Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Gilfach Goch is one of the nicest barn conversions we’ve had the pleasure of visiting. Roger and Lesley have done a fantastic job of transforming their 400 year old barn into a luxury holiday cottage. High oak beamed ceilings are complimented by newly laid solid oak floors with under-floor heating. Tasteful furniture and all the facilities you could wish for serve testament to their attention to detail.
Four bedrooms in total, all of them twin rooms. So the cottage would sleep a maximum of 8 plus a couple of cots. But low occupancy discounts are available during off peak times. So don’t dismiss this one if you’re a smaller group. The largest bedroom is en-suite and also benefits from a small kitchenette and sitting area. Two more bedrooms lead off from the lounge but I think my favourite bedroom was the one up in the eaves of the barn. Low ceilings, exposed beams and a perfect little cottage window will mean the children will all be rushing to grab this room first.
The huge kitchen diner is perfect for those evening get togethers. Plenty of space for everyone to eat and drink together and discuss the days events while the men pour over their OS maps.There’s a comfortable lounge next door, with TV, DVD etc and the bonus of wireless internet if you’re silly enough to bring your laptop with you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Llandanwg 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Liverpool John Lennon 150 km, Nearest railway: Llanbedr 1 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||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Cots (2)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
More than 2 calendar months: Full Refund
More than 1 calendar month but less than 2: 25% of total break cost retained
More than 1 week but less than 1 calendar month: 50% of total break cost retained
1 weeks or less: 100% of total break cost retained
The North Wales region
On the outskirts of the charming little village of Llanbedr, Gilfach Goch sits tucked up into a small hill overlooking the Cambrian plane and its beautiful coastline. There’s a long private drive to the cottage so no passing traffic to bother you, just the odd stubborn sheep that may need nudging from the lane. (Don’t worry they don’t bite!) The sunsets over the Llyn Peninsula are truly spectacular and this cottage is the perfect place to sit and enjoy them.
A lot of guests will flock to the cottage for a traditional beach holiday of course. But I’d encourage everyone to explore the mountains behind the house. Cwm Nantcol and the Rhinog Mountains remains one of the UK’s true wildernesses. The mountains here are arguably every bit as spectacular as their more famous sister Snowdon, but benefit from being a bit more undiscovered, at the moment at least.
There are a couple of pubs in the village, a butchers, post office and grocery store. Ten minutes away by car, the towns of Harlech and Barmouth offer a larger choice of restaurants and shops. Lot’s of adventure type activities around, including white water rafting, mountain biking, pony trekking etc. Others will enjoy the prehistoric structures, medieval castles and narrow gage railways that dot a landscape steeped in history.