Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
"Gwenallt" is an attractive traditional stone Welsh cottage about 150 years old, and has some low doorways. It is cosy and warm and comfortably furnished with a simple cottage style decor, retaining many original features.
The small but convenient fitted kitchen, overlooking the back garden, has the original slate floor.
Dolwyddelan is in the Snowdonia National Park in the very attractive Lledr Valley on the A470, 5 miles to the south-west of Betws-y-Coed. It is a quiet but friendly village at an elevation of about 140m above sea level. It is an excellent centre for exploring Snowdonia by foot, car and even by rail. There is also horse riding and fishing in the locality and many places of interest to visit. The sandy beaches and resorts of the N and W coasts are 40 minutes away by car. The village has a shop, British Rail station and pub and small hotel (restaurant and bar meals). There are many other places to eat in Betws-y-Coed. The cottage is located at the end of a row in a quiet road, near the edge of the village.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||LLandudno 40 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 170 km, Nearest railway: Dolwyddelan Train Station 300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
We provide blankets, pillows and kitchen equipment, but not sheets, towels, etc.
Linen can be provided at an extra charge of £4.00 per person per week.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside the back door is a mountain stream. A footbridge leads to the charming informal back garden with views of Dolwyddelan Castle, Snowdon and Moel Siabod. It has a profusion of flowers throughout the Spring and Summer and a sheltered slate patio with garden chairs for picnics and sunbathing (weather permitting!).
There is an additional WC, outside.
Car parking is often available in the road opposite the front gate; otherwise on the road within 100yds.
Rental is weekly, from Saturday to Saturday.
The North Wales region
The Snowdonia National Park is a mystical place of grandeur and beauty, with rocky mountains, singing streams, still and tranquil lakes, and great magical forests and passionate rivers. One can find the highest peak at Snowdon, and explore the beautiful village of Betws y Coed.
One can hear the lilting Welsh language all around North Wales, one of the oldest languages of Europe, and truly this region is alive with the vibrant myths and legends of the past, which can be seen in a tangible form with the Neolithic Stone Circles, Bronze Age chambers, Celtic Iron Age fortifications and Roman forts. Come and breathe in nature and the culture in a region where the people are known for their open hearts and song.
Dolwyddelan is situated in the Snowdonia National Park, on the A470 about halfway between Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog. It lies at the foot of Moel Siabod (872m, 2861ft) in the beautiful Lledr Valley. It is conveniently situated for touring in the mountains of Snowdonia, for exploring the Gwydyr Forest, and for visiting the sandy beaches and resorts of the North and West coasts.
For rail enthusiasts it has railway links via the Conwy Valley Line to Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog (and thence to Porthmadog via the Ffestiniog Railway with its fascinating steam trains). There is a convenient hourly bus service to Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Because many footpaths and old packhorse tracks lead to and from the village, it is an ideal place for exploring by foot or cycle the surrounding countryside.