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Gwynedd

Gwynedd in North West Wales has an untouched mountainous and coastal landscape, which includes the magnificent Snowdonia National Park and a coastline of sandy beaches that face out over the Irish Sea. An area of great natural beauty and the perfect antidote to our busy, hectic lives!

The region is sparsely populated and has a rich and colourful history that dates back to 5th century Britain; a magical kingdom to explore, filled with history, heritage, eye-watering views and fantastic attractions. Here you’ll find towering mountains and fast flowing rivers, ancient forests and tranquil valleys, fascinating castles and quiet beaches.

There’s plenty to see and do; a great way to get a feel for the area is to travel on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways which takes you 13 miles from Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog and a 25 mile journey from Caernarfon through the foothills of Snowdon, respectively.

While you may see many of Gwynedd’s attractions en-route many of them are worth stopping for. The castle at Caernarfon is just one such attraction. Looming magnificently over the town the 700-year-old castle is in fantastic condition and offers a truly atmospheric visitor experience. Make sure you check out the views too! The Welsh Slate Mine paints a fascinating picture of Gwynedd’s industrial history. This may sound a bit dry but it’s actually a fun and interesting way to learn about the beautiful landscape that surrounds you and well worth a few hours of your time.

Garden lovers should head for some high-altitude garden delights at Wales’ highest garden, the Caerau Uchaf open gardens with a pet’s corner and adventure playground for the children. Also of interest is the seaside garden, Sunningdale, at Amlwch; a wild area with beaches, caves, cliffs and wildflowers.

And of course no trip to Gwynedd would be complete without a ramble in the Snowdonia National Park so get on your walking boots and you’ll be rewarded with some of the most stunning scenery in Britain.

If you’re ready to begin your adventure take a look at our our selection of holiday cottages in Gwynedd.
301 cottages are available
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  • Manod

    Blaenau Ffestiniog

    Grade
    3
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: HW7457

    Bursting with character, this cosy and beautifully furnished quarryman’s cottage, with tree and decorations for Christmas bookings, sits on the fringes of Blaenau Ffestiniog, home of Welsh slate and the famous railway that winds its way to Porthmadog harbour, 12 miles. Boasting its own summer house incorporating a hot tub and sauna in a garden with views to the Manod mountains, the cottage is centrally located for exploring the Snowdonia National Park. Shops and restaurants 1 mile, pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite HD TV (full package). DVDs. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). Summer house with hot tub and sauna. No smoking. Cava, chocolates and flowers on arrival. No children under 18 years.

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  • Carmel

    Trefor, near Caernarfon

    Grade
    3
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: UK6138
    Ideally located on the northern coast of the Lleyn Peninsula within walking distance of a sandy pebble backed beach, this charming mid-terraced cottage is in a peaceful village location overlooking a delightful little river as it winds its way from the mountains down to the sea.
    This is a wonderful location for both summer holidays and relaxing winter escapes. The cottage is close to the Snowdonia National Park with its myriad of exhilarating outdoor pursuits including zip wires, surfing, mountain biking and canoeing. Caernarfon, with its magnificent 13th century castle and narrow gauge railway is just 13 miles away, whilst lively Pwllheli and fashionable Abersoch are also within easy reach. Beach 100 yards. Shop and pub 100 yards, restaurant 8 miles.

    Ground Floor: 3 steps to entrance.
    Living room: With multi-fuel burner, 22" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, beams and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and tiled floor.
    Steep stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and wooden floor.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and fuel for multi-fuel burner included.

    Small courtyard. On road parking, public car park, free of charge. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced stream 20 yards away.

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  • The Cottage

    Llanllyfni, nr. Caernarfon

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W2422

    Four poster bed and sauna

    This converted 17th century semi-detached holiday cottage is full of character with a four poster bed, cosy dining room/kitchen and a sauna. Situated on the slopes of the Nantlle Valley, there are views of Caernarfon Bay and the Isle of Anglesey beyond. There is climbing, hill walking, mountain biking, horse riding and wonderful scenery close by. Discover superb beaches, golf courses, a variety of tourist railways, slate caverns, museums and a dry ski slope. Visit castles, Victorian Llandudno, pretty Betws-y-Coed and return to the cottage and enjoy the luxury of a sauna, or enjoy the owner’s model railway and private museum. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Wet room with toilet. Sauna. First floor: Living room (on small landing area). 2 double bedrooms (one four poster, one cabin bed). Most rooms with wooden floors and beams. Maximum sleeps 3.

    Gas central heating and electricity included (£15per week October-April). Bed linen included. Stereo. Electric oven. Microwave. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Sauna. No smoking.

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  • Harbour View

    Porthmadog

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UK6064
    This terraced, contemporary holiday property is located on the exclusive South Snowdon Wharf development in Porthmadog, and has lovely views out over the end of the famous Ffestiniog Railway to the boats moored in the harbour. As the tide rises and falls the ever-changing vista is utterly compelling, and the balcony is just the spot to most appreciate the view with a glass of wine or an al-fresco dinner. The little steam trains of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway provide great entertainment as they bustle off on their spectacular journeys to either Blaenau Ffestiniog or Caernarfon. A short stroll takes you into the town centre, which offers a great choice of places to eat and drink. The picturesque Italianate village of Portmeirion, designed by Sir Clough Williams Ellis, is well worth a visit, as is the glorious sandy beach at Black Rock Sands; perfect bucket and spade territory or if you fancy a dip in the sea. Meanwhile, Blaenau Ffestiniog is an adrenaline junkie’s delight with Zip World, the largest zip wire zone in the world, Bounce Below, where you can bounce on trampoline nets deep underground in an old slate cavern, or the Stiniog downhill mountain bike trails. Beach 2 miles. Shop and restaurant 200 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Ground Floor: Step to entrance.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With 2ft 6in single bed (for child).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    First Floor: Open plan living space.
    Living area: With 20" Freeview TV and patio doors leading to balcony.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.

    Economy 7 central heating and bed linen included. Wi-Fi at cost.

    Balcony with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Arddwyn

    Penrhyndeudraeth near Porthmadog

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC612053
    This pretty, detached cottage is situated in a residential area of Penrhyndeudraeth, just three miles from the busy town of Porthmadog. There’s a lovely wood burner, perfect for chilly nights with a glass of wine or two. Walk up the hill to Penrhyn Station on the famous Ffestiniog Railway and catch a train down to Porthmadog, or up to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Black Rock Sands at nearby Morfa Bychan is a great place for a bucket and spade day, whilst visitors to Portmeirion can marvel at the fascinating Italianate village, created by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. Blaenau Ffestiniog is becoming the adventure capital of North Wales, with Zipworld Titan – the largest zip wire zone in the world, Bounce Below, a fantastic system of trampoline nets deep underground in a disused slate cavern, and the Stiniog Downhill Mountain Bike Trail. Harlech, Betws-y-Coed and Llyn Peninsula are all within easy reach.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Beamed with wooden floor, wood burner, 37" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD/radio and Blu-ray.
    Dining area: Beamed with wooden floor.
    Kitchen area: With wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Fireguard on request.

    Small yard to the rear of the property. On road parking. No smoking. No children under 14 years. The bannister height is 76cm and the gaps are 11cm. Extra care should be taken.

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  • Sgubor Wennol Bach

    Llanor near Pwllheli

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC611035
    In a lovely, tranquil, rural setting amidst the glorious scenery of the spectacular Lleyn Peninsula, yet within very easy reach of sandy beaches and Pwllhelli’s lively attractions, this stunning barn conversion, cleverly divided into two self contained holiday cottages, provides an excellent base for year-round holidays. Sgubor Wennol Bach is a perfect retreat for couples or a small family, and is located next door to Sgubor Wennel Ty Du (CC611036), both of which can be booked together for a larger family gathering.

    Tucked away at the end of a lane filled with wild flowers, this converted former farm building enjoys spacious lawned gardens and is surrounded by wildlife and distant sea views over rolling green fields. Within easy reach, there is much to see and do including castles, steam trains, superb coastal walking, sandy beaches, interesting rocky coves, cycling and an abundance of interesting shops and galleries. Enjoy boat trips from fashionable Abersoch round the St. Tudwal’s Islands to fish, bird watch or spot seals, or for the more adventurous, a myriad of outdoor pursuits can be found within the Snowdonia National Park.
    Sgubor Wennol Bach can be booked with Sgubor Wennel Ty Du (CC611036) to accommodate up to nine guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating (underfloor on the ground floor) and comprises:
    Lounge: With Freeview TV with surround sound system, DVD player and patio doors.
    Kitchen/dining room: Large with wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. highchair. Wi-Fi.

    Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Chiminea. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Y Bwthyn

    Bala

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC612090
    Gloriously situated at the end of Bala Lake, this delightful holiday property, next door to the owners’ seasonal coffee shop, has a lovely decked area from which to admire the stunning views across Wales’ largest natural lake. Fishing is available on Bala Lake (or Llyn Tegid to give it its Welsh name) and a licence may be purchased locally. Stroll to the end of the lake and catch a narrow gauge steam train on the Bala Lake Railway, along the lake shore to the pretty village of Llanuwchllyn. The market town of Bala is close by and offers several pubs, restaurants and cafes within walking distance, as well as a nearby leisure centre and shopping facilities. Located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, you can take the mountain road over to Lake Vyrnwy, an experience in itself, or the easy route to the beach at Barmouth, just over 25 miles away.

    Ground Floor: The property has eight steps to the entrance, gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge 1: Beamed with gas fire, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Lounge 2.
    Kitchen/dining room: Beamed with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.
    Steep, open-tread stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Beamed with double bed and TV.
    Bedroom 2: Beamed with single bed and TV.
    Bathroom: With bath.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Stairgate on request. Wi-Fi.

    Courtyard garden with decked sitting-out area and furniture.Bike store. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
    There are 9 open tread steps leading to the entrance of the property and there are steep internal open tread tread stairs leading to the first floor. The decking area has horizontal railings. Extra care should be taken

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  • Ty Capel Gosen

    Trefor, nr. Caernarfon

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29639


    Attached to a former chapel and adjacent to the owner’s home, this delightful holiday cottage was once the Welsh chapel minister’s house. The fire and brimstone are long gone and this property now provides very comfortable accommodation for four, with a cosy lounge with feature multi-fuel burner. There are plenty of beams which add character to this property. The beach is about a ½-mile away and Ty Capel Gosen makes a great base from which to explore the area, with Caernarfon with its mighty Edward I castle, and Welsh Highland Railway within easy reach, as is the beautiful Llyn Peninsula with a selection of glorious sandy beaches. Beach ½ mile. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft). Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner (provides central heating) in living room included. Open fire in dining room included. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Ar Y Graig

    Talysarn, nr. Caernarfon

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43222


    Commanding glorious views, this charming former quarrymans cottage provides a comfortable base from which to explore the stunning countryside of the Snowdonia National Park. There are walking opportunities from the door and a short drive (5 miles) to a beautiful sandy, pebble-backed beach. Caernarfon is close by with its impressive Edward 1st castle and a drive eastwards through the Nantlle Valley takes you to Rhyd Ddu, the starting point of one of the Snowdon footpaths and a station on the Welsh Highland Steam Railway for scenic journeys to Caernarfon or Porthmadog. An enormous range of exciting outdoor activities and attractions lie close by and the Llyn Peninsula is within easy reach, as is the beautiful Isle of Anglesey. Golf and horse riding nearby. Shop 1 mile, pub 300 yards and restaurant 2.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Lawned terraced garden with sitting-out area. On road parking. No smoking. NB: 20 steps and drops in garden.

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  • Afon Cottage

    near Blaenau Ffestiniog

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UK6053
    This cosy terraced holiday cottage sits in the village of Tanygrisiau, just 1 mile from the former slate capital of the world, Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Adjacent to the owner’s home, the property has perfect views of the Ffestiniog Railway and the steam train as it makes its way past on its delightful journey down to the coast at Porthmadog. This character cottage provides an excellent base from which to explore Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Dolwyddelan Castle, Betws-y-Coed, Porthmadog and Portmeirion. Visit the Antur Stiniog mountain bike trails catering for beginners and experts, the fantastic Bounce Below underground trampolines and fly over a slate quarry at Zip World. You can even visit Surf Snowdonia in the Conwy Valley, the world’s first artificial surfing lagoon, or try your hand at white water rafting at Afon Tryweryn near Bala. The Festival of Gardens North Wales is a 9 day event held over the late May Bank Holiday - 27th May-4th June 2017. Some renown names include The Dingle, Chrik Castle, Bodnant, Powis Castle and Crug Farm Plants. There is a range of garden styles, some historic, others organic, some with very unusual plants for sale. With 22 gardens, some private, others regularly open, organise a series of events including; photography; treasure hunts; steam days; picnics; owner led guided walks; garden tours, and several serving delicious Welsh afternoon teas. Whichever direction you travel from, the area offers some of the most stunning and dramatic scenery in Wales, and you’ll always find plenty to see or do. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor: Living/dining room: With Clearview wood burner, 40" Smart TV, DVD player, CD player, beams and wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.

    Courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Parking for 1 car, additional on road parking available. No smoking.

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  • Bwthyn Bach

    Blaenau Ffestiniog

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29700

    An ideal base for sports enthusiasts, fantastic walks on the doorstep and within easy driving distance of many attractions, this delightful Welsh quarryman’s cottage with its dramatic mountain backdrop, is located in the quiet hamlet of Rhiwbryfdir on the fringe of the unique, historical slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the very heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and dates back to around 1840. A perfect base for families, couples or friends looking for either an active sport or sightseeing holiday, to a relaxing break, Bwythn Bach offers spacious, light, ground floor living accommodation with a fantastic original slate lined inglenook fireplace and two cosy bedrooms on the first floor. Surrounded by heritage, guests can look out across the garden to the nearby historic zig-zag path from the kitchen, and also view the mountain that is home to the downhill bike trails and the top zip wires at the summit from upstairs.

    The cottage is within walking distance to the town centre and the terminus for the Ffestiniog Steam Railway and the beautiful Conwy Valley Railway Line to Betws-y-Coed and Llandudno. In addition, it is a 5-minute walk to the famous Llechwedd Slate Caverns complex, which comprises of the Victorian underground tours, the Antur Stiniog Mountain Bike Centre, Zip World (the largest zip zone in the world!), Bounce Below and World Below (the world’s largest zip line course, set in a vast series of historic mine chambers and tunnels!) - a truly magnificent subterranean experience! It is also in close proximity to Mount Snowdon, Betws-y-Coed, Portmeirion and Dolwyddelan Castle. The cottage benefits from an original slate outhouse, renovated into a fully kitted drying/boot room with tumble dryer, drying racks, hooks/rails for equipment, as well as bike storage. There is also a separate traditional ’Ty Bach’ - outside toilet. It also boasts a lovely, fully enclosed slated garden, with flower beds and a secluded seated area where after a day’s activities, you can unwind and enjoy the mountain views, spot the ravens soaring overhead, and if you are lucky enough, a chough, and listen out for the ’toot’ of the Ffestiniog Railway resounding across the town. A perfect holiday base for walkers and climbers as numerous footpaths lead directly from the cottage, for all abilities. This includes exploring the town with its unique culture, leading high into the surrounding Moelwyn Mountains to many lakes, waterfalls, wild moorland and abandoned slate mining communities, all waiting to be discovered. You can also explore the Crimea Pass area. The cottage is an ideal base for dog owners as a track leads directly from the rear of the cottage to the open mountainside and small river, perfect for those early morning and late evening ’5-minute dog walks’! For outdoor enthusiasts looking for a bit extra - caving, white water rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, horse riding, bird watching, fishing and even train spotting are available. The Tanygrisiau Slabs are 5 minutes down the road and the National White Water Rafting Centre is a 40-minute drive away towards Bala. It is within easy driving distance to Porthmadog, the west Wales coastline with its sandy beaches, including Harlech, the Llyn Peninsula and a high concentration of historic castles throughout North West Wales and many Heritage steam railway lines. Whether it’s walking, climbing or biking in the mountains, exploring the Snowdonia villages, riding the railways, relaxing on the beach, or admiring the abundance of flora and fauna, this cosy holiday cottage offers an ideal base for discovering the rugged natural beauty of the Snowdonia National Park. It will leave many good memories. Shop and restaurant ½ mile, pub ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor:

    Living/dining room: With 32" Smart Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, and beams.

    Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave and washing machine.

    Wet room: With shower and heated towel rail (no toilet).

    First Floor:

    Bedroom 1: With double bed.

    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Outhouse with tumble dryer and toilet. Large enclosed slated garden with sitting-out area. Private parking for 1 car. Bike store. No smoking.

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  • Rhiwal

    Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC611015
    This cosy and welcoming 5* Visit Wales awarded upside-down cottage has been created from traditional stone farm buildings. Retaining both the charm and character from its humble origins and awaiting to delight you for a romantic getaway. Nestled within the grounds of the organic working farm, Ystumgwern Hall, along with four other similar cottages, you will enjoy views of the surrounding hills and countryside, with sea views in the distance. Situated between Harlech and Barmouth you are a short walk to the Cambrian coast and rugged mountains of Snowdonia. So whether you prefer the beach, or walking in the mountains of Snowdonia, the choice is yours. Snowdonia is a contrast of rugged mountains and wooded valleys, rushing streams and peaceful lakes, glorious beaches and boat-dotted harbours. 
    Rhiwal can be booked independently or together with Sgubor, Beudy Bach, Llofft Allan, Gwytheryn and North Lodge to accommodate the gathering of family and friends.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1:  with double bed

    Bedroom 2:  with two single beds

    Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Open plan living / dining / kitchen

    Lounge / dining area:  with electric fire, Freeview TV/DVD, Radio/CD, I Doc, WI FI and dining furniture

    Kitchen: with gas cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer

    All fuel and power included.  Bed linen and towels provided.  Cot and highchair available. WI FI. Shared laundry room with washing machine and drying facilities available. 

    Shared games room with table tennis, pool table and table football. Small shared garden with tables and benches. Shared large paddock to play ball games and children’s play area.  Ample parking for 2 cars.

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