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Dolgellau 9 miles; Towyn 10 miles.
The tiny hamlet of Tal y Llyn quietly nestles amidst the peaceful foothills of the Cader Idris mountain range, close to the lovely shores of Tal y Llyn Lake. A paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, the surrounding area is home to Mount Cader Idris, Wales' second most climbed peak at 2928 feet, and abounds in numerous climbing, walking and cycling opportunities, as well as boasting excellent fishing and being part of the Tal y Llyn narrow gauge railway. The historic town of Dolgellau and the renowned seaside resort of Towyn are both close by, offering a variety of good shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst the enormous blue flag sandy beach at Barmouth is also within easy reach. Enjoy boat trips, the coastal railway and magnificent scenery in every direction, or explore further afield to discover all the delights North Wales has to offer.
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Tal y Llyn 1.5 miles.These two attractive, stone-built barn and granary conversions are set around a central courtyard and adjoin the owners’ house, amidst the most beautiful countryside in the foothills of Mount Cader Idris, only 4 minutes' walk from the shores of the magnificent Tal y Llyn Lake. These Tal y Llyn cottages retain much of their original character and charm but have been tastefully restored to provide comfortable homely accommodation, with woodburning stoves and exposed oak beams. The location of these Tal y Llyn properties is a paradise for climbers, walkers, fishermen and birdwatchers to explore the spectacular Cader Idris mountain range. You’re surrounded by stunning countryside with the magnificent Precipice Walk and the famous Coed-y-Brenin forest nearby, which offers some of Europe’s best mountain bike trails. Discover the Mawddach Estuary which John Ruskin said provided "one of the most sublime views in Europe”, the huge beach at Barmouth, perfect for all sorts of family fun and water sports, and the quaint market town of Dolgellau with its interesting shops, pubs and restaurants. Return to these charming Tal y Llyn cottages in their stunning location and soak up the magnificent mountain views.
Finished to a very comfortable standard and packed with character, this semi-detached Tal y Llyn granary is ideal for a family holiday in fine countryside, at the head of Tal y Llyn Lake. From the cosy sitting/dining room with impressive inglenook fireplace, natural stone walls and exposed beams, to a fitted kitchen, this Tal y Llyn cottage makes a superb base all year round. Note: This Tal y Llyn cottage can be booked with Ref 12265, The Barn to accommodate 7 people.
Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with lake view and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 3 singles and en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Traditional kitchen with Belfast sink. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV with FreeSat, CD/radio, selection of books and toys. Oil, electricity and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and other baby equipment available. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Shared use of owner’s garden with play equipment and central courtyard with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 9 miles, pub 1.2 miles. Tal y Llyn Lake 4 mins walk. Note: Due to the fish pond in the shared garden, children must be supervised at all times.
Previous visitors' comments about The Granary:
We liked the environment (mountains, lakes), the possibilities, the quietness and the kind people.
Mr Yedema, Amsterdam, July 2012