The Hovel


Wonderful for couples or a family with 2 children. Just east and high in the hills above Bala and at one end of our isolated “Long-house” is this cosy self contained cottage. Stunning views from over 1000 ft with the use of our gardens and also our lake, now with new rowing boat!

The Cottage will be cleaned and sanitised to the Covid Ready Guidelines from PASC UK, the AA and Visit England. We have also completed a course produced in association with the above called “ The Landlords Little Helper”.

The space
It is a great location for a couple or a small family, with little need to go elsewhere. It is also a convienient base for the mountains and beaches of Snowdonia and everything else this great area has to offer. One room with king sized double, and one small room which will sleep 2 children, a cot is available. We do not take groups of 4 adults. You can walk or cycle from the door and fish or kayak on our lake and return to the wood burner and a film. We find it difficult to describe how wonderful the whole situation can be for a family with small children, just here in the grounds of the garden and woods, there is also the land to explore with its lake, stone circles and flint age camp! Coming back to base there is a projector and screen for films and a smart tv and wii, also games and books in the cupboards or on the shelves! If you would like a really remote farmhouse have a look at Tyn Llyn by our lake for 2 people or maybe a couple with children camping. No electricity! But quite a spot! Or Tai Isaf if there are more of you, so remote you need a 4×4 or borrow ours. For families of up to 6 but there is electricity and heating, certainly no neighbours!

Guest access
A private lake for swimming, fishing or boating. 600 acres of surrounding countryside to explore and the use of our gardens and adventure playground. Have a look at the link- “Tyn Llyn”  this is the landscape, the lake is just over the hill, the drone takes you up to the fort “Caer Euni”

Other things to note
It is a very home spun place and we open the garden to the public in the main season when we run a small cafe. We serve a full menu including much home made food, great coffee and cakes too, but generally just ask if you want something, maybe a meal in the hovel in the evening?

We have two spaniels that roam around freely though not indoors in the hovel.

If you want to research us further do try YouTube searches for “Hickish business” or “Caerau Uchaf Gardens”

We also have a really nice six berth caravan which is located in a wonderful spot high up above our garden.  It backs onto the wood where the adventure playground is, so it is fabulous for children.  We haven’t done a page for this yet so you will have to contact us to find out more!

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