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Cae Mawr

Borth and Ynyslas, Ceredigion

Homely cottage with bags of character near Machynlleth. Great base for people who want to wind down and relax and for walkers wishing to explore the stunning surroundings. (3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom)

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With an idyllic setting overlooking the Dyfi estuary in Borth, Ceredigion,  and views down to the sea at Aberdyfi, Cae Mawr is a stunning Grade II listed whitewashed cottage which makes the perfect base for a family holiday.

It is surrounded by fields yet easily accessible just off the A470. Walking and cycling are on the doorstep with the Wales Coast Path passing just 100m behind the cottage and amazing mountain bike trails in the immediate locality. Local shop and pub within 1.5 miles.

Nearby attractions include sandy Borth beach, Ynyslas sand dunes, birdwatching at RSPB Ynys-hir and the Dyfi Osprey Project, as well as forestry trails for walking/cycling from the house. The lovely market town of Machynlleth is just 7 miles away, and the busy seaside and university town of Aberystwyth, with the National Library of Wales and thriving Arts Centre just 10 miles south.

There are some superb places to eat locally including the Michelin-starred Ynyshir Hall, the Wynnstay at Machynlleth and the local community shop and cafe at Tre’r Ddol. Other local attractions include the Cambrian Coast Railway, Talyllyn narrow-gauge steam railway and the Centre for Alternative Technology.

Cae Mawr sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms, one king size, one twin and one single.

Bedroom 1: king size bed, chest of drawers, chaise longue, superb estuary views from window
Bedroom 2: twin beds, chest of drawers, period fireplace (not in use), superb estuary views from window
Bedroom 3: single bed, chest of drawers, superb estuary views from window

Living room: 3 seater sofa, 2 seater sofa, rocking chair, inglenook fireplace (with original bread oven) and open fire, period furniture, TV with DVD
Kitchen/diner: electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, slate floor, farmhouse pine table seating 5
Walk-in pantry: small freezer, slate slab
Bathroom: large bath with powerful overhead shower, toilet, wash basin, underfloor heating

The cottage has a large enclosed garden with attached woodland and stream. The terrace overlooks the beautiful Dyfi estuary, with expansive views down from Cader Idris mountain to the sea at Aberdyfi. A large garage provides safe cycle parking. Off-road parking for up to 3 cars.


  • Bed linen and towels provided, not beach towels
  • Travel cot, highchair available, bring your own cot bedding
  • Oil central heating
  • Heating and electricity included 
  • First basket of logs provided, more available to purchase locally
  • 1 Well-behaved dog at £25 per week
  • Free WiFi
  • No smoking
  • £150 refundable damages deposit


Enclosed Garden
Good for Walkers
Secluded setting
Wood Burner/Open Fire
Mountain biking
Character Cottage
Detached property
Stunning Sea Views
Walking area


Secure bike store
King-size bed
Washing Machine
Linen Provided
Towels Provided
Travel cot

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