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Cottage in Croesor-mountain village in the Snowdonia National Park nr Porthmadog

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom cottage, sleeps 5 in the Snowdonian National Park, Croesor, Porthmadog

Located in Croesor, in the Snowdonia National Park between Cnicht (a popular mountain for climbers and walkers) and the Moelwyn range of mountains. The seaside at Morfa Bwchan is a short drive away.

The minimum charge is half the weekly rate for three nights. For availability please contact the owner

Living room equiped with open fire and 3 storage heaters, double sofa, 2 armchairs, television and video, table and 4 chairs, kitchen area with cooker, microwave, electric kettle and toaster, washing machine and dishwasher.

Upstairs double bedroom, small bedroom with 2 bunk beds and bathroom with immersion heater heated overnight. Down stairs there is another bedroom with a small double bed and TV.

Enclosed front garden with wooden bench overlooking the croesor valley and the moelwyn mountain range.

The cottage situated in Croesor, near Porthmadog is well equiped for any family holiday and has been let for over 30 years. The property is available for rental all year found, and is a great location for walking to beddgelert through the world famous aberglasslyn pass, the pyramid shaped mount cincht and the moelyn mountains. Located near Clough Williams-Ellis home of Plas Brondanw (gardens open to visitors) the architect whom designed Portmeirion which is located only 10 miles from the cottage, across the dam from Porthmadog.

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More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sheila Porter-Williams
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2017

Why Mrs Sheila Porter-Williams chose Gwynedd - Snowdonia

The cottage is surrounded by some of Wales most beautiful mountains and is also ideally situated to see castles, historic gardens and beaches. A great location for couples and families.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Croesor in Llanfrothen

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The Bathroom is located on the first floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Small double bed
  • The first bedroom contains a standard sized double bed and is located on the first floor (2 people). The second bedroom contains two bunk beds and is located on the first floor (2 people). The third bedroom contains a small double bed and is located on the ground floor (1 person). This room also has a TV.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 1 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Dogs must be kept down stairs. Facilities include Sky TV. There is now a drive at the front of the property with space for one car. Additional cars can be parked at the snowdonia national park car park 200m away.


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Cottage in Croesor-mountain village in the Snowdonia National Park nr Porthmadog
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 29 reviews
Nr Atherstone, Warwickshire

A geat place to get away from the rat race

  • 5 of 5

super, comfy, cozy little cottage, lovely and warm, super walks in the area, no internet, no phone signal, pure bliss! caught up with my reading, highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ian and family, We are pleased you had a great holiday where you can indulge in leisure and forget the every day pressure of life, that is our intention to pull the plug on instant communication just for a short duration and hopefully visitors like yourselves can unwind and enjoy a vocation in the mountains of Wales.
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Pleasant but tired

  • 3 of 5

We were upset that no mention was made of the very late arrival time ( 5pm ) until after we paid. We booked for 7 days and nights but potentially lost 7 hrs with having to leave by 10 a.m. I don't have a problem with the leaving time as the property has to be cleaned between visitors but 7 hrs.cleaning time ?

The property is excellently placed for anyone, the walks ' on the doorstep ' are plentiful and the scenery is stunning.

The peace and quiet of Croesor is amazing

For the rental charged, the furniture and carpets are quite 'tired'

No wi-fi and no phone reception ?

No bedding and no towels provided ?

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped,clean,lovely quiet area,great view from cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely setting,lots of walks from cottage.Well equipped, comfortable cottage

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Holiday Visitors, We are so pleased you have been sufficiently satisfied with your holiday to award the cottage and its location with a five star rating. We have endeavoured to keep the cottage comfortable, homely and self sufficient for visitors to enjoy. Snowdonia is a wonderful area for families to walk in the mountains and indulge in any amount of action packed activities, or just sit and relax at the seaside surrounded by wonderful scenery. Kind Regards, Sheila Porter-Williams.
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Wonderful spot. Comfortable cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was in the cottage. The surroundings were spectacular.

We didn't like the rugs which moved about too much. Also the rug in the sitting room was dangerous as it wouldn't stay flat. I was worried all the time that one of us would trip on it.

The bird life was great. Some unusual ones and masses of very small ones.

The remote for the television was missing. We informed the caretaker.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb location if you like walking and want to be in the heart of Snowdonia

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this cottage over the Easter holidays. It was really useful that the cottage had three bedrooms - we loved the additional extra bedroom and our son really appreciated the large TV on the wall - something he doesn't have in his room at home (so he thought it was great!) It was quite a warm week so we did not need to use the fire, but it was nice to think we had it if had been colder as at Easter the weather can be quite changeable. We were grateful that there was a washing machine and there was also a dish washer so facilities were good.

We absolutely loved the location - the views from outside were fantastic! We also enjoyed the wildlife with the birds at the feeder and a friendly squirrel who liked to visit the upstairs bedroom window sills and sit there in the mornings! It was great to be able to leave the car behind and go for some walks straight from the front door. We particularly enjoyed our circular walk up to the Cnicht and then on through the old quarry remains (which were very interesting) to the Moel Mawr and then back to the cottage down through the valley. The views from Cnicht were amazing but unfortunately due to cloud reaching the Moel Mawr before us we couldn't appreciate them there!

We had some fabulous walks in the area including going up to Snowdon via the Watkins path - which we have to say we would not recommend to others! The last 100m up is very difficult and you need to use hands as well (and it's quite a drop!) We did the Snowdon Ranger last time we were in the area and that was a much easier and more enjoyable route up! A walk we would recommend is parking in Beddgelert and walking along the beautiful Aberglasyn Pass and then up through Cwm Bychan and up to a viewing point before climbing back down to Beddgelert - a lovely circular walk.

There is also an Osprey centre (the Glaslyn Ospreys) close by to the cottage - just down in the valley. The Ospreys had recently returned so we were able to view one on a nest. It is worth a visit and is completely free with plenty of parking - so worth a stop off!

If you want a holiday where you can get away from it all and relax in beautiful countryside then I would recommend this cottage - but if you are looking for facilities such as shops to walk to - then this is not the place for you as the nearest large shop is all the way in Porthmadog. We loved it as it we love hiking and mountains so it was a perfect base for us.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for walking, birdsong, crystal clear mountain air :-)

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute, very comfortable,thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Visitors, We are so pleased and happy to introduce holiday visitors to the wonderful scenery in the mountains of Snowdonia. The cottage is in a particularly beautiful location in a green valley with wonderful walks and on the horizon there is Porthmadog sea wall. It's landscape and terraced cottages makes for a memorable holiday. We hope you will visit us again soon. Sheila Porter-Williams.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Driving Range
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Black Rock Sands (Morfa Bychan)
Car: recommended

Croesor is the starting point for climbing Cnicht, a pyramid shaped mountain, and the Moelwyn mountain range. Sarn Helen, a Roman road, goes north west to Beddgelert through Nantmor and the Aberglaslyn Pass, and south east over the shoulder of the Moelwyns to Tan-y-Bwlch and the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway, with steam trains to Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog. The garden at Plas Brondanw (less than 2 miles away) is open to the public; this was the home of Clough Williams-Ellis, the architect of Port Merion, which is 5 miles away. A short drive away are the beach at Morfa Bwchan (Black Roack Sands), castles including Criccieth, Harlech and Caernarfon, slate quarries at Blaenau Ffestiniog, a copper mine near Beddgelert and many other attractions.

Other Activities: White Water rafting and Kayaking


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Croesor, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early September
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late September
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Minimum charge of half the weekly rate or £120 (whichever is greater) applies for up to 3 nights. Extra nights available. Bookings are reserved once we have received the deposit, the balance is due six weeks before the start of the holiday. Departure by 10 a.m. Arrival from 5 p.m. Changeover is Saturday. Please contact for other days. Up to two well behaved dogs, must be kept down stairs.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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