We have an outstanding location with unrivalled panoramic views of the beach, sea and mountains. You could get a comfy chair and spend your entire holiday just watching the changing scenery from either the warmth of a chair in the lounge, or with a glass of wine on the decking (many do just that).
Alternatively, if you wish to exert yourself inbetween watching the views, here are some things to consider:
ALL WALES COASTAL PATH: within view of your cottage in both directions.
BARMOUTH HERITAGE TRAIL:
LLYN TEGID (BALA LAKE):
COED-Y-BRENIN MOUNTAIN BIKE CENTRE
ORGANISED OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:
Go Below is a unique experience of venturing through a mountain with challenges along the way, including zip-lining, boating across a lake, scaling a waterfall and abseiling.
Try the Underground Challenge, where you will have to travel underground through an old slate mine or the Challenge Xtreme, where you will abseil down the deepest point in Snowdonia.
Opening times: 8am-8pm, Monday-Friday.
Underground Challenge Cost: £39 per child (aged 10-15) and £49 per adult. A family ticket is available for two adults and two children, costing £160.
Challenge Xtreme Trip Cost: £59 per adult (aged 16+). You must be over 18 to take part unless prior agreement has been made with the company.
How to get there: Meet at the Conwy Falls Cafe where you will be taken to the mines. The cafe is on the A5 road, which you can take from the south. From the north, take the A470 from the A55. Postcode for sat nav is LL24 0PN.
What kit you need: You are advised to wear clothes you don't mind getting wet or dirty, waterproofs are a good ideas as are layers. Bring a change of dry clothes that you can change it after the trip. Go Below provide wellington boots, but you can wear your own footwear. Bring a packed lunch, as the trip stops for an underground picnic.
Additional information: Children below 18 need to be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Book via the website http://www.go-below.co.uk/ or call 01690 710108.
Based in Wrexham, Plase Power Adventure offers a high rope course, archery, orienteering, rock climbing and KMX karts. The new zip wire is a few centimeters from the ground which you will travel 200ft head first.
Opening times: 5pm-10pm Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-6pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.
Cost: Varies depending on activity and kit hire. Prices start from as little as £3 per person for orienteering.
How to get there: Plas Power Road, Southsea, Nr Wrexham, LL11 5SZ. Exit at Junction 4 on the A483 Wrexham bypass and follow signs for Ruthin and Coedpoeth. Follow the yellow signs for the centre after taking the second right for Brymbo and Southsea. Drive one mile, turn 180 degrees left and continue down the hill until you see the gates for Plas Power.
What kit you need: Bring your own boots and harness if you have them, otherwise they are are available to hire for a small charge. Wear suitable, comfortable clothing.
Additional information: Children must be at least aged-six to use the climbing wall, aged-eight for the high ropes course and aged-9 for the archery.
Contact: Book via the website: http://plaspoweradventure.com/ or call 01978 754747.
The National White Water Centre based on the River Tryweryn, is one of the best centres to white water raft and kayak in the world.
Cost: You can pay as an individual which is £66 per person, or book a raft which costs between £267-£350.
How to get there: Using a sat nav with postcode LL23 7NU will take you straight to the centre. Canolfan TrywerynBala, Frongoch, Gwynedd LL23 7NU.
What kit you need: A swimsuit or shorts to wear under your wetsuit, plus a towel. Everything you need will be provided by the centre.
Additional information: Families are welcome, but children must be at least 12-years-old to take part in the rafting, and 10-years-old to join in on the Tryweryn Safari.
Contact: Book via the website: http://www.ukrafting.co.uk/ or call 01678 521083.
Rock climbing, abseiling, canyoning, gorge scrambling, underground adventure - the list goes on! There is so much to do at the centre you will be spoilt for choice.
Cost: Ranging from £25-£70 per person for one activity.
How to get there: Based in the village of Llanbedr but activities take place all over Snowdonia, so contact the centre beforehand for directions.
What kit you need: Equipment is provided but make sure you wear suitable clothes and footwear.
Additional information: Activities are suitable for children from aged-four and above.
Contact: Visit the website http://snowdoniaadventureactivities.co.uk/ or call 01341 247151 to book.
Top-class trails over 44km long for mountain biking, suitable for beginners to experts. You can take a course at the centre where you will learn from an experienced team how to mountain bike safely.
Opening times: Closed-Monday, 9am-5.30pm Tuesday, 9am-8.30pm Wednesday and 9am-5.30 Thursday-Sunday.
Cost: 1/2 day mountain bike hire costs £25, but prices vary depending on course.
How to get there: Coed Llandegla Forest, Ruthin Rd Llandegla Denbighshire, LL11 3AA UK. Take the turning to the centre off the A525.
What kit you need: You can bring your own bike, or there are bikes and helmets to hire. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and footwear.
Additional information: Families are welcome and there is even a course for younger children to learn the basics.
Contact: Visit the website for more information and to book http://www.oneplanetadventure.com/ or call 01978 751656.
Based in the Clwydian Range, Loggerheads Country Park is great for a family day out. It has rivers, high cliffs and a large grassy area for picnics and ball games. Take part in the Discovery Trail and adrenalin seekers can abseil at Devil's Gorge.
Opening times: The park is always open but the centre is open 10am-4pm Monday to Friday and 10am-5.30pm on weekends.
Cost: It is free to visit the park, but you there is a small charge for using the car park. For a half day session abseiling at Devil's Gorge, it will cost £40 per person but there is discount for groups.
Getting there: Take the A494 between Mold and Ruthin and turn into the car park signposted 'Loggerheads Country Park.'
What kit you need: You may want to bring clothes you don't mind getting messy and footwear that is sturdy for walking. Also bring waterproofs for bad weather.
Additional information: Families are welcome, including dogs. There is a disabled toilet in the park and the path is flat around the grassy area for accessibility.
Contact: Visit the website for more informationhttp://www.visitclwydianrange.co.uk/ or call 01352 810614 - Monday to Friday and 01352 810586 on the weekends.
Original Outdoors is an outdoor training centre offering courses from first-aid training to survival courses and wild camping, based in Ruthin. Learn how to survive in the wild and how to forage.
However, you might enjoy taking part in one of their guided walks across North Wales. Here's the details.
Opening times: The company offer a series of dates that you can book onto, alternatively, you can book a private trip.
Cost: £30 per person for a guided walk.
Getting there: The centre is based at Maes Gwyn,Rhewl, Ruthin, LL15 1UL. But you depending where your walk is, you'll meet in the locality.
What kit you need: Walking socks, thermal top, fleece hat, small rucksack, water bottle, sun cream.
Additional information: The courses are aimed at adults and older children, those under aged-18 must be accompanied by an adult. The company are happy to discuss individual queries.
Contact: Visit the website to book: http://originaloutdoors.co.uk/ or call 01824 703 121.
Snowdonia Adventures offer fun outdoor activities and courses, including rock climbing, coasteering, gorge scrambling and walks in North Wales.
If you want to try something different, like coasteering then Snowdonia Adventures is a great centre to do it with with sessions from beginners to advanced level.
Opening times: May dates: 17th & 24th. June dates: 1st, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th. July dates: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 27th.
Cost: £40 per person.
Getting there: Coasterring takes place in Anglesey, which is easy to get to from the A55 expressway.
What kit you need: Swim wear, socks, trainers/boots, long-sleeved thermal top and an old pair of shorts. The company will provide wetsuits, helmets, spray cags and buoyancy aids.
Additional information: Accompanied with an adult, children aged-15 and above can take part, otherwise you must be aged-18.
Contact: Visit the website http://www.snowdonia-adventures.co.uk/ or call 01248 490188.
There are plenty of activities to get involved with including walking, kayaking, fishing, downhill mountains biking, wild camping and more!
For the Downhill Trail, details are as follows.
Opening times: Thursday to Sunday all year round, 10am-4.15pm.
Cost: Full day £27.50, half day £16, single uplift £5 per person.
Getting there: Blaenau Festiniog, Gwynedd
What kit you need: Bring your own bike if you have one, otherwise you can hire one for £50 per day or £30 for half a day.
Additional information: Visit the website for more details http://www.anturstiniog.com/ or call 01766 832214.
Contact: Visit the website http://www.anturstiniog.com/ or call 01766 832214
Based on the Llyn Peninsula, the team is offering courses to families and children to take on challenges and learn vital outdoor skills.
Cost: £35 per person
Getting there: Gwynfryn Lodge, Llanystumdwy, Criccieth, Gwynedd LL52 0LR. From the Porthmadog direction, continue along the A497 Llanystumdwy by-pass and turn right towards Rhoslan (turn left if coming from Pwllheli). Take the first left turn and after about 50 yards turn left again and follow the road inland approximately quarter mile.
What kit you need: Comfortable walking shoes, trousers or shorts, fleece/warm jumper, lightweight waterproof jacket, 1 x spare pair of shoes and socks and casual clothes, any personal medication.
Additional information: Minimum age is 10 years.
Contact: Visit the website http://beargryllssurvivalacademy.com/ or call 01483 424 438.
Visit the largest garden maze in the world at Garden Art Direct. The maze is constructed using English yew and has 200 roses within the gardens.
Opening times: Subject to weather conditions, so please call ahead before travelling.
Cost: £5 per child, £10 per adult and £20 per family.
Getting there: Ty Hwnt i'r Afon, Dolgarrog, Conwy, LL32 8JX.
What kit you need: Wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes.
Additional information: There is limited access for wheelchairs during dry conditions, but are welcomed by the centre.
Contact: Visit the website http://www.gardenartdirect.co.uk/ or call 01492 660900.
Voted the best family attraction in North Wales for 2011, 2012, 2013. Packed full of attractions, and the world's only powered roller coaster to boast, you are sure to have a fun day out.
Opening times: 10am-5.30pm during the summer months.
Cost: Adult prices in peak season costs £11.95 and children £11.50.
Getting there: Located on the edge of Snowdonia, the park is easy to get to using the A55 expressay - use sat nav LL55 3AD.
What kit you need: Comfortable clothing and waterproofs.
Additional information: Disabled visitors and carers get a 50% reduction on tickets as there is partial disabled access. Under 3s and over 80s can enjoy a free trip. Dogs are also welcomed as long as they are kept on a short lead.
Contact: Visit the website http://www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk/ or call 01248 671493.
Take in the beautiful views on Snowdonia on board the steam train, for a five mile return trip from Gilfach Ddu to Penllyn.
Opening times: Check the website for details as there are different booking times throughout the week.
Cost: An adult ticket costs £7.80 and a child costs £4.50. Concessions is £7.
Getting there: If you aboard in Llanberis, then there is parking at the Padarn Country Park.
What kit you need: Camera
Additional information: All the trains have disabled access, but spaces are limited. Dogs are welcome aboard the train provided they are well behaved.
Contact: For more information visit the website http://www.lake-railway.co.uk/ or call 01286 870549.
Explore this area of natural beauty in Llandudno, walk, take the tram to the top or take in the stunning views from the aerial cable car.
Opening times: The tram is open seven days a week, 10a,-6pm.
Cost: Adults £6 and children (aged 3-16) £4.
Getting there: Victoria Station, Church Walks, Llandudno, North Wales, LL30 2NB.
What kit you need: Comfortable clothing and walking footwear if you decide to walk around the orme.
Additional information: Dogs on leads are welcome. The trams can accommodate two wheelchairs.
Contact: Visit the tram website http://www.greatormetramway.co.uk/ or call01492 577 877 for more information.
The award winning boat trips depart from Conwy, Pwllheli, Holyhead, Beaumaris, Caernarfon and Menai Bridge. Each RIB can carry 11 people which travels at 50mph and you can take in the views while being given a guided tour as you go.
Opening times: Trips depart daily at various times so check the website.
Cost: Adults £24 and children £16.
Getting there: Tours depart from various locations so check the website for post codes.
What kit you need: Dress for the conditions, but the company does offer waterproofs.
Additional information: Over 4s only.
Contact: Visit the website https://www.ribride.co.uk/ or call 0333 1234 303.
A stunning area of natural beauty to visit. Snowdonia National Park has a range of activities from walking, biking, an abundance of attractions and the railway.
Opening times: Open all the time.
Getting there: Sherpa buses run for just a £1 from Llanberis, Pen-y-Pass, Capel Curig, Bewts-y-Coed, Llyn Ogwen and Bethesda. You can drive there by taking the A5 road.
What kit you need: Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear appropriate to the weather conditions.
Additional information: The park have their own project, Snowdonia for all' which aims to encourage disabled people to visit Snowdonia and their are various schemes in place, for more information, visit the website. Dogs are welcome
Contact: Visit the website for more information http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/ or call 01766 770274.
Harness zorbing, hydro zorbing or gorge walking? You can do it all at Planet Zorb in the picturesque Bala countryside.
Based on harness zorbing:
Opening times: Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm.
Cost: £47 for two people.
Getting there: Bethel, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23.
What kit you need: Comfortable clothing and footwear.
Additional information: You must be over 11 participate in the Harness zorbing, but over 7s can participate in the hydro zorb ride.
Contact: Visit the website for more information http://zorbing23.wordpress.com/ or call 07533 260004.
There are different courses that you can take part in at this high ropes centre for different ages.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 9am-5pm.
Cost: Prices are variable depending on course, but the Adventure course costs £28 per adult and £23 per child.
Getting there: Llanwrst Road, Betws y Coed, Conwy County, LL24 0HA
What kit you need: Outdoor wear and comfortable shoes.
Additional information: Children must be at least four years old to take part in the TreeTop Junior Tree Trail. There is disabled access to the main building facilities.
Contact: Visit the website for more information http://www.ttadventure.co.uk/ or call 01690710914.
Try your hand at wakeboarding at Glasfryn Wakeparc, where beginners and experts are welcome. Cable wakeboarding helps you get your balance and get the hang of wakeboarding.
Opening times: Monday-Sunday 9am-6pm.
Cost: £20 per person.
Getting there: Glasfryn Parc is situated four miles east of Pwllheli and 15 miles from Caernarfon on the A499 Caernarfon Road. Sat nav is LL53 6PG.
What kit you need: Towel. A wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet are all provided.
Additional information: Visitors must be at least 8 years old and be a competent swimmer.
Contact: Visit the website http://www.glasfryn.co.uk/ or call 01766 810202.
Based at Snowdonia, zip world enables visitors to fly for over a mile through the skies, reaching speeds of 40mph on the little zipper, then 100mph on the big zipper.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 9am-5.30pm.
Cost: The full experience costs £50 per person and the little zipper costs £15 per person.
Getting there: Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4YG. From the north, leave the A55 at junction 11 and follow the signs for Bethesda. From the south, take the A5 past Lake Ogwen on your right and follow the signs for Zip World.
What kit you need: You will be provided with a flying suit, helmet and goggles, but remember to wear sturdy footwear, warm clothing and waterproofs.
Additional information: You must be at least 7 years old to go on the little zipper and at least 10 to go on the big zipper.
Contact: Visit the website for more information http://www.zipworld.co.uk/ or call 01248 601 444.
Visit the abandoned welsh slate mine and learn about the history, while being taken through damp tunnels and underground workings.
Opening times: Places need to be booked in advance, but the mine is open all year round, whatever the weather.
Cost: Mine explorer trip costs £22 per adult.
Getting there: Enter the postcode SY20 9RF into sat navs. Located on the main A487 between Machynlleth and Dolgellau.
What kit you need: You will be provided with a helmet, lamp belt and safety belt, but you must wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear or wellies. Bring a drink and snack.
Additional information: You must be mentally and physically fit to take part. Children aged 8-15 can take part in the taster session which costs £11 for adults and £7.50 per child.
Contact: Visit the website http://www.corrismineexplorers.co.uk/ or call 01654 761244 for more information and to boo