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Idyllic Detached Stone Cottage With Log Burner And Beams Set In Private Gardens.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Lake Vyrnwy, Nr. Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales - Close To Lake, Shop and Pub. Great For Families, Walking, Cycling, Water Sports

Nant Llachar Cottage sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms. This pretty detached stone cottage is a short walk from stunning Lake Vyrnwy with its impressive stone-built Victorian dam and surrounding RSPB nature reserve. Lovingly restored and furnished by the owners, the cottage still retains lots of traditional character and charm including beams, wooden floor boards and a large inglenook, complimented by a wood burning stove, a well equipped kitchen and modern conveniences. Nestling amongst private terraced gardens which include plenty of space to relax together with a summerhouse, the cottage sits on the edge of woodland and affords fantastic views over the Vyrnwy Valley. An ideal place for those seeking relaxation, the surrounding Welsh countryside offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities with something for the most energetic outdoor enthusiast including mountain biking, sailing, kayaking and river-rafting, along with more sedate pursuits such as fishing and bird watching. Bike hire is available locally at the nearby craft and visitors centre and sailing dinghies and canoes can also be rented from the boathouse on the lake. This area is superb for bird watchers being an RSPB reserve where numerous resident and migratory birds can be spotted including rare peregrine falcons. There are several bird-hides positioned around the lake which also offers good opportunities for salmon and trout fishing (permits available locally), along with boating. Nant Llachar Cottage is only half a mile from the nearest pub at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, serving real ales and bar meals in “The Tavern”, along with fine dining in the hotel restaurant. The village shop is just a short walk for stocking up on provisions and for larger shops, supermarkets are located in the nearby market towns of Oswestry, Llanfyllin and Welshpool. An ideal base for enjoying all that the local area has to offer, Nant Llachar Cottage is also an ideal retreat for exploring the wider area. Snowdonia National Park, Bala Lake, the Roman city of Chester, Shrewsbury, the Berwyn Mountains in Mid-Wales and the beautiful Welsh coastline are all within an hour's drive. Other great family days out within easy reach include Aberdovey with its sandy beaches, Harlech Castle, King Arthur’s Labyrinth for underground mine tours, the Centre For Alternative Technology and the National Trust properties of Powis Castle, Erddig and Chirk Castle to name just a few. Well behaved dog welcome.

Alison Dawson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

About Alison Dawson

We are a family from Chester. We purchased Nant Llachar in 1998 knowing the area having spent many family holidays here as children. Our own children have grown up loving the area too and have so many special memories of this fantastic corner of Wales. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Oswestry in Wales

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet and wash basin situated next to the bedrooms. Towels and fresh linen are all included.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed Bedroom 2 with Double bed Bedroom 3 with Bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
Notes on accommodation: Children welcome (young children may need supervision in terraced back garden) There are some low doorways - extra care needed for taller people Outside: The terraced garden contains a number of beautiful borders, lawned areas and a large patio, ideal for summer barbecues and perfect for late-night, star-gazing and comet watching: The Milky Way is often clearly visible in the pollution-free night skies. There is parking for up to three cars. Utility Room: A separate utility room includes a WC, washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bedding and linen are included. Other: There is a bespoke summerhouse within the garden with stunning views. It has electricity, CD player, settee and armchair.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Idyllic Detached Stone Cottage With Log Burner And Beams Set In Private Gardens.
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Weirton, WV US

This cottage is absolutely charming. The view is amazing and so close to Lake Vyrnwy!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the UK and we had a lot of obstacles from the moment we landed, and Andrew and Alison Dawson were so helpful to us. They went above and beyond the call to aid us in everything from directions to groceries. We went somewhere different every day, but our favorite times were in the local pubs, talking to the locals. Everyone was so friendly and interesting, and so passionate about the history about Wales. Hopefully we will be able to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A quality home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We all had a wonderful relaxing time in the cottage, Alison and Andrew have clearly put a lot of hard work, thought and care into their cottage. When we arrived the cottage was ready for us to take over for a great week. The place was spotlessly clean and there was everything we needed. Peaceful surroundings, lovely garden to sit in and we all made use of the summerhouse, an ideal getaway from parents for the younger ones. The surrounding areas are beautiful to visit, the waterfalls, the lake, the walks for our dog, were great. overall a very tranquil place to stay and relax. We hope to return next year. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a wonderful holiday. The area is so beautiful and a great place to get away from it all and relax.
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Perfect cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

We have just spend an idyllic week in Llanwddyn celebrating our youngest daughter's 21st birthday. The cottage and garden were so pretty and the property was very clean with everything needed. Di Di and Andrew greeted us on our arrival and departure with warmth and helpful suggestions for places to visit. Our two daughters enjoyed a day at the nearby Spa as a birthday treat and we all thoroughly enjoyed abseiling for the first time beside the stunning waterfalls at the furthest end of the Lake. Skye, our 2 year old dog, was exhausted every day after many walks and exciting new places to explore. Definitely a happy holiday full of great memories, and we were so lucky with the weather. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you had a fabulous time. Having the luxury of the hotel spa on your doorstep along with the outdoor activities such as abseiling, canoeing, archery, sailing and cycling is a real bonus. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Beautiful Cottage, Beautiful Setting, Fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage really is five star, Di Di met us on arrival and showed us around and explained every thing we needed to know, which is so much nicer than just picking up a key. The cottage is stunning, very comfortable, very clean and very up together, it has lovely oak doors and we really enjoyed cooking on the rayburn.

We had the most fantastic weather, and we were able to use the garden which is a delight, having breakfast on the patio looking down the valley. The summer house is a great place to relax, and again very comfortable, although the steps to it are a little steep. There is a gate by the summer house leads directly onto the forest track which is just ideal for walking the dogs, although there are many great walks all around and you are only a short walk from the dam and the lake.

We had a great holiday with our two dogs Molly and Charlie and found the location ideal for walking and exploring further afield by car.

The Lake Vyrnwy hotel is very close and we had a lovely lunch there, but is also very nice for a drink overlooking the lake.

We found the whole holiday, Wales, and the cottage, to be a awful lot more than we expected. Alison has been so helpful with great communication and thoughtfulness making the whole experience a joy!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit to Lake Vyrnwy. We hope to create a home from home feeling for our lovely guests, with all the convenience of being a short walk from the lake and the hotel. We hope you decide you'd like to stay again one day. Until then, thank you for your visit. Alison
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Simply idyllic

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cottage in a truly beautiful setting. The cottage is well equipped and spotlessly clean. A lot of attention to detail has gone into making it so homely and Alison and Andrew have certainly gone the extra mile to make this an amazing place to stay. We especially loved the gardens and the summer house, which had lots of use with the fantastic weather we had last week.

We had a great time exploring the area both on foot and in the car. Fabulous scenery right from the front door.

Looking forward to staying with you again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What fantastic weather you had last week. Spring time at the cottage is so lovely with all the daffodils out and the lambs in the fields. Pleased you managed to get in some walking and cycling. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Beautiful house,fantastic location,stunning views,everything you could want

  • 5 of 5

From the booking Alison (the owner) was always helpful and friendly

Welcome stayed for a long weekend in March and even though the weather was damp the cottage made it all so cosy and warm

Didi was lovely and helpful.

The cottage is beautiful,clean,and has everything you need.

Plenty of room and everything you need and is near so many places.

We will definitely be going back.

Thank you so much Alison and Didi

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for booking your holiday with us. Alison & Andrew
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel


Lake Vyrnwy is within easy reach of the beautiful North Wales coastline. 1 hour drive to beaches at Aberdovey, Barmouth and Fairbourne. Further afield but still easily a day trip is Halech and Porthmaddog.


The cottage is only a mile to the nearest pub at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel which offers a choice of bar meals and real ales in “The Tavern” and fine dining in the hotel restaurant. It’s only a short 10 minute walk to the village shop where you can stock up on provisions. Larger supermarkets are located at the nearby market towns of Llanfyllin (15 mins drive), Welshpool and Oswestry (both around 30 minutes drive).

Further Details:

The cottage is located on the edge of woodland half a mile from Lake Vyrnwy with its majestic Victorian dam, its fairy-tale tower and unique sculpture park. It provides a perfect base for exploring both the local area as well as further afield: Snowdonia, Bala Lake, the Berwyn Mountains in Mid-Wales, the Roman city of Chester, Shrewsbury and the wonderful Welsh coastline are easily accessible within an hour’s drive.

This stunning area offers a multitude of activities for the outdoor enthusiast including walks of all grades in the local hills, valleys and forests, mountain-biking, fishing, river-rafting, sailing, canoeing and bird watching.

Cycle hire is available from the nearby craft and visitors centre and canoes and sailing dinghies can be rented from the lake boathouse.

The famous Lake Vyrnwy half-marathon takes place every September attracting thousands of runners and spectators alike.

The lake itself is well stocked with salmon and trout and for those who enjoy fishing, local permits and boat-hire are available from the nearby hotel.

This is great ornithology country – the area is an RSPB reserve. Resident and transient birds can be spotted in the deciduous woodland and nearby open hills and the region is noted for its visits by rare peregrine falcons. Several bird-hides are located around the lake.

Sandy-beaches at Aberdovey, the castle of Harlech, underground mine tours at King Arthur’s Labyrinth, the Centre for Alternative Technology and the National Trust properties of Powis Castle, Erddig and Chirk Castle all provide fantastic days out for the whole family.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Oswestry, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Holidays
15 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer holidays
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Holidays
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Minimum stay, 3 nights subject to season.
Sorry, no stag or hen parties.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day Saturday, but this is negotiable on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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