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Bwthyn, Penrhyddion Pella

Capel Garmon near Betws-y-Coed, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1521)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "The owners John & Kathy are lovely people ..."

    The owners John & Kathy are lovely people We did not see them but spoke on the phone and was made very welcome The cottage is very well set out The views are amazing The little private outside space is a beautiful place to sit and relax and is a lovely sun trap when the sun is out On arrival the cottage is spotless warm dry and very inviting A credit to the owners who work very hard Thank you very much for making our holiday great The cottage is also in a very good place to explore north wales Les & Sue

    Reviewed by LesMay 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage in the hills, surrounded by fields of friendly cows and sheep."

    Owners are very friendly and welcoming and the surrounding area is lovely! Can't recommend enough!

    Reviewed by BrandonMay 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay here."

    The host was so lovely and checked in to make sure we enjoyed our stay. The views were incredible from the house and the surrounding area is lovely. Would 100% stay here again!

    Reviewed by FayeApr 2022

  • "Great little cottage, perfect for a base for our adventure holiday."

    It was lovely and warm and very clean. Betws-y-Coed village was a short drive up the road and a really lovely village. We would definitely come back and would be perfect if you had friends with you who could stay in the 2 cottages next door.

    Reviewed by ChloeMar 2022

  • "Very nice cottage in a beautiful area of Wales ideal location in a very quiet setting but with so many places to visit within 60 minute drive."

    Would be more happy to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by StevenFeb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay there ."

    The owner Kathy tried to make our holiday easy and joyfull. Accomondation was very clean wich was our main concern due Covid cirkumstances . Fully equipped kitchen and cosy comfy living room. I would highly recommend and we like to go back in a future. Thank you very much for all !

    Reviewed by AndreaDec 2021

  • "This is a great retreat for anyone wanting peace & quiet the cttage warm cosy well equipted owners very friendly"

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2021

  • "The cottage was exceptionally clean and we had no covid worries."

    It was so quiet and peaceful. Hardly heard our neighbours even though they were close. Lovely private patio area. Our only issue was the shower pressure, which could be solved with a pump, but it was enough to have a shower, just took longer.

    Reviewed by GeoffreySep 2021

  • "Great accommodation, very clean and comfortable."

    The hosts were very I formative. No WiFi but 4g works fine. Very quite location, with a lovely little walk to the buriel chamber over the fields. Would recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2021

  • "The cottage was perfectly equipped for what we needed for the week!"

    All of the basic amenities were there and we didn’t once go ‘oh they don’t have ….’! They have everything you’d need for the week. Understandably during covid there is a few restrictions on soft furnishings etc but that didn’t change the overall outlook of the experience by having to bring our own towels or tea towels. The owners are very helpful and such lovely people, they were there if you needed them (by phone!). The data connection around that area too is perfect for us as young adults, ran on 4G perfectly. The cottage is isolated from the main road, only a little side road that is only used by the owners and the cottages, and not once did we even hear our neighbours! The shower is okay for what you need it for, the pressure isn’t always the best but there’s running water that you can wash yourself with easily so no problems there for us! Overall we had such a lovely stay, the weather was on our side too and we would definitely look to book again in the future :)

    Reviewed by MeganJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a very peaceful setting not too far from amenities."

    Nice base to travel all over from and near a few mtb trails.

    Reviewed by GlenysJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week, very quiet and peaceful."

    Lovely secluded spot and plenty of walks. Will definitely be back there sometime soon.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a very beautiful area."

    Enjoyed a approx 5 mile circular walk straight from the cottage. Great range range of birds in immediate area. Bird song in the morning was great. Easy travel distances to many other walking areas/ attractions. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "The cottage is in a splendid spot high above the Conwy Valley, with views of the Snowdonia mountain range."

    It is one of three with a shared front garden area and private sitting out area just in front. Parking is adequate for several cars. Despite mentioning no children and pets in the blurb other guests had brought a spaniel which barked at me on arrival, otherwise it was very well behaved. The birdsong is marvellous just now in early May, with cuckoos calling. Because of the corona virus restrictions I saw little of the owner(s) whose house is down the yard at the back. However Mr Bradley did make an appearance to ensure I remembered it was a 9am exit on my last day. This suggested they were more anxious for me to depart than to arrive. Local farmers seemed friendly and courteous (this is very much sheep farming country). Overall a good staycation.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2021

  • "We had a really lovely time at the cottage."

    It was in a quiet and secluded area with beautiful surroundings which made for a great getaway. However, a few points to highlight. I understand the pandemic situation and realise that standards need to be adhered to but the amount of money was a lot for the check in and check out times that were a bit extreme. The shower really needs sorting out. The pressure is really low but then once it gets hot, the temperature gauge determines if the shower is on or not. So its either a scalding hot dribble or off. There needs to be lights between the parking area and the accommodation. We got back in the dark after being out for the day so It was pitch black between the car and the front door and if you have your hands full, it's not easy going! But we really did have a great time and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway.

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week in this cosy and incredibly clean cottage."

    There are so many lovely places to visit nearby. The only criticism was the shower which was just a trickle of water which was not so good when you have just got back from climbing snowdon! However because everything else was so lovely we would still stay here again. Very helpful owners, beautiful location.

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage, beautiful location, peaceful, Comfortable."

    Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by EmilyMar 2020

  • "The cottage is away from the main road down a series of country lanes and sits on top of an hill overlooking the beautiful valley with mountain views."

    Our cottage was one of 3 forming part of a converted barn next to the farm. It was compact but just about had everything we needed. Inside you have an oven, microwave sink etc to cater for your own cooking. There’s a comfy sofa and tv for relaxing in the evening, oh and a bbq that we didn’t use due to the time of year. Upstairs you have a bedroom which has a bed (so comfy) and toilet and shower, my only negative would be it hasn’t a bath but that won’t stop us returning.The cottage is so quiet and peaceful and clean. Well located for snowdonia etc.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2020

  • "Wi-fi would have been a good addition and a larger television"

    Reviewed by MalcolmMar 2020

  • "For those looking for nature and relax, It Is a cosy and very warm cottage!"

    Reviewed by LauraDec 2019

  • "The cottage at Capel Garmon is in a great location, peace and quiet, and is central for everything we wished to do."

    The cottage was just perfect for us, everything we needed.

    Reviewed by YOct 2019

  • "This is the first time I have stayed in Self Catering accommodation in this country."

    My experience was extremely positive. Our hosts were very welcoming and friendly. Upon our arrival they gave extensive information about the cottage, which was extremely well equipped and scrupulously clean. We were impressed by the knowledge and detail about the local area and beyond given, and the array of printed information available to plan activities. The small touches including home made Welsh Cakes on arrival were greatly appreciated. Kathy and John are truly passionate about making their guests stay a most pleasant and memorable experience. I cannot praise it highly enough I fully intend to recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by DeniseOct 2019

  • "We were made very welcome by Kathy and John the owners of this beautiful cottage."

    They really look after their guests which was very important. Would recommend their cottages to anyone who likes a comfortable and clean quiet place to stay.

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, just the right facilities."

    Nice quiet location. We loved it.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2019

  • "We have had a wonderful holiday."

    Sykes cottages have been very efficient. The cottage was very cosy, clean and had everything that we needed. The location was a lovely peaceful location, whilst being central to places we visited. We have already planned another trip

    Reviewed by YJul 2019

  • "Hosts Kathy and John were most wecoming and their really lovely cottage was cozy and comfortable and with everything you could possibly want including the most stunning scenery all around, fantastic!"

    A peaceful and relaxing holiday, just right for unwinding.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2019

  • "Very good holiday owners what a lovely couple will be going back many thanks"

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "We were lucky with the weather so all fine, though there could be possibly be a few problems for some during spells of inclement weather but definitely no complaints."

    Reviewed by RoyAug 2018

  • "Cannot be faulted."

    Kathy and Peter are excellent hosts and provide a first class service, they take the trouble to go the extra mile. Would highly recommend the cottage for it's cleanliness, comfort and location. Superb, we will be back.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "A big thank you to the owners of the premises, regret we forgot to put an entry in the visitors book."

    A 5* rating! Hope to return soon. Mr S. Weller

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2018

  • "I would like to thank the owners and Sykes for a wonderful holiday."

    Thecottage was set in a peaceful and beautiful location away from the madding crowds. It was well equipped, clean and homely. We were visited by the owners on arrival and one could not wish for such friendly people and nothing was too much trouble for them. I would definitely reccomend the properties in this location and we hope to return there next year possibly for two weeks.

    Reviewed by JeffreyMay 2018

  • "It was perfect, comfortable, clean, quite and ideally located to visit the entire area."

    Reviewed by JonSep 2017

  • "We had a wonderful time at the cottage, it's little things you remember, Welsh cakes, fresh milk, coffee, tea, the location is perfectly situated to visit all the attractions."

    We would definitely recommend this cottage, and would stay again.

    Reviewed by ClarkMay 2017

  • "A beautiful barn conversion set in wonderful countryside, ideal base to explore Snowdonia."

    Mobile coverage is nearly non existent until you get closer to town. It is a shame that there was no internet access from the properties.

    Reviewed by WilliamFeb 2017

  • "Great location lovely as last time friendly welcome 2nd time would go again"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2016

  • "This was a beautiful area and so peaceful, just what we needed."

    Loved the cottage, there was everything we needed and more. The owners are a lovely couple and very welcoming, the milk and Welsh cakes were very nice, can't praise this place enough and would recommend it highly. Everything was in easy reach. we visited many places, really was a fab week, thank you Kathy and john, we will see you again soon.

    Reviewed by MandySep 2016

  • "A nice cottage in a lovely location - friendly hosts Kathy and John"

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2016

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  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with 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
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Shared lawned garden and private front patio with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: No babies or children
  • Please note: there are 2 steps leading down into the courtyard to access the property

The property

An 18th century terraced barn conversion full of character with beautiful views of Snowdonia.

Offering comfortable open-plan living accommodation, Bwthyn is ideal for a peaceful and relaxing break.

This property adjoins Ref. 1519 Arfron and Ref. 1520 Meifod and together they can accommodate up to 9 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.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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