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Royal Oak Farmhouse Cottage in Betws-y-Coed, Conwy

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sleeps 8
4 rooms
2 bathrooms

Royal Oak Farmhouse Cottage description

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Dating back to the 13th Century, this property was once used as a watermill and still retains its original water-wheel. Situated by a river, this property is brimming with character and has many wonderful features, such as exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace with a woodburning stove, slate-flooring and dressed stone walls. There are four bedrooms, allowing the property to sleep parties of up to eight people. The charming gardens and grounds lead through a local water meadow and down to the river. A tranquil haven for friends or family.

Betws-y-Coed is renowned as one of North Wales' most popular inland tourist destinations. A major part of the village was built in Victorian times, on the site where the River Conwy meets its three tributaries in a beautiful and peaceful valley. Betws-Y-Coed is now one of the major villages in the Snowdonia National Park; over 800 square miles of unspoilt scenery and woodland, which plays host to a variety of wildlife and a number of rare species of plant. Of exceptional interest are the many bridges in the area, such as Pont-y-Pair and the Miner's Bridge. Many of these date back to the 13th Century and offer a picturesque insight into the region's past. The village is well served by inns, pubs, craft and outdoor activity shops. For more amenities, such as restaurants, Holyhead is only a short drive away.

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.

Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, video, WiFi. Fuel, power & starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Highchair available. Ample off road parking on drive. Gardens & grounds including water meadow, leading down to river. Garden furniture. Sorry, no smoking & no pets. Shops & pubs 5 mins walk. Note: Maximum 6 adults.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mr Webster
September 2013
Cottage full of character, excellent location. Hope to return!
Mr Thompson
October 2013
Beautiful cottage and setting. Two or three minute walk to access shops and station, and adjacent to country walks. A great area of North Wales within easy reach by road. It was always a wonderful feeling of delight when coming home after a day out, and the cottage came into view. It surely must be one of the most attractive settings anywhere.
Mr Wright
September 2013
This property is delightfully situated with a great countryside feel, yet only minutes from Betws-y-Coed centre. Gardens are superb. House has a great period feeling, and is very cosy and comfortable.
Mrs Hughes
August 2013
Fantastic holiday. A wonderful chance to experience life in an old cottage in a beautiful village. Great places to eat out and the proprietor thought of all the little extras.
Mr Morgan
June 2013
Adorable cottage in a quiet, lovely setting. Convenient walk to nearby restaurants and activities.
Mr Betts
July 2013
Central for the village, yet very private and peaceful. Beautiful gardens in a lovely setting.
Mr Wesley
March 2013
It was a beautifully presented house in a splendid location, so near the village yet like being in the middle of nowhere...perfect. We will definitely return. We also found the booking process very convenient and efficient.
Mr Hagley
June 2013
Superb location, easy access to local walks and Snowdonia.
Mr Preston
December 2012
The cottage was ideally situated, our grandchildren aged 9 11 loved it. The owner was very friendly helpful. The shop that sold wonderful welsh cakes was 5 minutes away - what more could you want?
Mrs Jones
November 2012
The cottage is of a high standard and the location is amazing, you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere from the views and sounds, but in just a short walk you are at the lovely shops and restaurants of the village centre. A perfect spot.
Mrs Brazil
November 2012
The time to relax was found, beauty along with peace. In addition to this the owners who live in the cottage grounds were lovely and so accommodating. The character of the property is not justified in the pictures, every room has something special along with a safe, warm, homely feeling.
Mrs Phillips
September 2012
Picture postcard beauty. Peace and quiet in the most amazing Royal Oak Farmhouse. Stunning location, well kept beautiful garden. Very tastefully furnished and welcoming.
Mr Mason
September 2012
Being in the centre of the village and therefore within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Yet, because the cottage is down a private road, completely tucked away and secluded.
Mrs Evans
August 2012
The cottage, garden and surroundings are absolute magic. The grandsons would happily have spent the whole holiday in the river at the bottom of the garden. Also just a short walk to the centre of Betws-y-coed.
Ms Ravenscroft
July 2012
Our family (grandparents, parents, 21 and 15 year old daughters) spent a magical week at Royal Oak Farmhouse. It is a lovely example of a picture postcard Welsh stone house in a charming location on the river, and we did not feel cramped at any time. Add to that the house's private location in the most charming village in North Wales and you have the recipe for a perfect break. You will not be disappointed if you choose this property.
Mr Saunders
May 2012
Great cottage within easy reach of pubs and shops, in a very peaceful setting.
Mrs Weatherhead
July 2012
The situation of the cottage was excellent, 2 minutes from the centre of Betws-y-Coed but totally secluded.
Mrs Michael
April 2012
The location was great and convenient. The property was comfortable and cosy. Would recommend it to any one.
Mr Saunders
February 2012
The Royal Oak Farmhouse is a delightful cottage that is set in a beautiful location. Situated at the end of a short lane within a 5 minute walk of the shops and restaurants, it provided the perfect base for our days out exploring the countryside. The cottage was always warm and welcoming and felt like home by the end of our stay. The river, at the bottom of the large garden, was especially enjoyed by our two boys. We look forward to returning in the not too distant future.
Mr Hope
January 2012
We were delighted with this charming cottage and felt very comfortable during our stay. The open log fire was a real bonus especially after long walks in this beautiful area. One of the best place we have stayed in!
Miss Dann
February 2012
The Royal Oak Farmhouse is in the perfect setting, so quiet yet just around the corner is the village. The house is so well cared for and we felt so comfortable there. It had all the little comforts we needed.
Ms Rasmussen
January 2012
Very idyllic, great kitchen and great space. Extremely friendly host who helped with all issues. There were nice Christmas decorations.
Mrs Ellis
November 2011
The location of the cottage was excellent, so quiet. A true holiday.
Mrs Jones
October 2011
The location is amazing. It feels like you are in the middle of nowhere just surrounded by trees and the river, but in fact you are a very handy 3 min walk away from the centre of a lovely little village.
Mr Thompson
August 2011
The best property we've stayed in so far. When you read the information on a place and location you try to imagine what it would be like and this property, with the location and welcome we received when we arrived, by far exceeded what we hoped. Thanks Sykes for taking it on board and to the owner for his first hand knowledge and welcome.
Mr Treacy
September 2011
The area is a beautiful one and Royal Oak Farmhouse is perfectly situated to explore it. House situation very relaxing and peaceful. Owner was most helpful.
Ms Harden
July 2011
We found the cottage charming and the location to the village was excellent. We had a really great, relaxing holiday.
Mr Warren
May 2011
A most attractive house situated amidst a stunningly beautiful location with extensive grounds sweeping down to the river and yet all only a few minutes walk from the village. I loved the seclusion and tranquility and enjoyed the comfort within.
Mr Chatten
March 2011
We had a superb holiday. The cottage was spacious and comfortable and wonderfully located. We particularly enjoyed the convenient location and lovely riverside gardens. We found the space and size of the rooms was very generous with good ceiling heights for a traditional 'cottage'. We'd love to stay again next time we stay in the area.
Mr Morris
February 2011
Beautiful setting and stunning house in the heart of Betws-y-Coed. It was a brilliant week and would fully recommend a stay at the Royal Oak Farmhouse.
Mrs Droskie
January 2011
We had our parents visiting from South Africa and we wanted to give them a magical winter Christmas experience. Our stay at Royal Oak Farm House in 16inches of snow absolutely fulfilled and even exceeded our expectations. It was a Christmas none of us will ever forget.
Mr Thapthimthong
January 2011
The cottage is very conveniently placed within a short distance to shops, restaurants and other amenities, yet it is situated in a private and quiet piece of land away from the town itself.
Dr Jeffries
October 2010
The farmhouse was located in an idyllic spot next to the river which was both completely secluded but close (less than 5 mins walk) to all the amenities of Betws-y-Coed like restaurants, shops and the railway station. The interior was well maintained with a good mix of original features and modern touches. It exceeded our expectations and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to somebody looking to stay in Snowdonia.
Ms Booth
August 2010
The owner was very welcoming but didn't bother us throughout our stay. The cottage was lovely and is excellently situated in the centre of Betws y coed. The grounds to the cottage are gorgeous and very private.
Mr Jones
December 2009
The comments in the visitor book said it all - no bad comments! It is a wonderful cottage in the ideal setting.
Mr Mason
May 2010
We have visited this property several times and are still enthralled by the simply perfect location. You are in the middle of Betws-y-Coed, with all the amenities that provides, and yet no-one would know the cottage was there.
Mr Paige
November 2009
We felt that the property was of a high standard and very comfortable. A lovely secluded spot surprisingly near the center of the village.
Mrs Duddridge
November 2009
The property was in the perfect location.
Mr Railton
October 2009
A character cottage that was well equipped, beautifully clean, perfectly located and very difficult to leave. Charming and helpful landlady. The perfect holiday - Thank you!!
Mrs Jeffs
September 2009
Lovely property in a great location - close to all the amenities of Betws-y-Coed while still being tucked away in a quiet spot by the river. We had a great week with sunshine everyday which made the walking even better.
Mr Schofield
September 2009
The cottage offered peace and tranquility yet was only minutes away from the centre of the village, so we had the best of both worlds. The cottage was warm and inviting and the reception from the owner was both friendly and helpful. There were plentiful walks to be had straight from the front door. We do hope to return at some point next year.
Mrs Hopkins
September 2009
The peacefulness and tranquility of it all. Our host was fantastic and extremely courteous. Would definitely go back and recommend to others. A perfect cottage in a perfect location. Well done to all.
Mr Gould
July 2009
I was so pleased with our choice of property! We as a family have never had such a beautiful setting, cottage and owner. We would recommend this to any family or couple's alike. ***** 5 Star Quality.
Mrs Kendall
June 2009
The cottage far exceeded my expectations. It was central to the town, yet beautifully quiet. The garden was fantastic and the owner was lovely.
Miss Bettam
June 2009
The location was superb, the owner was friendly and very helpful, and the weather was great. Would recommend it and am looking forward to using the cottage again when possible!
Mr Jones
June 2009
The peace and tranquility of the location but with the bonus of convenience to the attractions and walks in the area. We intend to return for the fifth time to this cottage.
Mrs Mills
May 2009
We booked the Farmhouse after staying in the Royal Oak Cottage as we were so took with the setting we wanted to bring our mothers here. It's ideal location is excellent for both young and old with something for everyone either within walking distance or a short drive away. It is so nice to wake to the sound of the running water, animals and birds.
Mrs Bastable
May 2009
This accommodation is in the most perfect location. Quiet isolated but close to local amenities some wonderful walks.
Mr Marriott
April 2009
What a great holiday! The cottage was perfect, homely inside, with an amazing garden which our children loved.
Mrs Colman
April 2009
Wonderful place to stay with a glorious garden that was well used due to fantastic weather. The house is extremely well positioned, close to amenities but also peaceful.
Mr Bramley
November 2008
Incredibly beautiful setting, ideal for long walks, 5 minutes walk away from amenities. Loved the log fire.
Mr Newman
October 2008
This is an absolute gem. A wonderful cottage in a superb location with a great riverside garden. An enjoyable stay for any age group, we loved it.
Mr Mrs Walker
October 2008
This has been the second visit we have made to the Royal Oak Farmhouse and I hope it will not be the last .We have enjoyed our stay immensely, it is such a relaxing place to be, away from it all and yet perfectly situated for all amenities. We can't wait to come back.
Mr Mrs Spanner
October 2008
Perfect location for walking and lovely cosy cottage to return to each day.
Mrs Stevenson
August 2008
The setting of this cottage was absolutely second to none. The peace and quiet we enjoyed was wonderful and yet it was within very easy, flat walking distance of the town. The cottage and its setting are really beautiful. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Mrs Stroud
August 2008
A beautiful building with bags of character in a fabulous setting. That in itself made our holiday and we would certainly recommend it to anyone. Hope to book up again sometime for 2009.
Mr Jones
July 2008
Fabulous, friendly welcome.
Mrs Jeffery
July 2008
Excellent walks from central location. Lots of good places to eat out in town. Owner very pleasant and helpful.Lovely property in fastatic location.
Mr Mrs Bruss
July 2008
Beautiful cottage in lovely position
Mrs Baker
October 2007
The cottage was right in the middle of Betws-Y-Coed, yet in a position that made you feel away from it all, just right for one of our party who has mobility problems. We all loved the antique furniture, especially in the kitchen. A thoroughly relaxing week, and we even had great weather that lead to some fabulous Autumn walks.
Mr Mrs Walker
January 2008
We could not have wished for a better property to stay in over christmas and the owner was a lovely host and very helpful. There was mulled wine, home made mince pies and a beautiful christmas tree and decorations waiting for us when we arrived. I would definitely go back there.The Farmhouse was ideally situated; central to the village, but secluded enough not to be noticed and very quiet. Within a few minutes walking distance from all amenities and an ideal base for travelling to places like Conwy, Barmouth, Llandudno etc. There are some lovely walks locally and the meals in the Royal Oak Pub are excellent. We can also recommend an Indian restaurant in Llanwrst called Asha. All in all we had the best time ever!
Mr Jones
September 2007
Excellent place to tour Wales and the property is ideally placed within walking distance of everything you need and yet in a lovely quiet location when you want to take a breather.
Mrs McEvoy
August 2007
Fantastic location, private yet within easy walking distance of many amenities. The river location was lovely and our children loved it. The owner was very friendly and the cottage was very clean.
Miss Druegg
July 2007
A wonderful setting: quite close to downtown Betws-y-Coed, but still peaceful, quiet and out in the nature. We loved the antique furniture, too!
Mr Mrs Marshalsea
March 2007
The location of the cottage was brilliant, nice and quiet near the river yet only a minute away from the centre of Betws-y-Coed. There are plenty of walks in the area you can do without having to drive for miles and the pub is only a very short walk away when the weather in inclement. We will be back!!
Mr Mason
January 2007
The cottage was beautifully decorated for Christmas. It was delightfully hidden away and yet right in the midlle of Betws-y-Coed.
Mr Steadman
October 2006
The cottage was everything we expected it to be - quaint but modern, large rooms, wonderful location, and gracious hostess.
Mrs Gale
June 2006
An excellent property and we enjoyed our holiday immensely.
Mr Bryant
July 2006
This is the second year running we have stayed at this lovely cottage...
Mrs Hopkin
September 2006
The location of the cottage was perfect - within walking distance of the village, yet secluded for privacy.
Mr Cooper
June 2006
The position of the cottage, in the centre of the village, meant we could go out, particularly to eat at night, without having to drive. When we decided to eat in, all the necessary equipment was available. I cannot extol the virtues of the cottage too much. The overall effect of the holiday was one of relaxation. The surrounding countryside is excellent. All areas were easily accessible from the cottage in Betws-y-coed. We were also very fortunate with the weather.
Ms Parry
January 2006
Fabulous location, cottage owner very welcoming. Highly recommended.
Mrs Blatherwick
October 2005
A wonderful location, very quiet but central to the town.
Mr Jones
November 2005
A good position, friendly atmosphere and excellent amenities.
Mrs Moore
January 2006
Close walking distance of town centre but still felt in the country and very quiet. The open fire in the sitting room was lovely at Christmas. Lots of walking nearby. Owner had provided a Christmas tree, mince pies and mulled wine; very kind and thoughtful. All in all a lovely experience and worth what we paid. Would seriously think of going back.
Mr Hackett
August 2005
The cottage was in a fantastic location. We have already recommended it to many other people. Thank you.
Mr Bryant
July 2005
It was one of the nicest holidays we have had for years and it was a wonderful cottage in a wonderful location and we are going back next year...
Mrs Owen
June 2005
I was amazed that although the property itself was delightfully old and idiosyncratic it was equipped with all modern appliances.
Barbra W
December 2014
What a beautiful cottage! It was soo comfortable and the owners were so very helpful and afforded me the privacy I wanted during my stay, but were also on hand if needed. The cottage is furnished beautifully and I loved lighting the fire in the hearth each night. Excellent facilities and being a foodie I cooked most every night and ate at the grand table in the dining room with candles to boot! Betws-y-Coed is a lovely town and the people are very friendly. Lots of forest walks, a couple of ancient castles with the Tourist Information Centre a stone's throw away there is plenty to do if you so desire. I will definitely be staying there again, in fact it will be a regular yearly holiday destination.
October 2013
This was a beautiful house in a perfect location. It is down a private road, just a short walk from the center of Betws-y-Coed, the tourist information center and the rail station. The house was very clean, comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. The beds were very comfortable. The grounds were gorgeous and well kept and you could sit outside at a a nice table and enjoy the sunny weather. The rooms are all a very nice size so you do not have to step over or around furniture or friends. I highly recommend this and would stay again. Elsie, the landlord, lives in the back and is delightful and helpful. It doesn't get any better than this for vacation rentals.
September 2010
the cottage was delightful clean comfortable lovely garden very well maintained and the owner was on hand could not fault
September 2011
We loved the cottage and the location was so perfect, it was a most enjoyable stay. We had a little bit of trouble finding the cottage, as we were arriving in the opposite direction to the sheet directions. The warmth of the house was very welcoming and cosy. The choir evening and the antique fair in the village was excellent and We enjoyed the whole experience of snowdonia. thank you.
December 2011
The cottage is cosy and well equipped, and the location is amazing only a few minutes walk to the centre of the village but you feel like you are in the middle of no-where with incredible views. The village is lovely, with lots to see and do close by.
December 2009
This cottage is the perfect location for exploring North Wales. The accommodation is very comfortable & whilst situated in the middle of Betws- y-coed it is off the beaten track & very private. The garden is superb & ideal for children,although small children will need to be supervised as there is a stream within the grounds. Some excellent restaurants & walks close by so you can leave the car behind & totally relax. The owner has use of part of the property at the rear, with a separate entrance, but you hardly know she's there. I would highly recommend this rental.
Mr. & Mrs. Walker
December 2009
We have stayed in the Royal Oak farmhouse several times over the past few years and consider we have found the perfect retreat. We have been so overwhelmed with the beauty and character of this property, that we have been coming back whenever we can. The farmhouse is delightfully situated in a beautiful garden right in the centre of Betws-y-coed, five minutes away from all amenities and yet so peaceful, you would think you were in the middle of open countryside. We always enjoy walking and exploring new places in Wales and the Royal Oak Farmhouse is an ideal base to travel to most of these places. Beddgellert, LLanwrst, Barmouth, Conwy, to name but a few, and it's a most welcoming place to come back to. When we have been travelling all day it's so nice to know that we are returning to settle down in a lovely warm house in front of a log fire to enjoy the cosiness of this adorable place. We cannot wait until our Christmas break next week (December 2009), when we will again spend a most wonderful time at this precious farmhouse. It really is like coming home.
Mrs Jukes
October 2013
The location was perfect. Only a few minutes walk into Betws-y-Coed with all that it had to offer in the way of shops and restaurants. While back at the cottage you would never know that the village was there. The cottage and gardens were so peaceful. The only noise to be heard was the sound of the river surrounding the garden, which added to the idyllic setting of the cottage. The cottage itself was lovely. Snowdonia is a beautiful place with magnificent scenery. We liked everything about the holiday, could not find fault with anything.
Mrs Ellis
November 2013
Third visit to this cottage, and will be booking again. Very relaxing in a quiet environment.
Mr Timperley
January 2014
Amazing location cottage; had everything right down to full Sky package and broadband. After staying in many cottages around Wales this is our favourite. The lady who owns the cottage is lovely too!
Mrs Butt
March 2014
We valued the cottage itself and it's location; not only was it very beautiful but it allowed us to enjoy the town, it's shops, restaurants and local history without worrying about taking the car and parking. The whole area was beautiful and interesting and the people friendly and helpful.
Ms Palmer
May 2014
The Royal Oak Farmhouse is a positively charming holiday cottage! The location is excellent and the property itself superb! When walking down the little path toward the house, my friend exclaimed that it was just like being in a fairytale! We loved watching the baby rabbits in the meadow and listening to the birdsong and the river. Absolutely beautiful - I definitely want to go back!
Mrs Laughton
April 2015
Lovely accommodation in a very special place. The cottage was large enough for all of us, it had a wonderful atmosphere and full of charm. We loved the location, the gardens and the fireplace in the cottage. We would definitely return.
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