Totally unique, completely inspiring and the ultimate hideaway. The Welsh name 'Ty ar y Mynydd' literally translates to 'House on the Mountain'. If you're looking for a tranquil, scenic setting away from it all, this beautiful and remote holiday cottage offers the perfect retreat in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains in Mid Wales. Hospitality Award Winner in the 2017 'The Best Aber Welcome'.
This immaculately refurbished property boasts expansive mountain views from all windows, and on approaching the cottage, ‘Pumlumon’ - the highest peak in the Cambrian Mountain range - will come into view. With no other house in sight, a holiday at Ty ar y Mynydd is a truly liberating experience where you can enjoy what is probably the biggest garden in Wales! Only 8 miles from the village of Tal-y-bont with its shop, pub and restaurant, yet a whole world away from the mad rush of modern life. If required, the owner can also provide a 4x4 vehicle for access.
Open-plan living room with wood-burning stove, leather sofas, freesat TV, DVD player and radio/CD. Dining area with mountain views, leading to a small porch / sitting area at the front of the house which overlooks amazing mountain views.
Fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, oven and microwave, fridge freezer and washing machine.
Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and wash basin.
Bedroom 1 - double bed, wall mounted TV and expansive views.
Bedroom 2 - twin beds, TV and the same view as the double bedroom.
Bunk bedroom, also with a TV and mountain views.
Shower room with toilet, heated towel rail and wash basin.
Enclosed patio, terrace, BBQ set and garden furniture surrounded by 360 views of natural, unspoilt uplands.? Bring your binoculars for birdwatching and big mountain views and enjoy the complete tranquillity all around. With no light pollution, this is also the perfect place for stargazing.
- Please note: Lakes and rivers in grounds. The access road to the property is suitable for high clearance vehicles or 4x4s. For families and couples only, the owner can provide use of a 4x4 vehicle on request at a nominal charge, for access to and from the property if this facility is required.
- Welcome pack on arrival
- Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided
- Electricity (solar panels), gas and full gas central heating included
- Wood-burning stove - fuel included
- Travel cot and high chair provided on request
- Wi-fi available
- 1 pet free of charge
- No smoking inside
- Plenty of parking space
- Storage space for bikes etc
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
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bath/shower rooms
- 1 Pet 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
- Enclosed garden/courtyard
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 8 miles away
- Coast: 15 miles away
- Nearest pub: 8 miles away
All about location - this detached stone cottage offers a completely unique and unforgettable experience for families and couples. Set in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains in Mid Wales, it is also within the Dyfi Biosphere, the only registered UNESCO area in Wales. As remote as a remote holiday cottage can be, Ty ar y Mynydd is splendid isolation personified. Approached via a scenic, well-surfaced gravel track, with a ford crossing included along the way, this is a true adventure from beginning to end. A 4x4 vehicle can be provided by the owner if required.
Built in 1886 and once used by shepherds, it became inaccessible in the 1950s due to a hydro-electric dam being built at Nant y Moch. It then stood abandoned and isolated for many years until an 8 mile road was made to connect it to the village of Tal-y-bont where you will find a shop, pub and restaurant. The present owners purchased the land and cottage in the 1980s and it was used merely to store sheep food until its complete renovation in 2011 and then two years later it was transformed into the uniquely positioned and beautiful holiday home it is today.
On your approach to the cottage, ‘Pumlumon’ - the highest peak in the Cambrian Mountain range - will come into full view with its 760 square mile vastness of heather, forest, shimmering lakes and sourcing the mighty Severn and Wye rivers. This high country of compelling emptiness defies civilisation - a haven for ramblers, mountain bikers and bird watchers alike.
If you can drag yourself away from the tranquillity of this remote holiday cottage, there is a spectacular mountain road that's worth exploring, over to Nant-y-moch reservoir and on to Ponterwyd and Devil's Bridge. The coastal towns of Aberystwyth and Aberaeron, as well as the market town of Machynlleth (the ancient capital of Wales) are well worth a visit during your stay. The nearet town, Aberystwyth is a bustling university town - home to the National Library of Wales, a Castle and the largest Arts Centre in Wales. There is also a Narrow Gauge Railway from the town to Devils Bridge with its famous Waterfalls and many lovely walks. Other things to do and see in the area include the Ynys Hir Nature Reserve and Sand dunes, the beach and Animalarium at Borth, golfing and fishing.
Beautiful beaches within 15 miles at Borth and Ynys Las, with the popular seaside town of Aberystwyth 16 miles away.
- Plenty of mountain walks from your doorstep.
- There are also Guided Walks available in the Cambrian Mountains of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, provided by www.twmstreks.com. Twm’s Treks is a local guided walking service providing full or half day walks in the Cambrian Mountains. Run by experienced guide Dafydd Wyn Morgan, who has been walking the Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire hills since he was 7 years old, he knows the area like the back of his hand and is full of extra information that will enhance your stay in Wales.
- Join the coastal path at Borth - 14 miles.
- The mountains around you are perfect for cycling and there is storage for bikes at the cottage.
- Dyfi Mountain Biking - all routes start from Machynlleth. 19 miles
- Nant yr Arian Mountain Biking Centre - one of the premier Mountain Biking centres in Wales. 22 miles
R.S.P.B. at Ynyshir, Dyfi Osprey Project, Red Kite Feeding Centre at Nant yr Arian.
Within 15 miles of Borth Golf Club and 17 miles to Aberystwyth Golf Club.
The owner arranges to meet you and guide you to the property when you first arrive. He also gives clear details on how to use the off-grid power and water supplies. We cannot commend Evan highly enough for his kindness and care, particularly when our vehicle broke down, which could have been a disaster.Mr Alan Wilkins - 28th July 2018
Heaven!! As with all Evan's cottages, it's perfect. The views are stunning.
The children and the dog have enjoyed so much freedom. There have been tears about leaving. Love it!The Masters Family, West Midlands - 4th June 2017
Location, Location, Location!! A wonderful restful holiday. We'll be back. Thank you very much.Janet & Don Greig - Burton in Wirral - 6th May 2017
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