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Take a walk around the garden with the beautiful lake insight
View towards the property
A beautiful view from the property
A spacious lounge with magnificent views towards the lake
Spectacular lake views whatever the season
Cosy up infront of the large wood burner in the lounge
Extra comfort
Spacious kitchen to create your evening meal
All you might need in this modern kitchen
Enjoy dinner at the dining table and look out on to the lake
En-suite bathroom
Double bedroom with views over the walled garden and beyond
Natural light floods the shower room
A second double room with lovely finishing touches
Twin room with views looking over the beautiful lake
The walled garden
Stroll through the pathways around the garden
Take a stroll or climb a mountain
The perfect spot to unwind
Go fishing at the lake
Landscaped garden
Stunning scenery surrounding the property
1 / 22  Take a walk around the garden with the beautiful lake insight
2 / 22  View towards the property
3 / 22  A beautiful view from the property
4 / 22  A spacious lounge with magnificent views towards the lake
5 / 22  Spectacular lake views whatever the season
6 / 22  Cosy up infront of the large wood burner in the lounge
7 / 22  Extra comfort
8 / 22  Spacious kitchen to create your evening meal
9 / 22  All you might need in this modern kitchen
10 / 22  Enjoy dinner at the dining table and look out on to the lake
11 / 22  En-suite bathroom
12 / 22  Double bedroom with views over the walled garden and beyond
13 / 22  Natural light floods the shower room
14 / 22  A second double room with lovely finishing touches
15 / 22  Twin room with views looking over the beautiful lake
16 / 22  The walled garden
17 / 22  Stroll through the pathways around the garden
18 / 22  Take a stroll or climb a mountain
19 / 22  The perfect spot to unwind
20 / 22  Go fishing at the lake
21 / 22  Landscaped garden
22 / 22  Stunning scenery surrounding the property

Maes Mawr

Betws-y-coed (4.5mls NW), North Wales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Period property with walled garden, tucked away within over 400 acres of National Park for you to explore
  • With countryside walks from your doorstep and views of  mountains and Crafnant fishing lake
  • Close to Trefriw, Llanwrst, Betws-y-Coed, Capel Curig, Llanberis and Conwy coast
Property code: 55655

Period detached house near a fishing lake set in 400 acres of National Park. Close to Betws-y-Coed and the best of North Wales’ countryside, coast and culture. Just relax or enjoy an active holiday.

A rural gem hidden away in North Wales, commanding an enviable position against this unspoilt backdrop.From the doorstep you can go mountaineering, take a stroll along Crafnant Lake or go fishing. Visit Trefiew with its eateries, shops and Woollen Mill, historic Llanwrst with its three-arched bridge, Tudor Gwydir Castle, play park, eateries and independent shops or go to Betws-y-coed, full of outdoor activity and craft shops, galleries and cafes. This area in Snowdonia National Park is full of historic bridges, waterfalls, river pools and hill top lakes alongside the majestic mountains and dense woodland. Enjoy walking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing in breath-taking scenery. Visit Swallow Falls, Conwy Valley Railway Museum, Conwy Castle and National Trusts Bodnant Gardens. Take the challenges of Snowdon’s summit, Surf Snowdonia and Zip World Caverns. An all year-round destination for your holiday.

Open the gate in the walled garden and access the porch of this attractive property. The kitchen is well-equipped with Aga, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and lovely mountain views. If you decide to rustle up a meal with purchases from local suppliers, it is a lovely space to cook in and leads through to the spacious dining room with wood burner and wonderful views towards the lake. After dinner perhaps play a game of cards or go to the inviting lounge with a cosy wood burner and comfy sofas, perfect to relax with a good book, watch a film on TV or embrace the view from the feature window. Up the stairs there are three welcoming bedrooms all with lovely views, choose from the double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC, the double or the twin bedroom. In the morning take an invigorating shower in the shower room with shower and WC before you head out for a day’s adventure.

Outside you will find the utility room with washing machine, sink and lots of drying space for your coats and boots. Unwind in the walled garden with pond, stream running through and vista gateways towards the mountains and lake. Enjoy al fresco dining, maybe a BBQ and relax at the table and chairs or head off to explore the 400 acres of national park and Crafnant Lake. If you are bringing your bike or canoe there is a lockable store available. Private parking for three cars is available at the property. The property is found a little after Llyn Crafnant (Crafnant Lake) with a variety of walks available to appreciate the full beauty of the area.

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

  • 3 Bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 1 Shower room and 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, Aga, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility room, external with washing machine
  • 2 Wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 Dogs allowed
  • Enclosed garden
  • Pub, shop and beach within easy driving distance
  • Lockable cycle and kayak store
  • A variety of planned walks available from Llyn Crafnant (Lake Crafnant)

This property is personally managed by Kathryn.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 11th October 2019

This was a lovely Cottage with a fantastic view of Lake Crafnant which changes continually with the weather and light. It is reached along a 3 mile stretch of a single track windy road, passed the public parking area for the Lake. The garden has a lovely stream running through it and there are walks straight from the Cottage. The Cottage is well eqRead moreuipped and cosy. It has Wifi but no phone signal. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 7th June 2019

just perfect for those who wish to escape and be at piece with nature. Beautiful setting, with stunning views from windows. loved watching the sheep and wild ponies. The cottage was very clean and had everything required. The cottage was perfect location for exploring north wales. would recommend the ` Ugly house ` for a snack/lunch. We all had a wRead moreonderful time and would stay again at this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 17th May 2019

A cozy cottage set in the most jaw droppingly beautiful location. A stunning view of the lake and wild ponies feet away, we were lucky to stay during the birth of two foals! Paul was very helpful and patient on arrival and the complementary carrot cake went above and beyond. Will absolutely return.

Reviewed by Petal 10th May 2019

This is a delightful cottage, beautifully maintained and very comfortable in the most stunning setting. I live in a rural area of Somerset at the foot of the Quantock Hills and Exmoor and am used to wonderful scenery but this surpassed even that with its breath taking beauty. A walkers and photographers paradise.

Reviewed by Kevin 19th April 2019

This is a lovely cottage, in an absolutely idilic location, perfectly situated to explore this area of North Wales - we could not have been more delighted with our digs for the week.

Reviewed by William And Anna 12th April 2019

Perfect location Stunning views Well equipped cottage

Reviewed by Lukan 5th April 2019

What an incredible place. It was everything I had hoped for when booking a cottage. Secluded, beautiful views, local walks, a little stream in the garden, wild ponies on the land, short drives to all the great Welsh attractions. The cottage is very well equipped, the log burner makes it really cosy! And wow, the carrot cake in the fridge was to dieRead more for! Will certainly be visiting again, the kids and us were gutted to have to leave! Hide

Reviewed by Peter 3rd March 2019

Reviewed by Jess 16th February 2019

Gorgeous location! Lovely cottage with all equipment you need. Tv with DVD player. Log burner. Cosy at night. All you need! Road up there is narrow but not as bad as expected from other reviews - its tarmac and not that steep - Audi A4 made it up and down without any difficulties (wheels on edges at times but grass verge on either side for most of Read moreit so definitely been on worse). WiFi patchy as was my mobile reception but this made it even more perfect for us. Views stunning from every window Hide

Reviewed by Thomas 21st December 2018

We had a lovely time here, we stayed for the Christmas week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is stunning and it was magical to be there for Christmas. The house was great, we sat in front of the wood burner every night and it was cosy and warm. We didnt want to leave. Paul, the caretaker was kind and helpful, he even left us a huge homemade Read morecarrot cake for our arrival. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 8th November 2018

A most idyllic place to walk and relax. Fabulous setting and adorable cottage. Would love to come again. Perfect!

Reviewed by Dominique 13th October 2018

Wonderfull location for nature lovers and to start walks without needing the car; beautiful view from the bay window. Cozy interior and very charming garden with lots of birds and a family squirrel visiting. We were delighthed to find a wonderful carrot cake in the fridge. Very nice relaxing time.

Reviewed by Gwen 5th October 2018

A beautiful cottage in an amazing setting , stunning views quiet peaceful cosy a great getaway holiday home , great walks and places to visits close by

Reviewed by Anthony 28th September 2018

Reviewed by Kay 21st September 2018

A very lovely cottage in a very peaceful area with views to die for. The cottage was very well equipped with a good supply of "cupboard ingredients". A lovely fire was thoughtfully lit by Paul before our arrival making it warm and cosy, but worth bearing in mind that there is no central heating (just electric storage heaters) so it could get quite Read morechilly in the winter. Overall, a very lovely cottage which we would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Jenny 7th September 2018

We had a lovely time staying here. The caretaker was very helpful and escorted us to the property as the road is a little daunting at first but its not a problem when you've done it once. The cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable...the best part is the amazing view of the lake out of the living room window. We would definitely sRead moretay again. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 24th August 2018

The cottage was one of the best equipped that we have stayed in - very clean and comfortable and with the most amazing views of the lake. The surrounding countryside offered leisurely strolls to more taxing hill walks with great views across the valleys (well worth the effort of the climb). It's worth knowing that you will be somewhat 'off-grid' atRead more the cottage due to no mobile signal and, at times, flaky Wi-Fi (this made it even more perfect to me!). Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 13th July 2018

What a wonderful place. Loved the remoteness and peace and quite. What a view to wake up to and gaze at while eating breakfast on the patio. One of the best places I have ever stayed. All modern conveniences for such a remote location. Great for walks and wildlife.

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Take a walk around the garden with the beautiful lake insight
View towards the property
A beautiful view from the property
A spacious lounge with magnificent views towards the lake
Spectacular lake views whatever the season
Cosy up infront of the large wood burner in the lounge
Extra comfort
Spacious kitchen to create your evening meal
All you might need in this modern kitchen
Enjoy dinner at the dining table and look out on to the lake
En-suite bathroom
Show 10 moreDouble bedroom with views over the walled garden and beyond


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