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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Cottage in Rhyd, Nr. Porthmadog, North Wales, Wales
Traditional Stone Cottage with Coastal and Mountain Views
Quiet Village Location Within Snowdonia National Park
Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Ty Uchaf is a cosy, charming cottage located in the small hamlet of Rhyd, about 5 miles from Porthmadog, and 6 miles from Beddgelert, in the Snowdonia National Park. It is a semi-detached traditional stone cottage that has been sympathetically modernised over the years, and provides an ideal base for exploring both the mountain and coastal attractions of North Wales. Hill and forest walks are available from the front door of the cottage. The Ffestiniog steam railway runs only 3/4 mile from the cottage, and other narrow gauge railways, including the Welsh Highland Railway are closeby. Within easy reach of a range of good shops, pubs and restaurants in Pehrhyndeudraeth and Porthmadog.

Notes on prices
The rates shown are fully inclusive of cleaning, bed linen, towels and electricity/logs. Phone use is free to UK landlines in off-peak periods (donation by honesty box requested for use at other times). 10 per cent discount for bookings of 2 weeks or more. 10 per cent discount for couples-only bookings. Late bookings are welcome, but please submit your enquiry and confirm booking at least 3-4 working days before arrival date to allow us time for cleaning and access/key arrangements.
Changeover day
Preferably Saturday, but can be flexible, depending on dates/availability. Short breaks are also possible, depending on dates/availability.
Accommodation
Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (newly refurbished) with double bed, pine wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2 with two single beds, small wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bathrooms: Newly refitted bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and hand basin. Hair dryer available for guest use.
Kitchen: Electric cooker, fridge (with small freezer compartment), microwave, washing machine, toaster, kettle, iron, ironing board, electric clothes airer/dryer.
Living Rooms: Cosy lounge with open fire (logs provided), TV/DVD, music centre with CD player/i-Pod docking. Wireless broadband. Phone. Books, games, selection of DVDs, walking maps and guide books available for guest use.
Other: Dining room/entrance hall with feature exposed stone wall. Sideboard and dining table/chairs. Bed settee.
Cleaning/towels/
linen/maid service: Towels, tea towels and bed linen are provided. Cottage is cleaned before arrival.
Amenities/Facilities: hob/stove garden oven fridge microwave washing machine iron/ironing board satellite tv tv telephone internet access
Suitability: children welcome pets accepted
Location Type: mountain village


Notes on accommodation
The cottage is located in the lovely quiet hamlet of Rhyd, nestling in a small valley with fields and forest in front of the cottage, looking down towards the estuary at Porthmadog, and with the backdrop of the dramatic peaks of the Snowdonia mountains (Cnicht and the Moelwyns are immediately behind the cottage). It is in a great location - secluded and away from the main tourist hotspots of Snowdonia, but within easy reach of all the mountain and coastal attractions. The cottage is heated by night storage heaters downstairs (supplemented by an open fire in the lounge), with wall heaters in the bedrooms and bathroom. We have a no-smoking policy for this cottage.
One pet dog is allowed, by prior arrangement.
A comprehensive guest information guide is available in the cottage, together with leaflets for all major local attractions.

Accessibility
Not suitable for disabled people or very young children.
Outside
A secluded back garden with shrubs and lawns backs onto fields with clear views of the Moelwyn mountains. The garden is especially nice in the spring, when it is a mass of colour from the azaleas and daffodils. Garden bench/seats. Barbecue. There is ample car parking in a layby in the lane, about 40 yards from the front door of the cottage.
Coast/Beach
Beaches at Shell Island and on the Llyn Peninsula are within easy reach of the cottage (30-45 minutes drive).
Golf
Golf courses available at Porthmadog (about 5 miles) as well as at Caernarfon and at Criccieth, Pwllheli and Nefyn on the Llyn Peninsula.
Travel
A car is really needed to explore Snowdonia from the cottage. It is about one and half hours drive from Shrewsbury, via the A5, A494 to Bala, then the A4212 to Trawsfynydd. About 45 minutes from the A55 at Bangor.
Distances
Porthmadog - 5 miles
Penrhyndeudraeth - 3 miles
Harlech - 10 miles
Caernarvon - 25 miles
Beddgelert - 7 miles
Further details
A good pub and village shop is located in Garreg, 5 minutes drive from the cottage. Further shops/pubs/restaurants are available in Penrhyndeudraeth (3 miles) or Porthmadog (5 miles). Walks are available from the front door of the cottage onto lovely forest and lakeside tracks, or up into the Moelwyn mountains. The main tourist centres within the Snowdonia National Park (Beddgelert, Capel Curig, Betws-y-coed) are all within half an hours drive. The various paths up Snowdon are all in easy reach, as are all the other wonderful attractions of North Wales. Whether you are into walking, climbing, water sports, castles, beaches, birdwatching or steam railways, you will be kept entertained !
Booking notes
A £ 100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. Balance of the rental fee is due 6 weeks before arrival. A £ 50 damage/breakage deposit is required when the balance is paid (refundable). Electricity is included. Late bookings are welcome, provided the enquiry is received and the booking confirmed at least 3-4 working days before the arrival date.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

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