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 and 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 small 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. Sorry, no barbecues - for fire safety and to avoid nuisance to others.
PARKING: Un-restricted free street parking.
HEATING: Ceramic electric central heating.
ELECTRICITY: Included Charging of Electric Vehicles is Prohibited due to the risk of fire and electrocution.
PETS: Yes. 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.
Wi-Fi: Yes included with Internet speed of 23 Mbps
HIGH CHAIR: Yes
TRAVEL COT: Yes, but no bedding or bed linen included for the travel cot, please bring your own.
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.
CK (September 2023): "Love the location and the views. Fantastic village and great for a water loving dog. Will be back for sure."
IL (September 2023): "We had a lovely stay. River and the balcony was mesmerising, we will be back."
NDBD (August 2023): "Tranquility. A super, well equipped cottage in a most perfect location. Having 2 separate bathrooms is great for a family of 5. The boys enjoyed having the little snug with their own tv. The balcony/terrace was most perfect for procrastinating and drinking tea! Being by the water is pure bliss. A few local amenities. Excellent footpaths straight from the door, good circular walks. Varying levels of challenge, simple to tricky. Parking was on the main road, but no problems at all"
AG (August 2023): "VERY LOVELY COTTAGE. Lovely, beautiful condition, well equipped cottage in excellent location. would definitely recommend"
CB (August 2023): "Perfect retreat. Loved our time at Gelert Cottage and would highly recommend. Comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, ideal base to relax in after busy days out. I also want to highly rate STS holidays who could not have been more helpful when we needed them"
DW (May 2023): "Excellent all round - well equipped, spacious, clean and comfortable. The cottage is very near the village centre, closer than in the description. It was just a pity that there was an overflowing general rubbish bin outside the property, which clearly hadn’t been emptied for quite a while"
Thanks for the Feedback. Sorry about the bin. We dp try to encourage our Guests to recycle as much as possible during their holiday.
YC-B (May 2023): 4.5 STARS "Back again in lovely Beddgelert. Somewhat restricted this year as I've damaged my knee and am wearing a brace so the usual walks were out. I love the outside terrace next to the river so having to spend more time than usual sitting there was still much more preferred to sitting around at home and the 'Prince Llewellyn' was inside hobbling distance. The cottage is lovely and Beddgelert is such a good base to tour round from. As I've said before, it's a bit pricey if there are just two of you whereas a full compliment of six would be very reasonably priced. Fully intend to revisit in the future if finances allow"
PK (April 2023): 4.8 STARS "Didn’t want to leave. Myself, my daughter and two grandchildren had the most relaxing enjoyable stay at this lovely cottage. Waking up to the sound of the river and the view of the mountain was a real treat. Surrounded by so much beauty you don’t have to go far to explore and find breathtaking views.the cottage is well equipped and very cosy.we had a problem with turning the oven on and the agent came and sorted out the same day. We were sorry to leave and are looking forward to a return visit"
MT (December 2022): "84th Birthday treat. I have lost count now how many times our family have visited this cottage. Its just perfect for a cheeky getaway. Warm, Clean, Spacious, Well equipped, top location, Pubs close by, River and mountain views. I am hesitant to leave a review as everyone will book it and there wont be availability for me :-) PERFECT stay for us yet again"
SK (October 2022): 4.5 STARS "Easy and clear instructions about arrival etc etc. The cottage is exactly as described in the post. Everything is clean and tidy. Unfortunately we could not get the tv to work a few nights, but the wifi was good and we had the laptop along, so we survived. There is literally everything you need in the cottage. We cooked in 2 nights and played some of the games that's there. The others we ate in the village pubs.. unfortunately our dog was not allowed in a few places and didn't want to leave her alone in the cottage. There is plenty of walking information material to read and we followed a few walks in one of the books - really good to have. The very nearby coppermine is fun, and we did the big zip wire. Our 3rd time in Beddgelert and not the last.. such a pretty little village. Thank you for making everything easy with the well stocked cottage. All the best - Irene"
Thanks for the Review - which are passed on to the Property Owner. Please let us know as soon as you can with any issues - so that they can be resolved.
FC (September 2022): 4.3 STARS "Beautiful Beddgelert. A lovely, traditional,double -fronted cottage in a most picturesque village.Quality furniture, comfortable beds(continental quilts were a bit heavy for my liking) newish well.equipped kitchen with all pots pans and cutlery you’re ever likely to need .We know the area very well so didn’t look at local information provided but the owners left useful instructions for appliances etc. We didn’t use the small sitting room but it’s a facility that will be useful for many. Breakfast on the terrace with those views was special. A charming spot!"
LG (September 2022): 4.8 STARS "Comfortable House, Lovely Location. This house was plenty big enough for five adults, one child, a baby and a small dog. The location could not be faulted - right on the river, with direct access, and only a short walk to the village and all its amenities. Would definitely stay here again"
ND (August 2022): 4.8 STARS "A fantastic holiday in a fantastic cottage. The cottage was very comfortable, great location, out patio great in the sunshine. Would stay again and recommend to others"
YC-B (May 2022): 4.8 STARS "Back to the magic river. 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"
SC 29 Apr 2022: "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 balcony
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. "
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."
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
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.