Rivercatcher - Cilan Farmhouse
Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Cilan Farmhouse is newly renovated 5 bedroom cottage with a focus on providing the facilities of a 5 star country hotel combined with the comfort of having your own holiday home.
Inside you'll discover the mix of old and new which gives all the Rivercatcher cottages their own individual feel. Modern luxury with the character of the historical stone buildings. The interior is luxurious and stylish making your stay perfect for relaxing and partying alike.
Cilan is the original name of the farmhouse and keeping the name is important to preserve part of it's history. With the oldest part of the house dating back over 400 years it is full of history. This luxury self-catering property has a Victorian extension to the front and has a brand new 21st Century addition to enhance it even further.
With stunning views in all directions this is a truly unique place to stay.
Cilan Farmhouse has five bedrooms, sleeping 10 people, each with its own design and character. All the bedrooms have award winning Burgess king-size beds which can be split as needed into twins. Perfect for a party of couples or a large family, we are extremely flexible.
We have worked to bring 5 star luxury hotel quality to holiday cottage living. Cilan Farmhouse has a 6 seater hot tub, Villeroy and Boch Bathrooms & Ensuites throughout, award winning Burgess beds, 100% egyptian cotton bed linen with soft towels and bath robes provided for all.
For film and game lovers there is a dedicated film room with a 50' LCD TV with Yamaha soundbar for the ultimate viewing experience.
Outside Cilan Farmhouse has a 6 seater hot tub, solid teak garden furniture and barbeque situated in a private garden overlooking a stretch of the River Dee.
Rivercatcher cottages can be hired all together bringing the total number of guests to 30 and with our purpose built function and event room with separate toilets and commercial kitchen can be used for parties and events.
Rivercatcher is ideally situated for game fishing. We have our own short stretch of river and we can organise permits for some of the most prolific and beautiful parts of the river. The grayling fishing is arguably as good as anything in the uk. Lyn Brenig is one of the best lake fisheries for trout. We can supply more detailed info on request.
High chairs and cots are available on request, please just ask, we have many available.
We know that pets are part of the family as well and are happy to welcome a well behaved dog as part of the party for an additional £20.00 charge and that they be kept out of the bedrooms.
We know that our luxury self-catering cottages in Llandrillo will be among the best holiday cottages in North Wales, and with views to die for, this truly is a place not to be missed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Barmouth Blue Flag|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Liverpool Airport 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The North Wales region
Rivercatcher is located on the edge of the Snowdownia National Park, and just a short drive from the stunning scenery of Bala Lake, and nearby Llangollen, providing opportunities for hiking, walking, fishing or watersports as well as more gentle pursuits more fitting for a peaceful getaway.
As you would imagine Bala lake and Snowdonia park are a mecca for the the adventurous with it's rugged terrain and wide variety of environments and lovers of natural beauty and the more gentle pursuits of walking, dining and simply being.
Charming and historic towns are nestled in the valleys throughout the region and you can spend an entire holiday traveling from village to village wandering round the eclectic range of shops and cafes you will find on the doorstep of some of Britain's most stunning landscapes.
Below are a list of just some of the things to do in the area.
Hiking and Walking
Undoubtedly the area is a walkers' paradise with an abundance of glorious walks wherever you look. There are many well planned routes for all levels from strolls through rolling valleys to steep rugged treks from peak to peak.
Canoeing, Kayaking, Windsurfing and White Water Rafting are all close by either at the hugely popular Bala lake or at the National White Water Rafting Centre on the River Tryweryn. Expert tuition is available for all levels.
The are has a fantastic reputation for providing some of the best biking tracks and routes in Britain. This can be seen by the number of mountain bike shops and centres that offer equipment & bikes sales and hire, guided routes, and advice on where to go and where not to go.There is of course the National Track at Coed Y Brenin for your enjoyment as well as Llandegla in Denbighshire.
There is a golf club in Bala, as well as others a little further afield in Llangollen, Harlech and Aberdovey.
You could also visit Portmeirion, the Italian style village used in the TV series 'The Prisoner',
or visit the educational Slate and Copper Mines open to the public.
Castles - King Edward I's 'Iron Ring' of castles was one of the most ambitious in Europe and many great examples can be visited in North Wales. Conwy, Harlech, Caernarfon & Beaumaris to name a few.
The Ffestiniog, Llangollen and Bala railways offer a chance to see things inaccessible by any other means.
If you enjoy music and the performing arts, why not visit the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen in July, or the annual Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau which takes place in August. There is the also the North Wales International Music Festival in St Asaph in late September and the Wakestock Music Festival overlooking Cardigan bay in July.
For petrol heads you can access quad biking, rallying and karting making great use of Snowdonia and Bala's great mix of terrain to provide some exhilarating and challenging opportunities.
North Wales has many blue flag beaches the best being around Porthmadog or the Blue Flag Beach at Barmouth.
North Wales countryside from the saddle on a gentle Welsh Pony. These trips are guided by an expert.
Get Wet Adventure Company – 5 mins
National White Water Centre – 20 mins
Rhug Estate Farm Shop, Denbighshire – 10 mins
Horse Drawn Barge Llangollen Canal – 30 mins
Llangollen Railway – 30 mins
Private Barge Llangollen Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – 30 mins
Llyn Brenig – 30mins
Coed Llandegla – 35 mins
Chirk Castle, Chirk – 40 mins
Tree Top Adventure, Betws y Coed – 40 mins
Erddig, Wrexham – 50 mins
King Arthur's Labyrinth – 50 mins
Go Ape - Coed y Brenin, Snowdonia – 50mins
Coed y Brenin – 50 mins
The Ffestiniog Railway – 1hr max
Snowdon Mountain Railway – 1 hr
Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn – 1 hr
Harlech Castle – 1hr
Portmeirion Village – 1 hr
Bodnant Welsh Food Centre – 1hr
Zip World – 1hr
Snowdon Honey Farm & Winery – 1hr 10 mins
Cilan has been a part of Llandrillo for centuries with the earliest reference way back in 1400, and is a part of the local history. It is on the site of the former Llandrillo railway, and the embankment and railway bed are still on the property. In fact, the remains of the stone bridge, which once crossed the River Dee, are visible from the back door of the original farmhouse as a reminder of bygone days.
The village of Llandrillo is just a 10 minute walk away where there is a village shop and post office, a lovely pub which is open all day to serve drinks and 2 restaurants. One of which being Michelin starred, Tyddyn Llan.
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