Royal Oak Farmhouse

Betws-y-Coed, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1077)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Christopher R
    July 2017
    tripadvisor rating
    “Fantastic location and surroundings, let down a bit by facilities/instructional information”
    We stayed at the Farmhouse as a base for a 4 day walking break in North Wales. It took a while to find the farmhouse based on the postcode but, with the help from a local shopkeeper, we managed to find it. The location is perfect, down a quiet side road and then down a short path through the beautiful gardens. The house is a very good size and there is a lot of character. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the bath/shower/toilet facilities were also sound. ...
    We stayed at the Farmhouse as a base for a 4 day walking break in North Wales. It took a while to find the farmhouse based on the postcode but, with the help from a local shopkeeper, we managed to find it. The location is perfect, down a quiet side road and then down a short path through the beautiful gardens. The house is a very good size and there is a lot of character. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the bath/shower/toilet facilities were also sound. We most enjoyed the level of privacy and being able to sit in the gardens/walk down to the river/paddle and have a few quiet drinks as a family. The main thing which I would say is that some of the facilities either a) didn't work properly or b) did not have sufficient instructions/information. This included the cooker (3 hobs were virtually inoperable/not hot enough and there was no instruction booklet for the hob), the internet (kept cutting out), the TV in the kitchen (no sound at all despite trying to resolve it), the toaster (had an unusual way of working which took some time to work out - no instructions). There were also some basics lacking - no bin bags, no salt and pepper. There was, however, loads of crockery - plates, dishes, glasses etc. Having said the above, I would recommend the cottage and would stay there again now that I know what quirks there are.

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A wonderful stone-built farmhouse situated in an idyllic riverside position, yet only 5 minutes' walk from the centre of Betws-y-Coed with its shops, pubs and restaurants.

Dating back to the 13th century, the property was at one point used as a mill and the old mill wheel still sits on the side of the house next to the bubbling millstream.

The house exudes character with beams, dressed stone walls, mullion windows and a wonderful inglenook fireplace in the sitting room.

Outside is a field and watermeadow leading to River Llugwy.

Little wonder that the renowned artist David Cox painted the house many times.

An idyllic spot for a restful holiday!

Accommodation

Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin & WC), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin & WC. Large kitchen with decorative fire. Dining room. Large beamed sitting room with feature open inglenook fireplace.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, video, WiFi
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Ample off road parking on drive
  • Gardens & grounds including water meadow, leading down to river
  • Garden furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking & no pets
  • Shops & pubs 5 mins walk
  • Note: Maximum 6 adults.

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.

Region Information

Note: Maximum 6 adults.

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