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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 (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

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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

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?


Geraint a’r teulu.

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.

Tim Salt

This is a wonderful property, fully kitted out for an enjoyable stay. The extra little touches stand this holiday home out from the rest.
Ample room to spread around the house if you require a quiet moment to yourself.
Excellent hot tub with seating area and grounds to enjoy a summers night in.
Close enough to walk to Machynlleth or a short car ride to the coast. Excellent pubs close buy for food.
Had a fantasic weekend break, so thank you !

Shelley Tolley

This property is Stunning!! Not only a beautiful and well equipped house, but also in the perfect location. The lovely owner of this house has catered for every need, the thought into the little extras is second to none. The lovely welcome hamper along with the milk in the fridge for a lovely cup of tea on arrival was fabulous. The kids and grandkids loved the games room whilst the adults chilled out in the cosy lounge areas. The kitchen was great for the family meals and the equipment in the kitchen was perfect and plenty of it. The outside of the property is stunning, the hot tub is brilliant and the views are beautiful. The amenities are all close by and have everything you need in the town just down the road. Thank you so much for a perfect stay at a stunningly beautiful property, we will definitely be visiting again.

Elsbeth Morgan

Penrhyn Dyfi completely surpassed our expectations.
Spotlessly clean, wonderfully kitted-out kitchen, games room for the children (both big and small), plenty of spaces for some peace and quiet, great selection of books to read, beautiful views and a cracking hot tub!
the beds were comfortable with lovely bedding. The welcome basket was also a delightful surprise.
Friendly, approachable hosts who can recommend the local sights, attractions and the beast places to eat in the area.
Not one complaint, we can’t wait to return.
Diolch i chwi Ann |ac Evan. Y Penrhyn yn hyfrys a phawb wedi mopio ar y lle!

Martin Grainger

The Previous reviews of Penrhyn Dyfi were excellent so we had high expectations. Well what more can we add other than this place is fabulous and fully, and I mean fully, equipped with everything we needed. Spotlessly clean. Very comfortable for a family of 10 adults.

We had a week here celebrating two birthdays at 26 and 85. The house layout was ideal for our 1920s murder mystery evening and all our family activities during the rest of the week.

Hot tub and the views were a massive hit with everyone, and the house is so conveniently situated for activities and attractions for all ages.

Ann and Evan you have a gem here.
Diolch am wneud ein harhosiad mor berffaith
(I confess to using a translator for that bit!

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