A Unique Holiday Cottage in an Idyllic Location | Beudy-Mach | Dioni

A Unique Holiday Cottage in an Idyllic Location | Beudy-Mach

Beudy-Mach is a unique holiday cottage in an idyllic location high above the Dovey Valley in Southern Snowdonia. This quirky carbon neutral property provides self-catering accommodation for up to 7 people in the most wonderful rural setting.

Talyllyn Lake
..Converted Barn..
..Real Log Fire..

A lonely farm road leads guest up through fields of grazing sheep to this distinctive converted barn. Entering through the thick double glazed doors you are greeted by a wonderful open space that houses the kitchen diner. High vaulted ceilings sit above a luxurious oak floor. A reclaimed dining table and chairs sits proudly in the middle of the space whilst to the side, a rustic kitchen backs onto the original and exposed stonewall of the barn. A modern gas cooker is included as well as all the other crockery and utensils that you might need. But it’s fair to say that this cottage does not have the wealth of appliances that some of our other more modern cottages have. It’s all about character and sense of space in Beudy-Mach.

Opposite the entrance another double glazed door leads out onto a magnificent veranda. From this elevated position guests can look across to Cader Idris on the far side of the valley and then down over Machynlleth towards Aberdovey itself.

Back inside, a mezzanine floor splits the other end of the barn. The ground floor is reserved for the seating area. A traditional log burner commands centre stage surrounded by distinctive and carefully selected furniture and fixtures. A staircase near the front door leads us above. A wrought iron bed stands on more oak flooring and yet more funky furniture creates another spectacular space. With the curtains thrown open guests can look down onto the kitchen area and demand coffee and toast.

Back through the kitchen we enter the Eastern end of the barn. Tree bedroom here altogether. There is one smaller child’s room with a single bed plus and additional foldaway bed if required. Next door accommodates a larger double bed. There is also a small shower room in this part of the barn and a larger bathroom with wc and sunken bath. A spiral staircase leads us to the fourth and last bedroom. Another comfortable iron double bed sits under the slanted roof of the barn. Lots more individual ornaments and fixtures to enjoy in all the bedrooms.

Property Details

Sleeps  8

Pets  3 Max (£30 per pet)

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  4 Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: First floor, with king size bed; Bedroom 2: Ground floor double; Bedroom 3: Ground floor single with optional pull out bed; Bedroom 4: First floor double

Bathrooms  2 Bathrooms: Bathroom 1: Ground floor, shower, WC, basin; Bathroom 2: sunken bath, WC, basin

Facilities  Linen and towels provided, log burner and LPG stove, double gas oven with gas hob, fridge, cot and high chair. BBQ, Beudy-Mach's energy is provided by solar panels and a wind turbine so electrical appliances are kept to a minimum.


Anyone familiar with this part of southern Snowdonia will know how spectacular the landscape is in this area. ‘A walkers paradise’ is the standard phrase reeled out, but it’s undoubtedly true in this instance. Less crowded than the slopes of Snowdon, the mountains in this part of the national park provide a real opportunity to explore the true wilderness of Wales.

A short 10 minute drive will take you into the more populated town of Machynlleth. Steeped in welsh history the town most famous resident was Owain Glyndwr, the heroic welsh rebel of medieval times. The town hosts a farmers market every Wednesday and is home to some delightful shops cafes and pubs.

Corris, another nearby village, has the well known ‘Centre for Alternative Technology’ as well as a small craft village and ‘King Arthurs Labyrinth’, an underground tour certain to capture a child’s imagination. The popular seaside towns of Aberdyfi and Towyn are a short drive to the south west. Bala, to the east, is famous for its fishing and whitewater rafting and the world renowned mountain biking trails of Coed Y Brenin are about 30 minutes to the north.


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  1. Sonja Buckle says:

    Beudy Mach is beautiful ..gorgeous cottage in the most peaceful and awesome location with amazing views . We had a lovely stay and have already booked our return

  2. Thomas Luessi says:

    Don’t remember how many times we stayed now at this beautiful location … but always come back with great pleasure. This time however it was even better with the eletic power, no interruptions. And as the weather turned into summerly, there’s absolutely nothing to complain about!

  3. Lucy says:

    A wonderful retreat with beautiful views of the valley. Comfy and clean, and that bath with the window looking out was perfect.

    Had some difficulty getting out when it snowed but the owner Dafydd was incredibly helpful and understanding.

    We would definitely recommend this holiday home, especially for those wishing to get away from it all.

  4. Luke Jones says:

    Stayed mid September 2017 with a group of friends.
    Fantastic experience, once the fires are lit it is so cosy and a great place to escape for the weekend.
    Definitely bring your own food and also a torch if you plan on going outside.
    Would recommend this place to everyone, great value for money stay in the Welsh countryside.

  5. Pam Henderson says:

    A beautiful location and property.

  6. Thomas Lüssi says:

    The past week we’ve been there for the second time, now with our adult children and their friends. We all enjoyed it. Still the same stunning view and the same quite place.
    Driving up the hill was pure fun … as we had two well going 4×4!


  7. Ian Cook says:

    Stayed here earlier this year, mostly positive but there are a few things to be aware of. Its not that light in this space, its been lit for the photo. Its very dark in this part of the barn, there is no mains electric so lighting is minimal. If you need to use a hair drier (wife thought she could cope), dont bother ! The location is stunning, the drive up could be tricky, and if you go in the winter you will need a four wheel drive as its unpaved access, approximately 1 mile, with 2 gates to open and close. We went mid May and needed the log burner and a gas fire to keep the place warm. Unfortunately we thought getting away from everything would be great, no wifi, little phone signal, no TV no mains electric, it has shown us we need some creature comforts ! lol Power is solar panels and a wind turbine, with no way of knowing how much power you have in reserve we were very careful as running out of power wouldnt have been particularly pleasant. The bath can take a very very long time to fill, and the shower is a little random at times, and also very very dark even with the lights on. Would advise you take your own towels as the ones provided are not like towels i have used before. The main disappointment for us was it felt like it needed a good clean, expecially in the area in the photo, the shower room also had cobwebs in all the corners. As someone mentioned it is a little cluttered and eclectic, which doesnt help with keeping it clean i imagine. Our stay was mostly enjoyable but the things i mention did take the edge off it being stunning. Oh the wildlife is amazing and if you dont like loud jets before 9am (we loved them :)) this may not be the place for you !

  8. Thomas Lüssi says:

    Remote Beauty!
    Beudy Mach presented us itself with stunning views around the hills and valleys near Machynlleth. No TV, just a little of own solar-electricity, warmth from a logfire … if you don’t need more it just is the location for quite holidays! Acres of sheep-mowed lawn to walk and play around with your dog. The way up to the cottage is quite interesting, especially if you’ve not got an SUV … but nevertheless it’s always worth it.
    I’m pretty sure to come back next time to spend another week or two at this lovely place.

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