyth Arts Centre, a bustling entertainment venue. The surrounding hills hold the visible remains of an iron age fort and also a monument to Wellington and, once climbed offer stunning views of Cardigan Bay. Also not to be missed is a trip on the lovely Vale of Rheidol steam train, departing from Aberystwyth and travelling through the stunning Welsh countryside to the beautiful Devil’s Bridge waterfalls.

    Within very easy reach of Aberystwyth, there are golden sandy beaches, colourful seaside towns and villages, and places to explore such as the Ynyslas National Nature Reserve dominated by a sand dune landscape and home to an array of rare plants, wading birds and wildlife, including colourful orchids early in the summertime. With views inland and across the estuary to Aberdyfi, it is a great spot for walking or relaxing with boardwalks and trails through the dunes. Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian Forest Centre is a large woodland site with a host of activities including walks, cycle trails and red kite feeding with a shop and information centre. The peaceful wooded and landscaped Hafod Estate in the Ystwyth Valley has a variety of waymarked walks.

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      Cottage

    • Asset 46

      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Sea view
      Sea view
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Television
      Television
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Coastal within 1 mile
      Coastal within 1 mile
    • Coastal within 3 miles
      Coastal within 3 miles
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "A unique property located by the cliff railway in Aberystwyth. Take advantage of the free passes and enjoy endless trips to the top of Constitution Hill which has uninterrupted views of the coast.\n\n\n\n \nFirst Floor \n\nThe property has 12 steps to the entrance is all on the first floor has Economy 7 heating and comprises\n\nLoungedining room\n With wooden floor electric fire 40 Freeview TV DVD player and iPod dock.\n\nKitchen\n With tiled floor electric cooker microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher washerdryer and sea views.\n\nBedroom 1\n With double bed and views over the funicular railway.\n\nBedroom 2\n With twin beds and views over the funicular railway.\n\nShower room \nWith shower WC and heated towel rail. \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nAll electric bed linen and towels included. Highchair and stairgate available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack including complimentary electric cliff railway passes for all guests. Parking 1 car. No smoking. NB Property directly above the ticket office trains run from 10am to 6pm in season.\n\n Why not experience something truly unique for a short break or a longer stay? Cliff Railway Apartment is located above the station and ticket office at the base of the longest funicular electric cliff railway in Britain which has been transporting visitors to the summit since opening in 1896. Situated at the northern end of Aberystwyth promenade the apartment boasts very comfortable accommodation with sea views from the kitchen and direct views over the railway from the bedrooms. Guests are offered free passes on the railway for the duration of their stay please note there are reduced operating days and times from November to mid March.\n\nThe Aberystwyth Cliff Railway operated on a water balance system until electrification in 1921. Today the carriages are hauled to the summit at a stately four miles per hour and travel majestically to the summit of Constitution Hill rising dramatically from the sea providing spectacular and uninterrupted views of the town Cardigan Bay and on a clear day 26 mountain peaks spanning much of the length of Wales. Once at the summit visitors can experience the views afforded by the one of the world’s largest camera obscuras which offers a bird’s eye view of 1000 square miles of land and seascape. There are also fascinating historical displays a kids play area a well-stocked gift shop and a cafe selling delicious meals homemade snacks and cakes. The café itself was used for filming during the popular TV detective series Hinterland as were many locations around Aberystwyth.\n\nJust a short stroll from the apartment is the beach and promenade lined with Victorian buildings and leading to the pier. There are plenty of opportunities for shopping and a wide choice of places to eat in this university town as well as castle ruins the harbour the National Library of Wales with a visitor centre and Aberystwyth Arts Centre a bustling entertainment venue. The surrounding hills hold the visible remains of an iron age fort and also a monument to Wellington and once climbed offer stunning views of Cardigan Bay. Also not to be missed is a trip on the lovely Vale of Rheidol steam train departing from Aberystwyth and travelling through the stunning Welsh countryside to the beautiful Devil’s Bridge waterfalls.\n\nWithin very easy reach of Aberystwyth there are golden sandy beaches colourful seaside towns and villages and places to explore such as the Ynyslas National Nature Reserve dominated by a sand dune landscape and home to an array of rare plants wading birds and wildlife including colourful orchids early in the summertime. With views inland and across the estuary to Aberdyfi it is a great spot for walking or relaxing with boardwalks and trails through the dunes. Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian Forest Centre is a large woodland site with a host of activities including walks cycle trails and red kite feeding with a shop and information centre. The peaceful wooded and landscaped Hafod Estate in the Ystwyth Valley has a variety of waymarked walks. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/930/840/930292.jpg CC621043

    Cliff Railway Apartment reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.3 out of 10 – based on 21 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.3

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.2

    Location

    9.5

    Cleanliness

    9.6

    Value for money

    9.3

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    9
    out of 10

    A first-class flat complete with all necessities plus more (welcome gift e.g.) The location is the best in the town together with the free use of the railway making an exceptional holiday. We could not rate the property higher.

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    2019-10-13

    9
    out of 10

    Lovely spacious, well-equipped apartment with amazing views. It was good for toddlers with highchair, stairgate and washer-dryer provided (it would be even better if there was also a travel cot available).

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    2019-09-29

    10
    out of 10

    Very modern and tidy apartment on the seafront with everything you could need for a beachside town break. Being right above the cliff side train I expected it to be a bit noisy but we didn’t even notice the trains and they only ran between 10 and 6, as the listing described (I expected some staff to be going up and down outside of these hours but they seemed to use the road at the back instead). Communication with owner was excellent, immediate and friendly response. Not a negative, just an observation but the apartment WiFi has a lot of ping, so for kids trying to watch things on iPads in the evening or play games online, its not ideal but it’s fine for web searches and there are some board games to play instead. Can definitely recommend the kite sanctuary about 15 minute drive down the road, with a pleasant tea room and newly build play area for the kids.

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    2019-09-17

    8
    out of 10

    Lovely apartment.

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    2019-06-30

    9
    out of 10

    Cottage was superb, comfortable longe with a nice kitchen The whole place had been restored go a high standard.

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    2019-06-12

    10
    out of 10

    Absolutely stunning location thoroughly recommend came home and immediately rebooked for next year.

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    2019-05-25

    9
    out of 10

    A qwerky flat. Excellent for two or four people provided that they can manage the dozen or so stairs at the entrance. Evening events may mean the railway is used into the night, so be prepared for some, but not excessive noise. We will be happy to return.

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    2019-05-04

    9
    out of 10

    Really lovely stay. Saw dolphins in the bay most days. Great location and the cliff railway is great with a lovely cafe. Staff in the ticket office were really friendly. Only one complaint. Amazing views from the apartment hampered by the grubby outside windows.

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    2019-04-13

    10
    out of 10

    Wonderful apartment, our 3rd visit and will return again, lovely views, walks, pubs and restaurants xxx

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    2019-04-10

    10
    out of 10

    Good accommodation, good location, town is a bit tied

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    2019-03-30

    10
    out of 10

    The views from the Cliff Railway Apartment were amazing. Some windows look out to the sea, another looks down a long street to Pen Dinas at the far side of Aber and the bedroom windows look out at Constitution Hill and the Cliff Railway. Though the building is Victorian, the apartment is completely modern and warm and comfortable, even for an early spring break.

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    2019-03-12

    10
    out of 10

    A wonderful and unique accommodation, above the station office of the cliff railway, providing a glorious view of the seafront and town. Very comfortable and clean and spacious I highly recommend!

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    2019-02-28

    7
    out of 10

    It wasn’t the best weather as we arrived during Storm Erik and the sash windows did let quite a bit of a breeze through. But when the storm had passed we managed to get out and enjoy the promenade walk and took in the small town of Aberystwyth. We especially like Mikeys Cafe as we had young children and there was a small play area available. The student population also gives the town a youngish feel but we didn’t feel out of place.

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    2019-02-11

    10
    out of 10

    Perfect in every way.

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    2019-01-04

    10
    out of 10

    I loved staying in this quirky apartment. The location is perfect for accessing all the great things Aberystwyth has to offer- town, sea, nature reserve etc. The view from the bedrooms is amazing! The funicular railway itself. It could get noisy if there are lots of evening events in the bar at the top of the hill but that didn't worry me. I love Aber and this is a terrific place to stay!

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    2018-12-04

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