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Large Family Home with Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool, Gardens & Spectacular Views



Updated: 07-Sep-2016
House in Colwyn Bay Nr. Conwy, North Wales - Perfect Spot For Discovering The Delights Of North Wales With Plenty Of Extras To Keep Family Entertained

Nestled within large grounds, Cedar Lodge provides a private peaceful country retreat, but is ideally located just 2 miles from the A55 making it an ideal base for exploring north Wales. In a delightful elevated setting, the property is designed to take full advantage of uninterrupted views over open countryside to the Carneddau mountain range (part of Snowdonia), stretching out to the coast with Puffin island and the Isle of Anglesey taking centre stage, reaching as far as The Great Orme and Little Orme in Llandudno.


  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The story of Cedar Lodge begins 21 years ago. With three small children all under the age of three, we set out to look for the perfect family home. Unable to find what we were looking for, we decided to design and build what we wanted instead. Everyone said we were mad when we bought a run down house and applied for permission to demolish it, but 2.5 years later we were considered visionary by our friends when they saw our lovely new home! We have many happy memories here bringing up our three children and all the pets, but work enticed us to pastures new and with the children at University we thought it was time for some new adventures. It is with sadness that we have left our beloved home, but we hope that you will enjoy your time here as we have done for all these years!

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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Great family home

  • 4 of 5

Overall the property was great for our party of 12. The bedrooms were all of a good size, with the master bedroom have a huge bathroom. The kitchen & the dining room were just the job for cooking & eating for the whole group. The lounge could have done with a little more seating,when we were all watching the TV. The playroom was just the job for all the kids (5yrs old to 17 yrs old). I am glad we paid for the pool heating, and took the owners advice to put the cover on a night. The were a few little niggles such as :

The gutting on the conservatory was in need of repair, the brickwork on the steps going to the pool was showing a large crack, and some of the kitchen utensils were quite worn. However overall it is a great house in a fantastic location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great accomodation. Well equipped, warm comfortable great facilities.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing holiday home in fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cedar Lodge with a group of friends for a birthday weekend. Located in a stunning part of Wales with easy access to all facilities and many attractions this property is ideal for those looking for a luxurious base from which to explore the area.

First impressions of the property were fantastic! A birthday card with a bottle of champagne and box of chocolates was waiting for is from the owners. Cedar lodge is laid out over 3 floors. Ground floor is home to lovely welcoming kitchen, large dining room, sitting room, utility room, toilet and conservatory which leads out to large decking area over huge garden and outdoor pool and jacuzzi! The lower floor is home to the family room with massive wall mounted tv, games console, DVD player, pool table and many other games to keep everyone busy; there is also a huge bedroom which sleeps four and a toilet on this floor. The upper floor is home to three double bedrooms and a large family bathroom complete with double shower and large bath; the master suite is on this floor also and will take your breath away! The bedroom is gorgeous and cosy but when you walk into the bathroom you feel like you've entered another world!

The property has underfloor heating, and is fully centrally heated. All rooms enjoy glorious views out over the garden and countryside beyond.

A large binder provides local recommendations for food etc, during our time we enjoyed an amazing Indian takeaway and dined one evening at the highly commended local bar/restaurant.

The owners are very lucky to own such a beautiful house; and if I win the lottery I may see if they will sell it to me!! Until then we shall settle for another visit sometime soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Why did we buy it? Location, location, location! Fabulous views, privacy, peace, quiet, and convenience... Cedar Lodge overlooks private woodland to one side, and the main elevation has breathtaking views stretching over open countryside towards the sea with distant views of the Isle of Angelsey and Puffin Island. Being in a semi-rural location we enjoy the benefits of the countryside, with miles of footpaths and trails directly from the doorstep, but we enjoy the convenience of being able to walk to a local pub/restaurant, shop and takeaway. Although we wanted to be in the countryside, we were also attracted to the property because it is conveniently located less than 2 miles away from the main A55 highway that runs through north Wales. This makes it a great base for exploring the area, as well as providing easy access to Chester, Liverpool and Manchester. It always surprises people, that we can also be in London in just under 3 hours thanks to Virgin trains or Dublin in Ireland, thanks to the Holyhead ferry, which is just 40 minutes drive away or around half an hour to the terminal by train.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:


Bodnant cookery school is less than 6 miles away. It offers you the chance to learn hands-on cooking skills from some of the country’s top artisan craftspeople and chefs. They offer full day and half day courses for you to learn to make scrumptious chocolates, farmhouse cheeses or speciality breads, or master the arts of charcuterie-making or Aga baking. Bodnant also have courses by guest Michelin-starred chefs, as well as some for children. They also have a fabulous restaurant, cafe and our favourite - a country style shop selling local produce.


You will be spoilt for choice with the beautiful north Wales coastline and it’s miles of beaches, but to give you a flavour of what is in store, within 3 miles is the pretty seaside village of Rhos-on-Sea with small shops, cafes and harbour for fishing trips. The long promenade has a wide walkway and cycle track, which joins the north Wales cycle route. The beach recently benefited from a £6m overhaul and has lovely fresh sand for families, plus separate areas for fishing, sailing and jet skies.


How to get to Cedar Lodge:

Nearest Airports: Liverpool International Airport 62 miles; Manchester Airport 72 miles

Nearest Ferry : Holyhead 42 miles

Nearest Train : Colwyn Bay Station 2 miles

Nearest major road: A55 2 miles.

The property is easily accessible by public transport but a car is recommended. Local car hire is available, delivered to the property. The fast Virgin train link to London Euston takes 2 hours and 59 minutes. This service links with the Holyhead and Dublin Ferry.


Cedar Lodge is located just 1.9 miles from the A55 north Wales express road, making it very easy to explore the area. For history buffs there are several National Trust properties within a 30 mile radius and the castles of Caernarfon and Beaumaris in Anglesey. Within 6 miles is the medieval walled town of Conwy with its castle, pretty shops and harbour, plus the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno with dry ski slope, Great Orme walks and activities. Pretty Betwys-y-Coed is 20 miles away.

Further Details:

Local Shops and Restaurants

A short walk takes you to the Pen-y-Bryn pub, with lovely oak floors, open fires, bookcases and old furniture it serves excellent food in friendly relaxed atmosphere. There is also a convenience store, Indian take-away and hairdresser.


There are many beautiful country walks on the doorstep. Signposted footpaths and trails run though surrounding farmland down to the coast!

Pwllycrochan Woods nature reserve is a delightful 21 ha woodland just 5-10 minutes walk from the property. The wood is almost entirely deciduous with a variety of native trees and exotic species such as sweet chestnut. There are many footpaths running through the woodland and a number of these are marked to assist visitors. We have leaflets with 4 circular walks, ranging from ¾ - 1¼ miles in our ‘Guidance Booklet’. Each Walk guides you through the ancient part of the woods helping you discover for yourself its history and wildlife.

There are many other footpaths and trails, plus more strenuous mountain walking a short drive away (guides and books provided at the property).

National Trust

Bodnant Gardens is a 32 ha (80-acre) garden superbly located, with spectacular views across Snowdonia. Penrhyn Castle is a 9th-century neo-Norman castle sitting between Snowdonia and the Menai Straits. Plas Newydd is home of the Marquess of Anglesey, with spectacular views of Snowdonia. It is set on the shores of the Menai Straits amidst breathtakingly beautiful scenery.

Family days out

From the property you can walk to the Welsh Mountain Zoo. For days out by car there are lots of family attractions, including the castles of Conwy, Caernarfon and Beaumaris. Other family attractions include Wales' largest marine aquarium - Anglesey Sea Zoo; Henblas Park with Sheep-shearing, demonstrations, tractor tours and pony rides; Foel working farm, with pony rides and animal feeding; GreenWood Forest Park woodland activities with the world's first people-powered roller-coaster.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
13 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
28 Apr 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
7 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autum 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pool Heating £130
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Friday. Arrival After 3 pm. Departure before 11 am.
There may be flexibility regarding these times. Short breaks on request. Please get in touch with your requirements and we will do our best to oblige!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

What is unique about the property is that there is space for everyone to retreat and have some quiet time alone, but also large spaces to spend time together, but it still feels homely and cosy. Despite its size, the property has a warm, welcoming feel with dimmed lighting, log burner, wood pellet stove, large comfy sofas and dining areas inside and out large enough for groups of up to 12. Our three children grew up here, so the house is very well equipped with games consoles, table tennis, books, magazines, toys, a pool table, as well as a very private swimming pool and large gardens. There is plenty of room to run around and play games on the lawns. More than anything we love to sit outside, to enjoy the fabulous views and sounds of the countryside. Even after 21 years we are still enticed and we are sure you will too! POLITE NOTICE: We cannot accept groups larger than 12, and this number includes visitors, due to the disruption this causes to neighbours who share the private road providing access to the property.

Property Type

  • house


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  • Iron & Board
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  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
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  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
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  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Magnificent master bedroom and marble floored dressing room en-suite with sunken bath, large shower, WC, bidet & twin vanity. Tasteful second bathroom with large shower, WC, wall hung basin & roll top bath. Two additional cloak rooms each with WC & basin.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, king bed; Bedroom 2, double bed; Bedroom 3, double bed; Bedroom 4 with zip & link beds which will make a king or two singles; Bedroom 5 GROUND FLOOR with 2 zip & link beds making 2 kings or 4 singles. All bedrooms have country & distant sea views.


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  • Golf ...
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  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: We regret that we cannot accept large single sex groups . The property is best suited to families/couples. Outside: The property is at the end of a private drive, secured by large steel gates with private off road parking for up to six cars or jet skis/speed boats. The garden provides plenty of space for children to play and the pool has been gated. The pool and gardens enjoy the sun throughout the day. The main aspect of the home is westerly facing which makes for amazing sunsets while sipping a cocktail on the amply sized balcony overlooking the sea and countryside views, pool and gardens. The property has plenty of quiet corners in which to retreat if you wish. To the rear is a small woodland which makes for interesting nature walks with small children. The large patio area opens out from the family room and is great for playing table tennis. The home is extremely private with hedging screening the few nearby properties. If visiting with pets, the property is enclosed with adequate fencing, but please supervise pets and children. Utility Room: Large American style washing machine, tumble dryer, shaker style base and wall units, stainless steel sink with hose tap. Door to small patio, woodland view, gardens and washing line. Door into garage with freezer and doggy bedding. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fluffy towels and quality linen are included. Cleaning is on change over only, however additional maid service can be provided on request. A surcharge will apply for this service. The pool is heated Easter to 30 September and charged at £125 per week. Other: A stunning conservatory overlooks the pool with breathtaking country and coastal views. Downstairs there is a fabulous family games rooms with video games, pool table, table soccer, 52" flat screen TV, DVD player, and a selection of toys and books to keep everyone entertained.

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