Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Located up a quiet country lane, well away from the coastal road and set in the glorious landscape of the Snowdonia National Park, this delightful, cosy, peaceful, traditional stone cottage enjoys beautiful rural views, overlooking Cardigan Bay and the Llyn Penisula.
This sympathetically renovated, traditional stone cottage dating from the mid/late 1800's offers a comfortable, convenient location for the many attractions of the North West Wales Coast and Mountains.
The cottage is a great family venue all year. With peaceful outdoor recreation spaces and facilities for the summer months and fully heated with the added allure of a large wood burner for the winter. Additionally catering can be arranged on an ad hoc basis to give everyone the well deserved, relaxing break they deserve at any time of year.
The cottage is situated outside the village of Dyffryn Ardudwy, some 5 miles from the historic town of Harlech, with it's famous castle and picture postcard beach and a similar distance from Barmouth's shops, restaurants and picturesque harbour.
The nearest beach can be seen from the cottage and is widely recognised for it's clear bathing water and gently shelving sand, making it ideal for families with young children. Whether it's castles, sandy beaches, Wales's famous narrow gauge railways and breathtaking mountain scenery. Golf, fishing and superb walking, all are within easy reach of Pant Einion.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Dyffryn 2 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester/Birmingham 200 km, Nearest railway: Dyffryn Ardudwy 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bedrooms: 1 Double - 1 Twin - 1 full sized bunk bed.
Main Bathroom has an over bath shower, WC, Wash Basin and electric shaver point
Shower room has large enclosed shower only.
A stair safety gate is available for guests to use.
All towels/bath mats and quality bedding are included .
Logs for first day.
Range of DVD's and CD's for guest use.
Welcome pack of Bread/Cake/Milk on arrival.
Rayburn oil fired range avaliable on request during the winter months
|Further details outdoors|
A small cottage garden at the front of the property.
Directly at the rear of the property is a garden terrace with table, chairs, parasol, wood burning clay chimnea and Weber Charcoal BBQ.
Turning right out of the terrace garden there is access to the cottages field of approx .5 acres, containing a range of fruit trees and bushes and which offers spectacular views of the surrounding coastline.
There are mounting points in the trees for 3 (seat style) hammocks available in the cottage for use and a seating bench offering panoramic views over the surrounding coastline. There is adequate space for an inpromptue picnic in the grounds.
The North Wales region
Snowdon, at 3560ft is the highest peak in Wales and England and there's plenty more. There’s a great choice of activities and lots of attractions - narrow gauge railways, castles, watersports, fishing, horseriding, golf, off-road cycling, mountain biking, activity parks and much, much more.A unique area which includes the Snowdonia National Park, the Llyn Peninsula and the Cambrian Coastline with 300km of golden sands and award winning beaches.
With it’s breathtaking beauty, fascinating scenery, wide-ranging attractions with plenty to do and see – it is the perfect location for that long awaited holiday or short break.
Less well known are the regions splendid country house hotels, offering excellent dining in the most spectacular locations.
The charming village of Dyffryn Ardudwy, sometimes known simply as Dyffryn, lies between Harlech and Barmouth in Gwynedd, North Wales.
Dyffryn sits on the narrow coastal strip between the glorious sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay to the west and the foothills of Snowdonia to the east. It is fabulous walking country with rolling hills, golden sands and wooded valleys to be explored. The landscape is full of history, the village attracts visitors seeking out ancient settlements and historical artefacts.
Dyffryn Ardudwy's most famous historic attractions are the prehistoric burial chambers located, unusually, close to the village centre, and believed to have been constructed as far back as 3,500 BC. A striking monument amongst Dyffryn Ardudwy's countryside, they attract historians and passers-by throughout the year. Another historic monument waiting to be visited is Harlech Castle, a 13th century stone castle built on a hill high above the nearby town of Harlech.
Dyffryn Beach or Morfa Dyffryn is a long beach of golden sand, situated between Barmouth and Harlech on the west coast of Wales. The nearest villages are Dyffryn Ardudwy and Talybont. Several kilometers long, the beach is very clean and shelves gently into the sea and is also known for regular sightings of dolphins. Backed by a spectacular National Nature Reserve with a natural sand dune system. Morfa Dyffryn beach offers a view of the Llyn Peninsula and a glimpse of Bardsey Island.
Royal St. David's Golf Club is 8 minutes away in the car at nearby Harlech and is widely recognised as one of the finest premier links championship courses in Wales and the wider UK.
Portmeirion Italianate Village is 25 minutes by car and is one of Wales premier tourist attractions. Surrounding the village are 70 acres of exotic woodlands with easy to follow woodland trails and coastal walks. Portmeirion has six cafes and restaurants, half a dozen shops, gardens and beaches. It is the perfect day out for all the family. Made famous as the location for the surreal 60's TV series 'The Prisoner' staring the late Patrick McGoohan it has since featured as the backdrop for many more films and dramas throughout the years. September 2012 sees the first Festival No 6 over the first weekend with headline acts New Order and Primal Scream. You can even go wild swimming and clay pigeon shooting.There's excellent food and civilised pastimes promised such as prose and poetry readings, and even a pop-up champagne and oyster bar.
Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Narrow Gauge Railways are world famous and commence from the town of Porthmadog, the gateway to the Llyn Penisula some 35 mnutes from Pant Einion Cottage.
The historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round tight bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it. A truly great day out.
Snowdon: Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an altitude of 1085 metres (3560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside Scotland. Snowdon boasts some of the best views in Britain, and the summit can be reached by a number of well-known paths. The summit can also be reached on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, a rack and pinion railway opened in 1896 which carries passengers the 4.7 miles (7.6 km) from Llanberis to the summit station. The summit also houses a visitor centre called Hafod Eryri, built in 2006 to replace one built in the 1930s. Llanberis is 45 minutes by car from Pant Einion Cottage.
The Llyn Peninsula can be viewed across the bay from Pant Einion Cottage. It is the dramatically beautiful 24-mile-long finger of land pointing into the Irish Sea. Its status as an official ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ – which goes back more than 50 years – recognises the exceptional qualities of its coastline, along which you’ll find mile after mile of sandy beaches, towering headlands, sheltered coves and open bays rich in wildlife, all interlinked by the Llyn Coastal Path. Llyn is a stronghold of Welsh culture and language with a fascinating religious heritage. Visitors can trace it all by following the Pilgrim’s Route along the peninsula then taking a boat trip to Bardsey Island, a wildlife haven and National Nature Reserve designated by the Countryside Council for Wales.
Giant Leatherback Turtles and Dolphins: The Cambrian Coastline is a rich haven for sealife. Dolphins are regularly spotted and during the summer months the magnificent Giant Leatherback Turtles come into the bay in search of food on an extended journey from their Caribbean breeding grounds. Growing up to 3 meters long and weighing up to a ton, numbers vary from year to year depending on the food chain. The best chance of seeing one of these magnificent creatures is via a boat trip from one of the many harbours around the coastline....no guarantees though!