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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 29km

Tan Lan cottage is set in a quiet cul-de-sac with open views to the front looking towards Dolwyddelan Castle and Snowdon with beautiful views of Gwydr Forest to the side and rear of the cottage, From the cottage it is just a 5min walk to the centre of this picturesque village which is situated in the beautiful Lledr valley at the foot of Moel Siabod.The river Lledr is noted for it's salmon and trout during the fishing season.

There is a well stocked Spar shop, a cosy pub and Hotel with restaurant. Just a few minutes walk form the cottage there is a railway ststion from which trains run from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno.

It's peaceful location within the Snowdonia National Park makes it an ideal centre for exploring the whole of North Wales by car, cycle, train or foot. The beautiful coast line to the North, South and West are within a 40 minute drive.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Black Rock sands or Llandudno 29 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Liverpool 135 km, Nearest railway: Dolwyddelan 300 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

When entering the cottage through the front porch you get a welcome feeling from the spacious lounge with a wood burner for those cosy nights in. The lounge has an open view looking out towards Dolwyddelan Castle with Snowdon in the background. There is also a TV and DVD player.

The separate dining room leads to a well equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave oven and much more. The kitchen overlooks a large lawned back garden with patio furniture for those alfresco meals enjoying the scenery and wildlife.

Upstairs, Bedroom 1 is a twin bedded room looking out towards the wonderful view of Snowdon.

It has a double wardrobe and a chest of four drawers.

Bedroom 2 is the smaller room which over looks the beautiful Gwydr Forest and this room comprises of a double bed with under bed storage drawer.

The bathroom has both a bath to help soothe those muscles after a great day walking or if you prefer you can take a revitalising shower.

Bedding and towels are supplied, also a welcome pack on arrival with tea, coffee and milk for that much needed cuppa on your arrival..

Further details outdoors

There is ample parking with a garden to the front and back of the cottage. The rear access to the cottage is via a porch with two small steps, (not easily accessible by wheelchair users). At the top of the back garden there is a gate leading directly onto the forest track.

Further details

Bedding and towels are supplied, also a welcome pack on arrrival with tea, coffee and milk for that much needed cuppa at your arrival.

The Cottage is fully central heated, We provide logs, kindling and firelighters for the wood burner in the lounge. Well behaved pets are also welcome in the cottage.

Please note the stairs leading to the 1st floor are a little steeper than average.

The North Wales region

Many activities are within easy reach of Dolwyddelan. which include

Rock climbing, Mountain Biking,

Fishing, Canoeing,

Walking, Birdwatching,

Tree Tops Adventure, Steam Railway,

And Many many more....

Blaenau Ffestiniog - Slate mines. Take a tour underground and see how slate was mined in the old days.

Ffestiniog Railway- Take a trip along the valley on an old narrow gauge steam train to Porthmadog. Perhaps you may like to stop off on the way and visit the Italianate village of Portmerion.

Llandudno, Blackrock sands and Harlech beach are just some of the many beaches that are within easy reach of Dolwyddelan. A 40 minute drive will take you over to the beautiful island of Anglesey with its many glorious beaches and South Stack Nature Reserve near Holyhead.

There are also beaches to the north at the Victorian resort of Llandudno which is only a 40 minute drive away. There is also a dry ski slope on the Great Orme which also has a cable car lift running to the summit.

The local area is rich in history with an abundance of beautiful castles, including Conwy Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Harlech Castle, Criccieth Castle and we even have our very own Castle here in Dolwyddelan


Betws-y-coed is set in the beautiful Conwy valley in the Snowdonia National Park. It has a wonderful setting surrounded by magnificent mountain country. The village is a haven for outdoor walkers and climbers with many shops catering to their needs. There are also numerous craft shops, cafes and bistros in the village with the popular Swallow Falls and Conwy Falls nearby.

For the more adventurous there is the Tree Tops Adventure High Ropes Course, Mountain bike Marin Trail and the National Outdoor Centre Plas-y-Brenin is only a short drive from Betws-y-coed. There is also the Betws-y-coed Golf Course which is located at the edge of this beautiful popular tourist village.

Mountain bikes are available for hire in Betws-y-Coed.

Dolwyddelan is a picturesque village situated in the beautiful Lledr valley at the foot of the Moel Siabod. The River Lledr is noted for it's salmon and trout in the fishing season, perfect for nature walks throughout the four seasons.

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Review 1-6 of 6

13 Nov 2013


"Good value for money in a really beautiful location"

Okay, so there is a less than glowing review of this cottage here on Tripadvisor and it may be putting one or two of you off staying here. I'm hoping to redress the balance and say come and give … More

30 Sep 2013


"This cottage needs a total renovation"

We are very disappointed about the way of poor communication and the state of the cottage.First: She did not contact us about the location of the key. And when we arrived, she was not there.Then we w… More

In response to your review I would like to state that arrival information and details regarding the key were sent by email prior to the date of arrival. We are sorry we were not there to welcome you but I did tried to contact by phone as I had no arrival time from you,but had no answer.As I explained in our later correspondance that unbeknown to me at the time I had a computer fault which may have been the cause of delay in emails being sent.
The cottage was cleaned and tidied ready for your stay.Both my husband and I had checked this was so. The problem with the boiler mentioned could have easily been resolved by resetting the time switch had we been informed. As with many old cottages they do tend to get damp patches in places. These have since been looked at and are being treated.
The hole in the carpet you refer to in your pictures I beleive was a burn mark on the mat in front of the log/coal fire and not the carpet.
Most of the pictures were of the garden and exterior of the cottage. Yes I agree the garden does need some attention.
On two occasions during your stay my husband spoke to you and nothing was mentioned of your dissappointment with the cottage.We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay but had we have known of this we would have tried to resolve any problems.
During the last eight years of letting the cottage we have had many happy guests some of whom returned regularly.

4 Aug 2013


"Character cottage in a lovely location."

Shortly after arrival, the owner visited us to check everything was ok with the accommodation and gave us some excellent tips for walks and a superb dog friendly beach. The cottage was well equipped w… More

10 Jan 2012


"Great escape"

We've stayed at Tan Lan on 3 separate occasions, its a great place to escape too. The owners are friendly, welcoming and helpful, the cottage is well equipped and has a glorious spot in the village.
Transport to the bigger villages and towns is only a few minutes away, the train ride to Llandudno is a day out in itself.
Local shop is only a few minutes walk away.
Were planning our next visit soon

30 Oct 2011



Cottage was adequately furnished. However, there were many stains on the carpets and internal walls did have mildew on and flaking paint on the walls and cooker could have done with a thorough clean - and some of the guestbook reviews did say 'home from home'!! The photographs on advertisement for this property did look a lot better than the reality.

The location was great and a well stocked local shop and the forest walk through the gate of the rear of the property was good and scenic.

We were very disappointed to read the harsh review posted on 30th October. The stains on what was a new carpet were made by visitors earlier in the season. Every effort was made to clean the damage but doing so after the event is a much tougher task. One must appreciate that carpets connot be replaced every time something like this occurs which fortunately is rare.
The review also implies that the advert photographs have somehow been manipulated. This is not the case. We have been letting the cottage for five years and have a number of guests who return on a regular basis. We are always happy to receive constructive comments either personally or in the visitors book. The reviewer in this instance had at least two occasions to make their complaints known to the owners personally but chose instead to put them in print.
Guests must understand that we offer a cosy C19th stone cottage as stated in the advert and not a 5* hotel.

30 Jul 2011


"Perfect location, friendly owners, a thoroughly enjoyable stay"

The owners of the property were very welcoming and friendly. The property was very clean and had a very well equipped kitchen, freeview TV and constant hot water. Patio furniture and sun loungers were… More

Thank you for your review.
We are always happy to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay at Tan Lan and hopefully with all the home comforts needed for an enjoyable stay.

Review 1-6 of 6

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