Bright And Airy Holiday Cottage In The Hills | Alwen
Alwen is a bright and airy holiday cottage in the hills of North Wales. This recent barn conversion with a modern open plan layout has been furnished with real style and elegance. The inclusion of a welcoming log fire combined with it’s quiet remote location make this the perfect destination for couples wanting to get away from it all.
The open plan living area has floor to ceiling windows that run along the length of this room giving it an ultra modern feel. Teal kitchen units are offset by 3 large lamps that hang down over the work space. All the appliances are new and there is everything you would need and expect for catering during your holiday. The contrasting vintage fold down dining room table and chairs works really well against everything else.
The sitting area is again simple and stylish. A corner sofa and retro arm chair provide the seating and the small tables, a mix of wood and teal bring it altogether. The large wood burner at the end of the room brings that essential cosy element. The fire and the underfloor heating will naturally make this spacious room toasty warm in those winter months.
The bedroom has a more romantic almost mediterranean feel to it. A beautiful bed with velvet headboard and lots of plump cushions is flanked by some beautiful bedside lamps and terracotta walls. The ensuite bathroom has white brick style tiles in contrast to the wooden floor and a shower over bath arrangement.
Pets 2 Max (£30 per pet)
Bed Linen Provided
Cot and High Chair n/a
Plenty of off street parking at this cottage and a large gravelled and private patio area with outside seating and BBQ.
The cottage is situated in the heart of the Alwen Forest, just a few minutes walk from the Alwen Reservoir. The reservoir is over 3 miles long and surrounded by over 26 miles of tracks through the forest and moorland that are ideal for walking or mountain bikes and the cottage is unique in that miles of cycle lanes and forest tracks are accessible right from your front door. The Alwen reservoir itself is only a five minute walk away.
A 40 minute walk away (or less than 5 minutes by car) is the Brenig Reservoir which has wonderful view across the hills of Wales and also a modern visitor centre and cafe. You can also hire bikes, boats, go fishing and explore the circular route that surrounds the lake.
The cottage is 16 miles away from the famous tourist town of Betws Y Coed and 11 miles from the more traditional market town of Bala. Betws Y Coed is home to the Swallow Falls and the Fairy Glen as well as the Marin Mountain Biking trail and Zip World Fforest with its zip wire safari high in the tree tops and the new 1km long zip Fforest Coaster ride. Bala is where you will find all the watersports on Llyn Tegid including SUP, Kayaking, canoeing and sailing. The National White Water Centre is here too.
The larger castle town of Conwy is under an hour away, as is Portmeirion and Surf Snowdonia, a unique inland surfing lagoon near Llanrwst. Snowdon and Zip World are also under an hour away and is a beautiful drive through the heart of the mountains. Foodies might also enjoy popping in on the award winning Rhug Farm Shop or the wonderful Bodnant Food centre.
Visitors here during Jan and Feb will enjoy the possibility of snow as the cottage is located above the snowline.
Prices and Availability
Prices and Availability
Booked Available or Preferred Arrival Date