Beddgelert, Wales (Ref. 6909)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
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The property

Beddgelert 0.3 miles. A charming, detached Beddgelert cottage, set in quiet woodland in an elevated position above the picturesque village of Beddgelert in the Snowdonia National Park.

This Beddgelert cottage is affectionately known as Rupert Bear's Cottage in memory of the author and illustrator of the Rupert Bear stories, who lived there from 1956 to 1986.

He gained his inspiration from the local countryside and wrote the Rupert Bear stories from here for many years.

This secluded Beddgelert cottage has two bedrooms, a sitting/dining room, and a well-equipped kitchen area, both with exposed wooden beams.

The gardens and woodland surrounding this Beddgelert holiday home provide peace and tranquillity, yet the cottage is only a 5-minute stroll into the centre of Beddgelert.

There are miles of walking tracks around, some starting from outside the door of this Beddgelert cottage.

Further afield are the beaches of Porthmadog, Italianate Portmeirion, castles at Caernarfon, Conwy and Harlech and the coastline of the Llyn Peninsula.

A fantastic Beddgelert cottage, in a great location at any time of the year.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks with additional pull-out bed. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area & electric woodburner-effect stove.


Electric storage heaters with electric stove in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV/DVD, books/DVDs. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Garden with patio to rear, grass & woodland all around, furniture, mountain & woodland views. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops & pubs 5 mins walk. Note: Max 4 adults. Note: Check in time 4pm, check out is 11am.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “A very peaceful place in a lively village”
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    • “The cottage is at the end of a quiet lane and therefore affords a high degree of privacy even though it is only a couple of minutes walk from the centre of the village. We booked for its associations with Bestall and so thoroughly appreciated the artefacts relating to his life and career. But even without these we would have enjoyed our stay. The kitchen had all that we needed and the bathroom was clean and refurbished (although pegs on the back of the door for hanging towels would be a good addition). There was a leak from a pipe in the roof space while we were there but thankfully someone came out to look at it very quickly.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Kidderminster, September 2013

    • “Nice”
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    • “This cottage was very nice and clean . perfect location for what we wanted. The patio was not very big but we made do. The rangers track up Snowdon is only 5 minutes away by car witch you can park directly over the road, and have a nice walk up Snowdon. when back at the cottage, it's only 2 minutes walk into the village for a well deserved pint. We will return one day.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Nuneaton, July 2013

    • “A charming cottage quite position”
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    • “Penlan cottage is in a beautiful quiet position only a few minutes stroll to the centre of the village with great walks alround from your doorstep. Will certainly go back again, and would reccommend to anyone. Doreen and Derek. September 2012.”

    Doreen W, Essex U.K., September 2012

    • “beautifully positioned cottage , quite and clean.”
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    • “just a perfect holiday in a lovely place, cottage clean, tidy and great to think of rupeert the bears author/illustrator actually working from there.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bath, January 2012

    • “Quiet and homely”
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    • “Pleasant cottage at the foot of a mountain, own parking space, very modern and clean kitchen and bathroom, beds comfortable and adequate clothes storage, pleasant Rupert Bear themed lounge, though the covers on the three-piece suite could do with updating, short walk to Village centre, all in all very enjoyable”

    Mark Ovenden, Essex, December 2013

    • “Fantastic views, really cosy cottage”
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    • “Great garden for taking your dog or children! loved it. Only negative bathroom needs a bit of a refurb - especially if you were looking for a romantic break.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Oldham, January 2012

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    • “We loved this cottage, we will stay here again when we revisit Snowdonia, we agree with all the other positive comments Penlan cottage has received.”

    Mr Healey, Bristol, October 2015

    • “Penlan is in a fantastic location and is a lovely cottage, so relaxing. There are lovely walks close by also.”

    Mrs Hitchens, Stafford, May 2015

    • “A great cottage in a superb position, with a lovely neighbour. I have no hesitation in recommending it and will be visiting again.”

    Mr Giles, Southend-on-Sea, April 2015

    • “Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting and we were blessed with lovely weather! It was everything I was hoping it would be; wonderful views, relaxing, a great time with the family in the outdoors and away from the WiFi!”

    Miss Glover, Stafford, April 2015

    • “Beautiful location and overall a very comfortable little cottage. Fascinating to see where Alfred Bestall lived and appreciate how the surroundings influenced his work.”

    Mrs Massey, St. Agnes, February 2015

    • “The cottage was quaint, cosy and in a beautiful location.”

    Mr Radford, Malton, February 2015

    • “A great cottage with amazing views. Light and well-resolved accommodation, quiet cosy and yet practical. It was very convenient for the village. Very interesting background history as the place where "Rupert" stories were written.”

    Mr Barnes, Newton Abbot, December 2014

    • “The cottage is in a lovely position, it is quiet but not far to walk to the village. In lovely surroundings, with lovely people. The walks are breathtaking.”

    Mrs Welsby, Barnton, December 2014

    • “Excellent cottage and location, you can spend a week exploring the local area without needing to use the car. Neighbours are friendly and helpful. Great for Rupert bear fans, with original artefacts on display. Overall an excellent place to stay and well up to the standard we expect with Sykes.”

    Mr Allen, HAVERHILL, November 2014

    • “Great location and friendly people in general.”

    Mr Ackerman, Dagenham, October 2014

    • “Penlan was in excellent position in village – nice and peaceful location but close enough to amenities & beautiful walks.”

    Mr Divine, Colchester, August 2014

    • “Another lovely peaceful week at Penlan - our second consecutive year. The cottage is tucked away at the end of a lane and is unassuming and unpretentious, in a very natural landscape.”

    Dr Harris, Kidderminster, May 2014

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About the location


Porthmadog 6 miles; Caernarfon 13 miles.

The picturesque village of Beddgelert lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park at the foot of Mount Snowdon. Beddgelert is a bustling village with arts and craft shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, centred around the Afon Glaslyn river. A 20 minute stroll along the river will take you to the Aberglaslyn Pass, one of North Wales’ most famous beauty spots. The Welsh Highland Steam Railway passes through the village on its journey from Porthmadog to Caernarfon. Beddgelert is famed for its monument to the Welsh Prince Llewelyn's dog, whom the Prince killed thinking it had attacked and killed his son, only to discover afterwards it had been defending his son from a savage wolf attack. With Porthmadog, Portmeirion, Borth y Gest and the whole of the Llyn Peninsula easily reached, this is an ideal location for a Welsh holiday.

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