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Ralph Reviews

Ralph reviews holiday cottages and apartments for sale individually or as a whole

Well, the clocks have changed and there is no denying the fact that Autumn is upon us – my daily walks take place on a delightful carpet of softly fallen leaves whilst the enticing scent of conkers and acorns keeps my nose firmly to the ground.  I have even come across one or two bonfires lately which reminds me – Bonfire Night is this coming weekend so make sure your dogs, cats and other furry friends are kept inside – Mum is going to play me some soothing classical music and make me a den somewhere quiet just so I can feel safe whilst all the scary noises are going on. 

Anyway, enough of thoughts of old Guy Fawkes, his fate and how the very strange humans choose to commemorate it.  This week my attention was firmly focused on a trip to the Welsh coast to review two charming holiday cottages as well as two apartments situated on the same holiday complex on the Llyn Pennisula.  Wanting to be prepared for any weather, I donned my favourite woolly scarf, waterproof dog coat and wellies before leaping into the car with a bark of pure, unbridled excitement.  On the journey down to Pistyll, I sat next to the window and found myself absolutely mesmerised by the view.  Dad and I sat in companionable silence, dad enjoying a bag of wine gums whilst I made my way through my stash of rather delicious Schmackos.  Once every morsel of chewy delight was finished and my lips were thoroughly licked I sat back and asked dad about the properties we were about to visit.  He explained that the complex of self catering holiday homes we were going to visit is called Nature’s Point and our client has two cottages and two apartments for sale which can be purchased either as a lot or separately.  Wowzers, I thought to myself, if the view out the window was anything to go by, these holiday properties would be stunning.

As we arrived at our destination it is fair to say I was not disappointed, the vista was nothing short of majestic.  The road swept down to a neat complex of cottages and apartments which was nestled into the rugged Welsh countryside and overlooked the Irish sea – a vast expanse of cornflower blue gently rippling waves. 

Holiday cottages and apartments for sale on the Llyn Peninsula

I am struggling to remember many times when I am lost for barks but now was one of them.  I stepped down from the car and simply gazed around, taking in the sights and sounds of nature in all her finest glory.  Dragging my gaze away from the view, I turned my attention to the properties behind me and I wondered whether they could possibly match their breathtaking location. 

The view over the Irish sea from holiday homes at Nature's Retreat

From the outside they certainly looked set to live up to expectations – timber clad and painted in a soft grey, they seemed to blend effortlessly into the countryside whilst large windows offered the promise of amazing views.  I trotted up to cottage 19 – you have to start somewhere and dad always tells me he was in his prime when he was 19! 

a holiday cottage for sale on the Llyn Peninsula in Wales

Marching up to the front door, I stepped over the threshold into a small entrance hall before finding myself in an open plan kitchen, dining and living area.  Wow, the space is contemporary, stylish as well as being eminently social – the perfect place for holidaying with my friends from dog agility class.  My eye was inevitably drawn to the almost floor to ceiling windows with a glazed door opening out onto a terrace with, of course, that stunning view over the sea.  Turning back into the room my eye was also caught by a beautiful contemporary log burner confirming my view that this cottage would also be the perfect place to escape to in the winter – imagine, the dramatic ebb and swell of the sea outside – almost hypnotic in its rhythm, and me curled up under a throw on the sofa being warmed by the cheery embers in the log burner – wowzers – I could feel the creative juices starting to flow right there and then – this could be the perfect place to retreat to in order to write my upcoming self-help book “A Pug’s Insight – How to train Your Human (without them realising) “.

the kitchen dining area in a holiday cottage for sale in North Wales with Rickitt Partnership

contemporary living area in a holiday cottage for sale in North Wales

Continuing my journey through the house I found a fabulous downstairs bedroom and a beautifully styled bathroom.  Next I trotted eagerly up the stairs to the upper storey where I found a further two bedrooms, both with en suite shower rooms. 

bedrooms and bathroom in a holiday cottage for sale at Nature's Retreat    



Putting my commercial property hat on (it isn’t a real hat, it is what my dad calls “metaphorical”) I could not help but be impressed with the attention to detail and exceptionally high specification of the finish throughout this fabulous holiday cottage.  Buoyed up with commercial possibilities I could hardly wait to explore the rest of the holiday properties.  Next stop was cottage 17 – the layout and styling of this cottage is very similar to that of cottage 19 and is certain to be a winner with both its new owner and any future holidaymakers – there is no doubt that either of these cottages would receive rave reviews from their visitors.

holiday cottage for sale on Llyn peninsula marketed by Rickitt Partnership 

living room in a holiday cottage for sale in North Wales  


By now my interest was thoroughly piqued and I could not wait to see what the apartments had to offer.  So, without further ado I trotted off and found apartment 11 on the ground floor and apartment 10 on the first floor of a quaint low rise (two storeys only) grey-painted timber-clad building with, of course, simply magnificent views. 

the view from the balcony at a holiday apartment for sale at Nature's Retreat, North Wales

The layout of the apartments largely mirrored each other and they were styled to be effortless contemporary.  Inside the apartments I found entrance halls which, with contemporary slate floors, immediately oozed elegance.  To one side, in both apartments the entrance halls opened into charming, contemporary living, dining and kitchen spaces.  The kitchen units in both apartments were sleekly modern, the living spaces were stylish yet cosy, once again with beautiful log burners to snuggle up around and spectacular views out the floor to ceiling windows. These properties just seemed to exceed expectations at every turn.  Continuing my explorations I discovered both apartments benefitted from two double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room as well as a family bathroom.




As I got ready to leave Nature’s Point I couldn’t help but think that this tiny part of the world really does offer a piece of heaven and that the four holiday properties will be a real gem of a find for their next owner or owners.  What an opportunity to escape the pressures of everyday life, not to mention the possibility of making a very decent income from holiday lets!

If, like me, you simply cannot take your eyes off those views then please do not hesitate to give me or one of my team a call on 01244 322322 or email to arrange a viewing of these beautiful and unique properties, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.

Until next time

Love Ralph X  

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