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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

"Magical secluded estate with spectacular views. . . the best of Wales – sandy beaches, lofty peaks and ancient castles . . ."

Just six miles from a sandy beach, these four delightful, comfortable properties peacefully lie in the heart of 108 acres of wild flower-strewn meadows and woodland in a superb valley near the mountains of Snowdonia. There is a wealth of wildlife including red kites, buzzards and owls. The properties have been renovated and tastefully furnished to a very high standard. Two of the properties have their own well-planted secure gardens, whilst the others share a beautiful Mediterranean-style courtyard garden. Visitors can enjoy superb walks through the grounds and surrounding countryside. A river with dramatic waterfalls runs through the estate a quarter of a mile away, offering the chance of a swim in the natural pool below the falls, and a one and a half mile stretch of fly fishing. Visit the owners’ stud of miniature Shetland ponies, including the delightful foals. All properties are cosily heated throughout, making them ideal for holidays at any time of the year.
There is a superb selection of restaurants and pubs locally, including Castell Deuraeth, which offers outstanding food and service in a superb setting. Village shop and Post Office in Llan Ffestiniog and several supermarkets including Tesco in Porthmadog. Five miles away lies the fascinating Portmeirion, with its warm-coloured, romantic, Italianate buildings and exotic plants. Porthmadog (8 miles) is the gateway to the Lleyn Peninsula, one of Wales’ five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches and popular resorts. Within a short drive are the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland light railways. Harlech has the acclaimed Royal Saint David’s golf course, one of Britain’s most impressive castles and miles of most wonderful sandy beaches. Wide range of tourist attractions for all ages in easy reach. Sea fishing, quad biking, white-water rafting and horse riding locally. Shop ½ mile.

With delightful views over the shared courtyard garden with pond and fountain, and beyond to the Moelwyn Mountains, this comfortable property, attached to The Stables, has been converted from a traditional stone barn and has its own private patio. Pretty beamed living room with log-effect electric fire in stone fireplace and dining area. Pine-fitted, farmhouse-style kitchen. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with canopied, old panelled bed, sloping ceiling and views. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity ‘log-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity and NSH included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Laundry service available
  • Shared garden
  • Patio with furniture
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Pond in
    garden

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • 108-acre pastural farmland
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Fly fishing on river included
  • Complimentary fruit, wine and Sunday paper

Note: All four properties JAV, JAW, OFG and OHN can be booked together whilst allowing privacy of their own accommodation, to sleep up to 25 - ideal for a special occasion

WAS
NOW
£296-£651
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Caefadog Fach Ref: OPC

Located in an elevated position on the headland above Barmouth, with magnificent views of the Snowdonia mountain range, the Mawddach Estuary and out to sea, this detached holiday cottage has a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. With large gardens overlooking the estuary, and backing onto Panorama Walk which passes over the mountains leading to Snowdonia National Park, this holiday property has it all. On the first floor is the magnificent panorama suite, a double bedroom with an en-suite and balcony with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Golf can be found locally. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Sixteen steps down to property. Large living room with wood-burning stove leading to conservatory. Well-equipped, fitted kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove. Double and twin bedrooms. Bathroom, over-bath shower, toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom, toilet.

  • Wood-burning stoves – fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Five TVs
  • Video
  • Two DVDs
  • Playstation 2
  • Radio/CD/iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Internet connection
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Large garden with patio and furniture
  • Balcony
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Drop in garden

WAS
NOW
£504-£1141
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
21
Bedrooms
9
Pets
0
Plas Colwyn Ref: OWJ

Situated in the centre of the village of Beddgelert in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, Plas Colwyn is an elegant, stone-built, detached house which retains many original features and has been welcoming visitors to the area since the early 1800s. This beautiful Grade II listed building is set in extensive grounds with parking (for 7/8 cars), gardens and patio areas for guests to enjoy. Located in the heart of the village amidst glorious mountain scenery and overlooking the river, Plas Colwyn is ideally situated for those seeking a family holiday, quiet escape or outdoor activity break. The property comprises garden room, entrance hall, living room (with wood-burning stove), dining-room, farmhouse kitchen and games/TV room. There are 9 bedrooms, 3 with en-suite bath or shower rooms, and a further 2 bathrooms. Beddgelert is a charming Welsh village and the house is central for all the local amenities including the local village store, a post office, three pubs, several restaurants and cafés and an award-winning ice cream parlour. The traditional stone buildings nestle beneath the surrounding mountains with two rivers, the Colwyn and the Glaslyn, converging in the village making it one of the most picturesque in North Wales. Attractions in the village include the Grave of Gelert (the legendary dog which saved the son of Prince Llewelyn) and the Sygun Copper Mine, as well as being an ideal base for walking and climbing in Snowdonia and mountain biking in Beddgelert forest. The station for the Welsh Highland Railway is within walking distance and the Ffestiniog and Snowdon Mountain Railways are within easy reach. The beautiful beaches of Criccieth and Llyn Peninsula are a short drive and the property is ideal to explore the attractions of North Wales including Port Meirion, Caernarfon and Porthmadog. Horse riding nearby. Ideal for golf. Shops and pub 100 yards.

Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room. Garden room. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range (for cooking). Games/TV room. Cloakroom. Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Lower ground floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. First floor: Double bedroom (accessed by separate steep, narrow staircase). Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single bed on request (for +1). Further double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1) and pull-out bed (for +1). Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Folding bed (for +1) available
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two satellite TVs
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Two dishwashers
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with furniture, tree house
  • Parking (for 7-8 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Catering available by prior arrangement with owner
  • Ground floor facilities
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unprotected drops in garden and sloping rocks

WAS
NOW
£1613-£4074
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

A beautiful pair of Welsh stone cottages dating back to the 18th century retaining charm and character with exposed stone walls, beams and wood-burning stoves. They stand proud in the village of Llanfor, just outside the popular tourist area of Bala with a lake ideal for watersports, the white water rafting centre and steam railway. This excellent base is very central for enjoying north Wales, mid Wales and the Cheshire/Shropshire borderlands. To the west of the town, head towards Dolgellau, a small market town, home to the famous Cader Idris, Cymer Abbey, Coed Y Brenin Mountain Bike Centre and Mawddach Trail, the Cambrian Coast and Portmeirion. Head north to the majestic Mount Snowdon, passing Blaenau Ffestiniog, the slate caverns and Ffestiniog Railway, Betws Y Coed and Swallow Falls then on beyond to Conwy and Caernarfon, both famed for their castles. Heading east takes you towards Llangollen with its horse-drawn barges, canal boat trips, the motor museum, River Dee, abbey and steam railway along to either Chester or Chirk Castle and Erddig (both NT). Journeying south takes you on a scenic trip through the Berwyn Mountain range towards Lake Vyrnwy, Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales’ largest waterfall and Powys Castle (NT). Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Freesat TV. DVD. Microwave. Use of washing machine. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Shared grassed area. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£178-£492
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Sgubor Ucha Ref: 25558

Close to Gwydyr Forest Park

This holiday property is a splendid barn conversion and finished to a lovely standard. Perched high in the hills amidst winding lanes, Llanrhychwyn is a small hamlet close to Betws-y-Coed. Close by is the historic parish church of St Rhychwyn, claimed to be the oldest church in Wales, and the Gwydyr Forest Park provides plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling. The nearby lake of Llyn Geirionnydd is within walking distance. Betws-y-Coed, the gateway to Snowdonia, is about 4 miles away with its railway museum, shops and riverside walks, whilst for the more adventurous, Tree Top Adventure high ropes course is a must for thrill seekers. Conwy is less than 30 minutes away with its elegant 13th-century castle, NT Aberconwy House, marina and range of shops; it is also home to the smallest house in the UK. Llandudno, also 30 minutes away, has two beaches and boasts the Venue Cymru (theatre, arena and conference centre), which offers a range of touring productions. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors, beams and oak floor. 1 step down to dining room/kitchen with slate floor and beams. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 3 steps down to 1 double (5ft) and 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Two patio areas with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£381-£958
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Bennar Ref: 24585

A cosy and compact, end-of-terrace character cottage with a woodburner, in the heart of Harlech town centre, within walking distance of shops, picnic area, pub and restaurants. The town, overlooked by Harlech Castle, is steeped in history and gives good access to many of North Wales’ popular tourist attractions, making it a popular holiday destination for couples and young families. The property is located approximately one mile from the beach and half a mile from the golf course and the local theatre. Tourist attractions in the area include Portmeirion village, the Llanfair slate caverns, Ffestiniog steam railway and Snowdonia’s mountains. Shops, pub and restaurants 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Partial Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. On road parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£252-£626
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Afon Row Cottage Ref: W41438

Excellent touring base

A cosy terraced holiday cottage in the village of Tanygrisiau just a short distance from Blaenau Ffestiniog in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. The property has perfect views of the Ffestiniog Railway and the steam train as it makes its way through the valley. This character cottage provides an excellent base from which to explore Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Dolwyddelan Castle, Betws-y-Coed, Porthmadog and Portmeirion. Visit Antur Stiniog mountain bike trails which cater for beginners and experts, the fantastic Bounce Below underground nets or fly over a slate quarry at Zip World. Whichever direction you travel from this point offers some of the most dramatic scenery in Wales, and you’ll always find plenty to do or see. Bala canoeing centre is 15 miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. On road parking.

WAS
NOW
£207-£501
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Set peacefully within the glorious Snowdonia National Park, just 3 miles from Fairbourne’s sandy beach, this comfortable and spacious detached barn conversion with its own half-acre garden enjoys a beautiful setting overlooking the estuary with panoramic views of the sea and mountains. Sympathetically converted, it stands in 75 acres of sheep-farming land, which visitors are welcome to explore. Walking, riding, golf and fishing locally. Sailing at Barmouth 12 miles. Shops 5 miles, pub 4 miles.

Entrance hall. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Utility. First floor: Living room with wood-burning stove in stone surround, leading to kitchen area with modern fitted units and separate dining area.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial logs included, extra available locally
  • NSH and oil-filled rads included (Winter £5 per week)
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Two cots (one travel)
  • Z-bed (for +1)
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Combi microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Lawned ½-acre garden with patio area and furniture
  • Parking

WAS
NOW
£354-£877
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Rhiwgoch Bach Ref: HW7450

Commanding spectacular countryside, mountain and coastal views, this former farmhouse and its adjoining cottage are ideally situated for making the most of the area’s abundance of attractions and leisure facilities. They sit on a quiet rural lane above historic Harlech with its magnificent castle, championship golf course, theatre, good shops and restaurants, and sandy beach. Superb walking and cycling in Snowdonia National Park, slate caverns to explore and scenic narrow gauge railway trips are all within easy reach, and the Italianate village of Portmeirion lies just 8 miles away. Porthmadog and the traditional seaside resort of Barmouth are within easy reach. For an alternative day out, take a ride on the miniature steam train that chugs its way alongside Lake Bala.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (zip and link, can be double).

Elec woodburner in living room inc.

Both properties: Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Gas BBQ. Parking. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£263-£780
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

Set in a stunning riverside location in over 2 acres of landscaped grounds, including a private pathway to Aberglaslyn Gorge, these lovely old cottages are only 6 miles from sandy beaches and close to many magnificent natural features of the Snowdonia National Park. Holiday activities to enjoy include horse riding, river fishing (on the doorstep, licence required) as well as walking, mountaineering, rock climbing, canoeing and bird-watching. These properties are also 5 minutes’ walk from Nantmor Halt on the Welsh Highland Railway with trains to Beddgelert, Caernarfon and Porthmadog.
Sea fishing, sailing and swimming can be enjoyed from sandy beaches near the harbour town of Porthmadog (6 miles), which is also home to the famous Ffestiniog Railway, and a golf course nearby at Morfa Bychan, which also has a long, golden sandy beach with sublime views down to Harlech and up to the peaks of Snowdonia. Porthmadog also boasts a maritime museum and a car museum.
Llanberis is home to the Mountain Railway terminus, from where trains make the 5-mile journey up the side of Snowdon, to the café at the summit. Nearby Beddgelert is an enchanting village huddled amidst some majestic mountain scenery, famous for the legend of Prince Llywelyn and his faithful hound.
Extravagant and Italianate Portmeirion is a short drive away near the Morfa Harlech Nature Reserve. The setting for The Village in the 1960s cult TV series The Prisoner, endangered buildings from all over the world were broken down, transported and rebuilt, to create a wildly eclectic ensemble. Bangor 15 miles. Village pub/restaurant and shops 1½ miles in Beddgelert.

With superb river views, this spacious and well-furnished 18th-century cottage has its own lawned garden area. Living room with multi-fuel stove and rugs on wooden floor , leading to conservatory overlooking the river. Well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5 ft bed. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Multi-fuel stove – initial supply of logs included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, oil central heating and hot water included
  • Two TVs
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Internet connection
  • Payphone

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Sky TV
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Garden area with furniture
  • Shared 2¼-acre grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Fly fishing by arrangement (March to October)
  • NB: River in grounds

WAS
NOW
£402-£1277
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Beudy Ref: CC612034
A fabulous property adjoining the original farmhouse, which has been recently renovated and beautifully converted from its 16th century humble origins as the cowshed, translated as ’Beudy’. This lovely holiday cottage nestles in some of the most outstanding natural beauty North Wales has to offer, almost at the foot of Mount Snowdon. You have permission from the friendly owners to take a stroll through the lush green pastures dotted with sheep and to enjoy the outstanding views from the little hilltop. Hill walkers will be in their element here as there are walks right from the doorstep. Although if you do fancy the seaside, then Dinas Dinlle beach with cafe, sea and sand is only a 20 minute drive away.

Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Open plan Lounge/Dining
Lounge Area: With satellite Free View TV/DVD, country views to the front and patio doors to walled courtyard at the rear.
Dining Area: With dining furniture
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility: With washing machine and tumble dryer
Bathroom: With bath with shower over, WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and TV
Bedroom 2: With 4 foot bed
Bedroom 3: With single bed

All fuel,power, bed linen and towels included. Cot available. Wi-fi access available

Courtyard with outdoor table, benches, BBQ and views of Snowdon. Parking for 3 cars.

WAS
NOW
£300-£610
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Coedfa House Ref: OL5

This delightful, Victorian gentleman’s residence, adjoining another property, stands in a stunning location overlooking the famous Waterloo Bridge, a stone’s throw from the centre of picturesque Betws-y-Coed in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. With original wooden flooring and spacious rooms, Coedfa House makes for a grand holiday property. Guests may also enjoy free use of leisure facilities comprising an indoor heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi, shower and changing facilties, a sauna, steam room and gym at a hotel, just 200 yards away.
There are forest and riverside walks from the house and much to do in the area. Thrill seekers will love the nearby Tree Top Adventure high ropes course, whilst mountain bike enthusiasts are well-catered for at the Marin Bike Trail in Penmachno. Climbing, paragliding, orienteering, horse riding and fishing may all be enjoyed in the local area. Don’t miss the famous Portmeirion Italianate Village, slate mines, fabulous beaches and the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre at Llanberis.
Nearby Llangollen offers horse-drawn boat rides on the canal, a good selection of craft shops and lively events all year round. The famous Ffestiniog Railway, just 11 miles, provides a spectacular journey through mountains and forests to the coast, while the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno and the historic walled town of Conwy is just 30 minutes’ drive. Shop ¼ mile and pub 100 yards.

Entrance hall. Large living room with wooden floor and wood-burning stove. Large dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with breakfast area and French doors to garden. Games room. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with original four poster bed, dressing area and en-suite bathroom with corner bath and toilet, one with original half tester bed. Further double bedroom. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Family bathroom with double-ended bath, shower attachment, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel at cost
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Aga
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared lawned garden
  • Patio with summerhouse and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • Games room
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Small stream in garden

WAS
NOW
£670-£2006
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