17th Century Holiday cottage with sea views in Dyffryn Ardudwy Snowdonia | Y-Felin
Y Felin, 17th Century Holiday cottage with sea views in Dyffryn Ardudwy Snowdonia, is half way between Harlech and Barmouth on the Cambrian Coast road. A short grassy drive leads up to a private but sunny garden. (It never rains in Wales, honest!) Slate stepping stones guide you to the front door of this beautiful, typically asymmetrical, 17th century stone cottage.
Open the door of this holiday cottage Dyffryn Ardudwy and step onto the warm slates which cover the ground floor. (This under floor heating is a marvellous thing) Modern facilities, dishwasher, washing machine etc are combined with original features like the ledged and braced doors and exposed beams.
There’s a cosy lounge complete with obligatory inglenook or ‘simne fawr’ with cast iron log burner. Perfect for those romantic evenings cuddled up together on the couch. Upstairs there’s a modern bathroom where the complete with ceramic bath and power-shower and there’s a nice view of the cows from the bath if you leave the curtains open. The two bedrooms are nicely furnished and all the linen was crisp and clean.
Both bedrooms have window seats overlooking the coastline about half a mile away. One disadvantage of this period property however was the painfully low doors. But I learnt to duck by about the third day. In front of the house some old barns and stone walls combine to provide a private and secluded courtyard type garden complete with wood fired two man hot tub. (These real fire hot tubs to take a while to warm up. Patience and some fire building skills are needed.) The cottage owners also have a 4 acre field to the front of the property. Guests are more than welcome to throw a ball for their dogs in the field.