Ysgubor Tanllan

Machynlleth, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

  • 5 Star
  • Special Offer10% off holidays starting on or before 16th July 2022 in our Early Summer Sale

You can book this property from:

  • £737 per week
  • £105 per night
  • 5 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


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

How far to ...?

  • Beach 17 miles
  • Pub 3.5 miles
  • Shop 7 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views
  • No mobile signal

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


From the games room to a spacious living area with far-reaching views, a woodburner and underfloor heating, you will immediately feel at home at this stylish cottage in the Dyfi Valley. Surrounded by blissfully quiet Mid Wales countryside and with plenty to do and see within a short distance, this is an ideal venue to get away from it all and to recharge the batteries.

Newly renovated from a traditional Welsh barn, Ysgubor Tanllan is one of two 5 star cottages on site. If you wish to bring a larger group, both cottages can also be combined to form one large cottage (Llety Tanllan) for up to 10 guests.

Ground Floor

A spacious, open plan living area welcomes you to Ysgubor Tanllan. Oak beams and slate floors lend a cosy and rustic feel to the whole ground floor.

Fully equipped handbuilt, bespoke Welsh oak kitchen includes a slate worktop and ceramic sink, electric range hob and oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. The dining table is perfectly placed in front of a large window that frames the breath-taking views over the valley towards Cambrian Mountains on the horizon.

The spacious lounge area features a wood burning stove, TV and DVD player and extends to the adjoining sun room with additional seating to relax and enjoy the stunning countryside views.

Downstairs WC / Boot-room - Toilet and sink.


Bedroom 1 - Beautiful ensuite bedroom with a king size bed and lovely doors overlooking the sunroom and landing - a quirky reminder of the building's previous life as a barn and hayloft. All openings have been made safe for small children with rails or guards. Spacious en-suite with large shower, underfloor heating, heated towel rail, toilet and basin.

Bedroom 2 - Inviting king size bed and chair, with stone walls, high ceilings and original beams also a feature in this room.

Bedroom 3 - Bunk beds, feature stone wall and far-reaching views over the valley.

Bathroom - Stylish bathroom with a powerful shower above the bath, heated towel rail, WC, wash basin and underfloor heating.


Adjoining Games Room - Pool table, docking station, books and games. Accessed from the outside, this room is shared with the one other holiday cottage for 4 on site.

The enclosed patio area runs along the front of the property and overlooks gorgeous expansive views across the valley and the Cambrian Mountain range without a road or car in sight. A central porch area separates the patio area from the other holiday cottage, providing a private corner for each cottage at either side. Garden furniture and charcoal BBQ provided.

There is also a further enclosed garden with play area next to the property.

Additional Information

  • Welcome pack includes tea and coffee, sugar and milk, and a selection of local Welsh produce. 
  • Central heating and electricity included. Renewable central heating from ground source heat pump, also used to heat water.
  • Starter pack of logs for the wood burners provided. Additional logs can also be purchased from the owners for £4 per bag.
  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided
  • Hairdryer provided
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair gate available on request. Please bring your own cot linen. Fire guard also provided for the wood burning stove.
  • WiFi available
  • Signal for some mobile networks outside the cottage.
  • No pets or smoking inside the cottage.
  • Kitchen provisions: salt and pepper, kitchen roll, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, dishcloths, tin foil and cling film.
  • Bathroom provisions: liquid hand soap and 2 toilet rolls per bathroom.
  • Small supermarkets and weekly street market in Machynlleth and home deliveries from Asda or Tesco.
  • Plenty of off road parking in the yard to the side of the barn.

To Summarise - a word from the owners...

The local area has so much to offer and you can have some amazing day trips, but we really love life in our little patch of Mid Wales and feel that you can have the most memorable adventures right here where the pace of life slows down and you feel at one with nature. Climb a hill, watch the sunrise or sunset, build a den, dam a brook, listen to the birds singing, play pooh stick on the little bridge down the lane, read a book in the open air, fill a sketchbook with drawings and paintings, the list goes on.


Absolutely beautiful, even nicer than the pictures on the website. The views from the property were stunning and perfect for a relaxing weekend away.

Mrs F,

This place is a complete gem! The owners are so very helpful and friendly. The accommodation is spotless, beds are incredibly comfortable and every need is catered for in the kitchen. The views are stunning. We really enjoyed playing pool in the pool room and going on some great bike rides together. Aberdovey beach is only about 40 mins away and well worth a visit too. We can't wait to go back!

Mrs M,


Part of an amazing barn conversion, Ysgubor Tanllan offers complete serenity in a beautiful countryside location. Lovingly restored and renovated by its owners, National Trust Ranger and Art teacher, Rhodri and Elinor, who will be sure to give you a warm Welsh welcome. Ysgubor Tanllan is located in one part of the conversion, with a games room next door and an equally stunning cottage for 4 at the other end of the barn. Enjoy the truly breath-taking views and red kites from your window, or explore Glyndwr’s Way just half a mile from the doorstep.

Surrounded by fields and organic farmland, it is also easily accessible, just 2 miles off the A470. The vibrant market town of Machynlleth (7 miles), also known as the Ancient Capital of Wales, provides an array of independent shops, lovely cafes and restaurants. It is also home to the oldest street market in Britain every Wednesday. Snowdonia National Park in less than 15 minutes away with its range of adventures, whilst the beautiful beach at Aberdyfi is well worth a visit.

Amongst the best places to eat in the area are Number Twenty One Bistro and Wynnstay Hotel in Machynlleth, Brigands Inn in Mallwyd (9 miles), Glan yr Afon in Pennal and for traditional pub food, Llew Coch in Dinas Mawddwy (both 11 miles). For take-away, Hennighans' Fish & Chip Shop of the Year is recommended, as well as Penrhos Arms. For fine dining, Ynyshir Hall (13 miles) boasts a Michelin Star and 5 AA Rosettes, as well as appearing at no. 12 in the Good Food Guide 2017/18 and no. 15 in Harden's Best UK Restaurants 2017/2018. The nearest good pub can be found in Glantwymyn (3.5 miles), called Dyfi Valley Hotel.

Talyllyn narrow gauge railway offers a great day out, as does the Centre for Alternative Technology, a range of legendary castles (such as Castell y Bere and Harlech), Ynys Hir Nature Reserve and Dyfi Osprey Project, King Arthur’s Labyrinth and Corris Craft Centre. Also highly recommended is Coed y Brenin's mountain biking centre and a trip to Aberystywth (home to the National Library of Wales, the largest Arts Centre in Wales etc). On the way home, treat yourself to a fine meal and a film at Libanus 1877 (Boutique cinema and restaurant) in Borth.


Glyndwr's Way - a 135 mile (217 Km) National Trail meandering through the open moorland, rolling farmland, woodland and forest of mid-Wales. 0.5 miles.

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 3.5 miles from cottage.

Cadair Idris (Snowdonia mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Minffordd (15.5 miles), Abergynolwyn (18 miles) and Dolgellau (20 miles).

The Mawddach Trail - Level, scenic route from Dolgellau to Barmouth. Suitable for all ages – walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. 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. 28 miles


Aberdyfi – Long sandy beach on the northern side of the Dyfi Estuary. Lovely seaside resort with plenty of cafes, shops and restaurants. 17 miles

Ynyslas – Lovely beach on the southern side of the Dyfi Estuary, backed by Sand Dunes. Cafe and parking on the beach. 19 miles


River Dyfi offers excellent fishing and is famous for its brown trout, salmon and sea trout. The river flows 3.5 miles away and licence can be purchased at the local post office in the same location.


Machynlleth Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 7 miles

Aberdyfi Golf Club - 18 hole golf course. 17 miles

Water sports

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

Watersports in Aberdyfi includes sailing, sail boarding, rowing, canoeing, fishing and boat trips. 17 miles