Watch us over the next 2 weeks,on BBC1 Wales-"Wales in a Year" Wednesday 8pm 6th Feb. and Wednesday 13th Feb a bit later I think. It can be found on iplayer, free view and Sky channel 964 so no excuse!
There is now Wii Sports plus etc. available to use with big screen! You only have to ask.
We seem to have places to suit most! The Pigsty has a Sauna and is ideal for couples. Tyn Llyn, again for 2 but totally remote and basic and then the 2 farmhouses, Caerau Isaf and Tai Isaf.
If you are staying in The Hovel you can not only enjoy our lovely gardens straight from your door but you can also receive a 10% discount from the cafe at the leisure centre in Bala (see trip advisor) and also in the cafe in the leisure centre in Porthmadog.
We still cook evening meals delivered to The Hovel. Either the Cafe menu or talk to Toby about a special meal.
THE VISITORS BOOK (I will update these asap but we still get lovely messages!)
We have all had a wonderful stay at the Hovel, the cottage and gardens are just beautiful, everything you could ask for is here! We have enjoyed a number of great days out including the Blue Planet in Chester and Black Rock Sands near Porthmadog. Toby and Stephanie and family have made us feel very at home here and Toby is a wonderful cook, do try the food! This is our second stay here and we will be back again.
I have really enjoyed playing at the Adventure Playground, on the Trampoline and with Philly. Eve age 6
Ben Lisa and Eve Aug 09
We have so enjoyed our stay in North Wales and have loved the rustic nature of the Hovel. We have walked across the land and delighted in the peaceful setting. Toby and Stephanie have been warm hosts. The boys have enjoyed the white water rafting and go-carting, Katy loved the sheepdog center and the horse drawn canal barge at Llangollen.
We wish Toby and Stephanie every success in the future and may the next guests enjoy themselves as much as we did.
ps. Liam would like to make special mention of the two lovely dogs Bertie and Dill!
Stuart Katy and Liam Aug 09
We had a fabulous stay! We enjoyed both the well needed rest of a weekend away from the kids and also the wonderful views, romantic setting and Welsh mountain air.
We highly recommend taking mountain bikes for a little exploration down to the lake,waterfall and ruins-so beautiful you hardly notice how steep the hills are and the great work out you are getting.
We plan to come next year with our children Ella 4 and Sonny 14 months as I'm sure they'll love it here with the fort and trampoline.
Thank you to Toby and Stephanie for a lovely stay.
Layla and Andy Aug 09
Once again we have had a fantastic time here. We love the "Hovel" and all the amazing views and garden that surround it.
We visited Chester Zoo and Pistyll Rhyader sp? Falls and highly recommend them.
Toby and Stephanie have been excellent hosts and we have enjoyed Toby's cooking.
This has been our second visit and I am sure we will return.
Thank-you Toby and Stephanie for a wonderful time.
Nicky and James Sept 09
We have had a wonderful stay at the Hovel. The views are amazing and the gardens are beautiful. Such an ideal location to get away from it all and relax. The Lake is tranquil and great for walking, as well as using the equipment- we highly recommend the Kayak and rowing boat at sunset... but the water is cold if you start to sink yourselves!
As well as the great location and land we ventured to the Pistyll Rhyadr waterfall- a lovely walk and spectacular views. We also slogged our way up Snowdon-we recommend the Miners Track over the Pyg Track..! But it was a great achievement and a good (though tiring!)day out.
Overall we have had a fabulous time in Wales, and Toby and Stephanie have been brilliant hosts.
We hope to come again next year. Thank-you.
Clare and David Sept 09
We've had a lovely stay here-very much worth the drive! Beautiful views and surrounding gardens-we'll be back next year to fully appreciate them!
We walked around Beddgelert and then up Snowdon which was amazing, we both survived scrambling over the rocks and an accepted Marriage proposal!
Thank-you for a very warm welcome and a lovely stay, we'll see you next year for an extended weekend!
Sam and Scott xx Oct 09