Originally stables/coach house, the cottage has been converted to cosy one-up-one-down self-catering accommodation. With double bed and double sofa bed, shower, washing machine, fully equipped kitchen. 10 min walk from station, very close to shops, cafes etc. There is normally space to park one car on the drive, but be aware that the entrance is a bit narrow. If you come in an electric car we can find a plug for you to charge up.
The cottage is around 200 years old and was originally the coach house/stables. The open plan lounge/kitchen/diner on the ground floor has a double sofa/bed, table and chairs, an electric oven/hob, microwave, wall-kettle, fridge, toaster (plus starter kit of tea, coffee and sugar) and a well-stocked games box. Stairs up to open-plan bedroom with double bed and bathroom. Sleeps 2 (plus 2 on the double sofa/bed downstairs).
THERE IS NO TV OR DVD PLAYER
Secure bicycle parking
There is small, sunny garden, with seating, reserved for the use of the Cottage.
Sorry there is no disabled access as the bathroom is upstairs.
Interaction with guests
Our house is next to the cottage so we are on hand and very happy to help with any questions about the area or the cottage.
Other things to note
Arrival and departure times by arrangement, we are fairly flexible depending on subsequent bookings. Normal times would be depart by 11 am and arrive from 3 pm.
Price is for 2 people, there is a supplement for extra people.
If you come by train or bike we can offer a discount.
Hand and shower towels, pillowcases, sheets, duvet covers, tea towels and bathmat are provided. If there are young children in the party please bring waterproof sheets. You are requested to bring your own beach towels, though if you ask us for some we can usually provide some extra towels for the beach.
There is a supermarket less than a minutes walk away, which is open from 6 a.m. til 11 p.m. Mon to Sat and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. It's like having your own personal food-store!
Loss, damage and care of property
You must notify us of any damage or breakages, and in some cases they must be paid for. Upon departure you are obliged to leave everything in a clean and tidy condition. We reserve the right to charge for extra cleaning if the property is left excessively dirty or untidy.
No smoking inside the cottage or near the main house.
Pets are not permitted.
The cottage sleeps a maximum of four people plus one infant. We can provide a travel cot and high chair.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
We have lived in and around Machynlleth since 1982 and love the area and the people. Having worked at the Centre for Alternative Technology for 30 years we are strong advocates of renewables, recycling, organic gardening etc. We have a large organic garden and grow as much veg as we can.
We enjoy meeting people from different countries and cultures, and also like to travel using Airbnb when we can.
We like playing board games and have started a board games club (which meets twice a month) in one of the local pubs, and have built up quite a nice collection of interesting board games.