Sit outside in the garden of your renovated stone cottage with a morning coffee, and watch the white sails bobbing about on Cardigan Bay with the Snowdon mountain range beyond. Owners Nick and Louise run the hotel down the road – it’s been in Nick’s family for generations, and you can use the grounds, outdoor heated pool and tennis court. Their cottage is a warm, family holiday home. Find a big, long convivial sitting room with shelves of books, colourful throws on sofas, wood-burner and soaring beams, and inviting bedrooms with space for an extra bed or cot. The kitchen has all you need for rustling up meals for a tribe – though you can also give yourselves a break and book a delicious dinner at the hotel restaurant. Choose to stay in Ty Cwtch (‘Cuddle House’), the cosy shepherd’s hut, if you fancy a starry night in the open. It was locally made and has a heated oak floor and wood stove; breakfast over in the hotel during the season, otherwise a welcome pack is left for you. Take the path to the beach; head out to explore the North Wales coast and mountains – seaside towns Abersoch, Pwllheli and Porthmadog are nearby.