You’re beautifully secluded, here in the hills overlooking Snowdonia. Just tractors, horses, the odd stray sheep – and you can walk to the river with its Pooh Sticks bridge. Tomos’s parents used to live in the long low Welsh farmhouse, then added to it over the years; now he and Brenda live in one part and the rest is for you. Cosily furnished, spotlessly clean, this cottage is ideal for families seeking a home from home – you arrive to a glowing log burner and home-baked Welsh cakes. In the cosy sitting room are jigsaws and books, in the conservatory, space and sunshine. In the kitchen, blue and white crockery in a lovely old pine cupboard; in the scullery, a butler’s sink and room for wet wellies, and on the roof, solar panels. The bathroom – with new white bath, good shower, eco-friendly soaps and candles – is downstairs and bedrooms are up, colourful and furnished with new pine. There’s also a little ‘honesty’ shop. Children will love the bunks, the garden with its climbing frame and swings, the dogs that may befriend yours, the beaches and castles and Portmerion, a 15-minute drive. The visitors’ book is heaped with praise.