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Chapel House And Miners Cottage at the foot of Snowdon - 2 Glanfa

Bedrooms 3
Space 798 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



2 Glanfa

150 year old miners cottage with the path up Snowdon starting close by and a great pub nearby.

Downstairs there is a sitting room/dining room with exposed beams and a woodburning stove off which there is the bathroom/cloakroom with a walk in shower. Next to that is a spacious kitchen where you can also eat,equipped with cooker,fridgefreezer, second fridge,washing machine and microwave.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms one with a double bed leading off the twin bed room and the main bedroom at the top of the stairs also with a double bed. So the cottage could sleep six if you are good friends or family.

Off the sitting room is our cosy conservatory looking out to the summit of Snowdon and which which leads to a small garden.

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About the property


Ty Capel

Chapel house in welsh, stands in its own grounds in a dramatic location looking out over Mt Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales. It lies in a small village with a pub nearby serving great food and real ales. A restored steam railway (Welsh Highland) runs through the village. The house which sleeps 9 was built in 1895 originally alongside the chapel(now demolished) for what was a thriving slate quarrying area.Its three foot thick stone walls were built to keep out the weather as it stands 600ft above sea level. It was refurbished and extended in recent years to a high standard. There is plenty of space inside and out with two sitting rooms as well as a separate dining room. Two bathrooms and two separate toilets mean there is no queuing in the morning. It is warm and cosy whatever time of the year you choose with central heating in all rooms, two wood burning stoves and an Aga type cooker which heats the water.

There is a lovely sheltered garden with a south facing terrace which is ideal for barbecues and a relaxing glass of wine whilst watching our many visiting birds. Plenty of parking is available alongside the house. Of course we have Broadband with free WiFi which is now much quicker now fibre has arrived in the village. A landline is there as well as mobile signals in the village are patchy.

Downstairs there is a large living room with a woodburning stove set in a slate inglenook fireplace , 42inch TV (with freeview and DVD) and comfy chairs and sofa. At the other end is the breakfast area next to the Aga. A galley type kitchen with cooker, fridge freezer, microwave etc leads to our lovely dining room with antique welsh dresser and an exposed stone wall. Just the room for formal dinners with a large table to seat everyone. There is also a second, large,double height sitting room (the chapel room) which looks out over the garden towards the summit of Snowdon with another woodburning stove to keep you toasty in winter .

Off the living room you will find a utility room with washing machine and another fridge for those beers.Off the utility room is a shower room and separate toilet.

Upstairs we have four bedrooms two with double beds (one kingsize) one with twin beds and one with three singles. A bathroom where you can lie in the bath looking at the summit of Snowdon! There is also another toilet so no queuing.

2 Glanfa

Our 150 year old miners cottage next door which sleeps 4/6 is simple and cosy with full central heating and a wood burning stove.

The cosy sitting room has comfy chairs in front of the woodburner with TV with DVD and freeview. At the other end is a dining table and chairs .

Off the sitting room there is a sunny conservatory looking out to the summit of Snowdon and leading to a small garden. We also have a large private car park alongside the cottage.

Off the living room is a large bathroom with a new walk in Shower, bath, toilet and basin. There is a spacious kitchen with cooker,microwave,fridge/freezer, another fridge,washing machine and a table for breakfast.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms one with a double bed leading off a twin bed room and a third also with a double bed so the cottage could sleep six if you are all good friends or family. The cottage now has wifi and a landline .

Why not rent both houses for that family celebration as we can sleep a total of 15. With plenty of parking for up to 9 cars

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Chris and Susan Vernon
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

About Chris and Susan Vernon

Chris and Susan have had a property in Rhyd Ddu for many years since their children were young and now visit their North Wales home with their children and grandchildren.They have travelled widely but still love to return to the peace and quiet of Snowdonia.

Chris and Susan Vernon purchased this cottage in 1972

Why Chris and Susan Vernon chose Rhyd-Ddu

We love the mountains, the pub, the walks and the Welsh Highland Railway.

What makes this cottage unique

The view of the sun going down over Snowdon and the pub over the road.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Contact us for booking form and terms and conditions
Deposit one third of rent (minimum £100)
Balance 8 weeks before arrival
Security bond £100

Changeover Day:
Changeover day usually Friday but can be flexible out of season.
Check in 3.00PM
Check out 10.00AM

Notes on prices:
Heating supplement £25 pw for both house and cottage in winter months.
Ty Capel has a £1 coin meter for all electricity used other than the heating. Average cost £15 pw


Accommodation and facilities for 2 Glanfain Rhyd-Ddu in Betws Garmon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom now has a walk in shower as well as a bath ,toilet and hand basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • surfing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Sorry we do not allow pets. Ty Capel Has a £1 coin meter for electricity other than heating which is included. Expect this to cost approx. £15 per week. Logs are available locally but there is usually plenty of wood in the shed for the fires. 2 Glanfa Logs are not supplied but are available locally or from us at an extra charge. Outside: Ty Capel There is plenty of parking alongside the house (3 or 4 cars) The sheltered garden has furniture and a barbeque in the shed as well as the benches and table. 2 Glanfa There is a large private car park alongside the cottage. A small garden lies to the rear outside the conservatory and a paved garden sits at the front.


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2 Glanfa
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Would recommend

  • 5 of 5

Great little cottage that suited our needs for our trip to Snowdonia. Great location! Lovely owners.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Cwellyn Arms
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Royal Caernarfon
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Bangor (mainline to London etc )
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cwellyn Arms
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Dinas Dinlle
Car: recommended


The nearest beach (Dinas Dinlle ) is 8 miles away and has a blue flag but the best sheltered sandy beaches are half an hours drive near Porthmadog


Nearest Airports are Manchester or Liverpool (2 hrs ). Nearest mainline station is Bangor (half an hour), Trains to London in 3 hrs.

Local buses pass the door several times a day so a car is not essential but it helps.

The Welsh Highland steam railway passes through the village and stops 4 times a day in season

Driving distances from Channel ports approx. 350 miles. Holyhead for Ireland only 30 miles.


We are in the village of Rhyd Ddu (pronounced rid thee ) with one Pub and a café. Beddgelert where Gelert the Kings faithful hound is buried, has a village shop , several pubs and restaurants is 3.5 miles away. Caernarfon with its famous castle is 12 miles. The Italianate village of Portmerion is 15 miles. Outside the back door is Snowdon the highest mountain in England and Wales, it will take you 6 hours to walk to the top and back.

Further Details:

Situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Just the spot for an active or relaxing break.

Whether it is mountains, beaches, castles, steam railways, mountain biking, pony trekking, golf, fishing or just fresh air and peace and quiet, Snowdonia has it all.

The area is fast becoming the adventure capital of Wales. Rock climbing, white water canoeing, triathlons, zip wires and now Surf Snowdonia all take place nearby. Mountain bikes can be hired close by for use in the local forests.

You can climb Snowdon from the door (approx. 6 hrs. return)

There is a new path to Beddgelert through the forest which is great for walking, running or biking.

The pub in the village serves good food and real ales. The café up the road does lovely home cooked food as well.

The nearest shop is in Beddgelert (small supermarket with Post Office and newspapers) or for large supermarkets you can go to Caernarfon or Porthmadog.

There is no mobile phone coverage in the village but both houses have landlines and wifi.