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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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.

Joan and Dennis Glass
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2017

About Joan and Dennis Glass

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

Joan and Dennis Glass purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Joan and Dennis Glass chose Gwynedd - Snowdonia

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amazing experience in the heart of Snowdonia! Best place where to stay.
Dec 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Caernarfon in Gwynedd

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Notes on accommodation: Price includes Heating, Electricity, Linen and Towels. 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. Please note:- We have a strict NO SMOKING policy. and sorry no pets.


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Snug, Centrally Heated Cottage With Enviable Lake And Snowdon Massif Views
average rating of 4.825 based on 49 reviews

Nice cottage & owners. They can give you much advice on walking, scrambling & mountain biking.

  • 3 of 5

Nice property, All conveiniences are there

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday with stunning views - The Snug, title very fitting

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Snug cottage. Very warm welcome with homemade bara brith and tea, coffee facilities laid out on arrival. This was a great and thoughtful of Dennis and Joan. Views are fabulous and plenty of walks available straight from the door. We had the added bonus of good weather so was able to make use of the lovely patio areas directly outside the cottage door.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Third time lucky!

  • 5 of 5

Our 3rd attempt to get to Snowdonia, and to travel on the train to the top of Snowdon. So it was 3rd time lucky. What a lovely cottage, warm and snug, with fantastic views. Yes, we needed some warmth in the evenings especially, as the weather could have been kinder, especially on the day we went on the train to the top. It rained all day, and was cloudy, so another to add to our "Sites not seen". A lovely holiday in spite of the weather.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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A little bit of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Enveloped in a swirling, Welsh grey mist we arrived at Chwarel Goch late in the afternoon. Croeso! This was indeed a cold, damp welcome outside. But what of the welcome inside? Slices of butter topped Bara Brith and mugs of hot, sweet, builders' tea offered a warm, cosy greeting that was always there at the end of every day of roaming over the hills and valleys of Snowdonia. For us, every day was a perfect walking day starting with the mesmerising view from Chwarel Goch ranging from the Irish Sea in the north-west to Snowdon in the south. Who could fail to be inspired by such a view and not look forward to the start of another day.

Everything one could wish for was in this cosy cottage but don't forget to take your own wine and beer for you'll almost certainly enjoy the evenings outside imbibing your good cheer and the scenery.

The owners, Joan and Dennis, are a wealth of local information and their guidance should be encouraged by everyone who stays at Chwarel Goch.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cottage with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, homely cottage, with outstanding views over Snowdon and very helpful and friendly owner.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Delightful and Idyllic

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage and surroundings. Clean, comfortable and cosy. Ideal for getting around from and great for walking so long as you can cope with gradients! Joan and Dennis are there if needed and have put in a lot of thought to the accommodation. Although only for 2 the cottage is spacious. Views are stunning, even when cloudy!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Dinas Dinlle, Newborough
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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Caernarfon, Wales

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 29
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 30
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 night half term special
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 night half term special
29 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 31
5 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 32
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Booking Notes:

We are very happy to take bookings at short notice

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. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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