House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 16
Beautiful cottage for a luxury holiday with stunning scenery. Swim in your own heated pool, or relax in the spa, enjoying breathtaking views of the tranquil Cambrian Mountains.
Cae Madog Barn offers spacious accommodation in a blissfully quiet location with easy access to many local activities and places of natural beauty. Explore Snowdonia, climb Cader Idris, visit the renowned Centre for Alternative Technology or King Arthur's Labyrinth. 20 minuets drive takes you to the beautiful sandy beaches at Aberdovey, Barmouth and Borth. But of course, with exclusive use of the outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, you may just want to spend the afternoon relaxing at home!.
The Property features a large country kitchen with open beamed ceiling, range cooker, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge freezer and separate wine fridge. The kitchen leads into a large dining room seating up to 16, and having 2 high chairs. This leads you into the vaulted main lounge, where you can open the French door onto the glorious views or, on chilly evenings, gather round the inglenook fireplace and bask in the warmth of the wood-burning stove. This room has a wall mounted flat screen tv with Free-view for those who need to keep up with the soaps!
Off the hallway from the main lounge is a family shower room and, up a short flight of stairs, is the second sitting room. This room has a further tv with a games console - ideal for the kids! Off this room is the first of the bedrooms - a charming double. Up the first flight of stairs is the family bathroom, which has a bath with shower above.
At the top of this wing of the building are 2 further bedrooms, one a spacious double and the other a twin. Both rooms have beautiful exposed beams and a warm, homely feel. You can lie on the bed in any of the bedroom upstairs and watch the clouds float by through the roof windows- or close the blackout blinds for a well-deserved lie-in!
On the other side of the house, a staircase leads from the kitchen to a hallway/reading area. We've filled a bookcase here so you can take a book out into the garden - and take it home if you don't finish it by the end of the week!
The first room you find off the hallway is the splendid ensuite master bedroom. The newly-fitted bathroom has underfloor heating, twin washbasins and a bath with shower above.
On the same level is the large children's bedroom, which has 2 sets of bunk beds and, to keep them busy while you work on your tan or lounge in the hot tub, an air hockey table!
Upstairs on this side is a further charming double room and an airy twin room, with a family shower room tucked conveniently between them.
Outside.....wow! The view is truly magnificent, looking across the valley towards the gentle slopes of the Cambrian Mountains. The steps from the kitchen lead you to the decking and heated pool area, which is lockable to keep the little ones safe. Further steps lead you to the lower garden area, where you can throw open the doors of your log cabin and soak up the view across the valley, while you soak in the bubbles of the spa.
There is a barbeque on the patio, big enough for burgers all round, and a games room with a full size pool table.
Parking for up to 5 cars.
• Bed linen and towels are provided
• Cots, stair gates and high chairs available. Please bring your own cot bedding
• Central heating
• All fuel and electricity included
• Logs are provided for the wood-burning stove in the lounge
• WiFi internet access available
• Mobile signal for most networks
• Pets welcome
• No smoking in the cottage
The pool is included in the booking cost from the first week in May until the first Saturday in September. Easter week is also included. The pool can be made available outside of these times, if the weather is suitable, for a heating charge of £100 per week or part week.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aberdovey 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||20 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, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
The rugged peaks and velvet slopes that adorn the vistas of the mid Wales uplands make the Cambrian Mountains one of the most beautiful and occluded landscapes in Britain. Running from north to south, the Cambrians straddle the counties of Powys and Ceredigion and are often described as the backbone of Wales. A paradise for walkers and wildlife watchers alike, they are remarkably free of human intervention and afford their visitor some of the most enchanting environments this country has to offer.
There are miles upon miles of golden sands up and down the Cambrian Coast. The beaches at Barmouth, Tywyn, Borth, Aberaeron, Aberporth, Llangrannog and New Quay have all been awarded Blue Flag status. The Ynyslas Nature Reserve stretches right down to the water and includes sand dunes that roll all the way up to Aberdovey, from which you can catch glimpses of the submerged Kingdom of Cantre'r Gwaelod. Whether it's for sunbathing and swimming, paddling or posing or just somewhere to walk the dog and enjoy the sunset, the Cambrian Coast is hard to beat.
The historic town of Machynlleth sits at the mouth of the Dyfi estuary in an area of outstanding natural beauty and diversity. In order to celebrate and protect this unique environment it has recently been made one of only two UNESCO Biosphere Reserve sites in the UK. The Centre for Alternative Technology, which has its headquarters on the edge of the town, has been hugely proactive in promoting ecological technology and lobbying for environmental policy both in the UK and internationally. The centre itself is extremely popular amongst visitors both as an inspiring educational resource and as a fun day out.
The earliest record of Machynlleth may well be contained in the legend of 'Cantre'r Gwaelod', a mythical area of fertile farmland that enriched the local people. Since then the town has enjoyed a distinguished history. Its claims to being the ancient capital of Wales are based upon Owain Glyndwr's short lived government of 1404, which was housed in the Parliament buildings that are still open to the public today. An unsuccessful assassination attempt on Glyndwr by Dafydd Gam was punished by imprisonment in Machynlleth's Royal House, but atoned for by Gam's courage at Agincourt for which he is remembered in Shakespeare's Henry V. The Dyfi Bridge on the outskirts of town also played host to a pivotal battle in the civil war when Sir Thomas Myddleton's Roundheads defeated the local Royalists.
As well as the Centre for Alternative Technology there are a host of other attractions on offer in Machynlleth including King Arthurs Labyrinth, Corris Mine Explorers. The Museum of Modern Art Wales houses a superb permanent collection and its Tabernacle buildings provide a venue for numerous festivals, including the Machynlleth Comedy Festival. The weekly market and biannual fair are still hugely popular despite dating back to a Royal Charter issued in 1291, whilst the Talyllyn Railway and Vale of Rheidol Railway offer an alternative way to enjoy the local landscape. The town itself is full of independent shops offering local crafts, organic foods and plenty of places to stop for a paned (cuppa) or if you'd like to be pampered why not visit the Plas Talgarth Resort for a truely relaxing experience
Despite Machynlleth's rich political history and contemporary ecological and alternative subculture, it has also played an important role in the history of rock and roll. Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant has owned property here since he was a boy and penned the iconic 'Stairway to Heaven' as well as many more songs in Bron-Yr-Aur cottage just outside Machynlleth.