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Beddgelert, Gwynedd

Yr Hen Swyddfa

The exterior of Yr Hen Swyddfa and the Craflwyn cottages, Gwynedd
The exterior of Yr Hen Swyddfa and the Craflwyn cottages, Gwynedd | © National Trust / Paul Harris
The sitting room at Yr Hen Swyddfa, Gwynedd
The kitchen and dining room at Yr Hen Swyddfa, Gwynedd

Yr Hen Swyddfa

Converted stables in the wooded foothills of Eryri (Snowdonia).

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The sitting room at Yr Hen Swyddfa, Gwynedd
The kitchen and dining room at Yr Hen Swyddfa, Gwynedd
The exterior of Yr Hen Swyddfa and the Craflwyn cottages, Gwynedd
The sitting room at Yr Hen Swyddfa, Gwynedd
The kitchen and dining room at Yr Hen Swyddfa, Gwynedd
The double bedroom at Yr Hen Swyddfa, Gwynedd
The twin bedroom at Yr Hen Swyddfa, Gwynedd
An en suite shower room at Yr Hen Swyddfa, Gwynedd
The exterior of Yr Hen Swyddfa, Gwynedd
The area surrounding Yr Hen Swyddfa, Gwynedd
The exterior of Yr Hen Swyddfa, Gwynedd
Craflwyn Hall and cottages, Gwynedd
The area surrounding Craflwyn Hall, Gwynedd
The area surrounding Craflwyn Hall, Gwynedd
The area surrounding Craflwyn Hall and cottages, Gwynedd

© National Trust / Mike Henton

Converted stables in the wooded foothills of Eryri (Snowdonia).

At a glance

Guests
4
Bedrooms
2
Number of dogs welcome
1
Reference
008063
Acorn rating

About Yr Hen Swyddfa

Yr Hen Swyddfa is one in a row of cottages in the old stable block of Craflwyn Hall, at the heart of a 200-acre estate in the care of the National Trust. The stable block backs onto woodland, and there are lots of walks from the cottage’s back door.

The cosy cottage for four people is on two levels, with light, fresh walls, quarry-tiled floors and a huge slate fireplace. The living room, dining room and kitchen are on the ground floor, with a staircase leading up to two en-suite bedrooms, one double and one twin, on the first floor.

As well as shared benches at the front of the cottage, you’ll have a map to lead you to a couple of seating areas close by. The first is just a couple of minutes away, with a view of the valley. The second is a few minutes further on; look out for the carved dragon seat in what is now a conservation garden.

Beddgelert village is less than a mile away, and another short walk leads to Dinas Emrys. This hill is famous as the site of a legendary battle between two dragons, one white and one red, perhaps the best known of the myths that abound in this area. There are many trails to follow in Craflwyn and Beddgelert, passing waterfalls, lakes, wild heath and wooded valleys, and a path leading to Yr Wyddfa's Snowdon’s summit from the next village, Nant Gwynant.

Yr Hen Swddfa is next to six other National Trust cottages: Sygun (sleeps two), Dinas Emrys (sleeps two), Aran (sleeps two), Stabl Bach (sleeps four), Llety Mawr (sleeps six) and Bwthyn Mai (sleeps three) which are behind Craflwyn Hall (sleeps 16). Larger groups of up to 39 could book multiple cottages.

Features and facilities

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

Location

Accessibility

Unloading/loading outside cottage. Parking 200m away. Step up to bedrooms. Find more information in the Accessibility Guide. Accessibility questions? Email holiday.enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk or call us on 0344 800 2070.

Read our accessibility guide 

Layout

Ground floor layout

Sitting room and kitchen with dining area.

First floor layout

Master bedroom and ensuite with shower and twin bedroom and ensuite with shower and bath.

More information

Garden: Small seating area to the left of the cottage.

There are also two shared garden areas: One with views down the valley and seating (2 minutes walk from the cottage). Walk through the woods to find the carved dragon seat and then the wild garden with seating (5 minutes walk from the cottage).

Heating: The cottage is heated by LPG central heating.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Lighting: Anglepoise have kindly provided some of the lovely lamps you'll see in the cottage.

Parking: There is a permit for one car to park in the National Trust car park 200m away. It is possible to load and unload outside of the cottage.

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

Please note: There is a step up into both bedrooms.

There is no mobile phone signal in the area.

There is a little farm traffic during the day and traffic from guests using the bothy and camping field.

There are occasional grazing animals in the field across the pathway from the cottage.

Plastic Free Yr Wyddfa: Plastic Free Yr Wyddfa is an initiative organised by Eryri National Park to protect the mountain’s sustainable future. This cottage, and all National Trust holiday cottages in the national park have been awarded silver status in this plastic-free business programme, and we are making changes to work towards gold status.

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