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Talwrn Bach

Llanbedr, near Harlech

Talwrn Bach Self Catering Holiday Farmhouse, near Shell Island, Llanbedr, Harlech, Snowdonia, Wales

Talwrn Bach farmhouse

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Gwyliau Talwrn Bach (Talwrn Bach Holidays) is a small family concern providing self catering holiday homes to rent within the Snowdonia National Park. The attractive, typically Welsh stone farmhouse and cottages are situated along a quiet lane about half a mile from the village of Llanbedr, right on the Wales Coast Path.  We are some two miles from Mochras, also known as Shell Island.

The flexible accommodation and our location near stunning beaches and mountains make us a popular destination for families, couples and groups, to enjoy walking, cycling, golf as well as traditional seaside holidays and the opportunity to visit the numerous historical sites and tourist attractions in the area.  For a rural location we have very good public transport links, and are well located for steam train enthusiasts.  Llanbedr, within easy walking distance, is a small, pretty village with pubs serving excellent food, grocery stores, and a cycle hire shop.  Nearby Harlech with its spectacular castle is a world heritage site, and there are shops, attractions etc at Barmouth and Porthmadog within easy driving distance.

The farm, Talwrn Bach, was our family home for several generations. We now use the farmhouse for our own holidays and at other times it is let to guests. The farmhouse has pleasant gardens at the front. In recent years the old farm buildings were converted into two cottages. The character of the 300 year old building was retained, with exposed beams, restored stonework, doors and windows in traditional local style. The old farmyard was converted into a large patio area, shared between the two cottages. A second patio area is available for all the guests, on a hill behind the property with a stunning view out towards the sea.  Across the lane is a walled orchard, also shared by all our guests. The accommodation is well equipped, with oil central heating throughout and open fireplaces in the farmhouse. There is ample car parking space on site.  Travel cots and high chairs can be prebooked at no additional charge.

Free wifi is provided.

The Farmhouse

Sleeps 10. Saturday changeover.

The farmhouse has six bedrooms and two staircases and sleeps 10, with two double bedrooms, one twin, two singles and one bunk room. Fixed cot in one of the double bedrooms, and travel cots available for other rooms. Comfortable lounge with TV/DVD player, extra sitting room, second TV. One shower room with toilet upstairs, plus a bathroom with toilet, separate shower room and third toilet downstairs. The renovated old farm kitchen has an exposed stone lintel over the inglenook, and is fitted with modern units and dishwasher, microwave, range cooker, fridge and toaster. The kitchen is also the dining area, with a large table seating 10 people. The scullery adjacent contains additional storage space, freezer, extra fridge and cooker. A washing machine and tumble drier are also provided in the farmhouse.

Y Stabl (The Old Stable)

Sleeps 4-6. Friday changeover.

This is one of two quaint but fully modernised stone cottages formed from the farm buildings in 1994. Downstairs there is a large living room with kitchen, dining and sitting areas, two bedrooms (double, bunk), bathroom/toilet with shower over bath. The upstairs room can be used as a lounge or bedroom and has a picture window, TV/DVD player, sofa bed and Z-bed.  Washing machine and tumble dryer are in a separate laundry area in the adjacent barn, shared between the two cottages.

Y Beudy (The Old Byre)

Sleeps 4-6. Friday changeover.

The cottage on the left in the photograph below has the following accommodation downstairs: large living room with kitchen, dining and lounge areas and TV/DVD player, double bedroom, bathroom/toilet with shower over bath. Upstairs there is a large bedroom with sloping roof having twin beds and a double sofa bed.

The Old Byre and Stable Cottages, Talwrn Bach, near Shell Island, Llanbedr, Snowdonia, Wales

Y Beudy (left) and Y Stabl (Right)

 Contact Information

For further details, or if you wish to book, please phone 01509 853975 or 01189 401202, or email talwrn.bach@ntlworld.com

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