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The Secret Hideaway Pet-Friendly Cottage in Lake Vyrnwy, Powys

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

The Secret Hideaway Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Tyn-y-Bwlch Cottage is a welcoming stone built cottage on a working sheep farm near Lake Vyrnwy. There is a king-size double room, a single room with additional pull-out bed and a ground floor twin room. On the ground floor is a family bathroom, a fitted kitchen (with limited headroom) and a sitting room with open fire. There is also a conservatory with dining area and great views down the Cownwy Valley. From Tyn-y-Bwlch it is easy to enjoy all that Snowdonia, mid Wales and Shropshire have to offer.

Lake Vyrnwy is a renowned beauty spot, 11 miles in circumference, surrounded by wonderful walks, bird watching and cycle routes. From here it is easy to enjoy the scenery of Snowdonia, mid Wales and even Shropshire.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Oil central heating with open fire. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Extra fuel can be purchased from the owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 4 cars. Bike storage. Front gravelled sitting area with garden furniture, BBQ and views over the Vyrnwy and Conwy valleys. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk. Renowned Lake Vyrnwy Hotel with bars, restaurants and beautiful lake views 1.5 miles. Note: Limited headroom of about 5'10" in kitchen. Note: This is a working sheep farm, dogs must be kept under control at all times.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm

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Mr Heitz
September 2015
We spent a lovely and wonderful week at The Secret Hideaway. It was indeed a hideaway in many aspects. A charming cottage from the 18th century with its beautiful views, cordially and always helpful owners, and the really stunning vicinity. It was a time to settle down, however, if wanted, also a time to discover the beautiful nature and sights. We are really recommending this place and we are definitely coming again.
Ms Martinez
May 2014
Very welcoming, the owners were very friendly, approachable and helpful. The distance to the lake allowed us to leave the car behind and use the bikes to explore it.
Mr Cook
November 2014
The location was amazing with views down the valley, the setting was so peaceful and relaxing. We met the owners on arrival who were very accommodating and made us feel very welcome. We only had a short break but it was just what we needed, the kids loved the chickens and sheep and also the wildlife located by or near the cottage, we were sad to have to leave. We will definitely be going back!
Mr Gardner
September 2012
Stunning views and cosy atmosphere in cottage.
Mrs Rochon
August 2013
Just loved the place, it felt at home, just in the middle of the mountains far from cars and phones. The lounge was so cosy, and one night we even had wood fire in the fireplace. I will come back to this place.
May 2016
We arrived on the Friday for the bank holiday weekend and were greeted with a warm welcome, a lit fire and homemade cakes with also a tour around the cottage. The cottage is on a working farm and the views are spectacular. We have enjoyed playing games in the conservatory looking out onto the Welsh landscape with neighbours of sheep and lambs (which greeted us daily) and evenings spent in the lounge around the open fire. Whilst at the cottage we went on a number of walks as we brought our dog. We recommend to walk to Lake Vrynwy, it's not too far and when you get there the views are incredible! Also on the Saturday night we went to the Plough in Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant which was amazing food and atmosphere! This cottage is excellent value for money and we will definitely return! Thank you
Felicity M
September 2015
We have just returned from a wonderful week at the Secret Hideaway. The location is stunning - there are walks in every direction or you can just sit in the conservatory and enjoy the views (particularly the beautiful sunsets). The cottage itself is traditional, cosy and homely and for chilly evenings there is a log burner (also WiFi that works which is good for older children!). The lake and the surrounding area never get too busy and cycling round the lake is easy and enjoyable with lots of spots to paddle along the way. Loads of birds to spot around the hides, including peregrine falcons. The owners (who live next door)could not have been more welcoming - providing lovely home-made cakes on arrival and offering helpful advice. We were joined for a few days by my elderly mother and father in law and we were particularly grateful to Diane for the great care shown to them - extra cakes and fresh flowers arrived and the heating was turned up without us even asking. We were also visited by other members of the family for the day and again, this did not cause any issue. This is a place that anyone who loves the countryside would enjoy at any age. Thank you for making our holiday so special and memorable.
December 2013
The cottage itself is adequate but would hugely benefit from an upgrade - decor, lighting in kitchen for instance. However we managed to cook Christmas dinner here with the help of Sainsburys oven ready items. View from conservatory is lovely and some good dog walks around.
Lisa G
July 2015
Me my husband and our three children along with our dog visited the cottage with visions of total relaxation amongst a secluded valley close to all local amenities. The holiday started with a note from owners saying what time they will be back to allow us in! Not ideal with 3 children to occupy... We were then told we could not flush the toilet have a shower or wash up as the well had leaked. The property is connected to the owners house and you can Hear EVERYTHING which makes is very uncomfortable. In the description it says you are 5 mins away from shop! Yes if you travel in a car but not by foot with three children as no pavements and located on a very sharp bend. If you have children you can not walk to the Lake as it is along windy roads with no pavements. Lamps no working nore kettle or fridge light. On the morning of departure we were not told before hand of departure time but my husband yet again bumped into the owner and she asked what time are we leaving at 9.40am to which he replied midday, he was then told we had to be out by 10am!!!! 20 mins to get family of 5 belongings out.
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