Gelert Cottage, BeddgelertRef: 2058
A spacious cottage with a double frontage on Gwynant Street, Beddgelert. A special feature is the elevated balcony to the rear overlooking the river Glaslyn and the mountians of Snowdonia. Located within 500m of the iconic hump back bridge in the centre of the picturesque village of Beddgelert, it has a choice of river, lake and mountain walks from the doorstep. The cottage is very comfortable with an open fire in the lounge/diner, fully fitted kitchen with all appliances and a sunny balcony and patio with access down to the river. Walking to the village centre is only a short 5 minute riverside walk to a bistro, inns and village shops and another 5 minutes to the Welsh Highland Railway station. The cottage is in an excellent location for exploring Snowdonia and there are plenty of sandy beaches at Porthmadog (8 mls) and Harlech (15 mls), castles at Harlech, Criccieth (15 mls) and Caernarfon (17 mls). Beautiful Betws y Coed and the Conwy valley is a spectacular 30 min drive. National Trust's Bodnant Garden Conwy RSPB nature reserve 45 mins and Chester only 2 hours. A very central location and at the foot of Snowdon too.
3 BEDROOMS: Two Double bedrooms and one Twin bedroom, all on the 1st floor. Bed linen provided. Please bring your own towels & tea towels.
1 SHOWER ROOM/WC with shower cubicle and hand wash basin on the 1st floor, next to the bedrooms.
1 BATHROOM/WC with shower over the bath and hand wash basin on the 1st floor, next to the bedrooms.
KITCHEN: Spacious in a galley style with fitted units, electric cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.
LOUNGE/DINER: Large refectory table, open fire, 32" TV (Freesat catch up) & DVD. Access to the riverside balcony.
SITTING ROOM: A quiet room for reading. TV with Freesat.
BALCONY and PATIO: Enclosed balcony with furniture leading to riverside patio. The patio has a low wall with access to the river.
PARKING: Un-restricted street parking.
HEATING: Ceramic electric central heating (installed in 2015 by the new owners).
WiFi: included free of charge.
EXTRA: EE is the only mobile phone network that will pick up signal in the village. Other networks will pick up signal once outisde of the village.
EXTRA: Please note, children are welcome but parents need to be aware of the proximity of the property to the river, which can be accessed over a low wall. There is a travel cot (fits in any bedroom but please bring your own bedding), stair gates, high chair, bed rail.
NEW for 2017: Property will now have a Friday changeover day and a refurbished lounge area.
Price Group: 18
Minimum Rent: £372
Mini-break minimum rent: £357
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 medium notice of 21 days between Easter and October Half Term. Outside of this time mini-breaks are bookable 56 days before the holiday.
Mr & Mrs CB. May 2017: “The cottage is very well named. The constant murmur of the river is balm for the soul. Sitting on the patio, it's difficult to tear oneself away- even when on the last night it began to rain.”
Mr & Mrs C. May 2017: “Lovely cottage beautifully positioned. After a beautiful wedding in lovely sunshine, 2 days constant rain meant the 'murmuring river' became a raging torrent. Weather cleared in time to Walk up Snowdon. A relaxing weeks holiday.”
Mr & Mrs C. April 2017: “The cottage was lovely and clean again on our arrival, thank you for the milk and welsh cakes on our arrival. This is our second stay here and it has been faultless.”
Mr & Mrs P. March 2017: “We had a fantastic break in Beddgelert and had some lovely weather. The cottage was very comfortable, and had all the amenities. We would definitely recommend the cottage to friends and family.”
Mr & Mrs S. March 2017: “Lovely cottage with all the amenities. Really well placed to get out and about in Snowdonia. Really impressed with the WIFI etc. Love the location. Would definitely return and recommend to friends.”
Mr & Mrs D. Oct 2016: “Lovely break, weather was much better than we could have hoped. Beds were very comfortable and pillows nice and comfortable and very soft.”
Mrs H (December 2015): "I have been coming to this cottage for 56 years, since I was 2 years old. This is the warmest the cottage has been. I have had many happy years here. Thank you - we will be back."
Mr F (September, 2015): "One word - superb! The cottage was welcoming and in such a good location by the side of the river. Many hours were spent on the patio overlooking the river. The additional lounge worked well as did the upstairs layout."
Mr E (August, 2015): "In response to request for feedback on the above cottage, we would like to say that we had a brilliant time and the cottage was absolutely perfect especially the river out back which started off very serene and after heavy rain turned to rapids ... Brilliant!"
Visit Wales Grading (June, 2015):
"An attractive terraced cottage with the rear overlooking the river in the pretty village of Beddgelert. Overall a comfortable property."
Overall Quality Percentage: 65%
Please note: A returnable £100 Good Housekeeping Deposit will be required before the owner 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.
A single £27 Booking Fee applies to all bookings and is included in the price shown. Bookings for 2 weeks will be eligible for a £27 Multi-week Saving. Please claim this in the 'Additional Information' box that appears during the booking process and we will adjust the total before deducting the money from your card.
We strongly recommend that you take our Cancellation Protection (see Terms & Conditions). If you continue you will notice that during the next booking steps this will automatically be selected for you and the price will increase, so simply de-select them on the bookings screen if you already have holiday insurance or if you do not want any cover.
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, 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: Bookings that are for less than 7 nights are only bookable within 21 days (some properties are within a different amount of days) of the start date of the holiday. Weekend booking requests that do not start or end on a property's usual change-over day or cross over more than 1 week, are at the discretion of the property owner. Please feel free to ring us to discuss your requirements on 01766 51 38 29.
This is a two-storey house accessed from the street through a small gate. There is a slight step up from the pavement and a further small step up into the property at the front door. There is street lighting and unrestricted roadside parking outside the front of the property but it is customary for vehicles to park only on the far side of the road to avoid traffic congestion.
The property has no downstairs bedroom, bathroom or toilet facilities so may not be suitable for guests with impaired mobility. The ground floor is on one level with no steps. The staircase to the first floor is about 75 cm wide with a banister rail on the left hand side going up. The stairs are of average rise and depth.
All the rooms upstairs and the landing are on one level. There are two double bedrooms and one twin-bedded room. The larger of the double bedrooms will accommodate a travel cot. It may be difficult to erect a travel cot in either the other bedrooms without restricting access or placing it against a radiator.
There is adequate lighting throughout the house, including 2 bedside lights in each bedroom. The external walls of the property are 60 cm thick and the windows are set close to the external face of the walls. Consequently the window ledges are very wide and, at around 1 m above floor level, are child-accessible. All the casement windows in the upstairs rooms are fitted with Jackloc restrictors that prevent these windows being opened more than about 10 cm. The restrictors may be unlocked to allow the windows to be opened more widely. Each lock has a key that should normally be left in the lock. Parents may remove the keys if they wish but they must ensure that the keys are replaced in all the locks when they vacate the property.
There are two shower rooms, each with a WC and hand-basin. The showers are contained in standard shower trays. The power points in the property are mainly at standard skirting board level i.e. at approx. 20 cm above the floor. The power points in the kitchen are approx. 30 cm above the level of the work surfaces.
Ground level at the rear of the property is some 2 metres lower than at the front. At the rear of the lounge there is a door leading via a small platform (2 steps up) to a balcony measuring approx. 3.5 m x 2.5 m.The balcony is protected by railings and is situated above a slate terrace at ground level. There is a stone wall approx. 75 cm high marking the rear boundary of the property beyond which is the river Glaslyn.
There is an outside light on the balcony and slate steps with railings and a hand rail leading to the slate terrace. There is no access from the rear of the property to the road. Guests with children should be aware that the river can easily be accessed across the rear wall. The river bed is boulder-strewn and is not normally very deep but it is fast-flowing and in times of heavy or prolonged rain it can rise very rapidly.
|Period||Week Price||3 night price|
|04 August 2017 to 24 August 2017||£ 852||£ 682|
|25 August 2017 to 31 August 2017||£ 822||£ 658|
|01 September 2017 to 07 September 2017||£ 697||£ 558|
|08 September 2017 to 21 September 2017||£ 537||£ 430|
|22 September 2017 to 28 September 2017||£ 452||£ 362|
|29 September 2017 to 12 October 2017||£ 387||£ 352|
|13 October 2017 to 19 October 2017||£ 422||£ 352|
|20 October 2017 to 26 October 2017||£ 512||£ 410|
|27 October 2017 to 02 November 2017||£ 387||£ 352|
|03 November 2017 to 14 December 2017||£ 372||£ 352|
|15 December 2017 to 21 December 2017||£ 512||£ 410|
|22 December 2017 to 04 January 2018||£ 802||£ 642|
|05 January 2018 to 27 December 2018||£ To be confirmed||£ To be confirmed|
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