A delightful little cottage near Bennar Beach in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.
It’s the little things that make the difference don’t you think? The decorative plates bought at that antiques fair last summer. The Aaron jumper clad teddy bear with his ever so cheeky face. And the flowers, freshly cut and arranged in preparation for your arrival. Of course the location is perfect, all the facilities are there and everything is clean and tidy. But it’s the small details that give Stabal that homely feel that I like so much.
The cosy lounge has one of those invitingly plump sofas as well as a tv and sky box. The adjoining kitchen is well equipped with the usual oven, microwave, toaster, kettle etc. The ground floor master bedroom has a bed below a charming Georgian type window and, like the rest of the cottage, is refreshingly free of chintz. There’s also a small child’s bedroom suitable for younger children. The bathroom has a shower over bath arrangement and is, again, spotlessly clean.
‘Stabal’ is part of a converted row of 4 barns. There’s a beautifully kept garden area which in turn is surrounded by fields full of ubiquitous welsh sheep.
The property sits between the two villages of Dyffryn and Tal y Bont. Dyffryn has a couple of pubs serving food. There’s also a well stocked grocery store, friendly butchers, garage and post office in the village. Tal y Bont is a little smaller but also has a pub and of course the famous ‘Tony’s’ Italian restaurant.
One of the best reasons to visit Stabal is the sandy beach just a short 500m away. This small part of the coastline is the favoured spot of many who are in the know with miles of un-spoilt sandy beach stretching out in both directions. And when you eventually tire of building sandcastles there is of course the adventure playground of Snowdonia itself right on your doorstep.
Bedrooms: One double room and one child's bedroom
Bathrooms: One bathroom with shower over bath
Facilities: Shared Washing Machine, Digital TV, Music System
Bed Linen: Provided
Towels: Not Provided
Cot and High Chair: On Request
"Comfortable cottage in a perfect location. We had a wonderful week. A real home from home. This is one to return to."
Martin & Irene, Notts
"Spent week 12 / 19th @ Stabal with 6 year old grandson; his holiday so we spent most of time on beach. The weather was very favourable which added to the enjoyment.
Stabal was compact but comfortable for the three of us.
I went to Grammer school with Richard (Ikin ) so it was an opportunity to catch up with events over the last 50 years."
R. A. Moore Wem Shropshire
"A lovely cosy cottage just right for the two of us and our toddler. The location was perfect. As the cottage was located away from the main road, it made it ideal for our little one to enjoy the garden and watch the lambs in the neighbouring fields. The welcome was wonderful and Sue and Richard were so friendly and welcoming. We definitely hope to go back."
"We had a lovely stay and the cottage was just right. There is so much to do in the surraounding area that we couldn’t fit it in! We will definitely be back again."
B Martin, Birmingham