Sleeping 7, Nantcol is a 14th century Welsh granite longhouse. The house is comfortably furnished with fine and interesting pieces of Welsh furniture.
The front door opens into a lobby, with space for boots and coats, and then a Dining area with table, a large welsh dresser and fireplace. This opens out into the Living room with another, larger fireplace and cosy sofas clustered around low tables. There is a music centre for tapes, CDs, radio and a TV for DVDs.
The kitchen table that has been handling family meals for more than 250 years.
Cooking is either with the new electric AGA or a free standing electric oven. The well equipped kitchen includes a fridge-
One double bedded room with a 5ft wide bed, one twin bedded room and a large ‘hayloft’ bedroom is ideal for kids. This room has three single beds (plus a cot) and has its own stone outside staircase.
The bathroom, like the kitchen, is full of charm and original fittings. The bath is generous with a roll top and perfect for soaking after a long walk.
The house is surrounded by stone walls. The views are majestic with a tremendous sense of remoteness away from the busy world below. The garden has tables and benches for eating outside in the summer.
Breathtaking countryside begins at the front gate with walks in all directions.
The coast is 20 minutes away with excellent beaches and good food shopping can be found locally and with easy reach to major supermarkets in Barmouth and Harlech.
Nantcol is not a luxury holiday home, it is a charming old Long House in the remote foothills of the Rhinog Mountains.
There is no central heating at Nantcol other than the kitchen AGA, so part of the adventure is lighting the two coal fires when you arrive. Each room has a backup of electric fires and electric blankets for all the beds. There is no broadband internet, mobile phone or TV reception at the house. However there is a landline telephone. Read our list Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Mountains, forests, valleys and the sea – it has to be Snowdonia!
Even amongst the UK’s treasured national parks, Snowdonia is unique. No other park has such a magical mix of craggy mountains and sandy beaches around it. In a single day you can hike a peak, sunbathe on a beach, and lose yourself in quiet country lanes between the two. And yet, Snowdonia is even more than this…
Nantcol is the perfect base for walking. No need to take the car to find a walk, just open the front gate and the hills are yours.
The Rhinog Mountains have some of the best walking in Wales with views to the east of Snowdon and to the west of the sea and the Llyn peninsular.
If walking is not something you want to do every day Nantcol is well located for sightseeing. The Ffestiniog Railway always gives a thrill of times passed and the road north has exciting houses and gardens to visit; Bodnant and Gwydir Castle and of course the extravaganza of Portmeirion all are worth the trip.
The Ffestiniog Railway
Telephone: 01874 754786