Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
'Frondeg' (Pretty Hill) is a delightful 17th century, traditional stone, former blacksmith's cottage in the centre of the tiny hamlet of Mallwyd famous for it's 14th century church and the home of the 'Gwylliad Cochion Mawddwy' (the Red Bandits of Mawddwy), a bunch of red haired Highwaymen from the 16th century.
Mallwyd is situated in the famous Snowdonia National Park and lies half way between the market towns of Dolgellau (9 miles) and Machynleth (10 miles). The cottage has recently been re-furbished but has kept it's original features such as it's oak beams and stone fireplace with a wood burning stove.
The cottage has two bedrooms one of which is accessed through the other making it ideal for families, There is a large double bed in the main bedroom and bunk beds (single on top, double to lower) in the second bedroom. The shower room is light and airy catching the morning sun.
The large slate tiled open plan ground floor boasts a fully equipped galley kitchen, a lounge area with wood burning stove and satellite TV and two very comfy sofas. The dining area seats 4 comfortably and has views of the nearby hills.
Outside the kitchen to the back of the cottage there is a utility room with washing and drying facilities. Here there is a bench where you can sit and relax with your morning coffee. The doorways are low so you will need to mind your head.
To the front of the cottage is a well established garden part lawned and with a raised decking area with table and chairs and a bar-b-que for summer dining.
The many and varied country walks start from the front door and there is fishing in the nearby Dovey river just down the lane from Frondeg. There is also a petrol filling station, an award winning pub, a shop and post office and a cafe in the village.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aberdovey 32 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Machynlleth 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
Off road parking is close to property in a well lit lay-by
The North Wales region
The area of Southern Snowdonia and Northern Powys is a region of many fascinating contrasts.
There are mountains and valleys to climb, to walk, to ride or just to look at, there are lakes and rivers, waterfalls there are beaches to the west, slate mines to the north, steam railways running up and down mountains and along the coast, water sports in Aberdovey and Bala, restaurants and cafes to eat and drink are plentiful, and some of the best fish and chips you will ever taste are found in Machynlleth at Hennighans’.
Machynlleth also boasts a fully equipped leisure centre the “Bro Dyfi” with a swimming pool and cafe. Good shopping and a market on Wednesday are also found in “Mac”.
The tranquil coastal town of Aberdovey is 9 miles west of Machynlleth whilst farther south the seaside towns of Aberystwyth, Aberaeron and New Quay are but a short drive away.
There are many nature reserves in this part of the Cardigeon area.
The Cambrian coastal road from Aberdovey, through Tywyn and up to Dolgellau should not be missed as is the Tal-y-Llin road from Tywyn. Don't forget your camera.
In Dolgellau you will find shops and pubs, cafes and restaurants,, try the coffee and cakes at the internet cafe in Parliament House found in a former hardware store.
Some of the areas best walks and cycle paths are found in Dolgellau. More details can be found at the Tourist Information Centre.
Carrying on north from Dolgellau the mountain of Snowdon is found. You can walk up to the summit or take the train to the restaurant at the top.
Barmouths’ beaches, Harlechs’ castle and Portmeirions’ “Italianate Village” are all found to the north. Shopping and the famous Ffestiniog railway are in Porthmadog and there are some nice beaches within walking distance.
The lakes of Bala and Vyrnwy and the stunning scenic village of Betws-y-Coed are all less than an hour away.
Bala has many activities to offer on it’s lake, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing etc. Take a picnic with you to Betws-y-Coed.