Maentwrog holiday cottage rental with balcony/terrace, walking, fireplace and TV

77 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

This ancient stone cottage, known as "The Boathouse" and restored to modern standards with spacious high ceiling living areas, is in the middle of a large private woodland in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, traffic-free with access via a woodland track some 500 yards from the public road. The wood is part of one of the few temperate rain forests in the world, and has beautiful rare lichens on its ancient oak trees and two lakes, one just below the house. There are wonderful walks literally from the front door, up through the forest to reach viewpoints out towards Portmeiron, Harlech with its famous Castle, and the sea, and past the old mine-workings hidden in the woods. Two Ffestiniog railway stations are within 15 minutes walk through the trees, one a request halt built for a former owner of the wood, and the steam trains wind their way through the forest, visible from the house. In keeping with the secluded nature of the property, there is no wifi (but you are welcome to charge your electric car, please ask!)

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • Beds in other rooms: Double Bed
  • 1 En suite, 1 Shower room


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

The house nestles in the woods by itself, though it does not feel lonely. The keyholder, Bethan, is a few minutes drive away, in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong. The house has a very "lived-in" feel, in a good way, and guests tend to make themselves at home, for example using old logs to set up outside seating areas which are then used by others. Bedlinen & towels are included.



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Check in: 14:00 Check out: 10:00
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Damage deposit: £100.00

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No smoking at this property

About the owner

Giles Keating B.
Average reply time:
1 hour 39 minutes

Calendar updated:
28 Aug 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Dec 2009. Located in Gwynedd, it has 74 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £310 to £675.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Aug 2021.


77 reviews
Very Good
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Excellent place to stay in Snowdon
Sep 2021

Highly recommend this place to stay for visit Snowdon and Castles, gardens. A lot of beautiful walks in the woodland near the lakes. Very secure.

Reviewed 10 Sep 2021

Banstead, United Kingdom

Lovely area with plenty to do
Aug 2021

For the area I would highly recommend. North Wales has something to offer everyone and it is 5 star. However my rating is solely on the property alone and for the price we paid and the overall stand… More 

Reviewed 6 Sep 2021

Tisbury, United Kingdom

Better weather better feeling
Aug 2021

So The Boathouse is in a beautiful setting and for our first family get together it was an oasis of peace- it’s warm and comfortable. Watch your head on the beams in the eaves double, and make … More 

Reviewed 22 Aug 2021


A fabulous week
Jul 2021

We had an absolutely idyllic time at the Boathouse. Loved everything about it from the comfort of the property to the fabulous surroundings. Lakes, beaches, mountains, forest - this place really has e… More 

Reviewed 26 Jul 2021

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Fantastic woodland retreat
Jun 2021

Brilliant location - calm, peaceful and quiet. Access to an amazing lake, just a stone's throw away. Lovely inside interior within the accommodation. Delightfully situated to nearby attractions… More 

Reviewed 28 Jun 2021

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