If you’d like to be able to see Wales’ highest mountain from your window, a holiday cottage in Llanberis could be a great choice. Nestled on the banks of a sweeping lake, at the foot of Mount Snowdon, a more spectacular base for a holiday in northwest Wales would be hard to find. Thanks to the village’s location in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, self-catering holidays in Llanberis are popular among climbers, walkers, mountaineers and scuba divers. Overlooked by the ruins of Dolbadarn Castle, this lively community is home to a scattering of cafes, pubs, galleries and outdoors shops.
Located in Llanberis in the heart of Snowdonia, Halford Hill is a large Welsh holiday cottage with a sauna. Sleeping 16, Halford welcomes large families (and their pets) or groups of friends for self-catering holidays exploring, walking or cycling in the National Park.
Capel Dinorwig is a magnificent, converted, pet friendly Welsh Chapel in Gwynedd creating a large, luxury, eco holiday home near Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park. It sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms snd sauna. The remote, rural views from the chapel are absolutely stunning.
Ddol Helyg Barn is a large rural barn conversion near Caernarfon, Gwynedd on the North Wales Coast in the Snowdonia National Park. Sleeping 14 in 5 bedrooms this under-floor heated, pet friendly holiday cottage is perfect for seaside and mountain holidays suiting large families or friends.
Glan Y Gors is a stone-built cottage sleeping 6 in North Wales, 5-miles outside Llanberis. This wheelchair accessible and pet friendly holiday cottage is situated in an elevated rural location opposite Mount Snowdon in the scattered village of Dinorwic.
The A4026 runs through the village and along the banks of the Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris, which together form the Llanberis Pass, a stretch of glistening water cutting through the mountain range. As you explore the charming village centre, you’ll notice a number of striking historical landmarks, including graceful St Padarn’s Church and the chapel of Capel Coch. For a small village, Llanberis hosts an impressive calendar of events, including the excellent Llanberis Film Festival, every February. If you’re in the area in July, don’t miss the Snowdon Race, when endurance runners tackle a grueling ten-mile route from the village centre to the top of the mountain. For a pint after a day’s exploring, head to the Heights, an atmospheric inn, serving real ales and a variety of hearty pub meals.
Llanberis holiday cottages are perfectly located for making the trek to the summit of Wales’ highest mountain. Starting in the village, the Llanberis Path is the longest route to the top, but also the least strenuous. If you don’t fancy the walk, there’s always the Snowdon Mountain Railway, which offers a comfortable ascent with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. A visit to Electric Mountain, a massive hydroelectric power station built into the rock, is also a must.