Posted on 01/08/2018 by David
Our Cottage Spotlight series aims to highlight a range of properties in our portfolio, spanning all across North Wales. Whether it’s a particularly historic building or simply the most sublime of settings, we think it’s only right to shine a light on a broad variety of our cottages. We know that there’s lots of choice within our collection – in terms of area, property type, size and character. So, read on for inspiration, and to discover another of our top choices.
When you think of ‘holiday cottage’, we’re pretty sure what you imagine will be pretty close to the real-life Pant Glas.
This is a detached, two-bedroom cottage with picture-perfect whitewashed walls, a sloping slate roof and more than its fair share of character. The cottage has been carefully restored and lovingly renovated by its owners, to make a quaint bolthole in an enviable location perfect for a couple or family of three (only suitable for children over 8 years of age).
The décor is light and airy, with more than a hint of country chic. Throughout the cottage calming, neutral colours and rich fabrics have been used to make you feel right at home. The cosy lounge is the perfect spot to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing or hiking and you're invited to make use of the star attraction: a cheerful log burner, providing warmth in winter and ambience in summer.
The country-style kitchen-diner can be found just off the living room down a short staircase. Fully-equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, it overlooks a beautiful cottage garden. With a small terrace and lawn, the garden is secluded and quiet. Take your morning coffee here or settle down with a good book and enjoy the sounds of nature all around you.
The single bedroom is accessed from the lounge and occupies the crog loft, a charming feature of many old Welsh cottages. This half-loft - similar to a modern mezzanine - was traditionally the sleeping quarters of occupants in times gone by. Elsewhere, the main bedroom with vintage-style double bedstead is accessed by its own flight of stairs and offers wonderful views of the Sychnant Pass. The downstairs bathroom has a bath with shower, and there’s an additional WC in the outside utility, too.
One final thing, Pant Glas is also renowned for its stunning sunsets - they must be seen to be believed!
Best of both worlds
Pant Glas enjoys peace and quiet in the charming hamlet of Capelulo. Just outside Dwygyfylchi and Penmaenmawr, this sleepy little village is a great choice for those seeking a relaxing escape but who want to be in easy reach of the attractions Snowdonia and the North Wales coast.
Within walking distance, you have the amenities of the village, including an excellent pub and a restaurant with a great reputation. But hop in the car or get on your bike and the world is your oyster, as they say.
All on your doorstep
Thanks to its convenient rural location, Pant Glas is a top spot to base yourself from to explore the region. Conwy – with its historic castle, excellent eateries, variety of shops and beautiful marina – is just ten minutes away by car.
In addition to days out in Conwy, you’ll find that world-class walking routes through the Snowdonia National Park, towards the Carneddau mountain range and onto the stunning coastal path are literally steps from your door. One of our favourite North Wales walks featured on the blog recently and it would be a great one to do from Pant Glas - why not take a look?
For thrill-seekers and those looking to the make the most of North Wales’ reputation as one of the adventure capitals of the world, there are a variety of high-octane thrills to be enjoyed all close by. Surf Snowdonia, a record-breaking inland surfing lagoon (the first of its kind in the world!) and some of the outdoor adventures on offer at the superb ZipWorld are reached within 15 miles.
Perhaps you’ll head to the popular seaside resort town of Llandudno for a day of shopping, walking the Victorian pier and exploring the Alice in Wonderland Trail. Another option is to head deep into the national park for an alpine adventure and scale a magnificent mountain - busy Snowdon or brooding Cader Idris perhaps?
History buffs will find a variety of castles and stately homes within a short drive waiting to be explored. Some of our favourites include Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle, Penrhyn Castle, Plas Newydd, Beaumaris Castle and Criccieth Castle.
Being so close to the coast, there are also several top-quality beaches nearby. Whether you want to take to the sea for watersports or simply enjoy a day on the sand, there’s plenty of choice. Anglesey, around half an hour’s drive away from Dwygyfylchi, boasts 125 miles of coastline, plenty of history and lots to do – from the Anglesey Sea Zoo to trips to Puffin Island.
See for yourself
Sounds too good to be true? We understand – the combination of tranquility, incredible natural beauty and location conveniently close to many of North Wales’ top highlights does sound like something from a dream cottage holiday. Too often, cottage descriptions simply don’t match up to the reality.
Luckily, you can see the charm and beauty of Pant Glas for yourself before you get here! The cottage is available to view via our Virtual Tour, so you can fully understand the space and location right from your screen. We think this is a great way for potential guests to get a real feel for the property, and it shows off all the lovely interiors and the pristine lawn, too!
Does this sound like the perfect place for your North Wales adventure? If you’d like to know more about Pant Glas, please click here to view further details and availability.