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Character Cottage Overlooking The Conwy Valley and mountains of Snowdonia

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Maenan,Conwy Valley,edge of Snowdonia National Park,North Wales - Peaceful Location With Amazing Views

Delightful elevated cottage overlooking the Conwy valley and hills. Within easy reach of Bodnant gardens and the Welsh food centre. Nearest town is Llanwrst,a thriving market town. Has 4 bedrooms- bedroom 1 with double bed and small sofa bed suitable for children-bedroom 2 with double bed and double sofa bed- bedroom 3 with double bed-bedroom 4 with shorty bunk beds suitable for children 12 yrs and under..Has an open plan dining kitchen,cozy lounge and attached light conservatory. Master bedroom had an en-suite shower room with basin and toilet. Additional family bathroom and ground floor toilet. Small cloakroom/ boot room. Outdoor patio area enjoys wonderful views across the valley. Garden to the side of the property and wooded area at the rear. The area is excellent for walking,mountain biking and other outdoor sports eg canoeing. It is situated on the edge of the beautiful Snowdonia national park. Conwy with its wonderful castle is a short drive away. The world renowned outstanding Bodnant gardens is 3 miles away. There are lots of beaches easily accessible on day trips by car. The property boasts outstanding views of the Conwy valley and there are walks from the doorstep. This area would be ideal for walkers,cyclists and families. We have a selection of local walk books and maps with many choices. We find that spending time around the cottage is so relaxing and watching the many different birds is truly wonderful.

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Jo Sherrington
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2017

About Jo Sherrington

We are a family from Birmingham

Jo Sherrington purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Jo Sherrington chose Wales

We love this part of Wales

We enjoy walking and spending time in the countryside and on the coast,so this location was ideal

What makes this cottage unique

The view outside the cottage is amazing,seeing

the river Conwy in the valley below and the mountains

Lots of outdoor adventures within easy reach including ,High Ropes course,Zip wire and soon to be opened Surf Snowdonia


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Very comfortable cottage in a stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 4, bringing our elderly parents to visit the area we had holidayed in for many years as children - so a real trip down memory lane for us all!. This cottage looked perfect for our visit. The enquiry and booking process was very easy and quick. We arrived at the cottage on a late Autumn afternoon, to be greeted by fabulous sun-lit views across the Conway valley - simply stunning!! The description given (and photos) of the cottage on the website are very accurate, so there were no disappointments. It was very comfortable and well equipped; with easy to use/control heating & hot water, lovely comfortable beds and many different areas to relax in (both inside and outside the cottage). The cottage's crowning glory is it's views (not a road or vehicle in sight). We were lucky enough to enjoy late afternoon tea outside most afternoons, overlooking the beautiful scenery. Despite the peace and tranquility of it's location, it's only a few minutes drive to all the amenities you need, in the nearest town (Llanwrst). A perfect location for exploring the delights of Snowdonia and the North Wales coast. Definitely a highly recommended property!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This comfortable and well equipped cottage suited our purposes for a family reunion very well. We were blessed with good weather and had blissful times sitting on the terrace looking at the view. Communication with the owner Jo was easy and prompt and the cottage is more spacious inside than the photos had led me to believe. I would thoroughly recommend the cottage and the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious and relaxing hub to Welsh outdoor pursuits

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect cottage for 3 generations of my family to not only spend quality time in the beautiful Welsh countryside, but to also be within close proximity to some amazing outdoor entertainment. The pictures on VRBO are accurate, but they do not convey the impressive entrance to Plas Maenen Country House Hotel and the short gravel road climb up to the charming cottage escape. The views are much more that any photo can represent. The large kitchen and adjoining dining room enabled our party of 6 to enjoy our breakfast and meals. The living room and sun room gave flexible spaces to spread out and do different things. The house is full of books, games and information, neatly organized and easy to put back in place. The bedrooms are spacious and well organized.

During our stay, we experienced Velocity, the 100mph zipline, championship go karting at GYG Karting and Crash n' Splash at Surf Snowdonia - all within a short drive from the cottage. Surf Snowdonia is so close to the cottage that if you look to the east from the far end of the wave machine, you can see the Plas Maenen hotel and cottage. You can also see the rock overlook that is directly above the cottage. This is a steep walk that immediately begins behind the cottage and takes you behind the fields of sheep and up to breathtaking views. I'll send pictures to the owner and hopefully they can add to their listing. This hiking trail was the highlight for me.

This is a wonderful place to explore and relax.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Glad you enjoyed your stay and I would be delighted to have sone of your photos!
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

We've enjoyed a few holidays in this area in the past - beautiful scenery and lots to do close at hand. But this has to be the best cottage we've stayed in! What an amazing spot, so easy to get to, and yet so peaceful, amazing views and lots of wildlife.

It's really well equipped, especially lots of stuff for the kids - toys, games, DVDs and wii games. Jo was incredibly helpful with booking, any queries, and a left behind teddy. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review We are pleased you have had a nice stay and look forward to welcoming you back ,hopefully!! Jo
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Amazing property, amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is an amazing place to visit in the country. Everything was absolutely wonderful. The town is close for groceries, the views are amazing, the locals are kind. Overall this place is amazing!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mr Mike Andrews

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic 4 days wish it could have been longer . great Cottage best equipped ever every thing you could ever need Brilliant helpful owners will recommend to everyone. Thanks again.

Mike and Letitia

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review Regards Jo
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Feb half term
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring seaon
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
25% deposit payable at the time of booking with the remainder payable 6 weeks beforehand
Full payment within 6 weeks of stay
Please note we do not accept hen/ stag parties and we only want Non smokers.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday but there is flexibility

Price quoted is for 7 nights and short stay prices are dependent on length of stay and season
Please contact for a quote

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Llanddoged and Maenan, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • En-suite shower room to master bedroom Family upstairs bathroom with bath and over bath shower Downstairs toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Small sofa bed in master double bedroom and ensuite shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofa bed with double bed and small tv for dvds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Child Bed , Small bunk beds sleeps 2 children- not suitable for adults
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 adults and 6 children over 4 bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed and small sofa bed and en-suite shower room with electric shower Family bedroom with double bed and sofa bed- Bedroom 3 with double bed Bedroom 4 with "shorty" bunk beds ONLY suitable for children approx 12 yrs and below
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes on accommodation: One well behaved dog is welcome but please keep on lead outside and please clear any mess Please note we do not accept hen/ stag parties and we only want Non smokers. Small tv in family bedroom which is suitable for playing DVDs but not watching tv Wii in living room with selection of games Outside: We have a garden table with 4 chairs and 2 benches around the property We have ample parking for 3-4 cars and patio areas enjoying wonderful views There is a side garden with large grassy area Utility Room: Fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine, oil boiler and central heating controls, extra sink Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and tea towels are provided -one bath towel per person, and hand towel in each bathroom with 2 tea towels Property is cleaned before arrival and beds made up according to the booking/ number of guests Other: Conservatory with 2 easy chairs/ table and 4 dining chairs- a great place to read or dine Cloakroom/ boot room Downstairs toilet

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