Fox,s Lair – Home 6356444 Chalet
- 1 bedroom
- 2 sleeps
- min stay varies
Fox,s Lair – Home 6356444
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 2
- min stay varies
Chalet / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 5 km
- Not suitable for children
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
Whether you want a peaceful and relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of life or you want to explore some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery in Wales, we have just the place for you to stay.We have fully refurbished our chalets to bring it to tip-top condition throughout. It has one bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen. All the comforts of home but on a secluded hillside in West Wales in a delightful rural setting.It's an ideal retreat where you can sit back and watch the wildlife or use it as a base for outdoor activities including sailing, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, walking or even surfing. The village of Aberdyfi, "The jewel in Cardigan Bay" is only a few minutes away with its shops, restaurants and sea front pubs. It's a very family friendly place with lots of organized activities throughout the summer months, but you if just want to get away from civilization for a while, its quiet sandy beach stretches four miles.The recently opened
Whether you want a peaceful and relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of life or you want to explore some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery in Wales, we have just the place for you to stay.We have fully refurbished our chalets to bring it to tip-top condition throughout. It has one bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen. All the comforts of home but on a secluded hillside in West Wales in a delightful rural setting.It's an ideal retreat where you can sit back and watch the wildlife or use it as a base for outdoor activities including sailing, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, walking or even surfing. The village of Aberdyfi, "The jewel in Cardigan Bay" is only a few minutes away with its shops, restaurants and sea front pubs. It's a very family friendly place with lots of organized activities throughout the summer months, but you if just want to get away from civilization for a while, its quiet sandy beach stretches four miles.The recently opened Wales Coastal Path passes right through the village and provides sign posted walks in the hills along the coast while never going far from the sea side.Aberdyfi is also an ideal place to explore towns and villages further afield. From its rail station you can travel south to Aberystwyth or on the scenic Cambrian line north to Barmouth, Harlech, Criccieth,Portmadog, Pwllheli and many other coastal stops.If we have whetted your appetite, look on the booking page and see if we have a date free to suit you and then get in touch with us.
Location description from owner
The North Wales region
Close to the Snowdonia National Park, Aberdovey is ideally situated for whatever type of holiday you are looking for. Whatever you are into: fishing, surfing, kite boarding, sailing, mountain biking, bird watching, painting, landscape photography or horse riding, there are endless scenic places to explore.
The region of Wales is without doubt a "hidden gem" with some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain. This is a walker's paradise with Cader Idris just a few minutes' drive away! Snowdon is only 60 minutes by car and the beautiful Coed Y Brenin Wood with miles of mountain bike & walking tracks is just 30 minutes' drive.
Don't worry if you're not the active type, the effortless Mawddach Trail, featured in Julia Bradbury's 'Great Railway Walks' program, is accessible to everyone and takes you on a journey along one of the UK's most spectacular estuaries, brimming with wildlife.
There are miles of beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches, as well as many local attractions, such as the Talyllyn Narrow Gauge Railway, which steams from Tywyn up to the mystical Dolgoch Falls. Just a few miles around the stunning Talyllyn Lake towards Corris, is the world renowned
'Centre for Alternative Technology' (CAT). which is a fascinating place to visit and learn. Close to CAT is The Corris Craft Centre and King Arthur's Labyrinth, another must-visit place.
Cadair Idris, or to use its anglicised title of Cader Idris, derives its name meaning 'Chair of Idris' from the giant warrior poet of Welsh legend.
The mountain looms menacing and primeval over the surrounding landscape. Cadair Idris consists of a massive 11km long ridge and although only the 19th highest mountain in Wales, is the second most popular mountain in the country after Mount Snowden.
Snowdon is shrouded in legend, and is reputed to be the burial place of the giant ogre Rhita, vanguished by the famous King Arthur. The mountain is home to a number of rare flowers and insects, including Sundew, an insectivorous plant.
The Snowdon Railway can be taken to the summit, from where there are panoramic views.
The railway began over a hundred years ago, the idea of an enterprising group of businessman. Work commenced to a Swiss design in 1894, the rack and pinion railway, which has a gradient of 20% was opened in 1896.
Harlech Castle perches on a two hundred feet rock above the town of Harlech. The castle is a World Heritage inscribed site, founded by King Edward I in 1283, during his second campaign in North Wales, as one of an iron ring of fortresses to subdue the Welsh.
The small Welsh seaside resort Aberdovey huddles along its quayside. Aberdyfi, to give it its Welsh spelling, is situated where the River Dovey meets Cardigan Bay.
Aberdovey also boasts an 18 hole links championship golf course.
The nearby marshes on the southern side of estuary, which encompasses a range of wildlife habitats, are owned by the Dyfi National Nature Reserve and contain a variety of wildfowl and migrant wading birds. The RSPB Ynyshir Reserve has over 70 species of breeding birds. The RSPB has installed excellent hides with views over the salt marshes.
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed
- 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Mountain Views
- Sea view
- Internet access
- DVD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 24 May 2017
- Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English
This Chalet has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 Mar 2015. Located in Snowdonia National Park, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £300 to £450.
The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 May 2017.
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– based on 19 reviews
- Very Good
“Clean and inviting”
This was a lovely little cabin to stay in. It has all you need and someone had kindly left some dish washer tablets too! Its basic but comfortable. The hill up to it is steep - bikes are useful if you don't mind pushing them up it! We would consider staying there again, the cabin would benefit from larger towels (so Id bring your own ones) and a box for recycling. Overall a lovely stay. PS: don't be put off by the yellow water it is drinkable and tastes nice!
“Excellent accommodation, I strongly recommend!”
I booked this Chalet for 2 nights and 3 days. It was very clean and tidy when we reached and everything was set and ready to use on our arrival. Bedroom, Hall, Kitchen and Bathroom were very spacious and well maintained. Only problem I have faced was I had to insert 1GBP coin to reset the electricity meter to start using it, which was bit annoying and never seen before. If in case I don't have coins then I don't know what should I do next to switch on the lights. (May be I have to drive for another 15 mins to Aberdovey to get some change, if I am lucky enough that shops are open) Overall, very nice location and well maintained chalet to stay. Thanks very much for making our stay most beautiful and pleasant.
“Superb quality and location”
Without a doubt, Fox's Lair is a superb and delightful place to stay. The chalet is immaculate. It is spotlessly clean and comfortable and we found it quiet and relaxing. Just a few things to point out which are not necessarily obvious from the description. It is within a development of timber chalets. It is not secluded and on its own and, as evident from one or two of the photos, there are other chalets very close by. However, Fox's Lair does have its own quite private patio with views out to the Dyfi Estuary. The views are magnificent, but estuary and hills rather than sea (though there is a glimpse in the distance). The chalet site doesn't have any facilities so take all your food and other items with you. The nearest shops are Aberdovey or more realistically, Tywyn. Also take a few £1 coins. The electricity is on a meter which you have to feed (we found it cost about £1 a day - at colder times of year that would be more, of course). The site is in a very elevated position which is great for views, but those considering staying do need to know that access is via a very steep and winding road/track from the Machynlledd-Aberdovey main road. Plenty of vehicles do it but it does need care and a certain amount of power to get up. There is a reserved parking space right beside the chalet. Gary, the owner, lives nearby, on the site and is very willing to come and advise on anything (we had difficulty working out how the oven worked - easy when you find out but there wasn't an instruction booklet, though there is for virtually all the other appliances). The kitchen is well stocked with equipment, crockery, cutlery, etc that all looked virtually new. All in all, a great place for a quiet get away with wonderful options for things to do in that part of mid-Wales. Thoroughly recommended if you don't insist on complete seclusion.
“Fox's Lair is perfect!”
After staying at the Fox's Lair over easter with my partner I really cannot say enough good words about it! First of all the chalet itself, clean recently decorated and it had everything we needed from a kettle to a dishwasher! The bedding was all new and super comfy it was perfect! The views from the chalet were amazing we sat out in the evening and had dinner on the outside table and just enjoyed the view for an evening. To conclude. I would recommended this to anyone! Not too far from snowdon and other popular attractions and cosy and quiet for a nice break away!
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