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Gelli Glud

(Ref. 981778)

Eglwysbach, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely week at Gelli Glud."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Bethan was really lovely and helpful. Our two Cocker Spaniels were most intrigued by all the chickens and ducks. It is a very peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage and ideally situated for bodnant (5 mins ) drive and Conway (20) mins."

    Expect noises associated with farm other wise very peaceful . Kitchen everything you need but compact so not for those who want to spend time cooking but hey your on holiday plenty of places to eat out.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had an absolutely lovely few days at Gelli Glud."

    We were very sorry they were full when we just tried to rebook! Really beautiful comfortable cottage, lovely host, very friendly. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2024

  • "Property well maintained, well set out very comfortable, main bedroom very nice plenty of room in the king size bed."

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Jan 2024

  • "Very rural location, but within 10 miles of Llandudno and Conway."

    Cosy cottage on a very quiet lane. Geese, hens, peacocks, cats, ducks etc. wandering free, so eggs are proper free range. Cottage was tastefully decorated for Xmas. We really enjoyed our stay. If taking dogs we would recommend taking towels to wipe their paws after walking. We would book again if going to this area.

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage in a perfect rural setting."

    The cottage was spacious and well equipped for our stay. Plenty of space for parking outside and the farm animals were a treat for our young son. This cottage is perfect for a peaceful getaway and is perfectly located for exploring North Wales, less than 20minutes from Llandudno, Conway and the A55, under an hour to Llanberris and so much within easy driving distance.

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Oct 2023

  • "An absolutely fabulous holiday."

    Wonderful single storey cottage, surrounded by brilliant farmland and animals. Bethin was a lovely, helpful and friendly lady and did everything to make our stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. It was worth the 7 and a half hour drive from our home on the south coast. Loved the rural remoteness no noisy traffic just the animals. Thank you for a amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our 3rd time at the propane as always it was perfect."

    We enjoy coming here and the watching the animals and even get cuddles from the kittens if they are about. Please keep what you are doing as I know that me and my family will be back.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a great family holiday at Gelli Glud it’s the first time we’ve stayed on a working farm and it was a pleasure to see the ducks geese cats kittens peacocks etc etc wandering about when you opened your door on a morning."

    Llandudno Bodnant gardens The great Orme etc. are within easy reach and there are lots of places to visit in North Wales itself. We had a bit of a crisis while staying there(nothing to do with our holiday cottage) but Bethan was 1st to offer assistance. Bethan is such a lovely lady and we would have no hesitation to go back in the future.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage on the farm, it was so good to see the animals on your doorstep, goats and peacock were out favourites."

    Cottage has everything you need for a holiday,and Bethan is not just a kind friendly person, she's also a good baker,Welsh cakes were tasty. The cottage is in perfect location for visiting many local attractions, Bodnant Gardens is a must for anybody staying here, it's also not far from Anglesey, we had trip there too. I would recommend this cottage to anyone,but especially if you like animals.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jun 2023

  • "What an amazing place!"

    My family stayed in the main cottage and every day we would open the front door to Ducks, ducklings, Geese, Kittens, Goats, Peacocks and more! Basically you're staying on a farm and you open your front door to all the farm animals every moring! My favorites were Mittens the kitten (we named him holiday cat) and there was a little goat with a pot belly who we named Edward who loved a people and liked to be stroked! In the morning I would open the tap on the water tank outside our front door and the sound of the water would make the ducklings run over and drink and jump in the water trough! I recommend this place to anyone who like animals, it's nearly impossible to be anything but happy staying here! Also, thankyou to Bethan who runs things and was so nice to us whilst we were there, she brought out the really young kittens for everyone to see and is a great baker! She will bake you Welsh Cakes or a Victoria sponge to order and they were REALLY nice! To sum up, I was raised in Llandudno which is nearby and every year I return to visit family. I have been coming back to the area every year for 20 years and staying at various holiday homes but this one is BY FAR the best we have stayed at and I will be coming back again every year from now on as long as it's available.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful week beautiful weather only downside rather noisy at times with various peacocks calling but all part of farm life."

    Lovely host very helpful and spotless accommodation. A perfect week with our son and his wife.

    Reviewed by Gloria5.0May 2023

  • "Loved my stay very comfy."

    Bear in mind the free roaming birds and goat all very friendly cause no problems to me or the dog. Thanks for the Prosecco.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2023

  • "We were overjoyed with our stay in Gelli Glud,as long as accepted its a working farm you will enjoy the place."

    Bethans sponge cakes and Welsh cakes are wonderful,and Bethan is a lovely person.

    Reviewed by S5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a great weekend stay, lovely cottage, plenty of room, large bedrooms, and living room owners very friendly."

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "The inside of the property was good."

    The outside very poor.Thefront of the property was was covered in bird poo from peacock's ,ducks geese and chickens. There was a caravan at the back of the property which was dirty and. Damaged. Also torn and overgrown Polly tunnel. The outside furniture was poor and rusty, no way we could have used them. The whole outside was full of rubbish and overgrown. Very disappointed with this property.

    The front doorstep is cleaned before your arrival, it might be wet, but we ensure this is clean for all guests, unfortunately we cannot control the wildlife. As for the back garden it has been mowed and for the furniture outside there is cushions inside for comfort. The caravan and greenhouse it is not actually on our holiday let so we believe you may have wondered into someone else's property. Kind regards, Mrs Jones. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George3.4Oct 2022

  • "I was very pleased with my stay from the moment i arrived."

    Very spacious for the 3 of us. Always warm and comfortable. Always had a good sleep. Plenty of nature surrounding us and with in minutes of the cottages there were views all over the Conway Valley. It is very easy to visit places too. Bethan was always on hand and was a very fair and helpful host.I thank her for making life easy.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Oct 2022

  • "The only drawback I found was the deluge of emails sent to me it was ridiculous ..."

    The only drawback I found was the deluge of emails sent to me it was ridiculous and really got on my nerves there was absolutely no need to bombard me with all the emails and I think I might have to think about booking with you again I found it was a constant nuisance and did not add to my holiday experience quite the opposite

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Oct 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay and Bethan was the perfect host ."

    We sampled her Welsh Scones and Victoria Sponge Cake which were delicious. Watching the Geese Hens and all the other birds was a treat for us Townies . The location was great too only a short drive to Conwy and Llandudno. Totally a relaxing place to be .

    Reviewed by Pauleen5.0Sep 2022

  • "A delightful stay in a cosy cottage in a quiet rural location but only minutes away from places of interest."

    The cottage was well equipped, beds super comfy and being on a working farm, the birds provided much entertainment. Our host was warm and welcoming and makes a fabulous Victoria sponge cake which I would highly recommend. We very much enjoyed a fabulous week in Wales.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had an amazing time at Gelli Glud!"

    The owners of the cottage were so friendly, helpful and made us feel so welcime. Opening the curtains and door in the morning and seeing all the birds, cats and kittens running round outside was truly magical and a memory we will always remember. Cottage was spacious, comfortable and had everything you needed in it. Welcome pack was a nice extra touch too. Would definitely recommend Gelli Glud to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday and wanting a taste of life in North Wales! Thank you so much once again and hope to return again one day!

    Reviewed by S5.0Aug 2022

  • "It was lovely to wake up to the sound of the cockeral and pleasant to see the array of feathered animals roaming free around the cottage."

    The cottage was clean and very comfortable and very well equipped. The owner was very welcoming and friendly. The welcome pack was a bonus too. The cottage isn't too far out from amenities. Conwy and Llandudno also with 25min car journey. Would highly recommend Snowdonia garden centre for their breakfast and Brewers fayre pub for great meals. If you want a chilled out holiday then this is it.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent property equipped to an extremely high standard, very comfortable and clean."

    Cottage set in quiet beautiful countryside with plenty of interesting places to visit. Lovely and very helpful owner.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay , in a very relaxing and peaceful environment."

    Credit goes to Bethan who was friendly, genuine and kind. It was a joy to be surrounded by the birds roaming free on the farm and living in an urban area, it was nice to enjoy somewhere rural.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.4Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic place to stay, Bethan the owner was brilliant and and answered any questions we asked and she also makes a lovely Victoria sponge, would recommend to any family or friends."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "The property itself is superb with all the facilities you need (including a washing machine) which we used on a daily basis."

    The king size bed was really comfortable and it was nice using the spare bathroom when required. The owner Bethan was really friendly and her Welsh cakes were so moorish. The only slight issue was the rear of the property which could have done with a slight tidy up but Bethan admitted it was an on going project as early in the season.. All in all, had a really chilled holiday and would return. P.S, The two extremely large Turkeys wondering around the front was good entertainment watching them strutting their stuff.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Apr 2022

  • "Our every need was met by the cottage owner Bethan Jones."

    On the few occasions we contacted her by phone she was most helpful and resolved our questions quickly with clear responses. The owner even provided complimentary milk, tea, sugar and bread for our arrival, so thoughtful, much appreciated. Our two young grandsons were so excited to see the various geese, hens and other wildfowl roaming freely in the working farm adjacent to our cottage. Very much “Far from the Madding Crowd” yet just 7/8 miles from the North Wales coast!

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful! Bethan left us flowers, Cava and jam."

    Her homemade Welsh cakes were amazing. The cottage was much bigger than expected and in a beautiful rural area but still close to Bodnant Gardens and Conwy. The shower was fab and the beds really comfy - with beautiful white bed linen. We loved the cats, geese, chickens, peacocks and Guinea fowl! Gelli Glud was such a find and we definitely recommend it :)

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Feb 2022

  • "Had a fantastic short break at Gelli Glud."

    Lovely comfortable cottage with everything needed for a great stay. Enjoyed seeing all the various birds wandering round the yard chickens, ducks, geese, Guinea fowl and peacocks. Only downside was being woken up by the geese every few hours through the night but I am a restless sleeper anyway. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Feb 2022

  • "Spent New Year here, far enough away to be quiet, but close to all places if needed."

    The cottage was pristine with gorgeous bedding. Helen made us cake and Welsh cakes which were still warm. The geese having a bath in the morning were hilarious, with all the cats around too. Just perfect, we were sad to leave .

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2021

  • "We spent Christmas at Gelli Glud the cottage was warm, cosy and festively decorated, the bedrooms and bathrooms are very spacious with beautiful bed linen."

    Our host was very helpful and friendly and we were greeted with Christmas goodies. Thank you

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Dec 2021

  • "Had a lovely weeks stay at Gelli Glud ."

    Everything positive about the cottage, area, people and the lovely animals

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a little difficulty because the sat nav told us we had reached our location but we had a while to reach it actually but we stopped and asked and all was ok."

    We soon mastered the "landmarks" to look out for!

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Oct 2021

  • "Comfortable and warm cottage."

    Lovely hosts.On arrival there was milk,bread,welsh cakes and a bottle of wine. Need to like cats,chickens turkeys and ducks as roaming around but we do so that was all good. Lovely Comfortable big bed and great powerful shower. The host made us a lovely Victoria Sponge and welsh cakes (paid for them) Close to Boadant gardens, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno. If one thing could be improved is the back garden made to look nicer, and could be made safe for the dog as we had to keep an eye on him. We would stay again and we had an enjoyable holiday. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Melany4.1Sep 2021

  • "The many thoughtful extra provisions were greatly appreciated."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Glenys5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with complimentary cake, wine , fresh milk, Welsh bread and butter on arrival."

    Owners on site and very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jul 2021

  • "Stayed here a few times now and love it more each stay."

    Reviewed by Laurie5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a great week here."

    Fantasy beds!! Loads of space. Loved all the animals. Great tucked away location. Would return if we visit this part of north Wales again. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2021

  • "We enjoyed our week at Gelli Glud so much, we wished we had booked 2 weeks."

    We slept well and felt so relaxed. It was a joy having the farm birds and animals around. The cottage was clean and comfortable. We hope to return,

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2021

  • "We were made to feel really welcome and the location was perfect for beaches and sightseeing, the farm animals were a bonus."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2021

  • "It is always a bit of a worry when you use a cottage for the first time."

    However we were very pleased with Gelli Glud. The clean cosy cottage with comfortable beds was ideal for our purpose. It is in a farmyard setting and we looked forward each day to the changing dynamic of the geese, hens, duck and cats and dogs. Geese were in charge making sure that peace reigned! Our little dog fitted in very well.The surrounding countryside is beautiful with so many narrow lanes to explore and places of interest to visit . We were met with friendliness both by Bethan and family and all the local people we encountered.The WiFi works well.

    Reviewed by Beryl5.0Aug 2020

  • "We loved our stay in this beautiful and peaceful cottage."

    All the animals give it such character. The cottage was clean and comfortable and spacious and the kitchen was well stocked. Thank you for a lovely stay Bethan and we look forward to returning

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2020

  • "This cottage is a credit to its owners."

    Every detail in terms of facilities has been thought of. Little sugar the kitten is simply adorable! Normally when I visit the cottages I take lots of my own kitchen equipment, I shouldn't have bothered here as Bethany has provided everything you could possibly need. The welcome pack is fabulous, especially the beautiful cake!! Situated away from the madding crowds this place is a little gem. Perfect for us to relax and unwind in, yet only 6 miles or so to some of the best castles, towns and beaches to be found anywhere. A joy to visit and we will definately return.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2020

  • "The comfort and facilities where first class."

    The owner left us a very generous welcome pack

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Mar 2020

  • "Great location for Snowdonia and north wales coastal areas."

    Comfortable cottage, traditionally furnished and in a rural location. Would consider staying here again.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic warm welcome from hosts, quiet and relaxing,ideal spot for touring the area."

    Reviewed by Irene4.4Dec 2019

  • "A great place to stay, lovely spotlessly clean cottage."

    Bethan was very welcoming and has clearly put a lot of thought into making you stay comfortable. We loved the animals wandering around who were not at all bothered by our two big dogs! We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Laurie5.0Nov 2019

  • "The owner Bethan welcomed us with Welsh cakes and a bottle of white wine."

    Bethan was available to help us whenever we needed and gave our stay that home from home feel. The accommodation was great and the location just what we wanted. Quite location, beautiful countryside but not too far from places to visit. The resident cats, dogs, chickens were a charming addition to our experience. We have used Sykes before and we will do so again. The properties they find are high spec, well presented and great value for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a rural setting with friendly cats and poultry."

    Good location to get to Colwyn bay, Llandudno, Betws-y-Coed and lots of other places in North Wales. No wi-fi and limited tv but after a day walking that wasn’t too much of an issue. A highlight was Bodnant gardens just down the road.

    Reviewed by Liz3.8Sep 2019

  • "What an amazing place to stay, stunning cottage,stunning scenery fantastic weather what more can you wish for on your holidays."

    Thankyou Bethan for the welcoming gifts the Welsh cakes were amazing xx

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Gelli Glud."

    We loved the animals, cats, dogs, ducks and chickens. We stayed for a week event - the Eisteddfod in Llanrwst. We were really grateful for the home comforts of the house. Welsh cakes for £1 were a treat. There were a lot of useful supplies left for us - eggs, tea, coffee, sugar, bread, milk, wine and condiments which are often missing, such as salt and vinegar etc.

    Reviewed by Meinir4.7Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped decorated and maintained to a high standard."

    Lovely welcome gifts of milk butter bread marmalade wine and a scrumy home made victoria sandwich. Better wifi needed as we had kids woth us who wanted to use devices. From an adult point of view it was nice to have a break from our devices. Overall a very pleasant stay would definitely recommend and would return

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7Jul 2019

  • "We were surprised at how isolated the cottage/farm was."

    At least 5 miles off the main road (A470) along very narrow country lanes. Needed to drive everywhere.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2019

  • "Upon arriving at the cottage we were greeted by Bethan, the owner."

    There was a superb welcome pack with everything we needed until we could go shopping, including a bottle of wine. The cottage itself was lovely, tastefully decorated throughout and the sitting room was beautifully furnished with antiques, including a harp. The bedrooms were huge, my bed was super king size and the other was king size and both bedrooms had en suites. Everything was there that was needed, and more. In one word, excellent.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very quiet location and a good country feel."

    Good for touring coast and country.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Jun 2019

  • "Well equipped, home from home perfectly located holiday let."

    Enjoyed my short break away. Welcomed by the owner, cats and chickens.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0May 2019

  • "It was fantastic holiday the cottage was home from home"

    Reviewed by Jaqueline4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely hospitality and personal touch being able to get fresh eggs and home baked cakes from the owners."

    Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Lucy-may5.0Apr 2019

  • "Property was very clean, well furnished, and a pleasure to stay in."

    Well above standard. Made very welcome by the owner, and much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2019

  • "Wonderful welcome from our hosts, who live close by, and nothing was to much trouble for them all week."

    An Absolutely Fabulous Cottage with everything we needed for our week away in the Country. Set in a Beautiful Tranquil Spot in the hills of North Wales with Chickens, Ducks and Sheep all around you. A lovely welcome pack when we arrived, which we thank you for. We will DEFINITELY be going back. SUPERB THANK YOU.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2019

  • "This was a great cottage very spacious (except the kitchen ) but saying that it had all we needed ."

    The bed is huge and very comfortable we slept really well On the down side the cats managed to get through the kitchen window and empty the waste food bin at 5oclock in the morning so we had to make sure every where was closed after that . we would book this cottage again

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.1Mar 2019

  • "This cottage came as a complete surprise when we walked in."

    The way the cottage had been furnished with easy leather chairs, two extremely comfortable beds, ornaments, photo’s and other nick-nacks was very pleasing and it all made us feel comfortable and at ease straight away. Definately come here again.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2019

  • "Nice cozy cottage surrounded by animals and some very cute cats"

    Reviewed by Miles3.8Feb 2019

  • "Fabulous Welsh farm with warm and comfortable accommodation."

    Lovely host who went out of her way and seemed to have thought of everything to ensure we had a great holiday. Quality fittings and furniture throughout with an extremely comfortable large bed.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Feb 2019

  • "A beautiful, cosy cottage with welcoming owners who left us some lovely goodies on our arrival and had even decorated the cottage for Christmas."

    It is in a lovely remote area but only a 15 min drive into Conwy or Llandudno. We had a fantastic stay and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • WiFi ,TV with freeview, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles.

The property

Set on a small working farm, where chickens roam free, horses graze and sheep rest in the surrounding fields, is this traditional farmhouse offering a restful stay in Conwy County.

Resting in the village of Eglwysbach, next to the River Conwy and with easy access to Surf Snowdonia, this cottage is ideal for two couples or a family of four looking to get away and explore a beautiful region of Wales.

Where a single track road separates the property from the enveloping towns and villages, and the only sounds are those of farm animals and wildlife, this location is for those who enjoy being at one with nature.

Feel a warm welcome from the charming interior and step inside to enjoy a different holiday experience.

All on ground floor, the bedrooms comprise a king-size and a super-king size double with zip and link beds so you can be as flexible as you like.

The en-suite facilities prove beneficial when wanting to wake up to a refreshing shower.

The cherished furniture compliments the farmhouse theme throughout, with wooden floors and high beamed ceilings adding character.

Relax in the lounge on comfy seating and eat your meals together at the dining table, which can be prepared in the compact, yet fully-equipped galley-style kitchen.

Outside is a stone exterior lined with colourful plant pots and off-road parking on the gravel.

Enjoy a scenic day out filled with country walking and the world-famous National Trust Bodnant Gardens, a horticultural gem, home to manicured lawns and flourishing terraces.

Further afield, Conwy offers unspoilt historical walls and castle, whilst Llandudno enjoys views at Great Orme, seasonal cable car rides and a pier occupying arcade games and shops.

Choose this base for your holiday break in an interesting part of Wales.

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About the location


Conwy 8 miles; Llandudno 9 miles; Betws-y-Coed 12 miles.

The village of Eglwysbach is in the wonderful Conwy Valley, which is renowned for its beautiful countryside, scenic walks and the world famous Bodnant Gardens. Nearby Conwy, a World Heritage Site, is one of Britain's most unspoilt historic towns. A true medieval gem, the town is dominated by a splendid castle and completely enclosed by its well-preserved town walls - fortified with 21 towers and three gateways, the walls form an almost unbroken shield around the old town. There's plenty to enjoy in Conwy - the picturesque fishing harbour, National Trust's Aberconwy House, Britain's "smallest house" (worth an interesting, if quick, visit!) as well as the town's shops, pubs and restaurants. Close by are good beaches along the North Wales coast and excellent walking, mountain biking, canoeing, climbing and surfing in Snowdonia and the surrounding hills.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas