Pet friendly, 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms family cottage in peaceful, scenic valley
Annie and Steve
About Annie and Steve
Hi, we are Anne-Marie and Steve, we live in Kent at present,. We bought Bwthyn Angell (Angell is Anne-Marie's family name) in 2014 because we love North Wales, and this lovely cottage in Cwm Penmachno is an ideal base from which to explore the village, old quarry walks and the wider Snowdonia area. We hope you will love it as much as we do.
Annie and Steve purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Annie and Steve chose Betws-y-Coed
After visiting Snowdonia for seveal years, we looked for a local base to use as often as we wanted. Bwthyn Angell is far enough away from the hustle of the hotspots to be peaceful, but still within easy reach of all the main attractions the National Park has to offer. We love the scenic, peaceful route from Betws Y Coed along the valley to Cwm, with it's river and mountain views, and glimpses of the local wildlife. And when the sun comes out to play, the valley is a virtual suntrap.
What makes this Cottage unique
Set in the beautiful and peaceful Cwm, this old miner's cottage offers a restful retreat from the busier aspects of the Park, but is central to all it's attractions. The road through Cwm is a no through route which makes it very quiet. If you don't fancy driving, there is a cycle carrying bus to Betws Y Coed, and within the immediate area are numerous enjoyable cycle routes and walks, some of which take you through the old slate quarries and past waterfalls. And a final word about safety: we take your family's safety very seriously and have installed 30 minute firedoors with automatic door closers on all bedrooms. Along with interlinked early warning smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers placed where necessary, this gives you the crucial time to evacuate in the unlikely event of an emergency.
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The perfect getaway
As previous reviewers have said the photographs of the cottage really do not do it full justice. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Our three year old son called the cottage his Wales.
Cannot recommend this property enough if you are looking for a quiet place to stay in Snowdonia with good walks direct from the cottage and the mountains a short drive or bus ride away.
Beautiful cottage, very clean & cozy, everything you would need. We got our 3 cars all onto the front with the gates shut. We had sheep in the garden one morning!! So beware with dogs...our 2 we’re fine...just checked before letting them out. Lovely little sun trap..managed to bbq Saturday evening! Lovely mountain views front and back.
No pub or shop in walking distance so either drive out or take your own.
We were 6 adults...us & our 2 ‘boys’ with girlfriends which was ok for the long weekend but bunk beds not ideal any longer really....a coin was tossed for that room or the 2 singles!!
Would recommend...we’d love to go back.
Thanks for your review Lorna, glad you had a nice stay. The location is quiet, and the views of the mountains beautiful. I must admit we do have a fair bit of trouble keeping the sheep out- they are pretty agile and determined to eat our flowers, which are now mostly gone. Being an old miner's cottage, the bedrooms are not massive, which is why we describe what beds are there in the advert on Home-Away, and mention it again when you are booking: - just so you are aware before you book that there are some adult size bunkbeds.
Lovely property, clean well equipped
Beautiful remote location
Great find good Snowdon visit
Lovely cottage, clean and a nice homey feel. Very well thought out. Downstairs was larger than the photos suggested 😁. Welcome tray a nice touch.
Definitely recommend a stay if you are visiting Snowdonia as easy access to everything. Guest information very thorough for cottage amenities with suggestions for local walks too. We would return again.
Thanks Jacqui, nice that you enjoyed it all.
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Well equipped large cottage, in cul de sac peaceful location, accessible by car to all of north Wales. Good amenities, helpful on the drive parking, log fire looked amazing, views were to die for. Wifi great, tv and DVDs useful, thank you.
Thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoy your stay. We have kids ourselves, so we know how valuable a few DVDs can be, especially if the weather doesn't co-operate.
Excellent property, extremely clean and very cosy
Had a wonderful few days staying in this property. The house was extremely clean, and had all the necessary items you need. I will certainly recommend this accommodation and will gladly return when I can.
Thank you for a very enjoyable break away
Thanks for your review Pam, and we are very glad you had such a great time. Come again for longer, and do what you missed this time.
Bwthyn Angell is ideally situated for every type of activity. From Betws Y Coed, the gateway to Snowdonia, it is a short drive to Llanberis where there is the railway to the summit of Snowdon. And if you're feeling energetic there is a variety of alternative trails to the top including the Watkin Path with its stunning waterfalls!
The beaches at Barmouth Harlech and Black Rock Sands near Porthmadoc are fantastic places to spend lazy days and, Anglesey boasts more than 20 unspoilt beaches. Not forgetting Llandudno, a classic seaside experience with Blue Flag beaches, historic streets and two ways to get to the Great Orme, the Great Orme Tramway or it's very own cable car. It also has ski-ing and a tobaggan run!
From the cottage, the Conwy falls are located at the Junction of the B4406 and the A5, and there are falls in Trefriw (B5106), which is past Llanrwst up the A470 from Betws Y Coed. There are also numerous small waterfalls locally, a few easily accessible during your walks. Take care!
And from your front door you can walk and explore the area around the Cwm, including the old abandoned slate mine village high up on the hills. The popular Machno Mountain Bike Trail is approx. two miles away, offering various levels of challenge.
Go Below provides guided adventure trips into the eerie subterranean world of the abandoned slate mine in Cwm Penmachno. You'll journey through magnificent chambers, across flooded blue caverns and climb up underground waterfalls.
Love heritage? Then the various steam railways are a must including the Llangollen Railway and the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, travelling through the most breathtaking scenery.
If you're feeling adventurous........just over the mountain in Llechwedd is Zip World Titan, the largest zip zone in Europe and there is Zip World Velocity near Bangor, home to the longest zip line in Europe.
For those days when the sun isn't shining (it does rain occasionally in Wales) there is plenty to do, including the 'Electric Mountain' in Llanberis, hiding the largest pumped-storage hydro-electric power station in Europe, Sygun Copper Mine near Beddgelert telling the story of Victorian miners and the Llechwedd Slate Mine Experience.
No visit to wales is complete without castles and there are plenty to choose from, Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Conwy, Dolbadarn, Harlech...there are so many and they won't disappoint.
There are boat trips and RibRides along the Menai Straights and for the foodie and flower lovers, the gardens of Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Bodnant. Plas Brondanw, Plas Cadnant, Gwydir Castle and Portmeirion will delight and inspire.
There is so much to explore and enjoy...............