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Machynlleth - Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons

This holiday cottage in Mid Wales offers a wonderful retreat for 2. Located in beautiful countryside between the market towns of Machynlleth and Dolgellau.
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
40911
£334 - £560 per week *

Description

This comfortable one bedroom holiday cottage in Mid Wales is located in the heart of the Dyfi Valley, central to the market towns of Machynlleth, the Ancient Capital of Wales (9 miles) and Dolgellau (13 miles). Recently refurbished, this cottage offers a lovely base for a relaxing break in beautiful countryside. Wonderful cottage garden with many pollinating friendly borders, beehives and fruit and vegetable beds. Just 2.5 miles from Snowdonia National Park with lovely walks, a variety of attractions and some fine country pubs and restaurants nearby.

Ground Floor

A large, open-plan living room which comprises of a lounge, kitchen and dining area. The bright, well-equipped kitchen includes an oven, microwave and washing machine. A breakfast bar with high-backed chairs looks through to the grounds of Dolcorsllwyn Hall to the Dyfi River beyond. For your convenience, there are electric sockets with USB ports for your Ipads, phones etc.

The lounge has two comfy two seater settees, electric fire stove, TV with full Sky Package, and a DVD player. Extensive collection of DVDs for guests to borrow and a range of books and games are provided.

Upstairs

The spacious bedroom can be made up as super-king or twin and looks onto the pretty cottage garden with views up the valley.

Adjacent to the bedroom is a large shower room with a generous walk in shower and heated towel rail.

Garden

Guests are free to make use of the garden where there are a number of seating areas some of which overlook the river. Access to the river, where, if you are lucky you can spot dippers, kingfishers and maybe an otter. Fruit and vegetables also grow in the garden and guests are welcome to use some of these.

Additional Information

  • Heating and electricity included
  • All towels, cotton bed-linen and tea towels provided
  • Your welcome pack includes tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, eggs from our friendly hens, homemade jam and cake
  • Free wi-fi. (Please note that this is not high speed internet and it is dependent on the service provided by BT)
  • Large barn on site where bicycles, fishing gear and outdoor activity equipment can be stored safely
  • There is a strict no-smoking policy and no pets
  • There is a hairdryer, iron, ironing board and clothes-airer
  • Kitchen roll, cling film and foil 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.
  • Transport and luggage transfer can be arranged.

Features

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Zip&link beds
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
  • Saturday changeover
  • 15 Miles from a beach
  • 1 Mile from a pub
  • 9 Miles from a shop
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • No freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • No tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

Very peaceful. Good location for lots of outdoor activities. Mr Jeremy Godden - 5th June 2018
Friendly, comfortable, arranged and decorated with great care and taste.Owen from Derbyshire - 3rd September 2017
The hosts were very welcoming. The cottage was beautifully appointed and had everything we needed.
Recommends: The Centre for Alternative Technology.Kaye from London - 11th June 2017
Peaceful, pleasant, charming and relaxing.
Recommends:
Local pubs, walking in the mountains, a visit to Castell y Bere.Couple from Waverton - 3rd May 2017
Stunning cottage. Great hosts. Gorgeous country side. Very relaxing. Lots to do in the area.
Teip: Plenty of walks in the area. Possibility to hire bikes if you wanted to cycle but didn't manage to bring your bike.Sandro from Cambridge - 6th August 2016
The house and garden nestling between the hills was delightful. The owners were great and felt more like personal friends. We plan to return.
Recommedations: Aberdyfi and "Y Bwtri Blasus" for lunch. Machynlleth and "Siop Alys" for lunch.Dewi from Cardiff - 25th June 2016

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Local Area

This holiday cottage in Mid Wales is located down a farm track, surrounded by lush fields a garden and the River Dyfi. 2 miles from Cemaes village (traditional pub / restaurant) and 3 miles to Mallwyd (pub / restaurant and garage). Centrally located between the market towns of Machynlleth (9 miles) and Dolgellau (13 miles) it offers a great base to explore central Wales, southern Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay.

Enjoy numerous walks in the Dyfi Valley and beyond, a steam train ride, a round of golf and world class mountain biking routes, including the Coed y Brenin Centre 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. 3 miles from the cottage.
  • 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. 14 miles
  • Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages. 14 miles from cottage
  • Cadair Idris (Snowdonia mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (14 miles), Minffordd (14 miles) and Abergynolwyn (20 miles).
Cycling Water Sports
  • Watersports in Aberdyfi includes sailing, sail boarding, rowing, canoeing, fishing and boat trips. 20 miles.
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Fishing
  • River Dyfi offers excellent fishing and is famous for its brown trout, salmon and sea trout. Licence can be purchased at the local post office in Cemaes Road, 3 miles away.
Golf
  • Machynlleth Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 9 miles
  • Dolgellau Golf Club - 9 hole golf club. 11 miles
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  • Aberdyfi Golf Club - 18 hole golf course. 20 miles