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400 year old Welsh long house in its own grounds in stunning countryside



Updated: 28-Oct-2016
7 bedroom 4 bathroom period property with mountain and hill views

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 welcome hamper on arrival when booking for a whole week. We recently renovated the property (Spring 2015) to cater for 14+ people in comfort . 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 16. Outside boasts a 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 Facebook. 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. 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 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 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. 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. We can also provide local meats from cattle grazed less than 8 miles can even tell you their name if you wanted to know! 2 of the 4 bedrooms with single beds in are zip and link beds meaning they can be turned into super king sized if desired - please state this when booking

  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Excellent property, fantastic location and a very warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

We booked the house and canvas bell tent for a long weekend and were extremely satisfied with both. On arrival we were met by Adam, who is very friendly and helpful, he was on hand all weekend but didn't impose and let us get on with our own thing. The house is beautiful, everything was clean, it has a large well equipped kitchen, plenty of bathrooms and very comfortable beds. There are some great local walks although we didn't explore far, we were content relaxing in the garden.

Don't forget to bring ingredients for the wood fired pizza oven or your swimming costume. Our highlight was star gazing under a clear night sky while floating in the hot tub, you could even make out the milky way.

In short we'd recommend this property and would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Caersws at 12 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Aberdyfi at 30 Kilometres Car: necessary


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
cleaning fee £100

outside of school holidays price per week is £1550 plus cleaning charge when arriving on a weekday (inc. Friday). A week booking starting on Sturday or Sunday is £250 x 7 nights plus cleaning fee. School holidays are full weeks only, saturday to saturday. Three night minimum stay for bookings between new year and the end of March, four night minimum stay outside of this period

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 28-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • caves
  • forests
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, bath 1 is downstairs
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, ensuite to double room
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, lovely traditional roll top slipper bath here


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, beds can be zipped together to give one super king
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, set up as a super king but can be also two singles
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed, has an ensuite


  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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