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Swn yr Afon

Beddgelert, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1048783)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Benyon

    “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. ...

    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.

    - Mrs Benyon, July 2021

About 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.


  • 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.

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