Traditional Holiday Cottage On A Working Welsh Hill Farm | Rhug-Uchaf
This traditional holiday cottage on a working Welsh hill farm is tucked away on the north western slopes of the Snowdon Massif above Caernarfon. It sleeps up to five guests.
From its wonderful, elevated perch, it comes with far-reaching views down to Caernarfon Castle and across the Menai Strait to Anglesey. On a crisp clear day you might even see as far as the Wicklow mountains in Ireland.
Ideal for keen walkers, or for anyone who simply wants a quiet break away from it all, the cottage is within easy reach of the stunning landscapes of the Llanberis Pass, the Ogwen Valley and the Glyderau. There is plenty of great walking to be done straight from the front door, and guests are welcome to use the footpath which runs through the farm.
Rhug Uchaf is a traditional stone-and-slate farm cottage which has been carefully renovated to retain the original character of the property. We love the natural rustic features, including exposed beams, tile flooring, and brick and stone feature walls.
Downstairs, you’ll find a comfortable lounge with a beamed ceiling. Deep, comfortable sofas are arranged around a toasty woodburning stove, and there is a freeview TV as well as a DVD player and a small library of DVDs.
The kitchen is simple but modern and smart, with an electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster and washing machine. There is a separate dining room with a nice wooden dining table to seat five, and a well-placed armchair which looks out of the window to those rather amazing views.
Upstairs, the cottage sleeps up to five guests in two comfortable double bedrooms and one single. The family bathroom comes with a bath and separate walk in shower. Everything is beautifully clean and well presented. You’ll open your curtains each morning to the most uplifting views.
Outside this traditional holiday cottage on a working Welsh hill farm, you’ll find a patio area with table, chairs and BBQ. Sheep graze in the fields just beyond, and the views down to Caernarfon and the open sea beyond are just wonderful.
Sleeps 5 + cot
Bed Linen Provided
Cot and High Chair Provided (no cot linen provided)
This traditional holiday cottage is tucked away on a hill farm, on the north western slopes of the Snowdon Massif above Caernarfon. It is a rugged rural location, with big views of the North Wales countryside. Your closest neighbours are several hardy flocks of very sweet looking woolly sheep.
The cottage is a walker’s delight, within easy reach of the mountain villages of Llanberis and Beddgelert, and the stunning landscapes of the Llanberis Pass, the Ogwen Valley and the Glyderau.
It is also close to the main walking tracks up Snowdon, including the Pyg Track, the Miners’ Track and the Rhyd Ddu path. Perfectly placed if you’d like to take on Wales’s highest peak during your next trip to North Wales.
The cottage is a 10 minute drive from Caernarfon, home to Wales’s most famous mighty castle, also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The town is well worth exploring, with its walled town, cobbled streets and Georgian architecture. It’s also well worth paying the small entry fee to explore the castle, and don’t miss the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum which is housed in two of the fortress’s towers.
If you fancy heading slightly further afield, Anglesey is just a short hop across the Menai Bridge. Or head to the Llŷn Peninsula, around ten miles south of Caernarfon. Both Anglesey and the Llŷn are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasting spectacular coastal scenery and beaches served up with a stunning mountain backdrop.
There are plenty of outdoor specialists in the area who offer activities like coasteering, kayaking, horse riding and gorge scrambling. Adventure seekers might like to take a high-speed boat trip down the Menai Strait with Rib Ride. The cottage is about a 20 minute from the high speed thrills of Zip World at Bethesda, and 45 minutes will get you a surf on a world-first inland surf lagoon at Adventure Parc Snowdonia.
If you prefer a slightly more traditional way to get around, you might enjoy a day out on one of the region’s heritage steam railways. Jump on board the Welsh Highland Railway at Caernarfon for trips to Porthmadog, Beddgelert, and Waunfawr. Waunfawr is less than a mile from the cottage, and also home to the Snowdonia Real Ale Brew pub – consistently voted the best pub in the Snowdonia National Park by CAMRA.
Prices and Availability
Prices and Availability
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