If you want to get away from it all, truly get away from it all, then a secluded cottage nestled in the rugged landscape of a famous Welsh National Park is surely your next perfect and utterly peaceful property.
No roads, just single track lanes. No neighbours, just sheep. No rooftops, just mountain peaks and lakes.
This traditional stone cottage can provide that quiet life in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, with the breathtaking beauty of nature surrounding the house and embracing it from all sides. It is rare to find such a peaceful and secluded place.
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Step out the front door of the chalet, gaze out of the windows or relax in peace in the garden and the stunning panoramic views of Lake Llyn yr Oerfel, the surrounding countryside and the Rhinog Mountains beyond will take your breath away.
There are no street lights to guide you to the property once you turn off the main road between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Trawsfynydd. It’s country lanes for part of the way, then the access to the front door of this remote and secluded chalet is a little bumpy track.
Once there, get out of the car, take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air and absorb, if you can, the stunning 360 degrees that surround you during the day. At night, no light pollution will distract you from optimal stargazing in the inky black sky.
But this house is truly an escape into nature, as there is no electricity or services. The estate agent states that the property has a private water supply, septic tank, bottled gas generator and an oil Rayburn so there are alternatives which mean you can live “off the grid”.
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The chalet is a charming abode, filled with character features that you hope to find once you can disengage from this mesmerizing view to explore within.
Enter through the cutest of porches and into a vestibule with flagstone flooring and a convenient under stairs store cupboard. In the main living area which has exposed oak beams and ceiling, flagstone flooring, painted stone walls and a inglenook fireplace so large a TV can easily sit on it as well as a large multi-fuel burner and a lounge area.
Into the dining room and the exposed beams, painted walls and flagstone flooring continue, and there’s plenty of room here to seat the whole family and a traditional Welsh chest of drawers that every traditional Welsh cottage should surely find. space to accommodate.
The kitchen area has plenty of storage and working space given that the property is a pretty cottage, plus a four-burner gas hob and an oil-fired Rayburn stove providing domestic hot water and a radiator.
The ground floor also offers utility space in a lean-to plus the bathroom which is another space with character, with a low ceiling and whitewashed walls and blue accent paint giving the space its charm and perhaps surprisingly suitable for a full size tub.
Climb the stairs to two double bedrooms tucked away in the attic which means a warm ambience is guaranteed, delightfully aided by the exposed beams and rafters above your head – utterly charming.
Outside, as well as the stunning views that make you think you own half of Snowdonia out to the distant horizon in every direction, what actually comes with the cottage is a small paddock, front garden of good size and a terrace almost as full of character as the house. There is also a small attached barn which houses a coal shed and the bottled gas generator.
This bonus space could of course be renovated and made into part of the main chalet or even a self-contained self-contained studio, with a mezzanine bedroom tucked under the roof beams – subject to planning permission, budget and resolution of any potential access issues.
There’s the opportunity to put your own interior design stamp on this cabin in the national park, making it your own place of happiness with no fast and furious modern living demands or urban add-ons or distractions to disturb your peace. . But you might need to check where the nearest B&Q store is if you fancy a weekend paint job, or in fact will they even deliver to that address if you order online?
If this cottage is a bit too remote for you, then there are so many beautiful homes on offer in equally stunning locations, such as a charming converted farmhouse in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; find out more about this magnificent property here.
And if you’re wandering around and worried about dragging that big moving truck up that winding, country road to the cottage, it may be a relief to find that according to the realtor, all furniture and contents are included. in sales.
The detached cottage that gives you the peaceful life you’ve always dreamed of is on sale for offers of around £249,000 with estate agent Tom Parry & Co, call the Blaenau Ffestiniog branch on 01766 830126 to find out more. And to make sure you don’t miss out on any dream homes in the future, join the Amazing Welsh Homes newsletter.