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Beautiful riverside cottage located in 10 acres of scenic countryside

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Riverside Cottage in Bontnewydd, Nr. Caernarfon, North Wales, UK - 10 min walk to village Country Inn

A romantic country retreat, this 18th century cottage is full of character with all modern conveniences all on ground level.Within easy access to local village, steam railway and cycle track and pets are welcome. This cottage is the gateway to enjoy breathtaking scenery of the coastline and spectacular mountain ranges of Snowdonia. This area of Wales has retained strong Welsh culture and hospitality.

The cottage is a fully self contained -lounge with wonderful views of Mount Snowdon and the river in the next field, separate shower and wc, kitchen with modern units and scenic views of the countryside and the garden.Spacious kingsize bed with also views of the beautiful tranquil countryside.

More Details

Property Manager
Olwen Strello
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, welsh
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Olwen Strello

I love living in this wonderful part of North West Wales and am a bilingual speaker in Welsh and English .We have had a self catering cottage for at least 16 years and my husband and I know this area well having been brought up here .We are therefore able to advice you on local tourist attractions and sporting activities etc.The zip world experience in Bethesda is growing in popularity and everyone enjoys walking or taking the train up to Mount Snowdon- the highest mountain in England and Wales.North Wales in my view is rapidly becoming a outdoor activity mecca and there is also a wide range of local produce for quality food and local small scale breweries delivering an unique holiday !

Olwen Strello purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Olwen Strello chose Dinas

We fell in love with the countryside and views from the cottage.The location is fantastic because you are within walking distance to village amenities but can enjoy peace and tranquility of the countryside and plenty of wildlife on our doorstep.There is private access to the riverbank and fishing is popular especially river trout.

The Royal town of Caernarfon is within walking distance with may eateries and pubs and the Unesco Word heritage site of the castle

What makes this cottage unique

In 2009 the cottage was totally refurbished from a 2 bedroom holiday cottage to a one bedroom self catering cottage.This is the only property enjoying private outlook towards the river and Snowdonia.Unique features is the location - you do not require a car regarding transport every day you may choose between hiring the bikes, hiking along the cycle track or taking the Welsh Highland Steam train from the halt stop nearby.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful riverside cottage ,relaxing and convenient to discover North West Wales.Past holidaymakers have enjoyed catching the steam train from the halt stop and waving to the driver to stop!-very friendly .
Feb 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Dinas around the Bontnewydd

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with walk in shower,WC, heated towel rail/washbasin and shaver light.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) all on ground floor Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with King size bed,view towards the garden and river.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Totally refurbished in 2009 to a high standard,clean and comfortable. Outside: Patio with table and chairs in front garden with views of the river and Snowdon. Garden bench and built in BBQ,picnic tables by riverside one field away. Utility Room: Washing line in back garden and laundry available upon request at no extra charge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels included and electricity,weekly change over FRIDAY to Friday-Saturday upon request


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(31 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful riverside cottage located in 10 acres of scenic countryside
average rating of 4.903226 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great location lovely cottage nice helpful owners wish we could have stayed longer

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments, I am glad that you enjoyed staying in Samuel cottage and hope to see you again.
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Beautiful location and views

  • 5 of 5

A pretty little cottage overlooking fields and distant mountains. Unusual to find a cottage for 2 that is detached and with loads of outside space. Perfect for our dog.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback of Samuel cottage, I am glad that the cottage was dog friendly and that you enjoyed your stay.Hope to see you again in the future.
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Beautiful Cottage, Friendly host.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful, friendly and welcoming with lovely views of the hills and river.

If you want homely surroundings, a friendly host and piece and quiet from the hubble and bubble of city life this is definitely the cottage for you.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay in Samuel cottage. We are fortunate to live in tranquil countryside but within good access to all amenities and visitor attractions. Hope to see you again sometime.
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Fantastic location within easy reach of Snowdonia and the coast

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage within a great setting. Dog friendly and easy walking distance of the village. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay in Samuel cottage. I hope to see you again sometime.
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Great location and cosy

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 2 nights with my girlfriend and Milo our Jack Russell in March when it was cold and snowy. Had a fab time the cottage was clean and equipped with all we needed. Great walks from the cottage and great to get home to a real roaring fire.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay in Samuel cottage. I am glad that you enjoyed yourself in this cosy cottage with Milo your dog , and hope to see you again.
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Cozy cottage with views of Snowdonia

  • 5 of 5

We’ve just returned from a two week stay over Christmas and new year. Ollwen and Garaint are very welcoming hosts who are on hand to answer questions but never intrusive.

The cottage is perfect for a quiet, romantic break with everything you need for a wonderful stay. You feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere, yet you are I. Easy reach of so many of North Wales’ main centres and attractions.

Watching the sun come up over the snowy tops of the Snowdonia mountains out of the lounge, bedroom and kitchen is a memory that will stay with us forever.

I would strongly recommend using this accommodation for a break in Wales, whether you want mountain walks, coastal strolls or trips to some of the prettiest villages and towns this cottage is simply wonderful. Thank you again for being such gracious hosts and for helping us have the Christmas, New Year and 20th Anniversary we’d been dreaming of.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful feedback regarding your stay in Samuel cottage, we enjoyed having you as guests and that you appreciated the setting and scenery of the cottage with distant view of Snowdon.We hope to see you again sometime.
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Llandudno dry ski
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Dinas Dinlle
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach: Zip wire in Bethesda

Nearest coast is 2 miles away-Menai Straits RSPB RESERVE also at Foryd Bay

Nearest sandy beach and blue flag beach at Dinas Dinlle 5 miles away

Numerous sandy beaches and coves of LLyn Peninsula and Anglesey/Black rock sands 1/2 hr drive.


Liverpool international airport 90 miles. Manchester International airport 120 miles. Holyhead ferry terminal 35 miles, car is essential.


10 minute riverside walk to village with country inn,shops ,country restaurant. Caernarfon and the World Heritage Royal Castle 2 miles by car. Welsh Highland Steam Railway and cycle track 600 metres away. Portmeirion Italian village 20 miles. Isle of Anglesey 12 miles. Ireland day trips from Holyhead 35 miles away by car.

Further Details:

Local grocery shop/fish and chip shop, and country inn-in village 10 min walking distance. Nearest main town of Caernarfon 2 miles by car/cycle hire in Caernarfon/bike store shed in the cottage /walking / cycle track 5 min from the cottage also halt stop Welsh Highland Steam railway, numerous cafes, pubs and supermarkets/banks etc in Caernarfon.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Book direct with owner Mrs Strello. Email or telephone to book a holiday-,deposit required and full payment six weeks prior to arrival,Enquire re LAST MINUTE discount short breaks and longer throughout year 10 %- 25% discount - accepts on line banking/ cheques etc

Changeover Day:
Friday to Friday but will consider Saturday to Saturday upon request. Short breaks any time flexible minimum of two nights. Arrival after 2pm. Departure before 10am.

Notes on prices:
First supply of fuel for mutofuel stove is free, afterwards £10/short break and £20/a week. Additional charge of £20 if you bring a dog.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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