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3 Railway Cottages

(Ref. 12543)

Betws-y-Coed, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage to stay in, central location."

    Breakfast was only 2 mins walk away!!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2024

  • "We had a great time at this cottage so quiet you would not think you were in the hart of the village."

    Just a very short walk to the shops and café.

    Reviewed by Anthony John4.7Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a brilliant location- highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Cosy, comfortable cottage, conveniently located for amenities and local tourist attractions in and around Betwys-y Coed and further afield."

    Reviewed by Emer5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful,lovely cottage in a lovely area,with everything you would ..."

    Absolutely beautiful,lovely cottage in a lovely area,with everything you would want for a perfect stay,we will book again

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage is lovely, well set-out, organised and equipped."

    The kitchen is well equipped and the utility room is a brilliant feature. We sat outside and had breakfast on the patio on the first morning. The visiting birds are wonderful and the robin needs no encouragement (-: Bed is comfy, bathroom clean and has a lovely shower. This is a really nice cottage in a picture box location. Five stars. Polite, friendly and professional comms throughout from the owners too. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Feb 2024

  • "3 Railway Cottage is a wonderful and cosy place to stay, well placed for places to eat and central location."

    Friendly little Robin patrolled the patio throughout the day. Would have been nice to have had sunshine and been able to sit outside but Hey Ho, Wales(or UK for that matter) in winter what do you expect ... would happily come back

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2023

  • "We’ve stayed here on numerous occasions and are very happy with the property, ..."

    We’ve stayed here on numerous occasions and are very happy with the property, its location is ideally located for all local amenities and as a base for exploring the wider area

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Nov 2023

  • "This property was ideal , it’s centrally located in the best part of the town very close to all the amenities."

    The property is spacious , maintained to a really high standard . It just has everything you’d expect and more from a holiday cottage . Very impressed indeed .

    Reviewed by Alun5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent location."

    Would definately recommend to others. Only two minor issues; firstly the temperature in the second bedroom - it was constantly very warm - uncomfortably so at night. Secondly the check in/out time (5pm and 9am respectively) - whilst i understand time is needed to conduct a clean between guests that feels excessive - you are effectively loosing a day of your holiday and that's a real shame because it's such a beautiful part of the world that you really do want to make the most of it.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    My children appreciated the box of Duplo and played with it all week. High standard finish and very spacious. Handy untility area by the front door to keep wet and muddy clothing away from the main cottage. We were ready to book again for the same week next year but unfortunately the price has gone up by 40%, which seems a bit steep.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Aug 2023

  • "A lovely holiday cottage which is really close to the village centre but still lovely and quiet."

    The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed for our stay. We were visiting the local Zip World which was only 5 minutes drive away. The village and surrounding area is beautiful. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you need provided."

    Excellent location and great communication with owner. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2023

  • "This was the best holiday in wales for a long time."

    the cottage was well equipped very homely could have stayed longer. plenty of coffee shops and café. would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Anthony John4.7Apr 2023

  • "Everything was there but just not properly looked after and cleaned."

    Nevertheless we had a fine stay, the location is perfect on the quiet side of Betws-y-coed. p.s. repair the double glazing in the small bedroom as soon as possible. It will effect the functionering of the underfloor healing!!

    Reviewed by Petrus4.1Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Plenty of toys for my boys to play with, including Brio trains. Useful separate parking space and small garden area. Helpful owner provided cot dimensions and photos.

    Reviewed by Rosamund5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely stay, fantastic location and facilities."

    Right in the centre of the small town, lovely big green with cafes and restaurants around. Convenient facilities for buying groceries etc. Tourist information really close; well worth a visit on your first day as they have loads of good recommendations. Well equipped kitchen. I would recommend that you stop the requirement of asking guests to strip the bedding due to Covid as this is no longer relevant and quite frustrating really when you are trying to pack everything up on departure day. You have cleaners coming in, pay them to do this job, given that we are already paying a lot of money to be there. Would have given 5 stars otherwise. Not sure what the situation was with car parking, we had also booked number 5 so benefitted from using their clearly allocated car parking spaces. Other than this, we found the stay to be really lovely.

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.7Apr 2023

  • "A fabulous property located in the heart of Betws-y-coed."

    The cottage had everything and more that we needed for our family stay. Well equipped, excellent correspondence, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is my favourite stay - absolutely perfect for family and solo travel."

    Love it

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2023

  • "2nd time at the cottage, recommend and looking to return next year."

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely warm cottage with underfloor heating and a log burner."

    Comfortable beds with quality linen, two comfy leather sofas, good kitchen and bathroom. Central location. Our only gripe is the check in/out times of 5pm and 9am but suspect this is a Sykes policy and not the owners.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jan 2023

  • "Great base in betws y coed only bad was uncomfortable pillows were a little hard ..."

    Great base in betws y coed only bad was uncomfortable pillows were a little hard so we bought our own in canolfan and the parking area was unlit and a bit hard walking back to the cottage in snow and ice not a deal breaker a quick fix would be a few solar path lights but the rest of the house was great and like the underfloor heating Internet was good and ran the fire stick fine would stay again

    Reviewed by Steve3.8Dec 2022

  • "Very nice on apart from damp and mould in the second bedroom."

    Also water running down the wall above the plug socket (not very safe) this was due to the damp. I would advise the owners to get this sorted before it causes a fire.

    Reviewed by Paul2.2Dec 2022

  • "It would have been nice to have a bit of milk, especially when we were asked to arrive after 5pm."

    Also it would be nice to have matches provided for the fire. The second bedroom had a lot of damp and water running down the walls and was quite chilly. The patio area was in need of attention - weeding would not have hampered its overall appearance.

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.4Nov 2022

  • "Very nice cottage in a superb location right in the middle of Betws Y Coed."

    Well appointed and very cosy, lovely comfortable bed and a huge bathroom. Easy access to the cottage and a short walk from the parking area. Great location to stay at home or short distance to Llandudno and Rhyl on good roads. We will definately be visiting again in the future. PS only one gripe 5pm to go in late, 9am to leave far to early. 4pm and 10am would be much better !

    Reviewed by Garry4.7Oct 2022

  • "First time staying in this property but couldn’t fault it it had everything we ..."

    First time staying in this property but couldn’t fault it it had everything we needed and more for a comfortable and enjoyable stay would definitely recommend and will definitely be back and the location of the property was spot on for our needs as my husband has mobility issues

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very nice stay in this cottage and would book if visiting the area again."

    it would be helpful to have had instructions for the TV in the bedroom and dishwasher as we do not currently use one. we would also definitely recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely and in a perfect location."

    Loved having the little shops and cafes so close. Our boys enjoyed watching the trains on the mainline as well as the occasional miniature train opposite. Great selection of toys, the wooden trains were a particularly favourite. We were lucky to have beautiful weather and found a garden parasol would've been useful. It took us a while to work out the switch for the towel rail was on the landing, so maybe a label on it. Overall we had a fantastic week and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, excellent location."

    Spotlessly clean inside. Lots of room, plenty of storage. Be aware that the train comes past early! 5:55am. Patio area outside needs a spruce up, had to cut down some brambles and patio furniture was dirty. Would have been nice to see the trains better from the patio.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2022

  • "No concerns."

    The property was excellent & well equipped. The train line at the rear of the cottage cased no problem at all. Free Parking was around 50 yards away & the cottage located a short walk from several shops , & the local park.

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Jun 2022

  • "This cottage was lovely everything we were told it would be."

    So glad we picked 3 Railway Cottage. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is generally comfortable although the lack of a mirror in the bedroom was a nuisance."

    The main concern was the pungent smell greeting us when we arrived. It was so nauseating that it affected my wife's breathing and had we not arrived so late in the day we may well have returned home immediately. It seemed to be a strong cooking smell left from from strong spicy food which was being partially masked by an air freshener and cleaning products. It took two days of open doors, windows and fans to reduce it to an acceptable level. The cooker still smelt and was not entirely clean. We had to return home early on the third day and contacted the owner as we left, describing the above. We did not receive any communication from him until I chased two weeks later and even then there was no explanation or apology.

    Reviewed by Iain3.1Jun 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in an ideal location for visiting the village and local area."

    Only one complaint and that was about the lighting in the lounge/diner which was a bit dim and meant reading in the evening was a bit difficult. There was an additional lamp on the sideboard which we couldn't used as it was continually flashing but maybe if it was sorted that could help. Oh just one other thing the dining chairs were a bit hard so maybe seat cushions could help with that. Other than that everything was fine so thank you

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great location. One little niggle - no mirror in the master bedroom but otherwise lovely.

    Reviewed by Clare4.1May 2022

  • "Interesting cottage in a beautiful area."

    Very close to railway line but not many trains to make it problematic. Although a non smoking cottage there was a strong smell of stale tobacco in the main bedroom, not noticeable anywhere else in the property.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.1May 2022

  • "Everything in the cottage was great, and there are also enough wall sockets to charge every possible phone and camera batteries at the same time which is unusual and much appreciated."

    The location is perfect for travel by both bus and by train. There were little rabbits that came onto the patio to eat the leaves on the railings. I would have liked better lighting for working on the table as the lamp could not be moved and the ceiling bulbs are not adequate. ----------------------------------------------------- This is for Sykes. (Please make sure that they get in contact with number 1Railway Cottages to check) Please note that the passage outside is lit by a motion activated light outside this cottage, and the passage is smooth and safe here. Unfortunately walking along to leave there are no lights between there and almost reaching the turn at the corner. The light at the corner just about reaches the door of number three when coming from the other direction, but this light goes off just at the door of number three and then there is a very rough patch of ground with one of those metal areas with the patterned surface and a slope. As it suddenly turns to pitch black as one reaches this it is very easy to trip and land on one's nose, as I unfortunately did. My nose was very badly bruised and swollen and red, with later development of a little bruising under the eye area. I texted the owners of number one and they said that in 11 years no-one has tripped before. I told them that they must put in lights outside their building because the next person might get concussed or worse. They wrote back that they will put in lights. Please could you check that they have done so. The blood stains from my fall had been washed away by rain by the morning, so I could not take photographs of the bleed, but I bled so much (mostly over the kitchen sink whilst pressing the bridge of my nose) that I called 111 for advice. Luckily there should be no permanent damage, the graze on the nose is healing and it is less red, and it is almost painless now to blow my nose. I would be happy to send you photos of the passageway outside number 1 that is not lit, and also photos of my poor nose as it was on Wednesday and then on Friday. Now it looks almost back to normal.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful village."

    Clear, concise and timely communications from the cottage owners ensured we understood our responsibilities as well as making us feel welcome. Cottage is a perfect size for four, has great allocated parking for 2 /3 cars and is within a short (maybe 1/4 mile) of all amenities. Thank you Mr and Mrs Proctor. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Rhys5.0Apr 2022

  • "Well located for exploring Snowdonia."

    Comfortably equipped cottage. Enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by John3.8Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage."

    Friendly, prompt & straightforward communication from the owners. All rooms very clean & well equipped. Heating & hot water reliable. Large walk in shower. Wood burner a pleasure to use. Location of cottage perfect - quiet but very close to station & shops. We loved it - despite the wind & rain! Hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage with comfortable beds, in a great location too, great communication with the hosts, highly recommended, thank you!"

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jan 2022

  • "All fantastic."

    Communication etc. The only issue we had was having to be out at 9am. 10.30am would be much better. I understand the Maid service have requsted this, but using Covid as an excuse is becoming just a general remark people like to use now. Not a remark I could get away with in my industry.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay - absolutely loved it, The facilities were first class, as were the comms from the owners."

    All in all, a lovely experience from start to finish. :)

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2021

  • "A great base to explore North Wales."

    Cottage was clean and well equipped. There are a few upgrades needed but overall we enjoyed our stay and would return to the cottage again. The owner kindly let us use the car parking space for the cottage on our departure day which saved us having to move the car and pay for parking.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Oct 2021

  • "If you have never used an Electric Cooker can be bit awkward to figure out."

    The view of the little train passing was fab. All in all great cottage

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have been staying at 3 Railway Cottage for the past 7 years , its an ideal ..."

    We have been staying at 3 Railway Cottage for the past 7 years , its an ideal place to stay in Betws Y Coed, its a shame its not available next year

    Reviewed by Rose4.7Jul 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage, had everything we needed and more!"

    Had a small issue, called the owners and they had it sorted by a maintenance man same day. We were very impressed and thankful.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "The pictures of the cottage are slightly misleading."

    The cleanliness was not great with crumbs and old food down the side of the fridge, plus large cobwebs in the lounge area. I contacted the owner on the day of arrival to inform him that his boiler was leaking and a break down was imminent. He replied saying he would get it sorted asap. And what time was good for me to allow the engr in? I asked for some logs from his store that id be willing to buy as the house was cold. I was told no and that id have to go and buy some at the shop.On the Thursday contacted him again to inform that the boiler had no pessure ,he eventually arranged the engr to come out but i had to wait in while my friends went to the pub. The engrs fixed the bolier but we're not able to fix the radiator in the bathroom. They also explained that they had not been contacted earlier in the week. In brief six days with no heating except the log fire

    Reviewed by Adam2.5May 2021

  • "Beautiful location, very comfortable cottage, looking to rebook for next year."

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location, lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Feb 2020

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage in a lovely location."

    Would happily go back again.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jan 2020

  • "A great location with brilliant amenities"

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Nov 2019

  • "We love Betws y Coed and 3 Railway cottage is good place to stay."

    We have already booked May July and September for 2020

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time staying at the railway cottage."

    The cottage is well equipped, clean and in a perfect location. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, pubs all within walking distance and the train station is very close but also doesn’t cause any disruptions. We will definitely be back!!

    Reviewed by Amie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very difficult to open the key safe on arrival at the cottage, and then opening and locking the entrance door took a while, as the actual lock was worn."

    The oven did not work at all and when using the top of the cooker, the buttons which had to be pressed to operate the rings were difficult to manage, and there were no instructions in the cooker manual on how to use the top. People with arthritis in their fingers and wrists would not be able to use those buttons. We did speak to the owner about the key safe, door lock and oven not working when we were leaving the cottage on July 5th. The lighting could have been better as the cottage is dark. The square bowls provided for cereals etc are too big to stack properly in the dishwasher, and consequently when they came out of the machine we had to wash them again ourselves. The quality of fittings and furniture was very good, and the bed very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Andrew2.8Jun 2019

  • "This is the 8th time we have we have stayed at no3."

    It has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. We have already booked to go back in May.

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Mar 2019

  • "All ways lovely and comfortable and clean."

    Looking forward to returning to No 3. Thank you Irene Glendenning

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Feb 2019

  • "This was our second year in my old birth-place of many years ago."

    All very homely and comfortable ,and if required a goodly supply of toys for the tots. As we had to spend a day indoors because of Storm Callum the management of the TV without any instruction booklet was quite trying. Would also like to request better lighting for the lounge otherwise all hunky-dory and looking forward to next year.Thank you.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Oct 2018

  • "Great location, very clean and well stocked with games, utensils, books and appliances in fact everything you could need."

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Mar 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with local walks and good restaurants in walking distance."

    Betws-y-coed can be very busy but easy to get away from the crowds.

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Feb 2018

  • "This was our 5th stay at this cottage its it`s clean, warm and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday."

    We have already booked to go back in July

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Dec 2017

  • "Perfect location."

    You can arrive,leave your car for the duration of the holiday as there are so many beautiful walks from the doorstep. The cottage was very comfortable and other than the shower, was clean when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Jun 2017

  • "Lovely break thanks."

    .. everything as expected; we would book here again..

    Reviewed by Nick4.2Feb 2017

  • "Fabulous place at a great price in a central location."

    The only negative is the trainline. If you sleep in the front bedroom with the window open, the 6am train wakes you every morning.

    Reviewed by Karen4.6Sep 2016

  • "Good location in centre of town but VERY peaceful, will be going back there soon."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage well maintained comfortable great for people who love exploring ..."

    Lovely cottage well maintained comfortable great for people who love exploring the countryside and walking everything you need for your stay great bus and train links

    Reviewed by Hazel4.8Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x King size bed, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas underfloor central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Freesat TV in lounge with a further Freesat TV in main bedroom
  • Games DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars, 100 yards away
  • Storage for bikes with hose cleaning area
  • Small enclosed rear patio
  • Meadow garden with parking 100 yards away
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 min walk, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: The railway runs adjacent to this cottage, with approximately 6 trains per day passing in both directions
  • Note: Cottage is accessed down a shared footpath.

The property

A superbly-located mid-terrace cottage, situated on a quiet path in the heart of the popular Victorian holiday resort of Betws-y-Coed, in the Snowdonia National Park.

This lovely cottage has been lovingly refurbished to a high standard to offer spacious modern and stylish accommodation, with patio doors leading out to overlook the Conwy Valley railway line and across to the miniature railway.

The cottage offers two spacious bedrooms and a stylish fully tiled bathroom with walk-in shower and separate bath.

On the ground floor are a well-equipped kitchen, a welcoming sitting room with woodburning stove set in a stone inglenook fireplace, a dining area overlooking the patio and a large utility room with ample mountain bike storage.

The cottage has been finished to a high standard with underfloor heating throughout, along with many other indulgent touches such as granite worktops.

There is a private parking area nearby with a small meadow garden alongside it to complement the enclosed patio next to the house.

Betws-y-Coed is central to the magnificent Snowdonia mountain range and is a popular tourist location in its own right, with a vast array of wonderful shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

This cottage is in a fantastic location for families or couples wishing to enjoy the delights of Snowdonia at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas