A well-presented barn conversion, spread over one level, set on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.
The property was run as a farm by the present owner’s father and she has many happy memories of camping out in the barn as a child. The high quality conversion has retained as much as possible of the original architectural character with some exposed stone and beams.
Indeed, Ysgubor is Welsh for barn and the name of the farm translates as Tailors´ Cottages.Ysgubor is an ideal base for those who enjoy walking or activity holidays with Snowdonia on your door step. You can expect a warm welcome at Ysgubor with barabrith available on arrival and the visitors´ book testifies to the quality of the accommodation and its location.Secure storage for cycles and other equipment is available in the adjacent farm building.
• Central heating through out
• Ground floor bedrooms and bathroom
• Pet friendly
• Towels and linen provided
• Private parking
The well equipped kitchen area contains a cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster a washing machine, iron and ironing board.
Four chairs are tucked under a wooden dining table in this open plan room that was once the barn. The exposed roof beams and stone gable wall testify to the age of the original building.
The lounge area boasts a comfortable two-seater sofa and two armchairs, a coffee table, a 27 in Flat screen TV with a DVD player and Freeview. There are a collection of books on the bookshelf and an electric fire in the fireplace. The hills of Snowdonia can be seen in the background. Two small steps lead from the kitchen/dining area/lounge to the three bedrooms and bathroom.
The main bedroom contains a double bed with bedside cabinets and a wardrobe.
Ensuite to bedroom 1
This bedroom has a fully tiled en suite shower room with a toilet and hand basin. There is a 25cm step into the shower. A heated towel rail and a shaver socket are also fitted.
A single bed is complemented by a bedside cabinet and a wardrobe. There are views to the hills from the window.
Bedroom 3 contains a single bed, a bedside cabinet and a wardrobe. There are views to the hills from the window.
The main bathroom contains a shower cubicle (with 25cm step), a toilet, hand basin and heated towel rail.
A table, chairs and parasol invite you to enjoy the splendid views from the enclosed garden. Secure storage for cycles and other equipment is available in the adjacent farm building
The warmest of welcomes
“A lovely cottage with everything we could ever need and the warmest of welcomes. The cottage is ideally located for all we wanted to do either up the hills, along the coast or on Anglesey. We have had a great week. Thank you very much.”
The Bourne Family, August 2013
The surrounding area
In Snowdonia, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re planning a family day out with the kids or a relaxing afternoon on one of our lovely sandy beaches, we hope you like some of the suggestions below.
Across the Menai Straits are the mountains of Snowdonia which offer great opportunities for climbers, walkers, fell runners, mountain bikers and naturalists. Llanberis is at the heart of Snowdonia; it is from here that the Snowdon Mountain Railway takes passengers to the new visitor centre at the summit.
What to do in the area
Snowdonia is well known throughout the world as an area of outstanding beauty offering a range of activities for people to enjoy. The rugged scenery is breath-taking with mountains, lakes and rivers to enjoy. At any time of the year Snowdonia offers something for everyone from mountaineering to nature to fishing.
Indeed, Snowdonia is a great place for walking with a network of walks for people of all abilities. Whether you want the challenge of ascending Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, or you prefer a leisurely walk along the coastline, you will find breathtaking scenery and diverse landscapes. Snowdonia has also become increasingly popular with mountain bikers and apart from the trails all across the National Park there is the splendid mountain bike centre at Coed-y-Brenin, near Dolgellau, with its graded routes, bike hire, shop and café in the shadow of CadairIdris.
With its varied habitats of high mountains, wooded valleys, lakes and rivers, Snowdonia supports many plants and animals of international significance such as the Snowdon Lily, the European white fish and the Rainbow Beetle.
There are several tourist attractions to visit from slate and copper mines to museums and mountain railways.You can also visit Penrhyn Castle and Gardens which are close by and the historic towns of Caernarfon and Beaumaris, with their magnificent medieval castles, are a short drive away.
There is a variety of fishing available on local waters. You can enjoy fishing in Dyffryn Ogwen’s four lakes for their resident wild brown trout. Llyn Ogwen is also stocked regularly during the season with good quality rainbow trout from a local source.Good numbers of salmon and sea trout visit the River Ogwen yearly, wild brown trout are also resident throughout the river.