Our small selection of holiday cottages are all in the countryside around all around Machynlleth. This ancient Welsh market town in the Dyfi Valley is known locally as 'Mach' and holds a Wednesday market popular for 700 years. It has a number of interesting independent shops, cafes, pubs, art gallery, an arts centre and the Museum of Modern Art Wales in The Tabernacle. Mach claims to be the ancient capital of Wales since it once was the seat of Owain Glyndwr's Welsh Parliament. The town hosts two annual events The Glyndwr Festival during the first week of September and The Machynlleth Festival in late August. Machynlleth is easily recognised by its clock tower built in 1874. Two medieval buildings of interest are The Parliament House and The Royal House where it is reputed Charles I once stayed. There are railway links with Newtown, Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury. Excellent mountain bike trails leave right from the town centre and another weaves through the Dyfi Forest nearby. Walkers are well catered for too with beautiful Dyfi Valley and Dyfi Forest walks as well as the Glyndwr Way National Trail. A scenic drive alongside the Dyfi River to the Dyfi Estuary is a must and one shouldn't miss a visit to the Talyllyn Railway and a ride around the beautiful lake. Head west to the Clywedog Reservoir for sailing, fishing, wildlife and scenic beauty or north into the Snowdonia National Park. Machynlleth is convenient to the coast at Aberdovey and Tywyn.