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The Shippon

(Ref. 1024725)

Llanrwst, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Just perfect for a relaxing break."

    Everything in the cottage is at such a high standard. Really enjoyed the evenings, drinking red wine in front of a roaring fire. Location is great too. Not far from snowdon and the north wales coast.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2024

  • "Stayed February 10th - 17th This place is lovely."

    Has everything you need. Lovely comfortable bed. Wood burner. Bath and shower. It was just perfect. Set in a lovely location. Loved the donkeys. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage to stay in ,credit to the owners would definitely stay here again in the future"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jan 2024

  • "What a great find the Shippon was."

    It was ideally situated for exploring North Wales. The property has been refurbished to a very high standard. The styling was contemporary whilst retaining some very characterful features. The welcome pack was greatly appreciated. We have no hesitation in recommending the Shippon. We will definitely go back next time we are in the area.

    Reviewed by William5.0Dec 2023

  • "The Shippon has everything needed for a great getaway, good facilities in an ideal location."

    Very cosy in the evenings, really liked the wood burner and the open plan kitchen/lounge area. We have already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Dec 2023

  • "What a beautiful place to stay."

    We could feel ourselves start to relax as soon as we walked through the door! So nice to have stayed somewhere where there was a choice of bath or shower - thank you. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into the design of this property and it shows.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Shippon is amazing."

    Clean, cosy and well equipped with everything you need. We have loved our third stay here and already have a fourth booked for next year. It is impossible to fault The Shippon, it is decorated and furnished to a high standard and is extremely comfortable and homely to stay in. The owners are lovely as are the surrounding areas and views.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely, relaxing week in the Shippon."

    It was always warm when we came back from our walks, and as the weather was a bit showery we were able to dry our coats in the porch quite easily. The welcome pack was a nice treat, thank you. The cottage had everything that we like when we go away, the perfect home from home. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week here."

    Its in a great location that is central to everything and has some wonderful views. It was lovely and warm. We were very comfortable for the whole stay.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful property and location - peaceful and relaxing - exactly what we needed."

    Loved waking up to the view of the horse in the field and listening to the birds - will definitely be back. Thank you for creating such a perfect place to get away from the manic everyday dramas

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful barn conversion in a really stunning location."

    Everything you need is provided and the property is finished to a great standard. Thoroughly enjoyed our break at The Shippon and using it as a base to explore the area. Can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic converted cottage and would happily book again."

    .location is superb to explore the entire national park. Only comment, and not necessarily negative is that larger towels would be welcomed, minor comment as facilities were excellent.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous. Everything we needed was there."

    Local Amenities on tour doorstep. Beautiful cottage. Immaculate. Would stay again. Excellent short break for us.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at The Shippon in early July."

    The property had everything we need, was clean and comfortable and provided an excellent base to explore this stunning part of Wales. We wouldn’t hesitate to return here, the high standard of accommodation mixed with the peace and local attractions could not be faulted.

    Reviewed by Sarah-jayne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our stay at the Shippon was fantastic."

    A wonderful, bright and airy property. Very clean and with all the facilities required for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Shippon was spotlessly clean, with very nice furnishings and it has a spacious feel with plenty of light."

    Lovely bathroom with a waterfall shower which is excellent. The owners were very helpful and it was a good base for us to explore the area. It would perhaps benefit from a small dining table and some better outdoor furniture including a table you can eat from, and a parasol. We were blessed with a week of beautiful sunshine! The nearby main road can be noisy at times but gives good access for exploring and the surrounding area is just amazing.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7May 2023

  • "Excellent location and presented exceptionally well in terms of cleanliness and facilities."

    The only issues were very poor wifi which can be frustrating, but that may well be a common issue in the area and the lack of a dining table and chairs with all meals eaten at an island - this may well be fine for most, but of an evening we would have preferred a table and chairs

    Reviewed by Wayne4.1May 2023

  • "Our second stay at The Shippon and we were so happy to return it is so peaceful ..."

    Our second stay at The Shippon and we were so happy to return it is so peaceful and within easy reach of various locations an ideal place to relax We hope to return soon Denise & Tony (Lincoln)

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2023

  • "This is a great place to stay in that beautiful area."

    The house has a warm, modern and spacious feeling and everything was very clean. We would definitely use the house again for another holiday! Thank you also for the welcome basket with some local produce from the 'Ugly House Cafe'. - If there is anything which could be improved, it would be nice to have some dishwasher tablets, bin liners and and spare loo rolls handy, as well as a broom, so that one can clean bit by oneself after a couple of days. Many thanks again, we really enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Wiebke5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our second stay at the Shippon and despite the rather drab weather it was a very enjoyable stay."

    A small point, the wifi still refuses to accept my Chromebook but my wife's iPad was fine. The only small concern we have is that we have still not met the owners who I believe live a few yards away. We understand that there is fine dividing line between privacy and being friendly but we think owners should at least be bit more approachable, especially as it was our second visit.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful property set in lovely surroundings."

    Everything about this property is perfect from the impeccable design aesthetic and high quality furnishing. Of particular note is the lighting design allowing for brightly lit workspaces for food preparation to cosy nooks and wall lights for relaxing in front of the inglenook fireplace. The property is divided into 3 main areas the open kitchen / lounge area, the bedroom and a large bathroom. Each one is as exquisite as the next. This is our second stay here and we enjoyed it as much as the first, we will definitely be returning in the future. The surrounding countryside and easy access to all that the Snowdonia area offers is the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Mar 2023

  • "Faultless. No stone unturned here, everything is as it describes and more."

    The spacious property is well presented and cozy warm upon arrival. Clearly completed to a high standard with quality furnishings and excellent water pressure. The bed is comfortable, the owners are very welcoming and their info pack has all the information you need including nice places with variation to dine out. Ticked every box for our stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful place with a great location and extremely well kept."

    Some essentials like salt, pepper and oil would have been useful.

    Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed stay. Salt and pepper sachets are normally supplied and stored in jars in the kitchen. I’ll make sure they are replenished for our next guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raspinder5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is our second stay at The Shippon."

    ..and I doubt it'll be our last. The Shippon is beautifully decorated, cosy, well equipped and very clean. We felt comfortable and at home as soon as we arrived. We love the log burner and have had the most relaxing break away. The surroundings are stunning and there is lots to explore.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Nov 2022

  • "The Shippon is stylish, tasteful, comfortable and has has every thing you need for a relaxing break away from home."

    The best self catering home we’ve stayed in. It is in a beautiful countryside setting but also close to restaurants and pubs. It is also within easy access of the wonderful north wales attractions such as snowdon, pony trekking and waterfalls. Will definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Oct 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay at the Shippon and were really impressed that we ..."

    We had a brilliant stay at the Shippon and were really impressed that we rebooked it straight away to return next year Many thanks Denise & Tony Wright (Lincoln)

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a beautiful conversion."

    Finished to a very high standard, but without making you feel you couldn't relax and enjoy it all. Great attention to detail. A good base for all Snowdonia. We did a couple of days to the west coast with great ease. We are country folk, so to be surrounded by sheep, a horse and a lovely friendly cat made our holiday extra special. Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2022

  • "Only thing I would have liked in the property would have been a small table and chairs."

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2022

  • "An amazing property and a great base of operations for exploring the local area."

    It was very comfortable and the welcome package was a lovely little extra. My only proviso to anyone looking to stay here is that the internet gets patchy in the evening. Not the owners' fault, of course, just the nature of being "away from it all", and honestly, more of a blessing than a curse. Just don't always expect to be able to stream all of your shows all of the time - perhaps the addition of a DVD player for when the internet goes out would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2022

  • "The house is very interestingly designed and exceptionally well finished."

    The bathroom is excellent, the bed very comfortable, as is the seating area. The only downside is the eating area which is at a breakfast bar (back to the TV and fire) which is not very conducive to a relaxing evening meal. However the size of the property doesn't really allow for a dining table. The owners are very responsive to comments and have already responded to others' comments. The area is brilliant, with a lot to do and many beautiful walks. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely week staying in The Shippon."

    It is a fantastic barn conversion - spacious, modern and very comfortable. It is in a great location for exploring the many places of interest in north Wales.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Apr 2022

  • "Breakfast stools could be more comfortable."

    Very stylish but difficult to sit on

    Hi Sharon, Further to your comment we have now purchased new cushioned kitchen stools which, hopefully, our guests will find more comfortable. Tim & Ayla Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Mar 2022

  • "I missed a microwave and a good bread knife."

    Hi Richard, Further to your comments we have now purchased a microwave for The Shippon and now have a new bread knife. We hope you might return one day for another visit. Tim & Ayla Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Mar 2022

  • "Had an amazing stay (despite the storms) ."

    The property very warm and comfortable with all that you need. Central location with good links to most attractions around north wales. would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    ! All the mod cons, contemporary but also keeping some of he characteristics of an original barn. Lovely wood burner to relax in front of, extremely comfortable bed and an amazing walk in shower. Me and my wife have visited many cottages over the years but this is the standout one by far. The owners leave you to it, which is nice but are there at a drop of a hat if you need any help/advice from them. Ideally situated between Betws-y-Coed and Llanrwst, there are plenty of walks if that’s what you fancy but also ample places to eat and drink. We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2022

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my stay."

    The cottage is finished to a very high standard and is well appointed with pleasant views from its windows, close to local shops and restaurants and a short drive from Snowdon. Accommodation is spotless and comprises a very comfortable bed, luxurious bathroom, excellent kitchen area, and comfortable seating area with a large television. There is a wood burning stove if required but the underfloor heating, which is controllable in each room, is ample to ensure a warm and cosy evening, even on the coldest and windy night. I hope opportunity allows me to come back later in the year.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jan 2022

  • "Wonderful week spent at The Shippon."

    Explored all local areas and will be returning in 2022. The thought of comfort and designing this barn conversion is excellent.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is an amazing cottage, the conversion and all the finishing touches have clearly had a lot of thought, time and love put into them."

    The cottage is comfortable, relaxing, clean and finished to a very high standard. Everything was perfect from the kitchen facilities, the amazing bathroom, the comfy bed and gorgeous fireplace. We loved every second of our stay here and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Nov 2021

  • "A Beautifully presented and spacious barn conversion."

    Fully modernised to a very high standard, exceptionally clean and some lovely features; beams, log fire and a very generous Welsh welcome pack. Excellent location for stunning walks and easy access to Snowdonia and surrounding attractions. Looking forward to coming again and we have no hesitation in recommending.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2021

  • "We stayed at The Shippon from 6th - 13th November."

    The best 5 star cattle shed we have ever stayed in. The accommodation has a very high spec finish throughout with every thing you need. The underfloor heating was lovely even though there was a log burner with all logs if required. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. The Shippon is ideally situated for local amenities ie. Shops/restaurants. Also ideally situated for exploring all of North Wales. The owners are more than happy to give you any information if needed.Hope to return in the very near future. Ange & Andy (kent)

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Shippon, the cottage was beautiful and finished to a high standard."

    There was a huge fire which my husband was desperate to light however the underfloor heating was more than sufficient for what we needed. After climbing Snowdon and Glyder Fâch the bath was definitely a bonus, my only complaint is that we didn’t book to stay longer.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Shippon, a newly converted cattle shed/barn is a fabulous place to stay with great attention to detail and immaculate accommodation throughout."

    So comfortable and cosy at any time of year. Underfloor heating, high spec kitchen and very large bathroom with shower and separate bath. Very nice welcome pack left of local produce which was much appreciated. The setting is wonderful and so near many attractions in Snowdonia and North Wales. Nothing is far away and the local village has everything needed from great tea rooms and local shops. There is so much to see and experience in this area from walking Snowdon ( or train!), to museums/castles and the Ffestiniog Railway . We will be booking for 2022!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2021

  • "A fabulous barn conversion to rest/relax, whilst located perfectly for enjoying Snowdonia."

    Many thanks

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Shippon Cottage is simply superb."

    I had a fantastic stay and wanted to spend as much time as possible resting in this cottage. Sadly I had things to do. The owners have clearly put their heart and soul into this project and it shows. Everything you need is there and it all just works perfectly. This location will be my first choice when visiting the area again. Try it, you won’t regret it!

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Sep 2021

  • "A really fantastic property."

    A lovely luxurious home from home, very stylish and amazing attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, double basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Starter pack of logs provided for log burner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Gravelled garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: This property is suitable for adults only (over 18's).

The property

Nestled within the picturesque landscape of the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, on the outskirts of the quaint village of Llanrwst, rests this delightful former farm building, The Shippon.

This contemporary holiday home offers an idyllic base for a couple looking for an intimate retreat to North Wales.

Stepping into the property, you'll be delighted by the fabulous contemporary yet traditional interior, beautifully-decorated with oak beams, exposed stone work and a rustic woodburning stove, inviting you to nestle in on the sumptuous sofa and enjoy a spot of television, enveloped in the warmth of the fire.

The stylish space boasts a gleaming kitchen, fit with all of the essential amenities, including a handy dishwasher, and homing an elegant island that takes center stage, where you can take perch on a stool and enjoy a glass of wine as the designated chef rustles up a romantic meal for two.

In the warmer months, take your dining experience outdoors with a seat in the gravelled garden, toasting a glass of fizz to an unforgettable holiday as you soak in the captivating views of the scenic mountains enveloping the dwelling.

As the day draws to a close, prepare for bed with a leisurely soak amongst the bubbles in the immaculate family bathroom, or if you'd prefer, enjoy an invigorating rinse in the spacious walk-in shower, before retiring to the snug double bedroom to rest your head under the intimate setting of the wooden beams that decorate the ceiling above.

Head off on foot to explore your surroundings, taking the short stroll into the heart of the medieval market town of Llanrwst, where you can discover the wonderful Welsh artwork on display at Ffin y Parc Gallery, followed by a spot of traditional afternoon tea at the award-winning Tu Hwnt I'r Bont.

Venture further afield to the nearby village of Betws-y-Coed, known locally as "the gateway to Snowdonia" where you'll find a fabulous selection of walking trails, boutique shops and traditional country pubs, along with the thrilling tree top adventure of Zip World Fforest and the unique tourist attraction and tea room of The Ugly House Ty Hyll.

Board the Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) Sherpa bus from Betws-y-Coed to the village of Llanberis, where avid outdoor adventures can tackle the challenging climb to the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Mount Snowdon), the tallest mountain in Wales, boasting breath-taking views across the scenic National Park as far as the Isle of Man.

The popular destinations of Conwy, Llandudno and Colwyn Bay are all within easy reach, along with the remarkable mountains, lakes and forests hidden within Snowdonia National Park.

With all of this and more, choose The Shippon as a base that you'll be delighted to return to for your next escape to Wales.

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

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About the location

LLANRWST

Betws-y-Coed 4 miles; Conwy 10 miles.

Llanrwst is a thriving market town which stands in the beautiful Conwy Valley, only four miles from picturesque Betws-y-Coed, known as the 'Gateway to Snowdonia' and which is North Wales's 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 Woodland High Rope Activity Centre, and is home to The Eryri (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.

Note: This property is suitable for adults only (over 18's).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas