Ty Hir is superbly restored Welsh longhouse cottage sitting in spacious gardens, which has undergone a complete renovation making extensive use of local materials. This beautiful barn conversion combines a traditional exterior with a modern and contemporary interior. The cottage has the luxury of two separate lounges and sleeps 10 guests in four en suite bedrooms, making ideal accommodation for large families and groups of friends.
The ground floor living room is a lovely light room with slate flooring, leather sofas, flatscreen TV with Freeview, huge inglenook fireplace with log burning stove and a dining table and chairs for 10. The kitchen is fitted with contemporary oak units, a range cooker with electric ovens and gas hob, slate worktops, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. A separate utility room houses a washing machine and tumble dryer, and also offers a secure area to store bikes. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor with twin beds, which can be made into king size beds if required. Each has an en suite - one a shower rooms with WC and basin and the other bathroom with a shower over the bath, basin and WC. Upstairs is the second lounge, a spacious mezzanine room overlooking the ground floor living room, with original beams, sofas and chairs, and a PC for guest use. A telephone is available for incoming calls. The third bedroom, also on the first floor, is a large family room sleeping four divided into two sections with twin beds in each - the furthest room can be made up as king size if required. The family suite has an adjacent shower room, with washbasin and WC, and some restricted headroom. The fourth bedroom is accessed externally - another king size or twin bedroom, with en suite shower room, with large shower cubicle, WC and basin.
Ty Hir is set in half an acre of gardens with lawns and pergola, apple trees, pear trees, a lavender avenue, grape vines, foxgloves and roses. In addition, the grounds include a pretty stream with small bridge, small pond (uncovered) and woodland extending to 0.75 acres. Guests can enjoy a patio area with chimnea and barbecue, and there is ample gated parking and secure bike storage.
One well behaved dog is welcome but the owner must supply bedding and sleeping basket. Dogs are only allowed to sleep in the adjoining utilities room or inner porch. Please clear away any mess in the garden or landscaped areas. At no times are animals allowed in the kitchen, bedrooms or upper lounge. Any damage caused by pets must be paid for.
Electricity, central heating, logs and WiFi included.
Bed linen and towels provided. Please sepcify bed requirements (king size or twin) at time of booking.
Cot and high chair available.
Strictly no smoking please.
Friday to Friday bookings.
Please note the grounds include a stream and lily pond so children should be supervised.
At a Glance
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 10
- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 Bath/shower rooms
- 1 Pet allowed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- 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
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 3 miles away
- Coast: 7 miles away
- Nearest pub: 3 miles away
This cottage is ideally situated in Snowdonia National Park near the ancient market town of Dolgellau.
Bordering the village of Llanelltyd, this large Snowdonia holiday cottage is within walking distance of the Mawddach restaurant (400 metres), the ancient ruins of Cymer Abbey (800 metres) and the old bridge across the Mawddach 650 metres).
Ty Hir is not far from the Welsh coast and convenient for the beach resorts of Barmouth and Fairbourne. Inland it's not far to the bike trails of the Coed y Brenin and the mountains of Southern Snowdonia. Coed y Brenin offers world-class mountain bike trails covering 140km - a stunning combination of natural routes and armoured man-made sections offering some epic riding. Facilities also include family walks, cafe, cycle shop, Go Ape climbing, play area and an easy access trail. The cottage has large secure bike storage.
Ty Hir is surrounded by walking trails - the New Precipice Walk is accessible from a gate within the grounds. Slightly further away are the Precipice Walk, Panorama Walk, Penmaenpool Trail and various routes up Cader Idris (the best starting point being Gwernan Lake 4 miles away). On a clear day the view of Cader Idris from Ty Hir is very impressive.
Nearby waterfalls include the Rhaeadr Mawddach and Pistyll Cain. Lakes include Llyn Cynych within the Precipice Walk, Gwernan Lake (4 miles), Llyn Cau at the foot of Cader Idris (6 miles) and Tal y Llyn in the Dysynni valley just 15 minutes drive away.
Local narrow gauge railways are the Tal y Llyn, Bala, Ffestiniog and Fairbourne.
FOOD AND DRINK
The wider area has a selection of pubs and restaurants including:
Bwyty Mawddach - just 400 metres from Ty Hir, this restaurant combines locally sourced food and contemporary design with panoramic views over Mawddach estuary and Cader Idris
Ty'n y Groes Coaching Inn - built in the 16th century and later used as a staging post for the Royal Mail, friendly staff and restaurant, rustic charm with food using Welsh products and cask ales
George III Penmaenpool - riverside inn constructed in 1650 to serve the flourishing boat building industry, serves food and Snowdonia real ale
Cross Foxes - newly refurbished Grade II listed building awarded Gold (exceptional) by Visit Wales and recognised by the Good Food Guide 2012, also awarded by the Alistair Sawday's Special Pub and voted by The Independent 2012 as one of Britain's Top 50 Country Pubs.
OUR TOP THINGS TO DO
Try New Precipice Walk literally on the doorstep, download maps from Snowdonia National Park.
Enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast at Yr Hen Efail in Dolgellau - friendly, clean and fantastic food.
Imagine a frugal life as a monk at Cymer Abbey just up the river.
Coed y Brenin is great for mountain biking and Go Ape climbing, but also a good visitor centre and cafe.
Portmerion, a lovely drive and utterly captivating.
Fantastic property. Mawddach restaurant near cottage is superb.Mr Pete Stuart - 18th April 2018
We’ve not been away for Christmas before, however everyone very much enjoyed the holiday at this beautiful barn, which benefited from a front view of the snow peaked mountains and a rear view of a mountain stream within yards of the barn. The log burner was the highlight of our holiday..making our accommodation cosy, relaxing and visually pleasing. Furthermore, no bottles of Evian drinking water was needed here, as the refreshing tap water tasted wonderful! In terms of entertainment, the kids always opted for the extensive range of board games over and above their iPad, iPhone and Xbox devices!! Trips to Barmouth, Harlech and Portmeirion added to the enjoyment of this memorable holiday. Thank you for an amazing holiday experience! Mrs Koren Ozdemir - 11th January 2018
A lovely property that really suited our family needs. The location was very private and in beautiful surroundings. The local area is very beautiful. We had a lovely time in a very lovely property that was also heated very well especially when we lit the log fire.We hope we can come again. It was an ideal set up for our family.Mrs Celia Gifford - 23rd February 2017
We had a fantastic stay on our Wales Cottage Holiday. The area we stayed in near Dolgellau is stunning with beautiful mountains, rivers, beaches and forests. The cottage was perfect and had everything we needed for the perfect break.Mrs Linney - 27th July 2016
Beautiful cottage. Extremely well equipped and in a perfect location. Close to Dolgellau and Barmouth. It was a big family gathering and a good time was had by all. Will definitely consider going to this cottage againMrs Hayes - 14th June 2016
We had a fabulous time, thank you.Dean B - 11th December 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Ty Hir. It provided superbly spacious accommodation for our family and we appreciated how well-appointed it was. It has been most attractively converted and the en-suite shower rooms were a great asset, as were the barbecue facilities and the spacious utility room with secure bike storage.Diana P - 16th August 2014
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