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Glyn Awel enjoys a magnificent setting opposite Y Lliwedd on the Snowdon Horseshoe
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Glyn Awel enjoys a magnificent setting opposite Y Lliwedd on the Snowdon Horseshoe
Large dining kitchen accommodates 10 in comfort
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45 reviews
Glyn Awel enjoys a magnificent setting opposite Y Lliwedd on the Snowdon Horseshoe
Large dining kitchen accommodates 10 in comfort
It looks like an Aga, but actually it's just like a normal ceramic hob with 2 ovens
Inglenook with log burner in case of a chilly evening
Convenient utility keeps modern appliances out of the traditional kitchen
Large comfortable lounge with TV, media centre and a selection of DVDs
Feature fireplace with log burner
Also a study for quiter relaxation
There's two large double bedrooms and three twins all finished in country style
There's a large terraced garden on several levels
with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains
Autumn is as good a time to visit as summer is
That's the flank of Snowdon at the back, Y Lliwedd in front, Watkin path in the valley between
Sometimes locals drop in unannounced
Our location (dead centre of picture). Small car park is for the Watkin path up Snowdon
Snowdon in spring, on way to the Watkin path start
Llyn Gwynant, less than a mile north of the cottage
Llyn Gwynant from above the cottage
Llyn Dinas, 10 minute's walk south of the cottage, on the way to Beddgelert
The pretty village of Beddgelert, 3 miles to the South
Black Rock Sands beach near Porthmadoc half an hour away
Welsh Highland Railway near Beddgelert station
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Cottage -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Nant Gwynant, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Value Rental”
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in May 2018

Beautiful location surrounded in great walking countryside.
We were expecting 3 bathrooms and there are only 2. There's a downstairs toilet with wash basin that is handy , but it is not a bathroom. The additional descriptions does mention 2 and a half bathrooms. When we arrived there was no hot water, the storage immersion heater had not been switched on the night before. The day boost water heater did not work. We had to wait for hot water until the next day. I contacted the owner and he responded straight away, so it was well supported if you needed help. The bottom line is that we enjoyed our stay and holiday. Would thoroughly recommend Caffi Gwynant just down the road.

Your age range 65+
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Management Response
14 Jun 2018
Thank you for your review.
The holiday lettings site correctly states there is 1 full bathroom, a shower room and a downstairs toilet. The TripAdvisor site reports these as 1 full bath, 1 half bath and 1 shower. Apparently all TripAdvisor sites use US English, and in US English, a "half bath" is a room with a toilet and sink, but no shower or tub.

We're sorry that there was no hot water on your arrival, we can only presume that a previous departing guest had turned it off. However, the instant electric shower would still have provided hot water for washing. We've now added a "Do Not Switch Off" sticker to the hot water switch so it shouldn't happen again.
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SLMLHighW...
High Wycombe
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Wonderful May Bank Holiday Break”
Reviewed 14 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Glyn Awel. We were a party of four adults and five children and the house was just perfect. To wake up to views of Snowdon and to watch the sun go down over the mountain whilst enjoying a g’n’t on the terrace was a real treat. It was great to all be able to sit comfortably round the kitchen table and to play games in the lounge. Although the Watkin path was within a few hundred metres of the house we decided to climb Snowdon via the Rhys Ddu path as felt it was more suitable for our party. Wow it was amazing! What a fabulous experience. We were very lucky with the weather so had superb views and enjoyed clear blue skies and walking above the clouds. We also loved swimming in the crystal waterfall pools off the Watkin Path, a visit to Beddgelert, zip wiring and a takeaway curry from Lamberis. Thank you for letting us stay in your home.

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rasher201...
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great family retreat in the heart of Snowdonia.”
Reviewed 7 May 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Every box ticked for a mountain based holiday location. The house is very spacious and perfect for a family/friends gathering with a large country kitchen as the centrepiece. Oh, to be back sitting in the rocking chair staring out at the beautiful view of the mountain and river below. After a day exploring the endless wilderness that is Snowdonia what could be better than sitting by the log burner and reflecting on the perfect retreat that Glyn Awel is. Plenty for children and adults to do with the table tennis table and darts being popular. We as a family of 13 are already planning a return visit. Thank you Nia & John.

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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Nice and spacious great for a family get together”
Reviewed 21 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

800m from the start of Watkins walk up to the top of Snowdon and a lovely cafe. 4 miles from the picturesque village of Beddgelert this is the perfect base for everything Snowdon has to offer. Comfortable beds, large kitchen diner and a large lounge there was plenty of space for our party of 9. We plan to visit again.

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John A
1 review
“Welcoming & lovely place. Suitable for family or large gathering in perfect location.”
Reviewed 14 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

The cottage is brilliant, in a perfect location for all the nearby attractions and villages, with lovely views of the mountains. Very easy to get to the steam trains which are highly recommended for a day out. The owner provides good instructions for your arrival and further information is available in the cottage. She also rings up to check if you are happy ( a very lovely and friendly person to talk to). The best feature of the cottage is the kitchen/diner which is large enough for all to gather round for meals etc. We found ourselves using this room the most. We had almost constant rain but found that due to the perfect location we were still able to take advantage of the attractions nearby and had a great time. This area of Wales has some of the most spectacular views over valleys and mountains easily rivalling the lake district for beauty. The cottage and location makes for a great holiday and is highly recommended.

Your age range 50-64
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

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EddNM
Coleraine, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Amazing Location - Needs New Beds!”
Reviewed 18 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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This review is a tricky one. I was torn between a 3 Star and a 5 Star. We stayed here for 9 nights as a party of 10 with 4 small children.

Positives: truly amazing location; a few minute drive to Pen-y-pass or 15 minute walk past amazing waterfalls to the Watkin Path. Beautiful looking house; stunning old cottages converted into one house with gardens that raise higher and higher so that by the top the view is breathtaking. really spacious house with all amenities you could possibly need; modern showers, extremely large dining table, WiFi, outdoor seating (I could go on forever).

Negatives: the beds! A previous reviewer has mentioned the beds and I wonder why they have not been replaced. Almost every bed creaks to the point that when one person moves even a little the noise wakes up both partners. Each time my sister moved it woke up her 6 month old baby. On top of the noise the beds are the most uncomfortable I've ever come across. Even the 3 & 5 year olds would come into our room as their beds were literally like lying on a block of wood. It seems like a small thing to complain about but 7 out of the 10 of us were exhausted by the end of the stay as we hadn't had a half decent nights sleep in over a week. My second negative relates to the very musty living room. It's an old house and the heating never needed to be on which maybe doesn't help but the living room was not a comfortable place to sit due to the damp musty smell.

In conclusion this place has everything going for it. Just replace the beds!

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Management Response
10 Aug 2017
Thanks for the kind words in your review, and we’re sorry that the beds and living room didn’t meet the standards we aspire to.
Following your feedback we have replaced the four single beds and both the king-size bed mattresses.
The musty smell in the living room, it turns out, was not because it is an old house, but that a previous guest had split something on the large rug, and rather than cleaning it up, had moved a sofa over it. The rug has since been replaced and the smell has gone.
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