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Bwthyn Dyfi

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Cemmaes, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Idyllic views of the river and mountains, background sounds of birds and sheep - a meditational environment - perfect!"

    Friendly people in the tiny village - a shop / cafe with local produce a few minutes away by foot. Had a great fun evening with locals at the pub (opposite the shop) - very welcoming! The cottage itself fantastic - beautifully decorated, original beams, floorboards and stone walls - but with modern comforts: radiators, heated towel rails in the bathroom and downstairs laundry room/toilet. Heated floor in the bathroom was a great suprise! Comfy sofa to sprawl and take naps opposite the fireplace, that kept is cozy. Really good quality well equipped kitchen, with induction stove top, micro, toaster - we cooked several times a day and everything we needed to prepare proper meals was at hand. Large kitchen table was great. Outside seating gives quiet space to all - even with an outside socket to recharge phones / laptops - best office and views I ever had! Bonus: low flying jets from the Mach Loop one day was stunning.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Cottage was spotess for us - so clearly the issues are isolated/sporadic. Kitchen was very well equipped - had everything we could need and more!! Sofas, beds etc. all comfortable and shower/bath both very good (once we'd read the instructions in the guest manual on how to get hot water for the bath!). Heating good and flexible, fire lovely. Parking was OK for us - we mostly parked on the road having dropped our stuff off down the road, which is tight but manageable. Sykes instruction email didn't seem to give us the full "how to find" info which we did find in the online guest handbook the owner sent (it's a bit hard to find) The area is really lovely. Weather wasn't too good so no high mountains - but we enjoyed walking to Machynnleth on Glyndwr's Way (~12m, bus back once per day), doing the "Windmills Walk" up onto Mynydd de Cemmaes and back down via the Cambrian Way as well as doing the waymarked "Cwm Dugoed a Clywedog Path" walk from Mallwyd. The best thing though was the village - without fail everyone was welcoming and made us feel at home - the pub (Penrhos Arms) is lovely when open, and the shop/cafe (Ty Cemaes) is a real find - great for nice topups if not a full weeks shop - nice meat, good food/veg, lots of lovely local stuff. So few people on the walks - and always a conversation when we did meet someone! And the food was lovely. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage itself has been thoughtfully renovated and is well equipped in the kitchen, however the apparent ongoing cleanliness issues are still a problem."

    Behind furniture, bedroom bin not emptied and basic items not replenished. No dishwasher tablets no kitchen towel, one cube of fire lighter and the cottage took several hours to warm up when we arrived. These easy to fix issues did dampen our enthusiasm to return to an otherwise beautiful cottage in stunning location. The simple answer is to oversee the maintenance of cottages, do not totally rely on cleaning companies.

    Reviewed by Susan2.5Feb 2024

  • "Stunning cottage with amazing views and had everything we needed for a weeks stay."

    Would have liked to have known in advance more about accessing the property which for myself and partner was ok, but for my mum the path to the cottage uneven, making it hard especially in the dark. The stairs in the cottage are quite steep which again for us was ok but my mum struggled. Parking is on the road and we never struggled to park, but we did drive the car down the lane when we arrived to offload and again when we left to make it easier. Overall we had a great stay, very relaxing, the views are amazing and we were fortunate enough to see the jets fly by, which are close but do not in anyway spoil your stay, they are amazing to see and not everyday, we were lucky to see them. The shop and pub are very close and everyone really friendly. The lower garden is getting slightly overgrown compared to the pictures but makes it very private. We would definitely return and certainly didn't want to leave. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Natasha4.1Sep 2023

  • "The outlook and location is stunning, and the village has a very good shop and cafe - it’s also possible to walk some distance without a car, although the roads in this area must be some of the loveliest in Britain."

    The old cottage is old very well adapted. Not suitable perhaps for all access due to steep stairs and steps between rooms, but fine for most people. The terraced gardens are lovely and we appreciated the supplied bird food. Well equipped - only note would be that more instructions on recycling would be useful: I guessed.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect location for us to explore."

    Was an absolute joy being so close to the river and the views from the front if the cottage were just beautiful. Cottage itself was exactly as advertised. WIt was well furnished and very comfortable and cosy. Everything was working, well maintained and the kitchen was very well equipped. (Instruction book was really useful and easy to follow) Smashing cafe, a stones throw away, at the top of the road for odd supplies, coffee or breakfast. It's a total gem and we'll definitely be back. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Sep 2023

  • "An amazing cottage, perfect location, views to die for and local area is perfect."

    Cottage is very clean and beautifully presented

    Reviewed by Bobby5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage is adorable with stunning views. Great location. Bath tub is amazing. Very helpful and friendly neighbours especially when we locked ourselves out.

    Reviewed by Nickola5.0Jul 2023

  • "A clean, tidy and very charming cottage, located on the side of a valley, that does not disappoint!"

    This beautiful cottage had everything we needed, including a pretty garden which offers stunning views and is perfectly situated on the Mach Loop for some exhilarating fly pasts!! The cafe/shop just at the end of the road is a real bonus; it's well stocked, very welcoming and serves tasty breakfasts and light lunches. The property doesn't have its own parking space but we were able to unload and load the car close by, before parking up on the main road (2 minute walk away). During our stay we weren't lucky enough to get the 'first come, first served' parking space close to the cottage, but we never had a problem finding a space on the main road. We had a great stay and loved the character of the cottage. Thoroughly recommend!!

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Jul 2023

  • "Had a fantastic holiday."

    The birdlife was amazing and such a nice touch to have bird food provided to keep the feeders full.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with a proper charm about it."

    Located in a beautiful quiet setting. The cottage was well appointed and we found it most comfortable ideal for our stay. The outdoor seating was fantastic with the river providing a soothing background. Really enjoyed our very own airshow on the Friday of our stay!

    Reviewed by Karl5.0May 2023

  • "From the moment we walked down the path and opened the door we were in love with the place."

    It was so perfect. Amazing location fantastic facilities and beautiful scenery. We had some cold and wet days but the cozy living room with fire was perfect. It was a great base to explore so much of snowdonia and the coast. The pub was lovely as was the little coffee shop which was filled with all you need. We went on some lovely walks just in the village as well exploring the river and up into the Mountains. Would love to stay again!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week staying in Bwthyn Dyfi."

    The house is in a beautiful location and the views are amazing. We will definitely be staying again.

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Feb 2023

  • "A little gem of a property set in the most beautiful position."

    Our first experience of Wales and we will be back. Was a little worried about parking but was not an issue

    So glad you enjoyed your say, we fell in love with the area, the people and the cottage and its our favourite place in the world even in February. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2023

  • "This cottage is beautiful, comfortable, cosy and thoughtfully equipped."

    We wanted for nothing. The garden and views are beautiful too! We thought the property was faultless!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, stunning location by the river all you can hear is the sound of the water running."

    The cottage was clean and we loved the huge kitchen and the outside fire pit was fab. Could do with a vanity mirror in the bedroom but that’s it.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Sep 2022

  • "Our second visit to this lovely cottage this year & once again it didn’t disappoint."

    Bwthyn Dyfi is homely, comfortable & the facilities are all you require for a restorative break. We have had a wonderful time travelling around this spectacular area. The cottage overlooks the beautiful River Dyfi which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. We have enjoyed following the Ospreys and Red Kites whilst here. Thank you Rebecca & Tony for letting us use your cottage. Dawn & Paul

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage well equipped in a great setting."

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property and we would definitely stay again."

    The kitchen and bathrooms are particularly well appointed and the outside area is amazing with its views over the Dyfi. We enjoyed our time there. The property is only a bit let down by its cleanliness as wasn't that thoroughly cleaned in places - behind and under the sofa especially.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay . We can only apoplogise for the poor cleaning we have now changed cleaners as despite many promises of improvement this has been a recurring problem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Jul 2022

  • "Our third visit to this lovely cottage set in a beautiful and peaceful location."

    We had a very relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Jun 2022

  • "A lovely, well equipped, homely peaceful cottage situated in a delightful friendly village."

    Splendid views from windows out across the Dyfi River, stretching to the mountains and surrounding woodland/pastures. Wonderful for bird watching (feeders & bird food provided for visitors to use) & also watching numerous displays of military aircraft flying (on Mach Loop) through the valley. Would highly recommend this cottage . Thank you to the owners, Tony & Rebecca. We can’t wait to revisit in August!

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2022

  • "We booked this cottage for our honeymoon and we could not have had a more perfect stay."

    We thought it might be one of those listing which looks too good to be true but we were wrong! This picturesque cottage is even better in reality. It was cosy on rainy days and evenings and was the perfect base for days spent exploring. It has everything you could need or want and the owners have clearly put a huge amount of effort into maintaining it. The little touches made it so homey. We will definitely be back and cannot wait for more firepits and river days ❤️

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2022

  • "This cottage was beautiful and in the perfect setting it was everything we were looking for."

    We had a little issue with the heating which the owner promptly sorted for us.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage had lovely view and nice seating areas outside, exactly like the photos in the listing."

    Unfortunately the cleanliness of the cottage didn't meet our expectation. The beddings had stains and hair and just didn't feel clean. The sofa downstairs had a lot of what I can only guess was the rub fibers which suggested it had not been cleaned at all. Kitchen utensils all required a quick rinse before they can be used. When we were there, the upstair shower leaked through the ceiling to the area in front the downstair toilet which prevented us from using the downstair toilet whenever the shower was being used. We reported some of these issues to the owner and he was very responsive and helpful but sadly it was not possible to actually resolve any of these issues during our stay. Few other minor things that would have been nice to have for us. There were no logs for the fire. When we arrived late after a long drive we realised that there was no tea or coffee and that the shop nearby was closed until the morning of the our departure day. Not a big deal but would have made our stay a lot more enjoyable if some tea or coffee were provided to get us started and/or more information about what to bring/prepare were provided in the digital house manual. The cottage is beautifully decorated, would have been a lovely stay if the cleanliness was up to the standard.

    I can only apologise for the problems with the shower, these were fixed as soon as possible but unfortunately it was not possible to do within the weekend of your stay. We are constantly working with the cleaners to improve the hygiene and I agree that what you found was not acceptable. I have reminded the cleaning company that they need to restock the log basket and the owner of the cleaning company has agreed that he will do regular assessments to ensure that the standards are up to what we expect. It is not recommended to leave any food (tea and coffee included in the house (due to covid) but we will take on your feedback on the manual and increase the information. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chau2.2Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location and had everything we needed."

    It was comfortable and well fitted out with good kitchen utensils etc and lovely outdoor seating areas. However, there were a few points which were not as expected regarding cleanliness. Firstly, the kitchen bin had not been emptied when we arrived, having what was presumably the last guests waste in it, including a pair of old slippers. Secondly the upstairs toilet had a cream egg wrapper in it, which suggests it hadn’t been cleaned at all. There are cobwebs in various places, particularly around the window in the downstairs toilet, and the drawers and cupboards in the kitchen have debris in them, along with something which looked like a broken watch strap in the bedside table drawer. The kitchen work surfaces also had various spillages of tea etc on them, which came off with a simple cleaning spray and wipe. There were also no logs for a fire or fire pit, which the listing says there will be a starter basket of them. We would have liked to use the fire pit particularly. Another point is the heating re-sets overnight. We set the bedroom heating low because we don’t like it warm, but it kept resetting to come on in the morning. This should be possible to override. Bedding etc appeared clean, and we had an otherwise lovely stay.

    Thank you for your feed back. I am very sorry about the poor cleaning on your arrival, this had been taken up with the cleaning company ,like wise the lack of logs as they should replenish them between guests. It possible to override the heating in each room but it appears the instruction cards have been removed so I will ensure that this added to the digital house manual. Tony Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison3.4Apr 2022

  • "Brilliant property for a Family of 4 with a dog -the community coffee shop just up the road is excellent and the pub opposite the coffee shop did a good dinner."

    Also a fan of being on the Mach Loop -we were treated to a couple of spectacular fly pasts! Excellent location for exploring Snowdon and the Corris Mine tour which is well worth a trip. We are already planning a return visit.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Apr 2022

  • "Perfect Cottage very cosy, clean, good location and beautiful views."

    If we have chance we would like to come back especially in summer time.

    Reviewed by Brygida5.0Dec 2021

  • "See email sent to Sykes on 29/10/21."

    However, specific feedback below: 1. No freezer facilities - not acceptable (though I appreciate this wasn't included in particulars). 2. No prior notification of onsite construction nor the fact that the owner was residing in the outhouse in the rear garden. This affected our use of the garden and our privacy, therefore, our enjoyment of the holiday was greatly affected.

    Reviewed by Katherine2.8Oct 2021

  • "I think it wonderful that we could swim in the river at the end of the garden, I saw a kingfisher twice."

    My only reservation concerning the cottage was no reading light but I find that in most cottages (over 50s find they need one!). The sitting room was small and dark but the sofas were comfortable and a wonderful size for my over tall husband. Warning, many styles are not dog friendly so this is a no go area for local walks if you have a heavy dog. Also several times we found fences where fences shouldnt have been which was frustrating. Everyone was friendly though, the scenery was beautiful and its only a 25 min drive to Cadair Idris which was magnificent.

    Reviewed by Katy4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing stay for our honeymoon."

    So peaceful apart from the odd private air show by the RAF which was fantastic to see!

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Aug 2021

  • "Disappointed that there was not a freezer, but had a lovely stay"

    Reviewed by Heather4.1Jul 2021

  • "This cottage is fantastic, this was my second visit and it's a fantastic location."

    Facilities are excellent, pub was within a short distance. Unfortunately the cleanliness of the property was not up to the standards of last year, but I do understand there was an issue regarding cleaners and this is already being looked in to. I would recommend to anyone to book this property. I would like to thank the owners for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Jul 2021

  • "Had a fantastic honeymoon at Dyfi cottage (our second time staying here)."

    Such a peaceful setting. Thanks Tony & Rebecca

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2021

  • "A beautiful little cottage nestled on the banks of the Afon Dyfi."

    The lovely terraced garden with three seating areas was the most peaceful place to sit in the morning and evening with just the sound of birdsong, sheep, and the babbling river below. Owners Rebecca and Tony have furnished the cottage to a high standard, making it a truly comfortable home from home.

    Reviewed by Jannion5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful patio overlooking the Dovey river - excellent spot for a G&T after a great days walking"

    Reviewed by Cathy4.7May 2021

  • "A beautifully presented cottage in an idyllic location on the edge of the River Dovey."

    Whatever time of year you visit, you'll be comfortable with wireless thermostats throughout, a well thought out utility room for drying wet weather gear. When the sun shines, the split level garden catches the sun perfectly. The well equipped kitchen can be supplied with the bulkier items from co-op in Machynlleth, but you'll be surprised by the stock in the lovely shop at the end of the lane, especially logs for either a cosy fireside evening in or a riverside fire pit, starry night out (Blankets also provided) so please support, they make great coffee too. In the current climate of 're-opening', The Penhros Arms Hotel (directly opposite the lane to Bwthyn Dyfi are offering a limited but nice menu for socially distanced outdoor eating, again a great location in the early evening sun. We supported several times and with the convenience of takeaway trays, were able to enjoy back at the cottage with a fine wine and setting sun. A very comfortable sleep was had and a lovely spacious bathroom complete with a superb roll-top bath. Be mindful of a 'right of access' to the last cottage to the right of Bwthyn Dyfi (as you have to access your accommodation) We met the owners and their contractors who were lovely and considerate, but guests may need extra direction to their property when the owners reopen. Thank you to Rebecca and Tony for your great communication and sharing your lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Liam4.7May 2021

  • "What a fabulous cottage!"

    Inside and outside it is very tasteful and with attention to detail, the kitchen perfectly equipped for "proper" cooking and baking, and an extra bonus is the village shop a few steps away, which has fresh bread, milk from the tap, re-fill/ zero packaging options for a lot of produce etc. Within half an hour's drive you have the widest sand beaches ever, mountains for hiking, quirky shops and much more, but we also walked just from the cottage, and spent a lot of time there as it's just so nice!

    Reviewed by Susanne4.7Apr 2021

  • "This is meant as constructive critisim as we totally loved our holiday in this beautiful cottage!"

    I was disappointed to discover that when it stated 'fuel covered' that only meant one basket of logs for the entire week which was misleading. The downstairs utility room smelt of urine which was unpleasant. There was no welcome pack with ideas of local walks/things to do or instructions on how to use the heating/cooker which were both a little strange to use.

    Thank you very much for the feedback. We are new to this and still learning. Regarding the logs, on reviewing the listing we agree it could be misleading and have asked Sykes to correct it. To clarify, we leave a basket of logs which is sufficient for the first few evenings. Our village shop supplies logs and we’d really appreciate our guests supporting our local economy. Alternatively our local petrol stations and supermarket also provide. We apologise about the toilet in the utility room. This has now been fixed. Finally, we have been asked not to provide paper copies of a welcome brochure due to Covid restrictions. We now have an online pack that details our favourite walks, plus of course all the instructions for the cottage. A link is emailed to you before your arrival. We appreciate this is different to other years, but we are living in unprecedented times. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautifully designed and furnished, inside and out."

    Everything you could need. Owners proved to be friendly and exceptionally helpful.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful cottage, we have even booked for next year."

    The views are amazing, and the facilities at cottage are excellent. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage set in a lovely, friendly village with beautiful views of the river Dovey."

    We had such a great time. Cottage was decorated to a high standard and was well equipped. Loved the roll top bath. We are wanting to return next year. Thanks to Tony and Rebecca (cottage owners).

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, handheld shower, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility/cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Terrace garden and patio areas with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: There is a river at the bottom of the property, children and pets must be supervised at all times
  • Please note: access to path at front is shared with neighbouring holiday property

The property

A characterful, stone-built cottage sitting at the centre of Cemmaes on the banks of the River Dyfi, Bwthyn Dyfi makes a beautiful, rustic retreat to base a holiday in Mid Wales.

In easy reach of a variety of coastal and countryside attractions, this quirky cottage is perfectly suited to a family of four or a couple seeking an action-packed getaway within an idyllic location.

Take in the beauty of the cottage with its traditional stone-front and red framing and make your way into the snug sitting room where you will find a warming woodburning stove sat beneath the rustic beams of the room, with an inviting corner sofa welcoming you in to unwind for the evening.

Venture into the kitchen/diner and carry on your conversations around the dining table while the chef of the group delights at the fantastic range of appliances on offer; this room boasts a beautiful farmhouse feel, with its colourful furnishings offering a bright and airy essence to the accommodation, it makes a fantastic social spot from which to toast to a wonderful holiday.

When the day draws to a close, retreat up to the first floor to find your two sleeping spots, made up of a double with exposed stone wall bringing character to the room, with soft, pastel hues and ample storage space, this room is perfect for the adults of the group, whilst the little ones will love cosying up in the neighbouring twin room, a charming, bright and airy space, the layout of the bedrooms is wonderfully suited to a family of four.

The bathroom is an equally as elegant room within the property, echoing blue hues to create a calming atmosphere, here you can choose from a relaxing soak in the impressive freestanding bath which also offers a handheld shower, or a rejuvenating rinse in the separate walk-in shower, both offering a refreshing start to your day.

Outside the cottage you can find an astonishing garden, with a patio area overlooking the tranquillity of the river below and the hills beyond, there's no better place to enjoy a hearty breakfast or a romantic meal with your loved one, offering you the ultimate experience of the Welsh countryside.

The local village of Cemmaes is a lovely base for a Welsh getaway, with a local pub and a coffee shop with a local store, you can find everything needed for a self-catered stay on your doorstep.

Take a stroll along the scenic River Dyfi, packing up a picnic to bring along with you on your adventure, or venture further afield to Aberystwyth to find a plethora of waterside restaurants for a truly indulgent dining experience, as well as parks and gardens to explore before ending your day on its picturesque pier, with the beach's golden sands being perfect for a family day out to remember.

Sat on the fringes of the Snowdonia National Park, you can find a whole host of walking and cycling routes around you; venture up Mount Snowdon to find its peak offering rewarding views, with access via a variety of walking routes or by a train journey for those seeking to simply kick back and relax, or explore by horseback for a view with a difference and a new experience you're bound to love.

Explore nearby attractions such as the Centre for Alternative Technology, the Corris Craft Centre and Corris Mine Explorers, all offering their own unique experience, or spend a day on nearby Machynlleth, home to two art galleries, the Museum of Modern Arts and street markets every Wednesday, there's so much to explore here.

Bwthyn Dyfi is the perfect property to call home whilst exploring Mid Wales with your loved ones.

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About the location


Dolgellau 15.5 miles; Aberdovey 16.8 miles.

Cemmaes is a lovely little village surrounded by the rolling hills of Mid Wales set in the stunning valley of the River Dyfi. With a pretty village church and a scattering of houses with lanes leading down to the river, Cemmaes is the perfect little place for a relaxing retreat. Just 10 minutes’ drive away is the small market town of Machynlleth. The streets of the town spread out from the 19th century clock tower, and offer a good mix of specialist shops, pubs and cafes, in addition to the regular street markets held every Wednesday. The town boasts two art galleries, and is home to the Museum of Modern Arts, Wales, which showcases the work of a variety of international artists, as well as staging concerts and lectures in its 400 seat auditorium. From Cemmaes it is a short drive to the coast in one direction and the town of Dolgellau in the other making it ideally placed for taking advantage of the superb walking, mountain biking, riding, beaches, fishing and rock climbing available in the area.