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Perfectly Located Refurbished Holiday Cottage In The Snowdonia National Park

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Llanllechid, Nr. Bangor, Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, Wales - 5 Minutes Walk To The Village Shop And Pub

This is wild unspoiled Wales and with the exception of the local bakery, little has changed since ancient times. A steep mountain stream runs under a small bridge on the lane that connects the cottage to the road network. A small convenience store is a short stroll away and a traditional pub 'The Royal Oak' 5 minutes on foot. There is one small farm, a church and just 4 more cottages in close proximity with the remainder towering mountains, open fields and marshland for miles around.

Green Cottage is perfect for couples, a family of 4 or 2 couples sharing the property. There are 2 bedrooms and the usual configuration of the beds is a double in one and twins in the other. A cot and a high chair is standard equipment as is all bedding and towels for up to 4 guests. The bedrooms are separated by a short landing and the bathroom, equipped with electric shower and jacuzzi bath, is positioned off the same landing. Downstairs is the impressive inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove that’s in the centre of the very cozy living room. Off the living room is the essential porch for storage of muddy boots and coats. The fully equipped kitchen is a very light and generous space that easily accommodates up to 4 adults seated at an elephant's foot solid oak dining table. Rear garden area is fully enclosed and very private. Perfect for bbq's, eating out or just catching the sun as it's all south facing.

High speed wifi is an essential part of the cottage equipment and full central heating is provided at no extra charge.

The following are additional elements of the cottage location that make it a fabulous base for a holiday in this area:

* This area has by far the highest concentration of outdoor activities available to the visitor than any other part of the UK

* The famous Zip World experience is just 3 miles away

* Cottage is located at the lower end of the Ogwen Valley so a short drive gets you right into the famous mountaineering sections of Tryfan and the Glyders

* White water kayaking at the River Ogwen is only 2 miles away

* Access to the Carneddau mountain range right from the cottage doorstep

* Short drives to no less than 3 medieval castles at Conwy, Beaumaris and Caernarfon and one National Trust stately home Penrhyn Castle (5 minutes by car)

* 15 minute car drives to the Island of Anglesey with its famous Telford Supension Bridge and Blue Flag beaches

* Good range of local takeaways at the nearby town of Bethesda

* Tesco Express shop 3 miles away

* 8 minute drive to University City of Bangor

* 20 minute drive to the Victorian Seaside resort of Llandudno

* 20 minute drive to Conwy

* 20 minute drive to Caernarfon

* 5 minutes by car to the main A55 Expressway (Chester in 60 minutes)

More Details

Andy Want
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Andy Want

In the 20 yrs since purchasing our first overseas rental property we've worked hard to perfect every aspect of the villa rental experience and in 2017 we expanded our range of villas to 1 three bedroom villa, 1 two bedroom villa and 1 one bedroom villa in some of the most desirable locations. At regular intervals we inspect and ensure that standards of maintenance are kept at their very best. In 2012 we further expanded our range of private rental units to include a refurbished Welsh cottage in an area that has the highest concentration of outdoor activities and attractions in the whole of the UK - Snowdonia. Our association with that area spans 20 yrs.

Andy Want purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Andy Want chose Gwynedd - Snowdonia

We purchased this 2 bedroom cottage in 1994 and after several months of refurbishment in 2012 it allowed us to further expand our range of private rental units to include this delightful Welsh cottage. The locality is quieter and less developed than the Lake District but many would argue it rivals if not exceeds the Lakes for it's scenery. Additionally the area (Snowdonia) has by far the highest concentration of outdoor activities and attractions in the whole of the UK.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The cottage is lovely and well equipped" 14.7.12

"Great to have such a cozy cottage to come back to every evening" 8.9.12

"Cottage is gorgeous, very relaxing!" 15.9.12

"Pretty little cottage here, comfortable and warm with heating on twice a day" 21.9.12
Nov 2011
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Bangor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom fitted with washbasin, toilet and jacuzzi bath. Mira Sport electric shower fitted into fully tiled bath recess.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with views to the mountains, 2 single solid pine beds. Bedroom 2 with views over the Island of Anglesey, one double solid pine bed. Cot and high chair provided on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Outside: The large kitchen patio doors lead out directly onto a South facing patio. It's a very quiet and private outdoor living space equipped with a patio table, chairs, parasol and a bbq. There are views to the surrounding mountains and all through the year squirrels pop by to store acorns on the lawn. Utility Room: An essential jacket and boot storage area is provided on entry into the front porch/ utility room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We include all bedlinen and towels for up to 4 people. The cottage is cleaned weekly. Please pack your own beach towels.


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Perfectly Located Refurbished Holiday Cottage In The Snowdonia National Park
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 19 reviews

Not as expected

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Overall it is a nice area. Sorry to say the property needs a bit more attention to detail. Unwelcoming and unsightly hasps and locks around the property. Can not control the heating without contacting the owner. Excessive creaking floors and beds and poor lighting. Not expecting to see a large fence and shed, which is not on Mr Want's website which showed a large lawn. Although it is low price for August/September, I would prefer to pay more for better standards.

Sorry to be negative, I can only say it as I see it.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review and I'm only sorry none of the issues mentioned were highlighted to me at any time during this August 2017 fortnight. That's disappointing as the cottage heating could very easily have been adjusted from day one by guests following the cottage information sheets provided to every visitor.The lawn area is as described and a new wooden fence erected to make the cottage fully toddler and pet friendly. Previous to it's refurbishment 5 yrs ago, we lived in the cottage for 20 years and never found floorboards upstairs unacceptably noisy but guess that is down to personal experiences. We have some more detailed upgrades due in November 2017 and rental rates will accordingly be higher for the 2018 season. Many thanks.
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful surroundings peaceful great location we will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for submitting a review! Best regards Andy.
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Great stay in lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Easy to book and communicate. Comfortable for two/three but four would be a bit of a squash in the sitting room. Lovely kitchen and small garden completely dog proof as stated. Great place for visiting all parts of N Wales and Anglesey. Good local dog walks with lots of paths. Landlord attentive when required but not intrusive; v friendly. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week in Snowdonia

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I loved the cottage and had a wonderful week with the dog. We all walked our socks/paws off. Heavy rain during the week meant that the waterfalls were spectacular and the sunny days were cool enough to hit the tops with wonderful views. The cottage was lovely and clean and well equipped (once we'd located the teapot). Thanks Andy, I'm sure we'll be back again soon. Sue

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Relieved that you managed to locate the teapot :-) l shall look forward to welcoming you again at Green Cottage in the future I hope. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Best regards, Andy.
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Peaceful cottage - lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely peaceful week at Green Cottage. Well equipped and cozy. Lovely light kitchen / diner. Living room a little dark on a dull day but cozy all the same. Only a 12 minute walk to the pub in Rachub (The Royal Oak or Y Dderwen Frenhinol), which I liked. It's a "real" pub with real local people in it, not some fake gastro-pub. Very friendly and the couple that run it are very nice, friendly people. Green Cottage is situated on a quiet lane by the church and very pretty graveyard, with original, well-kept stones in slate. The cottage is very warm, which my partner liked as she would look for her cardigan if she was in the Sahara, and the log-burner an added bonus. Bathroom done nicely and the shower lovely. The little garden is very peaceful and ideal for dogs as it's fully enclosed. Views from the cottage lovely. The parking is not an issue at all as Llanllechid is such a quiet village - and this coming from someone like me who is always concerned where he leaves his car ! The cottage has very nice neighbours too. Yes I would return.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a lovely review, this all makes my job very satisfying thank you. Hope to see you both in the future. Best regards, Andy.
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Lovely Cottage, comfortable and clean

  • 5 of 5

Well presented and comfortable holiday cottage. Good location for exploring the area. Whilst we were unsure of the parking arrangements i.e. parking away from the property, it didn't pose a problem. It was nice to have a supply of soap and towels which you normally don't expect to get when self catering and well equipped and for a property that allows pets, as non pet owners, we would not have known from the condition and cleanliness of the cottage.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and it was nice to be able to stay in the school summer holidays without paying a premium for the privilege.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you mentioned the parking arrangements. There is a very quiet lane to walk of about 50m from your car to the front door of Green Cottage. It's effectively the same as a private driveway to gain access. Thank you for taking the time to rate our holiday accommodation. Best regards Andy.
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Climbing and Hill Walking - The Carneddau and Snowdonia mountain ranges are the highest in England and Wales and attract thousands of visitors throughout the year. Tracks onto these mountains are accessible directly from the front door of Green Cottage.

Mountain Biking - Ogwen cycle trail starts 2 miles away from Green Cottage.

Angling - River Ogwen (1 mile away) is one of the foremost game fishing venues in this region of Wales with Sea trout and Salmon in significant numbers in season.

Kayaking and Canoeing - This is also the home of white water canoeing and a challenging river just 1 mile away from the cottage (River Ogwen). A few minutes drive takes you to the upper reaches of the Lligwy, Conwy and Glaslyn rivers. The National Mountain Centre at Plas y Brenin is a 15 minute drive. The National Whitewater Centre at Bala is approximately 40 minutes by car. For sea paddlers the Menai Straits (dividing Anglesey from the mainland) is just 6 miles away.


The nearest beach is Lavan Sands that extends from Llanfairfechan to Bangor (5 miles away). This 7 mile stretch of sands is teeming with wildlife. Its cockle and mussel beds are world famous.


A car is recommended although a shuttle bus stops on its way to Bangor every hour in the lane 100 meters away. The A55 coastal corridor is just 2 miles away and Chester can be reached in 1 hour. Both the coastal towns of Llandudno and Caernarfon are 20 minutes by car in either direction. The Island of Anglesey suspension bridge is 7 miles away affording convenient road access to the whole of the island. Anglesey airport and Holyhead Port (fast ferry to Dublin) are both app 20 minutes by road.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A reservation will be provisionally held for 48 hours. A 50% deposit is payable to secure accommodation following that time. Balances are due 4 weeks prior to departure. Please check our website for full conditions. We typically reply to enquiries the same day but occasionally our response may be sent to your junk mail box folder - depending on your personal settings. If we haven't replied within 12 hours simply check that folder.

Notes on prices:
The rental rate for 7 nights is £370 any week of the year.
The rental rate for up to 4 nights is £300 any long weekend of the year.
Our rates are inclusive of cottage heating and fast wifi.
Refunds in full are given for 12 wks notice of cancellations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.