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Old Snowdon Ranger Station

near Beddgelert - Snowdonia & the Lleyn Peninsula

This listed stone building built in the 19th Century, has been lovingly converted from a ticket office and waiting room, to a cosy little cottage ideal for a couple. From the door, walk up to the summit of Snowdon or catch the Welsh Highland steam train to Caernarfon!
  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • 3.5 Stars
WAG351
£258 - £390 per week *

Description

The Old Snowdon Ranger Station, built in the 1870s and now a listed building, is in a superb position in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Located at the foot of Snowdon, where the Snowdon Ranger footpath starts, and with a request stop for the scenic Welsh Highland Railway just behind the cottage, you are 8 miles from Caernarfon, with its stunning castle, and 5 miles from the popular village of Beddgelert.  

'the Cwellyn Arms pub in Rhyd Ddu has a beer garden for sunny days and a roaring open fire to sit by in the cooler months. What better way to end a cycle ride on the Lon Gwyrfai or a walk across the Nantlle ridge. Just down the road is Snowdonia Park brew pub, with award winning beer brewed on the premises and bar meals!' from Jacky, our local property manager

The Cottage: is a cosy little stone building, formerly a station on the narrow-gauge Welsh Highland Railway. Now, only the original size of the station, with its waiting room and ticket office, limits the cottage to its Visit Wales 3 Star status.  The cottage is wood lined and well insulated, providing a year-round holiday venue. Heating is by electric convector heaters.

The Living/dining room: is open plan, with two easy chairs for relaxing, a small dining table and chairs, a 26" flatscreen TV/DVD and a radio/CD/MP3 player and WiFi.

The Kitchen Area: has a fully equipped with a fridge, small freezer, electric oven, hob, extractor and washing machine.

Bedroom: a double bedroom with storage and an en suite shower room.

Shower Room: with shower, WC and basin.

Outside: is a private patio with views down the valley, seating, recliners and a barbecue, plus a cycle store. There is also access to a delightful shared mature garden with a small stream, with seating to enjoy the stunning views. Private Parking.

You couldn’t be in a better location for exploring Snowdonia! Right in the heart of the mountains and by the scenic Llyn Chwellyn (lake) with gorgeous views all around. The closest village at Rhyd Ddu, 1.5 miles away, has a good pub serving food, the Cwellyn Arms and a lovely little seasonal café serving homemade goodies, the Ty Mawr café. This is also the start of the Lon Gwyfai footpath/cycle route to Beddgelert, a lovely multi use path winding its way through the forest. Beddgelert is a pretty village with a National Trust shop and plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Lovely walks can be taken along the river and to visit the famous Gelerts grave. The walled town of Carnarfon has the impressive castle, marina, and arts centre plus all the facilities you would expect from a small town.

Electricity included

Bed linen and towels provided

No smoking inside please

At a Glance

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Equipped with a freezer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 5 miles away
  • Coast: 14 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 1.5 miles away

Prices

Reviews

For the size of the property the owners have made good use of the space available to make it comfortable and practical, including plenty of storage space in the bedroom. The outside sitting area was wonderful and well equipped with seating etc. The property is in a stunning location.Mrs Lynne Houghton - 13th August 2018
Holiday property was first class and the area is just stunningly beautiful. Many historical places of interest to visit within easy driving distance and location is just perfect for walkers. One of the best holidays ever. Mrs Olive Brown - 13th June 2018
I've been before so knew the way. Always an excellent welcome, treated like a personal friend by Kath and Dave.Mr Roger Tipton - 30th April 2018
Been going there for years - we love it!Mr D Earnshaw - 23rd April 2018
Very friendly and helpful Mr christopher harris - 16th April 2018
Outstanding views with the warmest hospitality from the host. Miss Maral Pocock - 27th November 2017
Lovely cottage, perfect location. Made welcome by the hosts on arrival. Definitely recommended.Mrs Emma Jones - 16th October 2017
This accommodation was amazing! The owners made our stay so welcoming and was very comfortable. The views were stunning and location was perfect. I would recommend this. The service from Wales Cottage Holidays is perfect too.Mrs E Booth - 21st August 2017
We have received very interesting advice about walks, sights and interestings places to visit. Also the location, on the foot of the Snowdon was amazing and practical.Mr Toon Rubbens - 10th August 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this quaint property. Were welcomed by the owners and were very helpful throughout our stay. Would thoroughly recommend the property.Mrs Maria Webzell - 24th July 2017
Quaint old railway ticket office in a stunning location for visiting Snowdonia especially well placed for railway enthusiasts. Thanks for a great holiday we'll be using you againMrs Jane Pratt - 27th June 2017
Lovely little base for our Welsh holiday. The property was an ideal base for visiting the Great Little Trains of Wales. The free Slate Museum at Llanberis is not to be missed.Mr D Skinner - 6th June 2017
Could not be better. Ideal location for walking. We arrived by car and left by car and did not touch it for the full 7 days.Mrs Alexandra Bouchard - 24th April 2017
This was our 7th visit to the cottage - actions speak louder than words!Mr D Earnshaw - 27th March 2017
Good location at the foot of Snowdon and the start of the Ranger Path. Not able to climb Snowdon this time but plenty to see & do, including watching the occasional train outside the door. Unfortunately it rained every day but not the whole day, rain is to be expected in the mountains, perhaps not every day though. Apart from the weather we really enjoyed our stay.Mrs Johnson - 3rd October 2016
Beautiful setting. Back path to Snowdon. A train station with steam engines running past. Amazing. Brilliant hosts who are on hand to answer everything but happy to leave you to your own devicesMr McGaw - 20th September 2016
Fabulously clean, well equipped and tidy. Gorgeous location, unique and ideal for walkers and train enthusiasts. Above all else, the most welcoming of hosts, couldn't fault the whole experience, will definitely be returning. I can see why they won best cottage holiday, simply spot on.Mr Witt - 14th September 2016
Property was in an excellent location, very clean and cosy, the owners were very kind and helpful, would stay again. The property was very well equiped and comfortable.Mrs Davies - 18th August 2016
A superb little cottage with welcoming owners. Very well placed for the Snowdonia National Park.Mrs Harris - 1st August 2016
Brilliant location and a great little cottage with everything we wanted.Mr Crocker - 25th July 2016
As walkers, it's an ideal location, straight from the door to walk up Snowdon.Mrs Gillatt - 12th July 2016
We have been to this property several times and like the area etc.Mr Blackburn - 11th July 2016
A beautiful place to stay - very peaceful and scenic with the added steam train interest on our doorstep! The perfect place to get-away from it all.Mrs Angus - 17th May 2016
Best location and best value for money we have found.Mrs Bouchard - 4th April 2016
This is probably our 6th time of going to the cottage - we just love it! Thank you.Mr Earnshaw - 24th March 2016
Fantastic location and very welcoming hosts. Cottage very well equipped. Very happy with overall experience. Correspondence was very good and info was very helpful. Good recommendations of local pubs etcMs Hosken - 29th December 2015
Cosy cottage, fantastically located at the start of the Snowdon Ranger path and on the quieter side of the mountain close to other routes such as the Rhyd-Ddu and Watkin Path and other routes like Nantlle Ridge.Mr Conlon - 16th November 2015
Best holiday cottage to date.Mr Winder - 28th October 2015
Very charming. Great location! Sweet little steam train right outside the door. I loved it and will go back.Miss Pine - 30th September 2015
This property had everything we needed to ensure relaxing break. Fantastic location and great value for moneyMiss Cooksley - 15th September 2015
Enjoyed watching the steam trains pass the front door and the views were great.Mr Coleman - 10th August 2015
Delighted. Just what we hoped for. Owners were really helpful. We had a superb break.Mrs Bell - 3rd August 2015
Excellent cottage, also seeing the Welsh Highland Railway pass by and the station only a minutes away. Excellent location for walking.Mrs Gillatt - 25th July 2015
Snowdon Ranger path to the Summit of Snowdon and Welsh Highland (steam) Railway both at your doorstep.Mr Eggleton - 20th July 2015
It was great fun being able to stop the train just outside the cottage. Probably the best equipped cottage that I've ever stayed in.Mrs Davis - 15th June 2015
It was an excellent location and perfect for our holiday.Mrs Apps - 28th April 2015
The holiday property is situated right next to the Welsh Highland Railway which was the main reason for our stay - apart from the fact my partner and I both love Wales. As the property is also next to the start of the Snowdon Ranger path walk to the summit, expect a steady stream of walkers out in the morning and back in the evening. But having said this there is a high hedge and a fence right in front of the main door which does give you privacy.Mrs James - 13th April 2015
Holiday cottage ideal location, and very comfortable, so many places to visit within a few miles. The whole experience from choosing from brochure to booking, paying,arriving and staying was a very easy operation. Already booked return visit. GREAT.Mr Hobson - 11th April 2015
A beautiful cottage with excellent access to Snowdon. The cottage was well equipped, and the owners very friendly.Mr Lawrence - 17th March 2015
This property was absolutely amazing, it was in perfect condition and everything had been thought of. Dave and his wife made us both feel very welcome and assured. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to return!Mr Hildreth - 2nd March 2015
Our second visit, highly recommended. Ideal location for walking.Mrs Tindle - 2nd March 2015
This is a great property with excellent views. They were very friendly and we would like to make use of this property again.Ms Swart - 5th January 2015
Really cosy cottage for two. This property far exceeded any expectations I had and I am definitely going back.Mrs Burwood - 12th May 2014
Perfect, excellent location for Snowdon, left to our own devices, but owners on hand and helpful if needed. Lovely little get away.Mr Atlee - 25th March 2014

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