Y Bera is a former post office in the pretty little village of Abergwyngregyn (known locally as Aber), situated on a beautiful section of the north Wales coast between the walled town of Conwy, 10 miles, and the university city of Bangor, 7 miles. Aber itself is in the Snowdonia National Park and well known for the delightful walk up to Aber Falls, a spectacular waterfall cascading down from the Carneddau mountains.
The cottage: this detached house has been recently renovated, using a stylish mixture of antique and modern furniture, to provide a charming holiday home. See our Blog about the history of the cottage and area.
Entrance: a small porch and hallway, with space for boots and coats, leads to the sitting room and kitchen/diner.
Sitting Room: a really pretty room with comfortable sofas, a modern flame-effect wall-mounted fire, flatscreen TV/DVD, iPod dock and WiFi. A welcome tray with homemade cakes is set for arrival and the owners live a short distance away if there are any problems. There is plenty of local information provided for by the owners and lots a lovely personal touches.
Kitchen/diner: the modern, country style kitchen diner has a small table and chairs and is well equipped with a gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a utility area to the side. Patio doors lead out to the garden with lovely views across the fields to the surrounding hills.
Bedrooms: there are two bedrooms on the first floor, a double and a single, both beautifully furnished with a mixture of modern and antique furniture. The single has views to the rear whilst the double looks out to the village and hillside beyond.
Bathroom: the first floor shower room has a modern walk in shower, WC and basin
Exterior: the enclosed lawned garden has a patio area with garden furniture. There is private parking for two cars at the front and bike storage available in the garage.
Aber is in a superb position from which to explore both the mountains and the coast. Easy access from the A55 makes travel simple. Aber itself is a well looked after little village with a big community spirit: even the public toilets here have informative story boards depicting the history of the village and its links with the princes of Wales! There is a local cafe serving homemade food and cakes whilst further shops, cafes and pubs can be found at Llanfairfechan, 4 miles away. The coast is only half a mile walk down country lanes. There are spectacular views across to Anglesey from the nature reserve which also has bird hides. Lovely walks can be taken along the beach to Llanfairfechan either returning the same way or getting the bus back. Aber is backed by the mountains of the Carneddau range and is a popular access point for mountain walkers. Further afield is the National Trust's Penrhyn castle, 6.5 miles, Anglesey, 9 miles and Llanberis for paths and railway up Snowdon, 14 miles.
One dog welcome @ £25 per week, £20 per short break
Electricity and central heating included
Bed linen and towels provided
Travel cot available
No smoking inside please
At a Glance
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 3
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bath/shower room
- 1 Pet allowed
- WiFi available
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- No smoking
- Enclosed garden/courtyard
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 4 miles away
- Coast: 0.5 mile away
- Nearest pub: 4 miles away
Very convenient location, not far from A55 but no road noise......very peaceful cottage with rural views.Mrs Pauline Irvine - 24th June 2018
Stunning location nestled between hills, with a snow-capped mountain in the distance. Beautiful views from every window. The sheep grazing right outside the kitchen window were our favorite part! The house itself is cozy, and Bill and Debbie left some yummy treats out for us when we arrived. This is a great home base for exploring North Wales, even by public transportation (12 minutes by bus to Bangor, with bus connections to Llanberis/Snowdon, Llandudno, and more, plus direct 3-hour trains to London). We were perfectly happy to stay in Aber for our whole trip, taking the lovely and easy walk to gorgeous Aber Falls and climbing the hills outside our front door. Make sure to walk up the street to Caffi Hen Felin for a delicious lunch and dinner and to the Aber Falls Cafe for the best scone you'll ever eat. Can't wait to stay here again!Kate - 3rd April 2018
North Wales perfection - recommendedLisa & John - 29th March 2018
Such a lovely and quiet house in an excellent location. There are lots of things to do in the area, and many amazing views! I highly recommend Bill and Debbie's place. Thank you!!Peter - 18th March 2018
Thank you for a wonderful break. The cottage has been perfect: warm, well equipped, perfect for us and the dog. The location is perfect: Bangor within easy reach to visit our son, Snowdonia for fantastic winter walks and we're heading home via Bodnant. Hope to be back soon! Thank you!T Banton - 26th February 2018
A lovely and comfortable house with everything you could possibly need. The house was very clean and the location was fabulous. There were thoughtful touches including the yummy cake on arrival and the recommendations you gave us were great. Thank you for suggesting Dylan's restaurant, we had a fantastic meal there. A great weekend away. Thank you!Maddie - 1st January 2018
Wonderful, character cottage kept in tip top shape. Outstanding views from every window of the wonderful Snowdonia mountains, its an ideal base for walkers or those wanting a quiet place to stay. Dog friendly with an enclosed, secure garden we would highly recommend a visit.Judith - 29th December 2017
Great spot in the Welsh countryside, easy walk to Aber Falls. Many thoughtful touches. A beautiful place to spend some time.Jason - 26th November 2017
A lovely cottage in a great location. Unfortunately Storm Ophelia caused a power cut for 2 evenings which put a dampener on things, but thanks for keeping us up-to-date and lending us a sympathetic ear! Nevertheless, we had a great week visiting Snowdonia, Anglesey, Conwy, Great Orme/Llandudno and Bodnant Gardens. Thanks for goodies on arrival too.Mr M Bedford - 20th October 2017
Highly RecommendedMr H Parker - 2nd October 2017
Y Bera cottage in beautiful surroundings, cottage very homely. Abba Falls fantastic walk, and waterfall. Very central for lots of walks, places to visit. Mrs J Skelton - 5th September 2017
We enjoyed our stay in Northern Wales during the day with lovely weather, and in the evening in our awesome cottage. We did a lot of hikes in the mountains and as well as some coastal walks. It was our second stay in Wales and it won't be the last.Pfisterer Family - 11th August 2017
We enjoyed the cottage very much, lovely warm colours and thoughtfully appointed. The location is a delight - the resident buzzard, a buried palace and Aber Falls all ours for a week. Thank you very much.Ms S Osborn - 21st July 2017
Exceptionally clean, extremely well equipped. Owners easily contacted & very polite & obliging. Linen changed halfway through our stay with no problems. Great area with lovely walks, easy access to a multitude of activities, something to suit all ages. Absolutely beautiful area, we loved every moment. Mrs Layla Williams - 9th July 2017
Thank you for a wonderful stay in Y Bera. The weather has been very kind, only one rainy day. Visited Portmeirion (stunning), Bodnant Gardens (breathtaking) and Betws-y-Coed, the drive there was amazing. The Welsh hills are truly wonderful.Lynne & Nigel - 6th July 2017
Everything was perfect, from our first look at the website through to the holiday itself - a superb cottage in a secluded village location, and very convenient for walking along the coast or in the mountains and visiting lots of interesting towns and castles. And of course good food in a range of restaurants. We plan to go again!!Mr D Jackson - 31st May 2017
Beautiful cottage inside and out, with everything you could possibly need - lovely home from home! Aber Falls is a must see. Sunday Lunch at Oceans is highly recommended and also the Tapas. Loved the Easter touches, simnel cake and Prosecco, thanks Debbie and Bill! Patches the dog was fascinated by the sheep!! Would love to return for a longer stay next time. Thanks!Mr Butcher - 17th April 2017
Great location - quiet - excellent base for exploring North Wales.Dr M Kaszuba - 16th April 2017
Thank you for such a lovely stay. The cottage is welcoming, clean and cosy. Thanks for the yummy cake and prosecco. We enjoyed playing some family games. The location of the cottage is perfect. We are sure we will be ack, so much more to see. Wales is beautiful. Thanks again Debbie and Bill!Mr Agarwal - 14th April 2017
Very enjoyable 3 night stay - great cottage - nice touches such as the cake upon arrival. Many thanksMr Kaszuba - 10th April 2017
Lovely cottage. Great base for walks, bike rides and garden visiting. The magnolias at Bodnant were magnificent.Mr Blakeley - 25th March 2017
A very enjoyable 2 night stay, visiting my eldest who is studying in Bangor. The cottage is delightful and the attention-to-detail in furnishings & extras made this a really comfortable place to stay. Very dog friendly - Pebbles felt very at home!Amanda, Mike, Adam & Pebbles the dog - 12th March 2017
Very relaxing thanks to Debbie and Bill. All very nice and comfortable. Always very efficient when I ring to make a booking as I like to speak to a person rather than use the booking form. We always use your cottages.Mrs C Price - 23rd February 2017
Very comfortable 3 nights:- Aber Falls, coast Abergwyngregyn, Newborough Sands & Oriel Ynys Mon Art Gallery. All very relaxing, thank youMr Price - 20th February 2017
Lovely cottage, very comfortable with everything you could have wished for. Thank you!Helen & Mariano - 2nd January 2017
What a lovely, dog friendly cottage for our break and to explore the region. Lots to do, whatever the weather. We've had a lovely time. ThanksMrs Cheer - 8th November 2016
Thank you for a great holiday base. The cottage is lovely, home from home, and such a brilliant location. The Aber Falls has got to be one of the most magical places on earth and there are so many beautiful walks in the locality. A great place for a holiday! Thank you for recommending Beaumaris and Puffin Island, and thanks for being such a great host!Mrs Everingham - 30th October 2016
I would recommend the cottage the village and the whole area. What a wonderful place, the only down side (if you can call it that) was that we were only there from Monday to Friday, would have loved to have stayed longer................Mr Hall - 12th October 2016
Thank you very much for your hospitality in your lovely cottage! It was very comfortable and enjoyable. This is such a wonderful place, particularly with good weather! We hope to see you again next year.Mr Overbeck - 1st October 2016
Lovely place in a beautiful setting. Had a nice break from it all. Would be nice to return sometime!Mr Pelz - 17th September 2016
We had a great holiday at Y Bera cottage. Settled in straight away, a home from home. The village is beautiful and in a great location. We enjoyed days out to Aber Falls, Llanfairfechan, Bangor and Conwy. Would love to return in the future.Miss Wilson - 12th September 2016
Had a lovely stay at Y Bera. The cottage is beautiful as is the village. Had a walk to Aber Falls which is recommended. Fabulous location and so easy to get to many places - I'm sure we will return.Mrs Turnpenney - 7th September 2016
Great stay, lovely cottage, friendly owners and great recommendations. Newborough beach, Anglesey, was brilliant. Thank you.Mr Turvey - 26th August 2016
Excellent cottage within pretty village. Great cakes at cafe, fantastic walk to Aber Falls, best beach at Newborough on Anglesey - thanks to Debbie for telling us to go there. Loved our week and want to come again!Mr Wiliams - 19th August 2016
Lovely cottage, lovely walks, lovely weatherMr Watt - 12th August 2016
We had a lovely holiday. The cottage was beautiful, perfectly located and very well equipped.Ms Van Wijnbergen - 11th August 2016
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