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Self Catering in Gwynedd - Beddgelert

Areas: North Wales

LL55 4NB

Penlan, Beddgelert, Gwynedd

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £248.00

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.


We stayed here for my birthday, a very pleasant place to stay, stunning location and just a short walk to the village. Very modern bathroom.....just a shame the hot water tank only has enough water for a 1/4 of a bath. Kitchen very well set out and has everything you need...unfortunately the washer doesent work properly..we put it on a 60 min fast wash and it still hadnt done after 3hrs....seems to stick on the wash cycle. Shame there isnt a clothes horse as the weather wasnt good enough to hang them out. We only had to wash due to getting muddy from walking. Also an iron would have been helpful....but...you cant have everything. Living room is cosy....shame there isnt a real log burner, the fan heater does help. Its very cold in the mornings. Lots of books and information leaflets. Bedroom has good storage but the bed is tiny and not really comfortable....but that may just be me...as no two people like the same. All in all the place could do with a good clean.....the light fittings were showing bare connections from the ceilings for some reason. Also the bins hadnt been emptied so we had nowhere to put our rubbish. The tv in the room is tiny too. All in all we very much enjoyed our stay and would recommend it!
Andrew Mark S

Lovely Cottage, remote but close enough to the village
We booked Penlan for five nights over New Year 2017 for two adults and a large dog. Arrived to find a very cold cottage but I think it had been empty over Christmas so fair enough. After reading a couple of the reviews, we had taken two small fan heaters and these, with the 'not-quite-man-enough' storage heaters, and the lounge electric heater on, we soon had the place habitable and warm. Small cottage, traditional design with functional fittings - inc a very small TV! - OK in the summer but harder in the long dark winter nights. The bed was possibly not to everyone's liking and bit soft - and with a 6ft bed and I'm 6'1", my feet were pushed through the bottom bedframe. The duvet was a bit thin but we had taken our own and we slept well each night. The open fireplace and chimney in the bedroom makes for interesting sounds during high winds, concerning my wife until she realised what it was. Lovely position overlooking the village and across the valley - a sense of being quite remote but in fact only two mins walk into the village. However the immediate access to the cottage is quite steep, not really suitable for limited mobility. Parking was OK, but given that the neighbouring cottage has regular visitors in cars, negotiating the slope can be a bit difficult due to overhanging hedges etc. Lovely bit of Rupert memorabilia, nice bit of history. The surrounding gardens were fenced in (to keep sheep out I suspect) so it kept the dog from wandering. The only issue with our dog was that at night, letting him out for a late night wee in the dark (the outside light doesn't really cover that far in), we had to make sure he didn't fall off the edge of the wall into the garden, had to make sure he turned left first. The cottage is advertised as for up to five people - personally, I think three would be about the maximum due to the size of the rooms and general space, especially in the winter - summer may be a bit different with regard to more outdoor time. The big question is 'would we go back'?? Like a shot if we can find the time / availability - but if we went in winter, we'd make sure we took the heaters and duvet.

Lovely Cottage & Location
A beautiful cottage & wonderful location - especially with a dog as there are so many nearby walks. Our only slight niggle was that it was rather chilly in the bathroom & back bedroom in February - but we DID have snow! The exterior fencing could be improved too, with regard to dogs - maybe fencing off the back from the front. However we had a splendid time & really enjoyed our stay. We would visit again. Thank you
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

It was the most relaxing holiday ever, the cottage was perfect and the views and surrounding area were breathtaking.
Ms Hicks

Penlan is a beautiful place to stay!
Ms Vambe



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


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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