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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 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:
November 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
  • Internet ...
  • 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 4.909091 based on 44 reviews

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: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Geoff. We look forward to having you stay again. Best wishes. Paul
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Lovely cottage good location

  • 5 of 5

Had a really great time here, the cottage had everything you could need, even including some useful spices etc. in the kitchen. Décor and furnishing really great.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jonathan!
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect country cottage built cira 1600. Can be accessed only by crossing the footbridge across the stream. In a lovely setting in a country village, yards from a pub that does great food. Everything that you need to make your stay is at the cottage with all mod cons. Can be used as a base to drive to nearby attractions or to explore the area on foot with a selection of easy walking route maps provided. The cottage is very warm & cosy as it is centrally heated but take some logs to really enjoy the wood burner.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, peaceful place to stay. Need to bring provisions with you as there isn’t a local store. Having said that, Ty Gwyn Hotel has wonderful food and Conwy provides gorgeous food from the butcher & bakery shops! Would recommend staying here as a great base to explore the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emma! There is also a Tesco on the way in via Conwy, with petrol station :) We look forward welcoming you again. Paul
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Lovely cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, nice pub over the road & many, many walks & things to do in Snowdonia. Kitchen well equipped, huge & very comfortable bed, spacious living/dining room. Best to take some logs with you to get the best out of the wood burning stove.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: 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: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
Refundable damage deposit $132

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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