Special Offers: A 10% discount is available for returning guests at Bryn Aere Bach - please call us for details
This beautiful Welsh country cottage offers superb panoramic views over Mid Wales countryside. It provides the perfect setting for anyone wishing to switch off and enjoy complete relaxation in private, peaceful surroundings. It also offers the benefit of being very central and within a short distance of many amenities and attractions, including a visitor centre and café, pub, shop and playground one mile away in the village of Llanbrynmair.
Spacious, open plan living area with high ceilings and large picture windows creating a great sense of space.
The large living / dining area offers beautiful panoramic views down a five mile long valley. This is all complemented by underfloor heating, a welcoming wood stove (free logs), comfortable seating, TV/ DVD player with Blueray, CD player and radio. Assortment of board / card games also provided.
Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, eye level grill, four plate hob, microwave oven, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. All cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils are provided, along with generous storage space.
Large, inviting ground floor bedroom with a king size bed and cruck beam feature. Clock/radio and plenty of storage space.
The ground floor shower room is accessible via bedroom or passage off living room. Level entry walk in shower with wide door, handrail and a free-standing, sloped adjustable seat available. W.C. with handrail, washbasin, shaver point and heated towel rail also included.
The whole floor is accessible to wheelchair users.
Beautiful twin bedroom also furnished with a wardrobe, dressing table, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets.
The upstairs bathroom includes a heated towel rail, bath with shower above, W.C., bidet and washbasin with shaver point.
Large patio area with two sets of garden furniture and panoramic views for miles around. A lawn and grassed area also encircles this Welsh country cottage and is available as a play area. There is access to a small area of woodland / farm lane and access to all of the owner’s fields unless specified otherwise.
Nature Trail for young children. They can look for various 'wild animals' placed along the trail which leads to the old sheep fold with views of the Clegyr Valley.
This beautiful Welsh country cottage is also perfect for birdwatching. A bird feeder in front of the window is filled daily. It attracts many species of birds such as woodpeckers, nuthatches, goldfinches and robins. Various RSPB books and other nature books for children and adults in the property. Bring your binoculars as Red Kites and Buzzards often fly overhead with many skirmishes between them and the crows!
Lockable shed next door to the cottage – ideal to store cycles, outdoor clothing etc. Camping chairs for guests’ use can also be found in here, as well as a tumble dryer, bike pump, volley balls, outdoor badminton set and frisbees.
- 10% discount available for returning guests
- Bed linen and tea towels provided. Hairdryer and four beach towels also supplied.
- A generous supply of hand and bath towels provided, and extra supplied on request.
- Central heating, firewood and electricity included. There is a plentiful supply of free firewood. Underfloor heating downstairs, thermostatically controlled radiators upstairs.
- 1 extra single 'put-me-up' bed available on request
- Solar panels which reduce carbon footprint
- Many basic toiletries, washing powder, washing up liquid and toilet rolls are provided. The products used are eco-friendly - dishwasher tablets, dishwashing liquid, soap, toilet cleaners and laundry products. Eco friendly products are also used to clean the property.
- Cot, wooden high chair (harness not supplied), stair gate, changing mat and mattress side barrier for child supplied. *these need to be requested beforehand (please bring your own cot linen).
- EE Osprey limited internet connection (not suitable for streaming or online gaming).
- Barbecue and charcoal available.
- Sorry, no pets except working guide dogs.
- This Welsh country cottage also has adequate parking for many cars, within easy reach of the entrance (which has a ramp)
- The following items are also provided at the cottage: Spare bulbs, bin bags, firelighters and instruction leaflets for appliances, vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, first aid box and torch.
- Information files provided for guests at the cottage. This includes O.S. maps and guide books for walks, cycle rides in Mid and North Wales and sample menus from restaurants in the area
- This property has a £150 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Wales Cottage Holidays along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead
At a Glance
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bath/shower rooms
- No pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- Cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- No smoking
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 1 mile away
- Coast: 22 miles away
- Nearest pub: 1 mile away
This Welsh country cottage is a converted barn on the owner's 50 acre sheep farm and enjoys panoramic views of the beautiful Mid Wales countryside (and Red Kites flying above). Ideal for walkers with the Glyndwr Way National Trail going past near the farm and plenty of mountain biking centres, watersports etc available nearby. Its peaceful setting also offers a great, central base for exploring Mid and North Wales.
The village of Llanbrynmair (1 mile) has a small shop, pub, playground and Machinations visitor centre. This unique attraction offers a great day out and is 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.
The charming market towns of Machynlleth (12 miles) and Llanidloes (15.5 miles) offer many unique and independent shops, good country markets, cafes etc. The nearest beach at the beautiful coastal resort of Aberdyfi (22 miles) is also well worth a visit.
There are many highly recommended restaurants in the area, including Brigands in Mallwyd, Llew Coch (Dinas Mawddwy), Lion Hotel (Llandinam), Number 21 Bistro in Machynlleth, Glanyrafon in Pennal and Ynys Hir Hall in Eglwys Fach. Some of the other “must do’s” during your stay at this Welsh country cottage include a visit to the Centre for Alternative Technology, King Arthur's Labyrinth, The Osprey Project and Ynys Hir Nature Reserve. The Forest Experience Rally School in Carno will get the adrenalin going whilst Snowdonia National Park is just 12 miles away.
Glyndwr's Way is a long distance footpath in Mid Wales that was granted National Trail status in the year 2000. Near your Welsh country cottage – 0.5 miles
The Wales Coast Path can be accessed close to Machynlleth. 12 miles
If you’re tempted to take on the Snowdonia mountains, Aran Fawddwy (from Cwm Cywarch - 16 miles) and Cader Idris (from Dolgellau, 24 miles) are the two nearest peaks.
River Twymyn: £10 a day. Permits available in Llanbrynmair (01650 521385). 1 mile
Local lakes (fly only): £12 a day. Boat: £5. Permits available in Llanbrynmair (01650 521385). 1 mile
Llyn Clywedog (Lake) near Staylittle: £16 a day. Permits from the Post Office in Machynlleth / Newsagents next door to Spar in Llanidloes / Fishing Equipment Shop in Newtown. 10 miles to the lake
Clywedog Sailing Club - 6 mile lake, open to all types of non powered watercraft from canoes and sailboards to dinghies, cruisers and keelboats. 10 miles.
Dyfi Mountain Biking –All routes start from Machynlleth. 12 miles - Bike hire available at Dolgellau Cycles and Beics Brenin (Coed y Brenin).
Hafren Forest Trail – Various routes suitable for cyclists just outside the town of Llanidloes. 15 miles
2 other popular Mountain Biking Centres in the area are Coed y Brenin and Nant yr Arian.
Maesmawr Golf Course - 9 hole golf course and 16 bay driving range. 12 miles
Machynlleth Golf Course – 9 hole golf course. 12 miles
Mid Wales Shooting Centre, Trefeglwys (01686430654 /01686430732).Coaching available.
Excellent property in nice quiet location.Mr A Fox - 13th August 2018
One of the best properties I have ever stayed in for location and being well furnished and all possible items needed provided. Delightful hosts who were willing to go the extra mile. Stunning views over a beautiful part of the country.Pamela from Leeds - 20th July 2018
The cottage was faultless. It was in an amazing location. The hosts were lovely, and couldn't do enough to help! We will be returning! Mr Wayne Dosdale - 9th July 2018
It's a gem! Really lovely property, well maintained and warm welcome. Highly recommended and thanks for the 30 degrees wall to wall sunshine.Clare from Alstone - 2nd July 2018
Simply amazing!!! Really friendly owners and just superb accommodation and views to die for. Great week. Highly recommended. Mike from Hampshire - 9th April 2018
A fantastic cottage in beautiful surroundings. Our hosts had thought of all the little things like plenty of towels, firewood, enough toilet rolls and a really well equipped kitchen. It was great. Powis Castle is well worth a visit. Barmouth was great and the beach at Aberdyfi was great despite the weather. Would also recommend Ynys Hir if you like birds.S Hill - 29th October 2017
Perfect in every way. The best equipped, with fabulous views in a superb hideaway location. Total relaxation achieved. Recommendations: Cycling around Lake Vyrnwy, Mawddach Trail and Newton to Abermule.Mrs S Taylor - 22nd October 2017
A lovely peaceful setting with amazing views and fantastic birds. Great for a quiet peaceful holiday in the countryside.C Walsh - 7th October 2017
Very comfortable cottage with spectacular views. Friendly and helpful owners on site.
Machinations Centre and Centre for Alternative Technology nearby well worth a visit. Aberdyfi, a beautiful beach, a half hour drive away.Mubeen from London - 29th August 2017
Very relaxingCouple from Hereford - 8th August 2017
Came to Bryn Aere Bach as close to a sporting event my son was attending. The location was perfect with stunning views. It was a joy to watch the birds on the feeders every morning. The surrounding countryside was equally breathtaking. The owners could not have been more helpful and seemed to have thought of everything you would need for a short break or week away.
Machynlleth was a short drive and had plenty of places to eat. Mid Wales Shooting School in Trefeglwys was a great place to participate in some clay pigeon shooting.Susan from Hertfordshire - 31st July 2017
Great location, fantastic view, owners are very welcoming.Laurent from France - 25th July 2017
Everything was perfect,thank you. Relaxing, healthy, peaceful, quality accommodation with everything you needed for a truly comfortable stay. Best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in and we have been holidaying in UK and Europe for many years. I wish we had known about this cottage when our children were young - we would definitely recommend it for children, a great way to enjoy the outdoors if you live in an urban area.
Tips: Use the extensive literature provided in the cottage to plan your days, everything is at hand, up-to-date including maps, menus, visitor attractions and prices. We had an outdoor holiday walking, birdwatching and picnics.Margaret from Rutland - 4th June 2017
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