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The Log House

Capel Curig, nr. Betws-y-Coed Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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From a touch of luxury to characterful heritage, experience one of our truly inspiring holiday properties.


A unique sea captains house, ideal for larger groups, with open fires, heated swimming pool, tennis court and summer house.

Set in extensive, private woodland grounds which extend to over 25 acres, The Log House nestles within a mixed ‘old plantation’ forest offering the most outstanding ‘get away’ retreat. Located just outside Capel Curig and only six miles from Snowdon, the house was built over 110 years ago by a Norwegian sea captain. It was later owned by the Lloyd George family during the 1920s, reputedly used by the prime minister at the height of his powers as a hideaway for himself and his girlfriends! Guests are free to roam the grounds which are available for their exclusive use. Features include a lively tributary of the River Llugwy which tumbles down the mountain side on the eastern boundary, a tennis court, cross country running track, summer house (built by Lloyd George), an orchard and football pitch! There is also a small heated outdoor swimming pool available by prior arrangement. Follow tracks around the grounds, some of which take you to the top of Alt Goch, and these offer amazing 360 degree views of Snowdonia. Moel Siabod, a 872m high summit (from which it is reputedly possible to see 13 of the 14 highest peaks in Wales on a clear day), can be conquered direct from the house and forms an amazing back drop to the lower gardens. The house is surrounded by terraced gardens and for those with the outdoor spirit, a fire pit with seating is available on an upper terrace for evenings around an open fire. A short climb up a path leads to the property which provides a unique and cosy atmosphere only a log house can generate. Views of the lower ranges of Snowdonia can be seen from two bedrooms and the rear terrace. Nearby Betws-y-Coed is known for its bustling shops, pubs and restaurants. Swallow Falls are a 30-minute walk (or 5 minutes’ drive), and Llanberis, Snowdon and the outdoor pursuits of Capel Curig are easily accessible. Shops 2 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room. Kitchen. Lower ground floor: Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed and adjoining area with additional single day bed (for +1). Beamed double bedroom, single bedroom leading to further beamed double bedroom (these three rooms interconnect and are ideal for families). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet. Steep open-tread ladder-style stairs to second floor: Attic bedroom with twin beds.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • 40’’ digital TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large garden with verandah and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool, 19ft 8in x 9ft 10in, min depth 4ft (by prior arrangement with owner, £100 for initial preheating then £25 per day; 300 yards from house) available from 1st Friday in May to last week in September
  • Hard tennis court
  • Natural water supply from borehole
  • NB: River in grounds. Short climb from parking area.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 3 reviews collected by Reevoo

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