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House | 12 bedrooms | sleeps 32

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary

A quaint Victorian inn of impressive size,

A weekend investment that'll feel like winning a prize.

Located very central in a conservation area,

In Wales, quite safe, no chance of malaria!

A big open space for parking you cars,

Just walk on in and out to the bars.

A good seven bathrooms and loads of beds,

For family and friends to lay down their heads.

It's not meant to be posh or for those fond of antiquity,

But more for those with kids, drink wine and act out of stupidity.

Easy access rooms for granny must be seen,

Or a heavenly dormitory for the young and the teens.

3D TVs, surround sound and a massive projector,

You'll feel as important as a movie director.

For those who can there is a fine pool table,

so take on your mates if you think you are able.

With full Sky package including Movies and Sports,

Perfect for relaxing in a onesie or shorts.

There are plenty of castles,

So leave behind your hassles.

Head to the beaches,

Or "Jackies" for Pizzas.

After a full day of fun at any number of places,

There will be buckets of smiles on everyone's faces.

Bring your iPod or iPhone to play your own tunes,

For a party full on, just bring your own balloons.

We are more than pet-friendly with easy care flooring,

With the homely wood stove, the fire will be roaring.

When it comes to bath time you'll find a Jacuzzi,

Pour some champagne or something more boozy!

Size Sleeps up to 32, 12 bedrooms
Nearest beach 5 mins stroll
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester or Liverpool 50 km, Nearest railway: Colwyn Bay 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub
General Central heating, Wi-Fi available
Rooms 12 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 5 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (36), Double beds (12), Cots (1), Dining seats for 24, Lounge seats for 20
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The North Wales region

Castles by the dozen, Mountains everywhere you look, Beaches ten a penny, Pubs, Restaurants we have the lot! Loads of things to do from a walk on the beach or in the glorious Snowdonia national park to amusement parks, zip lining or indeed a new national watersports centre! For a fully updated list of goings on check the tourist board site.

There really is something for everyone. The only problem is being organised enough to take advantage of it all.

Colwyn Bay

Old Colwyn is a medium sized village in a conservation area. It has all the usual amenities you would expect from petrol stations, supermarkets, local stores, cafes and, of course, pubs!

The larger Colwyn Bay is a couple of miles down the road as is the Victorian gradeur of LLandudno. You are pretty much on the border of the Snowdonia National Park ans all the walks, trains and outdoor activities it holds.

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Review 1-10 of 18

23 Mar 2014


"Massive house, well suited for large groups, excellent value for money!"

Just back from an amazing weekend here to celebrate my 40th. There were 35 of us in total with ages ranging from 15 months to 68! 11 families and 2 dogs! Excellent venue for socialising. We really di… More

6 Mar 2014


"Amazing Place"

We stayed at the Ship Inn for my stag do, I'm sure my best man will also be commenting in the coming days.There was a group of 20+ and plenty of space so it never felt over crowded. All bedrooms … More

Hey John,
Judging by the number of bottles outside you were sent off in good style! Glad 'The Ship' played its small part in your 'send off' and good luck in your married life!

26 Feb 2014


"Fabulous week with our friends"

We stayed at the Ship Inn from Monday - Friday during the February half term (we travelled up from the South) There were eight families in total (14 adults, 13 children and 1 dog) ages ranging from 8 … More

Hi Sandra, thrilled you had a great time and thanks for posting such a positive response! I hope we do indeed get the chance to welcome you back in the future!

24 Feb 2014


"Ultimate Party Pad!"

I stayed at the Ship Inn for my stag weekend, was blown away by the size of the place! Everybody had an amazing time, plenty of space for everyone to sleep (there were 30 of us). Place was nice and ti… More

Nice work Rich and best of luck with Married Life! Mark

20 Feb 2014


"Brilliant weekend"

We just came back from a long weekend at The Ship inn, there were 32 of us all ages celebrating my 60th Birthday, WOW!!! What can I say the house is lovely, so big, The kids just loved the Dormitory, … More

Thank you Sheila for your kind words and I am thrilled you and your lovely family used the time so wisely (at the bookies!) and had a great bonding experience! You woud be more than welcome back any time you wish (or you could try the new one we are currently refurbing down the road in Penmaenmawr! Look forward to speaking again. mark

17 Feb 2014


"AMAZING! Fabulous time had be all, couldnt reccomend it more!"

What can I say about our long weekend at the 'Ship' apart from Fabulous! We were there celebrating my mums 60th birthday and the Ship was beyond anything we could have asked for! Firstly, it… More

Thank you so much for your kind words, they are appreciated!

30 Jan 2014


"Absolutely fab time had by all!!!"

The ship is an excellent house for a large group get together. It is extremely well equipped and had everything we could have wish for. There was 30 of us for my 50th birthday of varying ages from 1… More

Thank you very much for those kind words. There is much work goes on behind the scenes and it is hearing that it makes a difference to special occasions in peoples lives that make it all worth while. Hope to see you all again in the future. Mark

9 Dec 2013


"Family Xmas Party"

Great facilities in a great location. We had 4 children aged 3-7 who loved it and refused to leave the house. The second living room and all the toys and games provided made it a haven for them. Showe… More

Thanks Kathryn. You have my lovely cleaning team to thank for putting up all the decorations and indeed even old scrooge that I am got in the festive spirit when I was there! Anyway thrilled you had a ball and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Mark

8 Nov 2013


"Just Brilliant"

I would personally dismiss the previous review on this property as I found none of what was complained about to be truthful, the complaint regarding cleanliness is not only unjustified but I would reg… More

THank you so much for your glowing review. I am thrilled and I know Eleanor will be especially pleased as punch with your feedback on her efforts that so easily go overlooked. Thx again.

27 Oct 2013



Letter sent to Sykes Cottages and duly passed on to the owner:We have now returned from our week away in the Ship Inn in Old Colwyn and although I have never felt the need to complain about a holiday … More

Firstly may I say I am deeply saddened that you did not enjoy your stay at 'The Ship' as most every other group has done. I don't feel it is in anyones' interest to respond to each individual issue (although I did to Sykes). I do not for one instance claim 'The Ship' is perfect. It is not. Nor is my home, nor I guess the home of most people, especially those that are hundreds of years old, 12 bedroomed and 6000+ sq ft and let to groups EVERY week. Had I been contacted about any of these issues DURING the tenancy I would certainly have been able to sort easily, mostly over the phone. This list was provided only HAVING LEFT the property requesting compensation. Due to a two week holiday in the USA I had two groups in AFTER this but BEFORE I got to look at this list of complaints and they gave 5* reports and identified NONE of the issues identified here. I take 'The Ship' itself and the welfare of its guests seriously and I guess it is down to each reader to assess the magnitude of each of the issues for themselves and judge it against the property as a whole which, being hundreds of years old is not PERFECT but is still ONE HELL OF A PLACE to get together with friends and family.

Review 1-10 of 18

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