The front door opens into a lobby, with space for boots and coats, and then a Dining area with table, a large welsh dresser and fireplace. This opens out into the Living room with another, larger fireplace and cosy sofas clustered around low tables. There is a music centre for tapes, CDs, radio and a TV for DVDs.
The kitchen table that has been handling family meals for more than 250 years.
Cooking is either with the new electric AGA or a free standing electric oven. The well equipped kitchen includes a fridge-freezer, washing machine and a microwave oven.
One double bedded room with a 5ft wide bed, one twin bedded room and a large ‘hayloft’ bedroom is ideal for kids. This room has three single beds (plus a cot) and has its own stone outside staircase.
The bathroom, like the kitchen, is full of charm and original fittings. The bath is generous with a roll top and perfect for soaking after a long walk.
The house is surrounded by stone walls. The views are majestic with a tremendous sense of remoteness away from the busy world below. The garden has tables and benches for eating outside in the summer.
Breathtaking countryside begins at the front gate with walks in all directions.
Some Home Truths
Nantcol is not a luxury holiday home, it is a charming old Long House in the remote foothills of the Rhinog Mountains.
There is no central heating at Nantcol other than the kitchen AGA, so part of the adventure is lighting the two coal fires when you arrive. Each room has a backup of electric fires and electric blankets for all the beds. There is no broadband internet, mobile phone or TV reception at the house. However there is a landline telephone. Read our list Frequently Asked Questions for more information.