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The Barn Countryside Cottage in Tal Y Llyn, Gwynedd

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

The Barn Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
The Barn is a cosy single storey property on the owners' land, on the edge of Tal y Llyn lake, with lake views from some windows. There is a double bedroom, a shower room, and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining table and sitting area with woodburning stove. Outside, there is off road parking for one car, and a patio with furniture and mountain views. The Barn makes a very good base for a romantic break, or for heading up into the mountains to enjoy walking, cycling or birdwatching.

Set in the peaceful foothills of the Cader Idris mountain range is the tiny hamlet of Tal y Llyn. Situated on the shores of the lake that it shares its name, this little settlement is an ideal place for walkers, cyclists and fishing enthusiasts as well as nature lovers and bird watchers. The Tal y Llyn narrow gauge railway is also very close by whilst slightly further a field is the historic town of Dolgellau and the renowned seaside resort of Towyn. These two larger settlements offer a variety of good shops, pubs and restaurants, although if you prefer open spaces, the beach at Barmouth is definitely the place to go and has been awarded a blue flag. With such spectacular scenery, this wonderful region has no shortage of places to see and things to do.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Electric panel heaters with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of books. Electricity and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and other baby equipment available. Off road parking for 1 car. Bike storage available. Enclosed patio garden with garden furniture, BBQ, ornamental pond, and stunning views of Mount Cader Idris. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 9 miles, pub 1.2 miles. Tal-y-Llyn Lake 4 mins walk. Note: Due to the fish pond in the garden, children must be supervised at all times.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV

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Mr Colledge
August 2015
In a beautiful position with very friendly and helpful owners. A charming and characterful property which was both comfortable and cosy.
Ms Thakker
July 2015
A lovely little cottage which was very well equipped and in a delightful situation with access to lots of walks. The hosts were very welcoming, friendly and always ready to help.
Mr Morfett
June 2015
Apart from the comfortable accommodation and surrounding countryside, the help and friendliness of the owners was more than we have ever experienced in other self-catering properties; nothing was too much trouble for them, they are a lovely couple.
Mrs Clark
May 2015
A fantastic place with fantastic hosts. Couldn't have wished for a better holiday and hope to go back again sometime.
Ms Roberts
July 2014
Excellent holiday - lovely property and location.
Mr Musgrave
September 2014
A cosy cottage and very friendly/helpful owners on site
Mr Davenport
June 2014
The location of The Barn is ideal.It is close to some of the most scenic parts of mid Wales yet not too far from a town.The owners were particularly helpful in supplying useful information about places to eat and things to do and see.
Mrs Coates
May 2014
The Barn is situated in a beautiful part of Wales - with mountains, valleys, estuaries and coast. The owners are most welcoming without and knowledgeable about the area. They give a lovely personal touch. The Barn is comfortable and well- equipped, Perfect.
Mr Griffiths
September 2013
Excellent hosts who were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. A quiet rural location with all round beautiful scenery. Ideal walking country.
Mr Kent
September 2013
This cottage was exactly as described; the perfect little retreat for two. Excellent location for walking straight from the front door. Also expert advice from the owners who live on site on good walks to undertake and preferred routes, together with maps and weather forecasts.
Ms Thompson
August 2013
A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting with very welcoming and helpful owners.
Mr Wood
July 2013
The owners were particularly helpful, fresh eggs available every day. Lovely property, location and perfect weather. Enjoyed my stay very much and will go back in the future.
Mr Clothier
June 2013
Great accommodation, Area brilliant and owners very helpful. Really good holiday.
Mrs Parker
June 2016
The Barn was in a beautiful setting, it was small but really nice and cosy. The owners gave us a very warm welcome and we enjoyed our stay there. It's a place we would revisit.
Mrs McCandlish
July 2016
The cottage was excellent value. The owners extremely friendly and helpful. The location was excellent for walking.
Mr Clarke
June 2016
We particularly liked the location and the scenery at The Barn plus the very friendly owners who supplied us with information on the area for sightseeing etc.
Mrs Barrett
June 2013
Excellent location, very friendly welcome and superbly relaxing.
Mrs Quanjer
June 2013
The Barn is perfectly situated for exploring Snowdownia and Anglesey. The owners were very helpful and friendly without being intrusive. We loved it there.
Miss Carson
May 2013
Friendly and knowledgeable owners, on hand if you needed then. Cosy cottage once we managed to get the fire going. Peaceful setting but easy access to many attractions and plenty opportunities for bird watching, walking etc. We would definitely stay again and are hoping to do so.
Mrs Hinton
October 2012
Beautiful scenery. The property owners were very nice and helpful.
Miss Jordan
April 2013
Lovely place to stay with lovely, helpful owners. Lots of walks to go on and things to see. Loved every moment!
Mr Williams
October 2012
Great location and nice cottage. Owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Hinton
October 2012
Beautiful scenery. The owners of the barn were very friendly and very helpful. We would definitely go back.
Mrs Weatherspoon
September 2012
The Barn was everything we needed and the couple who run this really helpful.
Mr Blomsfield
October 2012
Views from the property were outstanding! The location is wonderful, with several very friendly spots to eat nearby.
Mr Hummadi
August 2012
Excellent description of location accommodation. Excellent setting. Looked after by the proprietors very well. Will recommend to friends. Beautiful country. Excellent booking service.
Mr Lewin
August 2012
The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed the spa.
Mr Voort
August 2012
Owners are very friendly and live at the same location. They are very helpful by advising on trips, shopping, restaurants. Excellent service and a great place to stay. Nature is wonderful. Fully recommend this self catering cottage!
Mr Kay
July 2012
The views from the cottage were beautiful. We had a lovely day hiking up Cadair Idris, and it was made better as we could walk straight from the cottage. It felt as though we were directly in the mountains.
May 2013
We enjoyed a wonderful week's holiday in The Barn. We will be back - no doubt. There's so much more to see and do. Highly recommended, good value for your money.
December 2012
The Barn is a romantic cottage in one of the most beatyfull sites of Snowdonia. Owners live at the premises and they were very hospitable from the moment we arrived. Highly recommended
Ashley J
April 2013
Gorgeous little cottage, loved having our own place for a week. Beautiful views everywhere we went. Far enough away from lots of people/buildings so was a private holiday but close enough to drive to get anything. The owners were so helpful and let us know lots of walks around the cottage and also about what nice places there are to visit. Lovely place and people, would highly recommend.
Richard Blomshield
December 2012
Wonderful spot to spend your vacation in all respects. We spent almost 2 weeks here, in this roomy for two, well equipped vacation cottage. As an added bonus the owners live right next door and are a wonderful wealth of info for the area.
September 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, wonderful location, we were pleasantly greeted by the owners on our arrival who made us feel at home in the cottage. which continued right throught our stay. We are an active couple so staying pretty much at the foot of Cadir Idris could not have been any better. Coupled with being at the end of Tal-y-llyn. Certainly a picturesque location. The cottage was equiped for all you needs. Certainly had the cottagey feel, with a lovely log burning stove. The nearest shop is only a short pleasant drive away. I would recommend this cottage to anyone.
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