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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "The picture on the website totally misrepresents the view of the area in which it sits."

    It’s not as expansive as shown therefore when you arrive you feel a bit underwhelmed. The cottage is comfortable and with plenty of equipment to enjoy a relaxing holiday, as previously stated by others there is an abundance of cobwebs, which could have easily been removed before our arrival. The welcome pack was great and local amenities very close and the Royal Oak does great food, the grandkids loved it. All in all it’s a great place to stay with good local links we loved the log fire. Yes I’d come again very peaceful and restful

    Reviewed by P3.1Apr 2024

  • "Craigside Holiday Cottage is a nice place for a break."

    It's close to shops, cafes, and fun things to do. The house gets warm fast when you turn on the heat, which is great. The bedrooms are big, the beds are comfy, and there's plenty of room to store clothing and items. The bathroom is also good. It has a wet room and a nice shower. But, the cottage could be better. It needs a good clean. There are crumbs under the dining table, the bathroom cabinet is dirty, there are cobwebs throughout the property, and the kitchen tools like the chopping board are not clean. There's also mould in almost every room, some kitchen tools are melted, and some glasses are chipped. The cottage feels old and worn out (tired). It would be good to have hooks near the hot tub to hang towels. Overall, Craigside Holiday Cottage has some good points, but it needs some work to make it really nice for guests. With a bit of cleaning and fixing, it could be a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Michael2.5Mar 2024

  • "Everything was really good and we enjoyed the hot tub, maybe a bit too much as it got dirty before the week was up."

    Maybe it could be cleaned and refilled half way through the stay?

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful property, in a wonderful location."

    Highly recommended. Further suggestions: A “welcome pack” with basics such as milk, tea/coffee would have been useful (there was no fairy liquid on arrival). Also, an information pack containing WIFI, heating instructions, hot tub instructions etc. and local recommendations for food, shopping etc would be helpful for future guests. However, we had a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Craigside, the property is ideally located within walking distance of shops and restaurants within Betws-Y-Coed."

    Craigside is a very comfortable house with big rooms that have a lovely warm homely feel to them. The bedrooms are also roomy with big windows and comfy beds. We would definitely return we had a very relaxed few days which is exactly what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic location we love this cottage and have booked our third visit for 2024."

    Highly recommend you try it out perfect for exploring the Snowdonia region.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely holiday accommodation with everything you could need including hot tub."

    Loved the qwerky little windows. The wine and cake left were a lovely treat as well. Only one very minor thing was that the front sitting room smelt of damp dog, it wasn’t a big problem for us and may have been from previous occupants. Would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Janette4.7Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable and clean house in a great location."

    Felt like home from home. Only downside is the state of next door's garden - maybe some improved fencing would make this less noticeable - didn't spoil our stay however.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic property and in a great location, and the hot tub was a god send after days of strenuous hiking and biking!"

    The house has everything you need and was spacious, clean and well equipped with everything you need. Only very minor gripe was that the TV was a bit small and slow/confusing to use but not the end of the world. In the words of Arnie “I’ll be back”

    Reviewed by John4.1Jun 2023

  • "A really comfortable property, ideally situated for accessing all the facilities of Betws-y-Coed which are plentiful."

    A very generous welcome pack, many thanks. We have been to this area many times and this village is perfectly placed for visiting so many different places eg Anglesey, Portmeirion, Bodnant, Llandudno, Slate Museum, Caernarfon etc. The next door property may not be the tidiest, but they cause no problems, which is the main thing.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2023

  • "Great location and lovely sized property with everything you need inside."

    We will stay again. Only suggestion would be to put some screening/gate beside the house so when in the hot tub you have some privacy.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was comfortable, We were disappointed with a couple of things: 1."

    There was no enclosed garden 2. The neighbours made the whole area seem like you were living in a Rubbish dump for a week. 3. Photos were misleading with the amount of green areas you can actually use 4. The fireplace was in the Dining room which was a pointless place to have it - couldn't enjoy it in the evening without sitting uncomfortably at the dining table 5. Water pressure in the shower was awful and no hand held part which meant it took much longer to shower than needed. We had a relaxing week however and inside the cottage was very nice. Location was great especially as we didn't really drive anywhere. Thanks

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful place to stay."

    The home was made to be very comfortable, the facilities were brilliant. Specifically the proximity to the shops and restaurants was great, considering that it was nice to be slightly set back from the main drag of tourists. The road is close and noisy, but once inside the house, the noise didn't bother us. Close to so many wonderful places, and the kitchen and cooker was a joy. Not to mention the well maintained jacuzzi. There were a few light bulbs not working and sadly no replacements but again, small things that didn't hinder our enjoyment. We will be rebooking!!

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Apr 2023

  • "Amazing property very clean and comfortable we will definitely be back and have recommended it to our friends and family."

    Ideal location everything you need in walking distance.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great home and great location!"

    Had a great stay! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Mar 2023

  • "This is a lovely house, only a short distance from restaurants, shops, and pubs, with great walks from the front door up into the woods and lake behind."

    And you can hear a waterfall from the house, which is lovely, but otherwise it is really quiet even with front windows open. The property itself is exactly as advertised, very warm and comfortable and very clean, with everything you could need in the kitchen, including a massive Rangemaster cooker. It suited our mixed age-group family perfectly. We are used to keeping our two spaniels close by when using the hot-tub or garden, so the fact that there was no fully enclosed space to the rear wasn't a problem for us, but others might want to take a pet barrier just for peace of mind. The comments in another review about the untidy garden adjacent are accurate, but as this is only visible from an upstairs window, it did not diminish our enjoyment of Craigside in any way. We plan to return, perhaps when the weather is warm enough to enjoy having breakfast in the big garden!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a wonderful Christmas stay, just what we needed."

    The cottage was beautifully presented and spotless. There was a little welcome pack and useful necessities like tea bags etc if we'd not brought our own. The kitchen was the best equipped cottage I've stayed in. Hot tub was lovely and the location amazing, being so close to shops, pubs and restaurants. My only negative comment was the outlook from the rear of the house. Sadly the neighbouring house doesn't seem to look after their garden which was more of a dumping ground and has an unsightly static caravan. This clearly isn't the fault of Craigside which was the complete contrast and immaculate.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Dec 2022

  • "Three generations of the family adore Snowdonia."

    Granny and Grampa have been holidaying here for over 50 yrears. The dog is new. Our favourite Bettws y Coed cottage does not take dogs, so we discovered Craigside. It had a lot to live up to and it did not disappoint. Loved the location, so quiet and private. The house was welcoming and accommodated us in comfort. Lakes and rivers are all very well in Summer (we were last up here in August) but a hot tub is just the ticket for Autumn. Think the dog will be coming back. We are talking about February.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Loved the house Great location Hot tub fabulous Everything you could possibly need Really welcoming and a lovely complimentary surprise bottle of wine and cake plus a large bottle of milk in fridge."

    Would love to stay there again Julie, Cheryl and Jane

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Sep 2022

  • "Advertised with a wood burner but marked “do not use” Leak in the bathroom coming from shower, water gathers to right hand side of sink."

    Hot tub not warm enough to be used on first night Toilet rolls, fairy liquid and oven gloves to be provided Toilet roll holder in downstairs toilet is broken Shower requires a good deep clean.

    Reviewed by Audrey4.4Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing home in a brilliant location."

    The house has everything we needed and more. Being able to walk to the shops and bars was a huge plus. Mountain biking and hiking from the doorstep resulted in 2 very happy humans and 2 very happy dogs. With the added bonus of being able to recoup in the hot tub after long, active days. Thank you so much for creating such a relaxing environment for our holiday :)

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Rangemaster with gas double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, wine cooler
  • Smart TV, TV, WiFi, and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Front and side garden with lawn
  • Rear patio with hot tub
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Two well-behaved dogs allowed at £20 each per stay
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile

The property

Situated on the outskirts of the popular Betws-Y-Coed in the the heart of North Wales' Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park is this lovely, detached stone cottage, Craigside.

With Craig meaning 'rock' in Welsh, this rockside cottage is an ideal home-from-home for outdoor adventurers, whether that be an exciting break with friends, or a family holiday amongst the stunning mountains.

On arrival, off-road parking makes it easy to unload your bags, before stepping into the cottage.

To the left, the sitting room offers a corner sofa, perfect for sinking into while you flick through streaming services on the Smart TV after a day out.

To the right, the dining room hosts a table with seating for six where you can plan your days over dinner, as well as a fireside chair beside the woodburning stove and a selection of books should you want to break away from the group and unwind.

Through to the kitchen, everything you need to whip up delicious dinners rests here; the Rangemaster with a gas oven and hob will be difficult for the chef of your group to resist, while the extra touches of a wine cooler and breakfast bar allows you to catch up on the day's events with a glass of wine in hand as you cook.

Completing the ground floor is a cloakroom, and a handy utility where you can freshen up your clothes and towels.

When it is time to rest, climb the stairs to discover three well-presented bedrooms with plenty of storage and natural light; the master bedroom is home to a larger super-king-size bedroom, the second has a king-size, and the third holds two singles, making it ideal for children or friends sharing.

Rest your head before a day of exploring your surroundings, before waking up with a hot shower in the shower room and starting your day.

When you arrive back from a day of walking, cycling, or just idling around this picture-perfect part of Wales, a bubbling hot tub awaits you in the rear patio; relax and unwind in the bubbles before preparing to do it all again the next day.

There is so much to see and do in the area including a fascinating visit to the Conwy Valley Railway Museum, for any train enthusiasts of your group, a round at the gorgeous Betws-y-Coed Golf Course which has tremendous views, or if you are looking for a thrill during your break, Zip World provides a fun-filled day of forest activities.

Venturing outside of the village, a fantastic day can be enjoyed in the World Heritage town of Conwy, home to Conwy Castle for the history buffs, Conwy Morfa Beach for those who like to sunbathe with an ice cream, and Pensychnant Conservation Centre for the wildlife lovers in the family.

If all that is not enough, the wonders of the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park's mountains, lakes and spectacular views will be plenty to keep you busy.

Make memories that will last a lifetime with a stay at Craigside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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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