Fronlwyd Traditional Welsh Longhouse Group Letting
from £115 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £115 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Cottage / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14
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Cottage / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14
Wake up to nothing but bird song at this very tranquil location on the edge of both the Snowdonia National Park and the Cambrian Mountain range. A traditional Welsh Longhouse and converted stables dating back over 400 years packed full of all the traditional features you'd expect from a property of this period, but having lovingly been restored includes all your creature comforts including a very swish new kitchen and bathroom with Victorian roll top bath and flower head shower. Enjoy our carefully hand selected welcome hamper on arrival.
We recently renovated the property from a 4 bed to 14-16, finishing end of April 2015 (will post more photos soon). The brand new kitchen is very spacious, perfect for large groups to cook and just hang out in, we also have two living rooms and a dining room that seats well over 14.
Outside boasts a very large seating area. wood fired hot tub, pizza oven and 4 acres of woodland, meadow and babbling streams to explore with numerous walks for all abilities from the door. If you're up for a bit of glamping or somewhere to pop the teenagers for a week! we can put up our double bell tent 'Big Belle' for you to sleep outside as well (this is by prior arrangement at time of booking) or it can be set up as another place to relax soaking up the sights and sounds of this very rural idyll. We're in the process of turning a barn into an outdoor cinema (contact us for more on that) which is an exciting project.
At dusk, pull up a chair outside and watch the bats that weave in and out of the trees, and then stargaze to yours hearts content, the night sky is breathtaking.
Close to the beaches at Aberdyfi and 20 minutes from Snowdonia Ideal for families or adult groups there is plenty of space for outdoor games and summer bbqs.
If you want to see what we've been up to lately, get to know us a bit more, see some more photos and stay in touch then search for fronlwydfarmholidaycottage on(website hidden)
4 Acres of our own meadow and woodland, walking from the door and being on the edge of both the Snowdonia National Park and the Cambrian Mountains, plenty to do and see. We live at the very far end of the property and are on hand if you need any help or assistance. We are 'World Host' accredited.
There are plenty of walks straight from your door to explore the surrounding countryside. Walk for miles not seeing a soul and just listen to the sound of birdsong and Buzzards and Red Kites circling above. Take an expedition off to find the stone circles on the hill side above or just take off for the day to explore the surrounding area. Plenty to see and do.
There are plenty of walks straight from your door to explore the surrounding countryside. Walk for miles not seeing a soul and just listen to the sound of birdsong and Buzzards and Red Kites circling above. Take an expedition off to find the stone circles on the hill side above or just take off for t
Fronlwyd is right in the middle of a beautiful unspoilt valley that is a tributary to the river Dyfi, a world famous salmon river and internationally renowned 'biosphere' for flauna and flora. there is hill walking from our door, at the head of the valley is the sources of the rivers Severn and Wye with their respective long distance footpaths beginning here.
A ten minute drive away is the Hafren forest which has miles of walking and cycle tracks through it and there is sailing fifteen minutes away at Llyn Cllewedog.
Depending on how adventurous you want to get you go pony trekking on the beach at Borth, Canadian canoe down the Dyfi river, kayaking at the Welsh national kayaking centre near Llangollen and of course Snowdownia is on our doorstep - my favourite mountain to walk is cader idris which is the second highest peak in Wales but is just as spectacular as Snowdon with the added benefit being without the crowds - it's about half an hour from Fronlwyd.
The area is famous for mountain biking and Machnylleth, 20 minutes away, has four downhill trails that will challenge any rider.
A little further afield is go-ape and also the longest zip wire in Europe, which is something like a mile long! Several guests have been on this and said that it was a great experience.
Also rave reviews continue for the underground caves 'Bounce Below'. If this is all a bit too 'extreme' there is stacks to other things to do that is more in keeping with the tourist scene, castles a plenty, narrow gauge railways, art galleries etc There is plenty of space for bikes at Fronlwyd with a garage to lock them up in and pressure washer available.
There is so much to do around here!
Plenty of parking on site.
Supermarkets are around 30-40 mins away , so I recommend you stopping off for a shop on the way down. By prior arrangement though we are happy to accept internet shops here, speak to us first and we'll put all your shopping away ready for your arrival. Tesco and Asda deliver only.
We can also provide local meats from cattle grazed less than 8 miles away....we can even tell you their name if you wanted to know (we were eating Emeris the Aberdeen Angus for weeks! yum)
Please note at the time of writing, January 2015, Fronlwyd is undergoing extensive renovation works to expand to an eight person and then ultimately a luxury fourteen person cottage.the cottage has previously been advertised as a four person cottage and the photos and reviews refer to this period. As the accommodation is completed, which will include a large farmhouse kitchen, utility room,additional dining room and further living room together with a large outdoor dining area, further photos will be uploaded. The cottage is not available until these renovations are complete, the eight person version will be available from mid-may onwards and the fourteen person final extension sometime later this summer. If you wish to know further info then feel free to contact us or look at the Facebook page to see the latest progress.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest beach||Aberdyfi 30 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Caersws 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||King Beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Rentals run Saturday to Saturday, mini breaks (four or three nights) by arrangement out of peak season.
Well behaved dogs are welcome although they must stay on the lead outdoors - we are surrounded by sheep fields and have free range chickens that are very nosy!
*welcome hamper supplied when booking a week or more
The Powys region
If you want to get away from it all then Powys is a good place to start - the least densely populated county in England and Wales means the uninterrupted countryside that has disappeared from so many places remains almost untouched - it was here that the Red Kite hung on to eventually begin recolonisation of Wales and England and it is here that the BBC's SpringWatch sets up base camp annually due to the abundance of bird and wildlife (not to mention the friendly welcome and good beer)
Llanbrynmair is a small village with a friendly community , on the A470 road 12 miles east of Machynlleth. The village has a shop, pub and cafe with attached museum, soft play and bunny village.
35 minutes from the coast at Aberdyfi and 25 minutes from the edge of Snowdonia, Fronlwyd is a great location for exploring both MId-Wales and North Wales, being right on the border of both. It is also easily accessed from the Midlands, South Wales and the Bristol area and the NW of England. The area is renowned as a mountain biking mecca with many dedicated trails on the hills and forests. At the top of the valley is the Hafren forest and uplands of the Pulumon Fawr where the source of both the rivers Severn and Wye start. You can walk all day here without having to cross a road. To the South is the pretty market town of Llanidloes and to the West is historic Machnylleth - both have excellent cafes, art galleries and antique shops. There are also many visitor attractions in the area, including the Centre for Alternative Technology, the Modern Art Museum of Wales and Owain Glydwr's breakaway parliament building.
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24 Feb 2014
This is our second stay here but the first review. We stayed for a few days after Christmas in the lovely rustic cottage, complete with exposed beams & floorboards in the bedrooms and enoromous original flagstones in the large entrance hall with plenty of space for drying boots and coats after an afternoon walking. There's a nice big lounge for the cold evenings too.
Our kids are 2 and 4 and had a ball running around the gardens and in the woods next to the house - there's no traffic so its competely safe.
There are great views across to Pen Rhiw-myn from the house and back garden - the stars & mliky way are amazing on a clear night too. It's a great spot for exploring Snowdonia national park with walks and bridleways running from the front door, and good value. We'll definately stay again.
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