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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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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More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sheila Porter-Williams
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Cottage in Croesor-mountain village in the Snowdonia National Park nr Porthmadog
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful spot. Comfortable cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was in the cottage. The surroundings were spectacular.

We didn't like the rugs which moved about too much. Also the rug in the sitting room was dangerous as it wouldn't stay flat. I was worried all the time that one of us would trip on it.

The bird life was great. Some unusual ones and masses of very small ones.

The remote for the television was missing. We informed the caretaker.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb location if you like walking and want to be in the heart of Snowdonia

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this cottage over the Easter holidays. It was really useful that the cottage had three bedrooms - we loved the additional extra bedroom and our son really appreciated the large TV on the wall - something he doesn't have in his room at home (so he thought it was great!) It was quite a warm week so we did not need to use the fire, but it was nice to think we had it if had been colder as at Easter the weather can be quite changeable. We were grateful that there was a washing machine and there was also a dish washer so facilities were good.

We absolutely loved the location - the views from outside were fantastic! We also enjoyed the wildlife with the birds at the feeder and a friendly squirrel who liked to visit the upstairs bedroom window sills and sit there in the mornings! It was great to be able to leave the car behind and go for some walks straight from the front door. We particularly enjoyed our circular walk up to the Cnicht and then on through the old quarry remains (which were very interesting) to the Moel Mawr and then back to the cottage down through the valley. The views from Cnicht were amazing but unfortunately due to cloud reaching the Moel Mawr before us we couldn't appreciate them there!

We had some fabulous walks in the area including going up to Snowdon via the Watkins path - which we have to say we would not recommend to others! The last 100m up is very difficult and you need to use hands as well (and it's quite a drop!) We did the Snowdon Ranger last time we were in the area and that was a much easier and more enjoyable route up! A walk we would recommend is parking in Beddgelert and walking along the beautiful Aberglasyn Pass and then up through Cwm Bychan and up to a viewing point before climbing back down to Beddgelert - a lovely circular walk.

There is also an Osprey centre (the Glaslyn Ospreys) close by to the cottage - just down in the valley. The Ospreys had recently returned so we were able to view one on a nest. It is worth a visit and is completely free with plenty of parking - so worth a stop off!

If you want a holiday where you can get away from it all and relax in beautiful countryside then I would recommend this cottage - but if you are looking for facilities such as shops to walk to - then this is not the place for you as the nearest large shop is all the way in Porthmadog. We loved it as it we love hiking and mountains so it was a perfect base for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for walking, birdsong, crystal clear mountain air :-)

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute, very comfortable,thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Visitors, We are so pleased and happy to introduce holiday visitors to the wonderful scenery in the mountains of Snowdonia. The cottage is in a particularly beautiful location in a green valley with wonderful walks and on the horizon there is Porthmadog sea wall. It's landscape and terraced cottages makes for a memorable holiday. We hope you will visit us again soon. Sheila Porter-Williams.
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Nice and Cosy, as always

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 2 weeks in the cottage. It as improved since last time we came : a place to park the car just in front of the cottage and a additional cute bedroom at the back.

The chemney is still there to give the unique cosy feeling to the place !

We will come back !

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Porthmadog, Creosor stay.

  • 5 of 5

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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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
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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Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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