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Two Bedroom Holiday Cottage At The Foot Of Snowdon | Clogwyn-Bach

Pet FriendlyNear PubNear SnowdonReal Fire

Clogwyn-Bach is the perfect walkers’ holiday cottage at the foot of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). A traditional quarryman’s cottage ideally placed for walkers, mountain bikers and hikers in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

You’ll find it in the village of Rhyd Ddu at the foot of Cymru’s highest peak. If you’re familiar with Snowdonia you might know that the village has given its name to one of the nicest routes up Snowdon (the same route used to be called the Beddgelert Path). Walk to the top of the mountain straight out of your back door.

This is a traditional quarryman’s cottage (Rhyd Ddu is a 19th century slate quarry village) and so the accommodation is cosy and comfortable, which has been totally refurbished to a high standard. A woodburning stove and exposed beams give the living room plenty of character, and a galley kitchen comes equipped with washing machine, electric hob, oven and fridge freezer.

The cottage sleeps up to three people in one double and one single bedroom. There is a shared bathroom with bath and shower attachment - all really beautifully presented.

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Cottage Type
Pet Friendly, Near Pub, Near Snowdon, Real Fire
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
2 Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, TV
Private Garden, Enclosed garden, On street parking

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You’ll find Clogwyn-Bach in the village of Rhyd Ddu at the foot of Snowdon. Rhyd Ddu is a friendly little village that comes complete with a traditional real ale pub (and a very decent menu) as well as wonderful mountain views. The perfect walkers’ holiday cottage at the foot of Snowdon.

The Rhyd Ddu Path (there is a private gate from the cottage) is probably one of the least touristy routes to the top of Snowdon, and so this cute little cottage is a great choice for keen walkers and explorers who like to stray a little off the beaten track. It’s also a great location if you’d like to tackle Moel Hebog, Yr Aran or the Nantlle Ridge.

The Welsh Highland Railway stops at the station in the village and will huff and puff you to Caernarfon in one direction and Porthmadog in the other. Whatever you do to work up your appetite, there is a lovely tea room for your morning coffee or afternoon tea and cake right opposite the cottage, packed lunches are also available by arrangement..

Rhyd Ddu is close to some of Snowdonia’s nicest towns and villages including Beddgelert, Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis. Stand out attractions include Zip World, Surf Snowdonia, Antur Stiniog downhill mountain biking and The Slate Caverns at Llechwedd – home to a deep mine tour, Zip Caverns and Bounce Below.

More traditional attractions include Caernarfon awe-inspiring 13th century fortress and the Italianate village of Portmeirion – home to the popular Festival No. 6. Rhyd Ddu is a great base for exploring Snowdonia.

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Guest Reviews

Liz trinder

Great cottage in a great location we really enjoyed our stay would definitely book again


Spent five relaxing nights here with some beautiful September sunshine! The location is unbeatable, the steps lead up to a nice seating area in the back garden with an incredible view of Snowdon. Cottage is cosy and comfortable with a few nice touches to make your stay special. The Cwellwyn Arms across the road (literally) is a really friendly pub with lovely food. Same goes for the tearoom across the road who are more than happy to deliver to your door.
Would love to return one day as it’s a special place in a perfect location to explore North Wales. Thank you!

Carole Leeming

Just got back from 6 nights at Clogwyn-Bach, really enjoyed our stay, fantastic location! The steps are steep but oh so worth it when you reach the top of the garden and you have such a beautiful view of Snowdon! The cottage is cosy, however we found the lounge extremely dark, I think it would benefit from more lighting. Kitchen has everything you need, even a coffee machine which was great! The bedrooms have ample storage, beds are very comfortable with lovely finishing touches! Bathroom is a great size, tastefully decorated, but it only has a bath, no shower! The welcome hamper, was great, it was really appreciated, Thank You!

Pamela Roberts

Had a great stay at Clogwyn Bach to celebrate our 45th Anniversary. (Early September 2021) Immaculate and cosy cottage. As others have stated the steps are very steep to the top of the garden but worth it to take in the spectacular view. Maybe a new set of garden furniture would be good though. The treat hamper was great; soaps, cider, bara brith, espresso coffee and coasters.
Pant Du Vineyard is a lovely trip out. The Tearoom opposite is reasonably priced and we would recommend it. The pub serves a limited choice of food but great atmosphere.


We had a lovely 3 nights in Clogwyn Bach ~ a cosy and immaculate cottage perfectly located for exploring Snowdonia. We drove a mile down the road walk the Snowdon Ranger path with our 9 year old – what a fantastic experience! It’s even better if you want to walk the Rhyd Ddu path right from the back garden!
If you want a less challenging walk then Llyn Y Gader is on the doorstep with a beautiful, flat walk around the lake, through forest and onto Beddgelert.
It was just as the photos show! The steps to the garden are steep, but the views at the top across to Snowdon are spectacular.
Beddgelert is a lovely village just 10 minutes away with lovely pubs & cafes.
Just mind your head on the bathroom door – it’s low!!!
Thank you Jane for the cider & cake :).


Had a wonderful break at clogwyn bach, cottage had everything you need for a comfortable stay. Perfect location with lots of beautiful walks right from the front door, local pub really good and tea rooms opposite amazing breakfast sandwiches and pancakes. Only real issue was on road parking can be difficult during the day due to people parking for walking up snowdon, but was ok by the evening. As some people have mentioned the garden is very steep but so worth it when you are sat at the top looking out on to snowdon.

Barbara broadhurst

The cottage is small but very cosy. The lounge could do with more lighting or a lamp
we found it quite dark even in daylight.
Also guest need to know about the back garden it is very steep indeed I didn’t feel safe
going up or down, and the steps get very slippery. But enjoyed our break except for the weather but that’s out of your control. !!!

Jon Mills

Stayed for 1st week of August 2021. Nice little cottage, however a lot smaller than the photos indicate. The use of ‘fish eye’ camera lenses to make the rooms look bigger is an unfortunate deception. The main omission from the description is the almost vertical series of steps immediately outside the back door. The steps eventually access the garden a long way above the house. These steps are fine as long as you inform your customers. They are dangerous for young children or elderly people. The owners were helpful in rectifying missing items in the kitchen.

Rachel Harris

Great to be able to return to this cottage for a second visit. A well kept property in a wonderful location. Great for climbing Snowdon but would really recommend walking the peaks the other side of the valley – better walking and much quieter.

Helen Burton

We had a great stay. The cottage was immaculately clean, with lovely interiors. The garden view was super! Could do with a couple of new garden chairs but we were there on the hottest few days of the year so probably spent more time outdoors than normal!! Highly recommend.

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