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Traditional Holiday Cottage On A Working Welsh Hill Farm | Rhug-Uchaf

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This traditional holiday cottage on a working Welsh hill farm is tucked away on the north western slopes of the Snowdon Massif above Caernarfon. It sleeps up to five guests.

From its wonderful, elevated perch, it comes with far-reaching views down to Caernarfon Castle and across the Menai Strait to Anglesey. On a crisp clear day you might even see as far as the Wicklow mountains in Ireland.

Ideal for keen walkers, or for anyone who simply wants a quiet break away from it all, the cottage is within easy reach of the stunning landscapes of the Llanberis Pass, the Ogwen Valley and the Glyderau. There is plenty of great walking to be done straight from the front door, and guests are welcome to use the footpath which runs through the farm.

Rhug Uchaf is a traditional stone-and-slate farm cottage which has been carefully renovated to retain the original character of the property. We love the natural rustic features, including exposed beams, tile flooring, and brick and stone feature walls.

Downstairs, you’ll find a comfortable lounge with a beamed ceiling. Deep, comfortable sofas are arranged around a toasty woodburning stove, and there is a freeview TV as well as a DVD player and a small library of DVDs.

The kitchen is simple but modern and smart, with an electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster and washing machine. There is a separate dining room with a nice wooden dining table to seat five, and a well-placed armchair which looks out of the window to those rather amazing views.

Upstairs, the cottage sleeps up to five guests in two comfortable double bedrooms and one single. The family bathroom comes with a bath and separate walk in shower. Everything is beautifully clean and well presented. You’ll open your curtains each morning to the most uplifting views.

Outside this traditional holiday cottage on a working Welsh hill farm, you’ll find a patio area with table, chairs and BBQ. Sheep graze in the fields just beyond, and the views down to Caernarfon and the open sea beyond are just wonderful.

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Cottage Type
Real Fire, Farm Stay
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
No Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, TV, Smart TV, Mobile phone reception
Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ

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This traditional holiday cottage is tucked away on a hill farm, on the north western slopes of the Snowdon Massif above Caernarfon. It is a rugged rural location, with big views of the North Wales countryside. Your closest neighbours are several hardy flocks of very sweet looking woolly sheep.

The cottage is a walker’s delight, within easy reach of the mountain villages of Llanberis and Beddgelert, and the stunning landscapes of the Llanberis Pass, the Ogwen Valley and the Glyderau.

It is also close to the main walking tracks up Snowdon, including the Pyg Track, the Miners’ Track and the Rhyd Ddu path. Perfectly placed if you’d like to take on Wales’s highest peak during your next trip to North Wales.

The cottage is a 10 minute drive from Caernarfon, home to Wales’s most famous mighty castle, also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The town is well worth exploring, with its walled town, cobbled streets and Georgian architecture. It’s also well worth paying the small entry fee to explore the castle, and don’t miss the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum which is housed in two of the fortress’s towers.

If you fancy heading slightly further afield, Anglesey is just a short hop across the Menai Bridge. Or head to the Llyn Peninsula, around ten miles south of Caernarfon. Both Anglesey and the Llyn are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasting spectacular coastal scenery and beaches served up with a stunning mountain backdrop.

There are plenty of outdoor specialists in the area who offer activities like coasteering, kayaking, horse riding and gorge scrambling. Adventure seekers might like to take a high-speed boat trip down the Menai Strait with Rib Ride. The cottage is about a 20 minute from the high speed thrills of Zip World at Bethesda, and 45 minutes will get you a surf on a world-first inland surf lagoon at Adventure Parc Snowdonia.

If you prefer a slightly more traditional way to get around, you might enjoy a day out on one of the region’s heritage steam railways. Jump on board the Welsh Highland Railway at Caernarfon for trips to Porthmadog, Beddgelert, and Waunfawr. Waunfawr is less than a mile from the cottage, and also home to the Snowdonia Real Ale Brew pub – consistently voted the best pub in the Snowdonia National Park by CAMRA.

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Guest Reviews

Dean Helen Ethan Cook

We have just returned from a wonderful weeks stay with Alfie and Heulwen at Rhug Uchaf.
The farm cottage is clean, comfortable, very well equipped and with beautiful views.
Watching the sheep, geese, chickens, farm cats, working dogs and Nell was an absolute delight.
Located near Caernarfon with great access to lots of wonderful places to visit in north wales. Plenty of local shops, amenities, pubs and restaurants to choose from.
Would highly recommend to friends and family wanting to visit the area

Tracey Ramsden

Had an absolutely lovely stay. Everything about our visit exceeded our expectations – from the warm welcome given to us by our hosts to the farm location in Snowdonia and even the weather! We couldn’t have asked for a better holiday and will definitely be visiting again and cannot recommend it highly enough. Helywen and Alfie were always on hand but never intruded – unless we fancied a chat or needed some advice (both of which we did) – and we were made to feel most welcome. The cottage is extremely well equipped and the little extras, such as milk in the fridge and homemade cake waiting for us, were much appreciated and very thoughtful. We all loved the sheep, chickens, geese, horses, cats and dogs and appreciated being allowed in the fields with them. And as if all that wasn’t enough, the views were amazing!!

Agata Godlewska

Very pleasant stay in the middle of the sheep farm. The owners were really polite and helpful in every possible way. They have let us do a campfire for the kids which was great in the evening. Spacious property with nice view.
Thank you

Carol Barnes

Warm Welsh welcome from the owners. 10 out of 10. Cottage was clean, spacious, well equipped and comfortable. Very enjoyable break helped by good weather

Lynn Wightman

What a welcome break from the awful time everyone has had over recent times
We arrived to a beautifully clean comfortable cottage with a warm welcome from the owners
The owners were helpful with all queries and the animals especially the sheep were a delight
We woke up to amazing scenery and in the evenings the sunsets were spectacular

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