We stayed at Snowdrop Cottage from 13th to 16th Sept. A member of our party was taking part in an extreme triathlon and we didn't want to be too far away from the starting point, 30 minutes from Llanberis. There is plenty of room at the front of the cottage for a large car to be parked and just a 1 minute walk down the lane is a parking area which is free. The cottage itself is cosy, quaint and tastefully decorated in character with the building and everywhere was very clean and tidy, and we were very impressed at what was on hand, bin liners, washing liquid, toilet roll, hand wash in both bathrooms, even spare bulbs, if you need it it's there. All you need to take is food and towels and even then there are condiments and oil and enough towels for 2 for a weekend. There are shops close enough for any supplies and there was a welcome basket on our arrival with tea, jam, biscuits, cake (lovely!) wine and more items. The owners have definitely gone above and beyond what they need to deliver and we have absolutely no hesitations in returning to stay again or recommending this as a place to stay for others. Excellent!!
Lovely cottage, enough room for the four of us (all adults) very cosy and we were greeted with a welcome hamper which was a lovely touch. We were visiting Zip World and this was a nice quiet base for us to access lots of places.
Stayed for a short weekend break and found it to be lovely. Warm, cosy, welcoming. It is small and compact but really well maintained, decent size kitchen for the size and a quiet location. We will be coming back hopefully. Although pets are allowed there was no evidence of previous pooches. The stairs are a little steep to the first floor but the single bedroom on the ground floor would be fine if a member of your party could not get up the stairs. Also you need to mind your head with some low doorways. Loved all the fairy lights and extra little touches.
Thank you for sharing your home as a 'getaway' for my nephew & his wife.
As a surprise, I booked your lovely cottage for them to share a few days together with beautiful scenery, magical walks and evenings curled up cosy & relaxed.
They were both delighted with the location, and facilities provided and having walked along some of the local Snowdon trails are determined to return to attempt the full climb!
They are happy to recommend your property and intend to pay another visit soon themselves.
Your correspondence & all the information you provided was really helpful.
The cottage itself is very quaint and small. It caters beds for 5 people but it would be very snug with 5 adults........It has a lovely wood burner which heats the house quickly so no real need for heating when we were there. I personally found the tv in the lounge too small. The sofas are not the most comfortable and I appreciate its difficult to put bigger furniture in the room but for relaxing evenings in they are a tad hard and small.
The towels I would say take your own as they were very basic and small. They could really do with replacing and as I suggested to the owner, cut back on the goodies in the welcome pack and replace the towels for future guests. I did suggest, You are better off with Bath Sheets and Bath towels than the small hand towels. Also you could do with bath and shower mats too so that when people step out the bath or shower they don't drip on the floor. We actually bought one for the bathroom as stepping on the cold tile floor downstairs wasnt pleasant.
I slept OK in the main bed, I wouldnt have wanted to share it with anyone though as the gap at the end of the bed is very tight to pass by. My friend said the mattress on the single bed as you walk in to the small room was very uncomfortable and as an adult she didn't sleep great at all. She considered the other bed but that looked narrower than the one she was sleeping in. They may be ideal for kids but not for adults sadly.
We had trouble with the upstairs shower hose but apart from that the bathrooms were great, I'm not sure for fire safety the doors both opening out onto the landing is wise though? I found I had to wait for the bathroom door to close before I could vacate the main bedroom, not ideal in a fire sadly. Maybe making one of the doors inward opening would be a safer option. Just a thought.
Before posting my review I did email the owner to give her chance to reply to my feedback but I haven't heard from her hence why I felt it only fair to publish my review on here so future people have an idea of what to expect.
There are negatives but positives too and the feedback is more for people to consider when booking in the future.
Snowdrop Cottage is a lovely little house to use as a base for exploring the Snowdonia National Park and the whole of North Wales.
Myself, my partner and my 16 year old daughter spent a very comfortable week there, and the cottage has everything you need. Bedding, towels and flannels were provided, there was wood ready for a log fire if we'd needed it, and there was a simple on/off switch for central heating at the touch of a button had we needed more instant heat. There are two showers, a bath and two toilets, and there were teabags, coffee and sugar there (although we took our own) along with a lovely welcome basket in the hearth with all sorts of goodies in it including milk, biscuits and a nice bottle of wine. The kitchen was well equipped with kettle, microwave, fridge/freezer, gas hob, electric cooker etc (although the most I cooked was porridge for breakfast as we ate out most of the time!). There was an iron and ironing board had we wanted them, and upstairs on the landing was a 4 drawer chest that had towels in it to dry off your dogs should the need arise.
Broadband reception was good the whole time we were there and we even accessed Netflix to watch a couple of films. There were dvd's, books and tv games there as well - home from home!
If you're very tall then be warned it is a small cottage with many original features including a low ceiling in places (we got used to ducking slightly on our way up and down the stairs), and (for me) the wall mounted tv in the lounge was a little small - luckily I had my long distance glasses with me so it wasn't too much of a problem.
Talysarn itself is a sleepy little village with stunning views of Snowdon just a few minutes walk away at Nant y Lle Lake. There is also Dorothea Quarry and lakes nearby which is well worth the 5 minute walk to find and explore.
In one direction from Talysarn and just a mile away (if that) is Penygroes - for Chinese and Indian takeaways (both recommended!) and for basic co-op shopping and fuel. In the opposite direction (about 4 miles) is Rhyd-Ddu with beautiful Snowdon views and an excellent all-day food-serving Pub called the Cwellyn Arms (also recommended!). Just further on (another 4 miles or so ) is the stunning Beddgelert and from there the beautiful Betws y Coed.
We travelled around the length and breadth of North Wales while we were there and had a great holiday - would definitely stay there again!