Enjoy the complete privacy and far reaching countryside views from this detached Mid Wales retreat. For secluded cottage holidays where you can escape the hustle and bustle of every day life, this is the perfect setting. A great, central base to explore Mid Wales and beyond, with the A470 (the main route that connects North and South Wales) being just over a mile away. However, with your own coffee machine, two woodburners, tranquility and breath-taking views all around, you might just choose to sit back, relax and do absolutely nothing.
Lounge - a spacious room with underfloor heating and patio doors opening up to stunning countryside views, which also includes a kitchenette. Comfortable seating in front of an oak beamed inglenook with a welcoming woodburner, TV and DVD player. High ceiling and exposed stone walls - a lovely room to enjoy quality time with your partner, family or friends.
Kitchen and Dining Room - a large, oak beamed room with a Welsh slate floor. The dining table takes centre stage in front of another beautiful inglenook and woodburner, as well as a large picture window overlooking the valley. At the far end is a well equipped kitchen with a electric hob, electric oven, fridge and microwave.
Central utility room equipped with a washing machine and tumble dryer, drying rack, dishwasher and table top freezer.
Ground floor shower room with a double shower, WC, wash basin, shaver point and heated towel rail.
Master bedroom with a king size bed, luxurious bedding and beautiful countryside views. Large mirror, prints by a local artist - Ian Phillips, chair, bedside tables and lamps and built in wardrobes on the landing.
Double bedroom also with amazing views over the countryside. Chest of drawers with mirror above, prints by Ian Phillips, chair and bedside cabinets with lamps. Built in wardrobe on the landing.
Single bedroom with an oak framed bed, bedside cabinet, lamp and chair. This room also enjoys magnificent countryside views.
The upstairs bathroom includes a bath with shower above, WC and washbasin. Mirror with light and shaver point.
Lawn area and a large patio area with outdoor dining table, chairs and BBQ set. And, of course, a magnificent view. Secluded cottage holidays don't come any better than this.
*Please bring your own charcoal for the BBQ.
- Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided
- 3 hairdryers provided
- Heating and electricity included.
- First basket of logs provided for free. Additional logs also available at £4 per basket load.
- Wifi available
- Complimentary tea and coffee, including sugar, milk, homemade cake and eggs on arrival. Let us know if you're celebrating a special occasion and we will also include an extra surprise.
- Travel Cot and high chair available on request. Please bring your own mattress and cot linen for the travel cot.
- Iron and ironing board provided
- Phone in the house that can receive incoming calls. Number provided with booking confirmation details.
- Please note the age of any children in your party at the time of booking so that the owners can provide suitable toys / games for your stay.
- Strictly no pets or smoking - if pets are found in or around the property, guests will be asked to leave with no refund.
- Plenty of parking space
- Tesco delivery available
- A council maintained tarmac road most of the way to the cottage, thereafter it is a very well maintained hard level road with no potholes
- Sleeps 5
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 King size/super king bed
- 1 Double bed
- 1 Single bed
- 2 Bathrooms
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Open fire or woodburner
- Friday changeover
- 25 Miles from a beach
- 3 Miles from a pub
- 3 Miles from a shop
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- On a working farm
- Private parking
- Bed linen provided
- No smoking
- Towels provided
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
It was amazing! Ms Laura Chapman - 5th January 2019
5 Stars. Wow what a wonderful, magical place and a wonderful, kind and thoughtful family. This cottage is perfect for a quiet getaway from normal life. My family and I enjoyed every single moment of our Christmas holiday. We will return again.The Chapmans from UK - 30th December 2018
We have had such a fantastic time at Foel Fach. The views are breathtaking, and the cottage is beautiful. We felt so welcomed by Sue and Edward, whose hospitality was excellent. They really thought of everything! We shall miss this place very much- especially the cosy evenings in front of the fire! Thank you Sue and Edward - we hope to visit again in the future.Couple from Suffolk - 7th December 2018
5 Star Property! Everything about this cottage is beautiful, the furnishing, the bedding, the layout, the finishing touches, perfect. We felt at home and we all slept so well. We enjoyed our dinners and films next to the fires. The view was utterly amazing. We enjoyed days out in the beautiful countryside. We visited Lake Vyrnwy, absolutely stunning, Harlech Castle and Portmeirion, all a must. Our children loved every minute and so did we. The hosts, Edward and Sue, were SO welcoming and have thought of everything when you holiday here.Rachel & Derek Butler from UK - 31st October 2018
A very last minute booking bought us to this wonderful home and the delightful welcome from Sue and Edward who have made our stay so warm ( along with the weather- who would imagine having lunches outside in October in Mid-Wales!!) and comfortable. Thank you for all the provisions. This spot is so special, the peace and quiet, the views, and the sense that Sue & Edward really want their guests to have an amazing time with all the lovely 'extras', like the chocolates. Thank you so much for your warm welcome and for sharing 'Foelfach' with us . It really is 5 starGraham, Helen and Joshua - Alton, Hampshire - 27th October 2018
Foel Fach cottage is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Very peaceful with lovely views over the countryside. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and highly recommend this property if you want to get away from it all.Helena from Cardiff - 27th October 2018
Having arrived in the teeth of storm Callum and having been told by Edward on our arrival that there had recently been a power cut, we were slightly worried when Edward handed us a few torches " just incase" ! We needn't have worried - the weather improved so much during the week that by Thursday we were spending most of the day sunbathing outside and enjoying the truly spectacular views. What a fantastic location for a holiday cottage. You really couldn't wish for a better place to unwind and enjoy the peace and quiet. The sheep, the rabbits, the pheasants, even the ladybirds all added to the experience! Thank you Edward and Sue for letting us stay at your wonderful cottage The Smith Family(Cardiff) - 12th October 2018
We couldn’t possibly have asked for more from our stay at Foelfach. Even during our short stay here we have been able to enjoy drizzly evenings by the fireside as well as sunbathing on the patio during the day! Everything from the arresting views to the luxurious touches have made this the invigorating yet restorative break that we were dreaming of. The cottage felt like home the moment we walked in the door. We will be back as soon as possible to visit this enchanting place again. Thank you so very much for making this a memorable, unrivaled holidayEve and Jason, London - 27th September 2018
This is a fabulous 5 star property come rain or shine. The owners deserve all the plaudits they have received in their Visitors Book - they are very special welcoming people. An exceptional property, which met all our needs and "home from home" comforts. Even in bad weather it was a delight to stay in Foel Fach. Excellent service from Best of Wales and any queries or concerns were dealt with promptly.Eve from Kent - 23rd September 2018
Thank you Edward and Sue for providing us with the opportunity of enjoying a most delightful, relaxing and invigorating week. We were overwhelmed by its beauty, its grandeur and its peace. We acquainted ourselves with sections of Glyndwr's Way, and coped with vagaries of the local bus time table. Soaked up the splendour of the landscape and kept an eye on the birds and the sheep!Mr G Jones - 13th September 2018
Sue & Edward’s hospitality went way beyond any other holiday cottage that we have stayed in before. This is a truly lovely cottage in a beautiful environment! We look forward to returning ! Thank you both! Eve & Ian, Kent - 7th September 2018
This cottage is gorgeous, I can't imagine anything more perfect! The views are breathtaking and beyond fabulous. I loved seeing the sheep on the fields in front of us. The baked goodies were all totally delicious. We have stayed in many places in this world but nothing can measure up to this place! Thank you so much Edward & Sue.Dana, Rhonda & Sam Runion from Ohio, USA - 31st August 2018
Beautiful isolated welsh cottage, stunning views and friendly sheep. Mr Nathan Allen - 26th August 2018
The cottage is amazing and the view is stunning! Edward & Sue have a beautiful cottage here. The attention to detail is perfect and you have made our stay a wonderful experience. We’ll miss the sheep in the morning! Thank you so much Amy & Nathan - 25th August 2018
What a superb cottage to stay in. So well equipped with everything you need on a self catering holiday.A beautiful spacious cottage with extremely comfortable beds. We all slept so well! Stunning views. We all had a very enjoyable holiday and enjoyed our first visit to Wales as a family.David, Margaret, Caleb, Lydia, & Jess (Hertfordshire) - 5th August 2018
Words can not do justice, however Foelfach cottage is absolutely fabulous, in an idyllic setting. It is so relaxing and peaceful. Attention to detail is second to none!The cottage is cosy and has everything one could possibly need for a self catering break. Everything is arranged perfectly! We have had the lovliest, relaxing time and we could not have asked for a more beautiful spot! We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the kindness of the owners ( Edward & Sue ). Hence we will definitely return again. A GIGANTIC THANK YOU!From Salah, Wisal and little Omar, and not to forget my father and mother-in-law - 19th July 2018
An amazing place. Beautiful, natural surroundings. On top of the world. We all loved it here. Everything we needed was catered for. Thank you for the extra touches, cake, chocolate and information books etc. We will be back....Jackie, Norman, Garry and Terry from Watford - 12th July 2018
We loved this little cottage and we would love to return, I loved all the photos that you provided on your website that was why I chose this property because you can see exactly what you are getting. Every thing was excellent, well done to your company. I have found Best of Wales to be an excellent company to do business with. This property is the best we have stayed in, the owners were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble, they waited around for us to arrive as we were held up in traffic, then there was the little personal touches in the cottage toiletries, chocolates. wine, it was like a 5* hotel.Alison from Suffolk - 8th July 2018
What a fantastic place! We have loved Foel Fach cottage. The views are so spectacular and so very peaceful. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. We loved all the toiletries, chocolate etc. We have had some lovely days out and the weather has been fantastic all week. We couldn't have wished for a better place to stay and will hopefully be back one day. We can not thank Edward and Sue enough for their kindness.Alison and Karl Johnson from Suffolk - 6th July 2018
As we drove away from Foel Fach, we decided that we could not have found a better place to stay. We were warmly welcomed upon our arrival and given a tour of the property. The essentials were provided including some welcoming items such as half a dozen eggs and some cheese. The location is spectacular with a view that is out of this world. Foel Fach is close to all the places that we were interested in including Snowdonia National Park and the beautiful scenery of Montgomeryshire. If you want a quiet holiday in Mid Wales, with ready access to Mid and North Wales, you could not do any better than Foel Fach. Thank you Edward and Sue.Anthony from Ontario, Canada - 21st June 2018
We are so glad to have found Foelfach through the Best of Wales website.It is one of the few places that we have stayed in that is even better in reality then it was advertised ! We were very lucky to have beautiful weather while we were here and that let us enjoy the spectacular scenery. I think I could sit on the patio for hours just enjoying the vista. The cottage is superbly equipped and we did not want for anything in the way of housewares etc. I have no hesitation in recommending Foelfach to friends and familyTony, Elaine, Leona and Graham from Canada and Bristol - 15th June 2018
This beautiful house meant so much to us! I loved sleeping in the relaxing bed that you prepared so nicely! We mostly stayed here, but on some occasions we went to see the waterfalls, lakes and mountains! Yummy cake that we demolished! Already looking forward to our next stay!Ruby, 8 years old - 31st May 2018
Thank you for your warm welcome. It feels so much like coming home! Everything is perfect! We have seen misty days, wet days and very sunny days! Each has their own allure. Sue , Edward & girls are a delightful family, who relish sharing their wonderful cottage with their lucky guests! The special touches really did make our visit magical! I even had a birthday cake and a card to welcome me! How lucky was I Mandy & Huw - 19th May 2018
Beautiful cottage, a view to die for, beautiful interior, very clean and tidy, very sympathetic and hospitable owners, definitely a place to visit again....Cornelis from Netherlands - 14th May 2018
If I had to describe this lovely cottage it would be that it is THE BEST OF the Best of Wales' portfolio!! The cottage (Foel Fach) was really beautiful and the owners were lovely. The weather was incredible (May Day bank holiday weekend) and the area of Mid Wales really scenic and a perfect base for accessing southern Snowdonia - we came to Wales to climb Cadair Idris which was fab. Helen from Oxfordshire - 11th May 2018
We have loved the tranquillity of Foelfach with the beautiful welsh countryside laid out before us and changing with each day as it dresses with spring leaves. Thank you Edward & Sue for opening the doors of your lovely cottage to us... We have enjoyed the sunshine and adventure of the time we have spent here. Foel Fach is a special place! Helen & David ( Bladon) - 9th May 2018
We have loved the tranquillity of Foel Fach with the beautiful Welsh countryside laid out before us and changing with each day as it dresses with spring leaves. Thank you Edward & Sue for opening the doors of your lovely cottage to us... We have enjoyed the sunshine and adventure of the time we have spent here. Foel Fach is a special place!Helen & David from UK - 9th May 2018
Thank you so much for the warm welcome. We have loved every minute. The peace and comfort of your delightful cottage. The scenery is stunning. The cute lambs!! The little details, such as the fresh flowers were very much appreciated. Thank you Edward, Sue & the girlsMiranda, Sean, Lindsay & Vis from Gouda, Netherlands - 27th April 2018
Thank you so much for the warm welcome.We have loved every minute. The peace and comfort of your delightful cottage. The scenery is stunning.The cute lambs!! The little details, such as the fresh flowers were very much appreciated. Thank you Edward, Sue & the girls.Miranda, Sean, Lindsay & Vis From Gouda, the Netherlands - 27th April 2018
Lovely, peaceful, scenic property.Jane from Herefordshire - 22nd April 2018
Had a lovely few days here at Foelfach. Beautiful warm sunshine. Coffee and wine (depending on the time of day!!) on the patio, taking in the beautiful surroundings. A lovely warm, comfortable cottage with lots of special touches. Managed to take a photo of the Airbus A 400m, as the location of the cottage is on the hillside, at the start / exit of the Machynlleth loop. Fantastic variety of wildlife including a sighting of a Goshawk. Kites are quite common, as are Buzzards. We look forward to a return visitJane & Martin , Hereford - 16th April 2018
This is a wonderfully characterful and comfortable property with great views, in lovely countryside, fairly easy to get to but with a feeling of real remoteness. The property has been very sympathetically modernised and the great care and attention of the friendly farming family who own it is evident. Enjoy the peace and quiet and walks from the door.David from Kidlington - 8th April 2018
Foelfach is a great place. An unseasonably cold spring, but great to get back to the cottage and warm ourselves by the fire. The variety of landscape here is stunning. Hills, Marsh Forests, farmland and a car journey away to sea cliffs, estuary and beaches! The sight of woodpeckers flying out of the misty trees was pretty surreal, not to mention a brief glimpse of an albino Chaffinch. Thanks Edward and Sue, we really enjoyed our stayHugh & Jane ( London) - 7th April 2018
We have had a lovely time here.The cottage has everything that we could possibly have needed, and very comfortable too. We enjoyed the easter decorations and treats. In a week of mixed weather ( snow, wet and dry, cold and some real warmth), we had marvellous walks from the cottage and two long loops taking in the Glaslyn Reserve each time. Aberdovey provided a welcome break from the walking. We thank Edward and Sue (and the girls) for their kindness and all the care and attention that they have given and give to the cottage. It's a great place!David and Jackie - 6th April 2018
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! The views are breath taking, the cottage so lovely and cosy. A home from home. We are looking forward to coming back in the summer!Patricia, Alex, Little Mia & Little Julia - 20th February 2018
Edward & Sue were perfect hosts, supplying us with mince pies, cake, chocolates, cava and a glowing fire on our arrival. It exceeded our expectations and added a lovely personal touch. We were lucky enough to see a magical dusting of snow on arrival. The views from the cottage are beautiful and is amazing to watch the ever changing landscape. Our stay was a Christmas / New Year to remember.Christina, Ben, Julie & Russ ( Cambridgeshire) - 8th January 2018
We had a fabulous stay at Foel Fach cottage over the New Year! Hosts Sue and Edward were perfect in every way, and the wonderful homemade delights (mince pies and fruit cake), divine, thanks! Equipped with everything you could possibly need, the cottage is set in the most amazing location with the ever changing landscape providing more entertainment than any electrical device possibly could (although there is TV/Freeview/DVD/Games/Wifi Internet for after dark if required!) :) Would recommend!Ben from St Neots - 7th January 2018
What a stunning place! Valleys and glens below the cottage, and beautiful ever changing sky. Sue and Edward mastered the art of hospitality, with the warmth of welcoming gestures! Foelfach is truly a unique place. Thank you so much for fantastic memories, that we will reflect on. We had a magical Christmas. We will definitely be back hopefully in the summer.David & Ania - 25th December 2017
We have enjoyed a perfectly relaxing and comfortable stay in your beautiful cottage. Not only was it warm, cosy, and nicely decorated, but also very practically considered. We wanted for nothing and the extra little touches like the delicious cake and the flowers and bits for the girls were a happy addition. Thank you for the excellent recommendations. The Talyllyn railway was really fun and we seemed to have chosen the best day for it, as it didn't rain at all and we saw the sunshine! We will miss the spectacular view and the sheep, of course!! We hope to return one day in the near future.Sarah, Christopher, Ophelia and Bernadette - 6th November 2017
Our stay at the cottage has been memorable! We are so glad we chose Foelfach to spend our wedding anniversary.It truly is a lovely place- beautifully decorated, comfortable, cosy and homely.
The views from the cottage are exceptional and uplifting. If only we could take them with us! Although we had some rain during our stay, we did however enjoy staying indoors and using it as an excuse to get the woodburner going!
However more than anything we have been touched by Edward and Sue's hospitality during our stay and all those little things that words cannot explain!Naz, Kay,& the boys - 12th August 2017
It was an ideal place to stay to visit the Royal Welsh show, as it was a lovely drive through gorgeous sceneryFriends from Scotland - 25th July 2017
I think other guests have already said but I need to say it again.The cottage was a true delight! We were surrounded by amazing scenery, peace and complete privacy. We couldn't ask for a better stay. Thank you so much for your hospitality and for all the kind thoughts you've put to make our stay in Wales memorable! We shall keep all these memories to help us fight the madness back in city life!!Mariam, Sameera, & Maitha, from Abu Dhabi - 24th July 2017
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Beautiful and detached, this Mid Wales retreat offer complete privacy and amazing countryside views. With all the benefits for secluded cottage holidays, Foel Fach also enjoys good access and is only 1.1 mile from the A470, which is the main route connecting North and South Wales. The surrounding farm land is owned by the cottage owners who live on the farm, less than half a mile down the lane from your cottage.
Central to the villages of Llanbrynmair (3 miles) and the “Laura Ashley” village of Carno (3 miles), both with good amenities. Llanbrynmair offers a shop, pub, playground and an unique visitor centre called Machinations that's home to the only permanent exhibition of contemporary Automata (mechanical moving models) in the UK. It also has a cafe, soft play area, rabbit village, gift and toy shop. In the other direction, Carno offers a good local shop, post office and pub which is also recommended for its food. Also recommended is the Penrhos Arms in Cemaes (9 miles), Wynnstay and Bistro Number 21 in Machynlleth (13 miles).
The slightly bigger village of Caersws is also within 10 miles where you will find a wide range of amenities from shops to pubs, a chip shop, garage and railway station with connections across Wales and beyond. The charming market towns of Machynlleth (13 miles), Newtown (16 miles) and Llanidloes (17 miles) offer many unique and independent shops, good country markets, cafes etc. Newtown also has a good local theatre and traditional cinema.
Popular attractions in the area include the red kites, Hafren Forest, Clywedog Reservoir and Dam, Snowdonia National Park (13 miles), the largest wind farm in Europe and the Centre for Alternative Technology (14 miles). Amongst popular activities in the Area are the Forest Experience Rally School in Carno and within a few miles there is pony trekking, quad trekking, golf, cycling, clay pigeon shooting, narrow gauge railways, bird watching, walking, sailing and fishing. Lovely beaches within easy reach at Aberdyfi and Borth (about 40 minutes).
- Beautiful walks around the farmland - from the doorstep.
- Glyndwr's Way is a long distance footpath in Mid Wales that was granted National Trail status in the year 2000. 2 miles from the cottage.
- Aran Fawddwy (18 miles) and Cadair Idris (24 miles) are the two nearest Snowdonia mountains if you wish to aim high.
- River Twymyn: £10 a day. Permits available in Llanbrynmair (01650 521385). 3 miles
- Llyn Clywedog (Lake) near Staylittle: £16 a day. Permits from Reeds Garage in Machynlleth / Newsagents next door to Spar in Llanidloes / Fishing Equipment Shop in Newtown. 13 miles to the lake
- Maesmawr Golf Course - 9 hole golf course and 16 bay driving range. 11 miles
- Machynlleth Golf Course – 9 hole golf course. 13 miles
- Dyfi Mountain Biking – All routes start from Machynlleth. 13 miles
- Hafren Forest Trail – Various routes suitable for cyclists just outside the town of Llanidloes. 17 miles
- Clywedog Sailing Club - 6 mile lake, open to all types of non powered watercraft from canoes and sailboards to dinghies, cruisers and keelboats. 15.5 miles.