Discover Parcllyn & Felinwynt

Felinwynt, Ceredigion, West Wales

Set just a short drive from the stunning coast of Cardigan Bay and the fabulous beaches of Aberporth, the villages of Parcllyn and Felinwynt are a popular choice for house hunters. 

The historic market town of Cardigan, with its shops and restaurants, is also just 15 minutes’ drive away, and around the villages you’ll find the beautiful landscapes of the West Wales countryside.

Whether you’re looking for a home, land or commercial property, please get in touch to discuss your property search and find out more about living in the area. You can also read about the other towns and villages of West Wales in our Location Guides.


Road signs at Felinwynt

The history of West Wales has developed over the centuries into one of the most fascinating stories of any country. With many battles against the English kings, stories of knights and magic, and more recently industrial development, Welsh history is fascinating to discover.

In the area around Parcllyn and Felinwynt, Aberporth has a strong seafaring history and was a subsidiary port of Cardigan. By the late 17th and early 18th centuries the port was booming and employed many local people. The northern beach developed as a safe anchorage, while in the south warehouses, coal yards and lime kilns developed.

Aberporth was also at the heart of the Welsh herring industry until the decline of fish stocks in the early 20th century.

Tourism & Recreation


The villages of Parcllyn and Felinwynt are ideally placed for residents to benefit from the beaches and watersports of Cardigan Bay.

Aberporth is the closest seaside village and has two wonderful sandy beaches, Dolwen and Dyffryn. At low tide children can enjoy exploring rock pools, while the cliff top walks offer fabulous views of the coastline with the chance to spot the bottlenose dolphins that make their home in the clean waters of Cardigan Bay.

Other beaches close by include beautiful Tresaith (3 miles from Parcllyn/4 miles from Felinwynt) with its famous waterfall that flows over the cliffs at one end of the beach, and Mwnt beach (about 4 miles from Parclllyn/3 miles from Felinwynt), owned by the National Trust and offering a lovely sandy cove.

The close proximity to the coast means that watersports are very popular in this part of West Wales. The many beaches offer conditions suitable for surfers of different levels, and plenty of surf schools to help you learn. If surfing isn’t your thing then you can also try windsurfing, kitesurfing, water skiing or sailing – the Tresaith Mariners is a good sailing club to try.

Alternatively, grab your rod and enjoy fishing on this beautiful coastline – bass, mullet and mackerel are all found in these waters.

If you prefer land based activities, the Ceredigion Coastal Path runs for 60 miles from Cardigan in the south up to Ynyslas in the north and passes through Aberporth. You can choose to explore different sections of the coastal path and look out for bird and sea life. 

The inland countryside also offers quiet roads for road cycling and a choice of mountain biking and walking trails, as well as bridleways for horse riding, allowing everyone to enjoy the scenery of West Wales.

In Cardigan there’s a swimming pool and leisure centre if you are looking for somewhere for swimming lessons or gym workouts, while the town’s historic castle is a popular tourist attraction. If golf is your thing, there’s an 18-hole championship golf course at Gwbert, near Cardigan – about 6 miles from Parcllyn or 4.5 miles from Felinwynt.

Felinwynt itself has a great Playbarn – perfect for entertaining children up to the age of 10 – and there’s also a cafe where parents can relax while their little ones enjoy the soft play. 


Road signs at Felinwynt

Set in rural West Wales, you won’t find major supermarkets in Parcllyn or Felinwynt – and that is part of the charm of these villages.

In nearby Aberporth you’ll find some lovely local shops, including London House Stores which stocks everything you’d expect of a convenience store. There’s also a pharmacy, a Post Office, a gift shop, a hardware store and a hairdresser.

For major supermarkets and more choice of local shops head to Cardigan. In the town you’ll find an Aldi, a Tesco and a Spar, as well as smaller, specialist shops such as local butchers and bakers, plus stores selling clothes, surf gear, art supplies and more.

You should also visit Cardigan’s Guildhall Market, a Grade II listed building with over 50 stalls selling all sorts of items, as well as a cafe with lovely coffee and cakes.

Cardigan also has three different banks – Lloyds, HSBC and Barclays – as well as a theatre and cinema.

Eating & Drinking

Felinwynt play barn

Being so close to the seaside town of Aberporth you’ll find plenty of eating and drinking establishments to enjoy. Try The Boy Ashore – a great little beach shack cafe serving local produce through the summer months, while The Ship Inn offers sea view dining, and Cwtch Glanmordy is a fabulous place serving everything from pizzas to homemade cheesecakes.

Aberporth has Caffi Sgadan for good fish and chips, and if you love Indian food try the Sugandha Indian Restaurant, which also does takeaway.

If that’s not enough, then Cardigan is a short drive away with even more choice of restaurants. Being so close to the clean waters of Cardigan Bay you’ll find that fresh fish, crab, lobster and more can be found on many menus, or buy your own fish from Cardigan Bay Fish or the Fisherman’s Rest and cook your own seafood dishes!


If you’re new to the area then registering with a GP will be one of the first things to organise for yourself and your family.

For residents of Parcllyn and Felinwynt the closest GP surgery is the Cardigan Health Centre (about 6.5 miles from Parcllyn and 5 miles from Felinwynt). Here there are currently five GPs, as well as nurse practitioners, and it’s open daily (Monday to Friday) from 8.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 6.30pm.

For dentists there is a choice in Cardigan, including the Cardigan Dental Practice, a family run practice located in the Cardigan Integrated Care Centre, Feidr Fair Dental Practice on Feidrfair, and Charsfield Dental Practice on Priory Street.

If you have a pet or animals, there is also the Priory Vets in Cardigan.



If you are moving to the area and have children of school age, we know you’ll be interested in knowing about local schools.

For primary education, children in both Parcllyn and Felinwynt go to school in Aberporth (just 5 minutes’ drive from Parcllyn and 6 minutes from Felinwynt). The Ysgol Gynradd school must be in one of the best locations we know – just 100m from the beach!

Secondary school children will go to the Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi school in Cardigan, with school buses running daily. This school has a good reputation and is a bilingual school, with pupils taught in Welsh and English.

Also in Cardigan is the Coleg Ceredigion for further education, apprenticeships, part time courses and online courses. The prospectus covers a wide range of subjects, including business, sports and hospitality.

If you or your child are interested in a university education, then Aberystwyth University is around one hour away. Attracting students from around the world, it has an excellent reputation and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as online and lifelong learning study options.

For children with educational needs, including autism or severe learning difficulties, you may be interested to know about Canolfan y Don. This school has an experienced team and a range of specialist facilities to support children up to the age of 11. 


Road signs at Parcllyn

This part of West Wales is very rural and there are no train services, therefore the bus is the main form of public transport. Because of this it is necessary to have a car if you choose to live in either Parcllyn or Felinwynt, in order to access all of the amenities of the surrounding towns.

There are regular direct bus services from both Parcllyn and Felinwynt to Aberporth (journey time around 10 minutes), and also to the larger town of Cardigan (journey time around 20 minutes).

You can use this journey planner to check timings and schedules.

Find Out More…


Parcllyn and Felinwynt have so much to offer and we’re here to help you find your perfect home here. We’ve lived and worked in the area all of our lives and have helped hundreds of people find their dream homes here in West Wales. Call us on 01239 562 500 to discuss your property search.

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