On the edge of the quiet village of Llanelltyd, just two miles from the idyllic little market town of Dolgellau, and sheltered in fifteen acres of spectacular landscaped grounds, you will find Tan Llan.
This striking, Grade II listed country house and its neighbouring cottage are set into a gently sloping hillside and have been sympathetically renovated to offer luxurious, spacious accommodation, ideal for a very special family holiday in the spectacular Snowdonia National Park.
Set over three floors, the Main House offers an effortless blend of bright, contemporary accommodation, lavish furnishings and original 18th century features including large sash windows and shutters, cast iron radiators and a bespoke slate fireplace.
There are eight bedrooms in total, six in the Main House, three with luxury en-suite facilities, and two in the adjacent Coach House, both en-suite.
The exceptional first floor master bedroom is set in a separate wing, accessed by a private corridor, and has a magnificent en-suite bathroom with attractive views across the grounds, which can be enjoyed during a relaxing soak in the large freestanding bath.
Superbly equipped, the kitchen has a large island breakfast bar and a grand dining table, perfect for celebratory meals, whilst the sitting room has a glorious open fire, which guests can gather beside at the close of the day.
The beautiful, light garden room opens out to the vast surrounding grounds, which are sheltered by tall, established trees and dotted with fourteen types of daffodil, with a charming winterbourne stream and the River Mawddach ambling by.
A spacious, slate patio area, swathed in sunlight for most of the day, offers an ideal spot to relax with a glass of wine whilst watching the resident rabbits and squirrels scamper through the woodland.
Nestled beside the Main House is the Coach House.
This charming character cottage, with exposed walls and beams, offers superb, supplementary accommodation, ideal for members of your party seeking a peaceful hideaway.
Originally a stable and later transformed into a coaching house, guests will find wonderfully renovated accommodation with two beautiful bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a cosy snug with TV and a spacious sitting room with dining area.
A renowned restaurant, just over half a mile away, offers local fare and wonderful views, whilst Dolgellau is just two miles away, with its delightful selection of cafes, bars and independent shops.
Set in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, amongst towering mountains and glorious valleys, this is a wonderful location for walkers, mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts, whilst the extensive sandy beaches of North Wales are a delight, with the popular seaside town of Barmouth easily reached.
Tan Llan is an exceptional holiday hideaway offering a stunning sanctuary and luxury base from which to discover the delights of North Wales.
Over three floors.
1 x super king-size double with TV and en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC,
1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC,
1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC,
2 x second floor king-size double,
1 x second floor twin.
Second floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Two ground floor basin and WC.
Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 4) and dining area (seats 16).
Sitting room (seats 13) with open fire.
Garden room (seats 7).
Reading area in lobby (seats 2).
Two eaves bedrooms with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC:
1 x super king-size double,
1 x king-size double.
Ground floor basin and WC.
Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 3).
Sitting room (seats 6) with dining area (seats 6) and woodburning stove.
Snug (seats 4).
External games room with table tennis.
About the location
Dolgellau 2 miles; Barmouth 8 miles; Fairbourne 9 miles.
Set at the starting point of the sweeping Mawddach Estuary and caught between Snowdonia’s sea and mountain scenery, the small, peaceful village of Llanelltyd rests amongst climbing green hills, offering a perfectly peaceful holiday location for touring this vibrant area. The crumbling Cymer Abbey, a 12th century romantic ruin, and St Illtyd’s Church, thought to be one of the oldest in Wales, stand testament to the village’s past. There are plenty of pretty walks in the area with Llanelltyd Bridge, an ancient attractive footbridge crossing the shallows of the River Mawddach, offering the chance to settle on the shingled riverside in view of the nearby mountains. The River Mawddach hurries past, heading to the mouth of its estuary, with the Mawddach Trail, leading alongside the marbled, silky sands, offering a rewarding route for explorers. Llanelltyd has its own restaurant, which proudly offers panoramic sights and fine local fare, plus there are plenty of places to eat, interesting shops and quirky cafes to be found in Dolgellau, just two miles away. Barmouth is a short drive away, where you can enjoy a fun-filled family day beside the sea finished with traditional fish and chips on the harbour front beside its vast Blue Flag beach. Within easy driving distance guests can uncover much of Snowdonia's spectacular coast, take a nostalgic train trip by steam or conquer Cader Idris, Snowdon’s quieter counterpart. Enjoy a boat trip or test out exhilarating watersports, venture underground to unearth Snowdonia’s mining history, cycle or walk world-class tracks through thick forests with the Coed y Brenin park just five miles away, or learn of Snowdonia’s many castles and landmarks. Llanelltyd sits at the meeting of intertwining rivers and roads, providing a perfect touring base for day trips and discovery in this richly diverse destination. From immaculate sandy beaches to sheep-studded pastures framed by dramatic peaks, this striking area of Wales offers endless adventure and is certain to live long in the memory.