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Secluded Retreat In Snowdonia National Park Near To Betws-y-Coed



Updated: 23-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Snowdonia National Park. Idyllic Retreat Surrounded by Mountains.

The cottage is located at the head of a valley in a secluded position, surrounded by mountains. It was completely refurbished in 2015 and benefits from double glazing and new storage heaters. The lounge also has a large fireplace with a coal/wood burner. On the ground floor there is a kitchen, w.c. and twin bedroom. The first floor has a spacious double bedroom. twin bedroom and bathroom with electric shower. The outside patio provides stunning views of the mountains and woodland and the lockable outhouse provides storage for bikes. Please note that small children would need to be supervised in the rear garden due to the steep steps and drop.

There is a small children's park within 50 metres. The village has a regular bus service into Betws-y-Coed and further afield.

The cottage is located in an idyllic, secluded valley, yet is only 7 miles from the bustling village of Betws-y-Coed. It is ideally situated for walking and the renowned Penmachno mountain bike trail (2 miles away).

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About the Owner

Gregory Waterfield
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Gregory Waterfield

We have enjoyed our holidays to North Wales, and in particular the area around Betws-y-Coed, for many years. In 2013 we bought this cottage and have lovingly refurbished it over the past 2 years. We love the seclusion and beauty of the Cwm Penmachno valley.

Greg and Ginny.

Gregory Waterfield purchased this cottage in 2103

13 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


Beautiful surroundings and cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great week in a cosy cottage. Kids played games and read books as no wifi. A fantastic break for us all.

Just to note: lots and cats and sheep so dogs in leads at all times which got frustrating with two big dogs. And no towels! Otherwise top marks

Favourite morning exploring through the quarry, up past waterfall and woods then out into open hills.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent bolt hole away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a fantastic setting, we had a great time exploring the area both on foot and in the car. Fabulous scenery right from the front door. The kids would have liked wifi but actually it was good for all the family to go back to basics. Superb value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage Well Off The Beaten Track

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a lovely week in this property, it looks exactly as it does in the photos except they don't do justice to how clean the property actually is. It was spotless. The beds were all really comfy and a good nights sleep was had by all. Plenty of walks from cottage into surrounding hillsides.Only thing I would say is make sure you get accurate directions from owner as we didn't and got lost several times before a local gardener pointed us in the right direction. Pretty central to most things and lots of leaflets of places to go in a basket in the cottage. Definately recommend the cable cars on great orme (about 35 mins away) and Zipworld Caverns (about 30 mins away) all in all a good time enjoyed by all.

Points to consider: About 15 minutes to nearest shop for bread milk etc and absolutely no mobile service whatsoever for about 10 minutes in any direction, not an issue for me personally (my son moaned a bit though) just something to be aware of it internet/phone calls are important to you (we covered 5 networks between us and our gadgets)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a positive review. Your suggestion to give more detailed directions is helpful and it is something I will add to our welcome email.
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Lovely Cosy Cottage in a Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely charming cottage which was cosy, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The location is quiet and peaceful and a good place to visit for a relaxing break in the beautiful North Wales countryside. If you would like to explore the local area there are numerous leaflets in the cottage (which we found helpful) suggesting nearby places of interest to visit. The younger members of our family had a thrilling time on the zip wire in nearby Blaenau Ffestiniog. Gregory the owner of the property was very efficient in dealing with our booking arrangements and I would definitely recommend this cottage as we thoroughly enjoyed our time spent here.

Our stay was made extra special as we will always remember watching Wales beat Belgium here to qualify for the semi finals of Euro 2016 - fun times and sweet memories.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Away from it all.....

  • 4 of 5

A well refurbished and comfortable charming cottage in a small village about 15-20min drive from Betws-y-Coed centre. Walks from the doorstep were fantastic. Great to have the wood burner ...... which was actually needed for our stay in July (!!) and the kitchen is well stocked with everything needed for a short stay. Its a great base for walking, and taking advantage of all of the local outdoor activities. If you are looking to get away from it all this is your ticket, there is no phone signal or WiFi so be prepared to switch off from the outside world for a while!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little gem

  • 5 of 5

Lovely bank holiday weekend spent here in May. The cottage has plenty of space in the bedrooms and the beds are comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and has everything you could want for cooking good meals. The lounge would be a little small to seat 6 adults but fine for four adults and two children. The surrounding area is stunningly beautiful. We enjoyed the Swallow falls, Conwy falls and Machno falls all close by.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Eagles pub at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Betws-y-Coed at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Betws-y-Coed at 7 Miles Nearest Beach : LLandudno or Portmeirion at 25 Miles Car: necessary

Nearby ziplines and aerial adventure parks

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half Term May
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October half term
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-May-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • caving
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Downstairs toilet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Ground floor
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Spacious double bedroom


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...


  • There is a lockable outhouse at the rear for storage of items such as bicycles.

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