We ventured to the Snowdonia region of Wales for my birthday long weekend with the intent to explore the region and climb Mt Snowdon and whilst we did all of that one of our favourite aspects of our trip was in fact our stay in the beautiful Beudy Mawr cottage on Ty Mawr Farm. We could not have picked a more cosy, relaxing and luxurious retreat for our stay in Wales and it is truly one of our favourite places we’ve stayed in all our travels.
Ty Mawr Farm dates back to the 1620’s and boasts the most stunning views of the Snowdonia mountain range which is only three miles away. Ty Mawr is a working farm located between Llanberis at the foot of Mt Snowdon and the historical, coastal town of Caernarfon. With plentiful accommodation choices ranging from the beautiful renovated 1740 Farmhouse offering B&B accommodation to four luxury self contained cottages which have been converted from the farm’s stone built granary.
We opted for Beudy Mawr, the newest of the four cottages. The spacious 2 bedroomed converted granary features a large, fully stocked farm kitchen, two en-suite bedrooms, a lounge room and private garden that overlooks Mt Snowdon and the impressive Snowdonia mountain range. Upon walking inside Beudy Mawr we were blown away and actually speechless. The stunning cottage is enormous with beautiful exposed wooden beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, a large roll top bath and cosy, luxurious decor and furnishings.
We arrived late at night after a long drive up from London Gatwick and were greeted by owner Jane who couldn’t have been more friendly or helpful despite it being so late! She had kindly prepared a fire for us and left us the most delicious welcome plate of home baked goods which went down a treat!
The farm kitchen was the kitchen of our future dream house! Open plan, well designed and fully stocked with the newest of utensils and appliances including a dishwasher, washer machine and dryer along with every piece of equipment you would require to create a master chef worthy meal (which Dan did each night – lucky me)!
The spacious loungeroom has a flat screen TV, massive fireplace and wood burning stove along with access to an unlimited amount of firewood and two super comfortable 2 seater lounges. Snuggled up in front of the roaring fireplace each night after a big day of exploring and hiking really was the perfect way to relax and soak in all that we did each day. The wood burner was large enough to put out an incredible amount of heat, enough to heat the whole cottage.
The cottage has two bedrooms, one upstairs with two single beds and an en-suite with a huge roll top bath and views out the window over the stunning mountain range. The master bedroom downstairs also features an en-suite with shower, additional TV, lounge and plenty of storage space. The bed can either be made up into a 6ft super king or twin beds, and is a delightfully comfortable bed to sink into after a big day of hiking ensuring we slept perfectly. The bathrooms are modern, spacious and clean with a plentiful supply of soft, luxurious towels.
The most stunning feature of the bedroom is the French patio doors which open up onto your own private backyard with outdoor seating and the most breathtaking, uninterrupted views of farm lands, the Snowdonia mountain range and Mt Snowdon.
In addition the cottage had excellent WIFI, free parking, information about local attractions and gas central heating along with a combi boiler than ensured 24 hour hot water. Jane also provided us with perfect, clear directions to get to the cottage and also to local attractions. The cottage couldn’t have been more perfectly located, being only 3 miles from Snowdon, and 5 miles from the coast at Caernarfon. Pets are also welcome at an additional charge.
Our initial motivation for coming to Wales was to climb Mt Snowdon but upon researching there were mixed reviews about how safe it was to climb in winter. We spoke to Jane and she advised us the safest route was the Llanberis path which runs parallel to the railway, as it is the safest path and also the easiest to turn back if the weather turns bad. We took her advice and had the most incredible day & actually made it to the summit, something I would highly recommend for anyone visiting the area (you can read more about the hike here).
I truly could not recommend a stay at Ty Mawr Farm any higher. We received the most welcoming and friendly hospitality, the cottage was luxurious, comfortable and so relaxing and the region itself is absolutely beautiful.
Ty Mawr Farm
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The Aussie Flashpacker was welcomed to Ty Mawr Farm as a guest.