Posted on 13/06/2018 by David
Welcome to the latest instalment of our Cottage Spotlight series. We’re taking the opportunity to showcase some of the most unique, historical and noteworthy properties in our portfolio, to inspire your next break to the country.
We know better than most how many amazing cottages there are to choose between, so we thought we’d give you a helping hand by highlighting the distinct features and unique characters that make our cottages so special.
Location, location, location
When it comes to setting, we don’t think Cerrig (full name Cerrig y Rhwydwr, roughly translated as Place of the Fishing Nets) can be beaten. On one side you’ll find charming Porthmadog, boasting some of the finest coastal seascapes in the while of Wales. Turn and you’ll be facing Beddgelert, a place of legend. This little mountain village is better known as the final resting place of Gelert, Prince Llywelyn’s trusty hound who saved his master's child but met a tragic end.
For something a little lighter, why not take the short drive to the stunning Portmeirion? The Italianate village is one of the most photogenic locations in the UK and makes for a superb day out, all less than half an hour from the cottage!
Home away from home
With four bedrooms and sleeping capacity for up to six guests, Cerrig is a top-notch choice for a family holiday, or a getaway with friends. The master bedroom and another single bedroom are located on the ground floor, while a second double and single are both found upstairs.
Throughout the cottage you’ll find light and airy furnishings, with plenty of modern touches: under floor heating, wi-fi, dishwasher, washing machine and DVD player.
The kitchen is particularly spacious, and features an Aga cooker and plenty of counter space. There’s also a separate dining area, so you can enjoy meals altogether after a long day of exploring.
Evenings can be spent snuggled up in the cosy sitting room, in the lounge with its wood-burning stove, or perhaps al fresco with a dip in the hot tub. Why not relax in the hot water and take in the splendid views?
See for yourself
We think seeing is believing so we've put together this amazing 3D house tour of Cerrig - it's the next best thing to actually being there!
A treat for the eyes
The views here are spectacular, with panoramas of the rugged Snowdonia mountain range as far as the eye can see.
The cottage itself is surrounded by 40 acres of woodland – perfect for a morning stroll – and even has its very own waterfall! Plenty of large windows and patio doors downstairs mean you can take in the breath-taking views from pretty much everywhere in the cottage.
To continue the scenic theme, why not hop on the Welsh Highland Railway for an historic journey with a view – begin at Beddgelert and continue on to Caernarfon and explore the amazing castle and immerse yourself in its grand history.
Among the many glowing reviews previous visitors have left, a common theme seems to be the local ospreys! The magnificent birds can often be spotted swooping high above the cottage, and only go to show how deep in the country you’ll find yourself, surrounded by really amazing nature.
The cottage isn’t far away from Glaslyn, home of the inspiring project to conserve and protect the Welsh osprey population. Of course, there’s plenty of wildlife to explore in the local area, and you’ll be perfectly placed here to set out on a wilderness adventure.
Should you be after retail therapy or a foodie retreat, you’ll also find plenty of great days out easily reached from Cerrig – why not visit Conwy to explore the historic town, Llandudno for a day at the seaside, or head to Llanberis and visit a fascinating slate mine and snap some more souvenir photos of the amazing Snowdonia peaks.
If Cerrig sounds like the perfect property for your next North wales getaway, take a closer look at the house and availability by clicking here.