Llangadfan is a small village in the heart of Wales, best known for its traditional country dances. It lies in the county of Powys, with gently rolling hills stretching eastward towards the English border and mountainous Snowdonia National Park to the west. Llangadfan holiday cottages are a great option if you want to unwind in a typical Welsh community which remains largely untouched by tourism. As you wander into the village centre along the banks of the River Banwy, you will notice a number of historic landmarks including the medieval church of St Cadfan. The Cann Office Hotel dates back to at least the 17th century, when it was the village post office. It is now a welcoming pub serving local ales and delicious, locally sourced food, including 28-day-matured Welsh Black beef steaks and award-winning Snowdonia cheese.
The rolling countryside around the village is a paradise for walking, cycling, horse-riding, fishing and golf. A stone’s throw from Llangadfan, the Dovey Valley is crisscrossed by footpaths where you can walk for miles without seeing another soul. For stunning views of the region, hike to the 893-meter peak of Cader Idris – one of Wales’ most celebrated walks. Nearby, the Coed y Brenin and Machynlleth trails are particularly popular among mountain-bikers. Self-catering holidays in Llangadfan are perfect for exploring Snowdonia, home to soaring mountains and crystal-clear lakes. Travel west for 12 miles from your holiday cottage in Llangadfan and you will reach the eastern edge of the National Park at Dinas Mawddwy, a lovely village at the convergence of the Cerist and Dovey rivers, in the shadow of two imposing hills. Continue west and you will soon reach the coast with sweeping sandy beaches and charming resorts such as Barmouth.