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Glan Y Ddol

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Trefriw, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our third visit to this wonderful cottage excellent location with parking, with pubs and restaurants less than a 2 minute walk and a butchers across the road where you can get pretty much everything and the most amazing pies and sausage rolls."

    Lovely lakes within walking distance makes it an ideal base if you don't want to go out in the car everyday. Everything in the cottage is well thought out and cosy and everything you need to make it a home from home holiday. Do not be put off by previous reviews of the bathroom as long as you don't have mobility problems it's absolutely fine.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2023

  • "This cottage a credit to Andrew and Nicola ,we did not want for nothing , we only used the double bedroom but great quality mattress and bedding ."

    The kitchen was well equipped , like home from home really . Really well set out and comfortable lounge to relax in the evening , and although the bathroom is compact I had several baths no problem and I am six foot . This is one of the best rental cottages we have stopped in and we go away every year , We will certainly be returning to this property . Many thanks Mark and Angela.

    Thankyou for lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "A bit of a late review as we stayed in September 23."

    The cottage is in a great location, really easy to get to. There’s 2 fantastic pubs within a few minutes walk and a butchers opposite selling a good selection of bits, including fresh cooked pies & pastries. The parking was great, just a bit tight getting in and out but lots of room on the gravel driveway. The outdoor spaces are great. Inside is welcoming, comfortable and clean. Small bathroom and kitchen, but that’s obvious from the pictures/description and wasn’t an issue. We really enjoyed our stay and have booked to come back in a few weeks time.

    Reviewed by Abigail4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage parking a bonus, lovely touch of a welcome pack home decor beautifully done to a high speck."

    Garden areas large . We have family in the village so was ideal for us. We will definitely return thank you for a lovely stay.

    Thankyou for lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2023

  • "Cottage was lovelley very homley , great location for us lots of dog walks and ..."

    Cottage was lovelley very homley , great location for us lots of dog walks and enough amenities in village Great pub in called the ship amazing food there to Not to far from conwy Castle and llandudno

    Thankyou for lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing property, had everything we needed."

    Spotlessly clean and ample parking. The village is fantastic too. I highly recommend this property.

    Thankyou for lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a lovely little cottage, however the position of the bathroom right on the middle of the wooden staircase is VERY dangerous."

    We were all grown adults and had to take great care when entering/exiting the bathroom. I would hate to take children here. The bathroom itself was tiny. We were very lucky with the weather and had beautiful sunshine so a lovely fresh shower each day would have been nice but you couldn’t shower properly as you couldn’t stand up in there due to the low roofs and you couldn’t have a bath as the bath was tiny too. Just had to make do with very uncomfortable half bent over showers which splashed everywhere. The kitchen area was well equipped but we did miss not having a microwave!! The dining and living area was nice however there was a strong smell in the living room. Later in the week we realised the smell was from 2 throws that were in a basket in the corner which were filthy dirty and smelt of wet dogs. (We put these in the out cupboard). The village and local pubs were lovely we had some great food here. And the gardens were lovely and a great sun trap.

    We try with descriptions and photos to make it as clear as possible that there are access issues at the property. Whch can occur in a 200 year old cottage. We have discussed the cleaning with our cleaning team and the throws will be changed every week along with all bedding and towels. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo2.5Jun 2023

  • "This is a wonderful comfy cottage in an excellent location."

    Yes the bathroom and the kitchen are small but the rest of the property make up for this. It has a lovely homely feel and a wonderful outdoor space that you can enjoy. A lovely welcome pack is there to greet you and the owners were so helpful with anything we needed.

    Thankyou for lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare4.7May 2023

  • "The cottage is delightful, and it has clearly received very thoughtful furnishings and decoration."

    I wouldn't be surprised to see it included in some designer magazines! The master bedroom in particular was a delight. I slept well there, even better than I do sometimes at home. As mentioned by others, the bathroom is a challenge. Having been forewarned, I took with me some old towels to mop the floor. Job done! The hosts were very welcoming and generous with some goodies left for us on our arrival. They were also very patient with a few issues I had (all completely my own fault) and helpful in guiding me through relevant instructions. And the location!! We could not have chosen a better base for our week, plus we were incredibly lucky with the weather. Just one tip. Look out for the peacocks

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful few days at the cottage, it was ideally located and equipped for all of our needs and we all agreed it had a warm homely feel compared to other places we've stayed."

    Yes the bathroom is snug, but perfectly useable. Loved the decor of the whole house & outside area! Note the village pub, The Ship, doesn't allow dogs and the brasserie doesn't allow dogs or children, The Fairy Falls pub allows all!

    Thanks for lovely feedback. Cafe in village just opened they also allow dogs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property is very quaint."

    The main bedroom window is unable to open so no fresh air can be let in due to being painted shut. I would say it’s strange not to have the tv beside the sofa so you can relax and chill with a movie at night. The tv is situated at the dinning table not comfortable to sit at. If you have a large car parking on the drive can be an issue. Kitchen and Bathroom are very small and difficult to access if you’re not physically able. Not much open around the area out of the season, although a lovely butchers and bakery over the road from the property.

    Thanks for feedback. Rebuilding the sash bedroom window will be sorted this year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart3.1Feb 2023

  • "Gorgeous cottage."

    So clean and cosy. Perfect base to explore. The host could not be more accommodating. We will definitely be back.

    Thankyou, look forward to having you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings."

    Immediately felt at peace and at home. We didn't want to leave.

    Thankyou for lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage but bathroom very compact and access challenging (not suitable for small children or elderly) Ideal location for exploring Snowdonia, pretty little village, lots of walks nearby and fantastic Fairy Falls a must visit in the village."

    Nearby pubs excellent food.

    Thankyou for feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful and very comfortable."

    Perfectly located for Snowdon & the beaches, and we loved walking up to the lakes. Using the little bathroom could be a bit awkward, but the shower hose was powerful and hot. Brilliant that there is parking & comfortable outside furniture. We had an incredible week!

    Reviewed by Aimee4.7Aug 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage which is ideally placed for touring/walks."

    Fully equipped with good quality utensils. Because of the nature of the building the cottage was always fairly cool which at times was great during the very hot spell when we arrived, but tended to be a bit cold by evening (July!!) necessitating an hour of central heating. One thing we did notice is that there is a large gap around the entry door which will probably cause a considerable drought/heat loss for autumn/winter visitors which would be simple to correct. The bathroom was as mentioned in write-up and for anyone much over 5’ will cause problems and for anyone (dare I say it) considerably overweight - forget it! The bath is very small more like a large tub, the sink is very tiny with a high pressure tap with very hot water, as it the handheld shower and it is this element which causes water to spray everywhere. We ended up leaving a paper kitchen roll in situ and buying our own bath mat which isn’t provided but avoided having to use the lovely towels provided which I’m sure most people will use for standing/mopping up. On a plus point due to the above it’s probably the cleanest bathroom , with good quality fittings which look new, in the whole village. Our son/wife visited for two nights and they loved it (apart from bathroom, he’s 6’ ) and it was great sitting outside on the very comfortable seats with a drink at night. Very quiet and peaceful with ample private parking for two cars.

    Reviewed by Lawrence4.4Jul 2022

  • "We love this cottage, everything was super clean and there was all facilities."

    We really loved our stay there and village was quiet and relaxing. Love to visit there some other time in the future. Thanks

    Thankyou for the lovely feedback and you are welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by P5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage has low doorways which I believe should be in description."

    Also the bathroom is so small. Not suitable for children. Cannot use as a shower as their is not enough height to be able to stand. Therefore had to have a sit up bath. However location is superb.

    Reviewed by Carol3.4Jun 2022

  • "Just a problem with the bathroom but this was explained in the info."

    We managed but it is an awkward set up.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1May 2022

  • "Lovely stay here."

    Clearly a lot of attention has gone into the refurbishment of this cottage. Nice welcome pack on our arrival. Great location too, enabled us to get out and explore, and make use of the nearby dog friendly Fairy Falls hotel for meals most evenings. Just wish we had more prior warning about the shared access of the driveway with the property to the rear. As well as the occupant of this property coming in and out , we had part of one day where we were blocked in when a large van came on the drive and move furniture in, and the same the following day when an occupant moved out. During this time we had to keep ourselves and our dog in the cottage.

    The neighbour only has access over the drive and not to park on the drive. I've discussed this with them as one owner was moving out and another moving in. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4May 2022

  • "Cute little cottage."

    Perfectly clean and ideally situated to visit many north wales attractions from Llandudno to snowdon. Couple of pubs near by too, just a few steps away. Kitchen is very tiny but as we like to eat out whilst away that wasn’t an issue. The bathroom is very tiny but manageable. Would recommend and would visit again.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a great location for exploring Snowdonia."

    It had everything we needed as a family. The wifi worked well and Netflix was used a lot. We also made use of the log burner a couple of nights which really warmed the lounge nicely. Welcome pack had some lovely unexpected treats too.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great welcome pack when you arrive, very thoughtful even dog treats."

    Nicely equipped kitchen, good size oven. I am diary and gluten intolerant so tend not to eat out so much, so it was great to see good cooking facilities. Only negative was that it was such a mission to open the front door that we only used it the once Had a superb holiday

    We recommend all guests use the side door (kitchen door) as its more convenient access from the parking area and to the outside seat area etc. We never use the front door. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie4.4Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay -it’s a lovely ,cosy ,comfortable cottage in a lovely village -set up for holidays with plenty of places within walking distance ."

    We also enjoyed the local walks and visiting the local attractions in The National Park Excellent location for exploring Snowdonia .We had a power cut during our stay due to the storms and the owners were very helpful .

    Reviewed by Suki4.7Feb 2022

  • "A beautiful character cottage in the centre of Trefriw."

    It has been renovated to a very high standard and has everything you need and more. Spacious lounge/diner with cosy log burner. Loved the exposed beams and original stone lintel above the fireplace. Spacious bedrooms and comfy beds. Well equipped kitchen. The bathroom is small but quirky - we had to fold up my 6 foot husband to get him in the bath!! :-) But it’s spotlessly clean and plenty of hot water and fluffy towels. Arriving on a cold December evening it was lovely to see the cottage lit up with Christmas decorations and a bottle of mulled wine waiting for us. The hosts had also thoughtfully left some treats for our dog. NB. For any dog owners - a 5 minute walk away, just beyond the Recreation Ground, is a free dog exercise field where they can have a good run around and poop bags/bins are provided. Cottage is also suitable for babies - we were travelling with our 5 month old - plenty of space for a travel cot in either bedroom. The property is in an ideal spot for exploring the local area and Trefriw is much more peaceful than nearby Betws y Coed. We were visiting for a christening at St Rhychwyn’s church in Llanrhychwyn - the oldest church in Wales and well worth a visit. We would definitely recommend this spot and would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Dec 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage with a nice cosy vibe and large outdoor area for the dog, we had a really pleasant stay thank you!"

    The area is gorgeous and we had a really fun night at fairy falls pub! Also lovely touch with our welcome pack and wine thanks so much! Bathroom was a little smaller than we expected but did the job, I would definitely stay here again and my dog loved it too, especially snuggling up in front of the log burner

    Reviewed by Lauren4.4Nov 2021

  • "The house is lovely and was very clean."

    Nice and comfortable and it had everything we needed for our stay. It’s in a perfect location to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Nov 2021

  • "All as described and very good."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by D C5.0Oct 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with small bath, hand held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • External utility with tumble dryer
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio, external utility and furniture
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pubs and resturants 0.1 miles
  • Note: The bathroom is half way up the stairs
  • Note: Due to the limited access to the bathroom the property isn't suitable for those with limited mobility

The property

Nestled in the heart of the quaint village of Trefriw rests this remarkable Grade II listed holiday home, Glan Y Ddol.

Centrally positioned within the picturesque Snowdonia National Park, Glan Y Ddol makes for a fantastic base to explore the stunning landscape of this sought-after part of North Wales.

Park up on your private driveway nestled at the foot of this lovely dwelling and make you way into your home-from-home for the duration of your trip, kicking off your boots as you step into the handy hallway.

Discover the kitchen tucked away at the rear of the property, beautifully-appointed with a contemporary interior and housing an array of modern amenities to assist with your self-catering requirements; cook up a storm and gather your guests around the table in the neighbouring living/dining room to serve up the fruits of your labour.

In the warmer months, step outside and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining on the patio, toasting a glass of fizz to a fantastic holiday as you recount the days adventures.

Venturing back indoors, settle down for the evening with a leisurely seat on the sumptuous sofa nestled in front of the television for a movie marathon, warming your toes with the glow of the woodburning stove.

Following an action-packed day, head upstairs to soothe your muscles with a soak amongst the bubbles in the bath, enjoying a moment of peace as you delve into the pages of a captivating book, or if you'd prefer, make use of the hand held shower for a quick rinse.

When sleep calls, retire for the evening to either of the two thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms, with the choice between a double or a twin, each featuring a light and airy décor for a calming setting to rest your head.

A short walk from your doorstep takes you into the centre of Trefriw, where you'll find a handful of delicious eateries including a traditional village pub and a quaint tea room, as well as a family-run butchers/ general store, perfect for picking up some quality cuts of meat and locally baked produce to enjoy from the comfort of your holiday home.

A stone's throw away is the town of Llanrwst, home to a wider selection of amenities, serving something to suit all tastes and budgets, and if you time it right, you might catch the weekly market, with stalls selling delightful locally sourced produce.

Venture further afield to the picture-postcard village of Betws-y-Coed for a range of attractions to keep you entertained during your staycation, such as the fantastic Conwy Valley Railway Museum.

Try the treetop adventure course of Zip World Fforest and Betws-y-Coed Golf Club.

Lace up your walking boots and head off on an adventure within the picturesque landscape of Snowdonia National Park, home to a plethora of walking, cycling and hiking trails; avid outdoor adventurers can tackle the challenging climb to the summit of Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.

Choose Glan Y Ddol as a base that you'll be delighted to return to.

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

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About the location


Llanrwst 2 miles; Betws-y-Coed 5 miles.

The pretty village of Trefriw is situated in the beautiful Conwy Valley and is within the Snowdonia National Park. Trefriw is ideally placed for all manner of activities and attractions with the splendour of both the National Park and the North Wales Coast on the doorstep. For its size the village offers a good selection of shops, pubs etc. There is also a working woollen mill and craft shop. The Trefriw Wells Spa - discovered by the Romans and still in use today - is worth a visit. Fishing is available on the River Conwy and also in wonderful lakes in the hills above Trefriw, notably Llyn Crafnant. The whole area is a walker’s paradise and there are numerous beautiful routes around and above the village. Other local attractions include Gwydyr Castle which is a fine example of a Tudor courtyard house, and the extensive Gwydyr Forest Park. Llanrwst is a fine old market town with a good range of local shops reached across the River Conwy from Trefriw by a famous bridge. Betws-y-Coed, North Wales' most popular inland resort, is also only a short drive away.

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