In the heart of the Coed-y-Brenin Forest, North Wales, this old Welsh stonebuilt farmhouse has recently been refurbished to a high standard, and furnished and equipped with style to provide luxurious self catering accommodation for up to 9 people. Access is via a one-and-three-quarter mile forestry track, so it's a peaceful and private setting, with no neighbours for quite some distance.
Coed-y-Brenin is these days best known for its network of mountain bike trails along the many miles of tracks through this extensive area of Forestry Commission woodland. The nine waymarked routes, graded from 'novice' to 'severe', offer over 90 miles of unspoilt, car-free cycling for riders of all abilities and ambitions.
Tyddyn Bwlch Farmhouse offers spacious and well equipped self catering accommodation for up to 9 guests, and pets are welcome too.
The practical kitchen has a full size gas cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher, and in the utility room you'll find a washing machine and deep freeze.
The spacious living room has comfortable sofas, a tv and an open fireplace, and there's a further seating area with a woodburner. In initial supply of firewood is provided. There's also a conservatory with views south to the Cader Idris mountain range.
Upstairs are three bedrooms. The master bedroom has kingsize bed plus a day bed which converts to two singles. The second bedroom has a double and a single day bed, and the smallest of the three bedrooms is a twin. On this floor there's also a bathroom with loo, and a shower room with loo, and on the ground floor there's a further shower room with loo.
There's wifi internet acces, although as we're off the beaten track it's speed is restricted to about 1mb/sec, and the house has gas central heating throughout to ensure you're cosy whatever the weather.
Tyddyn Bwlch stands in its own grounds, and there's plenty of parking space, as well as secure storage space for bikes and other outdoor gear.
In addition to the Coed y Brenin mountain bike trails, which are literally on your doorstep, there's plenty more to do nearby when you stay at Tyddyn Bwlch. For walkers and mountaineers, the rugged Aran Mountains are just a few miles north, the Cader Idris massif is to the south, and the more challenging peaks of Snowdonia are within easy reach.
Head West for the coast at Barmouth, with its lovely sandy beach, or cross the iconic Mawddach railway bridge to picturesque Fairbourne.
The nearest town, 6 miles to the south, is Dolgellau where you'll find a supermarket and a good selection of shops, pubs and eateries.
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Gwynedd LL40 2TN