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PERFECTLY LOCATED traditional townhouse within the UNESCO Heritage Site of Conwy

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Inside the historic walls of Conwy and just steps from the spectacular quayside

Our holiday home, Oystercatcher House, is perfectly located within the medieval walls of Conwy, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1986, see www.oystercatcherhouse.co.uk

Just a few steps from our front door and through the ancient gateway of Porth Isa is the picturesque quayside of Conwy. Here the small distinctive Oystercatcher birds can often be found wading along the banks of the river Conwy with the spectacular backdrop of the 13th century fortress Castle and vistas across to the Vadre.

The three storey, four bedroom townhouse dates back to around 1790 and is beautifully furnished and equipped to comfortably accommodate 8 people, offering the following;

• Living room with log burner

• Dining room with original slate fireplace

• Fully equipped Kitchen with washing machine / tumble drier, fridge, microwave and cooker

• 2 double bedroom

• 1 king bedroom

• 1 twin bedroom (with river views)

• 4 ensuites; 3 Shower Rooms, 1 Bathroom

• Fully equipped Kitchen with washing machine / tumble drier, fridge, microwave and cooker

• Gas Central Heating and Water

• Infant cot, high chair and stair gate (by request)

Garage with secure parking for 2 cars, storage of bikes and outdoor gear

• Wi Fi Internet

To the rear of the house is a small backyard, in lieu of a garden we go down to the quayside to soak-up the sunshine and enjoy the magnificent views whilst the children burn off energy. To relax after a hard day’s sightseeing and activities we have a selection of board games, books and DVDs and if it turns really cold there is always the log burner.

More Details

Property Manager
Julie
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Julie

As a family we have spent many happy times exploring Conwy and the North Wales coast and hills. In 2014 we leapt at the chance to own and renovate this charming old Welsh townhouse.

Julie purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

The house is perfectly located within the town walls ideal for soaking up the heritage of Conwy or as a base to explore the spectacular surroundings of North Wales.

Just a few steps from the front door are the views from the quayside, magnificent at anytime of the year.

Whilst Conwy's location is perfect as a base for exploring the spectacular scenery of North Wales.

Amenities

Conwy Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Riverview Ensuite (top floor twin) - toilet , shower , Large shower room with sink and heated towel rail
    Poppy Ensuite (top floor double) - toilet , shower , Large shower room with, sink and heated towel rail
    Teal Ensuite (first floor double) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom with, sink and heated towel rail
    Oystercatcher Ensuite (first floor Master) - toilet , shower , Large showroom with, sink and heated towel rail
  • Each bedroom has been fitted with an en-suite, the hot water is fed from a gas heated, pressurised system to ensure there is plenty of hot water for an invigorating shower or soak in a steaming bath. There are three spacious en-suite shower rooms the fourth ensuite is equipped with a bath and over bath shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Teal Bedroom (first floor double) - 1 double , Double divan, chest of drawers, clothes hanger & bag stand
    Oystercatcher Bedroom (first floor Master) - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Kingsize divan, chest of drawers, dresser and wardrobe
    Riverview Bedroom (top floor twin) - 2 twin/ single , Twin divan, chest of drawers, wardrobe and blanket box
    Poppy Bedroom (top floor double) - 1 queen , Double bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe and marble washstand
  • All of the beds come with pocket sprung foam quilted mattresses, fitted with 300 thread count luxury linen and a range of pillows to for a comfortable nights sleep. A travel cot can be set-up, by request, in the Master bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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PERFECTLY LOCATED traditional townhouse within the UNESCO Heritage Site of Conwy
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5

Warm and cosy and full of charm

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time in Conwy, the house is beautifully decorated with quality furnishings. The position in the town could not be better. The owners have thought of evrything needed for a holiday.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have had a lovely family holiday in Oystercatcher House the house is ideally situated on the harbour where the kids (and the adults!) enjoyed crabbing on an evening. The house is very clean and spacious with a bathroom with every bedroom which was great when holidaying with the family. We enjoyed visiting Anglesey which was only a 45 min drive away. We will definatly be visiting Oystercatcher House and Conwy again as it's a beautiful part of Wales to visit would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Spacious house, very well appointed - perfect for a group of friends

  • 4 of 5

Just 4 of us stayed for the weekend. A bedroom and bathroom each with super hot and powerful showers. Very comfortable beds and parking at the property was appreciated. Lovely lounge with wood burning stove and plenty of space in the dining room. We loved the walks from Conwy and having access to shops, restaurants and the harbour. The close proximity to the pub was not a problem although traffic down to the harbour started around 7am. Kitchen was very well equipped and large and although very narrow perfectly manageable for a few days. We would have liked some outdoor space but you can't have everything!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Oystercatcher House

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Oystercatcher House. The house itself is lovely and spotlessly clean. The location was perfect for us and the kids loved being so close to the harbour. Conwy and North Wales is a beautiful area and this house is the perfect base to explore. Hope to come back in the future 😀

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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A lovely break in Conwy

  • 5 of 5

We spent just 3 nights in Oystercatcher House but none of us wanted to leave. The house is perfect for a small group, nice and roomy but cosy at the same time.

Spotlessly clean throughout. A super logburner for chilly evenings, we all felt very comfortable and 'at home'. The galley kitchen is well equipped, just needs a little negotiation re space - maximum 2 people - but not a problem for us. Again with careful driving we parked 3 cars, 2 in the garage and one on the hardstanding.

The position of Oystercatcher House is perfect too - just steps from the quayside you could take your morning coffee down to the quay and watch the seabirds and comings and goings of the harbour.

A really nice break, thank you Julie.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

The property itself was fantastic, well equipped and ideally situated. The cleanliness was spotless. Plenty of hot water and the showers were excellent. Plenty of room for everyone. Loved the en suite in each room. The garage was massive and a gods send in a place where u cant park. Shops and restaurants all within walking distance. The raj restaurant was fantastic.

Only thing that let it down was the bins and garage at the back of the liverpool pub was infested with rats and we all thought the sofa was a bit awkward!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your time at Oystercatcher House and in Conwy, we hope you will come again soon. We are sorry the sofas were not to your liking, but appreciate your feedback. When renovating the house we attempted to purchase the best furnishings we could source. The sofas have been handcrafted in Lancashire, England with a combination of antiqued water buffalo hide, Kilim chenille covered seat cushions and soft tactile scatters, for more details see the Tetrad website. We have contacted the Liverpool Arms Pub on Lower Gate Street regards your concerns with their bottle bins and their garage.
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Map

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"Sells a beautiful and unique collection of modern and vintage home wares and gifts."
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Albion
Nearest Ferry
39 Miles
Holyhead
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Conwy Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Conwy Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
A55
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Watsons Bistro
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Morfa Beach
Car: not necessary

THINGS TO SEE

The town is crammed full of historic and cultural treasures, here are the places that top our Conwy list.

Aberconwy House; a timbered stone house constructed in the 14th Century for a medieval merchant and remarkably, has survived the turbulent history of Conwy over almost six centuries. The property now owned and managed by the National Trust, shows daily life from different periods in it’s history.

Bodlondeb Park; originally the residence of Victorian benefactor Albert Wood the Park is just a minutes stroll from the town walls. Inside the park there is an ancient woodland, which the kids love to explore, as well as tennis courts, play field and park.

Conwy Castle and Walls; built in 1277 for Edward I Conwy Castle is reputed to be one of the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain. Spectacular views of the mountains, sea and of course the castle can be had by strolling along the tops of the ancient walls, which encircle the town.

Mussel Fishery; open from September until April you can buy wild mussels hand raked daily from the river Conwy. The story of this ancient industry dates back centuries and is told at the the fishery located by the quayside.

Plas Mawr; an Elizabethan townhouse built by Robert Wynn in 1576 a wealthy merchant and member of the local gentry. Reputed to be one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in existence today.

Royal Cambrian Academy of Art; is an artist led organization of Wales established in 1881 with over 100 artist members today. The centre in Conwy presents up to nine exhibitions every year of artists living and working in Wales.

Galleries; In the town you will also find work of local artists at the Potters Gallery a cooperative of North Wales Potters exhibiting ceramics produced by twenty regional makers. Or visit the Harbour Gallery also on the high street which holds dedicated exhibitions and workshops through the year.

St Marys and All Saints Church; stands on the site of a Cistercian Abbey dating to 1185. It was founded by, Prince of Gwynedd, Gruffudd ap Cynan.

THINGS TO DO

With it’s fantastic position on the North Wales coast and proximity at the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, there is no shortage of spectacular scenery and adventures to be found. Here are some of our favourites, most of which can be done in Conwy itself.

Beaches; the best local beaches can be found 10 minutes drive at Llandudno’s West Shore Beach (LL30 2AG) or Llandudno’s North Shore (LL30 2LG). The smaller Morfa Beach (LL32 8GA) can be reached in a 10-15 minute walk from the town. For a full day out at the beach it is probably worth driving further afield to Lleyn Peninsula or Anglesey. Places such as Llanbedrog, Aberdaron and Newborough have some pretty spectacular expanses of beach.

Boat trips (March - October); sailing from the quay the pleasure boat Queen Victoria will take you along the river Conwy with spectacular views of the estuary, Puffin Island, Anglesey and the Great Orme. Checkout the information boards on the quayside for the times of the day’s sailing.

Cycling; the National Route 5 running along the North Wales Coast provides one of the best ways of seeing the superb coastline around Conwy. The majority of the routes in this area are traffic-free paths, providing ideal opportunities for new and novice cyclists as well as committed enthusiasts.

Fishing; local boatsmen organize fishing trips, enquire on the quay or contact the Harbour Master.

Golf; Conwy (Caernarvonshire) Golf Club on the Morfa is an 18-hole course open to non-members.

Nature Trails; the RSPB reserve and visitors centre is situated on the banks of the Conwy estuary and provides maginficient views across the river and Snowdonia at any time of the year. There area network of pushchair-friendly trails with viewpoints and hides and plenty of information to explain what you are watching and a guided wild life walk every Saturday.

Watersports; there are plenty of opportunities to take to the water for further details and links to clubs and schools visit the Conwy Harbour and Seaboard website.

Walks; whether you fancy a gentle stroll or something more challenging in the hills, there is something for everyone in Conwy and the surrounding National Park. A series of walk’s leaflets on local self-guided walks are available from Conwy Countryside Services there is also a Walking Week with guided walks in July see Events. Local bookshop Hintons, see shopping, sells a great selection of maps and guides.

Yachting; there are two thriving Yacht Clubs who welcome visiting yachtsmen, the Conway Yacht Club in Deganwy and the North Wales Cruising Club in Conwy.

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Last Minute; bookings made 8 weeks or less before the start date for your stay will require payment for the full amount at the time of booking.

Directions; we shall send the address details, directions and GPS details for Oystercatcher House once we receive the payment balance in full.

Keys; details of key collection will be be sent once the payment balance is received in full.

Arrival & Departure; the changeover day for Oystercatcher House is Saturday, on the day of arrival the house will be available from 3PM and on the day of departure we ask that you to vacate the house by 10AM. This allows us to thoroughly clean the house for and carryout any maintenance before the arrival of the next guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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