Caernarfon, Snowdonia & the Llyn Peninsula

  • 4 Star
  • A detached stone cottage set around a courtyard, one of a group of three cottages, in a peaceful location 2 miles from Caernarfon for the castle and Welsh Highland Railway. Ideal for exploring Snowdonia and local beaches and close to Llanberis for walks up Snowdon



You can book this property from:

  • £374 per week
  • £53 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 0.75 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • 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: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Bwthyn is one of three delightful stone cottages set around a courtyard, in a peaceful location, surrounded by fields, yet only 2 miles from the magnificent castle at Caernarfon and 7 miles to a Blue Flag awarded beach at Dinas Dinlle. Easy access to the Snowdonia National Park, and Llanberis for train or walks up Snowdon, 6.5 miles.

The cottage: is all on one level with an open plan living room and kitchen, tastefully furnished and decorated throughout. The owner, who lives close by, keeps the cottage in lovely condition and is on hand for any help or advice you may need.  Heating is by night storage heaters and the wood burning stove. Plentiful private parking.

Living room: with wooden floors throughout, this smart and comfortable area has a large stone fireplace with a wood burning stove (initial logs supplied). A leather sofa and easy chair for relaxing in front of the fire, Freeview TV/DVD/WiFi, Xbox and iPod dock. Wooden table and chairs.

Kitchen: the fitted kitchen is spacious, light and airy. Includes a dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric cooker, microwave and refrigerator with a freezer box compartment.

There are two bedrooms

Double room: has wooden floors and coordinating wooden furniture. The room has quality soft furnishings and a pleasing decor.

Single room: has wooden floors and furniture, and a lovely cosy feel.

Bathroom: has a bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Outside: Bwthyn is in a graveled courtyard setting with plenty of private parking and a small terrace to the front, with garden furniture, that catches the late afternoon sun. There is also a shared children’s play area on site.

This area has much to offer the visitor with easy access to both beaches and the mountains of Snowdonia. Llanberis for paths and train up Snowdon is a short drive away. For young children you are very close to Gypsy Wood Activity Park (seasonal) whilst for the whole family the Welsh Highland Railway and Caernarfon castle are a must. From a practical point of view the nearest local shop is less than a mile away with a pub serving food within two miles.


Bwthyn can be booked with one or two of the other cottages at this location to accommodate groups of up to 13 people. Please see Rhyddallt Ganol Cottages for full details.

Electricity and storage heating included

Bed linen and towels provided

Travel cot and high chair available by arrangement

No smoking inside please.


Things to do around Llanberis

  1. A trip up Snowdon itself must be at the top of the list, at 1085m high it is highest peak in England and Wales! Go by foot up one of the many footpaths, or from around April to November, take the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit.
  2. Visit the National Slate Museum, full of fascinating history and demonstrations about the Dinorwig slate quarries, it’s free, open most of the year, and in a lovely lake side location in the Padarn Country Park. 
  3. If the weather’s not so great take an underground tour to visit the vast workings of Dinorwig Power Station. Buses will take you deep inside the mountain to see the workings of this vast pumped storage system. Electric Mountain visitor centre also has exhibitions and a Tourist Information centre.
  4. Llanberis has a very good selection of cafés. The famous Pete’s Eats is a ‘climbers café’, always busy, serving proper homemade chips, pint mugs of tea and much more. Also visit Mafon for homemade goodies from around the world, Llygad yr Haul for fab cakes and Y Pantri for great coffee. In the evening go to Peak Restaurant for fine dining or the Gallt y Glyn for good pizzas.
  5. Cycle along the shores of the stunning Llyn Padarn or take a circular walk around the lake. Call at Y Caban café in Bryn Refail at the head of the lake, and don’t forget to take that ‘must have’ photo looking across the lake to Dolbadarn Castleto and Snowdon!
  6. Go for a wild swim in Padarn Lake or visit Snowdonia Watersports to hire a canoe or paddleboard. Lessons and courses are available here along with plenty of summer activities. The ‘lagoons’ area is really popular on a sunny day with a great fun atmosphere. You can also take a cruise or hire a paddle boat on the lake.


The walled town of Caernarfon is one of the most popular places to visit in Wales. Here are Jacky’s top 7 things to see and do whilst on your holiday in the area:

  1. Top of the list has to be to visit the majestic Caernarfon Castle. Open all year, great for all the family and with an interesting Welsh Fusiliers museum.
  2. Take a stroll, or bike ride from the castle, along the walls and past the marina (bike hire available in the town). Enjoy stunning views across the Menai Straits to Anglesey. If feeling energetic, the cycle way continues to the pretty seaside village of Port Dinorwic (Felinheli). Alternatively take it easy and wander back to the many independent shops and cafés in Caernarfon.
  3. The Welsh Highland Railway starts in the town and makes its journey, passing underneath Snowdon, through the mountains to Porthmadog. Beddgelert is a pretty village on en route where you can take a riverside walk, or enjoy a swim! Visit the famous Gelert’s Grave or National Trust shop and sample the very popular Glaslyn ice creams.
  4. For the kids there’s a great outdoor play area and skate park just across the river in Caernarfon. If the weather is not up to scratch there’s an indoor play centre for children and adults, if you dare… I haven’t managed the steepest slide yet! There’s a leisure centre with swimming pool, and on the outskirts of town, Gypsy Wood Activity Park.
  5. My favourite place to eat is the Black Boy Inn, good welsh pub food in a busy, lively atmosphere. Alternatively, during the day, Fron Goch Garden Centre’s award winning restaurant serving home cooked food and cakes is a few miles walk/cycle along the Welsh Highland Railway (Sunday lunch here not to be missed).
  6. The Foryd Nature Reserve runs along the tidal estuary from Caernarfon, enjoying great views of Caernarfon Castle and the Llŷn Peninsula. Whilst there, visit the tiny church at Llanfaglan, romantically positioned overlooking Caernarfon Bay.
  7. Discover the Roman Fort of Segontium on the outskirts of Caernarfon. Built to defend the Roman empire against rebellious tribes, the fort survived until the end of the Roman occupation of Britain, no other fort in Wales was held for so long.