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Make holiday rental accommodation or a holiday cottage in Snowdonia & Gwynedd in Wales your home away from home

The Welsh county of Gwynedd is the most north western county of Wales, bordering the Irish Sea, just below Anglesey. Known primarily for having the beautiful Snowdonia National Park at its heart, Gwynedd consists of an enchanting landscape of mist covered mountains, cascading rivers and wild moor land fringed by thick forests, and guarded by fairytale castles. Once you have taken a holiday cottage in Snowdonia or Gwynedd, tasted the lifestyle and experienced the relaxing pace of life, magnificent scenery and glorious sandy beaches, you will be tempted to return year after year.

Things to do in Gwynedd-Snowdonia, Wales

The Snowdonia National Park is one of the most breathtaking places in Britain. Taking a self catering holiday cottage or even a log cabin in Snowdonia lets you explore the largest mountains in England and Wales, as well as the beautiful beaches of the Cambrian Coast. The wooded valleys, wild moors, peaceful lakes and long mountain ridges make the perfect setting for walking and cycling. There are marked cycle routes through much of the Snowdonia National Park, and sailing on one of the magnificent mountain lakes is an ideal way to let the stress simply wash from your body. Snowdonia walk, riding and cycle trail information can be found at the many Snowdonia tourist information offices located around the park’s perimeter, and there are plenty of excellent Gwynedd public houses in which to retreat to after a hard day in the hills.

Although Gwynedd doesn’t instantly spring to mind as a beach holiday destination but it is exactly that. The whole of the Cambrian Coast is lined with golden sand, and during the summer, resorts like Barmouth become awash with holiday makers, many of whom are staying in Snowdonia accommodation, just a few miles away. Alternatively, if you rent a self catering holiday cottage in Snowdonia National Park, the windswept, secluded beaches of Porth Neigwl are within easy range.

Gwynedd golf has become a major business, with 19 full 18 hole golf courses dotted around the county, mainly on the coastal stretches. There is a choice between old, classic golf courses and the new, luxury Gwynedd golf courses which have recently appeared. Either way, if you are staying in Gwynedd or Snowdonia accommodation, you can certainly get a round in!

Places to holiday in Gwynedd-Snowdonia, Wales

Bangor is one of the smallest cities in Britain. However, despite its size, Bangor is a great place to visit from a self catering Snowdonia holiday cottage or accommodation anywhere in Gwynedd. The large student population keeps the town vibrant and youthful, and there are always cultural and artistic displays and performances occurring throughout the city.

Weather in Gwynedd-Snowdonia, Wales

The climate in Gwynedd is relatively predictable, with mild but wet winters which average around 6°C, and mild summers from May until September in which temperatures average in the low 20’s (°C).

Travel to Gwynedd-Snowdonia, Wales

As a rural department, it is recommended that you take a car to Gwynedd as it will make your holiday more flexible and relaxing, as many of the finest attractions in the area are spread out. However, if you would like to holiday without a car, there is a great train network throughout the county.


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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Probably the best view in North Wales

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Visited Borth y Gest for a long weekend and we were delighted from start to finish at the Bryn Gwyn guest house. We were welcomed by the owner who couldn't have done more to make our stay enjoyable. As we were shown round the huge 4 bedroom house on arrival the first thing which struck us were the stunning views across Tremadog Bay literally from every room! The house is ideally located, perched in the hills yet only a stones throw from the sea front and had everything we could need: a BBQ and huge outdoor table and chairs - perfect for an evening beer whilst watching the sun set. A wood burner and luxurious leather sofas in the large lounge with an equally large bay window - the ideal spot to watch the hues of the Snowdonia mountains change throughout the day. A high spec kitchen / diner - perfect for cooking for a large group after a memorable afternoon hiking the mountains. Generously sized bedrooms with more huge windows that let the light and views stream in and very comfortable beds (we all slept very, very well) plus it has decent Wi-Fi too. It really did feel like a home away from home. Location-wise you can't get much better as there's so much to do in the area that the long weekend felt like a week. It's ideally placed just a mile from Porthmadog so every evening we would take the scenic walk along the hills, past the marina where there are pubs and restaurants galore to explore. Whilst during the day North Wales is your oyster - there are Snowdonia hikes a plenty, a stunning sandy beach is just a short walk away and Portmeirion is next door, it's the perfect base to explore whether you're with a large group or a family - just make sure you take some time to sit back and enjoy those stunning vistas. Thank you so much Jane, we will be back soon!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Great Cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Wonderful cottage, very well equipped, spacious and clean, lovely fires (logs provided). Good location to explore the North Wales, very close to Harlech, castle, beach, pub, restaurant, shops, garage, etc . Owners were extremely helpful and kind, would love to stay back here again this year if we can get away.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful, versatile house in central Caernarfon

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely, querky house but with all modcons made for a very comfortable stay. Very clean and well maintained. Lots of space for everyone to spread out. Owners very helpful and informative. Spent Christmas here with the family but hope to go back in the future and have a chance to explore the area further.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016