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Mrs Sheila Porter-Williams

Member since: 2003
Speaks English

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

20 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Gwynedd - Snowdonia - Y Bwthyn Gwyn

2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 4 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.

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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs Sheila Porter-Williams (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Speaks English

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Cottage in Croesor-mountain village in the Snowdonia National Park nr Porthmadog
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
5

Porthmadog, Creosor stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cosy cottage/property was in everyway as we would have wished. Spotlessly clean with everything to hand. A lovely drive to a very peaceful location and yet very near to places to visit. In all a great retreat if needed. Thank you . Janet Austin. and Helen Lesser.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. It is always nice to here when someone enjoys their visit. I hope you can return in the future. Best Regards, Sheila Porter-Williams
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5

lovely homely cottage set in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

We have been to the cottage several times before and each time it has changed a little, from the lovely new kitchen, to the new windows and doors, this time the new car park at the front. Great idea:0)

As usual we opened the front door on our arrival to the delightful cottage. It was warm, clean and welcoming. After settling in and getting the log fire roaring, we waited for our Tesco delivery with baited breath wondering if they would find us? But no problem it arrived on time all in good order.

We loved feeding the birds and watching their frenzied activities as they flew backwards and forwards or, sat in a line on the fence waiting for there turn at the bird feeder. I'm sure I saw a woodpecker!

Another lovely holiday in the beautiful mountains of North Wales :0)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Visitors, Thank you so much for your impression and review of the cottage. We try to improve the cottage year after year to enhance holiday makers experience and make them feel comfortable in the beautiful surroundings of the Snowdon mountains. The cottage is situated in a picturesque valley, the guests are surrounded in Croesor village with bubbling streams, waterfalls, mountains, wild life and on the horizon the sea wall of Porthmadog Harbour with a strip of yellow sand and blue sea. We are so proud to share the cottage and landscape with our visitors. Kind Regards Sheila Porter-Williams
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Warm hearth in mountainside hamlet

  • 5 of 5

Y Bwthyn Gwyn was exactly what we were seeking. The cottage is simple, accommodating, and perfectly sized and equipped. The walks from the front door are amazing. The Croesor valley is a wonderful, out-of-the-way corner of Snowdonia. Croesor proper is no more than a small collection of houses, but this suited us perfectly well. Towns, supplies, pubs, and the rest of Snowdonia are all short drives away, and Sheila was helpful and welcoming. We hope to return and spend another week some day!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear valued Guests, Thank you for your review. The valley of Croesor has some unique features, it has mountain heights or gentle walks by mountain streams. The cottage is nestled in a hamlet of slate miners cottages. From Croesor visitors can look across a stretch of green fields and marshes to the sea wall and the sands of Porthmadog Harbour. The cottage we have tried to keep as an historical link with the Victorian Industrial past of mining slate and the little railways that transported the slate to the Welsh ports. We still retain ancient dry-stone walls in the garden. Indoors we have the original open fire place and the rooms retain the original layout from the Victorian period. We are so pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere of this timeless area of Snowdonia. Kind Regards Sheila {Porter-Williams
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5

Lovely Peaceful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely well presented cottage. It is very good for walks from the doorstep with plenty of things to do within a short drive.

Would love to have lit the coal fire but failed on every attempt. Some useful tips or availability of logs might have made it a bit easier.

However the cottage was lovely and warm and so quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr John Pearce, Thank you for your review, I have let the cottage for many years and no one has mentioned they could not light the coal fire. I have a caretaker who lives nearby and in the directions letter is her phone number, she would have come and assisted you if you needed help. At the bottom of the front garden there are bags of wood in the coal bunker and some bags of wood outside. Inside the cottage there is a bag of newspapers for starting the fire in the grate. In a fireside cupboard there is many packets of firelighters. The chimney was cleaned by a chimney sweep August 2015. So I can't understand what is wrong. I will contact my caretaker. I am very sorry you had difficulties and I will try to find out why this problem as occurred. Kind regards Sheila Porter-Williams
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5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting. This is a great cottage in the shadow of Cnicht. Lots of walks on the doorstep and a 20 minute drive into Porthmadog.

We had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Fantastic little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six which included our two small dogs loved this cottage, from the cosy open fire to the stunning scenery. If you love the outdoors, walking/hiking, not too bothered about the weather, love peace and quiet and history this is the cottage for you, we will be back :)

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Llanfrothen
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Holyhead
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Driving Range
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Penrhyndeudraeth
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Llanfrothen
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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Porthmadog, Gwynedd - Snowdonia

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Holidays
23 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Early September
3 Sep 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
Late September
17 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£270
for 7 nights
£270
 
 
1 October- 21 October
1 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£120
for 3 nights
From
£40
£200
 
 
Half Term October
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£260
for 7 nights
£260
 
 
29 October-16 December
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£86
for 3 nights
£200
 
 
Xmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£275
for 7 nights
£275
 
 
Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£120
for 3 nights
From
£40
£200
 
 
February Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£260
for 7 nights
£260
 
 
Early Spring
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£120
for 3 nights
From
£40
£220
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£275
for 7 nights
£275
 
 
Late Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£250
for 7 nights
£250
 
 
Whitsun
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£370
for 7 nights
£370
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£330
for 7 nights
£330
 
 
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£410
for 7 nights
£410
 
 
Early September
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£310
for 7 nights
£310
 
 
Late September
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£275
for 7 nights
£275
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Minimum charge of half the weekly rate or £100 (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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gwynedd - Snowdonia in Wales

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The second bedroom contains two bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 1 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
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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