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Arfron, Penrhyddion Pella

(Ref. 1519)

Capel Garmon near Betws-y-Coed, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic stay."

    Hosts were attentive. Cottage was spotlessly clean, accurately listed and well stocked. The bed was comfy. Bedding was very fresh. Locale perfect. With just the chirps of the birds to hear. Only recommendation to potential guests would be to bring own knifes, if like to cook. As although kitchen was well stocked the knife set was quite blunt.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely week staying here."

    The cottage is perfect for a family break away - lovely quiet area and stunning views around us! The owners made us feel very welcome & gave some excellent recommendations of things to do while we were there. We would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Kerrie4.7Mar 2024

  • "Owners very friendly and welcoming as always, as we have stayed here a number of times."

    Lovely cosy cottage. Well equipped. Beautiful peaceful location. Have already booked up for next year.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was very clean and well equipped."

    It would have been more comfortable if the stairs and upstairs bedrooms had been carpeted. The TV was very small and this meant moving furniture around in order to view.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.1Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful area, with a very helpful owner."

    Reviewed by Peter Michael4.7Jun 2023

  • "Once again enjoyed every minute of our stay in a lovely cosy little cottage"

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jun 2023

  • "What a gem of a cottage."

    It had everything you need and more. Great location with stunning walks and views, very quiet and loved waking up to the birds singing. Owners were very welcoming and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0May 2023

  • "Beatiful location and easy to find thanks to the instructions of the owner."

    We had everything we needed and the owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Paulien4.7Mar 2023

  • "We stayed for three nights over Christmas and it was fabulous."

    Weather was very kind to us and the location of the cottage was just perfect for us. To get here from the main road A5 it’s best to follow googlemaps instead of a car satnav as it’s more straightforward & quicker. We entered the cottage feeling warm and festive the sitting area was decorated and had a small Christmas tree with a welcome box containing local sweets and savouries - we felt homely. However a small feedback for the hosts, we appreciate it might be difficult at times as not every guests are sound but it can get across rather disappointing to mention all the house rules over the phone on your arrival a call or an email next day might be a subtle way. Overall We had a lovely stay, for that thank you again.

    Reviewed by Rakshya2.5Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely adored where we stayed, the cottage was beautiful and the area was breath taking."

    Hosts were lovely to speak to and left some booklets with things we could do. Overall we had a brill time only wish we booked it for longer.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great cottage lovely location."

    Not essential but two things that would improve the cottage is a more powerful/spacious shower which in November after hiking in the cold and wet is something you looking forward too. A bigger TV which again in November it's dark early so want to cosy up Infront of that in the evening.

    Reviewed by David3.4Nov 2022

  • "Very nice cottage, 10 minutes from Betws-y-Coed, but far enough for an under the stars experience."

    Sleeping under the stars with a big window to the sky in the master bedroom was just what we needed. Very good communication with the owners, who live in a house a few meters away. Will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Claudio5.0Nov 2022

  • "A welcoming and comfortable place to enjoy all that Snowdonia has to offer."

    Well furnished and equipped, with friendly hosts and walks from the door. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything that you would need."

    Very clean. Very quiet location with lovely views but only four miles from Betswy Coed. We had our dog with us so the private patio and garden were perfect. Owners are close by and perfect hosts. Would definitely recommend and hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful, clean and well looked after cottage."

    Everything you need is there. Yes it's in the middle of nowhere but that's why we chose it, it's perfect! Owners lovely and helpful if you needed them. Would Def stay again if we up this way, no hesitation!!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cleanest holiday home we’ve EVER used."

    Beautifully maintained, well laid out and perfectly proportioned.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great setting and location to explore N."


    Reviewed by Andrew3.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely, welcoming owners and a perfect cottage to use as a base for our holiday."

    Views to die for, lovely walks (we brought our dog with us) and close to lots of places. My son particularly enjoyed ZipWorld which was just up the road and Betws-y-Coed is only 4 miles away. The cooked breakfast at the Conwy Falls cafe was lovely and within easy walking distance.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Jul 2022

  • "Kathy met us as we arrived and was very accommodating and most importantly notified us (later on in the week) that we didn't have to vacate till 10:00 this makes a massive difference on any penultimate days stay, as you can really utilise this last day and not be worrying that you've got to be up and out so early the following day."

    The cottage was just perfect and after spending 17 years stopping in different cottages this rates as the best. It was large enough for the two of us and our dog and not cluttered in any way (something that it seems a lot of cottage owners seem to do with stuff you don't need or want). It was spotlessly clean bright and airy. The sofas are really comfortable and the beds a delight to sleep on. It had everything we needed, including a private patio area. So would recommend a 100% and we will be back.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jun 2022

  • "Loved staying at Arfron, wonderful quiet location which was central to all the ..."

    Loved staying at Arfron, wonderful quiet location which was central to all the places we wanted to visit, good communication from owners, very comfortable and very clean, only negative comment would be TV was quite small

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Arfron cottage and it was exactly what we expected from the listing."

    Hosts were friendly but not intrusive, and ensured the property was clean on arrival. Beds and sofas are comfortable and we slept very well each night. Lovely peaceful location with nice views. Only minor observation was that the hot water was incredibly hot and should be regulated. TV with sky is small but adequate (we took our Amazon fire stick which worked well). EE and Vodafone had 4g reception, we didn't really miss WiFi (but we have unlimited data!). Only other compromise is the shared garden with a dog, quite tricky to ensure she didn't arrive uninvited next door!!! A long lead with a ground stake should be advised if your dog likes sunbathing! 9am checkout was a bit of an effort but managable, 10 or 11 would make a big difference :-) Overall a lovely stay and great value for money, would definitely return. Thanks Kathy and John!

    Reviewed by Kimberley4.7Apr 2022

  • "We didn't realize how far off the main roads down narrow lanes the cottage was."

    The cottage was clean and well equipped apart from no salt & pepper, bread knife, no welcome pack or visitors book. The settees and the dining chairs where uncomfortable. The television was very small. To get into the cottage we had to go down 4 steep old steps with no hand rail to hold on to, I found this was dangerous when walking up them as well as carrying bags and suitcases down them. Not suitable for people with walking difficulty.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey2.5Mar 2022

  • "Stunning location, easy to find using the postcode and sat nav."

    Very clean and cozy cottage. Loved the very comfortable duvet. It was unclear how to get the oven on, but we might have been too tired from all the long walks to comprehend it ;).

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0Mar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Kathy and John's cottage."

    Quiet, warm and extremely clean. Everything we needed was provided for. Due to Covid we had contact with the owners via telephone. On arrival at New Year we were greeted to a a bottle of wine, chocolates, biscuits and a card which was a lovely gesture from Kathy and John. We would definitely stay at their cottage again

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Dec 2021

  • "Spent a week the property was beautiful owners where lovely didn't meet them cos ..."

    Spent a week the property was beautiful owners where lovely didn't meet them cos of covid but they rang up to make sure everything was ok the property was nice and warm on a evening up and down stairs can't wait to go back

    Reviewed by Lacey5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely setting and car parking area lage and hard standing."

    Owners friendly and ready to help if needed. Privacy of the outside patio excellent

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was well presented and the welcome great though by phone in current pandemic circumstance."

    We had everything we needed though tea towels would have been useful (I suspect not supplied due to pandemic precautions) Would definitely visit again if we have opportunity. Its a most beautiful location

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Aug 2020

  • "Kathy was wonderful and friendly and the cottage is in beautiful surroundings with everything you need for a lovely stay."

    We couldn't have asked for more, I only wish we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage itself is lovely, comfortable with great views."

    It's well equipped with kitchen gear and information. The owners did a lot to make us feel welcome though and provided extra's I was not expecting. There were Christmas decorations which added to the cosiness and a few New Years treats to make the stay even nicer.

    Reviewed by Dan4.7Dec 2019

  • "Nice place, lovely hosts, we really enjoyed our stay and the lovely views."

    The only one thing missing was a pub nearby to walk to. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Kristen4.7Nov 2019

  • "Hosts were amazing."

    Beautiful cottage and loved the home made Welsh cakes. The location is also amazing.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location, with welcoming hosts!"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Sep 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    The cottage was in a great location, very clean and with everything we needed. The Welsh cakes on arrival were delicious and having milk in the fridge was very thoughtful. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2019

  • "It was a beautiful place to stay, it is rural and definitely need a car as local shop is about 10-15 mins drive."

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jul 2019

  • "A great ideal cottage in a perfect, quiet, peaceful location."

    Hosts Kathy and John were welcoming friendly and very helpful. A great place to stay with lots to do. Would fully recommend.

    Reviewed by Alister5.0May 2019

  • "Had a lovely break."

    Cottage comfy and hosts very welcoming

    Reviewed by Zena5.0Nov 2018

  • "I am extremely disappointed that Sykes overcharged me so much for this holiday."

    The average weekly rates for that particular cottages was actually lower than we had paid for 3 nights! 324 for a week yet we were charged £330 for a weekend. This is unfair and extortionate and for that reason alone I would never use Sykes nor reccomend the company again.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Sep 2018

  • "Fantastic, great location and brilliant hosts."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2018

  • "I have had many cottage holidays over the years - this must go to the top of my list!"

    The cottage was full of character, very comfortable and clean and in a beautiful secluded location. The hosts were most welcoming and provided milk on arrival (most appreciated) together with homemade Welsh cakes that were so tasty I ordered more to take back home with me. Provided in the cottage were loads of useful information - books - leaflets etc. on things to do and walks to go on. Snowdonia is one of my favourite locations and finding this cottage has made my visit absolutely perfect. Needless to say, I will be booking again!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation in a beautiful away from it all setting."

    Just what we were looking for. Additional bonus is that it is 5mins away from Zip world. Great hosts who we met on arrival. Unfortunately there was no WiFi but it was a refreshing change!

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Apr 2018

  • "The owners have provided a beautifully appointed cottage with exceptional cleanliness."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our break and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Ian4.6Oct 2017

  • "I found all local people to be well mannered and food was the best fresh and very tasty ."

    Being wales the place is stunning .

    Reviewed by Ian4.6Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was very cosy and well equipped."

    Special thanks to our hosts for their most friendly and attentive reception. Together with great weather, we had two wonderful weeks in a fantastic environment.

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Jun 2017

  • "Arfron is a lovely cottage and the owners are wonderful."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2017

  • "These cottages are in an excellent quite location."

    Perfectly clean and comfortable. The owners were very helpful without being intrusive. Although linked each cottage has a private front patio with outdoor chairs and table. You wouldn't know you had neighbours, probably due to the very thick walls. Right in the heart of the beautiful countryside but within easy reach of the local attractions and excellent walks, forests, water falls and mountains. We took our dog Hector and found that an area of hillside, fenced off was right next door solely for the dog to run around safely :) We would go here again.

    Reviewed by Mandy4.8Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with two sofas and log-effect electric fire.
  • LPG central heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Free standing gas cooker, microwave, fridge, TV with Sky FreeSat package, DVD, stereo/CD player
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Bathroom Towels not included
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Shared lawned garden and private front patio with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Only one well-behaved dog welcome (Please refer to Sykes Pet Policy before booking)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Please note: there are 2 steps leading down into the courtyard to access the property

The property

A lovely 18th century terraced barn conversion full of character with spectacular Snowdonia views.

Offering light and airy open plan living accommodation, Arfon is the ideal base for a relaxing holiday.

This property adjoins Ref. 1520 Meifod and Ref. 1521 Bwthyn and together they can accommodate up to 8 people.

Penrhyddion Pella Cottages

Betws-y-Coed 4 miles. A traditional 18th century barn, converted into three cottages, situated within the Snowdonia National Park on a 5-acre livestock smallholding just outside the tiny village of Capel Garmon. It's a lovely position with spectacular views of the Penmachno Valley, Gwydyr Forest and the magnificent Snowdonia mountain range beyond. All three cottages retain many original features with pine panelling, exposed beams and stonework, each offering quality comfortable accommodation, decorated and furnished to create a light and airy atmosphere. Set amidst stunning scenery and providing the perfect base throughout the year for walking, cycling and birdwatching. The cottages are also well situated for visiting picturesque Betws-y-Coed with its specialist outdoor shops, golf course and riverside walks, as well as the castles, beaches and many other places of interest in North Wales.

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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.

View more holiday cottages in Betws-y-coed

Only one well behaved dog welcome.
Note: Please contact the owners to confirm key collection details before your arrival

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas