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Y Bwthyn

Rhyd-y-Foel near Abergele, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1078573)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely village, people very friendly and cozy cottage."

    The welcome pack was the best we’ve ever received (Prosecco bonus). Tony and Elaine were very welcoming and on hand as they’re just next door, extra fresh eggs thank you. Only snag was small cleanliness issues in kitchen but we resolved them with no concerns. Really comfortable bed and velux windows let lots of fresh air in on hot evening.. stairs/ladder to the bedroom very steep and our dog just made it upstairs with benefit of treats, but was petrified and had to be carried down every time. Again very steep steps to garden from the kitchen to small patio area with garden furniture and BBQ which we used most evenings. Adjoining gardens are completely open so if you have a dog you will have to watch they don’t wander off.. if you venture to the top of the garden yet more steps the views are beautiful over Colwyn Bay and surroundings mountains. Location is close for beautiful beaches our favourites Rhos on sea and Colwyn Bay..also walks on your doorstep, Gwrych Castle was a must for us as fans of I'm a celebrity. Overall enjoyed our stay at this cozy cottage.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2022

  • "Lovely "Olde worldie"type cottage,lovely large lounge with log burner,fitted kitchen and powerful shower in bathroom as well as washer,plenty of little food parcels,bowl of fruit,biscuits etc on work surface,tea n coffee,called @ tescos to get some essentials,didnt need to really, could have waited till nxt day,John was vey helpful with th tv and supplying a fold up bed as i couldnt do the stairs,the stairs are steep."

    The garden is 18 steps to patio.managed it twice but not for long, platform but overall it was a very pleasant stay and rest,two back doors confused me so just used one near the entry as other lead into nxt doors yard,Hope the new owners will be renting it out as il be back.didnt manage to get a sale agreed to me on few houses i went to see.Very quiet and rural hamlet,friendly owners if you wanted/needed them,recomeneded,but if ur disabled watch the stairs and the 5ft door into the kitchen,thanks again

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, yes small, but everything I needed."

    very convenient for Wales coastal path. 2-3 miles drive from cottage to car parks at Pensarn beach, then 2 minute walk to Pensarn and Abergele station meant I could do linear walks of the North Wales coast without using my car.

    Reviewed by HelgaMay 2022

  • "Said that there was a completely enclosed garden but that was not the case."

    The small 'dug-out' patch of slabs out of back door had open wooden steps that led up to the open gardens above on the bank. So couldn't let dog out for last u-know-what before bed, had to walk her down the road. Also not stairs up to bedroom but ladder - open slatted wooden steps - very steep, also back garden sitting area, very steep steps to access - we didn't use as a result. Also bins not emptied in kitchen and cooker greasy - I cleaned it.

    My wife and I are (to say the very least) somewhat surprised by this feedback . We have purposely gone out of our way to make sure that the listing is accurately described i.e., we specifically mention the low doorways and steep and narrow stairways leading to the upper floor and rear patio area. We also provide all our guests with opportunity to let us know (requested within our welcome letter and verbally when we first greet them) if they aren't happy with the level of hygiene or any of the cottage's facilities. We also dispute that the kitchen bins weren't emptied and that the hob was greasy. Our cleaning protocols are supported by each of us using a weekly cleaning checklist to ensure all our listed actions (including the emptying of bins and hob cleaning) are completed. We then double check each other's work to make sure nothing can be missed. Finally, what is most disappointing (and very confusing to us) is that these guests told us when they were leaving that they very much enjoyed their stay. They also left us some very positive comments in our visitors' book!! We do sincerely hope they did actually enjoy their holiday and we also thank them for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. Finally, may we reassure any guests considering staying in our cottage that the stairs are not ladders. Yes, they steep and narrow and may be unsuitable if you have limited mobility. Please don't hesitate to contact Sykes Customer Services if you need any further or specific information on this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, ideally situated for the north wales coast."

    Made very welcome on arrival with fresh flowers and a very generous welcome pack. The cottage is small and quint, ideally suited for two people and a dog.

    Reviewed by GaryApr 2022

  • "We were very happy with the cottage and its facilities."

    It was clean, tidy and very comfortable. Everything was perfect for us. Wonderful welcome pack, couldn't have asked for more. Would certainly recommend and would love to return.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cosy and comfortable cottage."

    It is well equipped with everything you need for a holiday. It has excellent views and in a beautiful spot to stay where it is easy to travel to several places in North Wales. It does have narrow stairs and steep steps to garden but that is because where it is situated and after all it is a cottage. The hosts Tony and Elaine were lovely and nothing was too much trouble for them. The welcoming gifts were excellent and that was very thoughtful of them. We took our dog Bobby and we enjoyed the long walks around the area. All in all an excellent holiday. We stayed 25th September - 2nd October 2021.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "Lovely hosts with excellent welcome gifts."

    Reviewed by KatieSep 2021

  • "There were some goodies in the kitchen which made us feel very welcome."

    Reviewed by ArnoudSep 2021

  • "Was a lovely cottage but shower door was really small stair case was so narrow ..."

    Was a lovely cottage but shower door was really small stair case was so narrow would have liked to b told or shown picture so we knew wat was happening they left milk bread cheese n lots more which was lovely

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "Trouble free."

    The hosts were excellent, great communication throughout.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay, with a lovely location, excellent facilities, best ever welcome pack, lovely bedroom."

    Hosts were very welcoming and kind. However the property was not clean to an expected standard, especially during covid. Many fittings were "tired". Bathroom floor beyond the end of its life, stained, ruckkled and dirty so we had to clean on arrival; it needs replacing. No skirting covering crumbling plaster at the bottom of a wall where the waste pipe runs. Grouting discoloured all around shower. Bathroom only deserves one or two ticks. Wooden kitchen surface tired, and water stained. Entrance to kitchen only 5ft high, no amount of signage would stop anyone of normal height hitting there head sometimes. Only one door from kitchen to toilet can't meet building regulations. Steep stairs to bedroom would defeat less fit people. Place smelled generally damp, with wood lice constantly appearing, and smelled doggy in places.

    We fully take on board your comments and as we treat any feedback received most seriously, we have implemented several corrective and improved hygiene protocols. We will also make some immediate improvements such as replacing the vinyl flooring and to fit and fix the small area of missing skirting and defective plasterwork in the bathroom. These are relatively quick and easy fixes, and we are confident that these measures will bring the bathroom up to the desired standard that will be expected by our future guests. However, some points raised just aren't practical for us to do that much about. The cottage is well over 150 years old and therefore wasn't built in accordance with current building regulations. Also, because it is built right up against some steep rocky terrain, it has severely limited space to allow any significant structural alterations. We recognise the kitchen worktop is tired, but we cannot have this replaced for a few weeks. All that we can do for now is review our listing again and so make it that bit clearer to future guests looking to book the cottage that it may not be suitable for them because of some low ceilings on the ground floor, a steep and narrow staircase to the bedroom, as well as some uneven and steep steps leading up to the garden. Despite the above-mentioned feedback, we do sincerely hope that you enjoyed your stay here in north Wales. Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdamJul 2021

  • "We have stayed in Y Bwthyn for a week."

    Didn't quite know where we were going or what to expect as we have never been to North Wales before (drove all the way from Bournemouth). On the arrival Tony and Elaine made us feel very welcome, from the beginning we felt at home. The cottage itself was charming, quiet and cosy with some beautiful views from the front and back garden. Location was perfect within the short drive to Snowdonia National Park, beautiful town of Llandudno, Conwy, Portmeirion and many many other amazing places to visit. Rhyd-y-Foel itself is also a very charming village, with some delightful walks and everyone we came across with was friendly and smiley. We are most definitely looking forward to going back and staying at Y Bwthyn. Tony, Elaine and Dylan thank you so much for welcoming us at Your home and we shall see you again.

    Reviewed by DamianJul 2021

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  • One double bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV including full sky package, Spotify, Echo dot with radio, DVD player WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Elevated rear garden with patio, seating and barbecue
  • One pet accepted from 31st July 2021 onward
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 1 miles
  • Note: The main staircase is narrow and steep
  • Note: Take care, the property has several steps throughout, stone steps to the garden and some low ceilings
  • Note: This property can accommodate infants

The property

Abergele 2.7 miles.

Overlooking countryside views of luscious hills and distant seaside is this charming detached holiday cottage.

Y Bwthyn is the perfect option for a romantic getaway to both the Welsh coastline and Snowdonia National Park.

Several steps take you towards the entrance, straight into a homely sitting room boasting a striking exposed inglenook fireplace, where a woodburning stove takes centre stage around a sofa and TV.

Continuing to impress is a kitchen/diner up more steps, a lovely space for cooking up home-cooked delicacies during an intimate date night.

Also on the ground floor is a sleek shower room where you'll find a washing machine, as well as access to your own enclosed garden, heading up steep stone steps to a quirky elevated seating area.

As the evening draws to a close, retire upstairs to the gorgeous double bedroom, decorated with vaulted ceilings and Velux windows where you can lie beneath the stars as you end a perfect day.

Discover the local amenities throughout Abergele, boasting a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a glorious sandy beach, and the famous Gwrych Castle.

Other local attractions include the Welsh Mountain Zoo, the National Trust owned Bodnant Garden, Conwy Castle, Zip World at Penrhyn Quarry, Zip World Fforest in Betws-y-Coed, and the seaside resort of Llandudno.

The Snowdonia National Park is the perfect spot for adventurers, boasting the peaks of Snowdon, Tryfan and Carnedd Llewelyn, and access to Great Orme and the Great Orme Summit Complex.

Explore the Welsh coast and countryside during a romantic escape to Y Bwthyn.

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About the location


Colwyn Bay 6 miles; Llandudno 12 miles; Conwy 12 miles.

The pleasant seaside town of Abergele stands on the lovely North Wales coastline and is ideally positioned between the stunning Vale of Clwyd and the lovely Conwy Valley. Renowned for the impressive Gwrych Castle which overlooks the town, and its enormous sandy beach, the whole area offers safe bathing waters and excellent watersports facilities. There is also a coastal cycle path which runs along the Abergele seafront, and for walking enthusiasts, the Offa's Dyke pathway, the Clwydian Hill Range and beautiful Betws-y-Coed known as the "Gateway to Snowdonia" are all nearby. The beautiful castles of Rhuddlan, Bodelwyddan, Conwy and Caernarfon are not to be missed, and the delightful award-winning Victorian town of Llandudno, offering quality shops, restaurants, a fantastic dry ski slope and exciting cable car rides over the Great Orme, is within easy driving distance. There is plenty to do in this wonderful region at any time of the year!

Region Information

Note: Take care, the property has several steps throughout, stone steps to the garden and some low ceilings, therefore this property is not suitable for children.

From 31st July 2021 the property will accept pets.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas