North Lodge sleeps up to six guests and dates back to the 18th Century when it was once the gate house to Cors-y-Gedol Hall. Nestling proudly amongst large gardens of approximately a third of an acre, this holiday home affords an enviable position just two minute's from the lovely golden beaches and majestic mountains and offers Five Star self-catering.
Located in the South West corner of the Snowdonia National Park, near to Barmouth which is arguably one of the most beautiful locations within Wales, with its lovely beach, pretty harbour and good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, sitting on the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, a haven for wildlife.
There are plenty of things to see and do in this lovely area including: the pretty harbour town of Porthmadog with its great shops and opportunities to ride on a Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland steam train; slate mines where you can discover the areas industrial heritage; and Harlech, home to the Royal St. David's golf course, spectacular castle and beautiful sandy beaches that stretch ten miles back to Barmouth. The area is also ideal for those who enjoy fishing, pony trekking, sailing and visiting the sandy "blue flag" beaches of the Cambrian coastline, along with those looking for a walking holiday in the Welsh mountains. Alternatively stay locally and enjoy a gentle stroll across Barmouth Bridge which spanns the river or a relaxing day on the beach.
Explore the surrounding area which is dotted with pretty villages including Llanbedr with Shell Island to its west (a great place to collect shells with its vibrant wild flowers in the warmer months) and Llandanwg with its little historic church by the sea nestling amongst the sand dunes.
There are several peaks which each present a good challenge throughout Snowdonia, with varying degrees of difficulty providing something for all energy and fitness levels. Alternatively, sit back and soak up the pure beauty of Snowdon in a more relaxed manner on the Mountain Railway.
With its majestic mountains, wooded valleys, glistening streams, tranquil lakes, beautiful beaches and pretty harbours, Snowdonia has immense appeal with something to offer everyone. The owners have been providing their guests with a warm welcome for over twenty years, with many visiting regularly every year to enjoy all that this wonderful area has to offer.
Jane Williams joined Independent Cottages in July 2009
Additional information: One dog welcome. Short breaks and longer stays available. All inclusive prices. Welcome Pack. Open fire coal and logs provided. Bath towels and hand towels are supplied (not beach towels). Cot and highchair provided. The sandy beach, village pub and play area are just a five minute walk away.
Star Rating: 5 Star
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Sleep6 2 night stay from £350