Cottage in Fachwen, Llanberis, Nr. Caernarfon, Wales - Ideally Located In The Heart Of Snowdonia For Breaks Walking Or Climbing In The Mountains
About Joanne Worby
I live and work in North Wales, and Ty Coch is our family home. It is a pleasure to be able to share this very special place.
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This is a lovely place, perfect location, with views over the lake to the mossy mountains opposite and Snowden, and the building is wonderful. A converted small barn, with double height living space and a good sized kitchen and mezzanine bedroom with spiral staircase. We were very lucky with the weather, but still couldn't resist lighting the woodburner one night, with it's impressive chimney stretching up to the eaves, it heats the space in a minute.
This place is great. But does that mean it will be harder to book next time we want to come?
beautiful location in Snowdownia
We stayed in this holiday annex for a week, and we enjoyed it very much.
The location was very good, for the views on the mountains of Snowdonia were fantastic. From the garden you can see the Snowdown, and the lake below.
From this location there are several walks possible, into the woods, and along bridge over a waterfall, only 10 minutes away.
You can climb the Snowdown, or go by train, even by train along the lakeside. Further places of interest in the surroundings are Caernafon Castle, Bodnant Gardens and Anglesey island and lots more.
The cottage was perfect, we loved the woodburner. Very friendly owner, who was very helpful.
The cottage is lovely and is located in an idyllic location, overlooking Llyn Padern and Snowdon, and within a couple of minutes walk of the North Wales Slate Route and Pilgrims Way walking routes.
The accommodation has everything you need, including a fridge, a freezer, job and oven, and a wood burner for cosy nights in.
I highly recommend Ty Coch and wouldn't hesitate to return.
The property was exactly as described. Clean and well furnished. The location was very accessible to the local attractions. Communication with the owners was great and straightforward. Highly recommended.
A beautiful hideaway
We have had a lovely stay at Ty Goch, this is a beautiful and very spacious annex with plenty of storage. The views of the mountains and Llyn Padern are just beautiful it’s so quiet and relaxing, there are some lovely walks right on your doorstep with Dinorwic quarry being one of many. Ty Goch, in my opinion is very reasonably priced and close to lots of activities. I would definitely recommend staying here and I’m sure we will be returning shortly for another fix of the mountains, Steve the owner was very friendly he met us on arrival and came out to wish us a safe journey home, which considering the welsh downpour I think was very kind.
Fantastic views and location.
The property is lovely and quaint, its ideal for a weeks stay if you would like to explore the surrounding areas. The cottage is well kept and has amazing views overlooking a lake and you can actually see snowdon from the cottage.
We had a fantastic stay and would definitely return and stay here again. It was very nice for Steve to come over and introduce himself and provide us with local knowledge of the area. Thank you.
Special interest holidays:
We are experienced and qualified mountain walkers (Both of us Hold the Mountain Instructor Award MIA and hold the summer and winter Mountain Leader awards) , climbers (Both hold the MIA and Single Pitch Award SPA) and kayakers (Both of us are Welsh Canoe Association Level 3 Sea and Inland KAyak Coaches). We are happy to offer advice to guests on local or mountain walks or on access to rivers lake or sea kayaking or canoeing. If you are looking for paid instruction or guiding services for activites then we may be able to provide these or may be able to put you in touch with someone who can.
The beautiful beaches of Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsular are within 20 to 45 minutes drive.
Lleyn: Dinas Dinlle - 20 minutes
Anglesey: Newborough, Rhosneigr, Rhoscolyn - 45 minutes.
Llyn Padarn offers may opportunities for swimming and boating.
10 minutes drive to Llanberis or 15 minutes walk to some excellent secluded swimming spots on the lake.. Ask the owner on booking.
Ty Coch is 15 minutes from the A55 express way.
90 minutes from Chester.
20 minutes (7 miles) from Bangor.
15 minutes (6 miles) from Caernarfon
Supermarkets in Bangor and Caernarfon. Tescos will deliver to the house.
Caernarfon castle 20 mins drive
Conwy castle 30 mins drive.
In Llanberis (10mins drive, 40 mins walk):
Snowdon mountain railway.
National Slate Museum.
Padarn Country Park and Llyn padarn (5 mins walk from Ty Coch)
Electric Mountain visitor centre - you can walk up Elidir Fawr (electric mountain) from the house.
Llanberis: the heights, The Spice of Llanberis (Indian eat in or take away), Llanberis Chinese takeaway, Georgios ice cream shop, the world famous climber's cafe of Pete's Eats.
Brynrefail: The Caban - great to walk (25 mins) from the house for a snack or a coffee.
Llanrug: Sopna. Recently Welsh curry house of the year. Eat in or takeaway.
Deganwy: Paysanne French restaurant (my favourite! In my opinion the best in north Wales).
Activities: North Wales is an outdoor enthusiasts' Mecca.
Rock climbing: possibly the best traditional rock climbing in the world, in the Llanberis pass; Dinorwig quarries slate: bolt clipping and sport climbing. Some great bouldering 15 minutes walk from the house.
Mountain Walking and Scrambling: Snowdonia is at your finger tips. Ask the owners for some walks to do.
Gorge Walking / Coasteering: These are all available close to hand.
Water sports: Surf lines hire boats etc. If you do not have your own but Llyn Padarn has some great sheltered spots for beginners
Sea Kayaking: the North Wales coast offers some tremendous opportunities.