Llechwedd Fwyalchen sits quietly in the foothills of the mighty mountain, Aran Benllyn. This house has lived for centuries and has watched the world around it grow weary with the noise and disruption that modern life so often brings. It has jealously guarded its own position and waits for you to discover the tranquillity it offers. The name Llechwedd Fwyalchen translates as the Blackbird on the hill and because of its colour scheme, it is a very apt name for this 17th century traditional stone built Welsh farm cottage.
The house will comfortably sleep 6 people (1 king-size & 4 singles) in 3 bedrooms with plenty of room for a cot. Whilst the house is 17th century the facilities are definitely 21st century. It is fully equipped with microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, TV/DVD and internet WiFi amongst other things. The house is in Snowdonia national park but is far from the frantic tourist sites that can so unfortunately destroy the character of an area. This area is very definitely a rural farming location and takes place on the gentle slopes of Aran Benllyn, one of the highest mountains in Wales. If its company you want, you may see the shepherd tending his flocks or giving his beautiful black Welsh cattle all the attention a man of the earth can possess.
View from the house across the valley
If you become intoxicated by the stunning scenery that surrounds you, you can recover yourself by taking a 25 minute drive to the fantastic beaches that line Cardigan Bay. Alternatively if you cannot bring yourself to leave the mountain for too long, why not try a five-minute drive to the 4 mile long Llyn Tegid (Lake Bala). Your musicians will be the wildlife that lives far from the maddening crowd and your canvas will be the stunning scenery that surrounds this part of Wales.
Look left from the front door!
We bring the family here and it is always a struggle when it is time to leave. The safety and security of the location also means that parents get a break from constantly having to watch out for their little ones. Adventures abound, fairies are around every corner and if you wait long enough you will see the water nymphs skipping along the stones in the river that runs near to the house.
Wake up to breathtaking views and nature's orchestra - then try to decide whether to go walking, swimming, sightseeing in the wonderful local towns or simply relax and enjoy the story that will unfold before you. Feel free to bring your pet with you but note that there are sheep and cows grazing close to the house.
Click here for a webcam view at the opposite end of Llyn Tegid (Lake Bala).
The lake in winter.
Snowdonia is the soul of Wales. One of the most ancient and hauntingly beautiful areas in Europe. Called Eryri (the place of eagles) in Welsh, Snowdonia welcomes visitors to a breathtaking natural environment, with Snowdonia National Park at its heart and much, much more. People have lived, worked and thrived in this unique Celtic principality for more than 5000 years. Their legacy is a land which will fascinate the visitor with its rich opportunities for adventure, activity and discovery, its fascinating history and its ancient, musical language and culture. Bala is the home of the largest natural lake in Wales, Llyn Tegid, where watersports of all types can be enjoyed with or without expert instruction. Nearby, the National White Water, Canolfan Tryweryn offers white knuckle rafting and much more. A wealth of outdoor activities literally are on the doorstep from rock climbing, gorge walking, canyoning, pony trekking, quad biking to mountain biking in the stunning Coed Y Brenin Forest trails and more! If all this sounds all a bit like too much hard work, why not take a gentle stroll or drive and take in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United Kingdom.
Further information about amazing Snowdonia here