Dog by arrangement.
Internet access included.
For further details please contact:
Tel: 01248 430258
Beautifully converted to a high specification by the owner and her architect husband, this19th century barn is part of a traditional welsh farm set in 200 acres. Surrounded by grazing sheep, and reached by a wooded track, the house offers a peaceful haven with wonderful views of the countryside from the west facing terrace. No expense has been spared in maintaining the integrity and original structure of this lovely building whilst at the same time providing all the comforts and luxury one might expect in the 21st century.
The house is on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park and is a short drive from the sea, offering a huge variety of wonderful walks both along the coast and in the mountains. (Snowdon is just 20 minutes drive away). This house is ideal for any time of the year.
- A mile away is the town of Porthmadog, which in its heyday had a large fleet of ships exporting slate all over the world. The Ffestiniog and newly reopened Welsh Highland Railways which run from Porthmadog, once brought slates from the quarries of Blaenau Ffestiniog (just 20 minutes drive from Porthmadog), where now at Llechwedd Slate Caverns you can experience a Victorian Mine Tour, Bounce Below, Titan Zip World, eat at the cafe, have a drink in the Quarryman's Tavern and much more.
- Close by is the Italianate village of Portmeirion designed by the owner's great uncle, the influential 20th century architect, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis.
- There are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with choughs, buzzards, ravens, barn and Tawny owls, (the latter can be heard around the house at night), and many more. There is an RSPB osprey site nearby. There are also opportunities for fishing and cycling.
- Black Rock, a short drive away has an excellent sandy beach and golf course, and there are sailing centres at Pwllheli and Abersoch.
- Further afield on the Llyn Penninsula within 20 miles, there is a chain of ancient castles built by Edward 1, which make interesting viewing, as do the various archeological sites. Bardsey Island, a place of ancient pilgrimage lies at the end of the peninsula, this can be visited by boat on a calm day or seen from the spectacular walk above Aberdaron.
- Accessed by a private track just of the Porthmadog - Criccieth road, there is parking for 2 cars immediately outside the house. The house is laid out on two floors.
- The house is entered via a spacious hall, which connects all the ground floor rooms and the staircase leading to the first floor bedrooms and bathrooms.
- Both the sitting and dining rooms are double height with exposed oak beams. The floors are oak and there are 2 sets of French doors leading onto a west facing terrace. These rooms are interconnected and share a double sided open fireplace. They are furnished with a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture, including two large comfy sofas and rugs. The dining room seats 8, and has access to the kitchen and hall.
- With views to the west, the well appointed contemporary kitchen has an electric oven and hob, full size dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave. The delightful tiles are hand decorated by Bronwyn Williams-Ellis CRA.
- The utility room has a washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and broom cupboard.
- Two of the bedrooms have king sized beds and the other two have twin three foot beds. All the bedrooms have oak floors, the bathrooms have under floor heating and electric towel rails. In each of the bathrooms there is a shower handset attached to the baths.
- Bedroom 1 and 2 on the ground floor are separated by a shower room with toilet and basin.
- On the first floor are a further two bedrooms. Bedroom 3 has a bathroom adjacent to it with a bath, basin and toilet. The master bedroom has a dressing room with an en suite bathroom containing bath, basin, and toilet.
- This house would suit one or two families, but is equally suited to couples.
- Internet access included.
- A full central heating system serviced with a combi boiler in the utility room connects to radiators in all rooms. The house is heavily insulated, the bathrooms have heated towel rails.
- Logs - Initial basket is free. To organise a further supply in advance of arrival contact Jon, the housekeeper.
- Linen is provided: Includes bottom sheet, duvet cover, pillow cases and hand and bath towels and bath mats. Please can you bring your own tea towels.
- Cot and high chair available upon request (bedding for cot not provided).
- Television with DVD player. (Please bring your own DVDs).
- Hi Fi system with ipod dock and radio.
- Dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave.
- Mains water supply.
- Garden table and seats. Barbecue.
- Own garden area and parking.
- Dog by arrangement.
- Fresh eggs can be bought from the housekeeper who lives nearby.