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Aran Cottage

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
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Our 18th century farmhouse has been tastefully converted to create Aran, Tryfan and Sygun cottages. Retaining many of the original features these cottages offer good holiday accommodation and provide the perfect base to explore the wonders of North Wales. All accommodation is set within 4.5 acres of privately owned mountainside woodland and only 300 metres from the start of The Watkin Path to the top of Snowdon, as well as opposite one of the most beautiful rivers in North Wales and between Lake Dinas and Lake Gwynant, our accommodation of all types is the ideal base from which to explore Snowdonia with its spectacular scenery and fascinating mix of mountains, lakes, woodland and streams. The whole site and all accommodation is dog friendly (small charge made). A short drive away you w...Our 18th century farmhouse has been tastefully converted to create Aran, Tryfan and Sygun cottages. Retaining many of the original features these cottages offer good holiday accommodation and provide the perfect base to explore the wonders of North Wales. All accommodation is set within 4.5 acres of privately owned mountainside woodland and only 300 metres from the start of The Watkin Path to the top of Snowdon, as well as opposite one of the most beautiful rivers in North Wales and between Lake Dinas and Lake Gwynant, our accommodation of all types is the ideal base from which to explore Snowdonia with its spectacular scenery and fascinating mix of mountains, lakes, woodland and streams. The whole site and all accommodation is dog friendly (small charge made). A short drive away you will find the pretty mountain village of Beddgelert with shops, restaurants and pubs. The village is famous for its legend of Prince Llewellyn and his dog Gelert and a walk to Gelerts Grave is a must during your stay. The beautiful sandy beaches such as Black Rock Sands (dog friendly all year round), Caernarfon Castle, Snowdon Mountain Railway and the Festiniog & Welsh Highland Railway are within easy reach. For those wanting adventure, Snowdonia is THE place to come; not including the obvious climb up Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales, on our doorstep you can also take part in Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Gorge Walking, Canyoning, Pot Holing to name but a few. The largest of the properties situated within the farmhouse, Aran cottage offers spacious accommodation for up to 10 people. (2 on a double sofa bed) The ground floor accommodation comprising of a living room with the original open fire place, comfortable sofa, freeview television and DVD player. Across the hallway is another large reception room with comfortable seating which leads onto the kitchen/diner, this makes a great place to gather and socialise. The kitchen/diner has all the usual kitchen utensils plus gas hob, electric oven,large fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. The first floor provides 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size 4 poster bed, wardrobe and chest of draws. Bedroom 2 has a king-size bed, large pine wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 3 has two single wrought iron beds and chest of drawers. Bedroom 4 is small with a double bed. An additonal double sofa bed is provided in the lounge / kitchen downstairs. There is a large bathroom with bath and electric shower and toilet. There is an additional bathrom with toilet and hand basin. Aran cottage has fitted carpets throughout and is heated via electric heaters in each room. The lounge and the lounge / kitchen both have log burners. Logs can be purchased on site for £8 per basket, including coal and firelighters. Feather duvets and pillows, bed linen, towels and electricity included at no extra cost. (please let us know if you need non-feather duvets and pillows) Dogs are welcome at £10 per dog per stay.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Manager
Claire Walters (Property Manager Red Dragon Holiday Cottages Ltd.)
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
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Reviewed 31 July 2020

I shared Aarn cottage with my sister (3 adults, 6 teens) and we also booked a pod for 2 more teens. It was perfect!...two huge bathrooms (one for each family), a large, well-equipped kitchen and plenty of living and bedroom space. The location was excellent...close...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank 342ruthi
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: September 2019
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We have used Aran cottage multiple times as a base for running Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. It is well placed with access to Snowdon and the Moelwynion range from the front door. Claire and her team are always polite and helpful. We'll booking it again...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank nicholsgd
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely 4 days at Aran Cottage with our wonderful grown-up family! Well-equipped kitchen. Perfect location. 👍🏼A separate shower & bathroom would be preferred with 8 adults & off-road parking proved difficult; could only accommodate 1 car. Quite expensive at £250+ a night.

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Carolyn Reynold... H
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Our Third trip to Snowdonia in 4 years and each time we have stayed at Red Dragon. We have previously stayed in Aran Cottage twice with an additional family and the location and rooms were perfect. This summer, just the 2 of us headed to...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank W1lksy
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

I stayed here with 7 family members for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday. The cottage is very cosy but still has plenty of space for everyone. The kitchen is very well equipped, the beds are comfy and perfectly situated for walks from the...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Ben_R2109
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This is the third time we have stayed in a red dragon cottage and as usual we had a great time. The cottages are always clean and tidy. The location is idea for Snowdon hiking and Bethgelert has nice pubs and shops with Porthmadog near...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank sarahfrench74
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Set in the stunning Nant Gwynant valley, at the end of the Watkins path up Snowdon, this was an ideal place for a family stay. Our hosts were extremely helpful both in advance and during our stay, definitely going the extra mile. They were able...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The house could do with a bit of TLC but was comfy and clean and made an excellent base for the week. The owner had left some nice touches such as milk, bread, wine and flowers. (Think you'd struggle to comfortably accommodate more than 8...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank DeborahW1879
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Aran Cottage is in such a beautiful location, with amazing views.I particularly enjoyed the rocking chair and stool in the main bedroom, and spent a lot of time sitting there looking out at the view of the river, the mountain, and the cows. It was...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Qwertypot
claire w, VR Owner at Aran Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks for your review; glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We love Caffi Gwynant too :-)

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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