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“Great value for money in an idillic location”
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Very good
50 reviews
Aran Cottage - front view
kitchen diner
small double
Master bedroom
Snug - lounge
lounge off kitchen
Kitchen diner
Kitchen diner
Master Bedroom
Double bedroom
Small double room
Small double room
Twin room
Additional toilet
Main bathroom
Local area
The grounds
The front of the cottage
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Beddgelert, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Buttermil...
2 reviews
“Great value for money in an idillic location”
Reviewed 16 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Great spacious kitchen and lounge, bedrooms all a good size. A little cold despite wood burner and heaters, but as expected for this time of year! Fantastic location for Snowden and surrounding area. Highly recommended for dog friendly accommodation for large groups wanting to do some exploring and relaxing. This is our second year and we will definitely be back next year.

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Mandy P
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cosy and Comfortable”
Reviewed 10 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We stayed for a long weekend, myself and son and daughter and respective families. Toddler to Teens to Gran all had a wonderful stay. A lovely welcome gift of a bottle of wine, a loaf and some toffees was much appreciated. The cottage is clean and well equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Once we got the woodburner going in the large sitting room/through kitchen we were nice and warm, pity the 2nd woodburner was awaiting repair as it was a little too chilly to sit in the snug-looking reception room. WiFi worked well - and the teens all made good use of it.

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Liked best: The large kitchen/living area.
Liked least: No access to an enclosed outside area
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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LouS1
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Well equipped cottage with perfect location for enjoying Snowdon”
Reviewed 20 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Just returned from a family short break.

The good bits: The cottage has everything you need to cook for a large group and is very well equipped with white goods (dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier - ideal for dealing with wet kit!). Beds were very comfortable with lovely feather duvets and crisp, clean bedding and towels. Nice touch with the chocs, flowers and wine on arrival. Dog friendly, yet no trace of doggie smell. Set in an absolutely stunning location with glorious views all round and literally a few minutes walk from the start of the Watkin Path. Cottage is very spacious with plenty of room for 10 people to spread out. There is ample parking and good wifi coverage throughout.

The not quite as good bits: Could have done with a second shower room for a property that sleeps so many people - a bit of queuing when you get home wet and cold! Decor and finish-wise, it's a little rough around the edges and a bit bashed about in places, but clean all the same. There are plug-in radiators upstairs, but it did still feel a little nippy.

I've stayed in posher cottages, but I've also paid a lot more for the privilege, so in terms of value for money, Arran Cottage is definitely a winner. All in all, we had a great holiday and I would definitely go back.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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EdHMC
Leicester
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6 reviews
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“Excellent accommodation, quietly situated and habdy for the hills”
Reviewed 9 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Our mountaineering club took two cottages here and enjoyed an excellent weekend on the hill. The cottages were well presented and the log fire was need to supplement the convector heaters. - on a very chilly and icy weekend. Handy for the local pubs in Beddgelert and very close to the Watkin Path up Snowdon.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Joan696
Mold, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Cottage for mountain lovers”
Reviewed 4 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Aran cottage is in a great location for climbing the mountains of Snowdonia and provides lovely spaces inside for large groups to socialize and eat together, as well as plenty of sleeping space. The kitchen is very well equipped and the large fridge , washing machine and drier are great assets to people with families.Care has to be taken with very little children as the main road is close by, but ours were happy to play inside as there is so much space.We supervised them closely in the garden The owner ,Claire, is extremely helpful and accommodating and we all had a very happy stay.Thank you Claire for being so thoughtful.
You may well be seeing us again!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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curvette2...
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous cottage with everything you need and in a great location”
Reviewed 25 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We would highly recommend a stay at Arun Cottage. Upon arrival we were greeted with wine, chocolcates and fresh flowers which was really lovely. The cottage is perfect for a large family / group and has everything you need including a fully equiped kitchen. The cottage is situated in a perfect location and is only a short drive away from Mount Snowdon iteself. Loved it!

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Liked best: The kitchen / dining area.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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David C
Norfolk, UK
2 reviews
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“Wonderful wedding weekend base”
Reviewed 11 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We found Aran Cottage comfortable and very well equipped. The staff were friendly and welcoming, and so was the bottle of wine and supplies in the kitchen! It was an excellent place to stay while attending a wedding nearby. With ten adults and a dog it felt slightly cramped, mainly because the sofa bed is in the main kitchen/dining/living room. It would have been much more convenient if it had been in the sitting room. Parking was difficult because the cottage is right on the main road, and the dustbins take up the space in front of the house. It would be better if they could be moved into the garden or towards the camping pod area.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The large kitchen dining room, so well equipped.
Liked least: Slightly strange bathroom arrangements
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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