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Stunning Welsh Farmhouse Overlooking Dyfi Estuary.4 star rated with "Visit Wales

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Farmhouse between Aberdovey and Machynlleth, Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, Wales - Beautiful And Tranquil Location. Approached From A Well Maintained Track To Get Away From It All

Beautifully renovated 300 year old farmhouse overlooking the Dyfi Estuary and stunning welsh countryside. Only 10 minutes walk from Plas Talgarth Country club, which guests can join on a weekly or daily basis to use their swimming pools, tennis courts and spa facilities. We have provided everything from fluffy towels, herbs and spices and pasta, to a basket of logs to help you enjoy your stay here. The house has loads of charm from family antiques to furniture that we have renovated in keeping with the heart and soul the house. Dogs are welcome, but please be aware that the house is surrounded by farmland, so they need to be kept under control at all times. No smoking.

Mark Coldham
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Mark Coldham

We renovated Glan-y-morfa in 2012/2013. It had always been my husband's family's holiday home when they were growing up and his parents finally retired there when they left home. His mother lived there until recently, but found the upkeep too hard so now lives nearby. Mark's brother and sister-in-law also live near by, so we still have strong ties to the area. It has been true labour of love from 200 miles away in London, but we love coming up to stay when ever we can. Mark works in advertising and I used to, but now divide my time between photography and working part-time as a teaching assistant in a local primary school. Our daughter is now at university and also enjoys us all getting together at Glan-y-morfa.

Mark Coldham purchased this farmhouse in 1960

Why Mark Coldham chose Wales

The house is in the most stunning location, overlooking the Dyfi Estuary. We wanted to make sure that it was still used when my mother-in-law moved out and also wanted to get it back to being loved and cared for. We have tried to keep the heart and soul of the house whilst also making it a lot more comfortable and accessible.

It is surrounded by amazing views and farmland, but is also only 15 minutes from Aberdovey's beaches and the great market and shops in Machynlleth. The farm house is located down a well maintained farm track, so the only traffic you hear is the occasional farmer on his tractor.

We love the area and all the fabulous walks around Cadir Idris and Dolgoch falls, the walks along the Dyfi Estuary, but most of all the peace and quiet and the views

What makes this farmhouse unique

What makes Glan-y-morfa special to us are the views from every window. Whether it is winter or summer, they are always changing and just lift your spirits.

When it gets chilly at night the Jotel open fire in the sitting room warms the house up beautifully. Although there is full central heating and underfloor heating in the kitchen and downstairs bathroom.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Stunning farmhouse in idyllic surroundings

If you are looking for the perfect holiday retreat in peaceful and tranquil surroundings then this is the farmhouse to book. The owners have put an enormous amount of thought and effort into making this farmhouse a place that you will want to revisit year after year. The views from every window are breathtaking overlooking the River Dyfi. I stayed with my wife, our two children and my parents and two dogs and there was something to appeal to everyone. The children especially enjoyed the football table in the games room. There is no need to worry about forgetting to take items with you as this farmhouse is well equipped and there Is nothing you could ask for that they haven't already supplied. We enjoyed our long weekend stay immensely and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it."

"What a lovely few days we had at Glan-y-morfa! Having looked at the website my expectations were high, and yet I was still completely delighted by the cottage"
Oct 2013
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Pennal Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • 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 Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Upstairs bathroom has sink, and WC and a shower and airing cupboard. Downstairs bathroom has sink, WC, bath and and over power shower. There is also underfloor heating
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, Bedroom 2 has a double bed, bedroom 3 has 2 twin beds and the children's bedroom has bunk beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes on accommodation: The farmhouse is full of character and charm. We have tried to keep the traditional elements together with the needs of your average family. There is full central heating throughout. Outside: There is front and back garden. The front garden has uninterrupted views across fields, the Estuary, and marshland where Osprey nests have been filmed for "Country File". There is a Chimney wood burner in the garden and also a barbecue. A wooden table and chairs several deck chairs and 2 sun loungers should cater for all eventualities of the weather. The back garden is lawn and blackberries growing in the bushes. There is a steep bank going down to the fence and small children should be not left unsupervised. The front garden is surrounded by a wooden fence and gate. In front is laid with welsh slate chippings and is perfect for a game of badminton (that is provided). There is parking for 3 cars. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, table football, electronic darts board, sink, boiler. Wellie boot stand and pulley clothes dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is changed each week and each guest has a bath towel. Hand towels are provided in both bathrooms and kitchen. Other: Dining Room with large formal dining table that seats 8 people. Beautiful old slate floor and welsh dresser.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Stunning Welsh Farmhouse Overlooking Dyfi Estuary.4 star rated with "Visit Wales
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Old world charm

  • 5 of 5

Glan y Morfa is quietly situated in farmland with wonderful views of the Dyfi estuary. It is very comfortable and you feel right at home as soon as you enter. The kitchen is well equipped- once we got the hang of the range cooker. It worked its magic and we felt rested and rejuvenated by the end of our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good relaxing holiday. I will put better instructions about the cooker in the hand book for future guests. We hope you will visit again.
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The perfect family home

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family holiday this year. We managed to have 3 generations and 2 dogs, who all had enough space for themselves! The house was very well equipped with all home comforts. The bumpy ride through the fields to get there made us feel off the beaten track and away from things - just what we wanted! We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all had an enjoyable holiday. The position of the farmhouse down the farm-track adds to the peacefulness of the location. Hope to see you all again soon.
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Unspoilt, beautiful, just as it should be!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is in a picturesque setting in a beautiful part of Wales. The directions made it easy to find, but the remoteness makes it really special. We loved walking, exploring and watching the birds (listening to the dawn chorus was just amazing), and our children loved it. We spent a great day at the beach in Aberdyfi, and went up Cader Idris. The immediate area is also good to explore, and we had a couple of great BBQs. The house itself is really comfortable and well laid out, especially the kitchen. The only reason we've given four stars and not five is that there was just one toilet roll in each bathroom (ie no spares at all) and 3 dishwasher tablets - so come prepared. However the welcome pack of bread eggs, milk and a bottle of wine was really appreciated especially as we were arriving on a bank holiday. All in all a wonderful place and we'd love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday and it sounds like you had a lovely relaxing break. We always appreciate feedback, so thank you for your kind review. We are sorry that you were expecting some additional supplies for your week. The house is let on a self catering basis, but we do try to provide enough basic items to help our guests for their first few days in addition to the complimentary welcome pack. We have always made a point of keeping store cupboard basics of herbs, spices, pasta, lentils,tea, stock cubes, cling film, washing up liquid, etc for our guests to use freely because we know how frustrating it is when you have to buy everything to make a family meal. However , we are also aware that we need to keep our rates reasonable and hope that that guests appreciate that we cannot supply all the consumables for a large group staying for a week or sometimes longer. We appreciate your comments and will speak to our house manager to ensure that we are providing enough for our guest's first few days so there is no immediate urgency for them to do a shop for basics. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Charming and wonderfull views

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very charming and very well equipped. The gifts left for us were highly appreciated also all the little pots of herbs and food items which one could easily forget.We were exceptionally lucky with the weather and were able to eat outside. On arrival we decided to rename the cottage Five Gates (I know that there are only four) but after the long journey it seemed to go on forever but we soon got used to it. The peace and quiet was wonderful. We have been to this area of Wales before and are always stunned by the scenery. A really enjoyable weekend. Thank you,

We would most certainly recommend Glan y Morfa to our friends

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An amazing cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We were amazed when we arrived at the cottage - the setting is absolutely stunning. The owners are very accommodating and we were delighted to find some simple supplies waiting for us. The cottage is in a fairly rural location but is near to several small towns or villages. The cottage is surrounded by an amazing landscape , we found lots of potential walks including forest, beach and hill walks. We stayed over Easter weekend it was a perfect size for 8 adults with three dogs, plenty of space and immaculately clean. Unfortunately we had some very poor weather (hailstone) but with a roaring log fire we felt comfortable within the cottage. This is a spacious cottage perfect for several couples, a large family or groups of friends. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you all had a great holiday. Hopefully the weather will be better next time. We look forward to seeing you again.
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clean, warm, cosy and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Spend there Christmas with my family including children.

House was clean, warm, cosy and welcoming with excellent views down the hill over the marches and fields.

We very much enjoyed seating around the fire, drinking good wine, loughing and playing cards.

Looking forward to going back in spring, summer time.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you had a good Christmas break. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Aberdyfi and it's fabulous stretches of beach is just 15 minutes drive. Wind surfing and kite surfing are extremely popular. There are other small coves nearer at Frongoch.


Stations at Machynlleth 4 miles or Penhelig (Aberdovey) 6 miles


Pennal has a post office, shop and the acclaimed Riverside pub/restaurant is just 1 mile. Plas Talgarth Country Club is a short walk across 2 fields and a wood where there is a lovely bar that welcomes non-residents. Machynlleth is 4 miles and Aberdovey 6 miles.

Further Details:

Machynlleth is renowned for its weekly market and numerous cafes and health food shops. Also the centre for alternative technology is between Machynlleth and Corris. The fascinating Slate mines museum with King Arthur's labyrinth is at Corris Craft museum. Riverside restaurant is only 5 minutes drive at Pennal. Supermarkets and banks are at Machynlleth and Twyn.


Rates & Availability

Pennal Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb - March
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
May bank holiday
Apr 29 2017 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1/2 term
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
early summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Autumn 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 1/2 term 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early winter 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Year 17/18
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $124
Pet Fee $25

Booking Notes:
25% deposit payable on booking and balance within 28 days of holiday start date.
£100 returnable breakages deposit.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday, but we can be flexible.
4.00pm arrival time and 10.00am departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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