Ty Isel

Gerlan near Bethesda, Wales (Ref. 22022)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The property

Bethesda 1 mile. This delightful, detached holiday cottage sits in open countryside above the village of Gerlan near Bethesda in the scenic county of Gwynedd, North Wales. With glorious, sweeping valley views, and its location on the edge of Snowdonia, this quaint stone Gerlan cottage offers wonderful accommodation for a small family or a couple looking to get away from it all and explore this superb area. This Bethesda cottage has been fully renovated and is styled with local Welsh slate that harks back to the village’s traditional livelihood, and offers charming accommodation with other period features including reclaimed floorboards and original doors. The welcoming sitting room in this Bethesda cottage boasts a double height ceiling and a warming woodburner set in an inglenook slate and stone hearth, which provides cosy refuge on cooler nights. The kitchen and dining area, with its exposed stone walls, comes thoughtfully equipped, and has a glass door opening out to the decking, where wonderful views can be relished. Outside this Bethesda cottage, the mature walled country garden with furniture offers a quiet spot to settle with a refreshing drink and enjoy a relaxing afternoon watching the wildlife. Doorstep footpaths lead to unspoilt walking trails on Snowdonia's Carneddau mountain range, and enthusiastic cyclists will find many miles of steep, twisting country roads to challenge. Whatever you choose, this superb Gerlan cottage is perfect for a peaceful holiday or an active adventure.


Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x eaves twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.


  • LPG central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Private off road parking for 1 car in lay-by
  • Enclosed garden with raised decking, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Steep staircase and steep garden, may be unsuitable for less able and very young guests
  • Note: Although the garden is enclosed, sheep are able to jump over the wall and into the garden, so dogs must be supervised when outside
  • Note: Restricted head height in the eaves twin and in some doorways.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Peaceful, quiet, tastefully modernised cottage with outstanding mountain views.”
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    • “If you're looking for a completely restful break in a lovely, quiet Welsh cottage which has kept all its original features but which has been tastefully modernised to a very high standard, look no further. Ty Isel is that place. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there, had some lovely mountain hikes from right outside the cottage, slept so soundly in the very comfortable bed and left completely rested and restored. The owners are a delight and made our stay such a pleasant one. We thoroughly recommend this cottage.”

    Martin A, Pontypridd, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “stunning views and decor”
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    • “Bethesda is one of the most unspoilt places in North Wales and this cottage beats all in location and facilities. The owners have very cleverly made a small cottage into a very spacious living area.”

    Dennis H, Manchester, United Kingdom, August 2014

    • “Beautiful brand new interior in this charming cottage set high above Bethesda with stunning views.”
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    • “We just arrived home from a week long stay at Ty Isel. We found the cottage to be very comfortable for our family. The paint, furniture, kitchen, bath, floors etc are all new. The place is squeaky clean. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious, and so is the deck in the garden. The setting is quiet and peaceful, with a view of the mountains. We took several nice walks in the hills straight out of the cottage door. We also visited Cum Idwal, Llandberis, Bangor,Conwy Castle and several sites and beaches on Anglesey, all within easy driving distance of the cottage. I highly recommend this cottage!”

    324aem, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 2014

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    • “Ty Isel, is a beautifully designed cottage, with great attention to detail, loved especially the handmade quilts and curtains. Would definitely stay again and recommend.”

    Mrs Melvin, Mossley, November 2015

    • “It was perfect. Clean with modern comforts but also a cosy stone-and-fire feel. You could see the stars and hear the sheep 'baa.'”

    Miss Huva, Birmingham, October 2015

    • “A fantastic cottage, really nicely decorated and in a great location for exploring Wales and Anglesey. The outside terrace is really nice.”

    Mrs Dunning, York, August 2015

    • “Loved the location of the cottage and the high standard of furnishings. Overall a great cottage in a great location, peaceful with wonderful scenery. We will be back.”

    Mr Garton, Melton Mowbray, August 2015

    • “This self-catering cottage is just perfect and fantastic in every way!”

    Mr Szabo, Thatcham, July 2015

    • “This house is a jewel. Renovated with great attention to detail!”

    Mr Baier, Leutkirch, June 2015

    • “A lovely cottage and immaculately clean. Nice décor and a nice outdoor area, lovely to have the wood burner too.”

    Miss Wright, Billericay, May 2015

    • “The cottage was full of character and was warm and comfortable. We particularly liked the decking area where you could enjoy the view of the hills and listen to the birds. It was a really relaxing break which we both thoroughly enjoyed.”

    Mrs Mather, Stockport, March 2015

    • “A fantastic holiday and amazing views, all in all a great cottage.”

    Ms Adams, Swindon, February 2015

    • “A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Perfect!”

    Mrs Mahoney, Wrexham, February 2015

    • “Great cottage in a stunning location - remote and very scenic, yet close enough to the Bethesda's shops and pubs. We found the decoration very tasteful and the cottage was renovated to a very high standard. Our two-year-old loved the provided books and the sheep he could see from the patio.”

    Wagner, Stretford, January 2015

    • “A great little detached cottage with a monster sweeping view from the decking. The location, facilities and quirkiness delivered exactly what we needed and more.”

    Mr Drury, Ashton-under-Lyne, December 2014

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About the location


Bangor 6 miles; Caernarfon 10 miles.

Bethesda is a small town settled beside the River Ogwen in North Wales. Situated on the A5 between Bangor and the Snowdonia National Park, Bethesda was once a busy slate quarrying town and nowadays offers a good selection of shops and other amenities, in particular a number of chapels and pubs. The beautiful mountainous scenery of Snowdonia borders Bethesda, with the Lôn Las Ogwen cycling and walking paths skirting past. For the more adventurous, why not visit Zip World in Bethesda which is known for having Europe’s fastest and longest zip line. Capel Curig, just ten miles away, is a popular centre for walking, climbing and mountain biking, whilst Llanberis is situated at the foot of Mount Snowdon and is home to the Snowdon Mountain Railway and the National Slate Museum. Cwm Idwal is also a wonderful spot to visit, situated in northern Snowdonia – Darwin came to study the area and found tiny fossils of oceanic plant life and sea creatures in the boulders and rocks. The coastal town of Caernarfon is just a short drive away as is the beautiful Isle of Anglesey and the Anglesey Coastal Path. Visitors to the area can also explore the castles of Caernarfon and Beaumaris and the NT stately homes of Penrhyn Castle and Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens. Spend the day at one of the many traditional seaside resorts, or discover the isolated, hidden beaches on Anglesey, much of which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With spectacular scenery on the doorstep, wonderful wildlife with buzzards soaring overhead and the occasional Peregrine Falcon to be seen, and many exciting outdoor adventures to discover nearby, Bethesda is superbly located for enjoying both the coast and the countryside of stunning North Wales.

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