Bwthyn Mai

Beddgelert, Gwynedd
The exterior of Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales
The kitchen area at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales
The sitting and dining area at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales
The sitting and dining area at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales
The staircase and window seat at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales
The window seat at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales
The double bedroom at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales
The single bedroom at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales
The bathroom at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales
The exterior of Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales The kitchen area at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales The sitting and dining area at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales The sitting and dining area at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales The staircase and window seat at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales The window seat at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales The double bedroom at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales The single bedroom at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales The bathroom at Bwthyn Mai, Gwynedd, Wales

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 008055

About Bwthyn Mai

Surrounded by dramatic landscapes woven with myths and legends, Bwthyn Mai is a characterful cottage that offers the ideal retreat for anyone who loves a good story.

Bwthyn Mai lies in a secluded spot on Craflwyn Estate, just outside Beddgelert village which was named for the tragic tale of 13th-century Prince Llywelyn and his faithful hound Gelert. The legends don’t stop there either: Dinas Emrys, where the famous Welsh dragon lies sleeping, is only a short walk away, and of course there’s Mount Snowdon itself where King Arthur slew the fierce giant Rhitta Gawr.

The cottage itself is compact but comfortable. You enter straight into the dining room and lounge, complete with a log burner to cosy up beside after a long day on the trails. There’s also an open plan kitchen on this floor. Head up one flight of stairs to the family bathroom, one very small single bedroom and a larger master bedroom. The bedroom roofs are pitched so do mind your heads. Outside you’ll find a small patio area to the side of the building – perfect for sitting out in the sunshine and watching the world go by.

Snowdonia is famous for its mountainous walking trails, but if you’re looking for something more relaxing then there’s still plenty to keep you occupied right from the cottage door. Beddgelert village is small and friendly with a handful of shops, arts and crafts, restaurants and traditional pubs. There are plenty of lower-level walks around the village too, taking in quiet woodlands, serene lakes and the dramatic Aberglaslyn gorge. This is also a brilliant area for bird and wildlife watchers, while those searching for a slice of cake can head to Caffi Gwynant near Hafod y Llan farm.

Those seeking a challenge can try hiking one of the routes to the top of Mount Snowdon. The Watkin Path – the most difficult route – starts from the next village over, Nant Gwynant. Alternatively, you can go for the less-strenuous Llanberis Path which is about 35 minutes’ drive from the cottage. If you’re after some more adrenaline-fuelled adventure then there’s plenty to be found nearby, with Bounce Below, Surf Snowdonia or Zip World Fforest Adventures to name just a few. You can even head to the beach at Porthmadog, about 10 miles from the cottage.

 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Lounge / diner room, an open plan kitchen. Four steps onto a landing with the family bathroom (with electric shower over bath).

  • First floor

     Small single bedroom and a larger master bedroom – both with pitched roofs.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the accessibility guide for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Parking: There is a main car park 200 metres away from the cottage. Guests are permitted to load / unload outside of the cottage though turning their car may be tricky at times.

Heating: The cottage is heated by electric wall panel heaters. There is also a multi fuel stove. Guests will need to provide logs for this.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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