Sleeps 14 - 7 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms in a rural location
This is a new venture for us as a family. We would love to hear your feedback as to how we can further improve and add to the property for guests in the future. We live in Manchester but many of our relatives live and work in the area around the house. We are regular visitors and this part of the world is one of our favourites.
Jennie purchased this House in 2017
Why Jennie chose Aberllefenni
Llwydiarth Hall was built in 1911 as a family home for David Jones, a local farmer. The house has passed through two generations since then but is still owned by his descendants. We – the parents of David’s great great grandchildren – have renovated the property and transformed it into a self catering base for holidaymakers wanting to explore and enjoy this beautiful part of Wales.
What makes this House unique
This is a place to get away from it all. There is only patchy mobile phone reception. - you used to hav to walk up the hill to get text messages - but nowadays they can creep through depending on your network! You can walk out of the house for miles sometimes and not see anyone else. There are also great mountain bike trails on the doorstep but yet you are not far from the beach if you want to make the most of the hills and also see the coast.
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Beautiful home in a near on remote location.
Recently visited with a group of friends for a weekend away and we were all really impressed with the house. Usually there's a rush for who gets the best bedroom, but as all the bedrooms are amazing we didn't have a problem. The kitchen is well equipped and the dining area is perfect for communal meals, which is exactly what we wanted. It's great that there are a few different spaces for people to chill out in, as we could have a group playing games in the dining room, another chatting in the living room and people reading in the snug - there was even another little nook on the top floor. The house really is incredibly well set up for large groups and the fact they allow dogs was an added bonus for us
Outside there's a decent sized garden and another adjoining area where we set up a BBQ one evening - as there are sheep around there are quite a few biting midges, so I would recommend bringing insect repellent - but this does also mean that the swallows and bats were lovely to watch in the evenings!
Jenny is a fantastic host and all our inquiries were dealt with quickly. All in all i would definitely recommend, although i'm aware this might mess up our plans as we almost certainly plan to go back.
Fabulous house in a very beautiful location. Great walking, secluded and peaceful.
It’s a great House for family and friends to get together. All the rooms are beautifully appointed. The house has been renovated very thoughtfully with attention to detail. It was lovely and warm, very clean, lovely bedrooms and lots of different rooms where kids and adults could do their own thing.
Jennie, the owner, couldn’t be more helpful and her mum lives in the neighbouring cottage and was very helpful and informative about the local area.
The countryside around is stunningly beautiful. There is a little river at the bottom of the land that surrounds the house and our children had a great time paddling about in that. At night in your bed you can hear the river and the odd owl - lovely. Across the road from the drive there is a narrow path which leads up into a beautiful little valley with a 5 1/2 km walk. Very isolated and beautiful. Also possible to ride it on mountain bikes. Our dog loved walking it.
There are lots of other things to do a little further afield including horseriding, going to the coast and local attractions like the Centre for Alternative Technology near Machynlleth and the village craft centre in Corris, which has candle making and chocolate making that the kids loved.
I look forward to going back to the house again.
We love food. The nearest place to do a comprehensive shop is the Co-op in Machynlleth , 8 miles away but groceries can be delivered by Asda. There is a small local shop in Corris – Idris Stores. You can also eat at the Slater's Arms in Corris. For a restaurant meal out Tafarn Dwynant is nearest – but note they only serve food between certain times. The Riverside in Pennal is one of our local favourites and for something really special - we go to Ynyshir Hall, a fantastic Michelin starred restaurant 30 minute drive away.
For something to do - other than eat - walking is first on the list. The house is surrounded by beautiful countryside with many footpaths and it is common not to meet any other walkers in the local area. For more challenging and well trodden walks the house is around a 15 minute drive from the foot of Cadair Idris, and around 25 minutes from Aran Fawddwy.
Mountain biking is very popular in the area. The start of the ClimachX downhill mountain biking trail area in Ceinws is 5 miles away and you can easily cycle to the start. There are many single track trails around the Dyfi Forest, which is just a couple of miles from the house, and again is very secluded, except on the May Day Bank Holiday when it hosts the Dyfi Enduro mountain biking event.
The nearest pub and local café is in the village of Corris, 2.5 miles from the house. From Corris you can also take a short trip on a narrow gauge Rheilffordd Corris steam railway, visit the Corris Craft Centre and explore the underground mines and famous King Arthur’s Labyrinth.
The nearest town is Machynlleth, 8 miles from the house. Here you will find a post office, pharmacy, the Co-op and other shops and amenities. Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre, in Machynlleth, has a swimming pool, baby pool and flume, making it a good location for families on a wet day!
Dolgellau is 13 miles away, with many shops and restaurants. From here you can take a scenic drive along the beautiful Barmouth estuary.
The popular seaside resort of Aberdyfi is a 40 minute drive and makes a full day out with its harbour, sandy beach, shops and restaurants.
Rail enthusiasts may want to visit Tywyn, where the popular Tal y Llyn Railway begins. This is the location for the annual ‘Race the Train’ trail running event in August. Some of the many local beauty spots around Tywyn include Dolgoch Falls, Bird Rock and Castell-y-Bere.
The Dyfi Osprey Project has a visitors centre and at the right time of year you may see Monty and Glesni there. They are one of only 4 breeding Osprey pairs in Wales.
The Centre for Alternative Technology another local attraction, 6 miles from the house on the way to Machynlleth.