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.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £70.
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.