Maes y Pandy Farm, Tal y Llyn, LL36 9AQ,
Wales, United Kingdom
Such a stunning drive through the Snowdonia National Park, down a long track to this remote water mill with the Dysynni river babbling past the front door. Inside is a symphony of local oak, slate and stone in a modern hi-tech interior with white walls and plenty of games and books; heat comes from an air-source pump and wood for the burner from the farm: you'll be cosy on the chilliest days. Cooks will be thrilled with the river view from the kitchen window – and the bread making machine. All has been beautifully considered. All three bedrooms are on the ground floor, the master with its own wood-burner and windows on three sides, the smaller double bright and sweet. The bunk room is suitable for children and teenagers; the big bathrooms are fabulous. An honesty freezer is filled with local produce if you can't be bothered to shop, and there's a fire pit outside with wooden seats for flame-gazers. The owners can point you towards rugged mountain walking and bike rides, farm tours, fell running and sheep dog trials. Long sandy beaches are near, and the air is superb.
- Limited mobility
- At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
- Children welcome
- Kids of all ages can stay.
- No smoking
- Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
- Pets welcome
- Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
- Working farm
- Or vineyard.
Open fire / woodburner
Cooked meals available
Shop within 3 miles
Little gems of local knowledge from Ruth Tudor:
- 'Y Felin'- inside..outside... Enjoy 'surround sound', sheep and silence! Take in the stunning views. Walk the springy turf or climb Cadair Idris. Book a bespoke ecological tour, fish on the Dysynni, cycle, or just sit in, relax and rest.
- The Talyllyn Railway was the world's first preserved narrow gauge railway! Starting at Tywyn 9 miles away,the train runs the scenic route via Dolgoch falls 'en route' to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol. Find out about the events via their website.
- Beaches and coastline. Stated by the 'Daily Telegraph',Tywyn's beach (9 mls away) is 'a magnificent golden strand stretching 5 miles'. Four miles further on - Aberdyfi is a 'picture postcard' resort, and Fairbourne, a 'Blue flag' beach.
- Food! Award winning and 'slow food champion' chef Gareth Johns at the Wynnstay Hotel, Machynlleth (9 miles away).
- Castell -y- Bere, 13thC native Welsh castle in the valley, barely 3 miles away-children will love rambling around the remains.
- Snowdonia National Park -encompassing, lakes, wildlife,areas of 'special scientific interest', rivers,mountains, including the highest in Wales and England at 1085 metres/ 3560 ft
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- 1 Cottage for 8
Short breaks 3-4 nights £320-£460.
Maes y Pandy Farm, Tal y Llyn, LL36 9AQ, Gwynedd