• Pandy Bach

  • Dolgellau
  • Ref: 1170
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
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Pandy Bach

  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • Ref: 1170
Property Highlights:

  • Picturesque 19th century woollen mill conversion in south Snowdonia 
  • A Stylish sanctuary with well-equipped, high spec interiors
  • 3 en-suite bedrooms, sleeping 6
  • Terrace with pergola for al fresco dining
  • Eat out in Machynlleth with good pubs, cafes and restaurants
  • World-renowned cycle trails nearby

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Guest Book Comments

Spacious, clean and everything we wanted. Spectacular location, wonderful views and walks. A pleasure to come back to after a day out & wonderful to sit outside. The owners were lovely to deal with. Hope to return.

Reply from: Jill

Pleased to hear that you enjoyed Pandy Bach and made the most of this stunning area, thank you for taking the time to leave your review.

Malcolm Merrett - 17th August 2019

Fantastic accommodation, high specification equipment, brilliant views

Reply from: Jill

Glad you enjoyed the cottage, thank you for your review.

A trusted customer - 7th June 2019

Excellent accommodation in a fabulous setting and an excellent central touring base for exploring Wales coast and countryside.

Paul - 19th October 2018

Excellent cottage in a lovely peaceful location.

Helen 4277 - 28th September 2018

Lovely property - remote - just what we wanted. Very clean. Modern appliances. Really nice.

A trusted customer - 14th September 2018


A trusted customer - 14th August 2018

A very comfortable cottage, we would be pleased to stay there again.

D J Crook - 30th July 2018

A comfortable house in the most stunning location. Friendly owners. Brilliant.

Geoffrey Cusick - 27th July 2018

Beautiful 'cottage in terrific location. Cottage contained all we needed for our stay. Very clean & comfortable. Owners friendly & approachable. Outstanding view from the terrace and we were able to enjoy it fully as the weather was so good. Walk to Machynlleth & back for supplies helped to burn the calories from cakes etc we bought in the excellent bakers/cafes. Highly recommended

A trusted customer - 4th June 2018

Excellent barn holiday near Machynlleth. Great for six people three bedrooms each having en-suites. Countryside location and a great place for walking or touring by car. Good WIFI with reasonable speed. I would recommend, great place for a Welsh holiday. The only things I would have like were: Kingsize bed and one of the en-suites having a bath. Otherwise, this place is perfect.

Paul Chater - 5th May 2018


A trusted customer - 22nd March 2018

A very well planned holiday accommodation with the benefit of three en-suite double/twin bedrooms This property was very well suited for my 80th. birthday celebrations with friends and family and is located in beautiful, interesting surroundings yet not to far from the shops etc. of Machynlleth. A further benefit of this property is the large heated lounge/dining area especially in inclement weather.

R Field - 6th February 2018

First rate barn conversion

John Sherard - 31st January 2018

fantastic cottage amazing in fact, suberb location however information provided very poor ie equipment and places to walk dogs. Also visitors beware it is visited daily by a farmer call and feeding sheep , also bringing quad bikes , extra people and sheep dog , property open to road so great care needed with children and dogs

Reply from: Jill

Glad you enjoyed the lovely rural location in this comfortable home from home. Thank you for taking the time to feedback your comments

Linzy Townsend - 31st January 2018

fabulous setting, fantastic cottage. Well provisioned kitchen

A trusted customer - 31st January 2018

This place is magic! A perfect warm and cosy haven in the cold of the New Year. A wonderful welcome here and the facilities are perfect. Wonderful views and perfect surroundings made it extra special. We will certainly be back!

The Hodgeson family - 11 September 2013
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We have enjoyed a thoroughly pleasurable week here, from cows greeting us regularly, the owls soothing us and the red kites soaring overhead entertaining us. There are so many walks from the front door, or just a few minutes drive away. A genuine sense of peace is present at all times, we shall have to return to explore this unspoilt part of Wales.

M. Foreman - 1 September 2013
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A wonderful week in a great spot. Bird watching on the doorstep, mountains, forests and glorious beaches all within easy reach. We've loved coming back to such a comfortable cottage. A great 'chilling' place.

Edwards family. - 30 September 2013
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Our first visit to Pandy Bach and this part of Wales. Everything has exceeded our expectations. Pandy Bach really has the 'wow' factor. We are already planning our return visit. We've had two weeks of bliss. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs Edwards. - 23 September 2013
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thank you for providing an amazing home for the week. We are very fussy about our holidays, but this beautiful,clean,well maintained house would certainly entice us back. If there was WiFi, it would actually be the BEST by far!! See you again.

Mr & Mrs Michaela - 17 Sepember 2013
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Stayed at Pandy Bach for a short break over the New Year period. A perfect warm and cosy haven. A lovely welcome by the owners and the facilities are perfect everything you need in a cottage. Stunning views and great surroundings made it extra special. Beach short drive away and dog friendly. We will certainly be back!

Mc Mullen party - New Year 2016/17
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

The pet friendly cottage is in a stunning location up in the hills-only 1.5 miles from the centre of town-but it feels as if you are miles away from civilisation. The views are absolutely beautiful. There are red kites by the dozen circling overhead and we even saw an osprey on the wing. There is a great family cycle trail (your dog can tag along too) called the Mawddach Trail, which starts at Dolgellau and goes alongside the estuary all the way to Fairbourne and Barmouth across the bridge. It's about 9 miles each way and flat-unlike Pembs!! You can walk from the cottage up the hill and into the forest and walk for miles off road - great for dogs and children. Cadair Idris is about 10 miles away and intrepid walkers can climb up - 5 hours there and back-but there are also easier walks for children and dogs around the base.

Liz Camel Pembrokeshire - 22 September 2013
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

As close as we've ever come to the perfect cottage! We wanted peace & quiet, somewhere for the dogs (x3!), solitude, stunning views, privacy, warmth (well, it was early March!) and comfort like an old pair of slippers! Pandy Bach gave us an abundance of all this and much much more! Underfloor heating (cost in the price) made it constantly warm and the log burner just added the visuals. Rooms were great, spacious and well thought out. Living area is plenty big enough for six (although there were only two of us + dogs). Mobile signal is not good (what would you expect) BUT there is low speed broadband available at no extra cost - fine for emails but not so good for surfing! Added bonuses watching (distant) neighbours feeding the Red Kites every afternoon and addition logs delivered to the door (at a small charge). After 10 + years using cottages sometimes 2 - 3 times a year this is the first that we would think about returning to!

Mr Kingaby - 7 March 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.
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Property Description

South Snowdonia holiday cottage near Machynlleth, 2 dogs welcome

  • Huge picture windows in this South Snowdonia holiday cottage give an incredible panorama of the surrounding countryside.
  • A lovingly converted 19th Century Woollen Mill, stylishly developed to an extremely high standard and furnished throughout with a mix oak furniture and quality contemporary fixtures and fittings.
  • Owned and managed meticulously by a local farming family. Well behaved dogs welcome.
  • Short breaks are possible at Cambrian Mountain holiday cottage Pandy Bach. Please phone for availability and price.
  • Great country for walking, visitors are invited to walk the owner's fields from the Mill, and for mountain biking (The Holey bike trail and Glyndwr's way) can both be joined at the bottom of the driveway.

3 en-suite Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 6. Master Double bedroom on the ground floor with en-suite. 1 Double and 1 Twin on 1st floor, both with en-suite. Each with a shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin.

Kitchen luxury oak kitchen with electric cooker (electric oven and hob) microwave, larder fridge, dishwasher and Belfast sink.

Lounge/ Dining Room spacious open plan lounge with exposed beams and stonework, log burning stove, hide leather 3 piece suite, giant floor cushions, double staircase leading to 1st-floor bedrooms, French doors leading to the terrace, TV/DVD and Oak dining table seating 6.

Utility Room with toilet, sink and drainer, washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, drying rack.

Grounds partly enclosed garden with an opening at the driveway entrance. Stunning terrace and feature pergola

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes (plus telephone incoming and emergency calls only)

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes

Fuel - Geothermal underfloor heating and hot water with ground source heat pump inclusive May to September. Outside these dates 20 p/w

Dogs - 2 welcome free (please keep to the ground floor)

Travel cot - Yes on request

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

About the Area

Cader Idris

  • Cader Idris's rugged slopes are in the distance and red kites, peregrines and buzzards soar across the valley below, the backdrop made up of the colours of sheep pastures, woods and rolling green hills, studded with craggy outcrops.

Ynyslas Nature Reserve, Borth

  • A bird watchers, walkers & nature lovers paradise adjacent to the Dyfi Estuary made up of 3 parts, an internationally important peat bog, remarkable sand dunes and a sunken forest. A fascinating day out for the whole family staying in this Cambrian Mountain holiday cottage.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

  • This award winning National Flagship of Wales offers a wide ranging programme including drama, dance, music, visual arts, film and more.

Vale of Rheidol Railway

  • Experience an unforgettable journey on the last steam train to be owned by British Rail through magnificent Welsh countryside from Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge.

Fishing on Cregennan Lakes, Arthog owned by National Trust

  • Delightful game fishing in 2 natural lakes from bank or boat for brown trout, blue, rainbow and wild brownies. Tight lines!

Mid Wales Paragliding Centre, Borth

  • See Wales from a birds eye view. Paragliding courses, Tandem flights, Paramotor courses and more.

Aberdovey and Borth/Ynyslas

  • Aberdovey and Borth/Ynyslas beaches are each a 15 min drive away and Machynlleth a historic market town is 1.5 miles where there is an excellent range of restaurants, cafes, superb individual shops, art galleries, music venues and a leisure centre. Most North Wales beaches are dog friendly all year round but in designated areas only on some in summer months.

Snowdonia National Park

  • Snowdonia National Park, the Cardigan Bay coastline and the stunning Dyfi estuary are within easy access of Pandy Bach with a huge variety of outdoor activities. There are miles of empty dunes and surfing beaches and beautiful estuaries.

Llyn Clewedog

  • Go canoeing at Llyn Clewedog or just relax on the banks of the River Dulas, a salmon and trout tributary river just 50 meters from the property.

Cambrian Coast Railway

  • Take the opportunity of an unforgettable journey on the Cambrian Coast railway between Machynlleth and Pwllheli, the train hugging the coastline with spectacular sea and mountain views and offering plenty of places to stop off for a great day out when holidaying in this cottage.

Llywernog Silver Lead Mine, Ponterwyd

  • An authentic silver mine and Prince Charles Award winning museum exhibiting a fascinating insight into life and work nearly 200 years ago.

Fairbourne Blue Flag Beach

  • A sandy beach backed by a pebble ridge with amazing views along the coast. The safe firm sand is perfect for digging and building and bathing is safe. Popular with families and beach sports enthusiasts. Monty and Glesni return to the same nest year after year to bring up their chicks.

Dyfi Discoveries Boat Trips, Aberdyfi

  • Fabulous heritage and wildlife trips tailor made to suit your party. See bottle nose dolphins, shear waters and if you are lucky even leather back turtles.

Dyfi Ospreys, near Machynlleth

  • A state of the art nestcam broadcasts live streaming of osprey activities during the breeding season.

Tywyn Wurlitzer Organ Recitals

  • A rare opportunity to enjoy the memorable sound of an authentic New York built Wurlitzer organ at Neaudd Pendre Hall, Tywyn concerts and dances.

3 Day Festival of Harness Racing, Tregaron

  • Join in the fun, even place a bet if you are feeling lucky, at the most prestigious and established tradition of harness racing in mid Wales held in August on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday preceding the Bank Holiday. There will be lots to see and do including a children's corner and plenty of food, drink and bookmakers.

Days away

  • The 'Gateway to Lleyn Peninsula' is at Criccieth, an hour's drive away. It is well worth a day exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a pastoral landscape, glorious beaches, sleepy villages, fascinating historic sites and good places to eat.

Choose this exceptional holiday cottage converted from a woollen mill in Snowdonia for fulfilling holidays. Dogs are welcome too.

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Pandy Bach rated 4.7 out of 5
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