Things To Do And See

BGF caters both for those who are looking for a peaceful getaway and those who want to get out and about and explore this beautiful area of Wales. There are also several options for family days out.


Some ideas for those keen to explore - click the headings for more information:



The local area is a firm favourite with artists. MOMA Wales is also located in Machynlleth, and displays various exhibitions throughout the year.

Visit some of the beautiful local beaches along the mid-Wales coast - within a half an hour drive from the cottage.

Take your binoculars out and see what you can see! Or alternatively, visit the Dyfi Osprey Project or the Ynyshir Bird Reserve, both located less than 15 minutes from the cottage.

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a visitor centre focused on sustainability and green living. Only a 15 minute drive from the cottage, CAT is a fun (and educational!) day out, with plenty of interactive options for children.

A 15 minute drive from the cottage, Corris in Southern Snowdownia is a great option for a family day out, with possible activities including the Corris Railway, Corris Craft Centre and King Arthur's Labyrinth. 

The area is ideal for both road cycling and mountain biking. In addition, the famous Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre is a 45 minute drive from the cottage. 

The Dyfi river (among other local rivers) offers both salmon and sea trout for the keen angler.

Whether you want to play one of the best links courses in Wales, or want to potter your way around sheep on a more rustic course, the local area offers several golfing options.

BGF Cottage can be used as a base to explore the region's many ancient castles and abbeys.

Machynlleth is a 5 minute drive away, and offers a range of shops, pubs and cafes to visit. There is also a weekly market on Wednesday mornings. 

The local area offers both clay pigeon and mixed game shooting among stunning scenery.

The area is famous for its walking routes, with both the Wales Coastal Path and the ancient Glyndwr's Way passing right by the BGF cottage.

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