Y Felin

Tywyn, Gwynedd

A gorgeously remote water mill with a river rushing by; modern interiors blend with local oak, slate and stone. Rugged Snowdonia is close


7 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Such a stunning drive through the Snowdonia National Park, down a long track to this remote water mill with the Dysynni river babbling past the front door. Inside is a symphony of local oak, slate and stone in a modern hi-tech interior with white walls and plenty of games and books; heat comes from an air-source pump and wood for the burner from the farm: you’ll be cosy on the chilliest days. Cooks will be thrilled with the river view from the kitchen window – and the bread making machine. All has been beautifully considered. All three bedrooms are on the ground floor, the master with its own wood-burner and windows on three sides, the smaller double bright and sweet. The bunk room is suitable for children and teenagers; the big bathrooms are fabulous. The owners can point you towards rugged mountain walking and bike rides, farm tours, fell running and sheep dog trials. Long sandy beaches are near, and the air is superb. Return to sit by the flames of the fire pit, and gaze at the stars…


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.

Advice on walks, lots of private space and a river on the front doorstep.

Secure garden and 2000 acres beyond to roam. Dogs must not be allowed to chase sheep.


Nightly price
from £70
Weekly price
from £610
Short breaks 3-4 nights, £280-£590.
1 Cottage for 8
From £707 beds3 bedrooms


A beautiful house in a stunning location. It was great to slip away from the rush of everyday life and relax in such lovely surroundings.

Richard, Bedford

What a fantastic escape from the hectic crazy of life. Beautiful secluded place that really allows you to relax and unwind. Cannot wait to plan another trip in the future.

Michael, Longmont colorado

Impossibly beautiful place! Our two families loved everything about it - the river rushing, beautiful landscapes, the house, wandering sheep! The owners have thought of everything and provided a ton of information on the surrounding area, how to order local organic meat and even left us a delicious lemon cake. There is tons to do nearby with kids and I am already thinking I need to go back to explore even more! Just brilliant!

Angharad, Bristol

Just spent a long weekend in this lovely converted mill, it's in a beautiful, secluded spot yet easy to access and there are many excellent full day (and shorter) walks which you can do without getting in your car. The lemon cake which was left for us tasted even better on top of Cadair Idris on a windy yet completely cloudless November day.

Marc, Dorking

Just back from four lovely days at Y Felin. The property was luxurious, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. It was perfect for six adults. The basket of essentials left for our use was very welcome and a delicious home made cake was amazing. We have already booked to go back next year. Can’t wait!

John, Sheffield

Stunning property in stunning location, would highly recommend, helpful advice on all aspects of our comfortable stay

Lynn, Cambridge

Y Felin is a truly magical place. The location is stunning and the cottage is lovely. We spent a perfect week there with three kids and four adults, mostly rambling and visiting nearby attractions. Couldn't have had a nicer time. Everything inside has been done thoughtfully and with good taste. The bedrooms are extremely comfortable and the kitchen well-appointed. Especially nice bathrooms and a spacious, inviting living space. Communication with our hosts was always easy and clear. We give it our highest recommendation.

Nick, Williamstown

We had a magical stay at Y Felin. The property is gorgeous, beautifully furnished maintained and completely private. The river running at the bottom of the garden is exquisite and the children loved it. The owners provided us with really useful information both before we arrived and also in the house, they even left us a welcome cake!

Judy, Swindon

If you're looking to escape the crowds and noise of city life, this is the perfect place! Y Felin is located in a very private spot on a farm surrounded by Snowdonia's beautiful and rugged landscape. The sound of it's very own rushing stream will soothe even the most harrowed city nerves. You'll be visited by sheep grazing the hillsides nearby and the beautiful Tal-Y-Lyn is an easy walk away.

Bronwyn, Guildford

Beautiful and tranquil place to stay with family and friends and conveniently within walking distance of Cadir Idris. Delicious lemon cake upon arrival and delightful woodfired BBQ, surrounded by the sound of the stream and birdsong. We had a wonderful long weekend. Thank you.

Vicky, Monmouth

This was our second visit to Y Felin. We love the remoteness combined with such comfort inside. When it's chilly the wood burner is lovely to sit by - though the house is warm without it. We go to sleep to the sound of the river, and wake up hoping it's just the river we can hear and not rain! The dogs love the space to roam around the house, and we're not too far from some gorgeous beaches and the weekly market at Machynlleth. This time we were surrounded by fields full of lambs, adding to the enjoyment of the magnificent scenery. With luck we shall return, maybe next year.

Margaret, Bristol

Brilliant weekend in an amazing house. A great way to get away from it all!!! Amazing walks on the door stop. A great location to spend a very relaxing weekend!! I will be back!!

Darren, Oxford

Y Felin offered everything we wanted for a relaxing holiday; stunning views; fabulous, spacious yet cosy and comfortable accommodation with everything you needed. The enclosed outside space was perfect for my dog to roam and be free whilst I relaxed and sketched the views or read my book by the river. We lit a fire up by the patio area and watched the sunset over the mountains. There are plenty of walks from the property and endless more a short drive away. Ideal if you need to switch off and feel like you have been away forever!

Beth, Hoylake

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ruth Tudor

  • 'Y Felin'- inside..outside... Enjoy 'surround sound', sheep and silence! Take in the stunning views. Walk the springy turf or climb Cadair Idris. Book a bespoke ecological tour, fish on the Dysynni, cycle, or just sit in, relax and rest.
  • The Talyllyn Railway was the world's first preserved narrow gauge railway! Starting at Tywyn 9 miles away,the train runs the scenic route via Dolgoch falls 'en route' to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol. Find out about the events via their website.
  • Beaches and coastline. Stated by the 'Daily Telegraph',Tywyn's beach (9 mls away) is 'a magnificent golden strand stretching 5 miles'. Four miles further on - Aberdyfi is a 'picture postcard' resort, and Fairbourne, a 'Blue flag' beach.
  • Food! Award winning and 'slow food champion' chef Gareth Johns at the Wynnstay Hotel, Machynlleth (9 miles away).
  • Castell -y- Bere, 13thC native Welsh castle in the valley, barely 3 miles away-children will love rambling around the remains.
  • Snowdonia National Park -encompassing, lakes, wildlife,areas of 'special scientific interest', rivers,mountains, including the highest in Wales and England at 1085 metres/ 3560 ft