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Beautiful location with views over Nant Colwyn, Beddgelert Forest & Mt Snowdon - Waterfall Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Waterfall Cottage

Little Sister to Snowdon Vista Cabin and also new to the Holiday Rental Market in July 2014, Waterfall cottage is an annexe to the main house originating in the 1500s. Built of local stone this charming little cottage is a cosy retreat from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The main room has a double bed (with room for an additional temporary single) and comfortable seating area. It has a separate shower room with sink and wc. The fully fitted kitchen has dining table and chairs, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge microwave and toaster. Washing machine, tumble dryer and drying room are also available, as is secure storage for bicycles and canoes. Central heating is available during the colder months.

About the property

Wonderful Wales in full Glory!

Short (3+ night) breaks may also be also available if not already booked.

The cottage is aimed at couples, though an extra blow up bed can be provided for a smaller youngster, whilst the cabin is aimed at families with beds for 4 and space on a couch if needed.

If you want to sit inside and look at the views, then choose the cabin. The cottage walls are 4ft thick and windows small (building 500 years old) so dont have the views from inside, but there are plenty of seating areas with benches you can use to take in the fabulous vistas whilst you enjoy a meal al fresco.

We are Dog friendly and and only charge £5/night/dog (sometimes even this is waived, depending on our cleaners).

We are located high in Beddgelert Forest just off the easy walking Lôn Gwyrfai path, & it is the perfect location to access all that Snowdonia National Park has to offer. There are numerous beautiful mountain walks and cycle trails right from the door. You can wake up, open the curtains, and be looking straight at the changing light and moods of Mt Snowdon and the farmland of the valley foothills (Cottage views limited). On a clear day you can see 25 miles down the Aber Glaslyn Valley, to the Rhinogs and Cadair Idris, and 12 miles to the North into the Carneddau range. The views are a key feature of the cabin - and you can watch the Welsh Highland Railway trains snake up through the forest on their way to Rhyd Ddu, or even watch the Snowdon Mountain Railway wind its way up to the summit from just above halfway station.

A wildlife watchers dream with outlooks over field and forest to the mountains beyond. (You might even catch sight of a pine martin).

There are several patios and picnic tables located in various places on the property for you to take full advantage of the different vistas. We also have a charming rural art and photography gallery in our barn for you to peruse should you wish to do so.

We are only 1.5 miles from the beautiful village of Beddgelert where there are numerous pubs and restaurants, local shop with post office and fantastic ice cream shop. Footpaths to the top of Mount Snowdon are a couple of miles away, and dog friendly beaches just 12 miles. We feel that dogs should enjoy their holidays as well as the owners, and know that they may not always stay on the floor even when asked to do so, so we provide furniture and bed covers should you wish to snuggle up with your best friend.

Further wildlife notes in the About section - see unique benefits

More Details

Graeme Pettit
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Graeme Pettit

Graeme, and his gorgeous, very friendly (but sometimes naughty) Jack Russell Jessie moved here in March 2013. He worked in Leicester and the opportunity presented itself for us to move to such a beautiful location. So Graeme took early retirement & finished work in January 2013. Graeme had always wanted to open a gallery and this was a live the dream opportunity, so we took the plunge. It's the old cliche, if we hadn't, we would always have wondered "what if". After extensive renovations we moved into the house in May 2014. After all the trials and tribulations, and whatever the weather, we wake in the morning and are thankful that we were lucky enough to find such a wonderful and unique place. For us it is magical, and we do not regret our decision for a moment!

Graeme Pettit purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Graeme Pettit chose Caernarfon

Sometimes, life can sometimes just be too hard. How many times can you look outside and see the same thing every day. Graeme fell in love with the property, stone built in the 1500s and sat on a rock and watched the light change. He was interested in the outbuildings for his gallery and work areas, and what could be done - after all, he had a dream, and when he found it, wanted to share it. That, is why we have holiday lets - please come, and share the dream, if only for an odd fleeting moment. We think that maybe, after you have tasted a little, you will be back for more - if not here, then wherever your dreams may take you in life - but take that first step, and be inspired.

What makes this cottage unique

In a unique location, both Snowdon Vista Cabin and Waterfall Cottage are way off the beaten track, high in beautiful Beddgelert Forest and accessed by a track that runs through the local campsite, across the Welsh Highland Railway line and up through the Forest. The railway snakes round an S shaped bend just below us, and you can see the Snowdon Railway train puffing up the mountain from the halfway station. Both properties are next to our home and so we will be on hand should you need help or advice.

Please note - this cottage is amid farmland on the edge of the forest, with a steam close by, and often frequented by all sorts of wildlife - you may even get visits from it - birds fly in and there are voles, shrews, mice and other mammals around, such as rabbits, badgers, squirrels, mink, bats etc, so dont be surprised if something finds its way in, esp if you leave the door open - they are all harmless - either set a trap for the small stuff, or shoo it out if it offends - be sensible - keep food in upper cupboards and lift the dog food bowl off the floor if you go out. The smaller critters all love chocolate and nuts - you have been warned! No refunds given. (Earlier this year even the swallows and martins wanted to stay, but decided to nest on the cabin eaves instead! Owls love the tree by the waterfall, and sometimes it is suprising what I catch on the wildlife cameras.

Your time here can be either jam packed with activities, or quiet and relaxed or, well anything in between.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
First of all email the enquiry form. We will then confirm availability and ask that you pay 50% of the rental fee if the booking is more than 6 weeks away, along with a £100 security deposit which is refundable 1 week following the end of your stay. If the booking is 6 weeks or less we would ask that you pay the full amount of the rental along with the same security deposit. We will email (or post) a copy of the terms and conditions, which you will need to sign and return to confirm the booking.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is FRIDAY on week rentals. WEEK rentals are from 4pm on Friday to 10am the following Friday. WEEKEND SHORT BREAKS are 4pm on Friday to 10am on Monday and MID WEEK SHORT BREAKS are 4pm on Monday to 10am on Friday.

Notes on prices:
There is an additional Security deposit of £100 required on all rental bookings, normally refunded within 1 week after checkout.
There is a £3 supplement due per dog, per night in both properties to cover extra cleaning.
Use of clothes washer (and dryer for clean clothes), are included.
We have reduced prices for late Autumn and Early Spring breaks.
Keys are made available to you on arrival (we live on site)
Payment by Bank Transfer, Paypal. Meals if required, are extra (see T&C's)


Accommodation and facilities for Waterfall Cottagein Caernarfon in Beddgelert

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Both Snowdon Vista Cabin and Waterfall Cottage are maintained to the highest standard of cleanliness, and to that end, we would be most grateful if you are bringing your pets, please use the covers provided for the furniture. Always clean up after your pet (we can provide poop bags if necessary). Additionally, on occasion there are livestock in the adjoining field. If this is the case please keep your pet on a lead, whilst on the property. Small children should be kept under strict supervision at all times as there is a stream and waterfall located on the property. Please visit our website www.snowdonvista.com Outside: There are several patios with picnic tables located on the property, for you to take full advantage of the different vistas the location has to offer. Both properties are provided with a barbecue.


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lovely stay in Waterfall cottage in Beddgelert forest with stunning views all around

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is at the top of a forest track, an easy 5 min drive from the road. The owner Graham was there to greet us - he lives next door and is an easy going guy & knowledgable about the area. Our dogs were excited and running around with his lovely little dog. There are picnic tables outside where you can enjoy the most amazing views of Snowdon and all the other beautiful mountains with your morning coffee!

The cottage itself is spotlessly clean. The bed was comfy and made with crisp white linen. The shower was hot and the towels were white and fluffy.The kitchen was well equpped,clean and fresh with nice crockery. All these things are really important to us after a long day out walking. The cottage is small and there is no wardrobe...but plenty of hooks for coats etc. We mostly lived out of our cases which was not a problem with walking gear.

There are plenty of walks from outside the door. We walked for miles in the forest. It is a short drive to most Snowdon paths, and from the beautiful Beddgelert village.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magnificent scenery and a cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful views; pleasant and scenic walks; a cosy cottage; a welcoming and interesting landlord; even a welcome for our two little dogs. A really delightful few days. We shall return!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage and amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay in the cottage. It was clean, tidy and exactly as I would have hoped and, to be honest, expected.

We stayed with our dog Farley, who loved the freedom to run around without me having to worry about a thing (he also loved the river flowing through the garden, great for after walk bathing) You're already in the middle of Forest, so you can go hiking from your front door with an hours walk or 5 mins drive to some of the best tracks up Snowdonia. Its also very close to the delightful village of Beddgelert with its lovely pubs, restaurants and of course it's amazing setting.

Graeme was great too. Always happy to provide advice and recommendations.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, located in a beautiful area.

  • 4 of 5

Ideal location to get away from the hectic routine of normal life. Beautiful area with lots to do.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It couldn't be more scenic or peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The drive up the road from the campsite is great fun and it gives you an immediate feeling of being away from the crowds. Sue & Graeme are terrific hosts and strike the right balance given they are living on site at the same time. We found a welcome selection of fresh bread, some butter, jam (home made) and eggs as well as tea/coffee and milk and I can't say enough what a difference this makes when you regularly rent a cottage and very often there is nothing open, nobody around and you have no idea where your next cuppa is coming from. After a long drive it really is the little things that make the biggest difference. We didn't mind the lack of storage space and lived out of our cases and tucked them away in a corner. If I were to make a constructive suggestion, I'd lose the smaller sofa and put a small wardrobe in. It's rare for a cottage that sleeps 2/3 to have two sofas in our experience and we don't think it would diminish the cottage at all. As well as being spotlessly clean and well equipped it was also peaceful and secluded and you must not leave without a look around Graeme's art gallery. Superb. We wish you both (and Jess the dog) all the best and very much hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible views on your doorstep

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Views are wonderful the moment you step outside the door. You are in the heart of Snowdonia. The cottage is a treat, an authentic Welsh cottage. We were very comfortable, with a nice kitchen and shower. We took our 3 dogs, who loved the walks, room enough and welcome for all.

We found storage ok, but we only took clothes for walking and hiking, so nothing needed hanging up. There are hooks for coats, leads etc.

Sue and Graham were very welcoming and always happy to give advice and recommendations.

We walked in Beddgelert forest, on your doorstep, a few times, didn't see anyone else, and had the lake to ourselves, it was wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We have a rural art and photography gallery on the property Please contact us for further details.


Black Rock Sands beach is 12 miles away. A beautiful sandy beach where you may take your vehicle, and welcomes dogs all year round.

Both this and the beach at Borth y Gest (10 miles) away, are lovely places to take your dog/s and a picnic.

Criccieth also has a pebble/sand beach and is located in the shadow of Criccieth Castle 12 miles away


Use of a car is essential as the property is 1km from the main road on a forest track. Travel also possible by infrequent bus service, or Welsh Highland narrow gauge railway to within 1km of properties during operating season.


Beddgelert village is 1.5 miles away.

Porthmadog is 9 miles

Caernarfon is 11 miles

Bangor is 19 miles

Further Details:

There are several pubs and restaurants in Beddgelert as well as a well stocked village shop and post office.

There is a small shop at the local campsite (you have to drive through it to get here) for essentials, but they also have an on-site bakery where (if pre-ordered) you can get breads, danish, croissants and pastries at 9am and they make delicious pizzas, available (again if pre-ordered) late afternoon/early evenings.

Porthmadog is the place for Tesco, banks, Doctors. etc.

Within a reasonable drive there are many activities for all the family. Here are a few: Golf; Llama Trekking; Quad Biking; Outdoor Activity Centre; Zip wires; Underground Trampolining (on the world's biggest trampoline), walking, cycling (local bike hire available in Beddgelert), and Sygun Copper Mine (tours underground) and the wonderful National Slate Museum, and Electric Mountain, are close, at Llanberis - to name but a few.

Castles and old buildings abound in the area, and if you seek larger towns then Caernarfon and the City of Bangor are close too.