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.
PLEASE NOTE - QUOTES GIVEN ON OWNERS DIRECT ARE OFTEN WRONG - WE DO HAVE DISCOUNTED RATES - CONTACT OWNERS FOR ACCURATE RATES - (or see rates photo) - Fri to Mon (3 nights) and Mon to Fri (4 nights) also available if not already booked.
We are Dog friendly and and only charge £5/night/dog. 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. On a clear day you can see 25 miles down the Aber Glaslyn Valley, to the Rhinogs and Cadair Idris. 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 pole cat, as seen on a TV documentary partially filmed here with Iolo Williams). 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. 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.
Top Traveller Review
It couldn't be more scenic or peacefulIt couldn't be more scenic or peaceful
About the Owner
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 Wales
Sometimes, life can sometimes just be too hard. How many times can you look outside and see the same thing every day. Well, that used to be life for us until we came here - Sue fell in love with the house, stone built in the 1600s and Graeme 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.
Your time here can be either jam packed with activities, or quiet and relaxed or, well anything in between.
There will be a welcome pack on arrival and you can book a delivery through Sainsburys or Tescos rather than have to go shopping
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.
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)
(6 traveller reviews)
It couldn't be more scenic or peaceful
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.
Incredible views on your doorstep
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!
Cosy, warm and totally wonderful
We (2 adults and 2 dogs) stayed for two weeks. The cottage itself is very cosy and very clean with plenty of seating. The pictures are accurate but we were surprised by the size in so much that it's bigger than we thought. If only staying for a short time the lack of storage for clothes not a problem but for the longer stay then it may be an issue. We used the window recess for our clothes. The kitchen has everything you may need for day to day living. The bathroom is compact and functional. The owners Sue and Graeme are more than helpful. However the main factor is that the cottage is situated right in the middle of Beddgelert Forest and from the front door you can walk for miles. Also when they say it's dog friendly it is. You are provided with plenty of blankets to cover sofas and bed. Be very aware that none of the castles or gardens accept dogs. So that was a problem for us but we found enough to do without paying an entrance fee! The Saracens Head and Prince Llewellyn pubs in Beddgelert are dog friendly but the two the other side of bridge are not. If like me you like to have access to the 21st century by way of a phone signal or WiFi then maybe this is not the place for you because both are in very limited supply. I realise that there is a mountain range in the way but I still found it frustrating. We loved Conwy wonderful town. The water side walk at Carnarvon is well worth visiting. Llandudno and The Great Orme are awesome. Porthmadog about 20 mins away from the cottage has all of your everyday needs banks, post office,Tesco, Aldi, Lidl etc. But it has a hidden estuary with a small park - truly lovely. Did train from Porthmadog to Carnarvon - very expensive and busy but scenery was lush. We did river walk from Beddgelert to Aberglasyn Pass - dogs were shattered and so are we but in a nice way. Would recommend to friends and family but be warned drive up from main road to cottage is on a forest road accessible by a normal car but it is very bumpy.
The most unbelievable views !
Arriving at the cottage, you cant quite take in the breathtaking views the great you. You are surrounded by the beautiful Beddgelert forest that offers both peace/tranquillity and the Perfect base for exploring the area.
I took my two dogs and its fair to say that they too loved exploring all that Beddgelert had to offer, whether that be the pre-breakfast forest walk to the lake or the challenge of Snowdon.
The cottage itself is the perfect retreat for peace, tranquility and comfort. It has been beautifully equipped and you feel right at home instantly.
The amazing Sue and Graham were so welcoming and helpful. As little or as much as you need, they are there to help and guide you on the local areas and places to visit.
You also dont realise just how close you are to the beautiful black rock sands, that offers miles of beautiful beach.
During our week stay, we explored the fantastic Beddgelert forest, climbed Snowdon walking from the doorstep of the cottage, Aberlaslyn, Black Rock sands, plus the stunning beach town of Barmouth.
This gem of a cottage or the bigger barn that Sue and Graham have are both perfect and it goes without saying, I will be back to visit again soon !
Thank you for a most memorable and brilliant stay
Tranquility and comfort
We stayed here with our two dogs. Sue are Graham are the perfect hosts and could not have been more helpful. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and some more. The welcome pack was just right after a long journey.
The setting is exquisite - breathtaking views, fabulous walking and 20 mins from the beach.
It was perfect.
We had a great time staying in Waterfall cottage. It is in a beautiful location with stunning views, situated within reasonable distance of Mt. Snowdon and very close to a big lake where they rent out kayaks. The village of Bedgellert is also a very nice place to potter around for an afternoon.
The cottage itself is not massive, but is comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed. We'd definitely stay again and recommend it to others.
Graham and Sue were very friendly and accommodating to us. They were always around and very happy to help out with any questions we had. They were even kind enough to lend us a sat nav and a pair of walking boots, as we had forgotten to bring a pair! We'd also recommend looking at their gallery as there are some great paintings and photos.
There is currently no internet available, but the owners are working on it. It would be useful as there is a lack of mobile phone signal in the area.
Thanks for a lovely weekend!
Dom and Lauren
From the Owner
“Sometimes, life can sometimes just be too hard. How many times can you look outside and see the same thing every day. Well, that used to be life for us until we came here - Sue fell in love with the house, stone built in the 1600s and Graeme 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.”
Activity and Interests
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
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.
From the Owner
“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. Your time here can be either jam packed with activities, or quiet and relaxed or, well anything in between. There will be a welcome pack on arrival and you can book a delivery through Sainsburys or Tescos rather than have to go shopping”
- pets considered
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- whitewater rafting
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
- Bedroom 1
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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.