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Quiet 17th century mountain cottage in Snowdonia Nat. Park

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Caerhun Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Peaceful mountain cottage sleeps 4-6

Situated a mile away from its only occupied neighbour, the property is an extended 17th century cottage in 13 acres of it's own land on the foothills of the Carneddau mountains. 875 feet above the Conwy Valley, with no neighbours and just a view of the mountains and woodland, it gives you complete peace and quiet. Away from everything!

The accommodation comprises of two double bedrooms and a double sofa bed. The living room retains the original ‘upstairs’ of a traditional Welsh cottage, which is now the balcony/third bedroom, which is accessed by a narrow stair. A dining area is below the balcony. Comfortable for sleeping 4 – 6 people. With bags of character, it's open to the roof with exposed beams, slate floor and wood burner.

Recently fitted shower room and toilet, kitchen and hallway. Free wireless internet, plenty of parking. Patio area with outside seats.

Access is via a steep road from the village of Tal y Bont, then ½ mile of gravel track to the house.

Access, the property and around: The house is situated in a location which some city dwellers might consider 'remote', however you can access a dual carriagway, Tesco, multi-screen cinema and the town of Conwy easily within 20 minutes. It takes about 8-10 minutes to get down to the village where there is a postoffice shop, pub, restaurant and local farm butcher.

On a still day you can often hear nothing - that is except for the sound of birds. At least one cuckoo will be heard in the summer months. The garden has a plentiful crowd of feathered visitors, including woodpeckers. Buzzards fly overhead and will often be heard calling out. Owls can heard all around at night in the nearby woods.

The Dulyn river, with it's many rock pools and waterfalls, runs within 50 metres of the house, and is a wonderful place to walk, listen to the water and lose yourself.

Smoking, Pets, etc: Please note the house is strictly non-smoking.

Towels and linen are included.


We will consider dogs, please discuss with owners. We do accept dogs under conditions. We have found that a stock phrase is used by every dog owner, i.e. 'one small well behaved dog'! Of course everyone's idea of what is a well behaved dog is different and everyone treats theirs differently.

We insist that if a dog is at the house it is strictly not allowed in the bedrooms at all, and also are not allowed on the furniture in the lounge. Apart from that the hall, kitchen and lounge floors are tiled or slated so are fine for dogs. So if your dogs jumps or sleeps on your bed or sofa at home then this property is not for you.

There are two kennels in the garden within a large waterproof covered pen. The garden is also secure for dogs, plus the adjacent 12 acre field with the house is fine for letting them off the lead.

Use of candles inside the property is not permitted for safety reasons.

Mountain guiding: If you enjoy walking, or have that that urge to conquer Snowdon, Wales' highest mountain, but don't quite have the experience to go it alone, we can also offer guided mountain walks.

Walk the famous Carneddau or Glyder ranges with full days out.

Routes tailored to suit all ages and abilities.

With an extensive knowledge and 21 years mountain experience of the Snowdonia National Park we can guide you to any of the summits.

£40 per person, maximum party of 6 persons, minimum £100 per day. Contact owner for details.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mr Jones or Mrs Emery
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

“ We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The sheer tranquility, remoteness and peace, did the job for us.

When the brochure says isolated, it means isolated! No neighbours to be seen or heard, that was brilliant and so unique these days.

The cottage itself has all the mod cons you could need, yet retains its character and charm.

The views and surroundings are simply stunning and you have ready-made walks right on your doorstep.

We will return.”
Aug 2012
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based on 35 traveler reviews

Quiet 17th century mountain cottage in Snowdonia Nat. Park
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 36 reviews

Peace & Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Does exactly what it says on the tin. The cottage is well equipped and has everything you might need. The location is indeed a little remote, and that may not suit everybody, but the quietness, and wonderful views are what you get in exchange. Well located for easy access to the coast or local beauty spots. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: As you say, does exactly what it says on the tin! Thanks for the review.
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A wonderful, special place

  • 5 of 5

Craig and Louise have graciously let us have use of their cottage four times now over the last couple of years and we have happy memories of our times here. The cottage is perfect for getting away from it all but with all the home comforts you could need. We've visited in winter and spring so seen it in all weathers and never had a bad day whether it is running around the extensive 'garden', enjoying a glass of wine with a sunny sunset or settling down for a cosy night in front of the woodburner. Our dog adores it here and is at his happiest chasing around the field trying to see the sheep, and our two boys get their fill of 'outdoor time' (whilst still being able to connect to the internet for contact with the outside world). It's easy enough to get to the shops in llandudno junction or Llanrwst and the kitchen is fully equipped. Craig and Louise clearly love the place and are always generous and kind hosts, eager to ensure guests get the most from their visit. The folder in the living room and the available reading materials all give great information on the area and the history of the cottage.

Truly 'away from everything' we hope we will get the chance to visit again soon and add to our memories.

Thank you Craig and Louise for giving others the opportunity to experience such a fantastic place.

John, Jennie, Christian and Noah (and Dempsey)

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: If Carlsberg could write reviews... Thanks for this, you guys are becoming part of the scenary, and always welcome.
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  • 5 of 5

An absolutely beautiful, peaceful place which we loved from the moment we set foot inside. Couldn't stop looking out of the windows at the views. The woodpeckers and stoats were great to see. Didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Sounds like you were watching an episode of BBC Springwatch! Glad the outside kept you as entertained as it does us.
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Love it here.

  • 5 of 5

Our 4th stay and always we were well looked after by Craig & Louise. It's such a fantastic place, so peaceful just what we needed for a 2 week break. The scenery and birds in the garden are beautiful and there are some amazing walks from the cottage.

Thanks for a great stay and hope to see you again soon.

Carolyn & Mat.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: It's great that you want to keep coming back, the place has obviously made a very positive impression in your lives.
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Wow ! Yet again!

  • 5 of 5

Second time of staying at this idyllic cottage.....won't be the last. We travel around quite a lot when work allows and this place allows relaxation above any other place we visit. Feels like home from the minute you arrive.....can't wait for next trip....hope it never changes

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Owner's Response: Hi both, Thanks for the review, glad to know you find it so relaxing. It's a unique and magical place. C & L
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Thank you so much

  • 5 of 5

we stayed there from The 11th - 18th of july and it was so great!!!! Craig and Louise were so friendly and we just felt like home!

The House and The garden were so wonderful and the area simply breathtaking.we had absolute peace! children, our dog and only the sheep! Gorgeous!in the house nothing was missing. you could tell that just a lot of love in this House.

We will definitely be going back again when we can :) Thanks again and please hosted by our children, greetings to the sheep. :)

Kristine , Mario, Mia & Ole from Germany

PS: the cd collection was fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful review, we're so pleased you had such a good time, and particularly pleased you enjoyed the eclectic CD collection! I have passed on your children's regards to the sheep and they asked me to pass on their best wishes in return and they look forward to seeing you again.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Y Bedol, Tal Y Bont
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Tal Y Bont
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: recommended

Conwy is known as the gateway to Snowdonia, and the Valley and river lead you directly into the heart of the National Park. With it's many pretty villages and natural beauty spots the valley is a hugely popular place, whether you want to visit the honey pot attractions, indulge in extreme sports or simply find complete peace, the Conwy Valley has it all.

Starting with the medieval walled town of Conwy itself, right up to the picturesque Betws Y Coed and beyond you have natural beauty spots every inch of the way, with footpaths taking you into the foothills and higher. On your doorstep there's a nationally popular Marin mountain bike trail starting at the historic town of Llanrwst. Here you can also visit Gwydir Castle, the medieval family home of the Wynn family.

The world famous Bodnant Gardens (Nat.Trust) are a must visit for any garden or plant enthusiast, or even if you just want to sit and relax or enjoy a cuppa. A great adrenalin rush is the Treetop Adventure just outside Betws.


Rates & Availability

Caerhun Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
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Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
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Jan 2 2017 - Feb 17 2017
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Half term
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 24 2017
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Feb 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
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Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
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Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
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Early summer
May 27 2017 - Jul 21 2017
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Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
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Eraly autimn
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
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Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
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Nov 4 2017 - Dec 22 2017
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Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking weeks are Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise agreed.
During winter periods we will charge for LPG gas. We also charge a small fee for dogs.
Directions to the apartment and key arrangements will be agreed in week before arrival.Check in 4pm, vacate by 10.30am (very flexible on these arrangements dependent on circumstances).
Any special requests or queries feel free to ask owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Caerhun Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Single shower room, with washbasin and towel radiator and tiled throughout. Recently refurbished.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, bedside draw units and bedside lamps. Both bedrooms have views of the mountains, woods and fields. One double bedroom also has a single bed making it also a twin room. The third sleeping area is situated above the living room on the balcony. The balcony is also the warmest part of the house having the benefit of the warm air from the wood burner down below!
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing
Please note that this is a mountain cottage with no neighbours. It's very quiet, surrounded by rough woodland and grazing land, with only very occasional passing farmers and walkers accessing land beyond. The field attached to and above the house is 6 acres and is recently partially planted with 12 species of broadleaved trees. You will have access to this field which is private access only. The views of the Carneddau from the field are amazing, allowing you to see several summits and into Cwm Dulyn; as well as back down towards the Conwy Valley. The access to the property is via a very steep and winding hill, then half a mile of rough track, which is fine for most vehicles (wouldn't recommend arriving in a super low sports car). It does not have mobile phone reception inside or outside the house, however if you walk a short distance down the the track you get a couple of bars. There is a reasonably priced payphone in the house which will also allow incoming calls.

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