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1 Dinas cottages

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Dinas near Bontnewydd, Gwynedd, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice cottage in a quiet location, Only needed to contact owners on a minor point there response was very quick and very helpful, a lovely holiday in a lovely cottage."


    Reviewed by Michael4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    The only issue we had was drying wet clothes and towels as the radiators were not really suitable for that and there was nowhere to hang them outside.

    Reviewed by Elena3.1Aug 2023

  • "I shall start with the good things."

    The beds were extremely comfortable, bedding clean. Hob clean oven could have been cleaner. No instructions on how to use them. Toilet and handbasin in bathroom clean.Cottage very close to the steam railway line. Cottage in a good location for seeing all the local spots. Anglesea was just a very short drive away. Now for the not so good things. Curb appeal not good out side of the cottage had a great big puddle you had to walk through to get to the door. Outside of the door was very dirty. On entering the cottage the door frames and the walls were very grubby. The windows were very dirty, not been cleaned in a long time. On the floor of the sitting area is a rug which is fraying and turned up at one corner a serious tripping hazard it is also becoming thread bare. On a closer look at the kitchen area things were not that good. Toaster dirty, pot that held kitchen utensils was very dirty on the outside, old food and grease all over it, looking on the inside it was discussing, filthy dirty I would hate to think what bacteria was living there. I had to wash the utensils before I could use them. Very heavy cobwebs all over the walls heavy with dust and grease, been there for a while. (not new cobwebs). The oven hood was thick with greas and dust, not been cleaned in months. Going up stairs the floor on the landing is wooden planks but they had been covered in a sticky back plastic which had started to split and the split plastic was very sharp and not good if stepped on in bare feet. Thick cobwebs covered in dust hanging from the light Main bedroom not to bad at all, just dirty windows on the inside other than that it was acceptable. Bedroom 2. Very small with a very high bed. Shelves hanging on the wall. Shelves were screwed on through a rope that held them up and the wooden shelf glued to the wall. One of the shelves had come away from the wall and could not be used. The head of the bed was right by the window. The window ledge was about 18 inched below the mattress of the bed. The window ledge was thick with dust, hair and rubbish, the windows were the dirtiest by far. Something had been splashed all down them, some white substance that had ran all down and was all over the window. Not nice at all. The venetian blinds were broken. Also the cord of the blinds were not secure to the wall and could quite easily get wrapped around a child neck. Also I do not understand the flashing christmas lights on the ceiling, someone who sufferers from light sensitive epilepsy could have a turn. Every time the light is switched on (even if you change the setting ) they come on at a fast flashing rhythm. I had to unplug it. Bathroom. The shower cubical was dirty human hair stuck on the inside of the cubical, an awful smell coming from the plug hole. On looking at the plug the waste pipe was mouldy and a black slime and hair down it. The plug itself was even worse had not been cleaned in a very long time. The smell was bad. A black waste bin was under the sink the top of it was very dusty and behind the bin was hair dust and fluff a shelf that went along the wall from the sink to the side of the toilet was also very dusty, human and dead insects along it. The bath towels are only a little bit bigger than the hand towels and would not even go around a child. Dust pan and brush, dust pan very dirty brush broken no handle. This cottage needs a deep clean to make it hygiene and bring it upto a 4 star rating. I would rate this as a 1 star This cottage could be a very nice place to stay if a lot of work was done to it. Also instruction to putting the rubbish out would be a good idea. Luckly for us the neighbours gave us the information we needed for putting out the bins for collection.

    Reviewed by Heather2.2Aug 2023

  • "We were happy with the cottage."

    It was sweet and suitable for two people in a lovely location, and would be happy to return. A few things however to improve it for other visitors: 1. we could not get the TV to work - no signal. And no instructions in the manual on how to use the TV. As it happens we don't watch much TV so we were personally not so concerned about this. 2. there is no washing line available, although there is a washing machine. There is a washing line immediately outside the property but we were told by a friendly neighbour that it belonged to number 4, and we would be advised (!) not to use it. In the end the super friendly neighbour lent us a free standing washing structure to dry our clothes. 3. There were no instructions re recycling or rubbish disposal. We put the recycling out when we saw neighbours doing so, but nothing had been collected by the time we left. We were happy to help but confused as to the lack of any details. Yet to put all this in context we enjoyed our stay, appreciated the cottage and would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Jun 2023

  • "Very pleasant stay , owners very helpful"

    Thank you Raymond! It genuinely lifts us up to see people enjoying the place! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was very clean, well equipped, quiet and comfortable, we enjoyed our stay here."

    We couldn’t park outside the cottage but we were aware of this so parked about a minutes walk away in a small lay by near the church. Not an issue. Our only small comments would be: - there was no information provided regarding bin collection in the handbook. We would have left the bins out if we would have known the day. - The shower was a bit lack lustre so the water pressure may need adjusting. These were just small points of note for the owner, overall we would stay again as this was a lovely little cottage.

    Hi Louise. Thanks for the great feedback! Regarding the bins; we have added that information in now as you're right, we forgot to tell people what to do with that - thanks for letting us know. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2023

  • "We were pleasantly surprised how well equipped the kitchen was and the bed was super comfortable."

    Everything was clean, all appliances working, tv set up with Prime logged in and good wifi. Although we couldn’t park right outside the property, this had been clearly communicated to us beforehand so not an issue- we ended up parking about a 40 second walk away from the cottage. If we were revisiting the area we would happily rebook the cottage.

    Hi Delia, thanks for the positive feedback and hope to have you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Delia5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and a lovely location!"

    The property had everything we needed for a self-catered stay, including utensils, baking trays and condiments. The cottage was very clean and beds were extremely comfortable.

    Hi Georgia, thank you very much for the positive feedback and we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgia4.4Apr 2023

  • "Recently completed a short trip to Wales and stayed at 1 Dinas Cottage."

    It was a lovely, really quaint little cottage set in a picturesque area. The cottage was very well presented and felt like home as soon as we got there.Highly recommended and would definitely stay again.

    Hi Daniel, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and positive reviews never get old! Thanks for staying and hope to see you there again in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2023

  • "I find 4pm a bit late for me for check-in after travelling for four hours."

    I need to have a rest this was a very cosy cottage with the wood burner and a wonderful location I would go again

    Hi Eileen, Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! If you come back in future, feel free to send us a message before your arrival date and we can try to get you checked in earlier to make it a bit easier for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Apr 2023

  • "I wouldn’t have classed the garden as a secure garden for a dog but it was manageable"

    Hi Lacey. Thanks for your positive rating and we are really glad you enjoyed the cottage! We just wanted to point out that we didn't advertise anywhere that there is a secure garden for pets to use, although we do welcome pets at 1 Dinas it is up to the guest to ensure pets are appropriately looked after and not allowed to roam around outside without supervision. We would be happy to host you again in future so please come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lacey Beth5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, we had a brilliant stay."

    My husband, our daughter who is 10 and our dog looked forward to getting back each day to light the fire and warm up, all amenities supplied. It was cosy and the beds were very comfortable, the cottage was close to the walks and climbs we wanted to do, especially Snowdon. We took a lovely walk to Caernafon from the cottage only 2.5 miles on foot and a 20 min walk to a small Morrisons. It was a shame there was no hot water running through the tap in the kitchen so had to boil the kettle to wash our dishes and the shower although lovely doesn't have alot of pressure. These 2 things were very minor and did not ruin our time at the cottage, we will definitely book again when we revisit.

    Thanks for this feedback and we’re glad you enjoyed the stay. We had some plumbing work done the day before you arrived; it seems the plumber hadn’t turned the hot water back on in the kitchen. Apologies and had we have known someone would have been sent out immediately. Thanks again for the feedback and it’s great to know that you would stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lois4.7Feb 2023

  • "Amazing little place to stay."

    Off the beaten track very quiet setting. Very quaint and cozy. Loved the log burner for the chilly nights, the dog loved it. Easy access to all of Snowdonia and the west coast of wale

    Thank you Mr Lonsdsle, this was out first stay and we’re glad you had a positive experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2023

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • One large dog or two small well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: One of the doubles has single-sided access

The property

Positioned on the outskirts of Dinas, near Bontnewydd in Gwynedd is 1 Dinas Cottages, a characterful, end-of-terrace home.

Within close proximity to a range of amenities, the shoreline, and Snowdonia National Park, 1 Dinas Cottages offers four guests a homely base whilst exploring this beautiful part of the region.

Step into the open-plan living space, complete with rustic interiors, a breakfast bar for four, a wall-mounted TV, beamed ceilings, and a well-equipped kitchen; unwind here, prepare meals, dine, and recount your day's adventures.

Head outdoors to hang out your washing or to enjoy some fresh air, before returning indoors to refresh in the sleek shower room.

Catch your rest in one of two double bedrooms, before kickstarting your itinerary, touring North Wales and its delights.

Start off by aiming for Caernarfon and its medieval castle, encompassed by stunning grounds and boasting breath-taking architecture, before reaching the pier, home to a range of eateries and shops, whilst Inigo Jones Slate Works is also a popular local attraction, suitable for those with an interest in both history and mining.

By car, reach the national park, dotted with nature-filled walking trails and sweeping hills, notable attractions include Beddgelert Forest, Llyn Cwellyn, Yr Wyddfa, and Zip World Llechwedd which is perfect for those seeking fun; enjoy the breath-taking vistas on foot, from a height or by zipping across the county.

Complete your getaway by stopping off at Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre, a firm family favourite, or tour National Trust - Penrhyn Castle & Garden, perfect for touring on rainy days, before reaching Garth Pier, peppered with seaside amusements, and standing as the second longest pier in Wales.

Gather your loved ones at 1 Dinas Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Caernarfon 2 miles; Llanberis 8.5 miles; Bangor 11 miles

Bontnewydd is a village sitting just outside of Caernarfon in North Wales, it sits at the confluence of the Rivers Beuno and Gwyrfair. The village offers a couple of shops, a fish and chip shop and a friendly pub serving food. The royal town of Caernarfon is just two miles away, dominated by a stunning castle, a wealth of charming buildings and many amenities. As well as miles of idyllic coastline at your doorstep, the renowned Snowdonia National Park is also within easy reach, boasting dominating mountains with breath-taking walking and cycling country to explore, as well as activities such as Bounce Below and Zip World for the thrill-seekers. The picturesque village of Llanberis is easy to reach and offers much to the visitor including the National Slate Museum, Llanberis Lake Railway, Castell Dolbadarn and more. Also worth a visit is the city of Bangor, while the Isle of Anglesey, slightly further afield, plays host to a wealth of unspoilt countryside, heritage and much to see and do.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas