|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Situated a mile away from its only occupied neighbour, the property is an extended 17th century cottage in 13 acres of it's own land on the foothills of the Carneddau mountains. 875 feet above the Conwy Valley, with no neighbours and just a view of the mountains and woodland, it gives you complete peace and quiet. Away from everything!
The accommodation comprises of two double bedrooms and a double sofa bed. The living room retains the original ‘upstairs’ of a traditional Welsh cottage, which is now the balcony/third bedroom, which is accessed by a narrow stair. A dining area is below the balcony. Comfortable for sleeping 4 – 6 people. With bags of character, it's open to the roof with exposed beams, slate floor and wood burner.
Recently fitted shower room and toilet, kitchen and hallway. Free wireless internet, plenty of parking. Patio area with outside seats.
Access is via a steep road from the village of Tal y Bont, then ½ mile of gravel track to the house.
Access, the property and around: The house is situated in a location which some city dwellers might consider 'remote', however you can access a dual carriagway, Tesco, multi-screen cinema and the town of Conwy easily within 20 minutes. It takes about 8-10 minutes to get down to the village where there is a postoffice shop, pub, restaurant and local farm butcher.
On a still day you can often hear nothing - that is except for the sound of birds. At least one cuckoo will be heard in the summer months. The garden has a plentiful crowd of feathered visitors, including woodpeckers. Buzzards fly overhead and will often be heard calling out. Owls can heard all around at night in the nearby woods.
The Dulyn river, with it's many rock pools and waterfalls, runs within 50 metres of the house, and is a wonderful place to walk, listen to the water and lose yourself.
Smoking, Pets, etc: Please note the house is strictly non-smoking.
Towels and linen are included.
We will consider dogs, please discuss with owners. We do accept dogs under conditions. We have found that a stock phrase is used by every dog owner, i.e. 'one small well behaved dog'! Of course everyone's idea of what is a well behaved dog is different and everyone treats theirs differently.
We insist that if a dog is at the house it is strictly not allowed in the bedrooms at all, and also are not allowed on the furniture in the lounge. Apart from that the hall, kitchen and lounge floors are tiled or slated so are fine for dogs. So if your dogs jumps or sleeps on your bed or sofa at home then this property is not for you.
There are two kennels in the garden within a large waterproof covered pen. The garden is also secure for dogs, plus the adjacent 12 acre field with the house is fine for letting them off the lead.
Use of candles inside the property is not permitted for safety reasons.
Mountain guiding: If you enjoy walking, or have that that urge to conquer Snowdon, Wales' highest mountain, but don't quite have the experience to go it alone, we can also offer guided mountain walks.
Walk the famous Carneddau or Glyder ranges with full days out.
Routes tailored to suit all ages and abilities.
With an extensive knowledge and 21 years mountain experience of the Snowdonia National Park we can guide you to any of the summits.
£40 per person, maximum party of 6 persons, minimum £100 per day. Contact owner for details.
“ We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The sheer tranquility, remoteness and peace, did the job for us.
When the brochure says isolated, it means isolated! No neighbours to be seen or heard, that was brilliant and so unique these days.
The cottage itself has all the mod cons you could need, yet retains its character and charm.
The views and surroundings are simply stunning and you have ready-made walks right on your doorstep.
We will return.”
3rd visit for us - clearly not alone in finding that this delightful place has a magnetic pull for all sorts of reasons.
I'd injured my ankle just before the holiday. Could drive and limp, but not really able to hit the hills as we would normally do. Guess what - didn't matter. The cottage was as lovely as ever. The peace and quiet recharged my batteries. A couple of times we drove up the track to Eigiau, so I could hobble along and suck in the air and the views.
It really is a deeply special place, and I'm so glad we found it. Thanks to Louise and Craig for making us so welcome once again.
We stayed at this cottage as we were looking for somewhere quiet to take our dogs over the bonfire weekend as one of them is petrified of fireworks. This place did the trick! Well equipped and clean. Bathroom and kitchen nice and modern. Owners contacted us on arrival and the following day to ensure we had everything we needed. Lovely surrounding walks and friendly sheep as your only neighbours. My favourite thing about this cottage (other than the peace and quiet) was definitely the woodburner and the fairy lights around the beam. Thank you for having us and we hope to come back in the future!
Katie & Eddie
As someone else has said, you get what's on the tin; the owners are friendly and helpful without being intrusive. If you enjoy peace, solitude and silence (apart from nature) this is a great cottage to be in. It is clean, comfortable and well equipped. We took a dog and the grounds are extensive and secure. We were very happy to be there and hope to be able to return.
Does exactly what it says on the tin. The cottage is well equipped and has everything you might need. The location is indeed a little remote, and that may not suit everybody, but the quietness, and wonderful views are what you get in exchange. Well located for easy access to the coast or local beauty spots. Highly recommended
Craig and Louise have graciously let us have use of their cottage four times now over the last couple of years and we have happy memories of our times here. The cottage is perfect for getting away from it all but with all the home comforts you could need. We've visited in winter and spring so seen it in all weathers and never had a bad day whether it is running around the extensive 'garden', enjoying a glass of wine with a sunny sunset or settling down for a cosy night in front of the woodburner. Our dog adores it here and is at his happiest chasing around the field trying to see the sheep, and our two boys get their fill of 'outdoor time' (whilst still being able to connect to the internet for contact with the outside world). It's easy enough to get to the shops in llandudno junction or Llanrwst and the kitchen is fully equipped. Craig and Louise clearly love the place and are always generous and kind hosts, eager to ensure guests get the most from their visit. The folder in the living room and the available reading materials all give great information on the area and the history of the cottage.
Truly 'away from everything' we hope we will get the chance to visit again soon and add to our memories.
Thank you Craig and Louise for giving others the opportunity to experience such a fantastic place.
John, Jennie, Christian and Noah (and Dempsey)
An absolutely beautiful, peaceful place which we loved from the moment we set foot inside. Couldn't stop looking out of the windows at the views. The woodpeckers and stoats were great to see. Didn't want to leave!
Conwy is known as the gateway to Snowdonia, and the Valley and river lead you directly into the heart of the National Park. With it's many pretty villages and natural beauty spots the valley is a hugely popular place, whether you want to visit the honey pot attractions, indulge in extreme sports or simply find complete peace, the Conwy Valley has it all.
Starting with the medieval walled town of Conwy itself, right up to the picturesque Betws Y Coed and beyond you have natural beauty spots every inch of the way, with footpaths taking you into the foothills and higher. On your doorstep there's a nationally popular Marin mountain bike trail starting at the historic town of Llanrwst. Here you can also visit Gwydir Castle, the medieval family home of the Wynn family.
The world famous Bodnant Gardens (Nat.Trust) are a must visit for any garden or plant enthusiast, or even if you just want to sit and relax or enjoy a cuppa. A great adrenalin rush is the Treetop Adventure just outside Betws.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Booking weeks are Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise agreed.
During winter periods we will charge for LPG gas. We also charge a small fee for dogs.
Directions to the apartment and key arrangements will be agreed in week before arrival.Check in 4pm, vacate by 10.30am (very flexible on these arrangements dependent on circumstances).
Any special requests or queries feel free to ask owner.