The Old Gatehouse ref: 27867

Pennal, near Aberdovey, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
12
Sleeps
Bedrooms
5
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
4
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Gatehouse 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Childrens Play Area 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Unique Cottages 

Description

This converted former gatehouse (privately owned but on the Plas Talgarth Estate) is situated on the Wales Coastal Path and 10 minutes (5 miles) from the picturesque coastal town of Aberdovey and its beautiful sandy beaches. Should additional accommodation be needed, this property can be booked with Bungalow 6, Plas Talgarth, ref: 27268 (subject to availability and at cost), which is also on site, 3 minutes’ walk up the drive from The Old Gatehouse, and sleeps an additional 4 guests to accommodate up to 16.
This former gatehouse is set in acres of parkland, offering quality, detached family accommodation. The Old Gatehouse itself stands in its own grounds with a lawned garden and gravel drive. It is surrounded by mountains and situated in the Snowdonia National Park, just 5 miles from the sandy beaches of Aberdovey and its championship links golf course. The immediate surrounding area is a paradise for walkers and cyclists – the Wales Coastal Path is on the doorstep and it is possible to walk from the house to the historic town of Machynlleth or Aberdovey on the coast along this spectacular footpath. There are numerous other walks all around, varying in difficulty, and for those keen walkers or climbers, the mountain ‘Cadair Idris’ is 11 miles away, and is close to Tallylyn Lake and the Tallylyn narrow gauge steam railway. In the immediate vicinity, there is a number of mountain bike trails and forestry trails, including the original Mach 1–3 trails.
There is also an award-winning spa on-site - treatments are bookable/chargeable directly with the spa which offers a wide range of luxurious treatments, from single treatments including massage, pedicures and facials to a whole day of pampering spa treatments should you so wish. With any spa package treatment day purchased, there is also full access to the on-site indoor/outdoor pools, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. There is also a restaurant conveniently located on-site which comprises a cosy farmhouse bar with an outdoor sitting area (dog friendly) and an indoor restaurant - a take away menu is also available. There is also an award-winning restaurant in the village. A children’s playground on-site will kepp the younger ones entertained. Off-site, there is paddleboarding, kite surfing, clay pigeon shooting, donkey rides and pony trekking nearby, together with an indoor swimming pool with water flume and toddler pool in Machynlleth, 4 miles. A pub/restaurant is conveniently located on site. Village pub/restaurant 200 yards. Shop 4 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With electric wood burner, Freeview TV (full Sky package including Sky Sports), DVD player and slate floor.
Dining room: With slate floor.
Kitchen:
With electric range cooker, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and slate floor.
Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and slate floor.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and Freeview TV.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With super kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 5: With bunk and single bed.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.
Additional Z-bed available on request.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric radiators, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair.

Miscellaneous

Patio with garden furniture and large stone built BBQ. Spa treatments available (at cost). Private parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Machynlleth
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    360 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Machynlleth
  • Pub
    360 yards
  • Railway station distance
    4.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The area covered by Snowdonia Mountains and Coast is not surprisingly dominated by the Snowdonia National Park. However, it also includes the stunning Cambrian Coast which is also worthy of a visit.

Snowdon is at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park with the surrounding area being steeped in history and benefing from some of the most beautiful views in all of Britain. The mountain is not just tall, it has its own unique bio-diversity of plants and animals making sure your visit is truly unique from anyother.

There is no doubt that Snowdonia is one of the premier locations in UK for outdoor activities. Whatever you want to do - from mountain climbing to kayaking, cycling to windsurfing - you'll be able to enjoy it here. But you don't have to climb the mountains; you can just enjoy the scenery. Explore a castle or an underground power station. Paddle in the sea or sail a boat. Rain or shine, whatever time of year, you'll find something here to enjoy.

Things to do nearby

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Mount Snowdon dominates the glorious, ancient landscape of North Wales. The Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you to the Summit where you can enjoy fabulous views from the new visitor centre.

Llyn Crafnant

Llyn Crafnant nestles in a hanging valley high above the Vale of Conwy in the Snowdonia National Park.

Aber Falls
Aber Falls

Plunging down the cliffs at the foothills of the Carneddau mountain range is Aber falls and at over 120 feet high it is one of the finest examples of waterfalls in Wales.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Set in 2000 acres of lands above the town of Blaenau Festiniog Llechwedd Slate Caverns are a working slate mine. There are two underground mine tours that take you deep into the mountain.

Gwydyr Stables

The riding centre at Gwydyr Stables offers horse riding, and pony trekking just four miles from Betws y Coed

Snowdonia National Park

Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is the largest National Park in Wales.

Ogwen Valley

The Ogwen Valley is often cited as the best place for a novice climber to take there climbing to the next level.

Conwy Water Gardens

A fantastic place for fishing enthusiasts with three fully stocked coarse fishing lakes. Great for children too with otters, ducks, aquarium and reptile House all set in the picturesque Conwy Valley.

Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.

Swallow Falls
Swallow Falls

A stunning series of waterfalls located close to the popular tourist town of Betws-Y-Coed. Flowing into the Llugwy river it is one of the most famous in Wales and is reached by a pleasant walk through Gwydyr Forest.

Tree Top Adventures
Tree Top Adventures

A thrilling, high level, adventurous journey 15.4m (50ft) up in the trees involving a series of engaging and exciting obstacles! Cafe and visitor centre available on site.

Gwydyr Forest
Gwydyr Forest

Gwydir Forest is a panoramic and extensive forest set in the hills to the east of Mount Snowdon.

Marin Trail
Marin Trail

The Marin Trail is a great mountain bike trail with big climbs, big descents, brilliant singletrack and truly awesome scenery.

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