Riverbank Cottage is one of a row of traditional longhouse cottages situated on the edge of the small village of Capel Curig in a quiet, secluded spot. It has an open plan kitchen lounge and diner with a modern fitted kitchen and a multifuel stove in an inglenook fireplace. There is a modern shower room with double shower cubicle, and a four poster bed in the master bedroom, which has delightful views of the river Llugwy running along the bottom of the garden.
Accommodation Facilities: Modern fitted solid oak kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fitted fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster and fully supplied with all kitchenware etc. Washing machine and drying space in utility. Cosy living area with feature inglenook fireplace, multifuel stove, comfortable seating area, satellite TV (free to view channels only) DVD (with a selection of around 50 films) and a selection of games, books and puzzles for all ages. Comfortable dining area with a dining table and chairs. (Please note I am reliably informed that if you have satellite TV at home with pre-paid viewing, you can take your card with you and swap it with ours for the duration of your stay and so enjoy your usual complement of TV channels, but don't forget to swap them back before you leave).
Two bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double room with draped four poster and window seat looking down the garden to the river, wardrobe with hanging space and drawers. Bedroom 2 - triple bunk (small double on bottom, single on top) with wardrobe and drawers. Bed linen is provided in the costs quoted. Towels can be provided at an extra charge per person. A small modern shower room with W/C and walk in contemporary double shower cubicle.
Garden with grassed area running down to the river with garden furniture (Please note the garden is not fully enclosed and therefore may not suitable for very young children or wanderlust There is off road parking for one vehicle outside cottage (please note, the parking is a bit tight and some people prefer to park larger vehicles in the nearby car park). There is parking for additional vehicles in free public car park very nearby (60 yds walk).
A folder with manuals for everything in the cottage is provided with clear explanations for operation of central heating etc. and a visitor's book for guest's comments.
The cottage has gas central heating throughout. Well behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement.
All levels of coaching for most locally available outdoor activities can be arranged in advance upon request, please ask (eg canoeing, kayaking, climbing, mapwork etc).
Week tariff guide, please enquire for exact prices (bills inclusive):
Low season (November to March, excluding Christmas and half terms) £240 to £300 per week, short break prices on enquiry. Mid season (mid September to October and April to June, excluding school holidays) £320 to £420 per week (short break prices on enquiry). High season (July to mid September and school holidays) £450 to £600 per week.
On the doorstep there is a local cafe as well as three specialist outdoor shops, along with pubs and footpaths galore into the surrounding hills and valleys. Just down the road is the Welsh National Mountain centre of Plas-y-Brenin with its indoor climbing wall, indoor swimming pool, canoeing and kayaking lake and other facilities (pre-booked use only). This all provides an excellent location for touring, relaxing, hill walking, rock climbing, canoeing/kayaking, mountain biking and other adventurous activities. The mountains are on the doorstep and either the north or west coasts are just a ~30 min drive for either dramatic cliffs, a dune and pine seascape or endless stretching sandy beaches. Arguably the best location from which to explore Snowdonia.
Capel Curig is in the heart of the Snowdonia mountains, surrounded by the villages of Betws-y-coed, Beddgelert and Llanberis. Within a short drive are the popular coastal tourist resorts of Conwy, Porthmadog and Llandudno with their beaches, rich history and tourist attractions.
The area is perfect for walkers and climbers with Snowdonia's fourteen 3,000ft plus peaks all within easy reach for enthusiasts, and plenty of gentler, lower level walks to suit the less energetic.
There is a comprehensive collection of maps, guidebooks and tourist information leaflets etc at the cottage to help you make the most of your stay at Riverbank Cottage.
The cottage is within short drives to many of North Wales' best activities including both Zip Line attractions (the longest zip line in the UK and zip lines in caverns), Surf Snowdonia with it's artificial surfing pool, surf lessons & café, Tree top high ropes or journeys into the slate or copper mines. Many beautiful gardens including Portmeirion and Bodnant are a short drive and Anglesey with it's beaches, dramatic coastlines and castles are a 45min drive.
The village has two hotels which serve food : Bryn Tyrch and the Tyn-y-Coed which serve bar meals, with vegetarian food a speciality of the Bryn Tyrch. There are also several cafes: the Pinnacle Cafe and Bryn Glo Café. The Welsh National Mountain centre, Plas-y-Brenin has a public bar which serves bar meals 5 minutes walk from the cottage.
Betws-y-coed, just a few miles away, offers a wide selection of hotels, bars and restaurants being the largest inland tourist resort in Wales.
At the far end of Betws-y-coed is the hotel and restaurant Ty Gwyn (the White House) which is highly recommended for its food.
Jenna Maryniak "It's a gorgeous little place and you've done a fabulous job in decorating and providing absolutely everything we needed. The neighbours were lovely too. Have recommended it to my family already."
Rick Curtis "We had a wonderful week, and it was a pleasure to return 'home' each evening. We (especially grandson) enjoyed clambering over the rocks and fishing for tiddlers in the pools."
Steve Bright "It's very well equipped and comfortable and in a really good location for walking. The neighbours were really friendly. I hope we will return some day."
Kim Parker "The cottage was fabulous, and wanted for nothing - it was great, very comfy and cosy and I would recommend it without hesitation to any one else. You've got it gorgeous, and very well equipped."
Roger Bowen "We had a great time and the cottage was great, we managed to climb Tryfan and Snowdon and had some really good walks with the dog, the cottage is really well located and very comfortable we will certainly book again in the near future."
Robert Wooton "We found the cottage to be well equipped, spotlessly clean and very homely"
Sue Edge "The cottage was everything and we both enjoyed it a lot and will definitely be booking again. I'm only sorry we didn't book for two weeks. Everything we needed was there, you had certainly thought of everything."
Richard Walsh "What a lovely little place you have there. We had a very enjoyable stay and hope to return some day :) You guys must have put a lot of effort into making the cottage so nice."
Liz Harrison "We had a wonderful time thank you. The cottage is fantastic, a real home from home and you are so organised, everything had being thought of for us. We recommend you to everyone we talk to about the holiday. We got to see lots of river levels along with the rain lol. It was a very relaxing and peaceful week."
There is parking for one vehicle only outside the cottage on the track at the back door. If there is need for parking for more than one car there is on road parking within 60yds of the cottage and a free public car park about 100yds walk.
Payment info: On making a provisional booking, terms and conditions and a booking form will be sent to you, usually via e-mail. The provisional booking is held for 7 days until receipt of a completed booking form and a deposit payment of 50% of the total sum. This then confirms your booking. The full amount is then due 1 month prior to the start date of your holiday (except for late bookings less than 1 month prior, when the full amount is payable at the time of booking). Payment accepted by cheque or BACS (direct bank transfer). International payments by BACS accepted.
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