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Rhyd Ddu near Beddgelert, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 935906)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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    Open fire
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    Garden / Patio
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    Pub/shop < 1 mile
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    Washing machine
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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Reeks

    “Lovely cottage.”

    Very warm. Managed to park opposite cottage every day. Nice little back garden patio backing on to stream. No gate or fencing to keep dog in only issue.

    Very warm. Managed to park opposite cottage every day. Nice little back garden patio backing on to stream. No gate or fencing to keep dog in only issue. Brilliant value for money. Deserves to do well.

    - Mr Reeks, June 2017

The property

A delightful mid-terrace quarryman’s cottage, backing onto the River Gwyrfai in the pretty village of Rhyd Ddu.

This is the starting point for many walks up Snowdon (via the Rhyd Ddu Path), Moel Hebog, Yr Aran and the Nantlle Ridge and is only three and a half miles from Beddgelert, making the cottage a perfect getaway for a couple, friends or a small family wanting to explore the wild and woolly terrain of Snowdonia.

Boasting character and style this pretty cottage is very well presented and offers a high standard of accommodation throughout that will not disappoint.

The level of care and attention to detail is second to none, the cottage owner really has thought of everything to ensure you have a wonderful stay, a real home from home.

The warm and welcoming sitting room is so nicely decorated and with comfort in mind, a wonderful inglenook fireplace houses a lovely woodburner is so cosy to relax in front of after a day out and about, perfect for a night in on those chillier evenings too.

Like so many cottages of this age and nature the shower room is downstairs, very well appointed and modern in styling and the kitchen in contrast to the cosy sitting room and bedrooms is light, bright and modern with contemporary fittings, and smooth high gloss units and clean lines.

Extending to the dining area with large skylights and patio doors opening to the garden, makes it perfect for alfresco dining.

Two bedrooms upstairs complete this beautiful holiday cottage, both individually styled and tastefully decorated in warming browns and autumnal colours.

Outside there is a rear patio and gravelled area with table and chairs, and the river flows past the bottom of the garden, creating a sense of well-being and harmony, the perfect place to relax on a warm summer’s evening, whilst enjoying a refreshing glass of something or a barbecue.

After a long walk, of which there are many from the cottage or a day of exploring, return to this charming cottage to get ready for an evening out and a meal at the nearby Cwellyn Arms.

You don’t have to be a train fanatic to appreciate the Welsh Highland narrow gauge steam railway that runs along this valley, the best way to see some of the most beautiful and rugged scenery this area has to offer.

Beddgelert is only a ten minute drive away, and offers a good selection of shops, pubs and cafes, be sure to visit the famous grave of Gelert, the faithful hound of the medieval Welsh Prince Llewelyn when you are there.

Cycling and mountain biking is well catered for with a number of centres, tracks and trails in the area and a short drive away are many beautiful sandy beaches and stunning coastal paths that lead to secluded coves, and your holiday isn't complete without exploring the wonderful Snowdonia National Park, so whether it is walking or climbing in the mountains, or relaxing by the coast and visiting historic castles, or taking leisurely trips on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland steam railways, the cottage provides a comfortable base all year round.

One, we’re sure you’ll want to return to time and time again.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • LPG central heating, underfloor heating in shower room and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking outside cottage on first come, first served basis
  • Bike storage shed at rear
  • Rear gravelled garden with paved patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3.5 miles, pub and tea room 1 min walk
  • Note: There is no mobile signal in the village, there is a public telephone 100 yards down the road and a pay phone in the local pub
  • Note: The cottage is located on the road so a little noise associated with this may be heard
  • Note: The garden is not secure and backs onto the River Gwyrfai, children and dogs to be supervised
  • Note: There are two steps down to the front door from the road and two internal steps in the cottage, one small step in to the sitting room and one step down to the shower room and kitchen.

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About the location


Beddgelert 3.5 miles; Porthmadog 11 miles; Portmeirion 13 miles.

Rhyd Ddu is a small 19th century Welsh slate quarry village located around 3.5 miles from Beddgelert. It is a very popular location for walkers as the Rhyd Ddu path is one of the many starting points used for the ascent on Mount Snowdon, and the Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Mawr are also popular walks. The narrow gauge Welsh Highland Steam Railway between Caernarfon to Porthmadog also stops in the village and the railway station is popular with day trippers and rail enthusiasts alike. There is a popular, family run, real ale country inn and restaurant in the village. Nearby, the picturesque village of Beddgelert lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park at the foot of Mount Snowdon. Beddgelert is a bustling village with arts and craft shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, centred around the Afon Glaslyn River. Beddgelert is famed for its monument to the Welsh Prince Llewelyn's dog, whom the Prince killed thinking it had attacked and killed his son, only to discover afterwards it had been defending his son from a savage wolf attack. With Porthmadog, Portmeirion, Borth-y-Gest and the whole of the Llyn Peninsula easily reached, this is an ideal location for a Welsh holiday.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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