Foel Fach

Machynlleth, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Escape the crowds with secluded cottage holidays and far-reaching countryside views in Mid Wales. This is the perfect place to chill out and recharge the batteries.

You can book this property from:

  • £652 per week
  • £93 per night
  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


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

How far to ...?

  • Beach 25 miles
  • Pub 3 miles
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am
  • When booking, please note the ages of any children in your party.


Enjoy the complete privacy and far reaching countryside views from this detached Mid Wales retreat. For secluded cottage holidays where you can escape the hustle and bustle of every day life, this is the perfect setting. A great, central base to explore Mid Wales and beyond, with the A470 (the main route that connects North and South Wales) being just over a mile away. However, with your own coffee machine, two woodburners, tranquility and breath-taking views all around, you might just choose to sit back, relax and do absolutely nothing.

Ground Floor

Lounge - a spacious room with underfloor heating and patio doors opening up to stunning countryside views, which also includes a kitchenette. Comfortable seating in front of an oak beamed inglenook with a welcoming woodburner, TV and DVD player. High ceiling and exposed stone walls - a lovely room to enjoy quality time with your partner, family or friends.

Kitchen and Dining Room - a large, oak beamed room with a Welsh slate floor. The dining table takes centre stage in front of another beautiful inglenook and woodburner, as well as a large picture window overlooking the valley. At the far end is a well equipped kitchen with a electric hob, electric oven, fridge and microwave.

Central utility room equipped with a washing machine and tumble dryer, drying rack, dishwasher and table top freezer.

Ground floor shower room with a double shower, WC, wash basin, shaver point and heated towel rail.


Master bedroom with a king size bed, luxurious bedding and beautiful countryside views. Large mirror, prints by a local artist - Ian Phillips, chair, bedside tables and lamps and built in wardrobes on the landing.

Double bedroom also with amazing views over the countryside. Chest of drawers with mirror above, prints by Ian Phillips, chair and bedside cabinets with lamps. Built in wardrobe on the landing.

Single bedroom with an oak framed bed, bedside cabinet, lamp and chair. This room also enjoys magnificent countryside views.

The upstairs bathroom includes a bath with shower above, WC and washbasin. Mirror with light and shaver point.


Lawn area and a large patio area with outdoor dining table, chairs and BBQ set. And, of course, a magnificent view. Secluded cottage holidays don't come any better than this.

*Please bring your own charcoal for the BBQ.

Additional Information

  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided
  • 3 hairdryers provided
  • Heating and electricity included
  • First basket of logs provided for free. Additional logs also available at £4 per basket load
  • Wifi available
  • Complimentary tea and coffee, including sugar, milk, homemade cake and eggs on arrival. Let us know if you're celebrating a special occasion and we will also include an extra surprise
  • Travel Cot and high chair available on request. Please bring your own mattress and cot linen for the travel cot
  • Iron and ironing board provided
  • Phone in the house that can receive incoming calls. Number provided with booking confirmation details
  • Please note the age of any children in your party at the time of booking
  • Strictly no pets or smoking
  • Plenty of parking space
  • A council maintained tarmac road most of the way to the cottage, thereafter it is a very well maintained hard level road with no potholes
  • Tesco delivery available


Thank you so much once again for a fantastic stay. We really do not want to go home, the peace and quiet is absolutely wonderful. This is our second visit and looking back to our last comments there is nothing else to say but it's such a fantastic place to come to and totally relax. We will definitely be back again soon. The extra work you have put in i.e the pergola has just added to its charm. Thank you so much again for making us so welcome

Past Customer,

Thank you for letting us stay at your amazing cottage. We had an amazing time, and enjoyed the surroundings very much. We are so glad we chose to stay at your place. Foel Fach was absolutely stunning and very clean. The walks in the evening to the woods were definitely something special. We hope to come back and spend some quality time at your lovely place. Regards, Solmaz and Amir.

Past Customer,

Your cottage is a little piece of paradise and leaving is going to be very hard. As all your previous guests have said we can't fault the cottage and don't have words to describe the superb setting. We've felt surrounded by nature, watching the swallows feed their babies in the nest in the eaves, seeing the young wagtails playing on the terrace, fish jumping in the river Dyfi, ospreys nesting in the Dyfi valley, I could go on. Thanks for the evening chats and encouraging our dream of a small holding. Perhaps we might be neighbours one day. Thank you

Past Customer,

"Thank you very much for the stay. The cottage was spotless, the welcome warm and the cakes delicious. The views were stunning. We had so many wonderful days sitting out on the patio and under the pergola on a few damp days. After the trials and tribulations of the last 18 months this holiday has been definitely good for the soul."

Past Customer,

It seems that all the available positive superlatives have been used by previous reviewers to describe this cottage and its environs, and it is indeed certainly worthy of the bestowed adjulations. Our thanks to our hosts for a great welcome, and for their hard work in keeping the cottage, and gardens, at their very best.

Past Customer,

Thank you for a lovely cottage. We very much enjoyed our break. The walk up to the source of the River Severn and Wye and around Llyn Clywedog were stunning. Great days out in the sun to Aberdovey, Ynyslas and Aberystwyth. White water rafting at Bala lake was amazing. Thank you, we will be back.

Past Customer,

Very many thanks for your brilliant hospitality in this very special home. We have enjoyed walkes, on Glyndwr's way and at Lake Vyrnwy but most of all have relished the solitude around the house. With every thanks

Past Customer,

Of all the places we have stayed all over Wales this by far is number one. A wonderful place, inside and out. We feel incredibly sad to be leaving Foel Fach. This is our 4th visit and it feels like home. A 5* cottage in every way. Definitely the best in Wales. We hope to return before too long

Past Customer,

Thank you so much for letting us holiday in your beautiful cottage. It has only been 4 nights but feels like a fortnight. We are so relaxed and chilled out ready for the next phase of covid. The cottage is so welcoming and comfortable and lovely and 'cwtchy' when it goes dark. You have thought of everything and all the touches were very thoughtful. We have had some good walks all around the cottage. Thank you for a wonderful few days, we will definitely be back

Past Customer,

Thank you so much for everything. We have loved every minute of our stay. It has been absolutely perfect. The cottage is so cosy and comfortable to stay in and all the personal touches made us feel right at home. This stay at Foel Fach has certainly been the highlight of the year. Thank you a million times more! We will definitely be back.

Past Customer,

We have really enjoyed our stay. It is a perfect cottage with amazing views. We wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you for the very warm welcome, the cottage was very clean. Beautiful garden, fresh eggs and very comfortable beds. This cottage is perfect to get away from busy life and it is also quiet and magical. All the family really enjoyed the stay and we hope to return again

Past Customer,

Foel Fach fulfilled all our expectations and more. We have good views at home but the views from Foel Fach are absolutely stunning. We went to Corris craft centre, the beach at Ynys Las, Aberdyfi and on many good walks. Had a good lunch at Cross Fox's, stunning journey there. Thank you for our "goodies " and our stay. We look forward to staying again.

Mrs Laraine C,

We've had a wonderful and relaxing week at Foel Fach. The views at the front of the cottage were perhaps the best we've had out of all our Welsh cottage holidays. We enjoyed some nearby walks, including Hafren Forest and the Aberdyfi circular walk . The circular walk from the cottage itself (with instructions provided) was well worth it too. Thank you for providing such a comfortable and well equipped cottage in such a stunning location

Mrs Michelle F,

Amazing all round experience. A beautiful cottage and splendid views. You have both been brilliant from the moment we booked. We enjoyed the birds and sheep and the Bara Brith. Both kids really took in everything. The best holiday

Past Customer,

Had a fanfastic time at Foel Fach. The location is alluring and everything within the house is of a high standard. We visited Dolforwyn Castle, Hafren Forest and the waterfalls at Dylife. We also climbed to the top of Cader Idris, and enjoyed nights in in front of the fire. We truly loved the Welsh touches around the cottage.

Past Customer,

This was a perfect spot to come after months being stuck at home. The cottage is lovely, the location and the views are stunning. Our boys loved roaming around exploring everywhere. We also enjoyed getting out and about to Lake Vyrnwy, Hafren Forest and the dunes at Ynyslas. We had a lovely roast dinner at the Riverside in Pennal. Thanks for the helpful advice, as well as the Bara Brith. Just a shame we couldn't chat much in person.

Past Customer,

We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay at beautiful Foel Fach. The perfect spot to get away and relax with fabulous views. Thank you for the warm welcome, the spotlessly clean cottage, and the delicious Bara Brith on arrival. Walks around the farm and to Hafren Forest were great. Loved the log fire too.

Past Customer,

Thank you so much for having us at your beautiful cottage, Foel Fach. We truly had a wonderful time. The boys loved being amongst so much nature and we were astounded by the gorgeous views that greeted us each morning from the terrace.. Powys is truly home to a little pocket of paradise and we all fell in love with different parts of it. Each of us came away with a treasured memory especially after being cooped up in London for the past 6 months

Mrs Heidi B,

A beautiful cottage with stunning views. We enjoyed watching the sheep roaming in the fields and quiet evenings spent listening to the owls. Certainly the prettiest views in our longish lives (age 74 & 79) that myself and husband have enjoyed. All cottage facilities were all thought out and delightfully quirky. Pure delight. Many Thanks William & Harriet ( Rural Somerset)

Mrs Harriett W


Beautiful and detached, this Mid Wales retreat offer complete privacy and amazing countryside views. With all the benefits for secluded cottage holidays, Foel Fach also enjoys good access and is only 1.1 mile from the A470, which is the main route connecting North and South Wales. The surrounding farm land is owned by the cottage owners who live on the farm, less than half a mile down the lane from your cottage.

Central to the villages of Llanbrynmair (3 miles) and the “Laura Ashley” village of Carno (3 miles), both with good amenities. Llanbrynmair offers a shop, pub, playground and an unique visitor centre called Machinations that's home to the only permanent exhibition of contemporary Automata (mechanical moving models) in the UK. It also has a cafe, soft play area, rabbit village, gift and toy shop. In the other direction, Carno offers a good local shop, post office and pub which is also recommended for its food. Also recommended is the Penrhos Arms in Cemaes (9 miles), Wynnstay and Bistro Number 21 in Machynlleth (13 miles).

The slightly bigger village of Caersws is also within 10 miles where you will find a wide range of amenities from shops to pubs, a chip shop, garage and railway station with connections across Wales and beyond. The charming market towns of Machynlleth (13 miles), Newtown (16 miles) and Llanidloes (17 miles) offer many unique and independent shops, good country markets, cafes etc. Newtown also has a good local theatre and traditional cinema.

Popular attractions in the area include the red kites, Hafren Forest, Clywedog Reservoir and Dam, Snowdonia National Park (13 miles), the largest wind farm in Europe and the Centre for Alternative Technology (14 miles). Amongst popular activities in the Area are the Forest Experience Rally School in Carno and within a few miles there is pony trekking, quad trekking, golf, cycling, clay pigeon shooting, narrow gauge railways, bird watching, walking, sailing and fishing. Lovely beaches within easy reach at Aberdyfi and Borth (about 40 minutes).


  • Beautiful walks around the farmland - from the doorstep.
  • Glyndwr's Way is a long distance footpath in Mid Wales that was granted National Trail status in the year 2000. 2 miles from the cottage.
  • Aran Fawddwy (18 miles) and Cadair Idris (24 miles) are the two nearest Snowdonia mountains if you wish to aim high.


  • River Twymyn: £10 a day. Permits available in Llanbrynmair (01650 521385). 3 miles
  • Llyn Clywedog (Lake) near Staylittle: £16 a day. Permits from Reeds Garage in Machynlleth / Newsagents next door to Spar in Llanidloes / Fishing Equipment Shop in Newtown. 13 miles to the lake


  • Maesmawr Golf Course - 9 hole golf course and 16 bay driving range. 11 miles
  • Machynlleth Golf Course – 9 hole golf course. 13 miles


  • Dyfi Mountain Biking – All routes start from Machynlleth. 13 miles
  • Hafren Forest Trail – Various routes suitable for cyclists just outside the town of Llanidloes. 17 miles


  • Clywedog Sailing Club - 6 mile lake, open to all types of non powered watercraft from canoes and sailboards to dinghies, cruisers and keelboats. 15.5 miles.