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Yr Hen Efail (The Old Forge)

Llanbedr-y-cennin near Tal-Y-Bont, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1087854)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Tal-y-bont 0.9 miles.

Located in the small village of in Llanbedr-y-Cennin near Tal-y-bont, Conwy, Conwy, is this lovely, traditional Welsh cottage,Yr Hen Efail, or The Old Forge.

The 400 year old farm forge is nestled on the slopes of Pen Y Gaer, the smallest of the Carneddau range of Mountains, within Snowdonia National Park.

Many footpaths weave through the ancient woodlands and into the mountains.

It is a great base for walkers, birdwatchers and is a mere 4 miles from Bodnant Garden.

After parking in the off-road parking space, adjacent to the outbuildings on the right, follow a footpath through the garden to find The Old Forge tucked away and surrounded by luscious greenery, where inside an open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area immediately welcomes you; Full of character, the cottage has wooden beams, red tiled flooring and an inglenook fireplace with a woodburning stove for extra warmth on colder nights.

The kitchen is small, yet well-equipped with an electric oven, hob, microwave and fridge with an ice box, so you can prepare a romantic meal for two with ease before settling into the armchairs for a film night.

Upstairs, you will find a super-king-size bed with plenty of storage space and a TV, so you can have a lazy morning watching your favourite shows, before getting ready in the en-suite shower room; warm your towel on the heated towel rail whilst you freshen up in the walk-in shower.

At the side of the cottage, you will find a private, multi-level garden with stone steps leading up to a small patio with outdoor seating, where you can have breakfast in the sunshine whilst you plan your day.

If you fancy dinner out, the cottage is situated only 100 metres from Ye Olde Bull pub, with Y Bedol pub/restaurant, a butchers and Post Office shop for stocking up on essentials, at the bottom of the hill in Tal-Y-Bont There are also wonderful Welsh towns nearby to visit, such as the historic Conwy in the north, where you can discover the impressive Conwy Castle and Walls, the smallest house in Britain and the magnificent 16th-century Plas Mawr town house.

Head south for Betws-y-Coed, home to a variety of tearooms and quaint cafés, as well as lovely walks to the Fairy Glen and Swallow Falls.

For a classic Welsh coastal town, Llandudno is a short journey away from The Old Forge, boasting an iconic promenade, a long pier with plenty of cafés and ice cream stands, as well as the fascinating Great Orme Mines, the world's largest prehistoric copper mine.

With plenty to explore in the local area, as well as a welcoming space to call home, The Old Forge is a beautiful property for peace and quiet.


  • One super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • [type] central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge
  • 2 x TVs, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front, multi-level garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.3 miles. Please note - Babes in arms welcome, property not suitable for older children. Please note - Due to the property being a traditional cottage there are steep stairs & low ceilings so please take care

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

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About the location


Betws-y-Coed 6 miles.

The village of Tal-y-Bont is situated in the Conwy Valley. The village has a thriving community offering a butcher, Post Office and shop, a hotel and a village tavern, as well as a recreational park and village hall. It is located 0.5 miles north of Dolgarrog, which is surrounded by three rivers and the woodlands of the Coed Dolgarrog National Nature Reserve. Close to Dolgarrog are lovely walks including the Gorge Walk, which will appeal to the more adventurous, and the peaks of Drum and Tal-y-Fan. Nearby Gwydir Forest is noted for the Marin mountain bike trail. The ‘walking village’ of Trefriw and the market town of Llanrwst are nearby, plus the popular inland resort of Betws-y-Coed is only six miles away and is well worth a visit. The North Wales coastline is a twenty minute drive away and includes Conwy, a World Heritage Site offering a castle, festivals, shops and restaurants, and Llandudno, Queen of Welsh Resorts, with it's sandy beaches and Great Orme is ever popular. Enthusiasts of adventure activities are drawn to nearby Surf Snowdonia, the first artificial wave lagoon, High Ropes Centre, Zip World, Bethesda and Blaenau Ffestiniog’s Cave Experience. Tal-y-Bont is an ideal base for exploring this part of Wales.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Offer ends Monday 29th Nov, 23:59 (GMT)

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