Glan Cader

Llanfihangel y Pennant, at the foot of Cader Idris, Eryri National Park/ Snowdonia
Guests: 4       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 1 dog), fee applies

Glan Cader

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A two bedroom historic cottage at the foot of Cader Idris mountain, dog-friendly and ideal for walkers.

A freshly renovated Grade II Listed Snowdonia house at the foot of Cader Idris mountain in Eryri / Snowdonia.

Glan Cader likely dates to the C15 (and the original huge crucks survive), but was modernised and a chimney was added around 1690. It enjoys a wonderful position at the head of a 'no through' road on the way up to Cader Idris - one of the most impressive mountain climbs in Eryri/ Snowdonia. 

The house has a large living/dining room on the ground floor, with a kitchen. Upstairs there is a large principal bedroom, a smaller twin, and a small shower room. 

Walk from the house up Cader, along the flat valley floor to Castell-y-Bere, Craig yr Aderyn or just next door to the Mari Jones monument. 

Bwthyn hanesyddol ym Mharc Cenedlaethol Eryri, ar lwybr Llanfihangel y Pennant i Gader Idris. Golygfeydd anhygoel o'r ardd o Graig yr Aderyn, Castell y Bere a thu hwnt. Yn ymyl yr Afon Cader a chartref Mari Jones Tyn y Ddôl.



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We had a wonderful few days at Glan Cader. The cottage has been sensitively restored and beautifully furnished, including a fully equipped kitchen and comfy bed. It's very cosy even in the depths of w...

Sarah-jane watkinson , 2024

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pets welcome (max. 1 dog)
bed layout
Master Double, Twin

facilities at Glan Cader

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
media & technology
wifi broadband internet
smart speaker
smart tv
young children welcome
high chair
travel cot

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in detail

The house has WIFI broadband internet and is heated by modern electric heaters/underfloor heating in the main living space.

Ground Floor:

  • Living room with inglenook fireplace with wood burner, Smart television (no TV reception but you can log in to your own iPlayer//Netflix). The first basket of logs is supplied for the fire. Google Nest Mini smart speaker.
  • Kitchen - a simple, modern galley kitchen with a pantry. Fridge-freezer, oven, hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, sandwich maker, and a stovetop Moka pot coffee maker.

First Floor:

  • Principal bedroom with a double and a single bed (Tempur memory foam mattresses). Hairdryer. 
  • Twin bedroom with two adult single beds (Tempur memory foam mattresses)
  • Shower room (small) with toilet 


  • Enclosed garden to front - note this isn't subdivided from the property next door.
  • Parking for two cars

local area

  • The house is on the Llanfihangel-y-Pennant path up to Cader Idris summit
  • Castell-y-Bere is easily walkable (10 minutes walk)
  • Mari Jones cottage is immediately over the bridge (50 yards) - you can do the 'Mari Jones walk' to Bala (or parts of).
  • Craig yr Aderyn is another great walk from the house (or drive in 5 minutes)
  • Talyllyn restored 19th-century railway has a station 2 miles away at Abergynolwyn
  • Tyn-y-Cornel lakeside restaurant & bar - 15 minutes
  • Dolgellau historic town - 35 minutes 
  • Tywyn (beach) - 20 minutes
  • Fairbourne and Barmouth beaches - 40/45 mins
  • Machynlleth - 35 minutes 
  • Aberdyfi for its beach & golf - 25 minutes
  • Corris Craft Centre & King Arthur's Labyrinth - 25 minutes

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customer reviews for Glan Cader

We had a wonderful few days at Glan Cader. The cottage has been sensitively restored and beautifully furnished, including a fully equipped kitchen and comfy bed. It's very cosy even in the depths of winter. The location is gorgeous, utterly peaceful and quiet with lots of great walks from the door. I'm sure we'll be back.

- Sarah-jane watkinson ,

Truly magical place.The cottage was absoutely beautiful. The interior was simply elegant with beautiful Welsh fabrics and slate and I loved the little seating area outside for my first coffee of the day and a glass of wine after sunset to watch the moon and clear skies with my daughter. The kitchen was one of the best equipped that we ever came across. The weather was very kind to us despite it being end of October and we mostly relied only on the incredibly efficient log burner in the evenings. The surrounding area is enough to keep one wondering and rambling for days, with river, castle ruins, wide and narrow paths but there are also endless opportunities to explore beautiful towns, coast, railways and other child friendly attarctions within short drive. The owners were lovely to communicate with and wonderfully kind when they posted for free my daughter's bits that we left behind. We really hope to be able to return and have recommended the cottage to many friends already. Thank you!

- Marketa K,

A lovely cottage, with all you need for a restful break. It’s a great location with stunning views and plenty to do nearby.

- Clarke R,

What a beautiful cottage. The owners have done a wonderful job with the renovation, it has been tastefully decorated to a very high standard. The beds were extremely comfortable with super soft cotton bedding, and the kitchen was fully equipped for all eventualities. Great location for walking, with an enclosed garden with stunning views. It was very hot during our stay so it was a bonus to have thick walls and cool floors after a long day walking. The wood burner looked fabulous so I expect it’s very cosy in winter. All in all a very comfortable stay…however as it’s very rural I would recommend downloading some TV programmes to take with you, as is the case with most rural properties the broadband can be intermittent.

- Louise K,

Lovely being the first guests at Glan Cader. We loved it. Great walking from the door and secure garden for the dog always a bonus. Cosy, comfy, and welcoming.

- Joanne L,