My wife and I (and our two dogs) stayed at Kestrel Cottage for the first time last month . We are so glad to have found this little slice of paradise!
The location could not be better - right in between Betws-y-Coed and Capel Curig in the Snowdonia mountains, within easy reach of picturesque villages, Swallow Falls, and Conwy castle. We loved the Ugly House tea room (just a stone's throw away).
The cottage itself is hidden away, overlooking the most beautiful valley. The house is lovely and well-equipped. The hot tub was a really nice touch - there's no better way to rest aching joints and enjoy a clear night sky! Beth and Ben did everything possible to make us feel welcome and 'at home'.
By far the best thing about Kestrel Cottage though is THE VIEW from the terrace! It has to be seen to be believed - especially at sunrise.
Thank you for a lovely stay - we will be back!
Stayed at the lovely Kestrel Cottage in Betws y Coed with friends and dogs. We had a great time and really enjoyed our stay. Weather was mixed but fortunately when we were out and about the weather was great and we enjoyed some lovely sunshine.
The scenery is spectacular everywhere. We visited Swallow Falls, which is magical: Caernarfon although couldn't take the dogs inside the castle but managed to visit the smallest pub in North Wales where I had a very good Bloody Mary; Beddgellert which is truly beautiful and where we walked by the river, saw some lovely Welsh Black cattle, a common merganser (type of duck) fishing, and visited Gellert's grave. Betws y Coed was lovely, particularly the brilliant Anna Davies shop where I bought some unusual Christmas presents.
Thank you so much to the owners of Kestrel Cottage , who make it like a home from home with a gift basket of Welsh goodies, including tea, coffee, bread, butter and beautiful biscuits.
We sat in the hot tub and saw the stars and had a lovely time. Thank you.
As a family, we are no strangers to the delights of the North Wales countryside and we were really looking forward to our stay at Kestrel cottage; it certainly did not disappoint!.
Accessed just beyond Betws-Y-Coed via a small track through a working farm the cottage is actually very easy to get to, only a few gates to open (and close...just to keep all the live stock where they should be) and then you arrive at your destination, right next to a very pretty stream complete with it's own waterfall.
Before we even set out, the instructions and communication with Beth was superb so we were able to gain access easily and get settled with no drama. Waiting for us was a lovely welcome hamper and other goodies that helped us get over the long drive as well.
After exploring all of the rooms it was clear that Kestrel cottage was a cut above the usual holiday home fare. The cottage was beautifully finished, cosy and welcoming. It was also extremely well kept and very well appointed, I don’t think we have ever had a holiday cottage before with so many creature comforts thrown in…especially not a hot tub which was very welcome after a few long days out exploring the North Wales hills and coastline.
We took our dog with us and he was well taken care of as well, with treats already in the cupboard and even some doggy grooming products on hand.
The cottage was really well positioned for exploring in general, we enjoyed several days at the beach with Llandudno and Conwy both less than 30 mins drive, it’s obviously good for those looking to explore the mountains as well. As a small aside, for those interested in Wild swimming it is particularly good with loads of great lakes close by, Llynnau Mymbyr the nearest only a few mins drive (not swum until this trip but a lovely lake), and more well known spots such as Llyn Padarn not much further either.
Overall we had a fantastic holiday at Kestrel Cottage, there is nothing we could fault and would happily come back for another stay in the future.
Thanks Beth :)
This cottage is ideally situated between Betws-y-Coed and Capel Curig, near Swallow Falls and The Ugly House, so it is in a perfect location for exploring Snowdonia. We managed to visit Caenarfon, Llanberis and Snowdon, Anglesey, Surf Snowdonia and Zipworld, all within a short drive. The cottage is thoughtfully provisioned, and provides very comfortable and stylish accomodation with beautiful views from every room. The owner Beth could not have been more welcoming, and was very responsive to any concerns. We are already looking forward to our next visit to Kestrel Cottage ;)
We love the Snowdonia region and have stayed around this area many times but have never found the right place to keep going back to - we have definitely found at Kestrel Cottage! Location was good for lots of walks, near lots of restaurants in the town and provided stunning scenery.
The cottage itself was very comfortable, and very clean on arrival, there is option to get it cleaned throughout your stay although we did not required this. There was lots of lovely goodies waiting on our arrival that was a nice touch. Hot tub was absolutely spot on after long walks.
To make our stay that little bit easier, the owners were very informative and always at the end of the phone if we needed anything. They even let us get shopping delivered to the cottage before our stay and put it all away for us ready for arriva, once again another thoughtful touch.
A wonderful place to stay and we can't wait for our return, even the rain didn't dampen our spirits.