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Relax in the hot tub, set in peaceful and private surroundings
Lovely views from the balcony
Spacious kitchen with stove
A beautiful welcome basket
Take a seat at the breakfast bar
Large space for all of the family to cook together
Well-eqiupped kitchen with everything you need
Cosy lounge with large sofas
Cosy up in the front of the roaring wood burner
Quirky features throughout
Stylish bathroom
Double room with beautiful views over the mountains
Spacious king size room
Twin bedroom
Small games room to enjoy just next to the property
Sit back and admire the rural views
View towards the front of the cottage
View towards the balcony
Relax in the hammock under the shade of the tree
Natural rill in the garden
Walk to the Black Lake
Watch the visiting birds on the lake
View towards the house, top right corner from the lake
1 / 23  Relax in the hot tub, set in peaceful and private surroundings
2 / 23  Lovely views from the balcony
3 / 23  Spacious kitchen with stove
4 / 23  A beautiful welcome basket
5 / 23  Take a seat at the breakfast bar
6 / 23  Large space for all of the family to cook together
7 / 23  Well-eqiupped kitchen with everything you need
8 / 23  Cosy lounge with large sofas
9 / 23  Cosy up in the front of the roaring wood burner
10 / 23  Quirky features throughout
11 / 23  Stylish bathroom
12 / 23  Double room with beautiful views over the mountains
13 / 23  Spacious king size room
14 / 23  Twin bedroom
15 / 23  Small games room to enjoy just next to the property
16 / 23  Sit back and admire the rural views
17 / 23  View towards the front of the cottage
18 / 23  View towards the balcony
19 / 23  Relax in the hammock under the shade of the tree
20 / 23  Natural rill in the garden
21 / 23  Walk to the Black Lake
22 / 23  Watch the visiting birds on the lake
23 / 23  View towards the house, top right corner from the lake

Black Lake Cottage

Porthmadog (2.5mls NW), North Wales
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A detached period cottage nestled away within the countryside, with hot tub and direct walks from your doorstep
  • Peaceful location with viewing balcony and pretty gardens surrounded by stunning countryside and wildlife
  • Stroll to the Black Lake, historic ruins or head to Wales Coastal Path and explore Snowdonia National Park
Property code: 52118

Period property with hot tub, games room and garden in idyllic countryside setting close to Porthmadog. Perfect retreat for friends and family to relax or be active in Snowdonia National Park.

Detached 1800s cottage with panoramic views in beautiful Cwmystradllyn. Tucked away in the countryside though shops, cafe’s, pubs and restaurants are a short drive, ride or stride to the harbour town of Porthmadog or Borth-y-Gest a coastal village on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. Explore the many footpaths over the hills with lakes, reservoirs and historic ruins or join the coastal path which leads to fine sandy beaches. Snowdonia is within easy reach with a myriad of footpaths and cycle routes, link golf courses and attractions such as the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, Portmeirion and Harlech Castle. An all year-round destination with special events, walking, climbing, fishing, boating, cycling to name but a few activities on offer.

Take off your boots and coats in the porch and walk into the cottage which is full of interesting objects and period charm, with beams, quirky staircase and floors. The spacious kitchen/diner is a delight to cook in with all the thoughtful little extras. The well-equipped kitchen area has electric oven and hob, wood burning range oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Enjoy a meal in the dining area, with parquet floors and large dining table for everyone to gather round, open the French doors to the patio area and enjoy the view. Continue through to the cosy lounge with its stylish chairs and sofas, cosy wood burner, Smart TV and DVD player. After a full day out make the most of the contemporary shower room with shower and WC or bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, and retire to one of the four beautiful bedrooms.

As you head outside there are lots of places to relax, enjoy alfresco dining and embrace the view. Walk up the steps to the glass fronted balcony with comfortable chairs, table and charcoal BBQ, or relax on the grass by the babbling stream, take time for tea and cakes on the paved patio with table and chairs or unwind in the hot tub. The games room with pool table and darts board is located at the end of the cottage with its own entrance. If you are keen on cycling or canoeing there is a secure store with wash down and drying facilities. Ample parking is available at the property and very much improved WiFi recently installed.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single with an additional pull out single (can be made as a twin or double on request)
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, wood burner range oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private water supply
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • Games room with pool table and darts
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off-road parking 
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop, pub and beach 5 miles
  • Bicycle store
  • Smart TV and DVD

 

Kathryn McKenzie

This property is personally managed by Kathryn.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Renier 17th July 2020

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Black Lake Cottage is perfectly located for a break away from the city. The cottage is geared with all the necessary amenities and was spotlessly clean upon our arrival. We will definitely go back.

Reviewed by Rebecca 11th July 2020

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Host was friendly. Hot tub was great after a long day walking. Lovely kitchen area - good for socialising. Views from windows were fantastic. Games room is a bit tired and quite small. Wi-Fi was intermittent. Overall experience was good. It is really in the middle of nowhere! A drive up a single track road for about 10 minutes but some stunning vieRead morews on the drive. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 14th February 2020

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Amazing holiday, very remote offering a bliss location to relax and enjoy the holiday!

Reviewed by Jacob 22nd November 2019

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Reviewed by Tim 8th November 2019

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Fantastic cottage in a secluded location - it really is the perfect getaway. Many attractions an easy drive away, with some absolutely stunning scenery. The property was warm and spacious, and the hot-tub an absolute delight after a days walking.

Reviewed by Christine 4th October 2019

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The property was nice and warm with adequate good heating system. The location was lovely although a bit scary for anyone arriving in the dark . Ok once you have done it and aware of the how to get there. The hot tub was great especially for anyone who has walked up Snowdon. All the facilities in the cottage were very good. Would love to go in the Read moresummer where we could make the most of the scenery from the balcony and the garden . Hide

Reviewed by Kim 27th September 2019

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The cottage was ideal for that getaway from it all peace and quiet in a lovely location set in the hills It was comfortable private and situated ideally for the surrounding area

Reviewed by Sarah 13th September 2019

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We had the most fabulous time at Black Lake Cottage- the location is stunning and there were plenty of walks nearby to keep us busy all week. It was just what we wanted- secluded, private and comfortable (especially the large kitchen which was well equipped and a great place to gather together and relax). The hot tub is a great addition, as is the Read morebalcony where we enjoyed watching many beautiful sunsets. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 30th August 2019

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Black lake cottage is in a beautiful setting, the views are amazing. The cottage is warm and clean. The Hot tub is huge and was on ready for us. We will be booking again.

Reviewed by Caren 12th July 2019

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We enjoyed a lovely holiday here. Very secluded to get to, views amazing. It was lovely to sit on the decking area on warm evenings. (Not accessed from the inside). The garden was very secure. The hot tub was ready on arrival and used every day. We also made good use of the BBQ as we were fortunate to have some lovely weather. The outside area madeRead more the holiday, if wed had rain I think this would be a very different review. There were no plug sockets in 2 of the bedrooms. Smaller than it looks Hide

Reviewed by Anne 5th July 2019

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The cottage was in a perfect rural setting, a place to get away from it all. The feel of being in a remote location with the reality of a small supermarket and a couple of pubs in Tremadog only a short drive away. The hot tub is a really nice addition. Would love to return again.

Reviewed by Deborah 21st June 2019

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Lovely cottage, fabulous location and views to die for

Reviewed by Maxine 31st May 2019

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Amazing holiday cottage! We all had a brilliant time and would definitely visit again. Thank you so much :)

Reviewed by Sharna 11th May 2019

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Lovely cottage set away from main roads and modern day noise, in a good location to get to all the tourist spots. We picked a good week as it was hot and sunny for the whole week we were there, relaxing evenings sat outside eating, then in the hot tub before chilling on the balcony watching the sunset, When it did get chilly we put the fire on in tRead morehe lounge which warmed the room up nicely, well equipped, clean and tidy, WiFi worked amazingly considering your in the middle of no where. Hide

Reviewed by Faye 3rd May 2019

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We really loved our stay at the cottage, the location was amazing! I was originally worried about the WIFI with it being so remote but that was really good too. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Oliver 19th April 2019

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Black Lake Cottage is set in a completely idyllic location, far away from anywhere, the nearest house must be a mile away so it was perfect for our weekend. The cottage is lovelyt inside and very well equipped so had everything we could need. The hot tub was ready to go when we got there and was big enough to fit all 7 of us in. The internet was baRead moresically non existant, even near the router but that didn't bother us as it was great to be disconnected for the weekend. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 5th April 2019

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The location was further out from Porthmadog than we realised, the country lanes were a pain to drive every day though you get use to them by the end of the holiday. The hot tub was well used. Had a good holiday.

Reviewed by Lisa 16th February 2019

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What a lovely place...... if you want rural! The cottage was nice and cosy when we arrived. We had a fantastic time relaxing in the hot tub and generally not peopling for a few days ...... will defo return one day.

Reviewed by Alexandra 18th January 2019

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The cottage was fantastic for a group of 8. We will be back! When we arrived it was cozy and warm in all the rooms. The place was sparkling clean and the hot water was pre-heated for us. The kitchen/dining area was great for entertaining. The kitchen was well equipped. There were some board games and a tea/coffee basket which was a nice touch. The Read morelocation was beautiful! Surrounded by mountains and sheep with a short walk to stunning views of the coast. It's a nice quiet secluded area. Hide

Reviewed by Fern 4th January 2019

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Very friendly and welcoming host! Lovely house, would definitely stay here again! Very secluded which was perfect for a weekend away.

Reviewed by Debra 29th December 2018

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Reviewed by Peter 10th November 2018

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Reviewed by Rachel 27th October 2018

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Amazing week at the cottage. Star gazing from the hot tub was unbelievable. We will definitely return. The location was fantastic for exploring, walking up snowdon, criccith, Caernarfon all within 30 minutes.

Reviewed by Carol 19th October 2018

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful location, cosy living room to relax in or sit at the dinning table and play card games as we did in the evenings . Small games room outside and a lovely hot tub .

Reviewed by Barry 5th October 2018

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Reviewed by Hayes 28th September 2018

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Hidden gem of a place. The group I travel with love remote places where we can have a good late night chat and some drinks and music in the hot tub under the stars.... and it ticked those boxes perfectly. Property itself had everything we needed to cook a meal each night. View from the balcony amazing. Was a little chilly for us but reckon a few drRead moreinks on that balcony would be great. Walks in the area super as well. We climbed up a couple of the nearby hills in view of the cottage. Amazing Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 21st September 2018

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The cottage is absolutely lush and perfectly remote. Views are amazing no matter which window you look from. The hikes just around the cottage are great with some spectacular views from up top. The hot tub is insanely relaxing and we got a few clear nights so we had the stars above us. Amazing holiday for 8 pals needing a break from reality. 10/10 Read morewould recommend. We'll be back Hide

Reviewed by Nic 31st August 2018

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The cottage was situated right in the middle of the Welsh countryside. It was great to be in a place of complete silence and no lamposts. Though you could see other houses in the distance and the farmers were around in the fields so you were not entirely alone. Having a hot tub where you could sit and watch the stars was also wonderful, and you walRead morek from the cottage or it was convenient for Beddgelert Snowdon Harlech and many other places. It was a great place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Katherine 24th August 2018

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Stunning location, really was a peaceful and relaxing holiday and a great base for exploring north wales. Cottage offered everything we needed, fully equipped and the hot tub and balcony were very appreciated! Woodburner in the evenings was cosy and warm, beds comfy and showers hot and powerful.. what more could you ask for! Host had great communicRead moreations and answered all of our many questions beforehand! Overall Id fully recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 10th August 2018

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This cottage is amazing. We have a dog and so it was clean but also rustic enough that we felt at home. It is a very rural location and every journey involved a 15 Min drive along single track lanes to get in to major road. This is exactly what we wanted and loved the location. Storage isnt at a premium but this didnt bother us as its an old cottagRead moree and a sacrifice worth making. The views from the cottage were fabulous, as was the hot tub. Hide

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Relax in the hot tub, set in peaceful and private surroundings
Lovely views from the balcony
Spacious kitchen with stove
A beautiful welcome basket
Take a seat at the breakfast bar
Large space for all of the family to cook together
Well-eqiupped kitchen with everything you need
Cosy lounge with large sofas
Cosy up in the front of the roaring wood burner
Quirky features throughout
Stylish bathroom
Show 11 moreDouble room with beautiful views over the mountains

Location

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