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The Shippon Pet-Friendly Cottage in Conwy, Conwy

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

The Shippon Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
The Shippon is an 18th century detached barn conversion within a three acre rural setting in the Conwy Valley. The cottage sleeps two people in one mezzanine king-size double bedroom. There is also a ground floor bathroom, a kitchen, and a cosy sitting room with a dining area and a woodburner. The patio to the rear allows you to soak up the views of the three acres in which the cottage is situated and there is off road parking for two cars. The Shippon is an ideal location for a relaxing break any time of the year.

Conwy is an historic town and has been declared a World Heritage Site in recognition of its architecture and other links with the past. The town is most renowned for its medieval castle and town walls that are almost complete, both of which offer fantastic views of Snowdonia and the estuary of the River Conwy. Today Conwy is a bustling town that caters for both tourists and the local community. Ancient buildings sit comfortably among more recent properties and there is an abundance of places to visit. Top of the list is the Castle, but there are many more, including Plas Mawr, an architectural gem and said to be the finest surviving Elizabethan townhouse to be found anywhere in Britain. Towards the quayside you will find Aberconwy House a 14th Century merchant's house believed to be the oldest townhouse in Wales. It has been carefully restored to reflect the daily life of its residents over time. On the quayside you may enter the smallest house in Britain or visit the Aquarium and Conwy mussel museum. Take a boat trip on the river and see the Great Orme, or sail upriver to see the full beauty of the Conwy Estuary and the Conwy Valley.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Woodburner in sitting room with electric radiator. Electric cooker with gas hob, fridge, dishwasher, TV, FreeSat, DVD, stereo/CD, WiFi. Electricity inc. in rent. One large basket of logs & a bucket of coal provided - additional logs can be purchased from owner. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front patio area with furniture & BBQ. Summer stabling/grazing for horses available at additional cost - contact owner for further information. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 1.5 miles. Note: Babes-in-arms only. Note: Caution - property has a low front door and beams. Note: Property accessed via a gravel farm track.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mr Taylor
June 2015
The cottage was well equipped and in a great location. It more than met our needs and expectations.
Ms Backwell
March 2015
The cottage was just delightful, thoughtfully decorated and set up, cosy and homely. The huge wood burner was a real treat! And the bed, oh my god I didn't want to leave it! The owners were excellent - friendly and helpful but not intrusive. There was a well thought out collection of films and games and plenty of info on local attractions. We were VERY happy there.
Miss Cutts
August 2016
An excellent barn conversion with lovely owners. Overall an excellent choice, really enjoyed it.
Mr Ormrod
February 2015
Lovely and peaceful. It was warm and comfortable with the log fire. Bliss.
Mrs Redshaw
July 2015
A beautiful cottage set in a lovely relaxing atmosphere. The sounds of the countryside and rural setting was perfect for a totally chilled week.
Mrs Ashworth
March 2015
Very welcoming and friendly owners. It was perfectly isolated to get away from it all but near enough to town when needed. Had a big field to exercise the dog in. Bliss.
Miss Marion
November 2014
We had a lovely stay at the Shippon. The owners were excellent hosts. We especially appreciated how pet friendly they were and they took extra time to provide information on pet-friendly establishments in the area. Our dogs really enjoyed the property as well. The furnishings have been upgraded since the website pictures were taken, so it was even better than expected.
Mrs Jones
September 2014
Love The Shippon. We had a great week. Very comfortable.
Mrs Wiseman
October 2014
Very good location.Rural and surrounded by beautiful views but convenient for attractions,shops and rail links etc.
Mrs Lake
August 2014
Delightful cottage, full of character and very comfortable. Perfect location for exploring North Wales.
Mrs Everitt
June 2014
We loved the scenery and everything about the holiday.
Mr Davies
September 2014
The Shippon was very cosy and comfortable, and it was set in beautiful countryside, with no main roads near by, so it was very peaceful. There was also the added bonus of having Conwy just five minutes away by car., a wonderful place to explore, with the best castle we've ever seen.
Mrs Jones
December 2013
The seclusion of the location and helpful owners.
Mr Brooks
October 2013
Lovely location. Lovely building. The log burner was fabulous. The owners were very helpful.
Mr Hinds
November 2013
A great place to stay in the heart of the North Welsh countryside.
Mrs Fennel
July 2013
The cottage was lovely, the setting was outstanding and the weather was glorious. It was so beautiful we could have been sat in the heart of France.
Miss Counsell
August 2013
Private cosy cottage in great location, near to mountains, beaches etc.
Mr Lawton
June 2013
The views were unobstructed and beautiful. We had everything we needed outdoors - picnic bench, comfortable chairs and a table. It was also a very good place for the dogs. The owners were friendly and ready to help if we needed it.
Mr Fisher
December 2012
The owners made us feel very welcome, a fire was lit and the key was in the door! They checked a couple of times that we were okay and to see if we needed any assistance. We had a splendid time there and it felt like home. Great base for all of North Wales really.
Ms Taylor
September 2013
It was a lovely location, and was great to be able to use the outside space. Such a comfortable bed too. We absolutely loved it, and would definitely stay again.
Miss Ratcliffe
November 2012
The location of cottage was central to places we visited, so was good location. It was quiet and peaceful at night and during the day time.
Dr Birch
May 2013
A beautifully converted property in an idyllic location. The owners were welcoming and helpful, but unobtrusive.
Mr Shaw-case
August 2012
A lovely cottage in an excellent location.
Mr Herring
October 2012
Location, quietness, freedom for our dogs and general laid back approach.
Mr Goddard
July 2012
We particularly enjoyed the rural location of the property, and there was nothing that we did not like.
Mrs Wallis
September 2012
Such a relaxing and peaceful cottage and garden. We had a much lazier holiday as a result. We were lucky with the weather and sitting outside was just lovely due to the pleasant surroundings and view.
Mr Kaiser
July 2012
The property was very good and was exactly matching the description. The supportive and good service of Sykes made it a beautiful journey in a beautiful country.
Mr Ralph
January 2012
An outstanding property in an amazing location. Total relaxation!
Mrs Davenport
July 2012
I had been there before and the place is a little piece of heaven. Its cosy, clean, very well equipped and just wonderful.
Mr Brockwell
May 2011
The Shippon is located in a beautiful location on the side of lovely green rolling hills with stunning views. The property is very cosy and easy to relax in. The nearby owners are very helpful and friendly but not at all over bearing. Thoroughly recommended.
Mr Scott-Allen
October 2011
Fabulous location and great accommodation. The perfect place to explore North Wales. Very cosy and comfortable for the two of us and our two Labradors. A great weeks holiday!
Mr Asher
July 2011
The Shippon is a lovely property and the setting is just wonderful. The owners were most welcoming and deserve praise for the care and attention to detail they have made to the property.
Mr Turecki
June 2011
A relaxed and comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings with close proximity to the coast, mountains, beaches and rivers. Lovely villages and seaside towns.
Mr Davies
February 2011
Fantastic place, very professionally run and we were made to feel very welcome.
Mr Monk
October 2010
My girlfriend and I both wanted a quiet location and The Shippon is ideal being well away from any busy road. The cottage owners were really friendly, helpful and welcoming and gave us some useful tips about the local area. Overall, a lovely spot for a quiet break which we can definitely recommend.
Mrs Brewster
July 2010
A great holiday, highly recommended if peace and quiet wanted. Cottage very secluded except for sheep!
Mrs Price Jones
July 2010
The situation was excellent and the owners exceptionally helpful.
Mr Holdstock
June 2010
Lovely location, quiet and relaxing settings. The location of the cottage was amazing.
Mr Poppleton
April 2010
The location of The Shippon was great and it enjoys a lovely view of the countryside, whilst feeling secluded at the same time. It is a good size for two people and a dog - great open field next to The Shippon for a dog to run in and there are lots of walks nearby.
Mrs Wilkins
June 2010
Lovely setting and owners garden with an excellent location for visiting North Wales. Bucolic charm!
Miss Roberts
June 2010
The Shippon was a beautiful and peaceful retreat for us to relax after all of the walking/climbing we did. The views of the surrounding area are beautiful. The hosts were very friendly and helpful and suggested some fantastic walks in the local area which could keep you busy all week aside of the more popular attractions! When we return to the area we will definitely stay at The Shippon again, it had everything we needed and was well equipped and clean.
Mr Kyte
November 2009
The Shippon was absolutely perfect for our holiday. It suited our needs and exceeded our expectations. The location was great and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. We were 100% satisfied with every aspect. Thank you.
Mr Kelly
December 2009
Very friendly owners. Excellent Location. Would go back.
Mr Mrs Corbin
April 2010
Its our 2nd visit here with 2 more holidays booked! We love the relaxing environment, the local walks, and the fact it is dog friendly is a big bonus. Conwy is a lovely place, and the local country pubs all offer great food and great hospitality. We can't recommend this place highly enough, and look forward to our return later this year.
Mrs Hays
August 2009
It was a really lovely cottage, with lots of character. Appliances were of an unusually high standard).
Ms Timbrell
January 2010
It was a fantastic place, with everything you needed. The walking and cycling was amazing. It was great to come back to such a lovely place in the evenings. Owners were really helpful.
Mr Mrs Corbin
September 2009
We visited to get away from our lives and relax, and this place lets you relax in buckets. Everything was excellent, the property, the area, the hosts the local walks and sights. We were so impressed we are booking again for next year!
Mr Trusselle
July 2009
It was quiet and restful. Very nice owners, most helpful when needed. Isolated enough for some peace and quiet and close enough for all amenities.
Mrs Dyer
April 2009
We felt really welcome and at home. The owners were really helpful when we were looking for a beach for the dog and recommended us a great beach nearby. We loved the whole week at the Shippon and would definitely go back.
Miss Donohue
April 2009
A lovely cottage which we would love to to re-visit and would recommend to others. The owners are very friendly and helpful in recommending local walks and attractions. We loved it!
Mr Farragher
April 2009
Cosy cottage hidden away in the countryside. We loved the peace and quiet and spending lots of time in front of the fire.
Rev Gwynn
April 2009
The property was great and we had an amazing time.
Mr Leech
June 2009
Location and weather.
Mr Mrs Aitken
June 2009
The Cottage was in a lovely location with nice views and convenient for visiting the sites of North Wales.
Mr Priestley
September 2009
We liked everything about the cottage, the location, the owners were helpful if we needed anything. There were plenty of information about the area and the many walks available. The week we spent there it was lovely weather too and we were able to enjoy food outside.
Mr Mrs Woodward
July 2009
Shippon is ideally situated for touring North Wales. Property is fantastic and really well maintained. Enjoyed a fantastic week.
Mrs Budis
July 2009
A very nice and cosy place in a lovely rural environment. Extremely friendly hosts.
Mrs Kenworthy
August 2009
Great location, great property lots of good information
Mr Wayman
August 2009
Overall the property was better than we expected. There was lots to see and do. Plenty of walks which the dogs loved. The scenery is breathtaking.
Miss Francis
October 2008
The cosiness and friendliness of the cottage and owners made the stay very enjoyable. The proximity to Snowdonia and the surrounding countryside was lovely. Also the provision of board games was really appreciated.
Mrs Tebbutt
February 2009
Beautiful little cottage. We would definitely go back again.
Mr Warburton
November 2008
The rural setting of the property set in the foothills of local mountains.The ready access to local walks (with guidance provided by the owners). The cottage provided an escape and enabled us to relax and unwind. Information about local amenities enabled us to eat out in style and to shop conveniently.
Mrs Maiden
July 2009
A lovely quiet area. lovely countryside. in the country but not to far away for something to do.
Mrs Pringle
November 2008
Wonderful property, welcoming owner. Ideal base for exploring North Wales, extremely quiet and private. Great holiday.
Mr Mrs Holland
April 2009
Very cosy and relaxing. We particularly loved the bathroom and the bath. The Shippon and the Snowdonia area it is situated in, continue to draw us back time after time - a week is never long enough. A big thank you to the Hosts for their personal touch.
Mr Eade
June 2008
Ideal hide-away retreat for two.
Mrs Mason
September 2008
A lovely place with fields to walk the dogs right outside the property. Thoroughly recommended.
Mrs Heaton
April 2008
The cottage is in a beautiful quiet location but close to lots of local attractions. Helpful and friendly owners. Perfect for a relaxing retreat for two to get away from it all no matter what time of year.
Mr Burgoyne
May 2008
We had a lovely holiday and the accommodation was very good and helped make for a refreshing break. The weather helped and unusually for Wales there was no sign of rain! The walks and scenery were just as we had hoped for and made for a very enjoyable break.
Mr O' Brien
February 2008
A perfect, central location for sightseeing and touring the area. A really quaint and peaceful cottage. We couldn't have wished for a more romantic getaway with the perfect hosts.
Mrs Husbands
November 2007
It was a perfect dog friendly place. The owner was really helpful and friendly without being intrusive.
Mr Shillinglaw
January 2008
A great, relaxing retreat with lots of thoughtful touches.
Mrs Macintyre-cathles
October 2008
The location was great and the owner was very friendly and helpful.
Mr Mrs Holland
April 2007
Excellent, cosy and romantic hideaway which is nestled in a perfect spot - not too far from the beaten track but isolated enough for that total break. It's on the very edge of Snowdonia National Park/Gwydyr Forest etc. which are beyond description. Just pack your walking boots and go there! Second visit in under six months - I don't need to say any more!
Mrs Banyard
May 2007
The barn was the peaceful, romantic, cosy retreat in a rural setting that we wanted. Close to the Snowdonia national park, which was essential and great owners next door; they were very helpful and we could buy more logs from them!
Miss Watson
November 2006
This was an absolutely fantastic setting and the accommodation was perfect, cannot complain about anything. The facilities provided were wonderful, and we would definitely return to the Shippon. A big thanks to the owners.
Miss Mathers
November 2006
Delightful cottage, ideal for a romantic break, perfect for a dog and situated well for sight-seeing.
Mrs Ockwell
October 2006
An excellent place to relax!
Mr Buttle
October 2006
The location of the property was excellent - fantastic large but enclosed garden was ideal for our two dogs. Also very private setting. The Shippon was a very cosy and relaxing place to stay - warm and comfortable and with everything we needed for our favourite type of holiday (walks, scenery and dog friendly). We really enjoyed our stay.
Mr Leighton
September 2005
Well appointed cottage in large grounds. Lots of wildlife - resident Robin, rabbits and Buzzards. Excellent views from Patio. Good walking within easy reach. The log burning stove is excellent, sadly only one cold night. Second visit, wont be last.
Mr Schneider
November 2006
Nice views from the patio and garden furniture was excellent.
Mrs Matthews
December 2006
We liked the peace and tranquility and being left to our own devices. There were nice walks, a lovely log burner and fresh country air. Lovely little tea rooms not far away in Conwy Town. A great place for dog owners to take their pets.
Mrs Rowley
May 2006
I loved the garden and there was a lots of space so my dog could run around. There were lots of nearby town and villages which were very interesting to visit. The beaches nearby were fantastic aswell.
Mr Mrs Holland
November 2006
Lovely peaceful location, lots of privacy. Garden great for dogs, lots of space to run. Area great for walking.
Mr Rea
August 2005
The gardens were excellent and very dog friendly. The location was perfect, very secluded offering complete rest and relaxation. The owners were easily accessible and very willing to help with any questions we had. Overall a perfect holiday location for us! Well done and thank you.
Mr Leighton
June 2005
Friendly owner, the outdoor space available. Good views from cottage and plenty of wildlife. Excellent walks within easy reach.
Alan R
April 2015
This is a very appealing and comfortable rustic accommodation. It has charm and makes you feel very relaxed. It is well equipped and comfortable. It has a homely, individual feel. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The open plan living lends itself well. only slight draw back would be the number of low beams which I managed to hit with my head several times! Other than that a pretty perfect place to escape the world and enjoy the countryside. Would definitely go again!
September 2012
The Shippon is a little tired, but, who cares and we loved it. Highly recommend this place to the outdoors type of couple
October 2013
Lovely place lovely owners.could not wont for more. would like to holiday there again .5 star lovely location
October 2014
The cottage was clean and cosy, quite small but perfectly adequate for 2 people. The owner met us on arrival and was very friendly, and even lent us a book on local archaeology, but then left us alone and was not at all intrusive. The kitchen is small but has everything you need. A large basket of logs and coal were provided for the fire, which was set ready for lighting when we arrived. However, the cottage was warm and cosy and we only used the fire once. The site was quiet and peaceful, and made a good base for exploring Snowdonia. Conwy with local amedities is only a short drive away and there are many walks you can do from the doorstep. The narrow lanes leading to the property were not a problem. We were allowed to use the field outside the cottage which was great for our 2 dogs. The resident dog was very friendly and came to visit a few times. The only negatives were the low entrance door, and steep stairs under low beams going up to the mezzanine bedroom. Not a problem for me but my 6'2'' husband banged his head a few times. The cottage wouldn't be suitable for anyone with mobility problems, but is great providing you don't mind ducking your head in some areas. We would definitely visit again.
August 2011
perfectly situated for trips to the coast and historical conwy, the mountains of snowdonia and visiting anglesey and carnarfon. lovely to have a woodburner on a chilly night. lovely location surrounded by fields.
September 2010
Very friendly and helpful owners of a cottage in a wonderful location. Difficulties with the plumbing were rectified as quickly as possible and they were flexible and accommodating to any requests.
March 2011
The proprty was perfect for a couple wanting a relaxing break. Beautiful countryside for walking or riding. Castles to visit. Perfect location. Several places to eat out in the nearby town. Very friendly and helpful owners, and two lovely horses! A great holiday.
December 2009
Our stay was just perfect. So piecefull and traquill, the countryside is beautiful with lovely walks. we'll be back.
December 2009
Lovely small cottage, took some locating, really off the beaten track. quite close to the owners property, but still secluded. lovely locationapprox' 2+ miles out of Conway itself, a good location for either staying there and enjoying the seclusion, exploring the sites around North Wales; Conway, Llandudno, Bodnant Gardens, all of Anglesey, Great. Even though the weather was mixed, still very enjoyable. Property owners very helpful, on hand if you needed information or help. Recommended. Mr & Mrs Trusselle, Wolverhampton West Midlands.
December 2009
the weather was not to good but the cottage more than made up for it, cosy little retreat which maggie(dog) loved, owners were helpfull but did not bother you they were there if you needed them, deffinatley going back. cottage is lovley and cosy everything you need is there, loved the log fire which was lit every night ahh. in all a really really good holiday and have recommended to a few people. marie wayman
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