Sleeps 17 in 9 bedrooms
Built and occupied by the Nanney-Wynn family for over eight centuries, Llanfendigaid (which translates as "Parish of the Blessed") occupies a superb position half a mile from the sea in the southern end of Snowdonia National Park near the famous mountain Cader Idris.
This magnificent and very comfortable family home is set in an acre of lovely wooded gardens. It is surrounded by a further three acres of shared grounds and scenic farmland with magnificent views of beautiful scenery - there is access to a sand and shingle beach nearby and shared use (with Dove Cottage, Stable Cottage and the CL) of a 28' x 14' indoor heated swimming pool. It was originally built in the 13th century and was renovated to its present design in 1746.
The interior has been more recently improved whilst retaining its character; it boasts panelled walls, antiques, fine family portraits and a number of interesting items collected during travels around the world over the last 200 years. The history of the house and family is documented for visitors to read. Excellent opportunities abound nearby for walking, bird watching, climbing and cycling. Nearby Tywyn (5 miles) has a swimming pool, a sand and shingle beach and is the terminal of the Talyllyn Railway, one of the famous "Little Trains of Wales". Aberdyfi (7 miles) has a first rate golf course and 5 miles of golden sand and dunes with excellent sailing.
Electricity, full oil central heating and Aga cooker (included in rental price), 2 wood burning stoves, ample parking, colour TV with FreeSat, DVD, Stereo, wifi and Skype telephony (telephone charged as used), Auto washing machine/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge and freezer, garden with furniture & barbecue, duvets with linen. Sorry - no pets.
First floor: 4 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom.
Second floor: 1 double bedroom, 2 twins and a small single.
Llanfendigaid has a loo/basin on the ground floor, a large bathroom with large bath shower & basin + a separate loo + another large bathroom with shower/loo/basin on the first floor, a bathroom with loo & basin on the top floor and one double bedroom has its own basin.
"A wonderful week in this wonderful house! We really enjoyed it!!!"