Look Inside: Ring in the New Year at this Beautiful Snowdonia Escape
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Look Inside: Ring in the New Year at this Beautiful Snowdonia Escape

Some rare booking availability could elevate your New Year celebrations

Cosy fires, al fresco dining space, acres of beautiful countryside to gaze across: Tan Llan, a Welsh bolthole in southern Snowdonia, makes for a beautiful countryside escape. Lucky for us, it has some rare booking availability…

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Look Inside: Tan Llan, Snowdonia

outdoor seating in Tan Llan garden looking up at the house

In the heart of the Snowdonia National Park – Wales’ first of three national parks – sits Tan Llan (pronounced ‘tan clan’), a Grade II listed countryside escape. 

Among the towering mountains and stunning valleys of surrounding Snowdonia, Tan Llan sits naturally: built with hard grey stone, a unique product of the local geology and craftsmanship, the architecture is bold and strong, with the look of a traditional country house.

Set over three floors and sleeping up to 16, Tan Llan has been carefully renovated to offer luxurious and spacious accommodation. Stylish interiors, a blend of bright and contemporary furnishings make for a comfortable stay: large sash windows and shutters, cast iron radiators, a bespoke fireplace with locally sourced slate, a large fully-kitted kitchen area, a spacious garden with outdoor seating, as well as a delightful sunroom to soak up the gorgeous surrounds on brisker days. 

Evening light on Mount Tryfan above Llyn Ogwen in Snowdonia National Park in Wales

(c) Helen Hotson via Getty

Nestled deep in Snowdonian countryside, Tan Llan’s closest neighbour is the ruined Cymer Abbey, just over the Afon Mawddach river. The small village of Llanelltyd is nearby, or Dolgellau – a small market town boasting the highest concentration of heritage-listed buildings in Wales – is just over two miles away, with its delightful cafes, bars, and independent shops. 

In Snowdonia, of course, cyclists, walkers and general outdoor enthusiasts are very happy: Cadair Idris looms large, 13 miles away, and the surrounding area is ripe for exploration. Beaches are close, and the stunning, Italianate Portmeirion village is a short drive away, too.


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tan llan conservatory with chairs around a central coffee table
a spacious bedroom at tan llan
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a dining room area at tan llan cottage
a living room area with sofas, arm chairs and fire place


Tan Llan is usually available to book for seven nights (Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday) or for short breaks of two nights (Friday to Sunday), three nights (Friday to Monday), or four nights (Monday to Friday). Prices from £1,800 for the whole property for two nights. Tan Llan is available to book over the October Half Term (seven nights from Friday 21 October, from £3,930) and for the New Year (seven nights from Friday 30 December, from £5,600). catchthebreeze.co.uk


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