Ysgubor Dyfi

between Snowdonia and the Cambrian Mountains, near Machynlleth
Guests: 8       Wifi: not available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 3 dogs), fee applies

Ysgubor Dyfi

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about the property

Is this the greenest, most ‘eco’ holiday property in the UK? This amazing Welsh holiday cottage barn conversion is entirely off-grid and yet luxurious and comfortable and the perfect cottage near to Machynlleth area.

Possibly the UK's 'greenest' holiday cottage, this luxury barn conversion is an ideal marriage of sustainable thinking and cool interior design. You'd be pushed to find a more impressive Welsh location than this "off grid" barn, set in glorious isolation 600 feet above the stunning Dyfi valley in mid Wales. Tremendous views stretch from the sea in the west, to the mountains north and east. Surrounded by nothing but organic farmland and birdsong, this 'eco-barn' will lift the mind and refresh the soul. Sustainability has been at the heart of every decision in the conversion and even the electric is produced on-site using solar power. A mile up your own track! Featured in 'BBC Homes & Antiques' magazine.



latest review

This was our second stay at Eco barn and what a wonderful week it was. The wind and rain only added to the dramatic landscape. There's so much to love about this place , the sunken bath with a view, t...

Richard pearson , April 2018

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7 nights from
£448 (based on 2 staying)
7 nights up to
£941 (based on 2 staying)
pets welcome (max. 3 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor), Twin (ground floor), Double, Double

facilities at Ysgubor Dyfi

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
high chair

in detail

Property heated by efficient wood-burning stove & supplemented by a gas heater. The bedrooms are unheated, though the mezzanine bedroom is directly over the woodburner.

  • Kitchen - Gas fridge, range cooker, and farmhouse table.
  • Living - Open plan with wood-burner and some great retro furnishings
  • Mezzanine - Double bed in cosy loft over main living space
  • Master bedroom - kingsize bed on first floor
  • Bedroom (ground floor) - double
  • Bedroom (ground floor) - single with proper truckle bed under (so twin)
  • Bathroom (ground floor) - with sunken bath & cool window at bath level for views, wash basin and W.C.
  • Wet room (ground floor) - with shower, washbasin  and WC
  • Outside - acres of land and balcony for barbeques

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customer reviews for Ysgubor Dyfi

This was our second stay at Eco barn and what a wonderful week it was. The wind and rain only added to the dramatic landscape. There's so much to love about this place , the sunken bath with a view, the cosy lounge and fire, the solitude, I could go on and on and on...

- Richard pearson ,
April 2018

We will miss the green! The barn was lovely and the views beautiful in all weathers - sun, rain and mist. In fact, white mist in the valley below with and orange sunrise above ties for first place with the vibrant greens backed by Cadair Idris. Lots to do and see - fabulous walks from the house and further afield, lovely beaches,. The ospreys are not to be missed, and Mark the Mole at Corris Mine Explorers was the surprise hit of the holiday. The barn itself lived up to the pictures, and although poor Daffyd had to work hard to fix the inverter for the electricity we had a most comfortable and relaxing stay (Inverter now working perfectly, should be good for another 7 years!)

- Stephen W,
June 2017

We arrived at the Eco barn to be pleasantly surprised by the size and cosy feel of the place. The views are spectacular! We even watched the annual firework display at Borth from the balcony. We were blessed with brilliant weather for early November but needed the wood burner after a day at the beach walking. The night sky was amazing! We saw the Milky Way and shooting stars. All this made my 50th birthday celebrations all the more special. The barn has been renovated to a high standard with an interesting mix of antique and retro furniture. We will definitely stay here again! One of our favourite UTT places for position/views.

- Catherine B,
November 2016

An amazing place, the cottage had a timeless quality. Living literally in the landscape gave a welcomed rest from the digital world. So much to explore in the area for young and old adventurers - Ospreys, art, great cafes, deserted sandy beaches and magical mountains.

- Nick H,
August 2016

We enjoyed a fabulous three night stay in this gorgeous barn;it was a great base to climb Snowdon on the Saturday and explore surrounding countryside on the Sunday. The beds were very comfortable, the wood-burner made the barn inviting and the eclectic mixture of styles of furniture and colours looked wonderful together.

- Feaver R,
October 2015

Fantastic place to unwind and teach the children about the value of electricity - leave the lights on at your peril!

- Dr duncan painter ,
August 2015

Diolch am ranu eich ysbrydoliaeth a ni! Mae ganddoch weledigaeth! - Sioned, Aberystwyth

July 2014

Arrived to sunshine and buzzards have had a amazing stay. Without doubt our best stay away from home anywhere, truly wonderful place. Thanks for recharging our worn out batteries....- Woody and Sarah.

July 2014

We loved everything. The sun shone on us. The wind howled at us. The fire toasted us. The house charmed us. And the lambs entertained us. Most of all we loved the peace and isolation... and has anyone mentioned the views yet? - Aly and Duncan, Bristol

July 2014


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