Foel Fach

Machynlleth, Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

  • 5 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £652 per week
  • £93 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 or courtyard
  • 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

  • When booking, please note the ages of any children in your party.
  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


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. Tesco home delivery is available at the property.


Thank you so much once again for a fantastic stay. We really do not want to go home, the peace and quiet is absolutely wonderful. This is our second visit and looking back to our last comments there is nothing else to say but it's such a fantastic place to come to and totally relax. We will definitely be back again soon. The extra work you have put in i.e the pergola has just added to its charm. Thank you so much again for making us so welcome

Past Customer,

Thank you for letting us stay at your amazing cottage. We had an amazing time, and enjoyed the surroundings very much. We are so glad we chose to stay at your place. Foel Fach was absolutely stunning and very clean. The walks in the evening to the woods were definitely something special. We hope to come back and spend some quality time at your lovely place. Regards, Solmaz and Amir.

Past Customer,

Your cottage is a little piece of paradise and leaving is going to be very hard. As all your previous guests have said we can't fault the cottage and don't have words to describe the superb setting. We've felt surrounded by nature, watching the swallows feed their babies in the nest in the eaves, seeing the young wagtails playing on the terrace, fish jumping in the river Dyfi, ospreys nesting in the Dyfi valley, I could go on. Thanks for the evening chats and encouraging our dream of a small holding. Perhaps we might be neighbours one day. Thank you

Past Customer,

"Thank you very much for the stay. The cottage was spotless, the welcome warm and the cakes delicious. The views were stunning. We had so many wonderful days sitting out on the patio and under the pergola on a few damp days. After the trials and tribulations of the last 18 months this holiday has been definitely good for the soul."

Past Customer,

It seems that all the available positive superlatives have been used by previous reviewers to describe this cottage and its environs, and it is indeed certainly worthy of the bestowed adjulations. Our thanks to our hosts for a great welcome, and for their hard work in keeping the cottage, and gardens, at their very best.

Past Customer,

Thank you for a lovely cottage. We very much enjoyed our break. The walk up to the source of the River Severn and Wye and around Llyn Clywedog were stunning. Great days out in the sun to Aberdovey, Ynyslas and Aberystwyth. White water rafting at Bala lake was amazing. Thank you, we will be back.

Past Customer,

Very many thanks for your brilliant hospitality in this very special home. We have enjoyed walkes, on Glyndwr's way and at Lake Vyrnwy but most of all have relished the solitude around the house. With every thanks

Past Customer,

Of all the places we have stayed all over Wales this by far is number one. A wonderful place, inside and out. We feel incredibly sad to be leaving Foel Fach. This is our 4th visit and it feels like home. A 5* cottage in every way. Definitely the best in Wales. We hope to return before too long

Past Customer,

Thank you so much for letting us holiday in your beautiful cottage. It has only been 4 nights but feels like a fortnight. We are so relaxed and chilled out ready for the next phase of covid. The cottage is so welcoming and comfortable and lovely and 'cwtchy' when it goes dark. You have thought of everything and all the touches were very thoughtful. We have had some good walks all around the cottage. Thank you for a wonderful few days, we will definitely be back

Past Customer,

Thank you so much for everything. We have loved every minute of our stay. It has been absolutely perfect. The cottage is so cosy and comfortable to stay in and all the personal touches made us feel right at home. This stay at Foel Fach has certainly been the highlight of the year. Thank you a million times more! We will definitely be back.

Past Customer,

We have really enjoyed our stay. It is a perfect cottage with amazing views. We wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you for the very warm welcome, the cottage was very clean. Beautiful garden, fresh eggs and very comfortable beds. This cottage is perfect to get away from busy life and it is also quiet and magical. All the family really enjoyed the stay and we hope to return again

Past Customer,

Foel Fach fulfilled all our expectations and more. We have good views at home but the views from Foel Fach are absolutely stunning. We went to Corris craft centre, the beach at Ynys Las, Aberdyfi and on many good walks. Had a good lunch at Cross Fox's, stunning journey there. Thank you for our "goodies " and our stay. We look forward to staying again.

Mrs Laraine C,

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,

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