Sisial-Y-Mor is a two bedroom barn conversion in Tal-Y-Bont, a popular seaside village just to the north of Barmouth here in Snowdonia.
This middle cottage in a row of three has been renovated to a very high standard. There are some really nice fixtures like the oak ledge and brace doors, thermostatically controlled under-floor heating and marbelled bathroom with powerful shower. The furnishings have also been chosen with care and attention to detail. Everything from the elegant curtains, the stylish bedside lamps right down to the matching kitchen utensils. All have been carefully considered.
The accommodation itself comprises a large open plan living area with great sea views. The dining table sits to one side and comfortable leather sofas and large flat screen TV take up the rest of the room. High vaulted ceiling create a sense of space and light.
A central hallway leads to a thoroughly modern and spacious kitchen and bathroom. In the kitchen, sleek white fitted units, including dishwasher are topped with a darker work surface matching the tiled floor. The marbled bathroom contains a large bath with a shower over.
In the master bedroom a king-size bed is flanked by the whitewashed stone walls and original timber beams helping to retain the character of this old barn. The second twin bedroom is smaller but equally tasteful.
Most people visiting Tal-Y-Bont come to be beside the sea. And the cottage does not fail to provide that most traditional of British holidays. In the summer the village is transformed into a bustling coastal community. Fresh sea air carries with it the smell off newly lit BBQ’s and the sound of children’s laughter. It never rains in Wales. Honest! So don’t forget your flip flops. Socks optional.
Tal-Y-Bont is more of a sleepy little village during the winter months. A different but equally enjoyable experience. Deserted beaches and quiet country pubs gives cottage guests a chance to relax and unwind.
If you choose, there are lot’s of activities in the area throughout the year. Everything from adrenaline fuelled pursuits like white water rafting, mountain biking and gorge walking to more relaxing pastimes such as fishing, golf and bird spotting.
Geographically, the ever popular seaside town of Barmouth is a short drive to the south. Harlech with its historic castle and award winning links golf course is to the north. And the majestic mountains that rise up to the east of the village are crisscrossed with footpaths and bridleways for you to explore.
"First time visiting Wales and we will be back. We were lucky with the good weather, but the beautiful beach so close to the cottage was a fantastic bonus. Excellent for young children beautiful sandy beach with shallow water and no seaweed! Sisial-Y-Mor was just perfect the layout suited us well and the quality of the cottage was very good. Too much to see in just one week so we will have to come back. Our children didn’t want to leave!"
The Boyds, Northern Ireland
"This was our second stay is this fabulous cottage. We had a fantastic week in a lovely location and the weather was superb which was a great bonus! It’s an extremely comfortable cottage with all the facilities and home comforts we wanted. Great base from which to travel to nearby Barmouth and Harlech as well as enjoying the local facilities and our evening walks with our dog on the beach down the lane. Perfect week!!"
The Faulkner family, Altrincham
"The cottage was so beautiful and under floor was nice and warm. There was everything you need in the kitchen. Will come back again"
Adrian,June,Gemma & Finley
"We had a lovely week at Sisial-y-Mor! The cottage was furnished and decorated beautifully. Our two boys (aged 5 & 3) loved their room and really enjoyed being able to see the sea. We were ideally situated for the train line which was 2 minutes walk away. We travelled up to Harlech castle, then up again to Porthmadog for the Blaenau Ffestiniog steam railway. We also went down to Tywyn so that the boys could go over the Barmouth Harbour bridge and then back again up to Criccieth Castle. As for the beaches, well they are just about perfect with us all having a fabulous time at Shell Island. The weather started off bad but the last 4 days were glorious. The cottage really was home from home and it was great to have a washing machine on hand so that I didn’t have to do a mountain of washing when we got home. I could of stayed for another week easily but work and school beckon. I would definitely recommend this cottage and would love to come back for another family holiday in the years to come. Many thanks."
Helen Priest, Dudley