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Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "A fantastic family cottage, we had three generations staying and the cottage was loved by all."

    The house is so well equipped, it is closer to going into someone's home than a holiday let. The log fire creates a lovely cosy environment in the main lounge, and having the second lounge for the kids to play in was brilliant. The bedrooms are all of a great size with plenty of storage and the beds are very comfy! For a cottage with such history the house is warm and quickly warms up once activated. The showers in both rooms were great with hot water and good pressure! The kitchen was amazing! A range cooker was great and easy to use but what we liked the most was how well equipped it was, with big pans and plenty of cutlery to feed the whole family! The outdoor area is a lovely place to spend time in, and the views from the back are gorgeous. The location is five minutes out from Betwys-coed and we were able to go anywhere from Conwy to Portmadog in less than an hour from the cottage, through some of the best country side the UK has to offer! Cannot fault this property at all, and host gave us loads of great advice prior to our holiday starting. Perfect holiday!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2024

  • "Huge thanks to the owner for quickly arranging for us to stay on the day of arrival, when we were disappointed by original booking elsewhere."

    Beautiful home from home in a village, very comfortable beds & quality bedding, great kitchen & bathroom facilities and local pub a few paces away! Views of the sunset sky from the elevated garden were great.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Mar 2024

  • "A wonderful house in a spectacular location."

    Great support from the owners in advance. We had a lovely break and would stay there again.

    Thankyou for your lovely comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay. See you soon. Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anya5.0Feb 2024

  • "Arwel is a fantastic place for a family get together."

    There's lots of space, it's comfortable and very well equipped.

    Thankyou, glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lizzie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage , quaint but with very comfortable beds and sofas and , generally , well equipped."

    The factor that spoiled our holiday was the lack of Central Heating - we were freezing !! When we got back , one day , the owners had sent a plumber and the radiators were hot . Sadly , they cooled and never came back on . From Wednesday morning onwards, there was no hot water . We used the Electric shower and boiled kettles for shaving , etc. NOT what one would expect in 2023 !!! The information booklet did not mention where logs could be bought - how to cope in a power cut ( a 12 hour one !) - the information re restaurants etc was dated 2019 - pre Pandemic - some no longer exist . This is our 4th Sykes cottage - the first 3 were really outstanding in every way . Sadly , this did not meet your previous high standards ! We have recommended your Cottages to several of our friends - I should be reluctant to do so after our experiences in Arwel. Sarah Parri-Sawdon

    This is the first comment we have had about the heating in ten years of operation. We immediately sent the heating engineer and he adjusted two radiators. Clear instructions of the system are provided and the boiler has always come on when required. An immersion heater, electric shower and room heaters are provided against the unlikely failure of the boiler. After the party left, the heating controls were found to have been altered, and it should be noted that we were contacted about the heating 3 days into the stay! There are a number of log sellers locally with boards outside their premises. The last recorded power outage was in October 2020 and the owners did not receive a message about any issue this time. Torches are provided and easily found. We kept Sykes Cottages fully appraised whilst this was going on. We have a message from another member of the party thanking us for the use of a "superb cottage" Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah Dawn4.1Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Arwel as plenty of space for us all."

    Well equipped and large kitchen. Garden has spectacular views and plenty of chairs to sit out and admire them. We would definitely return to Arwel.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay in Arwel, hope to see you again. Regards Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by SUSAN4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great stay at Arwel."

    We had a peaceful time in this village. Very much enjoyed the fireplace and the garden with lovely view. I would definitely stay here again.

    Thankyou so much. Glad you had a good time. Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bibhor5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was a lovely stay."

    The owner was friendly and very helpful. The views at the top of the garden are amazing. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great spot."

    Friendly neighbour. We had a lovely time. If the pub reopened it would be perfect

    Thankyou for your comments. Great news the pub is now open!!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2022

  • "We spent amazing time, the cottage was very clean and charming with clear instructions how to use the equipments."

    The host was very helpful and friendly. The village is lovely and quiet and we loved the view from the back garden of the house, it was amazing.

    Thankyou for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Arwel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stefan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Nice cottage."

    Helpful owner. All fine thanks.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great comfy cottage."

    Everything you need is provided. Fantastic location. Amazing views.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable house, in a great location, with fabulous views from the top of the garden."

    We would definitely like to stay at Arwel again.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very nice and comfortable cottage."

    The owner was very helpful and friendly. We initially didn't have any hot water and it wasn't clear to us that we had to switch it on on arrival. But that was the only snag. Given that we only spent 4 nights there I thought the price of ~ £1,500 was a bit steep.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Jun 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely and a great location for exploring the area"

    Reviewed by Katinka5.0May 2022

  • "Had a fantastic stay at Arwel."

    Quiet location in a hamlet a few miles from Betws y Coed, and with fabulous views from the garden. The property is very comfortable & well equipped. Communication from the owner regarding key collection was excellent. Would love to stay there again. 10/10!

    Reviewed by J5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent place to stay, shhh you will want to keep it a secret as a hideaway, so peaceful and quiet."

    Red Kites and Woodpeckers seem from the back windows, the views across the mountains were perfect.

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Jan 2022

  • "The most cosy relaxing week in beautiful surroundings."

    The views are spectacular, real relaxed week .

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Arwel cottage, we all felt at home very quickly and made good use of the excellent kitchen facilities, log burner and the plenty of space."

    Great scenic location, with a small drive to Snowdon and other local attractions. We had the best break and the kids didn’t want to leave ☺️

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Nov 2021

  • "We loved the break - the property was wonderful, well presented and equipped and very comfortable."

    The log fire was a special treat and very welcome after a trek up and down Snowdon! Would definitely visit again. Thanks very much

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful engagement from owner, facilities exactly what we needed for our weeks cycling holiday in North Wales"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottages was lovely, the whole experience started with a call from the owners (also lovely) to provide us with information on the local area, info on COVID rules and to wish us a great stay."

    The cottage itself is clean, warm and friendly and quiet - and I mean quiet, we live in a small village but Capel Garmon is amazingly quiet and the night sky was incredible. If you want a relaxing, quiet, homely stay in North Wales that's just round the corner from loads of stuff to do then Arwel Cottage is the place.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2021

  • "Brilliant communication from owner - much appreciated phone call ahead of our trip."

    Lots of info at the cottage to make the most of our stay. Thanks so much!

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location and well equipped cottage had everything we needed."

    comfortable beds and lovely shower

    Reviewed by N5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage just a few minutes drive from beautiful Betws y coed."

    All the facilities you need for a great stay. Great communication from Jane. A really lovely place to relax and explore stunning snowdonia and North wales. Would recommend highly.

    Reviewed by Luci5.0Aug 2020

  • "Arwell is a fabulous family holiday home in a great location, plenty of room inside, all the usual extras were missing, tourist info leaflets, games, cards etc due to covid 19."

    .. We took our own made our own entertainment. The outside space is equally as impressive, steps from the back door take you up to the first terrace which has a wooden picnic bench, perfect for an early morning cuppa, then more steps up to the top to a grassy open space containing a summer house(with plenty of garden furniture) and the view! Two perfectly placed beaches await you so you can take in the breath taking scenery possibly with a glass of wine. A perfect spot to unwind.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful and very clean."

    The town is really small but local shops can be driven to within 15 minutes. The cottage was so well equipped and we enjoyed every second.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is a well placed cottage in a peaceful small village."

    On arrival it is found to be immaculately clean and it very well equipped. There are two large living rooms which is excellent for a group of guests who may want to do different things.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Nov 2019

  • "Arwel is a very comfortable house which had everything we could possibly need."

    Many holiday cottages have very limited kitchen utensils so often it's hard to do 'proper' cooking but Arwel is really well equipped so was perfect for our purposes of a family gathering. We really appreciated meeting the friendly neighbour who assisted with local information and getting bins out etc. Having plenty of room in the hallway for wet walking boots and coats was great. The welcome gift of milk, butter, cakes & firelighting materials was lovely.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had an amazing time, the cottage was well looked after and the garden had amazing views, great location."

    Reviewed by M5.0Sep 2019

  • "Sorry so late in responding, only just found the Email now whilst sorting out!"

    Was a wonderful cottage, ideal for exploring the area. The only problem were the cleaners, who seemed to think we had wrecked the place. They messaged the owner and said we had: - broken the bannister - messed up the oven - put dirty dishes in the cupboards - drawn love hearts on the mirrors. This is simply not true: - we didn't use the oven - we always used the dish washer - we did not touch the mirrors - if the bannister was broken, we would have messaged the owner, as we did when we arrived and found a wardrobe door broken. We met the cleaners, as they arrived early and came in the house. We gave them the remains of our food which we didn't want to throw away and couldn't take with us. Of course we didn't clean the house, as we understood that cleaners were coming to do that. But it was in a decent condition when we left. Could they have confused Arwel with another place they cleaned earlier or later? Anyway, we never had a problem like this before and have rented before with Sykes and other firms

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2019

  • "So pleased with accommodation, plenty of space to accommodate all six of us with room for more."

    Stunning location, views from garden breathtaking. A really comfortable, family friendly home that I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely spacious welcoming house."

    Excellent location for enjoying the countryside.

    Reviewed by Sherrie5.0May 2019

  • "Great house in idyllic location but only 1."

    3 miles from Betwys Coed for shops and good selection of restaurants (most of which are dog friendly).

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful Base for exploration of the area,lovely remote village within driving distance of Betws -y -Coed house is well equipped for many people."

    The lady who owns this property's a great communicator. Would go back again.Shame the local pub doesn't open very much.No Internet access. Reduced mobile signal...... But you are in a remote area.

    Reviewed by Eileen Christine4.4Nov 2018

  • "Lovely place to stay to explore Snowdonia National Park."

    After long walks we came back to a comfortable cottage and set up a warm fire.

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Sep 2018

  • "Mrs McPhearson certainly went the extra mile to make us feel welcome in her holiday home & everything we could have wanted was provided."

    The cottage was delightful in a beautiful tranquil, rural village just two miles from the busy village of Betws y Coed & two & a half miles from the little shopping town of Llanrwst. A perfect location for anyone wanting to holiday in the Snowdonia National Park!

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2018

  • "Arwel was a lovely house in a charming hamlet and the view from the garden was fantastic."

    It was very comfy and was kitted out with everything we needed in the kitchen and there were lots of fun games for the children. We will definitely visit again. Our experience with Sykes Cottages was also extremely good and I would definitely recommend them.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0May 2018

  • "The holiday home was even better than the photos!"

    So clean and tidy and the views from the garden were unreal! Jane was so helpful and was really flexible with arranging check in / check out times and really couldn’t do enough for us! Our dog absolutely loved running up and down the steps to the garden (and barking at the cows), the neighbours were all also really friendly. Location was also perfect you are literally 5 minutes from the centre of betsw y coed and the A5. Really easy to get to colwyn too it’s only 30 minutes away and the dog friendly beach is spotless! Definitely recommend and will be visiting again for sure! Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Shaunna5.0May 2018

  • "Amazing location and stunning views from the garden."

    Comfortable stay had by all. Would definitely come back again

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage, lovely log burning fire for the winter and fabulous views from the top garden."

    Very well equipped and owners extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by Ros5.0Feb 2018

  • "Nothing in particular - it was very spacious even for 7 people."

    Everything was fine!

    Reviewed by Alex4.6Oct 2017

  • "Great location for ZipWorld and Snowdon and the surrounding hills for walking."

    Lovely quiet setting to get away from it all. Well stocked cottage which was nice and clean.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.6Aug 2017

  • "A very well presented house in what for us is an ideal location."

    The owner kind and helpful in arranging for access to the house.All in all a super holiday.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Apr 2017

  • "We had a good time visiting family so wasn't worried that the pub opposite wasn't open very often but some guests might want to know also they don't do meals at the pub."

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Nov 2016

  • "The cottage was beyond what we could have hoped for."

    Scrupulously clean and the owner went out of her way to make sure we were happy and comfortable there. She was flexible and pleasant to deal with. We're considering rebooking there next year.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with large free-standing cubicle waterfall shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with woodburner
  • Second sitting room (seats 5) with single sofa bed.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric Rangemaster oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and hand towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • On street parking
  • Garden with furniture and summerhouse
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 2.5 miles
  • Local pub Tafarn Penllan pub is 20 yards away - details of opening times can be found on the pubs Facebook page
  • There are also pubs 2 miles away
  • Note: Step on landing outside single room
  • Note: Low doorways, care to be taken
  • Note: Limited mobile signal
  • Note: Terraced garden with steep drops, children to be supervised
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed upstairs in the property
  • Note: No fireworks are allowed at the property

The property

Betws-y-Coed 2.5 miles.

This pretty, detached cottage is located in the peaceful village of Capel Garmon, less than three miles from Betws-y-Coed, in the Snowdonia National Park.

Converted from an 1850s village shop, this traditional cottage near Betws-y-Coed sits in a quiet position and boasts four comfortable bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, making it an ideal cottage for any group.

This Betws-y-Coed cottage has been furnished to a good standard, is warm and welcoming, and exudes charm with a combination of original beams, high ceilings and a woodburner that sits neatly in an inglenook stone fireplace.

There is a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen with a dining area, a cosy sitting room plus a second sitting room that offers additional space for larger groups and a single sofa bed for flexibility.

The rear garden, with its stunning views across Snowdonia, is a wonderful spot for sitting in the summerhouse, alfresco dining on warm, summer evenings.

With its central location, this Capel Garmon cottage is the ideal base for outdoor enthusiasts, offering walks from the doorstep, Betws-y-Coed is within easy reach and has a good number of pubs and restaurants for guests to enjoy.

The peaks of Snowdonia offer adventure parks, mountain biking, climbing and watersports, all within a beautiful setting, just a short drive away.

This charming Betws-y-Coed cottage is a lovely, traditional cottage for guests to enjoy at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Property only accepts dogs

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas