In a secluded unspoilt location high on a hill with stunning views across the Dovey valley. This well equipped cottage is peacefully set in 150 acres of farmland with its own large enclosed and stockproof garden. Carefully renovated, it retains many original features and is furnished in keeping with its style and age. The cottage serves as a home when not let out. Machynlleth (5 miles) has shops, restaurants, cycle hire, and leisure centre with swimming pool. Sandy beach, sailing and golf are also available in Aberdovey 12 miles. RSPB sanctuary at Ynyshir 10 miles, red kites and other birds can be spotted from the cottage. Centre for Alternative Technolgy 5 miles. River, lake fishing and sea fishing nearby. Cycle paths, clay pigeon shooting and quad biking available within 2 miles. Close proximity to the the Great Little Trains of Wales. Scenic walks and cycling from the doorstep (cottage situated on bridleway). Pub, shop and post office 1.5 miles.
Cottage near Machynlleth, Southern Snowdonia, Wales, UK - Peaceful Location in the Foothills of Snowdonia, 15 Minutes Away from Coastal Resort of Aberdovey.
- english, Welsh
- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Nov 2018
About Mary Williams
I take pride that, Penycoed, on the doorstep of Southern Snowdonia (W244) and my Knightsbridge flat in Eresby House (E2379) are first and foremost family homes rather than purely holiday lets.
Mary Williams purchased this Cottage in 1949
Why Mary Williams chose Glantwymyn
Penycoed has been part of the family farm for generations. It is situated on a hill in the picturesque Dyfi valley on the gentle southern slopes of Snowdonia. The coast and the old estuary port of Aberdovey, now a well known tourist destination, with its sandy beaches, sailing and golfing opportunities are a short drive away.
What makes this Cottage unique
Being a city dweller, the cottage with its large enclosed garden continues to provide the perfect retreat and antidote to a stressful life throughout the year. Carefully renovated, it retains its period features and is furnished accordingly. In winter, the large inglenook with its open log fire provides the perfect opportunity to relax, whilst in summer the substantial lawns, planting and high hedge provide private spaces to relax when not enjoying the wider amenities of the area. Whilst being secluded, it has amenities such as restaurants, pubs and even a village shop and post office nearby. The acclaimed Centre for Alternative Technology is a few miles away.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
What a beautiful place to stay . Thank you Mary for making us feel so welcome .
Such a wonderful host we will definitely go again
Lovely cottage and location
Beautiful cottage. Had everything we wanted and the open fire was just what is needed after a long day's walk!
Wonderful base for lots of walking, stunning views.
So lucky to have found this place, completely out of the way where your only neighbours are the sheep and the cows! you could hear a pin drop.
We used it as a base to go out each day for lovely walks with the dog, Mary was extremely helpful and the place was spotless when we got there. the scenery is beautiful and a world away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
If you are looking for tranquillity and some easy, or challenging! walks, this is the perfect place to stay.
A lovely little cottage, perfect for family or friends
We had a lovely long weekend- the cottage is very cute and garden is beautiful. It is quite remote but we drove to both Barmouth (45 minutes) and Aberdovey (25 minutes) We would definitely stay again.
Lovely cottage, very remote with great garden
Mary was fantastic, giving us lots of suggestions for activities etc
Pretty cottage with beautiful views
We are just back from a great stay in this cottage. The location is very tranquil with beautiful views over the valley. If you're looking for somewhere to get away from it all, this is the place. Our kids loved the big garden and looking out for kites and squirrels. The cottage has everything you need for your stay including good WiFi and Sky tv for rainy days. There's also a supply of magazines and books which were much appreciated. The owner, Mary, is very helpful and suggested outings for us in the area. Our favourite places were the Vale of Rheidol steam train, Aberdovey seaside resort and King Arthur's Labyrinth.
Sandy beaches are 14 miles away at Aberdovey and Borth
Nearest aiports are Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool.
Nearest village (Cemmaes) 1 1/2 mile. Nearest town, Machynlleth 5 miles. Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth 5 miles. Museum of Modern Art Wales, Machynlleth 5 miles. RSPB Reserve Ynyshir (includes Osprey watching) 10 miles. Clay Pigeon shooting. Numerous fishing, rivers, lakes and sea
Quad biking. Walking/climbing. Numerous high class restaurants including one of international recognition.
Supermarkets available in Machynlleth. Fuel available Machynlleth and Mallwyd (5 miles). Banks available Machynlleth. National Library Wales. Aberystwyth 18 miles. Shops, restaurants Machynlleth. Wynnstay Hotel), Brigands Inn Hotel (Mallwyd). Leisure centre Machynlleth.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Please book by e-mail/telephone. Deposit 33% on booking. Pets allowed. Maximum two dogs. First dog included in tariff, second dog additional £8 per day Changeover Day: Weekly bookings normally taken from each Saturday. Weekday bookings taken from Monday and Friday (other days may be considered). Arrival after 4pm. Departure before 10am. Notes on prices: Maximum of two dogs, first dog free, second dog charged at £20 per pet per week. All prices inclusive of oil for central heating and first basket of logs. Subsequent baskets of logs can be supplied if required