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Beddgelert, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay."

    We had such a lovely time, despite almost constant rain! We’ve been to the village several times before and it is still as beautiful. The house is really cosy and perfectly located. We would stay there again in a heartbeat and our little one declared it “his new home” within about a day of being there. We did lots of (soggy!) walks, a visit to the copper mine (walkable from the house) and some time in Criccieth and a trip on the steam train. Some things that might be helpful to know for fellow dog / child owners! * I think the listing says there isn’t a stair gate - but there is! Very hand to have for keeping dogs and toddlers where they should be! * There are dog bowls provided. *Yes, a travel cot fits in the room with the twin beds! We were concerned it might not, it’s hard to tell from the pics, but it just squeezed in. *Beddegelert is possibly the most dog friendly place on earth. Almost all pubs welcome dogs. Our dog loved it there and was very cosy in his bed by the fire. The back garden is enclosed on the lower level but if your dog is the exploring type I wouldn’t leave unsupervised as they could definitely scrabble up the hill at the back. *It’s also very kid friendly. The Prince Llewelyn in particular was so welcoming and a really laid back place to go with a toddler. As others noted - no there isn’t a washing machine. It would be handy, especially with children, but it’s not the end of the world. The fridge is pretty small so don’t do a huge shop! There is no freezer either. Limited utensils and basic supplies in the kitchen but we were able to make meals fine. The local store is lovely but incredibly expensive! We didn’t use the shower in the bedroom - seems a bit random having one in there! I don’t think it’s needed?! But the shower in the main bathroom was great. Heating is really effective. Thank you!

    Thank you for your feed back and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Just a quick question for us to improve our guests stay in the future, apart from your wish for a washing machine and fridge freezer, what other kitchen utensils did you feel was missing . Thanks Sue (owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abby4.7Dec 2023

  • "Fourth visit to this cottage."

    We love it! Great position and very comfortable. Beddgelert is such a lovely place. Great walks, swimming and ice cream!

    Thanks for your comments and glad you like the cottage just wondering where you go swimming ? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at encil lovely spacious cottage close too all amenities ..."

    Really enjoyed our stay at encil lovely spacious cottage close too all amenities with great walks near by would highly recommend hope to visit again soon

    Thank you for your feed back just a quick question what would have made you stay better with regard to the facilities and maintenance question please. Thanks Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "Very pleased every time I use it!"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was our third visit to this cottage."

    It is very comfortable and clean. It is in a great position near the village centre but also surrounded by lovely walks and lakes to swim in.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation as always!"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable and very well equipped cottage in a stunning location fir beautiful walks"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "Great stay thank you."

    Great to have a complete kitchen with everything I needed to cook in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation and have re-booked."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "Will go back again, very pleased with the accommodation."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Unfortunately there were issues with the property ."

    It was a cold period and the heater doesn't work in the kitchen . Worst was the cooker didn't work so we ended up having to eat out and change our plans and throw away the food that we had taken for the Friday and Saturday. There isn't even a toaster which is crazy really. Very lacking in kitchen utensils no coffee press no kitchen holder. Doesn't sound like much but at the price payed these just normal things to expect. Also there isn't an extractor fan in the main bathroom, and no window to open. The extractor fan in the main bedroom doesn't work either. For the cost of the property and what we received we were not happy.

    Thank you for your feed back and I have taken on board what you have said, I am very sorry to hear that the heating in the kitchen does not work and we are now in the process of replacing it. The cooker does work but would it be possible that the last guest turned the main switch off. There is a 4 slice toaster which is in the bottom cupboard under the microwave also a coffee press. No quite sure what you mean about a kitchen holder. In the main bedroom there is an extractor fan it is by the shower it is a pull down switch . In the main bathroom there is a roof window but it is rather high to open. Hopefully these issues didn’t effect your holiday to much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan2.8Mar 2023

  • "So good I have booked it again!"

    Thank you so much for your comments it is very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2023

  • "My wife holidayed in this exact cottage as a youngster with her grandparents so the memories came flooding back."

    The cottage is excellent and has all the amenities you would want for a great break. Together with the location you can't go wrong. We'll definitely be back. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jan 2023

  • "Nice cottage, lovely location."

    However Within minutes of arriving at the cottage we picked 2 fleas off our dogs. As they were both up to date with their regular flea and worm treatment from the vet I emailed Sykes immediately to alert them but did not ask for any action as I was thinking that it would not be a big problem as both dogs were treated. Unfortunately as the week went on we picked off more fleas - dying because the chemicals in the dogs blood stream was killing them- and humans were bitten. When notified - and with photographic evidence- the owners said the fleas must have been picked up from somewhere else as they had just had the house fumigated. So apparently somewhere on the nonstop 2 hour car journey….. so whilst the owners admitted they had a flea problem they have refused to admit that they might still have a flea problem. We are out of pocket as we had to buy spray from pets at home on the way home to avoid the potential of bringing home a rogue live flea as advised by our vet and wash all dog beds/ shampoo the dogs/ spray the cars… not a relaxing end to the Christmas break. I wouldn’t say it spoiled Christmas- but very upset at no attempt at finding a reasonable resolution or even reassurance that they will treat the cottage again to ensure other dogs don’t suffer.

    Reviewed by Jane2.8Dec 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation!"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent property"

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Sep 2022

  • "Encil is a lovely homely cottage right at the heart of Beddgelert."

    It looks small from the outside but is much bigger once you enter. Our group consisted of 4 adults and there was plenty of space for all our things. The sofas were comfy and relaxing. Everything you needed for a relaxing holiday was provided. The beds were comfortable and showers were always nice and hot. The kitchen is a lovely size and plenty of room for food storage and bags etc. The outside courtyard at the back is small but we loved having our breakfast out in the sun on the raised terrace, overlooking the wonderful views of the mountains. We would be very happy to stay at Encil again. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a good time."

    The only things we didn’t think was good enough was mop provided was really bad not even clean. We could just about use it to mop up mucky paws not adequate for a pet friendly cottage. The little sink in the bedroom was ok but the tap was massive for it. But despite the few small things it is a lovely cottage in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by Jean4.1Jul 2022

  • "Very clean with good facilities."

    Could probably benefit from a washing machine though

    Thanks for your feed back but it did state in the description that there is no washing machine but there is a clothes horse available to dry your clothes . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our stay was lovely, the cottage was very well presented with the furniture and fire place creating a very cosy feeling."

    The kitchen was well equipped and had lots of utensils at hand. Bedrooms were very spacious and beds were extremely comfortable. The main bathrooms shower was hot however drainage was slow and when leaving the shower on for too long would over fill the basin, the drain as well outside the backdoor was clogged and would fill over leaving the sinks waste outside the back door. We had a trouble opening the front door due to the key getting stuck in the lock so kept it locked for most of our stay. Apart from that we are hopeful and excited to return to Encil soon.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Mar 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage right in the heart of the beautiful village of Beddgelert."

    Super cosy and really clean, this cottage offered everything we were hoping for. The double bed was comfortable and the main shower was great. The log burner was a definite plus for the week we stayed, as the weather was pretty horrible! Perfect location for walkers. Only a couple of tiny things we would add to this property - a corkscrew/bottle opener, a few baking trays for the oven to cook sauages/bacon etc. on and a drying rack would have been really useful. There's no washing machine (as stated in the description) which wasn't an issue, but we got very wet due to the miserable weather, so somewhere easy to dry our clothes would have been useful. Also, the main bathroom gets very damp when the shower is used as there is no fan. We had a lovely stay and have already recommended this cottage to a few people. We will be returning in the future!

    Thanks for your feed back we have now purchased a cork screw and baking trays. There is a clothes horse in the front bedroom to use for drying your clothes . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great little cottage in a prime location for walking."

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had an absolutely lovely time, your cottage is so cosy and fresh, we had ..."

    We had an absolutely lovely time, your cottage is so cosy and fresh, we had trouble lighting the fire however I think that’s more down to our lack of skill

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2021

  • "We absolutely loved Encil cottage."

    Was comfortable, and warm and the location was incredible. So many walks right on your doorstep. Encil was well equipped with everything we needed for our trip, I particularly liked the folder of walks, with print outs for you to take away. Would very much like to return in the summer!

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Dec 2021

  • "A very nice little cottage with a great kitchen, cosy log burner & powerful shower."

    Reviewed by James4.7Nov 2021

  • "It was a nice cottage and very clean, a few points: could do with a dishwasher snd washing machine, the water wasn’t hot enough and no bath."

    The main bed was tiny.. Overall though a good cottage in a great place, apart from the rain!!

    Glad you had. Nice time, the main bed was a standard double bed anything bigger would not fit in the bedroom. Also it was stated that there was no washing machine or dishwasher or bath. Very sorry that the water was not hot enough, but glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony3.4Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely comfortable stay at Encil Cottage."

    Extra information folders a bonus and very useful for walks. Would suggest install washing machine, dish washer and bigger fridge/freezer as the one at present is very small. Top main bathroom taps on sink too far back and you knock knuckles on sink whilst trying to hand wash. Hot water for shower goes cold very quick and so you have to rush. Would love to have relaxed in Bath after long mountain walks but no bath installed. Also shower in bedroom we weren't feeling it as it makes bedroom and bedding feel damp. Sink in main bedroom cramped and shoved in corner so not practical. We would rather of wardrobes in main bedroom. However saying that cottage did have homely feel to it and very quirky which we loved. Throws an extra which we appreciated as leather couch cold and welcome pack also very handy idea. There is no parking outside cottage as its double yellows and bays opposite always full so we parked just down road. This was advertised though so not really a problem as we were aware beforehand. Cottage great for us for a long weekend however we would not stay longer unless updated facilities.

    Thank you for your comments, but as you can appreciate it is a cottage, It was advertised that there was no washing machine, no dishwasher and no bath. As for the shower in the bedroom there is a fan to expel any damp feeling that may accrue during the shower. As you can appreciate it is a cottage and things are a lot smaller. But glad you had a nice time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Sep 2021

  • "Encil is a very comfortable base from which to explore the Snowdonia National Park."

    The local amenities of Beddgelert offer plenty of good dine out/takeaway options. Thoroughly enjoyed our week stay here.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    The facilities could be improved by having a washing machine and a drying line. Also, as this is a dog friendly property, it would be helpful to fit a side gate. Also the window in the main bathroom cannot be opened. Despite this, we loved the cottage and our stay and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Cristina4.1Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and felt instantly at home."

    Located right in the heart of beautiful Bedgellert and nestled on the mountain, it was perfect place to explore. Kitchen was airy, spacious with serene view, seating in the back garden/mountain was a great plus, living room cosy and bedrooms clean/airy. The only downsides were finding a parking and traffic on the street but I guess you can't have it all!

    Reviewed by Vidya4.4Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful stay at this cottage, aside from the bed being a little short and the fridge a little small we were very comfortable and had all that we needed."

    Love the extra touches such as provision of copies of local walks and the warm throw on the sofas.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2021

  • "Great little cottage with enough facilities for self-catering."

    Pot luck with parking although this was stipulated so not an issue. En suite toilet had windows in the door, but no blind on outside window, bedroom was light very early in the morning. Recycling bins available, but could not find a food bin. Beddgelert is a great central place to stay within Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by Estelle4.7May 2021

  • "Just returned from a lovely week at this cottage."

    Would highly recommend it to anyone looking. It is quaint and cozy and has everything you need. Everything is on the doorstep. Owners are lovely. You will not be disappointed. Hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0May 2021

  • "Just got back from a weeks stay at Encel cottage."

    The cottage was very nice and a perfect base for a hike up Snowdon via the Rhyd Ddu path, Beddgelert Forrest walks and to get a few hikes in up the big hills towering over Beddgelert. Weather has been great this week so it was nice to be out in the sun but, equally as nice to get back to Encel at the end of the day! I'd recommend staying at Encel and will probably book again at some point this year and bring along my friend, who unfortunately couldn't make it this time even though I booked her in as my support bubble guest, as I took advantage of the good weather last minute. Even on my own I still enjoyed all the cracking walks Beddgelert has to offer and the comfort of Encel to come back to!

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in a wonderful location."

    Footsteps from the centre and located in a beautiful part of Wales. Very clean and good facilities. Excellent cafe take aways and pubs although a few were shut because of recent floods. Highly recommended. Thank you for a comfy week with Poppy the Lab!

    Reviewed by Annette4.7Sep 2020

  • "Relaxing and walking in brilliant scenery"

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage in Beddgelert, brilliant location ..."

    Lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage in Beddgelert, brilliant location in the centre of the village and stunning scenery and abundance of walks nearby, highly recommend

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very nice little cottage, comfortable beds"

    Reviewed by Glen4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a great break in Beddgelert and Encil is fantastically located there."

    We explored the beauty of the surrounding countryside and mountainside. Encil is a really comfortable and a relaxing cottage with well thought out decor giving the true cottage experience. A bonus is that the owners have provided a folder of walks for varying ranges of ability. Myself, wife, 2 boys (5 & 8 years old) and Labrador Jasper really enjoyed it. Our mobile phone service is provided by O2 and we had no signal at all in Beddgelert however with the WiFi of the cottage and also the Beddgelert free WiFi we were still able to communicate with Wifi calling enabled on our phones if and when required. Although there is no off road parking we managed to park each day within 150m of the cottage and also managed to load and unload right outside the cottage on the double yellow lines for a short duration.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2020

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC and 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 2)
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and dining area
  • Electric heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi and a selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Raised patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are two steps up into the property
  • Note: The property is located on the main road, some road noise to be expected
  • Note: There are two internal steps up into the kitchen from the living areas and three steps up to the double bedroom from the first floor
  • Note: The shower cubicle and hand basin of the double bedroom are directly in the room
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.

The property

Sitting just 250 yards from the centre of the charming village of Beddgelert, surrounded by the many wonders of the Snowdonia National Park, Encil is wonderfully placed for an outdoor adventure with your loved ones.

With its name meaning 'retreat' this stone-built end-of-terrace cottage is in easy reach of a range of fantastic amenities and attractions, making it the perfect spot from which to explore North Wales.

Enter off the main road and through the bright and inviting red front door, stepping into the homely open-plan living space to find a warm and welcoming aura.

Take the three steps up to the rear of the property to find the kitchen, a contemporary-styled room with navy units and quartz effect worktops, this stylish spot boasts ample preparation space for a romantic meal, as well as a lovely breakfast bar from which to enjoy your morning cup of coffee.

Back in the living area you can gather together around the dining table for more formal occasions, before lighting up the woodburning stove and winding down into the sofa for some quality time together.

Moving up onto the first floor you will find the twin bedroom, making a lovely spot for the little ones to catch up on their rest, as well as this area being home to the family shower room, providing the perfect place to prepare for your mornings.

Up three steps you can find the double bedroom, boasting its own shower and hand basin in an alcove with a separate en-suite WC, you can ensure each member of the group has a lovely space to rest.

To the rear of the property you will find your own private patio area accessed via a set of steps, it makes a great spot to soak up the sun in the summer months with your canine companion by your side.

The local area of Beddgelert is a beautiful base, with a selection of eateries where you can indulge in delicious food and toast to any special occasion, as well as a local store for collecting ingredients for a home-made meal, it has everything you could need for a self-catered stay.

The local village also benefits from attractions such as Gelert's Grave offering a unique story and wonderful walking routes, as well as the National Trust Nature Reserve being in easy reach, leading you to the hiking area known as Dinas Emrys and the wonder of the Sygun Copper Mine.

Sitting within the Snowdonia National Park, you'll find walking routes and nature spots all around, with Mount Snowdon being well-worth a ramble if you're feeling adventurous.

Take the Welsh Highland Steam Railway to the royal town of Caernarfon, where you can find attractions such as its World Heritage fortress and castle, golfing opportunities and the beauty of the Victoria Dock, providing romantic settings as well as a great spot for a day out as a family.

Venture over to the Isle of Anglesey via the Menai Bridge where you will be met by rich history, beautiful beaches and stunning scenery, or simply soak in the beauty of the National Park from the enchantment of your cottage.

Encil is a beautiful property to base a holiday to Wales at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Porthmadog 7.7 miles; Caernarfon 12.8 miles.

The picturesque village of Beddgelert lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park at the foot of Mount Snowdon. Beddgelert is a bustling village with arts and craft shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, centred around the Afon Glaslyn river. A 20 minute stroll along the river will take you to the Aberglaslyn Pass, one of North Wales’ most famous beauty spots. The Welsh Highland Steam Railway passes through the village on its journey from Porthmadog to Caernarfon. Beddgelert is famed for its monument to the Welsh Prince Llewelyn's dog, whom the Prince killed thinking it had attacked and killed his son, only to discover afterwards it had been defending his son from a savage wolf attack. With Porthmadog, Portmeirion, Borth y Gest and the whole of the Llyn Peninsula easily reached, this is an ideal location for a Welsh holiday.

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Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas