What a find! A really lovely cottage. And thoughtfully presented, with detailed instructions.
Large sitting/dining room, with TV, log-burner, etc. V comfy, and very tastefully decorated. Kitchen is beautifully equipped, complete with Delongi kettle and toaster, and decent knives (a rarity in most of the holiday accommodation that I have stayed in!). there is a well-equipped under-the-stairs cupboard complete with, to the delight of my husband, iron and ironing board!!!
Upstairs, there is a bathroom with a bath, with an overhead shower, loo and basin; the cistern is a little temperamental at times! the two bedrooms are tastefully decorated; the larger of the 2 rooms is the twin room at the front of the house, with the double at the back. Both have plenty of storage. Pillows are very thick; I normally have one foam and one feather, and these were too thick to have two pillows but one was not enough....suggest you take your own pillows if you are as fussy as I!!!
Outside, a small-ish parking space, but we were still able to park a Yeti without any major difficulty (apart from negotiating around our bikes!). At the front, there is a small garden that winds down to the stream. This is very 'English county garden', quite shady, and full of midges!
The village itself is odd! Some really lovely little rows of cottages, then 2 bus depots, a field full of rubbish, complete with cars crammed full of junk....lots just quite uncared for! Village shop ideal, but do not ignore the owner comments about their wood as it is fireproof!
Beach pleasant, with a lovely sandy area, a shale part and a jetty with some fab crabbing!
Landlady lovely, with excellent communications and also happy for feedback/recommendations.
Ideally situated; we did Angelsey, Caernarfon, Lleyn peninsula, Llechwedd Slate Caverns and even Snowdon (well, not me, but my husband and older son!!!).
Cannot recommend highly enough, and suggest that you do not hesitate to book, but please check with me first as I do not want you to get in before me!!!!!
Yr Encil cottage in Trefor was lovely. Perfectly situated mid-Llyn Peninsula for easy access to spectacular parts of the Coastal Path. Pretty winding tree-lined road to the village with gamboling lambs in the fields and views of the sea. All the amenities you could ask for. Very modern kitchen and bath, super clean, comfortable and welcoming after a day of hiking. Recover from hikes with wine in the tucked away garden. Many thanks to our excellent hosts who made us welcome and provided loads of info on everything in the cottage. Highly recommend.
What a delightful find Yr Encil is! From the moment you step inside this lovely old cottage you feel it is a true home from home.
Leaving our car (an A4 estate) conveniently parked in the space just outside the back gate we went through the small courtyard, where a bench and covered area have been thoughtfully provided to put on/take off muddy boots in comfort and under shelter, and through the patio doors to a spacious lounge-diner, complete with stunning stone fireplace and wood burning stove. The central heating and large radiators keep this house warm throughout, but it was lovely to sit on the comfy leather sofas in front of a roaring fire in the evening watching TV or one of the selection of DVDs left for us to choose from. Our dog enjoyed it too!
As well as two sofas, the room has a good sized dining table and chairs – great for jigsaws as well as meals – and another comfy leather chair and footstool just made for putting one’s feet up with the daily paper, bought from the convenience store around the corner. Some limited provisions, as well as local ales, are also on sale at the village hostelry – it seems to be open most of the day, and the one evening the owner was intending to close early he kindly insisted on staying open for us to have a drink. There are numerous walks to enjoy from the house, including to the nearby beach and headland, and the lots of information on attractions in the local area are provided in a file in the Welsh dresser.
When it comes to mealtimes, the modern galley-style kitchen is kitted out with high quality equipment, including washing machine, small fridge-freezer and the all-important dish washer, and is equipped with everything you might need to cook dinner for the family. Comprehensive instructions for how to use all of the equipment in the house are also contained in a file in the dresser, should you need them.
Upstairs the double and twin rooms both have good mattresses, cheerful bed linen and ample storage space in the built-in wardrobes. The bathroom is spacious, with a fabulous power shower (with both overhead douche and detachable hose) over the bath, and good quality fluffy towels were provided.
Throughout, the house is decorated in restful neutral colours highlighted with shades of red, and everywhere those little touches that make it feels like home – from the crystal trimmed tie-backs on the voile curtains to the quirky over-sized stop-watch on the wall, to the wooden rabbit sitting on the windowsill and welcoming you in.
At the front of the house, across the path is a long, well-stocked garden leading through to a stream at the end. When the weather improves it looks a promising place to relax over a G&T whilst enjoying the evening sun.
We will most definitely be back to try it out!!
We booked this cottage for a week last Saturday 25th June 16. We were impressed with the cottage. It is very clean, cosy and comfortable. Thankfully we had taken our provisions with us - as the local shop was closed up and for sale. On arrival we found the WiFi not working. I contacted the owner who doesn't live near the cottage and she did try to resolve the issue with the provider, to no avail. We had three days in the area and the highlights were a visit to Bodnant Gardens - coastal walk and trip down to Abersoch. We decided to come home on Wednesday as my husband had some work to do and he needed access to the internet, and the weather was atrocious.
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