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Idyllic cottage next to the river, Betws Y Coed with picturesque view

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage in Betws Y Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales - Peaceful Location With Spectacular Views - 15 Minute Walk To The Village

Glanrhyd cottage has recently been sympathetically restored by local craftsmen employing traditional methods and environmentally friendly materials. Whilst authentic and traditional, the cottage enjoys all mod cons. The cottage is tastefully designed and ideally suited to discerning couples seeking a romantic break and solitude. However, it can comfortably accommodate up to four people in two double bedrooms at opposing ends of the property, allowing for space and privacy. We offer a reduced rate for a single couple sharing according to the season.

The cottage garden borders the river Conwy, whilst the garden is enclosed we urge caution to families with children or a dog.

For more information please see our website.

More Details

Property Manager
George Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About George Smith

Hello, my name is George.

George Smith purchased this cottage in 2005

Why George Smith chose Betws-y-Coed

I've been fortunate enough to own Glanrhyd Cottage for approximately eight years.

I have been visiting this area for many years and instantly fell in love with the ruin and always hoped to own it, so when the owners offered it to me I jumped at the chance.

It has been a labour of love as the cottage was a complete wreck when we purchased it with a tree growing inside, we spent two years restoring it with a lovely local traditional builder.

What makes this cottage unique

I love the solitude, views, walks and fishing.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I stayed here recently with my partner and our young daughter. The property was exactly as advertised, clean and well stock with everything you could need. A very short walk away from the centre of the village and an easy drive to all Snowdonias attractions.

Excellent service before, during and after the rental - couldn't recommend highly enough.
Mar 2015
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Betws-y-Coed Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with double ended bath and handheld shower fitment, wc, sink and underfloor heating
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms opposing ends) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed on a platform with wonderful views, bedroom two with double french antique sleigh style bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Outside: The outdoor space is enclosed and includes a purpose built barbecue area with all utensils. There are a few seating areas outside including on the patio area and down by the river. There is plenty of enclosed off-street parking available next to the cottage. Utility Room: Washing machine/ tumble drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, both changed once per week.


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Idyllic cottage next to the river, Betws Y Coed with picturesque view
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
London, UK

Fantastic find

  • 5 of 5

We have just finished a glorious week at Glanrhyd cottage in Betws y Coed.

It's location is a short walk from town but is secluded enough to make you think you are in the heart of the countryside with only the noise of the gurgling river at the end of the garden and the baa of the sheep in the field next door.

The cottage itself was the perfect size for us and our 2 dogs. A place to both relax and to use as a base to explore the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

We will definitely be back 😀

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very kind of you much appreciated. Hope to see you again soon!
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Fantastic winter break in Snowdonia at a perfect riverside cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We were revisiting Snowdonia to enjoy it's winter delights. We had a fantastic few days staying at Glan Rhyd cottage nestling at the side of the River Conwy. the cottage was perfect in every way, and was an ideal base to explore Snowdonia and North Wales. It was peaceful and wonderfully equipped, and the views from the front garden of the ever changing river were idyllic. It's close enough to Betws y coed for all it's amenities and eating choices, yet still felt remote and unspoilt. The owners had thought of everything and were really helpful, couldn't recommend it more.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed we look forward to welcoming you back one day.
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Comfortable , secluded cottage, great position next to the river

  • 4 of 5

Had a relaxing time, spent one whole day sitting reading by the river- perfect. Other days spent walking in the area. Only minor complaint is that the provision of towels was not very generous - 1 hand towel and 2 bath towels between two of us for a week seemed a bit mean, but maybe that's just me!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, regarding the towels we can only apologise, if you had let us know you needed more we would have brought you more immediately! We hope to see you again. Best wishes.
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We loved our stay in this stunning cottage!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage in a beautiful spot. We will return.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Ty Gwyn
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Betws Y Coed
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Betws Y Coed
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ty Gwyn
Car: recommended


We are approximately 30 minutes drive from the nearest beach


The nearest village is just a couple of short miles away and can be easily walked to from the cottage.

Further Details:

Directly in front of the cottage is a well-known pool which tends to hold sea trout and salmon (depending on time of year), occasionally it might be possible to fish but this is subject to the consent of the fishing rights holders. All fishing is subject to arrangement and a charge of twenty five pounds for the day, there is also plenty of other fishing in the area we suggest purchasing day tickets through the local angling club in Betws Y Coed and we would be pleased to offer you advice. The fishing is subject to availability and must be booked and paid for in advance. You will be required to purchase a national rod licence, visit the environment agency website for more details.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $207.73
Pet Fee $34.62

Booking Notes:
We take bookings from Saturday to Saturday but depending on availability we are happy to accommodate short breaks and weekends wherever possible. We require a completed booking form and designated deposit and full payment 6 weeks prior to your arrival. We refund your deposit at the end of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is Saturday however we will try to be flexible. Arrival is usually after 4pm and departure before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for 2 people sharing. Discounts are available for solo travellers and couples using one bedroom only.

When cottage is booked for 2 people sharing one bedroom, the second bedroom is locked.

Cancellation -should a cancellation be made by the client, the owners will seek to re-let the property for the period of the hire. If successful in doing so a refund will be made less a 5% administration charge. If cancellation occurs less than 4 weeks prior to hire and the owners are unable to re-let, then the entire hire fee will be forfeited by the Client.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.