Rhyd Ddu near Beddgelert, Wales (Ref. 23711)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A delightful, semi-detached cottage, in an elevated position with views over the village to open countryside, on the edge of the pretty village of Rhyd Ddu.

Tastefully renovated to a very high standard, providing cosy and comfortable accommodation throughout, this Rhyd Ddu cottage boasts a spacious, fitted kitchen/diner with bay window and a warming woodburner.

The accommodation also includes a snug sitting room with a second woodburner and patio doors to the summer room, with three well-appointed bedrooms, enjoying some superb views.

The garden surrounds this Rhyd Ddu cottage, and offers a one acre abundance of woodland and wildflower plants full of wildlife.

The pleasant lawn and patio offers a superb outdoor space to relax and enjoy the fantastic back drop of Snowdon, along with the passing trains.

There are numerous doorstep footpaths radiating from the village onto Snowdon, whilst within easy reach are Beddgelert, Caernarfon and Porthmadog.

A superb retreat at any time of the year.


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with arch to dining area with woodburner. Sitting room with woodburner and back boiler. Small summer room.


  • Electric central heating with electric heaters, woodburners, hot water from sitting room stove and immersion
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburners inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Front lawn and patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One acre of mature woodland and wildflower garden
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Mobile reception in the village is poor
  • Note: Sloping and terraced woodland, children to be supervised and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Two steps down to house from driveway
  • Note: Check-in 5pm, check-out 11.30am.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Brilliant, secluded cottage in the heart of Snowdonia”
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    • “As an expat of North Wales I wanted somewhere to bring the family to explore Snowdonia and to visit family on the coast in July 2014. We have used Sykes Cottages before and were very happy with their service and honesty! This is a lovely, really well equipped, house with direct views of Snowdon and Yr Aran from two of the three bedrooms. Five of us and two Labradors stayed there for a week. We loved it so much we're going back in October 2014! It is perfect for local walks and to scale Snowdon (without having to car and park). There's a marvellous pub / eatery within crawling distance. Rhyd Ddu has a Welsh Mountain Railway station about 300m away from the cottage.. On that you can get to Caernarfon or Porthmadoc and places in between. Everywhere you drive is beautiful in this area. To summarise, this is a marvellous place to chill or explore and the owners deserve a pat on the back for their attention to detail!”

    NigelTaxilWebber, Diss, United Kingdom, September 2014

    • “stunning views of snowdon”
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    • “very nice cottage ,stunning location and set in lovly gardens , ideal for dogs as garden enclosed, well laid out with everything you need ,the only downside is you have to supply the logs for burners!! we did do a deal with owner to supply logs at our cost!! apart from that a fantastic cottage ,we will return!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Otterton Devon, May 2014

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    • “Upon arrival we loved the place, absolutely stunning views from the front of the property towards Yr Wyddfa and Yr Aran. The cottage was very well equipped for five of us plus a baby and a dog! The kitchen is excellent and having two bathrooms is really good. The lounge and dining room are also really good, log fires in each room is excellent - the big one in the lounge pumps out loads of heat! We would not hesitate to return and are hoping to book for early next year!”

    Mr Krause, Stockport, October 2015

    • “We had an amazing time this year and last year- we have already booked to come back next year but for two weeks this time!”

    Mrs Clarke, South Ockendon, July 2015

    • “Lovely property in a great location.”

    Ms Rowland, Bournemouth, July 2015

    • “This is an outstanding property. The house is large and big enough for six people and the cleanliness is really good. All the towels and bedding were of hotel quality. The garden is big and had little extras for children like ride-on trike and swing etc. Which we were not expecting but which proved invaluable in keeping the children happy! The view from the property is glorious and sitting in the garden overlooking the mountains is so relaxing. It is also an excellent base for walking or touring.”

    Mrs Cunnah, Manchester, April 2015

    • “What a wonderful cottage! We have stayed in many different cottages and this was one of our favourites. Very comfortable and spacious with lovely, peaceful gardens. The views are stunning and being able to see the summit of Snowdon on a clear day from the bottom of the drive was a fantastic bonus. A great location amongst the mountains and not too far to drive to some great beaches. We would love to stay here again.”

    Miss Marsden, Northwich, February 2015

    • “Great location and great property.”

    Mr Davis, Ottery St. Mary, January 2015

    • “The views from the cottage are stunning and it was a great base to explore the countryside.”

    Mrs Cole, Hayling Island, October 2014

    • “The location of the property was perfect for exploring the Snowdon area. The views from the property were excellent and the scenery stunning in general around the area. The property was very well appointed and pleasant to stay in. Highly recommended!”

    Mr Roche, Leicester, October 2014

    • “This is the second time we've stayed at Pendyffryn. The location is stunning and convenient, the facilities and standard of finish are excellent and the cottage is better equipped than any other we've stayed in.”

    Mr Taxil-Webber, Diss, October 2014

    • “Pendyffryn was excellent. I couldn't find any negatives even if I wanted to. An excellent place to relax in splendid surroundings.”

    Mr Robson, Middlesbrough, September 2014

    • “We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Pendyffryn, the location was idyllic with fantastic views of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and other peaks as well as of the lovely Welsh Mountain Railway which passed a couple of times day.We partook of the delights of the excellent Cwellyn Arms (within easy staggering distance).”

    Mr Taxil-webber, Diss, July 2014

    • “The position of the cottage was excellent for us, the garden was great for our dog and the views from all the front rooms and the garden were brilliant. We loved the cottage and will come back again when we next visit Snowdonia!”

    Mrs Deavin, Woking, June 2014

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About the location


Beddgelert 3.5 miles; Porthmadog 11 miles; Portmeirion 13 miles.

Rhyd Ddu is a small 19th century Welsh slate quarry village located around 3.5 miles from Beddgelert. It is a very popular location for walkers as the Rhyd Ddu path is one of the many starting points used for the ascent on Mount Snowdon, and the Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Mawr are also popular walks. The narrow gauge Welsh Highland Steam Railway between Caernarfon to Porthmadog also stops in the village and the railway station is popular with day trippers and rail enthusiasts alike. There is a popular, family run, real ale country inn and restaurant in the village. Nearby, 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. 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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