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No 1 Railway Cottages

(Ref. 3805)

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

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is comfortable and had enough space for our family of 4."

    The trains were quite a novelty for the kids and weren't a bother at all. There is a nice terrace to sit out on, and the area is pretty quiet. It is in a perfect location for the surrounding area such as Snowdon, Zip World sites and Llanberis. Betws-y-coed has places to eat close by and a great riverside walk as well as a park to play football.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Jun 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our time in 1 Railway Cottages, the location is peaceful and beautiful."

    The station area has a great vibe and you are also very close to Betws-y-Coed. The cottage itself is very homely and the bed was very comfy.This is a great base for exploring North Wales. Thanks for a lovely stay Alwen,and the Welsh cakes / flowers/ milk,we may well be returning! Ros and John

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0May 2024

  • "This was our second visit to this property, and we were not disappointed in the standards or facilities provided."

    I give 10 out of 10 because that is what I consider to be a true reflection on the overall experience, I was able to contact the property owner easily for key arrangement and they also contacted me during our stay to ask if everything was satisfactory which was thoughtful of them. A fabulous property which has a secluded position and added bonus of private parking, although only a few minutes from all amenities. You get what you pay for usually I find and this property I feel was total value. Will be booking very soon for another lovely experience once again. Thank you Mr and Mrs Williams for a lovely holiday. Regards Adrian...

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Apr 2024

  • "The location was great but we found the following problems."

    There was damp in the double bedroom and also in the twin, the twin was actually dripping water from the ceiling. The mattresses have all seen better days and could do with upgrading. The sofa's looked comfy until you sat on them, the two seater felt like it had collapsed and again could do with replacing. The rug in the lounge was unsuitable and a trip hazard for young children. The hob had one ring not working. The shower screen wouldn't stay in place allowing water to pour onto the floor.

    In response to this negative feedback we would like to comment as below. We could have sorted some of the issues out at the time of stay if they would have contacted us. 1. Double bedroom - there is now no damp there but we are continuing to sort the remaining stain. See Errata message from Sykes- To keep you up to date, since booking your holiday there have been some changes to the property you are staying in; There is a stain on the ceiling in the double bedroom. Please don't be alarmed that there is a leak as it is just a stain. The owner's are looking at getting this removed but they are unable to do this until after your booking has passed. If you wish to call us to discuss this further, you can do this by calling 01244 345700 (option 1 and option 2). 2. Twin bedroom - we have never seen, or been told of any water dripping from the ceiling in this bedroom but will check and sort out on next changeover. 3. Sofa and matresses - again first complaint. Will replace sofa ASAP and will check matresses accordingly. 4. Hob - was made aware that one out of the four was not working. 5. Shower - we didn’t know about the problem with the shower screen but will look into it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John2.2Apr 2024

  • "Cost cottage in excellent location, very clean, comfortable, spacious and also a great hot shower."

    Reviewed by Owen5.0Apr 2024

  • "A lovely cottage conveniently placed for visiting many areas of North Wales."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at no1 Railway cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. Fully equipped with everything needed for a worry free stay. Double bed was super comfy. Owner was so nice kept us informed. Had a lovely touch of fresh flowers and the fire on when we arrived. Would definitely recommend and would love to stay again. I would.like to stay that on Skyecottages the description does state sky TV which there isn't. It does have a smart TV which you can use Netflix. Disney + and YouTube however the WiFi isn't strong enough for it to work all the time. But we weren't there for TV watching so not really a problem. The village is a beautiful place!

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is in a perfect location and the views from it with all the wild birds are amazing."

    The trains really aren’t a bother, in fact we ended up looking for them and waving! Everything you need is provided and very useful utility room. The owner gave us a friendly helpful call with all the info prior to the trip and we were warned about the damp patch in the double room and the non working blind before we arrived. On the downside the sofas were perhaps a little past their use with big sags and unfortunately for me, with a dust mite allergy, the radiator tops were absolutely full of fluff, cobwebs and dust in every location though the kitchen was the worst. Perhaps with a little more attention to cleanliness this could have been a perfect getaway.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.1Sep 2023

  • "Nice little cottage but could really do with some tlc, new furniture and a lick of paint."

    Reviewed by Linda2.2Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was well equipped, lovely location."

    Appreciated the milk, Welsh cakes and flowers left for our arrival. Hope to return again before to long. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Jun 2023

  • "A fabulous cottage in a wonderful location."

    Private parking close by was a real bonus as was the outside seating. We would definitely stay here again. The Welsh cakes and milk in the fridge were a thoughtful and welcome touch.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "A most enjoyable holiday experience, overall trying to please every individual is difficult but this property in my view comes very close to perfection."

    Car parking was excellent which was private and an added bonus was safe off road. Excellent communication from the owner regarding ascertaining keys etc. The following points are made in a helpful manner:- 1. Refuse bins (especially the green re-cycle) need labelling so that no doubt in what to place in each bin, bottles, cardboard, cans, plastic etc. 2. Additional plastic bin liners for the large black bin would help to keep bin clean. 3. A dimmer switch for the upstairs stairs/landing light or a night light to switch on during hours of darkness if you need the bathroom during the night to save putting lights on to see where your going may be beneficial especially as one bedroom exits by the stairs. 4. A warning tape or marker on the step from the kitchen into the entrance hall (to front door) needed, the step is lower and black in colour and therefore it was easy to misplace your footing and balance as happened upon our visit until you are used to it. I hasten to add the above issues did not overshadow the overall experience of the property which was most enjoyable. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Apr 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the Railway cottage."

    On arrival we were greeted by fresh flowers on the table, welsh cakes and a bottle of milk. Much appreciated after a long drive! The cottage was well presented, cosy, clean and comfortable. The garden was lovely and we wrapped up and sat out for our morning teas while watching the birds. The location was perfect, we were in walking distance of shops, restaurants and attractions. I would definitely stay here again, as it was enjoyed by all of the family.

    Reviewed by Savanna5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very nice cottage one of the best we had in Betwsycoed ."

    Look forwards to stay there again

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2023

  • "The pint of milk and welsh cakes were appreciated!"

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.4Jan 2023

  • "Excellent cottage and stay"

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had an amazing week in this lovely cottage, we will definitely be going there again."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay."

    Such a cosy feel especially when it rained most of the time! Loved being by the railway and plenty of interesting shops, pubs, and cafes around

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Oct 2022

  • "Really great stay, great location."

    Only improvement I can suggest is a better shower.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Will definitely be returning soon .

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Jul 2022

  • "This was an amazing place to stay, everything you could want was in the cottage."

    Sitting out having meals watching the birds and little rabbits running around, it really is idyllic. Can’t wait to return

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well maintained and situated in an excellent location"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent as always."

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Mar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Spacious and warm. A perfect location...central but still quiet. The trains going by in no way disturbed us but added to our enjoyment. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2022

  • "A very cosy cottage with all the home comforts that you possibly wish for."

    The welcome addition was the welsh cakes that were left by the owner.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2021

  • "A beautiful modern, well equipped home-from-home in the heart of Betws y Coed village."

    Thoughtful owners left milk, coffee, welshcakes and fresh flowers out for our arrival. Designated parking for up to 2 cars, a sunny quiet patio area to relax, yet only sminutes walk from pubs, restaurants and the Gwydr National Park & River Llugwy. Something for everyone and an excellent base to explore the beauty of North Wales. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in a wondeful cottage."

    Location ideal for a couple of boys who loved seeing and riding on the trains. The milk in the fridge on our arrival and Welsh cakes was a lovely touch. Thank you.. will definitely book again...

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "This was an absolutely wonderful location and perfect for our family."

    The host was very kind and made sure we had everything we needed. The accommodation was cozy but just the right size for us. I hope that we're able to revisit!

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "Ideal location, comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent, very cosy and welcoming."

    The whole process of booking the holiday was very easy and the cottage was just as described. I would not hesitate at recommending Sykes in the future and would definitely use them again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Wow! What a wonderful cottage in a fabulous setting."

    Everything was immaculately clean and very well equipped - Mrs Williams was extremely helpful and provided lots of useful info about shops, pubs etc. The village is a perfect setting to explore Snowdonia and the surrounding areas - everything seemed to be much nearer than expected - which meant we weren't spending lots of time travelling... We cant wait to come back and explore further - once lockdown is lifted.. Many thanks...

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "This cottage was lovely, and exactly what we wanted."

    My son who loves trains loved the train museum and shop. We all liked being so close to the shops and cafes while still being so quiet. Unfortunately due to rain we were unable to walk as much as we would have liked but found plenty to do locally with two high school children. The parking was close enough not to be a problem. We had a supermarket food delivery just after we arrived and were able to top up at the local shops as needed. We all really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7Feb 2020

  • "Comfortable cottage, very convenient for visiting family in nearby Llanrwst - especially since the introduction of a train service on Sundays."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2019

  • "This cottage is ideally situated not just for the pretty village of Betws-y-Coed but for the Snowdonia National Park ~ you can get to the high lights of the Park like the Snowdon Railway or Zip World before the crowds and take advantage of the various early bird offers."

    There's plenty of private allocated parking, which is important in Betws, and it is literally a moment's walk away from the bustling shops and cafes around the Station. It is worth noting the trains are not running on the Conwy line at the moment due to storm damage in March '19 ~ due to reopen in the Summer. It's warm and well equipped and one we will revisit.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Apr 2019

  • "Have stayed several times before, same high standards, will no doubt book again in the future."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2019

  • "No Everything was just fine Thank you"

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Feb 2019

  • "Great location, beautiful countryside."

    Living area of cottage more spacious than it appears in the picture. Couldn't fault the cottage at all.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2018

  • "Great place and location."

    Very clean and tidy when we got there, cottage had everything we needed in there.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Nov 2018

  • "I was celebrating a special birthday with my family, I was very pleased how comfortable and spacious the cottage was."

    I have been going to Betws-y-coed for many years and stayed in various places, I can honestly say this cottage is by far one of the best for value

    Reviewed by Millie4.7Nov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in our favourite N Wales village"

    Reviewed by Freddie5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was just as described and pictured as on Sykes site There were no disappointments In fact there was fresh flowers and Welsh cakes when we arrived."

    Cottage spotless and easy private parking for 2 cars My husband is disabled and to walk out of the front door and be in the centre of Betwsy Coed was marvellous! The only let down was the weather !!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The cottage was lovely and comfortable. It was well situated for everything we wanted from this holiday. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Aug 2018

  • "A really spacious cottage with everything you could need for a family."

    Fabulous location within easy walking distance to the village.

    Reviewed by Hannah3.8Aug 2018

  • "The Railway Cottage is very specious and located at a very good spot in Betws-y-Coed (a good place to be!"

    ). The train passes really close to the cottage but as the train only runs 6 times a day (forward/backward) it only ads to the atmosphere we expected with a railway cottage.

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Jul 2018

  • "It was a lovely cottage , would definitely recommend and hopefully visit again ."

    Thought it Just needed tidying up a bit outside on the patio probably a few pots with flowers to make it more nice to sit out . Also a BBQ in the summer .

    Reviewed by Freda4.1Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Comfortable, warm and spotlessly clean, we could not fault a thing. Lots of nice places to eat, we had a 3 night break and the car did not move the whole eeekend. Would definitely visit again, we loved it.

    Reviewed by June5.0Dec 2017

  • "Ideal location for site seeing, Good transport, Very good shops."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2017

  • "Lovely location"

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.0Oct 2016

  • "Centrally situated cottage."

    Very close to rail line -but we knew that. Only a few trains per day -and added to the interest really. Really well situated for visiting lots of beautiful areas in North Wales.

    Reviewed by Mary4.0Sep 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Utility with WC
  • Dining table is extendable
  • Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect stove, dining area and doors to patio.
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with basic Sky, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike shed
  • Terraced patio with furniture overlooking railway, lawned garden (50 yards from cottage)
  • 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: Please contact us to confirm any short break bookings for summer weeks

The property

A cosy end-terrace cottage just moments from the amenities of the popular village of Betws-y-Coed in the heart of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

This cottage has been decorated and furnished with care and attention to offer well-equipped, quality accommodation in a superb location for all Betws-y-Coed has to offer.

There is a spacious living area with doors to the patio, ideal for an evening drink, three comfortable bedrooms and even a separate lawned garden, just a few yards away.

The village amenities are a few minutes' walk, including shops, pubs and tea rooms, while the Tree Top Adventure High Ropes Course is within walking distance.

The pretty market town of Llanrwst is 4 miles away and offers a leisure centre with swimming pool.

Just a few minutes north is the Marin Mountain Bike Trail, while the whole area is superb for walking and climbing.

The coast, mountains, NT properties and much more can all be reached from this cottage, which makes a superb base all year round.

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About the location

BETWS-Y-COED

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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Note: Please contact us to confirm any short break bookings for summer weeks

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas