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Gwyndy Bach

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Beddgelert, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice, spacious house, well equipped kitchen, good location in centre of pretty village."

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Jun 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely, very clean and comfortable and the location was excellent."

    Beddgelert is stunning. We was disappointed by the owners and their housekeeper (who was obviously in charge). As the check-in and out times are not great we asked for a later check-out for personal reasons, the owner said they would ask the housekeeper, the housekeeper granted us an extra 45 minutes (this was appreciated), we thanked the owner and asked would they let us know if the cottage was ready earlier, their response was 'I wouldn't know if it is ready earlier'. We know for a fact that the housekeeper was finished by 12:30 hours on the day of our arrival therefore they was quite happy to leave the cottage empty for 4 and a half hours before the check-in time of 5PM, anywhere else we have stayed have quite happily contacted us to let us know the property is ready. We could not find the dishwasher tablets and other supplies (1 bin bag, 3 toilet rolls between 6 people for 2 days) were extremely limited so I messaged the owner to ask where the tablets where and if we could possibly have more supplies, again they had to ask their housekeeper who replied with a list of what is supplied and a gentle reminder that this is self catering and not fully inclusive. We paid £250.00 per night, had to take your own towels and strip the beds, with very limited supplies, these things did not bother us so much however the lack of customer service would stop us from going there again. When we left the cottage at 09:45 it probably would have took the housekeeper approx. 2 to 3 hours to make the beds, hoover, mop and dust and wipe around which would have allowed the next visitors to be in there early afternoon, no doubt like us they would not have received a message from the owner to say they could check-in. The owner needs to take back some control from the housekeeper and add a bit more personal touches and flexibility to what is a gorgeous place to stay. I am in no doubt that this is probably not that important to the owners as the location etc probably means they are not short of bookings.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Apr 2024

  • "A lovely cottage and great location."

    We had a good stay but the late check in (5pm) and early check out (9am) feel unnecessary now, especially as you’re asked to strip beds, put all washing up away, all a bit of a rush! A well stocked kitchen in terms of pots and pans but no basics like salt and pepper or oil so you need to bring everything. No matches for the fire or logs either. Bringing towels also seemed a bit excessive. A good house but a bit more love for the customer would make it a great house.

    Reviewed by Joanne2.5Feb 2024

  • "Really nice house with plenty of space, well presented with everything you need (even a tall fridge freezer), well supplied (except for a rubbish tin opener!"

    !). Great that is was a no pets place for me as an allergy sufferer. Plus there were no air fresheners which was a real boon for a asthmatic too. Loved the location, really easy to get into Beddgelert from and lovely area.

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Sep 2023

  • "Everything was perfect and charming apart one thing : the difficulty to dry clothes without a dryer or a place outside to hang your clothes in the sun."

    Not very convenient when you choose this location for all the hikes around and you wants to have your hiking clothes dry and clean.

    Reviewed by Francois4.4Aug 2023

  • "I love this house."

    Loads of room to.properly relax in. All the things you would need. Excellent communication from the owners and right on the doorstep for walks, amazing ice cream and the beauty of nature

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect location and the village was friendly and welcoming."

    Lovely walks by the river and beautiful scenery too. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely time there, the house is in a perfect location in beddgelert, this is our third time staying there"

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Apr 2023

  • "Return visit to this lovely house."

    Spent a bit more time in the cottage than anticipated due to the weather but it’s a great space to relax in *****

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Plenty of space and very comfortable. Everything worked well. Parking isn’t an issue - one behind, and had no difficulty parking opposite. Beddgelert has good places to eat within easy walking. Beautiful walks from the cottage or within a short drive. Couple of things you might need to take account of - two of the twin beds are fairly narrow, they do do bed linen, but you’ve got to ask. They will provide a towel in the downstairs loo, but you need to bring your own towels. Tee towels provided and detergent. If you want to use the dishwasher every day, you will need to bring some tablets. Only 4 there. These are minor though.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Nov 2022

  • "Great house and location."

    Having to bring your own bedding and towels is unnecessary.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at "Gwndy Bach" very spacious, spotlessly clean, comfortable, all amenities were great, the superb large kitchen was great with everything you need & excellent instructions for all appliances, only one little suggestion though, we brought some lovely Welsh butter which we wanted to keep out of the fridge but there was no butter dish & also no pizza baking tray other than that it was perfect."

    The cottage/house is so perfectly located for walking straight out to the beautiful village, the village store & various shops, the car parking at the back is perfect too & lots of information about the village etc in the Welcome folder was great. We didn't use the log burner mainly because the weather was so mild & the central heating was more than sufficient, but we did notice that only one small log was there, there were no matches or kindling so we couldn't have used it without going out to buy these things, it didn't dampen our holiday though. The only other suggestions we have is maybe a little stool in the beautiful ensuite bathroom for those who are not blessed with being tall, as I couldn't reach to open the window & maybe a dressing table in the main bedroom or any bedroom as there was no where to sit & use straighteners, to do hair etc. We had a relaxing holiday & would thoroughly recommend "Gwndy Bach" to others & the village of Beddgelert is charming.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great property and location for exploring Snowdonia."

    Only downside was bed linen not was provided although there is no reason for that now.

    Reviewed by Usman4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely stay at this cottage , central to the village and walking distance to all the shops and restaurants, Village is beautiful, not far from snowdon."

    thankyou and hope to come back soon. Rich and Amanda

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was beautiful, clean and well equipped."

    All instructions were clear. Location was amazing. Communication with Sykes was poor which was a shame - we would love to book the cottage again but not through Sykes

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Gwyndy Bach and found the property modern, clean & spacious which was perfect for us as we were having a large family gathering which included our adult children and the grandparents so the cottage needed to be suitable for all ages."

    The downstairs was very roomy with a fabulous kitchen breakfast room which accommodated everyone perfectly and had amazing facilities for cooking and seating. The lounge was also large and comfortable with everything you needed. Upstairs the bedrooms also worked well for us with the large modern shower room being ideal for the elders and the room with en-suite also suiting out purposes. We did feel however that the bedrooms were a little lacking in shelves or chests of drawers which made it difficult to know where to put things other than on the floor. One drawback for us was the non-provision of bedding & towels as we had never come across this before in a holiday cottage such as this, maybe now Covid is not such an issue this will be something the owners could re-look at for the future. Our son lives in the village so we are regular visitors to Beddgelert. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely look to re-book this cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property - really enjoyed our stay."

    Lots of space & bathroo.s are really handy. Struggled to dry our gear after swimming so would have loved the addition of a tumble dryer or hanging space/ventilation in the boiler rooms. Wasn't sure whether there were quilts & pillows supplied - description Wasn't clear so that could be more specific just to help with packing. Also think the description should explain that parking is £5 per 24 hours for additional cars, if travelling with a group this could be very expensive over a week. Would also love to be able to sit out at the front on a nice day. The late check in (5pm) & early check out (9am) are quite unusual so would also recommend that is changed - 2-3pm & 11am are quite normal. Generally though a really nice stay & base for lots of activity.

    Reviewed by Theresa4.4Jul 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Gwyndy Bach."

    A beautiful, spacious house in a stunning little village of Beddgelert. Our only criticism would be that the house needs a little TLC but we understand this is in the process of being done soon. We must say a huge thank you to Chris and Mandy (housekeepers) for being so kind to us on departure day due to our car breaking down. Their hospitality was second to none!

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0May 2022

  • "Very nice very good fixtures and fittings nice decor good location"

    Reviewed by Janis5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean and had everything you needed , was ideally situated for exploring, would be nicer if the garden was clear so you could sit out the front , if your tall be careful of the light above the cooker , overall had a really good stay and would return."

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Apr 2022

  • "Great stay."

    Lovely, warm, well appointed house in great location.

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage was fab, cosy, warm and comfortable."

    Great power shower. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a great house it was very clean, thanks to the excellent house keeper."

    The house was warm ,cozy, with every facility you needed. We had a lovely Christmas with the family, will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Carrol5.0Dec 2021

  • "The accommodation is comfy, spacious with well equipped kitchen , two bathrooms and stylish living room."

    TV is nice and big too, with Netflix available. Fire place works well so does the heating and hot water. Can't complain about cleanliness inside. On the outside however the main window would need a regular wash so you can actually enjoy the view of the river. Altogether beautiful place and an attractive, well located lodge.

    Reviewed by Rafal5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was simple but well appointed with essentials - we were travelling with four children planning to climb Snowdon and so the balance of space, comfort - and a reasonable kitchen for simple meal prep was great."

    It was warm, clean and tidy and the WiFi was great. I’m sure when Covid measures are relaxed entirely it will be even better - travelling with towels, bed linen and kit for six fir a long weekend is rather off putting. And as we had a particularly wet day the provision of some board games and logs for the fire would when allowed be very welcome.

    Reviewed by Jessica3.8Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous location, very clean and comfortable accommodation , second visit to ..."

    Fabulous location, very clean and comfortable accommodation , second visit to this wonderful home , will definitely return

    Reviewed by Janyne4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely house."

    The cleaner should be congratulated on doing such a lovely job. Very happy with our stay. Will return!

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2021

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Had everything we needed. Met the lovely lady who cleans the place who gave us advice on a lovely place to eat. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2021

  • "Just returned from a wonderful stay at Gwynedd Bach - so much so, that we have rebooked for next year!"

    A very spacious, comfortable, immaculate property, in a superb central location for easy access to village amenities, cycle hire and mountain walks. No outside space, but we did not miss this as the surrounding area is so glorious. Only area for improvement - as mentioned in other reviews, the showerhead in the main bathroom needs to be very carefully positioned, otherwise it leaks a lot all over the bathroom floor.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.4Aug 2021

  • "A really super house in a perfect location."

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owner needs to do some outside maintenance."

    On the only rainy day the gutters leaked all around the property, particularly over the key safe. The down pipes need attention and the drains need clearing. The garden at the front of the property needs maintenance, weeds removed all round and the shrubs at the front reducing in width, we know this acts as a screen from the road but it is all but touching the kitchen window. 6ft from original bush. Also the path could be cleared to make the front of the property more attractive. Finally if there is any recycling left by previous tenant, despite being 'more than we've had before' shouldn't this be removed. And the property could do with more china, mugs etc. As one set is in the dishwasher what do you drink your tea from?

    Reviewed by Faye4.4Jun 2021

  • "Gwyndy Bach is a beautiful house in beautiful settings, but the house could do with some TLC."

    One large radiator not working, family bathroom shower floods when in use for very long. Cooker not clean. Outside garden is very overgrown and untidy and not really useable. No hairdryer in a house that accommodates 6 people! Poor communication from housekeeper regarding bringing own bedding.

    Reviewed by Michaela4.1Apr 2021

  • "The house was very comfortable, great location in beddgelert, we had a great weekend, would go back there again."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic extremely comfortable, in a brilliant location, can't wait to visit again!"


    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2020

  • "We were asked to supply our own bedding by the owners of this cottage - duvet cover, bottom sheet, pillowcase and towel."

    AS some of our group were travelling by public transport, this was quite inconvenient. There must be another way round this. The cottage has minimal crockery - only x6 of most items, which means you use the dishwasher more frequently than if you had a bigger stock to draw on.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Sep 2020

  • "The house is in the perfect place to get to everything in the village."

    The house is everything you could wish for and it all looks brand new inside.The car has its own parking place behind the house and you are right next to a pub that serves food.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely amazing cottage, every available amenity."

    Great location,beautiful scenery and fantastic walks. This cottage was the perfect place to return to after our family climb up to Snowdon Summit. Have no hesitation in recommending.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay in the cottage."

    A great base to explore and enjoy the beautiful countryside. The cottage was clean and comfortable and very spacious! The bed was great and we had everything we needed. Definitely recommend a stay here!!

    Reviewed by Bronwen5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location in the village."

    It has everything you need for a holiday. We stayed over Christmas 2019 and cooked a full Chris lunch with no problems. There were six adults and plenty of room for all. Hebog bistro is definitely worth a visit. Hope to be back soon in the summer

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Dec 2019

  • "Very comfortable accommodation, spacious and well appointed."

    Only slight downside being one twin room has narrow beds and duvets that were too small so slid off, resulting in the comfort rating being downgraded. Otherwise perfect and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Nov 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage right in the center of Beddgelert."

    Much larger property than expected with plenty of space for a family with 3 kids. Log burner was on most evenings due to the cold weather. Couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2019

  • "This is such a gorgeous house, we're so glad we found it to getting ready before our wedding in Llyn Gwynant barns."

    Truly special - we'll definitely be back. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2019

  • "Amazing kitchen/diner, spacious rooms, comfy bed and clean."

    Awkward layout in lounge was fine for us two, may not have suited us if we had been six, TV area separate to fire area, and I personally prefer settees to individual chairs. Great location for walking from Beddgelert, no noise or problems rom pub next door, though this was out of season in October and few visitors about, had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2019

  • "Yes. I have sent you an email."

    The house has a lack of mirrors! The en suite bathroom mirror is on the. Opposite Wall to the sink so if shaving one has to turn around to do it. No mirror in the middle bedroom ( we were 6 adults) so that would have been good. There's no hairdryer in the house which is unusual . The kitchen needs more dinner plates. There are only 6. Not one spare so have to wash up instead of using dishwasher. Beautiful house though. Very spacious. Comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.4Jun 2019

  • "We loved our time at gwyndy bach we stayed for a week ,excellent accommodation,very clean and cosy,loved the log burner and the kitchen is fabulous,wanted to take it home with us,Beddgelert is a gorgeous place,we did lots of walking,lovely rivers,would recommend to others,had a fab time thankyou."

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jun 2019

  • "High quality, comfortable, spotless"

    Mar 2019

  • "Clean, spacious and beautifully decorated."

    Great location.

    Sep 2018

  • "This is a spacious and clean cottage renovated to a high standard."

    My only suggestion is that given the lack of outside space and the changeable weather, it would be really helpful to have a tumble dryer; even though we visited in summer it was difficult to get clothes dry.

    Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, massive kitchen, nice seating area."

    Bedrooms clean and tidy.

    Apr 2018

  • "Excellent location very clean and cosy cottage"

    Apr 2018

  • "The house was well equipped but could of done with a television."

    Great location for exploring Snowdonia and Beddgelert was a lovely picturesque village.

    Aug 2017

  • "We loved our stay at Gwyndy Bach."

    The kitchen-dining area was great to hang out in and we spent most of our time at the cottage there. The bedrooms were big, especially the master bedroom. Admittedly, we were only a family of 4 in a cottage for 6, but even with two additional people I am sure it would have felt the same. Beddgelert is a beautiful village in a great location and served as a fabulous base for the day trips we made. The village itself has a small shop where you can get the essentials and an ice cream parlour where we stopped by more than once. The cottage is very central, next to The Saracen's Head, but there was no noise issue at night when we stayed during the summer holidays. Beware that there is no O2 signal in the village, but the wifi at the cottage was all we needed to be able to plan our outings.

    NadiaAug 2017

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  • Three Bedrooms: 1 x ensuite king, 1 x twin, 1 x twin (zip/link option can be made as a king) 1 x ground floor WC with sink, 1 x shower room with large shower, loo, wash hand basin and heated towel rail, 1 x ensuite with bath and shower over, loo and wash hand basin, Sitting room with wood burning stove and Smart TV with Free Sat, Kitchen with dining area, Utility area with washing machine.
  • Woodburning stove, Smart TV with Free Sat
  • Wifi
  • Electric range oven, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, microwave and toaster
  • Washing machine.Central Heating
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • High Chair
  • Small front garden running the length of the house
  • Amenities in walking distance
  • Note: There is reserved parking for 1 car with further parking available on the road or in a car park in the village
  • Note: Guests are advised if you require the booster high chair, or the zip-link beds as a kingsize, to please request this on booking
  • Note:Bed linen and tea towels provided, however please bring your own bath towels as these are not currently provided

The property

Gwyndy Bach is a fabulously modern family holiday cottage situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Beddgelert in Snowdonia.

It has a river running through its heart which flows under the iconic stone bridge - it’s a much photographed location!

This is a holiday cottage offering a warm and bright welcome and with a good selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and galleries right outside.

Gwyndy Bach makes for the perfect base to explore this amazing part of North Wales, whatever the season. The contemporary kitchen is well-equipped with an electric range oven, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, microwave and toaster.

There’s a large island that makes a great breakfast bar.

The washing machine is located in the utility room.

There is also a lovely wooden dining table with a bench seat and chairs - perfect for family suppers! The sitting room is a pure delight with its pop of bright and cheerful yellow in the form of the most comfy armchairs!

There is an equally comfy sofa and two reclining armchairs which are all set around a wood burning stove which makes this area perfect for relaxed evenings after a busy day.

If you would like a different bed configuration please contact Menai Holidays 7 days before your arrival.

There is a 43" LED smart TV for your entertainment. There is a cloakroom on the ground floor with loo and wash hand basin. Heading upstairs, there are three bedrooms: The first is a large room with a king size bed an en suite with shower over the bath, loo and wash hand basin. There are also two twin bedrooms, one of which has beds that can be made up as a king size bed.

Finally, there’s a shower room with a large shower, loo, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. At the front of the house there’s a small garden that runs the length of the property as well as parking for one car at the back of the house.

If you’re looking for a holiday cottage for your family that’s ideal for a break in Snowdonia, then this is the one for you!

This area is considered the adventure capital of Wales and there are myriad opportunities for climbing, hiking, walking and cycling, to name but a few of your options!

Artists and photographers will find happiness in the magical mountain vistas, lakes and forests, not to mention the abundance of wildlife and nature.

Note: Short breaks may be available for peak weeks. Please enquire.
Note: There is reserved parking for 1 car (further parking available on the road or there is a car park in the village)
Note: Bath towels are not provided so please do bring your own. Bed linen and tea towels are provided

Note: Please be aware this property is unable to accommodate a Saturday changeover.

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, welcoming pubs, including Saracens Head and the Royal Goat, and restaurants, centred around the Afon Glaslyn river. A leisurely stroll along the river will take you to the Aberglaslyn Pass, one of North Wales’s 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. From here, you can easily access Porthmadog, home to a Maritime Museum, the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, the Black Rock Llamas, and Porthmadog Golf Club, as well as Borth y Gest, where you can hike along the Beach Path, spend a day at the beach, and dine at the popular Black Rock Beach Club with stunning sea views, onwards to the Llyn Peninsula and beyond, this is an ideal location for a Welsh holiday.

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Note: There is reserved parking for 1 car (further parking available on the road or there is a car park in the village)
Note: Please be aware this property is unable to accommodate a Saturday changeover.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas