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Y Gorlan, Rowen. An ideal base for families, walkers, cyclists and surfers

People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Recently renovated sleeps 11, 4 bed all ensuite with sofa bed and wc downstairs

An ideal base for families, walkers, cyclists and surfers, located in Snowdonia National Park, with an abundance of activities on your door step . A detached house with enclosed gardens in the heart of the picturesque village of Rowen just 7km from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Conwy Town. Y Gorlan is a former vicarage built in 1890 and has wonderful views of the rolling hills behind Rowen. Awarded 5 stars by Visit Wales for accommodating 7 guests and Visit Wales cyclists and walkers welcome award. Stay for 4 nights get 5th night free, please enquire now www.ygorlanrowensnowdonia.co.uk.

Y Gorlan has recently been renovated to a high standard, including a fully equipped French designer kitchen by Mobalpa, leading into the dining area with solid oak furniture and feature fireplace. The house is decorated tastefully with a log burning fire and reclining sofas in the lounge. There is a second sitting room with patio doors, a piano and an original feature fireplace. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs all with ensuite facilities, hair dryer and fans. The master bedroom has a king size bed with feature fireplace and a rainfall power shower in the ensuite. There is another king size bedroom with a feature fireplace and rainfall power shower in the ensuite. A double room with an electric shower in the ensuite and a bedroom with family bunk bed (double on the bottom and single on the top, the top bunk is only suitable for children over 6 years old) with an electric shower in the ensuite. There is a double sofa bed (with normal silentnight mattress) and WC downstairs. Y Gorlan is freshly decorated and looks amazing. 2 x travel cots (up to 15kg), high chair, baby bath (up to 2 years) and safety gates are available on request.

Facilities include: dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, microwave, slow cooker, CD & DVD player, Wii games console, superfast fiber broadband, Sky TV and Sky sports and garden furniture with barbecue in the large fully enclosed gardens, also secure bike storage and kennel. The price also includes bed linen, towels, heating, electricity, complimentary toiletries and a complimentary basket of logs. This is a no smoking property. There is an area to dry wet outdoor clothing, this is definitely a house for all seasons! There is parking for 5 cars within the grounds of Y Gorlan.

The Ty Gwyn pub and restaurant near to the house, serves real Ales and delicious home cooked food. It has a beer garden with a stream and dogs are welcome. It is a well run family pub with mostly bilingual staff. Their famous fish and chips is served on a Friday evening followed by their well supported evening of Welsh singing from 9pm which attracts singers from all over North Wales. There is also a childrens playground in the village a short walk (200m) from Y Gorlan.

Y Gorlan is only a 10 minute drive from historic Conwy and its castle. This beautifully preserved walled town is visited from far and wide and has a wide selection of shops, pubs and eateries. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from including an Italian restaurant, a Bistro, a tapas bar and an Indian restaurant. Do visit Edwards of Conwy, the best butchers in North Wales and winner of national awards. You can also take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy a drink in the Liverpool Arms! Close by there are the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno and the fantastic Bodnant gardens. There are beaches nearby at Morfa Conwy and Deganwy. If you can manage to tear yourself away from the lovely surroundings of Y Gorlan, Mount Snowdon is 45 minutes by car where you can either walk to the summit or take the train, Surf Snowdonia is 10 minutes away, Betws-y-Coed and Swallow falls are 30 minutes away. In addition there are an enormous variety of circular walks and cycle routes directly from your doorstep in Rowen. There is also a Dutch Pancake House half a mile from Y Gorlan and The Groes Inn is 2 miles away with an a la carte menu.

Take a leisurely drive around the Isle of Anglesey (the golden circle) and the Llŷn Peninsula which are only just over an hour away. Pony trekking or horse riding in Snowdonia Mountain range is also available south of Betws-y-Coed 40 mins away. For those who like fishing or golf there is an adundance of choice. Conwy castle is a must visit for the spectacular views over Conwy and the estuary from the turrets. Caernarvon castle is 40 minutes along the coast. There is also the scenic Conwy Valley railway line running down the estuary from Llandudno Junction as far as Blaenau Ffestiniog. This connects to the Ffestiniog Railway running to Portmadog which connects to the Welsh Highland Railway running to Caernarvon. Using buses a round trip is available. For the adventurous there is also the Snowdon mountain railway running from Llanberis to the top of Mount Snowdon. Recent local additions for the thrill seekers include tree top rope courses, zip wires and underground cave trampolining.

Please ensure rubbish is recycled as much as possible. Extra green recycling boxes are available next to the recycling trolley.

1 dog allowed. Please clean up after your pet and bring their own bed to sleep in.Pets are not allowed on the furniture or upstairs.

Smoking only in the back garden.

Quite rural village location in the centre of the village - no noisy groups, events or hot tubs permitted.

More Details

Owner
Annette and Peter Lowe
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rowen in Caerhun

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Triple bunk bed (children under 6 not to use top bunk)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Meals are served in the Ty Gwyn next door and take aways are available from there too. Castle cabs based in Conwy have mini buses to take large groups into Conwy if required.

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Y Gorlan, Rowen. An ideal base for families, walkers, cyclists and surfers
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Y Goran

  • 5 of 5

This is a double fronted house with a through kitchen and dining room to the right and a lounge and separate room at the rear, to the left. The four bedrooms upstairs are doubles with small en-suite. The rear garden is lovely and over the dry stone wall there are sheep in the field, which the kids loved.

The house sits in a lovely position and is very accessible. There's no traffic because the road stops about 1.5 miles further on.

The pub across the lane is quite, but provides good food and there are several other very good eating establishments within 10-15 minutes. There is also an excellent wine shop in the town down the road, where the local eateries buy their wines from.

This is a very safe area and from here there are many interesting places to visit; we didn't see more than 10% of what is available this time.

If you like to walk or just take a stroll then, this is about the best there is. I think the whole package is a bit of gem and certainly one of the nicest environments we have holidayed in for some time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
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5

Lovely property for our short family holiday. Everything we needed and more!

  • 5 of 5

The house is set in a nice location, with great views all around. The owners have supplied everything you will ever need. I was very impressed with thier attention to detail. The garden games for the kids, plus family board games, dvds and books. Great information given in the pack about the area and attractions. The fact each room has its own ensuite bathroom is also a big postive as you dont have to fight for a shower in the morning. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to visit north wales.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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5

wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Annette and Peter are wonderful hosts, they exceeded expectations at every turn, the house is spotless and in a beautiful location, the hosts were always available when we had any questions, we look forward to returning next year, I would highly recommend anyone (especially suitable for Families) to come here and enjoy the many circular walks and exploring the beautiful Welsh countryside from a perfect Base.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Perfect home away from home in Rowen, UK!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Y Gorlan. The house was the perfect location for our family get together. It had all the amenities and more. Annette greeted us upon our arrival, and provided fresh flowers, snacks and all the information we needed to make our stay complete. We loved the daily hikes through the Snowdonia national park (written up by the locals), the Conwy town/castle tour, Colwyn Bay beach area, and the Ty Gwyn pub (just around the corner). There was nothing more to be wanted, except more time. We will definitely return for future vacations!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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An absolute dream home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely cannot fault Y Gorlan and the service provided by Annette and Peter. The house is absolutely stunning inside and out. Everything you need for a self catering stay has been carefully thought of and it truly is a home away from home but on a luxurious level. Every room is beautiful decorated to a high standard and the levels of comfort are superb! Our children loved the triple bunk room and the power shower in the main four poster bed room. The kitchen is a delight and if we'd of stayed longer it would of been wonderful to host a feast in. It did however home s wonderful breakfast and a very delicious Chinese banquet (details provide by the wonderful Annette and Peter).

Outside the house is beautiful, we pretty much spent all our time sat out there enjoying the scenery while our children enjoyed the surroundings and lovely toys provided.

The house stands in a lovely little village and the local pub is literally at the end of the drive way. Such a quaint little place and very welcoming. Our children particularly loved playing in the stream in the beer garden across the road.

Y Gorlan is a perfect place to spend some quality family time with some really nice places to visit close by. We will definitely visit here again :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Lovely location. Well equipped. Sparkling clean.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely local walks. Friendly locals. Great barbecue with plenty of comfy our door seating- we took advantage of the heat wave.

6 adults and one child fit with ease. Owners very helpful. Thanks Annette and Peter.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Location

Conwy Castle
Conwy Town Walls
Plas Mawr
Smallest house in Great Britain
National Trust - Bodnant Garden
Watsons Bistro
"Excellent food and the early bird menu is extreemly good value. Booking recommended."
The Albion
"A vast choice of real ales"
Edwards Of Conwy
"Award winning butchers"
Ty Gwyn Hotel
"Real Ales, home cooked food, beer garden with stream, well behaved dogs welcome, well run fa..."
Alfredos
"Traditional family run Italian restaurant with excellent food and service in the heart of Co..."
Conwy water gardens and Dutch pancake house
"With the famous Dutch Pancake House, Aquatic Centre, Fishing Lake, Fish and Reptile Shop and..."
Nearest Airport
114 Kilometres
Liverpool
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Ty Gwyn Rowen
Nearest Ferry
61 Kilometres
Holyhead
Nearest Train
8.7 Kilometres
Llandudno Junction
Nearest Motorway
103 Kilometres
M56
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Ty Gwyn Rowen
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre, Great Orme
Nearest Beach
9.5 Kilometres
Morfa Conwy
Car: recommended

An ideal base for families, walkers, cyclists and surfers, located in Snowdonia National Park, with an abundance of activities on your door step . A large detached former vicarage in the heart of the picturesque village of Rowen just 7km from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Conwy Town. Y Gorlan is a former vicarage built in 1890 and has wonderful views of the rolling hills behind Rowen.

Y Gorlan has recently been renovated to a high standard, including a fully equipped French designer kitchen by Mobalpa, leading into the dining area with solid oak furniture and feature fireplace. The house is decorated tastefully with a log burning fire and reclining sofas in the lounge. There is a second sitting room with patio doors, a piano and an original feature fireplace. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs all with ensuite facilities, hair dryer and fans. The master bedroom has a king size bed with feature fireplace and a rainfall power shower in the ensuite. There is another king size bedroom with a feature fireplace and rainfall power shower in the ensuite. A single room with an electric shower in the ensuite and a bedroom with family bunk bed (double on the bottom and single on the top, the top bunk is only suitable for children over 6 years old) with an electric shower in the ensuite. There is a double sofa bed and WC downstairs. Y Gorlan is freshly decorated and looks amazing.

Facilities include: dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, microwave, CD & DVD player, Wii games console, Wi-Fi internet access and garden furniture with barbecue in the large fully enclosed gardens, also secure bike storage and kennel. Bedlinen and towels are supplied, heating and electricity are included. This is a no smoking property. There is an area to dry wet outdoor clothing, this is definitely a house for all seasons! There is parking for 5 cars within the grounds of Y Gorlan.

The Ty Gwyn pub and restaurant near to the house, serves real Ales and delicious home cooked food. It has a beer garden with a stream and dogs are welcome. It is a well run family pub with mostly bilingual staff. There is also a childrens playground in the village a short walk (200m) from Y Gorlan.

Y Gorlan is only a 10 minute drive from historic Conwy and its castle. This beautifully preserved walled town is visited from far and wide and has a wide selection of shops, pubs and eateries. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from including an Italian restaurant, a Bistro, a tapas bar and an Indian restaurant. Do visit Edwards of Conwy, the best butchers in North Wales and winner of national awards. You can also take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy a drink in the Liverpool Arms! Close by there are the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno and the fantastic Bodnant gardens. There are beaches nearby at Morfa Conwy and Deganwy. If you can manage to tear yourself away from the lovely surroundings of Y Gorlan, Mount Snowdon is 45 minutes by car where you can either walk to the summit or take the train, Surf Snowdonia is 10 minutes away, Betws-y-Coed and Swallow falls are 30 minutes away. In addition there are an enormous variety of circular walks and cycle routes directly from your doorstep in Rowen. There is also a Dutch Pancake House half a mile from Y Gorlan.

Take a leisurely drive around the Isle of Anglesey (the golden circle) and the Llŷn Peninsula which are only just over an hour away. Pony trekking or horse riding in Snowdonia Mountain range is also available south of Betws-y-Coed 40 mins away. For those who like fishing or golf there is an adundance of choice. Conwy castle is a must visit for the spectacular views over Conwy and the estuary from the turrets. Caernarvon castle is 40 minutes along the coast. There is also the scenic Conwy Valley railway line running down the estuary from Llandudno Junction as far as Blaenau Ffestiniog. This connects to the Ffestiniog Railway running to Portmadog which connects to the Welsh Highland Railway running to Caernarvon. Using buses a round trip is available. For the adventurous there is also the Snowdon mountain railway running from Llanberis to the top of Mount Snowdon. Recent local additions for the thrill seekers include tree top rope courses, zip wires and underground cave trampolining.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rowen, Wales

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
AUTUMN 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
From
£275
From
£295
Fri,Sat
£1,050
 
 
AUTUMN HALF TERM 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,375
for 7 nights
£1,375
 
 
AUTUMN 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
From
£275
From
£295
Fri,Sat
£1,050
 
 
PRE XMAS 2017
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£275
Fri,Sat
£800
 
 
XMAS
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
POST XMAS
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£275
Fri,Sat
£800
 
 
FEB HALF TERM
9 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
SPRING PRE EASTER
23 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£275
Fri,Sat
£800
 
 
EASTER 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,375
for 7 nights
£1,375
 
 
SPRING 2018
13 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
From
£275
From
£295
Fri,Sat
£1,050
 
 
MAY BANK HOLIDAY 2018
4 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
 
 
SPRING 2018
8 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
From
£275
From
£295
Fri,Sat
£1,050
 
 
MAY BANK HOLIDAY 2018
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
2018
1 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
From
£275
From
£295
Fri,Sat
£1,150
 
 
SCHOOL HOLS 2018
13 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
2018
7 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
From
£275
From
£295
Fri,Sat
£1,150
 
 
HALF TERM 2018
19 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,375
for 7 nights
£1,375
 
 
WINTER 2018
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
From
£275
From
£295
Fri,Sat
£800
 
 
XMAS 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
From
£275
From
£295
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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