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Delightful Comfortable Cottage With Pretty Secluded Garden

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage in Rhyd, Nr. Beddgelert, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales - Peaceful Setting And Ithe Hamlet Of Rhyd Located To Access Beaches, Lakes, Mountains And Culture

One of the main features of Pen-y-Bryn is the pretty south facing garden. The semi-detached cottage has a very private and secluded front terrace which has been laid to slate surrounded by a low slate topped wall, there is also a built in table. A stone barbecue and gravelled area leads down to a lawned area. The garden has a rustic, countryside feel with mature plants and a giant 150 year old (approx) Rhododendron Tree. The hamlet of Rhyd is set in a beautiful location with Pen-y-Bryn nestling comfortably amongst nearby lakes and beautiful woodland and mountains walks. The area of North Wales offers a vast array of tourist activities. Climbers, ramblers and family holidaymakers can explore the stunning Snowdon Range, with Moelwyn Bach sitting directly behind the cottage. For the sporty visitor North Wales offers a large amount of Golf Courses to suit all abilities, many set in the most dramatic of locations. For those who are interested in mountain biking the Forestry Commission Mountain Bike Centre can be found in Coed-y-Brenin.

There are numerous narrow guage railways in North Wales, one of the most attactive and popular of these is the Ffestiniog railway which runs from Portmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog. The picturesque station of Tan-y-Bwlch is a 15 min walk from the cottage.

The area is renowned for historical castles, including Caernarfon with its pomp and grandeur to the nearby Harlech and Criccith Castles dramatically located on the stunning coastline. Numerous family activities can be found to entertain children of all ages from Butterfly Farms on the Isle of Anglesey to Adventure Courses and rock climbing for the more demanding of teenagers. The breathtaking mountains create a stunning backdrop to the village of Rhyd, while some of North Wales most stunning beaches can be found only a 15 mins drive away offering visitors the chance to experience a truly diverse holiday experience.

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Pamela Marsden
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Pamela Marsden

We have spent 20 years enjoying this wonderful cottage. Our children, friends, family and more recently holidaymakers, have all appreciated this much loved holiday home.

Over the years we have improved Pen-y-Bryn turning it into a comfortable well equipped house. Finished with period and contemporary pieces of furniture, we have tried to compliment the existing features of a 160 year old Welsh Cottage.

Pamela Marsden purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Pamela Marsden chose Gwynedd - Snowdonia

The location of the village is ideal, quiet yet not too remote.

Visitors are offered the 'best of both worlds' - expansive beaches, beautiful coves and dramatic mountains all blending together to create what I feel is one of the most stunning landscapes in the UK.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“The perfect cottage for a quiet holiday in North Wales”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The cottage is a beautifully located, very well appointed with a traditional atmosphere with wood-burner, exposed beams etc. The very attractive garden is pretty secure for children/dogs, and the surrounding countryside is perfect for cycling, fell-running and so forth. If you jump in the car all of Snowdonia's attractions are easily accessible. The nearest pub/shop are around 2 miles away which some people might find inconvenient (although we never have), and the pub is certainly worth the walk. Personally I feel this is the perfect cottage if you are looking for somewhere quiet to enjoy the Welsh countryside

“A real gem.” 5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2013

"We enjoyed our first visit so much, we came back to the UK for a two month stay at the cottage. The cottage is tranquil, warm and snug.

Feb 2014
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Perfect place with the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the cottage could not have been better. The house is situated in the midst of beautiful Snowdonia hills and views from the garden were exceptional.

The cottage itself was well equipped and we had everything we needed for our little break. Also, the master bedroom was stunning and the bed was huge and comfy.

I would definitely like to stay here again and I feel that there was still so much left to discover all around the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, we would love you to visit the cottage again. Pam
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Rhyd Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A really well appointed cottage and very comfortable. Lanes a bit narrow between cottage and main roads so be prepared to brake HARD on occasions (if you want to keep the front end of your car away from the boy-racers LOL) Ideal location for walkers.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for 3 nights from 1st May to 4th May in this lovely cottage and had a wonderful time. We had not visited North Wales for many years and were reminded of what a beautiful area this is to visit. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and cosy with a lovely log burner for the evenings. There is a nice slate table on the terrace allowing us to sit and eat outside during nice weather.

We found there to be plenty to do in the area from visiting the lovely coastal towns of Criccieth and Abersoch to walking up to the waterfall at Croesor and the highlight of our stay visiting the beach and headland at Nefyn with the 'pub on the beach' The Ty Coch serving food and drink with a lovely relaxed atmosphere proving very popular. The pretty villages of Beddgelert and Betws y coed along with Snowdon are only a short drive as are the beaches at Borth y gest (very pretty) and Black Rock Sands which is larger and has vehicle access.

Many thanks to Pam for all her help and clear instructions.

We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect break

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at Pen-y-bryn in early March, and three of us and a dog had a perfect short break. Arrangements beforehand were clear and helpful, and the cottage is absolutely delightful - beautifully furnished, cosy log burner, nice hot water, everything we needed. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and great for walking, and it was very easy to reach the towns and seaside at Porthmadog and Criccieth. I can't think of anything negative to say - we had a great time and loved the cottage. Many thanks. (And thanks to Pam for posting on the mac we left behind!).

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Prue, so glad you had a relaxing break.
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Idyllic Cottage for a relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to North Wales but I have to say Rhyd and Pen-y-Bryn was a wonderful place to start. The cottage is comfortable and the setting is so pretty. We were lucky enough to have some sunny days and sitting out on the front terrace was just so relaxing. Everything we needed was provided, the furniture was in keeping with the traditional style of a welsh cottage, my favourite room was the large bedroom with the kingsize bed, so pretty.

I felt the cottage was as expected from the website images, and as there were only 4 people in our party it felt more than large enough for all of us.

There were many lovely walks that we did straight from the cottage, but we also visited the beaches of Borth-y-Guest and Blackrock Sands, along with a train ride up Snowdon. There was so much to do and there was a good selection of tourist leaflets in the house.

Overall we had a great holiday and would love to visit again.

Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments about Pen-y-Bryn, I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and we would love to see you again.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 5
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 10
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 11
22 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rental is Sat to Sat in peak periods
A deposit of £100 is required to reserve cottage, with the remaining amount due 6 weeks before holiday commences.
Short breaks available out of season - please call for further information.

One well behaved dog is welcome - please ring for further information.

The cottage sleeps a maximum of 5/6 (The downstairs 4ft double bed may not be suitable for two large adults)
Please contact owner if you wish to visit with more than 5 visitors.

Changeover Day
Changeover Day - Sat to Sat peak summer periods
Flexibility all other times

Notes on prices:
FUEL NOT INCLUDED IN RENTAL PRICE - please speak with owner for short break offers

Electricity charge approx £7 to £25 per week approx depending on amount of visitors and time of year - this is an estimate.
Logs for Log Burner £3.50 per bag

Bed linen and bath towels are not included in the price - please speak to owner to agree rate.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog in Wales

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • One spacious ground floor bathroom, with electric over head shower, full size bath, cupboard with water heater, night-store heater.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Pretty room with very comfortable king size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Full size wooden bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , ground floor bedroom with 4ft double bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 x Master with king-size brass bed 1 x Full size bunk beds 1 x 4ft double brass - this bedroom is narrow and it may not be suitable for two large adults (ground floor room)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: There are some steps leading to the cottage (through two gates to ensure safety for children) that some elderly people may find difficult. Outside: As the cottage is built on a hillside it is important young children are supervised at all times when using some areas of the garden. Garden furniture is stored in the utility area, the slate table is an ideal area to enjoy sunny lunches and evening drinks. The BBQ is ideally located to enjoy the pretty front garden. BBQ fittings are stored in the under-stairs cupboard. It is possible to park cars directly outside the cottage (on B road), but we do advise that for longer periods cars are parked in the parking area (approx 25 metres from cottage). Utility Room: Washer/Dryer, microwave, cloths dryer, ironing board & iron extra storage space. Stored Garden furniture Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen & bath towels can be arranged with owner, please ring for charges. Each bedroom has an ample supply of duvets, pillows and extra blankets for cool evenings. Tea towels, dish cloths, bin liners, bath mats hand towels are all included.

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