For a delightful combination of rustic charm and modern luxury, look no further than The Cow Shed.
In 2015, this charming farmland building was converted from an old - you've guessed it - cow shed. It now makes for a five-star luxury self-catering accommodation that sleeps up to six guests. Its location in the picturesque Snowdonia region makes for the perfect base for those wishing to explore some of the UK's most stunning countryside. So, whether you're a group of friends, a couple of couples, or a family, the Cow Shed is sure set your heart alight.
The owners have done their utmost to ensure that the rustic heritage of the building has been respected, with the exterior's original stonework remaining intact. While it is likely the oldest building on the historic Llanfendigaid Estate, the theme of The Cow Shed's interior is one that is sleek and modern. Large windows throughout ensure plenty of natural light and give the house an invigorating air, while the vaulted ceilings provide a rustic appeal.
The living area is open plan, with a large corner sofa at one end and a modern woodburner at the other.
The dining area (with an eight-seater table) benefits from a wall of floor to ceiling windows, providing guests with gorgeous views of the surrounding hills.
The modern kitchen comes fully equipped with SMEG appliances, a hot tap and a state-of-the-art coffee machine.
There are three bedrooms: two doubles with super king beds, both ensuite. One has a beautiful pink roll top bath and the other has a more earthy, neutral feel and a big walk-in shower. The twin bedroom is painted in a pretty shade of lavender and has its own bathroom with a traditional high-top toilet, walk-in Burlington shower and Burlington sink.
Outside, the south-facing courtyard is the perfect spot to sit with a morning cuppa or an evening gin and tonic. Sheltered from the main winds, it’s a positive sun trap and unusually warm. While staying on the estate, you’re welcome to explore the wider grounds. Little ones will love playing on the swing tyre and discovering the table tennis table in the shared outbuilding. Guests of all five properties also have use of the indoor heated swimming pool.
Two dogs are welcome at The Cow Shed for an additional charge of £30 per dog per stay. With lots of dog friendly places to explore nearby, canine companions will have a tail-wagging time accompanying you on your trip.
While staying on the estate, guests also have access to the newly renovated indoor heated swimming pool. Little ones will love playing on the swing tyre and discovering the table tennis table.
Guests are encouraged to walk up the hill behind the house and through the woodland to find the secret bench where they can truly admire the estate’s coastal location.
Due to the estate’s rural setting, it offers a relaxed environment for a stress-free getaway or get-together in beautiful Wales. Free from background noise and light pollution – the area is one of only eighteen International Dark Sky Reserves in the world – you can expect a soul-enriching stay and spectacular stargazing opportunities.
There are a further five properties on the Llanfendigaid Estate, Llanfendigaid House, Stable Cottage, Dove Cottage, The Pod and Tilly's Shepherd Hut. All can be booked separately together with The Cow Shed.
While surrounded by countryside, The Cow Shed is just 20 minutes' walk to the nearest beach. The property is also minutes from the Wales Coast Path.
A truly fabulous house!