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Detached Period Cottage With Stunning Views Over The Picturesque Dovey Valley

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Cottage near Machynlleth, Southern Snowdonia, Wales, UK - Peaceful Location in the Foothills of Snowdonia, 15 Minutes Away from Coastal Resort of Aberdovey.

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.

Mary Williams
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Welsh
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Calendar last updated:
16 September, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Mary

We'd just like to thank you for the lovely stay we had at Penycoed this August. We're still missing those lovely early morning views across the Dyfi Valley and the sound of the red kites overhead, as well as the garden and fantastic array of flowers and climbing plants that adorn the cottage. Hope you continue to let it out during the summer months (or any other time of the year for that matter) as we would like to return one day.

Kind Regards

Graham, Romayne, Ruby, Dominic & Lottie (the dog)

House lovely and warm, cosy and welcoming. Dog thought garden wonderful. Pizzas at Wynnstay and Indian good. Spanish deli in Abeystwyth utterly fantastic. Bed extremely comfy-whole place pretty much perfect. Andy and Rebecca Archer, Carlisle

The perfect antidote to a stressful London life - Bob and Gloria, Richmond, London

Picturesque and comfortable cottage with beautiful views, great location for exploring mid Wales and Snowdonia - Mander family, Brighton
Jun 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Glantwymyn around the Powys

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • If you do intend to bring a dog, please advise me what type of breed you're bringing along. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One common bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4. Maximum 4 adults, Two adults and three children can be accommodated, camp bed or cot available, please enquire. Notes on bedrooms: One double bedroom, period iron and brass half tester bed (half canopy). Twin bedded room (two single beds), Z-bed and cot also available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Notes on accommodation: Central heating and electricity included. Initial supply of logs included, thereafter at cost. Telephone (honesty box). Natural borehole water supply. Highchair available. Outside: Large garden, enclosed by high beech hedge. Lawn, flower beds, patio area. Wooden summer house with garden furniture. Ideal for children, pets, outdoor dining and study. Cycle storage available. Boat storage available (indoor, extra charge). Summer house and wooden patio furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included changed after one week. House cleaned after one week. Other: Beamed dining room. Dining table seats six.


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Detached Period Cottage With Stunning Views Over The Picturesque Dovey Valley
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Lovely cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage. Had everything we wanted and the open fire was just what is needed after a long day's walk!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Wonderful base for lots of walking, stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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A lovely little cottage, perfect for family or friends

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Lovely cottage, very remote with great garden

  • 5 of 5

Mary was fantastic, giving us lots of suggestions for activities etc

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Pretty cottage with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Fantastic vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely lovely tranquil week in Mary's cottage. We were blessed with great weather (we take a summer vacation in Wales every year and have always had good weather), the views from the cottage were fabulous, you could hear a pin drop in the evenings and it was a perfect base to explore mid-north wales from. The garden was ideal for us as it allowed our dog leo to run around safely without the fear of him escaping. The summer house was appreciated both for shade in the heat of the day and as a nice place to sit and enjoy a bottle of wine as the sun went down. The cottage was cool on the hot days and cosy if the temperature dropped in the evening. We even had an open fire burning one night which was nice. We didnt explore the immediate area that much (plan to on our next visit) but from what we could see there are endless walks in the hills and valleys and the river below looks a nice area to spend time by. Only a short drive to Barmouth and the Snowdonia mountains and not that far from Aber and its various coves. Highly recommended and we will certainly be looking to stay again. Big thank you to Mary.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Car: necessary


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.

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Glantwymyn,

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £20

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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