We rented Ysgubor Celyn Megan for a long weekend to celebrate my mother's 60th birthday. What made me select it was the bedroom layout, being perfect for 4 couples and one child.
On arrival everything was very clean and the space available is impressive. One thing noted by us all as we arrived was the lack of coat hooks in the hall, we later discovered some in the cubby hole in the kitchen, but really for a large group who are potentially likely to go out walking etc given the location, a nice spaced row of hooks to hang coats in the hall would be ideal.
The kitchen and utility provide a large useful and sociable area. The range cooker was a bit slow, the large fan oven did not heat up brilliantly on the first evening it simply would not heat about about 150, the next day it seemed better, we managed! Overall the place is very well supplied with crocks, pots and pans etc. The underfloor heating is very efficient.
The bedrooms were nicely presented with good quality linen, the upstairs rooms are compact but make good use of the space that is available, the upstairs bathroom feels a little cramped in but again, it makes efficient use of the space there is. Stair gates are already in place which is most useful! The downstairs en suite room was very nice, there is also a lovely shower room on the ground floor, adjacent to the family room, which is particularly nice I thought. Beds were in general found to be a bit too much on the soft side,in the smaller upstairs room bed the springs in the mattress were easily felt, maybe remedied by a good mattress topper? Beds are very individual so we appreciated you can not please everybody!
Seating is available in the conservatory, nice for a quiet rest with a cup of tea and then the main sitting room, lovely high ceiling, rug and woodburner but unfortunately we all found the sofas rather uncomfortable and tired feeling, saggy middles! If these were updated with perhaps a quality couple of armchairs too, it would be perfect.
There are fantastic walks nearby, myself and my husband went on quite a good hike on the saturday, hills are very steep but paths are all well marked and we found ourselves around a fantastic if a little challenging circular walk in a few hours.
It is a great base for a family occasion, the garden is well fenced and nicely lawned, parking area is very substantial, views are lovely on all sides and it is not too far from local towns. The pub is right next to it and was very pleasant for a drink before dinner and the local shop is well stocked.
Wifi is present but has a fairly poor range (works best if you are in the kitchen) Main TV is in the sitting room, one in the en suite bedroom downstairs and one in the nicer upstairs room. For our group we would have preferred small tvs in all bedrooms, but that may not bother others!