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A little girl once said I love this old house where the garden reaches to the sky. Nantcol is a 13th century Welsh longhouse found at the end of a winding valley road up the Cwm Nantcol valley.. Nantcol was discovered by Mercia Grant in 1945, just after the war. It is set in a spectacular location overlooking the Rhinog Mountains. A romantic mountain house in private solitude filled with authentic Welsh furniture and floors covered with large rugs and surrounded by paintings. Sit in the deep window seats and gaze at the Rhinogs either in sunshine or sweeping rain. The evening light turns the mountains red and purple and if you are lucky you can spot wild goats, ravens and buzzards. The large farmhouse kitchen, once the home of the cart horse and water wheel workings, is very well equipped with all modern essentials including an electric AGA, fridge freezer and a large kitchen table dating back some 250 years. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms - one double bedded and one twin and one a 'hayloft' room with 3 beds, a cot and its own stone outside staircase. There is a traditional bathroom with a roll top bath and electric towel radiators. Lie in your bed in crisp laundered sheets and take in the majestic views of the mountains - there is no other house in sight. This is the last house in this wild attractive Cwm Nantcol valley, yet is just 5 miles from the village of LLanbedr where there are shops, pubs, restaurants and just another 2 miles to the famous Shell Island beach. Closeby is Harlech famous for its castle and ice cream shop! plus the St. David's Golf Course and more sandy beaches. There are many other attractions in Snowdonia including Portmeirion Village, the Festiniog Railway, Slate mines and the longest zip wire. Numerous castles including Carnaevon, Conway, Beaumaris and of course there is Snowdon itself to be conquered. - by rail or on foot! .
Various reviews over the past 10 years+
By Various on 20-Sep-2017
A very special place - you are blest in owning it!
The remoteness of this house, the ruggedness of the scenery and the feeling of welcome on arrival makes this place magic.
We have been coming to Nantcol for nearly 30 years now and its gets better very time.
The Welsh mountains were nothing new to me but Nantcol was. Crossing the threshold I had an enormous feeling of warmth and friendliness.
....lovely to find Nantcol has lost none of its magic after an absence of 9 years.
By Jane Moggridge on 04-Aug-2017
I returned to Nantcol with my grandchildren for the first time since the 1950s. I had such fond memories of this delightful Welsh longhouse that the Grants have lovingly cared for over the past 70 years and it was just as I remember with some mod cons including a luxury electric Aga in the kitchen. Wonderful beds. I had memories of a caste iron roll top bath - still there but now replaced with an acrylic roll top. the views remain the same and are breathtaking. What a heavenly peaceful place in this topsy turvey world. Thank you Grants for keeping Nantcol so special.
By on 05-Jul-2013
We are lost in admiration of how perfect 'a get away from it all' has been achieved. We hope to always comeback and visit, we love the old house and her character - it is a very special place.