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Yr Hen Bost

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Mallwyd, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed a great family stay over Christmas at Yr Hen Boat."

    The cottage itself is beautifully renovated and very well equipped. We were particularly impressed with how well equipped the kitchen is and the provision not only of the welcome pack but also staples such as flour, spices and pasta - perfect for holiday baking and cooking. We enjoyed exploring some of the local area, which was somewhat limited due to particularly bad weather. That said, the comfort of the house - the beds, shower and fire - meant it wasn't a hardship. We loved seeing the red kites over the valley daily, and enjoyed a final day visit to Barmouth, when the sun finally appeared. Thanks to Will for the great communication and for efforts to ensure we had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Yr Hen Bost was a really super base for our week in the area."

    Very nicely renovated with attention paid to quality and lots of lovely details. It’s certainly set the bar rather higher than usual for our next holiday! There was excellent communication with the owner and his team, and an extremely well thought out manual for the property as well as a lovely welcome pack. The Brigands Inn is two minutes walk away and we had a nice meal there. There’s a very good cafe called Ty Cemaes 4 miles down the road, the Ffestiniog Railway at Porthmadog, Zipworld and Deep Slate Mine Tours, The Centre for Alternative Technology at Mach’, and of course, the fabulous Portmeirion. We had a lovely time and thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Georgie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage."

    .well equipped and really well refurbished. The owner Will is certainly a great host and thought of everything. Comfy beds, great kitchen area, the all cottage is spacious. We just loved it and will come back.

    Reviewed by Frederic5.0Sep 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x double with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • External WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Lower-ground-floor utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External games room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, 2 x TV, WiFi, selection of books and games, dart board, pool table, air hockey table, and foosball table
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking for 1 car with additional roadside parking a short walk away
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The garden is detached from the home
  • Note: There are steps throughout the home, unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The AGA is a feature and should not be used
  • Note: There is an open tread staircase; please take care
  • Note: Single-side access around one of the double beds; please consider this when booking

The property

Enveloped by breath-taking countryside views in the rural village of Mallwyd, Gwynedd, is Yr Hen Bost, a stunning, three-bedroom home.

Once the village's post office, Yr Hen Bost has been sympathetically-restored, mixing both original beamed ceilings, slate windowsills, and stable doors, with state-of-the-art appliances and stylish furnishings, offering a wonderful base for a family break to the Snowdonia National Park.

Park up off-road and take in the far-reaching, hillside vistas encompassing your new abode.

Head indoors to be greeted by the inviting sitting room, complete with wooden flooring, plush seating, and a rustling woodburning stove to light on cooler evenings, offering a relaxing space to unwind with a good book.

Locate the fully-equipped, farmhouse style kitchen/diner, oozing character with a feature AGA and exposed brickwork on show; use this space to prepare and enjoy meals as a family, whilst on the lower-ground-floor, you'll locate a handy utility.

Spend the evening in the external games room, complete with a dart board, pool table, air hockey table, and foosball table, also offering space to store your outdoor gear after a day of hiking, cycling or kayaking.

Catch some rest from one of the three delightfully-presented bedrooms, including a double with TV and a sleek en-suite shower room, a further double with a desk for homeworking, and a lovely king-size.

Head into the village to stock up on the essentials or to dine out at The Brigands Inn pub, a firm favourite in the local area, before taking to the nearby countryside, exploring the Abercorris North Wales Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, and the Corris Cavern Mines, also home to the Dyfi Distyllery.

The market town of Machynlleth is a car journey away, home to further independent shops and lovely eateries, along with The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and the Dyfi Osprey Project, whilst outdoor enthusiasts will relish in the chance to summit the nearby mountain range, including Penygader (Cadair Idris), and Yr Wyddfa itself (Snowdon).

The region is brimming with rural walking trails and secluded beauty spots, worth adding to your itinerary, from hikes across the Precipice Walk route, to strolls alongside RSPB Llyn Vyrnwy and Rhiwagor Waterfall, or for a fun-filled afternoon, make the longer but worthwhile trip towards Zip World Llechwedd, offering something for all of the family.

Escape to the countryside at Yr Hen Bost.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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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.