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We feel so lucky to have ended out at this cottage for our visit. Sue and Michelle were lovely, the cottage was exactly the right size for two travelers with an excellent kitchen-- we cooked breakfast every morning and a going-away feast with the large cookware set, gas oven/cook top, and the Spar providing a wide range of veg, fresh and prepared meats/fish, and even gluten-free options. Llanfairfechan was the perfect place to launch our tour: we had day trips to Llandudno/Conwy, the Llyn peninsula, Blaenau Ffestiniog/Betws-y-Coed, Anglesey, and of course Llanberis to summit Snowdon. Easy parking on the Promenade, walking distance to the local for nosh and beer, a beautiful view of both mountains and the water as you step outside, and the security of a small village where you can wander without concern. Most crucially, the wifi was very welcome! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope some day to say the same again. Thanks to Sue and Michelle for a relaxing holiday with every element we needed!
We loved Fred's Shed - the conversion of the former cowshed has been done in a quirky but comfortable way. It's full of repurposed materials (kitchen counter built from old pallets, etc.) and cute touches (loved the bottle cap shower!). The setting is lovely, overlooking the valley and mountains. The rooms are spacious and just about anything you might need is provided. Just make sure you have the step-by-step directions they will send you - you would never find this place without them, yet it's only 5 minutes from the highway once you know the way.
One caveat - if you require electronic connectivity, this may not be the place for you. Cellular coverage is spotty, especially inside the apartment (thick walls!), and though "wifi" is available, it rarely connected to the Internet. It's understandable in such a rural setting, but something potential customers should be aware of. Lack of Internet was a bit of a big deal for us, since that's how we manage and plan most things these days.
One other minor quibble - there is a washer, but it's not a combo washer/dryer. There was no clothes drying rack or clothesline (not that the climate is all that amenable to outdoor drying anyway). A drying rack would have been a big help.