Top 5 Holiday Cottages For Easter

Easter is nearly upon us and if you are considering a holiday away in Snowdonia, we still have some lovely cottages available that might be of interest to you. Located throughout the region, here are top 5 holiday cottages for Easter in North Wales…

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Snowdonia is the perfect back drop for a perfect Christmas…. log fires, winter wonderland walks in the mountains, by the lakes and along the beaches. Beautifully located holiday cottages that will have everything you need for your Snowdonia Christmas, including, of course, a better selection of boards games than you’ll have at home! To give you a bit of inspiration, here are our top 5 | holiday cottages for Christmas….   CONTEMPORARY HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OVER BALA | RHOS-Y-GWALIAU This contemporary holiday cottage with panoramic views over Bala is in a truly idyllic location. The front veranda looks out over fields of green pasture that roll down to the lake synonymous with this popular market town. A modern well thought layout and spacious comfortable bedrooms make the cottage a perfect base for a family-break in the country.   TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE ACCOMMODATION IN SNOWDONIA | BRYN-WEIRGLODD Traditional farmhouse accommodation in one of the most beautiful…

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Swimming Snowdonia


Snowdonia is one of the most beautiful places in the world to open water / wild swim. Gwion is due to take part in the Slateman Triathlon in 2 weeks and whilst he has been super dedicated to the running and cycling aspects of the training, the open water swimming wasn’t up there on the top of his check list… so to give him a bit of push to get out there before the big day, here are the Top 5 | Snowdonia Lakes To Swim In:   LLYN GWYNANT My personal favourite. Easy to get to and simply beautiful. You can park by the side of the lake and get straight in. If you are up for it, swim to the otherside of the lake onto the rocks (known as Elephant Rock) and do the jumps.   LLYN CAU This is a beautiful dark blue lake in the crater of Cadr Idris. A 350m ascent…

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A holiday in Snowdonia is the perfect place to come if you have four legged members in the family. Endless mountain walks, miles of sandy beaches, lakes and seas to swim in…it’s exhausting just thinking about all the options on offer for them! We have some lovely holiday cottages that also cater for pets and here are our Top 5 | Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages:   TWO BEDROOM HOLIDAY COTTAGE NEAR BEDDGELERT | GLASLYN-LODGE Glaslyn-Lodge is a two bedroom holiday cottage near Beddgelert in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Tucked away on the grounds of a large formal garden on the banks of the river Glaslyn the lodge is the perfect base for walkers or outdoor enthusiasts.   TRADITIONAL STONE HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN CWM NANTCOL | GLANDWR Glandwr is a traditional stone holiday cottage in Cwm Nantcol above the picturesque village of Llanbedr in North Wales. This three-bedroom cottage on the banks of the…

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Top 5 Romantic Holiday Cottages for Two

It’s that time of year when love is in the air and taking your loved one on a romantic trip to Snowdonia could serioulsy rack up some brownie points. Log fires, crisp blue skies, lakes, mountains and beaches are up there on the romantic check list, however, there are a few hidden gems you might not know about… Dolgellau has been voted the most romantic town to visit by Trip Advisor, the famous Llanddwyn Island of The Welsh Saint of Love, St Dwynwen is on our door step and having been awarded dark sky status, the chances of seeing the cluster of stars called the Diamond Ring that surround the North Star is pretty high. To help you plan a weekend to remember, here are our top 5 romantic holiday cottages for two:   PICTURESQUE HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN DINAS MAWDDWY|LLWYNCELYN Near Pub | Pet Friendly |Real Fire The renovation of Llwyncelyn, a picturesque holiday cottage in…

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Llyn Gwynant at the foot of Snowdon


The lakes in Snowdonia are an incredibly beautiful part of the area’s landscape and at this time of year, they come into their own. Walking around the lakes all wrapped up with the crisp cold air and if you’re lucky, the sun shining is incredible. Here are our best winter lake walks…   LLYN TEGID | BALA To make your way around Llyn Tegid will take in the region of 8 hours. However, there are lots of different routes ranging from 1-8 hours; some part walking, part steam train or certain sections that are known for their beauty. For a breakdown of the walks, this is a great information source: Bala Lake Walking Trails.     LLYN PADARN | LLANBERIS A couple of hours allows for a great walk which will include a bit of forest, a bit of industrial archeology an old quarry hospital, not to mention the incredible views of the lake and the…

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Top 5 | New Year Holiday Cottages

New Year is on the horizon and I don’t know about you, but the idea of getting together a group of friends to rent a holiday cottage with log fires and views of the Snowdonia mountains, lakes or beaches sounds like heaven. Whether you’re a group of adults or a group with young families, we have a number of really great properties that will ensure you bring in a very memorable 2017. Here are our Top 5 | New Year Holiday Cottages…   TALHENBONT HALL SLEEPS 10 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE This historic 17th Century Country House in North Wales offers a truly unique holiday destination for our guests. The magnificent formal grounds surrounded by ancient woodland provide the perfect backdrop for this notable stately home.   TAN-Y-WENALLT SLEEPS 8 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE Tan-Y-Wenallt is a ‘ty unnos’…

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Top 10 Things a Kid should do before they are 11

Top 10 Things a Kid should do before they are 11

So the National Trust launched a campaign last Autumn to encourage our ‘cotton wool’ kids out into the great outdoors by listing 50 things a child should do before they are 11 – all back to basics, simple fun with not an electronic gadget in sight – we LOVE this! EVERYTHING on the list can be done in Snowdonia, so if your coming to stay with us this year with younger ones in tow, make the most of it and get them ticking things off the list. To get you started, here are our top 10 things a kid should do before they are 11 that we think are unique to Snowdonia and can be done in that extra special way, creating those memories for life: 1 – SKIM A STONE – whether its by the sea or on the lakes, its so satisfying when you finally get the stone to jump (for adults too!). 2…

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