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Snug, Centrally Heated Cottage With Enviable Lake And Snowdon Massif Views



Updated: 08-Dec-2016
Cottage in Fachwen, Llanberis, N Wales - Quiet Location, And Just A Short Drive To Nearby Beaches, Castles, And Isle Of Anglesey

Chwarel Goch Bach, (Red Quarry, in English) originally a farmhouse was built over 100yrs ago and is a comfortable and well equipped cottage, and the end wing of owner's house. It comprises a bedroom via a narrow open staircase from the cosy lounge, spacious kitchen/dining room, large porch and shower room. It is a fantastic setting where one can be extremely energetic, climbing, mountaineering, cycling, fell running,,wild water swimming, or meander leisurely, visiting National Trust properties, castles, and countless other attractions. Ride the Snowdon Mountain Railway, Welsh Highland Railway or Llanberis Lake Railway, three of the great little trains of Wales, or just simply chill out with a book and relax surrounded by some of the best views in Wales.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The location of our house is just outstanding and we, Joan and Dennis, welcome visitors to share the amazing situation and views.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic cottage, location and weather. Perfect for exploring snowdon. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Natalie and Liam 7th April 2015

Stunning Location and great value for money

Mr Mackin 10 March 2015

Excellent property - everything you might need for a few days rest. Overall excellent value for money, easy to book, nice and helpful property owners.

Miss Matczak 12 Jan 2015

The owners provided everything from an OS map to candles, torches, mince pies and DVDs, It was a fantastic stay.

Miss Kane 6 Jan 2015
Apr 2015
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24 Reviews

based on 24 holidaymaker reviews


The perfect cosy retreat. A great base, perfectly located, to explore the area

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful friendly helpful hosts from the word go. The freshly made Welsh cakes left for us on arrival were a wonderful touch and they were delicious. The cottage had absolutely everything we needed. Attention to detail was outstanding and levels of cleanliness superb. There were maps/leaflets/brochures/information a plenty, about the cottage and about the area. We even made use of the DVD collection on a rainy afternoon! The views from the property including the bedroom are wonderful! We will definitely be staying here again when we return to the area and would highly recommend it

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy cottage with magnificent views

  • 5 of 5

Welcoming hosts, comfortable accommodation and ideally placed to explore the area. Cottage had everything we needed. Beautiful views over the lake and of Snowdonia. Interesting area with lots to do and see.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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comfortable cottage everything you need lovely views

  • 5 of 5

We had a loveley week weather was on our side there was a lovely patio where you could sit and have a glass of wine and look at the stunning views . The cottage was lovely and warm and felt really homely .Thankyou joan and Dennis for making us very welcome .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased weather was good for you to enjoy your many walks, bike rides and appreciation of the views whilst sipping wine on patio.
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Lovely cottage and wonderful view

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful stay. Cottage was lovely and clean and with a large porch and kitchen diner area so there was plenty of space for sorting yourself out to go out and explore snowdonia whether it hiking gear or bikes. The cottage is very well located, only ten minutes drive to Llanberis or 30 mins to the coast. The view was amazing and hosts were very friendly. Would be very happy to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cottage with a view

  • 5 of 5

When you first book this cottage having read the description and seen the pictures showing the views it can be an anticlimax on arrival. That's not the case with this cottage. Both the cottage and the views live up to the description. Joan and Dennis are welcoming hosts and are on hand for advice if it's your first time to the area. The cottage is very homely and has everything you would require for the stay. If this type of holiday is for you then I would throughly recommend here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, clean property. Well equipped. Very kind and welcoming hosts. We enjoyed the home baked bara brith. Brilliant views across Snowdonia. Fine sunny patio - ideal for enjoying a gin & tonic. Good base to explore North Wales and Anglesey. Portmeirion and Penrith Castle is well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and So pleased you enjoyed your stay, we hope we may welcome you back again sometime.
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From the Owner

Work brought us to the area over 50yrs ago and from our previous house on the opposite side of the valley we kept looking towards Fachwen with envy because, being south facing, was in full sun whenever it shone! Consquently, when the opportunity arose we moved across and valley and just love every minute of living here. The cottage end is about 150yrs old and we have been successfully renting it to holiday makers for over 20yrs. The great outdoors attracted us to Snowdonia and the location of the house is ideal for all types of outdoor activities, including walks straight from the door,and of course Snowdon, the Great Little Trains of Wales, Castles, beaches, and the Isle of Anglesey 30mins drive away. It is also a perfect retreat for getting away from it all and just chilling out.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Caernarfon at 8 Miles Nearest Train : Bangor at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Llanberis at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Dinas Dinlle, Newborough at 20 Miles Car: necessary


Coast at Caernarfon 15mins, beach at Dinas Dinlle, 30 mins driving, Newborough beach, Anglesey, 30 mins driving,


Direct from the property, numerous paths, some waymarked routes in Country Park


Llanberis 2 miles walking, 4 miles by road. Caernarfon Castle 7 miles, City of Bangor 9 miles. Beaches 30 mins drive away.

Further Details:

In addition to excellent climbing and mountaineering routes, Llanberis has numerous attractions being the starting point for the Snowdon Railway, the only mountain cog railway in Britain, and Padarn Lake Railway. It is the venue for the International Snowdon Race, the Slateman Triathlon, and the Snowdonia Marathon. For water sports, Llyn Padarn, approximately 2 miles long, is perfect for wild water swimming, sailing, rowing, and canoeing. The Dinorwig Power Station and the National Slate Museum of Wales, are also situated here plus it also offers a variety of shops, restaurants, including world famous Pete's Eats and a bank.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 22
5 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Year Period
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 23
3 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 24
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 25
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 26
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 27
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 28
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 30
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 31
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 32
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
There are no extra charges added to rental fee. 25% non-refundable deposit is required to secure bookings, and balance due 6 weeks before arrival date. Payment made directly to owner's account or by cheque. 3/4/5night short breaks are available Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, and at other times if at very short notice, please enquire.

Changeover Day: Saturday or flexible at quiet periods
Change over day is Saturday with arrival after 2pm and departure at 10am on morning of departure.

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Updated: 08-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

Outside, we have off road parking, stunning views and an enclosed gravel area with decking and another seating area to catch the best of the sun, and after a day out whether touring or being energetic, it's the perfect place to sit and read or enjoy the odd glass of wine or two.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room, with shower, wash basin, shaver light, toilet, mirrors, underfloor heating, radiator and wall heater.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed, memory foam mattress. Window seat from which to savour the delightful view of lake and mountains.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Price includes Heating, Electricity, Linen and Towels. There are no extra charges above rental. This is a non smoking property, and sorry, no pets. Outside: Table and chairs on decking area, and bench seat under lounge window. Off road parking. Enclosed front area. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board, drying rack. The utility is large enough for two bicycles to be stored. Cleaning: Property is thoroughly cleaned after each departure. Linen and towels are provided and changed weekly. Other: There is an outside decking area affording fantastic views and further seating under lounge window where one can enjoy the last of the setting sun. We can be flexible. Please telephone if you have any particular lengths of stay not specified in the rates.

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