This welcoming cottage is set in beautiful, tranquil countryside and is surrounded by the rolling hills of Mid Wales and Hafren Forest. With stables on site and numerous scenic lanes and trails that can be joined within a mile, Bwthyn y Biga is perfect for a horse riding, cycling or walking holiday. Wales’ two longest rivers start here, and Llyn Clywedog reservoir, renowned for its fishing and sailing, is only a mile away.
Bwthyn y Biga welcomes you with a cosy open plan living area as you walk in.
The living area has lovely underfloor heating, traditional wood burner and TV situated in front of two luxurious leather sofas, perfect for those cosy nights in.
The kitchen is located at the front of the property and is extremely well equipped with cooker hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster and mixer/scales. There is an extensive range of utensils/cooking dishes so it most certainly feels like you are in a home from home.
The kitchen looks out onto the patio and the stunning woodland area surrounding the cottage.
Double bedroom 1 - A luxury double bed with a walk in wardrobe with sufficient space for clothes and suitcases. Either side of the bed is a chest of drawers, a bedside lamp and a full length mirror.
Double bedroom 2 - Another double bed with a walk in wardrobe. Either side of the bed is a chest of drawers, a bedside lamp and a full length mirror.
Twin room with ensuite shower room - 2 single beds with a walk in wardrobe, chest of drawers with a lamp and full length mirror. This bedroom also comprises of an external door with ramped access making it an ideal room for people with mobility problems. En suite shower room has a toilet, shower and hand basin.
Single bedroom - A single size bed with a walk in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside lamp and full length mirror. The room has a lovely view of the hill behind the cottage.
Porch - The porch has sufficient storage space for outdoor shoes and coats.
Paved patio with shrub border, stone barbecue, with outside table and chairs overlooking the grassed area. There is also a large pond with surrounding path.
- Heating and electricity included
- Logs also supplied for the wood burner
- Bed linen, and tea towels provided. Guests need to bring their own towels
- Separate boiler room on site to dry wet clothing
- Separate barn to store bikes
- Cot and high chair provided on request. Please bring cot bedding with you.
- Parking for up to 4 cars
- Walkers, cyclists and horse riders very welcome
- Wifi available
- Please note that there is no mobile phone signal at the cottage. However, there is a full landline package available (calls will need to be paid for).
- Supermarket deliveries from Tesco and Asda available - please contact us for delivery instructions
- The cottage received a Gold Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme
- Two pets welcome for an additional fee of £20 per pet - pets not allowed on furniture and beds
- Stabling for 5 horses. An additional fee of £5 per horse / per night for overnight grazing
At a Glance
- Sleeps 7
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bath/shower rooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- No smoking
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 9 miles away
- Coast: 25 miles away
- Nearest pub: 2.5 miles away
Bwthyn y Biga is set on a 60 acre smallholding and wildlife haven, within its own valley in the Hafren Forest and the Cambrian Mountains. One of two large, semi-detached holiday cottages on site, next door to Cwmbach y Biga. The nearest towns are Llanidloes (9 miles) and Machynlleth (15 miles). Both market towns have all the necessary amenities, including a variety of independent shops and local produce markets.
Just a short walk up the valley, Wales and the UK’s longest river (the Severn) begins as well as the Wye (the fifth longest). The associated long distance footpaths, the Wye Valley Walk and the Severn Way also begin here, not to mention the national trail of Glyndwr's Way that passes half a mile from the cottage. For the cyclists out there you will be very pleased that the cottage is also on a national cycle path (Lôn Las Cymru - Sustrans Route 8) and close to the Hafren Forest Trail. For a cycling or walking holiday Wales is your oyster from this central countryside retreat.
Bwthyn y Biga enjoys a lovely setting within the Cambrian Mountains, very near to Pumlumon and surrounded by the famous Hafren Forest which covers about 40 square kilometres. The beautiful Clywedog Reservoir, renowned for its fishing and sailing, is only a mile away.
Alternatively, you can visit the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust and RSBP reserves, or Snowdonia National Park which is only 15 miles from the cottage. And if you fancy a little change sometime during your cycling or walking holiday, Wales also offers some stunning Narrow Gauge Train rides, many of which are just a short journey from your cottage. Or if you’re looking for shopping and culture, then the lovely coastal town of Aberystwyth is only 30 miles away with its famous Arts Centre. Though if you want to just play by the sea then the beautiful beaches of unspoilt Aberdyfi (25 miles) take some beating.
Other popular visitor attractions nearby include clay pigeon shooting in Trefeglwys, the Forest Experience Rally School, the Yamaha Offroad Experience, the Owain Glyndwr Centre, the Centre for Alternative Technology, and watching red kites being fed at Gigrin Farm.
Glyndwr’s Way is a long distance walk that meanders through the rolling hills of Mid Wales. Join the path 0.5 miles from the cottage
Sarn Sabrina – 25 mile circular walk around Llanidloes, Llyn Clywedog and the slopes of Pumlumon. 0.5 miles
Wye Valley Walk – a 136 mile walk through Mid Wales that can be accessed only 2 miles from the cottage
The Severn Way – This is the longest river walk in Britain passing through beautiful countryside and lovely villages and market towns. 4 miles from the cottage.
Lon Las Cymru – The cottage is located on the National Cycle network at Sustrans Route 8 (261 miles). 0 miles
Hafren Forest and Llyn Clywedog – A beautiful 18 mile circular ride from Llanidloes which takes you to the Upper Severn Valley, through the Hafren Forest and alongside the large reservoir, Llyn Clywedog. Join the route 1 mile from cottage.
Dyfi Mountain Biking - Bike Hire Available at The Holy Trail shop in Machynlleth. All routes start from Machynlleth. 15 miles
Clywedog Sailing Club - 6 mile lake, open to all types of non powered watercraft from canoes and sailboards to dinghies, cruisers and keelboats. 9 miles.
Llyn Clywedog – Llanidloes and District Angling Club manage the lake that is stocked with over 18,000 rainbow trout and 9000 brown trout. There are 15 boats available for hire and boat and fishing permits are available from Woosnam & Davies Newsagents, in Llanidloes.
St Idloes Golf Club – 9 hole course with a wonderful friendly atmosphere and magnificent views of the Severn Way and Radnor Hills. – 9 miles
Bradnant Equestrian Centre – One to one or small group lessons available. Open every day except Sundays and Mondays. Booking advisable – 9 miles
Not the cheapest of places to stay but certainly one of the best. Was very impressed when the owner, who had given birth that morning, actually came out to greet us personally. A lovely place to stay with extremely friendly, caring owners. Michael from Herefordshire - 2nd September 2018
Setting and scenery are beautiful. Cottage is warm, cosy and well equipped. Sarah and Craig are lovely. Nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommended if you want an idyllic retreat.Mrs Jane Presland - 20th February 2018
Perfect for a quiet get away. The location is beautiful and for those that like walking it could not be better. The owners daughter and son in law mainly looked after us and could not have been friendlier or more helpful even down to towing one of our parties cars when it became stuck on an icy road. I cannot recommend highly enough. Perfect. The best holiday cottage I have stayed in and definitely the nicest owners. Beautiful place and property with amazing service.Colin from Staffordshire - 3rd January 2018
Three generations of family who all enjoyed the comfortable property and unique setting. You should definitely visit Hafren Forest and it's fantastic walks.Chris Taylor, Birmingham - 31st October 2017
Things we found LOVELY: the cottage, Susan's welcome cake, Peter + family + Betty, Welsh people in general, nature + beach + ocean + resevoir, sheep, the weather (not really), the stove!!! Hiking, etc, etc, etc….Hanna, Bjoru, Jenny, Rolf from Hamburg - 31st July 2017
Had a wonderful time, really nice place to stay the cabin was wonderful! Nice walks and a lot too see thank you very much :)!!Andy, Anthony, Glynn, Inga, Inara, Caspers, Arthers, Manchester and Latvia - 25th June 2017
Loved the secluded, idyllic setting of the cottage. Who said there were more sheep in NZ? Thank you Peter for the Welsh welcome and yummy cakes.Daphne Nock, Wiltshire - 25th September 2016
Fabulous 60th birthday present. Yet another fabulous, quiet and peaceful, amazing visit to our favourite place in all the world (next to our own home). Peter and Susan have always done something new, added something extra each time we visit the Dynamic Duo! Don't know how they do it all, but, thank all goodness they do! xxxLyn and Tom, Royal Sutton Coldfield - 5th September 2016
Thanks, had a wonderful time. A great base to explore central Wales & Cambrian Coast. Felt we were really part of nature & had a good sense of rural Wales. Thanks to Peter for all the useful advice and help during our stay!Franks Family, Weybridge - 25th August 2016
Beautiful, relaxing weekend away. Bring waterproofs for all the rain! And make sure you get outside and enjoy the surrounding villages/forests.David from Australia - 17th July 2016
A fabulous long week-end in the log cabin with lovely weather. Thanks to Peter & his advices to visit the area, Aberdyfi was fantastic.Demory. Thoumelin and Lombardi Family, Cambridge, Kent - 30th May 2016
Very nice stay, Peter was lovely and gave us some advice about things to do around. Aberdyfi was a lovely beach to visit and we had a nice 4 hour walk from the log cabin, hiking on top of the hills giving fantastic views.Friends from Cambridge - 30th May 2016
Powerful and inspiring surroundings. Quiet, tastefully furnished interior. Not overdecorated! Beautiful views from house, even when too wet to go out. Lots of great walks and drives. Surrounding area stunning. Good place for writing... very versatile base for many different needs. Great that property owners are so committed to renewable energy. We enjoyed visiting the local and good antique shops. People were very friendly.Grace Price-Evans - 28th December 2015
Fantastic get away from it all place to stay -
Views are simply stunning as are the forest walks. Crab fishing in Aberdovey for the children was fantastic.Janette and Family - 28th July 2015
It is a beautiful property surrounded by hills, woods and rivers. The owners were very helpful and Llanidloes is a lovely local townGaby from Bracknell - 27th August 2014
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