Gwdy Hw is one of six treehouses available to our guests on this site. Please be aware that pressing "Book" reserves one of these six properties, and means that you will be allocated one of these equally beautiful treehouses based on availability and suitability. This is so that we can make sure that your family has a stay that's out of this world!
Looking down over open wildflower fields towards Cader Idris, you could be forgiven for not immediately noticing Gwdy Hw, a treehouse suited to a couple or two adults and up to three children perched high in the branches of the ancient Welsh oak forest. Gwdy Hw is the Welsh word for owl, and, like its namesake, this beautiful timber treehouse sits comfortably between the branches, overlooking the tranquility of the Mid Wales mountains.
A little bridge over a fresh water stream leads to fanned stairways guiding you gently up the trees to your nest for the night. From this picturesque perch you can venture across the Powys hills towards the ancient capital of Wales, Machynlleth, to learn more about the history and culture of the last native Prince of Wales and his court, Owain Glyndwr. Or take a trip into Snowdonia National Park, Wales' largest National Park, which is full to the brim with hiking trails, the best mountain biking tracks in the UK, and historic sites such as Castell y Bere near Corris. Whatever you choose to do during your stay in this culturally and geographically fascinating part of Wales, Gwdy Hw offers a relaxing, meditative, comfortable space for you and your family at the end of a day full of adventures.
Interior & Facilities
Each one of these chic tree shelters sleep four - two adults on a hand built wooden double bed, and two children in built in bunk beds. There is an optional day bed for a third child available. All beds have views over the woodland from large windows, allowing for star gazing and bird spotting well into the night. The living space is big enough for a family stay, and cosy enough for a couple, with cooking and washing up facilities, comfortable seating and dining areas, and a central wood-burning stove providing a sepia glow over this simple existence. The shower can be found under the structure, and the compost toilet is on its own platform nearby. Rope bridges, spiral staircases, tree hammocks and streams also add to the experience, allowing the kids and the big kids an amazing, serene experience between the branches.
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