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Overlooking the fortified walled town of Conwy, the cottage affords recently renovated (everything brand new in 2022!) luxury accommodation for those wanting a 2 minute walk into Conwy but still enjoy having a garden. The only 5* awarded house in Conwy itself by visitwales.com.
About Castle Cottage
Conwy itself is a beautiful historic town and a UNESCO world heritage site. It has everything from Britain’s finest Elizabethan town house to the smallest house in Great Britain!
As well as the famous castle (recently named among the most beautiful castles in Europe by Conde Nast travel magazine) and the most complete town walls in Europe (which you can walk along the top of), Conwy is equipped with top end cafes, pubs and Michelin accredited restaurants together with boutique, independent artisan shops including bakeries and a renowned chocolatier. More details are in the welcome pack.
A morning walk in the woods overlooking the river, refreshments in one of the many cafes and tea houses and then the afternoon on the beach can all be done directly from the house without needing a car and Conwy train station is just a couple of hundred metres from the house. Conwy is also part of the North Wales coastal path & cycle paths.
The cottage borders Snowdonia National Park with all the walking and attractions that has to offer. The start of the Cambrian Way (Conwy to Cardiff) can be commenced from the cottage itself which takes in Snowdon for keen walkers.
Other activities include renowned golf, mountain biking, Surf Snowdonia, Zip World, wooded walks and the Bodnant estate including the world famous gardens.
Boat trips depart from the harbour just a stroll from the front door. Sychnant Pass is close where there is good walking, great views and wild horses. Conwy is a destination in itself but also serves as an excellent base for Snowdonia and North Wales.
Alternatively, just put your feet up and relax in the cottage with your favourite glass of something. There is fast fibre broadband internet and all the satellite televisions have Netflix, Amazon etc.
There is a drying room (and tumble dryer) for wet weather gear and also a secure shed for bike storage together with a cleaning area with tap and hose pipe.
There is a zip-link super king size bed in the master bedroom which can be converted into two full size singles if desired and a double bed in the second bedroom. The mattresses are the best - Sealy Posturepedic & Silentnight. All linen and towels are provided.
There is a peaceful sunny garden with outside seating.
There is ordinarily parking right in front of the house on the road but if not, the main council car park (labelled Morfa Bach Car Park on Google Maps) is out of the house to the right and first on your left (fee payable). There is also a free car park out of the house and to the left behind the convenience store on the cross-roads at the end of the road (labelled Gyffin Car Park on Google Maps).
We provide free fast fibre broadband.
Seen from the castle walls, the cottage is just a short stroll into Conwy.
On Llanrwst Road, the house is just a short stroll in Conwy.
Car - there is ordinarily parking right outside the house on the road (the house is on the road into Conwy) but if not, the main council car park is virtually opposite the house (fee applies) or there is a free car park a minute from the house.
Train - Conwy train station is just a flat 2 minute walk from the house.
Walk into Conwy
Turn right out of the house, walk down to and cut across the council car park to the underpass (goes under the railway) and this leads you straight into the heart of Conwy.
There is a playground next to the Gyffin Car Park or another playground, tennis courts and fields in Bodlondeb Park.
Some local taxi firms are:
Castle Cabs 01492 593398
Rogers Taxis 01492 572224
Marks Taxis 07887 940144
Both TVs have Amazon firesticks and these have the usual streaming services on them.
Conwy has a good mix of shops, cafes and restaurants. There is a Spar (convenience store) on the High Street with a great butchers opposite. There are also some good bakeries and a renowned chocolatier (Baravelli’s) in town. The nearest large supermarkets are Tesco and Aldi on the way out of Conwy towards Deganwy on the other side of the bridge.
There are walk books in the house. Feel free to use as reference guides but please don’t take them out of the house.
A couple of walks that go right from the house are:
1. (Easy) Walk into Conwy (as above), head down to the harbour and then the path takes you along the river with great views (all flat and buggy friendly). You could then go to the Marina (nice pub overlooking this called the Mulberry) or you could head into Bodlondeb Woods and then back through the park.
2. (Energetic) Turn left out of the house, up to the cross roads, take a right and head up the hill. Take the second road on the right (Gorlan) which will lead you to the Sychnant Pass Road (the Sychnant Pass has good walking with fabulous views). Turn left and walk 550 metres to a lane on your right which leads you up onto Conwy Mountain which leads to a myriad of walking paths and has great views over Conwy and the castle. This takes you onto the Cambrian Way (Conwy to Cardiff) which takes in Snowdon for keen walkers.
There is a beach you can walk to in Conwy (just after the harbour). West Shore beach in Llandudno is a huge sandy beach which can be accessed via the hop-on/off bus if not wanting to drive (or pleasant 40 min walk across the bridge and along the river). A beautiful beach for a day out is Newborough on Anglesey which also has an island off to explore and forest walks & cycle routes.
There is a fish & chip shop called Woosey’s Catch of Conwy 2 minutes walk down the road turning left out of the house. Check its website for opening hours. In Conwy, there a lots of restaurants. A good gastro pub is the Erskine Arms. For fine dining there is Upstairs at Annas and the Jackdaw. Out of town but with great views over the mountains there is the Groes Inn. Similarly there is the Bodnant Farm Shop & Restaurant / Café which serves local produce, has a café and a restaurant for Sunday roasts.
There are leaflets of local attractions in the house and check out the book where guests have written suggestions.
Other attractions you might consider are:
- Conwy Castle
- Boat trip from Conwy harbour
- Open top bus tour (Conwy & Llandudno)
- Smallest house in the UK (on the harbour)
- The Great Orme with the tram, cable car and goats!
- Bodnant Gardens (National Trust)
- Llandudno town and pier
- Welsh mountain zoo
- Amber Falls
- Zip World
- Surf Snowdonia
- Steam Trains
- Caernarfon Castle
- Beaumaris Castle
- Wales Coastal Path (and cycleway)
- Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)
- Greenwood Forest Park
- Wine Tasting at Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard
- Gin Making Classes at Ager Falls Distillery
Conwy Cottage is one of the most cosy, comfortable and charming places we have ever stayed for a family holiday. There is so much to do nearby that we hope to have a return visit to enjoy all the things we didn’t manage to fit in first time round! The owners are very attentive and helpful - and we couldn’t recommend it more highly - Esther.
We found the house in very good order, beautifully decorated, comfortable and very clean. Communication with the owner was perfect, with fast responses received. The house is ideally situated for exploring Conwy, and the local area without needing to drive everywhere. Which all contributed to us enjoying a lovely relaxing weekend away. Will definitely revisit - Margaret.
Beautiful cottage in central location of conwy. We had everything we needed in the house and some great recommendations from host, and lovely welcome gift. Would highly recommend! - Rebecca.
A lovely house which provides a perfect base to explore Conwy and Llandudno. It was immaculate, tasty furnished and had all the facilities our family of 4 required. Would stay there again. 5 ⭐️ - Claire.
Great communication during booking and pre-arrival. This is a gorgeous property with loads of space, well equipped and spotlessly clean. A really good location, we hardly used the car as there is so much to see in the local area and some gorgeous walks. We managed to park outside the property with no difficulty. Highly recommend this property for exploring Conwy and the surrounding area. - Caroline.
Wonderful stay in an immaculate home with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The beds were very comfortable and the house felt bigger than in the pictures but still very warm and cosy. Beautifully decorated. Conwy is a pretty town with a lively atmosphere and stunning surroundings, with many walks on your doorstep. A great base to explore North Wales, even without a car, and the train station is just a short walk from this property. We would love to go back some day and would definitely try to book this place again! - Jenny.
Duncan and Claire's place was spotlessly clean, very tastefully decorated and furnished and had everything we needed for a wonderful week away. It is an easy walk into Conwy with all its history, tea shops, bakers, fantastic butchers, bars and restaurants. - Hamish.
Such a lovely place! From the welcoming basket of treats to the serene back garden and everything in between, we felt welcome and very comfortable. Everything is updated and pretty. Just need to know how to cut through the castle and car park to get to/from the town and train station, then you're golden. Extended our stay we liked the home and Conwy so much. Duncan is a very friendly and helpful host! - Kati.
Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, with all fixtures and fittings required for a short break or longer holiday. Ideal for 2 couples. Great location, quiet but only a short stroll into town. Conwy is a great place with restaurants, pubs and plenty of things to see and do. Hope to return again in the future. - Martin.
We had a fab 3 night stay in Duncan's house in historic and fascinating Conwy. We were celebrating our 48th wedding anniversary so the bottle of Prosecco in the welcome basket was a perfect start. Some welcome packs are quite dull and practical - this one was full of treats...salted caramel biscuits, crisps and chocolate.
Instructions for finding the house were concise and clear and, as promised, there were castle views. The terraced back garden has options to sit in the shade near the dining room patio door or to settle higher up in the sun. The house was spotlessly clean and looked freshly decorated by someone with a flair for beautifully pale colour combos. It was faultlessly equipped throughout.
The house is 5 mins walk from the walled town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the select group of European Walled Towns.
Tips: see the castle, walk the walls, and drive 15 mins to the exceptional NT Bodnant Garden for a memorable and perfect break! Thanks Duncan! - John.