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Hendre

Machynlleth - Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons

Lovely Welsh holiday cottage for 6 set within its own grounds. Near Machynlleth, the ancient capital of Wales & surrounded by nature, walks, bike trails etc
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
24539
£334 - £666 per week *

Description

This charming Welsh holiday cottage is an 18th century former miner’s cottage set in its own grounds in beautiful Mid Wales countryside. Full of character, it includes original features such as oak beams and a lovely oak inglenook with a cosy open fire. 5 miles from Hendre holiday cottage Machynlleth – the ancient capital of Wales offers many small, unique shops, cafes, pubs and the old parliament house. Surrounded by nature, walks and bike trails, with watersports and beaches also within 20 minutes.

Ground Floor

This carefully renovated Welsh holiday cottage has a wealth of its original character retained. All the original oak beams are in place as well as the original bread oven in the inglenook with its open cosy fire. Family lounge with Sky TV, DVD and Video Player, Radio and CD Player.

The new all electric kitchen is well equipped with a cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer, as well as the usual range of cutlery and crockery.

Downstairs bathroom with shower over the bath and a washer/dryer in the utility.

Upstairs

There are 3 spacious bedrooms, one double, one single and one family room with a double and a single bed, all tastefully furnished and with lovely Welsh blankets. There is also an upstairs cloakroom with w.c. and wash-hand basin.

Garden

Hendre holiday cottage Machynlleth is nestled in the hills and set in its own garden with amazing views over the surrounding farmland. A beautiful place to enjoy a really relaxing holiday with many walks starting from the front door.

Additional Information

  • All beds are made up with fresh linen ready for your arrival. Towels also provided.
  • Electricity and heating (storage heaters) included. Starter pile of logs provided for free. Additional logs can be purchased from the owner.
  • Wifi included.
  • Cot and high chair available on request. Please bring your own linen for the cot.
  • No pets or smoking.
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Welcome pack, tea towels, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and toilet rolls are also provided.
  • This property has a £150 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Best of Wales along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead.

Features

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Double beds
  • 2 Single beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Saturday changeover
  • 16 Miles from a beach
  • 5 Miles from a pub
  • 5 Miles from a shop
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • On a working farm
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Stairgate available
  • Travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

Our family found the soundscape with "around the dusk and around the dawn" concertos (of sheep, cows, dogs, and birds) very eloquent :-) Positives: There were LOTS of birds of prey. Not chasing anything else but their prey and this was something I haven't seen elsewhere in these extents although there are "centres of birds of pray" here and there. These shows were available at least twice each day - just make sure that you can stop to enjoy the act!Dr (Mr.) Kari Koskinen - 26th July 2018
A lovely, well decorated house to take a rest atMr B Mberi - 23rd July 2018
This was our 2nd time at the property. Both times have been home from home. Very lovely cottage, well situated for exploring. Lots to do and see very close by. The whole family loved the cottage and cannot wait to return. Very clean, well equipped, stunning situation and welcoming host. BRILLIANT.Noel from Devon - 13th April 2018
What a little (or not so little) gem. It was a real cosy and welcoming cottage. The owner was very helpful and even decorated it for us with Christmas decorations. I hope to return some time in the not too distant future. Janine from Chester - 5th January 2018
Great cottage for the 4 of us to get away from it all. Warm and cosy, lots of space, fantastic setting.Ms Celia Robertson - 4th January 2018
The property was very clean and homely. Very spacious and surrounded by lovely countryside.
Recommends: Visit all the places in the surrounding the area. The electric mountain was good.Friends from York - 18th June 2017
A cosy house for a get together.
Recommendations: The fish and chip shop in machynlleth - deservedly a winner. Centre for Alternative Technology - interesting and a nice cafe and shop.Family from West Yorkshire - 25th April 2017
The property surpassed all our expectations. It was very homely and we were sad to leave. The nature reserve up the road from the property provides a lovely (if a little windy) walk. If you're looking further afield then Mount Snowdon is a must. We were lucky to have a clear day and the Llanberis path was a pleasant walk for all ages of the family. For those who want some action Coed y Brenin is awesome for mountain biking and for those who want a more leisurely pace their walks are beautiful. Machynlleth provides the amenities needed. The market on Wednesday is always worth a look and The White Lion pub provides proper pub grub at a reasonable price.Noel from Sidmouth. Devon - 11th April 2017
Peaceful and comfortable. There's loads to do - plan to do a few things well but make time to relax. Worth doing research before hand - we found some lovely walks on NRW website.Family from Carmarthen - 27th August 2016
It was great. Location was spectacular. Cottage was homely and clean. Kids loved their room. We had great weather which helps! The beach at Ynyslas is lovely - miles of golden Sands. New Quay was a lovely seaside town to visit. Food at Black Lion in Derwenlas was excellent as was the Riverside at Pennal. - 20th August 2016

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Local Area

This Welsh holiday cottage is located 5 miles from the historic town of Machynlleth, Mid-Wales where there are many small, unique shops, cafes, pubs and supermarkets. Hendre offers a highly convenient location on the scenic 'Dylife' mountain road that connects Machynlleth to Llanidloes, another small and historic town in the heart of Mid Wales.

Hendre holiday cottage Machynlleth is part of an organic farm and is ideally situated to provide you with some amazing views over the Dyfi Valley countryside. You can enjoy a wealth of wildlife from the cottage, see the Red Kite soaring above, the birds nesting and take some lovely walks in all directions.

Near the golden sandy beaches of Aberdyfi, Ynys Las and Borth, the glorious mountains of Snowdonia as well as many local attractions such as the Centre for Alternative Technology, King Arthur's Labyrinth, historical castles and RSPB Nature Reserve at Ynys Las. There are a range of golf courses, walks and cycle paths including the world renowned mountain biking centre in Coed y Brenin near Dolgellau.

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. 5 miles.

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. 5 miles.

The Mawddach Trail - Suitable for all ages – walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. 22 miles

Cadair Idris (mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Minffordd (14 miles), Abergynolwyn (17 miles) and Dolgellau (22 miles).

Cycling

Dyfi Mountain Biking – Bike hire available at The Holy Trail shop in Machynlleth. All routes start from Machynlleth. 5 miles

The Mawddach Trail – As above

Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 28 miles

Water sports

Clywedog Sailing Club - 6 mile lake, open to all types of non powered watercraft from canoes and sailboards to dinghies, cruisers and keelboats. 9 miles.

Watersports in Aberdyfi includes sailing, sail boarding, rowing, canoeing, fishing and boat trips. 16 miles

Fishing

River Dyfi offers excellent fishing and is famous for its brown trout, salmon and sea trout. 5 miles

Golf

Machynlleth Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 5 miles

Aberdyfi Golf Club - 18 hole golf course. 16 miles

Borth Golf Club – 18 hole golf course. 19 miles