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Little Kestrel Cabin, stunning views, beautiful interior

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Nestled on an old quarry track within the Dyfi Valley hillside, amongst giant redwoods and pine trees you will find Kestrel Cabin. Sitting on the footprint of an old Welsh Lime Kiln, you are treated to panoramic views along the valley, towards the beautiful beaches of Aberdovey. Walk along the track and pop out on the Dyfi river, jumping trout and lambs surround you with the rolling hills in front. Douglas Fir-clad walls and an eclectic mix of leather, linen, pine and velvet come together to make a cosy, relaxed stay. The Welsh slate sink and hand painted units create a wonderful welcome to this delightful cabin. Large farmhouse table, wood burner and two comfy sofas for eating and relaxing. Take a book off the shelf and put a log on the fire, or throw the doors open and take a glass of ...Nestled on an old quarry track within the Dyfi Valley hillside, amongst giant redwoods and pine trees you will find Kestrel Cabin. Sitting on the footprint of an old Welsh Lime Kiln, you are treated to panoramic views along the valley, towards the beautiful beaches of Aberdovey. Walk along the track and pop out on the Dyfi river, jumping trout and lambs surround you with the rolling hills in front. Douglas Fir-clad walls and an eclectic mix of leather, linen, pine and velvet come together to make a cosy, relaxed stay. The Welsh slate sink and hand painted units create a wonderful welcome to this delightful cabin. Large farmhouse table, wood burner and two comfy sofas for eating and relaxing. Take a book off the shelf and put a log on the fire, or throw the doors open and take a glass of something cold to enjoy the view across the valley and Snowdonia’s star-filled ‘Dark Sky’ at night. *Monday and Friday changeover means short break availability too. Run up a mountain, or snooze amongst the Dunes, a wonderful combination of mountain and sea makes Little Kestrel perfectly placed for a relaxing summer holiday, adrenalin filled adventures or a romantic getaway. Interior & Facilities The Cabin is accessed through the French doors, on the raised deck, where you will find the kitchen with Nespresso coffee machine & pods waiting to welcome you. Sit at the farmhouse table and plan a route, or sink into the sofa and take in the view. There are three bedrooms, the master has a king-sized bed, dressed in Egyptian cotton on a marshmallow soft duvet and sprung mattress. French doors open onto the Rhododendron garden to the rear, a serene space to sit amongst the trees. The second double bedroom has a Shabby-chic bygone feel, with a charming cast iron double bed that’s bound to ensure a wonderful nights sleep. The third is a single bedroom, cosy with up-cycled picnic table bed head, step ladder side table, and 60’s G-plan drawers. The smallest room, with stunning views to compensate, is available upon request. The beautiful bathroom has a seaside feel, painted boards in a pale heritage blue with walk-in shower and heated towel rail. Facilities include a washer-dryer; dishwasher, induction hob, oven, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine. Bluetooth Sound system, Smart TV, Netflix, superfast broadband & WiFi. The cabin is fully heated throughout with programmable electric radiators, 24-hour hot water on demand, a wood burning stove and all beds have sleep safe electric blankets. Open the kitchen doors and walk out onto the elevated deck, put your coffee on the top rail and take a breath. Mighty oaks to the left, tree-lined quarry road to the front and Dyfi estuary to right with Kites and Buzzards above. The sitting room French doors lead out onto the 18th century Lime Kiln, take a cushion and sit on the reclaimed oak whiskey barrel Adirondack chairs. Enjoy a barbecue, or cosy around the fire pit as night falls, and gaze at the stunning stars in Snowdonia’s light pure sky. A five minute walk at the bottom of the track will find you on the banks of the River Dyfi, with hills and sheep abound and plenty of places to stop along the way to picnic and watch the jumping trout. Situation and Location Kestrel Cabin is situated on the outer edge of a private Lodge Estate, just outside Pennal and has parking for two cars. Ideally placed, within Snowdonia National park, and within easy reach of Cardigan Bay’s glorious beaches and its breathtaking mountain views. The closest town, just three miles away is Machynlleth, the ancient capital of Wales, it Boasts Wales’ own MOMA Art Gallery, museums, pubs, cafes, supermarket and a fantastic Wednesday market selling local foods. Go further along the coast road and you will be in Borth, call into the Cors Dyfi RSPB Dyfi Osprey project within the nature reserve on the way. Then onto towards the seaside town of Aberystwyth. If you are staying local then a 20-minute walk to The Riverside gastropub in Pennal will provide good food, local ale and excellent company at the bar, or if you prefer, just stay in and bathe in the wonderful peace and quiet of this charming wooden cabin. Beaches Take a left and pop out onto the coastal road that winds along the estuary towards Aberdovey, 6 miles away, here you will find a delightful seaside town with handmade ice cream, buckets for crabbing, great Deli diners, and the acclaimed Seabreeze restaurant. The sand dune capped beach towards the North is 5 miles long and dog-friendly. Aberdovey also boasts an 18 hole Links golf course that has hosted national competitions. Cycling & mountain biking Wales is a keen advocate for cycling and have a purpose built Climachx trail mountain bike course in Corris. The Mawddach trail won’t disappoint, at 30 miles long the scenery is breathtaking, schedule a stop at the George III on the Estuary and enjoy a pub lunch. There's a lot to do, or if you’d rather, …nothing at all.More
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About the Owner
tracy s
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2018
Interaction with guests
We are based in Leicestershire and are not available to greet you but we are always available by phone. Julie is our housekeeper and lives locally, she should be able to sort out any little niggles during your stay. There is a folder with lots of information regarding local attractions, we have put together a few informative pages for you to have a look at before your arrival, these will be emailed out to you before your arrival.
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Reviewed 5 January 2019

We've stayed in quite a lot of cabins and this one is definitely one of our favourites. The views are beautiful and the owners have thought about every detail for comfort and ease. You don't find many cabins that even supply you with spices. The...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Quest800037, VR Owner at Little Kestrel Cabin, stunning views, beautiful interior, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review, I'm really pleased you all enjoyed staying there. The bedroom is my daughters favourite holiday destination too! Thanks again, Tracy

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Beautifully appointed cabin - all needs catered for, even a Brownie box camera the same as mine when I was 8! The garden is enchanting with vistas from every door and window and the birds have voracious appetites. A twitcher highlight was the regular visits...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Discover800336
Quest800037, VR Owner at Little Kestrel Cabin, stunning views, beautiful interior, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hi Patty, thank you so much for sharing your experience at Little Kestrel and thank you for the lovely comments you left in our guest book, would love to welcome you back again. Tracy

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Date of stay: August 2018
Management response:Responded 4 September 2018

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

What a heavenly place, everything I was looking for in a short break. Tranquility, beautiful scenery and a real home from home for comfort with lots of little luxury touches. Sitting on the terrace at night with a glass of wine, looking out towards the...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Management response:Responded 19 August 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We love it so much, it's a pleasure to share it with you. Hope to see you back soon!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Housekeeping Included
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
The Neighbourhood Machynlleth (known locally as Mac) is 3 miles away with supermarkets, pubs, shops and restaurants. Ian Snow is a great place that sells all sorts of home interior stuff plus clothing, cards and stationary etc. number twenty one resteraunt is fantastic, I would recommend eating there. Mach has its own MOMA (Museum Of Modern Art). Further up the high street is the old original Welsh Parliament building. It is your closest town for shopping, has a good sized Co-op but try and shop with the independent shops too if you can. The local butcher is good, the Deli is excellent at the bottom of the high street, to the right of the clock tower, they sell bread, ready made salads, cheeses beer etc.
Getting around
There are good local buses that run from Corris, Aberdovey, Aberyswyth and all along the coast line, as does the coastline train.
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