|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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A winding road through the southern part of the Snowdonia National Park leads you into the Dovey Forest to a secluded longhouse called Maesywerngoch.
A luxurious yet laidback holiday home, Maesywerngoch has no neighbouring properties. Whilst keeping elements of the longhouse's 300 year-old charm such as its original wood beams, slate floors and thick stone walls, we have completely restored and expanded Maesywerngoch to include 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and spacious common areas.
Accompanying the longhouse are several acres of lovingly maintained gardens with streams, ponds, footbridges and waterfalls. Enjoy wandering through the garden viewing the many varieties of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, roses and clematis.
Maesywerngoch has been a mainstay in our own family for over 40 years. To keep this tradition, we have worked to create a perfect space for multigenerational family holidays, with intimate yet spacious living areas filled with high-end furnishings. Maesywerngoch is kept cosy year round by a delightful pillar box red AGA in the kitchen and wood burning stoves in each of the three sitting rooms.
Floor to ceiling glass doors open up fully in both the 'barn' and 'stables', now a large open-planned sitting room and dining room to enjoy the velvety views of the valley and gardens.
Maesywerngoch is a perfect base for walkers and amblers of all abilities. We are spoilt for choice with walks directly from the property including a stretch of the wonderful Wales Coastal Path that runs through the forest.
A favourite activity for our family and friends with small children is walking the many miles of Welsh paths picking blackberries for a crumble! Adults enjoy it just as much.
Now that our children our teenagers, it seems only these walks can pull them away from their video games. We think it will have the same effect on your family! But not to worry-we do provide modern technologies like large flatscreen TV's in two sitting rooms and free WiFi throughout the house.
Other child-friendly activities include crabbing from the pier at Aberdovey Beach, cycling though the forest on Cycle route 8, tent camping in the front garden, playing badminton on the front lawn and gazing at the stars on a clear night and bird watching.
Maesywerngoch sleeps 10 adults in beds and 2 children in the bunk beds and 2 babies in travel cot and proper cot.
High chairs and put up beds available.
The forestry road to the house may have a few shallow pot holes. There is a short section of our driveway that may be unsuitable for low slung sports cars with low profile tyres.
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Maesywerngoch has passed down from one generation to the next. We enjoy the remote location and beautiful views over the valley while still only a short drive to the seaside town of Aberdovey or the market town of Machynlleth.
Maesywerngoch has no neighbouring houses so is in an extremely quiet location with only the sounds of the waterfalls or the occasional hoot of an owl. We enjoy the many walking paths throughout the valley and picking blackberries in August. Star gazing on a clear night is stunning.
We have had the privilege of staying at Maesywerngoch a number of times over the past few years and therefore seen the changes unfold as the house has been renovated and extended. The respect and vision for the house has been beautiful to see and each stage has only added and enhanced despite, we must admit, a small degree of anxiety in case character and warmth were changed. The house is a jewel set in a breathtaking landscape. We never tire or take for granted any feature of the house or the mountains. It is quite simply, bliss.’
Wow! What can we say about our stay? We only had a long weekend but wished we had more time... Our party, 3 families - 9 adults, 1 teen, an 8 month old baby and a dog had a fabulous time. There is so much space that we just didn't get in each other's way - everyone was able to find a little peace and quiet when they wanted it and there was more than enough room when we were all together. We wish the weather had been a little kinder (misty on day 1, clearing on day 2 and amazing on day 3 - the day we were leaving), but it didn't detract from the sheer beauty of this place. If you are looking for somewhere where you can more or less disengage from the real world in comfort, then this is the place for you.
There are 3 wifi routers and a landline so you are not truly out of touch, although mobiles don't work. One of our party works internationally and found that the wifi connection was more than enough for him to be able to work with no problems.
The "cottage" is beautifully appointed - lovely bathrooms, soft, comfortable beds, plenty of seating, a very efficient kitchen and lots of little extras such as salt, pepper, dishwasher tablets, hand soap, plenty of wood and starters for the fires etc. There's even a bread maker if you're so inclined.
The communication with Susan, the owner was extremely quick and plentiful, and she was more than happy to deal with my sometimes rather daft questions.
We had plans to visit some of the local area and restaurants, we really did... but we never got there - we were too comfortable relaxing in this beautiful property!
Our dog, a very active Eurasier had great time disappearing into the bushes and reappearing in some very odd places! He probably has a far better idea of the surrounding property than we ever discovered.
We loved this place so much most of the party were asking when we could re-book before we even left. Let's hope that our schedules work next year!
This is an excellent spacious, comfortable property in beautiful surroundings. Highly suitable for dogs. Very good for long walks. The property was clean well-maintained and very well equiped. Customer service was excellent and I highly recommend the property to anyone who likes country peace and quiet but there are also lots of things to do in the surrounding area
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The house is in a very secluded and peaceful location. The size of the house is perfect for large groups and it has beautiful gardens which our children (and us) all enjoyed. We are going back again for New Year and would recommend to anyone.
We stayed at Maesywerngoch for a weekend to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday, the ages of our party ranging from 17-70 plus a dog. Everyone had a fantastic time - the house is warm, welcoming, spacious and well equipped, with comfy furniture, fab decor and beautiful views. The grounds are marvellous and well kept, with a mixture of lawns, streams and ponds surrounded by woodland. There are lots of interesting walks starting from the house and some fantastic looking bike tracks. The place is beautifully secluded - we didn't see a soul all weekend.
Three generations of the same family have just spent an amazing week at Maesywerngoch. The property location is perfect with stunning views and wonderful gardens. There was plenty of space for everyone to stretch out. The whole property inside and out is maintained to a high standard. There are excellent walks from the house. There are some lovely unspoilt beaches not far away, which were great particularly for the grandchildren. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to a large family looking for a quiet base to explore the area.
We have just returned after spending a long weekend at what I can only describe as the most amazing home. Our party consisted of 11 people, 7 adults and 4 children and the family pooch. The best way I can describe the stay is it was as if someone had opened the door and invited us to stay in their home, not a holiday let. The owners have thought of just about everything. The kitchen is extremely well equipped. The lounges are large with plenty of comfy seating and the beds are big and very comfy. In fact the whole house is of a very high standard. It was refreshing to be messaged by the owners informing us we didn't need to wait to 4 O'clock, which allowed us to make the most of the good weather and explore the gardens, which are also spectacular. I really can't say enough positive things about this house, from the drive up through the forest, to the birthday card and banana cake delivered by the property caretaker, everything was just perfect! If you do want to go out for aa meal I would happily recommend the Riverside Hotel, we visited for Sunday Lunch, the menu was great, the food really tasty and all good value for money. I have no doubt that we will be planning our next visit and hopefully it will be in the near future......
The superb sandy beaches of Aberdovey, Tywyn, Barmouth and Borth are a short to medium drive from the house.
Manchester and Birmingham airports are a 2.5 hour drive away.
Our local village of Pennal is 3 miles away. The market town of Machynlleth is a 10-15 minute drive. King Arthur's Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre and The Centre for Alternative Technology are all around 10 minutes away.
The beautiful seaside town of Aberdovey is a 20 min drive away.
The Riverside restaurant is located in Pennal, a 5 min drive away, do book ahead for this popular venue.
In Machynlleth you will find a large Co-Op supermarket. A wonderful butcher shop called William Lloyd Williams and Son is located next to the HSBC and the Wynnstay Arms across the street offers lovely lunches and good beer. There is a delightful deli called Blasau around the corner. Market day is Wednesday. Aberdovey has several pubs including The Penhelig Arms, The Britannia, and the Dovey Inn. There are many brochures at the house detailing all activities in the area.