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hosted by Amy + Will
  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Celyn is situated in the magical valley of Nant Gwynant, right in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. It's incredibly fortunate to be one of the very few cottages in Snowdonia that is only a 10 minute walk from the Watkin Path, a spectacular route up Snowdon. From the cottage itself you are afforded the most awe-inspiring views of the Snowdon Range. The cottage has been recently refurbished & sleeps 4 people in 2 double rooms. ONE dog is allowed in the kicthen area only for £20 per stay.

The space
Sleeps four, two bedrooms, both with kingsize beds & all linen provided.
One bathroom with WC, bidet, sink & bath with shower over the top. Towels provided.
Fully equipped kitchen/diner with cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge / small freezer.
Cosy lounge with log burner (initial fuel provided) , 4 seater sofa, smart TV with DVD player
Washing machine, tumble dryer & drying room for wet gear.
WiFi is availble, although sometimes slow, it works well in communal areas.
Celyn has a large garden with spectacular views. Outdoor seating & bbq/firepit provided.
There is ample parking. The drive is steep but there are options to park at the bottom.
ONE dog is allowed in the kitchen area only - £20 for the stay.
We will contact you the day before your booking to let you know check in details.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

Where you’ll be

Nant Gwynant, Wales, United Kingdom

THE VALLEY - Nant Gwynant
Directly from the bottom of the drive you can walk along the Glaslyn river, which has its source from the top lake of Snowdon and flows out into the Irish Sea at Porthmadog. A ten minute walk down river will take you to the start of the Watkin Path - a spectacular route up Snowdon, taking you through ancient oak woodland, besides waterfalls and blue pools, ruins of old mines, and finally up to the summit of Snowdon itself. Caffi Gwynant is also on your doorstep, serving delicious local food. Two lakes are also within easy reach. There is Llyn Dinas - a beautiful lake around which skirts a well-marked path to the picturesque and historic village of Beddgelert. And, in the opposite direction, is Llyn Gwynant. From here, depending on the season, you can hire canoes, paddles boards etc., and eat stone-baked pizzas by the lake, giving you time to appreciate the awe-inspiring views.

This picturesque, Welsh village lies just 3.8 miles from Celyn (7 min drive). It is a MUST SEE, and worth spending ample time to soak up the historic atmosphere and its gorgeous surroundings. There is a good selection pubs, cafes, gift shops, a local shop, post office, church, and a fantastic ice-cream parlour! The world famous Welsh highland railway passes directly through Beddgelert, taking you on a memorable journey through some unforgettable locations. Beginning in Beddgelert, there is wide variety of walks that will take you through forests, up mountains, along the Glasyn river as its cuts and plunges its way through the mighty Aberglaslyn gorge, and walks that will take you back to Celyn.

CLOSEST TOWN - Porthmadog
Porthmadog is a small Welsh coastal town. It lies 11.4 miles from Celyn (23min drive). It has major supermarkets and all you would need from a town. It developed in the 19th century as a port exporting slate to England and elsewhere, but since the decline of the industry it has become a shopping centre and tourist destination. Porthmadog is the terminus of the Ffestiniog Railway. Within walking distance are the pretty seaside villages of Borth-y-guest & Morfa Bychan. The welsh coastal path passes through Porthmadog, taking walkers along the banks of the Glaslyn Estuary, providing views of mountain peaks and shimmering bays. If you are lucky you might also spot Ospreys hunting over the waters during the summer season before they migrate to Africa in the early autumn. Porthmerion is also nearby, a famous, and otherworldly Italianate-styled town situated on the banks of the Dwyrd estuary.

SNOWDON - Routes up
WATKIN PATH is a 10 minute walk from the cottage. It is one of the quieter and tougher routes up Snowdon.
MINERS & PYG TRACK starts at Pen Y pass carpark - 11min (4.7 mi). They are arguably the most popular routes up Snowdon.
CRIB COCH is an iconic grade 1 scramble and not for the inexperinced! Start point is Pen Y Pass car park.
LLANBERIS PATH - 23min (10.3 mi) this is the easiest route up Snowdon. The Snowdon railway also leaves from Llanberis.
SNOWDON RANGER, RHYD DHU & SOUTH RIDGE are other less popular routes to the summit and are all within 10 miles away from Celyn.
If you want to hike mountains less travelled then see below...

MOUNTAINS - Distances from Celyn
There are many mountains to walk in Snowdonia,. Here are a few as an example to show Celyn's excellent location for mountain enthusiasts :
The Glyderau Mountain Range - Idwal Carpark & parking on the A5 - 22 min (13.1 mi)
The Carneddau Mountain Range - Idwal Carpark & parking on the A5 - 22 min (13.1 mi)
The Moelwynion Mountain Range - Moel Siabod carpark - 15 min (8.2 mi) - Cnicht carpark - 9 min (2.9 mi)
Please note that there is also an abundance of easier non-mountainous walks close by to Celyn.

BEACHES - Distances from Celyn
Here are a few of our favourites…
Criccieth Beach - 27 min (14.1 mi)
Black Rock Sands - 30 min (14.1 mi)
Harlech Beach - 41 min (18.5 mi)
Abersoch, Llyn Peninsula - 54 min (29.9 mi)
Newborough Beach, Anglesey - 1 h 4 min (31.3 mi)
Aberdovey, South Snowdonia - 1 h 31 min (55.3 mi)

HISTORICAL CASTLE TOWNS - Distances from Celyn
Criccieth - 30 min (15.2 mi)
Caernarfon - 35 min (18.0 mi)
Harlech - 37 min (17.7 mi)
Beaumaris - 49 min (24.5 mi)
Conwy - 52 min (28.4 mi)
There are many more castles and castle'less towns to explore!

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