Within (40 minutes) reach of Fronwen there are so many things to do that are either a little off the beaten track or are internationally renowned attractions. On one side the whole of Snowdonia National park is there to be explored, and on the other, the expanse of beautiful beaches in Cardigian Bay. 

Spend days out shopping in local towns and villages, walk for miles in unspoilt countryside, or get adventurous with adrenaline fuelled sports like you have never experienced before.


You are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful beaches, seaside towns and fishing villages in this part of Wales. A short drive can take you to one of many stunning beaches where you can spend the day laying on the sand, wandering the shops, eating fish and chips, ice cream or even swimming, sailing or stand up paddle boarding. 

Aberdyfi (25 mins)

Tywyn (30 mins)

Borth (30 mins)

Barmouth (35 mins)

Aberystwyth (40 mins)



As well as the beaches all the seaside towns in the area have great shopping, cafe's and restaurants to offer. If you need any day to day supplies then Idris Stores in Corris will probably have it. However, if you want retail parks or bigger stores then Aberystwyth will have it all.  Aberdyfi is a typical Welsh fishing port and Barmouth a typical Seaside town with lots to offer. We love them both but you'll have to take a visit to see what you think too. 



Beics Brenin @ Coed Y Brenin

With miles of exceptional singletrack and everything for children to beginners to expert riders. With bike hire available and a visitor centre, bike shop and cafe too, as well as a skills area and pump track this place is definitely worth a visit.  You pay for the car park on arrival and it's great value, then you can stay all day. 


Beics Brenin in Coed Y Brenin is also a dedicated trail running centre with miles of running tracks throughout the forest. All clearly marked and with a running shop and cafe on site it's the perfect place to get out and hit the hills.



Llyn Tegid is the largest natural lake in wales. It offers a great place to spend a Summers day, with watersports, swimming and a great place to picnic.  The historic town of Bala is surrounded by penllyn's mountain ranges for stunning walks and cycle routes as well as beautiful waterfalls including Pistyll Rhaeadr the highest in wales.


If Wildlife is your passion then the Dyfi Biosphere is your heaven. The landscapes in this part of Mid Wales run from high peat moorland, through wide estuary to sand dunes and beaches, taking in the wildlife of broadleaved woodland, coniferous forest, farmland, saltmarsh and large lowland peat bog making it a haven for wildlife.


Otters swim in the rivers, ospreys come and nest, red kites are easy to spot and dolphin pods regularly visit the beaches; there are nature reserves perfect for bird watching including the Dyfi Osprey project and an RSPB reserve.

Note (Osprey Project currently closed for construction of new Dyfi Wildlife Centre.

Our Address


Aberllefenni, Machynlleth, Powys. SY20 9RR.

(Sat Nav Use: SY20 9RP)

(Grid Ref: SH 765090)

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TEL : 07830 342176

E-MAIL :  Lodge@Fronwen.co.uk

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