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Isallt Fawr

Golan near Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 939211)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

Isallt Cottages

These two wonderful detached farmhouses, one Grade II listed and dating back to the 16th century, in a rural and remote location, nestling on the hillside in Cwm Pennant, set amidst some of the most stunning countryside with far reaching views down the Cwm Pennant valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in North Wales. Set in an isolated, rural location on the owner’s 200 acre working mountain farm this is a fantastic location to get away from it all. The ideal base for readers, writers, artists, and nature lovers. These delightful cottages have been beautifully renovated to make cosy and comfortable holiday cottages, retaining many of the original features and attributes; exposed stone, beams, ancient stone and slate flag floors, ledge and brace doors and a wonderful inglenook fireplace housing a warming woodburner in the homely sitting rooms with comfy sofas and chairs to sink into and relax after a day on the mountains. Relax and enjoy the ambience of this wonderful place, a secluded piece of heaven on earth with nothing but peace and tranquillity, panoramic views and lots of mountain sheep! Cwm Pennant Valley is a delight, where high slopes blend into wooded hillsides, a meandering river winds through small fields which are dotted with farmhouses and an ancient church. Brynkir Woollen Mill is close by, view the entire working process from raw wool to the finished product at this long established woollen mill. Incorporate the visit with a walk, enjoying some tea and cakes, feeling refreshed ready for the walk back! The harbour town of Porthmadog is six miles away and offers an array of independent shops, pubs, eating establishments and tea rooms. The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland steam railway start their journeys from here, a great way to see some wonderful scenery. The vast sandy beach of Black Rock Sands and the sand and shingle beach at Criccieth, with its 13th century castle are close by. The Italianate village and gardens of Portmeirion are easily reached and well worth a visit. While the entire Cardigan Bay, Llyn Peninsula, Snowdonia National Park and the Isle of Anglesey are all within easy reach. There is so much to do and something for all the family and the peaceful location of Isallt Cottages will leave you relaxed and wanting to return as soon as you get back home! A wonderful place to enjoy all year round.

The property

Porthmadog 6 miles.

This Grade II listed cottage retains many original features including its thick stone walls, original floors, impressive inglenook and a spiral stone staircase.

This cottage is of particular historic interest as J B Priestley and many others who have visited over the years have left their mark with signatures which are preserved under a glass panel in the sitting room.

There are two spacious sitting rooms which offer plenty of comfy seating, the main sitting room is just perfect for an evening in, after a day walking on the mountains relax in front of the warming woodburner set in one of the inglenook fireplaces, enjoy a favourite film or reminisce and exchange stories on the day’s adventures.

The farmhouse-style kitchen caters for all your needs to prepare meals and a comfy dining area for everyone to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or late supper.

The bathroom is also downstairs with all three bedrooms on the first floor, all boasting deep window sills where you can sit and enjoy those wonderful views.

The main bedroom has the benefit of a king-size bed and given the location of the cottage a good night’s sleep is almost guaranteed.

Outside, you can enjoy an early morning coffee, or even dine alfresco in the evening while you enjoy the vista and sunsets, relaxing after those long walks and days of exploring, admiring the stars long into the night and if you’re really lucky you may be fortunate enough to see the owls.

Note: This cottage is 400 yards from Ref 939210, together they can sleep 10.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with corner bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Second sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden to front and rear with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 6 miles
  • Note: Cottage is accessed via a rough mountain track (approx 0.3 miles long), which can be difficult in winter and on occasions has become impassable for any vehicle other than vehicles with four wheel drive
  • Note: Please take care on the spiral stone staircase; there is another staircase from the hallway which accesses the first floor and there are several low doorways
  • Note: Mobile signal is very limited
  • Note: This property is on a mountain working sheep farm, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside cottage
  • Note: Children must always be supervised when outside
  • Note: Private water supply which is tested annually
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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About the location


Harlech 5 miles; Caernarfon 19 miles.

The bustling harbour town of Porthmadog lies on the Glaslyn Estuary and enjoys a stunning setting. The gateway to the Snowdonia National Park, Porthmadog is full of individual shops and restaurants, and home to the Ffestiniog Railway, where you can travel by steam through spectacular Snowdonia scenery, to Blaenau Ffestiniog. The pretty village of Borth Y Gest, with its cliffs and coves, is a short walk or drive from the town. The well known and unique Italianate village of Portmeirion is just down the coast. Situated on a rugged clifftop on its own private peninsula, Portmeirion, famous as the location of the TV show The Prisoner and the final episode of Cold Feet, is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and woodlands. The area also boasts castles at Criccieth and Harlech, and superb unspoilt beaches such as Black Rock Sands, where the sands stretch as far as the eye can see. An ideal location for the attractions of Snowdonia and the The Lleyn Peninsula.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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