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Bryn Awelon

Rhosgadfan near Caernarfon, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 934834)



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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Finding the cottage at 5pm was a tad difficult."

    The cottage was a lot larger than we expected. The beds are of orthopaedic standard and very comfortable. The kitchen is reasonably equipped all be a bit dated, The view's were amazing the nearest shop is 3miles away so take your first meal with you. Our dogs loved it being able to go out when they pleased as the garden was very dogfriendly all in all we had a lovely comfortable stay and would definitely go again

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Directions were terrible, need updating."

    It's not 50 yards from turning, at least 250!!!,Perhaps owners could put name of cottage at the end of track. Internal doors need to all shut properly and stay fastened. It was impossible to keep our puppy out of the kitchen!! Brilliant view could only be improved by addition of a hot tub. A gate on stairs would be helpful too.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2021

  • "Loved the quirkiness of the cottage which is nearly 200yrs old."

    Had all the facilities we needed and an excellent little library room. The view from the cottage is fabulous with wonderful sunsets. Perfect location for exploring Snowdonia national park including Mount Snowdon, various National Trust trails with incredible views, Anglesey and the RSPB reserve at South Stack. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by EwenSep 2021

  • "Lovely location, all very clean."

    Pretty much everything we needed and not far from local shops and activities. Great location for climbing Mt Snowdon & to Zip World. Just could do with a better enclosed garden to stop dogs getting out and another toilet/bathroom.

    Reviewed by JamieAug 2021

  • "We were a household of six who needed a break, sometime to unwind and enjoy a changed of scenery."

    We only live an hour away, but chose Bryn Awelon for the comfortable sofas, log fire and extra space for grandkids. We locked ourselves away and played games, read books, watched films and the every changing view from the windows. Walks were tried everyday, but it was a very wet week. Almost got to the top of Moel Tryfan before it started to rain, plenty of places to walk and old cottages to see, straight from the front door. We only took car into Caernarfon once to replenish the cupboards it was a pure escape. Loved it.

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2020

  • "We were very positively surprised with the cottage and shocked by the amazing location and views all around."

    Pictures do not resemble how beautiful the house is. Rooms are very spacious and equipped with absolutely everything that's needed. The kitchen is fully fit to normal everyday cooking and the view is breathtaking. House was very clean and there were tools available to use everyday. We took many things that were not required in the end like a vacuum cleaner. The owner is very kind and helpful, putting a lot of effort to make the stay pleasant. We have left feeling deeply sad that the stay is over. There was simply not enough of time to visit all the beautiful places surrounding the location. Even a small trip for a car ride was full of spectacular views. First day we wanted to just wander around with small kids and the dog to warm up and took a pathway north from a house then went up the hill and ended up hitting 12km walk through mountains, small forrest and couldn't stop as it was just getting more beautiful with every step. Coming back, we spent evenings with a glass of wine either looking at sunsets from the back garden or if raining, in the huge sitting room by a wood burner. Kids loved browsing through entrance library and some books kept them up till midnight. We are already considering booking this cottage again to see some more. Thank you so much for amazing stay.

    Reviewed by JackJul 2020

  • "Peaceful, stunning scenery."

    Lots of interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by AlexisSep 2019

  • "The cottage is really nice and a perfect base , the kids loved having the upstairs as there little chill area."

    The views were much more then expected. The cottage as everything you need for a holiday. The local shop and pub were very friendly. Definitely somewhere we would stay again.

    Reviewed by TraceyAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with great character and a real sense of homeliness."

    Very well equipped, comfortable and in a fantastic location for us.

    Reviewed by FenellaJul 2019

  • "The views are amazing!"

    Warm and comfy cottage in a lovely area full of nature. The only down side is that it had just one toilet, and it can get busy (and there was not toilet paper).

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2019

  • "The cottages location is lovely, perfect for a relaxing break HOWEVER the cottage its self misses the mark of a quality holiday cottage quite considerably."

    First and foremost the BANGING that came from the roof was HORRIFIC, coupled with the knocking letter box was just to much and after the 3rd disturbed night of non sleep we left a day early. We hadn't slept and needed some before we returned back to work! If you can guarantee no wind you'll get sleep but as your on top of an open hill don't count on it. Although apparently according to the owners there is no noise/banging, funny as that's what we'd say The kitchen is tired to say the least, its missing handles, draws/cupboards don't close and the sink is back to uncovered metal. There was some irony to find a dirty cigarette butt on to of the fire blanket box. The furniture is grubby, lamps were missing the bulbs and so not working. There is a mass of shelving that is very dust all though handy if you had lots of stuff you wanted to store. The bathroom is just as tired and not what i'd call a rental-able standard of cleanliness. The boiler was turned right down (discovered that the 2nd day) so for the first night were freezing at 16c in mid December, this wasn't pleasant even with a fire. There was a Christmas Tree up which was nice and the surrounding area is lovely. Just find a different cottage to stay in. I wouldn't recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by KirstieDec 2018

  • "Lovely location, quiet but easy to get to the main road."

    Accommodation was well kitted out and had everything we needed. Beautiful views of Caernarfon Bay and Anglesey. Heating though warm enough wasn't reliable enough to adjust the thermostat (if turned down it turned back up again!).

    Reviewed by IanSep 2018

  • "The cottage was out of this world."

    I would definitely recommend it to family and friends. The area was quiet, the views were amazing, the people in the local area were friendly and quaint wood burner was amazing. If anyone wants a perfect holiday they should go to Bryn Awelon. Will be returning.

    Reviewed by PearlAug 2018

  • "Stayed at Bryn awelon for a week with my 3 grandchildren."

    They all loved the house, it was very spacious and comfortable. The upstairs is especially nice with lovely views out to Caernarfon, and the children loved playing board games up there. The garden was also ideal for them to let off steam. Facilities were great with a well equipped kitchen, central heating if we needed it and lots of books, games and puzzles for the children to enjoy. I would definitely recommend this house.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2018

  • "Our first impression was how great was the view all-round the house and the views from the garden were spectacular."

    The views covered the entire area around Caernarfon to Anglesey and across as far as Pwlllheli. I would definitely recommend it to my friends.

    Reviewed by StanleyJun 2018

  • "Great view,house"

    Reviewed by AgataMay 2018

  • "Hassle free booking."

    Fantastic cottage. Bedrooms very spacious with most comfortable mattresses. Everything you could possibly need was provided. Really liked the multi fuel burner. Do not think you could find a better view than the one from this property.

    Reviewed by KenApr 2018

  • "It was very cold the day we arrived No wood or fire lighters or matches were available even though they we promised I went to Tesco's late on and got two sacks of wood and firefighters and kindling and matches The logs were too wet and would not ignite So we went to bed to keep warm On Sunday I bought two sacks of coal and once the house warmed up we were fine."

    We ate in the cottage the cooking facilities were good and we had good meals On the two occasions we went out to eat once in Caernarfon and once in Conway the meals were poor The Conway experience was like Fawlty towers I do not think the Welsh people were welcoming and believed they resented us being there So that was my first and last visit to North Wales The house was fine and comfortable after we got it warm Facilities were fine the T V had problems getting any station other than BBC one and two But we had no other concerns

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2017

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The property

Caernarfon 5.5 miles.

This homely and quaint detached cottage is situated in a semi-rural location, high in the hills above the village of Rhosgadfan, amongst a scattering of other similar properties, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

The cottage enjoys fantastic open views across the fields and countryside, encompassing the coastline of Caernarfon Bay and the Isle of Anglesey.

This delightful cottage is ideal for couples, friends and families who want to get away from it all, and spend time together exploring the delights this beautiful area of North Wales.

The cottage welcomes you into a lovely sitting room which is characterful with exposed beams and enough comfy seating for everyone.

A warming woodburner is a welcoming addition and makes this delightful cottage really cosy on chillier evenings, and the dining area is ideal for a family sit down meal.

The traditional country farmhouse-style kitchen provides everything you may need to prepare a family feast or something a little less challenging in the culinary department.

A downstairs bedroom is perfect if you have someone in the family who perhaps has difficulty with stairs and with patio doors opening onto a seating area outside, where you can sit, relax and enjoy those wonderful views.

Off the sitting room is a small library area with bookcases containing a variety of interesting reading material, ideal if you just fancy a little me time with just a good book for company.

Upstairs, the spacious landing area has been adapted into a great space for younger members of the family to play games, complete a puzzle or as a peaceful reading area.

The two cosy bedrooms which do have slightly restricted headroom in places, have the added appeal of exposed beams.

The double bedroom benefits from four skylight windows offering wonderful views towards the sea, making breakfast in bed a real treat.

Outside is a grassed garden area with two patio areas, a slate constructed safe area for disposable barbecues with seating and fantastic views which add to the overall charm of this cottage and makes it a perfect area for alfresco dining, beautiful sunsets or to enjoy some stargazing when the sun has gone down.

There are miles of walking and cycling tracks around this area, as well as horse riding at the nearby Snowdonia Riding Stables which offers pony trekking.

For keen walkers and climbers, the mountains of Snowdonia are easily accessible.

Caernarfon, with its array of shops and medieval castle, and the beaches along the Menai Straits are just a 15-minute drive away, or you can jump on a train to Porthmadog with its Blue Flag beaches and harbour and spend an afternoon browsing the shops there.

The other castles of Conwy, Criccieth and Harlech are also all within easy driving distance, as too are the fantastic beaches and coastline of the Llyn Peninsula and Anglesey.

This is a homely and tranquil cottage in a great location and provides a great base all year round.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner
  • First floor mezzanine landing with snug (seats 2) and TV.
  • LPG central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and puzzles
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved, house trained dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 mile, pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: Some steps and uneven areas in the garden, please take care and young children to be supervised
  • Note: There are some low doorways and internal steps on the ground floor
  • Note: Stairs are open to the sitting room
  • Note: First floor rooms have sloping ceilings and some restricted headroom
  • Note: No Stag/Hen parties or similar.

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

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About the location


Llanberis 8 miles; Bangor 9 miles.

Caernarfon (county town of Gwynedd) has much historic and cultural importance in North Wales. It is a popular tourist spot with its impressive 13th Century castle, well preserved town walls and delightful water front. During the season there are guided tours of the castle and special events including historic pageants. There is also a station for the Welsh Highland Railway, which passes through dramatic scenery, the village of Beddgelert and onto Porthmadog. Fishing trips are available from the harbour and another attraction within walking distance of the town centre is Segontium, a Roman fort and museum, housing many important finds. Caernarfon offers a wide selection of shops and places to eat and is close to the lovely beaches of the Isle of Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula as well as the mountains and rivers of Snowdonia, including the renowned mountaineering town of Llanberis at the foot of Mount Snowdon.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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