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Very Good 4/5 Score from 3 reviews

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

This is a historic cottage, set in a stunning rural location in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales. Nestled at the foothill of Moel Siabod mountain with the Welsh Castle of Dolwyddelan standing proud on the hillside above. Within short distances of this accommodation you will find Betws y Coed, Blaenau Ffestiniog etc offer numerous walks, bike trails, canoeing, underground mine tours, climbing, fishing, tree top adventures and much more. Alternatively, you can relax; try out the numerous award winning restaurants in the area and take in the laid back pace of Welsh country life.

This self catering accommodation is a semi-detached, grade II listed building where John Jones, Talysarn was born; one of Wales' most prominent Calvinist Methodist preachers. A marble monument in his honour is located at the drive to the cottage.

Situated across the main road (A470) is the historic castle of Llywelyn the Great built. It is one of the few remaining Welsh built castles and can be visited daily.

Ground Floor

Newly fitted kitchen with an electric oven and 4 hob, dishwasher, fridge & freezer, washing machine and a large wine cooler.

The dinning room has a very long table with 8 chairs plus modern multi fuel stove and a CD/ Radio Player.

Through to the lounge and you have a room perfectly furnished for relaxing and soaking in the ambience of the house. It has a cast iron stove with a very large and comfortable 3 seater leather sofa along with 3 leather armchairs, a footstool and a wooden chair. Watch your favourite Sky programme or DVD, or simply while away your time listening to the radio, favourite CD or browsing the internet. Alternatively peruse the small library of books, maps and games.

Upstairs

There are 3 bedrooms upstairs, the largest consisting of a king size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and 2 bedside cabinets plus en suite facilities. The en suite consists of shower, toilet, washbasin and bathroom cabinet.

The second has a double oak bed and features similar furniture to the master bedroom above.

Bedroom number three has 2 single beds, as well as one additional pull out bed on request. 2 cots are available upon request.

The large bathroom has a bath and separate shower, toilet, washbasin and heated towel rail. It also has amazing countryside views.

Weekly lets from £425 / Short breaks from £254

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
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
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Additional Information

Bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryer included

Cot and highchair provided. Please bring your own cot bedding with you.

Heating and electricity included. Property 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.

Free parking

No smoking

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...

Betws-y-Coed

This 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. 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.

Walking

Moel Siabod (Snowdonia mountain walk) – Dolwyddelan over to Capel Curig. Rewarding route for experienced walkers. 0 miles - from the doorstep.

Gwydir Forest to Pont y Pair Bridge – 5 mile walk starting from Betws-y-Coed. Suitable for all ages (2-3 hours). 6 miles from cottage.

Llanrwst Walk – Llanrwst. Easy / moderate 3.5 mile circular walk (approx 2 hours). 10 miles from cottage.

Carneddau (Snowdonia mountain walks) – Challenging walks, including the 2nd and 3rd highest peaks in Wales. Nearest route starts in Helyg, Capel Curig. 11 miles

The Glyderau (Snowdonia mountain walks) – Llyn Ogwen. Challenging range including 5 of the 14 highest peaks in Wales. 11 miles from cottage.

Geirionydd & Crafnant Lakes (passing Fairy Falls) – Trefriw. Moderate circular walk (approx 3 hours). 12 miles from cottage.

Llyn Cowlyd (Snowdonia Leisure Walk) – Trefriw. Moderate / strenuous walk (approx 3 hours). 12 miles from cottage.

Fishing

River Llugwy – Betws-y-Coed. Here you will find 2.5 miles of river that can be fished either with bait or fly. 6 miles.

Llyn Crafnant – Try your hand at catching local trout in the beautiful surroundings of Conwy Valley. 12 miles.

Golf

Betws y Coed Golf Club – 18 hole golf course, open to non members all year round. 6 miles.

Cycling

Gwydir Forest - Mountain biking with miles of forest trails, including the Marin Trail. Suitable for all levels. 8 miles from cottage.

Penmachno Trail – This 18 mile trail takes you through the scenic countryside of the Conwy Valleys. 10 miles

Horse riding

Gwydyr Stables – Penmachno. Individuals or groups welcome. Fully trained and qualified staff along with the 30 horses to choose from depending on size and ability. 8 miles.

Water sports

The Fairy Glen – This is a thrilling experience for the expert canoeists among you! 2km of the best hard sections of the British Isles await you along the Fairy Glen, Betws-y-Coed. 6 miles.

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7 Mar 2014

3/5

"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

4/5

"Beautiful retreat"

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

5/5

"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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Calendar last updated:11 Sep 2014

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