Sleeps: 6 + Cot

Price: £430 - £850

Type: Featured Holiday Cottages, Pet Friendly, Real Fire

One of the best things about this traditional farmhouse holiday cottage is arriving. You climb up from the harbor town of Porthmadog into the beautiful Cwm Ystrad Llyn valley. As you turn onto a private road and cross the brow of a small hill, a wonderful panoramic view opens out in front of you. Cwm-Mawr, the only cottage in sight, is tucked away in the bottom right hand corner of this beautiful vista.

Traditional Farmhouse Holiday Cottage with Panoramic Views | Cwm-Mawr
..panoramic view..
..traditional farmhouse kitchen..
..wealth of adventure activities..

Once parked, we enter the cottage via a side door. A small entrance hall opens out onto a large kitchen diner. Every bit the traditional farmhouse kitchen this space is the heart of the house. The warming Aga cooking range and large dining table helping to create that sociable space perfect for family get-togethers. A small door leading off the kitchen brings us to a generous utility room and a convenient ground floor bathroom complete with shower cubicle.

We return to the kitchen before opening another door onto the lounge. Again, a very traditional room with two large sofas facing onto a real fire set within an inglenook fireplace. A deep-set window to the left overlooks a small lawned area with picnic bench. A second living room provides more seating. The absence of a TV in here makes the room a perfect retreat for anyone wanting to catch up on some reading or have a quiet doze.

There are three bedrooms upstairs, two doubles and a twin, ensuring the cottage can comfortably sleep up to 6 guests. All the bedrooms are very bright, airy and tastefully furnished. And all enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. A central family bathroom includes a WC, washbasin and large enameled bath.

Property Details

Sleeps  6 + Cot

Pets  Yes (£25 supplement per dog)

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  3 Bedrooms. Bedroom 1: Double bed. Bedroom 2: Double bed. Bedroom 3: Twin beds.

Bathrooms  2 Bathrooms: Bathroom 1: Ground floor, shower cubicle, hand basin, WC; Bathroom 2: bath, hand basin, WC

Facilities  Linen and towels provided, central heating, traditional aga, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine, Iron and Ironing board, cot and high chair, TV, DVD player, hairdryer, BBQ.

Location

Cwm-Ystradllyn is one of the most beautiful and tranquil valleys in all of Snowdonia. Staying here does mean that a car is essential however. But once accustomed to the windy country lanes, a 15 minute drive will bring you back down to the bustling harbor town of Porthmadog and the popular sandy beaches of Borth Y Guest and Black Rock Sands. 20 minutes to the north is the castle town of Caernarfon which boasts a great selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants.

There is, of course, a wealth of adventure activities to be enjoyed in this part of North Wales. Mountain biking, kayaking and zip line centres are bringing more and more people to the area.

Traditional pastimes also remain popular. Keen walkers need never use the car with lots of walking routes available right from your front door. More intrepid and experienced hikers might even consider an ascent of Snowdon from the cottage via the Nantlle ridge.

The Glaslyn osprey observatory is nearby and golf can be enjoyed at Criccieth, Nefyn and or Harlech. The Welsh Highland Railway is another great day out as is the famous Italianate village of Portmeirion.

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