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Beautiful riverside cottage located in 10 acres of scenic countryside

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


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
Speaks English, welsh
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

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 Gwynedd - Snowdonia

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 in Dinas in Llandwrog

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
  • 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
  • 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.Bike shed with two bikes for hire in back garden. Utility Room: Washing line to 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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Beautiful riverside cottage located in 10 acres of scenic countryside
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews

Perfect for Two

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely, comfortable and very well equipped. The location is very quiet and the view from the cottage is beautiful, extending to Snowdon in the distance. We will definitely aim to return.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your holiday experience with us we appreciate your feedback and delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Samuel cottage.
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Great weekend in Wales

  • 5 of 5

very clean and cosy property , away from the town in a very quiet location with beautiful surroundings, yet with in 4 minutes drive away from the supermarket. the owners were very helpful and accommodating, we had excellent time at this place.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am glad that you enjoyed Samuel cottage and found the location convenient for all amenities.
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The property is ideal for a get away and anyone looking to take in the beauty of Wales.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect.. The cottage is the perfect place for anyone looking for a getaway. Immaculately clean and everything catered for.

I took my dog who was also given limitless freedom. I would always book to stay here again.

The owners ensure you have all you need and are there should you require anything at all but at the same time you don't see them.

Again.. Highly recommended and this would always be my first choice when visiting Wales again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay- I am glad that you enjoyed you holiday here and hope to see you again sometime.
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

This lovely little cottage was immaculately clean and the fire was set all ready for us. Lovely countryside location and well situated for many north wales attractions including mount snowdon. We felt immediately at home, and the owners were very welcoming - on hand if you need advice but leave you completely in peace otherwise. Our stay could not have been better.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay and that you enjoyed Samuel cottage. I particularly like to welcome guests with the fire lit which gives the place a warm, relaxed welcome.
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Ann and Ken Brown from Gillow Heath, Staffs

  • 5 of 5

As we wrote in the visitors book' the cottage was perfect for our needs. Set in a beautiful location with stunning views of the countryside.

It was spotlessly clean and the owners were helpful and friendly and Olwen even did our washing!

They left us in peace but were around if needed.

We would highly recommend this cottage to others as it was central to many attractions and there were many lovely walks nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your week stay in Samuel cottage. I am glad that you enjoyed the cottage and the local tourist attractions.
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Well equipped & comfortable cottage in peaceful location. Good touring base for North Wales.

  • 4 of 5

Samuel cottage is well equipped - you just need to bring your food and clothes! Location is very peaceful and we enjoyed a cuppa on the patio watching the sheep.

Excellent base for touring the area. Caernarfon, Anglesey, Bangor, Llandudno and Portmeirion all within easy reach.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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, country restaurant and another country inn-in village 10 min walking distance. Nearest main town of Caernarfon 2 miles by car/cycle 20 min/walking 30 min, numerous cafes, pubs and supermarkets/banks etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dinas, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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.