Access Statement

This traditional and ancient Welsh single storey long house was renovated to a very high standard in the spring of 2002.  It is set back from the road at the top of a very steep driveway with a sharp bend half way up, giving glorious views of the mountains, including the slopes of Snowdon and the famous Watkin Path.

There is a parking area half way up the drive before the sharp bend and also ample parking space at the top.  Outside security lights illuminate an entrance from the car park with one sloping step up to the front of the cottage.   The entrance is at the far end of a 25 metre long, characterful but uneven stone slab terrace which bridges an open culvert near the car park end.  Two steps rise to the entrance door that opens into the superbly fitted and well-lit kitchen with dishwasher, oven, and hob with extractor and combination microwave.  The floor is of quarry tiles. 

From here, access to the rest of the house is via a passage with restricted height (171cm) and width 62cm), also with a small step at each end.  This passage passes through the large inglenook fireplace where there is a large multi-fuel stove.

The property extends through the lounge, again with quarry tiled floor but also with rugs, along a passageway to the bathroom with a tiled floor.  There is a large bath with separate large-rosed shower over, a washbasin, bidet and toilet.  The oil-fired boiler serving central heating and hot water is located in a large cupboard in the bathroom.  The heating and water can be independently “advanced” to switch either on or off, and each radiator has its own individual thermostat control giving complete temperature control throughout the property.

There is a door at the end of the passage from the lounge giving access to a hallway that leads to the two bedrooms. The hall and both bedrooms are covered with fitted carpeting.  Each bedroom can be used either as a twin bedded room with two 3’ single beds, or as double with a 6’ “super king” sized bed.

A back door giving access to an uncovered outdoor passageway behind the house leaves the hallway at the back of the lounge.  To the left this leads 10 metres to a laundry room with a washing machine and tumble drier.  To the right it leads 10 metres to a boot room with an electric radiator and pegs and a boot rack, and also a cupboard containing cleaning equipment.

The walls and doors in the lounge are all almond white in colour.  The kitchen is white with the connecting passage being almond white and natural brick.  The bathroom is bright, being white, as is the hallway to the bedrooms.  One bedroom is pale blue and the other yellow with contrasting white doors and frames.

There is no TV reception, but a TV sets with remote controls enable videos and DVDs to be watched in the bedrooms.   In the lounge there is Smart TV allowing catch-up TV etc to be enjoyed. There is a remote control operated CD/cassette/radio (poor reception).  A telephone in one of the bedrooms allows local outgoing, all emergency outgoing, all incoming and “reverse charge” calls via the operator to be made.  There is no mobile telephone reception at the property or for a radius of about 3 miles.  WiFi internet access is available in the cottage at no extra cost.  Bed linen, tea towels, towels, electricity, oil and an initial supply of wood are included in the rental cost.  A cot and high chair are available.

There are plenty of lights and power points throughout the property.  Most of the light switches are approximately 1400mm, and most power points (with the exception of worktop level points in the kitchen) are approximately 400mm above floor level.

A small level area of garden is partially fenced and used for sitting out using the garden furniture.  The rest of the garden (approximately 3/4 acre) is more sloping, is partly lawned, wooded and naturalised with shrubs and flower borders.

The nearest shops are 3 miles away.  There is an internet café about 1/4 mile away which also serves good value home cooked meals.