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Beautiful Wales Snowdonia 200 Year Old Detached Cottage

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Beddgelert, Gwynnedd, Snowdonia, North Wales, UK - Peaceful Location Surrounded By Mountains

Lovely 200 year old detached cottage with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a beautiful location at the edge of the village of Beddgelert with several excellent pubs and restaurants in easy walking distance. Sky+ HD TV , Netflix and high speed fibre wifi broadband access. iPod dock, VCR, DVD, CD player. Magnificent scenery surrounds our cottage with numerous walks direct from the cottage. The Aberglaslyn pass was voted by National Trust members as most beautiful scenery in Britain. The cottage was described by the Wales Tourist Board assessor as an ideal holiday cottage. Beddgelert Village is a very picturesque village where the rivers Colwyn and Glaslyn meet. There is an ancient arched bridge in the centre of the village and many old listed buildings. The drive from Capel Curig to Beddgelert is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in the world. There are many historic sites worth visiting nearby with old castles at Caernarvon and Harlech amongst others.

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About the Owner

Alix Furness
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Alix Furness

We love our holiday property and try to make it a home from home. We cannot use the property as much as we would like, so we rent it out so that others can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as contributing to the local economy.

Alix Furness purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Alix Furness chose Beddgelert

We bought the cottage in 2002 when it was rather run down.We renovated the cottage installing new bathrooms, kitchen, central heating, etc. We used to have a caravan on the Llyn Peninsula and decided that we would prefer a cottage. Beddgelert is the most beautiful village in Wales in my opinion. The surrounding scenery is magnificent and always uplifts my spirit. The local restaurants are very good. The cottage has two foot thick walls and a slate roof.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is peaceful with all mod cons. Sky TV package, Netflix and high speed fibre broadband internet access facilitate entertainment if the weather is bad. The central heating and electricity are included in the rental price. Some properties have electricity meters that you have to top up paying extra and you worry that the electricity may run out, which is not very relaxing!

There are several good restaurants and pubs in easy walking distance.

There are many excellent walks straight out from the cottage and many more a short car ride away. The local Sherpa bus round Snowdon has a bus stop outside the cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'It's a lovely home - well within reach of local amenities and perfectly located for trips into the mountains of Snowdonia. We would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone -it really is a gem.' Andy Ward 12/1/09



'The house has a nice cosy feel to it, with good sized rooms, a big kitchen and very efficient heating and wood burning fire. Just walk outside and you have numerous listed walks around the village area and another 8 or more listed paths up Mt Snowdon'



'This is a beautifully kept cottage from another era that made a great base from which to explore Snowdonia'
Jan 2010
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Guestbook comments from the owner

'It's a lovely home - well within reach of local amenities and perfectly located for trips into the mountains of Snowdonia. We would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone -it really is a gem.' Andy Ward 12/1/09



'The house has a nice cosy feel to it, with good sized rooms, a big kitchen and very efficient heating and wood burning fire. Just walk outside and you have numerous listed walks around the village area and another 8 or more listed paths up Mt Snowdon'



'This is a beautifully kept cottage from another era that made a great base from which to explore Snowdonia'
Jan 2010
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17 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

5

Cosy Cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvellous stay in this cottage. Set back off the road and a short stroll to pubs and village shop etc.

Fully equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

Beddgelert is ideally situated for visiting Snowdonia.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you had a marvellous stay and we hope to welcome you back in the future
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5

Nice cosy old cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was ideal for our family of four,nice size,quiet location a couple of minutes walk to village centre.There are many lovely walks in the area with Snownden a couple of miles away. We really enjoyed our stay, lots of walking ,beautiful views and nice places to eat in the village.

A special thanks to Delyth and co in the post office for all their help getting us a spare key to the cottage after our son got us locked out ! .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back.
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4

A quirky, well equiped, little property.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in February during storm Doris. The cottage was lovely and warm but nights were very noisy as the rain beat on the velux windows in all 3 bedrooms. The double room was comfortable and spacious, the second double was very cramped and had very poor "walls" letting in both light and sound. The twin room was comfortable and the only bedroom with an opening window.

The children enjoyed evenings playing Jenga, draughts and chess on the table in the lounge as the log burner roared (this was a very inefficient fire though and burnt logs quickly without producing much heat).

The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of room around the dining table, 2 microwaves, a slow cooker, toaster, fridge-freezer and oven and plenty of utensils, crockery, cutlery, mugs and glasses.

The cottage is well located in Beddgelert with lovely walks, shops, pubs and eateries on the doorstep and only a short drive to the heart of Snowdonia or the coast.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I’m glad that you had a good time despite the storm; thankfully it is normally quiet and peaceful at night apart from the occasional hoot from the local owls! All of the velux windows open, as does the small window in the master bedroom which has a child safety lock on it. The logs burn slowly and produce more heat if you close the lower vent on the fire once it has taken hold.
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5

Lovely cottage in a convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well equipped and clean.

Location is convenient for the centre of the village without being so close that parking would be a nightmare. On road parking is not ideal but it was never a problem finding a space so not an issue in reality.

We really enjoyed our stay and would be happy to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Authentic cottage with great facilities and stunning view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and loved every minute of it. Views from the room were really nice. Love the authenticity of the cottage. Facilities were good. Master bedroom is very spacious and lots of storage. Owner is very friendly, so are the people in the village. Lots of things to do locally. A copper mine, a lake and lots of walking and climbing areas around the village.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Home from home, second visit and next year already booked....

  • 5 of 5

Beddgelert is a beautiful place which draws us back again and again. We love the cottage, very cosy and quaint yet well equipped with a good kitchen and reliable broadband.

This year we ate outside in the garden a few times, the sound of the river in the background.

The beds are very comfy, all new mattresses this year and the new upstairs shower was great after my morning run around the river path. (Ten miles some mornings - fab!)

There are great walks straight from the cottage which we did every day in many different directions, plus interesting places to go a short drive away. A new one for us being a boat trip from Anglesey.

Looking forward to next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We bought the cottage in 2002 when it was rather run down.We renovated the cottage installing new bathrooms, kitchen, central heating, etc. We used to have a caravan on the Llyn Peninsula and decided that we would prefer a cottage. Beddgelert is the most beautiful village in Wales in my opinion. The surrounding scenery is magnificent and always uplifts my spirit. The local restaurants are very good. The cottage has two foot thick walls and a slate roof.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Prince Llewelyn at 300 Metres Nearest Train : Beddgelert at 500 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Beddgelert Bistro at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : Black Rock sands at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

There are many beautiful beaches in easy driving distance, the nearest is Blackrock Sands 7 miles away. There are good coastal path walks.

Travel:

Manchester and Liverpool are the nearest airports. A car is recommended. The Sherpa bus stop is a few yards from the cottage. A steam train now runs from Caernarfon to Beddgelert which links with the national rail network.

Distances:

We are in the village of Beddgelert. Portmadog is 7 miles away. Caernarfon is 13 miles away.

Further Details:

There are a variety of good restaurants and pubs in easy walking distance. Lack of light pollution means that the stars are utterly spectacular. Previous guests have been thrilled that their children have seen the stars properly for the first time.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Spring
20 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£360
 
 
half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Early summer
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Summer Break
23 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
£660
for 6 nights
From
£110
 
 
Summer
29 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Summer break
19 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
£660
for 6 nights
From
£110
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Half term
22 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Winter
5 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
£285
 
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
New Year break
1 Jan 2018 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
 
 
Winter
7 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
£285
 
 
Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
e-mail enquiry is best and will be answered rapidly. £50 per week deposit with the balance due 2 months before the booking. £100 refundable inventory deposit. Cheques or bank transfer in pounds may be used.

Changeover Day:
Saturday in peak seasons, flexible at other times

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. The rental price includes reasonable use of electricity and oil for central heating, also bed linen but not towels.

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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Our cottage is peaceful with all mod cons. Sky TV package, Netflix and high speed fibre broadband internet access facilitate entertainment if the weather is bad. The central heating and electricity are included in the rental price. Some properties have electricity meters that you have to top up paying extra and you worry that the electricity may run out, which is not very relaxing! There are several good restaurants and pubs in easy walking distance. There are many excellent walks straight out from the cottage and many more a short car ride away. The local Sherpa bus round Snowdon has a bus stop outside the cottage.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Upstairs bathroom with electric shower over bath. Separate WC. Downstairs bathroom with shower over bath.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, The bed is against the wall on one side
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and TV. Bedroom 2 with double bed, small room with one side of the bed next to wall, therefore better suited to one person. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and roll away single bed.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: For our comfort and that of our guests no smoking is allowed in the cottage. The orange/EE mobile network is the only network in the village. Mobile phone reception is poor in the cottage. There is a burglar alarm and smoke alarms. Sorry, pets not allowed. We do not have off road parking. Gwynant Street next to the cottage is a quiet road which you can see on Street View with ample room for parking. Outside: There is a small enclosed patio garden with a table and chairs for 6 for alfresco dining. The garden is a south facing sun trap. The lockable shed contains a couple of loungers and room for bikes. My favourite walk; cross the road outside the cottage and go slightly to your right past the phone box. Turn left onto the bridge over the river. Turn immediately right and follow the fisherman's path for a couple of miles through the Aberglaslyn Pass (voted most beautiful scenery in Britain by the members of The National Trust). Cross the road bridge over the river on your right, then follow the road to your left towards Portmadoc for 50 metres. Follow the path on your right before you reach the house and then go up through the magnificent forest for 20 minutes. At the summit of the walk there is a stupendous panoramic view. Follow the gentle trail back down to Beddgelert passing Gelert's Grave. Takes approx 90 minutes. Utility Room: Washing machine, two tumble dryers, iron, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided but not towels. Other: Entrance hall with payphone and WiFi hub. Sun room with table and chairs for 4 and L-shaped couch and coffee table for 6

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