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Saron

Cwmystradllyn, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1009002)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Mrs Galway

    “I think Sykes needs to review this property.”

    I believe it used to be on the Menai books and now transferred to Sykes. If you haven't already visited you should! The photograph of the living area is completely misleading. The place needs a lot of TLC to improve it. We found loads of cobwebs, spiders, creepy crawlies. The place smells of damp and there was a leak when it was raining over the kitchen bin. The sofa which looks a lovely pink colour in the photos (it isn't really that colour) is broken (it was noted in a book in the kitchen ...

    I believe it used to be on the Menai books and now transferred to Sykes. If you haven't already visited you should! The photograph of the living area is completely misleading. The place needs a lot of TLC to improve it. We found loads of cobwebs, spiders, creepy crawlies. The place smells of damp and there was a leak when it was raining over the kitchen bin. The sofa which looks a lovely pink colour in the photos (it isn't really that colour) is broken (it was noted in a book in the kitchen drawer in June 2018 by a previous guest), the clothes airer is broken. The cups, glasses and cooking utensils aren't clean. The kitchen needs updating or at least cleaning. Upstairs was better and the main bedroom was light and a nice space. The twin bedded room is large. What a pity a shower couldn't be installed upstairs. The shower and bath are downstairs between the front porch and the living room, and this is okay I suppose but it would be much better to have an en-suite upstairs... and there seems to be plenty of room for at least a shower cubicle. Overall, this could be an amazing property but it feels like it's unloved and falling into disrepair. It is far too expensive for what you get (and we had a slight discount for late availability). The pews don't work! They smell and the room would benefit greatly from them being removed.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. Menai Holiday Cottages are now part of the Sykes family. Saron is a Chapel built in 1888, and as such is an old character property. unfortunately in the summer spiders and other creatures may find their way in. We were unable to find a leak in the kitchen, the sofa has been repaired as there was a slight crack in the framework. The pews and the kitchen are in keeping with the property and the owners have tried to keep as many original features as possible. We realise an upstairs shower would be great but not possible due to space restrictions. - Sykes owner relations

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The property

Saron is a beautiful, recently renovated former chapel in a rural spot within the Snowdonia National Park.

It is blessed with heavenly countryside views, yet it is just a short drive to some of North Wales' best attractions.

The owner has carefully restored this lovely holiday house, keeping many of the original features which add to its wonderful charm. In the slate-floored entrance hall there is plenty of space for outdoor clothing and boots.

The gothic windows make the most of the dramatic view. The mix of old and new in the sitting room is wonderful!

The more time you spend in this lovely room, the more little features you will notice.

It is fitted with a wall-hung flat screen TV and DVD player, and furnished with pink sofas.

The woodburning stove will keep you warm and cosy whatever the weather.

The dining table has chairs and original pews.

The well equipped kitchen has a microwave, electric hob and fan-assisted oven, a separate grill oven, washing machine, dishwasher and a large fridge/freezer. A double bedroom on the ground floor has a standard double bed, fitted wardrobes and overhead storage.

There are two ground floor bathrooms.

One with a loo, shower, wash hand basin and heated towel rail, and another with a bath, loo, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. The open tread wooden stairs lead to two more bedrooms.

One spacious double and one twin room.

The double has gorgeous views across the Welsh countryside.

The beautifully decorated Jack and Jill bathroom/dressing room can be accessed from either bedroom.

This has a heated towel rail, loo, wash hand basin and full length free-standing mirror. There is a lovely slate seating area with garden furniture overlooking fields and views to Moel Hebog and the rest of the valley.

There is parking for two cars to the side of the chapel. Fishing permits are available from Cath and Dave who live at Tyddyn Mawr 200 yards up the road.

Prices vary from £8 in the evenings to £45 for the week.

From the doorstep you can take a walk around Llyn Cwmystradllyn.

This natural lake has been enlarged to form a reservoir and lies in a basin between the wild mountains of Moel Hebog and Moel Ddu. The busy town of Porthmadog is only a short drive away and has everything you will need from shops, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

It's also home to the Welsh Highland Railway and the Italianate village of Portmeirion.

A little further away you will find all the attractions of south Snowdonia including Dolgellau, Beddgelert and Ffestiniog, to mention a few.

And on your drive to Saron, look out for a remarkable edifice, originally built as a slate slab mill, which now resembles a ruined monastery.

Please note that there are six steps up to front door and open tread stairs to first floor.

A car is recommended due to its fairly rural location.

There is wifi at this cottage, however speed can be slower than usual at times.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Two bathrooms: 1 x shower, loo and basin, 1 x bath, loo and basin, there is also a dressing room on the first floor with a loo and basin
  • Sitting room with wood buring stove.
  • Electric Heating included, microwave, electric hob and fan-assisted oven, a separate grill oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, flat screen TV, DVD player, woodburning stove, off road parking
  • two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub 6 miles
  • Note: There is wifi at this cottage, however speed can be slower than usual at times
  • Note: Open tread stairs to first floor

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

CWMYSTRADLLYN

Cwmystradllyn is a valley in north west Wales lying between Moel Hebog and Moel Ddu in Snowdonia. Has a very tranquil and mysterious feel to it, but also very beautiful. Enjoyed by many a rambler. In the 1800's it was a very busy slate quarry which had a tram going all the way to Porthmadog.

Region Information

Notes: There are six steps up to front door. Open tread stairs to first floor. Car recommended due to its fairly rural location. There is wifi at this cottage, however speed can be slower than usual at times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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