Stylish Accommodation in the Heart of A Snowdonia Village | Hen-Lyfrgell
If you’re looking for stylish accommodation in the heart of a Snowdonia village, you’d be hard pushed to find anything more beautiful than this cottage.
Hen-Lyfrgell – the Old Library – has been luxuriously renovated and comes with superb views over the River Artro and its historic stone bridge. The cottage sleeps up to four guests in two bedrooms, and it really is quite splendid.
The location is pretty splendid too. Flanked by the Snowdonia mountains to the east and the Irish Sea to the west, Llanbedr is one of the most charming villages in Snowdonia. On the North Wales coast around five miles south of Harlech, it close to many of the region’s most popular towns, beaches and attractions.
The cottage was built in the 19th century by the Welsh philanthropist and local mine owner Samuel Pope. Samuel donated his home to the Llanbedr community as a library and reading room, and you can certainly see its appeal as a place of relaxation and contemplation.
Although the cottage retains plenty of original features, it has been recently transformed into luxurious holiday accommodation. It benefits from an inverted living arrangement, which means the bedrooms are on the ground floor, with a stunning open plan living space above.
The beautifully presented master bedroom comes with a modern take on the four poster bed and en suite shower room. A patio door opens out from this large bedroom onto a dining terrace overlooking the river. It’s a fabulous place for breakfast. A second bedroom has twin beds, with a separate family shower room.
Upstairs, there is a stunning open plan living space with a high, vaulted ceiling and large picture windows which give a tremendous feeling of light and space. The views over the village, river and bridge are just fantastic. A woodburning stove keeps things cosy when the temperature drops.
The upstairs living space looks like a loft apartment and incorporates a fully equipped kitchen diner with bespoke granite work surfaces and a dining table for six guests. It includes a home cinema, with a 100" projection system, surround sound and satellite TV. There are comfortable leather sofas to spread out on, and a separate seating area in the bay window. There is a washroom and loo upstairs too.
Outside this stylish accommodation in the heart of a Snowdonia village there is a dining terrace outside the master bedroom, as well as a further seating area to the front of the property. The garden is planted with exotic flowers and shrubs including passion flowers, jasmine, cordylines and bananas.