Our guests love Rhiw Goch Cottage for it's rustic charm and it's gardens with landscaped areas, secluded glades and viewpoints over the valley set in 17 acres of craggy ancient woodland full of wildlife. It's quiet and peaceful and you're welcome to picnic, meditate or exercise in the gardens. The cottage is basic but cosy and well placed to enjoy all of Northwest Wales.
We run health retreats, we're cyclists, vegetarians and are getting going with permaculture for veg growing. Our filtered water comes from an upland stream and much of the summer's electricity from solar panels. We don't have wifi, and a good mobile signal requires a walk around the gardens, by which time you'll have forgotten all about that call you need to make.
To book please send us a message via the contact form or leave a message on the phone, we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
The cottage is detached from the main house across a courtyard and you're welcome to enjoy the gardens and picnic tables. The cottage has it's own parking space and patio plus table and chairs with views over the garden. Not suitable for unsupervised children under 10 due to ponds and craggy rocks.
One large en suite bedroom with one kingsize bed and an adult size bunk bed (max weight on top 12 stone, 170lb, 75kg), the rest of the cottage is open plan. Fully equipped kitchen, fridge with small freezer compartment, toaster, oven and hob. Living room with wood burner, 2 seater sofa and 2 easy chairs plus FreeSat TV and DVD player. Dining room - large table for 4 people and 2 seater sofa, big window overlooking the garden.
The cottage is heated by wood burner which heats 2 radiators, it will be ready laid for you to light plus enough wood for a fire every evening. There are additional electric heaters. Main living area has a slate floor with a rug so bring your slippers, bedroom is a wood floor with rug.
Bedding and tea towels provided, TOWELS ARE NOT ROUTINELY PROVIDED BUT ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Washing up liquid provided and sanitising hand wash in the bathroom but no other toiletries.
The property is on a quiet hillside surrounded by woodland in the Lledr valley. Pont-y-Pant train station is roughly ½ a mile away, the nearest village is Dolwyddelan but it's more than easy walking distance to the Spar shop and pub there.
Betws-y-Coed is 3 miles away with good cafes, restaurants and shops and Zipworld Fforest. Blaenau Ffestiniog for the steam railway and Zip World attractions is about 7 miles away as is Llanrwst for food shopping.
Great for walkers and mountain bikers, with woodland trails round Llyn Elsi lake from the door, the Marin trail and Penmachno trails nearby and Coed-y-Brenin a 30 min drive. Pen-y-Pass for walking Snowdon is about 20 mins drive and Moel Siabod is a long walk or 5 min drive away. There is a rhyolite crag called Rhiw Goch Boulders with some good climbing a short walk from the cottage.
Anglesey with it's stunning beaches is a 40 min drive.
"This place is an off-grid gem! The gardens and surrounding views alone make this property really special, add in the beautiful stone cottage and wood fire and it's a perfect place to escape and de-stress. It's close to Betws-y-Coed and Zip World fforest park. Peter seems a lovely guy too! Needless to say we really recommend this property if you're planning to stay in the area."
5 Stars for Accuracy, Check-in, Cleanliness, Communication, Location, Value. Thoughtful touches. Quick responses. Local tips. Nick
"Peter's place is certainly one of the top three 's we've stayed in (out of 25 or so). It sits in a unique plot tucked-away in the hills surrounded by beautiful gardens and the occasional rocky outcrop. Entirely separate as a small bungalow cottage it is spacious and comfortable in an old-fashioned way which certainly suited my wife and I. It is better than the photos portray. The kitchen is well-equipped, the wood burner wonderful and simple to use, the shower hot: perfect to come back to after a days walking or cycling. Situated 10 minutes from Betws y Coed, it is good for the main trails and sights and paths extend from its boundary. Lastly: Peter is a kindly and capable host and neighbour, ably assisted by Kerry. We will definitely be writing another review in a few months!"
5 Stars for Accuracy, Check-in, Cleanliness, Communication, Location, Value. Quick responses. Amazing amenities. Outstanding hospitality. Paul
"Peter and Kerry were great hosts, very welcoming with all needs catered for. The cottage is perfect (particularlly the wood burner and dozens of The kitchen is also incredibly well equipt which is great for rainy days in! Gardens and views also beautiful. Thanks for your great hospitality we would certainly visit again."
5 Stars for Accuracy, Check-in, Cleanliness, Communication, Location, Value. Quick responses. Local tips. Outstanding hospitality. Amazing amenities. Sparkling clean. Thoughtful touches. John-Louis
Getting here by car is easy, although finding just the postcode will not get you right here so we will give you exact directions.
There is a steep and narrow 1/2 mile lane to the property which is unsuitable for caravans or large campervans.
From Pont-y-Pant station it is a 20 minute uphill walk. The bus from Llandudno to Blaenau also stops on the main road near the train station.
Prices are based on 2 people staying. Additional guests priced at £7 per person per night extra.
Cleaning fee £10 per stay.
Discount for 6 days or more: 21%
Discount for 21 days or more: 30%
28 days Maximum Stay
Payment by bank transfer or by card through an invoice we will send to you. You can pay the balance using the same method, or by cash on arrival.
|Fri 23 Apr '21||Sun 31 Oct '21||£95||1 night|
|Mon 1 Nov '21||Thu 23 Dec '21||£75||1 night|
|Fri 24 Dec '21||Sat 1 Jan '22||£95||1 night|
Last updated 19 April 2021
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Rhiw Goch Cottage
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