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Traditional Welsh Stone Cottage at the Foot Of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) | 1-Merddyn-Coch

Hot TubNear PubNear Snowdon

Set in the heart of Eryri (Snowdonia), 1 Merddyn Coch is a stunning traditional Welsh stone cottage at the foot of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). The single storey semi-detached property is located in an idyllic riverside setting in Llanberis, with fabulous views of the surrounding landscape. With three bedrooms, sleeping six people in total, it's a fabulous base for exploring all that Eryri has to offer.

A door from the landscaped front garden of the old quarrymans cottage leads into a small porch, before entering the property's stunning lounge area. The traditional dressed stone cottage construction is apparent with a beautiful exposed stone chimney breast, housing a cast iron fireplace with dark wood surround (This is Display only) . The slate hearth and lintel are a nod to the heritage of the surrounding slate landscape, recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. The remainder of the walls in the room are light and airy, contrasting against the dark wood ceiling beams running through the room. Industrial wall and ceiling lights, traditional in style, provide warm and cosy lighting. Two dark brown leather sofas and an armchair sit around the fireplace and the TV located in the corner of the room. A thick purple rug adds a splash of bright colour.

A pale wood floor runs throughout, leading into a kitchen and dining area. Kitchen units are fitted to both sides of the room, traditional in style but finished in a stylish mid grey colour with white marble effect worktops. An eye level built in double oven, electric hob and microwave oven provide all the cooking needs required, as well as a kettle, coffee machine and toaster. A dining table, seating six, is located in the centre of the room with a Welsh blanket patterned table cloth, also finished in grey. It's a lovely space to catch up after a day out hiking or exploring. French doors lead from the kitchen diner out onto a decked area overhanging Afon Coch (Red River), which runs below into the nearby Llyn Padarn. This stunning outdoor space is tucked right into the heart of nature, surrounded by trees full of birds, with the river flowing gently down below. With an outdoor dining table, additional outdoor seating and a gorgeous hot tub bubbling away at the end of the patio, this private and secluded space is a wonderful area to relax.

This traditional Welsh stone cottage at the foot of Yr Wyddfa features three double bedrooms, two en-suites and a family bathroom, making it ideal for families or groups of friends. The largest bedroom, the master suite, is a large and airy room with king sized wooden framed bed, two bedside cabinets and stylish lamps. Both bedside cabinets, along with a wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table are of pine construction, finished in grey with stained wooden tops. A TV is located above the chest, and there are also two additional accent chairs in the room, providing cosy seating options. The accent colour in the master bedroom is navy, feeding through the soft furnishings and chairs. A door leads to the en-suite shower room, which is accessed via two steps. The modern en-suite is beautifully finished with dark grey wall and floor tiles, with a large walk in shower cubicle with both a rain forest and hand held shower head.

The second double bedroom including en-suite is a smaller room, although still spacious, with a double wooden framed bed alongside bedside cabinets, a wardrobe and drawers finished in white. there is also an LED TV and accent chair. The soft furnishings are finished with splashes of purple adding colour into the modern room. The en-suite is similar in style to the master, with lighter contrasting grey and white tiles to the walls. The shower cubicle again includes a rain forest and hand held shower head. The large window in this en-suite provides ample natural light. The third and final bedroom features two single beds that can be pushed together to create a king sized bed (zip &link), providing a versatile layout. With a grey and yellow colour scheme, this room also includes bedside cabinets and wooden wardrobe. The final room - the family bathroom, is beautifully decorated once again with grey wall and floor tiles. Featuring a bath tub with shower over, the sink and WC are built into a combined vanity unit providing plenty of storage space for toiletries.

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Cottage Type
Hot Tub, Near Pub, Near Snowdon
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating, Smoke detector, First Aid kit
Hob, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, TV, Smart TV, Toys/ Games/ Books, Mobile phone reception
Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Private Garden
Additional Information
No Pets

The hot tub may not be ready for use on the first night due to back to back changeovers.

Sister property also available to book


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With private off road parking at 1 Merddyn Coch, the traditional Welsh stone cottage at the foot of Yr Wyddfa is in the perfect location to leave your car for the duration of your trip, exploring the surrounding area by foot. A five minute walk leads to all the amenities and attractions that the mountain town of Llanberis has to offer. Whether it's hiking, water sports or heading to historical sites, everything is on the doorstep. With the town based at the foot of Yr Wyddfa, the Llanberis Path begins in the town and is the easiest route to climb to the top of Wales' highest mountain. For those not so keen on the epic hike, take the Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) Mountain Railway which heads three quarters of the way up the mountain to Clogwyn Station, providing breath taking views of the beautiful scenery.

A short walk from town leads to a stunning historical attraction - Dolbadarn Castle. The castle was constructed in the thirteenth century by Llywelyn the Great, and the remains still stand today including the round keep which sits proudly in front of the dramatic backdrop of the Yr Wyddfa Massif. Continuing from Dolbadarn Castle along a road between Llyn Peris and Llyn Padarn, the National Slate Museum is a free entry attraction detailing the history and heritage of the slate mining industry right here in Wales. Take a walk into Dinorwic Quarry behind the museum to see the remains of the old barracks where the miners used to live, or wander through many of trails in the quarry which provide some fabulous views of the town, Yr Wyddfa and the lakes below.

As well as being popular with hikers and walkers, Llanberis is a haven for lovers of water sports. Llyn Padarn becomes a hive of activity during the warmer months for kaykers and paddleboarders. It's a fantastic spot to get out on the water with some relatively calm and shallow inlets of the lake for those less confident. North Wales is the place to be to push your boundaries. Get out on the water. Get into the mountains and enjoy. Activities done, it's time to enjoy the numerous pubs, cafes and restaurants that the town has to offer. With a vibrant feel and number of independent retailers providing fabulous food, drink and shopping options in the town, Llanberis is a fantastic hub for your North Wales holiday.

Here's a link for more information on the local area that you might find useful:
Things to do in Llanberis

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Guest Reviews

Anne Jones

Had a fabulous break here. Cottage had everything we needed, and is close to the town for food and shops. The hot tub was very well received after a busy day, was spacious and a lovely temperature. We were a group of 5 adults and had plenty of room. Would have no hesitation in booking this cottage should we visit this area again.


We had a lovely stay at 1 Merddyn-Coch, on arrival we found the cottage spotless and luxurious with a lovely welcome pack. the owner came to greet us, very friendly and showed us around. our favourite part was the stream at the back of the cottage such a hidden gem, peace and tranquillity in abundance. close to all the things we wanted to visit with lots of walking routes on the doorstep.
Didn’t want to leave, will definitely book again.

Richard Bolton

Excellent well equipped clean, comfortable cottage.
Beautiful babbling stream in the back garden.
Furnished stylishly.
Perfect location to explore this area of Wales, especially Snowdon.

Katie Horswill

Absolutely stunning cottage. We have a wonderful weekend here. Every possible need has been thought about. Adrian and Catrin are warm, welcoming hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Communication was excellent. The cottage is beautifully decorated and a lot of care has gone into its presentation. The location is perfect, it’s a stones throw from town and some wonderful walks and activities. Would highly recommend you will not be disappointed. We will definitely be back

Gill McNerney

We had a lovely few days here in October 2022. A fabulous cottage, extremely comfortable, clean and with everything we needed. Thank you for the welcome basket too! The hot tub was a great addition which the boys loved. A brilliant location with so much close by to do. We would definitely recommend and would love to come back. Thank you Adrian for a great stay!

Rony Valeny

Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday break made extra special by being able to stay in your 5-star cottage! I appreciated the authentic renovation and wonderful stonework but mostly your personal welcome and the immaculate cleanliness. The attention to detail showed a labour of love in trying to make our stay special – the fluffy pillows, super equipped kitchen, laundry room, tasteful and practical furnishings. The Connect-4 in your games corner resulted in an intense family tournament and my 13,14 and 9 year old loved the stay – needless to say the hot-tub under the stars and the sound of the flowing water in the close by brook. Brilliant location for access to snowdonia and zip world as well the white water raft centre which we visited. We won’t forget this holiday! Thanks!

Teulu Royles

Bwthyn gwych i’r teulu i gyd, pob dim yma. Yr hot tub yn uchafbwynt. Ardal hyfryd hefo digon i’w wneud.

Lovely cottage for the whole family, the cottage had everything we needed. The hot tub being the highlight.Lovely area with plenty to do

Diolch am y croeso Cymreig

Julie Palin

We had a lovely stay at Merddyn Coch, the cottage was extremely comfortable, we couldn’t have asked for more, the hot tub was an added bonus, Adrian & Catrin were very welcoming & helpful.

David Howarth

Five of us stayed there for five nights in August 2022. We were very pleased with the flexibility of dates we were allowed to book, which really suited our family and work commitments – this isn’t always possible with Summer Holiday bookings. The cottage was fantastic and a real home from home – everything had been thought of and we were very comfortable as soon as we walked in – spotlessly clean and a lovely welcome pack! We really appreciated the personal communication from the owner who made us very much at home and was very helpful. The accommodation and parking had everything we needed, and the hot tub had plenty of room for two adults and three teenagers, perfect for evenings together after busy days out in the local area. All in all, a great holiday, and we’ll definitely be back!

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