Yr Hen Stablau
Yr Hen Stablau is a renovated 1840s stables set in luxuriant woodland gardens in the Dyfi Valley near Machynlleth and within Snowdonia National Park. 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, pets welcome. Ideal if you want to relax and also an excellent base for an active holiday in Snowdonia. Yr Hen Stablau is Welsh for The Old Stables.
Environmental features were given priority in the conversion: preserving existing walls and features, using original stone, slates and timbers, energy efficiency by using LPG gas and solar energy, underfloor heating, 92% efficient boiler, double glazing of all windows, thick insulation, organic paint throughout, woodburning stove using our own logs. Green Dragon Award Level 2, Snowdonia Sustainable Self-catering Award 2008, GTBS Gold 2016.
Walkers & Cyclists Welcome, space under cover for six bicycles, outside tap, maps. NEW EV charging point for visitors.
Availability – see booking calendar on own website.
Ground floor: sitting room with french windows on to slate terrace and woodland view; kitchen/dining room with high ceiling, original beams and farmland view, modern fittings; pantry; double bedroom; shower room/WC; hall; lobby.
The ground floor of Yr Hen Stablau is fully wheelchair accessible, including bedroom, shower room and toilet, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, hall and access to terraces front and back. Mobile hoist. All door handles disability friendly, and colour scheme planned for good visibility. Front door entrance level with the road.
First floor: two twin bedrooms with original beams; landing; WC. Cot available on request
Elec, gas & CH included; woodstove, one load logs incl; radio & digital TV; DVD player; FREE WIFI; washing machine/dryer; microwave; fridge; freezer; spring water supply UV filtered; organic cotton bedlinen provided. Smoking outside. Pets welcome but dogs must be kept away from sheep in neighbouring farms. Ample parking. Shops 1 mile
Visitors have access to hillside garden to see wild flowers, stream, oak woods, lake, birds and panorama of Dyfi estuary. The garden is best in April-May with a stunning display of rhododendrons and azaleas, but provides a calm and beautiful setting all year round. There are many other unusual shrubs and trees including pieris, tulip tree, redwood and eucryphia.
Trains two-hourly from London Euston (4-5 hrs) via Birmingham International(2.5 hrs) and Shrewsbury, or London Paddington via Reading. Buses from Shrewsbury, Wrexham. Yr Hen Stablau is 1 mile from train and bus, and transport can be provided on arrival, on request.
Road: approx 2hrs 30 mins from Birmingham, 1hr 15 mins from Shrewsbury, just off the A 493 between Machynlleth and Aberdyfi.
Cycle: Lon Las Cymru, route 8 of the National Cycle Trail, runs through the Dyfi Valley 1m from the cottage. The trail, which is a Sustrans project, runs for about 400 kilometres. Also in Mid Wales Cycle Network.