House on a beach is a magical house in the most stunning location, Tresaith Wales, offering families and groups of friends of all ages the perfect seaside retreat and an opportunity to build memories and spend quality time together.
Unplug. Reset and recharge.
House on a beach In Wales has, and continues to be, loved by its current owners Jo and Dave Watkins for a long time. Each of their 4 children have enjoyed big milestones in their house. The house has seen its fair share of breast feeding, weaning, naps, baths, kids’ teas, story times, kitchen discos, tantrums and more over the last 15 years and that’s with just their own family!
Time has come to bring the next generation of babies and toddlers to the house that has it all, plus a few magic ingredients making your weekend break with toddlers and babies is as easy as possible.
As you can imagine from the name, House on the Beach is on the beach and boasts sea views and seven bedrooms, sleeps 14 plus toddlers (kitchen table is good for 14 – not a problem for 17 if you stagger kids meal times )
3-night winter warmer weekends.
Back by popular demand from December to 31st March.
Arrive any time after 2pm on Friday and check out before midday on Monday for no extra cost.
Here is a little inspiring itinerary you could try when staying, but anything goes so feel free to make up your own!
- Leave the office or nursery early and head west. Order Tesco delivery ahead of time to arrive with you or take a big one pot meal for everyone on the Friday night like a chilli or lasagne or some pizzas and the essentials then stock up in the local shop on the Sat morning.
- Arrive, unpack, unwind, breathe.
- Enjoy catching up with old friends and family as they arrive with sleepy kids in tow. It might be a long and windy drive off the end of the M4 but it is worth it and more for the views, time spent and memories made.
- Wake up with the sounds of the sea, look outside. Breathe
- Fight for the window seat, get the coffees on, decide who is making pancakes and start the day
- Get the fire on early to and keep it stoked if people are staying locally
- Walk left to Aberporth – this is a hill and tarmac path to Aberporth, the easiest for the kids to run along, wouldn’t recommend taking scooters. 5 miles there and back to Aberporth with a park, shop and cafe at the end in Aberporth. Views, clifftops, sea birds and possibly, if you’re lucky, dolphins
- Walk right to Penbryn – a longer more challenging walk to Penbryn this takes you up and over not the cliff path with amazing views and down into Penbryn valley and to the Plump Tart which has limited opening hours over winter but if you are in luck then it is stunning. Walking back through the lanes via the rope swing makes for a fantastic walk for stronger bigger kids and parents with carriers. We have had many a song sung to get us home
- Return to the beach. If you still have the energy there is time for a fire on the beach to toast some marshmallow and warm up.
- Perhaps you just want to stay close and make the beach your only trip. The ideal thing about this house is that babies can have naps, mums can feed in the window seats and older kids and other adults can be on the beach playing. It is easy, no need to get in the car.
- Anyone wanting to explore the local shops can take the 15 min car journey to the bustling market town of Cardigan with its independent shops and famous Cwrst bakery.
- Back at the house for tea, the fire lite the tea and wine flowing. Bath time and bedtime can follow a big communal kids tea before adults can enjoy their evening with some fantastic tunes on vinyl on the record player or board games in the kitchen
- Why not every family coming bring one dish for a curry night on the Saturday so no one needs to take the full pressure of cooking. Surprise curry nights are perfect!
- Another morning woken by the sea
- Brunch, coffee, lazy morning by the fire, which ever walk you didn’t do yesterday
- Maybe the pub for lunch, maybe just leftovers and a game of cricket on the beach.
- Some people may head off others may stay until after bath and bundle their little ones into Pj’s to go home late.
- If you can work from anywhere why not stay the night and have a meeting in the window seat on Monday morning before heading off before midday.
3 nights in Tresaith feels like a full two weekend holiday if you do it like this. Just enough to switch off, unwind and enjoy special time with your kids and family
A Winter Warmer Weekend out West with people you love. Nothing beats it.
There are 7 bedrooms and a total of 17 actual beds here at House on a beach. We say sleeps 14 due to the size of the kitchen table but with toddlers and smaller children this is not a problem as the kids eat tea then the adults eat later!
Easy for 4 families to enjoy with plenty of room!