Yr Hen Stablau
Ground floor: sitting room with french windows on to a 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.
First floor: two twin bedrooms with original beams; landing; WC.
Elec, gas & CH included; woodstove, one load logs incl; radio & digital TV; DVD; washing machine/dryer; microwave; fridge; freezer; spring water supply UV filtered; linen provided, towels extra on request.
Smoking outside. Pets welcome but dogs must be kept away from the sheep in neighbouring farms.
Ample parking. Shops 1 mile
Environmental 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 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.
Ground floor of Yr Hen Stablau is fully wheelchair accessible, including a bedroom, shower room and toilet, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, hall and access to the terraces front and back. Mobile hoist available at no extra charge. All door handles disability friendly, and colour scheme is planned for good visibility of doors, windows, handles, floors, worktops and cupboards. Front door entrance level with the road.
Visitors have access to a footpath through the wonderful garden. Come in spring and early summer for a stunning display of rhododendrons and azaleas. There are many other unusual shrubs and trees including pieris, tulip tree, redwood and eucryphia.
• Walking - access to 2 mile nature trail to see wild flowers, stream, oak woods, lake, birds and panorama view of Dyfi estuary. Long walks further afield: Cadair Idris (8 miles), Darren Hendre and Cwm Maethlon (3 miles)
• Machynlleth (1 mile) - unspoilt market town with independent shops, swimming pool, Y Tabernacl arts centre, Owain Glyndwr Centre, pubs and restaurants
Pennal village (2 miles) - Roman site and Owain Glynwdwr statue
• Mountain bike hire Dolgellau & trails from Machynlleth
• Centre for Alternative Technology (3 miles) - displays and activities on renewable energy and sustainable living
• Seaside - Aberdyfi (8 miles) with 5 miles of sandy beach, Yacht Club, water sports
Braich Goch activity days
• 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)
• Golf: Aberdyfi, Harlech (top championship courses in N Wales), Borth, Machynlleth.
• Fishing - book in advance through the Dyfi Fishing Association
• Machynlleth Festival - last week in August with art & music (welsh choral, folk, jazz, classical).
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This page was last updated: 03 November 2016