THE accolades keep on coming for Ty Cwch boathouse at Cwmtydu which has added another award to its impressive CV in only its first year of business.

Ty Cwch is the first accommodation in Wales for outdoor activities made entirely from refashioned shipping containers and has now been named among Visit Wales’ '10 brilliant bunkhouses' in the country.

The boathouse was recently awarded the Mid-Wales Tourism Innovation Award and was highly commended at the Specifi Project of the Year awards.

The Visit Wales bunkhouse awards says: “Visiting Wales on a budget? Large group of mates? Need to sort a stag or hen do? Going away with a couple of other families?

“A bunkhouse offers cosy accommodation for big groups and excellent value. Bunkhouses in Wales come in all shapes and sizes - what's guaranteed is our wild and wonderful countryside right on your doorstep.

“Ty Cwch, hidden away in a secret cove on the Wales Coast Path in Ceredigion, is a funky bunkhouse comprised of three cool sleeping pods.

“Each has huge bi-fold doors that open to give unrestricted views of the golden sandy beach. It's glamping meets bunkhouse and we think it's great.

“Along with the fully fitted kitchen and comfy sitting room there's naturally WiFi and a beer fridge. But it's the beach that people come for - kayaking, swimming and surfing are all on offer. If you're lucky you may even see seals.”

Dressed in local Welsh larch, the six shipping containers make a spacious dwelling with three bedrooms and three living areas providing kitchen and entertainment facilities.

Crafted by local tradespeople, the scheme at Ty Cwch has many leading sustainability features. The containers themselves remain cool in the summer and retain heat in the winter. Heating for showers is provided by an air heat source and it will eventually have solar panels on the roof.