Yr Hen Stablau is a comfortable self-catering holiday cottage in the south of Snowdonia National Park, near Machynlleth overlooking the Dyfi Valley. 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6. 3 Nights minimum stay
Yr Hen Stablau
The stables conversion was designed to preserve the building as much as possible, use original stone and timbers, and make the building energy efficient. Features: heating by LPG gas and solar energy, draught lobby, porch with glazing, double glazing of all windows, thick insulation and draught sealing, low solvent organic paint on all walls, underfloor heating, 92% efficient boiler, Passive ventilation, woodburning stove & on site logs. Snowdonia Sustainable Self-Catering Award 2008 & Green Tourism Business GOLD award 2016.
Cyclists and Walkers Welcome, space under cover for six bicycles, drying space, outside tap, maps
Ground floor: sitting room with french windows on to slate terrace and woodland view; kitchen/dining room with high ceiling, original beams and farmland view, modern fittings; pantry; double or twin bedroom; shower room/WC; hall; lobby.
The ground floor of Yr Hen Stablau is fully wheelchair accessible, including bedroom, shower room and toilet, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, hall and access to terraces front and back. Mobile hoist. All door handles disability friendly, and colour scheme planned for good visibility. Front door entrance level with the road.
First floor: two twin bedrooms with original beams; landing; WC. Cot available on request
Elec, gas & CH included; woodstove, one load logs incl; radio & digital TV; DVD player; free wifi; washing machine/dryer; microwave; fridge; freezer; spring water supply UV filtered; organic cotton bedlinen provided. Smoking outside. Pets welcome but dogs must be kept away from sheep in neighbouring farms. Ample parking. Shops 1 mile
Visitors have access to hillside garden to see wild flowers, stream, oak woods, lake, birds and panorama of Dyfi estuary. The garden is best in April-May with a stunning display of rhododendrons and azaleas. There are many other unusual shrubs and trees including pieris, tulip tree, redwood and eucryphia.
The Dyfi valley is criss-crossed by Lon Las Cymru, route 8 of the National Cycle Trail. The trail, which is a Sustrans project, runs for about 400 kilometres, which is the distance from Cardiff to Holyhead, but there are alternative routes so that you can do round trips, day trips, etc.
There are excellent resources, accommodation and rides - on and off-road - in the valley. Loisin Lush shop in Machynlleth provide maps for the Mach1, Mach2 and Mach3 off-road routes. Dolgellau Cycles for shop, repairs and hire: The Old Furnace, Smithfield Street, Dolgellau LL40 1DF, +44 (0)1341 423332 Email email@example.com
Local Attractions include:
Walking - Cadair Idris, Darren Hendre, Llyn Barfog
Machynlleth (1 mile) – unspoilt market town with independent shops, swimming pool, Tabernacl arts centre, Owain Glyndwr Centre, pubs and restaurants
Centre for Alternative Technology (3 miles) - displays on renewable energy and sustainable living
Seaside - Aberdyfi (8 miles) with 5 miles of sandy beach, Yacht Club, watersports
Children’s activities - Talyllyn Steam Railway, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, DyfiActive activity days
Birdwatching - Ynyshir nature reserve (6 miles), Red Kite Safaris (book in advance)
Golf: Aberdyfi, Harlech (top championship courses in N Wales), Borth, Machynlleth.
Fishing - book in advance through New Dyfi Fishing Association
Machynlleth Festival - in August with art & music.
From around £275.00
- Children Welcome
- Dogs Welcome
- Secure Bike Lockup
- Bike Washing
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