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Nantlle near Penygroes, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was in a great location but unfortunately the cleaning standards were very low."

    The kitchen area was particularly dirty, the shelves in the fridge were very dirty. We also weren't able to put anything in the icebox because it was fully frosted over. The oven had hairs inside and wasn't cleaned at all with greasy shelves, old splashes of food on the tiles, kettle and the microwave. There was also lots of old crumbs on the worktop and a horrible smell of mold inside the cupboards. Downstairs loo not cleaned with pee stains and hair. There was human and pet hair was all over the place especially on the sofas and beds. Mold on the walls in the bathroom and around bathtub and very thin bath towels. The front of the house, wasn't also up to standards there was a lot of weeds and overall was quite overgrown. In addition to this there were steps leading up to the house with a loose slate slab which was quite the hazard especially in wet weather or while walking up and down. The Property looks like it gets quite a few bad reviews as there were torn off pages in the Visitors Book.

    Reviewed by SebastianAug 2023

  • "We had a lovely time in north Wales for a week."

    The cottage is located in ideal place. Our aim for this holiday was to climb Snowdon. Only short drive to the parking, so easy to come back afterwards. Also we visited several places such as Anglesey to Porthmadog and Betws-y-Coed, those places are within 1 hour! Great view from front window if sky is clear. There are basic essentials provided in this cottage. About 15 mins drive to get major big supermarket or 5 mins to get local shop. Some games are in living room and TV to connect Netflix. We totally relaxed at night time. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by NaomiJul 2023

  • "Very nice property but could do with some rail and clothes hangers."

    I had some tops with me that would become unwearable if kept in a drawer. The towels were very small and thin. I had brought my own as this is often the case but if towels are provided it would be nice if they were a bigger size and thicker.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2023

  • "A lovely clean, tidy cottage with really great facilities."

    The cottage was comfortable and welcoming. We loved the attention to detail in every room. The lighting, the choice of bedding, the kitchen wear and sofas were particular stand outs. Great to have 2 toilets, the bath and shower was much appreciated after long days walking. The oven was another added bonus, perfect for putting a big family meal in to cook all at the same time. Would highly recommend this cottage for anyone wanting a quiet get away in a stunning location.

    Reviewed by TonyAug 2022

  • "On entering the cottage we noticed a smell of dump."

    The kitchen had all facilities needed for self catering which was the only plus. The overall cleanliness wasnt great, the bedsheets and bedcovers had stains and there was a lot of human and dog hair on them. The bathroom mat had hair on it too. We decided to cut our holiday short as we were not feeling this was a good place for us to stay any longer, we did not feel comfortable or cozy.

    I am so very sorry you were not happy at Shadowfax. I am looking into the issues you have raised and finding out why things weren't up to standard. I would like to stress your experience seems to be an exception. Again, I am sorry for your unhappy experience in such an amazing location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MonikaAug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was lovely (clean calm and peaceful) and a great place to relax and to visit our daughter and granddaughter who lives a few doors down the road. Thank you so much for accommodating us at short notice and we hope to return. (No shaver point apparently!)

    Reviewed by ClareMay 2022

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with balcony, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with an electric fire
  • Cloakroom/Utility
  • Gas central heating with electric fire which has a remote control
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Front patio with furniture, and small rear decked area leading off the bedroom, with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles and pub 3.3 miles
  • Note: There are stone steps up to the front of the property
  • Note: There are steps within the property, excluding the stairs to the first floor, please take care

The property

Penygroes 3.2 miles.

Nestling in a quiet terrace in the hamlet of Nantlle in the Nantlle Valley, surrounded by dramatic, steep hillsides and watched over by Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), sits this charming cottage, Shadowfax.

Ideal for couples or a small family of four, the property boasts access to hikes along the popular Nantlle Ridge along with nearby beaches and attractions.

After parking in front of this lovely dwelling, ascend the stone steps to find a lovely patio area where you can take in the property's exceptional surroundings.

Head inside to come across an inviting open-plan living space, with sofas for you to stretch out on before switching on the toasty electric fire (perfect for the winter seasons) and watch your favourite movie on the Smart TV.

Continue to the kitchen where you will find all the essential appliances you require to create tantilising dishes, to be enjoyed at the nearby dining table as you plan your activities for the days ahead.

In the evening, make your way upstairs to discover two appealing bedrooms, one being a double benefiting from a private balcony with outdoor seating for you to savour a tranquil moment, along with another double room with views over the rolling hills.

The bedrooms share a fabulous bathroom with a p-shaped bath for you to unwind in after a day filled with excursions.

Dorothea Quarry isn't far and home to some wonderful walks and hidden lakes deep within, is close by whilst the stunningly beautiful Llyn Nantlle Uchaf and Nantlle Valley are just a stroll away.

Venture to Penygroes to find your amenities, from convenience stores to pubs, including local-favourite The Goat where you can enjoy welcoming service and tasty dishes.

Be sure to spend the day in Llanberis where you can visit the delectable Snowdon Honey Farm & Winery, tour the unique National Slate Museum, or board the Llanberis Lake Railway to ride through stunning mountains to Penllyn.

Llanberis additionally acts as a gateway to Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park and you can visit the close-by, stunning Dolbadarn Castle and the Ceunant Mawr Waterfall, before venturing further into the park and embarking on hikes up the peaks of Clib Carnedd Llewelyn and Glyder Fawr; the Park is home to a plethora of exhilarating activities, including the Sygun Copper Mine.

Savour a day by the coast at Caernarfon and tour its famed Castle, explore the remains of the Segontium Roman Fort and stroll around Victoria Dock, before stopping for a bite to eat at one of the town's many eateries.

The popular village of Beddgelert is under 10 miles away and just the other side of the valley is Rhyd Ddu where you can hop on the Welsh Highland Railway to run through the beautiful landscapes of Wales; there's even Pant Du Vineyard just down the road!

For an unforgettable stay in Wales, choose Shadowfax.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


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 Eryri (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 Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, with a fabulous arts and craft shop, and several pubs. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Please note that bookings are from Friday to Friday, otherwise a 2 week price will be charged for crossing over cross over days.