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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|
|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.
About this location
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.
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2 May 2014
"Tranquil and Lovely. A small taste of heaven"
Fron Uchaf was exactly what Debbie has set out in the ads. A lovely old stone cottage set in the hills of North Wales. The view is pastoral as you look out over the hills to the little village below a… More
21 Jun 2013
We stayed in this beautiful cottage for a week and really didn't want to leave. It is furnished to a really high standard, and has a great homely feel, especially sitting in front of a lovely roaring fire. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need, and has a large table and chairs. The garden room is a real suntrap and holds all sorts of games, dvd's and cd's for any rainy days. The beds were very comfy, ensuring a good nights sleep. The roll top bath is an added bonus. It was a delight to hear the neighbours (sheep & cows!) when we woke in the mornings, but you must remember that you are staying in the countryside, so there are occasionally country smells! It is set in an area so far away from city life, that we found it absolutely amazing, and relaxing beyond belief. This cottage and surrounding area has been a real find, and we will definitely be returning.
21 May 2013
Stayed at Fron Urchaf for a birthday treat with my partner in March. The cottage itself is superb-it has a huge log burning fire, a large kitchen with all of the amenities you could need and a lovely boutique master bedroom with a fabulous roll top bath- perfect for relaxing in after a hard day out walking! The surrounding area itself is also beautiful, however we didn't get to explore it to much due to getting snowed in after a couple of days- we will therefore definately be returning to explore the area a little more!
In short this cottage is perfect for anyone who wants a relaxed break away in a luxurious cottage with all of the comforts of home! Deborah and Geoff (the owners) we also so helpful and friendly and we cannot speak highly enough of them! Thank you :)
19 May 2011
"A country living dream!"
Stayed here for a week over the Easter and royal wedding weekends and couldn't have asked for a lovelier or more relaxing place to stay.
The cottage is located in the middle of the most amazing countryside with views to die for. It was wonderful to only hear the sounds of the birds, cows and sheep and there are an abundance of great walks right from the doorstep. There is so much to see and do in the surrounding areas that I wish we had booked an extra week!
The cottage is furnished to a very high standard, with great attention to detail and everything you could possibly need is provided. It was lovely of an evening to sit infront of the fire in the main sitting room and the sun room was an added bonus - perfect for relaxing with a book. Would most definitely stay there again.
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