(near Harlech) - A luxury holiday cottage with panoramic views. Situated in the charming village of Llanbedr and sleeps up to 8.
Roger and Lesley have done a fantastic job of transforming their 400 year old barn into a luxury holiday cottage. High oak beamed ceilings are complimented by newly laid solid oak floors with under-floor heating. Tasteful furniture and all the facilities you could wish for, serve testament to their attention to detail.
There’s a comfortable lounge, with TV, DVD etc and the bonus of wireless internet if you’re silly enough to bring your laptop with you. The huge kitchen diner next door is perfect for those evening get togetherws. Plenty of space for everyone to eat and drink together and discuss the days events while the men pour over their OS maps.
Four bedrooms in total, all of them twin rooms. So the cottage will sleep a maximum of 8 plus a couple of cots. But low occupancy discounts are available during off peak times. So don’t dismiss this one if you’re a smaller group. The largest bedroom is en-suite and also benefits from a small kitchenette and sitting area. Two more bedrooms lead off from the lounge but I think my favorite bedroom was the one up in the eaves of the barn. Low ceilings, exposed beams and a perfect little cottage window will mean the children will all be rushing to grab this room first.
On the outskirts of the charming little village of Llanbedr, Gilfach Goch sits tucked up into a small hill, overlooking the Cambrian plane and its beautiful coastline. The sunsets over the Llyn Peninsula are truly spectacular and this cottage is the perfect place to sit and enjoy them. There’s a long private drive to the cottage so no passing traffic to bother you, just the odd stubborn sheep that may need nudging from the lane. (Don’t worry they don’t bite!)
There are a couple of pubs in the village, a butchers, post office and grocery store. Ten minutes away by car, the towns of Harlech and Barmouth offer a larger choice of restaurants and shops. Lot’s of adventure type activities around, including white water rafting, mountain biking, pony trekking etc. Others will enjoy the prehistoric stone circles, medieval castles and narrow gage railways that dot a landscape steeped in history.
A lot of guests will flock to the cottage for a traditional beach holiday of course. But I’d encourage everyone to explore the mountains behind the house. The Rhinog Mountains and Cwm Nantcol remains one of the UK’s true wildernesses. The mountains here are arguably every bit as spectacular as their more famous sister Snowdon, but benefit from being a bit more undiscovered. At the moment at least.
Prices and Availability
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Bedrooms: 4 twin bedrooms, one with ensuite and sitting area
Facilities: Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Tumble Dryer, TV, Freeview, DVD, Wireless Internet Access
Sleeps: 8 plus cot, small party discounts available
Pets: Yes (£25 supplement per dog)
Bed Linen: Provided
Cot and High Chair: Provided
"Lovely property, it suited us very well- 3 sons and their wives with 1 small baby and a dog. The property was well equipped and comfortable, the garden, secure with a wonderful view. Lesley and Roger were friendly and helpful and Llanbedr supplies most needs."
Freeborough, Dorking Surrey
"Had a great time in a very well maintained cottage with great surrounding land. Beautiful location and easy drive for Snowdon if you fancy a climb. Lots of other equally challenging walks nearby. Would definitely return."
John, Gill and family, Fleetwood
"Absolutely gorgeous cottage, everything you could possibly ask for and spotlessly clean. Will definitely look to return when we can take advantage of the beautiful setting for longer than a weekend!"
"Lovely location, made even nicer with all the snow, very christmassy. Plenty of room inside for 8 children to play hide and seek in! Thanks to Roger and Lesley for clearing the track upto the house of snow for us to make it. Highly recommended for families with small children. Under floor heating very welcome after a long walk in the fields."
Sian & family. Wakefield
"We had the best holiday ever! The cottage is very comfortable with great character, off the beaten track with magnificent views. There is so much to do around & about. Thank you for making us feel so welcome."
The Offen Family. Worthing, W.Sussex