Chwarel Goch Bach, (Red Quarry, in English) originally a farmhouse was built over 100yrs ago and is a comfortable and well equipped cottage, and the end wing of owner's house. It comprises a bedroom via a narrow open staircase from the cosy lounge, spacious kitchen/dining room, large porch and shower room. It is a fantastic setting where one can be extremely energetic, climbing, mountaineering, cycling, fell running,,wild water swimming, or meander leisurely, visiting National Trust properties, castles, and countless other attractions. Ride the Snowdon Mountain Railway, Welsh Highland Railway or Llanberis Lake Railway, three of the great little trains of Wales, or just simply chill out with a book and relax surrounded by some of the best views in Wales.
Cottage in Fachwen, Llanberis, N Wales - Quiet Location, And Just A Short Drive To Nearby Beaches, Castles, And Isle Of Anglesey
Joan and Dennis Glass
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Mar 2019
About Joan and Dennis Glass
The location of our house is just outstanding and we, Joan and Dennis, welcome visitors to share the amazing situation and views.
Joan and Dennis Glass purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Joan and Dennis Glass chose Caernarfon
Work brought us to the area over 50yrs ago and from our previous house on the opposite side of the valley we kept looking towards Fachwen with envy because, being south facing, was in full sun whenever it shone! Consquently, when the opportunity arose we moved across and valley and just love every minute of living here. The cottage end is about 150yrs old and we have been successfully renting it to holiday makers for over 20yrs. The great outdoors attracted us to Snowdonia and the location of the house is ideal for all types of outdoor activities, including walks straight from the door,and of course Snowdon, the Great Little Trains of Wales, Castles, beaches, and the Isle of Anglesey 30mins drive away. It is also a perfect retreat for getting away from it all and just chilling out.
What makes this Cottage unique
Outside, we have off road parking, stunning views and an enclosed gravel area with decking and another seating area to catch the best of the sun, and after a day out whether touring or being energetic, it's the perfect place to sit and read or enjoy the odd glass of wine or two.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Cosy little retreat in a tranquil location
Great base for walking and site seeing. Everything you need and more. The owners Dennis and Joan are really lovely people and can’t do enough for you! Definitely recommend a visit!!
Had a wonderful stay here. Perfect location with amazing view. Teacakes on arrival was lovely. The accommodation was very homely and good for couples who wants a weekend away. Joan and Dennis were very nice and ensured that everything was in order.
Well presented property in a beautiful position
This is a little gem! A cosy welcoming cottage with lots of thoughtful touches in a lovely elevated position above Llyn Padern with views of the mountains. An ideal location for exploring the area. Although the weather wasn't too kind to us it was a warm, welcoming place to come back to, and we will visit again.
Fantastic location with loads of great walks from the doorstep.
The cottage has a fabulous location and the views and sunsets are amazing.
Slightly disappointed with some aspects of the property, the stairs up to the bedroom are very steep and not featured in the photos (they are accessed straight from the sitting room). The cooker is hard to work as all the hob settings (i.e numbering) is missing so we were unsure which setting we were on and as nothing lights up we found it a bit dangerous. However these are fairly minor points which were a little frustrating but overall it is a lovely place to stay. would highly recommend as a lovely base from which to explore Snowdownia
Comfortable and cosy with good amenities within the property
Very enjoyable stay ,if like us you are in the area for walking then this is the place to enjoy your days out without the need for your car. Beautiful views, nice and quiet. A hike up Snowdon is a must .
Warm and cosy
A first visit to the area for over 40 years. A well equipped cottage with beautiful views and good walking from the door
Coast at Caernarfon 15mins, beach at Dinas Dinlle, 30 mins driving, Newborough beach, Anglesey, 30 mins driving,
Direct from the property, numerous paths, some waymarked routes in Country Park
Llanberis 2 miles walking, 4 miles by road. Caernarfon Castle 7 miles, City of Bangor 9 miles. Beaches 30 mins drive away.
In addition to excellent climbing and mountaineering routes, Llanberis has numerous attractions being the starting point for the Snowdon Railway, the only mountain cog railway in Britain, and Padarn Lake Railway. It is the venue for the International Snowdon Race, the Slateman Triathlon, and the Snowdonia Marathon. For water sports, Llyn Padarn, approximately 2 miles long, is perfect for wild water swimming, sailing, rowing, and canoeing. The Dinorwig Power Station and the National Slate Museum of Wales, are also situated here plus it also offers a variety of shops, restaurants, including world famous Pete's Eats and a bank.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: We are very happy to take bookings at short notice and we strongly advise people to have travel insurance. Non-refundable deposit is required to secure bookings, and balance due 6 weeks before arrival date. Payment made directly to owner's account or by cheque. Short breaks are available Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, and at other times if at very short notice, please enquire. Changeover Day: Saturday or flexible at quiet periods Change over day is Saturday with arrival after 2pm and departure at 10am on morning of departure.