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Holiday Cottage With Extensive Mntn And Lake Views Over Snowdon And Llyn Padarn

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Fachwen, Llanberis, Nr. Caernarfon, Wales - Ideally Located In The Heart Of Snowdonia For Breaks Walking Or Climbing In The Mountains

The Ty Coch annex has been extensively renovated with all modern amenities and comfortable, spacious accommodation. Set at 300m above the valley with awesome mountain and lake views this is the ideal base to explore the mountains and history of Snowdonia or relax and unwind in comfortable surroundings. Ty Coch annex has a log burner to create a great atmosphere. There is WiFi, a TV and a comfortable open plan living area to read, entertain or just chill out. There is a small patio where you can sit out and enjoy the views and a glass of wine.

Joanne Worby
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018

About Joanne Worby

I live and work in North Wales, and Ty Coch is our family home. It is a pleasure to be able to share this very special place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Steve, just emailing to let you know we had a fantastic and relaxing 2 days and enjoyed it so much. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We will definitely be back and we will tell our family and friends also.

Thanks again. Mike from Berkshire

Hi Steve and Jo,

Just wanted to say thanks for the stay we had in your cottage. It's a lovely spot and we had a great time exploring the locality.

We will recommended you to friends and hopefully will see you again.


Colm and Edel (From Co. Kildare, Ireland)

Hi Steve,

We were both own quite a downer when we got back as had such a good relaxing time in beautiful surroundings. On our way back we stopped at Betws-y-coed for lunch, beautiful!!

Thanks again. Cheers, Barry (from Northants)
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fachwen in Llanberis

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Well equipped bathroom with shower bath, toilet and washbasin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (on mezzanine) Notes on bedrooms: Mezzanine sleeping accommodation up spiral stairs from the living area. Double bed. Views from your bed over the field to the mountain at the rear.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
Notes on accommodation: Ty Coch annex is in the grounds of the owners property but is set separately above the house. Please note this is a NO Smoking property. The cottage is clean on arrival and cleaned on departure


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Holiday Cottage With Extensive Mntn And Lake Views Over Snowdon And Llyn Padarn
average rating of 4.875 based on 57 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful place, log burner was lit for us when we arrived making the place very welcoming. So peaceful and tranquil. Would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Peaceful, Relaxing with superb views.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late monday afternoon and found the accommodation to be perfect, very clean and had everything needed for our stay. At first it was a bit cold but once you got the log burner on the go with a brew it soon warmed up! (All logs provided for free which was a bonus). We didnt get to speak to Steve as much as we would have liked due to work but the customer book had everything we needed to plan a few walks. There were so many walks to choose from and some were perfect for us as we had our 5 month old boy with us (the walks we picked were perfect for his littlelife carrier). We also had our beagle with us and he was tired at the end of the day! Anyone who owns a beagle will understand the walks must have been good to tire him out! The views from accommodation were also brilliant and this was in November, i can imagine them to be even better on a clear day! Overall its a loverly place and look forward to visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Perfect as always....

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay here over the last few years, and we were welcomed back by Steve and his family.

The location is perfect for exploring the area, with Llanberis and the many walks up Snowdon only a 30 minute walk away - loads of great walks on the doorstep so leave the car and explore! If you do jump in the car, the likes of Llandudno and the beautiful welsh coast is only 30 minutes away.

The accommodation provides everything you could need, including log burner, making the place lovely and cosy.

Steve is a lovely chap; we had some pretty bad winds on the first day or so of our stay and he knocked on to check we were OK, and to offer guidance if there was a power cut! There wasn't fortunately.

I rarely visit the same place twice but keep returning to Ty Coch when we want guaranteed peace and quiet, beautiful surroundings and top notch accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation/location

  • 5 of 5

Attractive and clean property. Conveniently located for easy access to A5/A55. The owners were very friendly and able to provide local knowledge on walks and interesting sites to visit. A perfect base from which to explore Snowdonia National Park and the rest of Wales.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very good overall.

  • 4 of 5

I’ll start with the bad points, the hot water system is rubbish and the shower is not great either. Could do with hotter hot water and better water pressure.

It’s a bit of a pain to get to with very tight one car width roads. The roads are tarmac’d so you’re not driving through a bog but all the same, they are a pain.

Now to the good points... Well, I really liked the cottage. It was clean, it had this really charming log burner fire, I loved the spiral staircase although you have to be careful using it! The bed mattress is very comfortable. Finally, because it’s quite remote it’s nice and quiet and there’s a field out the back with ponies in which neigh away each morning. It’s a peaceful sound to wake up too.

Overall, I’d highly recommend and I’d definitely go back again.

Oh and if you do go, don’t be clever and ignore the owners advice about not using a sat nav to find the cottage. That is a very bad idea trust me! Use the owners directions instead. That wrong turn the sat nav took me on had me worried!! Lol.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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416 West Adams Avenue, PO Box 287, Mahnomen, MN 56557

Ty Coch is beautifully modern and thoughtfully comfortable. We would stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were so helpful - from the beginning registration part, then providing extensive travel directions, to having everything feel like a home away from home......and visiting with them about the area was extra great information. We felt very welcome on this our first trip out of the USA. Jim & Diane Kochmann, Mahnomen, MN

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

We are experienced and qualified mountain walkers (Both of us Hold the Mountain Instructor Award MIA and hold the summer and winter Mountain Leader awards) , climbers (Both hold the MIA and Single Pitch Award SPA) and kayakers (Both of us are Welsh Canoe Association Level 3 Sea and Inland KAyak Coaches). We are happy to offer advice to guests on local or mountain walks or on access to rivers lake or sea kayaking or canoeing. If you are looking for paid instruction or guiding services for activites then we may be able to provide these or may be able to put you in touch with someone who can.


The beautiful beaches of Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsular are within 20 to 45 minutes drive.

Lleyn: Dinas Dinlle - 20 minutes

Anglesey: Newborough, Rhosneigr, Rhoscolyn - 45 minutes.

Llyn Padarn offers may opportunities for swimming and boating.

10 minutes drive to Llanberis or 15 minutes walk to some excellent secluded swimming spots on the lake.. Ask the owner on booking.


Ty Coch is 15 minutes from the A55 express way.

90 minutes from Chester.

20 minutes (7 miles) from Bangor.

15 minutes (6 miles) from Caernarfon

Further Details:

Supermarkets in Bangor and Caernarfon. Tescos will deliver to the house.

Caernarfon castle 20 mins drive

Conwy castle 30 mins drive.

In Llanberis (10mins drive, 40 mins walk):

Snowdon mountain railway.

National Slate Museum.

Padarn Country Park and Llyn padarn (5 mins walk from Ty Coch)

Electric Mountain visitor centre - you can walk up Elidir Fawr (electric mountain) from the house.

Dinorwig quarries


Llanberis: the heights, The Spice of Llanberis (Indian eat in or take away), Llanberis Chinese takeaway, Georgios ice cream shop, the world famous climber's cafe of Pete's Eats.

Brynrefail: The Caban - great to walk (25 mins) from the house for a snack or a coffee.

Llanrug: Sopna. Recently Welsh curry house of the year. Eat in or takeaway.

Deganwy: Paysanne French restaurant (my favourite! In my opinion the best in north Wales).

Activities: North Wales is an outdoor enthusiasts' Mecca.

Rock climbing: possibly the best traditional rock climbing in the world, in the Llanberis pass; Dinorwig quarries slate: bolt clipping and sport climbing. Some great bouldering 15 minutes walk from the house.

Mountain Walking and Scrambling: Snowdonia is at your finger tips. Ask the owners for some walks to do.

Gorge Walking / Coasteering: These are all available close to hand.

Water sports: Surf lines hire boats etc. If you do not have your own but Llyn Padarn has some great sheltered spots for beginners

Sea Kayaking: the North Wales coast offers some tremendous opportunities.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £100

We are pleased to take bookings at short notice.

If you would like a stay of less than 4 nights and this is not catered for in the rates table please get in touch.

Booking terms:
There is a 50% booking deposit (non-returnable) at time of booking.
Full balance is required 4 weeks before the time of the stay.
Online payments attract an 8% booking fee made by the website (not taken by us the owners ). These fees are NOT taken if you do not pay through the website. Please get in touch for more information.

Payments not made online can be made direct to the owners bank or via Paypal.

A damage deposit is required of £100 which is payable with the balance and returnable within 14 days of the end of your stay.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible. Lengths of stay, arrival and departure times all can be discussed on booking.

Notes on prices:
The prices include WiFi, electricity, logs etc.

There is a fixed fee of £40 payable with every booking of less than 5 days payable in addition to the accommodation cost: This is for linen, cleaning etc.

Note: Cleaning fee does not apply for bookings of 5 days or more. The prices for stays of 5 days or more may not reflect this in the quotes sent by the computer system. Prices for week long bookings have been adjusted so that the system charges the correct amount dispite apparently showing that a cleaning fee may have been charged. Please state if you notice any issues in your enquiry and I will amend quotes accordingly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.