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Penlan Pet-Friendly Cottage in Beddgelert, Gwynedd

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Penlan Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Tis delightful, single storey cottage is located in quiet woodland, in an elevated position above the village of Beddgelert in the Snowdonia National Park. This cottage, formerly the home of Rupert Bear author and illustrator Alfred Edmeades Bestall, has two cosy bedrooms, a double, and a bunk bedroom with additional pull-out bed, as well as a family bathroom. There is also a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area. Outside, this cottage is surrounded by quiet woodland, and the garden enjoys woodland and mountain views. This quaint cottage is perfect for an enjoyable holiday.

Lying at the foot of Mount Snowdon, Beddgelert is situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. A busy village, it is centred around the Afon Glaslyn river, just a short walk from the Aberglaslyn Pass. The Welsh Highland Steam Railway passes through Beddgelert on its way from Porthmadog to Caernarfon.

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.

Electric storage heaters with electric stove in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV/DVD, books/DVDs. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car and additional parking at the bottom of the cul de sac on a first come, first served basis. Garden with patio to rear, grass & woodland all around, furniture, mountain & woodland views. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops & pubs 5 mins walk. Note: Max 4 adults. Note: Check in time 4pm, check out is 11am.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub

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Miss Glover
April 2015
Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting and we were blessed with lovely weather! It was everything I was hoping it would be; wonderful views, relaxing, a great time with the family in the outdoors and away from the WiFi!
Mrs Massey
March 2015
Beautiful location and overall a very comfortable little cottage. Fascinating to see where Alfred Bestall lived and appreciate how the surroundings influenced his work.
Mr Radford
February 2015
The cottage was quaint, cosy and in a beautiful location.
Mrs Welsby
January 2015
The cottage is in a lovely position, it is quiet but not far to walk to the village. In lovely surroundings, with lovely people. The walks are breathtaking.
Mr Barnes
January 2015
A great cottage with amazing views. Light and well-resolved accommodation, quiet cosy and yet practical. It was very convenient for the village. Very interesting background history as the place where Rupert stories were written.
Mr Allen
November 2014
Excellent cottage and location, you can spend a week exploring the local area without needing to use the car. Neighbours are friendly and helpful. Great for Rupert bear fans, with original artefacts on display. Overall an excellent place to stay and well up to the standard we expect with Sykes.
Mr Ackerman
October 2014
Great location and friendly people in general.
Mrs Hitchens
May 2014
Fantastic cottage in a truly stunning location.
Dr Harris
June 2014
Another lovely peaceful week at Penlan - our second consecutive year. The cottage is tucked away at the end of a lane and is unassuming and unpretentious, in a very natural landscape.
Mr Cooper
November 2013
Nice cottage in a lovely location. I would certainly like to visit again.
Mr Weaver
October 2013
Lovely cottage, very quiet, great location so close to village. Plenty of local walks, so we did not have to go out in the car too often.
Mr Hiers
July 2013
Good setting, nice house, friendly and quiet, with wonderful surroundings.
Mr Roche
September 2013
Brilliant place to stay, already booked to return next year!
Dr Harris
June 2013
We had one of our best holidays ever in this little cottage, tucked at the end of a quiet lane, yet a couple of minute's walk from the centre of the village. The displayed artefacts belonging to the late Alfred Bestall were a particular delight. Thank you for entrusting your guests with these precious objects - they gave a wonderful authenticity to his former home. We have already booked for next year!
Mr Edmonds
April 2013
The characteristic cottage was set in a gorgeous village.
Mr Edmonds
April 2013
The cottage has amazing views and although has the feel of isolation is literally two minutes walk into the heart of the village.
Miss Minton
March 2013
Location was brilliant and overall the cottage was perfect. We really enjoyed our holiday!
Ms Currie
March 2013
Lovely area around the cottage, excellent walks directly from the front door. Superb location for walking up Snowdon and two great walks 10-20 minute drive from the cottage. Cottage was excellent value for money and we had a very nice time.
Mr whitty
September 2012
Beddgellert, is a very picturesque village, and Penlan is ideally positioned for the local pubs, and walks. Kitchen is very modern, and the cottage we would recommend. It is worth taking a visit to Portmeiron, and Swallow Falls in Betws-y-Coed. The views from the cottage are breathtaking, the neighbours are great and you must visit have a meal in the pub!
Mrs Harris
June 2012
The location was excellent, very dog friendly and eating facilities in Beddgelert were excellent. Very good walks around the area.
Mr Hearne
August 2012
Lovely cottage - excellent location - nice and quiet. Very easy to walk to village. Warm and cosy.
Mr Luton
November 2011
Just so peaceful and beautiful.
Mrs Evans
December 2011
The view was amazing. The cottage so cosy and cute. Loved it. The garden was great and a fantastic location for Snowdonia or even a trip to the seaside. Would book again.
Mrs Lumbard
September 2011
We just loved the cottage, it was quaint and cosy. We hope to visit again. The view was awesome and if I could move there I would.
Mrs Dean
August 2011
The cottage was really nice, the scenery was brilliant and the village location was lovely. Lots of places to visit and see in the area, with just a short car journey from the bigger town.
Mrs Marshall
June 2011
Great spot, both Beddgelert itself as a base but also the cottage position in the village. Nice dog-friendly pubs. Good walks and lots to see and do if touring by car.
Mrs Westwood
June 2011
A lovely cottage in a great spot in a lovely village! In easy reach of lots of beautiful locations and days out with young children. Really enjoyed seeing all the Rupert Bear artefacts in the house.
Mrs James
July 2011
Overall we had a thoroughly nice holiday and hope to go back soon. Very suitable cottage for taking pets. Very pretty location with good shops and amenities nearby. Great for walks and peace and quiet.
mark ovenden
December 2013
Pleasant cottage at the foot of a mountain, own parking space, very modern and clean kitchen and bathroom, beds comfortable and adequate clothes storage, pleasant Rupert Bear themed lounge, though the covers on the three-piece suite could do with updating, short walk to Village centre, all in all very enjoyable
September 2013
The cottage is at the end of a quiet lane and therefore affords a high degree of privacy even though it is only a couple of minutes walk from the centre of the village. We booked for its associations with Bestall and so thoroughly appreciated the artefacts relating to his life and career. But even without these we would have enjoyed our stay. The kitchen had all that we needed and the bathroom was clean and refurbished (although pegs on the back of the door for hanging towels would be a good addition). There was a leak from a pipe in the roof space while we were there but thankfully someone came out to look at it very quickly.
July 2013
This cottage was very nice and clean . perfect location for what we wanted. The patio was not very big but we made do. The rangers track up Snowdon is only 5 minutes away by car witch you can park directly over the road, and have a nice walk up Snowdon. when back at the cottage, it's only 2 minutes walk into the village for a well deserved pint. We will return one day.
Carol R
January 2013
Great views from all rooms of the cottage. Enclosed garden which was perfect for the dog, with mountain walks right on the door step and the village just a few minutes walk. away Wonderful location BUT ... The cottage really does need some upgrading The Television is the size of a laptop with built in DVD player that does not always work, the ariel cable kept falling out so my partner had to fix it Sofas and chairs are very uncomfortable and need replacing . The bathroom needs updating and the heater did not work The front and back doors very difficult to lock and unlock The advert for the property stated linens provided This does not include towels ! Refuse Bins had not been emptied from the let prior to ours . we woke on our first morning to find rubbish all over the garden , the badgers had raided in the night, It took sometime to clean up
doreen w
September 2012
Penlan cottage is in a beautiful quiet position only a few minutes stroll to the centre of the village with great walks alround from your doorstep. Will certainly go back again, and would reccommend to anyone. Doreen and Derek. September 2012.
January 2012
just a perfect holiday in a lovely place, cottage clean, tidy and great to think of rupeert the bears author/illustrator actually working from there.
January 2012
Great garden for taking your dog or children! loved it. Only negative bathroom needs a bit of a refurb - especially if you were looking for a romantic break.
Mrs Hitchens
May 2015
Penlan is in a fantastic location and is a lovely cottage, so relaxing. There are lovely walks close by also.
Mr Giles
May 2015
A great cottage in a superb position, with a lovely neighbour. I have no hesitation in recommending it and will be visiting again.
Mr Healey
October 2015
We loved this cottage, we will stay here again when we revisit Snowdonia, we agree with all the other positive comments Penlan cottage has received.
Ms Vambe
January 2016
Penlan is a beautiful place to stay!
Ms Hicks
March 2016
It was the most relaxing holiday ever, the cottage was perfect and the views and surrounding area were breathtaking.
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