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Beautiful Georgian Style Cottage On The Banks of The River Dyfi | Penrhyn

Hot TubNear PubReal Fire

Penrhyn is a Georgian country house offering luxurious and refined holiday cottage accommodation. From a wonderful hillside setting it looks out over the Dyfi river and beautiful valley beyond. This elegant Grade II listed home is the perfect holiday cottage for a group of friends or large family getaway. Southern Snowdonia, sleeps up to 12 guests.

This handsome country house looks and feels like a boutique hotel. Recently renovated and beautifully presented, it has retained plenty of its original character and features. We love the sash windows, tiled floors, window seats and carefully chosen furnishings throughout.

Located at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park, it’s an excellent base to explore the wonders of mid and north Wales and beyond. But *spoiler alert* Penrhyn-Dyfi is so exceptionally lovely and superbly comfortable that there’s a very strong chance you won’t want to go out at all.

The accommodation for this beautiful Georgian style cottage on the banks of the River Dyfi is split over three floors, with five bedrooms, and generous, bright living spaces including a games room and two large sitting rooms. There is plenty of space to spread out.

On the first floor, you have an ensuite king-sized double and two roomy twin rooms which share a bathroom.

Head up to the second floor to find a large family bedroom with two king-size beds and an ensuite bathroom. There is also a super-king bedroom on this floor. All are superbly presented and furnished. It feels indulgent and luxurious.

On the ground floor, you have a lovely bright kitchen with range cooker, dishwasher and everything you might need to cook up your tasty holiday feasts. A large separate utility room houses a washing machine and tumble dryer.

There are two large sitting rooms downstairs, with wood burners and plenty of comfortable sofas and chairs. It would take you a while to try them all out. The house comes with a generous supply of logs. There are ample quiet corners for anyone who likes their space.

If rainy days (or the genuinely superb setting and accommodation) keep you indoors you’ll find plenty to keep you busy: a large games room on the first floor comes with pool table, TV, DVD and board games.

Outside, you’ll find a large patio with outdoor seating and BBQ area – ideal for al fresco dining. There is a large hot tub which looks out across a well-groomed lawn to the most fantastic landscapes beyond. The panoramic views from this beautiful Georgian style cottage on the banks of the River Dyfi are superb from every angle.

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Cottage Type
Hot Tub, Near Pub, Real Fire, Large Cottages
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
No Pets, Games Room, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, TV, Mobile phone reception
Private Garden, Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage
Additional Information
Games room/media room with small pool table

Floor Plans




Quiet, rural, peaceful, this beautiful Georgian style cottage on the banks of the River Dyfi in North Wales is surrounded by the most wonderful mountain and valley landscapes. It is no exaggeration to say that this is a truly stunning part of the world.

This part of southern Snowdonia is renowned for its diverse and abundant wildlife. There is great walking to be done straight out of the front door. The long-distance footpath, the Wales Coast Path, passes next to the house.

In fact there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, climbing, fishing and water sports nearby, and the world-class Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre and trails are just a short drive away.

If the weather and season is right, you might like to take on nearby ‘Cadair Idris’ (‘Chair of Idris’) – named after the legendary giant warrior poet who is said to sit on its summit. Take a hike to the top to be rewarded with the most amazing panoramic views.

The historic market town of Machynlleth is a mile away from the house, and offers some great independent shops, places to eat and drink, and an art gallery. IT’s well worth an explore: the town has a quirky, eco-friendly vibe, with the pioneering Centre for Alternative Technology and its engaging visitor centre just a couple of miles down the road.

You’re a short drive from where the River Dyfi finds the sea at Aberdovey - one of Snowdonia’s prettiest coastal villages. Aberdovey is a bit of a mecca for watersports enthusiasts. Expect fishing boats, sailing boats, dingies, windsurfers and kitesurfers on the water.

The equally lovely towns of Barmouth and Dolgellau are also within a short driving distance. There are plenty of great places to eat and stop for liquid refreshments on the way.

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Guest Reviews

Dafydd Walters

Spent a long weekend at this wonderful property. Very well equipped – everything you needed was there. We were a group of 10 but very spacious with the two lounges and great kitchen. Bedrooms and bathrooms completed to a very high standard. Thoroughly enjoyed, diolch yn fawr.

Barry King

Fantastic house in a brilliant location!
Absolute comfort and space for our party of 11 over the Easter holidays.
This house has everything you could ask for in a holiday rental.
No one wanted to leave.
Thank you Ann and Evan

Ellie Salsbury

I have no words! Penrhyn was simply amazing. Everything you could possibly need is provided for you. The house is immaculate and was more like staying in a 5 star hotel. The beds can only be described as sumptuous. You are met with a wonderful welcome hamper of goodies. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub. The only negative was that we didn’t want to go home!


We have spent a lovely few days at Penrhyn. Despite the stormy weather, we got out and explored Aberdyfi and Barmouth. The house itself was perfect for our group of 6 adults and 6 children. The games room was great and having Netflix was a bonus. The kitchen is so well appointed with every utensil you could need. The fridge and freezer are huge, children’s plates and cutlery are provided and all the little extras eg cling film, foil, are taken care of. There are towels provided for the hot tub in the utility close to the cocktail making area (and plastic glasses for those wanting to take drinks outside).The welcome basket has to be the best one I’ve ever had with a wonderful selection of Welsh products, not to mention the bottle of fizz chilling in the fridge. There were just so many nice touches to make the stay enjoyable; I really appreciated the latest edition of magazines in the lounge! All the rooms are of a high standard and everywhere was immaculately clean. The owner was in contact and very helpful. The nearby chip shop was delicious and you can order online and collect when you choose. Overall we had a fantastic stay and the information on the website doesn’t do it justice as there is so much on offer. We would all highly recommend this accommodation and hope to return one day. Finally, the snowdrops in the garden were beautiful, as is the house.

Tamlyn Driver

We had a wonderful 5 days at Penrhyn. It is an incredibly well appointed house; really comfortable beds, fantastic kitchen equipment (so many lovely plates, glasses and bowls), and lovely furniture throughout. Ann had decorated the house for Christmas and it looked absolutely beautiful! We really appreciated the little touches, like the towels for the hot tub, and a good selection of salt, pepper, tea bags, coffee, oil, vinegar in the kitchen cupboards. There was lots of storage space for our food in the kitchen and our clothes in all the bedrooms (something which is so often missed in holiday rentals).

We were a group of 10 (4 adults and 6 teenagers) and the house worked brilliantly for us – which was important as it was rather rainy and we spent a lot of time indoors. The teenagers loved the games room, and spent hours playing Monopoly, and pool, and watching films on TV. The adults did a jigsaw in one of the lounges, and we all enjoyed sitting around the log burner reading. The hot tub got a lot of usage, and added a wonderful extra dimension to the holiday (the teenagers saw in the New Year whilst chilling out in the hot tub).

Despite the rain we did make it out for several walks, runs, and mountain bike rides; the house is very well located for easy access to nice routes. We did several expeditions into the woods behind the house (it’s a steep ride or walk up, but worth it for the wonderful views). On New Year’s Day we had a lovely walk on Borth beach (and some of the party took at dip – crazy!)

All in all, a really wonderful place – definitely the nicest holiday rental we have ever stayed in (and we have stayed in a lot!) and incredibly good value given the standard of the accommodation and the size of the house. We’d recommend it to everyone (and particularly to large multi-family groups with teenagers).

Thank you Ann.


Fourth visit to Penrhyn Dyfi . Absolutely wonderful house with a warm welcoming atmosphere. I love the sitting room with its wood burner and deep leather armchairs, snug and warm on a winters evening. Spotlessly clean, great kitchen and a large hot tub outside on the patio. A great place for a family gathering. I think the best thing is that you totally relax and don’t need to venture far from the house. If you do don’t miss the RSPB Ynys Hir reserve great for bird watching and a short walk. For greater exertion the coast path behind the house gives superb views of Machynlleth, Dyfi Hills and The Tarren Hills. Be aware it’s steep. I just love this house and can’t wait to return.


Brilliant house and really, really well equipped. We went in November so even though it was cold outside the house was really nice and warm. There’s enough room for large groups to spread out in as well. Thanks for the local walks and guides provided so there was no shortage of places to go or walks to do. Recommend Hennighan’s, the local fish and chip shop, which is handy for the first night meal, but bear in mind you can only order on-line though (also does gluten free battered fish). Also saw plenty of red kites and buzzards flying nearby. Thanks for the lovely welcome hamper and flowers as well. Hope to come back again.


We all enjoyed our break at ‘Penrhyn’, diolch yn fawr Ann ac Ifan.

We would have no hesitation recommending the house to anybody wishing to relax and be part of the fantatsic Dyfi Biosphere landscape for a few days – does good to the soul! We stayed 3 nights, and still didn’t get around to making the most of ‘Penrhyn’ although we were very lucky to enjoy an outside lunch on the patio platform overlooking the valley, in mid November! (With Red Kites hovering above us, may I add!)

The welcome gifts on arrival were excellent 😉 and ‘Penhryn’ must be one of the cleanest and well kept house we’ve stayed in.

Roedd yn dda cael cwrdd gyda chi hefyd Ann ac Ifan, ac diolch am wneud ein harhosiad yn un gwerth chweil mewn ardal braf, neu “bref” ddylwn i ddweud. Tydan ni’n lwcus yn Gymru ‘ma ‘dwch?


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Helen Hunter

A beautiful property, it blew us away when we arrived. We loved how well equipped it is and beautifully decorated with gorgeous furniture. The location is fantastic for getting into the national park but the walks from the doorstep were also stunning. The hot tub was lovely with a view over the river. We celebrated a belated 70th birthday and had a fantastic time. Highly recommend. x Thank you!

Vick Luther

A wonderful property with everything you could want and wish for.
10 of us spent a long weekend catching up here after a busy 18 months working in the NHS. The hot tub was a welcome addition. Beds extremely comfortable, kitchen so well equipped, bathrooms to envy. Lounges allowed quiet areas for chat whilst the kitchen was the hub of our stay. The welcome package was a lovely touch.

Anne and Evan you have thought of everything, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay.

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