Gwel y Bryn

Machynlleth, Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons

  • 4 Star
  • Welcoming cottage in southern Snowdonia, central to beaches, mountains and market towns. Lovely log burner, pet-friendly and close to numerous attractions.

You can book this property from:

  • £420 per week
  • £60 per night
  • 4 Star


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking


  • Ground floor WC
  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00


Previously two slate quarry-man's cottages, Gwel y Bryn has been beautifully renovated into one spacious accommodation that retains many original features. Located in the village of Corris in southern Snowdonia, the cottage is surrounded by beautiful scenery, walks and attractions. It also features an enclosed terraced garden with ever-changing views over hills to Cadair Idris. Central to the market towns of Dolgellau and Machynlleth, the Ancient Capital of Wales, as well as the Snowdonia peaks and sandy beaches.

Ground Floor

Living room - spacious and relaxed room with a country feel, featuring a log burner in a slate hearth, beamed ceilings and plenty of seating. TV and Blu Ray Player, books, games, DVDs and maps also provided.

Kitchen / dining room - fully equipped kitchen with a dual fuel Range cooker with 6 rings, 2 ovens and grill. Large fridge freezer, microwave and an island unit also included. The dining area offers another relaxing space with a large dining table and dresser. Ornamental pot belly stove set in a slate fireplace.

Utility room - this room is accessed from the kitchen via a stable style door and includes a dishwasher and washer dryer. Access to rear terraced garden.

Downstairs WC and wash hand basin.


Bedroom 1 - Spacious and relaxing main bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps. Armchair and rocking chair overlooking the hills at the opposite side of the valley.

Bedroom 2 - Cottage style double bed and combi wardrobe, chest of drawers and mirror, bedside tables and lamps. Wicker chair and views to other side of the valley.

Bedroom 3 - Twin bedroom with chest of drawers, bedside table and lamps. View out to rear terrace garden area.

Bathroom - Stylish room with a bath and hand held shower head, as well as a separate shower unit, WC, wash hand basin and views onto hillside.


Fully enclosed rear garden. Steps with hand rails lead to an elevated decking area with table and seating where you can enjoy views over the house towards the hills and the summit of Cadair Idris. Charcoal BBQ set also provided.

If you're bringing the family, there's also a children's playground conveniently located within 50 meters of the cottage.

Additional Information

  • Welcome pack includes Welsh tea, coffee, sugar and milk, biscuits a bottle of wine.
  • Central heating and electricity included.
  • Starter pack of logs provided for the wood burner. Additional logs can also be purchased at Co-op supermarket in Machynlleth.
  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided
  • Hairdryer provided
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair gate available on request. Please bring your own cot linen.
  • Wifi available
  • 1 dog welcome (ground floor only)
  • No smoking inside the cottage please
  • Kitchen provisions: salt and pepper, kitchen roll, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, dishcloths, tin foil and cling film.
  • Bathroom provisions: hand soap and 2 toilet rolls per WC.
  • General cleaning products provided: shower cleaner, anti bacterial spray etc.
  • 3 parking spaces at the opposite side of the road.


We had a really good time. We most definitely recommend the Corris Mine Explorers' Tour and Barmouth beach. This cottage was a great way to have a relaxing time in the countryside. Thank you for the accommodation, we especially enjoyed sitting by the fireplace and playing board games! If you're up for a challenge, certainly do the Minffordd Path of Cader Idris (climb/walk). Amazing views of the entire valley and more!

Previous Customer,

The cottage and its gardens are wonderful. Had everything we needed. Fantastic views. Had a great, comfortable and relaxing stay.

Miller Family, H,

Cottage is lovely. Very well equipped. Have spent a great week here. Highly recommended.

Previous Customer,

First time in this part of Wales. Cottage is a perfect base for exploring the area with many walks that can be done from the front door without taking the car. Very comfortable accommodation and we enjoyed the view from the back garden. Plenty of things slightly further afield. Golf, cycling and beaches for good weather days. Enjoyable short break. Will be back!

Previous Customer,

When I saw the kitchen I wanted to cook. I love the way the hill climbs up behind the house and the hills in front. We have had miraculous weather! The hottest day ever in Winter (in Wales) - record 20.3 deg C! We had a lovely afternoon in your garden in the sun in February. Thank you for everything.

Gillian from D,

Two day stay visiting cottage was perfect, location fantastic. You really have thought of everything - we loved it! Would definitely stay again to explore more of the area.

Lee C,

Lovely clean property. Nice welcome pack. The beds were the most comfortable we have slept in!

Mr David C,

A perfect holiday - one of my very favourites and one of the favourites for the rest of the Collings family. The beauty of the holiday is that it will remind you of simple things that we sometimes forget to do because we are so busy; taking time to listen to music, read and play board games. We went on amazing walks through wood and dale mesmerised by the mountains and swept away in our imaginations by the rivers. There are delightful beaches to explore. The scenery is breathtaking. An absolute MUST DO are the white water rafting and the Titan Zipworld. We have had a stunning week and we thank the owners from the bottom of our hearts for letting other people see the beauty in their home. P.S. Forgot to mention THE most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, as an insomniac I slept all through the night. Fantastic.

Previous Customer,

We've had a wonderful 2 weeks in this lovely cottage. You've really thought of everything to make this place a 'home away from home!' Thanks for the informative visitor information files- my husband had a good laugh reading through them! Excellent location with plenty of walks right from the door or Dolgellau. Our boys really enjoyed watching the army planes fly by! Would definitely recommend this place- Thanks very much!