Y Felin

Location and atmosphere

This permaculture farm and ancient smallholding of 3 hectares comprises several small meadows of unimproved grassland. It has a small Welsh cottage which has been sympathetically restored using traditional materials. In summer there are cattle grazing in the meadows and in winter sheep. Children enjoy feeding the Welsh Harlequin ducks in the yard. The meadows are rich in wild flowers and insects and a newly constructed pond has greatly increased the biodiversity on the farm. Organic vegetables and fruit are grown and are sometimes available for sale, as is honey from the beehives in the orchard.


Y Felin is situated in a wooded valley with a small river running through the land. The secluded camp site is beside the river. Children pay less. There is also a caravan for rent, which has one double and one single bedroom, with more sleeping places possible. It is fully equipped with cooking facilities, fridge, room heater, shower and chemical toilet. It has a sunny veranda and riverside lawn with barbecue place. Bedding, if required, is charged extra. Maps and local information are available at the farm.

Surroundings and activities

Adjacent to the farm is the Melinbyrhedyn Common, a large area of rough ground, rich in birds and other wildlife. The hilly, wooded countryside has many interesting walks. You can rent horses nearby. At the coast and mouth of the river Dovey you can swim and do watersports. Interesting sites are the nearby towns of Aberystwyth and Machynlleth (the 'green' capital of Wales) and the Centre for Alternative Technology, interesting for children.

General information

Opening times accommodationyear round

Languages spoken

French, English

Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons4Number of holiday units1Please bring your own towelsPrice smallest unit per week£ 165 per unit

Farm camping

Caravan/campers not allowedAccommodation for rent (such as a cabin, tent, yurt, gypsy wagon, trailer or caravan) etc.1Total number of pitches4Number of tent pitches4Only dry toilet/compost toiletprices per person£ 5



Guided excursions in the surroundings

Tours of the farm

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Bicycles for rent

Marked trails

Guided nature tours


Indoor swimming pool


Small live stock for children

Special target groups

Pets are not allowed

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)130

Farm production

A part-time farm

Organic or biodynamic farm

Horticulture, Stock breeding

Route description

Nearest cityMachynllethNearest villageMewnbyrhedyn