Tucked away in the beautiful Cambrian Mountains, Ty ar y Mynydd ‘The House on the Mountain’ is a unique, self-catering rural retreat in the heart of Mid-Wales. Perfect for those seeking a tranquil and remote setting away from the world, this secluded holiday cottage is nestled in its own little valley with a trickling stream, breathtaking views to the Pumlumon mountain, and at night, clear, star-lit skies
The house on the mountain
Hospitality Award Winner in the 2017 'The Best Aber Welcome', Ty ar y Mynydd is a short eight-mile drive across rugged hills from the nearby village of Tal-y-bont, where you’ll find a shop, pub and restaurant. Otherwise, you won’t see another home in sight. This truly is rural living in spectacular surroundings.
As you step into this cosy cottage, you’re welcomed by warm, contemporary decor and a traditional wood-burning stove for cosy nights by the fire. A comfortable leather seating area and six-person dining table share the large, open-plan living space with space to rest up at the day’s end. Light pours in from the wild landscape outside the windows, with horizon-stretching views of the towering mountains and hills as they meet the sky.
A small porch seating area is a perfect nook for some time out with your favourite book or to admire the stream winding its way through the valley. The traditional, fully equipped kitchen embraces this unique home’s connection with nature, featuring light wood units and doors, and including a dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, oven and washing machine.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
The cottage boasts three bedrooms sleeping up to six guests, making it suitable for groups and families. The double enjoys expansive views of the Mid-Wales countryside. The second, twin room shares the same breathtaking views, while the final bedroom has a bunk bed, perfect for the kids to gaze upon the rugged mountains beyond. All rooms include a television for late-night movies and share the family shower room.
Around the property, you’ll discover one of the largest gardens in Wales, with 360-degree views of natural, unspoilt uplands. There’s an enclosed patio and terrace with a barbeque, perfect for dining as the sun goes down.
There is plenty of parking available and storage for your bikes. We can include a travel cot and high chair for your stay if required. The property includes fuel for the wood burning stove. We welcome one pet free of charge.
Special Note: The access road leading to the property requires a high clearance vehicle or 4x4. The owner can provide a suitable vehicle to families and couples on request and for a nominal charge. There are lakes and rivers in the grounds, so small children should be supervised at all times.
At a glance
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 1 Pet allowed
- Open fire/woodburner
- Private parking
- 8 miles from pub
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Equipped with a barbecue
- 15 miles from coast
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a high chair
- No smoking
- 8 miles from shop
- Equipped with a travel cot
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Welcome pack provided
Our second visit to this wonderful cottage. Mixed weather but we got some good walks in. The dog loved it as much as us!Thanks Evan p.s.Thanks for the Easter eggs and chocolates-much appreciated. The Turner Family - 26th April 2019
Yet another wonderful stay in this idyllic cottage.(Janets’ words!!) Can’t wait to come back again! Joyce, Jenny & Janet - 19th April 2019
Another fantastic week in this beautiful place. Thank you for sharing this place with us. David & Gina from Wolverhampton - 8th March 2019
Beautiful place and lovely surroundings. Archie was in heaven! Very well equipped cottage as well. Wish we could have stayed longer. Definitely we will be back. Thank you Evan. Julie, Peter, Eleri, Chris & Archie the dog - 26th February 2019
What an amazing holiday we have all had, it has recharged the batteries! An amazing one of a kind house in an outstanding location. Evan provided excellent hospitality. We will be returning! Thank you. John, Amy, Daniel and Isabella from Storrington West Sussex - 24th February 2019
Our 2nd stay in this beautiful heaven, despite the weather and WiFi issues. Perfect place to celebrate my birthday. Feel so humble here and desperately don’t want to leave. We shall be back.Sarah - 2nd December 2018
A week away from city life in this breathtaking country-teeming with wild life. Lovely warm and comfortable cottage. Superb welcome pack. Thank you so much, can we come again? “Astounding location”Mr Neil Burridge - 24th November 2018
A great cottage in an amazing location.It has been a wonderful experience staying in a house “Off Grid “. We are already planning our return to this wonderful cottage.Mrs Clare Clayton - 16th November 2018
Our 2nd visit. The best cottage in the world. Greeted by a wonderful welcome by Evan. Planning a 3rd visit as soon as possible. Thank you for the welcome pack.Corinne and Derek - 9th November 2018
If you want total isolation completely off grid but with all mod cons including solar panels and wifi this is the place to come.Neil from South Humberside - 10th October 2018
An excellent location & property, will definitely try and book again.Mr Rob Cohen - 3rd September 2018
The owner arranges to meet you and guide you to the property when you first arrive. He also gives clear details on how to use the off-grid power and water supplies. We cannot commend Evan highly enough for his kindness and care, particularly when our vehicle broke down, which could have been a disaster.Mr Alan Wilkins - 28th July 2018
Heaven!! As with all Evan's cottages, it's perfect. The views are stunning.
The children and the dog have enjoyed so much freedom. There have been tears about leaving. Love it!The Masters Family, West Midlands - 4th June 2017
Location, Location, Location!! A wonderful restful holiday. We'll be back. Thank you very much.Janet & Don Greig - Burton in Wirral - 6th May 2017
We've hand-picked a selection of Holiday Extras from trusted partners to make your holiday extra special. When you make your booking, you'll see all the Extras on offer at your chosen property and be able to add them to your holiday. Booking them in advance gives you more time to relax when you arrive, and remember - many of these offers are exclusive so you won’t find them anywhere else.
Virgin Wines 12 Bottle Classic Wine Selection
This classic case oozes class and is perfect to give you various flavours from across the globe! Enjoy 2 bottles of each wine to encourage sharing or indulgence...
- Normal price
Virgin Wines 12 Bottle Luxury Wine Selection
This 12 bottle case is packed full of wines to blow you away with flavours and complexities all round – a case guaranteed to impress all who get the pleas...
- Normal price
Dragonfly Tea 20% off Dragonfly Tea
There’s nothing better than relaxing with a delicious cup of tea on your holiday, so we’re offering you 20% off Dragonfly Tea’s wonderful range.
Virgin Wines 6 Bottle Celebratory Wine Selection
A true Prosecco lovers case! No excuse is needed for this beautiful selection (so don’t let others tell you any different!). Start with the wonderful flor...
- Normal price
Virgin Wines 6 Bottle Classic Wine Selection
This 6 bottle classic case is perfect for those wanting to try something of everything – carefully selected to incorporate crowd pleasers from across the ...
- Normal price
Europcar Car Hire
Europcar, our preferred car hire partner, are offering you great quality UK car hire at affordable prices. With our dedicated offer you will save up to 27%.
Dineindulge Private Chef Service by Dineindulge
Would you be interested in having a private chef cater for you during your stay from as little as £25 per head?
Virgin Wines Save 60% on 12 Summer Wines including Sparkling Prosecco!
12 bottles of top-quality, handcrafted wines for just £4.17 a bottle.