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This interesting, isolated former gamekeeper's cottage lies in the Ysbyty estate, eight miles south-east of Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park. The cottage, at 1,125 feet, is 450 feet above and a mile from the small village of Ysbyty Ifan where the hospital for the Knights of St John used to be situated. It enjoys magnificent views of surrounding mountains and moorlands. There is no electricity in the cottage, all services are by gas. The small walled garden has magnificent open views.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen, bedroom (double) with antique brass/iron bed and bathroom.
- First floor
- one twin bedroom with antique brass/iron beds.
Gas wall heaters included.
Although the cottage has no electricity, a gas stove and fridge with ice-box are provided.
For details of trout fishing on the upper reaches of the River Conwy please contact the Contact Centre.
Access to the cottage can be difficult in adverse weather conditions.
The stairs in this cottage are quite steep. The bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor but the cottage may not be suitable for wheelchair users.
As this cottage has a private water supply, in prolonged dry spells and in very hot weather, we would politely ask that water is used sparingly wherever possible.
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
- Cottage ref
- Acorn rating What's this?
- Open fire / stove
- Remote location
- Double bed
- Accessible for ambulant disabled people
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0844 335 1287
Things to see and do nearby
- North Wales
Renowned for the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia with its lakes and rock-strewn mountain passes, North Wales also offers a surprisingly varied countryside, from the beautiful Conwy Valley to the tranquillity of the Isle of Anglesey. The coastline is equally diverse, with sandy beaches, rocky coves and spectacular cliffs - and standing proudly over the land and seascape are some of the country's mightiest castles such as Penrhyn. The National Trust owns some 60,000 acres of coast and countryside in North Wales, including some of the majestic mountains of Snowdonia, unspoilt coastline on the Llyn, and an array of historic houses and castles.
Some of the most varied landscapes of North Wales lie within Snowdonia. The peaks of Snowdon rise to over 3,000 feet above sea level and provide some of the most magnificent scenery in the region while the dramatic slopes of the Arans are less frequented and offer stunning views and tranquillity. This is a great base from which to explore beautiful Betws-y-Coed with its interesting shops; the market town of Dolgellau; spectacular Cader Idris and the majestic Mawddach estuary. Several of the cottages are situated on the Ysbyty estate which is the Trust?s largest farmed estate consisting of 51 farms, 20,000 acres and over 500 acres of woodlands. National Trust places in and around Snowdonia include Craflwyn estate, Penhryn Castle, the shop and pub at Beddgelert, Ysbyty estate, Ty Mawr Wybrant, Aberconwy House, Conwy Suspension Bridge and Bodnant Gardens. Other attractions and places of interest include Llanwrst, Cerrigydrudion, Ruthin, Bala Lake, Llandudno, Conwy, Nant Gwynant Valley, Porthmadog, Criccieth, Portmeirion, Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis, Harlech, Welsh Mountain Railway and the Welsh Slate Museum at Llanberis. Activities in the area include walking, birdwatching, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking and rock climbing.
- Current cottage
- Holiday cottage
place to visit
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- White water rafting/sailing and windsurfing at Bala lake
- golf course at Harlech and Fairbourne
- fishing trips out from Barmouth
- mountain biking and climbing at Coed y Brenin.
National Trust places to visit
- Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant
- Traditional stone-built upland 16th-century farmhouse
- Bodnant Garden
- World-famous garden noted for its botanical collections
- Conwy Suspension Bridge
- Elegant suspension bridge and toll-keeper's house
- Aberconwy House
- 14th-century merchant's house
- Penrhyn Castle
- 19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular contents and grounds
- Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens
- Home of the Marquess of Anglesey, with spectacular views of Snowdonia
Comments from past visitors
- August 2013
Mr P Reid
- June 2013
- February 2013
- December 2012
Cat and Wayne
- Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin USA
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 335 1287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.