Our stay at the cottage was on the whole delightful, and despite being near a small to medium village with the usual modern conveniences, it really was a lovely slice of what an outsider would think is rural, chocolate box, countryside Wales. The surrounding scenery was wonderfully quaint, with slate mounds and a trickling stream nearby making it an idyllic setting.
The cottage catered for three adults, a 4 month old baby, and a very old Boxer dog perfectly adequately, with the owner even supplying baby 'things' such as a travel crib and stair gates if required, which made travelling with an infant much less cumbersome. Two spacious bedrooms, plenty of lovely wooden beams and features throughout (even a few creaky floorboards adding to the charm), a relatively well equipped kitchen, and a garden patio which is a sun trap most of the day and into early evening making it convenient to dry washing on the line and for when little ones have ceased their screaming and the adults get to relax with a bottle of something! Also, excellent enclosed onsite parking allayed any concern that the dog might jump out the car straight into the main road.
The only reason we couldn't give it a 5 star review is that there were a couple of issues, but these were very quickly resolved by the owner and credit to her for her communication, expediency & friendliness. Would definitely recommend staying here for a family or a couple wanting a quiet getaway, especially as the Velocity zipwire is realistically within walking distance if that's what you've come for... and it's well worth the experience!
This cottage is located in Bethesda on the edge of Snowdonia. The 6 cottages were originally the National Welsh School. Ours was better than the web photos with loads of storage, old school chairs, interesting furniture & pictures, an oven & a fridge/freezer & a pretty private garden outside. They'd thought of everything to make our stay special. Great value. Self catering but they leave a loaf of bread & a small bottle of milk as well as a few basic groceries like tea/coffee/sugar/butter to tide you over. There are handy shops & cafes in Bethesda & a petrol station. It's close to Velocity ZipWorld - the fastest & longest zipwire in Europe (£70) - perfect for those adrenalin junkies. Handy also to National Slate Mine & the Snowdon Mountain Railway in Llanberis & Penryhn Castle the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre. Wish we'd booked a longer stay.
Very nice cottage in a quiet location but well situated for most of the towns and attractions of North Wales.Attractively built in slate comprising a large living area,two bedrooms and a good-sized kitchen/dining room.it will sleep up to 7 but was perfect for our party of 5.At the back of the house is a secluded patio area which would be very pleasnt on a summer's evening.its on two levels so not ideal for very small children but otherwise is a very good spot to eat or sciaalise when the weather allows.
The owner had provided bread,milk and butter so we had emergency provisions.A nice touch and we would happily return.
Before we arrived Lynne was very attentive, ensuring we had information on the surrounding area and how to reach the cottage. We loved the cottage, a very charming property. The front room with the log burner was so cosy in the evening. The beds were comfy, the rooms clean and well presented. The flowers, milk, butter, fresh bread and dog biscuits were a lovely touch. The owners obviously go the extra mile as the cottage has a lot of thoughtful extra touches such as board games, menus for local amenities and attractions. We are already looking at going back!
Were lucky enough to stay at cycle to the zip wire. Lovely cottage, ideal for the zip wire which was just a short cycle ride away, but must admit used 4 wheels to get there. Stayed with family members, we all thought cottage was lovely. Flowers in our rooms was lovely as well as the cake and magazines left for us. It was a pleasure to stay there. Owners were very obliging in allowing us to arrive early and a later departure, which was great as we could have a full English breakfast before we set home on our 3.1/2 hour journey home. Cottage was well stocked with hand wash, washing up liquids, shampoo etc. And the tea tray even had a home baked cake I wish the cottage was just a bit nearer, so we could have more weekend breaks there. My daughter in law even went out for a morning run through the woods. Everything was a lovely experience for us all. No complaint just a lovely cosy warm cottage.