If you want tarmac to the door, matching Ikea furniture and an absence of wildlife then this place isn’t for you. Adventurous souls will love the drive along narrow roads over cattle grids and through spectacular scenery.
Walk in to find deep window sills for gazing at the Rhinog mountains and swirling ravens, wind-blasted buzzards, sometimes a mountain goat. The sitting room has a fireplace at each end plus interesting paintings, local maps, hefty beams (you’ll spot the odd cobweb) and large rugs over ancient tiled floors – not for minimalist fusspots.
Gather round the old farmhouse table in the kitchen, light both fires and bring warm clothing; children will adore the hayloft which has its own extra outside steps. Llanbedr village is five miles down the winding road; the beautiful beaches of Shell Island offer safe swimming.