Bwthyn Bach, Bwthyn Bach, Trefeglwys, Caersws, Powys. SY17 5QE

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Bwthyn Bach is a real gem, situated in the sleepy village of Trefeglwys just 4 miles from the pretty market town of LLanidloes in rural Mid Wales. Owned and run on a not for profit basis by a small Trust, this 300 year old Grade II listed building is being let out publicly on a sole use basis for the first time in its history. Members of the Trust have nurtured and lovingly restored the building since it was acquired in 1966. The house is full of interesting architectural features which contribute to the sense of history guests inevitably feel. The facilities are simple, a little worn but honest and add to the quaint and quirky feel. There's a small kitchen/diner with hot water, a kettle, an electric cooker, microwave and all the basic crockery/cutlery you will need. A wood burning Rayburn keeps it nice and warm, while a separate dining room has space for large groups. The highlight of the the downstairs is the huge open inglenook fireplace in the central living room, perfect for relaxing and story telling after a busy day outdoors. Bwthyn Bach sleeps groups of up to 17 across 5 rooms. BYO bedding and warm clothing. Once lit the three downstairs fires will soon make the place cosy. Outside there's a lawn suitable for games and camping. Close by you have the Lon Las Cymru for cyclists and Glwndwr's Way for walkers and mountain bikers. Aberystwyth, the coast, Dyfi National Nature Reserve and the Centre for Alternative Technology are all less than an hour's drive away. Right next door the village pub serves home cooked food. DofE groups, scouts, family gatherings, reunions etc all welcome

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    17: 1x6/7, 1x3/4, 1x2/3, 1xdbl, 1xsgl + camping
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    £20pp. Children & Concessions £12pp. Capped at a max of £100 per night. Sole use only.
  • Booking:

    Book online.
  • Directions:

    From the north (Newtown) - follow the A470 south for about 6 miles and turn right onto the A489 into Caersws. After about a quarter of a mile, turn left onto the B4569, over a level crossing and then follow the road for a further 4 miles into Trefeglwys. When you reach the Red Lion pub, Bwthyn Bach is the next house and is opposite the churchyard. From the south (Llangurig) - follow the A470 north towards Newtown and come off on the B4518 through Llanidloes. Come through the town centre (passing the historic market hall) and then turn left at the roundabout onto the B4569. Follow the road up a wooded hill and over into the next valley (about 4 miles in total) until it brings you into Trefeglwys.
  • Public Transport:

    There is a train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth that stops at Caersws, which is about 4 miles from Trefeglwys.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Lon Las Cymru
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
wGroups Only


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An historic 300 year old welsh timber framed building soon to open its doors as a hostel.

November 21st 2019

Opening in May 2020 to the public as an independent hostel. This hidden gem of a building in rural Mid Wales will captivate the imagination of all who stay here. Groups of up to 17 can book sole use of this Grade II listed building and immerse themselves in the profound sense of history. Ideal for cyclists on the Lon Las Cymru.

Groups of friends and family, walkers, cyclists, university clubs, scouts and DofE  groups will all be welcomed to this historic building.  With the village pub, serving great beer and food literally next door you don’t need to walk far for your evening entertainment.  While Lon Las Cymru for cyclists, Glwndwr’s Way for walkers and mountain bikers as well as Aberystwyth, the coast, Dyfi National Nature Reserve and the Centre for Alternative Technology are close by for you to explore during the day.

Bwthyn Bach hostel

Opening this May for the first time in 300 years. A unique hostel in mid Wales

March 21st 2019

Be one of the first from the general public to stay at this historic Grade II listed timber framed building. Savour the architectural features, leave behind the stresses of modern life and join the slower pace of life in the sleepy village of Trefeglwys in Mid Wales

Quaint and quirky, a little shabby, but real and honest.  Accommodation like this is very hard to find.  Available to groups of up to 17 on a sole use basis  it is great value for money. Why not gather some friends and family together and treat yourself to a couple of days you are sure to remember for many years to come?

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