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Croesor Bach

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Penrhyndeudraeth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


  • 9 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic location, great cottage with everything you could need."

    Roger was so friendly and informative on the phone, would love to go back

    Thank you for this lovely feedback which is much appreciated. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeeOct 2023

  • "We loved it, & would certainly be very happy to stay there again."

    Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SheenaAug 2022

  • "Sadly we would not recommend a stay here for many reasons but mainly that the house was tired with insufficient facilities."

    A rustic cottage remotely located should have all the little home comforts to get by. There were not enough pots, pans & crockery some of which were not clean. The Stanley desperately needed a good clean. The shower leaked badly a fact I am sure you are aware of ( peeling paint in kitchen ceiling) It was unfortunate we had no water on day one not a great start. The window in the family room did not open & with obvious damp in that room on the wall above the bed good ventilation was needed. The drive & hedges & weeds everywhere badly need attention. We dreaded leaving & returning to the house! Your property is in a beautiful location but sadly felt neglected.

    I am sorry that the cottage failed to come up to expectations. Since Lorraine’s visit we have switched to a different cleaning company, which should have resolved any cleanliness issues. The kitchen has just been refitted with a new Stanley oil-fired range, induction hob (with a complete set of induction pans), American fridge-freezer, sink, kettle and microwave. We have also replaced the carpets and sanded & revarnished two wooden floors. Any cottage in this kind of mountain location gets a lot of weather and we are continually maintaining and updating it (in the two years prior to Lorraine's stay we had replaced the shower and sofas, 19 double glazing units that failed under guarantee, serviced the window handles, installed satellite broadband and rendered a chimney, not to mention regular tasks like pressure-washing and gutter cleaning). It would have been helpful if Lorraine had phoned us from the cottage to tell us about the shower and explain where it leaked. We were completely unaware of it, in fact could find no leak at all until about 10 months later when we found a small section of grout was letting water through if the shower head pointed straight at it. Now fixed and the plasterboard above the kitchen window replaced and re-plastered. The cottage has a private water supply (+ UV steriliser) but the feed can occasionally block if there has been heavy rainfall. It is a simple job to fix and on this occasion I visited within the hour and spent 5 minutes fixing it. The mountainside location, with occasional sheep incursions, does not lend itself to manicured gardens. We are pleased to have the kind of garden where you might see a glow worm, Garden Tiger Moth, stonechats, redstarts and occasionally choughs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 2022

  • "The House was in a beautiful secluded area, well furnished, beds really comfortable and had a lovely homey feeling."

    You could see green countryside out of every window, and the mountains were right out the door. It was uplifting thank you

    CristinaJun 2019

  • "Yes we did, the house was very clean, modern and well equipped."

    Ideal for a group or family! - Sue

    Dec 2012

  • "I'd like to start by saying we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!"

    We are definitely going to recommend it to all out friends and may even visit again in the summer. When the weather is a bit nicer and we can enjoy the surroundings. - Zayn

    Dec 2012

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with double and single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil-fired range central heating with open fire
  • Stanley range cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, kettle, toaster
  • HD Freesat TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock, telephone with honesty box for calls made, WiFi
  • Starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • 2 x cots and 2 x highchairs available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Patio and lawn garden with furniture and rural views
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 2.8 miles

The property

Croesor Bach is a stunning, traditional, detached farmhouse, with an abundance of character features and its own garden.

Situated in a beautiful, secluded location at the top of the picturesque Upper Croesor Valley within the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, the house is perfect for anyone seeking a quiet and tranquil holiday.

Croesor Bach is approached up a quarter of a mile long private drive, which opens out into a large parking area where you can park up to four cars, before entering into boot room where you can kick off your shoes and enter into your wonderful retreat.

The kitchen is the heart of the house, has an abundance of farmhouse character, yet is equipped for contemporary living and contains everything you and your guests need to test your culinary skills and cook delicious meals, using the grand Stanley range cooker, before you all retreat to the dining room, which is also decorated in a farmhouse style, to the large oak dining table to tuck into your meal and toast to a wonderful holiday that stands before you.

The cleaning up is made easier with help from the dishwasher, and you’ll be delighted to also find a washing machine and tumble dryer, so you and your guests can leave with a bag full of clean washing!

Sink into one of the large leather sofas and watch a film on the HD TV using the DVD player, as the open fire crackles away in the background and keeps you warm and toasty on a cold winter evening.

Upstairs, you will find four wonderful bedrooms; a family room with a double and a single, a twin room and two double rooms, sharing the floor with the bathroom that has a bath, separate shower with a hand-held shower, basin and WC.

Heading back downstairs and outside, the enclosed garden surrounds the house and has beautiful views across and down the valley, there is a terraced area, with an outdoor table and chairs, from which to sit and enjoy the peaceful scenery and stunning views over Snowdonia National Park.

Explore the local area by foot with the village of Penrhyndeudraeth offering a range of wonderful amenities including a variety of restaurants where you can indulge in delicious meals, as well as a handful of shops where you can pick up fresh ingredients for your home-cooked meals, as well as a Post Office for convenience where you can also send a postcard to your loved ones back home, showing them the stunning scenery you are spending your holiday in.

Explore the area from a different view via the Ffestiniog Railway, which takes you across 40 miles of the luscious landscapes of the Snowdonia National Park, and makes a great choice for those seeking a more leisurely way to see the wonders of the area.

Those seeking outdoor adventure will delight at the ample walking and cycling routes within the National Park, with many mountain peaks to tackle too offering rewarding views well-worth the ramble.

Spend a day within the nearby Italianate village of Portmeirion, home to four quaint shops where you can pick up the perfect souvenir including No6 Shop selling Portmeirion Pottery and confectioneries and The Prisoner Shop selling keepsakes from the famed series filmed here, as well as Italian style gelateria, award-winning restaurants, awe-inspiring architecture and a sandy beach making it a fantastic day out for all ages.

The harbour town of Porthmadog also lies close by, an extremely scenic spot for a day trip where you can learn more about the rich history of the area in its Maritime Museum, as well as embark on another journey along the Ffestiniog Railway to the slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, "the town that roofed the world".

For either a relaxing or action-packed escape to Wales, choose Croesor Bach as your base.

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About the location


  • Portmeirion 2 miles
  • Porthmadog 3 miles
  • Beddgelert 7.7 miles

The large village of Penrhyndeudraeth boasts a selection of shops and a variety of restaurants, Post Office and a railway station which takes you along the Ffestiniog Railway. Just two miles away is the celebrated unique Italianate village of Portmeirion, which was the location of the TV show The Prisoner, and is surrounded by sandy beaches and captivating woodlands. The harbour town of Porthmadog is a little further along, where you can journey along the Ffestiniog Railway to the slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, "the town that roofed the world". To the north is the pretty village of Beddgelert, which is set around the Afon Glaslyn River and offers craft shops, pubs, tea rooms, restaurants, and an enchanting riverside walk, and it’s also located in the stunning Snowdonia National Park, from where you can spend hours admiring the beautiful scenery on foot or by bike. Penrhyndeudraeth is an ideal base for exploring the Llyn Peninsula, Snowdonia National Park and many other places in North Wales.

Note: Croesor Bach is approached up a quarter of a mile long private drive, the final section of the road is uneven gravel tracks and some smaller/sport cars may experience difficulty.

Note: Bed linen and bath mats are provided and guests are requested to bring their own towels and tea towels.

Note: The house is located in a peaceful location and requires two cattle gates to be manually opened and closed en-route and weather conditions can be unpredictable with no dedicated road lighting during the last few miles of the journey, therefore, a torch and an umbrella are strongly recommended.

Note: Croesor Bach is a period property, and has character features, including relatively narrow and steep stairs, some low beams and two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas