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The Boathouse – Home 110288 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

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

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

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


  • 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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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Plas Halt on the Ffestiniog railway is 15 minutes walk through woods, 15 minutes walk the other way is Tan y Bwlch, with buffet and train shunting. The railway is an attraction in its own right... or walk to Penryhn and take the train back. The Ffestiniog railway can be infrequent and doesn't run every day, but it does connect with mainline at Minffordd and at Blaenau for longer journeys. As for driving, the roads are beautiful, but allow plenty of time!

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.


Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: £125.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

NEW for 2018, bedlinen and towels are INCLUDED, we do ask you to make up the beds yourself


About the owner

Giles Keating B.
Average reply time:
1 hour 51 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
03 Jun 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Dec 2009. Located in Gwynedd, it has 50 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £275 to £937.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Jun 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 50 reviews Excellent
50 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely cottage in a beautiful location”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2017

We had a great 4 night stay in The Boathouse. The cottage was fantastic, in a beautiful, secluded woodland. The kids enjoyed playing in the garden and waving to the train when it passed. The adults loved playing on the rope swings (not provided or recommended by the owner, but we took the chance and it was great fun!) The cottage was warm and comfortable, and a great base for visiting North Wales. We will hopefully be visiting again!

“8th year and still as good”

Reviewed 7 Nov 2016

We have been visiting the boathouse for 8 years and we love it. I love everything about the place and I'm always sad to leave. We always bring a bigger TV with us for when we are chilling out watching films at night but apart from that the place is perfect

“Boathouse - amazing and secluded”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2016

Boathouse is amazing. Very secluded and peaceful. Lots of space outside for the kids to run around. We travelled to Caernarfon, Porthmadog, Beddgelert where there is an amazing craft shop, also Anglesey where we visited Pilli Palas and Beaumaris. The hotel at the bottom of the road Oakeley Arms - very good food. The only negative if we had to think of one was the lack of rubbish disposal but then we are used to putting out wheelie bins every week

“A little treasure”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2016

I couldn't recomend this place enough! The boathouse was a fantastic find. I travelled here with some friends and a 10 month old baby, and it was the perfect getaway. Finding the boathouse was hassle free with the instructions provided, and the best thing was that it's completely secluded. The one qualm some friends had was that there was no wifi, but I found this a bonus! We didn't have the best weather, but there is plenty to do in the local area, with bounce below and portmeirion being about a 10minute drive away. The walks through the woods are fantastic, especially in the evening with the train going by. You won't be disappointed if you come here.

“An excellent place to stay”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2014

What a place. An excellent location in the wood, well-appointed with washer-dryer, dishwasher and plenty of crockery. Loads of room for four although may be a squash with eight. Great for drying wet clothes due to open-plan nature with high beams. Very warm. Only a few small niggles ... The slightly rough track to get to the cottage could be tricky in very wet weather or with low-slung vehicles. Mobile broadband speed was rather sluggish for checking weather forecasts and keeping on top of emails, but hey, you don't stay a mile up a rough track in a mountain wood if you want full-on technology, do you?

“An amazing place to stay”

Reviewed 28 Oct 2013

The boathouse is a perfect place to stay. It's isolated, but close enough to all of the major walks around Snowdon. The house itself was very clean, the beds were really comfortable, the kitchen was very well equipped and it was warm throughout the whole building. The main gate leading in on the main drive was quite stiff and difficult to open and close, but is wan't a major issue. The lake is very pretty and well worth a good walk around. Very reasonably priced and we had no issue getting our deposit back, although I would have preferred a bank transfer to return the deposit not a cheque, but that's just my personal preference.

“Perfectly remote!”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2012

The Boathouse is perfectly remote, just what my husband and 2 yr old needed. We may have had some of the wettest weather for months, but the Boathouse was the perfect base to explore Snowdonia. The house was clean and warm on arrival, with everything we could possibly need for the week. Our daughter particularly enjoyed the spacious double height lounge area, as it served as a great stage for her ballet performances. The photos don't do the space in the house justice, I was expecting it to be quite small, but it was perfect.

“Fabulous setting and fantastic house”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2012

We stayed for 2 weeks and explored the area on foot from the boathouse and by car over the region. The walks from the door are great and varied-to the train station where there is a cafe and a play park for our 3 year old, as well as the steam trains, round the lake, down to Tan y Bywch house, through the woods. So much to see and do in the wider area for all age groups. The house was a great base with everything we needed - a home from home. One little warning would be the steep drop a few metres in front of the house which is risky for tiny children.

“Peaceful, Secluded, Perfect Cottage Setting!”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2012

The Boathouse is in a very tranquil area and was a perfect location for exploring other areas of Snowdonia. Directions provided were excellent. The Boathouse itself is much larger on the inside than it appears! It was clean and fitted out to a very high standard. The steam railway at the bottom of the 'garden' was so exciting for little people! It was one of the highlights! It was an excellent find!

“Fantastic place to stay!!!!!!”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2012

The Boathouse is located within a stunning woodland setting. The accommodation was excellent. We spent a week here and there were so many things to see and do that we couldn't fit it all in. I agree with the previous reviews that the pictures do not do this place justice. We particularly liked the narrow gauge steam railway at the bottom of the garden and the lovely lakeland walks that are right next to the boathouse. Will definately return!!!!!!

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