Sleeps: 6

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Grade: 4

Free Wifi

Ref: 2058

Description

STS Grade 4
Friday - Friday

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 mountains 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 a wood/coal burning stove in the lounge/diner, fully fitted kitchen with all appliances and a sunny balcony and patio with access down to the river. The village centre is only a short 5 minute riverside walk to restaurants, 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 and 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.
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, wood/coal burning stove, 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, steps 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.
ELECTRICITY: Included Charging of Electric Vehicles is Prohibited due to the risk of fire and electrocution.
PETS: 1 well behaved dog. There is no place suitable for drying wet dogs so visitors must bring their own dog towels and beds. Dogs are not allowed upstairs or on furniture.
LINEN: Yes.
TOWELS: No.
WiFi/High Speed Internet included free of charge.
EXTRA: EE and BT Mobile are the only mobile phone networks that will pick up signal in the village. Other networks may pick up signal once outside 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.
2021 Price Group: 18
2022 Price Group: 18

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 (Friday). This property owner will accept mini-breaks last minute, only if the holiday start date is wintin14 days.

Guest Comments:

SC 29 Apr 2022: 5 Stars "Perfect. Arrived to a beautiful, clean, cozy cottage. Sofas and Beds were exceptionally comfortable! I have never seen such a well stocked kitchen in all my years of staying in cottages. You could have cooked up a feast if you wanted to, but there are such delicious places to eat in Beddgelert we didn't need to. It was spotlessly clean throughout. The views from the bedrooms and patio to the rear are just fabulous. We had wanted a peaceful, chilled, relaxing break and that was exactly what we got. There was a small issue with the TV's when we got there and it was all sorted the morning after. Excellent customer service from STS Holidays. I would highly recommend this cottage and STS to anyone thinking of visiting this beautiful area.
The H Family (March, 2022): "Well equipped, clean and suitable for 6 adults and in a beautiful area. Lovely weather so able to spend lots of time on the balconyPerfect location for exploring, beautiful cottage with seating overlooking the river. Lots of local walks around the village and down the river perfect for dog walks. The cottage was mostly clean and tidy but the bed was a bit firm. We will definitely return if the prices are affordable. "
Y (August 2021): "Fantastic holiday in Beddgelert (as usual) and nice to see a lot of the small businesses have recovered from the flood. We're usually on our own but because of a significant birthday my daughters joined us bringing the grand kids for the weekend. It was the first time my wife had met her grandson so it was very special. Having two toddlers (18 & 22 months) in the house showed up one issue though. Stair gates at top of stairs and on door to terrace are fantastic but you really need another one at the bottom of the stairs. We had to block the stairs with an armchair to stop the little ones climbing up. The new kitchen is lovely. It's great not to have to put the hose out of the window for the tumble dryer and the new microwave is brilliant. Shame the Tanronnen has removed it's outside seating ,& the Llewellyn has turned mainly into food outlet rather than pub but these things happen & businesses need to survive. As usual we cleaned and wiped everything down before we left, hope it was satisfactory. You folks in the office are always so friendly and helpful. Thank you, we'll be back. Best wishes Y" Thanks for the Feedback - very much appreciated. Good point about a stairgate at the bottom of the stairs - we will pass this on to the Property Owner. In future, please let us know as soon as you can about issues such as these - we could have provided a third stairgate.Thanks for your co-operation and for supporting the local community. "Thanks for the prompt reply , it was only needed over the weekend so we coped fine, just thought I'd flag it up for people with wee ones staying for the week. It's one of those things you don't realise until you suddenly live with it. We had a fantastic holiday. Cheers, Y"
The C Family (Oct, 2017): "Cottage lovely and clean again, 3rd visit to this Cottage and still in a beautiful location in the hart of Snowdonia."
Mr & Mrs T (Oct, 2017): "What a beautiful Cottage, so very clean & perfect setting. We will return."
The M Family (Aug, 2017): "Lovely setting- spotted heron, gooseandes, dippers & wagtails from the back terrace. Enjoyed walks from the front door along the river, through the forest & up moel hebog... Thanks for a very comfortable holiday base."
Mr & Mrs B (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."
C Family (October, 2016): "Best cottage we have had yet. Lovely location and very well equipped"

Visit Wales Grading (March 2020):
"Set in the pretty village of Beddgelert this period conversion to a terraced cottage enjoys wonderful terraces to the rear overlooking the river."
Overall Quality Percentage: 71%
Grade: 3 Star

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.

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 bannister 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 is one bathroom and one shower room, each with a WC and hand-basin. The bathroom has a shower over the bath. The shower in the shower room has a standard shower tray. 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.
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Reviews

H Clark
2022-06-19

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This is such a gorgeous cottage, well fitted out and in a perfect location backing onto the river in Beddgelert. This is our 3rd stay as we love it so much. Plenty of space and a wonderful tiered area at the back which we sit out every day, watching the birds and the river.

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Y Crowston-Boaler
2022-05-21

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Our sixth stay, we love the location for touring round but it's the rear terrace that goes down to the river that's the real magic. Difficult to year yourselves away and do something with the day, likewise in the evening when it comes to bed time. Going off to sleep with the sound of the river is special, as is watching the never ending play of light and cloud on the mountains. It's a bit pricey for us as there are only two of us but provides things we need such as a walk in shower (my wife is disabled). The property actually sleeps six which would work out as good value. Locals are really friendly and helpful, Emma, the new landlady at the Prince Llewellyn was a star. Steam trains and Ospreys as well. Hopefully will return again. Staff at STS are really friendly and helpful as well.

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Sharon Cockcroft
2022-05-06

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Arrived to a beautiful, clean, cozy cottage. Sofas and Beds were exceptionally comfortable! I have never seen such a well stocked kitchen in all my years of staying in cottages. You could have cooked up a feast if you wanted to, but there are such delicious places to eat in Beddgelert we didn't need to. It was spotlessly clean throughout. The views from the bedrooms and patio to the rear are just fabulous. We had wanted a peaceful, chilled, relaxing break and that was exactly what we got. There was a small issue with the TV's when we got there and it was all sorted the morning after. Excellent customer service from STS Holidays. I would highly recommend this cottage and STS to anyone thinking of visiting this beautiful area.

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J Holmes
2022-03-28

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Perfect location for exploring, beautiful cottage with seating overlooking the river. Lots of local walks around the village and down the river perfect for dog walks. The cottage was mostly clean and tidy but the bed was a bit firm. We will definitely return if the prices are affordable.

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