Sleeps: 8 + cot

Price: £550 - £1090

Type: Farm Stay, Pet Friendly, Real Fire

Hafod Gwynant is a traditional Welsh farm cottage near Snowdon nestled in the heart of the beautiful Gwynant valley. This large stone built cottage is pet friendly and can sleep up to eight adults in what is a truly stunning location.

Traditional Welsh Farm Cottage Near Snowdon | Hafod-Gwynant

After rattling over a cattle grid and pushing a couple of nonchalant sheep out of the way, a private drive leads us down to this quintessential welsh cottage. On entering the house we turn left to go into the large kitchen diner. A lovely Aga type oven sits under an oak beam in the original inglenook next to a more modern electric oven. The large hardwood dining table has a handsome pew seat to one side and is flanked by an impressive antique corner cupboard.

The adjoining lounge has a large picture window along one wall which has a great view down into the valley towards the famous lake. Two big sofas and an armchair sit facing an old log fire and a more modern flat screen TV. From here we can step outside into a beautifully sheltered and quiet courtyard area. Again, there’s a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains and the valley below. Definitely the place to go if you want a quiet five minutes with a good book and a glass of chilled white wine.

If we return back through the kitchen and past the front door we can get to the second lounge. Here we have another impressive inglenook and more comfortable seating. The original beamed ceiling and slate floor have been preserved and give the cottage some real authenticity and character.

The adjoining utility room come boot room is a great addition. More modern facilities such as the washing machine and tumble dryer are a welcome concession to contemporary convenience. There’s also a large shower room here and wc with washbasin.

There are 5 bedrooms in total upstairs. Three double rooms and two single rooms. All the bedrooms include Victorian style brass beds beautifully bedecked with clean new linen. The views are arguably even better from the bedrooms. A large modern-day bathroom includes a shower over bath arrangement as well as a white WC and washbasin.

Property Details

Sleeps  8 + cot

Pets  Yes (£25 Supplement per dog)

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Yes

Towels  Yes

Cot and High Chair  Yes

Bedrooms  5 Bedrooms. Bedroom 1: Single. Bedroom 2: Double. Bedroom 3: Double. Bedroom 4: Double. Bedroom 5: Single.

Bathrooms  2 Bathrooms. Bathroom 1: Shower Over Bath, WC & Washbasin. 2: Shower room, with separate WC & Washbasin.

Facilities  Welcome Hamper, Linen, Towels, Cot, High Chair, Central Heating, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, DVD player, Stereo, Books, DVD Library, Pay phone (accepts incoming calls too), Private hydro electric power heating. Private Garden, Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage.

Location

Nant Gwynant has long been a favoured destination of many outdoor enthusiasts. The beautiful valley is flanked by Snowdon on one side of course. A summit that all our guests should consider scaling at some stage during their stay. The lake is another big draw naturally. Kayaking and swimming and the newly fashionable pastime of stand up paddle boarding can all be enjoyed here.

Beddgelert is to the west of the cottage and takes about 10 minutes in the car to get to. This is a beautiful little village and bosts a couple of really nice pubs, some cafes and a very popular ice cream shop. The Welsh Highland narrow gauge steam train also passes through the village and is a great way to view and travel the surrounding countryside.

If you continue west from Beddgelert either by car or steam train, Porthmadog is a larger harbour town and includes some bigger supermarkets as well as more pubs, shops and cafes.

If you drive 10 minutes north of the cottage and climb over the impressive Pen Y Pass, you will drop down into Llanberis. The small town is the unofficial capital for outdoor activities. The Snowdon Funicular Railway heads off from here and the town is also home to The National Slate Meuseum and The Electric Mountain Visitor Centre. A plethora of small independent mountain guides and adventure activity providers operate from here.

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