Nant Cottage

Llanrwst near Betws-y-Coed, Wales (Ref. 645)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Llanrwst 1 mile; Betws-y-Coed 3 miles. A superb, detached stone-built cottage situated in a truly idyllic woodland position on the edge of the Gwydir Forest and only 300 yards from Gwydir Castle, within the Snowdonia National Park.

The property enjoys over three hundred years of history and retains many original features including two foot thick stone walls, inglenook fireplaces and beamed ceilings.

More recently it has been sympathetically modernised to an exceptionally high standard and offers every modern comfort.

Visitors will also enjoy the sunny garden and the sound of nearby waterfalls.

Betws-y-Coed, with its many amenities, is three miles away.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite WC and basin), 1 x twin. Modern bathroom with shower over bath (ground floor). Well equipped modern fitted kitchen with utility/boot room off. Delightful beamed sitting/dining room with inglenook fireplace, window seats and log burning stove. Extra sitting room with window seats and recessed fireplace.


Oil central heating with log burning stove. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, automatic washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with BT Vision, DVD player, WiFi. Payphone. Oil, electricity and one basket of logs for log burning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair by request. Sunny garden, grounds and garden furniture. Ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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Guest Reviews


    • “Gem in the Forest”
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    • “We thought our last cottage choice in the Gwydir Forest was unbeatable, and were naturally disappointed when it was not available for this trip. Were very fortunate in finding Nant Cottage which has now taken over the top spot of any cottage we have had in Wales, not just the North! Others have described its charms and characteristics very well and we can only echo their sentiments. In particular, we were extremely impressed with the skill and attention that the owners - Kathy and Adrian - have put into the renovation and maintenance of this property - words and pictures barely convey the excellence of the structure and its appealing gardens. Given it's location just outside Llanrwst, it is a perfect base to experience the wonders of Snowdonia and much of North Wales. Sometimes we almost felt guilty leaving in the morning to explore - we don't like to just sit around, but it would be very satisfying at this cottage - in the garden, just listening to the waterfall and stream. Highly, highly recommended.”

    NJXJ, Milford, New Jersey, June 2015

    • “Unexpected beauty!”
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    • “Booked this trip to celebrate parents Birthday and thought it'd be a nice weekend break for our family of 5. We stayed there for 3 Days & 2 Nights. The Cottage was easy enough to find during the day (at night it is literally pitch black so the cottage would be easily missed). We left a voice mail for the owners as to what time we'd be arriving as per their instructions. When we got there we were met by a lovely couple, who were welcoming and showed us around the house and told us a little about what there is around the area and what to avoid etc. We settled in nicely. The house looked amazing inside and out. The whole house is as cosy as it gets. We also used the fireplace which warmed up the house nicely. Rooms were of good size...the only strange thing was is that the twin room that me and my sister stayed in was colder than anywhere else in the house, but the extra blankets provided helped with that! The kitchen came with everything you need. The lovely lady even made some scones to welcome their guests, which was delicious! They even provided milk and butter. There is also WIFI but it isn't as strong upstairs as it is down stairs and there is also no phone signal inside or outside the house, although there is a payphone in the house if needed. It takes around 20 minutes to get to snowdon and around half an hour to go to caernarfon, this cottage is also next to a trail walk, so if you have dogs or like to have morning runs, cycling or hikes even then this is perfect! Overall we all enjoyed this amazing cottage holiday and would stay here again in the future.”

    Coffeeserradura, February 2015

    • “In a word... Heavenly!”
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    • “We wanted 'something special' to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. This beautiful cottage and area did not disappoint! Indeed, both exceeded our expectations! The wonderful character of the cottage was equaled to the attention to detail in its decor and provisions. After a 7 hour drive to reach Nant Cottage, the lovely Cream Tea left for our arrival was very well received and enjoyed. All bedrooms homed very comfortable, and beautifully laundered beds. Both the living area and Drawing Room had cozy, comfortable sofas, and the kitchen was extremely well equipped. All in all, a lovely place to relax in. Adjoining the property, the river and waterfalls offered the most relaxing audio to complete the idealistic setting. Loads of opportunities for spectacular walks and drives - amazing scenery in abundance. We splashed out at The Ty Gwyn Coaching Inn for our anniversary meal. The food was amazing, the service was friendly, but inexperience left a little to be desired. The tea room covered by ivy at the bottom of the road was amazing too! ZipWorld and Go Below were big hits with our teenage+ children, as too were the Swallow Falls and the many photographic opportunities around the area. A relatively large Co-op is minutes away, so although you have the advantage of feeling like you're totally away from it all, you are also only a short drive away from all your essentials. In a nutshell - if you're looking for a cottage to fall in love with, in an area of outstanding beauty, Nant Cottage may just be the answer (it was for us!). The 'Munns' (Aged 61, 49, 23, 20 & 18)”

    David M, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, August 2014

    • “A Quintessential Welsh Cottage”
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    • “We LOVED this cottage. Although we stayed in Wales for 2 weeks, we only stayed here for the first week and wished we had stayed the entire time. Not only does the property have a large living room/dining room, it also had another family (reading room). The location was very pretty and there was even a waterfall (Grey Mare's Tail) practically in the backyard!”

    PRRoberts, Brandenburg, Kentucky, August 2014

    • “fantastic”
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    • “excellent cottage and location, the owners are very friendly and helpful and the welcome scones with cream and jam were wonderful thank you so much for sharing your cottage we had a lovely time. the cottage was very clean and well stocked with everything you could need for, the location was great, very peaceful, lots of walking or cycling on quite roads and if you venture up wards you come to an outstanding lake, we couldn't believe it when we came across it whilst out driving, great place for a picnic and watching the water sport.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leicester, July 2013

    • “Wonderfully Secluded”
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    • “Nant Cottage is actually closer to the town of Llanwrst, being approximately a mile over the bridge and up into the wonderful Gwydir Forest. It is a cottage I have passed many times over the years and it was exciting to stay there for three weeks. The property is well maintained, cosy and extremely comfortable, two double bedrooms and one twin, bath with shower over and wc. Fully functional kitchen and utility room, large study and delightful sitting room with dining area. One of the fastest WiFi I have ever encountered! To the front is a sunny lawn and to the rear is seating with a BBQ, off street parking for three cars and waterfall beyond! Limitless walks of all grades just outside the door into the magnificent Gwydir Forest and Nant Cottage is a brilliant base for exploring and enjoying all that the area has to offer. The local owners were helpful and charming, loved the cream tea they provided also! I had a fabulous time here.”

    PutneySW, London, United Kingdom, May 2013

    • “The "Savoy" of Cottages”
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    • “Nant Cottage was our 5th cottage from Sykes and we just don't know how they can better it. Everything from the welcome scones and supplies to the waterfall virtually in your back garden makes this cottage and location special. I'm hesitant in saying to much as I will want to go back to Nant Cottage in the future and want to make certain that there will be a few free weeks left for me.”

    Phil Read, Norfolk, August 2011

    • “Superb residence”
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    • “This place is ideal for either an active or relaxing (or both) holiday. The owners are wonderful, friendly, helpful and accommodating. You could not wish for a more idyllic situation with all amenities and easy access to the surrounding beauty spots. Well worth another visit”

    DC, SOMERSET, February 2011

    • “blissful peace, quiet and nature, no distractions.”
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    • “The owners of Nant Cottage are lovely, the met us at the cottage with afternoon tea and made us very welcome, again (this was our second visit.) The cottage is very well equipped, my husband was a chef but even he managed to find eveything he needed in the kitchen, the rooms are well decorated with everything you need, tv, freeview, (the freeview box broke while we were there, I rang the owners in the morning and just after tea-time they came with a replacement!) log burning stove, payphone (it is the middle of nowhere so no mobile signal!) and the bedrooms are just lovely, our children (12 and 14) enjoyed being out in the garden looking for the slow worms and other wildlife, feeding the birds, playing in the stream and walking down to the waterfall just behind the cottage, (not recommended for young children unsupervised.) The cottage stands alone in a peaceful location surrounded by trees and nature, very quiet, lovely walks and drives from there, and an old hall just down the road well worth a visit. Without being unnecessarily picky we cannot fault Nant Cottage for a family holiday or get away for couples or friends, people with disabilities might find the spiral staircases tricky to negotiate though.”

    Chadwick Family, Lancashire., November 2010

    • “Pleasant Out of Season Break”
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    • “Well situated 5 minute drive out of town. Well appointed cottage, and at this time of year a very appreciated log fire. Owners very helpfull and advised who/where to go in Betys-y-coed to seek help with a car problem, which proved to be simple, and was fixed at a reasonable price. All in all our stay was pleasant and we found the Cottage to be well situated to use all of the N Wales Area. (Snowdonia and the Coastal Towns) Cottage was full of character and well equipped. The bridge to enter driveway can be a bit alarming and care needs to be taken if stopping on it to open the gate in the dark, as there is no guard rail.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Liverpool, December 2009

    • “Idylic Cottage and Setting”
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    • “Idylic setting for an idylic cottage. Lovely walks from the cottage with stream and large waterfall less than a stone throw away. Cottage very comfortable with inglenook fireplace and log burner for the autumn evenings. Withing easy distance of the lovely towns of Bettws Y Coed, Conwy and Llanwrst,with Snowdon and Cader Idris a walkers paradise. A warm welcome from the owner complete with Scones and tea made it a good start to a most enjoyable holiday. Our second visit and just as enjoyable as the first visit.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Risca South Wales, December 2009

    • “'A chocolate box' home from home”
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    • “The cottage is in a wonderful location - how many properties have a waterfall in the back garden - and is fantastically well equipped. It is warm, cosy and comfortable. The welcome extended by the owner is second to none - the homemade scones were a lovely touch. We've visited on three occasions now and hope to go back in the future.”

    Dr Vikki Carolan, UK, December 2009

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    • “The cottage was amazing, great place to stay. Warm throughout, definitely holds the heat and is worth every penny!”

    Mr Walker, Deeside, November 2015

    • “Liked the welcome, the feeling of belonging as soon as you walked through the door, me and my family really enjoyed our stay. Thank you for the use of a lovely cottage.”

    Mr Howells, Port Talbot, August 2015

    • “Breathtaking cottage and views in the surrounding area. Lots to do on the doorstep with everything you could want only a couple of miles away. Everything about this holiday went smoothly and would certainly not hesitate using Sykes and Nant Cottage in the very near future.”

    Mr Franks, Chatham, August 2015

    • “This was a 'proper' cottage! The size, shape, layout and décor both inside and out were all one would hope a cottage to be. The location was perfect. Surrounded by trees and with a nearby waterfall, it felt as though we were in remote countryside, yet with Llanrwst only 5 minutes away. Everything in and around the cottage was well presented and obviously cared for by its owners.”

    Mr Rodgers, Gosport, June 2015

    • “We loved everything about this beautiful cottage and would highly recommend it to everyone. Would love to return one day.”

    Mrs Burns, Cowra, May 2015

    • “Nant Cottage is a beautiful cottage in a fantastic location was the perfect place for us get away for a few days and relax after our wedding. Nant Hall has been very well looked after and we soon found ourselves calling it 'home'. We loved it and will definitely be back for a whole week as possible.”

    Mr Monk, Swansea, March 2015

    • “Lovely cottage and fabulous location if you like seclusion, yet not far from town if required. Had all modern amenities whilst retaining its rustic charm. Our second visit and will be back again.”

    Mr Holland, Salford, February 2015

    • “A lovely cottage, with everything we could need, it had a really homely feel and was very cozy despite the freezing temperatures outside. The area was beautiful and there was so much to do within close proximity. We had a lovely welcome from the owner who greeted us with scones, and put milk in the fridge for us, a thoughtful touch, she gave us her number if we needed anything (we didn't) and then left us in peace to enjoy our break. Thoroughly recommended and will definitely return.”

    Ms Roberts, January 2015

    • “The cottage was picture perfect, a gorgeous house in a beautiful spot. A real holiday to remember with the wood burner, character rooms and a waterfall at the bottom of the garden. What more could you ask. So peaceful and yet near enough to the places to visit.”

    Mr Ashworth, Nelson, January 2015

    • “This is the second time that we have stayed at Nant Cottage. What a fantastic, romantic building. The owners obviously upkeep this building as if it was their own home. We could not find any fault, simply wish we could afford to purchase the property due to its excellent location and warm, homely feeling. Very comfortable, everything working & there was plenty of crockery/cutlery for all. We always talk about our experience at Nant as one of the best & exclusive getaways we have ever experienced.”

    Mrs Gold, Ellesmere Port, December 2014

    • “A warm, welcoming cottage set in the most stunning surroundings. The cottage provided the most perfect location for our Christmas providing all we needed and extra treats. We enjoyed the fantastic walking and cycling from our back door.”

    Mrs Taylor, Worthing, December 2014

    • “For me as a walker the location was ideal as it placed me within short drives of many hills and mountains. The location was quiet without being too remote. The property was warm and comfortable as were the beds plus plenty of hot water and a good shower. The welcome from the owners was warm and helpful, the cream scones went down well!”

    Mr Rooksby, Solihull, November 2014

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About the location


Llanrwst 4 miles; Blaenau Ffestiniog 11 miles.

Betws-y-Coed, known as the Gateway to Snowdonia, is North Wales' most popular inland resort. Surrounded by dense woodland and magnificent mountain country, this is a haven for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. At Betws-y-Coed the River Conwy meets its three tributaries flowing from the west, and the beauty of the area is enhanced by cascading waterfalls, river pools and ancient bridges. Most famous of all are the magnificent Swallow Falls, situated where the Llugwy River hurls itself into a spectacular chasm. The village has shops, pubs, places to eat, miniature railway, a riverside golf course and the Tree Top Adventure High Ropes Course, and is home to The Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre, as well as being the start of the beautiful Conwy Valley which leads to the coast and the lovely towns of Llandudno and Conwy.

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