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Gwdy Hw

Gwdy Hw

(English Translation)
Machynlleth, Wales - View map
Ref: 7110

5 Guests

1 Bedroom

No Dogs

No Wifi

Stay here from £126 per night.

*** Change over days available Wed, Fri & Sundays *** Minimum stay 2 nights ***  

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.

  • Sleeping arrangements

    A couple on a double bed, and additionally two children on bunk beds and a third child on a day bed.

  • Bathroom Facilities

    Swedish composting toilet next to treehouse. Spring water shower.

  • Cooking Facilities

    Fully equipped kitchen with gas hob and woodburning stove.

  • Internet Access

    There is no internet access in this property.

  • Heating and Lighting

    This property is off-grid. Heating is by wood-burning stove, and lighting is lanterns and candles. The treehouses are insulated and cosy all year round.

  • Child Policy

    Children very welcome!

  • Pets Policy

    No Pets

  • Grounds and Nearby

    Decked area outside treehouse, as well as rope bridges, wooden spiral staircases and tree hammocks.

  • Parking Information

    Parking is across the field, there will be someone there to meet you when you arrive to help with bags and to show you the way.

  • Arrival Times

    Check in from 3:00PM and check out by 11:00AM

    These are recommended check-in/out times to allow Covid-19 sanitisation, earlier/later times may be available by request with the owner
  • Public Transport

    Nearest Train and Bus links: Machynlleth, 5 miles away.

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 daybed 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 fully equipped kitchen 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. 

Machynlleth, the ancient capital of Wales, is just 5 miles away, which boasts Wales' own MOMA Art Gallery, as well as museums, pubs, cafes and a fantastic Wednesday market selling local foods. Visit in May for the famous Machynlleth Comedy festival.

Go further along the coast road to Borth and, on the way, find the Cors Dyfi Osprey project in the nature reserve or drive another 20 mins to the lovely seaside town of Aberystwyth.

In the opposite direction, Aberdyfi offers a variety of quaint shops and delectable places to dine. Stop by the acclaimed Seabreeze restaurant for a sumptuous evening meal or call in the Coast Deli for a delicious brunch.

Aberdyfi boasts a spectacular 18-hole Links golf course, a regular venue for national competitions.

Wildlife& Sport
Located within the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, an internationally recognised nature reserve. Discover woodland and wildlife as well as a variety of sporting pursuits. Visit http://www.dyfibiosphere.wales to find out more.

Cycling and Mountain Biking
North Wales is a fabulous destination for cycling enthusiasts. Visit the purpose-built Climachx trail mountain bike course in Corris (http://www.dyfimountainbiking.org.uk/), just 8 miles away. Bikes can be stored safely below the cabin deck or hired from nearby Dolgellau http://dolgellaucycles.co.uk/.

If your cycling errs towards a genteel stroll, then the Mawddach trail won't disappoint. Enjoy 30 miles of breathtaking scenery and stop by The George III on the Estuary for a pub lunch and an ale from the local 'Moose' microbrewery.

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