|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
A traditional quarryman’s cottage located just an 11 minutes drive from Llanberis and 18 minutes from Caernarfon. This beautiful cottage is set on the hill side with panoramic views across the Menai Straits to Anglesey beyond. An ideal location for those wanting to enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits available within the local area and the superb scenery offered by the Snowdonia National Park and welsh coastline. The area hosts many outdoor events throughout the year and this cottage is in an ideal position to be close enough to join in or just enjoy the atmosphere.
The cottage combines the character of days gone by with contemporary facilities of the 21st century. The warm and cosy lounge has a feature fireplace with wood burning stove, ideal for a relaxing evening when the weather is cooler, or enjoy a meal around the large table in the modern and spacious, fully equipped kitchen dining room. Open sided, original stairs (fairly steep and with a safety gate at the top) lead to 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) and a large family sized bathroom complete with shower and whirlpool bath. To the rear of the property there is a secluded patio area with barbecue and seating area to enjoy a well-deserved evening meal or drink after a summer's day in Snowdonia. Friday Changeover day preferred..
North Wales Lettings handle bookings for this property. Please contact Rita on 07785 615880
Awyr Mawr " Quarryman's cottage" was a great place to stay while visiting Snowdonia for the Llanberis Mountain. Craig & Karen are a lovely couple & work hard to keep this cottage cosy & homely. The kitchen is amazing, you'll find it difficult to fault, there's everything you need. Washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer & a huge table & chairs. There's a microwave, toaster, oven/hob to cook your meals. The cosy living room has a tv/dvd & cd player also with log burner, sofa & arm chair. Plenty of games & books if the weathers not good for walking. Open stairs to a large bedroom with a really comfortable king bed. Also a twin bedroom. The bathroom is huge & modern with a walkin shower & jacuzzi bath which is great. A small patio with 4 chairs & a table is big enough to sit & drink wine.
A lovely warm, cosy, well equipped cottage in a perfect location for walking and exploring Snowdonia.
I stayed here for a week with my family during the Easter holidays. We were greeted by a gorgeous lit fire when we arrived, a tray full of goodies and a personalised note telling us all we needed to know. The house was spotlessly clean and everything we needed was provided. The framed map at the bottom of the stairs is a great idea for getting your bearings and some great walks can be taken straight from the front door.
We have been visiting this area for many years now and have never run out of things to do! We shall definitely be returning to this 'fabulous quarryman's cottage'
We were lucky to find Awyr Mawr when we searched for somewhere to stay while visiting Snowdonia for the Llanberis Mountain Film Festival ; it really is a cosy and comfortable cottage and well located in a peaceful situation with walks from the door. It's site description is completely accurate - much thought and care has gone into providing the facilities for a quality stay and a roaring fire greeted us. The welcome treats were extremely generous and included home made damson jam, wine and some glorious golden daffodils. We managed a walk most days despite variable weather and just missed the Aurora Borealis over Anglesey ( views from the front bedroom window) . Pen Ceunant Isaf with it's host Stefan has to be the quirkiest and friendliest cafe ever at the start of the Snowdon Path from Llanberis , and Lodge Dinorwig , 20 minutes walk from the cottage, provides the best burgers we have ever had. Thank you Karen and Craig for a great week's stay in your lovely cottage. Anne & John
Just arrived back from a 3night stay with friends. What a cosy little place this is - spotlessly clean and made even more welcoming by Karen's gifts of cake and flowers (and other extras too). We had a wonderful time exploring beaches, towns and mountains - it really is central for everything. We didn't venture out for meals but cooked in the extremely well equipped kitchen and spent the rest evening chatting and listening to music (the speakers in the kitchen are great). One tip we could pass on to other guests is to arrange a supermarket delivery on your arrival - it saves so much time and means we had everything we needed from the start.
Happy holidays to future guests and a big thank you to Karen, the owner.
What a hidden gem! It is hard to review this property because it is such a find you will just want to keep it a secret! The views from the miner's cottage are stunning, and ever changing. Craig and Karen have created such a cosy cottage that the weather outside really does not matter. The location is superb with plenty to do not only for climbers and walkers but for the whole family. Anglesey is just across the bay and Snowdonia is on your doorstep. We thoroughly recommend staying here so you can enjoy all that North Wales has to offer.
Everything was well though out to make our stay perfect. Welcome gifts and notes, wood for the fire, daffodils, baby lambs in the fields, beautiful , splendide sunsets... Karen & Craig advices helped us to discover the famous products of North Wales. We have à "coup de foudre" for North Wales (Snowdonia, ANglesey Island and Lleyn Peninsula and hope be back soon., We recommand warmly this place!
A holiday in North Wales has something for everyone, mountains, castles and beaches offering activity, sightseeing and pure relaxation.
If you are looking for an activity holiday Snowdonia provides fantastic opportunities for mountain biking, cycling, rock climbing, scrambling, hiking and the Menai Straits for kayaking and canoeing. Local outdoor centres include Plas Y Brenin and Plas Menai for instruction and guidance. For an adrenaline rush, you could also try Europe's longest zip wire located close by.
For those seeking a less strenuous holiday the North Wales Path and Anglesey Coastal Path offer beautiful walks taking in fantastic sea views, or you could enjoy a cycle ride on the Lon Las or Lon Eifion cycle tracks or soak up the views from a rowing boat on a quiet lake
If you prefer total relaxation a visit to one of Anglesey's or Gwynedd's beautiful beaches may appeal, or experience the breathtaking views on a trip on the Snowdon Mountain Railway or the Welsh Highland Railway or visit the Welsh Mountain Zoo or Anglesey Sea Zoo or explore the historic castles in Caernarfon, Conwy or Beaumaris.
Whilst in the area a visit to quaint villages such as Betws-y-Coed, Beddgelert or Llanberis is are must. Restaurants, cafes and coffee shops are plentiful in the area and cater for all tastes.
Attractions close by include Snowdonia National Park, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Caernarfon Castle, Beaumaris Castle, Conwy Castle, Penrhyn Castle, Greenwood Forest Park, Electric Mountain, Welsh Slate Museum, Piggery Pottery, Snowdonia Zip World, Dr Zigs Extraordinary Bubbles, Plas Menai Watersports Centre, Anglesey Sea Zoo, Plas y Brenin Outdoor Centre, Llechwedd Slate Caverns including Bounce Below and Zip World Titan, Welsh Highland Railway, Bodnant Gardens, and many beautiful Anglesey beaches.
Any damage to be reported to the owners. Costs of repair/replacements to be borne by holiday renters. Friday changeover day. One dog allowed. More than one dog only with owners prior agreement. Arrival time 4pm onwards, departure by 10am.
Full payment on booking for holidays within 8 weeks. 50% on booking and 50% 8 weeks prior for bookings further in advance.