A delightful semi-detached cottage situated in an elevated position above the old mining village of Bethesda, bordering the Snowdonia National Park.
At the foothills of the Snowdonia Mountain range, in magnificent North Wales, this splendid cottage has been lovingly restored to provide a warm and welcoming environment in which to holiday.
Haulfryn, (Welsh for sun hill), provides the perfect accommodation for a family or a group of friends looking to explore all that this beautiful region has to offer.
Step inside into the spacious dining area and walk through into the bright and airy sitting room, offering comfy furniture and a warming woodburning stove set in a slate-and-stone surround, ideal for relaxing after a day adventuring along the North Wales coastline.
The modern fitted kitchen benefits from a utility area with washer/dryer and Belfast sink, ideal for storing wellies and walking boots alike.
Upstairs, the three bedrooms have been lovingly furnished with both comfort and convenience in mind: there’s a luxurious king-size double with plug sockets incorporating USB ports, a double and a set of adult bunks, along with a stylish family bathroom.
To the side of the property, there’s off road parking for three cars, plenty of room for all the family, and to the front there is a cheery porch where you can enjoy the morning sunshine with a cup of coffee whilst you admire the dramatic views across the valley to the former Bethesda slate quarries.
Venture outside to the rear of the property and you’ll find nine steps leading to a private enclosed patio.
This spot is a real sun trap where you can make the most of the afternoon sun with a good book and a cup of tea.
Just a ten minute walk will take you into the village of Bethesda where you’ll find a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants spread along the bustling high street.
Closer to home, the Douglas Arms, an award-winning CAMRA listed pub, serves a fine selection of real ales and has a delightful beer garden with views of the mountain range beyond.
For the adrenaline junkies amongst your party, across the valley there’s Zip World, home to Europe’s longest 500ft-high zip line and the stunning coastline of North Wales and Anglesey is only twenty minutes away by car.
With something for everyone, this welcoming cottage is the perfect base from which to indulge in a relaxing and truly memorable holiday.
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.