Isfryn is a self-contained property in the beautiful Dyfi valley sleeping 2-4 adults. It adjoins the former Hebron chapel, which is now our home. Fully renovated in March 2016 it features new a bathroom & kitchen & a double sided wood burning stove.
A very warm welcome to Isfryn from your hosts Steve and Linda. Isfryn (which means ‘under the hill’ in Welsh) forms a completely self-contained property, separated by 3ft thick walls of slate from Ty Hebron, the adjoining former Methodist chapel, which is now our home. Isfryn was built in the 1870s as a home for the chapel minister. We bought it in June 2015, when it was in a neglected state. It was fully renovated over the following 6 months and opened for visitors in Spring 2016.
Renovating this cottage has been a very happy experience, which we hope is reflected in its cheerful and welcoming interior. It offers cosy and comfortable accommodation for up to four adults.
To make you feel at home from the moment you arrive, you will be greeted by a welcome basket of goodies, many of which will be home-made by us. Having fully explored that, you can explore the rest of the cottage…
In the living room, the most prominent feature is an open hearth with hearth stones of beautiful local slate, which connects this room with the dining room beyond. It contains a double sided wood burner, so you don’t need to leave your warm and cosy fire behind when you go to eat at the table! The living room has two comfortable two seater sofas, satellite TV, free WiFi (we have high speed fibre optic broadband), DVD player, a selection of DVDs and well stocked book shelves. In the bureau, you will find a variety of games, so in the event of inclement weather, you can settle comfortably indoors and be well entertained. As with the rest of the house, the walls are decorated with original prints, many by local artists. In the living room, you will find two USB charging sockets so that you can conveniently charge up any electronic items.
The dining room furniture, which dates from the mid 1800s, was bought by Linda with money left to her by her grandmother and was used in her own house for many years. We are delighted to share it with you now and hope you enjoy the presence of furniture appropriate to the age of the cottage. The table comfortably seats four adults. If you like music to dine by, you will find a CD player and a variety of CDs on the buffet stand.
We have tried to make maximum use of the space in Isfryn to offer you everything you need for your holiday. In this spirit, in the cupboard under the stairs you will find a washer/dryer, washing liquid and fabric conditioner, a table top dishwasher, dishwashing tablets, an iron and a table top ironing board.
The newly fitted kitchen has an induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge with a small freezer compartment and a kettle. You’ll find the basics like sugar, cooking oil, salt and pepper, cling film and foil waiting for you. (Tea and coffee as well as some fresh milk and butter will be provided in your welcome pack.)
A rear porch completes the ground floor and offers coat hooks and a boot rack for muddy or wet footwear.
Upstairs, the bedroom contains a super-comfy, super-king sized bed which can be converted to twin beds if desired. There is a charming, up-cycled wardrobe dating from the era when it was felt useful to have shelves labelled to tell you where to keep your socks and underwear! In the bedside table drawers, you will find a hairdryer, and a cooling mat in case you bring your straighteners. There is another well-stocked book shelf to make sure you can read yourself into a peaceful sleep.
The large landing houses a big day-bed, which acts as a sofa when only two adults are staying, giving you an additional sitting room. Yet another bookshelf ensures that passing comfortable afternoons curled up on the day bed lost in a good book, or reading yourself to sleep is also an option here. When four people are staying, the day bed converts into a very comfortable super-king sized bed, afforded privacy by folding screens. The screens surround the bed, but still leave room for easy access from the bedroom to the bathroom.
The newly fitted bathroom has a large, walk in shower with both drench and hand held shower heads, a toilet, a heated towel rail, an illuminated mirror with shaving point and a magnifying mirror. You will find basics such as cotton wool, cotton buds and tissues provided for you.
We provide all bed linen, a choice of pillows, towels, tea towels and waffle-weave bathrobes for your comfort.
All utilities are included. We provide you with two baskets of logs for the wood burner and you will be able to purchase further bags from us if you need them. Your welcome pack will include some lovely things to get you started, but you can easily stock up on the essentials nearby.
The whole of Isfryn Cottage is yours! You're also welcome to use the front patio which we share. There's a small back yard too.
Please note that there are 7 steps to reach the front door and a steep inside stairway to the landing so, if this would cause you any problem Isfryn may not be the ideal cottage for you.
Общение с гостями
We live next door to Isfryn in the former Hebron chapel and will gladly offer any help or advice that you need during your stay, but will otherwise leave you undisturbed (apart from friendly greetings when we see you!) to enjoy your cottage and your holiday.
Другие важные подробности
There is parking for a small car on our drive and plenty of roadside parking within 100m. The lane is very quiet.
We provide a welcome pack including homemade and local produce:
A loaf of Steve’s home made bread (we’ll ask for your preferences as to what type of bread you’d like when you book)
Home made cake or biscuits
Home made preserves
Home made muesli with fruit and nuts
2017 Christmas & New Year Packages
Spend Christmas at Isfryn Cottage in fine festive style. Our Christmas Package (minimum of any four days between 22nd - 27th December) includes: a real Christmas tree with lights and decorations, tasteful decorations in the living and dining rooms, a bottle of champagne, a Christmas themed Welcome Basket, home made chocolate truffles and a home made, iced Christmas fruit cake made with butter and brandy.
Our New Year Package (minimum of any three days between 29th Dec - 2nd Jan) includes a bottle of champagne, a bottle of Port, home made chocolate truffles, and a special Welcome Basket filled with extra foodie treats to help you celebrate in style.
No children or pets, sorry.
We're Steve and Linda...Having both taken redundancy from work (Steve from telecoms / IT and Linda from the voluntary sector) we decided it was time for a new adventure. We both love the outdoors - especially the mountains. Steve is a rock climber and Mountain Leader. Linda loves to walk and ride, so life in the beautiful Dyfi Valley, on the border of Snowdonia, was an irresistible prospect. We moved to the lovely little village of Aberangell in July 2015 to live in our converted chapel with attached former minister's cottage and spent the subsequent 8 months renovating it. We're now expert floor sanders, paint sprayers and decorators (though it must be said that, with a somewhat 'enthusiastic' technique, Linda ends up wearing as much paint as she applies to the walls!) We've had a very happy time doing the work alongside some very skilled professionals and are delighted that Isfryn, our lovely cottage, is now ready to be shared with guests, whether they're seeking a relaxing and tranquil escape or the thrill of adventures in the outdoors. We love this area, and giving other people the chance to share it is a real pleasure.
When we're not enjoying being in beautiful Mid Wales, we love to travel and have seen quite a lot of the world between us. Rome is our very favourite city and the one we'd love to get to know well enough to think of it as 'our back yard'. We're working on it! At home, we spend as much time out in the hills or on the coast as we can manage to fit into surprisingly busy days. Like most people, we both love to read, go to the cinema, cook, enjoy a glass of wine and share good times with good friends. We're very happy folk and loving our life here!