Tan-y-Garth is owned by
Gwydyr Mountain Club and is situated in woodland at the base of Moel
Siabod - the area is very scenic, peaceful but convenient for local
amenities, with local stores in the centre of Capel Curig and in
Betws-y-Coed. only a short drive away.
The local area offers a
wealth of wildlife, birds and pipistrelle bats, not to mention being
close to the Gwydyr Forest, run by the Forestry Commission it is filled
with scenic walks and wildlife, not to mention activities such as
mountain bike routes.
Tan y Garth (under the
hill in Welsh) offers comfortable self catering accommodation in the
heart of Snowdonia National Park at a reasonable price
The property is an old
stone cottage built towards the end of the nineteenth century. Although
having been fully modernised including a new fitted kitchen and UPVC
windows there is a relatively steep narrow staircase which may prove
difficult for disabled people.
The cottage offers
sleeping accommodation for six comprising twin bedded room, double room
and there is a double sofa bed in the dining room
There are pillows and
duvets on the double and single beds and some additional blankets along
with duvets and pillows for the sofa bed. Bed linen is provided but you
should bring your own towels.
The bathroom consists of
a bath and shower but separate WC.
downstairs includes newly fitted kitchen, dining and sitting room.
kitchen is equipped with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, kettle and
toaster - crockery, utensils and cutlery are provided.
The dining room chimney is capped and cannot be used.
An open fire can be lit in the sitting room. Wood, paper and
firelighters are not provided but are available in both Capel Curig and
Betws-y-Coed. There is a colour
TV with video recorder and DVD player and music centre but owing to the
cottage's mountain position the reception received is not always very
the convector heater in the sitting room )is supplied through a £1
meter . Two storage heaters operate automatically on a time lock which
cost is included in the charge for the cottage.
We do welcome pets
although we would appreciate if they were not allowed to sleep on the
beds or furniture . We do ask for £5.00 per dog per week. Dogs own bed
or bedding is essential
Off road parking for two
vehicles is available
Tan-y-Garth is easy to
find - from Betws-y-Coed follow the A5 towards Capel Curig - on
reaching the village boundary sign continue past a lay-by and 30 mph
sign and then take the next turning on the left at Pont Cyfyng - follow
this minor road over the river, past a few cottages and a converted
chapel on the right - after about half a mile Tan-y-Garth is on the
right - take the track marked by a public footpath sign.
The location of the
property can be found on OS Map, Land ranger 1:50,000 series - Sheet
115 - Snowdon & surrounding area - Grid ref: 737568.
Nearby Capel Curig has a
general store and Post Office which sells groceries, newspapers, wines
and spirits etc. There are 3 cafes and 3 Hotels which all provide bar
meals (1.5 miles). There are shops, a Bank and Restaurants in
Betws-y-Coed (5 miles) and the market town of Llanrwyst is 8 miles
away. The nearest public telephone is at the end of the minor road at
its junction with the A5.
Low Season Nov - Jan
Feb - April / Oct
High Season May - Sept Easter andOctober Half Term Christmas and New
Weekends only are not
generally available from May to September (although the Secretary has
the discretion to accept a booking if the weekend requested happens to
be vacant.) Short Breaks breaks are also available year round subject
to availabilty. (minimum price equivalent to 3 nights stay)
The cottage should be
vacated by 11.00am on day of departure and will be available from
4.00pm on day of arrival
A deposit of 50% is
required to secure a reservation with the balance being payable in full
six weeks before arrival date
Please feel free to
contact us for our Visitors Guide or to make a reservation