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3 Blue Bell

Cilgwyn near Penygroes, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1013552)

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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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • “Lovely cottage in unique location.”

    Unfortunately rainy weather meant we couldn’t make the most of the views but they were still there! Despite the rain, the cottage was warm and cosy, it certainly did not feel damp as stated in a previous review, yes there was a damp patch but nothing to warrant bad feedback. I believe from the neighbours it’s been difficult to get tradesmen at the moment, I’m sure this cottage would be higher star rated if it was redecorated, which would mean a higher rental charge! I found it to be ...

    Unfortunately rainy weather meant we couldn’t make the most of the views but they were still there! Despite the rain, the cottage was warm and cosy, it certainly did not feel damp as stated in a previous review, yes there was a damp patch but nothing to warrant bad feedback. I believe from the neighbours it’s been difficult to get tradesmen at the moment, I’m sure this cottage would be higher star rated if it was redecorated, which would mean a higher rental charge! I found it to be extremely cosy and comfortable, very comfy sofas and I loved the bed, had a great sleep. It’s a shame people give bad reviews, if you expect a 5 star luxury hotel then this isn’t for you, it’s rural and peaceful, quaint and characterful. I also wouldn’t rent a 3 bed house expecting a single person discount, again it’s not a hotel! This was my second visit, I find it good value for money, it was more expensive to rent a caravan on a holiday park, which isn’t my type of holiday! I love the views and location, spent some days in Anglesey then went down to Abersoch, best of both worlds, able to climb Snowdon (which you can see in the distance from the garden) or go to the beach, closest being about 6 miles away, which my dogs love! I will say there are 2 parking spaces at the bottom of a slope, it does help to have someone guiding you in until you get used to how much space there is to manoeuvre, it looks worse when you’re in the car than it actually is, I’ve experienced worse parking situations in city centre car parks though, so again it’s not impossible or impassable as in previous reviews, just depends on size of vehicle/ ability of driver! All in all, a lovely cottage and I enjoyed my stay.

    - Mrs Tracey, July 2021

    Thank you for your lovely comments, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciate what the cottage has to offer. I can confirm it has been impossible to get tradesmen due to the pandemic and I do have a scheme of improvements in mind, but this is reliant on getting reliable tradesmen! Many thanks once again and hope to see you return in the near future. - Sykes owner relations

The property

Penygroes 1.7 miles.

This traditional quarryman’s cottage rests in a peaceful location within the village of Cilgwyn in North Wales.

High above the Nantlle Valley, this quiet getaway is positioned in one of the most desirable settings in the area, enjoying superb views over the Snowdonia National Park.

Step into the entrance porch, where you can leave your jackets and boots before continuing into the open-plan living area.

Immediately catching your eye is the original stone and slate fireplace, which houses a cast iron multi-fuel burner, providing a warm and cosy feel to the house.

Adjacent to this inviting setup is the traditional cottage-style kitchen, with an open plan design, fitted with a wooden base and wall units that compliment the exposed stone and slate of the fireplaces; the kitchen is equipped with the necessary appliances to ensure a stress-free cooking experience, along with a breakfast bar where you can enjoy your toast and cereal whilst planning for the day ahead.

Head upstairs to find the spacious landing and three bedrooms, including the master double bedroom, which boasts an exposed roof beam as well as an original cast iron fireplace and, of course, the panoramic view of the valley; there is also a second double and single.

Completing the interior of 3 Blue Bell is the ground-floor contemporary shower room with double walk-in shower and underfloor heating, so you can get ready for each day in style.

For a moment of peace of quiet, sit out in the gravelled garden amidst a variety of well-kept shrubs and bushes with a stunning view to appreciate, or make your way into the village of Penygroes to find a local supermarket, which is handy for grabbing those last-minute essentials.

A few miles further rests the principle town of Caenarfon, with its historic castle, shops, restaurants and cafes, whilst Llanberis, the starting point for many routes up Mount Snowdon, is also within easy reach.

Beach lovers can spend some time on the beautiful Blue Flag beach at Dinas Dinlle, offering a sloping shoreline, sand dunes and rock pools, just six miles away.

This deceptively spacious cottage offers something for everyone.

Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and woodburning stove
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Tassimo coffee machine
  • TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Gravelled garden with seating and bike storage
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome however you are responsible for them at all times and you must ensure that they are kept under control at all times due to livestock, they stay off the furniture, you clean up behind them inside and out
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: The access to the property is via an old cart track which is uneven and reaches a narrow point between a stone barn and wall, vehicle/van of 1.84m can fit through, care to be taken when driving.

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About the location

PENYGROES

Llanberis 8 miles; Caernarfon 6.5 miles.

The lovely quiet village of Penygroes is situated around six miles from the historic castle town of Caernarfon, bordering the Snowdonia National Park with beautiful scenic walks and mountain views easily accessible. A good selection of shops, cafes and pubs are available in the village and the wider local area is full of restaurants and activities such as golfing, swimming, tennis, surfing and horse riding to name but a few. Plas Dinas Country House is also nearby, which is home to some great history as well as The Gun Room restaurant. The beaches on Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula can be reached in about half an hour, while the beach at Dinas Dinlle is just a 10-minute drive away. Nearby, Caernarfon is home to Caernarfon Castle, which is well worth a visit, with further shops and cafes available, as well as steam train trips. Portmeirion is also a short distance away, featured in the TV series ‘The Prisoner’. Just 8 miles away is the Welsh Heritage centre which has a licensed cafe at Nant Nwrtheyrn with magnificent sea views from it's decked dining area. Beddgelert is a very attractive village, surrounded by the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, with a fabulous arts and craft shop, and several pubs. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas