|Minimum Stay||0 - 7 nights|
Welcome to Croesor Bach, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages.
Croesor Bach is a traditional, detached farmhouse, with its own garden, serenely positioned at the top of a valley, within the stunning Snowdonia National Park. Despite its tranquil location, a wide range of activities are within easy reach of the house, including mountains, beaches, castles, towns and pretty villages.
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The house is built from traditional Welsh materials and has been beautifully decorated and furnished, with many character features, including wooden beams, whitewashed stone walls, a grand Stanley range cooker in the kitchen, and a large inglenook fireplace with a real fire and a bread oven in the living room. Complementing these character features, the cottage has modern facilities, including wireless internet access and Freesat HD TV.
Croesor Bach sleeps up to nine people, in four bedrooms, with one bathroom. The cottage is an ideal retreat for a large family holiday or for groups of friends seeking peace and solitude amongst stunning scenery, yet close to a wide range of activities.
Booking and payment
Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.
For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.
Security deposits are not required.
Regrettably, pets are not accepted at Croesor Bach.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen and bath mats are provided for guests, however, guests are requested to bring their own towels and tea towels.
Access, arrival and departure times
Arrival time at Croesor Bach is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
The house is located in a peaceful location and requires two cattle gates to be manually opened and closed, en-route. Weather conditions can be unpredictable and there is no dedicated road lighting during the last few miles of the journey, therefore, a torch and an umbrella are strongly recommended. The final section of the road is on uneven gravel tracks and some sports cars may experience difficulty.
Bed sizes and configurations
Bedroom 1: Double bed
Bedroom 2: Double bed
Bedroom 3: Two single beds
Bedroom 4: Double bed and a single bed
Fuel and logs
A £100 oil deposit is payable directly to the owners prior to the commencement of the holiday. Upon departure, the owner will read the oil meter and the resultant charge will be deducted from the oil deposit. The balance will then be refunded within a week of the date of departure. Please note that this is a private arrangement between the owner and the guest, which does not involve Character Cottages.
Central to the operation of the house is the oil-fired range in the kitchen. Operating instructions are left for guests, the range being similar to an AGA but with central heating capability.
Electricity and gas are included in the letting price. The house is supplied by fresh spring water and is not connected to the mains water supply.
There is a fireplace in the sitting room and an initial supply of logs is provided; further logs are available locally.
Croesor Bach has free wireless internet access, HD Freesat TV, DVD player, CD and iPod dock. A telephone is also provided, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made.
Croesor is in a valley and guests should be aware that mobile phone reception can be very poor.
Croesor has parking for four cars on its private drive.
Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services are available on request.
Child friendly facilities
Two travel cots (without linen) and one high chair are provided.
Due to the remoteness of the cottage, there are no initial consumables provided.
Accessibility, health and safety
Croesor Bach is a period property, and has character features, including relatively narrow and steep stairs, some low beams and two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout Croesor Bach.
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Car: A car is strongly advised when staying at Croesor Bach, due to its remote location. The house is approximately seven miles from the A470, which runs North/South through Snowdonia, and approximately 19 miles from the A5, which provides access to the motorway network, via the M54.
Train: The nearest railway stations to Croesor Bach are Minffordd (approximately 5 miles away) and Blaenau Ffestiniog (approximately 9 miles away), which have regular services to various stations, for onward connections to the national rail network.
Plane:Manchester International Airport: 107 miles, approximately 150 minute drive; Birmingham International Airport: 135 miles, approximately 180 minute drive.