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Crud yr Awel

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Braichmelyn near Bethesda, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (9)
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  • clean (7)
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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage is in a great location."

    Very clean and tidy. Off road parking was great as the roads are small and lots of vehicles using on-road parking. Cottage had everything we needed. Owner was friendly. Was great for our family of 4 as we have 2 teenagers and they liked having a room each, they just had to remember to duck as 6 foot tall and its a small loft as it states in the description. The only problems we had was the crog loft has a sky-light window and it didn't have a blind so we had to tape cardboard to it to allow sleep otherwise you get up when the sun does! We also couldn't access the woodland walks - went to the end of the garden and through the gap in the wall but then it was all too over-grown to get any further which was a real shame. We did watch the sunset from the raised garden patio which was lovely. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Jun 2024

  • "Splendid, well maintained and comfortable little cottage in a wonderful area."

    Ideal property for our family of four which we used as as a base to explore the region. Our two teenagers enjoyed themselves as they had a room each! Met the owner who lives close by. A real nice chap who couldn't be more helpful, with great suggestions as to what to do and see in the locality. We would certainly consider going back to the property at some stage. We have used Sykes Holiday Cottages on several occasions and we've always been delighted with the service.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    Clean, practical, and charming. It was wonderful to warm up by the log burner after a chilly walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside. The owner was very quick to reply to any questions I had. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Dickon5.0Dec 2022

  • "This amazing beautiful cottage, cosy clean and convenient for our holiday."

    proximity to zip world was very much a factor in choosing this cottage, however we would stay there again many times as snowdonia has lots to offer and this calm quiet cottage is an absolute gem. Diolch yn Fawr. The owner was very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2022

  • "Good location with nice off road parking."

    Lovely walks to the rear of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Nice little cottage."

    Very polite owner. The kitchen amenities are rather poor. Only one big bowl and just small cooking pots. Outside facilities are difficult to use, because of the stairs.

    Reviewed by Henk3.4Jun 2022

  • "Great little cottage, perfect for our weekend stay."

    Clean and well equipped. My only quibble (although my son who used the room had no complaints) was that there was no curtain/blind for the skylight in the top bedroom.

    Reviewed by Heather3.8Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic little holiday cottage!"

    Couldn’t of asked for more, it was absolutely perfect for us. We all had such a nice time and would of happily stayed there for longer. When booking places online you can never really tell exactly what you’re going to get and in the past I’ve made a few bookings that weren’t quite what I thought they were going to be (making me a laughing stock on a few occasions) , however when we arrived here we were all instantly impressed, and this time everyone was quick to praise my booking choice for once

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great location for us."

    Comfortable and cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at this cottage."

    The owner was friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The mattress in the double room was new (responded to previous feedback) and we both found it supportive and comfortable. Both single rooms had limited head height but this wasn't too much of an issue for our family We were greeted with wine, biscuits and Welsh cakes (lovely thank you). The kitchen contained everything we needed and the Wi-Fi met the needs of 2 teenagers! We felt very fortunate to have found this lovely cosy little cottage after a last minute booking (for us!)

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Jul 2021

  • "This property is lovely and spacious, very clean and generally well equipped with ample off road parking across the road."

    The layout worked well for a family with two children, the kids loved their cosy, comfortable bedrooms. The TV in the master bedroom was a nice touch as it meant we could watch TV in the evenings without disturbing the kids sleeping in the rooms off the living room. The outside space is very pleasant. The host lives nearby and popped by after we arrived to check all is ok which was lovely. There was a generous welcome gift of wine, local treats and some biscuits and sweets for the children. The property is in a very pretty and quiet area well located to explore Snowdonia and Anglesey. There are lots of supermarkets in nearby Bangor and a Tesco Express in Bethesda itself. Just a couple of minor tweaks would take this property to the next level. The pipework to the boiler in the kitchen really should be boxed in and the bathroom although very clean, smelt quite damp. I agree with what a previous guest said about the beds, the double would benefit from a new mattress or good mattress topper and replacement pillows would make the world of difference as they are very flat. However these are small things that could probably be easily remedied and we still had a really nice stay.

    Reviewed by Lydia4.4Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was nice and clean and there was a lovely welcome of wine, Welsh cakes and cookies."

    The beds had no mattress protectors on and the double bed was quite uncomfortable as you could feel the springs digging into you.It would benefit from being replaced. There was a warning about there being 2 steps up into the kitchen area, but no warning about the 24 steep steps up into the garden, with no handrails. As my husband and son both have limited mobility, this meant that they were completely unable to access the garden .We chose this cottage as the bedrooms and bathroom are all on the ground floor, so it would have been a good idea to warn that the garden was inaccessible for people with limited mobility. The owner was close by and very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Shirley3.1Jul 2021

  • "Mwynhauon ni ein arhosriad yn fawr iawn."

    Oedd y bwythyn bach yn cyfwrddus iawn Diolch o galon John Dymond Caerdydd

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "There is only one sit in restaurant nearly a mile away unless you go to Zipwire facility."

    My husband has to use a walking stick so it was a bit far to walk to the restaurant so had to get a taxi. Otherwise we loved the cottage and if it was nearer to facilities we would definitely go there again

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in a fab location"

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2021

  • "Great cottage and a good base to explore Snowdonia."

    Excellent facilities and the stove was really nice in the evenings after a day of exploring. Would definitely recommend this cottage to stay in. Owners were lovely and couldn't be more help.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2020

  • "Perfect for our short stay."

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jul 2020

  • "The cottage is well situated located near the amenities in Bethesda and the rugged landscape of Snowdonia National Park."

    At the top and bottom of the road are possibilities to explore the local area with the Ogwen Valley cycle route and numerous walking paths from the cottage. Locally we visited the beautiful beaches in Anglesey, Swallow Falls, Abber Falls and the Fforest Coaster at one of the Zip World Parks. The cottage itself is well laid out and much bigger than we initially thought. It is well equipped for full self catering, as we visited during some of the restrictions.We even managed some lunch on the sunny terraced garden. The hosts were very helpful and were on hand to answer any questions. Would highly recommend this cottage, would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2020

  • "We, 2 adults and 2 kids, spent 4 nights in this lovely cottage."

    Nice and clean, well equipped, it made our stay a very pleased experience. The position is great, easy to access most of Snowdonia attractions and also close to Bangor where you can find all the supermarkets we need. After daily outs we spent the evenings by the fire, playing with the kids the game found in or watching movies. It was fun. We definitely want to come back here on out next Snowdonian holiday.

    Reviewed by Marius5.0Feb 2020

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  • Over one floor with crog loft
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x grond floor double with TV, 1 x ground floor single, 1 x single in crog loft
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV with Freeview, a selection of books and games and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Patio area with furniture, backing on to woodland walks
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles and pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: There are two steps leading up to the kitchen and therefore may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: There is low ceilings in the loft bedroom and care must be taken
  • Note: Please do not use your own fridges and/or gas hob everything you need is provided

The property

Bethesda 0.6 miles.

Crud yr Awel is a charming mid-terrace Quarryman's cottage nestled outside of Bethesda, North Wales.

Benefitting from extensive period features and a characterful charm, this property has been renovated to provide a welcoming base for friends or families seeking a rural escape.

Step into the open-plan living space with its traditional red brick, inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove to keep you warm and toasty during the winter months.

The living space benefits from high ceilings with exposed beams and timbers on display, adding to the wealth of character this property has.

There is a dining table with seating for four and is perfect for gathering for a hearty breakfast whilst planning the day's events.

Two steps up lead into a well-equipped kitchen, with a washing machine so you don't have to bring your whole wardrobe with you.

Next to the kitchen you will discover a double bedroom which comes with a TV so you can enjoy your morning shows from the comfort of your own bed, store your personal belongings in the chest of drawers and enjoy some late night reading with the bedside tables and lamps to provide the light.

The property also has two further single bedrooms, one of which rests up a flight of stairs in the converted crog loft.

The shower room is also located on the ground floor.

To the back of the property is a private patio which has access to a picturesque woodland, which trails through to Ogwen Bank along the cycle route.The property is a short walk from the town centre where you can find all of its amenities for picking up some ingredients for dinner, or treating yourself to a meal out.

Bethesda Zip Snowdon is nearby and features the longest zip wire in Europe, perfect for the adventure seekers among you.

Snowdon is also an excellent tourist attraction for exploring the high peaks, mountainous views and seeing how far you can hike before tiring.

Crud yr Awel is the perfect getaway for small families looking to explore this wonderful part of North Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Bangor 6 miles; Caernarfon 10 miles.

Bethesda is a small town settled beside the River Ogwen in North Wales. Situated on the A5 between Bangor and the Snowdonia National Park, Bethesda was once a busy slate quarrying town and nowadays offers a good selection of shops and other amenities, in particular a number of chapels and pubs. The beautiful mountainous scenery of Snowdonia borders Bethesda, with the Lôn Las Ogwen cycling and walking paths skirting past. For the more adventurous, why not visit Zip World in Bethesda which is known for having Europe’s fastest and longest zip line. Capel Curig, just ten miles away, is a popular centre for walking, climbing and mountain biking, whilst Llanberis is situated at the foot of Mount Snowdon and is home to the Snowdon Mountain Railway and the National Slate Museum. Cwm Idwal is also a wonderful spot to visit, situated in northern Snowdonia – Darwin came to study the area and found tiny fossils of oceanic plant life and sea creatures in the boulders and rocks. The coastal town of Caernarfon is just a short drive away as is the beautiful Isle of Anglesey and the Anglesey Coastal Path. Visitors to the area can also explore the castles of Caernarfon and Beaumaris and the NT stately homes of Penrhyn Castle and Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens. Spend the day at one of the many traditional seaside resorts, or discover the isolated, hidden beaches on Anglesey, much of which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With spectacular scenery on the doorstep, wonderful wildlife with buzzards soaring overhead and the occasional Peregrine Falcon to be seen, and many exciting outdoor adventures to discover nearby, Bethesda is superbly located for enjoying both the coast and the countryside of stunning North Wales.

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Note: Please do not bring any of your own appliance everything is provided
Please Note: This property accepts bookings with a minimum stay of 4 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas