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North Wales Self Catering cottage, Penlan, Beddgelert, sleeps 5

Areas: North Wales

LL55 4NB

Penlan, Beddgelert, Gwynedd

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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £280

This quaint, detached cottage is in woodland, above the village of Beddgelert, in the Snowdonia National Park, and sleeps five people in two bedrooms.

Tis delightful, single storey cottage is located in quiet woodland, in an elevated position above the village of Beddgelert in the Snowdonia National Park. This cottage, formerly the home of Rupert Bear author and illustrator Alfred Edmeades Bestall, has two cosy bedrooms, a double, and a bunk bedroom with additional pull-out bed, as well as a family bathroom. There is also a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area.

Outside, this cottage is surrounded by quiet woodland, and the garden enjoys woodland and mountain views. This quaint cottage is perfect for an enjoyable holiday.


What a gem!
Brilliant location and suitably peaceful with beautiful views to the mountains, whilst being just a few minutes walk into Beddgelert centre via a lane, across the bridge and along the river. The cottage is well furnished and had everything needed for our stay and for Rupert fans ...what a bonus to be in the place where the writer and illustrator once lived. It really was a delight to sit on the terrace in the evening and breakfast if weather allows....for those wanting a break to be in tranquil and inspiring surroundings and also conveniently located to Welsh Highland railway, Snowdon, Llyn peninsula and Anglesey then this place is highly recommended. This was our first visit....definitely not our last!
Denise S

Great location
We have stayed in Beddgelert many times and this cottage is in a prime location, ideal for us and our dog. It had everything we needed but unfortunately we had no hot water for two of our three nights there. This was an issue as my wife finds that a bath eases her fibromyalgia, there was a working shower but all the hot taps were stone cold. The information book said to contact the caretaker which we did, but we were disappointed to be told nothing would be done until the Monday, this was no good to us as that was our day to go home. We had no explanation as to why nothing could be done sooner, yes it was a weekend but surely lots of people stay at weekends so maybe something should have been in place. The caretaker lives locally yet asked us to check the consumer unit ourselves, considering this was our first break this year having worked all through lockdown we thought this situation wasn?t really acceptable. We also spoke to the owner who was very apologetic and clearly this was not his fault, these things happen. If it wasn?t for the water issue and no explanation from the caretaker this would be a 5 star review as the cottage itself is lovely.

A hidden gem!
Very good value cottage in a delightful village. The cottage is small but was fine for myself, husband and 2 teenage children. It had everything we needed for our week holiday. It was very close for an evening walk into the village but felt secluded. The walks and scenery from the door of the cottage are breathtaking and we would like to return and explore more in the future. Penlan offers a good value base for doing this.

Beautiful and nostalgic 'Rupert Bear' cottage - deep in the idyllic and impressive Snowdonia National Park!
My mother-in-law booked a week at this beautiful and nostalgic cottage in the heart of Snowdonia last November (2018), inviting my partner and I to stay too. It was a very special Christmas gift to the both of us ? particularly myself - having loved Rupert The Bear dearly during my formative years. I was instantly taken with 'Penlan' on arrival. The owners clearly take great pride in its heritage - and inside you will find an assortment of Mr Albert Bestall's (Rupert's creator) personal possessions, with multiple Rupert art pieces adorning the walls. The cottage comes equipped with a traditional and hearty fireplace; (which we found especially pleasant in November) however, the lodging itself is quite warm nonetheless. The cottage is cosy and quaint, with two bedrooms (one double and a bunk bed in the second). My partner and I shared the room with the bunk bed - and I have to say I think this was particularly special. One of the windows in this room looks out from the side of the cottage, and from it you can immediately espy a bonny tree ? a view I had already seen an innumerate amount of times within Rupert books! In addition, the bathroom and kitchen facilities provided everything necessary for a pleasant and comfortable stay ? all was clean and tidy, with a well-equipped kitchen. Furthermore, ?Penlan? is situated perfectly - with the most astonishing backdrop - and it is not difficult to understand why it was so beloved of Mr Bestall. On our first morning when we opened the front door, the view really did take my breath away. I sat on the front step and looked around at the mountains and hills towering over the lovely and idyllic town of Beddgelert, finding myself simply lost for words. Despite the time of year the skies were clear with sunshine, so we decided to spend the morning trekking up a mountain path which leads directly up from the cottage. There are seemingly few places left that encapsulate the beautiful countryside of old in this country ? but this is certainly one that still does. After our trek we wandered into Beddgelert and pottered about in some of the shops, before finally relaxing in a local pub. Needless to say we found all the local folk very friendly and talkative. What's more, the village itself is well situated ? only approximately 30-minutes (by car) away from Portmeirion or Caernarfon Castle in opposite directions ? so there is plenty to do in the region if visiting. In summary, it really was a truly remarkable and magical trip - which brought back my childhood in a decidedly wonderful way. I have to say I think it is an especially commendable decision by Mr Bestall's family to allow guests a chance to stay at Penlan ? and whether for nostalgia or just scenic appreciation, (with a comfortable abode) I would absolutely recommend the cottage to anyone! Thank you for a brilliant few days!

Lovely Little Cottage great views
This is a lovely little cottage with its nostalgic history of Rupert Bear. Yes it has some remnants of the Illustrators pictures and models and paints in cupboards inside. Great views and plenty of walks around Beddgelert. Nice village with a variety of catering means with or without dogs. Its a place really for good weather-maybe a personal choice for us. As for the cottage itself its fine for a 2+2 but not a 2+3. The TV is a new installation a 32 inch Toshiba so the old small TV has now been removed. The DVD player is antique and the DVDs supplied are non-functional-badly scratched so bring your own. But the DVD player needs upgrading. The main double bed is as mentioned by previous visitors in need of a new one. Its difficult to sleep on even for two people. Kitchen and Bathroom are Ok relatively newish although the black LEC fridge freezer is in dire need of a defrost before it explodes with ice! Parking is Ok with one space but make sure you back up onto the drive area so its easier to leave as the adjacent neighbour is old and has carers coming in frequently who may block your exit. An ironing board would be nice. The front and back gradens are rough and severly inclined not good for young children to play on.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television


Double Beds

Twin Beds

Bunk Beds


Electric storage heaters with electric stove in sitting room
Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV/DVD, books/DVDs
Electricity inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Off road parking for 1 car and additional parking at the bottom of the cul de sac on a first come, first served basis
Garden with patio to rear, grass & woodland all around, furniture, mountain & woodland views
One well-behaved pet welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shops & pubs 5 mins walk
Note: Max 4 adults
Note: Check in time 4pm, check out is 11am

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Dinas Castle - 1.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Bryn Gwynant Gardens - 3.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Plas Brondanw Gardens - 3.9 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Wern Manor Gardens - 5.9 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Plas Tan-Y-Bwlch Gardens - 6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Deudraeth Castle - 6.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Dolbadarn Castle - 7.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Pen Llystyn Roman Fort - 7.4 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

National Slate Museum - 7.6 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Llanfihangel-y-Traethau Carved Stone - 7.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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