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Noddfa

Beddgelert, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 949189)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is in serious need of repair."

    The overwhelming smell of damp hits you as you walk in the front door. There were leaks in the bedroom - water pooled across the floor under her chimney. Further leaks out of the boiler cupboard so you can’t access the bathroom without getting wet feet. Feels like it’s been looked after with ‘sticky plasters’ rather than addressing my root issues for years. It wasn’t dirty per se but just incredibly tired and damp which made it feel dirty. Our friends stayed next door but one in a beautiful cottage - and significantly cheaper than the cost of our stay at Noddfa. There was no comparison in the standard of accommodation and the pricing just added further insult.

    Reviewed by KirstyDec 2021

  • "The location is truly superb."

    Just a short stroll along the beautiful river into town. Awe-inspiring scenery and excellent hikes on your doorstep. We had a couple of issues at the property but the owner was quick to resolve things. A lovely spot.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "Our original booking was cancelled when the cottage we had chosen became unavailable."

    Staff at Sykes were very helpful in finding us an alternative which is how we ended up at Noddfa. We are grateful to have been able to have a holiday at all this year, but Noddfa really isn't suitable for a group of 5 adults. It is not possible to stand upright in the crog loft bedrooms and even when crouching/kneeling we still banged our heads and backs on a regular basis. The crog loft bedrooms are open to the rest of the house as they do not have doors. The ground floor bedroom does have a door but it is too small for the door frame. This means there is no privacy and no sound-proofing throughout the space, other than in the one bathroom. When we arrived it was raining and there was water running down the inside wall opposite the bathroom and pooling on the floor. It took a couple of days to go. There were clear signs of damp on the walls although no smell. The garden behind the house has been left to rewild and is not useable. The lounge is comfortable, the kitchen is newly refurbished but we found we had to eat on our knees as there weren't enough seats for us all to sit round the table in the kitchen. Noddfa is well situated but really only suitable for couples or families with children old enough to cope with the steep crog loft stairs safely

    Reviewed by CathyAug 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful (as is Beddgelert), and more spacious than I had realised."

    My sons loved having separate loft space each. Some of the other comments mentioned damp, and it is true that because the house is built against the hill there is some humidity. It was fine when aired for a few hours each day. On two cooler evenings we also enjoyed the wood fire. I hadn't realised that there was no washing machine but the description wasn't misleading.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely but let down by the level of cleanliness"

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2020

  • "The cottage was as described, so the accessibility of the bedrooms was no surprise."

    The location was great, with just a short walk into Beddgelert. The kitchen facilities were also very good. The main issue for us was a damp problem. It was obvious as soon as we entered the cottage given the smell, and the floor was still damp from the cleaning which had taken place earlier that day. The floor remained damp for the entire week, with the main bedroom in particular having a damp floor even so far as under the bed. There are rugs over this damp floor which smell. The issue seems to stem from one wall build against the cliff, and it's cold and damp to the touch. One other minor issue is that there is a blockage in the shower tray such that very quickly your feet are submerged in water.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2020

  • "A wonderful cottage in an ideal location for the Snowdonia National Park."

    The accommodation was exactly as described and made our short holiday thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2019

  • "We arrived on the evening of the 21st September after a long journey."

    The Log starter pack was absent and the local shop was closed, this meant we endured a cold cottage until the central heating was activated. There was a strong smell of damp in the cottage, I know this is an old building but in the main bedroom this was overwhelming and remained all weekend despite leaving the door open and heating on. The two other bedrooms were accessed by very steep stairs and had limited head-space, my parents aged 80 and 76 were on this trip and struggled with both these aspects. General cleanliness in the cottage was very poor, I have taken photo's which I can send separately, dust/dirt levels were extremely high which triggered off an allergic reaction. Down the side of our mattress were pubic hairs and dust as well as some food from previous occupants. A number of bulbs were blown in lights, I found the sofa also triggered off allergies for me, I'm principally allergic to cat fur and dust, again under the sofa was filthy there is a 'no' pet policy at the cottage, however looking at the welcome leaflet this wasn't always the case and felt someone had had a cat previously on the furniture. Overall very disappointed, the location of cottage is good for access to the village and amenities, as a comfortable weekend cottage I wouldn't recommend it.

    Further to your comments , the owner has asked us to contact you to ask you to send in the photos that you have taken so that she can address any issues with her cleaner. The owner could have addressed any issues that you had during your stay if she had been made aware ....We are still waiting for the photographs from you .... Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendySep 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in an ideal location for all Snowdonia activities."

    Handy to explore the local trails. Close to the village which is really pretty with decent shops and pubs.

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, really enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by LeeJul 2019

  • "Brilliantly located cottage in a lovely, quaint, Welsh village."

    Massive thumbs up. Will definitely come again!

    Reviewed by TatianaMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by DarrenMar 2019

  • "This cottage was so cosy and inviting."

    There were some lovely homely touches - extra blankets to wrap up in, beanbags for extra seating, lots of cushions and soft furnishings, a large selection of DVDs and plenty of fuel for the woodburners. The information about local sites and walks came in really useful and WiFi meant we could keep in touch with people even without the mobile phone network. The setting is also lovely. Beddgelert is such a picturesque village and there are plenty of beautiful walks right on the doorstep. We had a fantastic break.

    Reviewed by ClaudiaOct 2018

  • "This cottage is really cosy with wood burning stoves and a well equipped kitchen with modern oven and microwave."

    It is in a fantastic location, being easy walking distance to Beddgelert and also in the heart of excellent walking country. You can do plenty of good walks from your door and Snowden is really close if you fancy a really good climb.

    Reviewed by AndersonOct 2018

  • "Beautiful, cosy little cottage, ideal for a family or a couple."

    Lovely surroundings for walks and Mount Snowdon down the road. The local village is quaint, with several pubs, cafes and little shops. We had a fab time there and would definitely go back!

    Reviewed by LauraSep 2018

  • "Had a lovely week in a beautiful cosy cottage, great location in the edge of the village with a nice riverside footpath in to the village centre."

    The cottage had everything we could want. Would most definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, perfect location!"

    Reviewed by XanderMay 2017

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 2 x crog loft twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room w77102ith woodburning stove.
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Dishwasher TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking, plus additional parking in layby 20 yards from cottage
  • Front raised garden area, plus natural hillside wooded side garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Crog loft bedrooms are accessed by steep open tread stairs and are open to the stairs at the top
  • Also both bedrooms have low level beds, sloping ceilings and one has low head height, care should be taken and they are not suitable for guests with limited mobility or children under 9 years old
  • Note: Side hillside garden is steep and is not suitable for limited mobility guests
  • Note: From March 2021 owner has new cleaning team maintaining property
  • Note: Limited mobile signal from some networks
  • Note: The cottage is close to the road, some associated noise may be heard
  • Note: Cottage accessed via five steps from the road
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 11am.

The property

Beddgelert 0.4 miles.

This lovely, end-terraced character cottage is located on the edge of the popular village of Beddgelert, with views of the nearby hillsides and the Gwynant Valley, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

Formerly two cottages, this wonderful cottage is full of charming attributes, cosy features and lots of character, ideal for couples, friends or a family.

This delightful cottage boasts many lovely features throughout, such as slate flooring, exposed ceiling beams, sash windows and oak lintels and exposed stone work, along with modern day comforts and a homely interior.

The accommodation extends the whole of the ground floor with the exception of two crog loft bedrooms.

You enter into the oldest part of the cottage and straight away will be drawn to the wonderful character and atmosphere of the cottage.

A spacious king-size double bedroom boasting high pitched ceilings, exposed beams and stone with an inglenook fireplace.

Just outside of this bedroom is the first of two sets of steps up to the twin crog loft bedroom, and moving on the ground floor is the welcoming sitting room with comfy seating arranged in front of the wonderful stone inglenook fireplace with a warming woodburning stove.

The sitting room extends through to the kitchen with breakfast table and is fitted with modern units and caters for all your needs, and a second set of stairs, located in the sitting room take you to another twin crog loft bedroom.

At the other end of the cottage, a family bathroom completes this gem of a holiday home.

To the front is a raised garden area where you can sit back, listen to the Glaslyn River and soak up the views.

To the side, there is a natural wooded garden, essentially built into the steep rocky slopes of the hillside but there is a level seating area where you can enjoy a refreshing glass of something at the end of a busy day of discovery.

Beddgelert is a delightful village with a good selection of shops, pubs and cafes alongside the river.

There are some wonderful wooded walks from the cottage and a whole range of footpaths that surround the village.

Be sure to visit the famous grave of Gelert, the faithful hound of the medieval Welsh Prince Llewelyn the Great, which is the centrepiece of the village.

Mountain biking is well-catered for locally with a number of centres in the area, including Antur Stiniog at Blaenau Ffestiniog, where some of the best downhill tracks and trails are on offer.

Blaenau Ffestiniog is also home to Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Zip World Titan, the longest four person zip line in Europe, Bounce Below and Zip World Caverns, an underground network of trampolines and zip wires.

For something a little less strenuous, perhaps a ride on the Welsh Highland Steam Railway which runs through the village taking you to Porthmadog on the coast or to the royal and historic town of Caernarfon with its majestic castle.

This lovely cottage provides the perfect base for exploring this part of North Wales.

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About the location

BEDDGELERT

Porthmadog 6 miles; Caernarfon 13 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.

Region Information

Both bedrooms have low level beds, sloping ceilings and one has low head height, care should be taken, they are not suitable for guests with limited mobility or children under 9 years old.

Crog loft bedrooms are accessed by steep open tread stairs and are open to the stairs at the top

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Last minute
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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