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Glasfryn near Cerrigydrudion, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 929866)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Michael H
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    “Bodlawen is a family treat!”

    Bodlawen proved to be the perfect 3 night stay for my family of 5 and my sister, her husband and son. The cottage is spacious, well laid out and easily accommodated the 8 of us. With some handy features for an outdoors break - like the utility room for returning from muddy walks and the wood burner for getting toasty ...

    Bodlawen proved to be the perfect 3 night stay for my family of 5 and my sister, her husband and son. The cottage is spacious, well laid out and easily accommodated the 8 of us. With some handy features for an outdoors break - like the utility room for returning from muddy walks and the wood burner for getting toasty. Location was ideal for walks from the cottage and a short 15 min drive to Betws-y-Coed added further young family walking opportunities. The lovely welcome basket was a nice touch. We will be returning and recommending to family and friends.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Cerrigydrudion 2 miles.

A spacious former Post Office in the hamlet of Glasfryn, just a couple of miles from the village of Cerrigydrudion on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

This lovely cottage is easily accessible, and a perfect base for families or groups of friends looking to make the most of the extensive countryside on the doorstep and enjoy the huge selection of fabulous days out within a short drive.

Set over two floors, there are four comfortable bedrooms on a split-level first floor, with the family bathroom and an additional king-size double room, with en-suite wet room, on the ground floor.

There is a well-equipped modern kitchen with a feature slate fireplace and a separate spacious dining room.

The property is completed by a sitting room with comfy seating and a cosy woodburner, from where you can enjoy distant views across to the undulating countryside.

Outside, you can sit in the patio garden and enjoy an early morning cup of tea before setting off for your days adventures in the stunning Snowdonia National Park.

This delightful cottage is surrounded by fabulous walks and close to fabulous little villages and popular market towns.

You are ideally placed to explore the truly unique and stunning landscape of the Snowdonia National Park with the majestic mountains, mysterious river gorges, magical waterfalls, haunting lakes and sweeping estuaries.

The beautiful town of Betws-y-Coed surrounded by the Gwydyr Forest, peppered with waterfalls and hidden lakes is just 10 miles away.

Considered to be the gateway of Snowdonia, you can easily wile away a few hours with the independent shops and glorious surrounding countryside.

The area offers numerous outdoor activities such as fabulous walks and hikes across the diverse landscapes within the National Park, cycling at Llyn Brenig, and fabulous watersports at Llyn Tegid in Bala where you can go fishing and horse riding.

You are also close to white knuckle experiences at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns of Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Slightly further afield, why not take a drive to Llanberis, a perfect start to the ascent of Snowdon?

Alternatively, take the historic train ride to the summit and marvel at the panoramic views.

The aesthetic Italianate village of Portmeirion and the coast of West Wales is less than an hour’s drive, perfect for a sublime change in scenery.

An ideal base on the edge of the National Park, close to a myriad of days out, surrounded by walks, numerous outdoor activities and adventures, yet a short drive from a variety of excursions and activities.


Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite wet room, basin and WC, 1 x double, 2 x single (one accessed through double room). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars and roadside parking in layby 100 yards away
  • Bike storage
  • Private enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Property on the A5, some associated road noise will be heard
  • Note: One of the single bedrooms is only accessed via double bedroom.

About the location


Bala 11 miles; Betws-y-Coed 13 miles.

The village of Cerrigydrudion (also known as Cerrig-y-Drudion) is to be found on the high moorlands in the county of Conwy in North Wales. Cerrigydrudion is perfectly situated between the lakeside town of Bala and charming Betws-y-Coed, which is known as the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park. Boasting Lakes Brenig and Alwen within a few miles, this peaceful village offers superb walking, cycling and wildlife watching opportunities amidst the surrounding countryside. There is also a family-run community entertainment centre offering a coffee shop, cinema screen and internet access. The popular tourist towns of Betws-y-Coed and Bala are both within easy driving distance offering a range of interesting shops, inns and restaurants, along with a host of outdoor activities, including rafting and climbing to name just two. A wonderful holiday location offering something for all the family.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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