Foel Fach

Machynlleth, Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

  • 5 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £635 per week
  • £91 per night
  • 5 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural Location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Set off a quiet, winding road, high on the hill overlooking the valley, Foel Fach is secluded and has a quietness about it that belies the area’s rich history. Capturing all that is welcoming and warm about Wales, this endearing self-catering cottage is a great place for family and friends to reconnect.

Steeped in time and tradition

Featuring double-height exposed stone walls, slate floors, deep windows, and inglenook fireplaces in both the living room and dining room, Foel Fach is both bold and stylishly simple. And yet this simplicity is clearly well-chosen: and in an area bursting with Roman forts, hiking and mountain biking trails, and stories of rebel sons and princes, Foel Fach’s uncomplicated style becomes an embodiment of this traditional and rich legacy. What’s more is that the cosy seating, the fully-equipped kitchen, and the underfloor heating guarantee that this apparent lack of pretension has come at no cost whatsoever to comfort.

After a day of exploring, the beautiful dining room table is a great place to gather and rehash the day’s adventures. Or why not open a nice bottle of wine and have drinks and dine al fresco? Through the French doors in the living room, the cottage boasts a hospitably furnished patio with commanding views over the valley, and no better way to end the day

Bedrooms and bathrooms

In keeping with its rich sense of time, pride, and tradition, the master bedroom features prints by the local artist Ian Phillips as well as a beautiful, king-size iron-and-brass bed. After that, the double room offers more prints by Ian Phillips as well as a fantastic view over the valley. The single room also shares this view, and all three rooms share the use of the family bathroom with WC. For further convenience, there is a shower room with WC on the ground floor.


There is plenty of space for parking. A council maintained tarmac road most of the way to the cottage, thereafter it is a very well maintained hard level road with no potholes

A starter basket of logs is provided for your stay. Additional logs are available at £4 per basket. We can provide a high chair and travel cot, but ask that you please request these on booking and that you bring your own mattress and linen for the cot. We also ask that you bring your own charcoal for the barbeque. There is plenty of space for parking.

Special Note: If your stay is a special occasion, please let us know so that we can include an extra surprise on arrival. Please let us also know the age of any children in your party so that the owners can provide them with suitable toys and games. Tesco home delivery is available at the property. Strictly no groups of same sex. Families, friends and couples only.


We've had a wonderful and relaxing week at Foel Fach. The views at the front of the cottage were perhaps the best we've had out of all our Welsh cottage holidays. We enjoyed some nearby walks, including Hafren Forest and the Aberdyfi circular walk . The circular walk from the cottage itself (with instructions provided) was well worth it too. Thank you for providing such a comfortable and well equipped cottage in such a stunning location

Mrs Michelle F,

Amazing all round experience. A beautiful cottage and splendid views. You have both been brilliant from the moment we booked. We enjoyed the birds and sheep and the Bara Brith. Both kids really took in everything. The best holiday

Past Customer,

Had a fanfastic time at Foel Fach. The location is alluring and everything within the house is of a high standard. We visited Dolforwyn Castle, Hafren Forest and the waterfalls at Dylife. We also climbed to the top of Cader Idris, and enjoyed nights in in front of the fire. We truly loved the Welsh touches around the cottage.

Past Customer,

This was a perfect spot to come after months being stuck at home. The cottage is lovely, the location and the views are stunning. Our boys loved roaming around exploring everywhere. We also enjoyed getting out and about to Lake Vyrnwy, Hafren Forest and the dunes at Ynyslas. We had a lovely roast dinner at the Riverside in Pennal. Thanks for the helpful advice, as well as the Bara Brith. Just a shame we couldn't chat much in person.

Past Customer,

We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay at beautiful Foel Fach. The perfect spot to get away and relax with fabulous views. Thank you for the warm welcome, the spotlessly clean cottage, and the delicious Bara Brith on arrival. Walks around the farm and to Hafren Forest were great. Loved the log fire too.

Past Customer,

Thank you so much for having us at your beautiful cottage, Foel Fach. We truly had a wonderful time. The boys loved being amongst so much nature and we were astounded by the gorgeous views that greeted us each morning from the terrace.. Powys is truly home to a little pocket of paradise and we all fell in love with different parts of it. Each of us came away with a treasured memory especially after being cooped up in London for the past 6 months

Mrs Heidi B,

Thank you for an incredible stay. You did everything possible to make us comfortable and welcome. The views from Foel Fach will stay with us forever. Waking to the chirping of birds and the gentle sounds of the sheep was a delight. It has been a restorative stay. The cottage is impeccably appointed. All needs were fulfilled. Thank you for your generous hospitality.

Previous Customer,

What an amazing little cottage, fully equipped and loads of personal touches which were so thoughtful. Beautiful, peaceful and exactly what we needed to relax and recharge. Would highly recommend and we would love to come again.

Previous Customer,

Beautiful location. Stunning cottage.

Mrs R M,

When we arrived, we met the owner and he showed us to Foel Fach. Absolute perfection. The views from the cottage are stunning, especially with mist lingering in the valley. We have enjoyed our stay so much, and hope to return sooner rather than later. The owners made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you all so very much.

Previous Customer,

As I sit here writing this, all I see are the magnificent views with the sun pouring down on me through the window! I am sorry to leave such a lovely place, with everything you could want from a lovely cottage. Many thanks for every little detail that made our stay.

Previous Customer,

Absolutely brilliant stay, very warm hosts and may travel again!

Mr A P,

Wonderful welcome form the owners, who were attentive all holiday but not overbearing, just perfect customer service. Fab cottage, we can't wait to return in a different season and enjoy it again.

Mrs Bethany B,

Thanks to the owners for sharing your wonderful place with us. This has been one of our best stays and we have enjoyed all the little things in the cottage.The wonderful views from every window and patio and the warmth of the cottage itself. Our daughter has loved the walks and will miss the sheep and birds. We ventured out a bit and enjoyed the magnificent views at Elan Valley and the steam train to Devils bridge. It’s been a wonderful holiday and we will return another time

Previous Customer,

An amazing week in the most beautiful place on earth! The people, the place, it is all so magical. We can’t say enough how grateful we are to the Evans family. Thank you for the generous welcome pack and the tasty Bara Brith! The views are stunning! We are sad to leave. We look forward to returning next year.

Previous Customer,

Thank you so much for making this special place available for others to enjoy. It has been a perfect tonic for our family. The cottage is perfect with every need catered for. The location and views are truly spectacular. We have enjoyed many meals on the patio - the weather has been kind to us. We have enjoyed our time exploring Mid- Wales and thank you Edward for your recommendations. A truly wonderful place

Previous Customer,

All the wonderful things we could say have already been said many times, so all we will say is “IT’S PERFECT “. Also hosts Sue & Edward made us feel like valued customers rather than just holiday makers staying at the cottage - with all the special touches and attention to detail. We will most definitely be returning ( very soon we hope) Wendy & Bob (Southampton)

Previous Customer,

So peaceful and quiet. Thank you to the owners for a truly magical week! We have been so relaxed and happy here, the views are breathtaking and such a beautiful part of the world. We loved the adorable sheep, bunnies,and the birds of prey were great to watch from the cottage. This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in. The owners catered for our every need, and we were very grateful for the lovely extra touches. The fire every evening made the cottage so cosy, such a special cottage.We will definitely be back. We loved the history of the place and the beds were so comfortable 10/10. Rain or sun the views were stunning. The owners have been so welcoming and kind. Perfect holiday in every way!

Previous Customer,

Paradise found, a wonderful cottage, beautiful surroundings, and lovely hosts. The very best that Best Of Wales can offer. We've had a great time here, would like to stay much longer, I'm sure we will be back.

Previous Customer,

Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us. “Wow” simply just doesn’t cover it . What a beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings! The views are simply breathtaking. We packed so much stuff that we simply didn’t need - everything was provided for. Truly a ‘home away from home’. Our time here was short but very very sweet and we have thoroughly enjoyed our time here. I’m sure we’ll be back - Thank you!

The H,

Thank you for a wonderful week here at the cottage. Your hospitality has been more than we would have ever expected and we are very grateful. The beautiful and thoughtful touches in the cottage have made us feel very comfortable and relaxed. Our girls have also had a fabulous time and by far our most enjoyable moment of all was meeting your family and the little lambs and learning about the farm. It really was once in a lifetime moment which we will never forget. We came for peace, and we will be going away with that and much more. Thank you again

Previous Customer,

A beautiful cottage with stunning views. We enjoyed watching the sheep roaming in the fields and quiet evenings spent listening to the owls. Certainly the prettiest views in our longish lives (age 74 & 79) that myself and husband have enjoyed. All cottage facilities were all thought out and delightfully quirky. Pure delight. Many Thanks William & Harriet ( Rural Somerset)

Mrs Harriett W