Rhyd y Gorlan

Machynlleth, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

  • 5 Star
  • Spacious 5 star Holiday Cottage for 7 near Machynlleth. Perfect retreat with games room, countryside tranquility, walks from the doorstep, village pub & much more

You can book this property from:

  • £624 per week
  • £89 per night
  • 5 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 double beds
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 18 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Games room
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Spacious 5 star holiday cottage with games room in Mid Wales. Rhyd y Gorlan holiday cottage is surrounded by countryside tranquility and invites you to put your feet up in style. Recharge, enjoy a game of pool, experience scenic walks from the doorstep, mountain biking and a range of local attractions. Traditional village pub, as well as an excellent shop and cafe within a mile.

Only 7 miles from Machynlleth (the Ancient Capital of Wales), this semi-detached cottage is within the designated UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere and offers a beautiful base to explore Mid Wales, southern Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay. If you wish to invite more family or friends to join you for your holiday, there is also another 5 star cottage for 5 next door.

Ground Floor

Rhyd y Gorlan 5 star holiday cottage is converted from an 18th century stone barn and retains many original features. The ground floor is tiled in slate and has a beautiful, fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, fridge and freezer, oven, microwave and cafetière. Spacious dining area with a large table and 7 comfortable chairs.

The next room is a luxurious lounge with two large leather sofas, chairs and Sky TV (freeview). Large French doors and windows overlook a terrace area, surrounded by tranquil countryside.

Separate games room with a full sized pool table, Sky TV (freeview) and DVD player.

Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a large storage room (includes WC and wash basin) to store bikes, outdoor equipment and clothing.


This 5 star holiday cottage has 3 spacious bedrooms:

Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom. Beautiful and cosy with an en-suite shower room, inviting double bed and a feature stone wall.

Bedroom 2 is also very spacious and contains a double bed, antique style furniture and two windows to make the most of the beautiful views.

Bedroom 3 is a large family bedroom with a super-king and single bed and a stylish chaise longue. The beds can also be arranged as 3 single beds on request.

Large, stylish family bathroom with shower over bath, wash basin, toilet and a heated towel rail.


Decking area with garden furniture outside the French windows, overlooking the tranquil landscape. Here you can relax to the sound of a little stream passing by below, enchanted by the chatter of birds harmonizing all day long.

Play area for children in front of the patio. Parents can relax in the lounge or on the decking outside and still keep an eye on the children while they play.

Large lawn area with seating behind the cottage - a great place to relax and enjoy the views.

Additional Information

  • Welcome pack on arrival includes tea, coffee, sugar, milk, home-made cakes and biscuits.
  • Bed linen and towels provided.
  • Iron & ironing board available.
  • Electricity & oil central heating included.
  • High chair, travel cot and stair gate available on request. Please bring your own bed linen for the cot.
  • Wi-fi available.
  • If you wish, we can also book a table in advance for you at one of the recommended local restaurants. Let us know when and what kind of food and setting you require and we will do the rest.
  • The following items are also provided at the cottage for your stay… Kitchen: salt and pepper, kitchen roll, washing up liquid/dishwasher tabs, new dishcloths and scourers, tin foil and cling film. Bathroom: liquid hand soap and 2 toilet rolls per toilet. General cleaning products: bleach, shower cleaner, anti bacterial spray etc.
  • No smoking inside and no pets.
  • Detached Recording Studio on site with discounted rates available for Rhyd y Gorlan guests - further details available on request.


Excellent host. Brilliant communication. Tried to think of everything Superb welcome basket

Mrs D,

Such a beautiful cottage set away from everything so you really feel serenity. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. We did not want to leave! I am very confident we will be back in the future. Thank you for everything!

Mr G,

A warm welcome by the owner, the house was very well equipped. Great play area for the kids. Lovely touch on a the Welcome basket, the games room also a bonus,

Mrs H,

This house is in a truly wonderful location . It is spotlessly clean with everything needed. The owner is so friendly but not intrusive and provides a very generous welcome pack with so many treats. This was our second visit and we look forward to returning.

Ms J,

Beautiful peaceful place to stay. Lovely, friendly owners.

Mrs G,


This semi-detached 5 star holiday cottage is located 1 mile above Cemaes village which has its own traditional pub. 7 miles from Machynlleth (the Ancient Capital of Wales) it offers a great base to explore Mid Wales, southern Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay. Nearest shop and post offices is 2 miles away, nearest garage 5 miles and many highly recommended restaurants nearby.

Set on a working sheep farm and surrounded by nature, you can enjoy far-reaching views across Dyfi Valley to Cadair Idris from Rhyd y Gorlan farm holiday cottage. Enjoy scenic walks from the doorstep, a range of golf courses and cycle paths including the world renowned mountain biking centre in Coed y Brenin near Dolgellau.

Near the golden sandy beaches of Aberdyfi and Ynys Las, the glorious sights of the Snowdonia Mountains as well as many local attractions such as Centre for Alternative Technology, Historical Castles, Ynys Hir Nature Reserve, King Arthur’s Labyrinth and Corris Craft Centre.


Glyndwr's Way is a long distance footpath in Mid Wales that was granted National Trail status in the year 2000. Maps and guides can be obtained at the Tourist Information Centre in Machynlleth. 0 miles (can be joined from the doorstep).

Dyfi Valley Way follows the River Dyfi from the estuary in Aberdyfi to the source at the summit of Aran Fawddwy and back down along the south side of the river via Machynlleth and down to Borth. Maps and guides can be obtained at the Tourist Information Centre in Machynlleth. Join path 1 mile from cottage.

The Mawddach Trail - Suitable for all ages – walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. 16 miles

Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages. 18 miles from cottage

Cadair Idris (Snowdonia mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (16 miles), Minffordd (16 miles) and Abergynolwyn (20 miles).


Dyfi Mountain Biking – All routes start from Machynlleth. 7 miles

The Mawddach Trail – As mentioned above

Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages - bike hire available on site. 22 miles

Lake Vyrnwy – 12 mile circuit around the scenic Lake Vyrnwy. Suitable for the whole family. 23 miles


River Dyfi offers excellent fishing and is famous for its brown trout, salmon and sea trout. The river flows 0.5 miles away and licence can be purchased at the local post office, 2 miles.


Machynlleth Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 7 miles

Aberdyfi Golf Club - 18 hole golf course. 18 miles


Aberdyfi – Long sandy beach on the northern side of the Dyfi Estuary. Lovely seaside resort with plenty of cafes, shops and restaurants. 18 miles

Ynyslas – Lovely beach on the southern side of the Dyfi Estuary, backed by Sand Dunes. Cafe and parking on the beach. 20 miles

Water sports

Watersports in Aberdyfi includes sailing, sail boarding, rowing, canoeing, fishing and boat trips. 18 miles

Clywedog Sailing Club - 6 mile lake, open to all types of non powered watercraft from canoes and sailboards to dinghies, cruisers and keelboats. 17 miles

Lake Vyrnwy – Canoeing, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing - suitable for the whole family. 23 miles.

Horse riding

Bwlchgwyn Farm Pony Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 24 miles