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Beser Cottage

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Pentre Gwynfryn near Llanbedr, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
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  • cottage (11)
  • location (9)
  • lovely (8)
  • well (7)
  • everything (6)
  • gate (6)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "We have stayed in many cottages over the years and Beser Cottage is definitely one of the best."

    It is a good size and very well equipped in terms of cutlery, crockery etc. Comfortable sofas and plenty of space for four adults and our cockapoo. There is a small secure garden but having a private gate directly into the very extensive woods was perfect for us and our dog. Safe and convenient parking for our two cars. I was hoping that we could walk along the river into the village (1mile) but this didn’t seem possible. We would have had to walk along the road for about 300m to get to the footpath and with no pavements a little hairy. It would have been nice if there was a Visitors Book in the cottage. We always find it very helpful to see what other guests have recommended in terms of eateries, walks etc.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful house in idyllic location."

    Went with some friends and had a wonderful time. Cottage is beautiful with everything thought out. Comfy beds, gorgeous features and spectacular views!

    Thank you Louise, glad you had such a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely house."

    Well fitted and renovated. Lovely linen and overall facilities. Loads of room for 5 of us and a dog! Also in a great location for snowdonia mountain walks, the beach and some lovely local walks too - don’t miss the waterfalls!!!

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Oct 2022

  • "Good cottage in lovely location."

    Well kitted out. Loved the wood directly through garden gate. Only criticism really is it wasn't the cleanest property we have rented - a few cobwebs, TV screen needed good clean and I doubt the windows have been cleaned for some time. Nonetheless, we really enjoyed our holiday there.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Beser."

    What a location for exploring North Wales; there's plenty to see nearby but also within easy reach of some brilliant places! We have three small children and they all thoroughly enjoyed their stay. I do have a suggestion of a stairgate also being fitted at the bottom of the stairs. The stair gate at the top was brilliant but our youngest was 14 months at the time and if we were downstairs we had to make sure we were with her at all times. You could keep the doors shut in the kitchen/living room but our other children being very active this wasn't really an option for us. Other than that, the cottage is fabulous; lovely open plan kitchen/dining room with everything you could need for cooking. Comfy sofas to snuggle up on with blankets, plush beds to sink into and plenty of room for clothes. The cottage is old but been modernised to a very high standard. Not a huge amount of outside area but it's placed in such a good location that doesn't really matter. We loved walking to the waterfalls and going into the local village for dinner. I read other reviews saying about it not being clean and wondered what we would find - as I like a clean house - but generally the house is clean and well kept. There were a few spiders and some cobwebs, generally by the sides of cabinets/small tables, but nothing major, like I said above, the house is of a high standard. Perhaps the cleaners just need to dust down the side of the cabinets/tables when they clean? We would definitely like to return in the future!

    Reviewed by Christina4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lounge, full of dust and cobwebs, seating very uncomfortable and covered with debris under seating cushions."

    scatter cushions also grubby and dusty. Kitchen, worktop next to kettle had numerous cup ring marks on it and the silicone seal between the worktop and splashback was loose and grubby. one of the ovens did not work and the freezer needed defrosting and was not maintaining temperature. Cupboard were the cups were kept was also dirty again cup rings on shelves. Outside cushions in outside store had been chewed by rodents, the store its self looked like a bomb had gone off inside. The upstairs of the property was clean and tidy very comfortable. I have taken numerous photographs of everything I have detailed please contact me again so I can forward them to you. The cottage its self was fabulous and we had a great time but we felt these points need to be mentioned as it has let the property down.

    I’m delighted you thought the cottage was fabulous and were able to have a great time staying there but obviously disappointed and concerned that you found it to be uncomfortable and unclean. Our housekeeper has been with us for two years and this is the first complaint we have had so I am surprised but we will discuss the points you raised with her. This weekend we were able to visit the cottage ourselves so I can give you some updates. The shed/store has been tided and swept out, shelving is going in so we can keep tools and paints etc in one place and off the floor. We have bought new cushions for the outdoor furniture and a storage box to keep them in, and have thrown out any old bags from firewood, logs etc. We ordered two new sofas for the living room back in October but the delivery has been put back twice which is annoying but not uncommon these days and beyond our control. We have been assured they will be with us by the end of May. We checked the ovens and all are working ok and we have sanded and oiled the worktop to remove the cup rings and bought some mats to protect it going forward. The freezer has been defrosted. We also now have a gate at the bottom of the second entrance steps to make it safer for dogs. I hope you will come back and stay at the cottage again and apologies for the issues you had but glad it didn’t spoil your stay. Thanks for your feedback, always much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John2.2Apr 2022

  • "We really loved our stay at Beser Cottage, thank you for having us!"

    The setting was gorgeous and the teeenagers loved the water running so close by. The dog loved her daily walk in the woods and the gate access is such a lovely touch. The location was the perfect for exploring the Snowdonia National Park and we really loved the beach in Harlech. The cottage had pretty much everyone you could ask for. Our only feedback would be that the garden does still not have a gate to one set of entrance steps, so we had to be really careful with the dog. To tend to be over careful on holiday anyway, so didn't cause us too much of an issue. Also we did mention during our stay that the property lacked anywhere to hand wet clothes and towels. A small airer, or outside line would cost very little and make life a lot easier for large families. I appreciate there is a tumble dryer but lots of items can not be tumble dried, so increased drying facilities would really help.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the feedback. We’re always grateful for any comments that help us to improve the cottage. We had hoped to have the new gate for the second set of steps installed before the first visitors of 2022 but that was not possible. I’m told it should be done in the next few days. We will add a clothes horse for the inside of the house and will look at installing a retractable clothes line outside if it can be done safely. We’re also waiting for new sofas for the living room, they’re due to arrive at the end of May. Thanks Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Apr 2022

  • "House was absolutely amazing."

    Everything brand new and clean. Great location.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage that had everything you need."

    Fabulous area with woodland walks from the door. Beautiful sandy beach 10 minute drive away at Harlech. The big problem we had is that we took a dog and the garden is not at all secure. Open entrance to the road at one end of the garden with no gate

    Dear Mrs Tateson, Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and thanks very much for your feedback, it's very helpful. We will install a gate at the bottom of the steps this winter to make the garden more secure for dogs and children. It's also noted that you weren't completely happy with the accuracy of the listing or the cleanliness of the property. If there's any more information you can give us on either of those points, then we can look to address them as well. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathryn4.4Sep 2021

  • "Expected to enjoy a beautiful n peaceful time away but it was SERIOUSLY more beautiful than I'd anticipated."

    The 1824 Cottage is beautiful and secluded but within walking distance to the local bars and amenities including bus stops to barmouth and stunning harlech beach. Everything we needed had been provided. From dishwasher to washing machine and tumble dryer , the modernised cottage is equipped with everything you would need. At night all you can hear is the sound of the running river being close to nantcol waterfalls. There were five of us in all and not one of us had a bad word. Definitely going back and didnt want to leave !!! The signal on phones are hit and miss but that was a blessing and u dont have to go far to find your phone pounding if you want that on holiday !! The only fault if you could say that is a second gate round the side ( which I understand is happening) but the road is quiet and the locals totally lovely....if you brave it take the car up the road pass the cottage (right hand as u face cottage) to the black lake in the heart of the mountains but dont be speeding or you may end up in the lake !!! A wonderful adventure but equally tranquil...we all loved our entire time and I was there two weeks and still didnt see eything we wanted. Thank you ! You wont be disappointed I assure you !!!!

    Reviewed by Tiffany5.0Sep 2021

  • "Roomy and well maintained cottage that lacks a few things that would make it even better."

    There is no stair-gate to stop children or dogs from using the stairs and the sofas are well past their best. Otherwise this is very good accommodation in a good location for walking locally and for exploring this part of the Welsh coast.

    Dear Mr Clark, thanks for your feedback. It's our first year renting out the cottage so any suggestions as to how we can improve things are very welcome. We will be installing a stair gate and buying two new sofas this winter so hopefully it will be that little bit more comfortable for you if you choose to come back again next year. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Aug 2021

  • "Great cottage - comfortable and well equipped."

    Lovely location with lots of walks and bike rides from the doorstep. We were lucky with the weather, so enjoyed splashing in the river. It is a bit noisy with farm traffic at certain times. Would definitely recommend the cottage and the location.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really well proportioned cottage in excellent decorative order."

    Whilst the cottage is lovely it is the location that is absolutely jaw dropping. If you enjoy walking and exploring countryside, coast and villages this cottage is perfectly placed. Was very impressed just how tranquil the location is! Will be returning in the Autumn.

    Reviewed by Garth5.0May 2021

  • "I have already spoken to the owner."

    There is an issue with the WiFi and we couldn't find the keys to the back doors. The house is very, very good and it is a perfect dog walkers house with the beautiful woods out back.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7May 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with P-shape bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Electric heating with underfloor heating in the bathroom
  • Electric range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • For entertainment you have Freesat, Netflix and Amazon Prime on a smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for logburner inc. in rent
  • Electric car charger
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Patio with seating and barbecue
  • On-street parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: The fire in the sitting room is not in use
  • Note: New sofas installed as of end of May and new gate installed in the garden to make it safer for visitors with dogs and children
  • A retractable stair gate has also been fitted at the top of the stairs

The property

Llanbedr 1.2 miles.

Discover this charming cottage nestled where two rivers merge in the village of Pentre Gwynfryn near to Llanbedr, offering six guests a homely spot from which to explore the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park.

Beser Cottage is on the doorstep of some of the most beautiful mountains making it a prime choice for those seeking an outdoor adventure to Wales.

Step in to this fully renovated and refurbished in summer 2020 through the cheerful red cottage door, this traditional stone cottage feels warm and cosy with its kitchen log burner and Smartwave electric radiators throughout, and head into the sitting room to the right, with two plush sofas to sink into after a day of walks.

Relish quality time amidst your loved ones in the country kitchen/diner, sitting at the round dining table with a freshly opened bottle of wine while the chef of the group prepares a meal at the kitchen island, with a host of excellent appliances to help you rustle up some fabulous dishes, including an electric range cooker and hob, with a woodburning stove sitting within a large stone fireplace adding further ambiance.

Completing the ground floor is the utility area to the right of the kitchen where a washing machine and tumble dryer promise to make keeping on top of any laundry a breeze, as well as a cloakroom too with a basin and WC.

For rest and relaxation, travel upstairs to the first floor to choose your sleeping spot, with a king-size bedroom, a twin bedroom featuring zip/link beds that can be made into a king-size on request, and finally a twin bedroom, all equipped with tasteful decor and furnishings for your things.

A bathroom completes the interior, home to a roomy P-shape bath with a shower over, a towel rail and a basin and WC.

Enjoy sitting out on the large open patio area with table and chairs and BBQ on one side of the house at any time of day, listening to the sounds of the rivers flowing and admiring the general peaceful atmosphere of this rural spot.

Surrounded by pretty woodland, guests can enjoy walks from the very doorstep of Beser Cottage, with a private path up to the woodland at the rear of the property allowing you to explore your immediate surroundings.

The village of Llanbedr is where you'll find all the amenities you need on your self-catered stay, with the riverside walk down to Llanbedr's pubs being lovely and scenic, find three pubs and a local shop, as well as a train station connecting you to plenty more places of interest.

With this area flanked by the Rhinog Mountains it is a haven for walkers, whilst mountain bikers can head to the thrilling hotspot of Dolgellau, home of Coed Y Brenin mountain biking centre where you can hire a bike or bring your own with eight trails ranging from blue to black.

With beaches less than two miles away, Nantcol Waterfall around ten minutes’ walk from the property, and the Mountain Lakes at Cwm Bychan and Cwm Nantcol just five minutes in the car, you are sure to find an adventure on the doorstep.

Visit the historic town of Harlech and its UNESCO World Heritage Site, Harlech Castle, a medieval stronghold dominating the town, with one of the best links golf courses here too, Royal St David's.

Eryri's (Snowdonia's) best attractions are within reaching distance whether via train or a scenic drive including Zip World and Bounce Below, and beach days are in sight at Harlech and Porthmadog, with the beautiful Italianate village of Portmeirion not to be missed!

Enjoy a break full of adventure in the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park from Beser Cottage.

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About the location


  • Harlech 3 miles
  • Barmouth 8 miles

The pretty village of Llanbedr quietly nestles in ancient woodland between The Rhinogs, part of the Snowdonia Mountains, and the stunning golden beaches of the North Wales coastline. Situated next to the beautiful River Artro, and boasting a mild climate due to its unusual positioning behind the high dunes of a nature reserve, this charming village has an exciting array of wildlife and birds, handy local shops, bike hire and mountain walks on your doorstep, as well as two excellent pubs. The small town of Harlech is just 3 miles away and boasts the World Heritage Site of Harlech Castle, a majestic 13th century stronghold, the most impressive of all those built in North Wales by Edward I. Popular with golfers due to its famous Royal St. David's course, Harlech also boasts an excellent variety of amenities including some good quality restaurants and the most magnificent six-mile long sandy beach, perfect for wonderful walks and family fun. Nearby Barmouth offers the amazing Panorama Walk along the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, providing breathtaking vistas, which were described by John Ruskin as “the most sublime view in Europe” and also a harbour from which you can catch a ferry to Fairbourne for a ride on the miniature railway, or a boat trip out to sea to try mackerel fishing. With the delights of Snowdonia National Park and beautiful Cardigan Bay to discover, this is a fantastic holiday location at any time of the year.

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