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Since the earliest records began in the 13th Century, The Llanfendigaid Estate in the Snowdonia National Park has been under ownership by the Nanney-Wynn family and their ancestors. The original estate once stretched from Harlech in the North, along the Welsh coastline to Aberystwyth in the South but since the 1920s and the collapse of many British estates, the size of Llanfendigaid Estate has reduced to a much smaller area of the National Park and now occupies one of the most beautiful stretches of Welsh coastline.
William Nanney-Wynn Garton-Jones is the current owner who operates the main house and surrounding cottages on the estate as distinctive high quality self-catering holiday homes. Here guests can enjoy access to the secluded sand and shingle beach, the indoor heated swimming pool and experience a true Welsh experience.
Llanfendigaid (translating to "Parish of the Blessed") affords an exceptional position on the coastal path at the southern end of Snowdonia's spectacular National Park, close to the famous Cader Idris mountain, with the sea just half a mile away.
Located on the estate, The Cow Shed is the oldest of all buildings on the estate and has recently been converted to provide contemporary stylish dog-friendly accommodation. It has its own courtyard where you can relax in the sunshine away from the wind during the warmer weather and is surrounded by three acres of communal grounds, nestling amongst some three hundred acres of rolling farmland. Here you can enjoy spectacular views and stunning scenery whilst you truly relax and unwind in a tranquil setting
For those who can tear themselves away from the magnificent surrounds, there are plenty of attractions to visit within easy reach of the estate. The small seaside village of Aberdovey (or Aberdyfi as it is more commonly referred to in Wales), sitting on the Dyfi Estuary, is seven miles away with its famous links golf course, sandy beaches that stretches some five miles long and excellent watersports including sailing. For those who enjoy horse riding, pony trekking is available in nearby Arthog. Take a trip on the Talyllyn Railway or the Fairbourne Railway for a leisurely way of enjoying the scenery or visit the Centre of Alternative Technology at Machynlleth.
A trip to Wales would not be complete without visiting a castle and there are plenty to choose from with the remains of Castell-y-Bere just five miles away and spectacular Harlech Castle a little further.
Will Garton-Jones joined Independent Cottages in July 2006
As the name suggests, this beautiful barn conversion was previously a cow shed on the estate and today offers a high standard of self-catering with a fantastic mix of contemporary style blended with original character.
Sleeping up to six guests, accommodation is all on one level and comprises:
Additional information: Heating, gas and logs are included in the price. Wi-Fi internet access available. Skype available (charged as used). Bed linen, towels and tea towels provided. Cot available (please bring your own linen), along with high chair. Children should be supervised around the pool and also near the stream on the estate. You can buy vegetables from the Estate vegetable garden when available. Saturday changeover day applies for bookings during July and August but flexible at all other times of the year. Up to two dogs welcome in The Cowshed (and also Stable Cottage).
Group booking: The Cow Shed can be rented alongside Dove Cottage and Stable Cottage making it ideal for larger parties of up to ten guests. Dining for ten can be accommodated in The Cow Shed and outside catering can be arranged for special occasions.
Star Rating: 5 Star
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