View from top of hill
Aberdyfi beach
View from drive
Aberdyfi beach sunset

Local Attractions

  • 30 minutes to the coast and sandy beaches
  • Approximately 15 minutes to Machynlleth and Dolgellau
  • Excellent walking and local visitor attractions
  • Street market every Wednesday morning in Machynlleth selling local produce

DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA

Mallwyd is a small village at the most southern end of the county of Gwynedd in North Wales in the valley of the River Dyfi. It lies on the A470 approximately half-way between Dolgellau and Machynlleth, and forms the junction of the A458 towards Welshpool.

The nearest village is Dinas Mawddwy, two miles to the north, and Aberangell to the south. The River Dugoed flows into the River Dyfi near the village.

Aberdyfi is approximatey 30 minutes drive where you will find the coast and sandy beaches.

WHAT TO SEE AND DO DURING YOUR STAY

Centre for Alternative Technology

One of the world?s most renowned eco-centres. On arrival visitors ascend 180ft (60m) via an amazing cliff railway - powered entirely by water. The seven-acre display site includes exciting interactive displays that demonstrate the incredible power of wind, water and sun.

http://www.cat.org.uk

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

A 16 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train through beautiful Mid Wales countryside.

http://www.wllr.org.uk

Powis Castle & Garden

A Medieval castle rising dramatically above the World famous garden with Italianate terraces. Built by Welsh princes and now home to the Earls of Powis . With one of the finest collections of paintings and furniture in Wales. Displayed in the Clive Museum is a beautiful collection of treasures from India.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-powiscastle_garden.htm

Coed y Brenin

Coed y Brenin has some of the best mountain bike tracks in the UK with many waymarked routes for you to explore and a newly opened family route. In addition there are family walking trails, two running trails and a childrens play area. Bike hire is available and a great cafe with spectacular views.

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/recreation.nsf/LUWebDocsByKey/WalesGwyneddNoForestCoedyBrenin

Go Ape - Coed-y-Brenin

Adventure in the tree-tops in the beautiful Coed-y-Brenin forest.

http://goape.co.uk/sites/coed-y-brenin

Wild Welsh Wood

Combine your stay with a furniture course from Wild Welsh Wood. Check out their website for further details and to view their beautiful hand crafted wood furniture.

http://www.wildwelshwood.co.uk

Cambrian Safaris

Go on safari with Cambrian Safaris ~ choose a tour, get picked up in a Land Rover and enjoy the fantastic scenery with your guide for the day. If you are away with your dog they are very welcome too by arrangement.

http://www.cambriansafaris.co.uk/

Experience Mid Wales

The Mid-Wales area has been referred to as the "Green Desert of Wales". 'Experience Mid-Wales' aim to help you sample some of what the best experiences the area has to offer. With a choice of hill-walking, gentle strolls, visiting castles, bird-watching or simply a wonder around the local market towns, Experience Mid Wales has a number of packages to choose from to ensure your perfect Welsh getaway.

http://www.experiencemidwales.co.uk/