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Nice boozer. I tend to visit on a Friday from 10am onwards for the Tuttle Club and some social media shenanigans.
We enjoy the free wifi and donate for croissants and coffee. The conversation then tends to contunue downstairs and have enjoyed decent enough food and beer more than once.
This is a great little shop and the owner really knows what he is talking about on many outdoor levels.
He stocks some high end outdoor kit and knows what you are likely to need on either a full-on expedition or a walk up a hill.
The stock seems kept up to date and as well as all the essentials, there are some damn fine gadgets.
Gilfach Goch (Red Hollow) Farm is a self-catering, three bedroom Cottage that sleeps 5 but on the same farm there is a four bedroom converted barn conversion that sleeps eight.
It is a grade 2 listed 400 year old traditional Welsh Farm house situated in heart of the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.
The cottage is oak beamed with slate floors on a 60 acre Welsh hill farm overlooking the sea and “Shell Island”.
It has a “Crog loft” with 3 interconnecting bedrooms and a bathroom. Down stairs there is a living room with wood burning stove, a dinning room (with a wood burning stove) and a modern fitted kitchen.
The cottage is secluded and approached down a 1/2 mile private drive, yet it is only a mile from the village of Llanbedr.
The Barn Conversion named Ty Gwenol sleeps eight..
This is a conversion of two barns dating from the 17th century with many original features and extensive exposed beams and oak floor.
It has a large modern farmhouse kitchen/diner and the lounge has the original high barn ceiling with the exposed “A” frame timbers.
There are 4 twin bedrooms in all.
Bedroom 1 is upstairs in the main barn and has exposed beams.
Bedroom 2 is situated downstairs has an adjoining shower room with wash basin and toilet.
Bedroom 3 is in the new extension.
Bedroom 4 has a high original oak beamed ceiling with an ensuite shower room, washbasin and toilet. This bedroom also features a kitchenette and is the room we often choose if available as this also has its own separate entrance.
There is also a full sized bathroom with shower over the bath.
Outside is a patio area and lawned garden overlooking farmland and the coast. Through the woods to the back is a large stone circled fire pit and if you ask Roger and Lesley nicely you may even get an night under the stars round a camp fire.
There is parking for 3 cars
I will be totally transparent and say this farm is owned by a member of my family and although you may expect a little bias, I am reviewing this after staying in all of the parts of the farm, talking to countless guests and hoping that others more unconnected with the family will back this review up.
Many of the people I have met staying at the same time as me have been there before, booking once or twice a year and returning regularly.
I think the accommodation is great value for money, the surroundings beautiful and the spot is a great base for exploring North Wales.
I have just got in.
The dog too. Just a quick walk across the fields is enough drench you to the soul. Or at least part way through your fancy breathable mountain jacket.
The entite outer surface of my clothed body saturated. Behind the zips and around the cuffs, moist.
The rain seemed to swarm today. Trying to get in my sleaves and down my boots.
It’s persistance eventually made me smile.
Getting in is always the best bit. Once the dog is dry and I have peeled off my outer layer.
I’m dunking a custard cream in a cup of tea.
Sometimes moist is good.
Feeling like i should have my first coffee of the day… now!