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Squirrel Cottage

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



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

51 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely time in this cosy little cottage."

    We were thrilled to receive a card and bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge on our arrival - I had told the owners that this was our honeymoon! The garden was an unexpected delight and could’ve featured more in the listing. Potential visitors need to be aware that there is no washing machine, despite one being listed in the description. We were able to get firewood and kindling from a filling station, Parking was a slight issue, but parking on the double yellow lines in front of the cottage is legal for loading and unloading, as far as we are aware. We would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by NoelOct 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage in a great location."

    Really friendly and helpful host. Cottage was cute and cosy and we felt instantly at home. Would certainly return.

    Reviewed by MaxineSep 2021

  • "Perfect little cottage for a get away."

    Above and beyond standard equipment and facilities. Location was ideal for exploring. Very relaxing and very helpful owners!!

    Reviewed by KatyAug 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully decorated in particular the bathroom."

    The only issue was the parking. It said parking for one on a first come first served basis. It was double yellow lines outside. We were there for a week and we didn't get anywhere near the cottage, on 3 occasions the first available spot was half a mile up the road. Unpacking/packing the car was made difficult.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "Very cosy cottage for two people and two dogs :) The garden is gorgeous and if the sun shines it is a real sun trap all day and into the evening."

    The location couldn't be better. Put your car keys away and walk everywhere!

    Reviewed by KateMay 2021

  • "The issue with the accuracy of the listing is the Summary section lists a Washer/Dryer, and the photo of the kitchen shows a cupboard door presumably over the washer/dryer."

    Upon arrival we discovered there is no washer/dryer and the kitchen has been changed so the door is no longer there but instead there is a winerack and a dishwasher. It is clearly a recent change as the Guest Information pack still informs guests the kitchen has no space for a dishwasher.

    Reviewed by JayAug 2020

  • "The host clearly cares to ensure that the experience of guests is paramount."

    Wr loved the cottage

    Reviewed by AdamAug 2020

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage in a perfect spot for exploring Snowdonia, not more than half an hour's drive in any direction for some amazing walks and views."

    Great amenities in town and everything you could need for a relaxing holiday in the cottage itself, whatever the weather. A warm welcome and pleasant communication with the host, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KirstyAug 2020

  • "Betws-y-coed is the perfect location & Squirrel Cottage is situated a 2-minute walk from THAT bridge with the gorgeous falls!"

    Post-lockdown it was lovely to be able to walk to get our morning cappuccino, fish & chips or ice-cream. The cottage is cosy downstairs but has all you need. We were welcomed with Prosecco, chocolates & even treats for our dogs. The garden was the jewel for us, with the yoga/meditation hut at the end. We spent a lot of our time sipping warm drinks on the terrace & meditating in the hut (the ceiling is beautifully lit & you can see out of the top). The upstairs is well decorated & more spacious (might benefit from a small cupboard) though we managed fine without. Loved our dressing gowns that were provided for our stay! Bathroom has the best views (recommend the bath over the shower). The owner is very obliging & can’t do enough to help and make recommendations, she is even posting a cap we left behind by mistake. So really appreciated her thoughtfulness. A lovely break!

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2020

  • "It was clear from the outset that the owners of Squirrel Cottage were very thoughtful, they left treats for us and even for our 2 little dogs."

    The Cottage was delightful, cosy and on the edge of the village within walking distance of shops etc,. We would stay again without hesitation altogether a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by TerryJul 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, very well equipped and had some lovely little extra touches."

    Very helpful owners.Great spot for exploring the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2020

  • "Love this place."

    Our second time visiting. A special in our hearts.

    Reviewed by HayleyMar 2020

  • "Nicola couldn't have been more helpful!"

    we drove up into storm Dennis and spent Saturday indoors, with the log burner going, Nicola supplied more logs! Brilliant! We know Betwsy well, and this cottage is brilliant for us! A lovely host with an equally lovely cottage!

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location"

    Reviewed by DeborahJan 2020

  • "Great location, the cottage was lovely and had everything we needed."

    Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJan 2020

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage, the attention to detail makes this a luxury cottage stay which is perfect for a peaceful couples getaway."

    So very well equipped with some delightful and delicious treats awaiting our arrival, it took moments for us and our two small dogs to feel welcome and at home. Fantastic owner Nicola, ensured we had everything we needed for our comfort, and her communication was great. The village has everything, a great base which allows you to discover and explore this picturesque area and dog friendly restaurants open even in January. We have been staying at holiday venues similar to Squirrel Cottage for decades, and this experience is up there in my top three locations. Thank you Nicola and Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by SandraJan 2020

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay at Squirrel Cottage and I couldn’t recommend enough."

    The cottage is oozing with character and is literally around the corner from everything you need in Betws-y-coed. Nicola was fantastic before and during the stay. Communication was great, we had everything we needed and the welcome pack detailed all we possibly needed to know. Squirrel Cottage is perfect for anyone or couple fancying a stay in beautiful Betws-y-coed. Great walks, cosy pubs and some outstanding places to eat (you need to try Olif). I wouldn’t look anywhere else if we were to return to this lovely part of North Wales.

    Reviewed by StewartDec 2019

  • "Perfect cottage in a perfect location!"

    Reviewed by JemimaNov 2019

  • "Squirrel Cottage was everything we hoped for from reading the listing, and so much more when we got to experience it on our stay; - The location was perfect for exploring the local area and beyond to surrounding areas in this magnificent part of the world - Nicola is the perfect host."

    From arrangements to key collection, to local advice to maximise the experience of your stay - she really helped to make our stay one we will not forget for a lifetime! - As soon as you walk into the cottage, you are greeted with a super informative information pack. The guidebook for dog walks in Snowdonia provided invaluable information for dog friendly walks! And thanks to this our dog has had the best walks of her life so far! - The cottage itself felt so homely. Every detail that Nicola went to were greatly appreciated, from the doggie biscuits and blanket on arrival, to the bottle of prosecco and chocolates. Nicola has done a wonderful job of restoring this characterful cottage, and everything about it has such a luxurious feel. - The yoga studio is a wonderful space, and we enjoyed our morning coffee on the deck, overlooking the incredible view. I have to say this has been one of the most comfortable stays away from home we have ever had, and i recommend anyone to try the Squirrel Cottage experience :)

    Reviewed by NadeemNov 2019

  • "Great location great little cottage"

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2019

  • "Enjoyed a wonderful week at Squirrel Cottage in stunning Betws y Coed."

    The cottage was so cozy and comfortable with a stunning garden and yoga pod and very well equipped kitchen, everything we needed for a relaxing week away. Nicola could not have been more helpful and would definitely recommend Squirrel Cottage to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by LauraSep 2019

  • "Fabulous stay in this lovely old cottage."

    Very comfortable and the location was perfect. Welcome goodies that were left for us was so nice. I would highly recommend a stay here, this is a great base for travelling around North Wales and the local walks are also really great. Good pubs and restaurants within walking distance, 2 mins into central village.

    Reviewed by PaulineAug 2019

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, a real home from home."

    Absolutely everything is included and lovely welcome gifts for us and the dog. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 2019

  • "We had a welcome pack which was a lo lovely surprise and very nice touch from the owners."

    We had everything we needed to make our stay really comfy and cosy. Beautiful garden and patio to see the birds and wildlife. Would definitely come back

    Reviewed by IslaJul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in amazing location - everything you need on doorstep within walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars, great golf course with stunning views."

    Gorgeous location by the river - great walks and great base to visit other places of interest near by. Host Nicola couldn’t of been more helpful everything provided. Garden is hidden gem especially if you love wildlife

    Reviewed by GinaJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful village."

    Fantastic for all outdoor activities.

    Reviewed by DarrenJun 2019

  • "Squirrel Cottage was brilliant and far exceeded our expectations."

    The owners have been meticulous with detail and everything that you may need, was provided. There was an excellent and much appreciated 'welcome pack', which we made good use of! Thank you!

    Reviewed by JoeJun 2019

  • "Location was perfect, the cottage was finished to very high standard throughout."

    There were some nice touches like bird book and binoculars which was a lovely extra.

    Reviewed by NathanMay 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this adorable little cottage."

    We loved relaxing in the garden & watching the sunset from the yoga room. The owners have thought of everything to ensure you have a perfect stay, it’s full of personal touches, and communication with them was very efficient. It’s clean, cosy and very dog friendly. Our only complaint we didn’t have longer! The cottage is situated in the heart of Betws-y-coed with plenty of beautiful walks, shops, restaurants & bars on the doorstep. Also an ideal location for exploring Snowdonia National Park and the Conwy valley. We would highly recommend Squirrel Cottage.

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2019

  • "The cottage was so cosy, home from home and very well equipped."

    Just loved it ❤️ Definitely would recommend Squirrel Cottage and hopefully we’ll get back their own day. Thank you

    Reviewed by MicheleApr 2019

  • "Fantastic communication with the holiday home owner."

    We were in early and stayed until 12 on our last day. Doggy biscuits and blanket. Welsh cakes and prosecco were a lovely touch. Felt at home.

    Reviewed by KimApr 2019

  • "Super cottage."

    Quaint and comfortable. Felt spoilt and special with the extra little touches Nicky adds. Will be back.

    Reviewed by HayleyApr 2019

  • "Squirrel cottage was quaint, warm and cosy."

    From the beginning to the end of our stay it was perfect. Nicola was very accommodating and thoughtful. We had a bottle of bubbles on arrival as we were celebrating my partners Birthday. It made us feel truly special. We would recommend this perfect little cottage to anyone wanting a memorable break in Wales.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2019

  • "Squirrel cottage was a great place to stay with our dog."

    A small but perfectly laid out cottage with everything you could need for a great stay in the beautiful Snowdownia. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JasonMar 2019

  • "We absolutely love staying in this beautiful cottage."

    This is the 3rd time we’ve stayed here) The owner was easily contactable and very friendly and helpful. The cottage is exceptionally clean and has everything you require for your stay. They even provided dog treats and lovely treats for us humans too. We loved it and will be back : )

    Reviewed by VerityFeb 2019

  • "Nicola made our stay very welcome the cottage was very cosy & in a great location, it was very clean , she left dog bones & treats for us."

    We certainly would stay again

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, we were very happy, could not fault it."

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2019

  • "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! 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!

    Reviewed by DaniNov 2018

  • "We spent a week st Squirrel Cottage in September."

    Firstly Nicola the owner is great, she has clearly put a lot of thought into the cottage to make sure your stay is the best it can be. Prosecco and Welsh Cakes on arrival plus the cupboards have many essentials which in my experience is rare. The cottage is clean and cosy with an extremely comfy bed so a good nights sleep is guaranteed. A great location in a beautiful village. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2018

  • "Squirrel Cottage is absolutely perfect!"

    It is charming and quirky with wonderful attention to detail. The garden is absolutely beautiful and it was a pleasure to spend many hours sitting out, both in the garden and on the decking in front of the yoga/meditation studio. It is so relaxing. The cottage is furnished with style and it was very clean indeed. Nicola, the owner, does everything possible to ensure that you have a lovely stay and is extremely helpful and welcoming, even going as far to provide a bag of dog treats for our dog, Brendan. The guide for guests has every single detail in it that you could need and she is at pains to ensure that everything runs smoothly. I would say this is the best self-catering accommodation we have ever stayed in and we will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2018

  • "Lovely touches on arrival - home made jam and Welsh cakes and a bottle of Presecco which was much appreciated."

    Cottage ideally placed for exploring Snowdonia. Cottage was well equipped and comfortable. We would use this cottage again if we were going to go back to Betsw-y-Coed. Nice garden to relax in with s plentiful variety of birds which frequented the garden. The owner was extremely helpful from initial contact and whilst we were there. Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by EricJun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, ideal for two plus dogs, centrally located in Betws y Coed."

    Lovely touches created a very warm welcome which continued through to the end of our week. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet break in Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by JonathanJun 2018

  • "Squirrel Cottage is the perfect getaway for couples or a single individual looking to escape."

    Though cosy it has all the required amenities, is very clean and you will find yourself not wanting to leave. The garden is huge and not done justice by the pictures. It is almost three long, slender gardens combined, with a patio for barbecuing, a long winding path upwards, and an amazing yoga studio at the top with a second table and chair set for those looking to set out on the raised deck and enjoy the spectacular view. The bushes cover all view from the B&B next door, and though attached to another cottage, a narrow alleyway runs between the two adding more privacy with large parts of the garden obscured from anyone. In short it is the perfect compact, yet open space for those wanting some quiet alone time. During our time in the village we did not see a location more suited for a couple, and commented many times how much we had lucked out. Betws-Y-Coed itself is a delightful village, especially in the Summer for those who are fans of the countryside. There are numerous restaurants to try, three convenience stores, with the Spar also housing a lovely local bakery. The cottage itself is located right by the centre, with no major village location no more than 10 minutes walk from the door. And for those looking to explore it is the perfect base-camp for walks along the river, into the forest or even up peaks to explore lakes and seldom-trodden paths. For drivers, the coast is 30 minutes away, offering beaches, castles and other places of interests (check out Portmerion), and is even less time into the middle of the national park and mount Snowdon itself. In regards to the owner, she was easily reachable whenever required, polite and courteous. No face to face contact was necessary at any point including in the key collection, and upon arrival we found the fridge stocked with a pint of milk and a free bottle of fizz, some welsh cakes with jam and butter, and the cupboards full of basic provisions which was both a lovely touch and wonderful surprise. Highly recommend and would stay again.

    Reviewed by LukeMay 2018

  • "Cosy cottage with beautiful panoramic scenery in an ideal location."

    A short walk from all the shops, pubs and restaurants and a beautiful riverside walk 5 minutes away. The host is friendly and welcoming and we had everything we needed in the kitchen. Lovely views from the bathroom and a peaceful garden to sit in with the frequent sound of birds. The yoga retreat was an added bonus. Already looking forward to returning. One thing to note: don’t stop in the guesthouse car park just left of the cottage even to unload because the owners came straight out to move us on despite saying we’ll only be a few minutes. It didn’t make for the warmest welcome into the area. Ample parking on the road a few metres up from the cottage though.

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2018

  • "Great little cottage, felt home from home , everything we needed, loved the yoga ..."

    Great little cottage, felt home from home , everything we needed, loved the yoga house very helpful after a full day in the hills , close to the village 2 minute walk, fab nights at the stable great food and service,

    Reviewed by SharronMar 2018

  • "Squirrel Cottage is beautifully furnished and the owner did everything to ensure that our stay was enjoyable and comfortable."

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2018

  • "After paying for the property then having to pay out on logs ( fuel ) to keep warm."

    furniture old and worn out seen better days, bed mattress to soft and a dip in both sides to try and sleep in after 1st night we both had back ache. rooms are a lot smaller than showed on web site very poor for the money

    Reviewed by KevinFeb 2018

  • "This is our second year staying at Squirrel Cottage and again we weren't disappointed."

    I think the only thing I would say is that it would be nice if the house was warm on arrival - it was absolutely freezing and we needed to have the heating on constant to warm up which took about 24 hours to get warm. We had a wonderful trip though and love coming!

    Reviewed by KerriFeb 2018

  • "Squirrel cottage is a little gem."

    We had a fantastic stay there. 10/10 for cleanliness and nice decor. The log burner kept us entertained as did the yoga studio at the end of the garden. Lovely place.

    Reviewed by AlexanderJan 2018

  • "Very cute little cottage with in walking distance into the village."

    As well as lovely walks around! Would visit again! Many thanks perfect Christmas holiday

    Reviewed by AlexDec 2017

  • "Washer only worked on cold water, although there was an offer of someone to collect our clothes."

    This really was not suitable when we are on holiday. Cooker knob was broken, so we had to eat out most days. Shower leaked in kitchen. Kettle would not click off and stop boiling. Fire had to be cleaned out before we could use it. Bathroom ceiling leak by the doorway when it rained, and wet the bathroom floor on which i slipped...... Toilet handle was loose. Fire mantle top was loose. And the cottage was full of cobwebs and generally dirty. This was not the break we expected, especially being situated on a very busy main road. The path outside the cottage is very slippery and dangerous. We are not happy and expect some kind of reimbursement. This cottage really needs some update, not just a bit of new bedding and wallpaper.

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2017

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  • 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 - B&B car park next door is private property and not permitted for use by cottage guests
  • 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, cot and high chair available at property.Please note this is unsuitable for people with limited mobility

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.

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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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Region Information

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas