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Snowdonia's Secret Stay-Spacious, secluded, dog friendly luxurious longhouse

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Maesywerngoch viewed from across the valley.
Maesywerngoch photographed from the lower garden.  Plenty of space for games and hide and seek.
1 of 33Maesywerngoch viewed from across the valley.
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Overview
6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
13 guests
2 nights minimum
Farmhouse
A winding road through the southern part of the Snowdonia National Park leads you into the Dovey Forest to a secluded longhouse called Maesywerngoch. A luxurious yet laidback holiday home, Maesywerngoch has no neighbouring properties. Whilst keeping elements of the longhouse's 300 year-old charm such as its original wood beams, slate floors and thick stone walls, we have completely restored and expanded Maesywerngoch to include 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and spacious common areas. Accompanying the longhouse are several acres of lovingly maintained gardens with streams, ponds, footbridges and waterfalls. Enjoy wandering through the garden viewing the many varieties of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, roses and clematis. Maesywerngoch has been a mainstay in our own family for over 4...A winding road through the southern part of the Snowdonia National Park leads you into the Dovey Forest to a secluded longhouse called Maesywerngoch. A luxurious yet laidback holiday home, Maesywerngoch has no neighbouring properties. Whilst keeping elements of the longhouse's 300 year-old charm such as its original wood beams, slate floors and thick stone walls, we have completely restored and expanded Maesywerngoch to include 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and spacious common areas. Accompanying the longhouse are several acres of lovingly maintained gardens with streams, ponds, footbridges and waterfalls. Enjoy wandering through the garden viewing the many varieties of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, roses and clematis. Maesywerngoch has been a mainstay in our own family for over 40 years. To keep this tradition, we have worked to create a perfect space for multi-generational family holidays, with intimate yet spacious living areas filled with high-end furnishings. Maesywerngoch is kept cosy year round by a delightful pillar box red AGA in the kitchen and wood burning stoves in each of the three sitting rooms. Floor to ceiling glass doors open up fully in both the 'barn' and 'stables', now a large open-planned sitting room and dining room to enjoy the velvety views of the valley and gardens. Maesywerngoch is a perfect base for walkers and amblers of all abilities. We are spoilt for choice with walks directly from the property including a stretch of the wonderful Wales Coastal Path that runs through the forest. A favourite activity for our family and friends with small children is walking the many miles of Welsh paths picking blackberries for a crumble! Adults enjoy it just as much.Now that our children our teenagers, it seems only these walks can pull them away from their video games. We think it will have the same effect on your family! But not to worry-we do provide modern technologies like large flatscreen TV's in two sitting rooms and free WiFi throughout the house. Other child-friendly activities include crabbing from the pier at Aberdovey Beach, cycling though the forest on Cycle route 8, tent camping in the front garden, playing badminton on the front lawn and gazing at the stars on a clear night and bird watching. Maesywerngoch sleeps 10 adults in beds and 2 children in the bunk beds. Cots, high chairs and air mattresses available. The forestry road to the house may have several pot holes. There is a short section of our driveway that may be unsuitable for low slung cars with low profile tyres. As team leader you will be the STAR for choosing Maesywerngoch as your holiday destination. Inquire now. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We recommend cars with a 6 inch (15 cm) ground clearance only going up the 3 mile forest track to the house and up our driveway which has a short steep section. There may be a few pot holes on the road. There is a £25 charge for dogs. There is limited mobile phone reception at the house. There is a landline for your use. The 3+ acres of landscaped gardens contain UNFENCED ponds, streams, and waterfalls. The internet has a download speed of 2.5 Meg.
Bathrooms
2 Showers, 1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Nicholas/Susan h
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2014
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Reviewed September 26, 2020

1. Fabulously remote. You aren't quite sure you will ever find it, it is so tucked away in the middle of the woods. 2. Fabulously well equipped. It's a big house, but it has everything you might ever need....and two of most things too, like...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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snowdoniasue, VR Owner at Snowdonia's Secret Stay-Spacious, secluded, dog friendly luxurious longhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the house, gardens fabulous weather and the beaches of Aberdovey. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

We had a fabulous stay in Maesywerngoch. It’s a stunning house, Beautifully appointed with lots of space, well equipped kitchen, amazing gardens, extremely comfortable beds and very soft luxurious bedlinen. It’s right in the middle of the forest on the southern edge of Snowdonia with...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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snowdoniasue, VR Owner at Snowdonia's Secret Stay-Spacious, secluded, dog friendly luxurious longhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the house, gardens and surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed September 21, 2020

With the incredibly difficult year it's been so far, our short break away was very much needed. Throughout the whole process Susan & Nicholas were exceptional in communication leading up to our stay. Upon arrival the winding driveway took us seemingly worlds away from our...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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snowdoniasue, VR Owner at Snowdonia's Secret Stay-Spacious, secluded, dog friendly luxurious longhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the spacious house and the beautiful grounds. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed September 16, 2020

Well cared for spacious converted farmhouse half way up a mountain in Snowdonia, surrounded by beautiful views over the Dyfi Valley. Excellently placed for walking - Cadar Idris is not too far away (although we didn't make it there this time) & even without a...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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snowdoniasue, VR Owner at Snowdonia's Secret Stay-Spacious, secluded, dog friendly luxurious longhouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2020

We are so pleased that you all had a good time. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed August 17, 2020

Prior to our stay at Maesywerngoch we had high expectations due to the stunning photos and the excellent pre-visit communication we had with Susan the owner. On arrival, and throughout our stay, our experience somehow exceeded expectations. Maesywerngoch is a paradise. The spacious and stylish...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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snowdoniasue, VR Owner at Snowdonia's Secret Stay-Spacious, secluded, dog friendly luxurious longhouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review of your stay at Maesywerngoch. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed the spacious house and expansive gardens. We are so lucky to have no neighbours, no light pollution and no noise. We...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2019

What a fantastic stay. Susan was incredibly helpful and thoughtful in the lead up too, and during our stay. The house itself is fantastic, set in a lovely location, sizeable, beautiful grounds and with exceptionally comfy beds! There are a couple of great walks you...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Jake S
snowdoniasue, VR Owner at Snowdonia's Secret Stay-Spacious, secluded, dog friendly luxurious longhouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2019

Thanks Jake. We are so pleased that you and your group enjoyed everything that Maesywerngoch offers. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed December 10, 2019

We had such a lovely time at Maesywerngoch. Such a beautiful, cosy stay and plenty of space for us all. Great cooking facilities and lots of space to relax, play games and attempt to conquer the puzzle. We went on a walk over the hills...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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snowdoniasue, VR Owner at Snowdonia's Secret Stay-Spacious, secluded, dog friendly luxurious longhouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed the house and surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Susan

Reviewed November 4, 2019

Fantastic week away at Maesywerngoch. House could not of been more perfect for our group of 12. Lovely big rooms and very comfortable for all. The garden is an amazing space to explore and play in. The kids had a great time as did the...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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Inspire765750, VR Owner at Snowdonia's Secret Stay-Spacious, secluded, dog friendly luxurious longhouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2019

We are so pleased that your group enjoyed everything that a stay at Maesywerngoch offers. Large gardens, spacious house, no neighbours, no light pollution and amazing stars! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2019
Inspire765750, VR Owner at Snowdonia's Secret Stay-Spacious, secluded, dog friendly luxurious longhouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2019

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Reviewed August 18, 2019

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Date of stay: August 2019
Inspire765750, VR Owner at Snowdonia's Secret Stay-Spacious, secluded, dog friendly luxurious longhouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2019

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Maesywerngoch is 3 miles from the town of Pennal (10 minute drive) and 15 minutes from the market town of Machynlleth. The seaside town of Aberdovey is a 20 minute pleasant and beautiful drive along the estuary from the house. There are loads of attractions nearby. Maesywerngoch is located within Snowdonia National Park, the Dyfi Biosphere and also within the Dark Sky Reserve. The stars are amazing on clear nights. We have no near neighbours so enjoy no light or noise pollution.
Getting around
A car is necessary to visit Maesywerngoch. We recommend a car with a 6 inch (15 cm) ground clearance only come up to the house.
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