Nr. Beddgelert, Gwynedd

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Wednesday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 1 What's this?
  • Reference 008042

About Cartref

In the heart of Snowdonia, this cosy wooden cottage is the perfect retreat for walkers.

Set on a working farm at the base of Snowdon, Cartref offers simple accommodation in a spectacular setting. Surrounded by rugged countryside and with excellent walking trails right on the doorstep, the cottage is a great base to discover all that Snowdonia has to offer. Inside, the cottage has a back-to-basics feel with a compact but cosy interior. Due to Cartref’s small size, there is no shower inside the cottage but guests can make use of the campsite shower facilities a short walk away. 

Wake up early and enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains and woodland, then grab your walking boots and head out onto  Watkins Path, one of the main trails up to Snowdon. Or you could go further afield to the Carneddau mountain range. After a day rambling over the hills, you can sit out on a bench in the garden to relax and watch the sunset.

If you feel like taking a break from hiking the trails, spend a day exploring the enchanting gardens at  Plas Newydd House or visit the Railway Museum at Penrhyn Castle. Just a short drive from the cottage, the town of Betws Y Coed offers an array of art galleries, shops, pubs and restaurants.

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Features and facilities

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


  • Ground floor

    Entrance through porch leading to a hall with access to toilet, lounge with dining area, a compact kitchen and double bedroom.

Notes for guests

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

Children: Not suitable for children.

Heating: Electric wall panel heaters included. 

Shower: There is neither a bath or a shower at the cottage, guests will have access to the nearby campsite shower block that is approximately 300 metres away; when they are closed there will be a key safe for guest use.

Parking: Access to Cartref from the campsite car park approximately 300m away and through 2 gates so guests should be reasonably active. 

Garden: Although there is no garden belonging to the cottage, it is set in an area of outstanding beauty amongst woodland on a hillside and surrounded by a grassy wooded area. There is a garden bench for guests to enjoy the views opposite.

Television: A television and DVD player are provided, but there is no reception so guests may wish to bring their own DVDs. 

Linen: A double duvet and four pillows are provided but guests will need to bring their own linen for these.

Utilities: Microwave and small fridge

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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