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Relax in a secluded, spacious, dog friendly longhouse. Ideal for large families.

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, 5 bath, 3 spacious reception rooms. SKY TV, AGA, WiFi, 3 wood burning stoves

A winding road through the southern part of the Snowdonia National Park leads you into the Dovey (Dyfi) 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.

As team leader you will be the STAR for choosing Maesywerngoch as your holiday destination. Inquire now.

More Details

Susan Harrison
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

Why Susan Harrison chose Wales

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We booked Maesywerngoch for a family party in late January 2017. The assistance provided by the owners in terms of directions etc., was second to none, and the house did not disappoint. It oozed character and charm, and felt homely from the minute we arrived. The house is set amongst landscaped gardens in a remote and beautiful area of mid wales and the children had an amazing time exploring the garden and streams etc. I can honestly say that the whole family had a wonderful stay and would not hesitate to book here again.
Jan 2017
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Pennal Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , Wet room with underfloor heating
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , En-suite to bedroom 6
  • En-suite BR to bedroom 1 with bath, sep. shower, sink and wc. Shower room with sink and wc on first floor. Luxury wet room with walk-in shower, separate bath, wc, sink and underfloor heating. Shower room with sink and WC. En-suite shower room to BR 6.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 long single beds can zip together to form a super king bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , En-suite shower room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Super king size bed with Ensuite bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 baby crib , children's bunk beds with door to large double bedroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 w/ superking size bed and en-suite bathroom on first floor. Bed 2 w/ Kingsize bed on first floor. Bed 3 w/ 2 long single beds that can zip into a super king. Bed 4 w/ 2 singles on first floor Bed 5 w/ bunks (children only) Bed 6 King size with en-suite shower room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Relax in a secluded, spacious, dog friendly longhouse. Ideal for large families.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Absolutely superb!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear that you all had a wonderful time at Maesywerngoch despite the misty weather and that your large party enjoyed the spacious rooms within the house to gather. We hope to welcome you back soon to Maesywerngoch.
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear that you and your party enjoyed your stay at Maesywerngoch. We are so lucky to have the space for family groups and dogs. Our location is ideal for family reunions and celebrations of all kinds with no disturbances from neighbours, light pollution, or traffic. We look forward to welcoming your party again.
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you and your large party enjoyed the gardens and spacious house. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Marvellous house, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are please to hear that your extended family enjoyed a family celebration enjoying the many amenities that are on offer at Maesywerngoch. We look forward to welcoming your party back very soon.
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Peace and quiet in a remote location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that your extended family enjoyed the space in the house and the extensive gardens. We are very lucky to have many walks directly from the house and the many beaches in Aberdovey and Borth. We hope to welcome you to Maesywerngoch soon.
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excellent, surpassed all our expectations....

  • 5 of 5

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......

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so please that you all enjoyed the well equipped kitchen, spacious sitting rooms and gardens. We are lucky to be secluded yet close to the village and pubs as well as the sea. We hope to welcome you all very soon to Maesywerngoch.
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Rates & Availability

Pennal Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
late winter
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Easter break
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 23 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May half term
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
early summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
October half term
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jan 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 10 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $31

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Riverside Pennal
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Holyhead to Dublin, Ireland
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Aberdovey Links/Machynlleth
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
Shrewsbury M54
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Riverside in Pennal
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Car: necessary


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.

Further Details:

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.


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