Updated: Apr 26
A run down of the top places to stay when you are visiting the Mach Loop and some details on what it is, when you should come and what you will see.
What is The Mach Loop?
The Mach Loop is named after the town of Machynlleth and is a low level flight training path through a series of valleys in mid Wales. East of the loop is Dinas Mawddwy, West is Dolgellau, heading South is Corris, through the famous "Corris Corner" where we are located, South is Machynlleth.
The Old Vicarage B&B is situated directly under the flight path of The Mach Loop (LFA7), where you can observe the passing aircraft whilst you enjoy breakfast, you could also experience an inn with rooms at The Slater's Arms in Corris and many more, we've listed them further down the page and included a handy map to help you visualise where they are all located.
Where to stay for The Mach Loop
There are a number of fantastic B&Bs and hotels directly on the Mach Loop flight path which we've written down here.
We've summarised them in a webpage via this link or see their details below including example price, grading and location.
A Map of Mach Loop Accommodation Options
I've created this handy map which shows the Mach Loop (the red lines) and our recommended accommodation options in relation to the loop. I hope you find this uesful. Click on the map to expand and click on the icons to see names and more details
1) THE OLD VICARAGE Bed and Breakfast, Corris
The Old Vicarage is a luxury B&B right under the flight path south of Corris Corner. AA Award winning 3 course breakfast with seasonal specials, packed lunches and you get to watch the aircraft as you're eating breakfast or even out of your bedroom window. Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice Award. Luxury B&B Magazine, M&S award winner 2023.
Also offers packed lunches Pets: No Children: Over 12 Board: Breakfast included Price: From £128 AA/Visit Wales Grade: 5*
Latest Mach Loop Review:
Review from 2022 - Chan "Stunning location! Best option for seeing The Mach Loop. They’re only 5 minutes away from CAD East/West parking area and 10 mins from Bwlch. We have stayed in other places but got the details of the Old vicarage as a recommendation from a friend. We stayed for 4 nights mid week. Stunning & brilliant value for money. We even got to see two Osprey FROM OUR BEDROOM WINDOW!! (We stayed in the Dulas room) We loved the packed lunches every day which were huge and delicious! The B&B itself is immaculate and complete luxury. Highly highly recommend The Old Vicarage if you’re looking to see the Mach Loop. We won’t stay anywhere else now."
2) Slater's Arms, Pub & B&B Corris
Slater's is the village pub in Corris. They have four spacious, en-suite, double bedrooms available and are all located on the first floor. Ystafell werdd and Ystafell felyn are at the front of the building, with Ystafell biws and Ystafell las at the back. Breakfast is included and the pub serves evening meals. Pets: No Children: Yes Board: Breakfast included Price: From £85 AA/Visit Wales Grade: NA Slater's Arms >
3) Buckley Arms, Hotel Dinas Mawddwy
A warm welcome awaits you at The Buckley Arms, a Grade II Listed Building. Built as a hotel in 1873, this family run accommodation has much charm and character. We are sure you will enjoy your stay and leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Nestling within the beautiful Dyfi Valley, with the River Dyfi located behind the Hotel we are situated on the edge of the village of Dinas Mawddwy, Gwynedd, within the stunning scenery of the Snowdonia National Park, just off the A470 midway between Dolgellau and Machynlleth. Breakfast is included and there is a restaurant serving Chinese cuisine and bar onsite We have 6 luxury en suite bedrooms with top range mattresses and all have a bath and a shower. Pets: Yes (in some rooms) Children: Yes Board: Breakfast included Price: From £100 AA/Visit Wales Grade: NA Buckley Arms Hotel >
4) Minfordd Arms, Hotel
7 En-suite Very Comfortable & Central Heated Bedrooms All Are Different in Style Shape & Size, Especially The Bedrooms in The Original Parts of the Building Which Are Over 450 Years Old Pets: No Children: Yes Board: Breakfast included Price: From £131 AA/Visit Wales Grade: 3* Minffordd Hotel
6) Brigands Inn
We have ten individually designed bedrooms at the Brigands Inn. Each room has been carefully redesigned to take full advantage of the historic features yet with all the comforts you would expect from a modern hotel room. One of the best features is the use of our fantastic resident’s lounge where guests can relax and enjoy a coffee with the paper, or challenge your partner or friends to a game of monopoly or cards. All of our rooms have solid oak beds with some of the rooms having feature four-posters on half-testers and all have deep mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets and luxury duvets. The luxurious bathrooms all have baths and monsoon showers over them or have a separate walk in shower and come with fluffy towels and luxury Ebony London toiletries. Two of our rooms can be made as twins and we also have a family room that has a king-size bed as well as a single, and we have a cot that can be made up. Flat screen TV’s are fitted in all rooms along with Wi-Fi and coffee making facilities. Pets: No Children: Yes Board: Breakfast included Price: From £105 AA/Visit Wales Grade: 4* Brigands Inn >
5) Tyn y Cornel hotel, Talyllyn
Ty’n Y Cornel is a small hotel on the corner of Tal-y-Lyn lake, with dramatic views of Cader Idris. Pets: Yes (in some rooms) Children: Yes Board: Breakfast included Price: From £101 AA/Visit Wales Grade: 3*