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A Romantic Getaway in North Wales: Llanfendigaid Estate, Snowdionia

Picture this: A perfect, romantic escape nestled in the heart of North Wales, just 33 minutes' drive from the breathtaking Snowdonia National Park and 30 minutes from the charming town of Dolgellau. While Snowdon might be the superstar of North Wales, let's not forget about the hidden gem that is Southern Snowdonia. It might not be the 'Riviera' of Snowdonia, but it's equally stunning, and hey, we're a bit closer to the Equator! This is your perfect Snowdonia stay

Discovering: A Southern Snowdonia Delight

Tywyn might not be the first name that pops into your head when planning a North Wales staycation, but trust me, it's a place of hidden wonders. This charming town is surrounded by natural beauty and offers an ideal base to explore Snowdonia.

For the adventure seekers, Dolgellau has it all. Whether you're a fan of leisurely rides or thrilling downhill descents, there's something for everyone. The Mawddach Trail is perfect for a scenic cycle, leading you to the picturesque seaside town of Barmouth. If you prefer more adrenaline, head north to the Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike Centre or explore the rugged slate tracks of Antur Stiniog in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Barmouth is a coastal gem waiting to be discovered. With its pristine sandy beaches, quaint harbor, and a backdrop of rolling hills, this charming North Welsh town offers a picturesque escape like no other.

Take leisurely strolls along the promenade, enjoy fish and chips by the sea, or explore the bustling town center with its unique shops and cafes. Barmouth Bridge, an iconic railway viaduct, offers breathtaking views and is a must-visit for any traveler.

For the outdoor enthusiast, Barmouth boasts a wide range of water sports, from kayaking to paddleboarding. And don't forget the scenic walks and hikes that lead to breathtaking viewpoints.

But here's a tip: when the train is back and running, get the train from the bottom of Llanfendigaid road to Barmouth. It offers some of the most spectacular views of the North Wales coast, straight out of a Wes Anderson movie.

Llanfendigaid Estate: Your Romantic Haven

Now, let's talk about your accommodations. The Llanfendigaid Estate, with its luxurious self-catering holiday properties, offers the flexibility to choose the perfect house for your getaway.

For larger groups, the elegant 9-bedroom Llanfendigaid House is a dream come true. Couples and solo adventurers will find The Pod to be a welcoming retreat. The Cow Shed sleeps six in style, while Dove Cottage and Stable Cottage are charming options for small families or groups of friends. They're conveniently located next to each other and can be booked together.

And the best part? All properties have shared access to an indoor heated swimming pool, making it a perfect spot to explore North West Wales. it's a dog-friendly and family-friendly destination. With 360-degree views of Welsh mountains, the sea, and adorable Welsh mountain sheep, it's a sight to behold.

Our Stay at Stable Cottage: A Fairytale Escape

During our visit, my companions Nicky (partner) Der (the dog) and I stayed at the enchanting Stable Cottage. This Grade II listed Welsh cottage exudes romance with its pink walls and romantic antique finishes.

The cottage is the perfect home away from home.

Living in Luxury

The highlight of Stable Cottage is the open-plan kitchen, living, and dining area. It's a cozy haven with a large sofa, armchair, and a wood-burning stove for those chilly evenings. There's even WiFi throughout the house for those who can't quite unplug. ME.

Dining Delights

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the essentials, including a Smeg fridge freezer, a Sage coffee machine, and a dishwasher (because no one wants to wash dishes on vacation). The round dining table comfortably seats four for intimate meals together.

Sleeping in Serenity

Upstairs, the main bedroom is a generous double with lovely window seats overlooking the garden. The second bedroom is a bright and airy twin room tucked neatly under the eaves. Both rooms are adorned with soft bed linen, cozy throws, and extra cushions for ultimate comfort.

Bathing Bliss

The newly refurbished family bathroom boasts a stunning freestanding roll-top tub with a shower overhead. With pretty pink tiles and scalloped wall lights emitting a gentle glow, it's the perfect place to unwind and relax.

Exploring the Outdoors

Outside, Stable Cottage offers two private seating areas, perfect for al fresco dining. While staying on the estate, you're welcome to explore the wider grounds, including swings and a table tennis table. Don't miss the secret bench on the hill behind the main house, where you can admire the estate's coastal setting, and the cherry on the top was the private swimming pool.

Plan Your Romantic Escape Today

The Llanfendigaid Estate is committed to sustainability, ensuring you can enjoy an eco-friendly stay. It's the perfect base to explore Barmouth, Dolgellau, Tywyn, and Machynlleth, all while taking in the beauty of the Welsh countryside.

So, if you're seeking a romantic getaway, a peaceful weekend to reconnect, relax, and listen to the birds, Llanfendigaid Estate is your answer. Highly recommended for a magical escape straight out of a romantic movie.

Book Your Stay Now: Llanfendigaid Estate

Don't miss the chance to experience this idyllic but environmentally friendly retreat in the heart of North Wales. Your romantic adventure awaits! Have a look for yourself here


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