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Cartref Melus

(Ref. 991236)

Old Colwyn, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely quiet spot with fantastic views!"

    Courtyard garden has a lovely view through the side gate and is accessible to all but up the charming stone steps the garden and its quirky areas are delightful. I first thought my two labradors would sneak out the back of the garden up the rocky crag to the nature reserve beyond but they didn’t even attempt it and thoroughly enjoyed the garden and lovely walks from the cottage either up to the reserve at the end of the lane or through all the footpaths so close to the cottage. We will definitely return if back near Conwy and Colwyn. Loved it.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We would welcome you back x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rowan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really surprised by the size of the property, much bigger than the photos suggested."

    Great location and everything you could need and more in the cottage.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we are happy you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Aug 2023

  • "The perfect holiday cottage for what we needed, the facilities were fabulous and it was in a wonderful location."

    The views were so spectacular we you opened the curtains each morning.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very nice detached cottage with spacious rooms and an enclosed garden."

    Lovely views of the countryside and close to the beach at Colwyn Bay. Facilities are very good too. The cottage is located in a good walking area, with a nature reserve nearby. Not ideal for the elderly or people with disabilities as there are a number of awkward steps around the property. Directions to the property were poor and need updating.

    Hi we are happy you enjoyed your stay. We do specify in listing that property may not be suitable for people with mobility problems due to steps and the property is built into hillside. We will contact sykes to check direction details are up to date. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Jun 2023

  • "The house was lovely, love the little personal touches (painted stones and paintings) around the property."

    Garden was a delight to spend time in. Kitchen well equipped. I missed having a dvd player, but weather was so good spent a lot of time outside. My only problem is the bed I slept in was so uncomfortable, it was creaky and mattress was badly out of shape. I find this with every property I stay in, the mattresses are horrendous!! (My parents slept in large bed and have no trouble, I get lumbered with small beds that are often cheaply bought and aren’t made to last) Overall a lovely holiday and after 3 separate stays at this property, the best one yet!!

    We are happy you enjoyed your third stay with us. Sorry you found the bed creaky it is something we will look at. Definitely not cheap beds. We appreciate positive critiques. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Jun 2023

  • "What a beautiful property with amazing views."

    The welcome pack was a great touch and very generous. The garden is secure for the dogs, we did find some cat poo in the garden so just one to watch out for if your dog likes to roll in smelly things. The bedrooms as huge and the beds we comy. parking can get quite difficult specially if you have a big car. Lots of lovely places to see, there is a farm a few minutes up the road that sell eggs and fresh meat. Colwyn bay beach is perfect for dogs. The only suggestion i would have for the house is maybe adding some bits to the kitchen like pint glasses and a measuring jug but its not a big deal just preference. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Oct 2022

  • "Stayed here back in September 2022 for a week."

    We both found Cartref Melus a lovely spacious, welcoming, very well appointed, get away from it all with a fantastic view holiday property to stay in (and retreat back to) after visiting nearby relatives & exploring the lovely area.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Sep 2022

  • "We were very happy with our stay the only issue we had was the loose wall coping next to the edge of the garden."

    Although there is a notice to say "drop" the edge infront of you is loose. I think the description near old colwyn might be a bit deceptive. Its a lengthy walk up or down a steep hill. You definitely need a car if you are staying there.

    Reviewed by David4.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely week away."

    The owners were very lovely and the cottage was very well equipped. Was in a lovely, quiet, peaceful location and the cottage is so much bigger than I imagined. Will definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jul 2022

  • "Ghastly neighbour who let himself through the back gate into my kitchen door whilst I was cleaning the freezer."

    When I asked him not to trespass and if there was an issue to knock on the front door he refused and said he would still come round the back door. I could have been partially unclothed as a lone female I felt very intimidated and scared after that. Asides from him it’s my second stay at this property and i love it especially the super king bed. Thanks Kim

    Reviewed by Victoria3.8Jul 2022

  • "Such a lovely cottage."

    Way bigger than we had expected and very comfortable. I would love to go again soon. Beautiful, even though we picked the only week it rained every single day. So quiet here too.

    Reviewed by Rod5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Cartref Melus."

    Beautiful view from the house and lovely walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Apr 2022

  • "Parking is quite tight."

    The lane the cottage is in quite narrow access in and out of the property is a bit awkward.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful location with stunning views."

    Need a car but close to colwyn and Llandudno

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2021

  • "Hi, we had the most wonderful stay at Cartref Melus we had a fantastic time, the house was big and very relaxing, and we will definitely be booking again."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a great time at Cartref Melus."

    The house was spacious, clean, comfy and had everything we needed. The garden is lovely too. We went to Aber Falls, Zip World, Colwyn Bay, climbed Snowdon and Llandudno. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house was lovely but we had no control of the heating apart from the 2 log burners the kitchen was quite damp and always chilly it would have been better if we could have taken the chill off by turning in the heating ."

    It’s not really convenient to light a fire if you’re not staying in . We didn’t want to start a fire then leave it unattended

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was in a pretty location, and ideal for travelling around different areas of North wales."

    The cottage itself was very spacious with large rooms, but was quite dated. Lots of spiders, bugs and flies all over as they came through little cracks/holes. Also a damp musty smell in the downstairs toilet and kitchen area.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Jul 2021

  • "This house is really lovely, comfortable and clean."

    The beds are very comfortable and I have never seen so many towels! The kitchen is well equipped and the biscuits, wine and milk were very much appreciated. The main bedroom is huge, as is the bed, and the second is a lovely size. The lounge is spacious with 2 large couches and an armchair, so plenty of space for stretching out and relaxing. The garden is lovely and well kept, and the summerhouse is a real bonus. The views are spectacular from the house and garden. We would definitely recommend walking up the nature reserve behind the house as it is breathtaking, and it is quite an easy walk. It is great that the main TVs have access to Netflix and Freesat, although more instructions would have been useful. Please note that DVDs in the property have been removed due to Covid, but so has the DVD player as far as we could see. We took our own DVDs and couldn't play them. The owners were very helpful and friendly, contacting me by text a few days prior, which was really good. And responded quickly when I text with a question in the week. But we never actually met them. All in all, we loved the place and would happily stay again. We would definitely recommend it!

    Reviewed by Katy5.0May 2021

  • "We've just returned from this cottage and already want to go back!"

    It was perfect for what we needed and everything was so comfortable. We spent most of our time in the conservatory looking at the amazing views! The garden is secure and the dogs loved running around, as they did on the many local beaches. I would definitely recommend Cartref Melus to others.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

  • "The property was very clean and the garden was well kept with a beautiful little summerhouse."

    There was milk in the fridge, wine and biscuits to enjoy aswell. Large rooms and very warm. Close to National Trust properties and Chester Zoo is a must. Will be visiting here again. Mrs Simmons

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0May 2021

  • "Our second stay at Cartref Melus we absolutely love it here."

    The views are amazing, the cottage is spacious, comfy with everything we could possibly need. The garden is perfect for our dog Alfie if he isn't playing with his ball he likes to lay and roll on the grass and we know the garden is safe and secure, there is also a perfect walk just around the corner on the Marian (Maid Marian as my husband calls it) with more amazing views. The beach at Colwyn Bay is dog friendly. There are also lots of dog friendly cafes and places to eat in the surrounding area. The cottage is peaceful only the sound of the birds and animals in the fields opposite. The welcome pack wine, biscuits and milk was most welcome. Luckily the weather was lovely except for one day with a bit of drizzle but didn't spoil our stay. Sadly we had to cut our holiday short due to North Wales going into lockdown with Covid 19, and Sykes advised us to leave as soon as possible which we did, but hopefully we will be back next year. Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage PS Love the Superking bed slept like a rock so comfy and spacious :)

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Sep 2020

  • "We throughly enjoyed our stay at Cartref Melus from start to finish, the cottage ..."

    We throughly enjoyed our stay at Cartref Melus from start to finish, the cottage was homely, clean and a pleasure to stay in, felt like home from home, great walks for you and dogs and only a 15 minute drive to a dog friendly beach, very peaceful and beautiful views, we would highly recommend staying in this cottage and have already booked for next year

    Reviewed by Nicholette5.0Sep 2020

  • "The home was lovely, the garden was as listed, made a lovely place to sit and have a coffee while enjoying the surroundings."

    The rooms were large and homely. It was a lovely base to explore the area and always felt cosy when we got back in. Really enjoyed our stay and the wine and bits were really nice touch. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Sep 2020

  • "We enjoyed the holiday and appreciated the welcome bottle of wine, chocolates and milk ."

    The location was lovely but felt the kitchen lacked some basic cooking equipment

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful house."

    Very clean and comfortable. They supplied extra hand sanitiser, cleaning wipes and sprays. Very well equipped with everything we needed. Huge comfortable rooms. Couldn’t fault it and will be back!!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely - very comfortable and well equipped and in a peaceful location."

    Only drawback was, although we were there in July, the weather wasn't very good and we were cold. The cottage did have central heating but this didn't seem to be on at all and we couldn't find any controls. I contacted the owner who said guests don't have access to the controls but the timer is set for heating to come on low each morning - I'm not sure it did. The owner did offer to come over but also pointed out that the real fires in lounge and kitchen were made up ready to use, which we did in the evenings. We do tend to feel the cold and we did chose to stay in the cottage a bit during the day on some days, to read and relax but would have been nice to have more control over the heating. We loved the style and decor of the place and the owners had gone to a lot of trouble to make us feel welcome - welcome pack of wine, cake and biscuits etc. It was also spotlessly clean too. We'd certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Paula3.8Jul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with wood burning stove
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Conservatory
  • 2 person Wood burning hot tub
  • Changing room beside the hot tub.
  • Gas heating with 2 x woodburning stove
  • Microwave, electric oven and hob, integrated fridge & freezer, washing machine, selection of books and games, Smart TV with Freeview, 2 x TVs with Freeview and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Rear terrace garden with furniture and pizza oven, in addition lawn area with further seating and a summer house
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.7 miles, pub within 1.6 mile
  • Note: Steps up to the lawn garden area are slippery when wet, children will need to be supervised when outdoors Please Note: All electric cars must be charged at designated charging points in the area.

The property

Old Colwyn 1.8 miles.

Enjoying an elevated position within the countryside of North Wales, is the quaint cottage, Cartref Melus.

This heart-warming retreat comes within striking distance of the glorious coastline, the popular towns of Llandudno and Conwy, as well as the majestic Snowdonia National Park, making the perfect base for a traditional Welsh family holiday.

After an action-packed afternoon, be welcomed into the L-shaped kitchen/diner, where you will be delighted by the refreshing colour palette which compliments the exposed beam and the traditional woodburning stove.

The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you could possibly need to cater your own delicious meals that can be enjoyed at the dining table, where you can plan the days ahead with your loved ones.

After dinner, choose to unwind within the sitting room, which boasts a real sense of home with its additional woodburning stove and plush sofas.

Alternatively, spend your wind down time within the conservatory, where you can catch the final glimpses of sunshine and soak up the surrounding views with a deserved glass of wine in hand.

The interior is completed by the two spacious bedrooms, comprising of a super-king-size double bedroom and a twin bedroom, each benefitting from ample space and storage for a week-long break.

To the outside of the property, spend a moment or two within the terrace-style garden, where you can look forward to making use of the pizza oven before dining alfresco.

Venture up the steps to be greeted by a large lawn area, where you will find an endearing water feature and a summer house to enjoy the views further.

If you can tear yourself away from this delightful space, venture to the towns of Old Colwyn and Colwyn Bay, where you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of amenities that await you, housing something to suit all tastes and requirements.

If you are visiting with younger guests, they will be delighted by the famous Welsh Mountain Zoo and the long sweep of sandy beach located nearby.

Alternatively, spend an afternoon at the town of Llandudno where you will find a quirky pier and two further beaches, or venture to the historic town of Conwy with its 13th Century castle and town walls.

Cartref Melus is an outstanding base for a refreshing family holiday.

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About the location


Colwyn Bay 2 miles; Llandudno 5 miles; Conwy 6 miles.

Old Colwyn is a sleepy seaside town located to the east of the larger coastal resort of Colwyn Bay. A wide promenade winds along the sweeping bay from Old Colwyn to Penrhyn Bay, with access to a long coastal cycle track, three miles of safe sandy beaches and the pier and harbour at Rhos-on-Sea. Nearby attractions include the famous Welsh Mountain Zoo, Eirias Park with its fantastic indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, a number of local golf courses, and a selection of restaurants and pubs in both Old Colwyn and Colwyn Bay. Enjoy interesting day trips to Victorian Llandudno with its excellent shops, the picturesque medieval town of Conwy with its 13th Century castle, Bodnant Gardens and the stunning scenery of Snowdonia and Isle of Anglesey. In fact, Old Colwyn is a perfect location for touring all of North Wales.

Please Note: All electric cars must be charged at designated charging points in the area.