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Islwyn Pet-Friendly Cottage in Llanberis, Gwynedd

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Islwyn Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Llanberis 3 miles. A superb stone built cottage in a quiet hillside location, just 3 miles from popular Llanberis. Lovingly restored and refurbished by the owner, the property has been finished to a very high standard, and offers split-level accommodation as practical as it is beautiful. The ground floor benefits from underfloor heating, and the comfortable lounge, superb bathroom and well-equipped kitchen all have original slate flooring. There is a woodburner and an attractive sunroom off the kitchen, with access to a unique slate patio and views towards Snowdon. With the lakeside amenities of Llanberis only a short drive away, the cottage is an ideal retreat at any time of the year. Note: This property adjoins Ref. 1027 Ty Capel and together they can accommodate 12 people, call for further details; 01244 500524.

The ascent up Snowdon can be made either by train, on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, or on foot along one of the many routes to the summit. Each year, major racing events attract thousands to the area: The fast ‘Snowdon Race' to the summit, held in July every year and The Snowdonia Marathon, held in October - a gruelling 26 mile course that starts and finishes in Llanberis, circumnavigating the Snowdon Massif. Within Llanberis itself there are excellent places to eat and drink and a great choice of shopping. Just 7 miles from Llanberis, on the coast, is Caernarfon with its magnificent Castle and town walls and close by are National Trust properties at Penrhyn and Plas Newydd.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Underfloor heating on ground floor with woodburner. Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD. Washing machine and storage for bikes etc. in stone shed. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Private patio with slate and chip surface, and view towards Snowdon. Off road parking for 2 cars. Up to 2 well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops, pubs and other amenities 3 miles.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Mrs Hutchinson
August 2015
This is a lovely cottage in a very quiet location with fantastic views of Snowdon, it has everything you need for a great base. All in all this cottage is fantastic and very homely. If you are looking for a cottage in the hills with great views then this is the cottage for you.
Mrs Harris
June 2015
The cottage was very comfortable and warm. It was well equipped and everything was clean and in good condition. The sun room was our favourite room; warm and with stunning views of Mt Snowdon - an ideal place to enjoy your early morning cuppa and a book!
Mrs Ricketts
May 2015
The cottage was situated in a peaceful location with lovely walks from the door that were ideal for our dogs. It was all we wanted it to be and we had a lovely week there. It was close to many lovely attractions and my husband enjoyed his zip wire experience which was easy to get to from the cottage.
Mrs Hind
March 2015
Particularly liked the underfloor heating and wood burner, at no extra cost! A very homely feel to the place. Views stunning, great walking on the doorstep for my dog.
Mrs Roe
April 2015
The cottage is in the absolute perfect location for getting away from it all. There is plenty of walking to be done straight from the front door and although the weather wasn't great the cottage was always lovely, warm and comfortable to come home to.
Dr Oostveen
March 2015
The cottage had underfloor heating and a wood burner, both very welcome in the chilly evenings. The views are stunning and the beds very comfortable. A lovely place!
Mr Barker
January 2015
Great area for walking and the ideal property for our dogs. Loved the open fire.
Mrs Coates
October 2014
The cottage was warm and comfortable, everything we needed was there. We were made to feel very welcome.
Mr Himsworth
October 2014
An excellent cottage; warm and comfortable. Well situated for what we wanted to do in the area.
Mr Gathercole
July 2014
A very good cottage in an ideal location for visiting Snowdonia and other parts of North Wales. A homely feel and well presented.
Ms Willoughby
June 2014
Beautiful cottage, wonderfully peaceful. Great walk right from the door.
Mr Crompton
May 2014
Without a doubt one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in: everything was perfect. The cottage was warm, cosy and well equipped with the superb bonus of a sun-room and patio with a view of Snowdon! The setting is superb, with lovely walks straight from the front door, and only a short ride or walk down into the village with all its facilities.
Mrs Roe
April 2014
A beautifully finished cottage in a brilliant location - some excellent walking to be found straight from the front door and fantastic weather too!
Mrs Denf
March 2014
Lovely quaint cottage. Warm welcoming after a long walk in the cold! Nice touch leaving milk and welsh cakes.
Mr Ashcroft
September 2013
This is a great place to stay and the owners are wonderful and caring people.
Mr Deacon
February 2014
We really liked the location, it was easy to either visit the mountains or visit the beach. We really liked the underfloor heating and the ambient temperature it created. We loved the log burner fire. We loved the sun room with views over Snowdonia. The beds were very comfortable. A wonderful cottage.
Mr Hobday
July 2013
The cottage was characterful, comfortable, well-equipped and good value for money.
November 2012
We had a really lovely time in the cottage...didn't want to leave. Great base to explore the area, so much to see and do. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be returning. Overall we had a great time!
Mrs Mundy
October 2012
Warm, cosy cottage. Lovely views.
Mr Blackwell
July 2012
We enjoyed the first class service we had when booking the cottage. It was very simple, the call centre staff were very helpful and nice to deal with. I have spoken to my customers about your great customer service. We have booked another cottage with you on our return from this one. So a very happy customer - many thanks.
Miss Grimson
July 2012
Our holiday was a lovely break away in a gorgeous location. The cottage had beautiful views and was situated close to lots of lovely walks. Very cosy and comfortable cottage that made a great base for our holiday.
Mrs Cox
July 2011
Location was stunning and the cottage was beautiful and cosy. Plenty to do in the area even if the weather isn't great.
Ms Ward
November 2011
The location of the property was excellent for walks and tourist attractions. The cottage was the best we have stayed in to date. It was comfortable, clean and cosy. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this cottage to friends and family.
Mr Fletcher
October 2010
Sun room lovely to relax and read in. Property central for visiting many places. Lovely walks.
Mr Mattson
March 2011
A beautiful cottage in a marvellous, secluded spot. I had a fabulous, relaxing week.
Mr Maddock
March 2011
We enjoyed the setting. The cottage was a good size and the layout had a certain charm. We had the best weather ever. Peaceful setting and a good walk down to Llanberis through the woods and by the streams. We did mountain walks every day. We would stay again and we felt it was good value. Sykes as an agent were very efficient and we would use you again.
Miss Frape
October 2010
Have been to this beautiful cottage several years running and I'm still finding new places to explore and enjoy. Ideal tour base and cosy and well equipped for those days when the weather turns!
Mr Danks
August 2010
This is a beautiful cottage in a fantastic location where we enjoyed a brilliant holiday both in 2009 and 2010.
Mr Sorsby
August 2010
Great views, many enjoyable footpaths close by, plenty to do even in bad weather. Cottage is bigger than it looks and has been renovated to a high standard. Friendly neighbours.
Mr Froude
March 2010
Great views of Mt. Snowdon from the conservatory - that is when the weather permitted. Nice location and walking from the front door.
Mr Bright
December 2009
The cottage was done up to a high standard - the underfloor heating was a great touch. It is a very cosy and pretty cottage with Snowdon and other walks just a few mins drive away.
Mrs Barnett
October 2009
The location of the cottage was excellent. It was very cosy and well-maintained. The decor was of a high standard, very sympathetically done.
Mrs Rogers
October 2009
location was good, the cottage was warm and cosy and we enjoyed the log burner. It was extremely peaceful with lovely views.
Miss Frape
September 2009
Lovely cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings. Ideal base for touring and exploring ... or just relaxing.
Mr Danks
August 2009
The cottage is set in a stunning location with views in all directions. Enjoyed showing our children what a sunset should look like and the stars in the sky (without all the artificial light found in built up areas). Will very much miss the view of Snowdon every morning. Cottage was lovely and well priced for school holidays.
Miss Frape
June 2009
Beautiful cottage, well equipped. Stunning views and ample walks on the doorstep.
Miss Higgins
June 2009
The view of Snowdon from the sun room was fantastic. There's a good walk into Llanberis which starts right outside the front door. Excellent central location for the mountains of Snowdonia. Loved the cottage. We'll be coming to this cottage again!
Mrs Denney
June 2009
What a little gem! Our second stay at this wonderful cottage which quite simply has so much to offer: great location, fantastic views and first class accommodation.
Mrs Marshmunt
May 2009
Lovely views and walks nearby.
Miss Hughes
April 2009
Lovely cottage, very well furnished and equipped!
Mrs Harris
April 2009
It was more luxurious than my own house - a real treat. Loved the style of decor and furniture. The sun room was amazing, totally undersold in the advert/info!
Mr Summers
March 2009
Cottage was lovely and the supply of fuel for the fire and the cake / milk was excellent.
Mrs Beard
March 2009
This is a very nice well appointed cottage with beautiful views, very good for walking in Snowdonia and very quiet.
Miss Barker
January 2009
We really enjoyed the scenery and the quietness, it was bliss for a New Year's break. It was really well located for dog walks. We'd like to come again in the summer!
Ms Brown
November 2008
The Cottage was lovely, especially having a wood burner fire. The Cottage was located in a lovely setting, and convenient to get to Llanberis and other areas close by. The walk up Snowdon was an experience especially when there was snow blizzard conditions at the top. I would love to come back in the summer to explore the area again.
Miss Josic
March 2016
We had a wonderful stay in this delightful cottage The cottage was well equipped and we could not fault it in any way.
Mrs Twort
July 2008
A brilliant place to relax in beautiful surroundings with magnificent views.
Mrs Fenwick
July 2008
Lovely cottage in a lovely area. Perfect for a family holiday.
Mr Gray
May 2008
Superb cottage. Excellent situ for walking. The disused quarries to rear are a must to visit.
Mrs Fluegel
June 2008
We enjoyed the holidays in this lovely, good furnished, very clean cottage. The site in Dinorwig next to the slaterdumps and the view of the Snowdon were beautiful. We liked to sit in the later afternoon in the nice winter garden, enjoying this view.
Miss Woodford
March 2007
Llanberis is a lovely to visit with great places for a good day out.
Mrs Colman
April 2007
Cottage was in a fantastic location with lovely views of Snowdon. The owners were particularly helpful.
Mrs Denney
June 2007
A first class cottage in a fantastic location.
Ms Waugh
July 2007
The location was great as we were right bang in the middle of the mountains, so very accessible for walking.
Ms Baker
August 2007
Fantastic conservatory garden with view of Snowdon - lovely place to sit in the evening. Property situation excellent for walkers climbers - very close to Llanberis, Padern Country Park and old quarry, all having a large number of walks - but also very good access to beaches of Lleyn Peninsula and Anglsey.
Mr Verdon-Smith
September 2007
The cottage was very well furnished and in a peaceful location with beautiful views.
Miss Frape
October 2007
Having rented cottages for 17 years, I have found Islwyn to be exceptional and a real gem. Excellent location for both touring and exploring. Stunning views. The cottage was equipped, cleaned and maintained to a very high standard.
Mrs Pointon
October 2007
The woodburning stove was great and also the view of Snowdon from the sun room.
Miss Frape
May 2008
The cottage, its facilities and the welcome tray are excellent. 4th visit to this beautiful cottage located in a tranquil location with excellent views of Snowden and a superior base for walking and touring trips.
Mr Turner
November 2006
We enjoyed our stay and may well make another booking for next year.
Mrs Lawrence
February 2007
A fantastic cottage, wonderful views, so many walks and so much to do. We never got round to doing a lot of them so we must go back. It was a great week and I wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back. The log fire was a god send.
Miss Prescott
October 2006
Area very good for walking. Very nice place to get away from it all!
Mrs Patrick
October 2006
Lovely Cottage, good views.
Mrs Jones
October 2006
Being a carpenter/joiner my husband appreciated the high standard of workmanship and materials used to renovate the cottage.
Mrs Smith
July 2006
The cottage was an ideal base for our holiday. We were able to visit lots of castles and towns and plenty of walks on our doorstep. The cottage was spaceous, comfortable and clean.
Mr Davies
April 2006
This was by far the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Very cosy and beautifully furnished and equipped downstairs. The views from the sun room were fabulous and the walks from the door were brilliant, especially with young children.
Mr Sell
December 2005
Everything was brilliant about this superb little cottage. I cannot fault it in anyway because of the attention to detail. Overall very pleased and will use sykes again in the near future.
Miss Brandt
November 2005
A superbly designed cottage conversion ideal for walkers and nature lovers. The sun room with views of Snowdon is the highlight of this property.
Mr Forsdike
October 2005
The cottage was really lovely. Very clean and very well stocked with everything we needed.
Miss Frape
September 2005
An exceptional cottage in an exceptional location, will definitely book this cottage in the future. High quality cottage with stunning views of Snowdon. Lots of walks into the woods and quarry on the doorstep.
Mr Holzschneider
August 2005
The cottage Islwyn was the best house we ever have rented for holidays. It is located at a very nice place and furnished with so much taste of high standards. We highly recommend it to all of them who follow us.
Mr Scarlett
July 2005
House was fantastic and very comfortable to live in for the week; the surrounding area was very nice and quiet. The views from the house were excellent.
Mr Bishop
June 2005
Comfortable well appointed cottage. Cottage just has something special about it.
Miss Ward
May 2005
An excellant cottage so relaxing, tasteful, peaceful and good value for money. A sophisicated but homely cottage: best we have been to - a real delight!
Mrs Burnham
May 2005
The location of the property and the views from it are fabulous, the property itself is beautiful, and the owner, was very friendly. We even had a week of glorious weather!
Mrs Bishop
April 2005
Beautifully furnished. A great tranquil escape from busy life, like going back in time, very quiet.
Mrs White
April 2005
The beautiful cottage which was so tastefully decorated and warm. It really helped us relax especially as weather wasn't great, we did spend quite a bit of time there enjoying the peace.
Miss King
March 2005
I enjoy cooking and to have 'proper' equipment/cooking facilities to hand was fantastic! Most holiday cottages are never this well equipped. Amy, the dog, loved the under floor heating... very nice to lie on after a hard days trek up Snowdon!
Ms Gough
March 2005
Outstanding property throughout. We loved it, the owner's thoughtfullness made it an excellent break, thank you.
Mr Wills
February 2005
A fantastic property with walks from the cottage and some great views.
Mr Mrs Slaney
February 2005
The position of the property in relation to seclusion, gentle walks and scenery. The property itself was outsiding and luxurious with safe off road parking. The conservatory was the jewel in the crown.
Ms Casey
February 2005
This excellent cottage is ideally situated for fantastic Snowdonia walking. Can't rate it too highly, very warm welcome from owners! (Welsh cakes and tea). Snowdonia was the garden!!
Miss Warman
January 2005
A beautifully presented, warm property, good for families or couples, friends etc. Stunning scenery. Highly recommended. Lovely, snug, good cleanliness. Walking from the door for all walking abilities, more challenging in surrounding area. Quick access to coast, hills, all tastes.
Dr Griffiths
January 2005
Excellent property and very kind and attentive owners who ensured that everything was perfect for our stay. A lovely Christmas tree had been set up for us - much appreciated - would return in the future.
Mr Wheaton
December 2004
Upscale accommodations in a relaxed comfortable setting. Owners are warm and welcoming. Top Notch! Peaceful rural location away from crowds and tourists, spacious cottage with impeccable attention to detail.
Miss Pastiroff
December 2004
Beautiful cottage, we loved it, better than the photos! Aadarn Country Park is 10 mins walk away and fantastic for dog walks and dog swimming!
Mr Bishop
December 2004
Friendly owners, great views, fantastic accomodation throughout. We will go back!
Mrs Simpkins
December 2004
Extremely comfortable & relaxing cottage with everything that we could have possibly needed. Local walk from the property to Llanberis very enjoyable. A very high standard of accommodation in a beautiful setting.
Mr Donnelly
December 2004
Islwyn is a fabulous property - sympathetically and tastefully decorated, perfectly situated and with the best view from a conservatory in Wales - surely! We had a great holiday - accommodation perfect, weather great and location spectacular. I would have no hesitation in recommending Islwyn to anyone.
Mrs Chandler
December 2004
An absolutely stunning cottage in a fabulous location. The sun room, patio and views over Snowdon were a real bonus. We are looking forward to a return visit!!
Mrs Corbett
December 2004
We had great weather - which helps - but also the cottage is very situated for Snowdonia national park and Anglesey.
Mr Felton
December 2004
The views are spectacular and the cottage has a very special homely feel.
Mrs Bell
December 2004
Everything about the cottage was fantastic; location, set up, views etc. We have a lovely three day break. Both my husband and I were very impressed with the high standard of all aspects of the cottage; layout, decor, accessories. We had such a lovely time we have rebooked and are visiting again at the end of June 2004. I would highly recommend this property.
February 2016
lovely cottage, felt like we were at home, great wood burning stove for those cold damp Welsh winter evenings. Walks aplenty on the doorstep with Snowdon around 3 miles away. Highly reccomended.
August 2015
Lovely old cottage with wonderful views of Snowdon which sits in a very peaceful lane. Loads of footpaths from the door, well equipped kitchen, sunroom, dining room and a lovely warm bathroom. Dog proof patio area meant we could happily sit out in the sun and not worry about the dog escaping. Lots of eating places at Llanberis (3 miles), petrol station with shop (2 miles). Had a really enjoyable time - a great escape from the frantic South East!
December 2013
This was a wonderful experience the property was clean and tidy the views was to die for and the owner went out of there way to help nothing was to much trouble I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a holiday in Wales thank you for everything brenda John jimmy and carol
September 2011
Islwyn is a beautiful cottage in a spectacular location and the lanes up to it were pituresque. The scenery is stunning and the views of Snowdon were great. The cottage was clean and cosy and the underfloor heating was lovely. The garden is a suntrap and lovely to sit out in in the evening. With loads to do in the area, it is a great base for a holiday.
August 2011
Apretty cottage located on a hillside with views towards the lake. Quite quirky inside with lots of different floor levels, a nice cosy little patio which was a real sun trap. The journey to and from the cottage from the main road did become a bit tiresome by the end of the week. All in all a wonderful week.
Me Julie
March 2011
The cottage was lovely, cosy and comfortable. It had all the basics were supplied as well as a welcome cake. Would love to book and stay there again, would highly recommend.
December 2009
This was our second visit to the cottage, the first visit had been perfect. The second visit was mainly good however, the freezer was totally iced up (you could not even open it), the wood provided for the fire was damp and would not light. The bin of the adjoining cottage (which is outside on of the windows) had ben left overflowing with rubbish and the foxes pulled it out during the night and it was everywhere. I telephoned the owners and they came and tidied it up. This is a beautiful cottage, just spoilt by a few issues!
December 2009
A comfortable stay with spacious accomodation for 4 adults and 1 baby. The kitchen was well equipped and the dining room was lovely. A small conservatory made a good sitting area leading to a small walled patio garden where the fantastic views could be enjoyed. We were lucky and had very good weather which enhanced our stay. The owners were friendly and mostly helpful, although we needed more towels and ended up buying some. The bathroom being downstairs was also a bit inconvenient.
December 2009
We have previously stayed at this cottage and fully enjoyed the experience. However, after missing last year because of a house move we found that the usual attention to detail was not as good. The kitchen had suffered most with very dirty and greasy cooking pans and trays which we had to clean before we could use them. Also the glasses and cutlery were in short supply. The conservatory could do with some attention as the roof leaked and the paint on the doors was peeling. I am sure that these had just been overlooked as everywhere else was to its usual high standards. We are always welcomed to the cottage with fresh flowers and Bara Brith which is a nice touch.
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