From the woods above, August 2016Sunset, August 2016.
Cwm y Wrach Cottage, Nant Peris LL55 4UH
Cwm y Wrach Cottage, Nant Peris LL55 4UH

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds
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Cwm y Wrach is our magical, listed 19th century cottage a 5 minute walk from parking in Nant Peris, Snowdonia National Park. Recently refurbished. Perfect for walking, climbing, writing, painting, and/or simply being off the beaten track.
Smokeless fuel stoves on ground floor. Sheets, towels &c.
Not nosey, but I like to know who you are, your plans &c.
If coming from abroad via London, I can sometimes help out with accommodation there (via Airbnb).

The space

Cwm y Wrach, our lovely cottage is a 5 minute rough walk from a carpark near the Vaynol Arms, Nant Peris - you'll have to carry your kit & shopping, but once there, you'll have a splendid and secluded base for walking and climbing in Snowdonia, writing, painting or simply relaxing away from it all....

Once a climbers' hut, then a cottage belonging to Ian & Loreto McNaught-Davis, Cwm Y Wrach is now our retreat in the Snowdonia National Park. We love it....and we rent it out when we're not there.

A cosy kitchen/dining room, electric hob and oven, sitting room and two ground floor solid fuel stoves.
Electric shower and bath in ground floor bathroom/loo, upstairs loo and basin. Three storage heaters, and fan heaters.
One main bedroom (double bed) and two rooms with twin beds.
Adjacent utility room with washing machine and tumble drier, our garden tools &c.

Fuel is provided (smokeless, firelighters, kindling).

Guest access

Full access

Interaction with guests

I shall be available by phone to help with any issues during your stay, and have a good support team.

The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 109
Security Deposit: 544
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 145 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is flexible

Rubbish disposal: please comply with suggestions to remove all rubbish.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Chantal User Profile
August 2017
The house in Nant Peris is a magical place, in the shadow of Snowdon Mountain. Colours change by the hout, and the quietness is so relaxing! A place I am happy to recommand. Contactslot with the owner were very easy and quick.
Charlie User ProfileCharlie is a superhost.
Response from Charlie:
Well, do come again, in the "fullness of time", or of course, BEFORE! X to you both C&M
August 2017

Sarah User Profile
August 2017
Magical cottage nestled in its own Puzzlewood-like valley

Calum User Profile
July 2017
Fantastic traditional cottage to base yourself for exploring Snowdonia and surrounding countryside! Charlie extremely helpful from first contact. Cottage very comfortable, homely and well equipped for all the seasons. Mountaineering curiosities and photography on the walls. Snowdon and Glyderau rising up either side of your doorstep. Rope swing on nearby hillock for sunset viewing. Short walk from the car adds to the charm with pub still in walking distance. Couldn't ask for anything more and we hope to be able to make it back in the not too distant future!
Charlie User ProfileCharlie is a superhost.
Response from Charlie:
So glad you enjoyed it. The swing belongs to someone else! We'll set one up.... Charlie
July 2017

Chalalin User Profile
June 2017
Absolutely gorgeous place set in the valley below the mountains. Perfect for a quiet getaway weekend. Very spacious for the 5 people I stayed with plus had everything we needed. Was a bit difficult getting there, but well worth it. Only thing is the floors downstairs were very dirty, so wear socks or slippers you don't mind ruining. Would love to stay again one day!
Charlie User ProfileCharlie is a superhost.
Response from Charlie:
So glad you all enjoyed it. a). Sorry you had "difficulty getting there" and if you can improve on my very detailed written instructions, then please do let me know. Where the ones on the Airbnb site (that they made up) came from, God knows. I cannot get Airbnb to remove them. b). I am surprised about the floor, "ruining" of this and that, &c . I always ask guests to comment ON ARRIVAL if there is anything wrong - this is on my written instructions. You collected the keys from Kaz who cleans the cottage, so we could easily have addressed it, if we could. I actually cleaned the floor myself before your visit - it is rough slate, and just possibly it flooded and dried out - it does sometimes. Anyway, thanks for bringing this to my notice - but no one else has. I'll look at it all tomorrow. Cheers Charlie
June 2017

Kavita User Profile
May 2017
Comfortable cottage in a magical location that's fine if you follow the instructions and tips re luggage and wear sensible shoes.
Charlie User ProfileCharlie is a superhost.
Response from Charlie:
I hope you weren't wearing heels....but I did warn you! Do come again. Charlie
May 2017

Janet User Profile
April 2017
Cwm y Wrach is a magical place - it's an old, unspolit house on a hillside, with mountains all around. This isn't a bland, "luxury" holiday home - this place has soul! The fact that you have to walk to get to it just adds to the feeling of being close to the mountains and the history. However, it's only a short drive to Llanberis and the Vaynol pub is easy to walk to, so shops and eating places are close by. Charlie the host was great - there was a plumbing problem before we arrived about which he was very open (and which didn't cause us any trouble) and he lit the fire so that the house was cosy when we arrived. We had five nights there and could have happliy spent longer, and we're already looking forward to going back!

Jo User Profile
April 2017
A real gem. Traditional cottage in a secluded spot accessed by walking up a short steep muddy path. An adventure to find in the dark! Perfect if you want to get away from it all. A great pub within walking distance if you're too tired to cook after your time in the mountains but all the equipment necessary in the cottage if you prefer to stay in and cook, chill in front of a fire and hide from the elements. Communication with Charlie was easy, helpful and hassle free. We appreciated he was upfront with the quirks of the place. We loved it and would definitely recommend this place.
Charlie User ProfileCharlie is a superhost.
Response from Charlie:
Jo, so glad you loved its, and that you found the way there in the dark....I did warn you! Welcome back. Charlie
April 2017

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Charlie User ProfileCharlie is a superhost.

I am a neurologist with wide interests - high altitude climbing, exploration and sailing. I live in London (house in Islington via Airbnb) and North Wales - see Cwm y Wrach (cottage in Snowdonia, via Airbnb) and Bryn Mel Garden House (country house with pool, via Menai Holidays).

I speak some Spanish - my partner Marcela is from Chile.

I love food, wine, old books, nice old things and writing - see Everest The Unclimbed Ridge (1983), Tibet's Secret Mountain (1998) and Neurology A Queen Square Textbook (2009/2016) .

Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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