A window full of mountains awaits you here! This Snowdonia farm cottage is prepared to exacting standards in a quiet location above the valley, with panoramic views of the countryside and the trains of the Welsh Highland Railway puffing its way to Snowdon. Situated up a well maintained farm track you are ensured a relaxing holiday between the villages of Beddgelert (2.4 mls) and Rhyd Ddu (1.7 mls). The rooms are all very comfortable and cosy but the conservatory is the place everyone will want to be in, with it's cosy seating and picture windows with amazing views across the valley. One of the best footpaths up Snowdon is 1.5 mls from the doorstep. Excellent food at the inn in Rhyd Ddu and a choice of places to eat in Beddgelert. Nearby beaches including Black Rock Sands near Porthmadog (12 mls). Local 'must-do' attractions include, of course, the Welsh Highland Railway steam train rides between Caernarfon and Porthmadog - with a little station at Rhyd Ddu - Caernarfon castle, Beacon Climbing Centre and Sygun Copper Mines. Favourite walks include Fisherman's Walk along the river at Beddgelert and the Nantlle Ridge challenge is nearby - highly recommended!
3 BEDROOMS: 1 Double bedroom with en-suite shower cubicle, 1 Double bedroom and 1 Twin bedroom. Bed linen & towels provided. COT: Can be provided. If required, please call the owner to double check the spec and bedding provided in advance of your stay.
BATHROOM/WC: Modern suite with WC, hand wash basin and shower over the bath.
SHOWER ROOM/WC: Downstairs wet room with WC and hand wash basin.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: Fully fitted modern units with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher.
UTILITY ROOM with automatic washing machine and tumble dryer.
LOUNGE with countryside views, Freeview TV and DVD.
CONSERVATORY: Panoramic views of the valley at the foot of Snowdon and Welsh Highland Railway steam train.
GARDEN: Enclosed ground with patio to front, there is a metal table that seats about 6, plus chairs and a parasol on the patio. No bbq. Ample parking.
HEATING: Timed central heating through out.
EXTRAS: Timed central heating and electricity included. PLEASE NOTE that electricity is included only for the facilities provided at the property. Charging of Electric Vehicles is PROHIBITED due to electrocution and fire safety reasons.
EXTRAS: Cot and high chair available.
WiFi: Yes, free of charge.
2021 Price Group: 20 - Weekly Minimum rent: £582
2022 Price Group: 20 - Weekly Minimum rent: £632
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 31 days before the starting date of the holiday.
- EE and 3 mobile phone networks usually work fine at the cottage, however Vodafone does not.
- Who lives next door? No-one. You are completely on your own except for a few hundred sheep. The building attached is used for storage.
SK 09 Jul 2002 : 4.8 Stars "Detached cottage without any neighbours and fabulous views. I love this cottage because of it's location, accessible from an A road but well back from the road. There are 3 gates to go through to drive up to the cottage. It is opposite woodland where there are walks and cycle tracks. It is also near the Rhyd Ddu path to Snowden. The view of the mountains, lake and the Welsh Highland Railway track are fabulous. On a clear day, you can see the summit of Snowden. There are no neighbours, except for the livestock. The best part of the house is the conservatory, and the patio outside it. The kitchen is fairly modern and had everything that we needed. On arrival, we found that 4 pints of milk had been left for us. The mattresses on the beds felt soft to us, but we got used to them. You may want to bring your own sunshade, as one is not provided, although a sunshade base is provided. Often it may be too breezy to have a sunshade up. There is WiFi but not mobile phone reception, except for EE. However, there is a landline phone provided. This was our 2nd visit to the cottage.
LA 14 May 2022: 5 Stars "Best house to stay with fabulous views. Excellent choice. Fabulous house with fantastic views. Very clean .lovely furniture. Will definitely come again 2023"
Mrs B (August 2020): "Fabulous! We really loved our visit to our holiday home & have already forwarded the details to our friends."
Mrs B (Oct 2019) : "Property is well equipped, clean and is in a wonderful location with panoramic views of the countryside."
Mrs M: "Fantastic location. Friendly and helpful owners. Farm cottage warm and clean."
Mr M: "A really remote cottage set in the most scenic location, incredible views of the mountains, with easy access to many walks and scrambles. Warm and comfortable accommodation, modern and fully equipped. We are regular visitors to Snowdonia, our first time here, certainly won't be the last, we will return."
Mr & Mrs T: "The cottage is beautiful - so clean and comfortable with stunning views. Thanks for such a lovely place to stay"
Mr & Mrs M:"What a fantastic week! Stunning views and lovely comfortable farmhouse. Walked every day; Snowdon, Beddgelert etc. We will definitely be back next year."
Mr & Mrs J: "Thank you so much for creating a warm, comfortable haven in such an amazing place - surrounded by majestic mountains"
Mr & Mrs S: "We have had a wonderful stay! The cottage is lovely with warm perfect surroundings and views. Would highly recommend the Welsh Highland Railway from Caernarfon to Porthmadog, which runs in front of the cottage. Will look forward to coming back!"
Mr & Mrs M: "We had a wonderful welcome. The Cottage is beautiful with fantastic views. Did lots of cycling and walking in the forests. Can't wait to come back"
Mr & Mrs S: "Fantastic Cottage. Spectacular panorama. Generally excellent weather. Can recommend the Welsh Highland Railway and the walk through the forest to the waterfall across the valley"
Visit Wales Comments (May, 2013):
"A new property to the grading system, this attractive former farmhouse has been renovated to a high standard and provides guests with very comfortable accommodation. A modern kitchen diner well equipped, and with quality units and appliances. Cosy lounge and spacious conservatory with lovely views."
Overall Quality Percentage: 84%
Parking is within 10ft of the back door, the surface is made of crushed slate. There is no step, but only a small storm guard into the property. All doors are of standard 30 inch width. There is one step down into the conservatory from the lounge. There is a door from the conservatory to the front patio where there is a small step of 5 inches. There is a shower room wc on the ground floor which is designed as a wet room so there is no restrictions to movement. All bedrooms are on the first floor which is accessed via 13 normal steps with a handrail on the left hand side as you ascend. There is a shower cubicle in the double bedroom and a shower over the bath in the bathroom.
I love this cottage because of it's location, accessible from an A road but well back from the road. There are 3 gates to go through to drive up to the cottage. It is opposite woodland where there are walks and cycle tracks. It is also near the Rhyd Ddu path to Snowden. The view of the mountains, lake and the Welsh Highland Railway track are fabulous. On a clear day, you can see the summit of Snowden. There are no neighbours, except for the livestock. The best part of the house is the conservatory, and the patio outside it. The kitchen is fairly modern and had everything that we needed. On arrival, we found that 4 pints of milk had been left for us. The mattresses on the beds felt soft to us, but we got used to them. You may want to bring your own sunshade, as one is not provided, although a sunshade base is provided. Often it may be too breezy to have a sunshade up. There is WiFi but not mobile phone reception, except for EE. However, there is a landline phone provided. This was our 2nd visit to the cottage.
A wonderful cottage in a stunning location with views to die for with walking and cycling straight from the door. Brilliant access to all of Snowdonia National Park and beyond. The owners cannot do enough for you. This is the third time that we have been to this cottage and it will not be the last!
This is a fine holiday let, comfortable and right in the heart of Snowdonia, quiet and isolated yet within easy reach of the main Beddgelert to Caernarvon road. Reasonably clean and well-cared for. Cleaner windows and working bathroom extractors would be good and the ground floor bathroom needs some attention but overall we loved it.