STS Reference Number: 2051
STS Grade 5
Changeover Day: Sunday
Escape to this Countryside Haven!
A beautifully prepared extended 16th century farmhouse of immense character surrounded by rolling countryside and with distant views of the sea and coastline at Cricieth. Built of stone it is quietly situated well away from the farm buildings above the fishing lake (see below) at Cwm Ystradllyn. The large inglenook fireplace in the lounge houses a woodburner stove for roaring log fires and the spacious farmhouse kitchen has the Rayburn range making the whole house cosy and warm. There are plenty of walks straight from the Cottage including down to a fishing lake near by and an old Mill which has many great photo oportunities! Remote but not isolated, within Snowdonia National Park, and yet close to the coast with Cricieth, Porthmadog and Black Rock Sands a 15min drive away. Inland is the pretty village of Beddgelert and the picturesque valley of Cwm Pennant. The house is extremely comfortably furnished throughout with every effort made to ensure a home from home atmosphere.
Three bedrooms: Two double bedrooms, one single bedroom. Bed linen and towels provided, cot also available.
Bathroom/WC upstairs. Additional shower room and separate WC downstairs.
Farmhouse style kitchen/dinner with Rayburn, ceramic hob and electric oven, fridge, microwave and dishwasher.
Utility room with large freezer, and washing machine.
Impressive lounge with inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove, TV, DVD. Original 400yr old stone staircase leaves the lounge by the inglenook fireplace. There is a door at the top and bottom of the stairs and a handrail on the right hand side as you go up.
Large enclosed grounds with furniture.
Timed central heating. Initial supply of logs included.
Extra: The owner lives in a separate part of the building which is to the rear, out of sight, with their own drive and parking.
Extra: Please note that one of the lovely features of this cottage is the original 400 year old stone circular staircase within the inglenook fireplace. It is wide enough and well lit. There is a door at the top and bottom of the stairs and a handrail on the right hand side as you go up.
The B Family: "Seriously thought about taking up squatters rights. We did not want to leave this wonderful place."
Mr & Mrs B: "Beautiful countryside- a real tonic. Very well equipped house- home from home. Thank you very much for a lovely break."
Mr & Mrs B: "Thank you for a lovely holiday cottage - so beautifully furnished and well equipped."
Mr X: "Thank you so much for all the comforts at this delightful cottage. The fireplace is magnificent! The views are stunning!"
Mr X: "Our 3rd visit to this wonderful place. Such a sense of peace & tranquility; the views, the amazing skies at night, sunsets & then so many stars, the only sounds are the sheep & occasional cow or dog- wonderful."
Visit Wales Comments (April, 2013):
"A comfortable and well equipped property set in a peaceful rural location... Farmhouse is part of an L shaped stone built farmhouse situated in the beautiful Cwm Ystradllyn surrounded by rolling countryside...the oil fired Rayburn range helps keep the cottage cosy and warm...very comfortably furnished throughout creating a home from home feeling" Overall Quality Percentage: 88%
Fishing at the Lake: Located in the Snowdonia National Park and regarded as one of Wales' most picturesque lakes, Llyn Cwmystradllyn is truly the location for those who like to fish in wild places. H. M. Gallichan described Cwmystradllyn as a "lake charmingly situated in a green oasis among savage hills." The reservoir is fished by any method. However, because it is drinking water supply, there is a strict "no maggot fishing or ground baiting" rule. The worm can be very effective after heavy rainfall, especially by the small feeder streams. On the whole the water is gin-clear and this can be very productive for fly fishing. Flies that usually produce are: Hawthorn, Heather, Peter Ross, Dunkeld, Invicta, Haul a Gwynt, Mallard & Claret and Black Pennell. It pays to experiment and the angler who really perseveres will be the most successful.
The lake offers fishing for wild Brown Trout and quality, regularly stocked Rainbow Trout. The Rainbow Trout season extends from March 20th until October 31st, while the Brown Trout season runs from March 20th to September 30th. An Environment Agency Coarse and Trout Licence is required to fish this water and can be obtained online at the Environment Agency Website or from your Post Office.
Rules: No cleaning of fish to take place at the lakeside or anywhere in the area surrounding the lake.No fishing before 8.00am and fishing must cease one hour after sunset.Fishing by fly, spinner and worm using single baited hook. Strictly no maggots or ground baiting.Float tackle must not be used with flies. Six fish limit. When the limit is reached, fishing must cease.The dam is for access only. No fishing from the dam.No swimming. No Booby flies.No fish less than 8.5 inches or 21cm must be kept. All undersized fish must be returned unharmed.?Spinners with only one treble hook can be used at the lake.
A single £27 Booking Fee applies to all bookings and is included in the price shown. Bookings for 2 weeks will be eligible for a £27 Multi-week Saving. Please claim this in the 'Additional Information' box that appears during the booking process and we will adjust the total before deducting the money from your card.
We strongly recommend that you take our Cancellation Protection (see Terms & Conditions). This has already been selected for you when you book, so simply de-select them on the bookings screen if you already have holiday insurance or if you do not want any cover.
The Pet Charge for all properties accepting pets is £20 per pet.
No Smoking: We want all our guests to enjoy an odour free environment when they arrive at their property. We therefore prohibit smoking within the premises in ALL our properties. A 'Refreshing Charge' will be levied on guests who smoke in properties. A No Smoking Policy may form part of a property's statutory Fire Risk Assessment.
Mini-breaks & Weekends: Bookings that are for less than 7 nights are only bookable within 21 days (some properties are within a different amount of days) of the start date of the holiday. Weekend booking requests that do not start or end on a property's usual change-over day or cross over more than 1 week, are at the discretion of the property owner. Please feel free to ring us to discuss your requirements on 01766 51 38 29.
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