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Aberangell near Mallwyd, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage and location, nice and remote."

    But not too far from shops, beaches, lovely walks and the fab Mach loop for plane enthusiasts. Everything you need for a getaway! Thank you

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely cottage ."

    Would be better if there was signs from the road . And if there steps at the front of the property where light at night . By a security light . And one at the front door .

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful stay in Cefn."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and well equipped. The setting is amazing - there are wonderful views and it's so peaceful and secluded - and yet it's a very convenient base for large parts of mid and north Wales. Catrin was an attentive and helpful host, but not intrusive. We can thoroughly recommend Cefn.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Idyllic for complete peace and quiet."

    . Beautiful surroundings.. Quaint property..clean..Home comforts..homely.. High spec.. every essential needed.. appreciate welcome pack.. Love the family history of the place Can smell damp but appreciate age of property and I'm very sensitive to it Overall very much needed the relaxing break and appreciated the stay Would recommend stating the incline up as our transporter struggled a little

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Whilst the position and surroundings of this cottage are lovely, there are some issues."

    Firstly, the garden is not enclosed and dogs ( or children) could easily get out into the road. This could be easily rectified, or the listing needs to be changed. There are serious damp issues, we had to wash all kitchen items in cupboards before use, some walls were wet, and the smell downstairs was unpleasant. The garden table and chairs were broken, and the outside shingle is unpleasant for both people and animals to walk on. The wifi is 1.5-2 mps, and cannot be relied on for streaming. No laundry detergent was left, and only one kitchen bin bag and 5 dishwasher tablets were provided for 3 adults stopping for 9 nights. The iron and vacuum were both broken. The beds were very comfortable, and for the price the general furnishings were decent. The views are great and theres lots of wildlife. An issue with the water supply was fixed quickly. Whilst it is a dead end road, we experienced a fair amount of farm traffic during harvest time, and the road up is steep, narrow and a bit precipitous at times. We left the cottage two days early.

    Reviewed by Natalie2.8Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in the middle of nowhere with amazing views."

    ....if you want peace and quiet than this is the place..... can't wait to go back

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location, but the refence to "ducking may be required" due to the low upstairs bedrooms completely underplays the reality."

    If you are over 5'10, this cottage will cause you difficulties. There are several low beams, including one across the kitchen which makes cooking difficult. The upstairs bedroom doorways are less than five feet high, so if you get up at night to use the bathroom (which is downstairs) and you're a bit sleepy, there's a good chance of bumping your head however tall you are. A tall person cannot move around inside without constantly ducking to avoid low beams in all rooms bar one. I bumped my head many times and it put a real dampener on what was otherwise a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Jonathan2.8Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed wonderful views, peace, quiet and privacy."

    We loved seeing the birds of prey who regularly fly over. The cottage is in easy reach of walks and the coast. There were good quality fittings and contents which makes a very pleasant change for a holiday cottage. We felt very welcome in this part of Wales and our dog was made welcome too. Thank you to the owners for the welcome pack which also included treats for our dog who enjoyed them very much.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was a wonderful surprise turning up to this cottage in the mountains as it was beautifully laid out and very clean and tidy."

    The little basket of gifts went down extremely well not just for us but our dogs to. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to visit this area and we will be booking again in the spring next year.

    Mr Andy HolderNov 2020

  • "Super lovely week in this cosy and beautiful cottage."

    Amazing mattresses, nice and warm (even in January) and had everything we needed. Loved that it was nicely decorated - modern, simple and no knick knacks!

    Ms Jodie CorrallJan 2020

  • "The cottage is exactly as pictured and described."

    It was spotless and the thoughtful note and welcome goodies were very much appreciated. The road to it is hidden (marked as a dead end) and steep, but it's so worth it as the scenery and views are breathtaking. Waking up to the sunrise and mist in the valley was beautiful. There is plenty of hot water, parking, seating even a snug for getting away from the hubbub downstairs (my pre teen loved this space) The kitchen and out house is fully equipt for a long stay. I'd like to keep this place a secret so we can always book but I know the owners will do exceedingly well with this perfect cottage hideaway.

    Mrs Victoria SimmsJan 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic and had everything we needed."

    In an excellent location with great views and an enclosed garden to keep our dog safe.

    Mr Stephen BassettNov 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a wonderful location"

    Mr Malcolm FairhurstOct 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, peaceful and a restful place to have as a base for the amazing views and for going to lakes, coast ,mountains and sightseeing."

    RAF jets flew beneath the cottage through the valley on a couple of occasions, breathtaking.

    Oct 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • External utility
  • Living/dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • First-floor snug with sofa bed
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle
  • Smart TV, TV with Freeview, and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Secure bike shed
  • Enclosed sloped lawned garden and front patio area with furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 3.2 miles
  • Note: The garden area is sloped, and care must be taken with children, it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The doorways to the upstairs bedrooms are low and ducking may be required
  • Note: Please advise if the sofa bed is required as bedding will then be provided for additional guests
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Cefn is recently back available as a holiday let after the family lived in the property for the previous couple of years

The property

Mallwyd 2.9 miles away and Machynlleth 10.5 miles away.

Situated in the rural countryside, on the outskirts of Aberangell, near Mallwyd, Powys is Cefn, a charming, former farmhouse.

This fabulous, detached property has been sympathetically restored, offering an ideal base for friends and families alike, located on the cusp of the Eryri National Park, enjoying views over the valley; four guests and two furry companions are welcomed.

The interior has a light decor, with high-quality furnishings, while still retaining its lovely period features such as the exposed beams and stonework.

Stepping into the property, be greeted by the lovely sitting room, housing plush seating, a Smart TV and a woodburning stove, where you can unwind after an evening of exploring.

Travel into the well-equipped kitchen, with a delightful original stone wall feature, housing all the appliances you could need to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal for the whole family!

Dine in the formal living/dining room, or head outdoors to set the patio table, basking in your rural surroundings with a refreshing drink in hand.

Retire to the first-floor snug, the quiet nook of the home for some peace and quiet, before catching some rest from one of two bedrooms on offer, a double and a twin.

The family bathroom is located on the ground floor, with an elegant bath and shower over to choose from.

The property is situated near the Dovey Forest, boasting a large mountain for biking and plenty of pathways for scenic walking.

Venture towards the bustling market town of Machynlleth for MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art, hosting a range of modern art collections, holding annual competitions and festivals.

A little further away is the expansive Cors Dyfi, a nature reserve boasting a plethora of walkways, with a swamp and wetland with nesting ospreys.

With easy access into the Eryri National Park, where you can discover a wealth of attractions, all within easy reach.

Return to Cefn for a relaxing evening in the heart of the rural countryside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Dolgellau 11 miles; Machynlleth 10 miles; Aberdovey 20 miles.

Mallwyd is a small rural village surrounded by beautiful countryside, in the breathtaking Dovey valley, which is overlooked by the wonderful Aran Mountains, in the southern part of Snowdonia National Park. The village boasts the renowned Brigands Inn, originally a 15th century coaching inn which today prides itself on its welcoming atmosphere and quality dining. There are three other pubs close by, and the Meirion Woollen Mill stands on the banks of the River Dovey and is open to visitors. The delightful market town of Dolgellau, which nestles beside the foothills of one of Wales' most spectacular mountains, Cader Idris, is only 11 miles away and its 17th Century bridges, church and variety of pubs and eating houses create a pleasant atmosphere. Aberdovey, a delightful seaside village with harbour and beautiful sandy beach is 20 miles and perfect for an exciting day out. This whole area is a paradise for walking, climbing, mountain biking and birdwatchers amidst all of Snowdonia including the nearby Coed-y-Brenin Forest with its famous mountain bike trails. Discover the beautiful Mawddach Estuary walks, miles of stunning sandy beaches, narrow gauge steam railways, golf, and a huge range of outdoor pursuits. A superb base for an all year round holiday amidst some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas