Holiday Cottage in Beddgelert Near Snowdon | Gilfach-Y-Nant | Dioni

Holiday Cottage in Beddgelert Near Snowdon | Gilfach-Y-Nant

Gilfach-Y-Nant is a three bedroom holiday cottage in Beddgelert near Snowdon. On the banks of the river Glaslyn, the cottage offers the perfect location for guests wanting to explore this popular picture postcard village and the surrounding mountains.

Holiday Cottage in Beddgelert Near Snowdon | Gilfach-Y-Nant

The cottage itself is the end property on a small row of terraced houses just on the edge of the village with off road parking for 2 cars. Although a fairly recent build, the cottage is constructed with traditional stonewalls under a slate roof, synonymous with this part of Snowdonia.

A spacious well-equipped kitchen to the rear of the house overlooks a tranquil enclosed back garden which runs right down to the banks of the river. Inside, sleek white units house a fridge, freezer and dishwasher as well as a modern fan oven with electric hob. A circular dining table sits under a wall mounted digital tv at the far end of the room.

From here we can pass through into the lounge via a small dining area. A second circular dining table in this space is suitable for more formal dining perhaps. The adjoining lounge comes complete with a wonderful log burner, perfect for warming your toes after a long walk in the mountains. Facing the fire, two comfortable leather sofas and matching armchair sit on a sumptuous cream carpet.

The stairway leads us up to the first floor landing. Three bedrooms in total, one twin room and two double rooms. Both the small double and twin room look out onto the river at the rear of the cottage. The larger master bedroom is to the front of the house as is the bathroom. The bathroom houses a shower over bath arrangement as well as wc and washbasin. Plenty of wardrobe space in each of the bedrooms and high quality beds and linen as you expect.

Property Details

Sleeps  5 +cot

Pets  No

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  3 Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bed Bedroom 2: Double bed Bedroom 3: Twin beds

Bathrooms  1 Bathroom: WC, handbasin, bath with shower over.

Facilities  Wifi, log burner, electric heating, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, under counter washer/drier Iron and Ironing board, stair gate, cot and high chair, TV in kitchen and living room, DVD player, hairdryer, BBQ and off-street parking.

***Please note on payment of balance a £100 security deposit will be pre-authorised on your card. This will be released in full after a post-departure inspection (usually within 5 working days).***


Beddgelert is a bustling little village hidden away among the tall peaks of Snowdonia. Popular with locals and tourists alike it boasts a lovely selection of pubs, restaurants and tearooms as well as the magnificent Glaslyn Ice-cream Parlor. (Seriously, don’t leave without trying the Ice-

There are lots of walks straight from the village. Snowdon itself could be attempted from the door of the cottage but less experienced walkers might prefer to drive the 3 miles up to Pen Y Pass to give themselves a head start. A less strenuous but equally picturesque route to consider is the ‘Lon Gwyrfai’ path which leads up to Rhyd Ddu on Snowdon’s eastern slopes. This newly opened path can be combined with the Welsh Highland Steam railway to give you a circular route back down to Beddgelert.

Beics Beddgelert will happily rent you some mountain bikes if you want to explore the miles of green cycle way and bridle paths that criss-cross this area. No, there isn’t anywhere flat to cycle. And the mountain biking centres at Antur Stiniog and Coed Y Brenin will exhaust even the most enthusiastic and experienced cyclist.

Watersports is also a big draw for a lot of our guests. Kayaking down the fast flowing Afon Glaslyn will take you right past the Gilfach Y Nant whilst the lakes of Llyn Dinas and Llyn Gwynant nearby are a haven of peace and tranquility even during the busy summer months.


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  1. Ann Barrow says:

    We had a lovely stay at the cottage and it was well equipped. However it is a shame that the carpet has gone from the sitting room as it made it feel very empty and unwelcoming. A rug would make a BIG difference. The garden, especially at the front could do with some TLC to make it look attractive. All that aside it was warm and had all 4 adults could need for a comfortable stay.

  2. Tim and JensineKitchen says:

    What a lovely cottage to stay in with excellent facilities.
    We were lucky to have a gorgeous week of April sunshine which of course helped us appreciate the magnificent scenery of Snowdonia.
    It’s worth staying in this cottage just for the view at the bottom of the garden of the river and the mountains!
    We hope to return.

  3. Tracy, David Grace & Connor says:

    Just returned from another lovely week away in this cottage (we had previously visited for a week this time last year). Cottage is cosy and welcoming and catered to the needs of all our family (2 adults, a five year old and two year old). We loved having breakfast in the kitchen every morning looking out at the fabulous views and snuggling in front of the log burner of an evening to play a game. Great location – lots of walks straight from the door – even though our children are young they are great adventurers and we had a lovely 5/6 mile walk one day down to the lake then up into the hills and back down the river to the other side of the village. We will defiantly be back again. Thanks for a lovely welcome and a fabulous cottage. X

  4. Kerry says:

    The cottage was lovely, in a spectacular setting couldn’t beat the location. The only downside was only 2 egg cups in the cupboard , when all six of us had eggs in a morning we were waiting for a cup ! Plus only sofa space for 4 people which made it a bit uncomfortable on an evening. Also could do with another bathroom when it’s fully occupied. Apart from these small hiccups we had one of the best holidays ever.

  5. JULIA DUNCAN says:

    amazing cottage, loved sitting by the river watching all the wildlife at the bottom of the garden, Beddgelert is a beatiful village with lots of lovely places to eat and drink, the pizza and ice creams were wonderful and the meals at the Hebog were fantastic along witht the friendly service. The owner Bethan was very warm and welcoming. The village is a wonderful base to explore Snowdonia, it is very easy to get around and there is a wonderful view everywhere you go. Could not recommend it highly enough and will definately be back

  6. Janet Douglas says:

    Stayed for a week at this beautiful cottage with friends. The accommodation was lovely, all rooms decorated beautifully and the kitchen well stocked. Free Wifi as well. The cottage is in an
    Idyllic setting backing onto the river and mountains. Lovely garden and setting. I will definitely be returning in the near future. Situated in the heart of a beautiful village, lovely walks, shops and restaurants. Many thanks to the owners who communicated well and assured us they were close by if we needed their services.

  7. Robert French says:

    The cottage was exactly as described and suited our needs perfectly,ideally situated for walking or driving from,we met Bethan briefly who is a very likeable person and keen to make sure all is o.k.,the cottage is a place we would return to and recommend to friends,our stay was enhanced by some glorious Welsh sunshine.

  8. Julie Danby says:

    We have just returned from staying in this lovely cottage. Its location makes it a great base to explore Snowdonia by car, foot or rail. We enjoyed some lovely walks from the door and called at the ice cream parlour on the way back!
    We found the cottage to be well equipped, especially for a family with young children and is very nicely decorated. There was a much appreciated Welsh cake waiting in the kitchen on our arrival!
    The river Glaslyn running past at the bottom of the garden was amazing and as the rain fell the river got even more spectacular!
    We will certainly be returning to this wonderful cottage in the future, thank you.

  9. geert Vanham says:

    We enjoyed our stay in the cottage in Beddgelert . It ‘s very confortable en well situated in a little beautiful village from where you can walk for many miles in the beautiful mountains of snowdonia national park . That you can leave the car on a secluded aria away from the road is a bonus . Our kids loved the river on the backside of the cottage . The kitchen is well equiped and the house and rooms are spacious .
    We would certainly return to this beautiful aria .

  10. Graham & Jackie Last says:

    We really enjoyed our week’s stay in this lovely cottage. We enjoyed sitting in the back garden with
    the river running right by. Most relaxing.

    It was very convenient to be able to park right outside the front door but there is a separate car park at the end of the row of six cottages if you prefer to keep the car ‘ off road ‘

    Bedgellert is a beautiful village and we were lucky that the weather was kind with only one wet day in the entire week. We even picked a clear day for the trip up Snowdon !! Bedgellert is right in the heart of Snowdonia so everything is within easy reach.

    The cottage is well equipped with everything you need including masses of storage space. The only thing we couldn’t was place mats or coasters so we needed to be extra careful not to mark the furniture. Somehow we coped….

    We would certainly recommend this property for anyone planning a trip to North Wales.

  11. Roger and Lin Mountford says:

    Absolutely fabulous cottage we recommend it to all.
    The owner Bethan is exceedingly charming. We shall definitely return. *****

  12. Tracy Dearing says:

    My family really enjoyed staying at this cottage and would do so again if planning another trip to Snowdon. It was really only a base for us to walk, cycle and explore but because its furnished nicely and the kitchen is provided with everything you could need, it felt homely. The river is at the bottom of the garden, there are lovely easy or difficult walks from the doorstep, driving around the area is just so scenic…. The walk up the large hill behind the cottage and down to Sygun Copper Mine is a good starter with 360 degree views from the top including a peek at Snowdon. The pubs in the village sell expensive food, we didn’t find the usual pub grub. But the Bistro was excellent and I would also recommend Castell Deudreuth at Portmeiron as a place to eat (so welcoming and not at all stuffy). Few cars on the road in April, sheep everywhere, snow on the mountain tops (we were lucky when we climbed Snowdon in the sunshine) and the long hard uphill walking slogs. And if you want to cycle well planned but difficult trails, my son was wowed by Penmachno. This cottage is an excellent base for everything in the area.

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