Bwthyn MaiBeddgelert, Gwynedd
- 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 MaiSurrounded 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
Not accessibleView accessibility guide (PDF 388 KB)
Lounge / diner room, an open plan kitchen. Four steps onto a landing with the family bathroom (with electric shower over bath).
Small single bedroom and a larger master bedroom – both with pitched roofs.
Notes for guests
Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
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.