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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


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:
25 May, 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 Wales

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, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
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
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)


Lovely cottage with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a week in this lovely cottage which has everything you could need. Away from the bustle of Llanberis but only ten minutes drive. Lots of things to do in the area, we could easily have filled another week. Went on many walks, visited South Stack and Newborough Warren on Anglesey, Electric Mountain and Slate Museum. Climbed Snowdon via Snowdon Ranger route which was hard going but worth it when we reached the top. Would certainly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased you enjoyed your stay and made the most of our great location.
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Cosy cottage and kind hosts, with some great views and walks on the doorstep

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay in North Wales - cottage was very cosy and roomy for a two bed property. Great views of Snowdon from the bedroom window and some great walking on the doorstep. A short drive from Anglesey and the north coast/towns. Recommend some of the nearby National Trust properties too. We had a warm welcome from Joan and Dennis who were very accommodating and helpful during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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excellent value for money

  • 5 of 5

Chwarel Bach: This holiday cottage met all our expectations from the owners description and reviews written by previous occupants being spotlessly clean and tidy, The cottage had more than enough space for two and proved to be snug and warm and fully equipped to ensure a comfortable stay. The views overlooking Lake Padarn below and the Snowdonia mountain range nearby was stunningly beautiful.

On arrival we received a very friendly welcome from Joan.

The cottage proved to be very central for all we wanted to do . During the week we were able to go walking in all our favourite beauty spots ie. New Borough. Holyhead Country Park; Beddgelert: Borth y Gest; Lyn iIdwal ; Snowdon mountain to name a few. Peter & Carole

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect base for our Snowdonia holiday, cosy & peaceful with amazing views of Snowdon.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was in a perfect location, with stunning views & lots to see & do in the surrounding area. Accommodation had everything we needed including homemade bara brith on our arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, warm cottage with welcoming homemade bara brith to greet us!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage in a great position

  • 5 of 5

The owners Joan and Dennis went out of their way to make sure we had a good week, despite some very challenging weather ! This was our sixth visit to this property, which is ideal for two people, and it's become a favourite place of ours over the years. It's in a lovely position with good views down towards Llanberis and there's a lovely walk to the town through a wooded country park. The cottage is very cosy and well equipped and we were welcomed with home - made Bara Brith. This is right in the heart of great walking country with big peaks such as Snowdon nearby but there are also plenty of other more gentle walks. It's also easy to get to attractions and other towns by car. Joan can advise on good teashops if the weather isn't so good, we went to several really nice ones. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely comments. Really nice to have visitors returning and we are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves despite all the challenges!!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 25a
7 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 26
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 27
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 28
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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 - 23 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

2 night short stay £15

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.

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