7 (all year)
Ty Gwyn is in an enviable spot with spectacular views of the beautiful Banwy Valley. The self-catering holiday cottage, whose name means White House in Welsh, could not be in a better place for anyone who wants to enjoy the finest walking, cycling and attractions of mid-Wales. There is space for five people to sleep in three bedrooms. Families and friends enjoy all of the comforts of home, a conservatory and lovingly tended extensive gardens to the front and rear that attract wild birds. There is no passing traffic to disturb the peace and serenity of the location on the edge of Foel village near Llangadfan in Powys.
Foel is a sleepy rural village in mid-Wales. However, you'd be mistaken if you thought that the lack of bustle meant there was nothing to do. This region sparkles with exciting attractions and sights, leaving you keen to return as often as possible. Walking is one of the most popular activities, whether you stroll through the village or navigate the paths around Lake Vyrnwy, ten miles from the cottage and a designated RSPB Nature Reserve. Stretch your legs around its 11-mile circumference or save yourself some walking and cycle. The towpath beside the Montgomery Canal is another scenic stretch, with other paths including the long-distance Offa's Dyke and the seven-mile Ann Griffiths Walk. Alternatively, spend a day at the coast and beaches like Barmouth, Aberystwyth, Benar and Harlech, which are between 40 and 60 minutes by car. Cyclists also enjoy the Mawddach Trail and mountain bike paths around Machynlleth.
Local attractions include Powis Castle in Welshpool, with picturesque gardens and views over the Severn. Browse the independent shops and visit the CAT (Centre for Alternative Technology) in the market town of Machynlleth. Don't worry if you can't wrap your tongue around all those consonants - most locals call it "Mach". Welsh is widely - and proudly - spoken as a first language in this part of Wales, adding another layer of pleasure with its wonderous lyricism. 28 miles away, Oswestry also has a good variety of independent businesses, pubs and restaurants. Railway buffs can book a seat on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, Vale of Rheidol Railway, and the Talyllyn Railway that goes from Cardigan Bay past Dolgoch Falls to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol.
Ty Gwyn welcomes guests all year round, many of whom return year after year to enjoy comfortable accommodation, beautiful views and a wealth of footpaths and cycling routes.
Mr & Mrs Campbell joined Independent Cottages in May 2022
Ty Gwyn is a detached holiday home in an elevated location above the village with spacious grounds and lovely views. Accommodation is entirely on one level.
Outside: A patio to the front and sloping lawn drop away to reveal incredible views over the village and Banwy Valley. Large secluded
garden to rear with a choice of seating areas to relax and unwind. There is a sheltered carport and a driveway for parking.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Well-behaved pets and children age 12 and over are welcome. Smoking is not allowed.
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