Cae Lleci - Kitchen

The original kitchen of the house was the room that is now the dining room. The room now used as the kitchen looks far different than it did when the house was purchased back by the current owners in 1987.

There was an old and rusty Rayburn with a chimney that went through the ceiling, into the bedroom and out through the roof. Consequently the double room was always warm even in summer!

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The water supply to the kitchen is drawn from an underground spring and runs through numerous filters and treatments before reaching the tap where it is crystal clear and totally pure without any additives. This is then the purest spring water from the mountains of Snowdonia. Previously it ran from the spring but sometimes picked up small particles of peat and other unwanted items!

Until a couple of years ago there was a tame pheasant that used to peck on the kitchen window for food but it has now disappeared either through old age or as a meal for a fox! From the window you will occasionally see a random sheep wandering in the garden. However when you go outside they seem to vanish giving you no idea as to how they got into the garden?

The kitchen is fitted with modern features including a dishwasher which is essential if you are on holiday. The kitchen has recently been replaced. A top of the range Smeg range cooker has been fitted complete with an induction hob together with a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and 19 bottle wine cooler. There is also a fan on the wall, this is a dehumidifier and switches on automatically if there is too much moisture which can happen in the winter.

In the cupboards there are essentials such as bin liners, clothes pegs, matches etc. There is also an ironing board and iron available should the need arise. A slow cooker and coffee maker together with coffee pods are also provided.

cae lleci, the farmhouse in the welsh mountains