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Capelulo, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Clean on the surface but when you start looking under beds or moving furniture it is thick in months old dust."

    The beds were not very comfortable. Customers with large cars should be warned on how narrow the drive is and how precarious it is to exit entry the property as cars parked opposite driveway making it difficult. There needs to be a few modifications for elderly or disabled people especially navigating the stairs to and from the upstairs bathrooms.

    Ok-it definitely sounds like Bodhyfryd was not the right fit for you and I'm sorry you weren't able to determine that from the listing. It's an 1840 stone cottage with narrow steep stairs, low doorways, traditional exposed woodwork, etc. It's in a village that has changed remarkably little since the eighteenth century and that has narrow lanes lined with tiny cottages. Loads of character, but things are definitely smaller and a tighter fit in Capelulo. Better luck with your next selection! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.1Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, full of character and well equipped."

    Great base for exploring Snowdonia. We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage, thank you.

    So glad you had a great trip! Do come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely centrally placed accommodation with lovely outdoor space."

    The cottage was on the whole well equipped, although it was short of some kitchen desirables, e.g only one tea towel was made available, a couple of extras would have been nice, and did appear a little light on serving bowls, but I am being exceptionally picky. The accommodation was perfect, plenty of space for our group of five staying, with enough areas to allow everyone some quiet when/if needed. Really loved our visit, would recommend if you love quirky, period cottages and will definitely visit again.

    Thanks for the feedback! I'll grab a few more bowls for the cottage next time I'm there. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.1Aug 2023

  • "On the whole the perfect cottage to stay in."

    Large but still cosey. The hosts have provided a well equipped holiday home with lots of antique and comfortable furniture. Only 2 negatives there is only one shower for a place that can sleep 6 but you do have the luxury of a Jacuzzi bath. There are however 3 toilets. The other negative is getting in and out of the property can be difficult due to the neighbours parking their van if we had brought our bigger car there would have been times we could not have left. The hosts have provided well detailed files on what to do in the area and there is a washing machine & separate dryer for those rainy days when you get wet. WiFi can be intermittent in the house due to its thick stone walls but this can be a bonus with teens. The hosts also provide some wood so you can enjoy a roaring log fire on a cold evening. The outside area is a pleasure to sit in and you can hear the water of the nearby river flowing past. Great location for castles, beaches and beautiful walks.

    Thanks so much for the review! In terms of the parking, after the first couple of years, I just started parking over the road instead of in the driveway. Not only can it be awkward maneuvering around other cars, but some drivers come flying down the road into the village at high speed, so it's more comfortable to just park over the road with better visibility up the road. So that's what I would recommend if you visit us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabrth5.0Aug 2023

  • "Bodhyfryd : One of our new favourite places on earth."

    Situated in the old ward of Capelulo in my home village of Penmaenmawr, this stunning traditional cottage was our home from home. Bodhyfryd translates to “Something Lovely” or a “Lovely Place”; it truly is. The location is beautiful , picturesque, peaceful, close enough to activities and amenities yet far enough from the hustle and bustle to disconnect completely. We crammed in so much on our holiday, yet we would all be happy to have spent another week just staying at this beautiful house and enjoying its unique character. A mix of a totally traditional Welsh mountain cottage with just enough modern accompaniment to make it extremely comfortable. From the kitchen and bathrooms to Hive Heating to take off the chill in the evenings. The cottage is dated… But that’s what we expected… it feels a bit like living in a National Trust Manor House. There are tapestries, copper and bronze ornaments, old tables, chairs, book cases and a chess board (which the kids played with more than the Xbox!). Every time we walked around the house we found something new and unique. Loved it! Most mornings and most evenings we spent time together in the large sitting room. reading from the huge selection of books there or chatting about our day. Ems and Martha spent some mornings in the small drawing room at the large table which is perfect for kids colouring. And then we had a couple of TV nights and chess nights in the “Games Room” as we called it. The TV is a Samsung Smart TV which has freeview and internet connection so if you have Netflix or Disney etc you can connect (just remember to disconnect before you leave

    Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write such a detailed review and our hearts are warmed that you had a great time. We love Capelulo so much, and we're glad you were able to share in it this way. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emmeline5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is as described and in a really peaceful village."

    It has everything you could possibly need.

    We're so glad you had a great trip - do come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a disappointment!"

    The cottage was in a lovely location with lots of things to do locally, the garden a real delight; the cottage itself was grubby. Beautiful antiques/tapestries covered in dust, rooms not clean, crumpled sheets etc etc Welcome pack was 2 months out of date. We sent photos to Sykes and then again to Menai - the whole process was extremely difficult. They did send cleaners twice but alas their cleaning wasnt terribly thorough, the dust in the living rooms and bedrooms remained. We left a day early. A lovely house with great space alas not well looked after.

    Wow - so sorry to hear you had that experience. You were the first booking in several months (presumably due to the UK economic situation) but I'm really sorry the cleaners were not on top of the resulting dust before your arrival. I'm hear myself now at the end of June and it looks great so it seems Menai corrected it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gloria2.2Jun 2023

  • "We were both very pleased with the property."

    All the facilities were very easy to use and the properties was extremely pleasant and comfortable.

    Delighted to hear you had a good stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in stunning scenery."

    Very comfortable, a home from home. Just a pity the pub nearby didn’t allow dogs inside as it was too chilly to eat outside. We braved it for drinks and ate in as the cottage was very well equipped. Very calming garden and pretty grotto to enjoy in warm weather.

    Yes, it's a shame the Fairy Glen doesn't allow dogs. For future reference, the Ty Gwyn Hotel in Rowen allows dogs, and has fantastic character and excellent food - our favorite pub in the area. And Rowen is an incredibly pretty village well worth strolling around. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Sep 2022

  • "The cottage although old was also equipped with a modern kitchen and two fabulous bathrooms."

    This is the ideal location if you want peace and quiet. Would definitely come again.

    So glad you liked Bodhyfryd!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2022

  • "Loved this place."

    Spacious but cosy, convenient for access to trunk roads and loads to do locally.

    We're so happy you enjoyed your visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2022

  • "A fabulous property in a most outstanding location."

    We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.

    We're so happy you enjoyed your stay! We love Bodhyfryd so much and it's great to share with those who enjoy it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allison4.4Jul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with large corner jacuzzi bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • TV room/lounge
  • Landing reading nook.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with DVD player, CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden patio with seating
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 4 miles
  • Note: No toddlers under 5 due to proximity of the river

The property

Tucked away within the small hamlet of Caplelulo, overlooking the river Gyrach, is this traditionally styled, detached cottage, Bodhyfryd.

Bodhyfryd offers a welcoming and homely accommodation and is superbly placed for accessing the striking North Wales coastline, ideal for a family getaway in any season.

After a day of exploring, you have two charming sitting rooms to choose from, one of which offers an alluring open-fire for those brisk winter nights, plus plenty of character touches like the exposed beams adding to the atmosphere.

Carry the conversation into the country-style kitchen, fitted with a host of appliances to assist with your culinary needs, while there is a separate dining room for hosting family mealtimes.

As the night draws to a close, retire to the bedrooms to catch some shut eye, all of which can be found upstairs and offer two doubles and a twin, presented with traditional furnishings and quirky touches.

Make sure you dont bump your head though on some low doorways!

Get ready for the day within the shower room or treat yourself to a soak in the large corner jacuzzi bath, before stepping outside to the patio seating area and enjoying a morning coffee as you listen to the river run by.

There is also a covered seating area, perfect for hosting alfresco meals on a balmy evening, while just a stone’s throw away lies the Fairy Glen Hotel pub, perfect for when you fancy a night away from the kitchen.

There’s plenty to do in the surrounding area, with nearby Capelulo waterfalls well worth a visit, where you may be able to see wild Welsh mountain ponies roaming or enjoy the delights of Conwy and its 13th-century medieval castle and craft and souvenir shops or visit the superb Surf Snowdonia just ten miles away.

Head to the walled market town of Conwy, just under three miles away, where you can explore its castle and medieval town walls or visit Britain’s smallest house and sample its charming eating spots.

Those seeking a bit of the great outdoors will enjoy the Pensychnant Conservation Centre and Nature Reserve, home to an abundance of wildlife and birds, or make the journey to the exhilarating Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, offering over 823 square miles, of diverse landscape and terrain.

There’s plenty to look forward to during your stay at the charming Bodhyfryd.

Note: No toddlers (under 5) due to proximity of the river.
Note: Garden not secure, steep drops in places parents and dog owners be aware.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350
Note: Due to the age of the cottage some of the doorways are low and may not be suitable for very tall guests

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Penmaenmawr 1.5 miles; Conwy 2.5 miles; Llandudno 10 miles.

Capelulo is a small village on the North Wales coast between Penmaenmawr and Conwy. The village is in an elevated position with both mountain and sea views and is home to a pub and an Austrian restaurant. Set on the side of the Tal-Y-Fan mountain, Capelulo enjoys stunning views across Conwy Bay to Llandudno, Anglesey and the Irish Sea, and if you are lucky, dolphins can sometimes been see playing in the bay. Capelulo is just a couple of miles from Penmaenmawr, an old quarrying town now adapted into a delightful community stretching along this stunning coastline, yet retaining much of its Victorian architecture, with many local pubs, restaurants and shops, a superb golf course and golden, sandy beaches. A recently opened cycle path leads along the coastal path to Conwy Marina to the East, and Llanfairfechan to the west. Or, head up the Conwy valley through the Sychnant Pass on to the mountain trails that abound there. The sailing club in Penmaenmawr is well established and welcomes day guests, as does the 9 hole golf course, set amongst stunning coastal scenery on the lower slopes of the village. On the promenade you will find numerous activities such as a skate park, bowling green and all weather tennis courts as well as a beach café in the summer.

Note: No toddlers (under 5) due to proximity of the river.
Note: Garden not secure, steep drops in places parents and dog owners be aware.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350
Note: Due to the age of the cottage some of the doorways are low and may not be suitable for very tall guests

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