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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:
9 March, 2018

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 Llanfihangel

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.


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Idyllic Detached Stone Cottage With Log Burner And Beams Set In Private Gardens.
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful gem of a cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a thoroughly nice time in this pretty welsh cottage. It has a wonderful classy feel yet it is homely and very comfortable. It is equipped to a very high standard and has everything necessary for a great self-catering holiday, we were here at Christmas so we did lots of cooking. The log burner and the Rayburn are wonderful and the beds are very comfortable. Our children loved the gardens, the summerhouse and the piano! We all enjoyed the local walks - the sculpture park and the dam wall as well as a walk to the local pub, shop and cafe. Thank you so much Alison for sharing your beautiful home and for making it so special for us at Christmas, we do hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kate for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your family Christmas at our cottage. We try to make it comfortable and welcoming so that guests feel as if they are in a home and can relax whilst they are on holiday. We would love to see you again. Alison & Andrew
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Beautiful Home from Home Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The photos of the cottage do not do it justice- it's fabulous! It has been equipped with everything & totally classy choices. Not a great deal to do in the immediate area, however if you wish to forget the world then it's ideal. Only down the road is a reservoir which is the reason we were told there is so much rain! Unfortunately with a little one with rain non stop it left us with very little to be able to do. Shame the sunshine didn't grace us. Lovely place to go however we would not return only due to the chance of constant rain again. Wonderful owners, helpful & friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

What a find! A beautiful well equipped cottage which feels home from home. Comfortable beds and a large bathroom. Stunning gardens to sit in with a lovely summerhouse. The scenery around Lake Vyrnwy is perfect for walking and cycling. We were out every day exploring the area and still had lots left to see. Loved sitting by the log burner in the evening with a glass of wine and a good book. Will be returning hopefully next year.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage, lovely quiet position

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant cottage, everything we needed. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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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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

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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.