PANTEIDAL FARMHOUSE & GATEHOUSE nestle in a picturesque wooded valley overlooking the Dovey estuary just half a mile from 'The Old Stables' apartments. The property consists of the main detached character farmhouse and a detached stone gatehouse, either of which you can rent separately or jointly. The Farmhouse accommodates up to eight guests, and the Gatehouse a further four.
The properties are set within 4 acres of grounds, comprising well established gardens with tropical plants and private woodland. There is a short circular walk in the woodland although most of the wood is on a steep hillside and can be challenging.
Please note that although the Farmhouse has a private garden that is very secure and child and dog 'safe', the garden shared with the Gatehouse has two ornamental ponds where children must be supervised.
The Farmhouse has been refurbished to provide 5 star quality accommodation, having three reception rooms and three bedrooms, all well appointed and with en suite facilities. The adjoining lounge and dining room have beamed ceilings and the snug has a huge inglenook fireplace.
The lounge is furnished with luxurious leather sofas and a matching chair, coffee and side tables, a large TV with freeview, and a CD/DVD player.
The dining room has a large oak table with leather chairs and an oak bench so that twelve guests can be seated.
Off the lounge is a conservatory overlooking the well established garden.
The kitchen is situated at the rear of the property and enjoys a south westerly aspect overlooking a private garden and has views of the estuary. It is fitted with Shaker style units and has a double oven, 5 burner halogen hob, dishwasher, microwave, and a large American style fridge/freezer. A washing machine and a dryer have been installed in the utility area of the hall.
A welsh oak staircase leads to the first floor incorporating three double bedrooms overlooking the front garden with side views of the estuary, and all have en-suite facilities, each bathroom having a bath with shower above.
Two of the bedrooms have two zip and link beds that can be made up as a super-king and a king-size. The third bedroom has a king-size bed.
There is also a sofa bed in the snug that can be made up upon request.
A decked terrace furnished with all weather rattan style sofas and a coffee table is accessed from the landing. This has wonderful views of the estuary and the neighbouring fishing lake.
The farmhouse is WIFI enabled.
Panteidal Farm provides the ideal retreat to get away from it all but it also provides the perfect base for the full range of outdoor activities available locally. In addition to the beach and water sport activities, such as sailing, yachting, rowing, canoeing and fishing, there is a championship golf course in Aberdovey and all manner of inland activities such as walking, hiking, cycling and climbing and many more associated with Snowdonia National Park.
When booking a relaxing rural retreat at Panteidal Farm you will also have temporary membership of the Plas Talgarth Leisure Resort, just two miles down the road towards Pennal, where you can enjoy an indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, spa, Jacuzzi, gym and a whole host of other leisure activities for a small additional charge. Please note this is a limited membership and large parties will have to arrange additional memberships with us to use this facility. www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/resorts/plas-talgarth
A discounted rate can be arranged if you wish to book the Farmhouse and Gatehouse together.
A taxi service from Aberdyfi operates two 8-seater minibuses. The fare each way is currently £9.50 per minibus each way.
For those interested in the local wildlife and birds we can arrange guided day trips with local naturalist Bob Relph, who will collect you from your apartment and take you for a days guided birdwatching. See our enquiries page and go to the links which will take you to Bobís website.
Dyfi Osprey project. A pair of Ospreys nested on the estuary near Dyfi junction again this summer and reared three chicks. The ospreys have now all left for warmer climes but weíre hoping some, if not all, will return next Spring. The chicks have all been micro-chipped so are being constantly tracked.
Follow the updates on twitter...dyfi ospreys.
Other links include:
A great introduction to Aberdyfi
www.eryri-npa.co.uk This is Snowdonia National parks website, you will find maps of cycle and walking trails, plus lots of other information.
A must to visit is the Corris craft centre and King Arthurs Labyrinth (this is deliciously scary for little people!) www.kingarthurslabyrinth.com
For information on mountainbiking, canoeing or any other outdoor pursuits contact Andy Williams at Dyfiactive, his website has good local information.
www.dyfimountainbiking.org.uk will show you how great the area is.
www.theholeytrail.co.uk A mountainbike shop in Machynnleth . We understand they will deliver hire bikes to The Old Stables. Itís also worth a visit to the shop for trail guides etc.
For another good source of local information visit www.dyfi.com
We would strongly recommend the Riverside Inn at Pennal. This is owned by Glyn, who used to manage the Penhelig Arms in Aberdovey, and his wife, Corina. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the food is really excellent. It is also very popular so it is wise to make a reservation in advance. www.riversidehotel-pannal.co.uk
We can recommend the Penhelig arms in Aberdyfi. www.penheligarms.com
Also highly recommended is The Britannia Coaching Inn also in Aberdyfi.
Previous guests have also told us that the Wynnstay Hotel in Machylleth provides very good meals. www.wynnstay-hotel.com
Well behaved pets welcome at Panteidal farmhouse at a rate of £20 per pet per week.