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Gorwel Deg

(Ref. 1058920)

Bethesda, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (30)
  • views (28)
  • owners (23)
  • everything (23)
  • great (22)
  • tub (22)

55 Customer Reviews

  • "Although we had a wonderful time we had 2 issues, the first been multiple woodlice in several ground floor rooms and the second been in regards to music been played either on a piano or an electronic keyboard on most mornings waking us both, relaxation was the key part of our holiday as I have multiple health issues and same with my Fiancée."

    Apart from the 2 items stated above we had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Nick4.4Mar 2024

  • "Great location, friendly/attentive host, amazing views."

    Reviewed by Aaron4.7Feb 2024

  • "The holiday property was lovely."

    We really enjoyed our stay. It was immaculately clean, warm and comfy with lots of personal touches, like the Christmas Tree for our New Year stay. A lovely surprise was the homemade scones and prosecco left as a welcome gift. The hot tub was an extra bonus which the children loved even in the rainy weather. Thank you Arwel & Delyth

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful property in an ideal location for exploring North Wales."

    The views from the cottage are stunning. The hosts were amazing! From booking to leaving we felt truly and warmly welcomed, without the feeling of being intrusive in any which way. The homemade scones, Prosecco and well stocked condiments were a lovely (and very well received) touch. The hot tub was a wonderful way to end busy days of exploration. Thank you

    Reviewed by Laurinda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Gorwel Deg is a fabulous comfortable property in a lovely area of Wales."

    The house was supplied with everything we needed (and more) and the hosts provided a delicious welcome pack. We enjoyed using the hot tub. We would highly recommend booking this great holiday house.

    Reviewed by Jenn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic property, well presented, comfortable with all you need for cooking and entertainment."

    This includes good WiFi, smart tv, smart speakers (2) , seating for 6 throughout including deck outside. The hot tub was ready for us day 1 and was a welcome feature, especially with Snowdonia mountains providing the back drop. Fresh scones, jam, cream and Prosseco , spread and even ice greeted us. Thanks to the generous owners who clearly know the business. Can't wait for the return.

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely, well presented house with fabulous views."

    We had a wonderful week at Gorwel Deg. On arrival we found fresh scones, jam, cream and Prosecco to enjoy as we sat on the terrace enjoying the spectacular scenery and amazing sunset. The hot tub was used everyday, especially after our adventures which included the zip wire, Zip World can be seen from the house and climbing Snowdon which is a short drive away. The house has an interesting, quirky layout, it seems really big with the two staircases and the living room upstairs with that amazing view. It had everything we needed. The beds were comfy with gorgeous bedding. The bathrooms were modern and clean, fabulous shower. The kitchen is a good size and had all we needed to cook a meal. The WiFi signal is good. The owners live next door and respond quickly to any questions/issues. It was such a great holiday, we were very lucky with such fabulous weather ☀️ Thank you Arwel & Delyth

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful property, was alot bigger than we thought it would be."

    Owner were extremely helpful and welcoming. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property, views are amazing."

    The cottage is very well looked after and having small things like hand wash, toilet roll and condiments supplied is a nice touch, lots of cottages we’ve stayed at don’t have this. Top quality.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful, well-equipped holiday cottage with stunning views."

    Perfect holiday stay for the whole family with wonderful welcome touches from Delyth and Arwen to make guests feel right at home. Lovely walks in and around Bethesda and a short drive to more in Yr Wydda (Snowdon), castles, beaches, lakes and the fastest zip wire in the world!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "An excellent, clean, warm and comfortable cottage, you will not be disappointed."

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time at gorwel deg."

    The owners were awesome, really responsive and helpful. Place was immaculate and exactly as described. Really enjoyed the holiday and wouldn't hesitate to recommend for anyone looking to spend time in Wales. Hot tub was a fantastic way to relax at the end of a hard day's activities.

    Reviewed by Rich5.0Jul 2023

  • "An amazing week in a beautiful home the owners have thought of everything you ..."

    An amazing week in a beautiful home the owners have thought of everything you could possibly need for your holiday the welcome scones and Prosecco were such a lovely start to our week away we would highly recommend this beautiful home from home set in such beautiful surroundings to everyone x

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Gorwel Deg is a beautiful House for a great holiday."

    The property was spotless spacious & very cosy with everything we needed for our stay. The scones were very appreciated & delicious. The views from the balcony were beautiful & the location was perfect for exploring the surrounding area & anglesey. The owners were also friendly & very helpful. We would definately reccommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by Andrea Morley5.0May 2023

  • "The house is still immaculate 18 months after our first visit."

    Very comfy, good beds and showers and equipped with everything we need for complete self catering and to manage all our muddy hiking and cycling gear! Gorgeous sunsets from the balcony and patio and fascinating views over the town and valley and across to the quarry and Zipworld and the hills around. A fabulous base for walking/hiking; more gentle and sheltered walks around the village and valley, beautiful walks on the many footpaths around the local hills and big hikes on the Carneddi and Glyder mountains with stunning views across Snowdonia and the North coast/Anglesey, the area being almost as high as Snowdon but very much more peaceful! Good tracks and bridleways for off-road cycling too-down to the coast and up the valley to Llyn Ogwen (lake) and beyond. A great place to stay and worthy of repeated visits to explore the whole area.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great view from balcony, peaceful location, good base for touring area."

    Lovely clean house with hot tub, three bedrooms and upstairs lounge. Tesco in town, but welcome basket and useful condiments available on arrival. Would recommend. We like to relax generally with a few hours out in a castle or beach, but zip world and lots of walks nearby for more active holiday makers.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is superb with everything you could possibly need."

    The scones on arrival were a lovely touch. We loved the hot tub which made coming back from our days out a lovely treat. Spacious for our large family. Our girls loved all the jigsaws too.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay."

    The house is lovely and has everything that you need for your stay. The views are amazing and the hot tub is an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property with very helpful owners, and the few goodies left for us in property at start were really appreciated."

    The property was clean, is spacious and just what you want on a holiday. The hot tub was great and was used every night. The owners were very helpful. They also left a few goodies to get our holiday started. There's some nice walks in the hills above the property and Penrhyn Castle a few minutes away is an amazing house, definitely under sold by the National Trust.

    Reviewed by Heath5.0Oct 2022

  • "We've loved it there, there's a lot to do around and the owners are lovely."

    The house was very clean and we enjoyed our stay very much!

    Reviewed by Jordane5.0Oct 2022

  • "The house was perfect."

    We loved the quirky layout, the fixtures and fittings were all high quality and there was everything we needed (and more!). All the views from the house are beautiful. The location was a great base for exploring North Wales, including Anglesey. The owners live next door and were very helpful, even arranging birthday balloons for our daughter.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful property with stunning views from the deck."

    Amazingly well kitted out with everything you could possibly need for a nice stay. Property was beautifully clean, furnished very tastefully and cosy. The hot tub was also perfect after a day out walking to relax in and has a beautiful view of the Penrhyn Quarry to enjoy while you relax. You can tell the owners really care about this place and have gone the extra mile to ensure guests feel welcome and have a great time.

    Reviewed by George5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a lovely house with great views over the valley."

    It was very clean and had everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great place, amazing views, hot tub was amazing, nice and clean house well equipped with everting you could need all in all really enjoy our holiday and will be hopefully booking again soon!"


    Reviewed by Craig5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    We all had a fabulous holiday. Plenty of place to take the kids to see. Great place to relax after a day out very comfortable.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week staying at Gorwel Deg."

    The property was just as it looks on the website. It was well presented, well maintained, well equipped and very clean. It felt really special with things like the furnishings and the hot tub but at the same time felt like a home from home and was really comfy, and we loved the quirky design which we all had lots of fun exploring when we arrived. It was so central to everything and everywhere in north Wales and the scenery from it was stunning. The sunsets and the cloud formations were amazing. Topped off with the welcome when we arrived of basic food necessities such as tea, coffee, milk and margarine and the extras of scones, cream and jam (we don’t drink so we didn’t drink the Prosecco) made a lovely finishing touch. We would whole hearted recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2022

  • "The holiday home was a great base for exploring - about 30mins drive from most places."

    The house itself was spacious, clean and comfortable. The hot tub and view are amazing! Perfect for relaxing after a busy day of activities. I would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Aug 2022

  • "Best cottage we've stayed in."

    All other holidays have taken some cleaning by us before we even begin our holidays!! Very quirky layout and anyone tall will have to mind their heads in a couple of areas! The house is beautifully done, everything is the best quality, beds, matresses, joules bedding, a pile of towels each, kitchenware etc. Very clean throughout including all the kitchenware and utensils. The things we always take to a self catering holiday were provided, teatowels, salt,pepper,sauces,vinager, oil, tea,coffee,sugar,hot chocolate,sweetener,hand wash,washing up liquid, cleaning cloth and sponge,margarine,hair dryer in ech bedroom. The homemade scones with cream, jam and proseco were fabulous! Hot tub was a lovely addition after long days of walking. Gorwel Deg is perfectly sited to visit all the places you'd want to around this area. You can see the zip wire from the lounge and terrace and the mountain views are beautiful. Owners only next door which was nice to know if we needed anything. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by Anita4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property in a great location with everything provided you could ever need for an enjoyable break."

    Very nice and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great cottage lovely views very clean comfortable made most welcome homemade scones lovely welcome will comeback"

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic week at Gorwel Deg."

    Arrived to homemade scones and prosecco which we ate on the balcony looking at the incredible view. It felt cosy and welcoming and had everything needed for a weeks stay with pots, pans, and towels! Perfect location to hike around Snowdonia, which is topped off with a relaxing evening in the hot tub. Will definitely visit again if we are up in the area, thank you.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jun 2022

  • "A really comfortable cottage for our stay in North Wales."

    It is well equipped and was a home from home. The complimentary goodies were a very welcome touch. The hosts were extremely helpful with regards to information. We made use of the hot tub on the decking, which was much appreciated after a day out walking!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely spacious house that was perfect for us, a real home from home."

    The welcome pack was a big surprise and the owners were so helpful and friendly. The views from the house were spectacular and we would thoroughly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very clean excellent base for walking Snowdon."

    Hosts were excellent very accommodating & left amazing homemade scones in welcome pack. Views from the cottage were beautiful especially when in the not tub. Really well equipped & furnished to high standard. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful property, with lovely welcoming hosts."

    Every detail had been thought of and it is exceptionally clean throughout. Our whole group were very happy with the stay, loved every minute and the girls particularly loved the lay out and of course the hot tub. The amazing welcome basket of goodies and home baked scones was such a lovely added bonus and very much enjoyed by all. Overall a beautiful base to explore all North Wales and Snowdonia has to offer. Thanks to the lovely owners

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "A highly presentable, functional and located property for an enjoyable stay in this beautiful area."

    A lovely welcome with homemade scones which were promptly consumed, yum yum. Well thought itinerary of items in the house. Interesting layout with enough 'own space' if needed. It was fun to go back down memory lane with a classic games compendium and of course, the hot tub was an enjoyable way to end the day. Wifi connection was strong throughout the house and allowed one of us to attend online work meetings. The owners were easy to contact by text, friendly, helpful and made you feel at ease. I could not fault this stay but we are easy to please. A home away from home. Well done Delyth and Arwel.

    Reviewed by Jami5.0Apr 2022

  • "Myself and my boyfriend had booked to stay at this beautiful property for a long weekend birthday celebration as it was the perfect location to explore the surrounding areas."

    This house boasts its beautiful views of Snowdonia as well as being a 5 minute drive from Zipworld which we had pre-booked. The cleanliness and attention to detail was exceptional and made this property feel luxurious with an outside jacuzzi being a very welcomed addition after a long day of hiking. Every need had been catered for and both Arwel and Delyth were friendly, attentive hosts which made our stay that much more enjoyable. We cannot wait to return and we will be thoroughly recommending to all. Thank you both to Arwel and Delyth again for such a fantastic stay - we didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had the most amazing stay at this fabulous property."

    It is spotlessly clean, beautifully situated with stunning views and really thoughtfully and well equipped. The location is perfect for exploring so many different areas - can't recommend it highly enough!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "I don’t think I’ve ever stayed anywhere so clean- and I’ve stayed in some very expensive hotels!"

    It was well decorated, cosy and extremely well equipped. So much thought has gone into this holiday home. The cottage is well situated for exploring the mountains and beaches of north wales and there’s lots to do for all ages. The mountain views are breathtaking and having a hot tub, decked outdoor dining area and conservatory to enjoy them is a lovely touch. The owners were really welcoming and helpful. We couldn’t ask for more, and had a lovely holiday. We will certainly be back to climb snowdon and enjoy the views again!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay!"

    I highly recommend. The owners are the perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble and they ensured we had everything we could possibly need! The property is cleaned to a very high standard and the care and attention, particularly to Covid regulations, is amazing. A 5 minute walk from the property allows you to join on the Welsh Slate Trail, it’s 89 miles long but you just turn round when your ready. This includes breathtaking views! There is a bus down the road (owners kindly provided times in the welcome book), and there are many wonderful walks in nearby Anglesey! The hot tub is a perfect addition, no matter what the weather is (yes we even enjoyed it in the rain!) and is throughly enjoyable. The picturesque hills in the background makes it so special!! The property also includes a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher! These are great additions which helped with washing dishes and ensured we could get all of our washing done rather than returning home with a suitcase full! The decor in the property is lovely! A fabulous taste and very modern. There are so many utensils in the kitchen, and it’s clear that the kitchen accessories/toilet accessories are a top quality good brand! The WiFi was fabulous, never once lost connection and a fantastic speed. The TV was great, and access to streaming services included! There are so many personal touches which the owners have done, a little gifts left for us. This shows the clear compassion that the owners have, showing this is not just a business to them. The little welcome gifts (including homemade cake!), the dishwasher & washing machine tablets, and the little chocolates which were left just show how much genuine care, time and passion that they put into the place. I would highly recommend this stay, and wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again. The previous reviews and pictures persuaded us to stay here, and I wanted to further support these and ensure prospecting holidaymakers that you won’t regret this decision! Thank you so much Arwel and Delyth for having us, you should be so proud of the fabulous holiday home you have made! Diolch ♥️

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, had a great time."

    Very good location for walking & visiting, and the house is so nice that a couple of rainy days were welcome so that we could enjoy just being indoors. We'd definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Oct 2021

  • "Immaculate, really well equipped and comfortable house with fantastic views."

    Pictures don't do it justice! Owners on hand and very responsive but not at all intrusive. Location fabulous for short pretty and interesting walks, huge mountain hikes with stunning views of Snowdonia, Anglesey and the coast, an easy bike ride down to the north coast and a harder ride up the beautiful Ogwen valley to Capel Curig. Amazing dark night skies in the valley too on a clear night. Bethesda had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2021

  • "On first glance externally this wasn't the prettiest of properties, however we were so glad we stayed here, the property inside was the cleanest we have ever stayed in and everything from kitchen equipment to bed clothes was of the highest quality."

    The welcome pack was also one of the best we have experienced with homemade scones and very thoughtful essentials. The elevated views are amazing which made the raised decking an absolute plus for this property. The owners were very attentive but never over communicated, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had no control of central heating as some early mornings and evenings were chilly."

    Thanks for your wonderful and generous feedback in our cottage visitor book. Such a shame that you didn't mention the heating when we spoke during the week as we could have rectified the problem straight away. We have adjusted the heating and all the following guests have been extremely happy. Best wishes and thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2021

  • "The view of the house from the outside does not do justice to the inside, it is fabulous."

    Everything has been thoughtfully planned. It is very comfortable, beautifully decorated and it was a joy to arrive to such an amazing welcome pack. The sunsets at night were spectacular as were the views. We would recommend this property without reservation, just wonderful.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Sep 2021

  • "This property is amazing, beautifully presented with a real home from home feel."

    Everything was thought about by the owners with lots of added extras. The property is in a great location with lots of local walks, cycle rides and places to visit with the added bonus of fantastic views from the properties decked area. A definite place to stay to visit North Wales and enjoy all it has to offer, we would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very comfortable and spacious accommodation with a quirky layout and beautiful views."

    The owners have clearly gone to a lot of effort to provide all basic essentials for a self catering holiday together with very thoughtful and welcoming touches throughout. I'd definitely recommend this as a great base for exploring Snowdonia and the North Wales coast.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2021

  • "Gorwel Deg was simply perfect."

    Not the prettiest house from the outside, but inside it is so wonderfully appointed, with everything thought of. The tray of goodies on arrival, including handmade scones and prosecco, was so wonderful, and gratefully recieved after a long drive. The owners live next door and are very unobtrusive but on hand to help if needed. The location is perfect for exploring the beaches of the North coast and Angellsey, along with the rivers, mountains and waterfalls of Snowdonia National Park. Gorgeous views from the rear veranda; perfect for sundowners on a summer's evening. Would book again if we visit the area again.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great location to visit the hills and beach."

    The outside patio view is stunning. It is well provisioned, very clean and new looking and comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay. The owners are really friendly and quick to help. The welcome basket and fresh scones are a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely property which is very well situated for exploring Snowdonia Park and North Wales coastline."

    It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped with lots of added extras, and friendly hosts. We hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Miriam5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week staying at Gorwel Deg."

    The property has been done to a very high standard and the hosts have thought of everything you might need - it’s a real home from home.The welcome pack was a really lovely touch and very much appreciated. The house is in a great location - it’s really easy to access everything in Snowdonia plus Anglesey is very close by too. The views from the property are amazing and the outside space is great. We couldn’t have wished for more from the property and would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location, great facilities, incredible view would definitely recommend and would stay again."

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely outstanding property with everything you could want."

    The owners thought of everything and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone. Very sad to be home!!!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

  • "We arrived with a 18 month child and we were blown away with everything they had for the child’s needs."

    We arrived with a lovely welcome gift including a small fluffy sheep for child and loves it very much. Will definitely be booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage is amazing!"

    Arwel and Delyth have created a beautiful place for people to relax and unwind during their holiday. Whether it’s the absolute comfort the cottage brings or the lovely views, it is definitely worth booking Gorwel Deg!

    Reviewed by Connor5.0May 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room with balcony and hot tub
  • Ground floor Study/ utility
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Front lawn with large raised decking area with furniture and hot tub, with area for your BBQ and first-floor balcony with seating
  • Lockable secure storage for bikes or canoes and outdoor equipment
  • An outside powerful hose pipe and area for you to clean down you equipment etc
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, restaurant 0.3 miles and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check in 4pm.

The property

Resting in the small North Wales village of Bethesda just a stone's throw from the Snowdonia National Park is this charming semi-detached cottage, Gorwel Deg.

Boasting a sweet style within and fabulous views of Zip World and Penrhyn Quarry backed by mountains, Gorwel Deg is a wonderful home-from-home for six guests on an adventure to Wales.

After a busy day outdoors be welcomed into the hallway, take a few steps down and find the lovely kitchen/diner, with a dining table to sit around for a hearty lunch and the well-equipped fitted kitchen offering all you need for home-cooking, with sliding patio doors to the front affording an abundance of light and wonderful views.

A relaxing moment can be enjoyed in the conservatory, perfect for getting settled with a hot drink and a favourite book.

Glass doors from here lead you into the charming ground-floor master bedroom, accommodating a king size bed.

A ground-floor shower room serves this sleeping spot.

The final room on this floor is a study room, with a desk and chair for doing any required office work.

This area also houses a hidden utiliy cupboard, with a washing machine and tumble dryer great for cleaning clothes after muddy adventures!

Head up the first set of stairs to find a wonderful sitting room on the first floor, with two large sofas and an armchair to sink into, along with a Smart TV for entertainment.

The sitting room also boasts access to its own balcony with seating and a hot tub, perfect for sipping a morning coffee while gazing at the stunning views.

Travel back downstairs and up the second set of stairs to reach the two remaining bedrooms.

Which consist of a double and a twin, with pretty interiors and storage in both, served by a bathroom up here too.

The delights of Bethesda are just a short stroll away, with pubs and shops within easy walking distance.

The village also being on the doorstep of the dramatic Nant Ffrancon Pass, Ogwen lake and Swallow Falls, which are all well-worth visiting.

The Lon Las Ogwen cycle and walking path is the perfect place to start when searching for local routes, linking Bethesda with the coast at Porth Penrhyn, stopping to read the boards displaying facts about the local heritage along the way.

Visible from the balcony is the magnificent Zip World at Penrhyn Quarry, Europe's fastest and longest zip line, offering an incredible and unique experience flying through the air at speeds of over 100mph alongside your loved ones in this vast cavern, it's not for the faint-hearted!

Take a trip down to Llyn Padarn where the town of Llanberis rests at the foot of Snowdon, and head to Snowdonia Watersports to hire some equipment for a day on the lake, with paddle-boards, kayaks and tandem kayaks to hire as well as wild swimming sessions with lifeguards, you can fully submerge yourself in this breath-taking lake scenery.

Walkers can delight in all kinds of challenges, whether tackling Snowdon, or simply exploring the surrounding fells and peaks, you are never short of options.

Visit the summit of Snowdon via the Snowdon Mountain Railway if you want a more relaxing journey, although still hair-raising thanks to the heights, up to the amazing Hafod Eryri Visitor Centre.The coast has lots to offer too with some beautiful beaches like the Blue Flag Llanddwyn, Newborough and Benllech Beaches are all only half an hour drive away.

Some brilliant angling experiences close by including fly fishing on The famous Brenig reservoir & Visitor centre, (30 miles away) Trawsfynydd Lake (35 miles) and Llyn Ogwen and some lovely Snowdonia mountain lakes are only 6 miles away.

The National Trust's Penrhyn Castle lies near the university town of Bangor, and Caernarfon presents a host of restaurants and cafés to enjoy, as well as Caernarfon Castle.

Discover a scenic stay in North Wales on the doorstep of Gorwel Deg.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Bangor 6 miles, Llanfairfechan 9.5 miles, Caernarfon 11.9 miles

Bethesda is a bustling town situated on the River Ogwen at the edge of the scenic Snowdonia National Park, making it a great base for an outdoors adventure. The town itself hosts everything you could need to enjoy a self-catered trip, with ten pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, and a selection of shops for all of your amenities, this well-kept town offers you a wonderful experience. If you're looking for entertainment, search no further than you're immediate area, offering you a children's playground, a performing arts theatre, and the tourist hot spot of Zip World, letting you explore the scene's of the areas old quarry by gliding through the air on the fastest zip line in the world; it's definitely one for the thrill seeker. Bethesda is also conveniently close to the coast, so if you fancy a beach day be sure to visit Llanfairfechan where you can partake in an array of watersports, walking and rambling, and much more. A car journey can also take you to the Menai Suspension Bridge, allowing you to explore the historic Isle of Anglesey and all of its hidden wonders. Within proximity of Bangor, Caernarfon and Conwy too, Bethesda makes an ideal base for exploring all of the excitement of North Wales.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas