Set in a stunning riverside location in over 2 acres of landscaped grounds, including a private pathway to Aberglaslyn Gorge, this lovely cottage is only 6 miles from sandy beaches and close to many magnificent natural features of the Snowdonia National Park. Holiday activities to enjoy include horse riding, river fishing (on the doorstep, licence required) as well as walking, mountaineering, rock climbing, canoeing and bird-watching. The property is also 5 minutes’ walk from Nantmor Halt on the Welsh Highland Railway with trains to Beddgelert, Caernarfon and Porthmadog. Sea fishing, sailing and swimming can be enjoyed from sandy beaches near the harbour town of Porthmadog (6 miles), which is also home to the famous Ffestiniog Railway, and a golf course nearby at Morfa Bychan, which also has a long, golden sandy beach with sublime views down to Harlech and up to the peaks of Snowdonia. Porthmadog also boasts a maritime museum and a car museum. Llanberis is home to the Mountain Railway terminus, from where trains make the 5-mile journey up the side of Snowdon, to the café at the summit. Nearby Beddgelert is an enchanting village huddled amidst some majestic mountain scenery, famous for the legend of Prince Llywelyn and his faithful hound. Extravagant and Italianate Portmeirion is a short drive away near the Morfa Harlech Nature Reserve. The setting for The Village in the 1960s cult TV series The Prisoner, endangered buildings from all over the world were broken down, transported and rebuilt, to create a wildly eclectic ensemble. Bangor 15 miles. Village pub/restaurant and shops 1½ miles.
The Retreat can be booked together with The Cottage (JBM) to accommodate up to 11 guests.
Ground Floor: Living room: With oil coal effect fire, Sky TV and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave fridge and spin dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Steep, narrow open-tread stairs to...
First Floor: Bedroom 2: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.
Convector heaters, oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair. External utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Garden area with garden furniture and BBQ. Shared 2¼ acre grounds. Fly fishing by arrangement (March to October). Bike store. Parking. Smoking permitted. Please note: There is a river in the grounds.