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Rhyd y Gorlan

Machynlleth - Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons

Spacious 5 star Holiday Cottage for 7 near Machynlleth. Perfect retreat with games room, countryside tranquility, walks from the doorstep, village pub & much more
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
21015
£487 - £986 per week *

Description

Spacious 5 star holiday cottage with games room in Mid Wales. Rhyd y Gorlan holiday cottage is surrounded by countryside tranquility and invites you to put your feet up in style. Recharge, enjoy a game of pool, experience scenic walks from the doorstep, mountain biking and a range of local attractions. Traditional village pub within walking distance.

Ground Floor

Rhyd y Gorlan 5 star holiday cottage is converted from an 18th century stone barn and retains many original features. The ground floor is tiled in slate and has a beautiful, fully equipped oak kitchen including dishwasher, fridge and freezer, oven, microwave and cafetière. Spacious dining area with a large table and 7 comfortable chairs.

The next room is a luxurious lounge with two large leather sofas and chairs, Sky TV (freeview), DVD player and a selection of DVDs. Large French doors and windows overlook a terrace area, surrounded by tranquil countryside.

Separate games room with a full sized pool table, Sky TV (freeview) and DVD player.

Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a large storage room (includes WC and wash basin) to store bikes, outdoor equipment and clothing.

Upstairs

This 5 star holiday cottage has 3 spacious bedrooms:

Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom. Beautiful and cosy with an en-suite shower room, inviting double bed and a feature stone wall.

Bedroom 2 is also very spacious and contains a double bed, antique style furniture and two windows to make the most of the beautiful views.

Bedroom 3 is a large family bedroom with a super-king and single bed and a stylish chaise longue. The beds can also be arranged as 3 single beds on request.

Large, stylish family bathroom with shower over bath, wash basin, toilet and a heated towel rail.

Garden

There is garden furniture outside the French windows, overlooking the tranquil landscape. Here you can relax to the sound of a little stream passing by below, enchanted by the chatter of birds harmonizing all day long.

A brand new play area for children in front of the patio. Parents can relax in the lounge or on the patio and still keep an eye on the children while they play.

Large lawn area with a picnic table behind the cottage - a great place to relax and enjoy the views.

Additional Information

  • Welcome pack on arrival includes tea, coffee, sugar, milk, home-made cakes and biscuits.
  • Bed linen and towels provided.
  • Iron & ironing board available.
  • Electricity & oil central heating included.
  • High chair, travel cot and stair gate available on request. Please bring your own bed linen for the cot.
  • Wi-fi available.
  • If you wish, we can also book a table in advance for you at one of the recommended local restaurants. Let us know when and what kind of food and setting you require and we will do the rest.
  • The following items are also provided at the cottage for your stay… Kitchen: salt and pepper, kitchen roll, washing up liquid/dishwasher tabs, new dishcloths and scourers, tin foil and cling film. Bathroom: liquid hand soap and 2 toilet rolls per toilet. General cleaning products: bleach, shower cleaner, anti bacterial spray etc.
  • Asda delivers to the cottage and there's also plenty of shops in the nearby town of Machynlleth, including an award winning butcher, if you wish to shop locally
  • No smoking inside and no pets.
  • Detached Recording Studio on site with discounted rates available for Rhyd y Gorlan guests - further details available on request
  • This luxury cottage with games room also accepts short breaks at certain times of the year. Find more information under 'Prices'.

Features

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Double beds
  • 1 Single bed
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
  • Saturday changeover
  • 18 Miles from a beach
  • 1.5 Miles from a pub
  • 3 Miles from a shop
  • On a working farm
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Games room
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • No tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

We really enjoyed and appreciated the freedom and comfort we had in the property. 3 weeks went quite quickly. Mr Richard Clough - 16th October 2018
Well appointed house in a beautiful location. Some way from amenities, but that is both an advantage and a disadvantage.Mr David Simmonds - 27th August 2018
A beautiful home from home in idyllic settings. A kitchen with everything you could ever need. A lovely warm welcome from the owners too. Perfect. mr Kris Swinburne - 20th August 2018
Second time back and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time ,will definitely be going back a 3rd Ms Diane Bird - 14th August 2018
Best cottage we have stayed in, had everything we needed and in such a wonderful location. Wonderful hosts! Thank you.Jason from Manchester - 26th February 2018
Beautiful property in a rural setting, peace and tranquility. Amazing family weekend away in an amazing property. The owners were friendly and welcomed us into their home with a beautiful welcome hamper. Can't wait to return :)Melanie from Tonypandy - 14th December 2017
Amazing place, we went here as a surprise for my husbands 70th birthday, we all loved it. We will be going back. We would recommend this house, it was very homely and the owners are lovely people.Pauline from Worcestershire - 6th December 2017
A beautiful house in stunning location.
Recommendations: Harlech Castle, Snowdonia National Park for walking, waterfalls and streams.Family from Goring-by-sea - 29th August 2017
A comfortable, home from home in a beautiful setting.
We enjoyed visiting Aberdyfi, cycle/walk around Lake Vrynwy, climb Snowdon. Eat at The Wildfowler, Riverside and Brigand's InnSteph and Family - 21st August 2017
Home away from home with wonderful outside play area for the younger children, just perfect.Greg from Milton Keynes - 12th April 2017
Very easy to find using the directions provided. We received a very warm welcome by the owner, the fresh scones and local goodies welcome pack was a nice touch and much appreciated! The bedrooms are of decent proportions. It suited our needs perfectly.
We dined at the Brigands Inn which is very good. We visited CAT, Portmeirion, King Arthur's Labyrinth and hiked up Cader Idris, all were on the doorstep and easy to reach.Family from North Yorkshire - 31st October 2016
Very friendly welcome, enjoyed large cottage and views, beautiful part of Wales, our first visit to mid Wales, fantastic. Bike ride to Barmouth really beautiful, so many good walks locally found from the info in cottage.Douglas from Brighton, Sussex - 29th September 2016

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Local Area

This semi-detached 5 star holiday cottage is located 1 mile above Cemaes village which has its own traditional pub. 7 miles from Machynlleth (the Ancient Capital of Wales) it offers a great base to explore Mid Wales, southern Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay. Nearest shop and post offices is 2 miles away, nearest garage 5 miles and many highly recommended restaurants nearby.

Set on a working sheep farm and surrounded by nature, you can enjoy far-reaching views across Dyfi Valley to Cadair Idris from Rhyd y Gorlan farm holiday cottage. Enjoy scenic walks from the doorstep, a range of golf courses and cycle paths including the world renowned mountain biking centre in Coed y Brenin near Dolgellau.

Near the golden sandy beaches of Aberdyfi and Ynys Las, the glorious sights of the Snowdonia Mountains as well as many local attractions such as Centre for Alternative Technology, Historical Castles, Ynys Hir Nature Reserve, King Arthur’s Labyrinth and Corris Craft Centre.

Walking

Glyndwr's Way is a long distance footpath in Mid Wales that was granted National Trail status in the year 2000. Maps and guides can be obtained at the Tourist Information Centre in Machynlleth. 0 miles (can be joined from the doorstep).

Dyfi Valley Way follows the River Dyfi from the estuary in Aberdyfi to the source at the summit of Aran Fawddwy and back down along the south side of the river via Machynlleth and down to Borth. Maps and guides can be obtained at the Tourist Information Centre in Machynlleth. Join path 1 mile from cottage.

The Mawddach Trail - Suitable for all ages – walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. 16 miles

Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages. 18 miles from cottage

Cadair Idris (Snowdonia mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (16 miles), Minffordd (16 miles) and Abergynolwyn (20 miles).

Cycling

Dyfi Mountain Biking – All routes start from Machynlleth. 7 miles

The Mawddach Trail – As mentioned above

Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages - bike hire available on site. 22 miles

Lake Vyrnwy – 12 mile circuit around the scenic Lake Vyrnwy. Suitable for the whole family. 23 miles

Fishing

River Dyfi offers excellent fishing and is famous for its brown trout, salmon and sea trout. The river flows 0.5 miles away and licence can be purchased at the local post office, 2 miles.

Golf

Machynlleth Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 7 miles

Aberdyfi Golf Club - 18 hole golf course. 18 miles

Beaches

Aberdyfi – Long sandy beach on the northern side of the Dyfi Estuary. Lovely seaside resort with plenty of cafes, shops and restaurants. 18 miles

Ynyslas – Lovely beach on the southern side of the Dyfi Estuary, backed by Sand Dunes. Cafe and parking on the beach. 20 miles

Water sports

Watersports in Aberdyfi includes sailing, sail boarding, rowing, canoeing, fishing and boat trips. 18 miles

Clywedog Sailing Club - 6 mile lake, open to all types of non powered watercraft from canoes and sailboards to dinghies, cruisers and keelboats. 17 miles

Lake Vyrnwy – Canoeing, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing - suitable for the whole family. 23 miles.

Horse riding

Bwlchgwyn Farm Pony Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 24 miles