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Two Bedroom Holiday Cottage At The Foot Of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) | Clogwyn-Bach

Dog FriendlyNear PubNear SnowdonReal Fire

Clogwyn-Bach, two bedroom holiday cottage at the foot of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), is the perfect walkers’ holiday cottage. A traditional quarryman’s cottage ideally placed for walkers, mountain bikers and hikers in the heart of the Eryri (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 Eryri you might know that the village has given its name to one of the nicest routes up Yr Wyddfa (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 wood burning 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
Dog Friendly, Near Pub, Near Snowdon, Real Fire
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
2 Pets, Hob, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, TV, Smart TV
Enclosed garden, On street parking, Private Garden

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You’ll find Clogwyn-Bach in the village of Rhyd Ddu at the foot of Yr Wyddfa. 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 Yr Wyddfa.

The Rhyd Ddu Path (there is a private gate from the cottage) is probably one of the least touristy routes to the top of Yr Wyddfa, 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 Eryri 's nicest towns and villages including Beddgelert, Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis. Stand out attractions include Zip World, 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. Rhyd Ddu is a great base for exploring Eryri.

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

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Guest Reviews


The cottage is lovely, we stayed over Christmas and New Year. There is most everything you will need for a short stay and the owner is very helpful if you need more.


What a stunning little cottage! We an incredible time with our 2 year old exploring the mountain in the garden, swimming in the lake and eating Dutch pancakes from the cafe across the road!

The house is clean and tidy and has everything you could need including a washer and dryer, coffee machine and very good WiFi for when you’re not out exploring.

The views from the garden are incredible and made every breakfast a dream!

We will be back!

Louisa Howells

We enjoyed our new year stay very much, having stayed also in Clogwyn Barn. This was also a beautiful cottage, cosy and just right for us and our dog.The only down side was the garden. The steps are straight out of the back door and are extremely steep. We managed it, but we’re relatively fit and agile.

Jo Orme

We have had a fantastic 2 night stay during October half term. A beautiful cottage perfect for the 3 of us and our dog. Lovely decor and spotlessly clean, very well equipped and a lovely welcome pack, thank you! Weather was a little wet, would have loved to sit and soak up the view from the top of the garden for longer. The walks from the doorstep and top of garden are breathtaking. We travelled to Caernarfon, Zipworld and Beddgelert whilst there, would have loved to stay for the week 🙂


We had a lovely few days here. The cottage is well equipped and cosy. The cottage is in a wonderful spot for exploring the area.

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 :).

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