Craig and Aimee of Kinging-It take a week-long tour of The Coastal Way, from Llŷn to Pembrokeshire.
About 5144 - Baker's Cottage, Snowdonia
STS Grade: 4
The beautiful scenery of Snowdonia surrounds this delightful cottage in a pretty row on the outskirts of the village of Gellilydan. Views of the countryside can be enjoyed from the front of the cottage and main bedroom. Beautifully renovated with particular attention paid to the fine detail like the impressive inglenook fireplace housing a wood burining stove. The narrow stairs are original to the cottage and adds to the quaint traditional ambiance. The beautiful features have been restored and combined with a modern twist. Baker's Cottage, is very cosy and a lovely place to stay after a day wandering the hills. You can walk from the cottage over the hills to a large fishing lake at the base of the Rhiniogau mountain a scenic 1 mile walk. 'The Waterfall Inn' is only a few minutes walk from the cottage and they serve good home made food and even better ales! The old stagecoach road will take you down the valley to the village of Maentwrog where you can relax in 1 of 2 pubs, The Oakley Arms have particularly good Sunday roasts! Porthmadog and the 3 mile long sweep of Black Rock Sands is 10ml as are the glorious sands and sand dunes at Harlech. Steam train rides up the valley and to Snowdon start from Porthmadog, where there are shops, boat rides, leisure centre (10ml). Excellent mountain biking forestry tracks in Coed y Brenin 10ml. Bala lake 21ml, Dolgellau and Cader Idris 16ml. Very central to all of Snowdonia. 15 minutes drive will take you to the new Zip World in Blaenau Ffestiniog, the longest zipline in the northern hemisphere, and Bounce Below, bouncy nets within a disused slate cavern.
Two bedrooms: One double bedroom and one bedroom with bunk beds. Bed linen provided. Please bring your own towels.
Bathroom with a bath, shower cubicle and WC.
Lovely lounge room with Freeview TV, DVD & stereo, Inglenook fireplace housing a log burning multifuel stove. Lounge leads through to the kitchen.
Kitchen/breakfast room modern fitted units, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
Pleasant separate garden to the front of the property with lawns and patio area with seats ideal for enjoying the views of Snowdonia. Additional private elevated garden to the rear up some steep steps. Unsuitable for toddlers.
Parking space for 1 car.
Night storage and electric heaters.
Electricity included. Logs are extra.
Maximum 2 pets.
Baker's Cottage has been recarpeted throughout and the upstairs has been fully re-painted, there are new curtains and bedding in the main bedroom and there is now a shaver plug.
T & N and dog (March, 2015): "Lovely cosy cottage, we really enjoyed the area and the log fire."
C & J March 15: "Fabulous cottage very cosy loved being here , we will recommend to our friends and will return again soon."
L & J (October, 2014): "Lovely cottage and its so peaceful, we look forward to returning and will recommend to all our friends."
M & A (September, 2014): "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting, really enjoyed being surrounded by the mountains."
T & C (March, 2014): "We've had the most amazing time and we've absolutely loved your cottage!"
G, L, L & P (April, 2014): "We found the cottage delightful and very well equipped"
K & J (May, 2013): "Thank you for letting us stay in this lovely cottage we will recommend to friends!"
R &C (April, 2013): "We have had a wonderful stay at Baker's Cottage, the cottage is just lovely and was made even more special when Rich proposed to me in front of the log fire after a day out exploring!"
Mrs E (May, 2014): "I would like to say that we had a wonderful time at Baker's Cottage. We loved the cottage and how comfortable it was. It was situated in a great place for us, and we did lots of walking locally. Loved the slow cooker too!"
Mr & Mrs E: "The cottage and the surroundings are both beautiful and welcoming it really does feel like home from home."
Mr & Mrs A: "Wonderful as always. Thank you for letting the cottage out. Had some good walks in the dry and the wet."
The L Family: "The cottage is wonderful, very relaxing, well equipped."
The W Family: "Lovely cosy cottage, very well equipped and in ideal location. We have done mountains, beaches, Castles and steam railway, and plenty cream teas. Ideal!"
The M Family: "Had a great week. Lovely and homely cottage and well equipped. GREAT FIRE!"
Visit Wales Comments (March, 2013): "A cosy little cottage providing comfortable accommodation for guests. New carpets have been fitted throughout, and lamps are now provided in the bedrooms. Housekeeping is excellent in all areas."
Overall Quality Percentage: 73%
A single £27 Booking Fee applies to all bookings and is included in the price shown. Bookings for 2 weeks will be eligible for a £27 Multi-week Saving. Please claim this in the 'Additional Information' box that appears during the booking process and we will adjust the total before deducting the money from your card.
We strongly recommend that you take our Cancellation Protection (see Terms & Conditions). This has already been selected for you when you book, so simply de-select them on the bookings screen if you already have holiday insurance or if you do not want any cover.
The Pet Charge for all properties accepting pets is £20 per pet.
No Smoking: We want all our guests to enjoy an odour free environment when they arrive at their property. We therefore prohibit smoking within the premises in ALL our properties. A 'Refreshing Charge' will be levied on guests who smoke in properties. A No Smoking Policy may form part of a property's statutory Fire Risk Assessment.
Mini-breaks & Weekends: Bookings that are for less than 7 nights are only bookable within 21 days (some properties are within a different amount of days) of the start date of the holiday. Weekend booking requests that do not start or end on a property's usual change-over day or cross over more than 1 week, are at the discretion of the property owner. Please feel free to ring us to discuss your requirements on 01766 51 38 29.
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