Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms

“Dramatic scenery, stylish rooms, passionate team and exceptional cuisine.” - AA Inspector



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Set in beautifully landscaped grounds and surrounded by the RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve, Ynyshir was once owned by Queen Victoria and is surrounded by mountain scenery. Here the bucolic ideal ends, with an experience which blends a highly individual culinary voice and no little attitude. The paintwork is now black, wood fires burn and the experience is accompanied by a live DJ throughout the day and evening. The food offers the finest international ingredients carefully handled by Gareth Ward resulting in a relentless tasting journey that offers hit after hit. The accommodation is luxurious and continues the natural theme, either in the main house or outside. For the more intrepid, three tepees are also available in the grounds. Breakfast comes as a hamper served in the bedroom, filled with high quality homemade goodies.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

Breakfast Award
AA Restaurant with Rooms of the Year - Wales
5-Rosette restaurant
Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms
EGLWYS FACH, Machynlleth, SY20 8TA


  • Rooms 9
  • Bedrooms ground: 4
  • Relationship with another leisure provider
  • Free TV
  • Direct Dial
  • Wifi
  • Open parking
  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Dinner Served

About the area

Discover Ceredigion

The name ‘Ceredigion’ takes a bit of explanation. The town of Cardigan gives its name to the surrounding bay, but the county now uses the Welsh word for Cardiganshire – Ceredigion, pronounced with a ‘dig’. Cardigan Bay itself is a large inlet of the Irish Sea and stretches from Bardsey Island to Strumble Head. With many beaches and a unique marine life, it’s the place to come to spot bottlenose dolphins, porpoises and Atlantic grey seals. The area is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), designated under European law to protect its species and habitats. The Ceredigion coastal path is also a major attraction.

Much of the surrounding land is fertile farmland, dotted with towns and seaside resorts such as Fishguard, New Quay, Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Borth, Aberdyfi, Barmouth and Porthmadog. It’s also a section of coast that major rivers flow into, including the Afon Glaslyn, Teifi, Rheidol, Dyfi, Aeron, Dysynni and Mawddach. Historically, the area supported a strong maritime industry. Cardigan was a major hub, once having more than 300 ships registered in its port, seven times as many as Cardiff. Due to being something of a backwater, in many ways this area remains charmingly unspoilt. The nearby heather-clad Preseli Hills are an additional delight.

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