This Grade I listed, C16th Gatehouse stands within the ancient courtyard and magnificent knot garden of Gwydir Castle which is also renowned for its peacocks and mystical history. A magical and unusual place to stay for two people, with plenty of character and a cosy woodburning stove. The Gatehouse is located within the Snowdonia National Park, just outside historic market town of Llanrwst and only 4 miles from Betws-y-Coed, ‘the Gateway to Snowdonia’.
The Cottage: although small is full of character with thick stone walls, the original leaded windows and ancient front door. The heating is by electric heaters, woodburning stove and underfloor heating.
Living Room: has a two seater sofa, wood burner with initial logs provided, small Sky TV/DVD and WiFi. There is also a small wooden table and chairs.
Kitchen: the compact kitchen has a two ring hob, small oven, microwave and mini fridge.
Bedroom: has a double bed and beautiful leaded windows looking out across the castle and gardens.
Bathroom: the modern tiled bathroom has a shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail, Underfloor heating.
Exterior: the gatehouse does not have its own private garden however you will have access to 10 acres of this historic garden to enjoy at your leisure, which includes seating areas. Parking is just outside the property.
Gwydir Castle (open to the public and occasionally used for weddings) is noted for its extensive and stunning gardens and its peacocks. A complimentary visit to the Castle is also included in the price of the stay. The Gatehouse is well-placed within the Snowdonia National Park for outdoor enthusiasts and country lovers. Llanrwst is only 1.5 miles away with its many good restaurants, shops and pubs. The ever popular Betws-y-Coed, with its scenic bridge, delightful riverside walks, many shops, cafes and indoor pool at a local hotel, is 4 miles away. Mountain biking and walking in the nearby Gwydir forest is on the doorstep. The National Trust's Bodnant Gardens, Bodnant Welsh Food centre and the new Surf Snowdonia surf and splash centre are all close by. Conwy with its Castle, walls and pretty harbour, and other resorts of the north Wales coast are a short drive away.
Electricity by meter reading
Bed linen and towels provided
No smoking inside please
At a Glance
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bath/shower room
- No pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- No smoking
- Nearest shop: 0.5 mile away
- Coast: 15 miles away
- Nearest pub: 0.5 mile away
Fabulous location and beautiful setting. Everyone very helpfulDr cath worth - 25th June 2018
Great character property - basic but charming.Ms V M Nield - 2nd April 2018
A beautiful setting and position for exploring Snowdonia. The owners were around if you needed them but left you to be independent which was a real treat. Thank you for an amazing week.Mrs Lesley Calcutt - 24th July 2017
Fantastic historical property, we will be visiting again.Ms V M Nield - 19th April 2017
Gwydir is beautiful!Ms Groves - 9th August 2016
Excellent.Mrs Baker - 1st August 2016
GREAT site for choosing a rental property. Very accurate photos and details. The team are all very helpful and filled with tips and the hosts at the property were also stellar. VERY lovely property and atmospheric. Didn't really want to leave it every day! Nice to come home to at night. Just gorgeous. Owners really put a lot into it in trying to remain historically accurate whilst being modern in other respects. The Gatehouse was very close to so many areas of interest, and also within walking distance of town and also trails, etc. Local garage next to the bridge was instrumental in helping me also. VERY NICE guys. Above and beyond. Town has everything you could need. Fantastic stay. Thanks so much! If I went back I would book again with Wales Cottage Holidays no question.Lisa Wiggs - 9th November 2015
Super customer service, ease of booking and good correspondence. Beautiful atmospheric property.Miss Mackay - 1st November 2015
The area around the Conwy Valley is outstanding.Mr Bonehill - 30th September 2015
The Gatehouse is a unique holiday let as it gives you the opportunity to stay on-site at an amazing sixteenth century house which is well-worth visiting. You have the freedom of the gardens, which are beautiful and peacocks outside your bedroom window in the morning. It is very well situated for visiting Conwy, Bodnant Gardens and Snowdonia.Mrs Harries - 19th September 2015
Llanrwst is an excellent centre for visiting North Wales and a peaceful charming little village. Gwydir Castle is magical and a really special place to stay. A unique little property - a real piece of history.Mrs Cunniffe - 8th September 2015
Enjoyable, relaxing stay in beautiful & unique propertyMs Walsh - 20th July 2015
Great place to stay!Mrs Stalenhoef - 16th June 2015
Had a warm welcome and a wonderful experience, beautiful place. Very happy thank you.Mr Willetts - 25th August 2014
Gwydir Castle is a truly inspiring and beautiful place to both visit and stay. We had a really amazing time and want to say a huge thank you for allowing us to share your home for our holiday.Mrs Morgan - 27th July 2014
It was a wonderful experience to stay at such a grand place. Yes it had its little quirks but we loved it all the same.Mrs Todd - 28th January 2014
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