Self Catering historical house, sleeps 8, in the pretty little village of Llanbedr, Snowdonia, North Wales
The house is a great mixture of old and new. The dining room has a large table which sits eight very comfortably. The newly fitted kitchen boasts a large range cooker, oak units and granite worktops. The kitchen is slightly elevated which allows the chef to oversee what’s needed on the table or, more importantly in our case, to check who is and isn’t eating their greens!
The bright and spacious conservatory overlooking the garden provides another option for eating. The kids will have more opportunity to hide their green beans in here however.
The lounge, in contrast, is much more oldy worldy. Which is exactly how I’d want it. Whitewashed stone walls, giant oak ceiling trusses and inglenook fireplace creates an historic ambiance. The luxurious sofas, the tick of an old grandfather clock and the warmth of a real fire calms both body and mind.
Luckily, once you’ve woken up from your slumber in the lounge the bedrooms aren’t too far away. Two bedrooms on the ground floor. One with a double bed overlooking the garden and one with a set of bunk beds. Both share a ground floor toilet. Upstairs there’s a further two rooms. A large twin room with fantastic views over the extensive garden and the master bedroom with a king-size double bed. The main bathroom up here has a lovely free standing roll top bath.
Tan-Y-Wenallt has a fantastic large and sprawling garden. The original owners must have been good axe throwers. Full of mature trees, large shrubs, fragrant rose bushes and heavy clematis, the garden is a fantastic place to explore.
Tan-Y-Wenallt is only a short walk from the pretty village of Llanbedr. First stop is Ty Mawr, a traditional welsh pub serving local ales and beer. A little further on is a second pub, The Vic, which has a fantastic beer garden on the banks of the river Artro. There’s also a grocery store, newsagents, post office and butchers in the village.
The beach is probably a little too far to walk if you’re carrying a Lillo. But Shell Island and other fantastic sandy beaches are only 5 minutes away in the car.
If you are a keen walker however, Cwm Nantcol, Cwm Bychan and the Rhinog Mountains are all right on your doorstep. Enough wildernesses to keep even the most enthusiastic walker satisfied.
As well as castles, narrow gauge railways and historical mines, Snowdonia is also famous for all it’s adventure activities. A quick search on Google will help you find white water rafting, kite surfing, rock climbing, mountain bikeing and others, all within easy reach.
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"We had a wonderful time, the property was great and had everything in it that we needed to make our holiday a success."
"We had two families of 4 staying at the cottage for a week at the start of August. The cottage itself was very comfortable, the beds in particular! The kids loved the garden. All the creature comforts were provided and the hosts very helpful.
The area is beautiful, the beaches stunning. The weather was a little mixed but hey that’s Wales…we came from Dubai so we weren’t after the sun. I’d fully recommend a family stay at Tan-Y-Wenallt."
Barry Dunne - Dubai
"Just returned from a wonderful week with glorious sunshine which made it very special. Know the area well so made for Harlech beach, castle, Plas cafe in Harlech, crabbing at Shell island and local walks. our daughter and family went to Greenwood (?) with their two houng boys, its a long way but they would recommend it very highly. The cottage is lovely and it’s spacious proportions make it easily big enough for our party of 6 plus 2 young boys. The extra tv in the conservatory was very useful as we were there during the Olympics and different people wanted to watch different things. Garden is fabulous with lovely seating area and great barbecue. The kitchen is very well equipped. WiFi very effective and useful. The beams were a bit of a challenge to our 6′ 4′ son, but nothing from which he couldn’t recover! Nearby are wonderful walks, river and decent pubs, though the food at the Vic is basic, but the nearness makes up for that as an alternative.
Didn’t want to come home……"
Gail Faulkner, Pontefract
"We had a great time staying in Tan-Y-Wenallt ,fabulous location, big rambling house and the kids particularly loved the conservatory and the garden. The BBQ was used come rain or shine and we even had BBQ grilled peaches fresh from the tree in the garden, lovely!"
Zoe Yandle, Leicester