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Beautiful Secluded Cottage at the Foot of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) | Clogwyn-Mawr

Dog FriendlyNear PubNear SnowdonFarm StayEV Charger

A beautiful secluded cottage at the foot of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Clogwyn-Mawr is ideally placed for walkers and lovers of dramatic landscapes. Sleeps up to four guests in one double bedroom and one twin. Gorgeous mountain views.

You’ll find this wonderful rural hideaway just outside 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, which is relatively less well trodden than the Miner’s or Pyg track, so a great option if you’d prefer to avoid the tourist crowds.

The cottage is a gorgeous barn conversion, packed full of character, but with some great contemporary creds and style. It has been recently renovated to a very high standard, using locally sourced materials and craft. We love the restful natural materials used, including local timber and stone. Carbon-neutral, it is powered by hydroelectricity from the neighbouring farm.

The open plan living area is quite stunning with a handmade oak vaulted ceiling. Expect super-comfy leather sofas and fantastic views from the patio door. Underfloor heating and a nice little wood effect heater keep things cosy and warm.

The living area is separated from the generous sized kitchen by a few steps – it’s a kind of mezzanine layout. It is all immaculately and very stylishly presented. In the kitchen, smart new appliances include an electric oven and hob, microwave and coffee maker. There is a dining table for four.

A few more steps lead up to two bedrooms – one double and one twin – which are separated by a good-sized family bathroom. You’ll find more gorgeous fabrics and furnishings up here – the porcelain tiles in the bathroom are a thing of real beauty.

This beautiful secluded cottage at the foot of Yr Wyddfa has the most wonderful views from every window, and sleeps up to four guests. Outside there is a fantastic dining terrace, which comes with a stunning mountain backdrop. The Welsh Highland steam train chuffs past at regular intervals, and there is private access to Yr Wyddfa from the back door.

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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly, Near Pub, Near Snowdon, Farm Stay, EV Charger
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating, Smoke detector, Carbon monoxide detector, First Aid kit, Fire extinguisher or blanket
2 Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, Smart TV, Toys/ Games/ Books, Mobile phone reception
Private Garden, Enclosed garden, Off street parking, Bike Storage
Additional Information
Beautiful converted barn on private estate on the mountain Snowdon, set in the fields with fantastic views.

Clogwyn farm cottages are carbon neutral and the farm boasts an impressive list of eco friendly projects.

The EV charging point is shared. The point supply is hydro generated.

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You’ll find Clogwyn-Mawr on the outskirts of 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 (within walking distance of the cottage) as well as wonderful mountain views. There is also a great little tearoom in the town.

The Rhyd Ddu Path is probably one of the quieter routes to the top of Yr Wyddfa, and so this beautiful secluded cottage at the foot of Yr Wyddfa 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. The steam train passes the cottage several times a day – it’s a lovely sight and sound.

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

More traditional attractions include Caernarfon with its 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 most of Eryri.

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Guest Reviews

Jason Snape

Fantastic cosy cottage, secluded yet close to everything you would want to do. Underfloor heating was amazing, beds were very comfortable. Well equipped kitchen. Great internet access too. Enclosed garden meant that we could let our two sausage dogs out with minimum oversight. Right on the doorstep of two Snowdon Paths and local pub (15 min walk max) had a great selection of beers. We will be back again.


Clogwyn Mawr is the cosiest cottage we’ve stayed in so far. Well equipped, and with amazing views, including the top of Yr Wyddfa, we were sorry to leave after our 4 night stay! Even though the house felt remote, the local pub and cafe were only an easy 20 minute walk away and Beddgelert only a few minutes in the car. We hope to return soon. Diolch!

Chris Amy and Archie

We loved our stay at Clogwyn Mawr, the cottage is fantastic and in such a great location. There are plenty of places to access for walks from the cottage and if you like peace and quiet then this the perfect place to stay, with nothing but sheep for company.

The facilities are perfect with everything you need to make your stay comfortable and having access to an EV charger is a great addition.

The views from the windows and from the patios are nothing short of breathtaking and we even caught a glimpse of the top of Snowdon, once the cloud cleared off.

Our dog Archie enjoyed watching the sheep from the gate and sleeping in the sunny spot by the front door.

Would definitely stay here again.

Patricia Harding

Simply perfect place to stay. The accommodation is well thought through with attention to detail clear. It’s located in an incredibly picturesque position and waking up there each day is delightful. It’s perfectly situated to complete the many walks and routes offered in Snowdonia as well as being only a short drive away from most other attractions too. Honestly couldn’t fault it and would consider returning in the future too. Really nice welcome touches too. Stayed with my Husband and two children aged 16 and 18 and we had more than enough to do during out stay to keep everyone happy with the bonus of always returning to this wonderful accommodation.

Mark Ashley

This is going to sound much like the review I left for our previous stay last year and the reasons we came back! Such an amazing cottage in an incredible location. It is so quiet and beautiful yet only 10 minutes or so from Beddgelert with glorious views around the valley in which it sits, including of Moel Hebog and Snowdon on clear days! The cottage is spacious, warm and welcoming and again, like last year, we have already booked for next year! 🙂

Luminita Holban

Clogwyn-Mawr is a beautiful place, inside and out. Being able to walk both straight up to Snowdon and to the pub is unbeatable. Very quiet, spotlessly clean and well appointed. Lots to see in the area as well – we enjoyed visiting Sygun Copper Mine in Beddgelert, getting the steam train to Blaenau Ffestiniog, walking up the Rhinogs and having lunch at Dylan’s Restaurant in Criccieth. Perfect place to celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday!


Beautiful location for a quiet feb break.

Lovely spot to view dark skies and we were lucky to arrive mid a flurry of a frog and newt spawning in the small stream over the wall. Excellent place for spotting birds too were treated to some close fly by’s by the very large bird of Prey surveying its patch, Hearst’s owl many times but didn’t get a spot ! Saw several Jays, wagtails and marsh birds every day so lovely place to bring the binos !

Perfect for a little dog as the wrap around terraces and gardens are enclosed and the car park area is quite large for little legs to have a good run around too. Watch if you have a little digger though as the slate topping is to tempting !

We did get a couple of mild days to sit outside and take in the views to all sides

Well equipped kitchen to cater for all we needed tucked away in the many cupboards with ample quality crockery and cookware to not have to constantly wash up !! Nice to find a hairdryer and iron and board away in the bedrooms too.

We did note was only a ice box freezer so we’re mindful of this when we went out to shop pre arriving and we took frozen dog food so just note if you need ice cubes for your g n T and want to feed the dog or fish finger eating child one may have to suffer !

Internet was great , took our Xbox to hook up and had to do some work video calls (sorry!) with no issues at all. Loads of power points all over so really practical to plug in devices and charge up.

Amazing walks from the door to the quarry behind you – look out for the birds! -or short walk to start Rhyd dhu or rangers paths up Snowdon, over the fields you can access lovely elevated forest walks up the big hill (!) well very big hill. Walk to the dog and child friendly pub with great food and beer, or into Beddgelert or to the local Llyns . So easy to stay here and enjoy without a car once you’ve stocked up and food and drink and out your boots on. Nice to be able to explore the local farmland too with care.

And of course amazing views of Snowdon literally behind you – we were lucky to see some snow capped peaks too on a blue sky day – what a treat !

Would definitely consider to come back with pooch and a child in tow – Perfect mix of easy comfy well equipped relaxing with the option to explore and get your mountain legs on if you want to

Craig Turner

An idyllic isolated cottage with modern internal styling and features, perfectly located in beautiful unspoiled scenery, within walking or driving distance of dozens of holiday activities or days out.

Finding the place is easy as there’s few roads to get lost on, situated in a distant field on the land of the main farmhouse and other holiday lets you wouldn’t even know were there until told otherwise. The cottage is super clean with good heating options for the cold months, Smart TVs in every room and good internet access. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking and cleaning on extended stays, and the bathroom and bedrooms are comfortable and clean. There are a few steps down to the front door and up to the bedrooms but the whole place is quite accessible for those with minor mobility concerns. The outdoor area has great views of the valley, lake and heritage railway just behind it, and the patio and outdoor area are fully enclosed (including meshed gaps) to keep small children and small dogs safe from escaping or disturbing the sheep that graze in the various fields outside the walls. It’s super quiet both in the daytime and night, so is great for a peaceful getaway as we wanted, without cutting ourselves off from the world entirely.

For those able, there are mountain walks straight up Snowdonia’s various peaks, walking and physical activity centres and groups nearby. There’s great dog-friendly pubs and cafes in Rhyd Ddu and Bedgellert serving good food, with scenic drives and days out to places like Porthmadog, Black Rock Sands, Bangor, Anglesey, Cernarthen, Colwyn Bay, with Barmouth and Llangollen about an hour away.

The only things to note for those after a fuller picture is that neither bedroom is heated so leaving doors open will help warm them up a little over the day. Both have good bedding though and the place is well insulated so it’s never properly cold. There is no phone reception from the cottage down to Rhyd Ddu or the nearby lake, but we discovered literally taking a 2 minute walk up the embankment behind the cottage towards the train tracks gets you good signal up to 4G. The trains weren’t running on our visit in January but I doubt the few small steam trains that go by would be anything but a delight to see. The valley and local area is a flight test area for the mountain rescue service and Air Force so you will hear the odd helicopter or plane from time to time in the day, but nothing that bothers you.

An excellent accommodation for a peaceful break, that we will definitely return to in the future.

Jane and John were both lovely and very helpful in advising on local places to visit and were very friendly and welcoming.

Lisa Richards

Beautiful cottage in a fantastic setting, it was lovely to share the stunning views with the cows and sheep. Lots of wildlife to see too, keep an eye out for the heron and the occasional bird of prey. Couldn’t walk up Snowdon due to the weather being against us but that didn’t stop us taking a walk up the hill behind the cottage so that we could wave to the passing Heritage Railway loco’s and experience the absolute still and quiet at the quarry. John, the owner was very friendly and helpful and gave some great tips on walks and activities. Beddgelert is just up the road and the Sygun copper mine is close by too. Other places to visit are not too far, Caernarfon Castle is definitely worth a visit. The quality of the furnishings and decor at the cottage is of a very high standard as are all the fixtures and fittings and the whole place is fresh and clean. We would love to come back again.


Had a lovely stay. Very nice cottage – recently renovated and very well supplied with all the essentials. Very beautiful setting. Owners went out of their way to help us with a car emergency on our last evening which we were very grateful for. Only downside was that the underfloor heating was a touch fierce and not very easy to adjust down – will be a boon in proper winter conditions though I imagine. Overall – excellent!

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