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Beautiful Welsh stone cottage. Great walks. Great pub/food. Superfast broadband!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Rowen, Conwy, Wales - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Pub. No pets.

Pen-y-Bont is a tastefully restored, central heated, c16 Welsh cottage set in the picturesque village of Rowen at the heart of the Conwy Valley, in the Snowdonia National Park. Situated in a secluded location but also within a 5-minute walk of a lively, traditional pub, featuring Welsh singing every Friday night, great food and serving the best pint of Guinness outside of Dublin (probably)...not to be missed!

There are a wealth of activities within close proximity, including Conwy Castle, the World's longest zip-wire (, surfing in Dolgarrog ( or for those rainy days there's Go Below ( For great views you can cable car up the Great Orme, visit the Welsh Mountain Zoo or get the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

If you're feeling energetic the area is a walker's paradise with all the majestic peaks of North Wales within close proximity & ancient Roman paths and the multi-award winning Bodnant Garden (Owned by the National Trust and one of the most spectacular and admired botanical gardens in Europe) right on your doorstep.

This is a tiny snapshot of the many things that you can do - or you could just relax and read a book, play a board game or watch one of our many great DVD titles. The choice is yours :)

More Details

Paul Belton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017


Rowen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom + sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with a super king size bed & high thread count bedding. Sofa bed in main room.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Bathrobes are provided for your convenience.


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Beautiful Welsh stone cottage. Great walks. Great pub/food. Superfast broadband!
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews

Little piece of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

I had read wonderful reviews about the cottage and was not left disappointed. Stunning, more spacious than i thought. Extremely comfortable bed so much so we meant to check the make of the mattress before we left but unfortunately forgot! Good powerful shower and fantastic kitchen and most importantly to ourselves it was so peaceful. Fantastic friendly pub across the road, what more can you ask for. A great place to recharge your batteries. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline :)
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Excellent Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Feels miles away from civilisation when in the cottage but is only 75 yards to a good pub / restaurant serving excellent food.

Conwy is defiantly worth a visit as is Llandudno, if you go to the top of Snowdon on the train take a pillow for your back, those seats are hard!

This cottage will defiantly be our first choice when we return to north Wales

Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great place!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a fantastic place to stay, well equipped, in a pretty little village, ideally placed for beautiful walks.

There are loads of places of interest just a short drive away and the cottage is the ideal place to relax if that's all you want to do.

I can't recommend this little gem highly enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Could not fault this cottage whatsoever. They have thought of everything. Its beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this cottage. Feel like we found a real gem. Beautiful surroundings, beautiful cottage, fixtures and fittings, they have thought of everything. The village was so pretty, everyone we spoke to was friendly and the pub was a real heart of the village local. We were made to feel vey welcome. Can honestly say i didnt want to leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, thank you so much for your kind comments. We look forward to having you back in the future. Paul
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Quintessential welsh cottage

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cottage. Finished to a high standard and in a lovely setting.

Just neededa few more logs for the fire!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great little cottage in a quiet location.

  • 4 of 5

Great cottage and well situated next to a river with a nice local pub across the the foot bridge. There is no allocated parking for the property, this was only an issue on arrival having to park next to the pub and having to walk a few trips to unload. Inside the cottage is spacious and very comfortable, the decor is of a high standard with all the mod cons you need. Yes the pub across the bridge does serve a great pint of Guiness as mentioned by previous guests. There are lots of great places to visit and plenty of great walks on the doorstep. Lots of info on days out and walks within the cottage. Also there is a red phone box next to the pub which has more touristy stuff in......

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Conwy Castle
Ty Gwyn Hotel
"Friendly, Food, Welsh Singing (Fridays), Great Guinness :)"
Conwy water gardens and Dutch pancake house
"Nice wildlife lakes walk, great pancakes"
National Trust - Bodnant Garden
"One of Europe's leading botanical gardens."
RSPB Conwy
"Lovely coffee shop with views over wildlife reserve"
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Surf Snowdonia
Zip World
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Ty Gwyn
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Ty Gwyn
Car: recommended

The local Ty Gwyn pub is lively & friendly, serving great food & a selection of lagers, bitters, wines & a very nice pint of Guinness! There is also a church in the village which has an English speaking service on the last Sunday of each month.

The Dutch Pancake House about half a mile away services great pancakes (as you would expect :) and also has a free wildlife walk with Capybara, Otters, Chickens & Ducks and has a reptile house which is also free entry.

Over 150 other different things to do, on the doorstep, including:

> Surf Snowdonia

> Zip World - World's longest zip wire!

> Go Below Underground Adventures

> Coed y Brenin Forest Park

> Tree Top Adventure

> Beacon Climbing Centre

> GreenWood Forest Park

> The Fun Centre

> King Arthur's Labyrinth

> Glasfryn Parc

> Bodnant Welsh Food

> Sygun Copper Mine

> Electric Mountain

> Snowdonia Riding Stables

> Inigo Jones Slate Works

> Talyllyn Railway

> Snowdon Mountain Railway

> Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

> Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

> Fairbourne Miniature Railway

> National White Water Centre

> Gone Swimming

> RibRide Adventure Boat Trips

> Shearwater Luxury Charter Cruises

> Anglesey Boat Trips

> Anglesey Walking Holidays

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Conwy is a 10 minute drive away & its setting is spectacular, framed by the foothills of Snowdonia and gazing across the Conwy Estuary. The quay and old harbour are host to an active small fishing fleet and the fascinating Conwy Mussel Museum. Llandudno is one of the finest traditional seaside resorts in the world & is a 20-minute drive. A splendid promenade spans the gently curving bay between the headlands of the Great Orme and the Little Orme. There's a lovely second beach on the West Shore.


Conwy town is 7-miles, or 10-minutes by car, away.

Further Details:

There is a variety of restaurants, fish & chip shops (The Harbour View in Deganwy is the best!), banks & a Tesco supermarket/fuel station in Conwy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $128.93

Booking Notes:
A £100 breakages deposit will be required with the full amount payable 6-weeks from the start of the holiday. Short breaks are available from £80 per night Jan to March; £90 per night April to 14 July; £100 per night 14 July - 8 September; £90 per night to end Oct and £80 per night until 22 December. 4-nights for the price of 3 on mid-week bookings! Last minute discounts can be available. Check-in is on a Friday, from 3 pm & the property is to be vacated by 12 pm on the final day.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on a Friday from 3 pm & the property is to be vacated by 12 pm on the final day.

Notes on prices:
A £100 breakages deposit will be required with the full amount payable 6-weeks from the start of the holiday. Short breaks are available at £80 per night where the weekly cost is £400; £90 per night where the weekly cost is £450 and £100 per night where the weekly cost is £500. 4-nights for the price of 3 on mid-week bookings!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.