Yr Hen Stablau

Region: Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

Sleeps: 6 +Cot

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Located in a peaceful setting overlooking the Dyfi Valley.

Yr Hen Stablau is a recently renovated 1840s stables set in luxuriant gardens on a wooded hillside overlooking the Dyfi Valley near Machynlleth. Yr Hen Stablau is Welsh for The Old Stables. The cottage sleeps 6 and pets are welcome. The ground floor with bedroom & bathroom is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

The peaceful, secluded and picturesque setting makes Yr Hen Stablau ideal if you want to relax, paint, read or write. It is also an excellent base for a more active holiday in this famously beautiful corner of Snowdonia. Visitors have access to a footpath through the wonderful garden, with a stunning display of rhododendrons and azaleas in spring and early summer. There are many other unusual shrubs and trees including pieris, tulip tree, monkey puzzle and eucryphia. 

The conversion has been designed to preserve existing walls and features, use the original stone, slates and timbers, and make the building energy efficient. Features are

  • Heating by LPG gas and solar energy - environmentally cleaner than oil or electricity

  • Draught lobby to reduce heat loss

  • Porch with glazing to prevent draughts and use solar energy

  • Double or triple glazing of all windows

  • Thick insulation and draught sealing of roof and walls.

  • Low solvent organic paint on all walls

  • Underfloor heating with 92% efficiency boiler.

  • Passive ventilation, reducing energy use

  • Woodburning stove using on site logs


Snowdonia Sustainable Self-catering award 2008. Green Tourism Business Gold award 2019.

The new design provides very high quality, attractive accommodation for up to six.

Ground floor: sitting room with French windows on to a slate terrace and woodland view; kitchen/dining room with high ceiling, original beams and French windows to terrace and farmland view; modern kitchen fittings; pantry; double bedroom with door to terrace; shower room/WC; hall; lobby. All ground floor wheelchair accessible and mobile hoist available free of charge.

First floor: two twin bedrooms with original beams; landing; WC.

Electricity, gas & central heating included; woodstove in the sitting room, one load logs included; free Wifi; radio & digital TV; washing machine/dryer; microwave; fridge; freezer; spring water supply UV filtered; organic cotton bedlinen provided. Central heating: underfloor downstairs, radiators upstairs, heated towel rails.

Ample parking. Shops 1 mile

Attractions near to Yr Hen Stablau:-

2020 is Wales' Year of Outdoors.  Wales is a place of natural drama and things to do, from the country’s beaches to walking its mountain ranges. The nation’s history is told through its ancient monuments and museums. The bold 21st century Wales is here for everyone to discover. From exploring on a short break in one of Wales’ cities or getting active in one of our epic national parks, there's plenty on offer her

There’s still gold in those Welsh hills, along with silver, copper, zinc and lead. Many of the old metal mines are full-blown attractions, while other are curious ruins in remote, beautiful places. Discover the precious metal mines in Wales you can visit.

And you can find 216 Wildlife Trust nature reserves, 11 RSPB sanctuaries, more than 4000 sq km of National Park, an 870-mile Wales Coast Path, ancient woodland, lakes and river, and wide open spaces... just some of the best of Wales's natural landscapes.

If you just want to just stop, stand still and soak it all in – there’s no more peaceful place to do it. This is Wales. Discover your epic here.


And also

  • Walks and hill climbing in Snowdonia
  • Centre for Alternative Technology (5 miles) - displays and activities on renewable energy and sustainable living
  • Seaside - Aberdyfi (9 miles) with 5 miles of sandy beach, Yacht Club, Outward Bound activity days, watersports, Food Festival
  • Children’s activities - Talyllyn Steam Railway with Thomas the tank engine, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, pony trekking
  • Birdwatching - Ynyshir nature reserve (6 miles), Red Kite Safaris (book in advance), Dyfi Osprey Project (6 m)
  • Cycling - near Lon Las 8, mountain bike trails from Machynlleth, cycle hire from Dolgellau.
  • Golf - Aberdyfi, Harlech (top championship courses in N Wales), Borth, Machynlleth
  • Fishing - book in advance through the New Dyfi Fishing Association
  • Craft Centre and Mine Explorers at Corris (4 miles)
  • Machynlleth Comedy Festival first weekend in May
  • Machynlleth Festival - last week in August with art & music (welsh choral, folk, jazz, classical).

Contact Name

Nicola Ruck




SY20 9JR

Telephone number(s)

(+44) (0)1654 702218

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Low £360, Mid £520 and High £640. Short breaks Low and Mid seasons. Deposit £100 and balance one month before arrival.

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