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Swn yr Afon

Beddgelert, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1048783)


(16 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property in our favourite village."

    Thank you! Really pleased the cottage measured up, we completely agree about the village, our favourite too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2022

  • "We've been to a number of cottage holidays over the years, and this one was very good indeed."

    The cottage was beautifully appointed, the welcome pack left for us, was just great. The Wi-Fi worked perfectly, would we return, most definitely and would recommend it to our friends. Beddgelert itself was a delight, plenty of places to eat in, excellent walks, and the layby was very generous for the parking.

    Thank you so much for your fabulous feedback! We really appreciate it. And hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by M SMay 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage all round."

    Very clean, well equipped, the comfiest beds ever and an ideal location, a couple of minutes walk into Bedgellart. Couldn’t fault in anyway !!

    What lovely feedback, we’re delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2022

  • "What an amazing and beautiful cottage!"

    Swn Yr Afon is the most perfect cottage, with everything you need and more, the welcome pack was a lovely added touch after a long drive, with some dog treats too. We couldn’t have asked for a better holiday, the cottage is in the perfect location with a short walk to the local shops and pubs. We will definitely be returning, this is definitely our favourite property

    What lovely feedback! We’re so pleased you had a wonderful holiday and look forward to you returning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartiMar 2022

  • "We stayed in this property after the storms in February 2022 unfortunately we had no Wi-Fi at all while we were there."

    The cottage clearly has an issue with Wi-Fi not just on this occasion. It’s mentioned in a previous review and the owner himself said that the previous guests had intermittent Wi-Fi. Unfortunately for us it was a real problem as my husband and daughter had work to do in the evenings. We also missed being able to look up what to do in the area. I wouldn’t want anyone to book this cottage without realising this issue. There is two smart TVs there and two Alexia’s but not any good without Wi-Fi. Unfortunately there are no books to read or board games to play when you have frustrated teenagers!!! The cottage itself is lovely very comfy, clean and in a good location.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry you experienced lack of Wi-Fi after the storms. It was found to be lightning damage and all resolved quickly. We’ve now added extra books and some games. We’re pleased you found our cottage clean and comfortable Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnFeb 2022

  • "A beautifully updated character cottage, cosy and welcoming a real home from home and the easiest to use Woodburning stove of any cottage we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2022

  • "A lovely welcome pack was provided on arrival which was very welcome."

    The cottage is very well stocked with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Warm and cosy at the end of January. Beautiful setting and had lovely walks from the front door.

    Reviewed by IslaJan 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic, newly refurbished, very clean and great location for walking in snowdonia and visiting the beaches."

    Bedgelert is very pretty. The owners have thought about everything, welcome pack and all the facilities you need. Would definitely stay again. Only issue we had was with the Wi-Fi which was intermittent, could be a concern if you need to be contactable and we couldn’t watch Netflix or other channels in the evening. There’s a free WiFi in the village a short walk away which we used occasionally. Strongly recommend and thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2021

  • "Swn yr Afon was just as described a beautiful, comfy cottage by the sound of the river."

    We loved our three night break. The cottage has everything you need and indeed the local shop has everything else! We very much appreciated the welcome and enjoyed looking at the photos of the renovation. We chose Beddgelert as a central point to explore Snowdonia, the coastal path of Porth y Gest and Beddgelert itself. Thank you for allowing our little fury friend to stay he loved the local walks and visit to the local pub!!

    Reviewed by ElinNov 2021

  • "Beautifully presented cottage in the heart of Snowdonia."

    The owners have really thought of everything!

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "Wonderful Welsh cottage, SWN YR AFON Beddgelert, wE LOVE YOU."

    Contemporary, cosy, comfy. We looked forward to coming back after dog walking, Snowdon on tap, high end appliances lovely welcome basket of goodies. Great owners, great holiday

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2021

  • "Welcoming stylish cottage furnished to high standard of detail and cleanliness."

    Fabulous linen and appliances. We could tell the place had been lovingly restored. Everything was first class - great welcome treats too.

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2021

  • "Accommodation was superb"

    Reviewed by IanSep 2021

  • "Lovely quaint cottage, updated to a good standard, especially the kitchen."

    Lovely welcome tray on arrival, even treats for any four legged friends staying.

    Reviewed by ErikaSep 2021

  • "We have recently come back following a week's stay at this cottage as a family of 5."

    This is a part of Wales we have never been to before but can't wait to go back to. The cottage was absolutely beautiful and was recently refurbished to a very high standard. Even though there were 5 adults, there was plenty of room, extremely comfortable and there was everything there that we could have possibly needed. The little additional touches were lovely also. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone who would like to explore this idyllic part of the country.

    Reviewed by DeanAug 2021

  • "We've just returned from a great week away in this beautiful cottage."

    It was exceptionally well equipped, clean and renovated tastefully. The location is perfect, a short walk into Beddgelert itself and surrounded by mountains, overlooking a stream. The little touches that were left for us were really appreciated... a welcome tray and little hand made soaps, sourced locally on each bed. Just a word of warning.. the stairs inside and up to the decking area are quite steep and treads are narrow so care needed if you have mobility issues. All in all a beautiful oasis and a much needed break.

    Reviewed by BeverleyJul 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with Smart TV, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs, Amazon Alexa, WiFi
  • Fuel, power & starter pack of wood for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking in a shared lay-by 20 yards away on first-come, first-served basis
  • Rear, elevated decked area with seating and mountain views
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (not allowed upstairs and please bring own dog blankets and towels)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are five steps up to the cottage
  • Note: The cottage is located close to the road so some associated noise may be heard
  • Note: The rear decked area is accessed via 20 steep steps, extreme care to be taken and children must be supervised
  • Note: Short breaks Friday - Monday, Monday - Friday only.

The property

Swn yr Afon is a traditional stone holiday cottage on the outside with a contemporary interior!

Overlooking Afon Glaslyn, close to the pretty village of Beddgelert, it makes for an ideal holiday retreat in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park for couples, friends or a family.

So much care and attention has been taken by the owners to create a wonderfully equipped and welcoming home from home that will not disappoint.

Entering this beautiful, double fronted cottage you will experience a lovely warm, Welsh welcome, immediately being drawn into the open-plan living space.

The sitting room has a stunning accent wall, with two leather sofas and a separate chair set around the warming woodburning stove and Smart TV, providing ideal space for quiet evenings in, especially when the evenings are cooler!

The kitchen area is well-appointed and fully equipped for you to prepare that delicious evening meal or leisurely breakfast before heading out and about to explore this wonderful area.

The bedrooms consist of a double with seating area and TV and a twin room, these two rooms face the front of the cottage and boast views of the mountains too, whilst a single bedroom is at the rear of the cottage, served by a shower room.

Swn yr Afon has a shallow frontage with two benches, ideal for your morning drink listening to the sound of the Glaslyn river.

At the back of the cottage, accessed from the first-floor landing via a glazed door are steps up to a hillside decked area with seating and breathtaking mountain views.

Parking is provided in a shared lay-by just 20 yards away.

Beddgelert is less than half a mile and is a delightful village with a good selection of shops, pubs and cafes alongside the river, alongside some wonderful wooded walks and a whole range of footpaths that surround the village.

Be sure to visit the famous grave of Gelert while you're there.

Mountain biking is well-catered for locally with a number of centres in the area but if you are looking for something 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 will appeal.

A little further afield is Blaenau Ffestiniog, home of the Ffestiniog Steam railway and if you are in need of an adrenaline rush then there is always ZipWorld Titan!

Llanberis is not too far away either with it’s scenic lake and the Mountain Railway which you can jump aboard to get to the summit of Snowdon.

This lovely cottage provides a great base for exploring this part of North Wales.

Note: Short breaks Friday - Monday, Monday - Friday only.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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