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Gwel y Bryn

Machynlleth - North Wales Snowdonia

Welcoming cottage in southern Snowdonia, central to beaches, mountains and market towns. Lovely log burner, pet-friendly and close to numerous attractions.
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accepts 1 pet
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
BOW43
£374 - £679 per week *

Description

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.

Upstairs

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.

Garden

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 the garage 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.

Features

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Double beds
  • 2 Single beds
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accepts 1 pet
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 12 Miles from a beach
  • 1.5 Miles from a pub
  • 1.5 Miles from a shop
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair available
  • Stairgate available
  • Travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

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 Cooper - 18th September 2018
Lovely clean property. Nice welcome pack. The beds were the most comfortable we have slept in!Mr David Collings - 19th August 2018
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.The Collings family Devon - 18th August 2018
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!

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Local Area

Located in Corris Uchaf (upper Corris) in southern Snowdonia, a former quarry village that once provided slate to roof the world. Surrounded by an ever changing landscape of breath-taking mountains and lakes. Highly convenient location on the A487, central to two beautiful market towns; Machynlleth, the Ancient Capital of Wales and Dolgellau, home to over 200 listed buildings – more than any other town in Wales.

The village of Corris offers a good range of amenities and attractions, from Corris Craft Centre and Corris Mines to King Arthur’s Labyrinth, an underground adventure on a boat, through a magical waterfall and deep into the Snowdonia mountains. There is also a lovely cafe / shop and village pub. A wider range of amenities can be found 6.5 miles away in Machynlleth, including 3 supermarkets (small to medium size), newsagent and bakery, butcher, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Amongst the numerous recommended places to eat locally, you have Bistro Number 21 and Wynnstay Hotel in Machynlleth, Glan yr Afon in Pennal (9 miles) Cross Foxes Inn (6 miles) and Salt Marsh Kitchen in Tywyn (12 miles). To sample some of the local ales in a relaxing atmosphere, visit White Lion in Machynlleth or Glan yr Afon in Pennal.

The cottage is also central to the sandy beaches of Aberdyfi and Tywyn on the North Wales coast, and Cader Idris, one of the most popular peaks of Snowdonia National Park. For castles, Castell y Bere in Llanfihangel-y-Pennat is a hidden gem, whilst Harlech to the north is a World Heritage Site. Last but not least, Corris and the surrounding area is also part of UNESCO's internationally recognised Dyfi Biosphere.

Some of the other attractions in the area include the Centre for Alternative Technology (4 miles), Talyllyn Steam Railway with Thomas the tank engine in Tywyn, Dolgoch Falls, as well as Machynlleth, home to the Old Parliament House, the oldest street market on the British Isles and MOMA Wales art gallery. Aberdyfi links golf course, the Spa at Plas Talgarth in Pennal, RSPB Reserve and Dyfi Osprey Project at Ynyshir are also popular attractions, to name only a few.

Walking

  • Cadair Idris (mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Minffordd (1.5 miles), Llanfihangel-y-Pennat (7.5 miles), Dolgellau (9 miles).
  • All Wales Coast Path - this world famous path will provide you with amazing views on your way to Aberdyfi and the North Wales coast. Join the path 6 miles away near Machynlleth
  • Glyndwr's Way - a long distance footpath in Mid Wales that was granted National Trail status in the year 2000. Join the path in Machynlleth, opposite the Parliament House - 6.7 miles.
  • Torrent Walk – Brithdir - moderate leisure walk approx 2½ miles along the river. 8 miles
  • Precipice Walk – Llanfachreth - suitable for all ages. 12 miles

Cycling

  • Lon Las Cymru (Route 8, connecting North and South Wales) can be accessed from the doorstep
  • Dyfi Mountain Biking – All routes start from Machynlleth. 6 mile
  • The Mawddach Trail – Suitable for all ages. Perfect for cycling, walking and for wheelchair users. Dolgellau (9 miles, where you can hire bikes) to Barmouth.
  • Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 17 miles

Fishing

  • Lake fishing at Tal-y-llyn. 3 miles
  • River Dyfi offers excellent fishing and is famous for its brown trout, salmon and sea trout. 6 miles

Golf

Beaches

  • Tywyn Beach - sandy beach along with a promenade and paddling pool. 12 miles
  • Aberdyfi Beach – Long sandy beach on the northern side of the Dyfi Estuary. Lovely seaside resort with plenty of cafes, shops and restaurants. 15 miles

Watersports

Horse riding