Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Fron Uchaf is a 200 yr old, semi detached stone cottage with spectacular views towards Arenig and the surrounding mountains.
It is approached from quiet country lanes, then down a private track where you can expect to see cattle in the fields and sheep and lambs at the garden gate.
The front door opens into the lounge which has a huge inglenook fireplace.
The wonderful 'New England' style kitchen is fully equipped and its underfloor heating makes this the hub of the house.
The Garden Room makes a welcome 2nd sitting room - perfect for reading the Sunday papers!
Upstairs is the Master Bedroom and en-suite,with crisp fresh linen on the kingsize bed and towels warming on the heated rail.
The second bedroom can be either a double or a twin.The pretty furnishings make this an ideal guest or children's bedroom.
Outside is an enclosed garden with wooden garden furniture.
There are fabulous walks from the doorstep and it is only a 10 min drive into Bala, where there is a good selection of shops as well as all the watersports both on the lake and at the National White Water Centre.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Barmouth 48 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Liverpool 118 km, Nearest railway: Bala|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
On the ground floor the huge inglenook fireplace in the lounge houses a cast iron woodburning stove where a fire will be laid out just waiting for you to light. This runs the central heating and all logs and coal are provided.
A couple of occasional lamps and dimmer switches allow you to create a relaxing atmosphere. There is a TV with most freesat channels, video and DVD player.
An original latch door leads up the stairs.
Up a deep stone step (Mind your head!) to the kitchen which is fully fitted with a dining table seating 6 and plenty of crockery and glassware.
Up another step takes you into the Garden Room with CD player, occasional tables with lamps and a comfy sofa. A bookcase contains books games and puzzles and French doors lead out into the garden.
Master bedroom has a vaulted beamed ceiling with open plan en suite.Cream painted wardrobe and chest of drawers reflect the unfussy and calm atmosphere of this room. Bedside lamps and lights on dimmer switches. Hairdryer.
2nd Bedroom has 'zip and link' beds so can be either 2 x 3ft twin beds or 1x 6ft superking. Wardrobe and shelving unit. Bedside lamps and lights on dimmer switches.
Either bedroom will fit the travel cot however please remember to bring your own baby linen.
Main bathroom has a heated towel rail, WC, sink and electric shower over the bath.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a small enclosed garden to the front of the cottage with a wooden garden table and chairs seating 6.
Log and coal store, just help yourself.
Excellent walking trails from the front door and mountain biking opportunities.
Cycle hire available in Bala.
The peace and quiet make it ideal for bird watchers and we occasionaly see red kites swooping in the valley.
A travel cot is available at no extra cost but please remember to bring your own cot bedding.
Sorry, no pets and no smoking.
Check in times are from 2pm onwards on the day of arrival
Guests are asked to vacate the cottage by 10am on the day of departure.
PLEASE NOTE : The cottage is reached via a track with up to 4 gates.
The North Wales region
Snowdonia National Park is the heart of North Wales.It welcomes visitors with its breathtaking natural beauty and stunning scenery, encouraging them to go walking in the mountains and breathing in the pure fresh air.
Barmouth, with its Blue Flag beach is the nearest coastal town and only 40 mins drive from Bala. From here you can travel south to Aberdovey or north to Harlech Castle, Portmadog and Criccieth.
Chester is 1 hrs drive inland and Liverpool only another 30 mins further on which celebrated being City Of European Culture 2008.
Bala Lake offers sailing, canoeing and windsurfing with a beach area for picnics and paddling. The narrow guage steam railway links Bala with Llanuwchllyn along the south side of the lake.
Nearby at Frongoch is The National White Water Centre, where clean mountain water is released from a dam to create a thrilling rafting ride!
20 minutes away is Coed Y Brenin famous for its mountain bike trails suitable for all levels.
Also available locally are 4 x 4 Landrover experience, Jeep safaris, Quad biking, Paint balling and Pony trecking.
Llandrillo has a superb country house restaurant, Tyddyn Llan.
On the A5 is Rhug Organic Farm Shop which sells its own produce as well as hosting occasional Farmers Markets.