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Quiet 17th century mountain cottage in Snowdonia Nat. Park

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Peaceful mountain cottage sleeps 4

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 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, which can seat 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 - Please note the house is strictly non-smoking.

Towels and linen are included.


We will consider dogs, please discuss with owners. We accept dogs under strict conditions, and would prefer only smaller calm breeds are not bouncing around a small cottage.

Please be aware that due to issues of damage and general mess and dirt both in the garden and inside the house we have seriously considered not accepting any dogs.

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 manages 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.

Sound grumpy? We're not, we just love the property and want to make sure it's in good condition for the next guests to stay.

There is a kennel in the garden within a covered pen. The garden is also secure for dogs, plus the adjacent 6 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 25 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.

More Details

Mr Jones or Mrs Emery
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

“ 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.”
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Caerhun in Wales

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Single shower room, with wash basin and towel radiator and tiled throughout. Recently refurbished.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, bedside draw units and bedside lamps. Both bedrooms have views of the mountains, woods and fields. One double bedroom also has a single bed making it also a twin room. The third sleeping area is situated above the living room on the balcony. The balcony is also the warmest part of the house having the benefit of the warm air from the wood burner down below!
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Please note that this is a mountain cottage with no neighbours. It's very quiet, surrounded by rough woodland and grazing land, with only very occasional passing farmers and walkers accessing land beyond. The field attached to and above the house is 6 acres and is recently partially planted with 14 species of broadleaved trees. You will have access to this field which is private access only. The views of the Carneddau from the field are amazing, allowing you to see several summits and into Cwm Dulyn; as well as back down towards the Conwy Valley. The access to the property is via a very steep and winding hill, then half a mile of track with occasional pot, which is fine for most vehicles (wouldn't recommend arriving in a super low sports car). It does not have mobile phone reception inside or outside the house, however if you walk a short distance down the track you get a couple of bars. There is a reasonably priced payphone in the house which will also allow incoming calls.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

Quiet 17th century mountain cottage in Snowdonia Nat. Park
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 39 reviews

Home from home - in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love the sucking in the air bit! But we know exactly what you mean.
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Peaceful secluded property

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katie & Eddie, glad you found what you were looking for. One thing we have in abundance is peace and quiet. Welcome back any time.
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A cottage close to Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback, good to hear you enjoyed it so much, and thanks for looking after the place so well.
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Peace & Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As you say, does exactly what it says on the tin! Thanks for the review.
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A wonderful, special place

  • 5 of 5

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)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If Carlsberg could write reviews... Thanks for this, you guys are becoming part of the scenary, and always welcome.
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you were watching an episode of BBC Springwatch! Glad the outside kept you as entertained as it does us.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Y Bedol, Tal Y Bont
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Tal Y Bont
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Caerhun, United Kingdom

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Eraly autimn
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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