Farmhouse between Aberdyfi and Machynlleth, Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, Wales - Beautiful And Tranquil Location. Approached From A Well Maintained Track To Get Away From It All
About Mark Coldham
We renovated Glan-y-morfa in 2012/2013. It had always been my family's holiday home when I and my brother were growing up. It was pretty basic then, but we came most weekends and every holiday. My parents finally retired there when we left home. After my father died, my mother continued living there until she got older and found the upkeep too much and we took the plunge of renovating it. My brother and sister-in-law moved back to the area at about the same time, so we still have strong ties to the area. It has been true labour of love from 200 miles away in London, but we and our daughter love coming up to stay whenever we can. Mark works in advertising as did his wife Sarah, who now manages most of the rentals. Sarah divides her time between photography and working part-time as a teaching assistant in a local primary school.
Mark Coldham purchased this Farmhouse in 1967
Why Mark Coldham chose Cwrt
The house is in the most stunning location, overlooking the Dyfi Estuary. We wanted to make sure that it was still used when my mother-in-law moved out and also wanted to get it back to being loved and cared for. We have tried to keep the heart and soul of the house whilst also making it a lot more comfortable and accessible. It is surrounded by amazing views and farmland, but is also only 15 minutes from Aberdovey's beaches and the great market and shops in Machynlleth. The farm house is located down a well maintained farm track, so the only traffic you hear is the occasional farmer on his tractor. We love the area and all the fabulous walks around Cadair Idris and Dolgoch falls, the walks along the Dyfi Estuary, but most of all the peace and quiet and the views
What makes this Farmhouse unique
What makes Glan-y-morfa special to us are the views from every window. Whether it is winter or summer, they are always changing and just lift your spirits. When it gets chilly at night the Jotel open fire in the sitting room warms the house up beautifully. Although there is full central heating and underfloor heating in the kitchen and downstairs bathroom.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Beautiful property in such picturesque surroundings- peace and tranquility abounds.
The cottage had a lovely feel to it and the welcome hamper contained lots of local products- very nice!
A special place
We had a perfect stay. Thank you. A lovely home, with all you could need. The location is heavenly and we all just feel so lucky to have experienced it. Thank you.
We are so glad that you had a good holiday and we look forward to having you to stay again.
Even Santa found this remote location
Glan-y-Morfa, built in the 1700's, retains its cosy old-world character, complete with 2 Inglenook fireplaces yet has been completely modernized. There is everything a modern cook could possily need in the typical Welsh farmhouse kitchen, including a huge American-style fridge-freezer. The 4 bedrooms are sizeable with good solid mattresses. Every window has a superb view looking out over the Dovey Estuary. The only sounds are birdsong and bleating sheep. You'd be forgiven for thinking you were quite alone until nightfall when the twinkling lights across the river are evident. If its peace and quiet you want then Glan-y-Morfa is the answer. Our family had a magical Christmas week in this idyllic place.
We are so glad that your Christmas was magical. It's always fantastic when guests enjoy their time at Glan-y-morfa as much as we do. We hope you will visit again.
Wonderful cottage with amazing views across the estuary surrounded by the beautiful welsh countrysid
We stayed at the cottage for 3 nights , it is very private set down a long track . The cottage has plenty of space with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths is a prefect place for families to get together. There is Wood burning stove to keep you Cosy in the sitting room and a very spacious kitchen with a farm house table to have meals around.there is a pretty garden outside .
The property has all the modern amenities but without losing its charm
We are so glad that you all enjoyed your holiday and that the cottage lived up to your expectations.
Beautiful house, remote, quiet yet everything you could wish for.
The cottage is exatctly as the photos show. Well equipped, good wi-fi, enough room for eight. If the weather is good there are sweet sitting areas with a barbecue. The gardens were well enough fenced for our border collies, small dogs could get out. If you want to stay in a traditional welsh farmhouse with fantastic views this is the place to stay! Cows and sheep in the surrounding fields, rabbits, pheasants and squirrels in the garden!! We were 4 generations and everyone enjoyed themselves! Hope we can come again!!
Thank you for your lovely comments, It's a shame that you didn't have better weather, but it sounds like you had a good holiday regardless. We will look at the point that you made about small dogs being able to get through the fence. We have a big dog and a small one, so we need to make sure that she can't escape, especially as she is the naughty one! We hope to see you again.
Wonderfully situated farmhouse
Stayed four nights at this beautiful and spacious property. It’s situation and outlook is stunning and though very private and quiet all the amenities one could conceivably require are nearby. The owners are easily contactable for any help and advice that might be required and the house is well equipped including kitchen essentials such as salt and sugar. We had exceptionally good weather for our stay so in fact we were rarely at the farmhouse in daylight hours being out and about exploring but it would certainly also make an excellent place for a leisurely break without venturing out much. Would love to return
We are so glad that you had a good holiday. It sounds like you had a busy time exploring the mountains and beaches in the area. We look forward to having you stay again.
Aberdyfi and it's fabulous stretches of beach is just 15 minutes drive. Wind surfing and kite surfing are extremely popular. There are other small coves nearer at Frongoch.
Stations at Machynlleth 4 miles or Penhelig (Aberdovey) 6 miles
Pennal has a post office, shop and the acclaimed Riverside pub/restaurant is just 1 mile. Plas Talgarth Country Club is a short walk across 2 fields and a wood where there is a lovely bar that welcomes non-residents. Machynlleth is 4 miles and Aberdovey 6 miles.
Machynlleth is renowned for its weekly market and numerous cafes and health food shops. Also the centre for alternative technology is between Machynlleth and Corris. The fascinating Slate mines museum with King Arthur's labyrinth is at Corris Craft museum. Riverside restaurant is only 5 minutes drive at Pennal. Supermarkets and banks are at Machynlleth and Twyn.