Y Neuadd Lwyd is a family run business and as such our primary concern is to ensure our guests experience a genuinely unique cottage which is cleaned and maintained to the highest of standards by the owners themselves. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and aim to provide our guests with a personal touch looking after their every need from the initial booking enquiry, ensuring the cottage is spotlessly clean, the bed linen is washed and ironed to perfection, to greeting guests with a warm welcome and if required showing our guests how to set and light the wood burning stove. As there is no agent involved no additional booking fee is charged.
This locally historical Grade II Listed cottage is a former 16th Century tavern which has been extensively modernised internally whilst retaining all of its external period character. On the ground floor, the property has spacious, open plan living accommodation with beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove, modern fitted kitchen and separate utility room. The Lounge area leads out onto an extensive decked terrace overlooking a private South West facing courtyard garden and the spectacular Snowdonia countryside beyond. Upstairs, the property has 2 stylish double bedrooms both with modern en-suite shower rooms. An additional fold away single bed is also available with bedding and linen for a nominal charge (suitable for a child). The cottage is approached along a private drive and has ample off road parking for 2 cars.
The cottage is within walking distance of the village shop, newly refurbished local pub which serves food and public transport links. Portmerion, Snowdon, Bodnant Gardens, The Welsh Highland Stream Railway, Llandudno, Llechwedd Slate Caverns and Conwy Castle to name just a few are all within no more than a 40 minute drive by car.
IDEAL FOR FAMILIES - No need to bring the kitchen sink just request the use of any of the following free of charge :- high chair, travel cot, fire guard, stair gate, 3 wheel pram with rain cover and night light.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porthmadog 30 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 151 km, Nearest railway: Dolwyddelan 200 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Bed linen, towels bath mats and tea towels are included within the weekly rate, however, linen for cots should be provided by guests. Electric wall-mounted heaters in all rooms, with a log burning stove in the main living area. A basket of logs, bag of kindling and fire lighters are included within the weekly rate of the cottage, additional logs and kindling can be purchased from the owner or alternatively from the local shop. Electricity is provided by way of £1.00 coin meter - please note that energy costs will differ from season to season. Short break rates are also inclusive of bed linen and a basket of logs, however, you will need to bring your own towels.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage has a private courtyard garden overlooking Moel Siabod and the stunning Snowdonia countryside which is well stocked with mature shrubs and flowering perennials thoughout the spring and summer months. Guests are welcome to bring their own barbecues provided that its use is strictly in accordance with the property owners guidelines. Outdoor seating, table and sun parasol are provided from early spring to late autumn.
Freshly made beds, pre-heated cottage (when required) and a welcome tray of tea, coffee, sugar and Welsh cakes on arrival.
We can cater for special occasions such as romantic breaks, birthdays, anniversaries etc. On request and time permitting we can arrange for flowers, chocolates, wine, champagne or homemade chocolate cake with candles. Please call or email for further details.
Snowdonia is the UKs first National Park. It is a rugged mountainous region of outstanding natural beauty and renowned for its breathtaking scenery and extensive outdoor pursuit activities including walking, rock climbing, mountain biking, white water rafting, orienteering, dry slope skiing and horse riding to name just a few. Whatever the weather, there is always something exciting to do.
Snowdonia has it's fair share of historic castles and churches - 2 of which (Dolwyddelan Castle and St Gwyddelans Church) are within 1km of Y Neuadd Lwyd. The stunning coastline of north west Wales with it safe sandy beaches and secluded coves can all be reached within 30 minutes drive by car. Similarly, golf courses at Betws-y-Coed, Harlech, Conwy and Llandudno are all easily accessible by car.
MOUNTAIN BIKING - Here in Snowdonia there has been a dramatic increase in the popularity of mountain biking whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced there's a huge choice of recognised bike routes following our spectacular scenery. We are surrounded by some of the finest mountain biking routes in Europe. We have world class single track routes like the Marin Trail in the Gwydyr forest and Penmachno right on our doorstep and other classics like Coed y Brenin and Coed Llandegla only a few miles away. The cottage has a separate utility room which can double up as lockable secure storage for bikes with access to a water point for washing bicycles and outdoor clothing.
DOWNHILL / FREERIDE TRIALS - Just a 5 minute drive from the cottage Antur Stiniog is a downhill freeride trials dream. There are four down hill trials of varying difficulty to choose from with jumps, berms, big rock sections all down open hillside finishing at a visitors centre with cafe, showers and bike wash. Coming soon, XC loop taking in the spectacular views around Tan-y-Grisiau lake.
FAMILY ADVENTURE – Just a 10 minute drive from the cottage Treetops in Betws-y-Coed is an eco friendly thrilling high rope adventure course with the worlds highest POWERFAN parachute simulator which boasts an exciting adrenaline packed activity day for all the family.
SURF SNOWDONIA Coming in Spring 2015 - Just a 15 minute drive from the cottage this is an exciting new surfing and water sports park. Surf Snowdonia will be a showcase for the World's first publicly accessible Wavegarden artificial surfing lagoon. This revolutionary concept, generates powerful and consistent surfing waves, of varying heights up to 6 feet, in a 300m long lagoon. It is ideal for all surfers, from grommets (beginners both young and old) to professional surfers, and will be a fantastic family destination. The Wavegarden facility will feature a café, restaurant and bar positioned immediately alongside the surfing lagoon, whose glass front will allow visitors to enjoy food and drink whilst watching the surfing action close-up. An indoor children's play building will provide a safe and secure soft play and activity centre for 2-10 year olds, complete with a coffee bar.
Dolwyddelan is a tranquil and picturesque friendly village with a strong sense of community. Located at the head of the Lledr Valley, at the foot of Moel Siabod and on the banks of the River Lledr. The village is perfectly situated for touring Snowdonia or for simply relaxing and enjoying the beautiful countryside and local wildlife including bats, buzzards and a large selection of native birds which visit the garden daily.
Dolwyddelan has a well stocked general store with off-license and friendly public house which serves bar-food. Alternatively the busy nearby village of Betws-y-Coed has a number of places to eat to suit all pockets. Betws-y-Coed also has a selection of specialist shops with an emphasis on outdoor activites.
WALKING - The area caterers for both the experienced walker or those who just fancy a local stroll with the family. Dolwyddelan is the starting point for numerous walks all the details of which can be found in the wide selection of informative books and maps supplied in the cottage. For the more experienced why not take a trip to the summit of Snowdon and visit the new cafe that was opened in Spring '09. On your return there is a separate utility room to wash all those muddy boots and facilities to hang and dry any wet weather clothing.