Snowdonia self catering accommodation, Wales
Take things easy or get outdoors and active whilst you cosy up in a characterful 200 year old stone cottage overlooking Lake Padarn and the stunning peaks of Snowdonia.
Walking trails on and around Snowdon, including: Llanberis Path, Pyg Track and Miners Track alternatively, take the train to the summit beaches and gardens at Anglesey castles at Caernarfon and Beaumaris ideal terrain for mountain biking with lockable outbuilding for bikes sea kayaking at Menai Bridge climbing, abseiling, horse riding, fishing and high ropes courses zip wire at Bethesda
Description of Snowdonia self catering accommodation, Wales
Our top tip:
Don't forget your pound coins for the electric meter and make sure you bring some stout walking boots and pac-a-mac, just in case.
Detached 200 year old stone built cottage overlooking a lake and Snowdonia mountain range. Sleeps 4 - 5 in 3 bedrooms.
Fully-equipped kitchen with microwave, electric oven and fridge/freezer; living room with log fire and TV; bedrooms have heaters and electric blankets; garden with bbq, patio and outside furniture.
Closest pub for food about a mile away with the village of Llanberis just over a couple of miles for cafes, pubs and shops.
15 Reviews of Snowdonia self catering accommodation, Wales
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 28 Oct 2017 by Zena BergmannThe most memorable moment was the amazing view from the picture window of this cottage - Mount Snowdon & Llyn Padarn and our very own "Autumnwatch" with birds feeding in the garden. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Nov 2017 by Kathleen CoxThe area itself was beautiful, the nearby lake was clean n beautiful with opportunities to partake in lots of activities and the beaches on Anglesey were lovely- Treaddur I think we went to, had a great cafe/restaurant nearby too. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Feb 2016 by Craig ColcloughThe cottage was everything we could have hoped for and was very cosy with some of the best views of mount Snowdon we could have imagined. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Jul 2015 by vera schembriI would recommend this type of holiday to all my friends. Holidays were great! Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Apr 2014 by Philip Burston...had a truly transformational effect on our twin boys. A stunningly beautiful location and very comfortable cottage...our best ever family holiday. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Aug 2013 by Gabrielle LorenzThe most memorable part of the holiday was the absolutely stunning view from the cottage, watching the mountains changing as mist drifted over them and then the light and shadows constantly changed as the mountains were revealed and highlighted. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Jul 2013 by Alex NashMemorable: view from cottage. Exciting: Visit to Zipworld...We had very good weather and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Jun 2013 by Katherine DukesWe loved the cafe in the woods and the steam train at the bottom of the hill....9 out of 10 . Very peaceful and private with fabulous views of the mountains. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Apr 2013 by Kathryn Mongan RallisIt was wonderful and we would love to return. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Aug 2013 by Bridget LovellThe most memorable part was the location of the cottage and the spectacular views. Easy access to Snowdon and excellent walking and mountain biking. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Sep 2012 by Jeannie SutherlandA peaceful place to be with fabulous views... Very good, well cared cottage which has a homely and comfortable feel. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Aug 2012 by Paul EllisArriving and finding the cottage down the path, then going out onto the terrace and seeing the fantastic views, something you never get tired of looking at...All in all one of the best holidays we have had. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Apr 2012 by Sara BannonSnowdonia is a truly wonderful place and the cottage is in a totally idyllic location. We loved its stunning views, both tranquil and exhilarating and its remote feeling made it a pleasure both inside and out...Brilliant - we had such a lovely time and would love to go again. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Apr 2012 by Anne-marie SquireThe moste memorable part was arriving and seeing the stunning view over Lake Padarn from our cottage/patio. Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Oct 2011 by Billie IrelandClimbing Tryfan Mountain in the Ogwen valley and finally visiting 'The Electric Mountain' were the most memorable parts of the holiday. Read full review
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PlanetAs a self catering accommodation, guests are expected to make their purchases in local shops, eat at local restaurants, visit local attractions, use local sports opportunities etc. Guests are directed to these in the information sent out and available at the cottage, and recommendations are made. There are a number of independent businesses and shops in the village, to which guests are directed. These rely heavily on tourism.
Guests are recommended to visit the local hydro-electricity scheme and are made aware that this is much more interesting than it sounds!
The open fire is fuelled from renewable timber obtained locally - the use of the open fire is promoted, as it saves on electricity. Low energy lighting is used wherever possible. The cottage is fully double glazed in order to reduce heat loss. Guests are asked to compost all vegetable waste. All cleaning materials used in the property are eco-friendly, particularly as drainage is to a septic tank. No chemicals are used in the garden. Paper and bottles are collected for recycling.
Birdlife abounds and there is usually a supply of nuts/seeds available in the cottage to fill the feeders. Blue tits nest in the adjacent barn.
PeopleThere are a number of individual shops and restaurants, also sporting activities, in Llanberis and the area, all heavily reliant on tourism and guests are pointed to these. Our recommendations and those of previous guests can be found in the guest book, and we welcome further recommendations.
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