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“Loved Dowyddelan!”

Review of Y Neuadd Lwyd

Grade II Listed Welsh stone cottage
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Grade II Listed Welsh stone cottage
Living area with beamed ceiling & inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove.
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54 reviews
Grade II Listed Welsh stone cottage
Living area with beamed ceiling & inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove.
Perfect for cosy nights in front of the fire.
Living area with beamed ceiling & inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove.
'Slouchy leather sofa's to relax in.
Open plan living - view from living area to kitchen/diner
Modern fitted kitchen with ceramic hob, electric cooker and dishwasher.
Modern fitted kitchen with granite worktops.
Individually designed Bedroom 1
Views over the Snowdonia countryside from bedroom1
Bedroom 1 with modern en-suite shower room
Bedroom 1 en-suite shower room
Bedroom 1 en-suite shower room
Individually designed Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2 with modern en-suite shower room
Bedroom 2 en-suite shower room
Bedroom 2 en-suite shower room
External utility room also doubles up a secure lockable storage for bikes.
Patio doors from living area onto timber decking and private courtyard garden.
Relax and appreciate the peace, quiet and stunning scenery.
Dolwyddelan village at the foot of Moel Siabod and Snowdon in the background.
View of Lledr Valley with Dolwyddelan in the distance.
Dolwyddelan Castle - 15 minute walk from the doorstep.
Grade I Listed 15th Century St. Gwyddelan's Church - 2 minute walk from the doorstep
Well situated for walking and mountain biking.
Zip World Velocity is the fastest zip line in the world - 45 minute drive.
Snowdon Mountain Railway - 40 minute drive.
Bounce below is set in a disused slate cavern - 10 minute drive.
Bodnant Gardens - 20 minute drive.
The coastline of North West Wales with it's safe sandy beaches are easily accessible by car
Stunning local scenery within walking distance from the doorstep.
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Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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sian d
Whitstable, United Kingdom
1 review
“Loved Dowyddelan!”
Reviewed June 21, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

A real taste for village life. So peaceful (aside from our boys ). Beautiful setting with Moel Siabod in the background. The church next door, the station&picnic area&park over the bridge and of course the easy flowing river. Not to mention the spar & pub! Gorgeous cottage, homely & delightful. Perfect for our needs.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 22, 2016
Really pleased you enjoyed our beautiful part of the country, good luck with the house search and move in the coming months.
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KymmieKym
Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Oh the Serenity”
Reviewed June 11, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We couldn't have stayed at a more perfect place. It was so close to everywhere we wanted to visit - great location. The two ensuites were fantastic as we had my sister in law with us, and this gave us all that little bit of extra privacy. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with every appliance we needed and more! Absolutely loved the courtyard where we spent many an afternoon basking in the sun after a busy day of touring. The only sounds we were surrounded by were that of bleating lambs and chirping birds....there's that serenity! We were wanting a true North Wales experience and this cottage certainly had that!

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Liked best: The courtyard
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Jun 12, 2016
Such a lovely review, thank you Kym.
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Peter J
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“All that you could possibly want in a beautiful part of North Wsles.”
Reviewed June 9, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

As a family we have spent the Whitsun half term week in the village of Dolwyddelan for the last 25 years or so. Not only does it offer a beautiful, calm and relaxing location, but is ideally suited as centre for those who wish to visit the surrounding area. This year was our fourth consecutive rental of Y Neuadd Lwyd and we have already made our booking for next year, which really speaks for itself. Helen Chapman is a delightful host and the accommodation has been tastefully modernised while retaining its historic charm and privacy.and has all that you might reasonably need for a worry free holiday. Highly recommended, but Whitsun week 2017 is not available!!

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Liked best: The quiet relaxing location
Liked least: The Wifi is a bit iffy, but this very rural north Wales.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Jun 10, 2016
Thank you for such a lovely review, we look forward to seeing you all again in 2017.
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Curtis123...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ideal for a week in snowdonia”
Reviewed March 14, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Straight to the point this cottage is perfect for 4 people wanting a week away in snowdonia. Easy to find and in a good location, all activities are easy to access, clean, friendly, comfy and kitted out with kitchen kit you should need.

We were out most of the day and here in the evenings and night time which was great as we spent all that time playing board games in front of the fire. The fire and electric heaters are main source of heat here (no gas) therefore stock up on logs and kindling, (sold 1 minute walk at local shop), however if going in colder months set aside some cash for the electricity and fire log fund! As some of the reviews say, the £1 electricity meter is a bit annoying however the overall price you pay to stay here is very good so it didn't bother us.

The property is easy to find in good location to surrounding activities such as zip world, swallow falls, anglesea, snowdon, many castles etc. Beds clean and comfy with plenty of storage space in bedrooms and the kitchen has a good array of cooking equipment. There was Wi-Fi, however for some reason we couldn't connect, I'm sure if we asked Helen she would help but this didn't bother us as it's a nice place to shut off to the world!

Thanks :)

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Liked best: Fire!
Liked least: Shower pressure
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Mar 15, 2016
Thank you for such a glowing review. We do pride ourselves making sure the cottage is well equipped and clean for all our guests but it is lovely to hear that it is appreciated. Thank you also for taking into account that our winter rates are set so low to accommodate the additional cost of the electric meter/logs. We are really pleased you enjoyed not only our cottage but the surrounding area and attractions and we would be delighted to welcome you back any time!
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mahesteph...
Scotland
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Well maintained traditional cottage”
Reviewed October 18, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

I can see why guests return to the cottage. Well equipped and amidst some wonderful forest and mountains. Most important for us was the peace and quiet – it is down a lane by a church and there is no disturbance. This was our main criteria and the cottage delivered.
The cottage itself is laid out on two floors – good size rooms each with en suite electric shower, comfortable beds and homely feel. Downstairs a good size kitchen with most things you need. Lounge is comfortable with TV, wood burning stove and an electric heater. The various books and small artwork a nice touch. There is also a utility area: great for storing bikes.

Less positively for us was the cold which was a touch dispiriting on occasion. Yes, you could stock the stove with wood and feed the meter to keep the electric heater on which we did for the evenings. With both the lounge was warm. But we must be going ‘soft’ with our central heating at home as it was just not practical to heat all of the cottage all the time you are in it. It is nonetheless a good discipline to wear more clothes and to think about using less energy. There was also adequate bedding to keep warm overnight. And the owner may rightly say that you could have the electric heater in the lounge on a timer - we never did master this and we could have asked for more advice.

And while we did not come to the cottage to 'surf the net' there was no wi-fi signal or connection available anywhere within the confines of the cottage. This was not - as pointed out by the owner - related to the rural location - there was a perfectly good speed for most reasonable internet tasks if you sat in the patio area outside where a signal was available. While this would be fine for summer it was not practical in mid October.
Overall though neither of these points detracted from this being good accommodation - very peaceful, as advertised (wi-fi aside) and ideal for exploring a beautiful part of the country where the locals were very friendly.

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Liked best: Charm of the cottage
Liked least: Cold outside the main room and no inside access to wi-fi
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Oct 19, 2015
We are delighted you enjoyed your week with us and found the cottage well maintained and comfortable. Given the time of year the weather was perfect for your chosen activities of walking and cycling, crisp mornings followed by typically sunny Autumn days.
We are really sorry you didn't ask for a second demonstration about how to set the electric heater timer as we would have been more than happy to have shown you.

We would like to remind guests that our rates are set very reasonably compared to similar properties in the area to allow for the additional cost of electricity, our Autumn/Winter rates are £280 - £252 per week (excluding holiday periods) where as similar properties are £320 + therefore as advertised please be prepared to spend on average £3/£4 per day during Autumn/Winter months on electricity.
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Hair108
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Loved it”
Reviewed September 16, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We were very lucky with the weather that week which made our stay even more special. Comfortable, welcoming and clean.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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49trees
South Shields, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely Cottage in a beautiful area”
Reviewed August 25, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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person found this review helpful

Spent a week in this lovely converted cottage near Betws-y-Coed. Cottage was clean and very comfortable. Two generous sized double bedrooms with on suite. Z bed available for additional guest. The owners had thought of everything to make our stay stress free and were available if needed. Ideally situated for the attractions in the area with something for everyone, you don't need to be walkers. Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend. We stayed with 4 adults and a teenager.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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