We arrived at about 6pm on the saturday. Found the key collection address easily enough, which was about 1/4 mile up the road. Finding the cottage was easy too, just back down the road and on the right, but for ease of parking it's best to go down to the layby, turn around and approach with the cottage on the left. The space for parking is quite tight if you have an estate or MPV type car.
We found the cottage quite charming. The views from the front windows are amazing and give a real sense of wilderness. The small garden at the back is lovely to sit in and enjoy the view.
The lounge is well equipped, 2 comfy sofas, TV, DVD player and a good range of DVDs and books to get you through the bad weather days, which we were lucky not to have. The log burner is nice, but we couldn't get the fire to stay lit long enough to enjoy, but that could be my poor fire building skills!
We were asked to put the bins out on Tuesday, but this was taken care of by parties unknown, although we did have to get them in. On the subject of bins we weren't supplied with any bags for food waste.
The central heating in the cottage is very good and keeps heat well. The bed in the main bedroom is quite creaky. I found the quilt to be quite light weight and the pillows didn't support my head weight at all, but I utilised the pillows from the second bedroom which seemed much better and there were additional blankets available.
The bathroom was relatively clean. The sink and toilet were spotless, but the shower was quite dirty in places, notably the shower head.
When we arrived, there was a letter advising that power to the cottage would be off between 0900 and 1630 on the Tuesday due to power line works in the area. This wasn't too much of an issue due to the good weather and as we didn't bring much food with us, but had the weather been poor things could've been different. It would've been nice to have a heads up before booking or arriving.
The location of the cottage is very central to the Snowdonia National Park so you can get to most places within less than an hour.
On the whole it was a nice stay, but the cottage could do with a deep clean. The local information provided by the owners prior to arriving and also in the handbooks in the cottage was good.