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Oriel Cottage

(Ref. 1094635)

Conwy, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (15)
  • clean (13)
  • comfortable (10)
  • bed (9)
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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Spotlessly clean and comfortable."

    Could have done with thicker curtains (blackout lined) as the bedroom wasn't dark in the morning. Otherwise everything was excellent.

    Hi John, Thank you for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed your time at Oriel Cottage. Kind regards, Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage 2nd time we have stayed, do think new mattress is required in ..."

    Beautiful cottage 2nd time we have stayed, do think new mattress is required in main bedroom as current one is squeaky and uncomfortable also outdoor seating arms on chairs loose, didn't stop us enjoying ourselves and would defo stay again

    Hi Vicky Thanks for taking the time to review our cottage and bringing your concerns to our attention. Glad you enjoyed your time in Conwy and look forward to you revisiting Oriel Cottage again. Regards Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky3.8Jun 2024

  • "Very clean, all facilities spot on."

    Central location too. Have stayed 4/5 times now with our labrador, , would highly recommend.

    Hi Marion Thank you for your comments on our cottage, much appreciated. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. Regards Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Apr 2024

  • "Have been to oriel cottage many times, superb, great location,everything you need,will be back"

    Hi Douglas So glad you enjoyed your visit to our cottage again . Kind of you to take the time to let us know your opinion on our cottage and location. Look forward to your return . Regards Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely cottage and well positioned in the centre of town."

    We had an issue with handles coming off doors but reported it and the problem was fixed during our stay. The cottage is comfortable and warm. Would definitely return.

    Hi Anne Glad the issue you alerted us to was sorted promptly ,so you could enjoy your stay in our cottage. Look forward to your return. Regards Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Nov 2023

  • "Sensor in bathroom instead of a switch in not a good idea as you can be in bath or shower and the light will turn off."

    Had to mend door handle in bathroom as door was very stiff and handle came off in my hand when when I had to pull hard to open, the handles fitted are not for doors with ball catch’s. Had clean up dog mess in yard from previous occupants (sorry forgot to move the bag) Seating is very uncomfortable.

    Thank you for your feedback Richard. We appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention. We will endeavour to address some of these concerns. Regards Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage but disappointed when we arrived to find the previous holiday makers bedding, towels etc left inside by the door."

    We should have phoned Sykes about it but we arrived late at the cottage so just moved it out of the way and quickly forgot about it. Apart from this the cottage was clean, had a very well equipped kitchen and was nice and spacious. Wasn't too fussed on the double bed in the main bedroom, it was very, very firm and like sleeping on concrete maybe a memory foam mattress topper would help. Some information regarding bins/recycling is needed. Overall though it was a lovely cottage in the middle of Conwy town centre. We would definitely book again.

    Hi Janet Delighted to hear you enjoyed our cottage . Apologies for the laundry being left at the property, we will ensure this does not happen again. Thanks for taking time to send us the review and hope to see you soon . Regards Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Oriel cottage."

    This time under new ownership. The cottage has everything needed for a comfortable stay and has clearly been redecorated. There is plenty of information about the local area and an instruction pack regarding all electrical items (emergency contact number would be beneficial). Parking can be difficult at the property but there is a public car park within a short walking distance. The cakes were very welcome on arrival although a pint of milk would also be great to enable us to have made a drink after a long journey. We had issues with the door handles at the property as many of them stick probably due to the redecorating. However a quick call to Sykes who resolved the issue with the owner within 24 hours. All in all a great stay.

    HI Denise We appreciate your feed back on our cottage . Great to hear you had a good holiday. Thank you for returning to Oriel Cottage and enjoying the area of Conwy. Look forward to welcoming you back. Sue . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise3.8Aug 2023

  • "Oriel cottage is a lovely little property in a superb location, right in the heart of Conwy and a couple of minutes' walk from the harbour."

    The property is in excellent decorative order with and is very comfortable and well appointed. It was also spotlessly clean. There is a large screen TV with access to Netflix (via logging in to your own account) and there is a very sweet little courtyard garden with table and chairs. The beds were very comfortable and bed linen was of a good quality. There is a roomy bathroom with both a bath and large shower (the light in here is sensor activated). It is situated off the high street in Conwy so everything was a few minutes' walk away. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Karen , Thank you for the glowing review ! It means a lot to us. We are pleased to know you have had such a good holiday enjoying our cottage and exploring Conwy. We look forward to welcoming back soon. Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "A super comfortable, dog friendly cottage in central Conwy opposite Plas Mawr - the finest surviving Elizabethan townhouse in Britain (well worth a visit)!"

    The cottage was spotless on our arrival, new carpeting on the stairs and in bedrooms, new beds which we found extremely comfortable and freshly painted - what more could we ask for. Downstairs was equally comfortable with a well equipped kitchen and small enclosed courtyard garden. There is tight on street car parking opposite the cottage but it's a bit of a lottery, so on occasions we left our car outside the town walls - just a 5-10 walk away. An award winning butchers on the corner, plenty of fish and chip shops and cafes, along with a good choice of walks from the cottage. We had a very enjoyable week, perfect for 3 adults and our little dog. Thank you.

    Hi Kristina We were thrilled to read your glowing report of our cottage. It was nice to hear you and your family enjoyed the location and all it has to offer . We really appreciate the time taken to write this review. Hope to see you all soon . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kristina5.0Apr 2023

  • "Oriel cottage a lovely cottage we have visited many times ."

    Ideal in centre of Conwy. Clean & tidy home from home .Doug&Sue Irene & dog Freddie

    Thank you so much for your kind comments, we look forward to having you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week."

    Cottage was spacious and comfortable and very clean. Lovely wood burning stove for chilly evenings.plenty of space in the kitchen to share cooking with family. The cottage is in the centre of town so really convenient for the shops and pubs. We will definitely be back.

    Anne , Thanks so much for sharing your experience of our cottage with us. We appreciate you taking the time to send a review. We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Nov 2022

  • "3rd time we stayed at Oriel Cottage ( twice before the Covid Pandemic)."

    Everything you would need to stay for a dog friendly week was provided, even a very generous welcome pack. Very clean, very comfortable, very warm and able to adjust to suit. Can't rate it enough. Great location. Owners appear to focus on renters having a good stay and no " penny pinching"

    Marion, this review made our day. Thank you so much for taking the time for leaving this review. We are grateful for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was filthy."

    I had to do a complete top to bottom clean of the whole property. The armchair is disgustingly dirty. I wouldn’t sit on it. There were dog hairs in our bed (we didn’t take a dog). The floor trims were unfinished and came away from the floor. There were cobwebs around every light fitting. There was a gap between the bath and the shower which was disgusting. Unfinished paintwork over the whole cottage. Dead flies under the bed. There was a screw on the light pull that could’ve easily hurt our hand when we switched the light on. The floor was so filthy, my crawling son had black hands & feet after the first day. I contacted Sykes on the first day and they offered me a £214 refund from a £720 holiday. Obviously I refused as we had nowhere else to go and this is our yearly family holiday. Conwy is beautiful but this cottage was disgusting and borderline ruined our holiday. Sykes have been awful throughout the whole complaint process too. We are not usually people to complain but we feel we’ve been absolutely insulted and robbed.

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm regretful to hear your stay wasn't up to standard. Oriel Cottage is always cleaned to the highest standards as is reflected in our cleanliness scores, so we will be taking on board all feedback and investigating why these issues occurred. We hope your enjoyed your stay regardless and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary1.3Sep 2022

  • "Oriel Cottage was right in the centre of Conwy, a delightful town and a great location to explore the North Wales Coast."

    The property had everything you need for a holiday, it was comfortable, cosy and clean.

    Julia Thank you for your kind feed back . So glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage . Kind regards Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely holiday cottage with all the facilities you needed."

    Very clean when we got there and lovely greeting package when we arrived. The beds so comfy as well . We parked our car outside the cottage all week and used local transport to get about so easy . Would definitely return and missing the cottage already and Conwy lovely place .

    Thank you Anne for your kind words which are much appreciated. We are really glad you enjoyed our cottage and exploring Conwy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "All good, just a coup[le of minor things."

    Having a dishcloth and a teatowel would have been handy. No welcome folder for info (apart from machine instructions). parking is a problem if you have mobility issues. back yard is next to a pub garden which is very noisy at night. lots of lovely "choice" words being shouted. but saying this i would stay again

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4May 2022

  • "On the plus side the cottage is in a great location, it’s clean, warm, comfortable and cosy."

    The garden is small but enclosed and safe to let a dog out for the toilet. The street is very narrow and having seen the missing door mirrors, dents and scratches on other cars I chose to pay around £5 a day to park in a car park. Directly behind the back wall of the garden is a pub garden, you can’t see it due to the height difference but on busy evenings you can definitely hear it up until around 1am. The cottage is in a central town location so I guess this has to be expected. It didn’t worry us as we didn’t need the back windows open but a family with children visiting during a hot time of year should be aware. The bed is extremely squeaky and woke us up when we moved in the night. The bedrooms need thermostatic values on the radiators as a comfortable temperature downstairs means the bedrooms are like ovens. We had to ensure the windows were open in the bedrooms and we turned the heating off a good hour before we went to bed otherwise it was too hot to sleep. Both bedrooms have TV’s none of which got a reception. This was a big factor in us choosing the cottage as we like to watch TV in bed at night and have breakfast in bed with the TV which we couldn’t do. On day 2 we noticed a bad smell in the kitchen which eventually took over the whole downstairs. We reported it (as we’d done with the other issues above) and although people came out, it couldn’t be resolved. We were told that the row of cottages, being old, has an issue with drains and this is why there is a bad smell in the cottage. If this is the case it should be in the description, we were unable to be in the cottage, let alone eat in it, as a result we spent very little time in the cottage. After a week of calling Sykes, we were given a small amount of compensation but it came nowhere near to the disruption and discomfort we had to endure.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear of your comments, and if we'd have been informed of all issues during your stay, we would have done all we could to ensure you had a happy and comfortable stay. We have spoken with the owner and have been informed that all issues that are within their control have now been resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa3.1May 2022

  • "A great cottage in a good location,warm, clean and with everything we needed."

    The main bed was comfortable but the bed springs so creaky it woke me up every time we turned over as I'm a light sleeper. We had to use both beds therefore so I could sleep The towels were clean and soft but far too small.

    Reviewed by Frank4.4May 2022

  • "A cosy house in the center of conwy parking outside is a little tricky due to narrow old streets"

    Reviewed by D3.8Apr 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with Gas log fire.
  • Gas central heating with Gas log fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis with additional parking in pay and display car parks nearby
  • Enclosed gravelled courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 1.6 miles
  • Note: The cottage is accessed up four steps from the lane, however there is a side access leading to the rear of the property for easier access
  • Note: Check-in at 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Please note: this property has a minimum stay of x7 nights

The property

This welcoming, semi-detached cottage is located on a quiet lane in the heart of Conwy, Clwyd.

Perfectly situated for local amenities and attractions, the 16th-century Plas Mawr townhouse is adjacent, just inside the town walls of the UNESCO World Heritage Site on the North Wales coast.

Guests also have easy access to the delights of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, coast and countryside for couples or friends.

Oriel cottage has been refurbished to a good standard and tastefully decorated throughout, providing you with a homely holiday accommodation.

Upon entering this lovely cottage, you'll find a snug sitting room with a charming bay window and dining area, extending to a feature fireplace and a warming gas log fire; a welcoming addition especially on those chillier evenings!

There is cushioned seating for all in the sitting area, where you can relax in front of the TV or snuggle down with a good book.

The kitchen is well-appointed with access through a decorative glass panelled door onto a pretty, enclosed courtyard with table and chairs, a perfect spot for savouring the fresh coastal air whilst enjoying a drink.

There are two inviting double bedrooms upstairs for lazy mornings, alongside a family bathroom, benefitting from a bath and a separate shower.

Conwy is well-served by numerous artisan shops, friendly pubs, wine bars, quality restaurants and takeaways.

The beautiful harbour and castle are within walking distance from the cottage, and there are scenic cycle paths to explore nearby.

Venture further afield into the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

The Llŷn Peninsula and the wonderful Isle of Anglesey are within easy reach and host a variety of watersports.

Whether it's a relaxing break or an adventure that you are seeking, Oriel cottage provides the perfect base for everyone, all year round.

Note: This property is near to Ref. 951683, together they sleep 9.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Llandudno 5 miles; Betws-y-Coed 16 miles.

Conwy, a World Heritage Site, is without doubt world famous for its historical and architectural heritage, yet at the heart of the town lies a hub of bustling activity. Alongside its ancient festivals and fairs, musical recitals, galleries and historical attractions, there is an array of specialist shops, restaurants and hotels. Built for King Edward I between 1283 and 1287, Master James of St George's design, Conwy Castle remains one of the most outstanding achievements of medieval military architecture. The distinctive, elongated shape, with its two barbicans, eight massive towers and a great bow-shaped hall was perhaps determined by the narrow rocky outcrop on which the castle stands. The town is proud of its historic traditions and celebrates its past by retaining many of these in its annual festivals, events and fairs, including the Honey fair, Seed fair and Gwledd Conwy Feast in October, along with other musical events throughout the year. Conwy is the perfect base for exploring the dramatic Snowdonia National Park, walking unspoilt sandy beaches, or taking in the wonderful scenery on your doorstep. Also within reach are the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, which has the longest zip wire in Europe, and Surf Snowdonia is just six miles away.

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Please note: this property has a minimum stay of x7 nights.