An ideal luxury countryside holiday retreat, this detached boutique stone cottage is packed full of character. With a stylish interior including designer furnishings, woodburning stove and contemporary kitchen, the award-winning cottage provides the perfect venue for relaxing. Shepherd's Cottage has fantastic views across the Berwyn mountain range and its own private hot tub looking out onto the spectacular vista.
Shepherd's Cottage has an attractive light-filled living room with cosy log burning stove, sofa, chairs and a flatscreen LCD TV with Netflix. The modern kitchen is fitted with granite worktops, dishwasher, microwave, electric hob & oven, fridge, freezer and a dining table and chairs for four. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a family bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC. The main bedroom has a super king size bed (can be arranged as a twin with preferred), a LCD TV and en suite shower room with generous walk-in shower, washbasin and WC. The second bedroom has a king size bed and LCD TV. The stylish conversion includes Villeroy & Boch bathroom and award winning beds from Burgess Beds. The bed linen is 100% Egyptian cotton and the rental includes towels and bathrobes.
Guests at Shepherd's Cottage have their own enclosed patio and garden with stunning river and mountain views and a private hot tub. Guests also enjoy shared use of the splendid Games Lodge on the estate - with large flatscreen TV, seating, table football, table tennis and patio - and access to the wider estate with river frontage and woodland walks. Rentals include a fishing permit for approximately 150 metres of the River Dee. There is a secure bike store with facilities to wash bikes and a few essential items such as puncture repair kits and pump - ideal for exploring local area by bike. A separate laundry/drying room houses washing machines, tumble dryers, drying racks and other facilities.
Shepherds Cottage is one of a group of five cottages, which can be booked together to sleep up to 30 people.
Up to 2 well-behaved dogs welcome by arrangement.
Electricity, underfloor heating, plentiful supply of logs for the stove and WiFi included.
Bed linen, towels and bath robes provided.
Travel cot and high chair available.
Strictly no smoking please.
Dogs welcome but sorry no cats.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bath/shower rooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Hot tub
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- No smoking
- Enclosed garden/courtyard
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 1 mile away
- Coast: 34 miles away
- Nearest pub: 1 mile away
FOOD AND DRINK IN THE AREA
The holiday rental is on the outskirts of the very pretty village of Llandrillo with a lovely stone bridge over the River Dee, located between Bala, Llangollen and Corwen in North Wales.
The cottage is ideal for exploring Snowdonia mountains and coast. The village of Llandrillo has a local pub, the Dudley Arms, plus 2 great places to eat - the Berwyn Restaurant has fabulous reviews and is known for great homecooked food, especially the desserts, and of course Tyddyn Llan which is in The Good Food Guide and holds a Michelin Star.
A little further is elegant and luxurious Pale Hall which welcomes non-residents for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. What a treat!
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS NEAR LLANDRILLO
This luxury holiday cottage is perfectly situated for exploring Snowdonia and North Wales.
The River Dee provides a perfect setting, providing excellent fishing opportunities. The Dee is one of the most significant fly fishing rivers in Wales making this luxury holiday cottage the perfect location for a River Dee fly fishing holiday. The cottage enjoys around 150 metres of fishing rights in the boundary of the luxury holiday cottage site. Guest can fly fish for Brown Trout, Grayling, Sea Trout and Salmon (subject to season rules). As well as fishing on your own bank, this holiday cottage is only 18 miles from Llyn Brenig, a 920 acre stillwater lake with an international reputation for quality fly fishing. Rentals include a fishing permit for approx 150 metres of the River Dee, beyond this other fishing permits are available for a small charge on request.
Five miles away is Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid in Welsh) - an impressive lake (4 miles long by 1 mile wide) which is surrounded by rolling hills. Kayaks, dinghies and other types of craft are available for rent. And of course the National White Water Rafting Centre is located at Frongoch near Bala.
Bala itself is a pleasant tourist town with a good variety of shops, cafes and pubs. Bala Lake Railway runs steam trains on a 9 mile long, 2ft narrow gauge track on the eastern shore of the lake, from Llanuwchllyn to Bala town. Passengers enjoy excellent views of the lake and its surrounding scenery of forests, rolling hills and the nearby mountains - Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.
There are a number of golf courses in the area, including Bala and Dolgellau. Harlech, on the west coast, sports one of the finest golf courses in the world, The Royal St. David's. A short drive is the Glan Gors Park Karting Circuit, the longest karting circuit in the North West and Wales.
For history lovers there are 2 famous religious sites nearby - Rhug Chapel and Llangar Church. Rhug is a rare example of a little-altered private C17th chapel, the plain exterior belies with riches within - angels, elaborate paintings, ghoulish skeleton. Llangar to Corwen just after Cynwyd, a small medieval building in an idyllic setting overlooking the confluence of the Dee and Alwen rivers. Inside it takes you back to another age with many ancient features including extensive C15th wall paintings, C17th figure of death, old beams, box pews, pulpit and minstrels gallery.
OUR TOP THINGS TO DO
Go fishing - it's on your doorstep, then relax in your own private hot tub.
Enjoy a griddle fried egg and bacon batch on the terrace at the Rhug Farm Shop on the A5 - delicious.
Take the Bala Lake narrow gauge railway along a 9 mile delightful journey with excellent views of the lake and through the mountains on the edge of Snowdonia National park. Or visit the steam railway at Llangollen - Thomas the Take Engine and Santa are known to visit.
Walk along the canal over the World Heritage UNESCO Thomas Telford's famous Pontcysylite Aqueduct at Froncysylite, 126ft above the River Dee
Very clean good layout comfortable beds , nice welcome basket,very well equipped.Mr Robertson - 21st April 2016
We had a great holiday thank you.Mark A - 6th July 2015
We had a great time. We will definitely be booking more holidays with you and we have Christmas already booked :o)Janine R - 4th April 2015
We really enjoyed our stay at Shepherds Cottage. The house was absolutely outstanding, extremely well equipped, spotless cleaning and with a lot of small details as the welcome pack that we really enjoyed. Amazing stay, and for sure we'll book again with you in the future.Jacobo - 26th September 2014
The property was amazing and the complex was pristine. Such a beautiful, quiet location but within easy reach of the coast, Snowdon, lovely towns etc. We met Aled who was really friendly and are really looking forward to going back with the whole family.Helen - 26th July 2014
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