The secluded Blaenau Barn offers the very best of Snowdonia. Sleeping up to eight guests, the beautiful stone built, 4 bedroom, barn conversion is located on the outskirts of Llanffestiniog, less than 1 mile from the village pub and within 3 miles of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside and stunning mountainous views with a magical waterfall 2 minutes away, This is the perfect place for walking and biking enthusiasts of all capabilities and those who want to gather together in a beautiful retreat in an inspiring location.
Peaceful, private and wonderfully scenic, Blaenau Barn offers a warm farmhouse welcome as soon as you open the door. Enjoying underfloor heating, the hallway opens up to an attractive open-plan living area. Guests will love the wooden beams, high ceilings, gorgeous wooden floors and cosy evenings in front of the large roaring wood-burning stove. The lounge offers snuggly sofas and armchairs that bask in the warmth of the fire. A television and bookcase filled with books, games maps and local information are provided for your entertainment. The dining space is large and characterful with a large feature wall map, a talking point whilst enjoying fabulous feasts. Step out through the large sliding doors to experience wonderful views on your garden patio.
The country-style kitchen is modern and spacious, boasting all of the appliances you could need including an electric range oven, dishwasher, huge fridge freezer, wine cooler, microwave and coffee machine.
You will find two gorgeous, characterful bedrooms on the ground floor. Cosy and stylish, Bedroom 1 has a kingsize bed and underfloor heating. Bedroom 2 also has a comfortable kingsize bed. Both bedrooms can be rearranged into twin rooms if required. Located on the ground floor, you will also find a convenient separate shower room and a utility room with washing machine and dryer as well as a WC and sink.
Upstairs are two large and characterful bedrooms. Bedroom 3 has a Super king bed and en-suite bathroom with shower room and Bedroom 4 has a Super king bed and en-suite bathroom with a luxurious double-ended bath. Both bedrooms have a double sofa bed and can be used as family rooms. Both bedrooms also benefit from the fabulous garden and mountainous views.
The property is family-friendly with a travel cot, highchair and stairgate provided if required.
Outside the large, peaceful enclosed garden enjoys plenty of space for fun and games. Surrounded by stunning scenery, there is a delightful mountain stream and picturesque ponds at the edge of the garden boundary.
The spacious patio offers plenty of seating and space for alfresco dining. There is a fabulous fire pit and a stone-built charcoal BBQ so you can enjoy the outdoors even on the chilliest of days.
There is ample parking for up to 4 cars and the garage provides secure bike storage.
Blaenau Barn enjoys a wonderfully secluded location with stunning mountain and valley views just on the outskirts of Llanffestiniog and only a short drive from Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Once known as the slate capital of the world, Llanffestiniog is today renowned for innovative activity centres such as Zip World Titan, which whisks you high above Blaenau and down to the valley beneath and Bounce Below, an underground network of trampolines in a huge, illuminated cavern. A deep mine tour at Llechwedd is a fascinating way to glimpse into Blaenau’s history and, if mountain biking trails and thrills appeal, head for Antur Stiniog which offers 14 fantastic gravity-fed mountain biking trails.
Climb aboard the delightful Ffestiniog steam train for a scenic journey to Porthmadog and the coast, where you can enjoy a stroll around the charming Italianate-style village of Portmeirion (8.5 miles).
Its riviera-inspired houses, ornamental garden and campanile stand out against the trees and hills. Portmeirion opened as an attractive private village in 1926. You can stretch your legs in its ten-hectare woodland, an Edwardian wild garden designed by Caton Haigh a world authority on Himalayan flowering trees and exotic plants. The gardens are stunning with camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolia and maidenhair trees bringing blazes of colour. If you are looking for a memento of your time by the sea in North Wales Porthmadog has some lovely gift shops selling unique traditional and contemporary pottery.
The picturesque village of Beddgelert lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park at the foot of Mount Snowdon. It is a very pretty, bustling village full of charming tea rooms, cosy pubs, arts and craft shops and wonderful restaurants, all centred around the Afon Galslyn River. You can enjoy a gentle river stroll to the Aberglaslyn Pass, one of North Wales’ famous beauty spots. The Welsh Highland Steam Railway passes through the village on its journey from Porthmadog to Caernarfon. The village of Beddgelert is famous for its monument to the Welsh Prince Llewelyn’s dog, whom the Prince killed thinking it had attacked and killed his son, only to discover the dog had been defending his son from a savage wolf attack.
For a complete contrast and only a short drive away, visit rugged Dolwyddelan Castle, one of several castles built to command the mountain passes in this epic landscape. Nearer to home, there are excellent walks on the doorstep, with a fairy-tale waterfall just a few meters away.
As well as exploring the Snowdonia National Park during your stay, a short drive will take you to the beautiful Llyn Peninsula, a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are stunning, idyllic beaches to visit, seaside resorts with an excellent bistro life, pretty coastal hamlets, picturesque harbours and smart marinas. The historic fishing village of Aberdaron has a National Nature Reserve famous for its birdlife and has sailing and watersports, fabulous beaches and a lovely sheltered harbour. The Llyn peninsula’s capital Pwllheli is a very busy seaside resort. It boasts a popular sailing and watersports centre, a fantastic marina, art galleries and excellent shops and restaurants.