Ty ar y Mynydd

Aberystwyth, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

  • 5 Star
  • Totally unique and completely inspiring, this beautiful and remote holiday cottage offers the perfect retreat in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains, Mid Wales.

You can book this property from:

  • £637 per week
  • £91 per night
  • 5 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


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

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Please note, family only bookings at this property.
  • No more than 1 pet
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • 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.


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: Family only bookings at this property. The access road leading to the property requires a high clearance vehicle or 4x4. The owner can provide a suitable vehicle on request and for a nominal charge. There are lakes and rivers in the grounds, so small children should be supervised at all times.


All about location - this detached stone cottage offers a completely unique and unforgettable experience for families and couples. Set in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains in Mid Wales, it is also within the Dyfi Biosphere, the only registered UNESCO area in Wales. As remote as a remote holiday cottage can be, Ty ar y Mynydd is splendid isolation personified. Approached via a scenic, well-surfaced gravel track, with a ford crossing included along the way, this is a true adventure from beginning to end. A 4x4 vehicle can be provided by the owner if required.

Built in 1886 and once used by shepherds, it became inaccessible in the 1950s due to a hydro-electric dam being built at Nant y Moch. It then stood abandoned and isolated for many years until an 8 mile road was made to connect it to the village of Tal-y-bont where you will find a shop, pub and restaurant. The present owners purchased the land and cottage in the 1980s and it was used merely to store sheep food until its complete renovation in 2011 and then two years later it was transformed into the uniquely positioned and beautiful holiday home it is today.

On your approach to the cottage, ‘Pumlumon’ - the highest peak in the Cambrian Mountain range - will come into full view with its 760 square mile vastness of heather, forest, shimmering lakes and sourcing the mighty Severn and Wye rivers. This high country of compelling emptiness defies civilisation - a haven for ramblers, mountain bikers and bird watchers alike.

If you can drag yourself away from the tranquillity of this remote holiday cottage, there is a spectacular mountain road that's worth exploring, over to Nant-y-moch reservoir and on to Ponterwyd and Devil's Bridge. The coastal towns of Aberystwyth and Aberaeron, as well as the market town of Machynlleth (the ancient capital of Wales) are well worth a visit during your stay. The nearet town, Aberystwyth is a bustling university town - home to
the National Library of Wales, a Castle and the largest Arts Centre in Wales. There is also a Narrow Gauge Railway from the town to Devils Bridge with its famous Waterfalls and many lovely walks. Other things to do and see in the area include the Ynys Hir Nature Reserve and Sand dunes, the beach and Animalarium at Borth, golfing and fishing.


Beautiful beaches within 15 miles at Borth and Ynys Las, with the popular seaside town of Aberystwyth 16 miles away.


  • Plenty of mountain walks from your doorstep.
  • There are also Guided Walks available in the Cambrian Mountains of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, provided by www.twmstreks.com. Twm’s Treks is a local guided walking service providing full or half day walks in the Cambrian Mountains. Run by experienced guide Dafydd Wyn Morgan, who has been walking the Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire hills since he was 7 years old, he knows the area like the back of his hand and is full of extra information that will enhance your stay in Wales.
  • Join the coastal path at Borth - 14 miles.


  • The mountains around you are perfect for cycling and there is storage for bikes at the cottage.
  • Dyfi Mountain Biking - all routes start from Machynlleth. 19 miles
  • Nant yr Arian Mountain Biking Centre - one of the premier Mountain Biking centres in Wales. 22 miles

Bird watching

R.S.P.B. at Ynyshir, Dyfi Osprey Project, Red Kite Feeding Centre at Nant yr Arian.


Within 15 miles of Borth Golf Club and 17 miles to Aberystwyth Golf Club.