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Cefn Cestyll

Rhydlanfair, Betws-y-Coed Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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Enjoy use of a nearby leisure centre whilst staying at his attractively furnished former drovers’ inn, just 3 miles from picturesque Betws-y-Coed.

Use of nearby leisure centre (3 miles) with pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and multi-gym

Built in 1620, this former drovers’ inn now forms a superb holiday cottage and is a great place for a family or friends get-together. Attractively furnished and comfortable, with oak beams throughout and two wood-burning stoves, it provides a cosy retreat in the winter months. Standing detached in an elevated position, it is set in a peaceful and pleasant location and enjoys spectacular, far-reaching views over rolling countryside to Snowdonia beyond. The patio area is ideal for barbecues and enjoying the wonderful views. There is a delightful farm trail to explore and guests enjoy free use of a nearby leisure centre (3 miles) with pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and multi-gym.
Close by is Betws-y-Coed (3 miles), an outstanding 19th-century village, with wonderful walks, lakes and pretty waterfalls. Nearby Llangollen is home to the International Eisteddfodd and offers lively events all year round. A good selection of craft shops in the village sell the famous locally-made Welsh love spoons and rock. Horse-drawn boat rides can be enjoyed on the canal here as well as trips on the steam railway.
Beddgelert is an enchanting village with beautiful riverside walks amidst majestic mountain scenery, and for more walking opportunities in breathtaking landcapes, Llanberis is within easy driving distance. Nestling at the foot of Mount Snowdon, the town also offers a slate museum, Llanberis Lake Railway, the Mountain Railway and the fascinating and informative Electric Mountain. Visit Surf Snowdonia in the Conwy Valley, the UK’s first artificial surfing lake.Golf course, skiing and canoeing can be enjoyed nearby, and other activities in the surrounding area include climbing, paragliding, orienteering, horse riding and fishing. Llandudno 20 miles. Shops 3 miles, pub 2 miles.

Farmhouse-style kitchen with oak dining table, wood-burning stove in inglenook, tiled underfloor heating and 300-year-old oak screen. Spacious sitting room with wood-burning stove and billiard/dining table. Oak framed sun room. Single bedroom with pull-out bed (for +1). Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with 5ft bed and views of Snowdon from the bed! Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with additional single (for +1). Single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. All bedrooms beamed with sloping ceilings.

  • Two wood-burning stoves – initial logs included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, biomass central heating (some underfloor) and bed linen included
  • Travel cot
  • Cot by arrangement
  • High chair
  • Two TVs
  • Video
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Internet connection
  • Small garden with patio and furniture
  • 100-acre farm trail
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • StairgateStairgate
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-11-30
    Nice cottage, plenty of space. Excellent dinning area. Very god central heating system plus chimney available. Well equipped kitchen . Toilet upstairs and downstaris

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-31
    Lovely cottage great rooms ideal for our large party

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-17
    Amazing Views, Lovely Walks, Far enough away to be away from it all, but close enough to local amenities. Gorgeous Cottage and friendly locals (human and animal).

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-05
    Very homely and comfortable it worked really well for our family weekend away with plenty of relaxing areas. Amazing views and very friendly owner

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-21
    A lovely place to stay and beautiful views. We were a group of 7 visiting to go walking for the weekend. Cottage has everything you need. The Leisure facilities nearby were an added bonus for us with this accommodation especially since it was free for us to go. Thank you. Would recommend to friends. I did look to book again in March but dates we wanted are already booked up.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-28
    The location was absolutely stunning. The cottage was rustic but you need to factor in the high cost of logs for the fire if it is cold. I think these should be supplied along with the holiday as it is in the hills it gets very cold at night. The cottage was rustic and the sun room was a stunning place to sit and look at the changing weather coming in over the Snowdonia peaks.

    Response from: administrator

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your kind comments. Regarding the heating in Cefn Cestyll, in 2015 a bio-mass boiler with full Central Heating, radiators and under floor heating was installed. Visitors have commented on the warmth and comfort that the property now offers. The temperature can be controlled by the guests. Should guests wish to use the wood burners a starter pack is provided.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-03-30
    We went to Cefn Cestyll during a very wet and windy weekend but this did not dampen our holiday spirits. There was still plenty to see and do in the area and the cottage itself was wonderful. There were 9 of us in our party - 7 adults and 2 children and we were all very comfortable. It is well equipped; clean and warm and set in breath taking scenery. There is a stunning sun room which allows you to admire the views whilst enjoying meal times together and an efficient wood burner to keep the cottage snug in those chilly evenings. There is also ample parking. We will definitely return.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-02-20
    Beautiful cottage with lovely views. Helpful owners. Cottage very warm and cosy and full of character.

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8.9 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo

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