Maes Y Llan, is a 5 star cottage, the largest property in a row of three in the lovely village of Llanbedr.
Maes Y Llan, is the largest property in a row of three in the lovely village of Llanbedr. This spacious house, spread over 3 floors, is very well appointed and has achieved the Welsh Tourist Boards highest rating of 5 stars.
The fitted kitchen for example is very well equipped and includes a large six ring cooking range. Perfect for cooking big family meals after a long enjoyable day on the beach.
You’ll probably eat your meal in the sunny conservatory of course. The large dining table there overlooks green fields to the rear of the house and is one of the highlights of this property. You can then throw open the double doors onto the large comfortable lounge or take your coffee out onto the south facing patio. The rest of the family will naturally volunteer to do the washing up, but there is a dishwasher if you need it. A small utility room also houses a washing machine and tumble dryer.
There are two bedrooms on the first floor. One with a king size bed and one with a double bed. These rooms both have generous en-suite bathrooms. The first en-suite has a bath and shower cubicle the second has a shower over the bath.
My favorite bedroom is probably on the second floor. This large bedroom has a fantastic full length window which opens out onto the fields behind the house. So make a dash for this one when you arrive. The second floor also has a twin room and a third bathroom with a bath and shower cubicle.
As mentioned, Maes-Y-Llan is in the heart of the charming little village of Llanbedr. So walking distance to the pub, two in the village, and the grocery shop. Again, two grocers in the village and a butchers. Both pubs serve food. The Victoria Inn has a fantastic beer garden on the banks of the Artro River and the ‘Ty Mawr’ has a selection of real ales and a fantastic atmosphere especially when there’s rugby on the TV. Harlech with its famous castle is five minutes away by car and the larger seaside town of Barmouth is about ten minutes away in the opposite direction. So plenty of other restaurants and shops within easy reach.
The famous beaches of Shell Island are a mile away. But fantastic blue flag beaches are dotted all along this coastline. One of our favorites is Llandanwg beach, a mile up the coast to the north.
A lot of people who come to this area naturally head straight for Snowdon and the challenge of climbing to the highest point in England and Wales. You can’t drive 2 miles in this area without coming across a castle or historic building of some kind. Narrow gage railways and steam trains are also a big draw for both the young and old. More adventurous pursuits include white water rafting on the Tryweryn and Mountain biking in the Coed Y Brennin forest. There are also a number of golf courses in the area. The famous links course at Royal St Davids, Harlech is the nearest and just a 5 minute drive up the coast.
"We (8 friends) had an absolutely brilliant time at the cottage – easier enough to find and close to the local amenities if you want them. We loved the beaches and the gorgeous scenery which surrounds the cottage – perfect for a weekend away to escape the routine of life! We will never forget our weekend here and we’re already looking to book our next trip away! Thanks again for such an enjoyable weekend!!"
Debbie Douglas, Reading
"We had a great week at Maes-y-llan, The weather was kind, Ty Mawr (the pub) has great beer.
The house is good, modern, everything works, great power showers, lots of crockery and pans. A good range cooker, comfortable lounge and good size bedrooms What more could you want.
There is off street parking for up to 4 cars but the parking space is shared with next door.
Walks can be from the house or after a short ride towards the rhinogs. The Welsh highland railway is now connected through to Porthmadog from Caernarvon and is a good day out if the weather is not so good (Although the views on a good day are superb)
Beaches, the best walk on the beach is from the car park at the dunes just south of Dyffryn (Turn right off the main rd to Barmouth directly after the little chapel after going south through Dyffryn and follow your nose) you can then walk south to the river at Tal-y bont or walk north all the way to Shell Island (Mocras) a good 2 miles on beautiful sand.
As may be seen we had a great time"
John Litherland, Stamford