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Cottage for two with hot tub on Mt SnowdonSituated on a farm on the southern slopes of Snowdon, in Snowdonia National Park. Miles of footpaths and bridleways from your door. Come home to relax in your own private hot tub. Fully equipped centrally heated cottage, perfect for a relaxing getaway for two people.
Rose Cottage Beddgelert SnowdoniaRose Cottage Located in the picturesque village of Beddgelert in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, Rose Cottage is the ideal location to explore North Wales. Rose Cottage sits on the banks of the river Colwyn. It retains many of its original features and old-world charm yet with all mod cons.
CELYN - SNOWDONIACelyn is situated in the magical valley of Nant Gwynant, right in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. It's incredibly fortunate to be one of the very few cottages in Snowdonia that is only a 10 minute walk from the Watkin Path, a spectacular route up Snowdon. From the cottage itself you are afforded the most awe-inspiring views of the Snowdon Range. The cottage has been recently refurbished & sleeps 4 people in 2 double rooms. ONE dog is allowed in the kicthen area only for £20 per stay.
This tiny Snowdonian village has an important place in Welsh folklore. Legend says it was named after Gelert, the dog of Llewellyn the Great, one of the last princes of Wales, who was tragically killed after an act of great bravery. The story adds to the romantic appeal of this pretty collection of old, stone-built houses sitting at the meeting-point of the Glaslyn and Colwyn rivers, overlooked by the town’s handsome, twin-arched bridge. Beddgelert is also only a mile north of a spectacular gorge, the Aberglaslyn Pass. It’s five miles south of Snowdon, Wales’ highest peak, although it has its own mountain to climb, too, the 782-feet-tall Moel Hebog (which translates, rather sweetly, to Bald Falcon). There are plenty of cafes and pubs for travellers, and the local ice cream by the riverside is renowned.
The nearest train station for Beddgelert is Porthmadog (9 miles), with direct services to Shrewsbury and Birmingham International (BHX). Further north, the university town of Bangor (21 miles) is forty minutes by car, connecting with the railway to South Wales and Holyhead for sea transport to Ireland. The nearest airport as the crow flies is Liverpool John Lennon Airport (2 hours).
Snowdonia’s S4 and S9 Sherpa buses set off roughly hourly throughout the day to connect with nearby villages and towns; Caernarfon and Porthmadog are only 30 minutes away. Bicycles are also available to hire locally from Beddgelert Bikes, including mountain models for adventures in Beddgelert Forest.
Beddgelert and its Snowdonian surroundings are paradise for those who love active outdoor pursuits any time of the year. However, Wales’ weather tends to be wilder in autumn and winter, so bookmark spring and summer if you fancy hiking, cycling, or climbing without wet weather gear. Any hot summer’s day will call for a trip to Llyn Dinas, a swimming lake a mile to the west of the village, and it’s only a half-hour’s drive to the two-mile stretch of Morfa Bychan (Black Rock Sands) near Porthmadog. As it’s such a popular hub for North West Wales’ many attractions, Beddgelert’s pubs, cafes, and shops stay open in the winter. Nevertheless, it’s definitely a quieter time, making the valley a perfect romantic setting for anyone wanting to get away from it all, and gaze up at the mountains.
Two gorgeous steam locomotives go through Wales’ most beautiful mountain range every summer, and stop at Beddgelert: it’s beautiful to see them puttering through the village, or even catch them to Caernarfon (a 6-hour round trip) or Porthmadog (3 hours). First-class carriages and luxury hampers are available to book, as is an Orient Express-style observation deck.
Gelert’s Grave sits a mile south of the village, although lovers of legends should note that an 18th-century landlord is said to have put it there. The National Trust-waymarked circular walk to it is lovely, passing the 12th-century Church of St Mary, the wildlife-rich River Glaslyn, and a bronze cast of Llewellyn the Great’s loyal hound.
This stunning underground labyrinth is full of cavernous colour, with enough gigantic stalagmites and stalactites to make your jaw plummet. Adventure trails, archery, and gold panning make the day even more dramatic, with lakeside walks in the outside world afterwards to bring you back to earth.