Need a Detox holiday? Step Back in Time in this Historic Welsh Farmhouse

Published: Wednesday 24th Jan 2018

Written by: Lesley Crowther

Cwmwr Uchaf is steeped in history, with wonderful architectural features, antique furniture and shelves full of old books to remind you of days gone by. Set in the rolling hills of rural Mid Wales, with farmland, forest and lakeside walks nearby, the house was built in 1625 and retains much of its historic character and charm, with beamed walls and ceilings, slate floors and huge stone fireplaces. There are some concessions to the 21st century, though, with central heating, double glazing, contemporary bathrooms and a modern fitted kitchen, as well as four comfortable bedrooms.

Take the train in Snowdonia National Park

The traditional family holiday is all about sharing quality time together without the distractions of the technological age. Cwmwr Uchaf has been in the same family for generations and they have made a conscious decision to maintain it for the peace, quiet and quality time it provides. And of course, no traditional family holiday is complete without the dog! Your dog is welcome at Cwmwr Uchaf, but remember that there are sheep in the surrounding fields.

Escape to the country, with walking from the door, forested hillsides and a stream running along the valley floor below. Bring your wellies and enjoy a good old-fashioned family holiday, exploring the great outdoors, or for times spent indoors there are cupboards full of games, toys and jigsaws, as well as books for enthusiasts of all ages. 

The great outdoors

The sitting room provides the ideal place to cosy up by the open fire with a good book and a glass of wine. You can listen to your favourite music on the CD/MP3 player, or enjoy a family concert or sing-song round the piano. The farmhouse kitchen provides the ultimate space for sharing – with sofa and armchairs by the original kitchen range (a functional open fireplace) and a large farmhouse table for sociable family meals or board game.

Most important to note is what you will not find at Cwmwr Uchaf! There is no TV – no terrestrial, satellite, cable or Smart system at all – although if the kids want to bring a few favourite DVDs, there is a DVD player on the landing/play area. There is no internet – no dial-up, WiFi or 4G. There is virtually no mobile signal (although there is a phone for incoming calls and for use in an emergency). 

So settle down and prepare to be undisturbed on your detox escape! Enjoy the wonderful Welsh landscape, the abundant wildlife and the dark night skies, which can be truly magical.

Lesley Crowther
Lesley Crowther


Property Portfolio Manager - Wales Cottage Holidays


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