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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
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

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 Caernarfon

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 Llanddeiniolen

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 4.826923 based on 61 reviews

Fabulous cosy and quiet cottage with stunning view

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage is perfect for couples who want to explore Snowdonia or just take it easy in quiet and relaxing surroundings. The lounge is comfortable, bedroom cosy and the kitchen equipped with everything you could need for a short stay. Underfloor heating in the downstairs shower room/WC was most welcome and there is room in the indoor porch area to securely store a cycle (or possibly two). Cycling in the area is definitely recommended as there is some great riding both on and off-road.

Located on the hillside above Llyn Padarn, the views are stunning and there are shortcuts on foot or by bike into Llanberis if you don't want to take the car. We stayed for four nights in early March 2018 and wish that it could have been a whole week as there is so much to do even this early in the year. Special thanks to owner Joan for her wealth of local knowledge and needlework skill, much of which adorns the cottage walls!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Warm and cosy

  • 4 of 5

A first visit to the area for over 40 years. A well equipped cottage with beautiful views and good walking from the door

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent cottage in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Well-equipped, spotlessly clean, warm and cosy, Joan and Dennis's cottage provides the perfect place to stay within easy reach of all that this beautiful area has to offer. We were welcomed by Joan on arrival with delicious Welsh cakes, tea and coffee - thank you! The views from the cottage of Snowdon are amazing! Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful cottage to stay in! Beautiful scenery and perfect location for any Snowdonia adventures! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cosy cottage, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

We have just got back from our visit, and only stayed for 2 nights- but it was fantastic. We were greeted by Dennis who was very lovely, and entered the property to find homemade Welsh cakes- delicious. The property is much more spacious that the pictures give it credit for. It's got so much character and is very clean and tidy.

It was perfect accommodation for our needs; we went on a couple of walks and came back to cook dinner and have a cosy night in.

Can't wait to come back in the summer :)

Thank you for your hospitality Joan and Dennis!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake view

  • 4 of 5

Great location with lovely views, and super hosts

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 37
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 38
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 39
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 40
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 41
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 42
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 43
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

We are very happy to take bookings at short notice and we strongly advise people to have travel insurance.

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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