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Beautiful Welsh stone cottage. Great walks. Great pub/food. Superfast broadband!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage in Rowen, Conwy, Wales - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Pub. No pets.

Pen-y-Bont is a tastefully restored, central heated, c16 Welsh cottage set in the picturesque village of Rowen at the heart of the Conwy Valley, in the Snowdonia National Park. Situated in a secluded location but also within a 5-minute walk of a lively, traditional pub, featuring Welsh singing every Friday night, great food and serving the best pint of Guinness outside of Dublin (probably)...not to be missed!

There are a wealth of activities within close proximity, including Conwy Castle, the World's longest zip-wire (, surfing in Dolgarrog ( or for those rainy days there's Go Below ( For great views you can cable car up the Great Orme, visit the Welsh Mountain Zoo or get the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

If you're feeling energetic the area is a walker's paradise with all the majestic peaks of North Wales within close proximity & ancient Roman paths and the multi-award winning Bodnant Garden (Owned by the National Trust and one of the most spectacular and admired botanical gardens in Europe) right on your doorstep.

This is a tiny snapshot of the many things that you can do - or you could just relax and read a book, play a board game or watch one of our many great DVD titles. The choice is yours :)

More Details

Paul Belton
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Rowen around the Caerhun

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom with a drench shower, heated towel rail & traditional ceramic fixtures.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom + sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with a super king size bed & high thread count bedding. Sofa bed in main room.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Bathrobes are provided for your convenience.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Welsh stone cottage. Great walks. Great pub/food. Superfast broadband!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 57 reviews

delightful cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage far exceeded expectations. Located in the village of Rowen across a footbridge over a babbling brook. Everything in this cottage exceeded expectations. Well equipped kitchen, quiet, nice sitting room with great natural light. Loved the village. We spent time walking and looking at the quaint gardens. Ty Gwyn is across the bridge and 200 feet up the street. Had one of the best lamb shanks EVER! never thought I would appreciate mint with lamb but the Demi Glace was perfectly balance with nice acidity and a tough of mint. When I asked what kind of mint they said we don't know but the farmer sitting ut there having a draft brings us a big bag a week from his field. Same farmer who was there the day before for the Friday evening mens sing. Bit of a time warp in the most positive way. Stay a week and chill or - Snowdonia is an easy drive. Llandudno is close and if the weather is with you take time to walk the seaside promenade. We did a day trip to Anglesey and walked Holyhead. Just do it. This is a great area and we only scratched the surface.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Samuel. You are right, there is so much to see and do that it is almost impossible to list everything. I do hope you will return soon. Best wishes. Paul
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Our best holiday stay

  • 5 of 5

Experienced a wonderfully relaxing couple of weeks in Rowen. Cottage is central for many of the North Wales tourist attractions. Most of the time we just relaxed in the quite ambience.

The Welsh singing on a Friday evening at the local pub is a must do. Many choir members there raising the roof with beautiful tones.

Look forward to returning from New Zealand in a couple of years but this time for 3 weeks.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Allan, thank you - so glad you enjoyed yourself, and hopefully satisfied your hiraeth. I look forward to your return in the coming years. Best wishes. Paul
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Cosy, Comfortable, Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away over a footbridge but a beautifully appointed cottage, very comfortable sitting room with TV and, if you need it, a lovely wood burner together with dining table and benches. There is also central heating if you don't want the bother of lighting the fire. Well equipped kitchen with a superb and large cooker, fridge freezer and Belfast sink. Bedroom has king size bed, extremely comfortable and looks out onto small but very private courtyard which is a real suntrap and a lovely place to sit with a good book, and cup or glass of something. Also it is so quiet and peaceful. In the bathroom you have a good big shower cubicle complete with drench shower. You have to cross a footbridge across a pretty river to get to the cottage and leave your vehicle the other side which was absolutely fine and just across that footbridge and literally 1 minute walk is Ty Gwyn pub which is a lovely village pub and does good food. It was a lovely week there and would love to go back sometime. The owner Paul is extremely good at answering promptly any queries you may have.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan - I look forward to welcoming you back on the future 😊
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a long weekend to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The cottage has been lovingly restored and extended and offers a perfect spot for a short break, or extended visit, to Snowdonia. Other than limited wardrobe and drawer space you have everything you need - and we were amazed at the lightning fast fibre broadband given the location. The outdoor table and chairs could be more substantial, but this is a minor point. And with the lovely pub literally at the end of the path if you are don’t want to use the well equipped kitchen refreshment isn’t too far away. If you’re after a peaceful retreat in a stunning part of the UK you won’t go wrong here.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Suzanne - we look forward to having you stay again 😊 Best wishes Paul
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A peaceful retreat

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is very well furnished and very comfortable and has everything you could need to help you have a relaxing time - all you could hear in the morning were the birds! The village has many walks - some easy and some quite challenging. Very friendly pub serving good food and on a Friday night the locals get together to sing - wonderful. I would certainly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfectly located for a quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a private cottage with a nearby village pub and couldn't have picked better. The cottage is surprisingly large whilst still feeling cosy with the fire on in the evenings. Lovely large bed, beautifully finished and furnished throughout. The pub is a 30 second walk over the footbridge and across the road. Very welcoming, nice atmosphere, and great food.

We'll be back

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ben - so glad you enjoyed it!
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Ty Gwyn
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Ty Gwyn
Car: recommended

The local Ty Gwyn pub is lively & friendly, serving great food & a selection of lagers, bitters, wines & a very nice pint of Guinness! There is also a church in the village which has an English speaking service on the last Sunday of each month.

The Dutch Pancake House about half a mile away services great pancakes (as you would expect :) and also has a free wildlife walk with Capybara, Otters, Chickens & Ducks and has a reptile house which is also free entry.

Over 150 other different things to do, on the doorstep, including:

> Surf Snowdonia

> Zip World - World's longest zip wire!

> Go Below Underground Adventures

> Coed y Brenin Forest Park

> Tree Top Adventure

> Beacon Climbing Centre

> GreenWood Forest Park

> The Fun Centre

> King Arthur's Labyrinth

> Glasfryn Parc

> Bodnant Welsh Food

> Sygun Copper Mine

> Electric Mountain

> Snowdonia Riding Stables

> Inigo Jones Slate Works

> Talyllyn Railway

> Snowdon Mountain Railway

> Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

> Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

> Fairbourne Miniature Railway

> National White Water Centre

> Gone Swimming

> RibRide Adventure Boat Trips

> Shearwater Luxury Charter Cruises

> Anglesey Boat Trips

> Anglesey Walking Holidays

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Conwy is a 10 minute drive away & its setting is spectacular, framed by the foothills of Snowdonia and gazing across the Conwy Estuary. The quay and old harbour are host to an active small fishing fleet and the fascinating Conwy Mussel Museum. Llandudno is one of the finest traditional seaside resorts in the world & is a 20-minute drive. A splendid promenade spans the gently curving bay between the headlands of the Great Orme and the Little Orme. There's a lovely second beach on the West Shore.


Conwy town is 7-miles, or 10-minutes by car, away.

Further Details:

There is a variety of restaurants, fish & chip shops (The Harbour View in Deganwy is the best!), banks & a Tesco supermarket/fuel station in Conwy.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Rowen,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Mar 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Jun 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A £100 breakages deposit will be required with the full amount payable 6-weeks from the start of the holiday. Short breaks are available from £80 per night Jan to March; £90 per night April to 14 July; £100 per night 14 July - 8 September; £90 per night to end Oct and £80 per night until 22 December. 4-nights for the price of 3 on mid-week bookings! Last minute discounts can be available. Check-in is on a Friday, from 3 pm & the property is to be vacated by 12 pm on the final day.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on a Friday from 3 pm & the property is to be vacated by 12 pm on the final day.

Notes on prices:
A £100 breakages deposit will be required with the full amount payable 6-weeks from the start of the holiday. Short breaks are available at £80 per night where the weekly cost is £400; £90 per night where the weekly cost is £450 and £100 per night where the weekly cost is £500. 4-nights for the price of 3 on mid-week bookings!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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