Follow the river to find Y Felin – a beautifully converted 16C water mill in the breathtaking Dysynni Valley and Snowdonia National Park, in Wales. Lying beneath the majestic mountain of Cadair Idris and within walking distance of Tal y Llyn lake, this 5 star quality self catering property is set into the hillside and boasts a peaceful and secluded riverside location. Sympathetically restored to retain its distinctive features, the surroundings are light, airy and welcoming. It has a fully equipped kitchen. You will be greeted by a gourmet welcome gift. There is a great open plan living space with large, comfy sofas, a wood burner, picture windows onto the stunning landscape and lots of games for all ages. The house can sleep 8 guests. The master bedroom has private access to the river and a wood-burner making it incredibly romantic. The house offers retreat, relaxation, natural beauty, good food, fine linens and the perfect blend of quality time and access to activities. Nearby are thriving historic market towns, and the seaside town of Aberdyfi with its miles of sandy beaches, outdoor activities and yachting. We can offer bespoke activities including fishing, guided ecology walks and sheepdog demonstrations as well as personalised suggestions for nearby activities tailored to your interests. Or why not just come along, unwind, and watch the beautiful, natural world go by?
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Converted watermill near Abergynolwyn and Tal Y Llyn lake, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales - Secluded, Peaceful Location, Yet Near Thriving Market Towns And Beautiful Sandy Beaches
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- Sep 17, 2018
About Sarah Watkins
My name is Ruth and I own Bryn Adda and Y Felin. I grew up in the area and have a deep love of the land and locality and the diversity it offers and a wish to help others to enjoy this. Sarah Watkins, part of my great team, will manage your booking from start to finish and she is only too happy to answer any questions you have about my houses or about the local area.
Why Sarah Watkins chose Abergynolwyn
Y Felin was originally a working watermill used for grinding corn. It is situated on farmland which belonged to my parents and when the farm was passed to me in 2009, I made the decision to restore this beautiful house using local materials and offer it as a holiday let to those seeking some peace. It’s location next to the river and in front of the mountain make it a wonderful retreat and my family and I often come here. The house is still surrounded by working farmland which is managed by our estate manager as we now live on a smaller farm near Monmouth.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Will definitely return, very welcoming
Beautiful, serene area, homely and clean accommodation. Excellent location for getting around, lots of areas to explore.
Thank you Lynn for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back at some future date.
Clean, comfy and secluded
The property was homely, comfortable and clean. It was easy to locate and central to all areas that we visited. It was easy to contact the owner/manager and a list of numbers made it easy to contact if any emergency had arisen. It is obvious a lot of care is taken in this property and it really was a home from home.
I would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives. There were plenty of activities to do within the area and although it is secluded and private there was no problem using a car to get around. There was plenty of advice and information on things to do that were easy to get to.
Stunning, private and very comfortable.
We had a wonderful stay at Y Felin. The house is gorgeous, beautifully furnished and comfortable and the location stunning and very private. The river running at the bottom of the garden is quite magical and the children loved it.
Y Felin was perfect for our needs
We had a lovely time, thank you. Y Felin was perfect for our needs - quiet, beautiful setting, really well fitted out, and within reach of some brilliant walks (or climbs!)
Thanks Emma, we are delighted you had a lovely time and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Another great stay at Y Felin
Recently spent another long weekend at Y Felin, the 4th year in a row we've visited and there's a good reason why we keep coming back - it's superb. The house is spacious and impeccably clean, the location is great in that it's a bit away from it all, but not too far should you need anything. All in all the nicest place I've stayed in in Wales.
Fantastic weekend away.
We stayed here in late November.
First of all let's look at the pros of staying here:
Y Felin is set in an idyllic location with easy access to local walks. We did two walks while we were here. The first was around a lake just up the road from Y Felin. Our second walk was Cadair Idris.
Both of these walks are very close by and definitely worth doing.
Y Felin is very well kept and decorated to a high standard.
There is plenty of space for everyone. In our party there were 4 adults, 2 children and 3 dogs.
It is well equipped for anything. In the kitchen there is a selection of spices and herbs. There is also fresh ground coffee and tea ready to be used.
We had a lot of fun playing with the board games that were there. The children also enjoyed playing with the big bucket of lego and various other toys that were there.
The wood burner in the living room was fantastic with plenty of wood for the fire.
There is an honesty freezer at the mill. We bought the biggest leg of lamb I have ever seen in my life from this freezer for our Sunday dinner.
There was no internet, no tv and no phone signal. It was lovely! So relaxing. However there is a phone in Y Felin incase anyone needs to use it. There is also a sound system that you can plug your phone into and play whatever is on your playlist. There is also a selection of cds.
So on to the cons:
Well there aren't any.
We had a fantastic stay at Y Felin and I would highly recommend it to anyone fancying a trip away to North Wales. I only wished that we stayed longer than 3 nights. Looking forward to visiting again sometime in 2017. Oh and the lemon cake that was there waiting for us when we arrived was stunning. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are all delighted hat you loved Y Felin. It is very special! And we look forward to welcoming you back at some point.
Happy Christmas. Ruth, Sarah and the team
The stunning expanse of Aberdovey beach with its dunes, tasty fish and chips, quaint shops and water activities is 11 miles away. Other nearby beaches include Beaches at Tywyn (9 miles), Fairbourne (14 miles), Barmouth, Harlech and Criccieth.
Use of a car is recommended but there is a local taxi and bus service.
Nearest train station - Machynlleth (10 m)
Nearest airport - Liverpool John Lennon (150km)
Nearest port - Holyhead (135km)
The thriving market towns of Dolgellau and Machynlleth are between 15-25 minute drive away each with a wealth of bars, shops and restaurants. Hill and mountain walkers and bikers can set off from the house - we provide suggested itineraries and maps.
From mountain biking to bird watching to beach combing to food feasting to alternative technology courses to modern art exhibitions to local crafts to livestock and antique auctions to male voice choirs to sheepdog trials – you will be spoilt for choice – and we are happy to make suggestions if you wish. The area is becoming a renown foody destination and there are many excellent restaurants in the area. Our website contains comprehensive details and links to activities and restaurant / shop suggestions.
Booking Notes: Please email Sarah for a quote or to book, also feel free to give her a ring to discuss your booking. Full payment or 25% non refundable deposit with balance due 90 days prior to arrival - you will be invoiced directly by Sarah for this. Bookings are subject to our terms and conditions issued at the time of booking. Changeover Day: Our preferred changeover day is Monday/Friday, but we may be able to offer some flexibility dependent on season. Notes on prices: We offer a 7 night rate usually running from Friday 4.30pm to Friday 10.30am; a very preferable weekday rate running from Monday 4.30pm to Friday 10.30am and a weekend rate running from 4.30pm on Friday to 10.30am on Monday. Please email Sarah for a tailored quote. Discounts are available for smaller groups or individuals using just one bedroom subject to availability.