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A four-star B&B in the peaceful Dyfi Valley and Snowdonia National Park. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers. Your hosts serve delicious locally sourced and seasonal meals.

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Rooms: B&B 1dble en-suite,1twin/double en-suite, s/c1 double 1 twin

B&B £60 per room per night, single occupancy £35, £55 for stays of 3 nights or more; self-catering per night ranges from £45 Nov-Feb, £50 Mar-Oct except July and August £60 (2010 prices)

Meals: 3-course meals available if booked 24 hours in advance £14.95 per person; Restaurant 3 miles, pub 5
Open: All year round
Address: Dolcorsllwyn, Aberangell, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AB
Tel: +44 (0)1650 511 333
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen The Old Coach House, Machynlleth, Mid-Wales

How does The Old Coach House minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?

This 4* accommodation has been awarded Gold by the GTBS, and is impressively sustainable, from the well insulated roof space and walls following a refurbishment in 2007, to the thermostats on the radiators to minimise heat wastage. There's also an open fire in the dining and sitting room, plus most of the appliances have been rated A or higher.  Where possible, toilets have been fitted with a reduced flush system, while five water butts provide all the water necessary to feed the garden and chemical-free laundry products are bought in bulk.

Each individual room has information on recycling, with separate recycling bins in the barn. Food waste is used as compost on the garden, helping the site's own fruit and veg to grow. The rest of the food used is sourced locally wherever possible, including meat from an award-winning local butcher, fish from an award-winning fishmonger in Aberdyfi and local butter, eggs, yoghurt and milk. Both cyclist and walker friendly, the owners are willing to pick guests up from the nearest train station. Situated within the Snowdonia National Park, which itself covers some 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, the Old Coach House is in an ideal location to explore the largest National Park in Wales.

Review by Florence Fortnam:

"Sue and Paddy fled the rat race in search of a different pace of life and they have found it here. “It’s so beautiful”, says Sue “No matter how tense you are you always feel relaxed here.” It’s the combination of Sue’s attention to detail and Paddy’s Irish charm that really make this place: a peaceful, convenient stop off where you’re guaranteed to be very well looked after."

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Top eco features at The Old Coach House

  • Buys laundry & cleaning products in bulk to reduce the use of packaging

  • Fish from an award winning fishmonger in Aberdyfi, much of it is caught in Cardigan Bay

  • All meat from local award winning butcher who sources meat from local farms

  • Hosts happy to collect & take guests to and from nearest railway station

  • Guests provided with bus & rail timetables

  • Awarded Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme



The Old Coach House, Machynlleth, Mid-Wales
Nearest train station: Machynlleth

Directions from station:
Property is on A470, 9 miles from Machynlleth Rail Station. Guests can be collected by prior arrangement. Lloyds bus service (a limited service) is on the main road opposite rail station. Mach taxis from station: tel: 01654 702048.

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