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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely, warm, quiet, comfortable cottage with fantastic views of the river."

    Wood burner appreciated. Kitchen well equipped and stocked with basics. The shop is two minutes walk, pub over the road. If it hadn’t rained for our whole week’s stay, the garden/balcony would be ideal. So we were very grateful for Sky tv! Great walks around. Highly recommend! Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views of the river and valley."

    The cottage is well equipped and very tastefully decorated, with a log burner making it extra cosy. Loved the peace and quiet, perfect get away. Would also recommend the local pub, really friendly locals with a great atmosphere, check opening times.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2023

  • "We really loved this stay."

    The cottage is clean and spacious. The deck with views over the river and valley are fantastic Really large private outdoor space. Great location for out-door activities with some great trails, mountains and pubs within easy proximity. The local shop, leading the way with sustainability - would highly recommend this

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cottage that had everything we needed."

    Beautiful location and friendly village. Woke up in the morning looking across the fields with the river below was bliss

    So glad you enjoyed your stay, it really is the best view. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Stayed at the property a few years ago, and was managed locally it’s been nicely decorated since, shame the shower hasn’t been upgraded though."

    It’s ideally located in peace and tranquility and in a lovely part of the UK. Still awaiting a response with regards to a spillage which caused minor damage, the communication from Sykes has been awful. I have a couple more bookings through Sykes which I’m now rethinking which has put a real negative on the stay.

    Hello, glad you enjoyed your stay and felt you wanted to return. The bathroom is next on the list so will be refitted over the winter. Regarding the spillage, we will be at the cottage ourselves next week and will repaint. Thank you for letting us know. We have informed Sykes that the matter is resolved. Hope you may visit again. Mel & Gaz Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.4Aug 2023

  • "Cosy cottage to stay in for a city break ,based in picturesque place and lovely neighbours behind :) The only thing we struggled with was access to the property ."

    5 star place:)

    Reviewed by Kamil4.4Jun 2023

  • "The property was exactly what was described in the add."

    The view point from the patio area was so beautiful and peaceful. The only downside to the outside area was there was no shade, desperately needs a large parasol if you’re lucky enough to have the weather that we had ! It could also give shelter from the rain, as it would be just as beautiful in the rain. It was I little awkward walking through peoples gated gardens to get to the property.. Overall we really enjoyed our stay. Well worth visiting this property.

    We appreciate your comments and are looking at parasols to be installed each end of the terrace. Glad you enjoyed your stay, Mel & Gaz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Jun 2023

  • "Nice little cottage on the river side, very relaxing patio area to enjoy the views."

    Reviewed by Joe4.7Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful, well equipped and comfortable cottage with breath taking views."

    Ideally located to explore the surrounding countryside and with a well equipped shop and local pub nearby. Had a lovely stay thank you

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2023

  • "Having just spent an amazing 7 days at Penygeulan, It looks like the owners have been busy over the winter, as some of the photo's are now out of date, there is a new fireplace and Log Burner in the Living room and the upstairs bedroom has had a really nice makeover."

    We will certainly recommend this to our friends and would love to get back in the summer months to be able to relax on the terrace. The outside space and terrace is stunning, with an amazing view of the valley and the sound of the river, also the added bonus of being on the "Mach Loop" we had the pleasure of watching the fast jets through the valley on two of the days, seeing the new F35's in action was breath taking.

    Reviewed by Jake5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely holiday really enjoyed our stay."

    Very relaxing getaway!

    So glad you enjoyed your stay, our favourite place to relax. Mel & Gaz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Oct 2022

  • "We left a letter for the owners how we fell in love with their property and it showed all the hard work and tlc they have put in."

    We highly recommend Pengeulan it is in a superb location overlooking the river, great for wildlife and bird spotting, saw our first kingfisher. Stunning mountains too , also on the mach loop so saw a few aircraft on our own viewing veranda ! Lovely to sit out on and listen to the river bubbling

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at your beautiful cottage."

    Parking was an issue at times. There were no waste baskets in any of the rooms. When we arrived at 14.50 the cleaners were in and said they would not be ready for another hour. They let us leave our luggage whilst we went food shopping in a nearby town. The setting and location are beautiful

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.8Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely, restful holiday at Pen Y Guelan."

    It is in a great location with a gorgeous view. The river is fascinating to watch with a wealth of wildlife visiting.We had to keep the field glasses handy at all times so we didn’t miss anything-very distracting when cooking and eating !The cottage is well- equipped and the weather was good enough for us to sit on the terrace at times. It’s clear that the owners have worked hard to make the most of this special place. The local shop and pub are very convenient and we found Cemmaes a friendly place. It is a beautiful area and we enjoyed some great walks. The Osprey Dyfi Centre is a must !

    We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Penygeulan and look forward to you returning in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "We will return"

    Thank you for your positive feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you back as we continue to enhance the outdoor space. Mel & Gaz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful half term break to Penygeulen."

    The cottage is in a beautiful location with the most stunning views from every window in the house of the River Dyfi. The terrace is beautifully done to enjoy the views. If you can tear yourself away from the views, the cottage is in an ideal location to explore Snowdonia. We visited the nearby towns of Dolgellau & Machynlleth, Tal-y-llyn Lake and coastal Aberdyfi. Everything in the house is brand new and very comfortable. The log burner and the starter pack was most welcomed. We enjoyed a fire every evening. However, the central heating meant that the cottage was very warm and cozy in February, without the log burner. Our girls loved the cottage and are begging to go back one day. We may well return. Really impressed. Highly recommend.

    We are thrilled you loved your stay at Penygeulan, and we appreciate your kind words and would love to see you return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor King size bed 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with walk in shower and WC
  • Kitchen with woodburning stove
  • First-floor living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Log burner.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis, a short walk from the Cottage
  • Enclosed multi-level garden with gravelled area, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Property is accessed via a footpath passing in front of a number of terraced properties
  • Please note - photos of bathroom are not updated and there is no bath at this property.

The property

Nestled amongst the rolling countryside of Mid-Wales, in the quaint village of Cemmaes, rests this quirky detached holiday home, Pengeulan.

Boasting a whitewashed, stone-built and wood-clad exterior whilst framing unspoilt views across the tranquil waters of the River Dyfi, Pengeulan makes an idyllic base for a family staycation to Wales.

Follow the footpath alongside the charming terraced properties and make your way through the gated entrance and into your private garden; a truly lovely spot to soak in the rural setting of your new home-from-home.

Stepping inside, be charmed by the industrial décor of the well-equipped kitchen, where you can look forward to a romantic meal for two at the snug breakfast bar, or venture upstairs to indulge with your loved ones in the open-plan living/dining room.

In the summer months, make mealtimes an alfresco affair with a sociable seat on the patio, where you can enjoy a crisp glass of wine as you watch the charming wildlife graze in the green fields nearby, or head back indoors and settle down for the evening with a sumptuous spot in front of the television, gently warming your toes with the glow of the rustic woodburning stove.

On cloudless nights, sit out side on the adirondack chairs, kick back and enjoy the Official Dark Skies, observing the Milky Way and other constellations before retiring to either of two well-presented bedrooms to catch your rest, with the choice between a double and a twin, with the latter offering the perfect space for little ones.

A short walk from your doorstep will bring you into the heart of the local village of Cemmaes, where you'll find a number of helpful amenities to assist with your self-catering needs, including a traditional country pub and a well-stocked convenience store, perfect for picking up any last minute essentials.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and take a scenic stroll along the banks of the River Dyfi, providing a lovely spot to explore the rolling countryside of Mid Wales, or for a more thrilling experience, try your hand at clay pigeon shooting at Dovey Valley Shooting Ground.

For a coastal adventure, head to the nearby university town of Aberystwyth, where you can immerse yourself in the area's fascinating history with a tour of Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, soak in the sights aboard the heritage Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, or spend lazy days paddling the shores at Aberystwyth Beach.

Whilst you're in the area, be sure to lace up your walking boots and embark on an adventure through the varying landscapes of Snowdonia National Park; tackle the challenging climb to the summit of Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales, or save your legs and journey to the summit via the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

However you plan to spend your time visiting Wales, be sure to choose Pengeulan as a base that you'll be delighted to return to.

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

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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, scattering of houses with lanes leading down to the river, the welcoming Penrhos Arms and a well-stocked general store stocking fresh produce, Cemmaes is the perfect little place for a relaxing retreat. Continue onto 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, including Blasau Delicatessen, Skinners Arms, Y Gegin Fach, takeaways, and 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 you can easily access Dolgellau, a popular town in the Snowdonia National Park, where you’ll find the Royal Ship, Dolgellau Park, Lemon Grass, Tafarn Y Gader, and wonderful selection of shops. For a day along the coast, head for Aberdovey, where you’ll find a beautiful beach, an excellent golf club, and the fantastic Seabreeze Restaurant serving up fresh seafood and enjoying a fabulous location along the estuary.

Please note - The cottage is not suitable for Children under the age of 8.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season