Old Snowdon Ranger Station

Beddgelert, Snowdonia & the Lleyn Peninsula

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)

You can book this property from:

  • £258 per week
  • £37 per night
  • 3 Star Gold
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 14 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Shop 5 miles

Special Features

  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am


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 Cwellyn (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


A fantastic little cottage in the perfect location. Everything you need is contained in this compact space, which is perfect for two people and has plenty of storage. We loved sitting at the table at breakfast and dinner, watching people heading up and down Snowdon, and made it up ourselves. I also recommend a swim in the lake. So much to see and do in this area, and the owner Kath is very helpful and informative. Highly recommended.

Mrs Lindsay R,

Although compact this property has everything you could want or need, it is very well equipped and well laid out. Set in a wonderful location and being able to stop the train and hop on was a bonus. This was our first holiday with Wales Cottage Holidays but will definitely not be our last!

Mr John F,

Definitely the highlight of our annual holiday quota ! An idyllic cosy cottage in a unique location. The lovely helpful owners next door, have most thoughtfully converted a once derelict building into what we see today. The entries in the visitor book certainly concur !

Alexandra B,

Lovely place to stay and very warm welcome from the owners.

Miss Margaret D,

Super cottage, lovely welcome from owners, brilliant location and superb service

Mr Bruce R,

Really lovely to be treated by the owner and arrive with homemade cake waiting along with milk to make a cup of tea. There is so much to enjoy within a short driving distance.

Mr Chris N,

We have been holidaying in self catering cottages for over 20 years and the Snowdon Ranger is one of the best we have stayed in. We were met by the owners on arrival and they were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of the local area.

Mr Tony W,

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.

Lynne H,

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 B,

I've been before so knew the way. Always an excellent welcome, treated like a personal friend by Kath and Dave.

Mr Roger T,

Been going there for years - we love it!

Mr D E,

Very friendly and helpful

Mr christopher h,