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Llys Elen

(Ref. 1093802)

Nant Gwynant, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely Christmas break in Llys Elen."

    The weather was very wet & windy but we expected that and enjoyed a restful break instead. Managed a boxing day climb up Snowdon with the two boys aged 9 & 6 so very proud of them! Thankyou for the beautifully decorated Xmas tree and decorations. We had everything we needed, including replacement light bulbs! Log burners were lovely & well used. We were aware of the situation with the TV being for DVD's only, but the mention of ' Wifi for streaming ' had us believe we could stream via the TV. Sadly not , but not a huge problem. Thank you for a lovely stay! Beautifully clean!

    Allum FamilyDec 2023

  • "We've had a lovely stay."

    Your cottage is in a beautiful spot with fantastic views.

    DebbieSep 2023

  • "Great cottage in ideal location for exploring."

    We've had a great week and would recommend cottage to others. Thank you

    Heath FamilyAug 2023

  • "Thank you for letting us stay in your amazing house again!"

    We had some great adventures, including summiting Snowdon twice and exploring nearby villages.

    Paul, Cath, Callum + LaurenJul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    The kids loved the DVD collection. We did put the bins out, but I don't think they were collected. The views from your cottage are great. We've had a great time! Thank you

    The MartinsJul 2023

  • "Thanks for an amazing place to stay, we will definitely be back."

    Unfortunately the curtain rail in the front bedroom must have been very loose, because when closing curtains it fell down.

    Ade, Denise, Craig, Corey, Danielle & StephanieJul 2023

  • "Such a beautiful and cosy cottage in a great location."

    We loved how accessible it is to some of the walking trails as well as the lakes. We also enjoyed the beautiful garden and the barbeque during some sunny evenings.

    Adelle, Jarson, Estelle And ConradJul 2023

  • "We've just returned from an amazing week at Llys Elen."

    Everything was beautiful and the little Welsh cakes and milk for a cuppa were a treat after a long journey. The view from the garden of the Watkin path up Snowdon was fabulous. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Nice cottage, in a good position, near to Beddgelert and Snowdon."

    Drawback not having tv reception and enquire inadequate.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jun 2023

  • "Good walks, excellent bird watching, good pubs."

    Thanks for providing a lovely cottage. Very comfortable.

    Julie & PhilMay 2023

  • "Had a lovely time, would definitely visit again."

    Fantastic home :)

    Tilly, Les Bill And HugoMay 2023

  • "We were very impressed with the standard of the house and how well it was equipped."

    Everything well thought through. It is immaculately clean. We liked design and how it is decorated and we felt cosy and warm. We especially enjoyed the fire place and views from our windows. Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

    Natalia & HarryMay 2023

  • "As we were here on a photography break, we have to say the cottage is in a perfect location, between two beautiful lakes."

    For the most part the conditions and weather have been excellent, much better than expected. We loved the cottage and its facilities. We can thoroughly recommend the Prince Llewelyn hotel for food, meals are well cooked and plentiful. Heating & Wifi were fantastic too. Hope to stay again soon :-)

    Tracey & SteveApr 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here, felt really warm and homely, great location (loved the views), didn't want to leave."

    Thank you.

    AnnetteApr 2023

  • "Great place however would have been great to have a smart tv as broadband so good we could have streamed tv on set rather than iPads A tv in the front lounge would have been great Curtains or blinds to front road windows we had issues with young walkers peering in at night be great with a blind at least so a bit scary we did feel like a goldfish."

    But all said superb place Really well insulated and warm

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time, some amazing weather for the time of year, and we really enjoyed the house!"

    Our daughter loved the 'purple room' She cried when we said we had to go. Great location and a very comfortable stay! We would definitely choose to stay here again! Thank you

    Donna, Charles & MatildaFeb 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage location."

    Lucky with the weather. Landslide shut road, so had a major detour but reopened 2 days later so now ok! Loved the whole week and will probably return soon... Thanks.

    ScottOct 2022

  • "Was a curtain, rail and holder down in one bedroom on Saturday arrival."

    There was a difficulty contacting Menai over the weekend as poor phone signal and email address would have been useful. When contacted Jason soon fixed the problems,including a number of different light bulbs. Spare bulbs and communication wold obviate similar problems. Otherwis a good property for our stay.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    Plenty of sunshine, beautiful walks up and around Snowdon. We really felt welcome in the beautiful cottage. We enjoyed our stay very much, our family time was spent well.

    StefanAug 2022

  • "We have had a fantastic week at Llys Elen (how exciting to be your first guests)!"

    The room layout was just right for our adult family of 4. We have enjoyed many walks from the house- your suggested routes were a good place to start- with the variety of mountains, forest, lake and farmland that the low and mid-level walks give. Particular highlights were the waterfall down the road and the ice-cream shop in Beddgelert. We also found time to read in the 'quiet' lounge, DVDs, games and have enjoyed the beautiful garden; a haven for bees and butterflies. We hope your future guests have as much fun as we have.

    ChrisAug 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Living/kitchen room with woodburning stove
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and 2x wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Multi-level garden with patio, furniture, raised gravel
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: The steps up to the raised garden are quite steep, please take care and ensure children are supervised
  • Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Beddgelert 3.5 miles.

Nestled in Nant Gwynant near Beddgelert, Gwynedd, is this idyllic cottage, Llys Elen.

Enjoying an exceptional location near the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, with views of the famous peak available from the traditional interior and garden, Llys Elen is a fantastic base for a group or family of six.

Step into the living/kitchen room, where you can conjure up delicious feasts in the well-equipped kitchen or relax in the sitting area in front of a much-loved movie on the DVD player as the woodburning stove crackles nearby.

Settle down to dinner at the dining table for six or dine alfresco out on your rear patio or raised terrace with a backdrop of breath-taking mountain views.

The home also offers an additional sitting room with plush seating and a woodburning stove, perfect for snuggling up with a good book.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you can wash away the day in the family bathroom, before retiring to one of three well-presented double bedrooms, one of which has its own en-suite shower room.

There are a wealth of scenic walking and cycling trails available right from your doorstep, including the renowned Watkins Path adjacent to your holiday home.

The village of Beddgelert is a short journey away where you can visit the grave of the legendary faithful hound, Gelert, join the Welsh Highland Railway on a steam locomotive, and find walking trails through the Craflwyn and Beddgelert nature reserve.

For your local amenities, head into Llanberis, where you can enjoy a wide variety of watersports on Llyn Peris, explore the World Heritage site of Dinorwig Quarry, delve into history at the National Slate Museum and Dolbadarn Castle.

Those feeling adventurous can tackle the famous Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) Peak, whilst if you came for the views but not the hike, there is a train available from Llanberis to take you up to the summit.

Continue onto Blaenau Ffestiniog, where you can explore the underground mines at Zip World Llechwedd, or head to Betws-y-Coed for treetop adventures Zip World Fforest and hikes up to Swallow Falls Waterfall.

All this and more awaits at Llys Elen.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Beddgelert 3.5 miles; Porthmadog 10 miles; Betws-y-Coed 13 miles.

The tiny hamlet of Nant Gwynant is situated in the Nant Gwynant Valley, surrounded by some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in the whole of the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park. Overlooked by the Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Yr Aran and Moel Hebog mountains and with wonderful wooded valleys, towering rocky slopes, hidden lakes and waterfalls all providing magnificent views, this is a fantastic location for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Enjoy climbing, walking and mountain biking, with one of the main routes for ascending Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), via the famous Watkin Path, starting in the valley. Nearby is Beddgelert, regarded as one of the most attractive villages in the United Kingdom and named after the famous legend of Gelert the dog. This lovely riverside village boasts quality pubs and eating houses as well as excellent outdoor pursuit centres, offering a variety of activities. Close by are wonderful beaches, castles, National Trust properties, slate caverns, mountain railways and the Portmeirion Italianate Village.

Note: Please be aware the steps up to the higher part of the garden are steep and uneven
Note: The TV can only be used with the DVD player - there is Super fast WiFi available for streaming
Note: Please be aware there are no curtains or blinds in the ground floor rooms
Note: Please be aware the bedrooms have Yale locks, the keys should not be removed under any circumstances

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas