3 Beds, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 6, Pet Friendly, 10 mins from the coast.
Gamekeeper’s Cottage is a delightful little house on the edge of beautiful Snowdonia. Located near the little hamlet of Pentir in peaceful countryside location this detached cottage offers superb accommodation and fine countryside views! The former gamekeeper’s cottage of the Faenol estate this house is in-between the university city of Bangor and the town of Llanberis, widely regarded as ‘The gateway to Snowdon’. Gamekeeper’s cottage is certainly for all seasons, in the winter you can cosy up on one of the comfy settees in front the fire and in the summer you can enjoy the conservatory and lovely private garden and maybe even a bit of alfresco dining! There is a pub/restaurant within 1 mile of the cottage too.
There is lots to do nearby, The Snowdonia Railway is within 15 mins drive, Penrhyn Castle is close by, Greenwood Forest Park is just 5 mins away and a great day out for young and old, for the adrenaline junkies there is Zipworld too. The walks in this area are excellent and the dramatic Ogwen valley, a popular spot for walkers is within easy reach from Gamekeepers. But If staying in and relaxing with friends and family is more your thing (and everyone needs to recharge their batteries once in a while!) you can be sure that you will be comfortable and relaxed inside and out of this lovely, clean cottage.
Bedrooms: Three bedrooms. One upstairs double bedroom suite with ensuite shower room and dressing room with lovely countryside views. One downstairs double bedroom with dual aspect overlooking the garden and the fields beyond and one downstairs twin room. Cot and Highchair on request.
Bathrooms: One upstairs en suite shower rooms with shower, WC and basin. One downstairs family bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and Basin.
Kitchen: Well equipped kitchen with electric cooker and gas hobs, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Open plan dining area with seating for all guests.
Sitting Room: Comfortable seating for all guests, Large TV and DVD player and wood burner.
Dining: Open plan dining area with kitchen. Dining table to seat all guests.
Sunroom: Opens onto the lawned garden. Seating for guests.
Garden: There is a small patio area with tables and chairs for 6 people with well-kept lawns and shrubs on all sides of the property.
Heating: The house has gas central heating and there is a log burner in the sitting room. Wood can be bought locally.
Parking: There is private parking at the rear of the house for 3 cars.
Short Breaks: Available between Oct-Apr. Three days from Fri and Four days from Monday.
Top Traveller Review
Great location, very comfortable
About the Owner
Who doesn't love holidays! A way of creating lifelong memories with friends and family. Hear at Great Escapes Wales we are passionate about ensuring you are happy in your cottage, that everything is as described and that we are ALWAYS available to help our guests. My name is Ben Griffin and I started Great Escapes Wales in 2013 and we have endeavored to provide a great choice of accommodation throughout North Wales, offering anything from the quirky to the grand. I personally visit every single house I advertise and will only choose houses that offer something a bit special. I was born and raised in North Wales and myself or any of the Great Escapes team are at our happiest when we are helping guests find their ideal cottage. Please do get in touch as we would love to help.
4.4 based on 8 holidaymaker reviews
A very enjoyable week-
We had a lovely week at Gamekeepers Cottage- our group comprised 4 adults, a three year old & a whippet dog - and we all enjoyed it.The house is in an excellent location- peaceful & quiet & in the countryside but only 10 minutes from Bangor.It is very well equipped & comfortable.
There was no mention on the description of there being a washing machine (which was important to the mother of the three year old !!) but there is in fact a washing machine & clothes dryer outside & airers to dry washing on inside the house.
We can highly recommend Blas Lon Las, a farm shop and cafe at Ffarm Moelyci in Tregarth just outside Bangor just off the A424.
We had a lovely week at Gamekeepers Cottage
Our time at the cottage was nice, we had everything we needed. The location was perfect. We found the cottage to be central for a lot of things and took advantage of our National Trust cards. Leaving us milk, tea etc was a lovely thought. We would definitely recommend this cottage. Purely on a personal note, I found the couches too low to sit on and not comfortable and they, along with the carpets were somewhat tired looking. But I hasten to add that this did not stop us from enjoying our time there. We had a lovely time, thank you.
Suoerfisially it was fine - and clean, but there was a lot of dust. One of our party was sneezing and wheezing within half an hour. There was dust on headboards and 'just' out of sight!! Under the beds was decidedly not clean, more than a few months' dust and dirt. A shame because the location was perfect.
Well equipped spacious cottage in good location for attractions of North Wales
Lay out of the cottage perfect for our party of 6 adults and one infant. Conservatory large and comfortable. Located in what seems the middle of nowhere but all attractions of Snowdonia and Anglesey easily reached. Nice pub just over a mile away along quiet country lane and Tesco store nearby if needed.
Kitchen and bathroom facilities very good. Owners easy to contact and responded immediately to a minor issue with one of the toilets.
Large mature gardens and patio area but not very practical to use and in need of some love and attention especially if you are a gardener.
In summary a very nice place to stay which is suitable for families especially if you have dogs.
Great location, very comfortable
We had a lovely short break. The cottage is very rural and peaceful but very conveniently situated for Snowdon and the North Wales castles and beaches. The cottage was warm and was well equipped with everything we needed and the beds and sofas were very comfortable. It was the little things like soap at all the sinks, basics like sugar and salt in the kitchen and cleaning products and sprays available for use. The cottage was very clean but it does take dogs and there was some odour - I suspect that depends on who rents before you. Overall we were sad to leave and would happily return.
Pre Easter Break
Very pretty Cottage.
Excellent secluded location..
Ideal base for visiting North Wales attractions.
Would be even better in Summer where you can utilise the beautiful outside space.
Could do with WiFi though.
From the Owner
“Gamekeeper's Cottage represents the idyllic Welsh self catering holiday. Tucked away in the beautiful countryside and yet so close to all this magnificent part of the world has to offer. Want to go to the beach? 10 mins away. Want to have a night out in a great city? 10 mins away. Want to explore the mountains of Snowdonia, maybe catch a train to the summit of Wales (Mt. Snowdon)? 10 mins away. Everything really is that close. However if its relaxation you want, the house is perfect. A lovely homely feel, great facilities, comfy beds and a nice warm cosy sitting room with log burner in the winter, or a conservatory and gorgeous garden in summer. The Vaynol Arms, a great place for pub grub, is also within walking distance too! This really is a great choice and one that enjoys plenty of regulars.....for very good reason!”
- Damage deposit: £100.00
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The location is definitely a huge benefit. Everything is within driving distance. Conwy Castle, Caernarvon Castle, Penrhyn Castle, Zipworld, Mount Snowdon, Bangor, The beach, Anglesey, all are within 20 minutes from Gamekeepers Cottage. As far as location goes it is second to none!”
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- pier fishing
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, ground floor
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, first floor
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, groundlfoor
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, ground floor
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1st floor
- Garden ...