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Ysgubor Craig Y Gronfa

(Ref. 1121539)

Mallwyd, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • here (3)
  • beautiful (3)
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  • equipped (3)
  • great (2)

5 Customer Reviews

  • "A brilliant place to stay that had all the equipment you could want."

    Comfy beds, great kitchen, a wood burning stove to curl up by in the evening. In easy reach of lots of great walking in hills and by the sea - our 4 year old climbed a lot of hills and ploughed through a lot of puddles! The track up was a little daunting at first but very manageable. The owner was very friendly and helpful and gave us good tips on things to do. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a beautiful place to stay, the owners were amazing and kept the cottage fully equipped and a nice welcome pack included."

    Scenery from window is so picturesque. It is on the Mach Loop which is what we came on holiday for. Cottage felt very homely and we very much enjoyed our stay here. 10 out 10 for this property and would highly recommend it .

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2023

  • "A well equipped property in a beautiful location."

    Comfy beds and delightful friendly host to advise on places to visit and local information.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023

  • "This recently refurbished barn conversion has everything you could want and more, from the dramatic but practical slate floor downstairs to the plush through carpeting upstairs, complimented by new furniture and all other household goods."

    The owners were helpful and friendly but the barn still felt like 'our space'. The views were amazing.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2023

  • "Ysgubor Craig Y Gronfa is a real gem in the Welsh mountains, perched on the side of a mountain with views to die for, one of the best kept and equipped cottages we have stayed in."

    The hosts were very welcoming and friendly and helped with suggestions for the area if we asked for them. The location was perfect for us, a family of 4 (one teenager and one almost!), we were able to explore so many beautiful places whilst coming back to a beautiful place. Barmouth beach is 30 mins drive away (beach meets mountains), lakes Bala and Vyrnwy are 40 mins drive (Windsurfing and Canoing), Aberdyfi 40 mins drive, (for a spot of Paddle boarding). The Red Lion pub in Dinas Mawddwy (5 mins drive) is a great locals pub and perfect for practicing your Welsh! Or over the pass towards Dollgellau for the Cross Foxes pub (10 mins drive) and dinner on the decking. When we go back for another holiday in Wales we are staying here, we liked it..... a lot.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x super-king size double (zip-link can be set up as a twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rial and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Air Sourced Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing/dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Non-enclosed side patio with furniture, a barbecue and a fire pit
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: On a working farm
  • Note: Track leading to property is steep
  • Check in from 5pm only
  • The property is on the Mach Loop & planes can be viewed from the property

The property

Nestled into a working farm in Mallwyd is Ysgubor Craig y Gronfa, a stunning stone-built barn conversion bordering the Snowdonia National Park, is an ideal getaway for a family or two couples looking to explore Powys, mid Wales.

Be welcomed to this elevated property by the beautiful architecture, with the addition of traditional wagon wheels and potted plants adding to the quaint countryside feel.

The views boasted by the property and the patio garden are simply breath-taking, with sheep grazing across the fields and a dramatic backdrop of mountains and woodland; here, you can see the popular Aran Fawddwy, an idyllic walking and hiking spot to explore on your discovery days.

Unpack with ease from an off-road spot, into the open-plan living area, and flick on the kettle in the spacious kitchen, sporting green tiles, a range of amenities and plenty of space for guests to cook together, and there is a dining table ideal for indulging in a heart-warming meal.

The farmhouse atmosphere mixes with contemporary design throughout the living space, with arrow windows, tiled flooring and features of exposed stone.

Settle down in the beautifully furnished sitting area, with a selection of stylish furniture, a TV, full-length windows making the most of the landscape beyond and a warming woodburning stove for the cooler months.

Vaulted ceilings show off the galleried landing, leading to two lovely bedrooms, beginning with a super-king that can be set up as a twin on request, and a double with wooden ceiling beams, an arched window and lovely furniture, along with a contemporary bathroom.

Mallwyd is a picturesque rural village with a post office, a number of great pubs including the popular Brigands Inn, and a village shop.

Visit The Mach Loop notable for their use as low-level training areas for fast aircraft which can be watched with great views.

The village is settled within the Dyfi Valley, a breath-taking location that is great for hiking and mountain biking, and housing the River Dyfi, where guests can find Meirion Woolen Mill, which is open to visitors.

The market town of Machynlleth houses a great number of pubs, eateries and lovely independent stores, where you can browse local produce at your leisure and enjoy a heart-warming meal, and there is also a historic clock tower and riverside walks.

There is also the option to visit Dolgellau, which rests close to Cader Idris, one of Wales’s most stunning mountains, and offers further amenities and attractions.

From here you can head over to Aberdyfi, Barmouth or Borth beaches for a day spent at the seaside.

The property is close to the fantastic Snowdonia National Park, so take a walk through the beautiful landscape, enjoy wild swimming in the waterfalls and lakes, try out watersports and hike up to the top of Snowdon to experience the amazing views.

There are also adrenaline-filled activities at Zip World and National Trust sites to visit, great for birdwatching and walking.

Explore the wonders of Wales with a stay at the incredible Ysgubor Craig y Gronfa.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas