Pretty Holiday Cottage Near Llanberis | Mel-Y-Beran

Pretty Holiday Cottage Near Llanberis | Mel-Y-Beran

Mel Y Beran is a pretty three bedroom holiday cottage near Llanberis. This three story, white washed stone cottage is set in the middle of the beautiful Snowdonia landscape. Slightly off the beaten track, it has everything needed for a wonderful country escape. Beautiful views, surrounded by lush green mountains, far from the madding crowd, log fires, no neighbours, lots of space and plenty of fresh air.

Pretty Four Bedroom Holiday Cottage Near Llanberis | Mel-Y-Beren

Just on the outskirts of Llanberis, you are well positioned to take advantage of many of Snowdonia’s star attractions; climbing Snowdon being one of them. But only a 15-minute drive from the larger towns of Bangor and Caernarfon means that you have easy access to everything you need whilst still being able to enjoy that element of solitude and escapism that is only in the middle of the Snowdonia mountains can offer.

As you come into the cottage through the front door, you enter straight into the sitting room. A nice light and airy room, big comfy sofas and the all essential log fire to complete the country retreat feel. Leading directly from the sitting room is the L-shaped kitchen dinner.

At one end of the L-shape is a seating area with two armchairs and a traditional Welsh dresser – this is a great place to sit with a glass of wine in the evening or a coffee in the morning away from the larger group. The kitchen is modern with white, wooden effect units against a grey workshop. In terms of appliances, there is everything you need to make the most of your stay here and cook up a storm for the group. The dining section is at the other end of the L-shape where you will find a large wooden table, 2 benches and 2 chairs so that the whole group can come together to enjoy those meals in the evenings.

Up the stairs to the first floor, there are 3 bedrooms. Two double and one twin. Carpets throughout, it has a very cosy feel upstairs and all the bedrooms benefit from wrought iron beds, light coloured furniture set against lovely bed linen and soft furnishings. Needless to say, there are some pretty amazing views of the mountains to be had from this floor. Just the one bathroom in this property but it’s nice and spacious. It has the added luxury of a freestanding bath as well as the usual shower, WC and washbasin – all beautifully finished with modern appliances.

The rear of the garden is accessed by a gentle sloping path with steps on one side and from the rear patio by steeper steps.

Pretty Four Bedroom Holiday Cottage Near Llanberis | Mel-Y-Beren
Pretty Four Bedroom Holiday Cottage Near Llanberis | Mel-Y-Beren

Property Details

Sleeps  6 + Cot

Pets  No

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided (no cot linen provided)

Bedrooms  3 Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double. Bedroom 2: Double. Bedroom 3: Twin.

Bathrooms  1 Bathroom: Large family bathroom with bath, sink, toilet and shower cubicle.

Facilities  Welcome Hamper (tea, coffee, bottle of wine, flowers etc.), Linen, Towels, Cot, High Chair, Central Heating, WiFi, Log Fire, Near Pub, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, DVD player, Books, DVD Library, Mobile phone reception, Private Enclosed, Off street parking, BBQ.

***Please note on payment of balance a £200 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).***


The cottage has a lovely outside patio with tables and chairs which make the perfect place for a bit of al fresco eating looking out over the wonderful landscape. Children will love the freedom and outside space the cottage offers to run around and explore. There’s a lovely brook running through the back garden but small toddlers will naturally need to be supervised at all times.

Being so near to Llanberis, you are on the doorstep of so many wonderful places and things to do in Snowdonia. As we mentioned earlier, climbing Snowdon is on most guests itinerary and you’re only 10 minutes away from the start of the PYG track which if you have children in the mix, is definitely the route you will want to have a look at.

In Llanberis itself, you have the famous Llyn Padan where you’ll find lots of watersports on offer. The National Slate mine is also here where you can visit for free and learn how enormous and important the industry was to the area and the world. They also offer lots of workshops and crafty things to do. In the town itself, there are lots of places to eat and great shops to go and mooch around in.

15 minutes drive will bring you to Caernarfon where of course you have the castle along with a medieval town which again has some great places to visit including the harbour and marina along with the town centre where there are again some lovely places to eat and drink.

15 minutes in the other direction takes you to Bangor where you will find the Menai Bridge if visiting Anglesey is of interest to you. Bethesda is just down the road which is home to the first Zip World zip-line. If you’ve been tempted to give it a go, then now is the time!

In and around the area, there are plenty of opportunities for walking, climbing, running, cycling, kayaking etc – there are lots of good and reputable providers too should you want to take advantage of these things. It would be worth looking at the Things to do in Llanberis and Things to do in Caernarfon posts on our blog for a break down of everything on offer in the area.


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  1. Johnson family says:

    February 22nd – February 29th 2020 – Great stay in warm comfortable surroundings. Enjoyed our time here very much despite some challenging weather. Thank you for making us feel so welcome on arrival – much appreciated

  2. Jones Family says:

    30th December – 3rd January 2020 – Thank you so much for our New Years retreat, very child friendly everything has been thought of from safety gates to disposable bibs. Cottage is lovely and very clean and the hamper was a lovely touch! Would definitely come back again, great location for scenic walks and drives and the kids loved crabbing on Anglesey. Thank You!

  3. Tom Yeoman says:

    A beautifully presented house with lovely views and a cosy log fire. The house feels much bigger inside than I expected. Our 4 year old loved exploring the gardens. We would definitely book again.

  4. Sharpe family says:

    3/8/19 to 10/8/19
    Fab stay. Lovely hosts – very informative with things to do in the area. Very welcome food hamper and the honey was delicious. So many lovely walks, especially enjoyed climbing Snowdon. Zip wire was thrilling if over a little quick! Thank you for having us.

  5. Joanna Segura-Burt says:

    My family have really enjoyed our stay in this lovely house so ideally situated and with such lovely views. It was a great base to enjoy many activities such as a mountain climbing/walking, zip wires, a deep slate mine tour, the mountain coaster, to name but a few. The house was lovely and clean and well equipped. Majella and Gareth gave us such a lovely warm welcome, they really went to great efforts to ensure that everything was perfect for us. The honey from their bees is wonderful and the hamper which they provided on arrival was so thoughtful and much appreciated. Thankyou again for such a lovely stay we would definitely visit again!

  6. Greg Peakin says:

    I and all my friends agreed that the cottage had been beautifully appointed and we enjoyed the views and sunsets.

    We received a warm welcome and the hamper proved a splendid start to our holiday.

  7. Greg Peakin says:

    I and all my friends agreed that Mel-y-Beran was beautifully appointed and the views were great! We received a warm welcome and found the hamper provided a happy start to our stay.

  8. Sawtell family says:

    25th May – 1st June’19 – What a gorgeous home in such a beautiful location. Thanks for having us.

  9. Hammersley family says:

    4th – 7th May’19 -What a wonderful home Tan Y Beran is! Thank you so much for making it such a special and homely place to stay. We have all said we’d come again and really appreciated our hamper goodies – so thoughtful. Thank you.

  10. Harries family says:

    27th Apr – 4th May’19- We have had a fantastic week in this beautiful house. So well equipped and cosy! Despite some shakey weather we have had a busy week from Criccieth to Rhosneigr, Llandudno to Betws Y Coed. We even managed 3 times on the beach and rock pools! Gypsy Wood and Greenwood parks were great days out close by for our little ones. We will be back for holidays again soon. Thank you.

  11. Perry family says:

    14th to 21st Apr’19 – What a lovely place. We were blessed with beautiful weather so we could make good use of the outside with the beautiful views. We also enjoyed the lovely house, well equipped , very clean, ideally situated and ideal holiday home. Thank you.

  12. Liz Perry says:

    This is a lovely house in a great location. The house had plenty of space and it was better equipped than my own home! We were greeted with a very well stocked welcome pack with honey produced by the owners from hives near the house. All this helped us have a comfortable stay. We were blessed with good weather so made good use of the outdoor areas, eating outside when we could to make use of the amazing view.

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