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Gwernouau Cottage

Betws-Y-Coed, Gwynedd

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This appealing cottage is part of a working farm on the Ysbyty Estate. Whilst off the beaten track Gwernouau Cottage is only two miles away from the pretty village of Ysbyty Ifan and eight miles away from Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park. Built in the 18th-century, the cottage was renovated by the Penrhyn Estate in the late 19th-century and has many original beams and other features still in place. An excellent area for bird watching and fishing.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Kitchen, hall, large sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove in an ingle-nook fireplace, bathroom with mixer tap shower attachment over bath.
First floor
Three bedrooms (1 double, 1 single, 1 twin all with antique brass/iron beds).
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Approach to cottage: The track to the cottage runs through a few fields with sheep grazing – through 4 farm gates, taking you to a wonderful remote location. This is not suitable for low slung vehicles.

Parking: There is ample parking adjacent to the cottage.

Garden: There is an open garden at the front of the cottage for guest’s use.

Please note: There is a sheep pen and farm building which sit to the rear of the cottage.

Cottage details
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Special offers
  • Late Availability 15% 2016 - Offer from 10/02/2016 to 09/03/2016 Save 15% Late Availability 15%
  • Open fire / stove
  • Romantic
  • Remote location
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Exterior, beach near Burrows Cottage,Llanmadoc,Gower,South Wales © Joe Cornish

South Wales is a land of sweeping green valleys, rugged mountains, woodland and forests and miles of coastal paths laced with heather.

The special places we look after in Pembrokeshire include the rugged landscape and views over to Ireland from St David’s Peninsula, to the nature reserve at Stackpole where otters and dragonflies nestle amongst the water reeds. Then take in the views over the Bristol Channel to Lundy and Exmoor from sun-drenched Rhossili, the highest point on the Gower peninsula.

In North Wales, the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia, with its rivers, waterfalls and the Nant Gwynant valley nestled amongst the mountains and hills, draws people back again and again, while the colourful beach huts at Llanbedrog beach and grey seal-spotting at Porthor Beach are just a few of the highlights of the very special Llyn Peninsula.

Llyn Idwal, with Y Garn, capped with snow, forming the skyline. © Joe Cornish

Some of the most varied landscapes of North Wales lie within Snowdonia. The peaks of Snowdon rise to over 3,000 feet above sea level and provide some of the most magnificent scenery in the region while the dramatic slopes of the Arans are less frequented and offer stunning views and tranquillity. This is a great base from which to explore beautiful Betws-y-Coed with its interesting shops; the market town of Dolgellau; spectacular Cader Idris and the majestic Mawddach estuary. Several of the cottages are situated on the Ysbyty estate which is the Trust?s largest farmed estate consisting of 51 farms, 20,000 acres and over 500 acres of woodlands. National Trust places in and around Snowdonia include Craflwyn estate, Penhryn Castle, the shop and pub at Beddgelert, Ysbyty estate, Ty Mawr Wybrant, Aberconwy House, Conwy Suspension Bridge and Bodnant Gardens. Other attractions and places of interest include Llanwrst, Cerrigydrudion, Ruthin, Bala Lake, Llandudno, Conwy, Nant Gwynant Valley, Porthmadog, Criccieth, Portmeirion, Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis, Harlech, Welsh Mountain Railway and the Welsh Slate Museum at Llanberis. Activities in the area include walking, birdwatching, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking and rock climbing.

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  • Walking
  • bird watching
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • white water rafting.
National Trust places to visit
Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant
Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant Traditional stone-built upland 16th-century farmhouse
Bodnant Garden
Bodnant Garden World-famous garden noted for its botanical collections
Conwy Suspension Bridge
Conwy Suspension Bridge Elegant suspension bridge and toll-keeper's house
Aberconwy House
Aberconwy House 14th-century merchant's house
Bodysgallen Hall Hotel, Restaurant and Spa
Penrhyn Castle
Penrhyn Castle 19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular contents and grounds

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Children
    • January 2016
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    It was a very seasonal experience, the log burner was fantastic. The food gifts were delicious. Very comfortable stay, and the location is epic.

  • Anonymous
    • July 2015
    • Unknown
    Lovely clean cottage

    The lovely clean cottage, welcome flowers and Welsh cakes - big thanks to your housekeeper. Not being bothered by "resort reps" and being allowed to enjoy our own holiday at our own pace!

  • Adrienne Scott
    • December 2014
    • England
    Beautiful cottage in stunning location

    A beautiful little cottage in a stunning location- the perfect getaway for Christmas. Cottage had everything we needed and while not huge, had space enough for 5 adults with three bedrooms, a good sized bathoom, well-equipped kitchen, and cosy living spaces. Close driving distance to lots of great walking areas, pubs and shops etc. This was largely a perfect stay- we LOVED the cottage and the location and wanted to say a big thank you for the welcome basket and all the help with the logs. Your call centre staff were amazing each time we spoke to them. The one piece of criticism I have is the wording of the directions in the welcome email. Really confusing- would highly recommend breaking the paragraph into clear bullet points as we ended up turning off in the wrong place. Happy to discuss further if you'd like. We loved our stay- THANK YOU!!!

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • Late Availability 15% 2016 - Offer from 10/02/2016 to 09/03/2016 Save 15% Late Availability 15%
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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