Situated in the heart of Powys is the small village of Llanbrynmair or in English ‘St Mary’s on the Hill’, its central position makes it an ideal location for exploring the local countryside, attractions and coast which is only a 30 minute drive away.
Llanbrynmair although small in population terms is in fact the second largest area wise in Powys, in 2011 the population was only 959, so if you are looking for peace and quiet you have found the right place.
Wynnstay house is in fact the old post office of Llanbrynmair and dates back to the late 1800’s. The original centre of the village is Llan where you will find the Church of St Mary which is well worth a visit.
Geographically, the community includes the valleys of three rivers and the surrounding mountain ranges, the three rivers join around the main village area before flowing westward towards Afon Dyfi and Cardigan Bay.
Snowdonia National Park is right on the door step and is the 2nd largest National Park of the 11 throughout England and Wales, established in 1951 the park covers covers 2,132 square km (823 square miles).
The park boasts 100 lakes, 37 mountain peaks and 37 miles of pristine coastline and beaches.
Why not take a ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway the highest rack railway and see the rooftop of Wales.
Or visit Harlech Castle a built between 1283 and 1289 which boasts two rings of walls and towers, with an immensely strong east gatehouse. It was impregnable from almost every angle. Its secret weapon was a 200-foot (61m) long stairway which still leads from the castle to the cliff base.
Local attractions include, Glyndŵr's Way - Machynlleth to Llanbrynmair is one of Wales three designated National Trails which is right on our door step, the ancient capital of Wales, Machynlleth is only 12 miles away where you will also find the Centre for Alternative Technology, King Arthur’s Labyrinth and the Corris Railway, all well worth a visit with or without children.
Please see our attractions page to view lots of things to do and see whilst staying at Wynnstay House Bed & Breakfast.