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The Boathouse from the Garden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
40 reviews
The Boathouse from the Garden
The sitting area with wood burning stove
Sitting area with kitchen/dining area behind
One of many walks direct from the house 10mins uphill to this view: Portmeirion, Harlech, Porthmadog
Twin bedroom downstairs with window to terrace
The Boathouse seen through the trees
The Boathouse from the garden
The dining area with Welsh Dresser
Plas Halt 'request stop' on the Ffestiniog railway, 10-15 minutes enchanting walk through
100 yards from the house is this lake, created 100 years ago by a stone dam you can walk across
Master bedroom
The lake, house just visible in mid-picture
The side of the house
The other twin bedroom downstairs
Snowdonia National Park woodland path, 300yds away
The shower room
The en-suite bathroom
View via drive to Snowdonia National Park lake
The upstairs double bedroom - detail
The kitchen and dining area viewed from the sitting area
One of the ancient oaks in the woods around the house
The master bedroom with en-suite
Map of local walks
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Overview
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Maentwrog, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales
This ancient stone cottage, known as "The Boathouse" and now restored to modern standards with spacious high ceiling living areas, is in the middle of a large private woodland in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, traffic-free with access via a woodland track some 500 yards from the public road. The wood is part of one of the few temperate rain forests in the world, and has beautiful rare lichens on its ancient oak trees and two lakes, one just below the house. There are wonderful walks literally from the front door, up through the forest to reach viewpoints out towards Portmeiron, Harlech with its famous Castle, and the sea, and past the old mine-workings hidden in the woods. Two Ffestiniog railway stations are within 15 minutes walk through the trees, one a request halt built for a former owner of the wood, and the stea... Read more
About the Owner, Giles Keating B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 9 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 40 reviews and 1 property
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in March 2017

Quiet, right in the woods, by a lake. Spacious,cosy,warm. We had a lovely time and can't wait to return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 for a stay in December 2016
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The Boathouse is truly amazing, perfect in fact.....I would completely recommend anyone to visit and enjoy all of the beauty and charm it has to offer.

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Accrington, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
For almost all guests, we leave it to your choice whether to bring your own bedlinen/towels, or alternatively to rent them from us, which should be arranged directly with the...
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$1,254
£999
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Mar 14, 2017 -
Apr 7, 2017
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3 nights
$75
£60
$78
£62
$326
£260
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Apr 21, 2017
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5 nights
$92
£73
$200
£159
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Apr 28, 2017
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$75
£60
$107
£85
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Fees
  • House preparation fee: $56 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
NOT included: Bedlinen/towels. We are delighted to supply these on request, at a cost per rental is £25 for 2 people, £40 for 3 to 5 people, and £53 for 6, 7 or 8 people. Please contact the keyholder, Bethan. We ask you to make up the beds yourself. Bedlinen is obligatory for parties of 6 or more staying less than a week.
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About the neighborhood
On the doorstep are miles of woodland walks, and all of Snowdonia National Park is available for trekking, rock-climbing and mountain biking. In Portmeirion's Italianate village, about 15 minutes away (where TV classic "The Prisoner" was filmed in the 1960s) is one of the best restaurants in Wales and dinner guests can access the village after the visitors have gone home. Castles of King Edward and the Welsh princes abound, nearest is Harlech, about 20 minutes drive and in a superb location. Caernafon Castle is also easily accessible and a short drive beyond is the Isle of Anglesey where Prince William is based at RAF Valley. . Visit Llechwedd Slate Caverns at Blaenau, Europe's largest pumped hydro-electric plant at Electric Mountain, and Sygun Copper Mine. Porthmadog has... more
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Manchester: 87.0 mi
Railway: Plas Halt: 0.2 mi
Ferry: Holyhead: 24.9 mi
By Car: From London, the Midlands and the South, via M54 and Bala. From Liverpool, Manchester (and airport) and from the East and North, via Chester and Llandudno. From Ireland, via Holyhead and Llandudno. By train: use national rail to reach the Ffestiniog Railway, alight at Plas Halt (request stop!). From there it's a beautiful 15 minute walk on woodland tracks, we can give exact directions on request.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 21.7 mi.
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