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Spectacular Views, Amazing Location In Heart Of Snowdonia

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Dolwyddelan, Nr. Betws-y-Coed, snowdonia, North Wales

Delightful, traditional, Welsh cottage in the village of Dolwyddelan. Stunning location with spectacular mountain views. Set in 5 acres of garden and meadow-land. In the heart of Snowdonia National park, secluded, but not remote and with easy access to nearby tourist attractions. Perfect location for walking, cycling and all mountain pursuits.

4 bedrooms, 3 double: kingsize, double and bunk beds. 1 single, plus fold out bed. 2 bathrooms, cot and highchair. Sleeps up to 8 people plus infant. 3 large reception rooms, including west facing conservatory. Full central heating, log effect electric fire. Comfortably furnished. Fully equipped kitchen including, micowave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Plenty of off-street parking.

The River Lledr flows through the grounds so fishing, paddling, swimming, and even boating can be enjoyed. The village centre, 5 minutes walk, has all facilities including a shop, pub, restaurant, children's play area and railway station.

Only a five minute drive from Llechwedd slate mines, home to Zip World, Bounce Below and Antur Stiniog mountain biking. The beaches of Harlech, Llandudno and Borth-y-gest are all within 30 mins drive. Surf Snowdonia and world famous Bodnant Gardens are 20mins.

For rail enthusiasts the Conwy valley line is a day out in itself, head north for Llandudno (victorian seaside resort and Great Orme), Conwy (castle, historic town, RSPB nature reserve), Betws-y-Coed (resort town and gateway to Snowdon), or southwards to Bleaunau Ffestiniog, for the world's best steam journeys.

Welcome pack on arrival. Flexible booking arrangements allow for long weekends or mid-week breaks.

More Details

Nicola Bull
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018

About Nicola Bull

.My name is Nicky. I have been an owner of Pont Arenig since 1990. my father lived in the house for many years and furnished and decorated it in keeping with the age of the property. My children spent all their holidays at Pont Arenig, climbing mountains, cycling along the quieter lanes and playing in the river. On wet days we always found plenty to do. Our greatest and most lasting love however, are the trains of North Wales! steam, electric or diesel they all are captivating and pass through unparalled scenery.

Nicola Bull purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Nicola Bull chose Dolwyddelan


What makes this cottage unique



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dolwyddelan in Conwy

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs bathroom has shower, toilet and washbasin
  • Upstairs bathroom, bath, bidet, toilet and washbasin. Downstairs toilet and washbasin separate shower area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Fold out bed can be placed in any room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double, bedroom 2 double bed, bedroom 3 single with fold out bed available, bedroom 4 bunk beds, cot available.
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: This is an old property with character and still maintained as a family home. No smoking is allowed anywhere inside the property. Well behaved pets are accepted at the owners discretion. Outside: A well kept garden surrounds the house with lawns and perennial plants and bushes. A stream flows to the side of the driveway. There is a gate at the end of the driveway leading to the fields, used for lambing in spring then left for hay. The fields are great for football, cricket or frisbee. The River Lledr borders the property and there is a beach area that is great for stone skimming, bar-be-ques and sunbathing. Guests may fish for salmon (providing they have a rod license) and swim. Utility Room: Mop, bucket, drying racks, hoover, broom, dustpan and brush, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property is cleaned before guests arrive and for longer stays cleaning is available after 7 days for no extra charge. Linen is changed weekly, kitchen towels are provided but guests need to bring their own bath towels. Other: Conservatory, large table with chairs, rattan coffee table and chairs. Dining room: Large table with extent able leaf, seats 8,


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Spectacular Views, Amazing Location In Heart Of Snowdonia
average rating of 4.0625 based on 16 reviews

lovely house and area, must be really fantastic in spring and summer

  • 4 of 5

fantastic landscape, spacious house with stream! Lots to do

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. Hopefully we"ll be back to 5 stars when the decorator has finished!
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Lovely property with stunning views

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a comfortable stay, the children enjoyed watching the river and even managed with no t.v. beautiful location,

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great place for family groups

  • 5 of 5

Great place with plenty of room for us all (5 adults and 3 children and dog).

Children (7, 4 and 18m)and dog, loved the river beach and we went there every day.

Pub in village serves good plain home cooked food. Also small Spar in the village for shopping.

Plenty to see within 40 mins drive and walks in the forest from the village plus castle round the corner.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lots of character and very roomy. Great views of Snowdonia!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 6 had a very enjoyable stay. Home has lots of space and nice sun room overlooking mountains. Lots of character.

Just beware, if you on the tall side, you will likely bump your head a few times. Low doorways and ceilings in the bathrooms!

Town is very close with Spa store and has great place to eat at Ellen's Castie Hotel.

Location is very central for all there is to see in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, could do with a good clean

  • 2 of 5

Very tired place, very dirty.

I had to clean the bunk bed room, and remove a layer of cobweb before I'd let my children sleep in there. I dropped a banana on the dinning room floor. I considered the 3 second rule, but when I picked it up, it was covered in dog hair and dirt.

The wallpaper is mouldy and peeling off, all over the place. The oven took 50 mins to reach temperature. The beds creaked so bad, they wake you as you move, and the bedding is cheap and nasty

All this is such a shame, as the location is epic, and the house could be so welcoming, with just a tiny bit of effort.

I really hope the owner reads this and makes some changes so that other people's stay isn't as disappointing as ours

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always very disappointing when someone posts a bad review, this is especially so when a guest has failed to inform the owner of any problems at the time. Complaints and issues such as this guest experienced can usually be rectified immediately, all that is needed is a quick phone call. All my guests receive an information sheet prior to arrival, this includes phone numbers of who to contact if there are any problems. My housekeeper is always available. Having said that, all these issues are now being addressed. It would appear that a key member of staff was taken into hospital. Unfortunately, as a consequence of this, our usual high standards had slipped, due to Please accept our apologies.
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Wonderful Country Home in Snowdonia

  • 4 of 5

Our family group of 8 enjoyed our brief (2 day) stay in this country home. The home has space for 7 in beds and a small cot suitable for a child or small adult. On the positive side, the home is cozy, comfortable and well-situated within a 3-minute walk of the village of Dolwyddelan. The home is well-appointed and there are amazing views of the mountains and Castell Dolwyddelan from the home and garden. The babbling river and "hidden" garden walk added to the charm of the home. Also, the location is convenient for visiting both Snowdonia and Conwy and the owner has lots of information about the sights, activities and hikes in the area on hand at the home. Also, and importantly, the owner's communications were very timely and clear. We did not cook any meals, so I cannot speak to the kitchen facilities other than to say they appeared adequate, though the kitchen is somewhat compact. The only negatives of mention were the few cobwebs and small spiders we found and lack of hot water upon our arrival. The hot water was easily remedied by switching the boiler on and the spiders -- well, it is the country and a certain amount of critters and insects are to be expected. Neither of these things detracted from our very pleasant stay. In fact, I have already recommended this home to a family member and friend.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. There is a cot for a child and an adult size quality fold out bed. This is usually stored in one of the back rooms. I'm sorry about the cobwebs. My housekeeper is always available if you can't find something or if anything is amiss. I'm delighted that you have recommended Pont Arenig to someone else.
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Y Gwydir
Nearest Ferry
55 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Ellen's Castle Hotel

Special interest holidays:

Fishing on site


30 minutes drive to Harlech, long sandy beach backed by dunes and magnificent castle. Borth-y-gest 30 minutes drive or 1 hour by steam train! sandy beaches, coves and islands plus lovely cafe! 30 minutes drive or 30 minutes by classic scenic Conwy railway, typical Victorian resort, pier, promenade with Punch and Judy and seaside activities.


Under two hours drive from Liverpool or Manchester airport. Dolwyddelan station is served by six trains a day to Llandudno Junction, direct connections to London, Manchester and Birmingham. Car is not essential, regular bus and train service, village shop and pub 5 minutes walk.


Cottage on edge of village, shop 5 minutes walk. Station 10 minutes walk, connect at Blaenau Ffestiniog for Ffestiniog steam railway to Porthmadog. Ellen's castle 5 mins walk. Harlech and Portmeirion less than 30 minutes drive. Pen-y-pass, base for ascent of Snowdon 30 minutes drive, Betwys-y-coed Snowdonia tourist town, shops and hotels, including spa open to non-residents 15 minutes drive, 10 minutes by train.

Further Details:

Local shop very well stocked with everything you could need, gives cash back. Bank and post office in Betwys-y-coed. More shops in Blaenau or Porthmadog(30minutes). Masses of things to do: walking,cycling,climbing, high rope challenge, pony trekking, canoeing, beaches, steam railways, ancient castles, Portmeirion, Bodnant gardens and other national trust properties. Hydo-power stations, Snowdon railway, lakes and local food.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dolwyddelan, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
winter Jan/Feb
1 Jan 2018 - 4 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nightly Rate
27 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Peak
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
winter Nov/Dec
10 Nov 2018 - 8 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Card payment £15

Booking Notes:
Contact owner to check availability, deposit of 20% taken to confirm booking, balance must be paid 6 weeks before arrival. Once balance is paid full house details, including access to keys, are sent to guests.

Changeover Day:
Changeover flexible

Notes on prices:
Please contact owner about pricing for short breaks or longer periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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