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Pen Y Bwlch

Dinorwig, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1087047)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "The triple room had a terrible smell of cat urine all week, We told the owner who said, open the window and use air freshener, the heating appeared to be on a timer and was not on when we wanted it, eg when we were cold, there was only 3 small logs privided that lasted 1."

    5 hours only. There was not enough empty cupboard space for all of our food. Many pots/pans and plates were not sizes that would fit the dishwasher easily. The master bed mattress had all the springs poking through into your body. All in all, it was a bit poor and no where near worth £900 for 7 nights.

    Hi Jonathan. I'm sorry you didn't find the cottage satisfactory at the price. £900 for a cottage with fantastic views right over Snowdon for 6 persons is very reasonable indeed for the area and location. By comparison local hostels charge £35 to £40 a night per person for a bunk room or about £250 week per person- with no view! I investigated the smell in the triple room on the Friday and it was caused by previous guests keeping something in the bedroom that shouldn't have been there I'm afraid! So apologies. I have have had the carpet cleaned and it is all fresh now. Unfortunately this couldn't have been done while you were in the cottage as it involved moving furniture around to investigate and allowing a carpet time to dry. The cottage kitchen/ dining area has one tall fridge, plus a tall fridge /freezer, plus numerous cupboards, plus an airing cupboard-as can be seen from the pictures, quite a few of these are empty or not full- so not sure about lack of space. I provide a lot of cooking equipment, tea, coffee, sugar, cleaning, dishwasher, laundry and other supplies so this takes up some cupboard space. It is a 200 year old cottage and have to work with the space available and that is why a 2/3 dishwasher can only fit in. As per the cottage advert a starter pack of logs only is provided for the fire. There is however a large bag of smokeless coal also in the woodshed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JonathanJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and we really enjoyed our stay."

    Everything was clean and the cottage was really well presented and in a beautiful spot. The location was brilliant for getting to plenty of local attractions but still feeling off the beaten track. We had no issues and would happily stay again. Thank you for a lovely home for the week!

    Thank you Jennifer for a lovely review. It is a wonderful spot Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2022

  • "A very special cottage in a fantastic location with breathtaking views of Snowdon…"

    Thank you very much for your kind review. It is a very special location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x kingsize (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double, single bunk over
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning/mulfifuel stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, separate fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, Sky
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent, including kindling, wood/smokeless coal
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • Bike and kayak storage
  • Large front garden with lawn, patio and furniture, small rear garden with outdoor and under cover washing lines
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: There are five steps leading up to the front garden, please take care, However, the property can also be accessed from the driveway with only one short step up
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed
  • Note: Anything larger than a standard wheelbase transit will not be able to park on the driveway, and will have to park on the road

The property

Nestled on the hillside in Dinorwig, overlooking Llanberis and near Caernarfon, is this superb, detached traditional Welsh cottage, Pen Y Bwlch.

Boasting breath-taking views which look out onto Mount Snowdon and the Dinorwig quarries, which are a World Heritage Site.

As well as enjoying a peaceful and rural setting, Pen Y Bwlch makes for an unforgettable dwelling for a group or family of up to six who are looking to explore North Wales.

Park-up on the spacious gravel driveway as you unload your bags with ease and marvel at the spectacular views available right on your doorstep.

Step into the welcoming sitting room with its eye-catching exposed stone wall and high ceilings with beams, here you can look forward to cosying up on the three-seater sofas in front of the crackling woodburning stove, as you select the evening’s entertainment courtesy of the Smart TV with Sky.

As you begin to feel peckish, make your way through to the amply-equipped kitchen, where you can rustle up mouth-watering meals with the help of the electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave, along with a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer for keeping your space tidy.

Gather around the dining table to savour a flavoursome meal, or if the weather is nice, why not enjoy your dinner alfresco out in the garden, where you can roll out the dining table on wheels or dine at the lovely picnic bench, guaranteeing dinner with a view and the chance to witness the exceptional sunsets from your prime position.

After a day of exploring, soothe your muscles with a blissful soak in the bath, before choosing from one of three well-appointed bedrooms to catch your rest in, a king-size, a further king-size with zip/link and a double bunk with single over, ensuring ample sleeping arrangements for all parties.

Awake from a leisurely slumber and meet your guests out in the private garden for morning coffee and captivating views of one of North Wales most famous mountains.

Set out for the day and explore the local village of Dinorwig, where you can treat your guests to a fuss-free breakfast at the renowned café, the Lodge Dinorwig, before making your way down the wooded path to the vast Llyn Padarn in Llanberis, a watersports haven, where you can take to the waters by kayak, canoe or paddleboard.

If you’re more of a walker, head off to Snowdon, the Glyders, Carneddau or any of the other beautiful mountains in the area, promising incomparable views and great photo opportunities along the way!

If you don’t feel like walking but came for the views, hop aboard the Snowdon Mountain Railway where you will still experience panoramic views on your way up, as well as pretty waterfalls and a ruined chapel.

There is also the option for a train tour around the lake where you can sit back and relax on a vintage steam train.

If you’re looking to delve into history then a visit to the Dinorwic Quarry is a must, a captivating National Heritage site offering a fascinating museum in a Victorian quarry, as well as the nearby ruins of the 13th-century Dolbadarn Castle.

The awe-inspiring Isle of Anglesey and North Wales Coast is within easy touring distance, home to an abundance of quaint villages and some of the UK’s top beaches, such as the glorious golden sands of Newborough Beach and the picturesque Red Wharf Bay.

There are also the popular attractions of South Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey Sea Zoo and the colourful huts that decorate the shores of Abersoch.

For a truly unforgettable getaway in a setting like no other, choose Pen Y Bwlch.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Llanberis 5.4 miles; Caernarfon 9.2 miles; Bangor 9.5 miles.

The village of Dinorwig, overlooks Llanberis, which is approximately 5 miles by road. On the border of the Snowdonia National Park, it is an ideal base to explore the Park. The Llanberis Railway runs nearby along the banks of Lake Padarn, whilst the ruins of Dolbadarn Castle are 2 miles away, or visit Ceunant Mawr, a cascading waterfall just outside Llanberis. Local walks lead to the Marchlyn Mawr Reservoir on the northern slopes of Elidir Fawr. Llanberis is 4 miles away and is flanked by two lakes, Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris and is one of the most popular mountain tourist centres in the Snowdonia National Park. In fact, Llanberis is the outdoor hub of the area, being the starting point for the ascent of Snowdon - the highest mountain in England and Wales. The ascent can be made either by train, on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, or on foot along one of the many routes to the summit. Each year, major racing events attract thousands to the area: The fast Snowdon Race to the summit, held in July every year and The Snowdonia Marathon, held in October - a gruelling 26 mile course that starts and finishes in Llanberis, circumnavigating the Snowdon Massif. Within Llanberis itself there are excellent places to eat and drink and a great choice of shopping. On the coast is Caernarfon with its magnificent castle and town walls and close by are National Trust properties at Penrhyn and Plas Newydd. The Isle of Angelsey and the North Wales coastline, both with a magnificent selection of beaches, are within easy touring distance.

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