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.
Cottage in Lake Vyrnwy, Nr. Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales - Close To Lake, Shop and Pub. Great For Families, Walking, Cycling, Water Sports
- Calendar last updated:
- 6 Dec 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.
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If only all Holiday Homes were this good!
Fantastic warm cosy cottage equipped with everything you could possibly want for a stay in Wales. Great attention to detail and immaculately clean throughout. Lovely inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. Perfect for up to six people.
Fantastic Cottage, wonderful location
A beautiful cottage, well equipped and lots of thought has gone into making it a great place to stay. Loved the walks around the cottage and the kids had a fun time sailing and canoeing on the lake. Will definitely be back.
Beautiful stone cottage
A really beautiful cottage in a lovely setting. The Summer house is amazing and we enjoyed watching the birds with a cup of coffee. The cottage is beautifully furnished and finished to a high standard with everything you need. Very comfortable bed. Lovely walks to the Lake from the cottage. A very relaxing stay.
We are so pleased you had a lovely holiday. The amount of birds in the area is incredible. In the Summer we have sat on the patio and seen red kites. Thank you for being such considerate guests.
Beautiful gem of a cottage!
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.
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
Beautiful Home from Home Cottage
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.
Fantastic Cottage in a stunning location
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.
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).
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.
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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.