Gesail FARMHOUSE and BARN is self catering accommodation based in Pennal, Machynlleth in Powys. The traditional FARMHOUSE (sleeps 6) and modern conversion of a BARN (sleeps 2) nestle at the end of a breath-taking valley in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.
Gesail makes the perfect destination for weekends away, family holidays, retreats and workshops. The house and BARN are available for rent separately or together in 690 acres of private land. A recent award was presented to us for the sensitive conservation of old buildings by the Campaign for the Preservation of Rural Wales.
The quirky and authentic old FARMHOUSE has 3 bedrooms – 1 four poster, 1 double and one twin with a sitting room and huge log fire. There is a dining room, a kitchen and bathroom. In the kitchen you will find everything you need - a butler sink, (but no dishwasher). It has a vintage, anti-modern feel, but with central heating, a washing machine and a freezer.
The Independent Travel Section voted the BARN as first in its Top Six in Wales retreat! We are surrounded by woodland, streams, waterfalls and wildlife, it is an escape for those who want access to unspoilt, countryside as well as comfort.
This self catering accommodation is a perfect place to unwind and discover the pleasures of Snowdonia National Park, Gesail is a secret hideaway at the top of the Cywarch Valley, across a ford, not suitable for sports cars, with enchanting walks, climbs, rare birds, riding, canoeing, swimming and fishing nearby. The land around the guest house contains woodland, many streams and waterfalls and a mountain with the highest lake in Wales at the summit - if you can find it! The stars in the night sky can be amazingly bright and clear – take your telescope or binoculars!
Gesail is wonderful for children, who can build dams, make camps or play games and cook sausages by the fire. By popular request there is no TV or phone, giving the sense of a real retreat. There is internet and reception for mobiles at the Red Lion in Dinas Mawddwy.
Things to Do;
The Dolgellau estuary, Cader Idris, Lake Vyrnwy, Portmeirion, Harlech Castle, Dovey Valley Activity Centre as well as the wide beaches of west Wales are all within an easy drive. There are cattle markets, auctions, pony trekking, village shows, eisteddfods, sheepdog trials and spectacular beaches and castles - or you can just listen to streams and birdsong!
Machynlleth has the local Arts Centre, MOMA, for exhibitions & concerts and the world famous Centre for Alternative Technology. There is a good market on Wednesdays.
Pets allowed by arrangement.
Disabled facilities by arrangement - please enquire for details.Visit Website www.gesail.co.uk
Features & Amenities
- Sleeps: 1 to 8
- Off Street Parking
- Disabled Facilities
- Children Welcome
- Log Fire
£190 - £620 per week