We booked this cottage for 9 young people (couples and singles). The house was huge and fully equipped to cater and accommodate us all for the week. The outside space had a good quality gas BBQ and large rattan table and chairs.
The weather was fantastic which meant lots of trips to the beach and we tried out the ice cream parlour on the front.
Wished we could have taken advantage of the log burners but it was too hot weather!
Activities we did:
Barmouth (10 min drive)
Visited port merion for afternoon tea (a highlight!)
Took a trip on the steam train from Porthmadog
The bedding and bathrooms were very clean and high quality.
The kitchen and utility could have been cleaner but we appreciate the quick turn round time.
A great house for a memorable holiday for families and groups.
A family of 5 adults and 5 children stayed at the end of October into November. We found the accommodation to be furnished to very high standards. The facilities were of excellent quality. The kitchen was fully stocked with useful utensils and I was even able to bake two cakes. However I would suggest that you remove the metal utensils and provide plastic utensils if you would prefer metal ones not to be used on that fabulous large stove or griddle. The sea views from the house is amazing in some rooms. The washing machine and dryer being available was also a bonus.
The pool being about 2 minutes drive away isn't really an issue. On arrival at the swimming complex you are provided with a fob so that you can access the pool. We had the entire pool to ourselves on our many visits to the pool. The beach is also a 7 minute walk or a 1 minute drive down a lane. It is a clean and stunning sand beach. My children caught crabs and fish. The thoughtful owners of the property even provided buckets, spades and nets.
Parking was great and you have your own gated private driveway to the house.
I would definetly visit again.
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The house is beautifully and lovingly done up. All the rooms have their own distinct charm, are very generous with space and ammenities. The views are fabulous, especially from the top floors. The kitchen is big enough to cook for a large group, but too many people in there at once can cramp it up a little bit. Best let the cook(s) do their work and stay out of the way. The dishwasher* played up a bit while we were there, but we managed and it was looked into very quickly by the site management people (* = the only reason I am giving a "good" instead of a "great" for kitchen & utensils). Having both a washer and dryer in the house (also ironing board and iron) are a tremendous help for people staying a week or longer, one can keep the amount of packed clothes down to a minimum.
All our contacts with site management/owners and the stafff who serviced the place were friendly and nice.
Although situated right next to the train line into Barmouth, one rarely notices the trains unless outside, and even then it is no bother. We used the house to host an evening wedding party and it was perfect! We didn't want to leave! And we will most definitely be back again in the future with extended family. We can most definitely recommend both this house as well as the Barn conversions just 50 meters down the road! And a 10 minute walk or so and you are on the beach!
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