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Secluded cottage in town centre. Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, FREE WIFI, pets welcome



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Welsh stone cottage in secluded mews with easy access to mountains and beaches

Behind the secret wooden door on Ancaster Square in Llanrwst and find yourself in a peaceful haven right in the centre of this buzzing market town. The front door opens onto a comfortable and cosy open living area, including fully fitted kitchen and dining table. The two main bedrooms feature a Kingsize brass bed or Twin beds and room for a travel cot. The third bedroom is snug - perfect for kids, having a triple bunk bed (3ft mattress on top and 4ft below) and Velux window. The bathroom has a bath and shower into the bath. There is a bench outside the front door and French doors from the dining area can be opened onto the rear courtyard where a washing line is available. Dog owners will find they can easily exercise pets off the lead along the riverside path, just 1 minutes' walk from the cottage and free parking is available just a few minutes walk away.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Sam Holder is a mother and recruitment consultant who lives in North London and Llanrwst. She runs a niche Recruitment business for Geotechnical Engineers and also leads a local Scout Troop where she endeavours to inspire young people with her own love of the great outdoors.

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Comfortable cottage in the heart of Llanrwst.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely little cottage close to all the amenities. Very quiet and peaceful. Well equipped and comfortable especially the beds. Helpful owner who answered our queries promptly. Very clean. Our only slight issue was that it was a little chilly downstairs in the evening .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry that you were chilly in the evening - there is a BOOST facility on the thermostat which you can use to increase the temperature - I'm just sorry this wasn't signposted well enough. I'll fix that for our next guests. I can also control the heating remotely so, if you come next time, you only have to send a text or give me a call! Sam.
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Beautiful Little Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time in this lovely little cottage. It's right in the heart of a bustling town, literally right in the centre.

The interior is modern and extremely comfy, I think they may have done it up recently. Everyone didn't want to leave their beds, they were super comfortable!!!

The owner was very quick to respond to any questions I had and was extremely helpful.

If I'm ever visiting the area again I will definitely be checking this place out again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes - recently refurbished and lots of money spent on creature comforts so you have a lovely time. We'd love to welcome you again.
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

This is a super 'little' cottage - looks little on the outside but spacious inside. Very well equipped kitchen, fab shower, comfortable sofas and luxurious beds. Wonderful central location but beautifully quiet and hidden away. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Comfort - and especially the beds - were a big priority for us when we refurbished. Sam.
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Comfortable, great place, ideal holiday stay

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Before we arrived the owner Samantha was very helpful. We were a group of 4 Uni students, studying Geology in the local area for a number of weeks (in June-July) and needed a long stay and Samantha was great at helping us sort everything out before we arrived. Good communication and she answered our questions easily and quickly, so we knew it was the right place for us.

The cottage is in a quiet location, just off the main square in the village, very peaceful. We never heard the church bells, the church is located at the back of the cottage. The cottage has a little bit of outdoor space, but that was not an issue for us. Only a short 5 min walk from the free car park and local supermarket which was very useful. Everything on your door step, post office, ATM machine, coffee shops and restaurants. Llanrwst is approx 15 mins drive to Snowdonia national park.

The cottage is very homely, clean and reasonably spacious with everything you need. Beds were very comfortable and the rooms had enough storage. Wifi was a little patchy, but manageable.

Overall nothing bad to say about this little place. We were very happy spending our time here.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you all enjoyed your time at the cottage. I'll get on to our WIFI providers right away and make sure they are providing the best service possible. Do come back one day! Sam.
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cosy cottage in Llanrwst centre

  • 4 of 5

We booked this for a Christmas break for 6 and found it rather small for 6 people- more suitable for 4, though that would be pricey. The bunk bedroom had a bad damp patch and hardly any floor space (more cramped than a YHA room). Although the accommodation was well equipped in many ways, with some thoughtful touches (eg complimentary chocolates, wine and Christmas crackers), it would have been nice to have a large pan for cooking and more than one oven shelf. The fridge was also small for 6 people and any cartons of juice, milk etc had to be stored on the their side on the shelf. These were minor issues which are easily rectified.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review the property and for writing lovely comments about the level of cleanliness, location and warmth in our visitors book. We think it's a 'hidden gem' too! Firstly I must apologise for the damp. This patch literally appeared overnight and, since your visit, we have taken steps to rectify the problem which has been brought on by the extraordinarily wet Winter this year. Thank you also for the feedback about the oven shelf and pan - both are now available in the property. We were unaware that the fridge door drinks holder had been broken - this will be resolved ASAP. Regarding the size of the accommodation, we describe the bunk room as 'snug' and therefore more suitable for children than adults but I am sorry that room did not live up to your expectations. The cost of your visit reflected the peak Christmas holiday season. An off-peak (non school holiday week) at the moment is just £295. I do hope you will visit again to enjoy more local mountain biking at Gwydir Forest. Sam.
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Really pleasant weekend

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 6 in our 20s-30s. Very well presented house in an extremely convenient location, close to pubs and shops. Bedding and beds were very comfortable and clean. Nicely positioned for mountain walking. Tryfan was only a short drive away. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Sam and her husband, Steve, spend as much time as possible in Llanrwst with their three children and two dogs. Most of Sam's childhood holidays were spent here, enjoying the rugged mountains and beaches of the North Coast and Anglesey and the family are pleased that they now have the opportunity to share their peaceful base in the mountains with others who share their love of wildlife and adventure.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 78 Miles Nearest Barpub : The New Inn at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Holyhead at 51 Miles Nearest Golf : Conwy at 14 Miles Nearest Train : Llanrwst at 200 Metres Nearest Motorway : M6 at 86 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Asha Balti at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Llandudno Ski Centre at 16 Miles Nearest Beach : Deganwy at 13 Miles Car: recommended

Secluded Cottage in the heart of the historic market town of Llanrwst, North Wales, just four miles from picturesque Betws-y-Coed.

Pubs, Restaurants and country walks are easily accessible from the front door, and it’s just 20 minutes drive west to the stunning Mountains of Snowdonia National Park, or north to the historic walled town and RSPB nature reserve at Conwy or to nearby Llandudno Junction. Gwydir is also just 10 minutes from the famous Bodnant Garden and the newly opened Surf Snowdonia centre in Dolgarrog.

2 Gwydir Cottages has been a much loved family holiday home for over 15 years. Refurbished to the highest standards in Summer 2015, it is now available for families, friends, couples, walkers, surfers, kayakers, birdwatchers and photographers wishing to enjoy this magical part of the world. Set back in a mews behind a café/tapas bar on the main town square, the cottage is the perfect base for you to explore this beautiful part of North Wales.

The cottage and Llanrwst itself are steeped in history, but modern comforts and extra special features are provided to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. The vast beauty of Snowdonia is right on the doorstep so this is heaven for walkers and mountaineers or, indeed, anyone who loves the stunning beaches of the North Coast. You may find time to visit the local Art Gallery at Fyn-y-Parc or the working Woolen Mill at Trefriw or experience some of the amazing Adventure to be had at nearby Surf Snowdonia, Go Below caving or Tree Top high ropes course. It's just a short stroll to the stunning local waterfall at Grey Mares tail and the atmospheric and haunted Gwydir Castle, a stunningly restored Tudor Mansion house visited by King Charles I.

Llanrwst has an excellent Spar and Co-op, lovely cafes and coffee shops, a superb and great value Fish and Chip Shop, award winning Curry House and Post Office, all within 3 minutes walking distance of the cottage. Further information at www.snowdonia.org.uk


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
31 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

All prices include bedding, towels and housekeeping though we expect the property to be left in good condition.
Changeover Day:
Friday - 1500 hours arrival, 1000 departure.
Short lettings available in low season with Monday or Tuesday options on changeover

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The cottage has seen our children grow up and remains a special place for us all to be together. It offers peace and solitude in the centre of town with the mountains and beaches all around.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Twin Bedroom with wardrobe and chest of drawers
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 Child Bed, Small, triple bunk room with black out blind on velux
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Kingsize bedroom with good storage and room for travel cot


  • Self-catering


  • Ideal base for keen birdwatchers throughout the year. Hill walkers, cyclists and surfers also welcome! There is space for boots, bikes and wetsuits to be safely stored.

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