Cowslips, Cwm YstradllynRef: 2050
You will feel on top of the world staying at this beautifully prepared cottage in the hills above Porthmadog. The views are breath-taking from this sensitively converted detached farm building. The nearest neighbours are a couple of fields away, so it is remote, but not isolated. There are lovely walks up here to Llyn Du lake and further afield to Cwm Ystradllyn lake (a Mecca for fishermen). Situated 2 miles from the small village of Prenteg, 3.5 miles from the village inns and shops at Tremadog and 4.5 miles from the harbour town of Porthmadog, it has everything close by whilst being a great bolt hole to relax in and watch the world go by. Beddgelert and Snowdon are 6 miles or 20 mins scenic drive up the Glaslyn gorge. See the Welsh Highland train follow the river valley to Snowdon and Caernarfon. The local beaches are sandy and numerous, Borth y Gest bay is the closest with a lovely coastal foot path through Black Rock Sands to the more cobbled beach at Criccieth.
3 BEDROOMS: 1 bedroom on ground floor with Double bed, 1 bedroom on ground floor with 2 Single beds, 1 bedroom on 1st floor with Single and pull out Single. Bed linen provided. Please bring your own towels and tea towels.
BATHROOM/WC with shower over bath, WC and hand wash basin.
SEPARATE WC with hand wash basin.
LOUNGE: Amazing panoramic window overlooking the Glaslyn and Dwyryd Valleys, Snowdonia mountains and the sea. Flatscreen Freeview TV with DVD player and wood burning stove.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: Fully fitted kitchen with hob and oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, combination microwave/oven and washer dryer.
HEATING: Central Heating and electricity included.
GROUNDS: Patio to front and side with ample parking for 4 cars. Patio chairs.
WIFI: This is a 'digital detox' property. There is currently no wifi connection. Please check your mobile service network coverage if it's a concern.
LINEN: Yes (cot linen not included)
EXTRA: Travel cot & high chair, guests have to bring their own bedding for the cot.
- The cottage elevation is 235 meters above sea level and has it's own water supply which is filtered and UV treated.
- The cottage has a lock for the upstairs window, a travel cot, a high chair and a stair gate.
2020 Price Group: 21 Weekly Minimum Rent: £612
Mini-break rules at this cottage: A mini-break is a holiday for less than a week and/or may start on a day which isn't the normal changeover day (Saturday). This property owner will only accept mini-breaks at short notice - not more than 21 days before the starting date of the holiday.
Please note: A returnable £100 Good Housekeeping Deposit will be required before we can give the key safe code. Our experience shows that this procedure results in an all round better holiday for everyone, as our holiday home owners are prepared to offer better quality properties for guests and all guests fully respect the property and so make manageable the process of preparing the property for the next guest's full enjoyment. Nearly all our guests are respectful people where the bond is fully returned. We have a high proportion of returning guests who are appreciative of our service and the high standard of accommodation that we strive to provide. Please be assured that STS is a Visit Wales/Welsh Assembly Government Accredited agency. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
G Family (July 2019): "A lovely week spent enjoying the peavefulness of this retreat. Somewhat underestimated how the rural the location is (herding cows on arrival was a shock to us urban dwellers but appreciate it's stunning beauty. A very comfortable spot to return after days on the beach and up mountains. Enjoyed x2 trips to Abersoch for good coffee, ice creams and cafe culture/shopping as well as splasing on the beach. Devil's mouth looked amazing for waves (but we weren't brave enough in the wind & rain!) Porthmadog's Big Rock Cafe is great for a visit to hide from rain-amazing cakes, breads and breakfasts and lots of seats (very popular!)"
G & G (Oct 2019): "This is our final day here after a week that has left a smile on our faced forever. We are so grateful to have found this utterly beautiful and secret little place and we have loved every single moment. Being from London, it has been lovely having 4 legged niehgbours and a view that I cannot wait to come back to. Thank you 'Cowslips' for giving us the most beautiful week which we will never forget. I won't say goodbye... I'll just say see you again soon!"
Mrs H (May 2019): "Fantastic. Amazing property."
H Family (August 2018): "A fabulous week in a fabulous little cottage. We all certainly agree with the wonderful comments on the previous page. A fantastic and very comfortable secluded cottage with beautiful views which is fully equipped, very modern and spacious - tardis-like! We have all loved our week here, as I write this the stars outside are amazing, gleaming in the still, clear air, shining brightly. Five of us have stayed here very comfortably, with ages ranging from 4 - 80 years old. We have had 2 birthdays here this week, the main one being my father's 80th. A wonderful week away to celebrate and a superb base to explain all areas; North, South, East and West. Old, young and very young have loved being here and the view is sensational with a lovely patio and viewing window to take it in from. Thank you for a wonderful location and accommodation to enjoy an 80th birthday family celebratory week away. We have all loved it and are sad to leave. Thank you for allowing us to stay. My little boy will miss rounding up the sheep and cows with granddad's cow herding noises from the car as we travel in and out of the local roads surrounding the cottage."
Sue, James and Alf (March 2018): "Reluctantly moving out after a last minute week booking. A great find on the website - a hidden bit of peacefulness, fantastically equipped house and the viewing window is just amazing - the view forever changes. As regular visitors to Snowdonia we spent the week relaxing and going to the places we know best. Black Rock Beach, Dinas Dinlle and Airport Cafe, Ffestiniog Railway and Llanberis. Another great week away and we're sure we'll be back to Beudy Cefn in the near future."
Frances and John (September 2017): "We loved it here and will be back! Everything we wanted - secluded, marvellous views, very comfy. We actually enjoyed our rainy day when we had to stay in and read and watch DVDs (great selection for holiday viewing). We also met Daddy cow who the previous guests encountered! Kitchen was one of the best equipped we have had, loads of hot water, comfy beds - everything seems to have been very well thought out."
Mr & Mrs C (June 2017): "A very enjoyable holiday in a lovely location."
C Family (May 2017): "Another splendid holiday, thoroughly enjoyed by the three generations of the family. A great location, a lovey house with brilliant view. Hope to be back sometime. Thank you :)"
Mr M (February 2016): "Awesome place. Thanks."
Sept, 2015: "We loved the property's location and views and found it a comfortable and relaxing stay."
Visit Wales Garde: 4 Star. (Last inspected October 2019)
Vist Wales Comments:
(Oct 2019): "Set in a truly wonderful elevated position and enjoying outstanding views over Porthmadog and the coastline, 'Cowslips' is an attractivly converted former farm building. Works done to a high standard with underfloor heating to the ground floor. The highest levels of housekeeping was evident in all areas and is a credit to the owners."
"Cowslips is set in a truly wonderful elevated position enjoying outstanding views over Porthmadog and the Coastline. The highest level of housekeeping was evident in all area and is a credit to the owners."
Visit Wales Overall Quality Percentage: 85%
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The Pet Charge for all properties accepting pets is £20 per pet.
After your stay, we ask you kindly to please leave the property as it is found, in a clean and tidy manner. This includes replacing the furniture if you have moved them, emptying all internal bins, clean and put away plates etc., clean work tops and surfaces and hoover the floors.
No Smoking: We want all our guests to enjoy an odour free environment when they arrive at their property. We therefore prohibit smoking within the premises in ALL our properties. A 'Refreshing Charge' will be levied on guests who smoke in properties. A No Smoking Policy may form part of a property's statutory Fire Risk Assessment.
Mini-breaks & Weekends: In most cases, bookings that are for less than 7 nights in the season (Easter to the end of October) are only bookable at short notice. Out of season (November to last week before Easter) is more flexible. The mini-break rules for each property is stated on the description. Weekend booking requests that do not start or end on a property's change-over day or cross over more than 1 week, are at the discretion of the property owner. Please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements.
Cowslips Access Statement 2017
Access to this property is via 2 farm gates. Which must be closed at all times.
Parking next to the house is on a very gentle sloping gravel area with space for 6 cars if needed.
Cars can park close to a slate paved patio area and a walk to the house is 10m.
There are two entrances to the house each has one step.
There are 2 ground floor bedrooms, kitchen, sitting room, bathroom with toilet and a separate toilet.
Another bedroom, with sloping ceilings, is up a narrow flight of stairs.
|Period||Week Price||3 night price|
|06 September 2020 to 19 September 2020||£ 712||£ 642|
|20 September 2020 to 17 October 2020||£ 642||£ 642|
|18 October 2020 to 31 October 2020||£ 682||£ 642|
|01 November 2020 to 12 December 2020||£ 642||£ 642|
|13 December 2020 to 19 December 2020||£ 682||£ 642|
|20 December 2020 to 02 January 2021||£ 1047||£ 838|
|03 January 2021 to 09 January 2021||£ 1097||£ 878|
|10 January 2021 to 27 March 2021||£ 692||£ 692|
|28 March 2021 to 03 April 2021||£ 732||£ 692|
|04 April 2021 to 17 April 2021||£ 762||£ 692|
|18 April 2021 to 01 May 2021||£ 692||£ 692|
|02 May 2021 to 29 May 2021||£ 732||£ 692|
|30 May 2021 to 05 June 2021||£ 1097||£ 878|
|06 June 2021 to 03 July 2021||£ 862||£ 692|
|04 July 2021 to 17 July 2021||£ 1097||£ 878|
|18 July 2021 to 24 July 2021||£ 1127||£ 902|
|25 July 2021 to 21 August 2021||£ 1142||£ 914|
|22 August 2021 to 28 August 2021||£ 1127||£ 902|
|29 August 2021 to 04 September 2021||£ 1097||£ 878|
|05 September 2021 to 18 September 2021||£ 762||£ 692|
|19 September 2021 to 23 October 2021||£ 692||£ 692|
|24 October 2021 to 30 October 2021||£ 732||£ 692|
|31 October 2021 to 11 December 2021||£ 692||£ 692|
|12 December 2021 to 18 December 2021||£ 732||£ 692|
|19 December 2021 to 25 December 2021||£ 1097||£ 878|
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