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Boatel

SuperhostMachynlleth, Powys, United Kingdom
Private room in boat hosted by Alex
2 guests1 bedroom0 bedsShared toilet with sink

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95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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House rules
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Be under no illusion this is like camping under a wooden roof! Not glamping or an hotel.
Boatel guests share the boat roofed shed with other guests and residents and no one has exclusivity on this structure.
The boat is old and dusty with the occasional spider, an unusual and quirky experience!!
The views are stunning. Sorry no dogs but there are two friendly dogs that live here. And cats and ex caged chickens.

The space
Set in an acre of wild flowers and up a mountain in the beautiful Dyfi Valley Biosphere the Boatel is literally a bed in a boat! Not to mention a beautiful open plan cooking and living space – all in a shed AKA the Boat Roofed Shed. Recognised for its amazing and unique qualities, it even won the infamous Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year in 2013. It’s our absolute pride and joy and we love sharing it with our guests!
We’ve hosted comedy festivals, exclusive concerts and curious tourists in our little mountain hideaway and Alex (aka DJ Badly) uses it to prepare his sets for festivals such as Glastonbury.
We built the shed in 2012 using recycled materials and it was our first major project. Alex is normally a rubbish DIY person, so designing and building the whole thing ourselves was a great achievement and we couldn’t have been happier to win both the ‘Shed of the Year’ Unique Category and the Overall category in 2013.
From the shed you can see across Cader Idris (part of the Cambrian Mountains of Snowdonia). It’s so beautiful even in the maddest of weathers, you can close the door, light the candles, pop some kindling in the wood burner and be snug and warm in moments.
Our guests all love staying in the Boatel - they love the peace, the location, the structure, the ambience, and the curios (Alex is a big collector and has been on Antiques Roadshow with his Poole Pottery collection!). As well as the relentless throwing of Frisbees for the dogs!
We supply all bedding but do not supply towels or breakfast.

Guest access
Guests are welcome to use the house if they need to connect to WIFI, use the bathroom or retreat from bad weather.

Other things to note
The boat shed has a fridge and basic cooking facilities, a gas hob with two rings and a grill. There is a field kitchen styled like a 1950's diner in an animal trailer that has running water, a gas over with two rings and cooking utensils. A compost loo and an outdoor shower which is attached to the back of the house that you access via the back or front garden and an outside flushing toilet. You are also welcome to use the loo and shower in the house too.
It is very peaceful here, occasionally windy and military aircraft sometimes practice on weekdays.
You’ll need to bring your own towels. We also provide all bedding, tea, coffee and sugar.
Please note that we have our own private water supply from a spring. Our water is ultra violet and particulate filtered before it leaves the tap! It is a finite resource and not to be wasted.
Be under no illusion this is like camping under a wooden roof! Not glamping or an hotel.
Boatel guests share the boat roofed shed with other guests and residents and no one has exclusivity on this structure.
The boat is old and dusty with the occasional spider, an unusual and quirky experience!!
The views are stunning. Sorry no dogs but there are two friendly dogs that live here. And cats and ex caged…
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Amenities

Carbon monoxide alarm
Indoor fireplace
Fire extinguisher
Free parking on premises
Essentials
First aid kit
Heating
Kitchen
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

3 nights in Machynlleth

5 Oct 2020 - 8 Oct 2020
Check-in
05/10/2020
Checkout
08/10/2020

4.95 out of 5 stars from 239 reviews

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Location

Machynlleth, Powys, United Kingdom

We live in the dyfi valley biosphere and we are very committed environmentalists. There are a lot of fantastic Visitor attractions in the area, particularly the Centre of Alternative Technology, Talyllyn Railways and of course Cader Idris – which is part of the Cambrian Mountains of Snowdonia which can be seen from the boat roofed shed!
We live in the dyfi valley biosphere and we are very committed environmentalists. There are a lot of fantastic Visitor attractions in the area, particularly the Centre of Alternative Technology, Talyllyn Railwa…

Hosted by Alex

Joined in September 2012
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We are a married couple from Machynlleth Wales. We both work in the out door event industry. I am also a DJ going by the name Dj Badly! My wife is called Sarah Anne Morton, or Sam for short.
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    Things to know

    House rules
    Check-in: After 15:00
    Check out: 12:00
    No pets
    Health & safety
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    Smoke alarm not reported Learn more
    Carbon monoxide alarm

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