Vacation cottage in Snowdonia, 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 |

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.
Room description:
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.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

As 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.

The Impacts of this Trip

There 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.


15 Reviews of Vacation cottage in Snowdonia, Wales

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2017 by

The 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

The 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

The 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

I would recommend this type of vacation to all my friends. Vacations were great! Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Apr 2014 by

...had a truly transformational effect on our twin boys. A stunningly beautiful location and very comfortable cottage...our best ever family vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2013 by

The most memorable part of the vacation 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

Memorable: view from cottage. Exciting: Visit to Zipworld...We had very good weather and thoroughly enjoyed our vacation Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Jun 2013 by

We 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

It was wonderful and we would love to return. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2013 by

The 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

A 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

Arriving 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 vacations we have had. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Apr 2012 by

Snowdonia 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

The 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

Climbing Tryfan Mountain in the Ogwen valley and finally visiting 'The Electric Mountain' were the most memorable parts of the vacation. Read full review

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