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Squirrel Cottage

Betws-y-Coed, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 970753)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Strevens

    “A lovely cosy cottage perfectly located close to shops/pubs in the village.”

    . On arrival we found a bottle of Prosecco, Welsh cakes with a pot of home made jam and some biscuits and blankets for our dogs which was a lovely thought! ...

    . On arrival we found a bottle of Prosecco, Welsh cakes with a pot of home made jam and some biscuits and blankets for our dogs which was a lovely thought! The bedroom is a lovely size and the bed was extremely comfortable (I could have stayed there all day)!!! But with so many walks even from the cottage it was hard to stay put! There is a really good dog walking book for use while you stay which does have some really fabulous routes. We didn't get to use the yoga room at the rear of the garden but it did look lovely with fab views of the forestry. All in all, we loved our week away in this cottage. We will definitely be returning!


  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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The property

A lovely, welcoming end-terrace character cottage believed to date back to the early 1700s, situated in an elevated position just on the outskirts of Betws-y-Coed, known as the Gateway to Snowdonia.

Completely refurbished to a high standard and tastefully decorated, this delightful cottage will not disappoint.

With its pleasant outlook and wonderful wooded backdrop, together with its warm and welcoming ambiance, this cottage is just perfect for a couple looking for a romantic and relaxing getaway.

The sitting room is full of charm with wonderful character features, such as exposed ceiling beams, stonework walls and inglenook fireplace housing a warming woodburner, perfect for those chillier evenings or for enjoying a romantic candlelit meal in the cosy dining area.

The hand-built kitchen is well-equipped, with a Belfast sink and beautifully hand-carved Sycamore work surfaces.

Stairs from the sitting room lead to an open first floor bedroom with double sleigh bed and boasts a beautifully-appointed en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath.

The cottage enjoys an open aspect at the front with a larger woodland-style garden at the rear, with an abundance of plants, shrubs and trees and sitting areas with outdoor lighting, perfect for alfresco dining or enjoying a cold drink on a warm summer’s day.

The garden is a haven for birdlife and offers peace and tranquillity after a busy day out and about.

Alternatively, why not retreat to the yoga and meditation studio at the top of the garden, the perfect place to unwind?

Being in Snowdonia National Park there are excellent walks from the cottage and all the village amenities are on your doorstep, with an array of shops, galleries, numerous pubs, coffee shops and restaurants to choose from.

For the outdoor enthusiast there are activities in abundance, including whitewater rafting, climbing and mountain biking, while the lovely towns of Conwy and Llandudno are within easy reach.

This is a superb cottage, that you will want to return to time and again and is an ideal base for exploring this area at anytime of the year.


One double bedroom with sleigh bed and en-suite roll-top bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner. External yoga and meditation studio.


  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, Netflix and Roku TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking by cottage for 1 car on first come, first served basis
  • Terraced lawned garden with decking and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Property is unsuitable for people with limited mobility

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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.

Region Information

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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