Garreg Gron is reached up a quiet tarmac lane and is located in a very peaceful spot
The Lower Cottage is the central property at Garreg Gron
One bed characterful stone cottage in Snowdonia
Hosted by Mark
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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This recently renovated Welsh cottage with original features, modern appliances and cosy woodburner is situated above the village of Garndolbenmaen, near Porthmadog. This is a perfect, romantic retreat for two situated along a quiet lane with stunning panoramic westerly views over Cardigan Bay and the Llyn peninsula. The cottage is well-placed to explore Snowdon (30 minutes away), the Llyn peninsula (right in front of you) and the quiet coves and beaches of Anglesey (30 minutes away).

The space

Characterful 200 year old Welsh stone cottage, lovingly renovated to a high standard. Situated along a quiet track with plenty of off-road parking and secure bike storage.
There are lots of great places to eat nearby: The Goat Inn is 1.5 miles away, The Golden Fleece Inn and The Square Restaurant are 5 miles away, to name a few. Check out the Guidebook for more information. Please note that our local pub in the village has now closed.

Guest access

Guests have access to the front garden (with stunning views over the sea and mountains on the Llyn peninsula), patio area at front of the property, own entrance area, separate parking and access to the bike storage facility.

Interaction with guests

The owner lives on the property and is happy to share local information and help with Welsh translation (learning Welsh currently). Check out the Visitors Books for extra information about places to visit locally

Other things to note

Self catering
There's a small Welcome Hamper for guests staying for 3 nights or more on arrival.
No smoking inside the property.
Arrivals from 4.00pm, departures by 10.00am.
A woodburner is the main form of heating during winter months (with electric radiators), make sure to ask if you need guidance on lighting the fire - or text ahead and I'll light it for you (if I am not working away)!
Logs and kindling starter pack are provided (enough for around two days).
Minimum stay: two nights.
There's a 'sharing cupboard' for guests - some essential cooking items are here including types of milk, oil, vinegar, stock cubes, pasta - the contents depend on who has used and / or left things!
If you are happy to bring your own bedding and towels, ask me for a discount of GBP15.00 (reimbursement of the cleaning fee).

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

No smoking inside the property.
Maximum 2 people.


117 Reviews

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Howard User Profile
August 2015
Mark was an exceptional host. Very friendly and welcoming. The cottage had been renovated to a very high standard with attention to every detail. The welcome basket and "share" cupboard were nice touches. Cottage ideally placed for exploration of Snowdonia, and in a nice quiet village setting with pleasant outlook. We would certainly recommend the cottage to other travelers.

Tim User Profile
October 2017
Our host, Mark, was friendly and helpful from the start. We had a lovely hamper of wine, Welsh Cakes and marmalade waiting for us, which was a very pleasant surprise. The cottage had everything you would need, from literature and maps to plan walks in Snowdon National Park or the Llyn Peninsula, to plenty of fuel for the wood burner in the evenings. A perfect place to stay for exploring this beautiful part of N. Wales and Mark made sure we were comfortable and happy, highly recommended.

Elena User Profile
October 2017
The cottage is extremely cosy and homely, full of delightful touches, well equipped, and the wood burner is ideal to relax after a day outside. The location is perfect to explore Snowdonia National Park and the peninsula. Mark was an amazing host, very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful stay, hope to come back soon!!!

Laura User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful cottage lovingly restored. We really enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the area although close to all the attractions. Cottage set up with everything you need and more. The welcome pack of wine, Welsh cakes and jam was lovely. The only downside was that the local pub to walk to has now closed but we cosied down with the log burner and wine so all good.
Mark User ProfileMark is a superhost.
Response from Mark:
Thanks for mentioning the recent local pub closure, Laura. I had removed information from the Guestbook about the pub once it closed but of course it can appear in earlier reviews from guests who had walked down to it. I will make an extra note in the Guestbook just to be clear.
September 2017

Jemma User Profile
September 2017
Superb cottage in every way. Location is excellent, quiet and private.. not too far away from activities or great local pub. Cant wait to return

Richard User Profile
September 2017
This refurbished cottage is absolutely beautiful. As a historic building specialist I was particular impressed by Mark's tasteful renovation which has brought this lovely stone cottage into the 21st Century whilst still maintaining all its charm.

Alex User Profile
September 2017
The cottage is absolutely beautiful inside and out. In a perfect location for exploring Snowdonia. Mark was a brilliant host, who went out of his way to make us welcome even though he couldn't be there in person. The cottage is full of home comforts, we couldn't have asked for anything more. Our only regret is that we didn't book for longer. Looking forward to coming back next year.

Garndolbenmaen, United KingdomJoined in September 2013
Mark User ProfileMark is a superhost.
Renovating a set of cottages on a mountainside in Snowdonia and wanting to share the results of the experience with you. The Studio and Lower Cottage are completed, one more to go! I garden for a living and design gardens, too. I love everything about the outdoors: walking, explo…
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