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Stunning Traditional Farm Cottage Surrounded By Hills And A Stream

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Cwm-Llinau, Nr. Machynlleth, Powys, Wales - The Perfect Place For Relaxing And Unwinding Or More Adventurous Activities

Bryn Uchel Uchaf is a traditional farm cottage dating back to the 1700s and has been recently renovated to a high standard including solid wooden floors, two wood burners and an inglenook fireplace. The cottage has 3 bedrooms and sleeps six comfortably (there is capacity for more with improvised beds or camping). The cottage nestles in the hills above the beautiful Dyfi valley and beside a mountain stream. The area is rural, safe and peaceful, the only sounds are of birdsong, the mountain stream and the occasional bleating of sheep on the hills behind the cottage. Ideally located on the edge of Snowdonia and within easy reach of the beautiful West Wales coast beaches, there are many options in addition to simply relaxing by the fires.

Chris & Ruth Eales
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

About Chris & Ruth Eales

Chris and Ruth Eales are married with a baby boy Zachary.

Chris is a teacher, Outdoor Education deliverer and has worked for a church.

Ruth is an (almost) full time Mum now but who sometimes works in speech therapy and intemediary work.

Chris & Ruth Eales purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Chris & Ruth Eales chose Wales

Bryn Uchel Uchaf has been in the family for over 40 years and has countless happy memories.

We took on the cottage when we got married and went about renovating it, taking it right back to basics and both updating in terms of comforts but also rediscovering hidden character.

The immediate area is so peaceful and away from things, you can't help but unwind as the natural rhythm of life there kicks in. Sometimes we don't venture away from the immediate hillside and cottage area. However there's plenty of adventurous and scenic activities nearby and especially good for families and outdoorsy types. A particular favourite is Aberdyfi beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Bryn Uchel Uchaf is so away from things and feels like you enter another world in many ways. However, it is only 15 minutes from Machynlleth and very close to several attractions and beaches.

I think it's the space and freedom you get here that is so unique.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Andy and Helen Thomas 2012.3.8 12:49

We had the MOST amazing stay at the cottage! From the gorgeousness of the cottage to the beautiful surroundings! We had a truly relaxing adventure! We have 3 small children and they loved being outdoors so much - from watching the farmer bring his sheep down off the mountain, to trekking up the stream, to having a picnic down by the river; and then back to the cottage for a real fire and a hot chocolate! It was the perfect holiday! The cottage has been furnished beautifully yet retains it's cottage characteristics! We would highly recommend a visit!

Craig Portsmouth 2012.3.7 11:53

I have spent the last two New Years celebrating in the cottage, one before and one after the renovations. Both times we had an excellent time, the cottage is so cosy with the real fires and comfy sofas and the renovations have just made it extra special! Would highly recommend!
May 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Llanbrynmair, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, w/c and sink. Separate shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and windows front and back. Bedroom 2 with twin singles or pushed together for a king size bed (by arrangement). Bedroom 3 with a bunk bed (for 2) plus a pull out mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • wind-surfing
Outside: A great private garden only overlooked by red kites and sheep! Approximately 1/4 acre of garden with an open fire pit, swing and with a woodshed. There is a caravan in the garden with a variety of outdoor equipment. Open access to the mountainside on the doorstep. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is cleaned by a professional cleaner after each visit. Towels and bed linen are not included but can be by arrangement with enough notice.


4/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Fantastic cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful three nights at this cottage. Good communication with the owners, exceptional bed, clean and well equipped. The outside fire pit was an added bonus and the scenery was stunning. Thank you for a wonderful weekend we will definitely be back. Regards Heather and Peter Bleasdale

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a great time. It's a very special place that means a lot, so it's wonderful when others love it as we do.
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peaceful retreat

  • 4 of 5

As a family we have been visiting the mid-wales area around machynllth for many years and love the breathtaking views and countryside walks and activities.

This cottage provided us with a lovely quiet location, remote and tranquil. The cottage had good size rooms, fire in lounge and bathroom that was fairly new. We found the cottage welcoming and warm with the added bonus of central heating as it can get cold during may in evenings. The cottage has lots of character and we found well equipt with essentials such as cooker, fridge, cooking equipment and local information. Not suitable for young children in our opinion.

Car parking outside, friendly farm next door and an opportunity to walk up mountains on our doorstep; listening to owls and the cries of red kites.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
MId season
1 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Peak Season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High season
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a £150 deposit to confirm a booking, any damages and electricity usage is deducted from this.

We then ask for the full rental amount by a month before your stay.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time 4pm onwards.
Departure by 11am.

Flexible changeover days in low and mid season.
Saturday changeover in high and peak season.

Notes on prices:
Please see www.ourcottageinwales.co.uk for all rates and availability and to book online.

Prices quoted above are for stays of a week (any season) or for 2-3 nights (low and mid season only).

There are also prices for stays of 4-6 nights in low and mid season. Please see our website www.ourcottageinwales.co.uk for more info.

Prices include cleaning but not electricity.
Bedding linen can be arranged at an additional cost of £9 for single and £16 for king beds, per stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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