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Cottage in Croesor-mountain village in the Snowdonia National Park nr Porthmadog

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3 bedroom cottage, sleeps 5 in the Snowdonian National Park, Croesor, Porthmadog

Located in Croesor, in the Snowdonia National Park between Cnicht (a popular mountain for climbers and walkers) and the Moelwyn range of mountains. The seaside at Morfa Bwchan is a short drive away.

The minimum charge is half the weekly rate for three nights. For availability please contact the owner

Living room equiped with open fire and 3 storage heaters, double sofa, 2 armchairs, television and video, table and 4 chairs, kitchen area with cooker, microwave, electric kettle and toaster, washing machine and dishwasher.

Upstairs double bedroom, small bedroom with 2 bunk beds and bathroom with immersion heater heated overnight. Down stairs there is another bedroom with a small double bed and TV.

Enclosed front garden with wooden bench overlooking the croesor valley and the moelwyn mountain range.

The cottage situated in Croesor, near Porthmadog is well equiped for any family holiday and has been let for over 30 years. The property is available for rental all year found, and is a great location for walking to beddgelert through the world famous aberglasslyn pass, the pyramid shaped mount cincht and the moelyn mountains. Located near Clough Williams-Ellis home of Plas Brondanw (gardens open to visitors) the architect whom designed Portmeirion which is located only 10 miles from the cottage, across the dam from Porthmadog.

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Property Manager
Mrs Sheila Porter-Williams
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

Why Mrs Sheila Porter-Williams chose Gwynedd - Snowdonia

The cottage is surrounded by some of Wales most beautiful mountains and is also ideally situated to see castles, historic gardens and beaches. A great location for couples and families.


Croesor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Bathroom is located on the first floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Small double bed
  • The first bedroom contains a standard sized double bed and is located on the first floor (2 people). The second bedroom contains two bunk beds and is located on the first floor (2 people). The third bedroom contains a small double bed and is located on the ground floor (1 person). This room also has a TV.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 1 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Dogs must be kept down stairs. Facilities include Sky TV. There is now a drive at the front of the property with space for one car. Additional cars can be parked at the snowdonia national park car park 200m away.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Cottage in Croesor-mountain village in the Snowdonia National Park nr Porthmadog
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews

Porthmadog, Creosor stay.

  • 5 of 5
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The cosy cottage/property was in everyway as we would have wished. Spotlessly clean with everything to hand. A lovely drive to a very peaceful location and yet very near to places to visit. In all a great retreat if needed. Thank you . Janet Austin. and Helen Lesser.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. It is always nice to here when someone enjoys their visit. I hope you can return in the future. Best Regards, Sheila Porter-Williams
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lovely homely cottage set in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

We have been to the cottage several times before and each time it has changed a little, from the lovely new kitchen, to the new windows and doors, this time the new car park at the front. Great idea:0)

As usual we opened the front door on our arrival to the delightful cottage. It was warm, clean and welcoming. After settling in and getting the log fire roaring, we waited for our Tesco delivery with baited breath wondering if they would find us? But no problem it arrived on time all in good order.

We loved feeding the birds and watching their frenzied activities as they flew backwards and forwards or, sat in a line on the fence waiting for there turn at the bird feeder. I'm sure I saw a woodpecker!

Another lovely holiday in the beautiful mountains of North Wales :0)

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Visitors, Thank you so much for your impression and review of the cottage. We try to improve the cottage year after year to enhance holiday makers experience and make them feel comfortable in the beautiful surroundings of the Snowdon mountains. The cottage is situated in a picturesque valley, the guests are surrounded in Croesor village with bubbling streams, waterfalls, mountains, wild life and on the horizon the sea wall of Porthmadog Harbour with a strip of yellow sand and blue sea. We are so proud to share the cottage and landscape with our visitors. Kind Regards Sheila Porter-Williams
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Warm hearth in mountainside hamlet

  • 5 of 5
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Y Bwthyn Gwyn was exactly what we were seeking. The cottage is simple, accommodating, and perfectly sized and equipped. The walks from the front door are amazing. The Croesor valley is a wonderful, out-of-the-way corner of Snowdonia. Croesor proper is no more than a small collection of houses, but this suited us perfectly well. Towns, supplies, pubs, and the rest of Snowdonia are all short drives away, and Sheila was helpful and welcoming. We hope to return and spend another week some day!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear valued Guests, Thank you for your review. The valley of Croesor has some unique features, it has mountain heights or gentle walks by mountain streams. The cottage is nestled in a hamlet of slate miners cottages. From Croesor visitors can look across a stretch of green fields and marshes to the sea wall and the sands of Porthmadog Harbour. The cottage we have tried to keep as an historical link with the Victorian Industrial past of mining slate and the little railways that transported the slate to the Welsh ports. We still retain ancient dry-stone walls in the garden. Indoors we have the original open fire place and the rooms retain the original layout from the Victorian period. We are so pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere of this timeless area of Snowdonia. Kind Regards Sheila {Porter-Williams
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Lovely Peaceful Holiday

  • 5 of 5
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This is a lovely well presented cottage. It is very good for walks from the doorstep with plenty of things to do within a short drive.

Would love to have lit the coal fire but failed on every attempt. Some useful tips or availability of logs might have made it a bit easier.

However the cottage was lovely and warm and so quiet.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr John Pearce, Thank you for your review, I have let the cottage for many years and no one has mentioned they could not light the coal fire. I have a caretaker who lives nearby and in the directions letter is her phone number, she would have come and assisted you if you needed help. At the bottom of the front garden there are bags of wood in the coal bunker and some bags of wood outside. Inside the cottage there is a bag of newspapers for starting the fire in the grate. In a fireside cupboard there is many packets of firelighters. The chimney was cleaned by a chimney sweep August 2015. So I can't understand what is wrong. I will contact my caretaker. I am very sorry you had difficulties and I will try to find out why this problem as occurred. Kind regards Sheila Porter-Williams
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting. This is a great cottage in the shadow of Cnicht. Lots of walks on the doorstep and a 20 minute drive into Porthmadog.

We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six which included our two small dogs loved this cottage, from the cosy open fire to the stunning scenery. If you love the outdoors, walking/hiking, not too bothered about the weather, love peace and quiet and history this is the cottage for you, we will be back :)

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Driving Range
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Black Rock Sands (Morfa Bychan)
Car: recommended

Croesor is the starting point for climbing Cnicht, a pyramid shaped mountain, and the Moelwyn mountain range. Sarn Helen, a Roman road, goes north west to Beddgelert through Nantmor and the Aberglaslyn Pass, and south east over the shoulder of the Moelwyns to Tan-y-Bwlch and the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway, with steam trains to Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog. The garden at Plas Brondanw (less than 2 miles away) is open to the public; this was the home of Clough Williams-Ellis, the architect of Port Merion, which is 5 miles away. A short drive away are the beach at Morfa Bwchan (Black Roack Sands), castles including Criccieth, Harlech and Caernarfon, slate quarries at Blaenau Ffestiniog, a copper mine near Beddgelert and many other attractions.

Other Activities: White Water rafting and Kayaking


Rates & Availability

Croesor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early September
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late September
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Minimum charge of half the weekly rate or £120 (whichever is greater) applies for up to 3 nights. Extra nights available. Bookings are reserved once we have received the deposit, the balance is due six weeks before the start of the holiday. Departure by 10 a.m. Arrival from 5 p.m. Changeover is Saturday. Please contact for other days. Up to two well behaved dogs, must be kept down stairs.

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