A Secret Forest Hideaway in The Woods Above Beddgelert | Cwm-Du
A secret forest hideaway in the woods above Beddgelert, this gem of a property comes with its own extensive woodland and stunning mountain views. It is a fabulous place for a unique holiday experience in what is one of Britain’s most beautiful natural environments.
Totally private in its own forest clearing, but close enough to the pretty mountain village of Beddgelert that it doesn’t feel isolated (you can walk to the excellent local pubs), Cwm-Du sleeps up to four guests in two double bedrooms. It is also pet friendly.
The cottage is a bright and warm beautiful contemporary design. It is perfect for a romantic getaway or for guests who would like to enjoy an extra special break with friends.
Originally built by the Forestry Commission to service the surrounding forest, it has since been stunningly redesigned as a luxury Snowdonia hideaway. The single storey accommodation is a showcase for sustainable timber construction and has a wealth of forest tracks on its doorstep for you to discover.
Entering the front door, a vaulted hallway leads through to a bright and extremely well equipped kitchen. There is a breakfast bar for informal dining with views of the forest right outside the window and space in the hallway to store coats and shoes.
The master bedroom of this secret forest hideaway in the woods above Beddgelert is a kingsize double with a luxury en suite and rainfall shower. There is a second double bedroom which has a separate luxury shower room. Both bedrooms are beautifully presented and wonderfully comfortable.
The main living space – a lounge and dining area – is nothing short of spectacular. A tunnel woodburner sits beneath an impressive vaulted ceiling, and large windows frame beautiful woodland and mountain views. The Porcelain tiled flooring has underfloor heating throughout.
Patio doors open from the main living space onto a canopied terrace seating with views of Moel Hebog and the surrounding forest beyond. It’s hard to imagine a more relaxing place to sit to enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural world.
Snowdonia is a Dark Sky Reserve, and on a clear night the starry skies above this cottage are simply spectacular.
Pets Yes (2 max.)
Bed Linen Provided
Cot and High Chair No
You’ll find this cottage about a mile and a half to the north of Beddgelert, a beautiful mountain village in the heart of Snowdonia.
The cottage is surrounded by Beddgelert Forest – a huge woodland treasure trove of walking and cycling routes, including the Lôn Gwyrfai trail. The mountains of Snowdonia offer a suitably epic backdrop.
Beddgelert is a great place to potter about, and maybe even take a picnic to enjoy on the riverbank. There are some great walks around the village, and ample opportunities for post-ramble refreshments. The local pubs are excellent.
If you are into adventure and the outdoors, you could not be better placed to enjoy a multitude of activities on offer in Snowdonia – gorge walking, climbing, walking, kayaking, white water rafting, canyoning, SUP etc are all readily available throughout the area from a number of different activity providers. Or you could just pull on your walking boots and head out of the front door. Epic days out don’t have to cost much round here.
You are just a couple of miles from the start point for one of the best routes up Yr Wyddfa – or Snowdon, the Rhyd Ddu Path (pronounced ‘rheed-thee). This is probably one of the least touristy ways up the great mountain, and offers some of the best views.
The lovely harbour town of Porthmadog is around 8 miles away – a beautiful 20 minute drive. The harbour has a good selection of restaurants and cafés, and if you’re a fan of real ales look out for the Purple Moose brewery too. Porthmadog is also home to what will be your closest large supermarket (there’s a large Tesco on the High Street).
From Porthmadog, a 20-minute walk will get you to the seaside village of Borth-y-Gest, where you’ll find attractive sandy beaches and a couple of traditional style cafés. The wonderfully eccentric Portmeirion Village is a short distance from Porthmadog and another great place to spend a day.
You can jump on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland steam railways at Porthmadog for a magical ride through Snowdonia. The railways run a regular service throughout the year – they are a great way to explore the landscapes, and a good rainy day alternative to walking. Listen out for the whistles of the West Highland steam trains as they pass through the forest near the cottage.
Beach lovers should check out the sandy dunes at Harlech, which also has a fantastic medieval castle. In fact, if it’s castles you’re after, you’re literally surrounded by them. Caernarfon, Dolbadarn and Criccieth are also well worth a visit.
Blaenau Ffestiniog is a 30 minute drive away, with a multitude of grown up adventures including Zip World Titan, Zip Caverns, Bounce Below, Antur Stiniog downhill mountain biking, The Deep Mine Tour and Quarry Explorer 4×4 trucks. Adventure Parc Snowdonia is a similar distance away, and worth a visit for its spectacular world-first surfable waves as well as a host of other indoor and outdoor adventures.
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