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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Very spacious comfortably furnished traditional cottage in the mountain pass hamlet of Nant Gwynant, 3 ½ miles north of Beddgelert, in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Just 2 ½ miles from Snowdon summit as the crow flies, the cottage enjoys dramatic views of Lliwedd and the Snowdon range.
Originally 3 separate miner's cottages from about 1860, Glyn Awel is well-equipped throughout and includes a large farmhouse style dining kitchen with wood burning stove, twin electric oven and ceramic hob; a chic utility with fridge freezer microwave and dishwasher; a reading room with feature slate floor, and a large comfortable lounge with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove, TV, media centre with large DVD selection. Wireless broadband, computer (useful for online grocery orders), parking for up to 4 cars.
There are 2 bedrooms each with a king-size bed; 1 twin with two 2'9" single beds, and one very large (28m2) family room with 4 singles; this room has a partition separating the room into 2 areas with 2 beds each.
The large rear garden on several levels is the perfect place to enjoy a barbecue with tremendous views (BBQ and garden furniture are provided); however, steep terraces mean that young children will need to be supervised outside. Clear skies and lack of light pollution make this a great place for night vistas, too.
Plenty of walking at all levels straight from the cottage door. The Watkin path up Snowdon starts 1/4 mile away; and the Snowdon Sherpa bus network runs past the cottage making many round trips possible. Other attractions such as Porthmadog, Black Rock Sands Beach, Portmeirion, Llanberis, Criccieth Castle and Betws-y-Coed are all about 30 minutes scenic drive away by car.
Licensed cafe 1/4 mile way, otherwise the nearby charming village of Beddgelert offers local shops and a range of pubs and restaurants and access to the Welsh Highland Railway.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Black Rock Sands 22 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The North Wales region
North Wales has been a firm favourite with holidaymakers from all over the UK and Europe for years. It has everything to offer: fine sandy beaches, historic castles and monuments, magnificent mountain and coastal scenery, and an altogether different culture and pace of life. Warmed by the waters of the gulf stream, the climate is generally better than most of the UK, and by picking the lee side of the mountains, even the effects of occasionally poor weather can be reduced.
The star attraction in North Wales has to be Snowdonia National Park. Although the mountains aren't much more than 1000 metres high, the walking is first rate, with more than enough routes to satisfy any level of hiker. Climbers, cyclists, canoeists and other outdoor enthusiasts are similarly well catered for.
But it's not all about the mountains; there are plenty of other things to do, places to go and sights to see. Whether you're after some time on the beach, intrigued by mediaeval castles, fascinated by the industrial heritage, or just plain curious to hear what a Welsh Male Voice Choir singing in a slate mine sounds like, you're sure to find a wealth of memorable experiences on your holiday.
Beddgelert is a charming conservation village in the heart of the National Park. Frequently commended in Britain in Bloom and even Europe in Bloom competitions, the delightful village centre retains its traditional feel. Although deservedly popular with tourists visiting the bogus dog's grave, Beddgelert has not been spoiled by tourism the way some other villages have.
There's not that much to do here - visit a copper mine, walk the wild Fisherman's path down the Aberglasyn Gorge, admire the character cottages - but it's a great place to be. It nestles spectacularly in a small plain dominated by it's own mountain, Moel Hebog, and there are mountain and valley views in every direction. There's a good choice of pubs and restaurants, and just enough local facilities to be not worth going further afield. Situated on the confluence of two rivers, and now served by the scenic Welsh Highland Railway to Caernafon and Porthmadog, it's a great base from which to enjoy much of what North Wales has to offer.
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15 Jan 2015
"Large, beautifully equipped cottage in a perfect mountain location."
Glyn Awel is superbly located just half a mile from the start of the Watkin path up Snowdon. Access to the high peaks is easy, and there is also excellent walking from the door. The cottage itself is very well equipped, and the accommodation is flexible, with three bedrooms of normal size and one with four beds. Both the drawing room and the kitchen have stoves, and the large table in the kitchen seats ten comfortably. The cottage as a whole is superbly equipped; it feels like a place where the owners also spend time, rather than simply an investment property. Strongly recommended.
18 Oct 2014
Bit of a delayed review but this was truly an amazing place to get together with some uni mates to have a laugh and a joke. Nice and spacious cottage (we had a full house). Has everything needed withi… More
12 Oct 2014
"Excellent base and lovely cottage"
We were working on Snowdon and used this cottage as a base for two weeks We spent most of our time in the kitchen which is large and comfortable. There is an open fire there and a friendly huge ta… More
31 Aug 2014
"a well placed retreat"
Gwyn Awel was the perfect place to celebrate my husband's 40th with his friends. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, the cottage is just a 5 minute walk to the start of the Watkins path which allowed the more hardy in the group to climb to the top of Snowdon whilst those with children could still have a decent walk, enjoy the stunning waterfalls and even have a dip in the pools. Llyn Gwynant lies in the opposite direction which was perfect for walks, swimming and kayaking and convenient as the campsite is just 3 minutes drive away which accommodated the extra people in our party.
The cottage itself was spacious and clean. The traditional farmhouse kitchen with its large table and cozy log burner became the hub during the day and was one of the best equipped in terms of utensils and little extras that we have seen, whilst in the evening the living room was ideal for games, chilling and even a little dancing! The children were kept entertained with all the places to hide in the house which was great for those rainy moments! The garden was superb for BBQ's and views but smaller children may need supervision as it is terraced. The owners have been so friendly and helpful in all aspects of our visit. We would definitely go back!
3 Aug 2014
We recently rented this house for an extended family holiday and were very impressed by the whole house. There was lots of space for everyone to do what they wanted to do; as well as being able to fin… More
26 Jul 2014
we had a nice time at this placethe owners are very friendly and helpfulwill def return and highly recommend this propertyesp if you are 8 - 10 people, dont miss this one!… More
14 Jul 2014
"perfect accomodation for a quiet wales vacation"
We stayed here with 8 other friends for a weekend break including a Snowdon climb. The cottage was a fifteen minutes drive to the mountain.so location was good. It was very quiet and peaceful as there… More
14 Jul 2014
"Excellent cottage, amazing views and place"
Recently stayed here with a large group of friends 10 of us in one cottage, when we arrived the directions given to us was exact, the cottage was beauitiful, very clean and very spacious, had lots of … More
7 Jul 2014
"Exactly what we needed"
We travelled to Wales as a group of 6 on a (slightly sensible) stag weekend. We were pleasantly surprised with the size of Glyn Awel and it's facilities, although we only noticed the dishwasher on the last day!
We planned to BBQ on both nights, but only managed it once thanks to the weather, although it was gloriously sunny on the Saturday.
One the last morning, we ventured down the Llyn Gwynant, which is a very short walk down the road. The early morning mist made this quite the experience, as did the water, which was very cold!
The large dining table was perfect for our group of 6, but could easily fit 10-12 people and I'm considering coming back with my family soon.
23 May 2014
"Perfect place to stay and explore North Wales"
We were a mixed age, mixed gender group from 30 to almost seventy and the house suited us to a T. The kitchen and main living room were huge-- perfect places to gather for meals, and share our thoug… More
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