Offering free WiFi and garden views, Ty Capel is an accommodation set in Machynlleth. Situated 44 km from Clarach Bay, the property features a garden and free private parking. The apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a patio with mountain views. A terrace is available on site and hiking can be enjoyed within close proximity of the apartment. Dolforwyn Castle is 45 km from Ty Capel, while Lake Vyrnwy is 48 km from the property. The nearest airport is Anglesey Airport, 135 km from the accommodation.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Free private parking available on-site

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  • Carol
    Australia Australia
    Lovely cozy and comfortable cottage in a great location.
  • Jennie
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The studio was very clean, warm and comfortable. Incredible views and great location.
  • Patricia
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Superbly equipped studio. Very cosy and comfortable. Lovely owners and friendly little dog. Beautiful views.
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Marion Burnham

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Marion Burnham
Ty Capel Studio is the first floor of what was originally the caretaker's cottage for the adjoining chapel, where the hosts now live. Situated in the tiny village of Darowen, approximately 6 miles east of Machynlleth, this delightful open plan holiday apartment first opened in 2018. Though small, the apartment provides guests with all they need for a relaxing holiday. The private entrance is accessed through the shared garden. Stairs lead up to the apartment, which features a small kitchenette, bed/sitting room, shower room, and separate WC/washroom. The south facing garden has fabulous views overlooking the hills of the Pumlumon Massif in the Cambrian Mountains. Our guests are also free to explore the rest of the chapel garden, with a few more seating and viewing options. We have off road parking, and secure storage is available for bicycles. Near to Wales' old capital, Machynlleth, and a short walk from Glyndwr's Way, it's ideally placed for walkers, days out in Snowdonia, trips to the coast, or discovering the Cambrians. Perfect for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. Due to now having our own dog, we can no longer accommodate guest dogs. More info at
We are Marion & Alex Burnham and we own and live at Ty Capel with our little dog Ivy. We moved to Wales in late 2015 to spend more time enjoying the great wild places we love. We decided we'd like to share our space with others so they can also experience this wonderful area of mid Wales. We'd never rented out holiday property before, but we know what we like to find when we go away, and we've tried to make it a place we'd love to stay. We hope you love this place as much as we do. We give our guests as much privacy as they desire; some folks like a good chat, others would rather be left alone, and we'll act according to your desires - this is your holiday! The apartment shares the garden space with the old chapel where we live, and sometimes our friendly little dog might be out there too. If you're not enamoured by dogs we'll do our best to keep her away from you if we know you're around. You're welcome to use the garden with its various seats, including our lovely new swing, and we now have a fire pit available too.
Darowen is a tiny village of some 20 homes and outlying farms, sitting on a short ridge between two hills. It is within a UNESCO recognised area called the Dyfi Biosphere. All roads leading to Darowen are narrow and up hill! The local community is chiefly made up of local farming families, and English incomers like us who love the gorgeous views. Everyone is friendly, with several homes in the village welcoming holiday guests. Darowen has long since lost its last pub and shop, but there's still a good community here, and when circumstances allow we like to meet up in each others homes for a good natter! Our nearest pub is the Dovey Valley Hotel at Cemaes Road which does excellent food in the summer months. Most of the larger villages have a pub or two, and Machynlleth also has several pubs and restaurants offering great food. We're half hour or so from the amazing beaches at Aberdyfi (pron. Abber Dovey) and Borth, and the fabulous nature reserves at Ynys Hir, Cors Dyfi, and Ynyslas Dunes. Local attractions include the Centre for Alternative Technology, Coris mines, and the little railways at Talyllyn, Cwm Rheidol, and Coris.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Ty Capel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.8

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
    • Dining table
    • Cleaning products
    • Toaster
    • Stovetop
    • Oven
    • Kitchenware
    • Electric kettle
    • Refrigerator
    • Kitchenette
    • Linen
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels
    • Bath or shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Toilet
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower
    Media & Technology
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Satellite channels
    • DVD player
    • TV
    Room Amenities
    • Socket near the bed
    • Private entrance
    • Carpeted
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Outdoor dining area
    • Sun terrace
    • Patio
    • Terrace
    • Garden
    • Hiking
    Outdoor & View
    • Mountain view
    • Garden view
    • View
    Building characteristics
    • Private apartment in building
    • Detached
    Reception services
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • Carbon monoxide detector
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Ty Capel takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 16:00 to 22:00

    You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.


    Until 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children are not allowed.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    There is no capacity for cots at this property.

    There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please inform Ty Capel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

    It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

    Legal information

    This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.