As featured in 'The Times', this stylish 1600s farmhouse, part Tudor, part Elizabethan, offers exceptional interiors, nestling in 500 acres of mountainous farmland with ancient woodlands, lakes and unrivalled views from the tops. The old oak beams, ancient panelling, slate floors and the massive open fires, allow you to take a step back in history and appreciate the period character of this historic building. Gilar House is near Pentrefoelas, close to Betws-y-Coed: The gateway to Snowdonia National Park, where the River Conwy meets its three tributaries, and boasting outdoor activities, craft, shops, galleries, pubs and historic bridges over rivers and streams. Discover waterfalls, river pools and hill top lakes alongside majestic mountains and dense woodland. Enjoy walking, climbing, cycling, canoeing, kayaking and fishing in breath-taking scenery. Climb Snowdon’s Summit, visit Bala Lake, Surf Snowdonia, ZipWorld and Go Below for adventures. Take a trip to Conwy Castle, Ruthin Gaol and the National Trust’s Bodnant Gardens. An all year round destination for an active or relaxing holiday.
An historic treat awaits you in this fascinating historic 'Landmark Trust' style house, with twists and turns exuding period charm with oak panelled rooms, plaster armorial shields, feature fireplaces, exposed beams, stone and wooden floors, steep and quirky staircases and even the original beam-door-lock from the 1600s. Perch on the oak seat in the porch, take off your boots and enter the oak panelled hallway. To your left is the spacious lounge with impressive stone fireplace, relax on the comfy sofas, light the fire, listen to music or watch a film on the smart TV. Back in to the slate-flag floor hallway take a step down to the bespoke galley kitchen with all the equipment you need to rustle up a meal, including electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. If you decide to stay in after supper you can gather round the refectory table in the dining room, light the fire in the huge open fireplace, peruse the local maps and plan your adventures or enjoy a game of cards. The ground floor bathroom has a roll top bath with shower over and WC. On the first floor you can relax in the freestanding bath or take an invigorating shower in the large monsoon shower cubicle. There is also a WC. Further along the corridor you will discover the bedrooms with antique furniture, historic tapestries, oak panelling, uneven floors and historic clues to times gone by. The master bedroom with exposed beams and fine late 16th century ceiling offers a gigantic four-poster super-king-size bed, next door is a superb double bedroom with lovely views and at the end of the corridor is the spacious king-size bedroom with en suite shower room and WC. Back towards the bathroom and up the narrow, steep staircase to the attic room, you will find the charming twin bedroom.
Along the cobbled garden path, the beautiful 1623 Gatehouse, offers the unique opportunity to sleep in one of the last remaining gatehouses in Wales. This fifth bedroom has two comfy single beds, oak window seats and an impressive feature fireplace. All bedrooms have splendid views across the grounds towards the rolling countryside.
Outside you have 500 acres to explore across the working sheep farm with ancient woodlands, Garn Prys Mountain, lakes and enclosed walled garden accessed from the porch. The walled garden is perfect for alfresco dining with covered BBQ area, patio, table and chairs or take a picnic on the lawn. Relish the wind on your face, enjoy walks around the working farm and soak up the history of this unique house. Ample private parking at the property. If you are bringing your bikes there is a covered store and an outside tap to hose your bikes down. There are also heated kennels for dogs who are more accustomed to sleeping outside. Please note the caretakers are on site though privacy is assured.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.