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Briar Bank

Llanaber, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1020993)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

It won't just be the view from this lovely detached house that leaves you breathless and gets your heart racing!

This beautiful period property, dating back over 100 years is elevated high above the tree line on a wooded hillside with far-reaching views over Barmouth Beach, Cardigan Bay and stretching as far as the eye can see, encompassing the Llyn Peninsula and the Snowdonia mountain range.

Accessed via a sloping zig-zag pathway and 52 steps in total from the roadside, you'll certainly be fitter leaving than when you arrived, but it'll be worth it when rewarded with the superb views and welcoming accommodation that won't disappoint you.

This is a perfect base for a seaside holiday for couples, friends and families.

This cottage has been successfully refurbished to a good standard throughout with a well-appointed interior and has a very homely feel.

The sitting room is ideally placed with a large bay window and seating to enjoy those amazing sea and coastal views, and a lovely fireplace houses an electric woodburner-effect fire, offering a warming glow on those chillier evenings; a wonderful place to relax and unwind after a busy day.

The dining room is accessed from the well-equipped kitchen to provide a pleasant environment for a sit down meal but it's the garden room with full length glazing and rattan dining furniture which provides the perfect place for more social occasions.

Whatever the weather the garden room is a wonderful addition to the already comfortable accommodation, ideal for alfresco dining or simply a wonderful tranquil place to sit and relax after a long day walking on the mountains or a day on the beach.

Here you can enjoy those long summer evenings, or if the weather is against you, then watching those white horses rolling in or simply stargazing into the night sky, watching the lights tinkling across the bay, reminiscing over memories of your day.

The four bedrooms are all comfortably furnished with good quality beds so after all that sea air you're sure to get a good night's sleep.

Each bedroom enjoys a sea view but it's the two double bedrooms occupying the front of the house which have the best views out to sea, and the master bedroom even boasts an en-suite shower room.

There is a patio area with barbecue outside the cottage and the mature sloping gardens are landscaped into the hillside with an array of flowering shrubs, plants and trees, a wonderful haven for birdlife.

This whole area is a perfect for walkers and climbers, and the coastal town of Barmouth with its array of shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, plus its beautiful sandy beach, is only a five minute drive away.

This popular area is also ideal for sailing and watersports enthusiasts, as well as providing some of the best mountain biking, with Coed y Brenin, the largest mountain bike trail centre in Wales, being only 12 miles away.

Further afield, explore the stunning architectural gem of Portmeirion, take a historical trip to Harlech Castle with its visitor centre or enjoy the industrial heritage of Blaenau Ffestiniog slateworks, steam railway, Zip World Titan, Zip Caverns or Bounce Below, an underground trampoline.

This lovely cottage offers the feel of a rural retreat but with a coastal setting, and its comfortable accommodation provides an ideal getaway for family and friends alike, all year round.


  • Over two floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower and basin
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • External utility
  • Dining room with electric woodburner-effect fire
  • Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect fire
  • Garden room.
  • LPG central heating and electric fires
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility
  • TV with Freeview and streaming available with recording, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable storage for bikes, watercraft, kayaks in garage
  • Front hillside garden with elevated patio seating area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (downstairs only)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile
  • Beach 1 mile by car, 5 mins walk
  • Note: The rear garden is currently out of use
  • Note: Due to the nature and elevated hillside location, children to be supervised in garden.There is an 8 - 10 foot drop in front of the property
  • Note: Off road parking is available below at roadside level; the cottage does not have vehicle access and is accessed on foot via a steep sloping zig-zag path and 52 steps in total from the roadside
  • May not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Garage provides lockable storage for bikes and equipment only and is not suitable for a vehicle

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About the location


Barmouth 1 mile; Harlech 8 miles.

The small coastal village of Llanaber lies between one of the most picturesque resorts on the Welsh coast, Barmouth, and the World Heritage Site of Harlech, all surrounded by the unrivalled splendour of the Snowdonia National Park. Llanaber overlooks beautiful Cardigan Bay and the Llyn Peninsula beyond and is home to the historic 13th century St Mary & St Bodfan church. This is a renowned location for wonderful beaches, fishing, golf, walking, sailing, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding and has ready access to mountains, steam railways, slate quarries and a variety of historic castles. The traditional seaside town of Barmouth boasts an enormous sandy Blue Flag beach, perfect for families. A variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, combined with the mild climate, make this an ideal destination for a holiday, even out of season. This area is a paradise for walkers and climbers, with Mount Cader Idris nearby, the second highest mountain in Wales. An abundance of wildlife along the Mawddach Estuary, trout fishing in mountain lakes, Harlech Castle, St David's golf course and Portmeirion Italianate Village are just a handful of the many superb attractions within this beautiful area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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