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Sandy Shell Cottage

(Ref. 949798)

Conwy, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet-friendly

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67 Customer Reviews

  • "Parking space very limiting and our car is not big."

    Picture of garden very misleading as it doesn't belong to sandy shell cottage.The picture should be removed ASAP.I saw the picture of the garden when booking as I have a dog and this was one of the reasons l booked it. Kitchen items very sparse. No bottle opener we bought one! I also had to unblock bath trap which was full of hair and backing up. Roses were lovely touch as my favourite flower. Bed was very comfy.

    Reviewed by Ruth2.5May 2024

  • "A stunning cottage in an excellent location."

    Has all the facilities and amenities you could need. Dog friendly. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful little cottage."

    Clean and well equipped. The hamper and flowers were truly appreciated. Loved our stay at Sandy Shell cottage!

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Mar 2024

  • "Second visit to the cottage."

    We really like the cottage and it's location.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "We stayed 13 to 20oct 23 Cottage was cosey and quaint the welcome pack and ..."

    We stayed 13 to 20oct 23 Cottage was cosey and quaint the welcome pack and flowers were a lovely touch close to all amenities with the benefit of parking outside Only suggestion we could make would be a handrail on the top of the stairs but will not hesitate to return next year Terry Janette And Little four legs Ruby

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was a delightful cottage."

    We came here as a short honeymoon after our wedding on 4th October. I know this part of Wales very well, having lived in the area for 5 years but the location was perfect for exploring North Wales and also the beautiful Conwy which was always a favourite place for me. T he property is clean and well maintained and had all we needed. It was perfect. Thank you so very much.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic location fantastic cottage had all we wanted highly recommend staying there"

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a fantastic place to stay."

    The cottage was beautiful, clean, comfortable, had everything we needed. The location was perfect. Thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely short stay."

    Cosy and comfortable. Very convenient for local facilities and sites. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2023

  • "We found Shell Cottage comfortable, clean and pretty well equipped (kitchen-wise - which is petit if you intend cooking for yourselves)."

    It is in the heart of Conwy, with all local amenities close to hand. Parking seems tight but is manageable. If you are uncomfortable with it, there is v. reasonably priced long stay parking a few minutes away off Mount Pleasant Road. We enjoyed our stay there - also found Darren v. helpful

    Reviewed by Miranda4.7Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful little cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    It’s location is perfect for lovely walks around the castle and beautiful coastline.Close by also are pubs and restaurants and most places are dog friendly if you’re taking your pooch with you.Easily accessible trains and buses if you don’t want to drive and venture further out.Can’t fault it we will be going back again soon to recharge our batteries

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything to hand."

    Beautifully decorated with comfy bed. Dog-friendly - no garden but a lovely park just around the corner. Conwy has lots of dog-friendly pubs and cafes with some lovely walks straight from the front door. Perfect location within the town walls. Added bonus of parking (best for a small vehicle only as very narrow streets and limited space). Loved Conwy and the cottage and would love to return in the future

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a great stay Darren and Carolyn were exceptional in managing our stay"

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a lovely, compact cottage in a great location in the centre of Conwy."

    The photos of the cottage don't really do it justice e.g. there is now a wooden dining table and chairs, a large footstool and other features making it feel cosy and homely. This was our second stay and would definitely recommend.

    Thank you!! we have updated photos!! Thank you for your feedback!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Apr 2023

  • "Not dog friendly."

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "We didn't leave any guest reviews in the owners register as the following points were mentioned by previous clientel and were completely ignored."

    The shower is inadequate as it runs hot and cold, however a bath was possible. There are no instructions on how to operate the heating Parking is a mammoth task if you have anything other than a small vehicle Other than the above we had an enjoyable holiday

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in great location."

    Spotlessly clean, decor was lovely and welcome pack was much appreciated.

    Thank you!!! Very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2023

  • "Perfect little cottage in the centre of Conwy."

    All as described. Spotlessly clean, well-designed, to make the most of every bit of space. Kitchen modern and well-equipped. Bedroom bright and airy, with lovely, comfortable super-king bed. On-street parking, outside the house unusual in Conwy.

    Thank you !!! Very pleased you enjoyed your stay!! Thank you for choosing Sandy Shell cottage!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, cosy, week equipped and in a perfect spot for exploring Conwy and North wales."

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Feb 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage that made our short stay very enjoyable…especially the underfloor heating!"

    Could do with written instructions for the central heating, although we managed to fathom it out eventually. Very bright and clean & comfortable. Conwy was so quaint and pretty. 2 minute walk to most places so not much chance of getting lost!

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Feb 2023

  • "This was our second stay here and it was as good as it was the first time Thank you"

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Dec 2022

  • "A really cosy, clean cottage."

    Clean and well equipped. Very well situated in the heart of beautiful Conwy. Plenty to do and see in the area.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2022

  • "Perfect cottage in a great location."

    Added bonus of parking. Have already booked it again

    Thank you!!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katinka5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely clean and warm cottage the only problem was the door handle felt like it had dropped making it hard to lock the front door ."

    This was the second time we have stayed at sandy shell cottage we would definitely stay here again . Regards Jean and jack.

    Thank you!!! Will take a look at the door handle!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Sep 2022

  • "Nice clean cottage well appointed, but being in our 70s found the stairs difficult and dangerous to negotiate with only having a handrail halfway up."

    And let down with having no outside space. Plus there was no instructions for how to work the central heating.

    Reviewed by Mary3.4Sep 2022

  • "Brilliant cottage in the perfect location."

    Shame we couldn't let our dog in the little back garden, but he did escape into there once when we had the door open for some fresh air. Also,at night it was quite chilly a few nights but couldn't figure out any of the heating. Finally, the iron didn't work, but I had packed a travel one. Otherwise, it was well stocked & comfy. One suggestion, if dogs can't use the garden or go upstairs, a stair gate & stable door would be really handy.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this clean, comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage."

    The location was ideal as a base for exploring Conwy and the surrounding areas. Thank you for the extra touches. We would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by James3.8Jul 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage which is very handy for everything in Conwy."

    Had everything we needed in the cottage only downfall was you can't let dogs out in the back yard but apart from that it was a beautiful place to stay and would definitely book again and the welcome pack was very appreciated too. Its a credit to the owner.

    Thank you!! We appreciate all feedback!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Jun 2022

  • "The black bin was not big enough for a 6 day stay."

    The lack of a jug, chopping board, culinder, and potatoe peeler was a bit of a blow this has been the worst for equipment in the kitchen. But having said that it is in a great location clean. Massive comfortable bed would go back again but take a few little things for cooking

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Jan 2022

  • "Best cottage we have ever stayed in great location very clean everything you ..."

    Best cottage we have ever stayed in great location very clean everything you need if you get negative feed back on this cottage it would only be from someone who just likes too complain it was superb

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2021

  • "Nice clean cottage."

    Very small cottage and sofa was extremely small and not very comfortable. Bed was comfy and great for stay in Conwy as within the walls.

    Reviewed by Janine4.1Oct 2021

  • "Cottage is in a great location."

    Its a small space enough for two people. Well furnished and a comfy bed it was a bit dusty and the kitchen was small and a little unclean the kitchen cupboards and floors needed to be cleaned better along with the bathroom.

    Reviewed by Paula4.1Sep 2021

  • "Lovely holiday home, very cosy and comfortable."

    All of the facilities were well kept and worked to a good standard.

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Aug 2021

  • "Things starting to need attention like the shower support and the fridge door shelf other than these enjoyed our stay weather was fantastic."

    Reviewed by James4.1Jul 2021

  • "We loved our stay in this cottage and couldn’t believe we were within the castle walls!"

    A lovely unique little place, very clean and comfy. The only downside is that you can’t use the little back garden (mainly our dog, Ruby) but with so much coastline on your doorstep is really not a problem. Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Anneka4.7Jun 2021

  • "A larger, more comfortable sofa would be nice!"

    The ideal sized cottage in an ideal location.

    Reviewed by Philip3.8Jun 2021

  • "Great holiday let."

    This is our third visit. Only snag is the bedroom window does not open which made it pretty stuffy at night. Other than that,great house and great location. Would recomend and would go back again. Loved it!!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2021

  • "Though many would view this cottage as being on the small side, it fitted our needs perfectly."

    It was super clean. The furnishings were all well kept. Everything was in perfect working order. The nicest touch was the milk, bread and Welsh cakes waiting for us when we arrived. We would certainly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage as described, perfect setting and lovely area for traveling around north wales."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely, clean cottage in a great location, in the heart of a quaint, historic, buzzing town."

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2020

  • "Loved the cottage and it’s location, tastefully decorated and very comfortable."

    More information in details would have been helpful, as no garden and restricted parking due to medieval layout of street, luckily my husband managed parking but I could not!

    Reviewed by Vivien4.7Jul 2020

  • "Unclear of use of back yard space to let dog out in"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2020

  • "We were impressed with the way this very small cottage had been equipped."

    However one matter somewhat spoiled the stay for us. On about the second day the toilet seat broke. We noticed it was very loose and there was considerable overhang at times. Although we reported this to the owner nothing was done before we left and it was very uncomfortable to use meanwhile. I would have thought the owner would have given this priority.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jul 2020

  • "Perfect location near all town facilities but quiet street with parking."

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2019

  • "Windows are screwed shut, fire hazard and no air circulating so mouldy windows."

    Great cottage in a excellent area and welcome pack is a big bonus when you arrive. Details not up to date. Iron, hairdryer and TV all in cottage, which is useful to know.

    Reviewed by William3.8Oct 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Sandy Shell Cottage."

    The location is excellent and the owner first class in his generosity and support. It is a little small but we knew that before we went and since everything was designed to fit the space we could not fault it. A privilege to stay there.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful, compact cottage within walking distance of centre."

    Lovely touch of free grocery pack.Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was everything as described on the web site, spotlessly clean and fully equipped but the location was better than we imagined."

    The description said inside the walls of the town but it can not explain what it feels like to stay inside the walls of Conwy. Yes driving and parking can be quite a challenge due to the narrow streets, but the ambience of living in a world heritage site was amazing.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful stunning cottage,beautiful location ,but had to leave early unable to ..."

    Beautiful stunning cottage,beautiful location ,but had to leave early unable to open windows which made it very hot in there with weather being so nice ,my dog just could nt cope with heat

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful clean cottage set in the heart of the town."

    Parking right outside the front door. The cottage is finished to a very high standard and has been well thought out - the bed is huge! There was a welcome pack including bread and milk which was a nice gesture. The town is quaint and there is lots to do from walking around the castle walls, a stroll around the harbour and there are beautiful beaches just a 15 minutes drive away. We will certainly be returning. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic from the booking to the cottage."

    We loved it.

    Reviewed by Viv5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great cottage in handy location ."

    Everything we needed in the cottage.Great contact with owner.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2019

  • "Just a fabulously furbished cottage and beautiful decoration."

    Fab touches such as the groceries on arrival. And in a great setting next to the Walls

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Sandy Shell Cottage, everything was lovely and clean and welcoming, the only gripe we had was the parking, we parked on the nearby car park just the other side of the walls, having a blue badge we were able to park for free."

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage perfect location watch out for seagulls when eating walking about ..."

    Lovely cottage perfect location watch out for seagulls when eating walking about grrrrrrr going back in september dog loved it lovely walk up great orm from conwy would definitely recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage spotless clean and comfy"

    Reviewed by Cath5.0Apr 2019

  • "A lovely warm cottage in an ideal quiet location."

    Easy access to local walks, shops and restaurants. Added highlight was the town’s Christmas Eve carols and fireworks.

    Reviewed by Claire4.1Dec 2018

  • "Lovely clean cottage, loved the size of the bed & bedroom & the bathroom, ..."

    Lovely clean cottage, loved the size of the bed & bedroom & the bathroom, Disappointed with the garden, living room & kitchen, It’s fine just with 2 adults but not with 2 dogs as well, too small in the living room

    Reviewed by Pam4.7Nov 2018

  • "Beautiful, cosy cottage with everything we needed."

    Lovely bedroom and bathroom too, with the bonus of parking in Conwy.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Nov 2018

  • "Great cottage and very central had everything we needed and we even had a ..."

    Great cottage and very central had everything we needed and we even had a welcome pack when we arrived and treats for our 2 dogs will definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Perfectly kitted out bijou holiday cottage for two folks plus dog - within the walls of Conwy - all places of interest within walking distance - we didn't move the car for the first half of our break."

    From the quayside to Sandy Shell is up a steep gradient - other wise many of the walks we undertook were on the 'flat' - over the bridge to Deganwy - around the coast to Conwy Beach - sadly a walk to Dyffryn Conwy was curtailed as the Riverside path entered RSPB land and dogs / bikes were not permitted. Parking outside was a minor issue - if you have a large car you may impinge on a neighbours frontage that are guarded by benches / wheely bins when they are out at work - also manoeuvring a larger car within the confines of the back streets and the Erskine Terrace cul de sac may be found to be difficult. Would happily return - overall we had a nice break there.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Aug 2018

  • "Sandy Shell Cottage was well equipped and comfortable."

    The location was fantastic for exploring Conway. However, I found the parking situation a little uncomfortable and sometimes hostile with neighbours.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.4Jul 2018

  • "Ideal location close to shops and pubs."

    A comfy bed and modern bathroom. Plenty of space for clothes in the bedroom. The cottage is on a side road with parking in front of the cottage. Plenty of pubs serving food nearby. The nearest pub is 2 minutes walk and I would recommend the chippy opposite the pub for fish and chips. I would return to this cottage and visit Conwy again.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Jun 2018

  • "For 80+ year olds the stairs need rails on both sides of stairs due to stepness"

    Reviewed by Philip3.4Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful Cottage in a perfect location"

    Reviewed by A5.0Mar 2018

  • "Excellent cottage."

    .. Parking can be a challenge but then again it is situated within a walled town and having parking is a bonus.

    Reviewed by Marco & Maria4.8Feb 2018

  • "Great the cottage is within the town walls of Conwy, a great cottage."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2017

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  • One super king-size bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available
  • One well-behaved pet allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

A bright and fresh mid-terraced cottage just off the centre of Conwy in North Wales.

The calm and cosy interior along with the incredible location make Sandy Shell Cottage perfect for a romantic couples break in the sensational North Wales.

Walk just out of the heart of the bustling Conwy and find Sandy Shell Cottage, be immediately welcomed into the bright, crisp living diner decorated in refreshing white and other neutral, calming colours.

The ground floor is complete with a modern, stylish black and white kitchen.

There are a number of nautical features throughout this property emulating the seaside location that it sits.

The upstairs faces you with a relaxing bathroom and a super king-size bed in a cosy, warming room dressed in neutral colours.

Conwy is a beautiful Welsh seaside town set with everything you need to do and more, there is a popular castle and the town hosts a number of different festivals and fairs.

Conwy offers a fantastic range of shops, pubs and restaurants all within a close proximity.

There is so much to do and see around North Wales, with Snowdonia National Park within driving distance, that is a must visit whilst in this part of the country.

The popular places of Llandudno and Betwys-y-Coed also sit within easy driving distance as places that offer so much.

A charming cottage in a fantastic location.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas