Dol y Castell - 40917
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Dol y Castell is a historic cottage, set in a stunning rural location in North Wales. Nestled at the foothill of Moel Siabod in the heart of Snowdonia National Park with the Welsh Castle of Dolwyddelan standing proud on the hillside above. Only 6 miles from Betws y Coed the cottage invites you to indulge in walking, climbing, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, bird watching or simply relaxing and taking in the laid back pace of Welsh country life.
Dol y Castell is a semi-detached, grade II listed building where John Jones, Talysarn was born; one of Wales' most prominent Calvinist Methodist preachers (1796-1857). A marble monument in his honour is located at the drive to the house.
Situated across the main road (A470) is the historic castle of Llywelyn the Great built between 1210-1240. It is one of the few remaining Welsh built castles and can be visited daily between 9am - 6pm.
Weekly lets from £425 / Short breaks from £254
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryer included
Cot and highchair provided
Heating and electricity included. Dol y Castell benefits from 2 multi fuel burning stoves (wood and coal) - one in the Dining room and the other in the Lounge. In addition gas central heating has been installed for those cold winter nights. 2 roaring fires are lit prior to guests' arrival.
Internet access included (please bring your own laptop)
Playstation 2 console, with 2 controllers and numerous games (of different age restrictions) available for guests.
Pet friendly - maximum of 2 for a small additional fee of £25 per pet.
The North Wales region
Snowdonia, North Wales offers the biggest, boldest mountains in Wales and England and is one of the most ancient and hauntingly beautiful areas in Europe.
Snowdonia welcomes visitors to a breathtaking natural environment, with Snowdonia National Park at its heart and much, much more. People have lived, worked and thrived on this Celtic land for more than 5000 years. Their legacy is a land which will fascinate the visitor with its rich opportunities for adventure, activity and discovery, its fascinating history and its ancient, musical language and culture.
Snowdonia is also close to a magnificent coastline of sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and glorious estuaries along the west and north coast. Find out how you can make the most of your self-catering cottage holiday in Snowdonia, North Wales...
Dol y Castell cottage lies a mile west of Dolwyddelan in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. The cottage is situated in a beautiful spot near the A470 halfway between Betws-y-Coed (North Wales’ main walking centre) and Blaenau Ffestiniog (6 miles each way). It lies at the foot of Moel Siabod, and is overlooked by the impressive 12th century Welsh castle.
The cottage also benefits from extensive enclosed private gardens with open panoramic views of the Lledr Valley. Across the valley is another notable building - Ty Mawr Wybrnant, the birthplace of William Morgan who translated the bible into Welsh in the 1580s. Walking, trekking, canoeing, tree-top climbing, mountain biking, golfing and fishing are just a few of the selection of outdoor activities available in the area.
There is an abundance of lakes, rivers, hills and mountains nearby and you can walk up Moel Siabod from the door at Dol y Castell. Popular attractions include the village of Betws-y-Coed and Swallow Falls, Conway Falls, Fairy Glen, Snowdon with its Mountain Railway, Dolwyddelan Castle and Llechwedd Slate Caverns at nearby Blaenau Ffestiniog. Also, further along the coast are Bodnant Gardens and Conwy Castle.
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7 Mar 2014
"Great location with stunning views; let down a bit by the interior"
Roomy cottage with good facilities and very comfy beds. Lovely views from the windows - particularly the bathroom - but maybe a blind or curtains on this window would make visitors feel less exposed!… More
16 Nov 2011
A wonderful cottage steeped in history. Setting was amazing and the cottage very cosy! You actually rent the left side of the building as shown in the picture and, whilst the rooms are not as big as t… More
19 Oct 2011
"cozy, comfortable, spacious"
Perfect for a family. We had seven and plenty of space. The location was splendid. There were ongoing problems with the stove and there needs to be more crockery as the amount is inadequate for a la… More
Thank you for the positive comments. Issues with the stove have been resolved and additional new crockery has also been provided. We always welcome valid and legitimate issues which help us towards providing the best service possible.
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